Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LD Chandimal
81(91) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 2 1 0 13
G Gambhir
91(106) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 1 5 0 7 3

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O9.0
M0
R45
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O10.0
M1
R46
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 236/9

  • MS Dhoni58 (69b)
  • UT Yadav0 (0b)
  • SL Malinga10-1-53-2
  • AD Mathews5-0-35-0

You can argue if the tie was the best result in a game which ebbed and flowed. It was a rank bad final delivery from Malinga which gave India a lifeline. That apart, Sri Lanka fielded with intent and purpose. They affected direct hits, though that missed chance against Dhoni will haunt them.

Going back to the 30th over, it was scored as a five-ball over. Did the umpires miss out that one ball? It still is a mystery.

Here's the presentation.

Jayawardene: "When you have MS batting through it was always going to be tough. One ball four to get you back yourself. But 230 probably wasn't enough. We dropped catches and misses run-outs. You always back Malinga to do the job."

Dhoni is the Man of the Match: "I looked to stay till the end. If you have a decent partnership you can stick it out. Malings is very difficult to hit so we were looking to target Mathews. (The last hit) was a bit difficult here, but in India that would have been two bounces and four. When you need 10 or 12 in the last over your heart rate will always be up."

That ends the first ever tie between India and Sri Lanka in one-dayers. Plenty to sort out for both sides. The common link is the batting. Sri Lanka had a mixed day in the field - brilliance interspersed with bloopers.

India's middle order needs to step up. Can't leave it to Captain Cool over and over again.

Jay: "How long will Dhoni continue this approach of devouring so many balls? It is all well and good for him if India win or tie but he puts undue pressure on his partners at the other end. People at the other end should feel aggrieved with Dhoni as they had to take risks and got out because of Dhoni."

With that, we'll take leave of you. Thanks again for joining us. We'll see you again soon. Cheers!

49.6
3
Malinga to Dhoni, 3 runs, a tie! Malinga fires it full and wide and Dhoni reaches out and practically on one leg scoops it over extra cover, Senanayake at sweeper cover cuts it off and parries it to Kulasekara who fires the throw, that gives India enough time to take three, the players check to see if the batsmen ran one run short, but in the end it was all good

Yadav walks in. Dhoni has to deposit this...somewhere. Who says ODIs are dead??

49.5
W
Malinga to Vinay Kumar, OUT, we have a run-out now! Vinay makes room and squirts it out to mid-off and sets off, Mathews under-arms it straight at the stumps and there's no need for the 3rd umpire
49.4
1
Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, Sri Lanka blow a chance to get Dhoni run-out! He swings it straight to midwicket and the throw is flat and quick to Malinga, he fumbles!
49.3
1
Malinga to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, Vinay calmly taps it towards point and sets off, Dhoni is quickly off the blocks

Field's coming in. Dhoni has a word with Vinay

49.2
1
Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, fires it full and quick and Dhoni has a swipe and gets an inside edge onto the pad and the ball lobs to the off side, now Vinay has the strike

Many in the deep

49.1
2
Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, Excellent running! Dhoni jams out a yorker down to long-on and really pushes Vinay, Vinay dives and makes his ground

Another horribly tense match!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LD Chandimal
81(91) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 2 1 0 13
G Gambhir
91(106) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 0 1 5 0 7 3

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O9.0
M0
R45
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O10.0
M1
R46
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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