India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla, Jan 28, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
28 January 2009 (50-over match)

9.57 The Indian players are walking out. Tillakaratne Dilshan is taking guard, Zaheer is measuring his run-up.

9.45 We are still 15 minutes away from the start. Check out Jamie Alter's preview in the meantime. And also our man at the ground, Sriram Veera, has his thoughts on the hastily-arranged series here.

One of the things to look forward to in this match is that Murali is just two wickets away from equalling Wasim Akram record of 502.

Kunal from Singapore: "India's decision to field first despite winning the toss could play into SL's spinners hands. They would get a 50/70 overs old pitch to bowl on. If India had batted first, most likely Murali & Mendis would have gotten less help from the fresh hard pitch. Anyways, only time will unravel the answers."

9.30 India have won the toss and elected to field. Big news is that Virender Sehwag is out with a glute injury picked up during training. Rohit Sharma comes in to fill that gap. India have gone in with three fast bowlers and the left-arm spin of Pragyan Ojha. Sri Lanka are, expectedly, unchanged from the side that beat Pakistan last week.

India: 1 Sachin Tendulkar, 2 Gautam Gambhir, 3 Rohit Sharma 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt/wk), 7 Yusuf Pathan, 8 Pragyan Ojha, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Munaf Patel

Sri Lanka: 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene (capt), 5 Thilina Kandamby, 6 Chamara Kapugedera, 7 Thilan Thushara, 8 Farveez Maharoof, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Ajantha Mendis

9.25 Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India in Dambulla.

Mahela Jayawardene has spoken about wanting revenge for the series loss to India last year. Sri Lanka weren't at their best during their visits to Zimbabwe and Bangladesh but are coming off a crushing victory over Pakistan. India are also flying high after their 5-0 mauling of England in the previous one-day series.

It's a bright and sunny day in Dambulla, the pitch has some moisture in it, and the seamers could get some movement in the first hour.

0.1

Khan to Dilshan, no run, first ball, pitches on a length on off, Dilshan lets that one through to the keeper

0.2

Khan to Dilshan, no run, a touch wider from Zaheer this time, Dilshan isn't interested in that one either, no hint of movement either in the air or off the pitch yet

0.3

Khan to Dilshan, OUT, massive misunderstanding, that's the end of Dilshan, he inside-edged the ball onto his pads and it bounced away towards Yusuf Pathan at square leg, Dilshan set off for the run Jayasuriya wasn't interested but Dilshan wasn't taking no for an answer, Yusuf has time to take a few steps towards the stumps and then throw them down, catches Dilshan about a yard out

TM Dilshan run out 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kumar Sangakkara is the new man in

0.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, Sangakkara shoulders arms to that, the ball moves in after passing the stumps

0.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, much closer to the stumps, but Sangakkara isn't tempted into playing that one either

0.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, again left alone by Sangakkara, this time the ball swings away but again only after passing the stumps

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (0b)
    • Z Khan 1-1-0-0

Munaf shares the new ball with Zaheer

1.1

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, starts off with a length ball, pitching just outside of, Jayasuriya gets forward and defends

1.2

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, on middle and leg this time, watchfully defended back to the bowler by Jaysuriya

1.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Shot! you don't expect Jaysuriya to keep blocking the bowling, especially when provided width, he crashes it over the covers for the first boundary of the innings

1.4

Patel to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, this was fuller on the pads, Jayasuriya tucks it away behind square for two

1.5

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, a foot outside off, Jayasuriya shoulders arms to that one

1.6

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length on off, Jayasuriya taps it back to towards the bowler

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 6/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 6 (6b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • MM Patel 1-0-6-0
    • Z Khan 1-1-0-0
2.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, Sangakkara lets go his fourth straight delivery

2.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara comes down the track, but doesn't offer a stroke again to Zaheer's short of length delivery

2.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, gets bat on ball this time, good length from Zaheer and just around off, Sangakkara guide it to backward point

2.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, Zaheer gets the ball to come in towards Sangakkara, who reverts to shouldering arms to deliveries outside off

2.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, Zaheer continues his tight over with a ball that comes in a touch after pitching just outside off, Sangakkara defends

2.6

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, and that's a maiden, Sangakkara tries to force the ball pats mid-off but can't beat the fielder

End of over 3 (maiden) Sri Lanka 6/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (9b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 6 (6b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 2-2-0-0
    • MM Patel 1-0-6-0
3.1

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya is rapped on the pads, big appeal for lbw, that pitched on leg stump, but might have been going too high for the umpire's liking

3.2

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, on the pads, going down leg, wanted to flick it but doesn't connect with it

3.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, fuller outside off, the Jayasuriya shuffles across and lashes that through extra cover

3.4

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, defended off the backfoot, opens the face of the bat and guides to point

3.5

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, good length delivery, defended back onto the pitch

3.6

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, outside the off stump, wanted to defend it but was beaten by the away movement

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 10/1 (RR: 2.50)

    • ST Jayasuriya 10 (12b 2x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (9b)
    • MM Patel 2-0-10-0
    • Z Khan 2-2-0-0
4.1

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, outside off and moving away, gets behind the line and defends it to the bowler

4.2

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, slightly on the shorter side, Sangakkara gets on the backfoot and pushes it towards mid-off

4.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, well oustide off, Sangakkara is content to let that one through to the keeper

Zaheer hasn't given a run yet

4.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, similar line from Zaheer, Sangakkara doesn't offer a shot to that one either

4.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, closer to the stumps, and a touch shorter, Sangakkara punches it towards extra cover

4.6

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on middle and leg this time, flicked away to the left of mid-on, that's the first runs off Zaheer

End of over 5 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 12/1 (RR: 2.40)

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (15b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 10 (12b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 3-2-2-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-10-0
5.1

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, nice tight line from Munaf, on a length, Jayasuriya gets a big stride in as he defends it

5.2

Patel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, just a bit more width, Jayasuriya walks across and bludgeons that over cover, doesn't worry about getting to the pitch of the ball

5.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, much closer to the stumps this time, Jayasuriya squeezes that towards third man

5.4

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, a similar ball to the one Jayasuriya thwacked over cover earlier in the over, Sangakkara is content to leave it alone

5.5

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, some movement back into the batsman, Sangakkara lets that one go by playing inside the line of that

5.6

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, keeping it close to off, Sangakkara gets on the front foot and taps it towards extra cover

End of over 6 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 17/1 (RR: 2.83)

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (18b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 15 (15b 3x4)
    • MM Patel 3-0-15-0
    • Z Khan 3-2-2-0

Two slips still in place for Zaheer

6.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, tests Jayasuriya with the bouncer, the batsman was looking to get on to the front foot, surprised by the shorter ball, defends it towards point

6.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, on the offstump, shuffles across and pushes it towards midwicket

6.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length ball, pitching well outside off but a hint of movement into the batsman, Jayasuriya flicks it towards midwicket for a single

6.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, Sangakkara was looking for a tip-and-run single, but second slip came in quickly to cut that off

6.5

Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, width provided, Sangakkara cover drives on the up, Raina flings himself to his left to keep the batsman down to a single

6.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, closer to the stumps this time, Jayasuriya gets behind the line and defends it

End of over 7 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 19/1 (RR: 2.71)

    • ST Jayasuriya 16 (19b 3x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 3 (20b)
    • Z Khan 4-2-4-0
    • MM Patel 3-0-15-0

Ishant Sharma replaces Munaf

7.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, starts off with a short of a length ball on off stump, Sangakkara gets nicely behind the line of the ball and blocks it solidly back to the bowler

7.2

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, angling away from Sangakkara, who lets that one sail through to the keeper

7.3

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, good start from Ishant, on target straight away, that one pitched on off, no width for the batsman to work with, and he shoulders arms

7.4

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, similar length, on middle and leg, Sangakkara taps it back to the bowler

7.5

I Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, Lovely shot from Sangakkara, length ball, slight amount of room for Sangakkara, and he cracks that through extra cover for a boundary

7.6

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, fuller delivery, pushed towards cover off the backfoot by Sangakkara

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 23/1 (RR: 2.87)

    • KC Sangakkara 7 (26b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 16 (19b 3x4)
    • I Sharma 1-0-4-0
    • Z Khan 4-2-4-0
8.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, length ball on middle stump, Jayasuriya walks across the stumps and tickles it very fine down the leg side for a boundary

8.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, Zaheer reverts to an outside off stump line, Jayasuriya steps down the track and punches it towards mid-off

Zaheer comes around the wicket

8.3

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length ball, angling across Jayasuriya who lets that go through to the keeper

8.4

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller ball, just outside off, moving away with the angle, Jayasuriya isn't interested in that one either

8.5

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball, similar line from Zaheer, and that's the third straight ball Jayasuriya shouldered arms to

8.6

Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, Zaheer finishes the over with a ball on middle and leg, Jayasuriya looks to repeat that glance to fine leg but doesn't connect

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 27/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 20 (25b 4x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 7 (26b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 5-2-8-0
    • I Sharma 1-0-4-0
9.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, Sangakkara stays on the backfoot and cuts it towards third man for a single

Sangakkara tripped as he was turning for a possible second

9.2

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, front-foot no-ball, short ball on leg stump, Jayasuriya wanted to push it towards off but got a bottom edge on to his body

Free hit coming up

9.2

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, FOUR, overpitched on off, Jaysuriya gives himself room to thwack that over the offside, gets a thick top edge and the ball flies over slip for a boundary

9.3

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length, no space to free his arms, Jayasuriya jabs it towards cover point

9.4

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, tests Jayasuriya with the short ball again, on middle and leg, Jayasuriya jumps as he defends the ball down the pitch

9.5

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, slightly fuller than the last one, and on off stump, Jayasuriya is again on the backfoot and he pushes it towards cover

9.6

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball, outside off, Jayasuriya drives it square but can't beat the man at cover point

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 33/1 (RR: 3.30)

    • ST Jayasuriya 24 (31b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 8 (27b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 2-0-10-0
    • Z Khan 5-2-8-0

Former Sri Lanka offspinner Kumar Dharmasena, who is making his umpiring debut, signals the Powerplay. Munaf back into the attack

10.1

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, width provided for Sangakkara, who slaps that hard but Yuvraj Singh dives to his right at backward point to keep the batsmen down to a single

10.2

Patel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Jayasuriya doesn't worry about footwork as he lashes that uppishly between extra cover and mid-off, cries of "Catch it", but it bisects the fielders and runs away for four

10.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya's eye lit up as he spotted a wide ball from Munaf, he tries to slam that through the offside but gets a bottom edge which bounces back to the bowler

10.4

Patel to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Trademark Jayasuriya shot, pulled from outside off over wide mid-on for a boundary

10.5

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, tight line from Munaf this time, defended off the backfoot by Jayasuriya

10.6

Patel to Jayasuriya, no run, short ball, just outside off , Jayasuriya tries to repeat the pull for four, this time he doesn't quite get hold of it, and it runs towards the mid-on filder

Neel says "Jayasuriya scores more than 90% in the area between third man and covers. 2 fielders should be placed there on the fence and there is definite chance that Jayasuriya will give some offering to those fielders"

End of over 11 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 42/1 (RR: 3.81)

    • ST Jayasuriya 32 (36b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 9 (28b 1x4)
    • MM Patel 4-0-24-0
    • I Sharma 2-0-10-0
11.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, overpitched outside off, Sangakkara reaches out to drive that through the covers, can't beat the fielder

11.2

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, Ishant pegs away at a back of a length, this time on middle and leg, Sangakkara is content turning it towards midwicket

11.3

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, in the channel outside off, Sangakkara punches it off the backfoot to cover

11.4

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, short ball on off, Sangakkara drops it at his feet with soft hands, fine over from Ishant so far

11.5

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, a repeat of the previous delivery, five dots balls so far in this over

11.6

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, same length, this time on middle, Sangakkara is pinned on the backfoot as he works it towards midwicket

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 42/1 (RR: 3.50)

    • KC Sangakkara 9 (34b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 32 (36b 7x4)
    • I Sharma 3-1-10-0
    • MM Patel 4-0-24-0
12.1

Patel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Jayasuriya shuffles across and looks to flick it towards flick leg, inside edges on to his pads

12.2

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara tips it towards Yuvraj Singh at backward point, the batsmen steal a quick single

12.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, attempts a slower one again, misdirected down the leg side

12.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, action replay of the previous ball, poor bowling from Munaf, particularly because fine leg is up in the circle, any bat on that and it will be an easy four

12.3

Patel to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, length ball outside off, Jayasuriya looks to launch it over wide mid-on, mistimed by Jayasuriya so it doesn't go all the way to the boundary

12.4

Patel to Jayasuriya, 1 run, again Jayasuriya looks to thrash it through the leg side, a bit of an inside edge as it runs towards mid-on

Jayasuriya is on 12,999 runs

12.5

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, swinging away from Sangakkara after pitching on middle, batsman gets behind the line and defends

12.6

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, space provided for Sangakkara to free his arms, he drives it towards cover to get a single and retain the strike

End of over 13 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 50/1 (RR: 3.84)

    • KC Sangakkara 11 (37b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 36 (39b 7x4)
    • MM Patel 5-0-32-0
    • I Sharma 3-1-10-0

Kamal from Sri Lanka: "Agree with Neel, but when you have two fielders on offside boundary, Jayasuriya plays the flick well. So don't experiment much against our master blaster"

13.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, on middle and off, defends back to the bowler

13.2

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, driven off the backfoot to point

13.3

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length ball from Ishant, no width at all for Sangakkara, who has been struggling to get a move on

13.4

I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar ball from Ishant, Sangakkara taps it with soft hands towards mid-off, batsmen pinch a quick single

13.5

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, that'll be 13000 runs for Jayasuriya, he guides a wide ball outside off towards third man

Second man to reach that milestone.Click here for the list of highest run scorers in ODIs.

13.6

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the front foot towards cover, a bit of confusion over whether to take a single or not, batsmen finally decide against it

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 52/1 (RR: 3.71)

    • KC Sangakkara 12 (42b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 37 (40b 7x4)
    • I Sharma 4-1-12-0
    • MM Patel 5-0-32-0

Zaheer back into the attack for the final over of the Powerplay 2

14.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, bowling from around the wicket, back of a length, Jayasuriya tips it towards mid-off and the batsmen scurry through for a single

14.2

Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, wide outside off, Sangakkara square drives it past a diving Yuvraj, but Yusuf Pathan is there to field it in the deep

It's a pretty slow outfield in Dambulla

14.3

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, similar ball, Sangakkara glides it towards backward point, where Yuvraj Singh does the fielding

bowling from over the wicket now

14.4

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, punches back towards the bowler by Sangakkara, Zaheer gets down well to cut it off

14.5

Khan to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards Suresh Raina at cover

14.6

Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara advances down the track, Zaheer sends down a short ball, Sangakkara isn't fazed by that, cracks it powerfully past mid-on for four

And that will be drinks.

Mehboob from Kuwait: "Both left handers playing, I think Dhoni should bring in the offspinner, Yusuf"

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 59/1 (RR: 3.93)

    • KC Sangakkara 18 (47b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 38 (41b 7x4)
    • Z Khan 6-2-15-0
    • I Sharma 4-1-12-0

Spin is introduced into the attack. But it's not Yusuf, but left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha. He'll have to step up this series in the absence of Harbhajan

15.1

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, starts bowling around the wicket, defended back to the bowler by Jayasuriya

15.2

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya gets behind the line of the ball and defends

15.3

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, wide outside off, Jayasuriya lets that one go

15.4

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, closer to the stumps this time, poked towards the covers by Jayasuriya

15.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, nicely tossed up Ojha, on a length outside off, Sangakkara steps out and drives towards long-off

15.6

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, turned away towards midwicket, Jayasuriya runs the first one hard, and pushes Sangakkara into taking the second

Not much turn on offer for Ojha

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 63/1 (RR: 3.93)

    • ST Jayasuriya 41 (46b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 19 (48b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-4-0
    • Z Khan 6-2-15-0

Spin from both ends as Yusuf Pathan is brought into the attack. He's bowling from around the wicket, keeps his shades on

16.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, flights the first ball, driven by Sangakkara through covers for two

16.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, a touch short, not enough room for Jayasuriya to get power behind the cut, it is stopped by Yuvraj at backward point

16.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tipped towards Raina at covers, Jayasuriya calls for a tight single, he would have been gone if Raina had hit directly

16.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler

16.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned towards square leg for an easy single

16.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, speared in towards offstump, Jayasuriya gets on the front foot and punches it towards cover

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 66/1 (RR: 3.88)

    • ST Jayasuriya 42 (49b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 21 (51b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-3-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-4-0
17.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, pitching just outside off, on a length, defended by Sangakkara

17.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, dances down the track and crashes it towards long-off, Gautam Gambhir cuts it off at the boundary

17.3

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, single towards cover point

17.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, defend off the front foot towards cover, no run this time

17.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, shorter ball from Ojha, not much flight this over, Sangakkara rocks back and pushes it to mid-on

17.6

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, not much space for the cut, Jayasuriya still cuts but straight to the fielder at backward point

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 69/1 (RR: 3.83)

    • ST Jayasuriya 43 (51b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 23 (55b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-7-0
    • YK Pathan 1-0-3-0
18.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, A tip and run single to cover, both batsmen set off for the single immediately after Sangakkara played the shot

18.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side, paddled away very fine by Jayasuriya for a couple

18.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, wide outside off, a ferocious cut by Jayasuriya, placement isn't too great and that fetches him only a single

18.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the backfoot to the bowler

18.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, the length keeps Sangakkara on the backfoot, this time Sangakkara turns it between mid-on and midwicket

18.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, just outside off, pushed to cover by Jayasuriya

End of over 19 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 74/1 (RR: 3.89)

    • ST Jayasuriya 46 (54b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 25 (58b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-8-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-7-0
19.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, Ojha has bowled a good length so far, Sangakkara taps it to the bowler's right for a single

19.2

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, on leg stump, defended by Jayasuriya

19.3

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, punched towards cover point, misfield by Rhit Sharma allows the batsmen to take a single

19.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, onto the backfoot and drive n to long-off for a single

19.5

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, the singles keep coming, this time Jayasuriya pushes to cover

19.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, on legstump, Sangakkara blocks it back to the bowler

End of over 20 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 78/1 (RR: 3.90)

    • KC Sangakkara 27 (61b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 48 (57b 7x4)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-11-0
    • YK Pathan 2-0-8-0
20.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya backs away to give himself some width and cuts it behind square for yet another single

20.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, tapped back to the bowler by Sangakkara

20.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, tapped towards cover point, there's some confusion in the calling, the batsmen finally set off for the single, a direct hit from Rohit Sharma at the non-striker's end, third umpire is called into action, Sangakkara though has made his ground

20.4

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball, bit of extra bounce for Yusuf, Jayasuriya defends off the backfoot

20.5

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, similar ball, similar response from Jayasuriya, blocked back to the bowler

20.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, big appeal for lbw after Jayasuriya is rapped on the pads, but the umpire gives it not out as it was sliding down the leg side

End of over 21 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 80/1 (RR: 3.80)

    • ST Jayasuriya 49 (61b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 28 (63b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 3-0-10-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-11-0
21.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara continues to use his feet well to the spinners, walking down the track to drive to long-on

21.2

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya is kept on the back foot, he defends back to the bowler to remain on 49

21.3

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off, Jayasuriya shuffles across to get behind the line and defend

21.4

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, closer to the stumps, more defence from Jayasuriya

21.5

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forces it through the covers to reach his 68th ODI half-century

21.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, Ojha ends a tight, accurate over with a length ball on offstump, Sangakkara prods ti towards point

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 82/1 (RR: 3.72)

    • KC Sangakkara 29 (65b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 50 (65b 7x4)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-13-0
    • YK Pathan 3-0-10-0
22.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, paddle swept from outside off by Jayasuriya for a single

Suman from India: "Although the spinners are doing a decent job here, Indians should look to pick up wickets."

22.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, glanced towards fine leg for another single

22.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, backs away from the stumps to give himself space to cut, gets himself a single

22.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara stands tall as he drives down to long-off for another easy single

22.5

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya shimmies down the track but inside edges it back to the bowler

22.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, driven limply to the bowler's right, Yusuf gets across and cuts it off

The batsmen have hardly been threatened here by the spinners

End of over 23 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 86/1 (RR: 3.73)

    • ST Jayasuriya 52 (69b 7x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 31 (67b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 4-0-14-0
    • PP Ojha 4-0-13-0
23.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on off, turned to short midwicket by Sangakkara

23.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the track and driven in the air by Sangakkara for a single to long-on

23.3

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, driven hard and can't beat short cover

23.4

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a bit of width, this time he beats the infield but it cut off on the boundary

23.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, inside edged on to the pads, thinks of a single but the batsmen decide against it

23.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven towards cover for another single

Nine overs since the last boundary

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 89/1 (RR: 3.70)

    • KC Sangakkara 33 (71b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 53 (71b 7x4)
    • PP Ojha 5-0-16-0
    • YK Pathan 4-0-14-0
24.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, angling into the batsman, driven firmly but straight to extra cover

24.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, adjusts late to play it behind point, straight to the fielder again

24.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the pads, driven to midwicket for a single

24.4

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya continues his back-away-and-cut routine, which gets him another single

24.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, defended this time to the off side

24.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, patted back to the bowler, that ends another tight over from Yusuf

End of over 25 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 91/1 (RR: 3.64)

    • KC Sangakkara 34 (76b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 54 (72b 7x4)
    • YK Pathan 5-0-16-0
    • PP Ojha 5-0-16-0
25.1

Ojha to Jayasuriya, SIX, Well, something had to give, Jayasuriya dances down the track and launches that to the sightscreen for six

25.2

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tries to repeat the stroke, but gets a thick inside edge towards square leg for a single

25.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, blocked back to the bowler

25.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned to square leg for a single

25.5

Ojha to Jayasuriya, no run, looking for his favourite cut, but is beaten

25.6

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya pushes it towards long-off, calls for two immediately, but the batsmen finally settle for a single

And that brings up Sri Lanka's 100. A perfect launchpad has been set for Sri Lanka

End of over 26 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 100/1 (RR: 3.84)

    • ST Jayasuriya 62 (76b 7x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 35 (78b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 6-0-25-0
    • YK Pathan 5-0-16-0
26.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, punched towards deep covers, Jayasuriya gets the two he wants this time

Robin: "It is quite remarkable fact that Jayasuriya is still the same force to reckon with at 40 as he was in his early days. I can't remember any other cricketer so effective despite his age. Although an Indian, I have really admired this Sri Lankan legend tear apart bowling even ours!"

26.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, swept from middle stump, some footwork from Munaf at backward square leg keeps the batsmen to two

26.3

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on middle and leg, turned behind square for a single

26.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, gets in the front foot and drives back to the bowler

26.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fires it on middle, Sangakkara comes down the pitch to whip it towards deep midwicket

26.6

Pathan to Jayasuriya, FOUR, that one is shorter from Yusuf, Jayasuriya stays in the backfoot and the short-arm pull sends the ball on it's way to the midwicket boundary

The Sri Lankan batsmen are looking to be more aggressive now

End of over 27 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 110/1 (RR: 4.07)

    • ST Jayasuriya 71 (80b 8x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 36 (80b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 6-0-26-0
    • PP Ojha 6-0-25-0
27.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, width provided, Sangakkara waits on the backfoot and pierces it the infield with a cut, sweeper on the boundary cuts it off

27.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nice placement from Sangakkara again, whipped off this pads after getting to the pitch of the ball, Ishant had some work to do at the midwicket boundary

27.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, very wide outside off, Sangakkara guides it delicately towards third man, another couple and the batsmen are panting for breath

27.4

Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a cheeky paddle from middle stump by Sangakkara, another two runs added to the SL total

27.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on off, defended back down the pitch by Sangakkara

27.6

Ojha to Sangakkara, OUT, Sangakkara's gone! he was coming down the track, Ojha fired it in short, Sangakkarra didn't reach the pitch of the ball, tried to loft over mid-on anyway, didn't get the elevation he wanted and Suresh Raina takes a simple catch

KC Sangakkara c Raina b Ojha 44 (113m 86b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

End of over 28 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 118/2 (RR: 4.21)

    • ST Jayasuriya 71 (80b 8x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 7-0-33-1
    • YK Pathan 6-0-26-0
28.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya looks to slog a full ball over midwicket, doesn't connect

28.2

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, swept by Jayasuriya for a single

Kandamby on strike now

28.3

Pathan to Kandamby, 1 run, worked to the leg side for a single

28.4

Pathan to Jayasuriya, no run

28.5

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, swept for a single behind square

28.6

Pathan to Kandamby, 3 runs, driven fiercely though covers by Kandamby, it's a slow outfield, and the ball doesn't go all the way, batsmen take three

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 124/2 (RR: 4.27)

    • SHT Kandamby 4 (2b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 73 (84b 8x4 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 7-0-32-0
    • PP Ojha 7-0-33-1
29.1

Ojha to Kandamby, no run, Kandamby defends it to the leg side

29.2

Ojha to Kandamby, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Kandamby turns it to short midwicket

29.3

Ojha to Kandamby, no run, flighted again, on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

29.4

Ojha to Kandamby, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps to work an outside off ball to midwicket

29.5

Ojha to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on leg stump, Jayasuriya prods it towards square leg

29.6

Ojha to Kandamby, no run, maintain the line on the pads, Kandamby advances a few paces down the track, gets an inside edge on to his pads and it balloons in the air but lands safely

End of over 30 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 126/2 (RR: 4.20)

    • SHT Kandamby 5 (7b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 74 (85b 8x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 8-0-35-1
    • YK Pathan 7-0-32-0

Suresh Raina into the attack

30.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya comes down the pitch but defends it back to the bowler

30.2

Raina to Jayasuriya, no run, cautiously played towards cover by Jayasuriya

30.3

Raina to Jayasuriya, no run, and again Jayasuriya plays it straight to the fielder at cover

30.4

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a powerful cut this time as he is given some width to free his arms

30.5

Raina to Kandamby, no run, reaches out to flick, miscued towards the fielder at short cover

30.6

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, Kandamby turns it towards square leg to get himself a single and retain the strike

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 128/2 (RR: 4.12)

    • SHT Kandamby 6 (9b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 75 (89b 8x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1-0-2-0
    • PP Ojha 8-0-35-1

Part-time offspinner Rohit Sharma into the attack, Dhoni is banking on his spinners as the pitch is a bit slow, which is making shot-making difficult

31.1

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, flighted, full on offstump, jabbed towards point

31.2

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, length ball on off, defended watchfully off the front foot

31.3

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, similar line, Kandamby walks across and turns it to short midwicket, calls for a single but then sends Jayasuriya back

31.4

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, played to extra cover, another dot ball, four of those in this over now

31.5

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, and another, this time wide outside off and Kandamby pokes it towards point

31.6

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, pushed to the leg side, fielder at short midwicket does the fielding to complete a maiden for Rohit

End of over 32 (maiden) Sri Lanka 128/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • SHT Kandamby 6 (15b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 75 (89b 8x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 1-1-0-0
    • SK Raina 1-0-2-0
32.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, FOUR, drops it short, that sat up to be hit, Jayasuriya rocks back and launches it wide of mid-on for a boundary

32.2

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tries a similar shot, bottom edged to midwicket

32.3

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, driven to long-off for an easy single

32.4

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, the short-arm pull from Jayasuriya again, doesn't get hold of it, nearly balloons to Yuvraj Singh at midwicket

32.5

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, driven down to long-on this time by Kandamby

32.6

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, cut off the backfoot over cover fielder for a single

End of over 33 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 137/2 (RR: 4.15)

    • ST Jayasuriya 82 (93b 9x4 1x6)
    • SHT Kandamby 8 (17b)
    • SK Raina 2-0-11-0
    • RG Sharma 1-1-0-0

How will Rohit fare against Jayasuriya?

33.1

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, rocks back and smacks that down to long-off, Ishant does the fielding, Jayasuriya slips as he turns for the second

33.2

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya goes for the big pull again, doesn't connect with it

33.3

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, FOUR, swept powerfully to the square leg boundary,Zaheer is unable to cut it off

33.4

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, stays on the backfoot and punches it to long-off for another couple to move into the nineties

33.5

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, swept to fine leg for a single

33.6

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run, tossed up, length ball outside off, Kandamby prods it towards point

End of over 34 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 146/2 (RR: 4.29)

    • SHT Kandamby 8 (18b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 91 (98b 10x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 2-1-9-0
    • SK Raina 2-0-11-0
34.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, backs away and cuts it behind point as he has done all day today

34.2

Raina to Kandamby, no run, full ball on off, punched to short cover

34.3

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, guided towards deep point this time for a single

34.4

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya picks up an easy single by pushing it through the covers

34.5

Raina to Kandamby, no run, shorter ball, Kandamby punches it to midwicket

34.6

Raina to Kandamby, no run, another dot ball as Kandamby doesn't gets his placement right, the drive goes to the fielder at short cover

End of over 35 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 149/2 (RR: 4.25)

    • SHT Kandamby 9 (22b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 93 (100b 10x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 3-0-14-0
    • RG Sharma 2-1-9-0
35.1

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, inside-out drive, in the air through the covers, Ojha makes a diving stop at the boundary

35.2

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, width provided and cut away for a single

35.3

RG Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, Kandamby keeps it simple, shows the full face of the bat as he drives to long-off

35.4

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run, Jayasuriya tries to pull, doesn't get hold of it

35.5

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes the ball down to long-on for a single

35.6

RG Sharma to Kandamby, no run

End of over 36 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 154/2 (RR: 4.27)

    • SHT Kandamby 10 (24b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 97 (104b 10x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 3-1-14-0
    • SK Raina 3-0-14-0
36.1

Raina to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Another single for Jayasuriya as he cuts it towards the boundary, he wanted the second but was sent back by Kandamby, Jayasuriya struggling with cramps here

36.2

Raina to Kandamby, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the leg side, no run

36.3

Raina to Kandamby, no run, punched back to the bowler by Kandamby

36.4

Raina to Kandamby, 1 run, cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

36.5

Raina to Jayasuriya, no run, shortish ball, outside off, not much turn, Jayasuriya is beaten as he plays down the wrong line

36.6

Raina to Jayasuriya, no run, dot ball to end the over, Jaysuriya taps it back to the bowler

End of over 37 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 156/2 (RR: 4.21)

    • ST Jayasuriya 98 (107b 10x4 1x6)
    • SHT Kandamby 11 (27b)
    • SK Raina 4-0-16-0
    • RG Sharma 3-1-14-0
37.1

RG Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, backs away to give himself room to cut, gets himself a single

37.2

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, gets to his century with a trademark cut past a diving point fielder, it's been a superbly-paced innings from Jayasuriya, not the typical explosive knock as the pitch didn't allow him to play his natural game

With this he becomes the oldest man to score an ODI century

37.3

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Another cut behind point for a two

37.4

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the pads, Jayasuriya sweeps fine for a single

37.5

RG Sharma to Kandamby, 1 run, Kandamby comes down the track and whips it past midwicket, there was two runs in that but Jayasuriya was exhausted, he just about manages to walk the single

37.6

RG Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full on middle stump, swept for a single

Jayasuriya is down with cramps, and he's getting some medical assistance.

This is the first century by a Sri Lankan batsman at home since Upul Tharanga's nearly three and a half years ago.

End of over 38 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 164/2 (RR: 4.31)

    • ST Jayasuriya 104 (111b 10x4 1x6)
    • SHT Kandamby 13 (29b)
    • RG Sharma 4-1-22-0
    • SK Raina 4-0-16-0

And the batting Powerplay has been taken. Ishant Sharma has been brought back into the attack after 23 overs of spin

38.1

I Sharma to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slower, short ball on leg stump, Jayasuriya only manages to get that down to fine leg for a single, Ishant lucky to escape with giving away only one run on that

38.2

I Sharma to Kandamby, no run, Ishant returns to the short-of-a-length on off stump attack which served him well in his first spell, Kandamby defends it back to the bowler

38.3

I Sharma to Kandamby, FOUR, this time strays onto his pads, Kandamby gets his foot down the pitch and whips that wide of mid-on for a boundary

That's the 50 partnership

38.4

I Sharma to Kandamby, OUT, And that's the end of the partnership, Kandamby looks to launch the ball over the mid-off fielder, gets it high on his bat, and it results in a simple catch to Zaheer Khan

SHT Kandamby c Khan b I Sharma 17 (41m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.12

The big-hitting Farveez Maharoof comes in to make the most of the Powerplay, ahead of his captain Mahela Jayawardene

38.5

I Sharma to Maharoof, no run, tests him with a bouncer outside off first ball, Maharoof lets it go

38.6

I Sharma to Maharoof, no run, a bit of away movement after pitching on a back-of-a-length, Maharoof was drawn towards it but gets his bat back in time to let it through to the keeper

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 169/3 (RR: 4.33)

    • MF Maharoof 0 (2b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 105 (112b 10x4 1x6)
    • I Sharma 5-1-17-1
    • RG Sharma 4-1-22-0

Zaheer comes around the wicket

39.1

Khan to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya looks to whack the first one over mid-off, doesn't get the timing right, clears Munaf at mid-off, who chases it to keep the batsmen to two

Switches to over the wicket

39.2

Khan to Jayasuriya, OUT, That's a big wicket, full toss, slower ball outside the off stump, Jayasuriya doesn't get the required elevation and holes out to Munaf at mid-off

ST Jayasuriya c Patel b Khan 107 (166m 114b 10x4 1x6) SR: 93.85

Zaheer comes around the wicket now

39.3

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene flicks a leg-stump ball to midwicket to get off the mark

Two new batsmen at the crease, not ideal for Sri Lanka to capitalise on the Powerplay

39.4

Khan to Maharoof, no run, full ball, Maharoof drives firmly, but straight to the fielder at mid-off

39.5

Khan to Maharoof, 1 run, pushes it to cover, that gets him off the mark as well

39.6

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, straying on the batsman's pads, and Jayawardene picks up an easy single by helping it towards short fine leg

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 174/4 (RR: 4.35)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 2 (2b)
    • MF Maharoof 1 (4b)
    • Z Khan 7-2-20-1
    • I Sharma 5-1-17-1
40.1

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, wide outside off, Jayawardene cuts it to backward point

40.2

I Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, Jayawardene drops it at his feet and sets off for a single

40.3

I Sharma to Maharoof, no run, cleverly disguised slower ball from Ishant, Maharoof was backing away to give himself room, Ishant follows him, their no space for Maharoof to free his arms, he only manages to push it back to the bowler

40.4

I Sharma to Maharoof, 2 runs, thsi time Maharoof's backing away works, it was a middle stump ball and Maharoof cuts it to the sweeper for two

40.5

I Sharma to Maharoof, FOUR, again gets his front foot out of the way, Ishant fires in a full ball on off, Maharoof creams that square for a boundary

40.6

I Sharma to Maharoof, no run, slower ball outside off, Maharoof had backed away too far and that one goes through to the keeper

End of over 41 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 181/4 (RR: 4.41)

    • MF Maharoof 7 (8b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 3 (4b)
    • I Sharma 6-1-24-1
    • Z Khan 7-2-20-1

Zaheer over the wicket

41.1

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, very full, just outside off, Jayawardene tries to squeezes it to third man but doesn't connect

41.2

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, short of a length on off stump, Jayawardene tips it towards cover and gets a single

41.3

Khan to Maharoof, 1 run, another slower ball, this time full and on middle stump, Maharoof does his usual stepping-away-from-the-wicket routine, manages to get it away to mid-off

41.4

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, similar ball, almost a yorker on middle, Jayawardene can only dig it out back to the bowler

41.5

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off this time, Maharoof tries to thrash it through the off side, can't beat the man at mid-off

41.6

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and outside off, Jayawardene lashes that to the sweeper on the boundary

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 184/4 (RR: 4.38)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (9b)
    • MF Maharoof 8 (9b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 8-2-23-1
    • I Sharma 6-1-24-1

Last over of the powerplay

42.1

I Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene inside-edges on to his pads, ball trickles to down the track to the right of the pitch, batsmen pinch a quick single

42.2

I Sharma to Maharoof, FOUR, length ball on off, Maharoof make contact this time, whacks it over extra cover, one bounce and into the fence

42.3

I Sharma to Maharoof, 1 run, slower, shorter ball that followed Maharoof, his pull ends up trickling away towards fine leg

42.4

I Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and wide outside off, nudged toward third man

42.5

I Sharma to Maharoof, 1 run, slower ball, wide outside off, Maharoof, predictably had backed away, and adjusted at the last moment to cut that towards point

42.6

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, very slow ball outside off, Jayawardene can't get his bat on that, bounces once more before going to Dhoni who struggles to collect it

Only 28 runs in that Powerplay

End of over 43 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 192/4 (RR: 4.46)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (12b)
    • MF Maharoof 14 (12b 2x4)
    • I Sharma 7-1-32-1
    • Z Khan 8-2-23-1

Ojha into the attack

43.1

Ojha to Maharoof, 1 run, Full ball on offstump, driven down to long-off

43.2

Ojha to Jayawardene, no run, nicely tossed up, full on middle, Jayawardene plays it inside out to mid-off

43.3

Ojha to Jayawardene, 1 run

43.4

Ojha to Maharoof, no run, length ball, just outside off , Maharoof tips it towards cover, thinks of a single but decides against it

43.5

Ojha to Maharoof, 1 run, similar ball, similar shot, played with softer hands this time and the batsmen pinch a single

43.6

Ojha to Jayawardene, 1 run, guided to short third man for a single

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 196/4 (RR: 4.45)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 9 (15b)
    • MF Maharoof 16 (15b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 9-0-39-1
    • I Sharma 7-1-32-1

Zaheer Khan from the Pavilion end now

44.1

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, overpitched on leg stump, Jayawardene comes down the pitch and drives to long-off

44.2

Khan to Maharoof, 1 run, slow yorker on offstump, Maharoof digs it out to mid-off

44.3

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Saw Jayawardene backing away and wanted to bowl outside off, but that was too wide for the umpire's liking

44.3

Khan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball just outside off, Jayawardene gives the charge and swings at it, he's beaten and the ball goes through to the keeper

Long-on fielder comes into the circle

44.4

Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length, on off stump, Jayawardene guides that to third man for a single that brings up Sri Lanka's 200

44.5

Khan to Maharoof, 2 runs, full toss outside off, Maharoof thrashes that down the ground off the front foot, Ishant had some ground to cover at long-off before cutting it off

44.6

Khan to Maharoof, 1 run, length ball on off, punched to extra cover, Maharoof pushes Jayawardene for the single which helps him retain strike

End of over 45 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 203/4 (RR: 4.51)

    • MF Maharoof 20 (18b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 11 (18b)
    • Z Khan 9-2-30-1
    • PP Ojha 9-0-39-1

Ishant brought back into the attack

45.1

I Sharma to Maharoof, 1 run, starts with a slower delivery on off, tapped towards cover for a single

45.2

I Sharma to Jayawardene, OUT, that's the end of Jayawardene, length ball well outside off, and the Sri Lankan captain attempts an ugly across-the-line hoick, gets a top edge which balloons to Rohit Sharma at mid-on

DPMD Jayawardene c RG Sharma b I Sharma 11 (27m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

Kapugedera is the new batsmen, but it's Maharoof on strike

45.3

I Sharma to Maharoof, 2 runs, slammed towards deep backward point, superb running from the batsmen, they manage to take two

45.4

I Sharma to Maharoof, 1 run, driven down to long-off, an easy single for Maharoof

The boundaries have dried up for Sri Lanka

45.5

I Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, angling into the batsman's pads, Kapugedera gets off the mark with a dab towards mid-on

45.6

I Sharma to Maharoof, no run, slower ball to end the over, outside off and Maharoof tries to glides it to third man, doesn't connect

End of over 46 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 208/5 (RR: 4.52)

    • MF Maharoof 24 (22b 2x4)
    • CK Kapugedera 1 (1b)
    • I Sharma 8-1-37-2
    • Z Khan 9-2-30-1

Ojha into his last over

46.1

Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, big flight from Ojha, Kapugedera inside edges towards square leg

46.2

Ojha to Maharoof, 2 runs, overpitched on middle and leg, Maharoof comes down teh track and lashes it to mid-off, batsmen manage to pick up two

46.3

Ojha to Maharoof, 1 run, a touch shorter from Ojha, Maharoof stays on the backfoot and cuts it to backward point

46.4

Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, length ball on off and middle, another easy single results from a nudge towards cover

46.5

Ojha to Maharoof, SIX, Shot! Sri Lanka needs more of these clean strikes from Maharoof, he takes a few steps down the track and launches Ojha over the sightscreen, timing was fantastic on that shot

46.6

Ojha to Maharoof, 2 runs, rounds off the over with a couple to long-on

End of over 47 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 221/5 (RR: 4.70)

    • MF Maharoof 35 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • CK Kapugedera 3 (3b)
    • PP Ojha 10-0-52-1
    • I Sharma 8-1-37-2
47.1

I Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Kapugedera jabs it down to third man for a single

47.2

I Sharma to Maharoof, OUT, slower offcutter, Maharoof was going for the big heave over midwicket after getting his front foot out of the way, gets an inside edge and the ball crashes into his stumps

MF Maharoof b I Sharma 35 (41m 27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 129.62

Good effort from Maharoof though. It hasn't been easy to play shots on this slow surface, his 27-ball 35 was just what Sri Lanka needed

Thushara is the new man

47.3

I Sharma to Thushara, no run, short of length on off stump first up, defends towards cover

47.4

I Sharma to Thushara, 1 run, yet another slower delivery from Ishant, lofted over mid-off by Thushara

47.5

I Sharma to Kapugedera, no run, Ishant keeps bowling the slower one, Kapugedera went for the booming drive but he is also beaten

47.6

I Sharma to Kapugedera, SIX, he's not beaten this time, gets hold of the length ball and smashes it over the midwicket boundary for six

End of over 48 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 229/6 (RR: 4.77)

    • CK Kapugedera 10 (6b 1x6)
    • T Thushara 1 (2b)
    • I Sharma 9-1-45-3
    • PP Ojha 10-0-52-1

Zaheer into the attack

48.1

Khan to Thushara, 1 run, full ball on off, squeezed towards point

48.2

Khan to Kapugedera, 1 run, slow yorker on leg stump, Kapugedera crashes it straight to Ishant at mid-on, a direct hit at the non-striker's end would have caught Kapugedera short

48.3

Khan to Thushara, SIX, slower delivery, pitching on a length and off, Thushara picks it early and launches it into the crowd behind long-on, superb timing

Zaheer around the wicket

48.4

Khan to Thushara, 1 run, fires the bouncer in, Thushra slams it uppishly towards long-on, bounces short of the fielder

Zaheer over the wicket for the right hander

48.5

Khan to Kapugedera, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Kapugedera drives it to long-off

48.6

Khan to Thushara, no run, Thushara whacks it to midwicket, straight to the fielder and no run results

End of over 49 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 239/6 (RR: 4.87)

    • T Thushara 9 (6b 1x6)
    • CK Kapugedera 12 (8b 1x6)
    • Z Khan 10-2-40-1
    • I Sharma 9-1-45-3
49.1

I Sharma to Kapugedera, 2 runs, yorker length delivery on the stumps, Kapugedera digs it out to deep cover

49.2

I Sharma to Kapugedera, 1 run, full toss on offstump, Kapugedera crashes it down the ground, Yusuf Pathan does the fielding at long-off

49.3

I Sharma to Thushara, 2 runs, Wow, how on earth did Thushara survive that, his attempted swipe over midwicket balloons towards mid-on, Yusuf is running in from the boundary, Raina running back from midwicket, Raina calls for the catch, but strangely doesn't go for it at the last moment, the ball lands right in the middle of both fielders

49.4

I Sharma to Thushara, 1 run, slower delivery, Thushara manages to squeeze it out to point

49.5

I Sharma to Kapugedera, OUT, Kapugedera digs out a yorker towards Raina at extra cover, and sets off for a single, Raina pounces on the ball and throws down the stumps, third umpire is called for, after many,many replays he decides that it's out

CK Kapugedera run out 15 (23m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 136.36

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new batsman, Thushara on strike, final ball of the innings coming up

49.6

I Sharma to Thushara, 1 no ball, not quite as Ishant oversteps, that's his second no-ball, and it will be a free-hit to finish the innings

49.6

I Sharma to Thushara, no run, a full toss outside off, Thushara goes for a wild swing, he misses and the ball sails through to the keeper which means Sri Lanka finish on 246

That's a total Sri Lanka will be happy with, the highest made in a day-match in Dambulla. Sanath Jayasuriya continues to defy the notion that the shorter version is for youngsters. His 28th century was the cornerstone of Sri Lanka's innings, and the partnership with Sangakkara gave the platform for the rest of the Sri Lankan batsmen. It was not the typical slam-bang innings from Jayasuriya, it was filled with a lot of singles and twos and he didn't really open out till the end of his knock.

Farveez Maharoof gave the impetus towards the end, after Ishant and Zaheer had bowled beautifully in the third Powerplay.

India's spinners did a decent job in the middle overs, keeping the runs down, but were unable to make the breakthroughs India required.

This is Siddarth Ravindran, Kanishkaa Balachandran will describe the Indian chase.

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End of over 50 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 246/7

    • T Thushara 12 (10b 1x6)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 0 (0b)
    • I Sharma 10-1-52-3
    • Z Khan 10-2-40-1
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