Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.6 Oh boy! what has he done! He shoulders arms to a delivery that cuts back in from outside off to take out the off stump! As they say in gully cricket, a very bad "well left" Not! He has been at the other end and has been watching Zaheer cut the ball in a great deal while bowling to Sanga but he decides to shoulder arms. This one pitched just outside off and tilted in. Clatter! 31/2
    0.5 Dilshan combusts! What a soft hit. It was the short delivery well outside off and Dilshan tried to fetch it with a pull. Limp shot. The ball lobbed gently to mid-on. Huge wicket this. Indians roar. 5/1
    15.4 Ashish Nehra is da maan for India tonight. Nehra banged it in short just outside off and Sanga went for the pull shot. Mistake. Fatal Mistake. He hits it limply to mid-on were Zaheer takes the dolly. The Sri Lankan captain departs. The ball has been jagging around under the lights and the top order has been found wanting. 51/5
    13.3 It kicks up outside off stump from back of length and Mahela stabs at it, away from the body, and gets the edge. Virat Kohli had fallen in a similar fashion earlier today. Sri Lanka three down and wobbling 50/3
    13.5 Another one down. Injudicious shot from Angelo. It was a back-of-length delivery well outside off and Angelo chased it well away from the body. Edge and gone! 50/4
    29.2 Kandamby is run out of the no ball It was pushed towards cover point and the non striker rushed out. No response from the striker. Gone! Kapu had taken couple of steps after he played that shot and Kandamby responded by rushing down the track but by then Kapu had changed his mind 104/6
    not out
    35.3 Maharoof's poor day continues. He pokes at a short-of-length delivery leaving him and edges it through to Dhoni 132/7
    40.3 Stumped! Kula rushed down the track, couldn't reach the pitch of the ball, tried to dab it to the on side but was beaten by the turn 168/8
    43.2 No 4 for Nehra. Malinga cleared the front foot and went for the slog. He ended up slicing it just over covers and Jadeja jogged back to collect it. India just a wicket away from lifting the cup 177/9
    44.4 India win the Asia Cup. Jadeja struck the final blow - it spun away from Murali got a thin nick through to Dhoni. Jadeja uproots the stumps, Dhoni pumps his fist and Murali turns and walks. 187/10
    18 (b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 9)
    187 all out (44.4 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (TM Dilshan, 0.5 ov), 2-31 (WU Tharanga, 7.6 ov), 3-50 (DPMD Jayawardene, 13.3 ov), 4-50 (AD Mathews, 13.5 ov), 5-51 (KC Sangakkara, 15.4 ov), 6-104 (SHT Kandamby, 29.2 ov), 7-132 (MF Maharoof, 35.3 ov), 8-168 (KMDN Kulasekara, 40.3 ov), 9-177 (SL Malinga, 43.2 ov), 10-187 (M Muralitharan, 44.4 ov)
    P Kumar9.012913.22392020
    Z Khan8.023624.50336020
    A Nehra9.004044.44354130
    Harbhajan Singh9.003003.33321010
    V Kohli3.001605.3371001
    RA Jadeja6.402924.35222001

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