India tour of Sri Lanka, 2008/09 / Commentary

India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 68 runs

0.1

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, Irfan gets really good bounce and carry first up, Dilshan watches it rise up

0.2

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, not as much bounce this time but a very good line, the ball curves in before reaching Dhoni

0.3

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, gets this one to come back in again and he's cramped for room as he tries to cut

0.4

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, this one shapes away after pitching. a touch too wide in fact as he shoulders arms

0.5

IK Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, clips it away with a flick of the wrists and Jayasuriya pushes the single, Dilshan hesitates initially

Sri Lanka 1/0   TM Dilshan 1* (5b)

1.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, 2 leg byes, strays on the pads and he clips it away with the movement down to fine leg

1.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, gets his bat nicely behind the line and pushes it back to the bowler

1.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, gets this one to skid through and dart back in on the pads, the ball lobs to the off side

1.4

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, gets nice inward movement after pitching, he gets his pad across and shoulders arms

1.5

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, 132 kph, fires it in on a good length outside the off stump and the ball really kicks up before reaching the keeper

1.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 wide, loses his line and strays really wide down the leg side

1.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, and the wide costs the over five runs, Ishant grants him enough width to free his arms, he gets his front pad across and crashes a overpitched ball past the gap between cover and mid-off

Sri Lanka 8/0   TM Dilshan 5* (11b 1x4)

2.6

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, really tucks him with a sharp incutter and Dilshan gets a thick inside edge on to his pads

Sri Lanka 9/0   TM Dilshan 5* (12b 1x4)

4.2

IK Pathan to Dilshan, 3 runs, clips it on the up to deep square leg and Ishant does really well to sprint from fine leg and pull it back before the rope

Sri Lanka 18/0   TM Dilshan 8* (13b 1x4)

5.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, gets a bit of a loopy bounce before reaching the keeper

5.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 wide, strays really wide down the leg side, too wide for Dilshan to chase it

5.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, lovely delivery, squares him up just outside the off stump, Dilshan prods forward and pokes his bat out

5.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, shapes to drive straight but he gets an inside edge to the off side

Sri Lanka 28/0   TM Dilshan 9* (16b 1x4)

6.1

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, a touch slower, fullish outside off, and Dilshan is early into the shot and can't time properly

6.2

IK Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, what a run, this one was swinging in, and was played straight to mid-off, but Gambhir had to come in and an early call from Jayasuriya enables the single

6.5

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, and Dilshan goes for an aerial cut, and misses completely

6.6

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, fuller, on the stumps, and played towards midwicket, won't get any runs for it

Sri Lanka 34/0   TM Dilshan 10* (20b 1x4)

7.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, he's bowling well to the right-hand batsman, just outside off, holding its line, and Dilshan lets it go

Sri Lanka 47/0   TM Dilshan 10* (21b 1x4)

8.3

IK Pathan to Dilshan, FOUR, terrible ball and well dealt with by Dilshan, he bowls it really wide of the off stump and takes a lot of pace off the ball, that allows Dilshan to front foot slap past the covers

8.4

IK Pathan to Dilshan, FOUR, holds the length back but he gives the batsman too much width, he bends his knee slightly and plays a forceful square drive past point

8.5

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, angles it across the right hander and he safely shoulders arms

8.6

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, that's a terrific comeback after those two boundaries, he gets one to jag away from Dilshan and nearly gets him to edge it to Dhoni

Sri Lanka 56/0   TM Dilshan 18* (25b 3x4)

9.6

Balaji to Dilshan, 1 wide, loses his line and strays wide down the leg side

9.6

Balaji to Dilshan, FOUR, that's a poor delivery, too wide of the off stump, he reaches out and takes the risk of playing an aerial shot with a packed off side field waiting to snap him up, he just manages to find the gap

Sri Lanka 66/0   TM Dilshan 22* (26b 4x4)

10.5

IK Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, gets it come back in late and Dilshan softly taps it down to cover

Sri Lanka 72/1   TM Dilshan 23* (27b 4x4)

11.1

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, keeps it on the stumps, he stays at the crease and softly taps it to cover

11.2

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, pitches it up on the off stump and he nearly chips it on the up to extra cover

11.3

Balaji to Dilshan, 2 runs, strays on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side

11.4

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, poor shot, he makes just a bit of room to play a flashy square cut but Balaji beats him with extra pace and bounce

11.5

Balaji to Dilshan, 1 run, good length on the off stump, he reaches out and cuts to third man

Sri Lanka 75/1   TM Dilshan 26* (32b 4x4)

12.1

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, drifts really wide of the offstump, lucky not to be called though, Dilshan didn't offer a shot

12.2

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, chance for him to whip it away off his pads but he fails to get any wood on it

12.3

IK Pathan to Dilshan, FOUR, full on the off stump and Dilshan pushes it aaway very firmly past the bowler, even the fielder at mid-off wasn't quick enough to get to his right and cut it off

12.4

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, outside off and Dilshan swings and misses

12.5

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

12.6

IK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, gets behind the line to a full delivery and defends

Sri Lanka 79/1   TM Dilshan 30* (38b 5x4)

13.2

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, flashes hard outside off and the ball bounces in front of Jadeja at backward point

13.3

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, bowls the slower legcutter and Dilshan taps it to the off side

13.4

Balaji to Dilshan, 1 run, another slower legcutter, he taps it in front of cover and sets off

Sri Lanka 81/1   TM Dilshan 31* (41b 5x4)

14.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, 2 runs, pitches on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

14.2

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, tries to flick it away fine but the ball clips his glove and rolls to the on side

14.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, gets this one to kick up off a good length, he hops and mistimes the cut to cover

14.4

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, kicks up again off a good length, he hops and punches it to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 88/1   TM Dilshan 34* (45b 5x4)

15.1

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, lands it on the offstump, he cuts to the off side

15.3

Sehwag to Dilshan, no run, backs away from the stumps to glide it down to short third man

15.4

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it in front of cover

Sri Lanka 92/1   TM Dilshan 36* (48b 5x4)

16.3

Jadeja to Dilshan, no run, slower through the air, he cuts to the off side

16.4

Jadeja to Dilshan, no run, slower through the air, he defends to the off side

16.5

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, this one turns and bounces, he cuts to the off side

Sri Lanka 101/1   TM Dilshan 37* (51b 5x4)

17.6

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, shuffles, waits for the turn and clips it down to midwicket

Sri Lanka 110/1   TM Dilshan 38* (52b 5x4)

18.1

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, taps it to cover point

18.4

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, he stays on the backfoot and cuts to the sweeper on the off side

Sri Lanka 113/1   TM Dilshan 40* (54b 5x4)

19.1

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and pushes it to mid-off

19.4

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, eases it away to sweeper cover

19.6

Sehwag to Dilshan, 1 run, waits for the turn and clips it to fine leg

Sri Lanka 124/1   TM Dilshan 43* (57b 5x4)

20.1

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, gets well forward and pushes it wide of cover

20.4

Jadeja to Dilshan, 2 runs, makes room and cuts square, the batsmen nearly collide while taking the second run

20.5

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, full on the off stump and he drives to mid-off

Sri Lanka 129/1   TM Dilshan 47* (60b 5x4)

21.1

YK Pathan to Dilshan, 2 runs, makes a bit of room, waits for the turn and cuts to sweeper cover, he pushes hard for the second run

21.2

YK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it with the turn to mid-on

21.3

YK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, steers it towards backward point

21.4

YK Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, stays back at the crease, waits for it to come on to him before punching it down to cover

21.6

YK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, shuffles and clips it away down to fine leg

Sri Lanka 133/1   TM Dilshan 50* (65b 5x4)

22.4

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes it with the turn to the off side

Sri Lanka 138/1   TM Dilshan 51* (66b 5x4)

23.6

YK Pathan to Dilshan, FOUR, poor ball, it's too short and wide outside off, he makes room and cuts wide of short third man

Sri Lanka 148/1   TM Dilshan 55* (67b 6x4)

24.5

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, nudged to the on side

Sri Lanka 152/1   TM Dilshan 56* (68b 6x4)

25.2

YK Pathan to Dilshan, FOUR, he overpitches outside the off stump, Dilshan gets behind the line and bangs it wide of mid-off and cover

25.3

YK Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run, shuffles and works it to the on side

25.6

YK Pathan to Dilshan, no run, gets on the backfoot and punches it to cover

Sri Lanka 160/1   TM Dilshan 61* (71b 7x4)

26.4

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and slaps it to the off side

Sri Lanka 168/1   TM Dilshan 62* (72b 7x4)

27.1

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, very slow through the air, he makes room and cuts to the off side

27.3

Raina to Dilshan, no run, gets forward and taps it softly to the off side

27.4

Raina to Dilshan, no run, tries to work it to the on side but the ball rolls off his pads

27.5

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, steers it in front of point with an angled bat and sets off

Sri Lanka 177/1   TM Dilshan 64* (76b 7x4)

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, gets forward and steers it to cover point

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, mid-off does well to slide to his right and save a single

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 2 runs, makes room and cuts him wide of sweeper cover

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, gets forward and chops it back to the bowler

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, gets on his knee and sweeps to fine leg

Sri Lanka 184/1   TM Dilshan 68* (81b 7x4)

29.1

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and cuts to deep point

29.3

Raina to Dilshan, no run, drives straight to cover

29.4

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, finds the gap on the off side and places it to deep point

Sri Lanka 187/1   TM Dilshan 70* (84b 7x4)

30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, misfield, Dilshan gets some room outside the off stump and he gets a short ball as well, Yusuf falls to his left but fails to get a hand to it

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, defended to the off side

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, goes back and pushes it to sweeper cover

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, makes room and tries to crash it square but he finds point

Sri Lanka 193/1   TM Dilshan 75* (89b 8x4)

31.2

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed through the line to the on side

31.4

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, clips it behind square on the on side and that's the 200 up, the last fifty has come off 47 balls

Sri Lanka 200/1   TM Dilshan 77* (91b 8x4)

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it past the bowler

Sri Lanka 203/1   TM Dilshan 78* (92b 8x4)

33.3

RG Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and cuts past point

33.6

RG Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, works it with the spin to deep square-leg

Sri Lanka 216/2   TM Dilshan 80* (94b 8x4)

34.1

Raina to Dilshan, 2 runs, stays back, waits for the turn and cuts to sweeper cover

34.2

Raina to Dilshan, no run, defended back to the bowler

34.3

Raina to Dilshan, no run, defended back to the bowler

34.4

Raina to Dilshan, no run, gets a bit of width this time and cuts

34.5

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, tucked off the pads to square leg

Sri Lanka 219/2   TM Dilshan 83* (99b 8x4)

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and cuts to sweeper cover

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run, gets forward and chips it towards cover point

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, no run

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, short outside off and cut past backward point

Sri Lanka 225/2   TM Dilshan 88* (103b 9x4)

36.3

RG Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, short, turning in, Dilshan goes back on the back foot but realises he doesn't have enough room, and guides it into covers

36.6

RG Sharma to Dilshan, no run, angling into the pads of the right-hander this time, Dilshan turns his wrists over it, but can't find the gap

Sri Lanka 232/2   TM Dilshan 89* (105b 9x4)

37.4

Balaji to Dilshan, 1 run, just short of a length, played straight to point with an open face, and Kandamby was a goner if the throw would have hit

37.6

Balaji to Dilshan, 1 run, just short of a length, on the off stump, and played towards sweeper cover with an open face

Sri Lanka 236/2   TM Dilshan 91* (107b 9x4)

38.1

Raina to Dilshan, no run, Raina returns, Dilshan taps it back to the bowler

38.2

Raina to Dilshan, no run, shuffles and nudges to the on side

38.3

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, taps it in front of mid-off and cover and sets off

38.6

Raina to Dilshan, no run, tries to dab it away very close to the body but misses

Sri Lanka 238/2   TM Dilshan 92* (111b 9x4)

39.5

Balaji to Dilshan, no run, swing and a miss, it;s outside the off stump and Dilshan realises how close that was to an edge

39.6

Balaji to Dilshan, 2 runs, grants him width outside the offstump, he reaches out and slashes it just wide of Ishant at sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 249/2   TM Dilshan 94* (113b 9x4)

40.2

Raina to Dilshan, 2 runs, cuts wide of deep point and he goes to 96

40.3

Raina to Dilshan, no run, gets well forward and defends

40.4

Raina to Dilshan, no run, shapes to cut but he places it straight to point

40.5

Raina to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes it through the line to long-off and he walks the single

Sri Lanka 253/2   TM Dilshan 97* (117b 9x4)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 68 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 5, 2009
India won by 67 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 3, 2009
India won by 147 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jan 31, 2009
India won by 15 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jan 28, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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Feb 8, 2009

Yuvraj Singh was Man of the Series, Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, February 8, 2009

Yuvraj Singh was Man of the Series

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Feb 8, 2009

Muttiah Muralitharan received an award for breaking Wasim Akram's record, Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, February 8, 2009

Muttiah Muralitharan received an award for breaking Wasim Akram's record

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