Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    16 (lb 7, w 9)
    238 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 5.26)
    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)
    SL Malinga8.005526.87205020
    KMDN Kulasekara9.004034.44324040
    MF Maharoof10.015215.20315000
    AD Mathews4.001203.00150000
    NLTC Perera7.103745.16223010
    HMRKB Herath7.003505.00131010

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