Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Hambantota July 23, 2012

India's bowling is Sri Lanka's chance

45

Match facts

Tuesday, July 24
Start time 1430 (0900 GMT)

Big Picture

In the latter stages of the first ODI, Sri Lanka's lower-order batsmen made a push towards the target of 315, but their attempt was too late. The hosts lost by 21 runs but that late charge revealed the fragility of India's bowling attack, which depends heavily on the batsmen to provide a cushion of runs. When the teams meet again in Hambantota on Tuesday, Sri Lanka's batsmen will want to time their acceleration better.

Bowling has been India's weaker suit for a while and Sri Lanka's opportunity lies in exploiting the rustiness that may linger after a six-week break. Apart from Irfan Pathan and R Ashwin, the other Indian bowlers were expensive in the first ODI, but Sri Lanka lost momentum when Kumar Sangakkara had to stabilise the innings. Zaheer Khan bowled some good balls, but also many easy ones. Umesh Yadav generated pace but lacked direction and Pragyan Ojha was worked around. Sri Lanka could take a cue from the way Thisara Perera attacked to plan their comeback.

India, on the other hand, will back their strong suit - the batting - to deliver consistently and make up for the weakness in their bowling.

Form guide

(Completed games, most recent first)
Sri Lanka LWWWL
India WWLWW

Watch out for...

In Kulasekara's absence, Thisara Perera will share the responsibility of leading the bowling attack along with Lasith Malinga. Perera took three wickets in the first ODI and also scored a 28-ball 44 that gave Sri Lanka a glimmer of hope during the chase. At No. 8, though, his skills may be underused.

After an indifferent IPL, Virat Kohli started the new season where he had left the old one. Four centuries in five innings - three of them against Sri Lanka - means the Sri Lanka bowlers need to find a way to get past him to test the rest.

Team news

Sri Lanka have included fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep in the squad as a replacement for the injured Nuwan Kulasekara but it is the left-armer Isuru Udana who is likely to make an ODI debut.

Sri Lanka: (probable) 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Mahela Jayawardene (capt), 6 Lahiru Thirimanne, 7 Angelo Mathews, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Rangana Herath

India have a settled batting order, which allowed then to play a fifth bowler in Pathan, who bowled economically in the first ODI. Rohit Sharma squandered another opportunity, but India are unlikely to change much so early in the season.

India: (probable) 1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Gautam Gambhir, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 5 Rohit Sharma, 6 Suresh Raina, 7 Irfan Pathan, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Pragyan Ojha.

Stats and trivia

  • The overall bowling averages of India and Sri Lanka in the last 12 months - 36.43 and 37.97 - are just above that of Zimbabwe in one-day internationals.

  • Malinga had an economy of 5.36 in the last 12 months; against India, though, it was 7.52.

  • Kohli's ODI average is 51.33, but it drops to 29.15 in 14 matches in Sri Lanka.

Quotes

"I guess IPL has been a factor. The Indian players have played a lot against Malinga. But that doesn't mean that he is bad bowler. He can destroy any opposition on a given day."
Virender Sehwag on India's ability to play Lasith Malinga

"It was important for us to set up a platform and [so] Sanga [Sangakkara] was trying to build an innings. [But] We never had momentum going into the last 10 overs. We'll try to refocus and come back strong."
Mahela Jayawardene

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • on July 24, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    @nonviolentassasin - how right you are , today we saw how easily India scored against SL, lollipop from a child indeed.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    It looks like INDIA is going to make a record today.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    @Harmony111 YES INDIA IS TRASHING SL RIGHT NOW.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    @Kavum This s called FLAT PITCH KING TROPHY.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    @ Apurba Mridha on (July 23 2012, 15:01 PM GMT) Yes Virat kicked the bowl to the wicket. Now he is sitting and licking the lips.

  • jezzastyles on July 24, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    India 4-54 after 12.2 overs - hopefully there's an upset brewing here, but early days yet. Go the Lankans!!

  • stormy16 on July 24, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    I am not sure if its SL bowling or India's bowling that is weaker? In my opinon India's ability to nullyfy Malinga on a consistent basis is the key difference as the India attack is much stronger than the SL attack. There is no match for Zaheer and Ashwin is a real threat compared to the SL spinners. Keep asking this but how good is Virat? For a chap who is barely 25 he is a fantastic batsman with a pure technique and no apparent weaknesses.

  • nonviolentassasin on July 24, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    To all lankan fans who are more worried about indian bowling should look at their bowlers first. Because lets face it scoring 300+ against srilanka for indians is as easy as stealing a lollipop from a 1 year old child.

  • on July 24, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @Adithya Raghunathan: FYI, Kohlis got 4 centuries in last 5 innings. Am sorry, are you talking about Virat Kohli the Indian cricket player? Or some kohli batting in your streets?

  • on July 24, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    @sthilanka SA captain Smith struggles to cross 30 against Zaheer Khan every time in tests. that is a fact. Sreesanth loves bowling to the Saffers too.India certainly can take more than 2 wkts.

  • on July 24, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    @nonviolentassasin - how right you are , today we saw how easily India scored against SL, lollipop from a child indeed.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    It looks like INDIA is going to make a record today.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 11:27 GMT

    @Harmony111 YES INDIA IS TRASHING SL RIGHT NOW.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    @Kavum This s called FLAT PITCH KING TROPHY.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on July 24, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    @ Apurba Mridha on (July 23 2012, 15:01 PM GMT) Yes Virat kicked the bowl to the wicket. Now he is sitting and licking the lips.

  • jezzastyles on July 24, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    India 4-54 after 12.2 overs - hopefully there's an upset brewing here, but early days yet. Go the Lankans!!

  • stormy16 on July 24, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    I am not sure if its SL bowling or India's bowling that is weaker? In my opinon India's ability to nullyfy Malinga on a consistent basis is the key difference as the India attack is much stronger than the SL attack. There is no match for Zaheer and Ashwin is a real threat compared to the SL spinners. Keep asking this but how good is Virat? For a chap who is barely 25 he is a fantastic batsman with a pure technique and no apparent weaknesses.

  • nonviolentassasin on July 24, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    To all lankan fans who are more worried about indian bowling should look at their bowlers first. Because lets face it scoring 300+ against srilanka for indians is as easy as stealing a lollipop from a 1 year old child.

  • on July 24, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @Adithya Raghunathan: FYI, Kohlis got 4 centuries in last 5 innings. Am sorry, are you talking about Virat Kohli the Indian cricket player? Or some kohli batting in your streets?

  • on July 24, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    @sthilanka SA captain Smith struggles to cross 30 against Zaheer Khan every time in tests. that is a fact. Sreesanth loves bowling to the Saffers too.India certainly can take more than 2 wkts.

  • MrityunjayJalan on July 24, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    I think its high time that Manoj Tiwary gets a chance to prove himself in international cricket. Rohit Sharma has been given enough chances and surely he has not lived up to the mighty expectations that all experts had off him.

  • praveen4honestremark on July 24, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    @braindead_rocker on (July 23 2012, 23:24 PM GMT),..There were mistakes crept in my post, i posted earlier, i rectify here now...1)The real problem with Indian bowling is that they are NOT managed well in terms of giving chances or helped in maintaining their bodies. 2)It was CB series , not SB series.

  • Sthilanka on July 24, 2012, 6:14 GMT

    braindead_rocker:do you really think your ind bowlers can get at least 5 SA wickets in the oval pitch? beautiful dream but won't come true in near future.

  • Harmony111 on July 24, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    I get a feeling that India will play so well that they will thrash SL by an innings margin in the next 4 matches to win this 5 match ODI Series 10-0.

  • on July 24, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    I cant really understand what the poor guy Rahul Sharma has done to loose his place in the playing XI..lets be honest..ojha is good in tests and to some extent may be in T20s..but he seems confused in ODIs whether to attack or to defend..why cant we have Rahul Sharma for ODIs and Ojha for tests..There is no rule that we need to have a test spinner in the ODI team as well..Give the tall guy a chance...we are loosing a Kumble for the future..

  • on July 24, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    in the todays cricketing world. all the slow tracks are in lanka only. so key is won the toss and bat fiirst,as the turf will become slow ans slow as it progresses. In last ODI Thisara Perera could have created the difference. I am happy for Irfan Pathan who bowled brilliantly. I am crossing my fingers for 2days win also.

  • aroop77 on July 24, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    @ lanka_best..i fully agree with u dude..since w.c india hv registered 4 one off nd lucky wins nd s.l 1 real win, since 2008( ind nd s.l hv been playing regularly since then) india hv registered 23 lucky wins nd s.l 14 real wins. Since 2008 in Lankan soil, india hv registered 11 lucky wins nd s.l 7 real wins. Since 2008 in neutral venues, india hv registered 8 lucky wins nd s.l 6 real wins. Since 2008 in indian soil, india hv registered 4 lucky wins nd s.l 1 real win...i fully agree with u dear..the stats clearly shows that S.L hv been a much better team and hv dominated india in recent times

  • praveen4honestremark on July 24, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    @braindead_rocker on (July 23 2012, 23:24 PM GMT)..Well said brother. The real problem with Indian bowling is that they are managed well in terms of giving chances or helped in maintaining their bodies. Munaf Patel started at 140's now where?? RP singh high left arm bowler, good speed now where?? There is no strategy from BCCI to save it's fast bowlers.Even Indian media doesn't give so much importance , so we rarely understand their hard work they put in. Bowlers also equally won us matches. I give a small example how Media portrays a win. India won SB series 2007-08 final defending a modest target of 258 Indian bowlers led by Praveen kumar restricted Australia to 249. Praveen kumar -4 wickets(eco-4.60), Sreesanth-2 wickets(eco-4.77), Irfan and Harbhajan with 2 wickets each. But the head line that comes is Sachin has won India this match. Yes, Sachin 91 was vital. But Praveen kumar 4 wickets against mightly Aus with Gilly, Hayden, Ponting, Clarke, Symonds..Never a bowler is praised :(

  • on July 24, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    kholi is batting trend is like this once he scores a century he makes duck or below 10 , for minimum three matches, after that he scores another century, that is his career trend

  • satish619chandar on July 24, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    For SL : Mahela back to opening and Jeevan Mendis comes back into side for Tharanga.. Udana replaces Kulasekara.. For India : Rohit replaced by Tiwary at No.4 or Rahane in for Rohit to open and Gambhir back to his No.3 slot.. I predict another good game for Kohli and Thissera..

  • Kavum on July 24, 2012, 4:15 GMT

    Another India-SL series. Ho hum. Its like watching young men from the same neighbourhood playing backyard cricket, over and over again. After a while it loses its charm. And its been a while. Why cant Ind/SL host the SAFfers, Aussies and Poms or even the Windies for a trilateral ODI/T20 tourney or even back to back bilateral series? It will generate fan interest as well as money, more money and yet more money - seemingly all the Boards in these 2 countries care about. The points about Kapugedera are all well made. Who will remember him or players like Chamara Silva or Dilhara Fernando in 20 years? Herath is another mediocrity in the right place at the right time. They never contributed to anything major, never won, placed or showed at any big tournaments nor even have they got a clutch of MoM awards at the individual level. The second and third tiers of SL cricket are bursting with new talent but SLC selectors keep harking back to these perpetual also-rans. Go figure.

  • nonviolentassasin on July 24, 2012, 3:47 GMT

    India should stick to 5 bowlers this time also. This will give a better option while bowling. But ultimately our win or loss will depend on our batsman on which i'm super-confident of doing well on these condition. And while bashing all indian bowlers one should also remember how srilankan bowlers are conceding 300+ runs consistently against india from last 4 years.

  • Inaz on July 24, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    Like most of the Srilankan fans I am sick of kapugedara's recall. I am not blaming kapu for his situation. At least this time give him a proper run in the top order or for the sake of srilanka cricket stop his recall and give another youngster ago. I fear srilankan cricket authority taking thirimanne in the same direction as kapugedara, please give him a stable position to bat.

  • on July 24, 2012, 3:20 GMT

    @ Chithirai Rajan Ramapandi Please look into the wickets and maiden column..You will be convinced for yourself, and when on earth zaheer, ishant, and wanaa be fast bowlers play continue to play day in and day out, they are never match fit..and this even reflects the way zaheer and co fields...

  • on July 24, 2012, 1:30 GMT

    @ Ananth Venkitaraman, Please read this article's section 'Stats and trivia'. I agree that India's is weaker in the Bowling dept, but will be better than SL. I think that Indian bowlers except Umesh [he is learning] will out-perform SL bowlers in this series.

  • praveen4honestremark on July 24, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    Na na...Toss will not be a factor at all now in this second one day match. Two teams got to know conditions and they also might have planned for whatever they have to do. Scores will not go above 280 in this match and it will be a thriller. In bowling Mailnga, Herath, Mathews are crucial for Srilanka and Yadav, Ojha, Irfan for India. In Batting crucial players for Srilanka and India are Mahela, Chandimal, Dilshan and for India Raina, Rohit, Dhoni. I am banking on Rohit as key player as he will be trying to give his best. Let me find out how correct i am in guessing.

  • praveen4honestremark on July 24, 2012, 0:07 GMT

    Yadav, Zaheer, Irfan, Ojha, Ashwin ..these are five bowlers, who is weak among this and please also mention possible replacements too. We can come to fine five that can play till 2015 WC. Make choices. All are Invited for a healthy discussion.

  • braindead_rocker on July 23, 2012, 23:24 GMT

    India's bowling not weaker than any other team really. This same bowling attack won us the world cup. The semis against Pakistan was won by the bowlers. Bowlers in general are at the receiving end. What about Lankan bowlers who helped India amass 310+. What about England bowlers who could not get either Amla or Kallis out for a whole day while South Africa took 20 English wickets.

  • on July 23, 2012, 21:22 GMT

    This is completely true. India's bowling attack is really weak and let's not forget, Sri Lanka only lost by 21 runs. They made it to 293 in the 1st ODI and if the batsmen hadn't made extra runs at the end, then India would've had a tough time. Tomorrow's toss will be crucial as well. It's sad the Kula will have to miss the rest of the series as he was a very important part of the Sri Lankan team but lets see how Nuwan Pradeep can replace him.

  • Nampally on July 23, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    With the England tour of India imminent in 3 months, Dhoni should really be thinking about his bowlers especially the spinners. Right arm Leg spinners like Rahul Sharma needs to be tested. If he is not up to the mark alternate leg spinners need to be tried & one spot for the leg spinner finalized for the Tests. It is especially important in view of Tahir's success against the England batsmen. Dhoni needs to look at the immediate future Test matches in India. The second ODI vs. SL gives him that chance. The pitch was assisting the spinners in the last ODI but Ojha could not exploit it effectively because he is not a wrist spinner. Also Ojha's place depends upon Yuvraj's availability. Only spinner who has played consistently so far is Ashwin. So the second spinner is badly needed to be established. The story of the seamers is clear because there are at least 4 good bowlers in Ishant, ZAK, Yadev & Aaron/Dinda. Irfan Pthan is also available. Hopefully a leg spinner will emerge soon.

  • on July 23, 2012, 21:16 GMT

    Kohli will be DUCK TOMORROW...

  • ejsiddiqui on July 23, 2012, 19:48 GMT

    Perera is a brilliant find for SL. I think he is being under utilized on no 8. He should play at 5 or 6.

  • on July 23, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    MS has a bad habit of letting things drift after taking 5-6 wickets. Perhaps with the 4th and 5th bowlers not really being up to the mark, he does not have too many options. Irfan can really take the place of being a genuine allrounder. Perhaps Umesh is feeling the pressure of being the "next big thing" in India's scarce pace reserves. Hopefully, the riddle of the 25-35 overs will be solved soon, and help India will matches more comfortably in future.

  • aryan_ab on July 23, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    @lanka_best: U have also forgotten the CB Tri-series in Australia where when these two teams faced each other 4 times, one match was a tie, 1 in favor of Lanka and 2 in favor of India.....

    So, WC Win for India, 2 wins in Australia, Win in Asia Cup and win in the last match....that makes it 5 wins

    Srilanka has won only 1 match in this duration and still according to you....The Indian victory over Lanka is a one off victory....Bravo dude ..... Respect :P :P

  • aryan_ab on July 23, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    @lanka_best: So the thrashing given to SL by India in Asia Cup was also a one off win !! Hehehehe....sometimes I just feel like read comments from SL Fans like you for a tax free entertainment :)

  • on July 23, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Chithirai Rajan Ramapandi

    Just because India won the match please do not under estimate lankan bowling attack, India always has a mediocre bowling attack so please!

  • arun_padmanabhan on July 23, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Expecting another good match..And dear indian think-tank, let this be the do-or-die match for Rohit. He is proving to be a debt rather than asset in this team. Give more chances to Tiwary/Rahane.

  • on July 23, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    @lanka_best what have you done after WC ,India has played sri lanka 6 times won 4 and you call it one off what a joke .

  • on July 23, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Yes, India's bowling was weak in the 1st ODI, mainly average performance from Ojha and Zaheer.. I did not expect much from Umesh..

    I feel, India's bowling will be better than SL's bowling in this series as SL do not have replacement for Murali & Vaas yet. This article overlooked SL's bowling.. They[SL's bowlers] are good in patches.. But nothing special.

  • cricfan100 on July 23, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    If sri lanka continues to play tharanga alongside sanga, more often than not we will be on the loosing side. This gets exposed when you play against a strong batting line up like india. It is so frustrating why selectors don't understand this. It is time for sri lanka to move on. Tharanga has played over 100 odis. But still lacks consistency and technique to handle the new ball. It is a common feature to see tharanga getting beaten atleast 5 to 6 times within first 4 overs every match.And he dosen't know how to pace the innings accordingly. It is true that he has a good record. But unfortunately the records can mislead you from the real picture. The odi cricket has changed over the last 4 to 5 years since the birth of t20. In most of the countries attacking batsmen gets the precedence over the accumulators in this format. Best example is india. But sri lanka thinks otherwise. They still play the old odi format and at times makes odi cricket look boring. It is time to change folks.

  • on July 23, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    Rohit Sharma needs to depart. He has had a lot of chances. 81 ODIs with a pathetic 35 ave and 2 centuries. Compare that to Hasim Amla. 51 ODIs and 9 Centuries with a 50+ ave. Regionalism in Indian cricket needs to stop. Drop Rohit and give Rahane or Tiwary a chance.

  • Slesh on July 23, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    I think having a left arm seamer would help to trouble Kholi and co rather than having 4 right arm seamers! So i think we can take the loss of Kula in a positive way if we play Udana.and he can bat too! And i feel we are doing same to Lahiru which we did to Kapu.Kapu can never ever be success unless he open or bat at no 3,4. now same to Lahiru.so if they are playing, both of them should bat up the order or should not play! Simple as that.if not we wont get anything from them! Surely Lahiru T is 1 for future.bt we need another spinner who can take wickets as Herath is only economical.Tharanga should continue to open where he feels comfortable.if Sanga bats at no 4 it will strengthen our batting. My XI is 1.Dilshan 2.Tharanga 3.Chandimal 4.Sanga 5.Mahela 6.Matthews 7.Jeewan 8.Thisara 9.Udana 10.Herath 11.Malinga

  • on July 23, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Isuru udana should replace kulasekara and i don't what is the value tharanga have in your team.he is gud 2 chase scores below 250.jewan mendis shold get a chanse and thirimanna r mahela can open

  • on July 23, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    it will b 2-0..no doubt!! come on India...Virat will kick all Srilankan bowler tomorrow!!

  • Solace1 on July 23, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    it was an one off lucky win for the indians, they know lanka are better than them ever since the world cup final which was also an one off win!! tomorrow they will understand more!!

  • No featured comments at the moment.

  • Solace1 on July 23, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    it was an one off lucky win for the indians, they know lanka are better than them ever since the world cup final which was also an one off win!! tomorrow they will understand more!!

  • on July 23, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    it will b 2-0..no doubt!! come on India...Virat will kick all Srilankan bowler tomorrow!!

  • on July 23, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Isuru udana should replace kulasekara and i don't what is the value tharanga have in your team.he is gud 2 chase scores below 250.jewan mendis shold get a chanse and thirimanna r mahela can open

  • Slesh on July 23, 2012, 15:24 GMT

    I think having a left arm seamer would help to trouble Kholi and co rather than having 4 right arm seamers! So i think we can take the loss of Kula in a positive way if we play Udana.and he can bat too! And i feel we are doing same to Lahiru which we did to Kapu.Kapu can never ever be success unless he open or bat at no 3,4. now same to Lahiru.so if they are playing, both of them should bat up the order or should not play! Simple as that.if not we wont get anything from them! Surely Lahiru T is 1 for future.bt we need another spinner who can take wickets as Herath is only economical.Tharanga should continue to open where he feels comfortable.if Sanga bats at no 4 it will strengthen our batting. My XI is 1.Dilshan 2.Tharanga 3.Chandimal 4.Sanga 5.Mahela 6.Matthews 7.Jeewan 8.Thisara 9.Udana 10.Herath 11.Malinga

  • on July 23, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    Rohit Sharma needs to depart. He has had a lot of chances. 81 ODIs with a pathetic 35 ave and 2 centuries. Compare that to Hasim Amla. 51 ODIs and 9 Centuries with a 50+ ave. Regionalism in Indian cricket needs to stop. Drop Rohit and give Rahane or Tiwary a chance.

  • cricfan100 on July 23, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    If sri lanka continues to play tharanga alongside sanga, more often than not we will be on the loosing side. This gets exposed when you play against a strong batting line up like india. It is so frustrating why selectors don't understand this. It is time for sri lanka to move on. Tharanga has played over 100 odis. But still lacks consistency and technique to handle the new ball. It is a common feature to see tharanga getting beaten atleast 5 to 6 times within first 4 overs every match.And he dosen't know how to pace the innings accordingly. It is true that he has a good record. But unfortunately the records can mislead you from the real picture. The odi cricket has changed over the last 4 to 5 years since the birth of t20. In most of the countries attacking batsmen gets the precedence over the accumulators in this format. Best example is india. But sri lanka thinks otherwise. They still play the old odi format and at times makes odi cricket look boring. It is time to change folks.

  • on July 23, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Yes, India's bowling was weak in the 1st ODI, mainly average performance from Ojha and Zaheer.. I did not expect much from Umesh..

    I feel, India's bowling will be better than SL's bowling in this series as SL do not have replacement for Murali & Vaas yet. This article overlooked SL's bowling.. They[SL's bowlers] are good in patches.. But nothing special.

  • on July 23, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    @lanka_best what have you done after WC ,India has played sri lanka 6 times won 4 and you call it one off what a joke .

  • arun_padmanabhan on July 23, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Expecting another good match..And dear indian think-tank, let this be the do-or-die match for Rohit. He is proving to be a debt rather than asset in this team. Give more chances to Tiwary/Rahane.

  • on July 23, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Chithirai Rajan Ramapandi

    Just because India won the match please do not under estimate lankan bowling attack, India always has a mediocre bowling attack so please!