India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Wicket commentary

India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)

1.6

Khan to Sangakkara, OUT, Oh he has cleaned him up. The off stump has been pegged back. Sangakkara looks stunned. It landed around a length, outside off stump and seamed back in. Sangakkara had a lazy waft, without moving towards the line and the bat came down outside the line. He even lost the bottom-hand grip of the bat handle and that took the bat further away from the ball.

KC Sangakkara b Khan 2 (8m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Sri Lanka 4/1   ST Jayasuriya 2* (2b)   Z Khan 1-0-2-1

5.4

Khan to Jayawardene, OUT, Zaheer strikes with his full length and probing line around the off stump. Mahela gets forward, hangs his bat out in an effort to defend but the ball kept angling away, kissed the outside edge and flew towards the first slip. Dhoni had a half-hearted attempt at the catch before collapsing his knees and not getting in the way. The ball went to Yuvraj who juggled a bit but held on. 10 for 2.

DPMD Jayawardene c Yuvraj Singh b Khan 2 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Sri Lanka 10/2   ST Jayasuriya 6* (14b 1x4)   Z Khan 2.4-1-4-2

5.6

Khan to Kapugedera, OUT, Zaheer is on a roll. The angling delivery works again. It landed on a length around off stump and shaped away a touch. Chamara had a poke. Fatal. Thin nick through to Dhoni. The slip fielders jump in joy, Dhoni flings the ball high in the air and Zaheer rushes to him. 10 for 3 and the Sri Lanka are wobbling here.

CK Kapugedera c †Dhoni b Khan 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 10/3   ST Jayasuriya 6* (14b 1x4)   Z Khan 3-1-4-3

6.6

Kumar to Silva, OUT, Praveen joins in the party hosted by Zaheer. It landed back of length around the middle stump line, Silva is sucked forward, bat way in front of the body and the ball curves away with bounce to take the shoulder of the bat and popping to point. 11 for 4 and Sri Lanka are reeling here.

LPC Silva c Kohli b Kumar 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 11/4   ST Jayasuriya 7* (18b 1x4)   P Kumar 4-1-7-1

13.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, OUT, It cut in from outside the off stump, Jayasuriya was caught on the shuffle, trying to defend and was hit in front of the stumps but high around the front-pad flap. It looked like going over. Will confirm after replays. Zaheer has struck the most vital blow of the day. The virtual eye suggests it would have hit the top of the middle stump. Right at the top. So that's that. Jayasuriya is back in the hutch.

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Khan 13 (59m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.13

Sri Lanka 33/5   TM Dilshan 13* (22b 3x4)   Z Khan 6.5-2-11-4

17.2

Pathan to Dilshan, OUT, What a first ODI catch to take! Badrinath is the man. Dilshan pulled the short-of-length delivery in the air in front and right of long leg. Badri charged in and dived to hold on to it. Ala Dean Jones. Dilshan promises to deceive. Sri Lanka are tottering here. Unbelievable.

TM Dilshan c Badrinath b Pathan 16 (50m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 48.48

Sri Lanka 44/6   KMDN Kulasekara 8* (10b 2x4)   IK Pathan 0.2-0-2-1

33.1

Kumar to Thushara, OUT, PK gets the vital breakthrough with a lovely slower ball. It was full and around the off stump, Thushara, who hit the first ball of Praveen Kumar in the previous over for a boundary, again went for the swing across the line but holed out to Kohli at deep midwicket.

T Thushara c Kohli b Kumar 44 (69m 46b 7x4 0x6) SR: 95.65

Sri Lanka 118/7   KMDN Kulasekara 25* (59b 2x4)   P Kumar 7.1-2-22-2

33.4

Kumar to Kulasekara, OUT, PK strikes again. Another slower ball. Kulasekara is early into the on drive, couldn't keep it down and Badrinath fell forward from his short midwicket position to take the catch

KMDN Kulasekara c Badrinath b Kumar 25 (94m 62b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.32

Sri Lanka 118/8   BAW Mendis 0* (0b)   P Kumar 7.4-2-22-3

34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Mendis, OUT, Flighted doosra on the middle, Mendis, India's nemisis, didn't pick it up, tried to work it across the line and gets a leading edge back to Harbhajan.

BAW Mendis c & b Harbhajan Singh 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 122/9   CRD Fernando 4* (2b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5.1-0-26-1

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Fernando, OUT, Sri Lanka fold up for 142. Fernando skipped down the track and holed out to deep midwicket.

CRD Fernando c Kohli b Harbhajan Singh 12 (21m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 142/10   M Muralitharan 11* (16b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 5.4-0-26-2
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Aug 20, 2008

S Badrinath and Zaheer Khan see India through, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Dambulla, August 20, 2008

S Badrinath and Zaheer Khan see India through

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Aug 20, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni castled by Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Dambulla, August 20, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni castled by Dilhara Fernando

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