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

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

India 11/1   V Kohli 4* (3b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.5-0-7-1

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   V Kohli 8* (5b 2x4)   SL Malinga 2-0-10-0

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

India 22/1   V Sehwag 9* (19b 1x4)   SL Malinga 2.2-0-14-0

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

India 26/1   V Sehwag 13* (22b 2x4)   SL Malinga 2.5-0-18-0

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

India 35/1   V Sehwag 18* (31b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.2-0-15-1

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   V Kohli 16* (16b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-20-1

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

India 44/1   V Sehwag 23* (34b 4x4)   AD Mathews 1.1-0-6-0

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

India 61/1   V Sehwag 35* (45b 5x4)   NLTC Perera 1.3-0-8-0

Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, easily done, landed outside off and he swept it hard, over square leg, for a boundary, connected well

India 88/1   V Sehwag 49* (59b 6x4)   HMRKB Herath 0.5-0-8-0

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

India 94/1   V Kohli 37* (40b 4x4)   AD Mathews 3.4-0-19-0

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   V Sehwag 54* (62b 7x4)   HMRKB Herath 2-0-14-0

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

India 110/1   V Sehwag 61* (66b 8x4)   SL Malinga 3.3-0-24-0

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

India 149/1   V Sehwag 82* (85b 9x4)   NLTC Perera 3.3-0-21-0

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

India 165/1   V Sehwag 92* (91b 10x4)   NLTC Perera 4.1-0-29-0

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

India 176/1   V Kohli 73* (85b 5x4)   NLTC Perera 5.1-0-37-0

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

India 180/1   V Kohli 77* (86b 6x4)   NLTC Perera 5.2-0-41-0

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

India 198/3   V Kohli 88* (98b 7x4)   AD Mathews 6.2-0-32-1

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

India 202/3   V Kohli 92* (99b 8x4)   AD Mathews 6.3-0-36-1

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

India 209/3   V Kohli 97* (103b 9x4)   HMRKB Herath 9.3-0-50-0

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

India 238/4   MS Dhoni 6* (4b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 7.1-0-53-1

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

India 254/4   SK Raina 25* (28b 1x4)   SL Malinga 7.1-0-47-0

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

India 260/4   SK Raina 30* (31b 2x4)   SL Malinga 7.5-0-53-0

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

India 284/4   MS Dhoni 21* (20b 2x4)   SL Malinga 8.5-0-68-0

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

India 290/4   SK Raina 46* (39b 3x4 1x6)   NLTC Perera 8.2-0-60-1

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

India 301/4   MS Dhoni 29* (26b 3x4)   SL Malinga 9.4-0-77-0

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

India 311/6   IK Pathan 4* (2b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 9.4-0-67-3





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