India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008 / Wicket commentary

India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 33 runs

8.5

Vaas to Kohli, OUT, Sri Lanka have scored a run out! Kohli pushed the ball towards mid-on and set off for a risky single, Silva at midwicket anticipated the run and sprinted towards the ball, his pick up was clean and his throw hit the stumps direct at the bowler's end with Kohli a foot short

V Kohli run out 25 (40m 38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 65.78

India 39/1   G Gambhir 7* (15b)   WPUJC Vaas 4.5-0-20-0

9.4

Kulasekara to Gambhir, OUT, lbw!! Gambhir looked out of sorts today! He tried to play across the line of a delivery that angled across him and missed, the ball hit him in front of the middle stump, there was no doubt it was going to hit the stumps but it had pitched outside leg stump so Gambhir was unlucky there, the umpire - Tyron, I think it was - raised the finger in a flash

G Gambhir lbw b Kulasekara 8 (45m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

India 40/2   Yuvraj Singh 0* (0b)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.4-0-15-1

13.6

Kulasekara to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught at slip! Yuvraj pushes forward at a delivery which angles across him from a good length, he plays the ball with hard hands and the outside edge flies to Jayawardene who takes it easily at first slip, fantastic bowling from Kulasekara, he's been spot on today and troubled every batsman

Yuvraj Singh c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 12 (25m 17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 70.58

India 62/3   SK Raina 9* (9b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7-1-32-2

22.5

Mendis to Badrinath, OUT, caught!! Mendis strikes! Badrinath tries to take Mendis on, he charges and tries to hit over the off side, he gets too far away from the ball and throws his bat at it, he connects with the bottom and hits it flat and straight to Vaas at mid-off

S Badrinath c Vaas b Mendis 6 (42m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

India 91/4   SK Raina 28* (43b 3x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 1.5-0-10-1

34.5

Jayasuriya to Dhoni, OUT, massive mix up and Raina is run out!! Dhoni pushed the ball off the front foot towards cover, he set off for the single immediately and Raina responded too, Dilshan ran in quickly towards the ball and that caused Dhoni and Raina to pause, Raina saw Dhoni coming through for the run, he then began to run towards the batsman's end but was caught short by an accurate throw from Dilshan, Sangakkara broke the stumps and they didn't even need the third umpire, I don't think there was a single in that, poor call

SK Raina run out 53 (109m 80b 4x4 1x6) SR: 66.25

India 145/5   MS Dhoni 27* (36b 3x4)   ST Jayasuriya 2.5-0-12-0

45.5

Thushara to Sharma, OUT, caught! Sharma comes on to the front foot and tries to loft over the leg side, Thushara bowls a slower one and Sharma is early on the shot, he gets a top edge that goes high in the air towards cover where Kapugedera settles under the catch and judges it well

RG Sharma c Kapugedera b Thushara 32 (39m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 212/6   MS Dhoni 62* (70b 6x4)   T Thushara 6.5-1-23-1

48.2

Mendis to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, caught! Harbhajan clears his front foot out of the way and slogs across the line, he didn't get to the pitch of the ball and top-edged it miles it the air, that ball went extremely high but didn't go far at all, Sangakkara ran a few paces to his left and took a well-judged catch

Harbhajan Singh c †Sangakkara b Mendis 2 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 229/7   MS Dhoni 76* (79b 8x4)   BAW Mendis 9.2-0-56-2

48.3

Mendis to Dhoni, OUT, Mendis' day has rapidly got better! He bowls a full and straight ball, Dhoni charges down the track and tries to hit him over the off side, he doesn't get any elevation and hits the ball flat and low towards Jayawardene who tumbles forward while taking the catch at cover

MS Dhoni c Jayawardene b Mendis 76 (99m 80b 8x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

India 229/8   P Kumar 0* (0b)   BAW Mendis 9.3-0-56-3

49.6

Thushara to Khan, OUT, caught! low full toss and Zaheer tries to loft it down the ground, he slices it high in the air and straight to Murali at extra cover

Z Khan c Muralitharan b Thushara 1 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

India 237/9   P Kumar 2* (3b)   T Thushara 9-1-36-2
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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
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Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 20, 2008
India won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)
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Photos

Aug 24, 2008

Zaheer Khan is congratulated after grabbing Thilan Thushara's wicket, 3rd ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 24, 2008

Zaheer Khan is congratulated after grabbing Thilan Thushara's wicket

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Aug 24, 2008

Mahela Jayawardene in attacking mode, 3rd ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 24, 2008

Mahela Jayawardene in attacking mode

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