India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 21 runs

16.1

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, a misfield at midwicket allows them a single, short on middle, pushed towards him but a fumble produces a run

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

16.3

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, floating it on middle from round the wicket, worked in front of square leg for a single

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   HMRKB Herath 1-0-9-0

18.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, flighted on the off stump, drives that inside out towards extra cover

18.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, tries to strike that harder but mistimes it to the same fielder again

18.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, yorks himself there, digs that out towards the bowler, Herath runs across and dives to prevent the single

18.4

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes down the track and plays that flat delivery to the bowler, four dots

18.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and turns it past square leg for a single

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   HMRKB Herath 2-0-14-0

22.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, floating it on middle, gets forward and defends it into the off side

22.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, curving in, drives that towards deep cover for a single

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

22.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli dances down the pitch, takes it off a length and drives it down to long-off, he's in some form, that's his half-century, 22nd in ODIs

22.5

Herath to Sehwag, 1 run

22.6

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, steps back and punches that down to long-off for a single

India 124/1   HMRKB Herath 3-0-19-0

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

24.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, short and flat outside off, punched towards deep cover

24.5

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

24.6

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and plays it back to the bowler

India 135/1   HMRKB Herath 4-0-24-0

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

26.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards extra cover

26.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes down the track and plays that one straight back to the bowler

26.4

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, worked away in front of midwicket for a single, the fielder in the deep takes a while to get to it, easy two for Kohli

26.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, drops that one in front of point, Sehwag calls and completes the single in time

26.6

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

India 145/1   HMRKB Herath 5-0-29-0

28.1

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, shortish on the off, cracked through point into the deep for two more runs

28.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it down towards long-off for a single

28.3

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

28.4

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, angling in towards middle, turns it wide of square leg, it's a big ground with lots of open spaces and these two have run well, two more this time

28.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, shortish, kept a little low, punched towards long-off for a single

28.6

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

India 161/1   HMRKB Herath 6-0-37-0

30.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, floating it on the off stump, pushes that one back to the bowler

30.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length outside off, smacked towards deep cover for one more

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

30.6

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, worked away off the back foot past square leg for a single

India 172/1   HMRKB Herath 7-0-40-0

32.1

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, angling in towards middle, turned past square leg for a single

32.2

Herath to Sharma, 1 run, full on the off, Rohit gets a single as he pushes that past a diving midwicket

32.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, short of a length on the off, punched off the back foot straight to extra cover

32.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 bye, beaten completely, he's found no turn with the conventional left-arm spin, but this one came back in, he's got the ability to bring the odd delivery back in, caught the batsman by surprise, as well as the keeper, was unlucky not to get him out bowled

32.5

Herath to Sharma, no run, played away into the leg side

32.6

Herath to Sharma, 1 run, pushed wide of square leg for a quick single

India 187/2   HMRKB Herath 8-0-43-0

34.1

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives it down to long-on for a single

34.2

Herath to Raina, no run, bowled it flat from over the wicket on the off stump, turned away to midwicket

34.3

Herath to Raina, 1 run, flighted on the off, drives it down to long-on for a single

34.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, floating it on the off, comes down the track and drives it to long-off

34.5

Herath to Raina, no run, slightly short on the off, gets back and punches it to extra cover

34.6

Herath to Raina, no run, mid-off is up, Raina stepped out of the crease and got to the pitch, but was only able to drive it straight to the fielder

India 194/3   HMRKB Herath 9-0-46-0

36.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, pushed it back to the bowler

36.2

Herath to Kohli, no run

36.3

Herath to Kohli, FOUR, flighted on middle, that's among Kohli's favourite shots, he stepped out, inside-out, and lofted that over extra cover to pick a boundary, another century on the cards for Kohli

36.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, crunched down the ground for a single

36.5

Herath to Raina, no run, flattish on the off, rocks forward and plays it back to the bowler

36.6

Herath to Raina, 1 run, drives that one towards long-on for a single to keep strike

India 211/3   HMRKB Herath 10-0-52-0
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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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