India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 21 runs

0.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, goes for it immediately, short and wide and he chases that one, trying to flay it over cover, misses

0.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 wide, short and wide it's been called a wide this time, chases that one as well, misses once more, was clearly a wide this time

0.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, fishes for it outside off, bowled from slightly wide of the crease, angling in, tries to open the face, misses

0.4

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, short and wide again, keeps a little low this time and Sehwag leaves it be this time, no movement, no swing in the air, so far

0.5

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks on the back foot and defends that towards extra cover, some inswing there this time, curved in

0.6

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, this one came in further and rapped Sehwag on the pads, swung in and landed on middle and leg to strike him high on the pad, would have gone down and was high

India 2/0   V Sehwag 0* (5b)

1.2

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, dropped, Sehwag's been dropped on zero, loose shot, short of a good length and he slices it towards point where, would you believe it, Tillakaratne Dilshan spills a straightforward chance over his head

1.4

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, Sehwag gets back and punches it towards extra cover, a fumble allows them a single

India 6/0   V Sehwag 2* (7b)

2.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 run, missed run-out, leading edge from Sehwag as he tried to close the face, the ball rolled towards point and Dilshan, this time, fielded brilliantly, diving full length to his right, that created a mix-up in the middle and Gambhir, running towards the striker's end, was gone had Dilshan hit the stumps direct, shaky start this for India

India 7/0   V Sehwag 3* (8b)

3.1

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, fired in full on the off stump, lands on a length and is driven firmly but straight to mid-off

3.2

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, beaten, a bit of away movement there, short of a good length and just nips away, Sehwag pokes at that one and misses

3.3

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, a thick inside edge, pitched up and he was looking to drive that through extra cover, ended up going towards midwicket

3.4

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, pitched on a good length on middle and off, steps forward and pushes it firmly towards extra cover

3.5

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 no ball, rocks forward again this time and punches it into the off side, it's called a no-ball as he overstepped, and that means we have a freehit

3.5

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, lands full outside off and it yields just a single, digs it out wide of cover for just one run

India 13/1   V Sehwag 4* (14b)

4.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, lands on a good length outside off, steps forward and taps that towards point

4.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, angling in towards off stump, Sehwag gets forward and pushes it straight to mid-off

4.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 run, nicely played, short and wide and it's cut away but the third man is squarish and that means Sehwag just gets a single

India 18/1   V Sehwag 5* (17b)

5.1

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, lands on leg stump, tries to whip it square but misses, is struck high on the pads

5.2

Malinga to Sehwag, FOUR, lovely shot, played on the up, on a good length, he moved back and punched it through extra cover and mid-off, timed it well

5.3

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, presents the full face again as he steps forward and knocks it down into the off side

5.4

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, full on the pads and it was there for the taking, tried to flick it square but missed it again, struck on the pads, stifled appeal, but that was going down

5.5

Malinga to Sehwag, FOUR, doesn't waste the chance this time, lands full on the pads once again and it's clipped away past a squarish fine leg to the boundary

5.6

Malinga to Sehwag, no run, beautifully driven but superbly fielded at short extra cover, a one-handed stop moving to his right to prevent a certain four, not sure mid-off could have moved quickly enough to his left to stop that

India 26/1   V Sehwag 13* (23b 2x4)

6.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag gets forward and flicks that one away well, but straight to midwicket, angling in from Kulasekara

6.4

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, keeps a little low, short of a good length, chops it down on the bounce towards slip

6.5

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, a bit of swing towards middle,. Sehwag meets it with a straight bat, playing it back to the bowler

6.6

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and cuts it down towards point

India 29/1   V Sehwag 13* (27b 2x4)

7.4

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, mistimes that one, wanted to thrash that on the up through extra cover but mistimed it towards mid-off

7.5

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, slower one from Angelo, Sehwag didn't seem to pick it, wanted to force it through extra cover, got a thick inside edge wide of mid-on, just the single

India 31/1   V Sehwag 14* (29b 2x4)

8.1

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, nicely driven from Sehwag, he middled that but struck it straight to the bowler, landed on middle and was met with a full face

8.2

Kulasekara to Sehwag, FOUR, not the most attractive of shots but an effective one, short on middle and Sehwag slams it over the bowler's head, just punches it from the crease

8.3

Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, this one was attractive, got to the pitch and drove it sweetly but straight to cover

8.4

Kulasekara to Sehwag, 1 run, pitched up and he strikes it hard back to the bowler who gets a foot to it, kicks it towards mid-on and that allows them to sneak a single

India 36/1   V Sehwag 19* (33b 3x4)

9.1

Mathews to Sehwag, FOUR, That's the Sehwag we know, was a loosener from Mathews, landed in the slot outside off and Sehwag hammered it hard over extra cover for a one bounce four, almost went the distance, got the width he wanted

9.2

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, eases that one towards third man for a single

India 45/1   V Sehwag 24* (35b 4x4)

10.1

Perera to Sehwag, no run, angling in, lands on a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it back down the pitch

10.2

Perera to Sehwag, no run, Appeal for a catch, superbly taken, but Kulasekara may have injured himself here! Landed on a good length and he mistimed a drive, was looking to clear mid-off, Kulasekara was waiting there and he ran forward and appeared to get under it, diving forward, but from the wide angle it's not 100% clear, a tough call to make for the umpires and Sehwag may just get the benefit of the doubt, it's difficult to say where there was any contact between the ball and the ground and whether he was able to collect it cleanly with his fingers underneath the ball. Sehwag gets the benefit of the doubt.

10.3

Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed off the front foot wide of cover for a single

India 46/1   V Sehwag 25* (38b 4x4)

11.2

Mathews to Sehwag, 2 runs, angling in and that's been worked away through the leg side through square leg for a couple, 50 for India

11.3

Mathews to Sehwag, no run, excellent fielding at gully from Mahela, short and wide and that was cut hard, he dived full length to his left and saved a single

11.4

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, can't save this one, short and wide, cut down towards third man for a single

11.6

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length, chopped over gully for a single down to third man

India 55/1   V Sehwag 29* (42b 4x4)

12.1

Perera to Sehwag, no run, pitches it on a length, Sehwag was looking to drive that through extra cover but checked his shot at the last moment, played it into the leg side in the end

12.2

Perera to Sehwag, 2 runs, short and wide, gets on the back foot and cracks that through point into the deep for a couple of runs

12.3

Perera to Sehwag, FOUR, length ball and it's been dealt with, on the off stump and he drives it hard over Kohli, past mid-on, for four more

12.4

Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, chops it down wide of point, just the single

12.6

Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, lands on a good length on the off, eases that through cover into the deep for one more

India 64/1   V Sehwag 37* (47b 5x4)

13.1

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and forces it through cover for a single

13.3

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, shortish on the off, crunched off the back foot to deep cover

13.6

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, bowled it flat on the off, knocks it through cover for a single

India 69/1   V Sehwag 40* (50b 5x4)

14.1

Perera to Sehwag, no run, No stopping Sehwag from chasing those, a tempting length outside off and he looked to dismiss that through extra cover, missed

14.2

Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, back of a length on the off, punches it through point and cover for a single in the deep

14.4

Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, appeal for lbw, Sehwag did move across to whip it square, short of a good length, got a thin inside edge, they scramble a quick single

India 72/1   V Sehwag 42* (53b 5x4)

15.2

Dilshan to Sehwag, no run, bowled it flat on middle, a bit of turn, gets forward and pushes it into the off side

15.3

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, flat on the off, pushed away through cover for a single

15.5

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted this time, Sehwag comes down the track and drives it through cover for a single into the deep

India 79/1   V Sehwag 44* (56b 5x4)

16.2

Herath to Sehwag, 1 wide, Herath, bowling from round the wicket, fires a wide down the leg side

16.2

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, short on middle, punched off the back foot to long-on

16.4

Herath to Sehwag, no run, quicker through the air, Sehwag was aiming at square leg, got a bit of an inside edge to play it short fine

16.5

Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, easily done, landed outside off and he swept it hard, over square leg, for a boundary, connected well

16.6

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted on middle this time, raises his half-century with a single to long-on, fifty No.38 for Sehwag, overcame a shaky start, was dropped when on nought, had a close call when he mistimed a drive to Kulasekara at mid-off

India 89/1   V Sehwag 50* (60b 6x4)

17.1

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on middle and leg, struck on the thighs as he tried to work it square

India 90/1   V Sehwag 50* (61b 6x4)

18.6

Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag spoils the good work done earlier in the over by Herath, that's bowled flat and short on middle and he paddles it really fine, short fine gives chase but can't drag it back in, 100 up for India

India 100/1   V Sehwag 54* (62b 7x4)

19.2

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, angling in towards middle, pushed in front of mid-on for a quick single

19.4

Mathews to Sehwag, 1 run, shortish on the off, runs that one down towards third man for one more

India 104/1   V Sehwag 56* (64b 7x4)

20.1

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, superbly bowled, third man is up, a yorker on the off stump, squeezed towards that short third man fielder for a single

20.3

Malinga to Sehwag, FOUR, a low full toss outside off and that's asking for trouble with the field set, slices that behind point and with a third-man up, that's four for the taking, brings up the century stand

20.4

Malinga to Sehwag, 1 run, attempted yorker on middle, drives that towards mid-off, collects a single

India 111/1   V Sehwag 62* (67b 8x4)

21.6

Dilshan to Sehwag, 2 runs, flat on middle, chipped towards long-on, he has to run a few yards to his left and Sehwag can complete the second

India 119/1   V Sehwag 64* (68b 8x4)

22.3

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, ooh, didn't go where he intended, ended up slicing it uppishly just wide of point, one more single

22.5

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run

India 123/1   V Sehwag 66* (70b 8x4)

23.2

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, ooh, driven uppishly, Dilshan made an initial movement to his right, but that was played to his left, and despite a dive, Dilshan couldn't get a hand on that one

23.4

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, comes down the track and cracks that to long-off for one more

23.6

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, tossed up, comes down the pitch and drives it down to long-on for a single

India 130/1   V Sehwag 69* (73b 8x4)

24.1

Herath to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag was looking to attack there, tossed up outside off, made a bit of room and drove it uppishly over extra cover for a couple of runs

24.2

Herath to Sehwag, no run, gets on the back foot but can't punch it past midwicket, was hoping for a single there

24.3

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, curving in towards middle, pushed past Kohli into the deep for a single

24.5

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, turns the face and drives it towards long-on for a single

India 135/1   V Sehwag 73* (77b 8x4)

25.1

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, pushes that one down to long-on for a single

25.4

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, shortish on the off, crunches it down the ground to long-on

25.6

Dilshan to Sehwag, 1 run, slightly short on middle and leg, punched to long-on

India 140/1   V Sehwag 76* (80b 8x4)

26.1

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted on the off, makes a hint of room and smacks that over extra cover, just the single

26.6

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven easily down the ground for a single

India 145/1   V Sehwag 78* (82b 8x4)

27.1

Perera to Sehwag, no run, short of a length outside off, cut away straight to point

27.2

Perera to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length, tried to cream that through the covers, mistimed it to cover

27.3

Perera to Sehwag, FOUR, dispatched by Sehwag, mid-on is up and he decided to clear him, stood his ground in the crease, picked it off a good length and smacked it over mid-on for a one bounce four

27.4

Perera to Sehwag, 2 runs, short of a good length, creamed through the covers, but there is a fielder in the deep, he moves to his left to cut it off, two more

27.5

Perera to Sehwag, no run, short of a length, was looking to cut it past point, got an under-edge on the bounce to the keeper

27.6

Perera to Sehwag, 2 runs, driven in the air, two more wide of the deep cover fielder, India moving along smoothly

India 153/1   V Sehwag 86* (88b 9x4)

28.3

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, brings up the 150-run stand with a driven single past the bowler

28.6

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, tossed up on middle, smacked towards long-on for a single

India 161/1   V Sehwag 88* (90b 9x4)

29.1

Perera to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag isn't going to let those go, short and wide, in the zone for Sehwag and he slashes him over point to beat the gap in the deep

29.2

Perera to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag's been fortunate this innings and he has more of that fortune this time, surprised by the short ball was Sehwag and he tried to pull it over midwicket, got a top edge and Malinga, running in from fine leg, couldn't get to it in time and moreover, it bounced over him, two more

29.3

Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, back of a length outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

29.6

Perera to Sehwag, no run, loose shot from Sehwag, was looking to cut that over point, the shot was on though, the ball was short and wide but he missed it

India 169/1   V Sehwag 95* (94b 10x4)

30.3

Herath to Sehwag, no run, drives it straight towards extra cover, can't get the single this time

30.4

Herath to Sehwag, no run, sliding that one down the leg side, there was some impact with the thigh there, so not a wide

30.5

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length outside off, chops it towards point, an easy single taken

India 171/1   V Sehwag 96* (97b 10x4)
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

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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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