India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota, Jul 21, 2012
India won by 21 runs
40.2

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, lands on middle and Dhoni pushes it back gently to the bowler

40.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, punched it down the ground to long-on for a single

40.5

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, a goodish length delivery outside off, struck through point into the deep for a single

India 232/4   MS Dhoni 2* (3b)
41.1

Perera to Dhoni, FOUR, picked the gap between deep square leg and deep midwicket, the ball was a short one and he had ample time to move back, roll his wrists over it and play it through that gap for a boundary

41.2

Perera to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, sliding on the pads, Dhoni wanted to work that square, struck on the pads, a leg-bye on offer

41.6

Perera to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns it through square leg for a single

India 241/4   MS Dhoni 7* (6b 1x4)
42.1

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, fires it full outside off, digs it out into the off side, thinks of a single but it's not there

42.2

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, full on middle, drives that one down towards long-on for a single

42.4

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, bowled it full on middle, drives that down the ground to long-on for a single

42.6

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, a yorker on the off stump, dug out past the bowler for a single

India 246/4   MS Dhoni 10* (10b 1x4)
43.1

Mathews to Dhoni, no run, short of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and drops it into the leg side

43.2

Mathews to Dhoni, no run, back of a length on the off, turns it into the leg side towards midwicket off the back foot

43.3

Mathews to Dhoni, 1 run, slower one and Dhoni picked it, it was short as well, he pulled it hard to deep midwicket but couldn't get it past the fielder

43.6

Mathews to Dhoni, 2 runs, bowls that full on the off, pushes that in the direction of long-on, Raina's the one running to the danger end when they decide on the couple, and he's quick, and makes it in time

India 250/4   MS Dhoni 13* (14b 1x4)
44.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, an inswinging yorker from Malinga, dug out through square leg for a single

India 256/4   MS Dhoni 14* (15b 1x4)
45.1

Mathews to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, pushes it towards long-on for a single

45.4

Mathews to Dhoni, 1 run, bowls it full on middle, driven down towards long-off for a single

45.6

Mathews to Dhoni, no run, pitched up and it's driven hard but straight to extra cover

India 269/4   MS Dhoni 16* (18b 1x4)
46.3

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, tries his famous whiplash shot but doesn't quite work out, was too good a yorker to execute it properly, dug it out for a single to long-on

46.5

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, There's a whiplash, that was powerfully hit, Mahela's standing at midwicket, it was a juicy full toss from Malinga and Dhoni smashed it, Mahela was slow to react to it and it flew past him, not sure he got a hand, a missed chance?, tough to say

46.6

Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, another full toss and this time Dhoni mistimes a pull to deep square leg, gets to him on the bounce

India 285/4   MS Dhoni 22* (21b 2x4)
47.1

Perera to Dhoni, 1 run, the legcutter from Thisara, came from the back of the hand, dug out towards long-on for a single

47.4

Perera to Dhoni, 1 run, the back-of-the-hand slower ball again, swatted towards long-on for a single

47.6

Perera to Dhoni, no run, fires it full outside off, Dhoni fails to make contact there, was trying to get it past point, a dot ball

India 293/4   MS Dhoni 24* (24b 2x4)
48.2

Malinga to Dhoni, (no ball) 1 run, a no-ball for height, the full toss was just above waist-high, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

48.4

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, the whiplash again and it works, full outside off and he manages to clear mid-off with that one, didn't connect as well as he would have liked but got four nevertheless

48.5

Malinga to Dhoni, SIX, connected superbly this time, a big six on a massive ground by Dhoni, it's the whiplash once more, length ball from Malinga who's been flayed all around today, on middle and Dhoni dispatches it miles over the square-leg boundary

48.6

Malinga to Dhoni, no run, leaves that one alone thinking it'll be wided but it was well within reach, Malinga finishes his spell with a dot ball but he's received a thrashing

India 307/4   MS Dhoni 35* (28b 3x4 1x6)
49.2

Perera to Dhoni, OUT, he's played that shot well this innings and he struck that one hard too, but the whiplash fails to clear long-off this time, Thirimanne, standing there, moves back a few steps and takes it over his head

MS Dhoni c Thirimanne b Perera 35 (49m 29b 3x4 1x6) SR: 120.68

India 307/6   MS Dhoni 35 (29b 3x4 1x6)
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