• BATSMEN
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    18.4 there's the breakthrough, Sehwag flies to his left at midwicket to pull off a stunner, roll on more "slow fielder" talk, Mahela looks to club this outside off short of length delivery over the leg side, doesn't get hold of it too well, Sehwag dives to latch on to that and brings Sri Lanka's threatening opening stand to an end 95/1
    21.5 and both well-set batsmen are gone, Ashwin has struck, this one was a length ball well outside off, not much turn for Ashwin but it bounced, more than Dilshan expected at least, a thin top edge through to Parthiv, and Dilshan's stay is over 104/2
    27.1 and he strikes first ball, not the greatest of deliveries, a shortish ball around off stump, Sangakkara stylishly pulls that towards deep backward square leg, that reached Tendulkar in a hurry, he didn't have to move at all as Sangakkara does a great job of picking him out, five yards either way and that was a certain boundary given how well he hit it 124/3
    38.6 Irfan's yorker does the job, full and heading for leg stump, beats Chandimal and it crashes into the base of keg stump, ending an important stand, Sri Lanka fans will be thrilled seeing how well two of their youngster performed after the experienced trio at the top were dismissed 195/4
    45.6 superb catch to end a fine innings from Thirimanne, a short of length ball, Thirimanne is down the track and carves the ball towards sweeper cover, Raina has to move to his left and tumble forward to take that one, well judged 244/5
    not out
    49
    37
    4
    1
    132.43
    48.1 bowled him, how fast was that? a short of length ball that Perera wanted to slog to his favourite midwicket area, was too quick for him and that crashes into middle stump, 103kph from Raina that was 265/6
    not out
    4
    4
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    22 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 18)
    TOTAL
    289/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.78)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    R Vinay Kumar8.014806.00245001
    IK Pathan10.005425.40252040
    UT Yadav8.005817.25247120
    RA Jadeja10.004304.30220010
    R Ashwin10.005025.00303040
    V Sehwag2.00904.5030000
    SK Raina1.0010110.0020110
    V Kohli1.0014014.0011020
    Fall of wickets:1-95 (DPMD Jayawardene, 18.4 ov), 2-104 (TM Dilshan, 21.5 ov), 3-124 (KC Sangakkara, 27.1 ov), 4-195 (LD Chandimal, 38.6 ov), 5-244 (HDRL Thirimanne, 45.6 ov), 6-265 (NLTC Perera, 48.1 ov)
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    0.2 oh boy, that is a big blow, Lasith Malinga bowls it short and wide, Sehwag can't resist that one, he reaches out and slices that towards deep third man, Kulasekara races across to his right to pouch that and sets off on a celebratory run, Sri Lanka tighten their grip on this game 0/1
    7.5 the wait continues, SRT remains on 99, he looked fluent as he has so many times over the past year, a short of length ball well outside off, Tendulkar is late lifting his bat, off the bottom edge and cannons onto the stumps, Kula is ecstatic, Tendulkar less so, and his legions of fans even less so 38/2
    11.1 It's that man Kula again! Gambhir walked a few paces down the track to disturb the bowler's rhythm, the bowler bowled it on a good length outside off, Gambhir followed the angle and half-heartedly steered it straight to Perera in the region of gully 54/3
    35.3 Perera gets the one that matters, Kohli is gone as he attempts the pull, horrible timing, the ball loops towards Kulasekara at mid-on, surely the end of India's chances 172/5
    30.3 the end of the partnership, Maharoof has struck, Raina is caught on the crease and is done in by the bounce, Raina looks to close the face and ends up popping a catch to short cover, India's already slim chances become slimmer still 146/4
    37.4 Kula can't do a thing wrong today, even gets a wicket with a low wide full toss, a bottom edge from Jadeja as he looks to swipe that to midwicket and the ball crashes into the stumps, Jadeja is distraught as he walks off 191/6
    45.1 Sri Lanka have won, Perera gets his fourth, not the best of deliveries, a juicy full toss and Irfan whacks it straight back to the bowler, Perera hangs on to it and Sri Lanka get four points, once more Umesh Yadav is not out, three days ago India were top of the table, now they are bottom of the table, 238/10
    40.4 catching practice this, three Sri Lankan fielders get under this, some confusion as they wait to decide who should take it, it is left to Malinga, who clings on to it, it was a shortish ball that Parthiv wanted to slam towards midwicket, top edge and the ball went high and not too far from the pitch, Perera and Dilshan were giving Malinga company as they waited for the ball to come down 215/7
    42.6 Ashwin was backing away, a short of length ball over the stumps, Ashwin pokes at it and a thin edge through to the keeper, Bowden raises the finger 232/8
    43.6 Perara gets this third wicket, short of length ball outside off, Vinay steers it towards Senanayake at backward point, Vinay is gone for a duck 233/9
    not out
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    0
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    0.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 7, w 9)
    TOTAL
    238 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 5.26)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga8.005526.87205020
    KMDN Kulasekara9.004034.44324040
    MF Maharoof10.015215.20315000
    AD Mathews4.001203.00150000
    NLTC Perera7.103745.16223010
    HMRKB Herath7.003505.00131010
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (V Sehwag, 0.2 ov), 2-38 (SR Tendulkar, 7.5 ov), 3-54 (G Gambhir, 11.1 ov), 4-146 (SK Raina, 30.3 ov), 5-172 (V Kohli, 35.3 ov), 6-191 (RA Jadeja, 37.4 ov), 7-215 (PA Patel, 40.4 ov), 8-232 (R Ashwin, 42.6 ov), 9-233 (R Vinay Kumar, 43.6 ov), 10-238 (IK Pathan, 45.1 ov)

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