India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

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)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 4, 2012
India won by 20 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 28, 2012
India won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 21, 2012
India won by 21 runs
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Jul 21, 2012

Indian players celebrate a fall of wicket, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Hambantota, July 21, 2012

Indian players celebrate a fall of wicket

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Jul 21, 2012

The Indian team walks off after winning the first ODI by 21 runs, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Hambantota, July 21, 2012

The Indian team walks off after winning the first ODI by 21 runs

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