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

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

India 7/1   V Sehwag 3* (8b)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.2-0-3-1

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

India 180/2   V Kohli 77* (87b 6x4)   NLTC Perera 5.3-0-41-0

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   V Kohli 82* (94b 6x4)   AD Mathews 6-0-28-1

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   SK Raina 13* (17b)   NLTC Perera 7-0-49-1

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

India 307/5   MS Dhoni 35* (28b 3x4 1x6)   NLTC Perera 9.1-0-63-2

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

India 307/6   IK Pathan 0* (0b)   NLTC Perera 9.2-0-63-3





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