Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.4 Thushara strikes. It was the short delivery at the rib cage, Karhik is late on the pull and gloves it down the leg side, well caught by Sangakkara. Enter Rahul Dravid. 32/1
    14.1 Done in by the slower one. They have been bowling quite a few and Kula has struck with this off cutter. Tendulkar punched it straight to Mendis at mid-on and even as he hit it, he knew he was a goner.... 67/2
    24.5 Angelo has cleaned up Dravid! India are tottering here at 126 for 5. It landed full in length outside off stump and cut in, Dravid went for the big off drive but it rushed through the bat and pad gap and kept a touch low to peg back the off stump. 126/5
    19.6 Yuvraj's struggles against Malinga ends. Another one a touch wide outside off, Yuvraj was again caught at the crease, feet going no where, and stabs it to a delighted Sanga. Perfect plan this. Throughout Yuvraj's stay, Malinga has been pushing across well outside off, testing Yuvraj's foot work and it has paid off. It was almost inevitable. Yuvraj was beaten quite a few times, there was a loud shout for a catch behind and he is finally gone now 105/3
    20.4 Raina is out for a golden duck. It was a slow off cutter, pushed across Raina who tried to run it down to third man but got a thick edge and Sanga flew to his left to take a lovely catch. 108/4
    26.1 The off stump has taken another beating. Angelooooo! Another delivery that cut back in a bit, Dhoni tried to force it through the off side and got a fatal inside edge 129/6
    26.3 What a night Angelo is having. It was the slower one outside off, that stopped and bounced at Yusuf who had no answer to it. He just stabbed at it and got a nick through to . Quite a difficult delivery to contend with. It bounced and stopped and what not ... 130/7
    28.6 Five-for for Angelo! Sensational evening for him. Another one cutting back in from outside off, Harbhajan tries to get something on it .. pad .. bat .. some thing but it squeezes past the pad, then the bat and falls on to the stumps! 135/8
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    30.2 Angelo can't stop smiling. And why not. What a night. Another in cutter, another batsman who pushes outside the line of the ball, yet another time the ball goes through the bat and pad and yep, it's that off stump that is taking some bruising tonight. The crowd roar. 139/9
    37.2 Sri Lanka complete a thumping win. Ishant has holed out to long-on. A fine innings from Jayasuriya and a gem of a knock from Kandamby charged Sri Lanka to a daunting total before Angelo derailed the chase with a six-for. What a crushing win. What a wonderful game for the hosts; the visitors have lot to think about before the final. 168/10
    16 (b 1, lb 1, w 14)
    168 all out (37.2 Overs, RR: 4.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (KD Karthik, 5.4 ov), 2-67 (SR Tendulkar, 14.1 ov), 3-105 (Yuvraj Singh, 19.6 ov), 4-108 (SK Raina, 20.4 ov), 5-126 (R Dravid, 24.5 ov), 6-129 (MS Dhoni, 26.1 ov), 7-130 (YK Pathan, 26.3 ov), 8-135 (Harbhajan Singh, 28.6 ov), 9-139 (A Nehra, 30.2 ov), 10-168 (I Sharma, 37.2 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara8.013514.37355020
    T Thushara6.003415.66194000
    SL Malinga8.003314.12333050
    TM Dilshan2.001708.5031100
    AD Mathews6.002063.33211000
    ST Jayasuriya2.00502.5070000
    BAW Mendis5.202214.12192010

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