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    18.3 Mahela's dab has consume him this time, Irfan has struck again, he angled it across Mahela, widish delivery, moving away from the right-hander, Mahela tried to run it to third man but ended up guiding it to Dhoni's right, the keeper goes low to snap up the offering, it was lovely while it lasted, but Mahela is gone now 124/2
    4.1 Irfan has struck, off a poor delivery, but he's sent Dilshan back, who's lined up the pull to this long hop but found Virat at midwicket 31/1
    35.1 Sanga picks out deep midwicket first ball of the Powerplay, and Sri Lanka have piled more pressure onto themselves, wanted to start the over with a boundary, does not get enough distance with the slog-sweep, man in the deep tumbles forward to take a fine catch, Sanga is angry at himself, screams in disappointment as he walks off 196/4
    25.3 Ashwin strikes, Chandimal perishes with a charge and a miss, it was the carrom ball, Chandimal sees the flight and comes out, ends up swinging inside the line, the ball holds its line and strikes middle, he has superb control over this delivery 152/3
    35.5 given leg-before, Ashwin has put Sri Lanka under more pressure, looks pretty straight, Thirimanne goes for the sweep, misses, Ashwin strikes the pad in front of middle with a length delivery that straightens from around the stumps, replays show that was hitting middle 198/5
    38.3 the slower one works for Vinay, he shouts after hitting Kula's off stump, Kula charged out again, had too much momentum to adjust as Vinay bowled it slow on a length, the ball sneaked past his swing and rattled off 216/6
    41.6 another wicket for Irfan, Tharanga goes for the drive but Irfan gets it to move in tad on a fullish length, resulting in Tharanga getting an inside edge onto the stumps, 241/8
    38.4 ho ho, Virat Kohli can crack hundreds, he can fly and take outrageous catches like this one, Kapu lasts one ball, he reaches out to a widish ball and gets it in the air to Virat's left, there was no time to run towards it, Virat goes screaming horizontally in the air, and brings down the ball with him safely in both hands 216/7
    44.6 gone! Maharoof opened up and wanted to go down the ground, but he ended up slicing the full toss to extra cover 254/9
    45.1 that will be it then, Prasanna came down the track, and swung the widish slower one off the toe end of the bat, Sachin ran back from cover and settled under it, Irfan finishes with four 254/10
    not out
    8 (lb 2, w 6)
    254 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 5.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (TM Dilshan, 4.1 ov), 2-124 (DPMD Jayawardene, 18.3 ov), 3-152 (LD Chandimal, 25.3 ov), 4-196 (KC Sangakkara, 35.1 ov), 5-198 (HDRL Thirimanne, 35.5 ov), 6-216 (KMDN Kulasekara, 38.3 ov), 7-216 (CK Kapugedera, 38.4 ov), 8-241 (WU Tharanga, 41.6 ov), 9-254 (MF Maharoof, 44.6 ov), 10-254 (S Prasanna, 45.1 ov)
    IK Pathan8.113243.91292100
    P Kumar7.004706.71226110
    R Vinay Kumar9.005536.11225030
    RA Jadeja4.003107.7572100
    SK Raina5.003406.8092100
    R Ashwin9.003934.33313120
    RG Sharma3.001404.6650000

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