India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 21 runs

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

10.4

Perera to Kohli, no run, dropped, but this was a really difficult chance, Thisara was in his follow through, Kohli pushed one uppishly to the left of the bowler and he dived to his left, stuck out his left hand, but just couldn't hold on

10.5

Perera to Kohli, no run, full outside off and that's been driven hard towards cover, straight to the fielder

10.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide and that's punched through point who's been pushed back, a single

India 47/1   NLTC Perera 1-0-2-0

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

12.5

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, shortish on the off, turned away through the vacant midwicket region for a 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   NLTC Perera 2-0-11-0

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

14.3

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, shortish on the off, that's been guided comfortably down to third man for a single

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

14.5

Perera to Kohli, 2 runs, turns the face and works it gently through square leg, the fielder at deep backward square leg has a fair distance to cover, two more

14.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, worked away to deep square leg this time for a single

India 75/1   NLTC Perera 3-0-17-0

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   NLTC Perera 4-0-25-0

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

29.4

Perera to Kohli, no run, gets on the front foot and cracks it well but straight to Mahela at extra cover

29.5

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, short of a good length, squeezed through to deep extra cover 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   NLTC Perera 5-0-33-0

31.1

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, he scored numerous runs using that shot during that blistering hundred he got in Hobart against the same opposition, too straight and Kohli whips that through midwicket for a boundary, uppish but safe and sweetly hit

31.2

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, too easy for Kohli and Perera's been too guilty of doling out that short and wide delivery this match, slashed over point for four more

31.3

Perera to Kohli, OUT, Run-out, Sehwag is walking back, better from Thisara, he held back his length this time a touch while bowling it straight, Kohli dropped it into the off side, Sehwag wanted the single and had taken a start but Kohli sent him back, Thisara collected and did superbly to throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end to catch Sehwag short. He's missed his century

V Sehwag run out 96 (132m 97b 10x4 0x6) SR: 98.96

31.4

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli runs that one down towards third man for a single

31.5

Perera to Sharma, 1 run, short of a good length, looked like the legutter, defended off the back foot in front of point for a single

31.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, on a length outside off, pushed towards mid-off for a single

India 183/2   NLTC Perera 6-0-44-0

39.1

Perera to Raina, 1 run, on a good length and it's driven on the up to long-off for a single

39.2

Perera to Kohli, no run, angling in towards middle, pushed back straight to the bowler down the pitch

39.3

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

39.4

Perera to Raina, 1 run, nicely timed by Raina, played sweetly down the ground to long-off for a single

39.5

Perera to Kohli, 2 runs, placed it nicely, made some room and chipped that one over extra cover, wide of long-off, for a couple of runs

39.6

Perera to Kohli, OUT, Kohli has to go, a sharp catch at extra cover, was the slower one, Kohli picked it and struck it well, but he was looking to clear extra cover there but couldn't get the elevation, Sachitra Senanayake, the substitute fielder, presumably for Kulasekara, stayed alert and snapped it well

V Kohli c sub (SMSM Senanayake) b Perera 106 (158m 113b 9x4 0x6) SR: 93.80

India 228/4   NLTC Perera 7-0-49-1

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

41.3

Perera to Raina, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it to the bowler

41.4

Perera to Raina, no run, slower one bowled on a length outside off, pushes it towards cover from the crease

41.5

Perera to Raina, 1 run, punched past extra cover from the crease for a single

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   NLTC Perera 8-0-55-1

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

47.2

Perera to Raina, FOUR, bowled on a length and Raina's going to cash in on those, swings it away between deep square leg and deep midwicket for a one bounce four

47.3

Perera to Raina, 1 run, pitched up outside off, driven straight to 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

47.5

Perera to Raina, 1 run, full outside off, guides it down to third man 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   NLTC Perera 9-0-63-1

49.1

Perera to Raina, OUT, a meaty full toss but Raina can't cash in this time, swings hard, gets the top edge and Senanayake, the substitute, who's already taken one good catch this innings, makes no mistake. He was at square leg and he turned, ran a few steps and judged it to perfection

SK Raina c sub (SMSM Senanayake) b Perera 50 (75m 45b 3x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

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

49.3

Perera to Pathan, no run, Not a hat-trick because it's not a catch, the appeal for a catch was turned down by the third umpire, low full toss and Irfan looked to turn it to the leg side, was a bump ball but Perera didn't think so as he took it in his follow through, not out in the end

49.4

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, Irfan's turn now, low full toss and it's been smashed over midwicket, big gap in that region and it's a boundary

49.5

Perera to Pathan, 2 runs, dropped, Thirimanne, who took a good catch at long-off earlier in the over, spills a straightforward chance at long-on to the left-hander, pitched up and it's struck straight towards him but he puts it down running forward

49.6

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, swung away into the leg side into the deep for a single

India 314/6   NLTC Perera 10-0-70-3
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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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