India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota, Jul 21, 2012
India won by 21 runs
0.1

Kulasekara to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a good length on leg stump and Gambhir is away immediately, working it behind square for a single

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-2-0
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

2.2

Kulasekara to Gambhir, OUT, an unusual dismissal but Sri Lanka will take it, bowled round his legs is Gautam Gambhir, short of a good length on leg stump, he shuffles across to work it square, misses, it grazes the flap of the pads and knocks back leg stump, the hosts have struck early

G Gambhir b Kulasekara 3 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

2.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, short of a good length in the channel outside off, shoulders arms to that one

2.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, an inswinger from Kulasekara, lands full on the off and Kohli pushes it away into the leg side towards midwicket

2.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide and it's been punished, slashes it hard through point, that one held its line and was dispatched

2.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, in the channel outside off, keeps its line and he leaves that one be

India 11/1   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-7-1
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

4.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, short of a good length and it moves back in, Kohli leaves that one alone

4.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, pitched up and he gets forward to defend that confidently towards mid-off

4.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, lands on a good length, presents the full face while playing it to cover

India 18/1   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-8-1
6.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, angling in towards off stump, rocks forward and defends it towards cover

6.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, 3 runs, just a forceful version of the previous shot, rocks forward and imparts a bit more power into this shot and gets three, playing it past extra cover

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-11-1
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

8.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, Kohli reaches forward to that delivery bowled in the channel, defended towards point

8.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, mid-on is a little wide and Kohli has timed that very well, angling in, lands on a good length, he steps forward and just pushes it firmly past mid-on for a boundary, a quick outfield helps his case

India 40/1   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-20-1
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