Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
110(115) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 2 0 2 4
MS Dhoni
67(100) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 0 0 5 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O9.0
M2
R36
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Patel
O9.0
M1
R43
W2
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

What a fine win. Both teams line-up to shake hands. Please to wait for the presentation ceremony. Do read the bulletin by Sid Monga.

Dhoni: " ...We just didn't spend enough time in the middle. If we had wickets .. Credit goes to Sri Lanka. They batted and bowled well. Our bowlers gave them a bit of width and that's one thing you don't want to give Dilshan. He smashed us all around the park. The team that plays the best cricket on that particular day deserve to win. It was a good learning curve for the young batsmen in our side. Usually we don't get these sort of conditions."

Sangakkara: "It was a good toss to win. The way the openers batted - we talked a lot about getting through the first 10 overs. Mahela and Dilshan started well and Dilshan continued to bat really well. Perera lengthens our batting but his bowling has been very impressive in the last couple of games. Champaka Ramanayake has to take a lot of credit; he has done a great job with the fast bowlers. The discipline in line and length has been the real key for us."

Man of the match is Dilshan: "The last three innings I got a start but didn't capitalize. I thought today I should do it. We have lost the last three finals here against India. Everyone came and performed well today."

Man of the series is Virender Sehwag. He also wins the most admirable player of the series and wins a car. He won a similar car in the Test series as well. Tony Greig says he will end up with a garage-full of cars!

Kumar Sangakkara now steps forward to lift the cup!

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46.5
W
Randiv to Dhoni, OUT, And that's it. Sri Lanka have completed a crushing win. Fine spirited performance from Sri Lanka. The end came when the Indian captain Dhoni went down the track for the big hit but ended up dragging it to his stumps. Randiv roared. Sanga, Mahela, Randiv enveloped each other with a hug. The rest of the team-mates converged.
46.4
0
Randiv to Dhoni, no run, low full toss, eased towards long-off. Hmmm
46.3
0
Randiv to Dhoni, no run, floated outside off stump, driven to long-off
46.2
0
Randiv to Dhoni, no run, skips down the track and mistimes the drive to short midwicket
46.2
1w
Randiv to Dhoni, 1 wide, spins down the leg side
46.1
0
Randiv to Dhoni, no run, goes down the track and mistimes it back to Suraj

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
110(115) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 2 0 2 4
MS Dhoni
67(100) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 1 0 0 5 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O9.0
M2
R36
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Patel
O9.0
M1
R43
W2
Eco4.77
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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