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)

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   G Gambhir 11* (9b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 1-1-0-1

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

India 33/2   G Gambhir 12* (13b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 1.3-1-0-2

Mathews to Sharma, OUT, the Josephian mafia on a roll here, Mathews in the act now, loose shot from Rohit, no foot movement and he chops the ball onto his off stump, pegs the stump back, he stays at the crrease frustrated with himself

RG Sharma b Mathews 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 38/3   G Gambhir 17* (15b 3x4)   AD Mathews 0.4-0-5-1

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

India 41/4   G Gambhir 17* (16b 3x4)   NLTC Perera 2.4-2-0-3

Mathews to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni walks! A bit too close to cut, Mathews cramps him up for room, attempts to bash that past point and Sangakkara catches the edge, no doubts about that one

MS Dhoni c †Sangakkara b Mathews 11 (26m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

India 60/5   G Gambhir 25* (39b 4x4)   AD Mathews 4.1-1-10-2

Malinga to Pathan, OUT, leading edge! Another batsman goes to a loose shot, Pathan has to go, Malinga drifts towards the pads and Irfan tries to work it to the on side with the angle, only gets a tame leading edge that lobs to Perera (that man again) at mid-off, there was some doubt if Malinga had overstepped the crease, a part of his boot was slightly behind the line, took a few replays to confirm

IK Pathan c Perera b Malinga 6 (28m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

India 79/6   G Gambhir 38* (54b 4x4)   SL Malinga 5.5-0-28-1

Herath to Ashwin, 2 runs, OUT, Ashwin will never want to see this replay, surely! The ball floats in to him, he makes room and slices it well to third man, he takes two comfortably, Gambhir doesn't want the third and signals him to stay back, Ashwin ambled out of his crease and turns around but it's too late, the throw arrives and Sanga whips off the bails

R Ashwin run out 21 (19m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

India 107/7   G Gambhir 45* (64b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 1-0-9-0

Herath to Khan, OUT, the arm ball gets him, gets a nice loop into the right-hander from round the wicket, Zaheer was forward to defend, the ball clips the pad in front of the leg stump, easy decision

Z Khan lbw b Herath 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 113/8   G Gambhir 49* (70b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 1.4-0-10-1

Mathews to Ojha, OUT, this time he gets the edge! Mathews bowls a delivery similar to the previous one, this time Ojha gets across for a half hearted drive and gets an edge and looks back at the keeper, Sanga was certain about it, India nine down

PP Ojha c †Sangakkara b Mathews 5 (27m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

India 132/9   G Gambhir 63* (93b 4x4)   AD Mathews 6.3-2-14-3

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   UT Yadav 0* (3b)   SL Malinga 7.3-0-36-2





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