India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 21 runs

7.1

Mathews to Kohli, no run, lands on a good length on the off, angling in, defended towards cover

7.2

Mathews to Kohli, no run, goodish length on the off stump again, covers the line well and taps it towards point

7.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, opens the face on that one and runs that down towards third man for a single

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

7.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, lands on a good length, Kohli opens the face to get it wide of point but a single is prevented

India 31/1   AD Mathews 1-0-2-0

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

9.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, gets forward, slightly across, and drives that sweetly towards mid-off, landed on a length

9.4

Mathews to Kohli, no run, opens the face and plays it on the bounce towards that gully fielder who stretches to his right, collects with one hand and prevents the single

9.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, angling in, short of a good length on middle, worked towards midwicket, no single there

9.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, can't pierce the off-side field, landed on a good length and was driven hard, but found cover

India 45/1   AD Mathews 2-0-7-0

11.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, crunched from the crease through towards deep cover for a single

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

11.5

Mathews to Kohli, 3 runs, nicely done by Kohli, came down the track and took it from a length, drove it through mid-on for three more runs

11.6

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

India 55/1   AD Mathews 3-0-15-0

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

17.2

Mathews to Kohli, no run, pitched on a length outside off, driven sweetly to extra cover, off the meat but to the fielder

17.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down into the off side off the back foot

17.4

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide, unlucky, Kohli made a bit of room and tried to cut that hard, got a thick under-edge and well past the keeper to the third-man boundary

17.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, steps out of his crease, trying to unsettle the bowler there, Mathews bowls that straight and Kohli plays it back down the pitch

17.6

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, bowled on a length, firmly driven down the ground, Malinga at mid-on moves to his left, dives and keeps them to a single

India 95/1   AD Mathews 4-0-20-0

19.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli comes down the track and crunches it towards deep cover for a single

19.2

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

19.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, angling in towards middle, drops it into the leg side for a single

19.4

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

19.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, on leg stump and missed an opportunity to collect some runs on the on-side, rehearses a shot trying to clear the leg-side field but was looking to work it around for a single

19.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down in front of point

India 104/1   AD Mathews 5-0-24-0

33.1

Mathews to Sharma, no run, angling in, slightly short of a good length, plays that one back to the bowler

33.2

Mathews to Sharma, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, runs that one down to third man for a single

33.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, on a good length, pushed on the up towards deep extra cover for a single

33.4

Mathews to Sharma, 1 run, shortish on middle, turned into the leg side past square leg for a single

33.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and thwacks that towards long-off

33.6

Mathews to Sharma, OUT, Angelo's struck, two wickets in quick time, did that nip back in? Short of a good length, landed on the off and appeared to just nip back in, Rohit was late on it and was eventually beaten through the gate, it knocked back off stump

RG Sharma b Mathews 5 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

India 191/3   AD Mathews 6-0-28-1

35.1

Mathews to Kohli, no run, angling in towards the off, drops that one towards point

35.2

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, thrashed from Kohli, stepped out not for the first time to the seamer, took it from a length and hammered it past Mathews, there is a long-off in place but he had no chance

35.3

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, two quick wickets aren't going to keep Kohli quiet, on a good lenght and he delicately opened the face, third man was a little wide and he managed to beat the keeper and third man for four more

35.4

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, pushes that one back to the bowler who can't quite field it on his follow through, a single taken

35.5

Mathews to Raina, no run, Huge appeal for lbw, Mathews can't believe it has been turned down, struck Raina dead in line as he moved across but it may have pitched outside leg stump, if it did you can't give those out. We did see one replay but without the pitch map, hard to tell from there

35.6

Mathews to Raina, 2 runs, Raina immediately attacks, mid-off is up and he goes over the top, doesn't quite get hold but clears the fielder nevertheless and picks up a couple

India 205/3   AD Mathews 7-0-39-1

38.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushes that through extra cover into the deep for a single

38.2

Mathews to Raina, 1 run, banged in short, Raina was in control there, moved back and pulled it to deep midwicket for a single

38.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and punches that towards long-on for a single

38.4

Mathews to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, gets across to drop it wide of midwicket for a single

38.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, bowls it full outside off, squeezed through extra cover for one more

38.6

Mathews to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length, played down the ground to long-off for another single

India 223/3   AD Mathews 8-0-45-1

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

43.4

Mathews to Raina, no run, slower one bowled on a length on the off from round the wicket, played it back to the bowler

43.5

Mathews to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it in front of mid-off for a single

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   AD Mathews 9-0-49-1

45.1

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

45.2

Mathews to Raina, 5 wides, five runs, Angelo goes round the wicket and fires a short one down the leg side, Sangakkara dives to his right and can't get a hand to it, Jayawardene will be livid

45.2

Mathews to Raina, no run, angling in towards leg stump, Raina wants to swing it over midwicket, gets an inside edge onto the pads, no run there

45.3

Mathews to Raina, 1 run, and again, he goes after that one, can't get hold of it, much fuller, gets a thick inside edge through square leg for a single

45.4

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

45.5

Mathews to Raina, 1 run, third man is up, slower one bowled short outside off, guided towards short third, a quick single taken as Malinga fumbles

45.6

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

India 269/4   AD Mathews 10-0-58-1
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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