Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
38(64) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 1 2 4 0 1
TM Dilshan
35(23) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 4 7 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

I Sharma
O3.1
M0
R15
W2
Eco4.73
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NLTC Perera
O7.4
M1
R28
W5
Eco3.65
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's all we have to offer tonight. Do join us for the next game on Wednesday. Cheers

Time for the presentation ceremony
Perera is the Man of the Match He says: "I really enjoyed this match, these are my best figures. Hopefully I can carry on from this performance. I work hard on batting na dhard hitting too."

Kumar Sangakkara: "We would have batted first had we won the toss. But our bowlers, from the first ball on, bowled great lines and great lengths. We have got a varied attack. We opened with Mahela because sometimes he is wasted in the middle order. If he bats that well, we can let him bat freely at the top. This might be something we might see more often. With that amount of swing and seam, batsmen try to walk down the wicket, so I came up to deny them that feet movement. But more than that the bowlers bowled really well."

MS Dhoni to speak first of all: "We didn't get the kind of start we needed. Their bowlers bowled in the right channels, and pushed us into making the mistakes. Next game is like a semi-final now. Yuvraj batted really well. Of course he didn't get support from the other side, but good to see him in form. The only good sign in the game."

So this is Sri Lanka's seventh-best win in terms of number of balls to spare, and India's worst defeat by the same criterion. They have out-bowled, out-batted, out-fielded, out-thought, out-every-thinged India. Umpiring decisions too went their way, but that is a part of the game, and the opposition needs to take them in its stride. What a day for Perera, he used the slightly two-paced pitch superbly to complete a maiden five-for. Wait for the presentation, surely Perera will be the Man of the Match

15.1
4
Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, and it's all over, Sangakkara finishes it with a lovely punch through the covers, and SL charge into the finals with a thumping win

END OF OVER:
15 | 3 Runs | SL: 100/2

  • WU Tharanga12 (19b)
  • KC Sangakkara9 (14b)
  • A Nehra5-0-39-0
  • I Sharma3-0-11-2
14.6
2
Nehra to Tharanga, 2 runs, guides this between backward point and cover-point for two runs
14.5
0
Nehra to Tharanga, no run, moves across to defend this length delivery moving away from him
14.4
0
Nehra to Tharanga, no run, another short one, and he ducks under it
14.3
0
Nehra to Tharanga, no run, full, swinging away, beating him around off
14.2
0
Nehra to Tharanga, no run, short ball, into the ribs, ducks under it

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
38(64) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 1 2 4 0 1
TM Dilshan
35(23) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 4 7 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

I Sharma
O3.1
M0
R15
W2
Eco4.73
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NLTC Perera
O7.4
M1
R28
W5
Eco3.65
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Sri Lanka Triangular Series

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