Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 / Commentary

Sri Lanka Triangular Series - Final

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 74 runs

Hi there and welcome to the final: Sri Lanka v India. Click here to read the preview by Siddarth Ravindran . He believes that the batting gives Sri Lanka slight edge.

He has picked two players to watch out for.

Sid Ravi: "Praveen Kumar has perfected the art of providing India early breakthroughs in Dambulla. His dismissal of Tillakaratne Dilshan in the first over of the Asia Cup final set India on the road to the title. In the tri-series, he has invariably picked up a wicket in his first couple of overs, exploiting the seam movement on offer, immediately putting the opposition on the backfoot.

"Angelo Mathews has established himself as Sri Lanka's No. 1 allrounder over the past year, providing the team balance with his versatile batting, accurate medium-pace and unflappable temperament. He hasn't contributed much with the bat this tournament, a blot he could erase in the final."

The pitch is bit like the one they played the Asia cup final, says Ten Sports' Danny Morrison. He says, "win toss, bat first'

Mahela Jayawardene on Ten sports: "It has been a challenging wicket for all the batsman. No point in playing on placid tracks and getting 300 every time. The contest has been great. We have been very consistent. This is the fourth final for us this year. These are the moments you look for as a cricketer. I know its a big final but you don't have to do anything different."

Toss: Sanga has won the toss and says they will bat first. Same side as the one that played India last time.

Sanga "It's one of the best pitches that we have played on. There shouldn't be any difference between day and night. We will have to bat well and put over 200. I don't want to get ahead of ourselves. India have played well. Recently, they have won some of the bigger games in Sri Lanka. We have done that to them outside Sri Lanka. We will have to play at our best today."

Dhoni: "The batting department has to do a bit more. No one can question the amount of talent we have. The wicket is different here. We have to adapt. It's the mindset more than technique. We have made one change. To bolster the batting. Rohit Sharma comes in for Jadeja."

All set for play. Praveen Kumar to bowl the first over. Mahela Jayawardene will take strike

0.1

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, PK starts with an inswinger and Mahela leans forward to defend to the on side of the pitch

0.2

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, And he takes this one away. Mahela opens the bat-face to push it to the off side

Sid Ravi from Dambulla: "easily biggest crowd of the tournament, not close to a full house yet but plenty of people still coming in."

0.3

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, lovely curler, moving in, Mahela holds balance, gets the bat in front of the pad and presents the full bat-face to defend

Mahela is standing outside the crease.

0.4

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, loud shout for lbw Full in length on the off stump line, Mahela goes for the flick across the line and struck him in front of the middle stump. It would have hit the leg stump. hawk eye shows it would have hit the top of the leg. For some reason, PK didn't appeal strongly. Perhaps he thought there was an inside edge? There wasn't any in fact.

0.5

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, moves in and gets past the prod to run away of the pad

0.6

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 run, moves away from Mahela who squeezes it out to third man. Very fine over this

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (5b)      P Kumar    1-0-1-0
TM Dilshan    0* (1b)     

1.1

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, walks couple of steps down the track and Munaf shortens the length and pushes it outside off, left alone.

1.2

Patel to Jayawardene, 3 runs, Mahela reaches forward, picks the length delivery from the stumps and plays a pick-up shot, flicks it up and over midwicket.. Dk gives chase. It was around 130 kmph delivery

1.3

Patel to Dilshan, no run, back of length outside off stump and Dilshan drives on the up but Raina intercepts at short extra cover

1.4

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, Sharp delivery it kicked up from short of length - extra bounce - and moved in a touch. Dilshan is cramped up and stabs it away to the on side

1.5

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, gets this one to straighten at 131 kpmh outside off stump and Mahela leans forward to defend

1.6

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, dabbed back down the track. Another tight over. He got couple to come in, couple to straighten and one to bounce extra

End of over 2 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (9b)      MM Patel    1-0-4-0
TM Dilshan    1* (3b)      P Kumar    1-0-1-0

2.1

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, full in length and outside off stump, Dilshan mistimes the drive to covers

2.2

Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, fullish and on the legs and Dilshan whips it through midwicket. Easy pickings. He held his balance well and flicked it away

2.3

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, cuts in from around the off stump line, Dilshan adjusts to jab it away

2.4

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, lands on a length around leg and middle and straightens, Dilshan gets forward to tap it to the on side

2.5

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, peach of a delivery. It landed short of length around middle and off and moved away late. Dilshan was beaten, pushing inside the line

2.6

Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, Blast! Some width on offer outside off and from short of length as well, Dilshan sizes it up and whacks it past backward point

End of over 3 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 15/0 (RR: 5.00)
TM Dilshan    9* (9b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-9-0
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (9b)      MM Patel    1-0-4-0

Ashish: "Mahela is near 9000 runs milestone now, Only second srilankan after Sanath."

3.1

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, Good delivery It landed outside off stump and shapes away, Mahela pushed out at it, bat away from the body, but inside the line. The ball flies past the edge

3.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, And this one comes back in with bounce. Mahela was again trying to walk out and tries to clip it to the on side but is hit on the pad. Very high

3.3

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, And this is the delivery with the extra bounce. He whips it at the release. And the ball bounces outside off. Mahela lets it go

3.4

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, fuller in length and straightens outside off, Mahela leans forward to squeeze it to point

3.5

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, moves forward to defend the length delivery that lands just outside off stump.

3.6

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, lands outside off and moves away, Mahela shoulders arms. Another tight over from Munaf.

End of over 4 (maiden) Sri Lanka 15/0 (RR: 3.75)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (15b)      MM Patel    2-1-4-0
TM Dilshan    9* (9b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-9-0

Nitish: "seems like we wont hav much jadeja jokes today ..How did dhoni drop him ??" Nearly all the mails I have received today was on that subject! How happy you guys are. We have done that subject to death already in this series. No use going there again.

4.1

Kumar to Dilshan, 4 leg byes, sprays this to the pads and Dilshan unfurls the leg glance to perfection

4.2

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned past square-leg

4.3

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 wide, slips another one down the leg side. Dhoni groans as he collects.

Dhoni now moves up to the stumps. Mahela was standing outside the crease. He moves back in now.

4.3

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump line, full in length, turned to Rohit standing to the left of the square-leg umpire

4.4

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

4.5

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, cuts in from short of length, on the middle, and moves past the prod and hits high on thigh pad

4.6

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend it back down the track

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 21/0 (RR: 4.20)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (19b)      P Kumar    3-0-11-0
TM Dilshan    10* (11b 2x4)      MM Patel    2-1-4-0

Nehra to bowl. One slip in

5.1

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, pushes this wide outside off stump

Aniruddha Samanta: "Jayawardene will be the third srilankan to get 9000 runs after Jayasuriya & De Silva..."

5.2

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, Shot Machang! It was a short-of-length delivery outside off and he smokes it on the up. He stayed beside the line, created his own room and punched it through point

5.3

Nehra to Dilshan, 2 runs, goes back and across to chip this wide of third man and he rushes back for the second run. Munaf Patel didn't attack the ball there

5.4

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 run, This time Munaf rushes across, swoops to stop the ball and fires in a fast throw. It was again short-of-length and Dilshan cut it away

5.5

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, walks down the track couple of steps and Nehra pushes well outside the line. Left alone

5.6

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, kicks up from short of length, Mahela gets on top of the bounce there and taps it towards covers. He thinks about a single but Dilshan says no

End of over 6 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 28/0 (RR: 4.66)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (21b)      A Nehra    1-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    17* (15b 3x4)      P Kumar    3-0-11-0

6.1

Patel to Dilshan, no run, lovely delivery length delivery that lands around the off and middle stump line and curved away. Dilshan pushes at it and is beaten.

6.2

Patel to Dilshan, no run, Extra bounce this time. It kicked up from short of length around off and Dilshan jabs it away

6.3

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, another one that bounces a touch extra, cuts away from the off stump, Dilshan opens the bat-face and steers it to third man

6.4

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, gets back and across to play another bouncing delivery to covers.

Munaf getting quite a bit of extra bounce so far.

6.5

Patel to Jayawardene, FOUR, Wallop! Mahela charged down the track and Munaf bounced at him. Mahela adjusted to pull it between midwicket and square-leg

6.6

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, fuller in length, on the leg stump line, Mahela tries to flick and it rolls off the pad. Munaf shouts for lbw ... probably going down leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 34/0 (RR: 4.85)
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (24b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-1-9-0
TM Dilshan    18* (18b 3x4)      A Nehra    1-0-7-0

7.1

Nehra to Jayawardene, FOUR, Fabulicious! He walked forward, fetched the length delivery from outside off and wristed it up and over mid-on!

Drama Munaf and Dilshan got into some verbal spat with each other at the end of the delivery in the last over when Mahela hit a boundary. Not sure exactly what happened there. The umpires intervened. At the end of the over Dhoni put his hand over Munaf's shoulder and walked away with him

7.2

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend

7.3

Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off stump, steered to third man for a single

7.4

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, Thwack! It was a length delivery around the off stump line and Dilshan smacks it on the up and through extra cover.

7.5

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, full in length around off stump, pushed to covers where Raina makes a tumbling stop

A short mid-off is in place. No slip. Short midwicket is in

7.6

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, around the off stump line, pushed away to covers

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 43/0 (RR: 5.37)
TM Dilshan    22* (21b 4x4)      A Nehra    2-0-16-0
DPMD Jayawardene    13* (27b 2x4)      MM Patel    3-1-9-0

8.1

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, full in length, lands outside off and moves away, left alone

8.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, beaten! Mahela walks down the track and Munaf shortened the length. And also, cut it away. That was what troubled Mahela and he was squared-up as he pushed inside the line. The ball flew past the edge

8.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, this time its on the pads, tucked past square-leg

8.4

Patel to Dilshan, 3 runs, again on the pads, Dilshan plays the leg glance to the fine-leg region. Nehra manages to get some boot between the ball and the boundary

8.5

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, goes back and across to tap the back-of-length delivery to short midwicket

8.6

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle and off line, extra bounce on it again, Mahela takes the bottom-hand of the handle and stabs the ball to the on side.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 47/0 (RR: 5.22)
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (32b 2x4)      MM Patel    4-1-13-0
TM Dilshan    25* (22b 4x4)      A Nehra    2-0-16-0

9.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Shot boss! It was a short-of-length delivery just outside off stump, Dilshan stays adjacent to the line and punched it on the up and through point

9.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, cuts back in a bit, nothing alarming, punched to extra cover for a single

9.3

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, Mahela gets forward to tap it to the on side

9.4

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, full in length, moves in from outside off, gets forward to push it to mid-on

9.5

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, fuller, just outside off and moving in, on driven to mid-on

9.6

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, beaten Fullish and this one straightens outside off stump. Mahela goes for the off drive but ends up going inside the line

End of over 10 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 52/0 (RR: 5.20)
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (36b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0
TM Dilshan    30* (24b 5x4)      MM Patel    4-1-13-0

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to punch it towards mid-off for a single

10.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, just outside the off stump line, tapped to point

10.3

Patel to Jayawardene, FOUR, Fab! He moved down the track and knifed through the line! It was short in length but he went through the line and hit it in the air but well to the right of mid-on

10.4

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, clips this past square-leg for a single

10.5

Patel to Dilshan, no run, short in length around off, punched away to backward point

Dhoni and Sehwag (at first slip) have a chat

10.6

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, steered to third man

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 59/0 (RR: 5.36)
TM Dilshan    32* (27b 5x4)      MM Patel    5-1-20-0
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (39b 3x4)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0

11.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, SIX, Thunderous! Dilshan the entertainer! He thrust his front foot out and hammered through the line. He went up and over wide long-on. And he hit it on the up. Stunning!

11.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, around the middle and leg line, short in length, Dilshan shovels it over midwicket. DK gives chase but can't reach it

11.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length again, forced away to right of backward point where Sehwag makes a half-stop

11.4

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, full in length, Mahela glides forward to caress it to mid-on

11.5

I Sharma to Jayawardene, FOUR, Wow! Delicious! He glided forward to drive a length delivery on the up and through extra cover. Stylish. Elegant.

11.6

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, leans well forward to defend this back to Ishant

End of over 12 (15 runs) Sri Lanka 74/0 (RR: 6.16)
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (42b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-20-0
TM Dilshan    43* (30b 6x4 1x6)      MM Patel    5-1-20-0

12.1

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, short in length, around the off stump line, pulled away to deep midwicket

12.2

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, short in length just outside off, Dhoni is standing up to the stumps, steered to backward point

12.3

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 run, short in length and outside off, run down to third man

12.4

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 wide, banged in short, a bouncer around off, Dilshan allows it to fly through to the keeper. Dhoni is standing back for Dilshan

12.4

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, this one climbs around chest-high, on the off and middle line, Dilshan arches back to steer it to third man

12.5

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 run, short in length around off, run down to Ishant at third man

12.6

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, short delivery and it cramped Dilshan for room and he ended up short-arm jabbing it to midwicket.

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 79/0 (RR: 6.07)
TM Dilshan    45* (33b 6x4 1x6)      P Kumar    4-0-16-0
DPMD Jayawardene    25* (45b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-20-0

13.1

Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 wide, pushes this down the leg side for a wide

This is the best start for any team in the tournament. The previous best opening partnership was 79 by the same pair against India

13.1

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to point

13.2

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, tucked towards midwicket

13.3

Nehra to Jayawardene, no run, around the off stump line, from back of length, steered to backward point

13.4

Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, tucked down to fine-leg region

13.5

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, length delivery around the off stump line, punched out to mid-off

13.6

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, Boom! it was a short delivery around the leg and middle line, Dilshan swivels around to play a crunchy pull shot

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 85/0 (RR: 6.07)
TM Dilshan    49* (35b 7x4 1x6)      A Nehra    3-0-22-0
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (49b 4x4)      P Kumar    4-0-16-0

14.1

Kumar to Jayawardene, FOUR, Fab strike. He moved forward to blast a short-of-length delivery and over extra cover. Fluent swing of the bat. Top shot!

14.2

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, just outside off stump and straightening, Mahela pushes inside the line and is beaten

14.3

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, steers this to backward point

14.4

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump line, Mahela was backing away, trying to give himself some room, and mistimes the punchy drive back to the bowler

14.5

Kumar to Jayawardene, 4 leg byes, sprays this to the leg and middle line and Mahela leans across to glance it away to the fine-leg boundary.

14.6

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 run, just outside off stump, pushed towards mid-off for a single

End of over 15 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 94/0 (RR: 6.26)
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (55b 5x4)      P Kumar    5-0-21-0
TM Dilshan    49* (35b 7x4 1x6)      A Nehra    3-0-22-0

15.1

Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 run, around the off stump line, dabbed to square-leg

15.2

Nehra to Dilshan, FOUR, 50 up for Dilshan His 21st. He brought that up in style: It was a short and wide delivery ,cut away past backward point.

15.3

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, presses back to punch to covers

15.4

Nehra to Dilshan, 2 runs, Fine pull shot this time. It was the shoulder-high bouncer and Dilshan pulled it away past square-leg and DK made a tumbling stop

15.5

Nehra to Dilshan, 2 runs, length delivery around off, punched away to right of backward point .. Yuvraj stops and fires a throw at the non striker's end .. back-up isn't cleanly done .. one extra run

15.6

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, stays back to punch it to the off

End of over 16 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 103/0 (RR: 6.43)
TM Dilshan    57* (40b 8x4 1x6)      A Nehra    4-0-31-0
DPMD Jayawardene    32* (56b 5x4)      P Kumar    5-0-21-0

16.1

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, leans forward to defend it to the off-side of the pitch

16.2

Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, banged in short, the slow bouncer, Mahela tries to run ti down to thirdm an but misses. And he smiles

16.3

Kumar to Jayawardene, 2 runs, around 127 kmph short ball, pulled away to deep square-leg region

16.4

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle stump line, moving in, nudged behind square-leg

16.5

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, around 128 kmph short delivery, pulled to deep midwicket

16.6

Kumar to Jayawardene, 1 run, bouncer, around head -high and outside off, Mahela reaches out and swats it down to the ground on the leg side

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 108/0 (RR: 6.35)
DPMD Jayawardene    36* (61b 5x4)      P Kumar    6-0-26-0
TM Dilshan    58* (41b 8x4 1x6)      A Nehra    4-0-31-0

Anupam: "When it is a leg bye, how can Jayawardane glance it to fine leg ?" Ha! good Q. I am turning blind

17.1

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes this to cover point for a single

17.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to push it to the off side

Mahela acknowledged the cheers that went up for his 9000th run

17.3

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run

17.4

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to ease it to long-off

17.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, backs away to cut it from the off-stump line .. to sweeper cover

17.6

Yuvraj Singh to Jayawardene, no run, slower, on the off stump line, nudged to the on side

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 112/0 (RR: 6.22)
DPMD Jayawardene    38* (65b 5x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-4-0
TM Dilshan    60* (43b 8x4 1x6)      P Kumar    6-0-26-0

18.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, on the leg stump line, Dilshan still stays beside the line to push it to mid-on

18.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, fullish outside off, Dilshan drives to mid-off

18.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, around the off and middle line, pushed to covers ..Raina with the direct hit at the non-striker's end

18.4

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, banged in short and pulled away without much fuss to fine-leg

18.5

I Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg, glanced to Nehra at fine-leg region

18.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, on the off-stump line, punched down to long-off

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 115/0 (RR: 6.05)
TM Dilshan    62* (48b 8x4 1x6)      I Sharma    3-0-23-0
DPMD Jayawardene    39* (66b 5x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-4-0

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, short in length around off, cuts hard but straight to backward point

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, on the middle and off, pushed to covers

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, Crunched! It was quicker but also shorter and DIlshan was quick to turn around and pull it to the square-leg boundary

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, slower, fuller, around off, nudged of the inner edge to the on side

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, comes in with the arm on the middle, punched to covers

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, tosses it up higher and fuller, driven down to long-off

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 120/0 (RR: 6.00)
TM Dilshan    67* (54b 9x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-9-0
DPMD Jayawardene    39* (66b 5x4)      I Sharma    3-0-23-0

20.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, squeezed down to fine-leg region

20.2

I Sharma to Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela is gone. Just like that. Against the run of play. He reached forward and tried to wrist it across the line. It flew of the leading edge towards sweeper cover. Pouched! It was a short-of-length delivery that straightened around the off stump. Mahela tried to whip it across the line and got a leading edge

DPMD Jayawardene c Karthik b I Sharma 39 (97m 67b 5x4 0x6) SR: 58.20

20.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, on the middle stump line, punched to mid-off

20.4

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 wide, this one slips down the leg side

It was a short-of-length delivery that straightened around the off stump. Mahela tried to whip it across the line and got a leading edge

20.4

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, goes for the pull and was too early with the shot. The ball arrives later and he edges it to his pad

20.5

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, around the off stump line, steered to point

20.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, full in length around the leg and middle line, driven down to long-on

End of over 21 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 122/1 (RR: 5.80)
TM Dilshan    68* (59b 9x4 1x6)      I Sharma    4-0-25-1
WU Tharanga    0* (0b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-9-0

Gaurav Mittal: "Where is Sehwag ? I think Dhoni should consider bringing him to bowl. He has been very useful in such situations previously."

21.1

Yuvraj Singh to Tharanga, no run, goes on with the arm from round the stumps, Thaanga is beaten, pushing inside the line

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, flighted full on the middle, off driven to long-off

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to drive inside-out to covers

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, slower, full and on the middle and off line, jabbed out to covers

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, just outside the off stump, cut away to deep point

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Tharanga, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 124/1 (RR: 5.63)
WU Tharanga    1* (3b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-11-0
TM Dilshan    69* (62b 9x4 1x6)      I Sharma    4-0-25-1

Dilshan has been limping around from the last over. Some trouble with his knee. He is getting some treatment now

22.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, gets forward to jab this one away

22.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, cuts in from short of length, short-arm-pulled away for a single

22.3

I Sharma to Tharanga, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

22.4

I Sharma to Tharanga, 1 run, slanted across Tharanga who steers to third man

22.5

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, banged in short, pulled over square-leg .. Sehwag mops up near the boundary

22.6

I Sharma to Tharanga, no run, around the off stump line, leans forward to defend to covers

End of over 23 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 127/1 (RR: 5.52)
WU Tharanga    2* (6b)      I Sharma    5-0-28-1
TM Dilshan    71* (65b 9x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-11-0

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up slowly around off, driven to long-off

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Tharanga, no run, leans forward to dab it back down the track

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Tharanga, FOUR, Super! He leaned back to cut and I thought ok a single or two perhaps but he has placed that one really well. He played it late and it went through backward point

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Tharanga, OUT, But he is gone now! Yuvraj strikes. It landed outside the off stump and straigthened, Tharanga went for the cut shot again but edged this one!

WU Tharanga c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 6 (16m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes back to push this one for a single

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, stays back to steer to backward point

End of over 24 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 133/2 (RR: 5.54)
TM Dilshan    72* (67b 9x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-17-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (1b)      I Sharma    5-0-28-1

24.1

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets back and across to cut it away for a single

24.2

Patel to Dilshan, FOUR, Crunchy! And Punchy! It was a length delivery outside off and he punched it to the ground and it bounced over short extra cover!

Now Dhoni has a chat with Raina who was at short extra cover.

24.3

Patel to Dilshan, FOUR, Whack! It was a slower one and Dilshan picked it early and smashed it through extra cover. Not a man move!

24.4

Patel to Dilshan, no run, Another slower one. and this time Dilshan mistimes the cut

24.5

Patel to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to push it to the off side

24.6

Patel to Dilshan, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed to covers

End of over 25 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 142/2 (RR: 5.68)
TM Dilshan    80* (72b 11x4 1x6)      MM Patel    6-1-29-0
KC Sangakkara    2* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-17-1

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, just outside the off stump, cut away to deep point

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to covers

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle and leg, nudged wide of midwicket fielder for a quick single

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, no run, floated around the off stump, eased to covers

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump line, tapped to covers

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to play the off drive

End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 145/2 (RR: 5.57)
KC Sangakkara    4* (6b)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-20-1
TM Dilshan    81* (74b 11x4 1x6)      MM Patel    6-1-29-0

26.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

26.2

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run

26.3

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, punches this one away to deep cover

26.4

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, goes back to pull this behind square-leg region

26.5

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump, tapped back to Sehwag

26.6

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump line, eased to covers

End of over 27 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 147/2 (RR: 5.44)
KC Sangakkara    5* (11b)      V Sehwag    1-0-2-0
TM Dilshan    82* (75b 11x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-20-1

27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, gets forward to drive down to long-off

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the middle stump line, nurdled wide of midwicket fielder

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up around off, driven to long-off

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes back to punch to short cover where DK fails to stop cleanly.

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, slips this down the leg and Dilshan swats it to fine-leg region

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, around the off stump, eased to right of covers

End of over 28 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 153/2 (RR: 5.46)
KC Sangakkara    8* (14b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-26-1
TM Dilshan    85* (78b 11x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    1-0-2-0

28.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes down on his knee to sweep this one for a single

28.2

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, turns to the middle stump line, tapped to midwicket

28.3

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

28.4

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, skips down the track to drive to Munaf at long-off

28.5

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, turns in to the middle stump, nudged behind the wicekt on the off side

28.6

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-off

End of over 29 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 157/2 (RR: 5.41)
TM Dilshan    87* (82b 11x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    2-0-6-0
KC Sangakkara    10* (16b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-26-1

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, backs away to force it to sweeper cover

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, turned around the corner for an easy single

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, tossed full outside off and Dilshan plays a neat square drive to deep point region tio pick up couple of runs

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, backs away to cut the arm-ball to deep point for two more. Raina moves to his left from sweeper cover

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, flighted around off, tapped to covers

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, around the off stump line, cut away to point

End of over 30 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 163/2 (RR: 5.43)
TM Dilshan    92* (87b 11x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-32-1
KC Sangakkara    11* (17b)      V Sehwag    2-0-6-0

30.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans well forward to push it through covers

30.2

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, turns in to the middle and leg line, punched wide of cover fielder

30.3

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves down the track and drives to long-off.

30.4

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, turns to the pads, worked to short fine-leg region

30.5

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, on the middle and leg line, turned to midwicket ..

30.6

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to on drive to the on side

They are neatly doing it in single here. Can Dilshan carry on for a really big knock?

End of over 31 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 166/2 (RR: 5.35)
TM Dilshan    93* (91b 11x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    3-0-9-0
KC Sangakkara    13* (19b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-32-1

31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, on driven to long-on

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, backs away to punch to sweeper cover

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on the middle, eased to long-off

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, shorter, quicker, cut to point

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, just outside the off stump, cut away to sweeper cover

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, just outside the off stump, cut to deep point where Ishant stops

End of over 32 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 171/2 (RR: 5.34)
KC Sangakkara    16* (22b)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-37-1
TM Dilshan    95* (94b 11x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    3-0-9-0

32.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump line, tapped to point

32.2

Sehwag to Sangakkara, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to covers

32.3

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, stretches forward - had to really reach out there- and scoops it over covers

32.4

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, around the leg stump line, pulled away

Sehwag and Dilshan have a laugh over something

32.5

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to off drive to long-off

32.6

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, skips down the track and drives hard but DK intercepts at short extra cover

End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 174/2 (RR: 5.27)
TM Dilshan    96* (96b 11x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    4-0-12-0
KC Sangakkara    18* (26b)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-37-1

33.1

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 wide, pushes it well outside-off and Sanga goes for the cut but can't reach. It's called wide; Dhoni goes oooh and Nehra has a wry smile

33.1

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive the length delivery to covers

33.2

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped to midwicket

33.3

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves down the track and swats the shortish ball towards mid-on for a quick single

33.4

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, short in length around off, cut to point

33.5

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, full in length on the middle, edged away to the on side .. He was looking for a single there to the off side ...

33.6

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, short in length around off, mistimes the cut to backward point

End of over 34 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 176/2 (RR: 5.17)
TM Dilshan    96* (99b 11x4 1x6)      A Nehra    5-0-33-0
KC Sangakkara    19* (29b)      V Sehwag    4-0-12-0

34.1

Sehwag to Sangakkara, SIX, Tonked! Sweet! He sashayed down the track and smashed the full toss over midwicket boundary

34.2

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

34.3

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, quicker, on the middle and leg line, tries to turn it around for a single but is hit on the pad

34.4

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, goes for the off drive .. mistimes it ... and DK dives to his right at short cover to make a half-stop

34.5

Sehwag to Sangakkara, 1 run, punches this to deep cover

34.6

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to defend a loopy delivery to the off side

End of over 35 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 185/2 (RR: 5.28)
TM Dilshan    97* (102b 11x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    5-0-21-0
KC Sangakkara    27* (32b 1x6)      A Nehra    5-0-33-0

35.1

Nehra to Sangakkara, FOUR, edged through vacant slip region. It was the short-of-length delivery outside off stump and Sanga gets an edge on the intended on-the-up drive

35.2

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, back of length delivery, steered to backward point

35.3

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 wide, slips this down the leg side, Sanga goes for the pull but can't connect

35.3

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, the slow off cutter around the off stump line, tapped to the off side. Slight confusion over the run but they return to the respective position

35.4

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, works this past square-leg for a single

35.5

Nehra to Dilshan, no run, full in length and outside off stump, mistimes the drive to cover

35.6

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery around the off stump line, pushed through point for a single. And he retains strike.

End of over 36 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 192/2 (RR: 5.33)
TM Dilshan    98* (104b 11x4 1x6)      A Nehra    6-0-40-0
KC Sangakkara    32* (36b 1x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    5-0-21-0

36.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, back of ;length around the off stump line, steered to Yuvraj at backward point

36.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, leans forward to push it away to the off side.

36.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan roars! And jumps for joy. He also points to his name on the back of the shirt. He was looking to push it and it runs past square-leg and they run hard to come back for the second run. Sanga gets across to hug him

36.4

I Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, Much fun! Now that the hundred is over and done with, he goes for the big shot. It was the bouncer and he pulled it to the wide midwicket boundary.

36.5

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, on the pads and Dilshan fails to put this one away. It rolls of the pad to Dhoni

36.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, hits on the up to deep cover. He struck that cleanly but couldn't' place it wide of the fielder

End of over 37 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 199/2 (RR: 5.37)
TM Dilshan    105* (110b 12x4 1x6)      I Sharma    6-0-35-1
KC Sangakkara    32* (36b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    6-0-40-0

37.1

Nehra to Dilshan, 1 run, full in length, Dilshan clears the front leg and tries to drive hard but mistimes it. He will still get a single, though, as the ball bounces over Nehra

37.2

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, short and outside off, Sanga tries the cut but the ball flies over the blade

37.3

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, on the leg stump line, following Sanga who was trying to be outside leg .. the ball hits the pad .. Dilshan and Sanga have a chat

37.4

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, full in length, on the middle, turned to midwicket

37.5

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, backs away to force it through the off side but can only mistime the cut shot towards mid-off. He crosses over

37.6

Nehra to Dilshan, 2 runs, full in length on the off and middle. Dilshan goes inside-out to left of mid-off where Rohit dives but fails to stop it cleanly. Nehra is not impressed with the effort

End of over 38 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 203/2 (RR: 5.34)
TM Dilshan    108* (112b 12x4 1x6)      A Nehra    7-0-44-0
KC Sangakkara    33* (40b 1x4 1x6)      I Sharma    6-0-35-1

Sanga changes his bat

38.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, Smack! He moved outside leg stump and flat-batted the short delivery over extra cover. Slap!

38.2

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, from round the stumps, Sanga mistimes the drive back to Ishant

38.3

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, short in length from round the stumps, jabbed out to short midwicket

38.4

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, slower one, Sanga tries to work it to the on side but misses to connect .. it hits his body

38.5

I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, Another mistimed drive. Sanga isn't happy with himself. He leaned forward for the big off drive over mid-off but mistimes it completely ..

38.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, slower off cutter, cut to cover point for a single

End of over 39 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 209/2 (RR: 5.35)
TM Dilshan    109* (113b 12x4 1x6)      I Sharma    7-0-41-1
KC Sangakkara    38* (45b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    7-0-44-0

Batting Powerplay taken

39.1

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, floats it full, on driven to long-on

39.2

Kumar to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fullish outside off and driven to left of sweeper cover for two runs. PK is not happy that Virat alowed Sanga to take two runs .. and has a few words to say. Even DHoni isn't too happy

39.3

Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, Juicy full toss. Thank you, bowl again!. Sanga smashes it through wide mid-off

39.4

Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves down the track, tries to take it on the full but it dips on him and he pushes it to long-on

39.5

Kumar to Dilshan, OUT, DIlshan falls after an entertaining and very valuable knock. It was the bouncer, around head-high, around the off and middle stump line and DIlshan couldn't keep the pull down. Neither could he clear the boundary. Ishant collected it at deep backward square-leg region. Very fine innings.

TM Dilshan c I Sharma b Kumar 110 (182m 115b 12x4 1x6) SR: 95.65

39.6

Kumar to Kapugedera, 1 wide, pushes this wide outside off stump

39.6

Kumar to Kapugedera, 1 run, fullish, driven to left of PK who deflects it towards mid-off

End of over 40 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 219/3 (RR: 5.47)
CK Kapugedera    1* (1b)      P Kumar    7-0-36-1
KC Sangakkara    45* (48b 3x4 1x6)      I Sharma    7-0-41-1

Nitin N: "Will Indian bowlers learn to bowl a yorker!? Sanga is moving outside leg stump constantly and try to play with a horizontal bat and getting away with it! Perfect time for a yorker!"

40.1

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 wide, down the leg side and Dhoni collects

Dilshan got a standing ovation from everyone in teh stadium. What a knock to play in the final!

40.1

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, run out chance missed jabs this to short midwicket ... Rohit stops and fires the throw but misses the stumps at the non-striker's end

40.2

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, leans forward to squeeze this to extra cover

40.3

Nehra to Kapugedera, no run, shortish delivery, pulled limply to short midwicket

40.4

Nehra to Kapugedera, no run, fuller, on the middle, edges the drive to short midwicket

40.5

Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, tries the bouncer, pulled away to right of the sub Jadeja at deep square-leg region

40.6

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and off, eased wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 41 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 224/3 (RR: 5.46)
KC Sangakkara    47* (50b 3x4 1x6)      A Nehra    8-0-49-0
CK Kapugedera    3* (5b)      P Kumar    7-0-36-1

41.1

Kumar to Sangakkara, FOUR, 58th ODI 50! Brought up with a fierce pull shot. He crashed the short-of-length delivery over midwicket

41.2

Kumar to Sangakkara, 1 run, reaches forward to drive to long-off for a single

41.3

Kumar to Kapugedera, FOUR, The short fine-leg was up and PK slips this outside leg. Kapu helps it along the corner to the fine-leg boundary

41.4

Kumar to Kapugedera, 1 run, straighter, fuller as well, driven towards mid-on

41.5

Kumar to Sangakkara, 3 runs, moves down the track and drives well to the right of mid-on .. Nehra puts in a excellent dive to take some pace of the ball and DK rushes across from long-off to pick up the ball

41.6

Kumar to Kapugedera, FOUR, tries a yorker, it ends as a dipping full delivery and Kapu tries to square drive and it runs of the toe end of the bat and through the vacant slip region

End of over 42 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 241/3 (RR: 5.73)
CK Kapugedera    12* (8b 2x4)      P Kumar    8-0-53-1
KC Sangakkara    55* (53b 4x4 1x6)      A Nehra    8-0-49-0

42.1

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, moves down the track for the big hit but mistimes it to midwicket. It was a low full toss but the bottom-hand slipped of the handle and the ball rolls away

The umpire issues first warning to Sanga for running on the danger area

42.2

Nehra to Kapugedera, no run, doesn't get wood on leather this time

42.3

Nehra to Kapugedera, OUT, Fine catch from DK at deep backward square-leg. Kapu had swung the full length delivery rather well actually but DK rushed to his left and tumbled down to take it inches off the turf.

CK Kapugedera c Karthik b Nehra 12 (14m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

42.4

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, short in length outside off, run down to DK at third man

42.5

Nehra to Mathews, no run, just outside off stump, pushed back down the track

42.6

Nehra to Mathews, 1 run, on the middle and leg, rearing up towards the rib cage, Angelo takes the bottom-hand of the handle and stabs the ball past square-leg

End of over 43 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 244/4 (RR: 5.67)
AD Mathews    1* (2b)      A Nehra    9-0-52-1
KC Sangakkara    57* (55b 4x4 1x6)      P Kumar    8-0-53-1

43.1

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 leg bye, slips this down the leg side and he misses the flick shot and Dhoni dives to his left to make a half-stop

43.2

I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, Classy! He bent down on his knee to unfurl a neat square drive past backward point. Very elegant.

43.3

I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sliced away! He took couple of steps down the track, took it on the full and wristed it superbly past backward point. No one there.

43.4

I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, What a shot! Whaddaaplayaaa! He leaned forward to biff a length delivery up and over mid-off. Awesome!

43.5

I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower one on the middle, steered past backward point

43.6

I Sharma to Mathews, OUT, full in length around the off stump line, Angelo wanted it to go over mid-on but ended up dragging it straight to midwicket.

AD Mathews c RG Sharma b I Sharma 1 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 44 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 258/5 (RR: 5.86)
     I Sharma    8-0-54-2
KC Sangakkara    70* (59b 7x4 1x6)      A Nehra    9-0-52-1

44.1

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, starts this over with a slower one outside off and Sanga fails to adjust and doesn't get any wood on leather

44.2

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, another slower one, outside off, this time Sanga steers it to third man

44.3

Patel to Silva, 1 run, gets forward to drive to mid-off and runs with the shot

44.4

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 wide, pushes this wide outside off stump. The umpire extends his arms.

44.4

Patel to Sangakkara, OUT, runs down the track for the big hit but is beaten by the change of length (Munaf shortened the length); he tried to go through with the shot, go through the line of the delivery but ended up chipping it high towards covers. Fine knock but it's over now. Five overs left. Crucial wicket this.

KC Sangakkara c RG Sharma b Patel 71 (96m 62b 7x4 1x6) SR: 114.51

44.5

Patel to Silva, no run, straightens around off stump, tapped to covers

44.6

Patel to Silva, no run, length delivery around off stump, driven back to the over

End of over 45 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 261/6 (RR: 5.80)
LPC Silva    1* (3b)      MM Patel    7-1-32-1
NLTC Perera    0* (0b)      I Sharma    8-0-54-2

45.1

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, starts with a bouncer, pulled away past square-leg. DK stops

45.2

Kumar to Silva, no run, short of length outside off and Silva goes for the pull but doesn't connect

45.3

Kumar to Silva, 3 runs, Fuller and Silva drives between the bowler and mid-off. Munaf rushes across from long-on and gets his boot in between the ball and the boundary

45.4

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, the slower one outside off and Perera slices it down to third man

45.5

Kumar to Silva, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, pushed wide of midwicket fielder for a quick single

45.6

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, low full toss outside off, edges the intended big off drive to midwicket

End of over 46 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 268/6 (RR: 5.82)
NLTC Perera    3* (3b)      P Kumar    9-0-60-1
LPC Silva    5* (6b)      MM Patel    7-1-32-1

46.1

Patel to Perera, 1 run, on the middle stump line, Perera is cramped for room and pushes it out to covers

46.2

Patel to Silva, 1 run, slower one around off, leading edge on the on drive and the ball rolls to covers

46.3

Patel to Perera, no run, doesn't pick the slower one and mistimes the shot and the ball rolls away back down the track

46.4

Patel to Perera, 1 run, works this to the off side for a single

46.5

Patel to Silva, 2 runs, yet another fine slower one and Silva mistimes the swing over midwicket ..

46.6

Patel to Silva, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed towards long-on for a single

End of over 47 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 274/6 (RR: 5.82)
LPC Silva    9* (9b)      MM Patel    8-1-38-1
NLTC Perera    5* (6b)      P Kumar    9-0-60-1

47.1

Nehra to Silva, no run, low full toss outside off and Silva completely mistimes the slog-smash to midwicket. Rohit with the throw but misses the stumps at the non striker's end

47.2

Nehra to Silva, no run, Fine slower one .. It was on the leg stump line and almost went over the stick in fact. Silva went for the pull but didn't connect

47.3

Nehra to Silva, FOUR, Hello! hello! The bat goes flying out Sivla's hand and the ball runs to the boundary! He went for the big slog across the line - it was the slower one - and the bat slipped over his head and over the stumps. The ball ran of the inner edge to fine-leg

47.4

Nehra to Silva, no run, tries to play the sweep! He doesn't connect

47.5

Nehra to Silva, 2 runs, shuffles to outside off and swings to deep midwicket

47.6

Nehra to Silva, 1 wide, pushes this way outside off stump

47.6

Nehra to Silva, 1 run, mistimes the pull shot but will get a single

End of over 48 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 282/6 (RR: 5.87)
LPC Silva    16* (15b 1x4)      A Nehra    10-0-60-1
NLTC Perera    5* (6b)      MM Patel    8-1-38-1

48.1

Kumar to Silva, 2 runs, low full toss on the middle, whipped wide of long-on for couple of runs

48.2

Kumar to Silva, 1 wide, tries the slower one but slips down the leg side

48.2

Kumar to Silva, 1 run, moves outside leg and hits the fullish delivery to midwicket

48.3

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, picks the slower one from outside off and drags it to long-on

48.4

Kumar to Silva, no run, bangs in a bouncer on the leg stump line and Dhoni collects

48.5

Kumar to Silva, FOUR, He is a fab player of the pull shot and plays a crunchy pull shot here. He swiveled nicely to superbly pull the short-of-length delivery

48.6

Kumar to Silva, 1 wide, slips another wide down the leg side

48.6

Kumar to Silva, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, driven to long-on

End of over 49 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 294/6 (RR: 6.00)
LPC Silva    25* (20b 2x4)      P Kumar    10-0-72-1
NLTC Perera    6* (7b)      A Nehra    10-0-60-1

49.1

Patel to Perera, OUT, All too simple! A short of length delivery around the off stump. A big swing to the leg side. Dhoni takes the catch. He throws the ball back to Munaf. The batsman walks away. Munaf walks back to the top of the bowling mark.

NLTC Perera c †Dhoni b Patel 6 (21m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

49.2

Patel to Randiv, FOUR, slips to the pads and Randiv plays the leg glance to perfection

49.3

Patel to Randiv, no run, is beaten by the slower one but they try to get across for a run. Dhoni throws but can't find the stumps

49.4

Patel to Randiv, no run, another fine slower one - he has bowled really well in the end overs here - . another swing and a miss

49.5

Patel to Randiv, OUT, shuffles right across the stumps and misses the flick. the ball bounds off the pad and they try to steal a leg bye. Munaf picks the ball and runs to remove the bails at the non-striker's end

S Randiv run out 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.6

Patel to Silva, 1 run, goes for the big slog over midwicket but edges it to the off side. Sri Lanka finish on 299!

They won the toss. They put up the best opening stand of the tournament. One opener scored a ton and they have finished up on a strong score. So far so good for the hosts. How will India chase? How will Sri Lanka bowl? They have a good spinner in Randiv. They have Malinga and co. India have Sehwag and co. Who will triumph? Join us in a while for the run chase. Please do read the bulletin by Sid Monga.

India's over rate was pretty slow. Last year, Dhoni had to miss an ODI because of the slow over rate. See you in a while

End of over 50 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 299/8
LPC Silva    26* (21b 2x4)      MM Patel    9-1-43-2
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (0b)      P Kumar    10-0-72-1
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Aug 28, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara with the series trophy, Sri Lanka v India, tri-series final, Dambulla, August 28, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara with the series trophy

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Aug 28, 2010

The victorious Sri Lankan team, Sri Lanka v India, tri-series final, Dambulla, August 28, 2010

The victorious Sri Lankan team

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