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)
3.1

Perera to Sehwag, no run, stays back and punches it to the off side

3.2

Perera to Sehwag, no run, punches it solidly to the off side again, Perera starting off well

3.3

Perera to Sehwag, no run, nips back in and clips his pad and lobs away to the off side, looked close but it hit him too high

3.4

Perera to Sehwag, no run, gets nicely forward and defends

3.5

Perera to Sehwag, no run

3.6

Perera to Sehwag, OUT, oh terrific catch! Perera took a very similar catch to get rid of Hafeez in Pallekele, a nothing shot really from Sehwag, fetched it from outside off without moving his feet, swatted it to the bowler's right, Perera reached out and plucked it with both hands on the dive, hangs on to it even on the tumble

V Sehwag c & b Perera 15 (21m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 31/1   NLTC Perera 1-1-0-1
5.1

Perera to Kohli, no run, gets across and defends an incoming delivery

5.2

Perera to Kohli, no run

5.3

Perera to Kohli, OUT, Perera and all the Sri Lankans were convinced, and so was the umpire, after an eternity! Loose shot from Kohli, chasing a ball wide of the off stump, he tried to dab it away towards third man but the keeper detected an edge and went up immediately, it took the umpire Palliyaguruge a while to give that out, either way Kohli didn't look too pleased. He did look back though. Looking at the replays, there was a sound

V Kohli c †Sangakkara b Perera 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

5.4

Perera to Sharma, no run, clips it down to mid-on

5.5

Perera to Sharma, no run, gets well forward and blocks it away

5.6

Perera to Sharma, no run, Perera's getting the ball to nip back in again, this time the batsman covers the line and defends

India 33/2   NLTC Perera 2-2-0-2
7.1

Perera to Raina, no run, fullish on the off stump and driven towards mid-off

7.2

Perera to Raina, no run, full and wide and he chases it and drives to mid-off

7.3

Perera to Raina, 2 byes, Sanga fumbles now, the batsman left it alone to the keeper and the ball dipped and went between the keeper's legs, it was a good leave actually

7.4

Perera to Raina, OUT, you can't stop Perera here! And guess what, another batsman gets out to a loose shot, almost identical to Rohit's, lack of foot movement again and dragged onto the stumps, the Indians seem to have a problem with the ball leaving them wide of the off stump. Three wickets for Perera and he hasn't yet conceded a run

SK Raina b Perera 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

7.5

Perera to Dhoni, no run, leaves him outside off and he leaves it alone

7.6

Perera to Dhoni, no run, Dropped! Mathews spills a sitter at first slip, Dhoni chases a pitched up delivery and the thick outside edge goes at a comfortable height, Mathews juggles and fails to take it on the second attempt, Perera could have had four for nothing

India 41/4   NLTC Perera 3-3-0-3
9.1

Perera to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni tries to create an opportunity by chipping down the track, checks the shot and pushes it to mid-off and takes a quick single, Perera concedes his first run

9.2

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

9.3

Perera to Dhoni, no run, big inswing again and Dhoni manages to defend that hard to the off side

9.4

Perera to Dhoni, FOUR, solid drive, that should please India greatly, swings it in and Dhoni shows the full face and punches it past a diving mid-off

9.5

Perera to Dhoni, no run, gets across and leaves it alone to the keeper

9.6

Perera to Dhoni, no run, fuller delivery and punches it back to the bowler

India 47/4   NLTC Perera 4-3-6-3
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

11.3

Perera to Dhoni, FOUR, nice shot, gets forward and across to a full delivery and drives wide of cover, Udana gives the chase and dives in vain at the boundary

11.4

Perera to Dhoni, no run, bowls it a touch shorter and Dhoni safely leaves it alone to the keeper

11.5

Perera to Dhoni, no run, on a good length on the off stump and solidly defended

11.6

Perera to Dhoni, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he punches it down the pitch

India 53/4   NLTC Perera 5-3-11-3
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   NLTC Perera 6-3-15-3
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

26.6

Perera to Ojha, no run, on the stumps and Ojha awkwardly pushes it to the off side

India 116/8   NLTC Perera 7-3-18-3
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

28.4

Perera to Ojha, no run, stays at the crease and manages to push it away to the off side

28.5

Perera to Ojha, no run, slants it across him and he leaves it alone to the keeper

28.6

Perera to Ojha, no run, stays back at the crease and defends it away

India 122/8   NLTC Perera 8-3-19-3
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