Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 5th Match: Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Aug 22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 209 balls remaining)
22 August 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

Kulasekara to Sehwag, OUT, big shout for lbw and given by Kumar Dharmasena! It's a huge inswinger from outside off, and although it has caught Sehwag on the back foot, it seems to be sliding down the leg side. Dharmasena takes his time and raises the finger. Sehwag is not happy, but the tracker serive shows the ball would have kissed the outside of the leg stump

V Sehwag lbw b Kulasekara 12 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 20/1   KD Karthik 8* (20b)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.2-0-11-1

Kulasekara to Karthik, OUT, Kula strikes again. Good planning, good catch, or is it a catch? Sanga has been standing up to stop Karthik from walking down and negating the swing. And after pinning him in the crease, Kula has been slipping in the straighter ones to beat him outside off. This time it is very close to off, and Sanga and Kula go for a big shout right away. There is no sound as the ball passes the bat, though. Nothing on the snicko either

KD Karthik c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 9 (25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

India 26/2   RG Sharma 2* (9b)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.4-0-13-2

Mathews to RG Sharma, OUT, this is so plumb Mathews doesn't even appeal! Outswinger followed by inswinger, and gone! Simple as that. This time he plays around it without any feet movement, and it hits him in front of middle. Mathews knows he is gone and turns around to appeal only after he has crossed the batsman. Don't see anything wrong with it - it was so straight. Sharma again doesn't look happy and slowly trudges off, that's becoming a bit of a habit for him. Needs to watch it - last time he got away perhaps because Randiv's act hogged the headlines. Sharma's reaction then was clear dissent, and not the first instance in his career either

RG Sharma lbw b Mathews 11 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

India 50/3   Yuvraj Singh 13* (16b 3x4)   AD Mathews 1.2-0-7-1

Perera to Raina, OUT, and Raina is gone! Pretty similar to the one where he was not given! Perera strikes second ball. Seems like Dharmasena has made up for Rauf's mistake. Back of a length, outside off, stays low, beats Raina, snicko shows nothing, Raina is not convinced. Sri Lanka will take it - they had him in the last over

SK Raina c †Sangakkara b Perera 8 (16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 61/4   Yuvraj Singh 15* (30b 3x4)   NLTC Perera 0.2-0-0-1

Perera to Dhoni, OUT, no need for an umpire here! not the smartest shot Dhoni has played either. Sanga goes back to standing back, and immediately Dhoni goes for a walk down the pitch, and looks to turn this to leg from way outside off. the ball holds its line enough to get the edge, and Sanga holds it safely. Dhoni walks

MS Dhoni c †Sangakkara b Perera 10 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

India 71/5   Yuvraj Singh 15* (42b 3x4)   NLTC Perera 3-1-10-2

Perera to Jadeja, OUT, nine-ball duck for Jadeja! Squared up as he looks to turn this to leg from around off, and the leading edge settles safely with gully

RA Jadeja c Silva b Perera 0 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 77/6   Yuvraj Singh 21* (53b 4x4)   NLTC Perera 4.2-1-11-3

Perera to Kumar, OUT, and PK is gone first ball! Caught at mid-off! Perera on a hat-trick. PK looks at the pitch, then the bat. It was an extravagant drive on a back-of-a-length ball outside off. Nowhere near it. Ordinary shot, good, old tailender shot

P Kumar c Tharanga b Perera 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 77/7   Yuvraj Singh 21* (53b 4x4)   NLTC Perera 4.3-1-11-4

Malinga to Nehra, OUT, and he is gone! good bouncer, and he gloves it through to Sanga. SL on fire here. too good for the tailender, Nehra fends at it, and it goes off the left glove. And needless to say, Sanga is standing back for Malinga

A Nehra c †Sangakkara b Malinga 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 80/8   Yuvraj Singh 22* (54b 4x4)   SL Malinga 5.2-0-16-1

Malinga to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Premeditated shot. Camps on the back foot, looking to hit this - a full ball - over square-leg-midwicket region, and is hit on the back leg. Given out, but missing off clearly. It is umpire Rauf this time

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Malinga 38 (64b 5x4 1x6) SR: 59.37

India 99/9   I Sharma 1* (14b)   SL Malinga 7.2-0-20-2

Perera to I Sharma, OUT, what a beaut to finish the five-for! slightly back of a length, around off, Ishant plays for the angle, the ball holds its line to take the off stump. Perera is pleased as punch, and why shouldn't he be?

I Sharma b Perera 3 (24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

India 103/10   PP Ojha 2* (10b)   NLTC Perera 7.4-1-28-5





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