India tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota, Jul 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
0.1

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, Malinga drifts on the pads and Gambhir gently clips it to fine leg

0.3

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, full and wide outside off and dabbed to the off side

India 7/0   G Gambhir 2* (2b)
1.1

Udana to Gambhir, 1 wide, starts off with a wide, really wide outside the off stump, the wind will test the debutant

1.1

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, much better, gets it to nip back in and he tucks it to the on side

India 9/0   G Gambhir 3* (3b)
2.1

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, bowls it straighter and he knocks it back to the bowler

2.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, same ball, smae result, this time punches it more firmly

2.3

Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, great shot, gives him a hint of width and he opens the face and slices it off the meat of the bat past point

2.4

Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, a bit too straight and drifts on the pads, he easily works it away past midwicket and it races away, Malinga struggling too here

2.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, gets behind the line and knocks it back to the bowler

2.6

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, tucks him up for room and he stays back and defends solidly

India 31/0   G Gambhir 11* (9b 2x4)
4.1

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, tries to flick it away off the pads

4.2

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, strays on the pads and comfortably worked away to fine leg

4.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, dabs it towards point and Dilshan does well to stop it

4.6

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, on the pads and clipped to square leg

India 33/1   G Gambhir 12* (13b 2x4)
6.1

Mathews to Gambhir, FOUR, poor start by Angelo, full and a touch too wide and firmly punched wide of mid-off, nice follow through as well

6.2

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, works it down to short fine leg and takes a quick single

6.6

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, gets across and gently pushes it to the off side

India 39/3   G Gambhir 17* (16b 3x4)
8.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, gets on the front foot and defends it softly

8.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, fuller delivery and clipped towards midwicket

8.3

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, goes on the back foot and clips it to point

8.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, punches it down to cover and refuses the single

8.5

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, defends it to the off side

8.6

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, keeps it straight and defends softly, India struggling to get a run here

India 41/4   G Gambhir 17* (22b 3x4)
9.2

Perera to Gambhir, 1 run, swings it back in and Gambhir gently eases it away to fine leg

India 43/4   G Gambhir 18* (23b 3x4)
10.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, tucks him up for room on the off stump and safely defended

10.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, keeps it on the off stump again and softly defended

10.3

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, a touch fuller and wider this time on the off stump but he mistimes the drive to the off side

10.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, doing well to keep it straight and Gambhir defends solidly

10.5

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, drifts on the pads and he clips it straight to square leg

10.6

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked towards midwicket and the fielder fumbles and allows a single, got a bad bounce probably

India 48/4   G Gambhir 19* (29b 3x4)
11.1

Perera to Gambhir, no run, full outside off and pushed towards point

11.2

Perera to Gambhir, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it to fine leg

India 49/4   G Gambhir 20* (31b 3x4)
12.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, good length outside the off stump and dabbed towards point

12.2

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, opens the face and dabs it wide of point, easily done

India 54/4   G Gambhir 21* (33b 3x4)
13.1

Perera to Gambhir, no run, moves away from him and he leaves it to the keeper

13.2

Perera to Gambhir, no run, bowls it fuller, gets on the front foot and defends

13.3

Perera to Gambhir, FOUR, poor delivery there, too full and wide outside off and slapped off the front foot wide of cover

13.4

Perera to Gambhir, no run, transfers to the back foot and blocks it away

13.5

Perera to Gambhir, no run, pitched up and clipped away down to the on side

13.6

Perera to Gambhir, no run, punched wide of the bowler on the off side and Gambhir thought of the single, Perera picked up and flicked it towards the stumps but he ended up hitting the batsman instead

India 60/4   G Gambhir 25* (39b 4x4)
15.1

Malinga to Gambhir, 2 runs, Malinga strays on the pads and tucks it firmly towards square leg

15.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, fullish on the off stump and driven down towards mid-off

15.3

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, tip and run, Gambhir does that really well, drops it to the off side and sets off for a quick single

15.5

Malinga to Gambhir, 2 runs, good length outside off and he slices it hard past point, the fielder dives but the ball evades him

15.6

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, moves away from the left-hander and he dabs it down to third man

India 67/5   G Gambhir 31* (44b 4x4)
16.1

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, good length into the left-hander from over the wicket, dabbed from the crease towards point

16.5

Udana to Gambhir, 3 runs, too wide outside off stump, plenty of width for Gambhir to free his arms and hit the ball through cover point. Chandimal chases and slides to save the boundary in the nick of time

India 72/5   G Gambhir 35* (46b 4x4)
17.3

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to point

17.4

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, cramps him up for room as he tries to cut, ends up chopping it down to the keeper

17.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, stays on the back foot and defends with soft hands

17.6

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, good cover drive off the meat of the bat but deep cover is there to pick up

India 75/5   G Gambhir 36* (50b 4x4)
18.1

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, gives him a lot of width and he opens the face and glides it down to third man

18.6

Udana to Gambhir, no run, wide outside the off stump, he safely leaves it alone to the keeper

India 77/5   G Gambhir 37* (52b 4x4)
19.3

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, nearly an edge! Moves away as he tries to dab that to third man, nearly gives Sanga a catch

19.4

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, knocks it down to third man for a single

India 79/5   G Gambhir 38* (54b 4x4)
20.1

Udana to Gambhir, no run, stays back at the crease and defends

20.2

Udana to Gambhir, no run, angles it inwards and solidly defends again, Gambhir has seen so many partners come and go

20.3

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, works it down to midwicket and sets off

India 80/6   G Gambhir 39* (57b 4x4)
21.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, keeps it short to Gambhir as well, hops at the crease and dabs it down to point

21.3

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, another short one but down the leg side and worked away down to fine leg

India 85/6   G Gambhir 40* (59b 4x4)
22.1

Udana to Gambhir, no run

22.2

Udana to Gambhir, 2 runs, a touch too short and he cuts it wide of square third man for a couple

22.3

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, cuts him down to sweeper cover for a single

India 92/6   G Gambhir 43* (62b 4x4)
23.1

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, comes round the wicket, tossed up and gently worked down to mid-on

23.4

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, takes a couple of paces down and knocks it towards mid-on

India 101/6   G Gambhir 45* (64b 4x4)
24.1

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller delivery and clipped to deep square leg

24.3

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length and he stays back and clips it to the leg side

24.5

Udana to Gambhir, no run, fuller delivery on the pads and worked down to square leg, thinks of a single

24.6

Udana to Gambhir, 1 run, gives him width and he angles it down to third man

India 112/7   G Gambhir 48* (68b 4x4)
25.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run, stays on the back foot and defends it away

25.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, comes down the track and drills it down to long-off

India 113/7   G Gambhir 49* (70b 4x4)
26.1

Perera to Gambhir, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he works it down towards square leg, takes a couple and he gets to his fifty, something his colleagues have failed to do

26.2

Perera to Gambhir, no run, gets a thick inside edge onto his pads, the ball rolls to the off side

26.3

Perera to Gambhir, no run, goes back at the crease and defends towards point

26.4

Perera to Gambhir, no run, full and wide and driven straight to mid-off

26.5

Perera to Gambhir, 1 run, clips it down towards midwicket for a single

India 116/8   G Gambhir 52* (75b 4x4)
27.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run

27.2

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up and he gets forward and pushes it towards long-on

27.4

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up and pushed towards long-on, uses his feet well

27.6

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, flicks it down towards short midwicket

India 121/8   G Gambhir 55* (79b 4x4)
28.1

Perera to Gambhir, no run, stays back and punches it hard down to mid-on

28.2

Perera to Gambhir, no run, fuller delivery and pushed back to the bowler very firmly

28.3

Perera to Gambhir, 1 run, slants it across and he dabs it down to third man

India 122/8   G Gambhir 56* (82b 4x4)
29.1

Herath to Gambhir, no run, full outside off and driven to the off side

29.2

Herath to Gambhir, no run, gets forward and blocks it away off the front foot

29.3

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, takes a pace down and knocks it towards mid-on

India 123/8   G Gambhir 57* (85b 4x4)
30.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, full on the off stump and driven straight to the covers

30.2

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, beats the covers this time with the front foot drive for a single, still not farming the strike

30.5

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, gets on the front foot and steers it down to third man

India 126/8   G Gambhir 59* (88b 4x4)
31.1

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, makes room, comes down by a couple of yards and works it to wide long-on

31.3

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, gets down the pitch and works him down to long-on again, easily done

31.5

Herath to Gambhir, no run, lets it to skid through, opens the face and steers it to short third man

31.6

Herath to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted on the pads and flicked towards deep midwicket

India 131/8   G Gambhir 62* (92b 4x4)
32.1

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third man

India 132/8   G Gambhir 63* (93b 4x4)
33.1

Malinga to Gambhir, 2 runs, low full toss wide of the off stump and sliced towards sweeper cover, Gambhir charges for the second and Mathews' throw isn't accurate, Sanga tries to fling it at the stumps but Gambhir was home

33.2

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, full and wide outside off and he tries to squeeze it out

33.3

Malinga to Gambhir, OUT, great catch by Sanga to round off the innings and Gambhir fails to carry his bat! Malinga fires it full and wide and Gambhir tries to squirt it out to third man, the ball lobs off the face of the bat and Sangakkara flings himself to his left and plucks it one handed and tumbles

G Gambhir c †Sangakkara b Malinga 65 (158m 96b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.70

India 138/10   G Gambhir 65 (96b 4x4)
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