Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.4 this was coming, Zaheer has toyed with Tharanga, who was getting nowhere against all that movement, he tried advancing down the track to take on Zaheer, but played a half-hearted weak push at one that left him to loop to Sachin at first slip 12/1
    24.3 Virat gets the chance to make up for that wide throw and does superbly to hold on to a very low catch at point, he pouches it and screams, Dilshan was looking to cut almost everything from Jadeja and could not keep this very wide one down 100/3
    16.4 superb take from Dhoni, Zaheer has broken the partnership, but he also has Dhoni to thank for pulling off a screamer, Zaheer got Sanga to push at one straightening and bouncing from just short of a length, the edge flew to where first slip would have been, Dhoni went leaping horizontally after it with outstretched arms and held on 74/2
    43.2 Dhoni has done well to complete the stumping, Chandimal walked out, reached the tossed up carrom ball on the full, but missed, and it turned away sharply from him after pitching outside leg, and thudded into Dhoni's gloves hard just outside off, Dhoni was startled for a bit, but with Chandimal way down the track, he got the bails off eventually 189/6
    35.5 gone! Mahela departs, sweeps from off straight to deep square leg, well judged low take from Rohit on the boundary, Mahela had moved across and fetched it from around off stump, was a bit off balance as he played the shot 152/4
    39.4 Ashwin gets another one, Perera advanced out to have a heave, was beaten as the tossed up ball spun away, he got the foot back on the crease, but could not get it behind the line as Dhoni removed the bails 172/5
    not out
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    48
    28
    2
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    117.85
    45.5 run out by a mile and more to spare, it was guided straight to backward point, there was no single, Thirimanne wanted it, was stranded halfway down the pitch and had no chance of getting back as the throw came in to the keeper 204/7
    49.2 Kula backs away and has a slog, the edge flies vertically behind point, Rohit sets himself under it, and scrambles to take it safely as it eventually comes down 228/8
    not out
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    100.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 6, w 7)
    TOTAL
    233/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.66)
    Did not bat: KTGD Prasad
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (WU Tharanga, 2.4 ov), 2-74 (KC Sangakkara, 16.4 ov), 3-100 (TM Dilshan, 24.3 ov), 4-152 (DPMD Jayawardene, 35.5 ov), 5-172 (NLTC Perera, 39.4 ov), 6-189 (LD Chandimal, 43.2 ov), 7-204 (HDRL Thirimanne, 45.5 ov), 8-228 (KMDN Kulasekara, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan1014424.40333000
    P Kumar1005405.40315020
    R Vinay Kumar1015615.60275020
    RA Jadeja1004114.10313000
    R Ashwin1013233.20330020
  • BATSMEN
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    2.3 oh well, Sehwag gives it away, short and wide from Malinga, Sehwag hops and forces it over the in-field, but third man is around and he runs to his right to gleefully hold on 14/1
    18.5 oh dear, Sachin has played on, he had earlier tried to steer Angelo from the middle and leg line, tried to back away again to one angled in and run it to third man from very close to off stump, and this time he chopped it on 89/2
    35.6 Virat is down on the ground in pain, he might be gone too, a risky single it was going to be as he pushed to mid on and set off, a direct hit, and he is gone by miles, he is writhing in pain, but he will have to get up and walk back, needless single, it was the last ball of the over, did that have something to do with it? He is being helped off the ground now 181/6
    25.5 Super Dilshan grabs the screamer at point, short, wide, Rohit cracks the cut, does not bother to keep it down, it flies to Dilshan's left, he may be former captain but is still a top fielder, he reacts immediately, bends low to his left, pouches the ball safely and tumbles down only to be engulfed by his team-mates as he gets up 122/3
    32.1 well, he has indeed fallen to the short ball ultimately, it was nowhere as sharp as the short balls Malinga aimed at his ribs, it was angled across him, the pull was on, Raina went at it too eagerly, and it ballooned up high to settle into the hands of deep midwicket 157/4
    33.4 Dhoni done in by the short ball now, he was not in a good position to play the pull, but still went for it, the ball looped over Malinga at wide mid on, and he took a good catch running back 167/5
    not out
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    57
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    85.71
    not out
    30
    45
    38
    3
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    78.94
    Extras
    7 (lb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    234/6 (46.4 Overs, RR: 5.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (V Sehwag, 2.3 ov), 2-89 (SR Tendulkar, 18.5 ov), 3-122 (RG Sharma, 25.5 ov), 4-157 (SK Raina, 32.1 ov), 5-167 (MS Dhoni, 33.4 ov), 6-181 (V Kohli, 35.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga904915.44296010
    KMDN Kulasekara803804.75275000
    KTGD Prasad1004714.70355100
    AD Mathews9.413123.20363000
    NLTC Perera503717.40104010
    TM Dilshan502705.4091000

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