India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Wicket commentary

India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 91 balls remaining)

0.2

Vaas to Gambhir, OUT, bowled him! Vaas pitched the ball on a good length around off stump and angled it into the left-hander, Gambhir played all around the line of the ball and it went though the gap between his bat and pad to hit off stump

G Gambhir b Vaas 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 0/1   V Kohli 0* (0b)   WPUJC Vaas 0.2-0-0-1

7.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, OUT, lbw! Kulasekara pitches the ball on a good length just outside off stump and nips it back into the right-hander, Kohli gets half a stride forward and tries to drive, the ball beats the inside edge of the bat and crashes into the back pad in front of off stump, that is plumb and Doctrove sends Kohli on his way

V Kohli lbw b Kulasekara 12 (33m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

India 23/2   SK Raina 10* (23b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.5-0-11-1

11.5

Kulasekara to Raina, OUT, Raina's urge to drive on the up has terminated his stay. It was the full length delivery outside off stump and Raina drove and straight to the trap laid at short cover. India continue to wobble.

SK Raina c Silva b Kulasekara 17 (50m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.57

India 36/3   Yuvraj Singh 6* (12b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.5-0-19-2

19.4

Mendis to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, bowled him! Mendis bowls the quicker one, Yuvraj lunges forward in defence and plays away from his body, he gets an inside edge on to his stumps, what an eventful first over and Mendis has come back strongly after being hit for six

Yuvraj Singh b Mendis 23 (70m 30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 76.66

India 73/4   RG Sharma 18* (29b 1x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 0.4-0-6-1

20.3

Thushara to Sharma, OUT, caught! India are unraveling quickly! Sharma stayed rooted to the crease and poked at a short of a length delivery outside off stump, he got a thick edge that flew at a comfortable pace at waist height to Jayawardene at first slip, catches don't come much easier than that

RG Sharma c Jayawardene b Thushara 19 (46m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 61.29

India 75/5   MS Dhoni 1* (3b)   T Thushara 3.3-0-10-1

27.2

Mendis to Dhoni, OUT, caught!! Dhoni moves back and tries to cut a ball that's much too close to off stump, it turned ever so slightly away from the right-hander as well, the outside edge flies quickly to Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch at first slip

MS Dhoni c Jayawardene b Mendis 6 (30m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

India 87/6   IK Pathan 7* (16b)   BAW Mendis 4.2-1-10-2

28.3

Muralitharan to Pathan, OUT, lbw! Asoka de Silva took his time but finally raised the finger, Pathan lunged forward to defend but got hit on the pad in front of middle, the ball pitched in line as well, he was a long way forward and the only doubt was whether it would have missed off, whoops replays show an inside edge on to pad so Pathan was unlucky

IK Pathan lbw b Muralitharan 7 (31m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

India 87/7   Harbhajan Singh 0* (4b)   M Muralitharan 1.3-1-0-1

36.6

Muralitharan to Khan, OUT, caught in the deep! Zaheer's patience wears out and he tries to slog Murali over the midwicket boundary, he hasn't connected well enough and Thushara takes a few steps back at deep midwicket and holds a well-judged catch, he looks back to see if he's inside the boudnary and he is!

Z Khan c Thushara b Muralitharan 12 (28m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

India 107/8   Harbhajan Singh 6* (17b)   M Muralitharan 6-2-16-2

42.1

Muralitharan to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Harbhajan's walked, he moved back to cut the doosra from outside off stump, the ball hit the bottom edge of the bat and Kumar Sangakkara took a simple catch, Harbhajan didn't even wait for a decision

Harbhajan Singh c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 12 (53m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

India 117/9   PP Ojha 4* (20b)   M Muralitharan 8.1-2-19-3

45.6

Mendis to Patel, OUT, bowled! Mendis bowls a wicket-to-wicket line and the ball keeps low as well, Munaf moves towards the leg side and tries to play on the off, he misses and the ball hits leg stump

MM Patel b Mendis 15 (14m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 107.14

India 146/10   PP Ojha 16* (29b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 9-4-21-3
Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 112 runs (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2008
India won by 46 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2008
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 24, 2008
India won by 33 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 20, 2008
India won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)
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Aug 18, 2008

Mahela Jayawardene drives during his half-century, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla, August 18, 2008

Mahela Jayawardene drives during his half-century

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Aug 18, 2008

Mahela Jayawardene and Chamara Kapugedera walk off victorious, 1st ODI, Dambulla, August 18, 2008

Mahela Jayawardene and Chamara Kapugedera walk off victorious

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