India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka v India

Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)

We are back. Sri Lanka will bat till the scheduled dinner break

0.1

Khan to Tharanga, 1 wide, Zaheer begins with a wide down the leg side, he could be a handful with the wind

0.1

Khan to Tharanga, 2 wides, spoke too soon, too wide down the leg side and Dhoni manages to get some glove on it and parry it away down to fine leg, could've been worse

0.1

Khan to Dilshan, no run, lands it outside the off stump and gets it to slant away and Dilshan leaves it alone

0.2

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, chases this one and ends up chopping it to the off side

0.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, lands it outside off and Tharanga leaves it alone

0.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, gets forward and defends it

0.5

Khan to Tharanga, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, this over gets longer, Zaheer can cry on Udana's shoulder now

0.5

Khan to Tharanga, no run, goes back and taps it to the bowler

0.6

Khan to Tharanga, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side and another wide, well taken by Dhoni and he alf heartedly appeals for a catch thinking Tharanga may have clipped something

0.6

Khan to Tharanga, no run, bowls it straight and Tharanga leaves it alone

End of over 1 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 6/0 (133 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 2.71)
WU Tharanga    0* (4b)      Z Khan    1-0-6-0
TM Dilshan    1* (2b)     

1.1

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, pushes at the ball outside off and fails to make contact

1.2

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, stays back and punches it down to cover

1.3

Pathan to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, gets some neat inswing and catches Dilshan off guard as he tried to whip it away, lobs off the pads

1.4

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, half-hearted drive by Tharanga and he nearly edges this one, three slips waiting for that edge

1.5

Pathan to Tharanga, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and works it away down to midwicket for a couple

1.6

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 run, bowls it straighter and he clips it towards mid-on

Achin: ""W" factor will blow away the match from india wickets, wides or Wind ?"

End of over 2 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 10/0 (129 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.68)
WU Tharanga    3* (7b)      IK Pathan    1-0-3-0
TM Dilshan    1* (5b)      Z Khan    1-0-6-0

2.1

Khan to Tharanga, no run, much better line, straight as it can get, stays back and clips it away to mid-on

2.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, patiently lets it go outside the off stump, the ball doesn't move much

2.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, a touch shorter and Tharanga continues to be watchful, left alone

2.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, clips it down to mid-on and thinks of a single

2.5

Khan to Tharanga, no run

2.6

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, great way to end the over, it was as if Tharanga was waiting for that error, too full and easily driven past mid-off and cover, good follow through and timing

End of over 3 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 14/0 (125 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 2.65)
WU Tharanga    7* (13b 1x4)      Z Khan    2-0-10-0
TM Dilshan    1* (5b)      IK Pathan    1-0-3-0

3.1

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan awkward again with the inswing, tries to work it away but the ball clips his pads again

3.2

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, fuller and he tries to wham it straight but ends up mistiming the shot back to the bowler

3.3

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, stays back and punches it down the track

3.4

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, nice, firm punch down the track, showed the full face, Dilshan is better off playing the ball a bit late

3.5

Pathan to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dropped The shot wasn't too pretty either, full and wide, Dilshan threw everything at it, Sehwag cupped his hands above his head at first slip and the ball deflected past the keeper and down to fine leg, it came on much quicker than expected

3.6

Pathan to Dilshan, 2 runs, a little short of a length and punched down to sweeper cover

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0 (121 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 2.63)
TM Dilshan    5* (11b)      IK Pathan    2-0-7-0
WU Tharanga    7* (13b 1x4)      Z Khan    2-0-10-0

4.1

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga at his best, full and wide outside off and he leans forward and plays an effortless cover drive

4.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, good comeback by Zaheer, held the length back and tempted him to drive again, nearly took the edge

4.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, leans forward to drive again but cannot beat cover

4.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, leaves this alone to the keeper

4.5

Khan to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and the ball clips his pads and rolls away

4.6

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, cuts and goes over the slips and down to third man

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 24/0 (115 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 2.55)
TM Dilshan    6* (12b)      Z Khan    3-0-15-0
WU Tharanga    11* (18b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-7-0

5.1

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, punches it towards cover

5.2

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, tries to cut but the ball goes under the bat, played at it too early

5.3

Pathan to Dilshan, 3 runs, too wide outside off and he slices this square of the wicket on the off side and beats point, the ball travels against the wind and doesn't reach the boundary

5.4

Pathan to Tharanga, FOUR, another lovely shot! Short and wide and Tharanga exploits the big gap at point and cover but thumping it to the boundary

5.5

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, clipped off his pads to the on side

5.6

Pathan to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan whips it away towards fine leg where Ojha fumbles

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 34/0 (105 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 2.38)
TM Dilshan    11* (16b)      IK Pathan    3-0-16-0
WU Tharanga    15* (20b 3x4)      Z Khan    3-0-15-0

6.1

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, too full and Tharanga has thumped it, he came on the front foot and played a flowing drive between the bowler and mid-off

6.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

6.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover point

6.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga aimed for the big shot down the ground but made no contact

6.5

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, nudged towards mid-on for a single

6.6

Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan tries to hit through the off side but gets an inside edge towards square leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 40/0 (99 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.71, RRR: 2.30)
TM Dilshan    12* (17b)      Z Khan    4-0-21-0
WU Tharanga    20* (25b 4x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-16-0

7.1

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, angles it across him and he gets forward and punches it towards mid-off

7.2

Pathan to Dilshan, 1 wide, Dilshan decides to walk down the pitch and club the short delivery to the leg side, nearly gloves it to Dhoni, half-hearted appeal

7.2

Pathan to Dilshan, no run, punched away hard and Kohli does brilliantly to stop it with one hand, he threw to the bowler's end

7.3

Pathan to Dilshan, 3 runs, chance! Dilshan tries to pull and gets an edge that hits his arm and just evades Sehwag at first slip, the ball nearly rolls to the third man rope but Zaheer manages to stop it

7.4

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 wide, bowls it too wide of the off stump

7.4

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 wide, this time he strays down the leg side

Some movement behind the sight screen, everyone's annoyed

7.4

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, keeps it straight and Tharanga gets forward to defend

7.5

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, straight again and he gets forward and knocks it towards mid-on

7.6

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 wide, yet another wide, the left-armers aren't having a great day, down the leg side

7.6

Pathan to Tharanga, FOUR, rounds off a poor over, Irfan bowls this one short and wide outside off, Tharanga waits for it and punches it past the gap at the covers, nobody moved

End of over 8 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 51/0 (88 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 2.09)
WU Tharanga    24* (28b 5x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-27-0
TM Dilshan    15* (20b)      Z Khan    4-0-21-0

Yadav to bowl. Could be the last over before the break

8.1

Yadav to Dilshan, FOUR, loosener to begin with, pitched up outside off and Dilshan reaches forward and scoops it over mid-off

8.2

Yadav to Dilshan, FOUR, overcompensates by bowling too full and on the pads, Dilshan uses his wrists well and flicks it wide of midwicket

8.3

Yadav to Dilshan, no run, bowls it short and Dilshan is too early on the pull, ends up mistiming it to the on side

8.4

Yadav to Dilshan, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler

8.5

Yadav to Dilshan, 2 runs, drives a full delivery and nearly evades mid-off, Ojha dives and gets a hand to it

8.6

Yadav to Dilshan, 3 runs, short and pulled away in front of square, Ashwin picks it up at deep midwicket and that will be the dinner break

6pm: Sri Lanka will return after 40 minutes to get the formalities done with. Unless India pull off something dramatic. Tharanga has looked in silken touch. Dilshan looked a bit awkward at times, but when bowled in his slot, he has punished them.

Join us at 6.40pm.

Akshay: "The way this match has been going, it seems, India have found a fool proof way to make sure Dhoni doesnt miss matches due to poor over rate!"

End of over 9 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 64/0 (75 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 7.11, RRR: 1.82)
TM Dilshan    28* (26b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    24* (28b 5x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-27-0

6.40: Welcome back. Some self deprecating humour from Sanjay Manjrekar: "In 23 innings R Ashwin has been run out 7 times - that's almost 1 in every 3 inngs...thats almost manjrekaresque : )"

9.1

Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, starts off with a half volley on the pads, gets across and clips it away past square leg, plenty of spaces on the on side

9.2

Khan to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, on the pads again and worked to the on side

9.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, fullish in length outside off and left alone, slight away movement

9.4

Khan to Tharanga, 3 wides, drifts down the leg side and even Dhoni can't stop it, gets a glove to it and parries it to fine leg

9.4

Khan to Tharanga, 2 leg byes, struggles with his line and drifts down the leg side again, clips his thigh and beats Dhoni

9.5

Khan to Tharanga, 2 runs, gets on the front foot and drives wide of sweeper cover

9.6

Khan to Tharanga, 2 runs, bowls it straighter for a change, Tharanga tries to drive straight but ends up placing it to the on side

End of over 10 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 78/0 (61 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 1.52)
WU Tharanga    28* (32b 5x4)      Z Khan    5-0-32-0
TM Dilshan    32* (28b 3x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-13-0

10.1

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on the off stump and worked to the on side

10.2

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, flicks it down to midwicket

10.3

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, pushes a low full toss down to long-off

10.4

Ashwin to Tharanga, 1 run, stays back at the crease, waits for the turn and cuts

10.5

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, turns it down to fine leg to bring up his 2000th run v India

10.6

Ashwin to Tharanga, 3 runs, flatter delivery, opens the face and dabs it down to third man

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 84/0 (55 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 7.63, RRR: 1.41)
WU Tharanga    32* (34b 5x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-6-0
TM Dilshan    34* (32b 3x4)      Z Khan    5-0-32-0

11.1

Khan to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, the waywardness continues, down the leg side again and Zaheer has no control over this, neither does Dhoni, flicked away and beats the keeper to race to fine leg

11.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, much better, stays back at the crease and defends

11.3

Khan to Tharanga, 2 runs, too full and wide outside the off stump and punched away wide of the covers, the sweeper cuts it off

11.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, bowls from slightly wide of the crease and bends it in, gets across and defends

11.5

Khan to Tharanga, 1 wide

11.5

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, another silken drive, more a forward push, relied on timing purely, behind the line and punched wide of Raina at mid-off

11.6

Khan to Tharanga, no run, brings the ball back in and Tharanga defends

End of over 12 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 95/0 (44 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 7.91, RRR: 1.15)
WU Tharanga    38* (40b 6x4)      Z Khan    6-0-39-0
TM Dilshan    34* (32b 3x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-6-0

12.1

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, the straighter delivery, beats the outside edge

12.2

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, goes back, waits for the turn and cuts to point

12.3

Ashwin to Dilshan, 2 runs, gets down to sweep and places it to fine leg

12.4

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, goes back and punches it to the off side

12.5

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, flicks it with the turn to fine leg

12.6

Ashwin to Tharanga, 2 runs, makes room and punches it off the back foot down to deep point

Chelliah: "I'm sorry, I just logged in. Are we playing T20 today?"

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 100/0 (39 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 7.69, RRR: 1.05)
WU Tharanga    40* (41b 6x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-11-0
TM Dilshan    37* (37b 3x4)      Z Khan    6-0-39-0

13.1

Yadav to Dilshan, 1 run, full on middle and leg and clippedtowards fine leg

13.2

Yadav to Tharanga, 1 run, full outside off and nicely driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

13.3

Yadav to Dilshan, no run, tries to squirt out a yorker outside the off stump but misses

13.4

Yadav to Dilshan, 1 run, bangs it in short and Dilshan swivels and pulls down to deep square leg

13.5

Yadav to Tharanga, no run, good bouncer, Tharanga arches backwards and lets it sail over him

13.6

Yadav to Tharanga, no run, punches it firmly to short cover

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 103/0 (36 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 7.35, RRR: 1.00)
WU Tharanga    41* (44b 6x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-16-0
TM Dilshan    39* (40b 3x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-11-0

14.1

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, goes back and punches it down to point

14.2

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, clips it with the angle to square leg for a single

14.3

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, slides inwards and he gets an inside edge to the pads

14.4

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run

14.5

Ashwin to Tharanga, 1 run, drives him down to sweeper cover

14.6

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan is beaten as he tries to cut, too close to play that shot, he punches the air in frustration, luckily Dhoni was out of the way

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 105/0 (34 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 0.97)
TM Dilshan    40* (43b 3x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-13-0
WU Tharanga    42* (47b 6x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-16-0

Sri Lanka have taken the Powerplay

15.1

Yadav to Tharanga, no run, gets behind the line and defends down to cover

15.2

Yadav to Tharanga, 1 run, excellent fielding there, Tharanga tapped it with soft hands down to mid-off and Raina picked up and flicked it towards the bowler's stumps in one motion, nearly a direct hit

15.3

Yadav to Dilshan, no run, fails to squeeze out a fat yorker outside off

15.4

Yadav to Dilshan, FOUR, that was dismissed! Yadav bowled it a fraction short, Dilshan picked the length quickly, swiveled and pulled it with force along the ground to deep square leg

15.5

Yadav to Dilshan, 2 runs, pulls this one but not fully controlled, the ball lands safely over midwicket

15.6

Yadav to Dilshan, FOUR, this is finishing quick, short of a length and he punched it with force past the covers, bisected the gap

End of over 16 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 116/0 (23 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 0.67)
TM Dilshan    50* (47b 5x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-27-0
WU Tharanga    43* (49b 6x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-13-0

16.1

Ashwin to Tharanga, 2 runs, tucked away to the deep on the on side for a couple

16.2

Ashwin to Tharanga, 1 run, chips down the track and hammers it in the air down to long-off

16.3

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run

16.4

Ashwin to Dilshan, OUT, Sri Lanka miss their chance to record their first ten-wicket win against India, flighted on the off stump, he tries to slog it away and gets an edge that strikes the pads and lobs up to Dhoni who runs forward and takes the catch

TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Ashwin 50 (72m 49b 5x4 0x6) SR: 102.04

16.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side and wide called, yet again

16.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, stays back and safely blocks it out

16.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, clips it to the leg side to get off the mark

The anger persists. Kushagra: "There is a thin line between Defeat and Humiliation. Indian team erased that line completely to bring them together."

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 121/1 (18 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 7.11, RRR: 0.54)
LD Chandimal    1* (2b)      R Ashwin    4-0-18-1
WU Tharanga    46* (51b 6x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-27-0

17.1

Yadav to Chandimal, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it towards midwicket for a single

17.2

Yadav to Tharanga, FOUR, silken again, gives him width, Tharanga merely uses the pace of the ball (there was plenty of it) and slices it effortlessly wide of point, big gap there on the deep

17.3

Yadav to Tharanga, no run, driven straight towards the covers

17.4

Yadav to Tharanga, no run

17.5

Yadav to Tharanga, FOUR, bowls the short one and Tharanga goes for the wild hoick and clears the keeper with a top edge, nearly goes all the way

17.6

Yadav to Tharanga, 2 runs, cuts it square of the wicket on the off side for a couple

End of over 18 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 132/1 (7 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 0.21)
WU Tharanga    56* (56b 8x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-38-0
LD Chandimal    2* (3b)      R Ashwin    4-0-18-1

18.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and defends

18.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, defends this one to the on side

18.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, gets forward and punches it back to the bowler

18.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run

18.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, punches it back to the bowler

18.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, tucks it away towards midwicket, a rare quiet over here

End of over 19 (maiden) Sri Lanka 132/1 (7 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.94, RRR: 0.22)
LD Chandimal    2* (9b)      R Ashwin    5-1-18-1
WU Tharanga    56* (56b 8x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-38-0

19.1

Ojha to Tharanga, no run, gets well forward and defends towards the off side

19.2

Ojha to Tharanga, no run

19.3

Ojha to Tharanga, 2 runs, goes back at the crease and punches it wide of cover and the fielder slides and stops it

19.4

Ojha to Tharanga, 1 run, gets an outside edge that goes towards point for a single

19.5

Ojha to Chandimal, FOUR, that seals a crushing win for Sri Lanka! Tossed up outside the off stump and Chandimal reaches out and gets an outside edge that sails past slip and short third man

Thisara Perera has been named the Man of the Match.

Perera: "Very happy with my performance. Have to thank my team-mates. My first priority is bowling. I don't think too much about my performance."

Dhoni: "We lost too many wickets too quickly. After Virat fell, we lost too many. Very disappointed. We need to learn from our experiences and not think too much about these defeats. Gambhir batted really well. In the last 5 games we have had some good performances from our batsmen and bowlers."

Jayawardene: "It's funny what two days does to you. I thought we didn't field that well today. We have shown that we can bounce back, the guys have the hunger. I haven't seen Upul Tharanga bat like this in a while, his timing, his form. Good to see the old Upul. Isuru was a bit nervous, Thisara and Angelo did the job for us."

That's it from here. Thanks for your patience! We will have to expect this every game I suppose. You can look forward to the post-match stories from Abhishek. Join us for the third game on Saturday, in Colombo. Cheers!

7.30pm: This is India's second worst defeat in terms of balls remaining (181). Their worst was also against SL, 209 balls in Dambulla in 2010. Let's not forget that hammering in Sharjah where they were bowled out for 54, though they were chasing on that occasion. Just shows how Sri Lanka have roasted India in the past.

Let's bring on the puns. Nilesh: "So much talk about the wind on the ground...must say the Indians were blown away."

Bad dreams happen, but India shouldn't let this bring down their confidence ahead of the remaining games. The conditions in Colombo will be better. When they look back at this game, apart from analysing their batting flop, the wides will be scrutinised. Fourteen wides in 20 overs is unacceptable. Everyone struggled.

Sanjay: "After the impressive performance in the 1st ODI, I boasted about the Indian cricket to my US colleagues here in Orlando, and created the interest in them to wake up at 5am to watch this match with me, now they are Truly impressed."

Shankar: "Fitting reposte to those who said India was neglecting Tests for T20 and ODIs. Looks like ODIs are also being given the same respect as Tests! Losing is ok, but getting hammered? What a cheat for the spectators."

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Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 4, 2012
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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Photos

Jul 24, 2012

Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan run between the wickets, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI Hambantota, July 24, 2012

Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan run between the wickets

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Jul 24, 2012

Upul Tharanga scored an unbeaten half-century, Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI Hambantota, July 24, 2012

Upul Tharanga scored an unbeaten half-century

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