83dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Dilshan guides Sri Lanka home

A 21-over match should have suited the reigning world Twenty20 champions India, but a revised-down total and some blistering early strikes from Sanath Jayasuriya lifted Sri Lanka to their first win of the CB Series

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
70(64) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 13 8 12 12 1 2 15
TM Dilshan
62(59) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 21 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 20 9 14 3 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4
M0
R15
W1
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O4
M0
R27
W1
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | SL: 154/2 | RR: 8.10

  • DPMD Jayawardene36 (35b)
  • TM Dilshan63 (59b)
  • IK Pathan4-0-29-0
  • I Sharma4-0-27-1

So Sri Lanka are back in the series with their first win after a fine display with the bat on this rain-truncated day. But take nothing away from India's batsmen who did well with their 29 overs only to see the game reduced to 21 and Sri Lanka smooth home, thanks to a great knock from Jayasuriya and then Dilshan.

18.6
2
Pathan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on off and a repeat of the shot seals the victory
18.5
2
Pathan to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on off and middle, swiped through long-off for two
18.4
0
Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off

Four to win, and that's the 150

18.3
4
Pathan to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, driven out through long-off for an easy four
18.2
1
Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, stays over the wicket, the right hander driving the ball into his foot
18.1
0
Pathan to Dilshan, no run, down the track and doesn't get hold of a firm pull to midwicket

Pathan again

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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st45ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
2nd24TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd85DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan