India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota, Jul 21, 2012
India won by 21 runs
1.1

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, nicely done, pitched up outside off, appeared to curve in a hint, Gambhir reaches forward and pushes it past mid-off for a single

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

1.3

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir's got three in three, goodish length, gets forward and guides it behind point for a single

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

1.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, superbly bowled, 136.8kmph, almost a yorker and Gambhir was in a bit of trouble, was pace, landed just in front of the yorker length, Gambhir closed his face a little early and got a bit of a leading edge as he tried to dig it out

1.6

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it to square leg

India 6/0   SL Malinga 1-0-4-0
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

3.6

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, banged in short on leg stump, Kohli tried to work it down fine, it's given runs, may have gone off the hip, we don't yet know, anyway, it's rolled down the fine-leg boundary

India 17/1   SL Malinga 2-0-10-0
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   SL Malinga 3-0-18-0
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

20.2

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, bowled full on middle and leg, tickled into the leg side 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

20.5

Malinga to Kohli, no run, back of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and knocks it down to point

20.6

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, full on the off, turns his wrists to work it past mid-on for a single

India 112/1   SL Malinga 4-0-26-0
37.1

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, pitched up on the off, pushed just wide of mid-off for a quick single, direct hit but he's comfortably in is Raina

37.2

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, full toss and Kohli pushes that meatily towards long-off for a single to move to 99

37.3

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, pulls it square into the deep for a single

37.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, Century no.12 in ODIs for Virat Kohli, his fourth in his last five innings, full and wide and it's eased through to deep cover for a single, his prolific run continues, another excellent knock

37.5

Malinga to Raina, no run, pushes it full on the off, stays in the crease and digs it into the leg side

37.6

Malinga to Raina, 2 runs, low full toss on middle and off to Raina, turns that through midwicket into the deep for a couple more runs

India 217/3   SL Malinga 5-0-32-0
40.1

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, turns it square off the back foot for a single

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

40.4

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, dropped in front of square leg 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

40.6

Malinga to Raina, 2 runs, kept out the yorker and what's more, he's picked up a couple, was heading towards middle and leg, Raina moved across and managed to clip it past square leg into the deep

India 234/4   SL Malinga 6-0-38-0
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

42.3

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, slower one bowled on middle and off, the offcutter, taps it behind point for an easy single

42.4

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

42.5

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, pitched on a length on the off, cracks it down to long-off

42.6

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

India 246/4   SL Malinga 7-0-43-0
44.1

Malinga to Raina, FOUR, a hit-me ball and Raina ensures it doesn't go to waste, a wide full-toss and it's been guided past point, no cover in the deep in that region and it's an easy boundary

44.2

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, full and wide, too much width, slices it down to third man for a single

44.3

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

44.4

Malinga to Raina, no run, low full toss on the off stump, pushes that one straight back to the bowler

44.5

Malinga to Raina, FOUR, imperious from Raina there, appeared to have made up his mind there, had made a bit of room before the ball was delivered, Malinga gifted him a length ball outside off and it was absolutely creamed through extra cover

44.6

Malinga to Raina, no run, slower one on middle and off, knocked down towards point

India 260/4   SL Malinga 8-0-53-0
46.1

Malinga to Raina, SIX, It's first six of the game, in the 47th over, a length ball from Malinga and it was the slower one, he picked it alright, gave it a good swing and connected superbly, cleared long-on easily

46.2

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, full outside off, squeezed that down towards third man for a single

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

46.4

Malinga to Raina, 3 runs, poor ball and Raina will be disappointed he didn't flick it fine for a boundary, but he does get three runs, a faint tickle off the bat on the pads and it rolls wide of fine leg

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   SL Malinga 9-0-69-0
48.1

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, another wide low full toss from Malinga, Raina guides it straight to point, gets a single

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

48.2

Malinga to Raina, no run, full outside off, tries to squeeze it towards third man, misses, a belated appeal from Sangakkara

48.3

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, missed run-out, got a bit of bat to it this time but Sangakkara stopped it, Dhoni had already run down to the striker's end as Raina was ball watching, Sanga threw the ball down to Malinga who failed to score a direct hit at the non-striker's end, that handed Raina a single and a half-century, a lovely cameo

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   SL Malinga 10-0-83-0
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