India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 4th ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

0.1

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, squeezed towards third man for a single

Sri Lanka 1/0   WU Tharanga 1* (1b)

1.1

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, back of a length and moving away a hint, left alone by Tharanga

1.2

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 run, worked down towards fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 7/0   WU Tharanga 2* (3b)

2.1

Khan to Tharanga, no run, outside off, Tharanga shoulders arms

2.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, closer to the pads, nudged towards square leg, no alarming movement for Zaheer or Irfan so far

2.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, well outside off and that is left alone once more

2.4

Khan to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, back of length ball nips in, bounces more than Tharanga expects and he can't get bat on it, off the thigh pad for a leg bye to short third man

Sri Lanka 12/0   WU Tharanga 2* (7b)

3.1

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 run, a misfield allows Tharanga a single, a crisp drive towards mid-off where Ashwin fumbles

3.4

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length ball and outside off, too wide from Irfan, especially to a batsman who is very strong on the cut, Tharanga hammers that towards point, Tiwary gets a hand on it but can't stop the ball completely

Sri Lanka 19/0   WU Tharanga 4* (9b)

4.1

Khan to Tharanga, no run, jags away after pitching outside off, Tharanga flirts with it and misses

4.2

Khan to Tharanga, 1 wide, well wide of off stump

4.2

Khan to Tharanga, no run, nearly gets the edge there, Tharanga isn't looking too solid here, he wanted to drive that on the up, didn't get forward enough as he played that, beaten

4.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga defends towards square leg, Rohit fields and chucks the ball through his legs to a fielder behind him, except the fielder there has moved away from where Rohit thought he was, the batsmen jog a single, India protest that the ball was dead, and Tharanga has to go back

4.4

Khan to Tharanga, no run, defended back towards the bowler

4.5

Khan to Tharanga, 1 wide, way outside off , and that's another wide

4.5

Khan to Tharanga, no run, another swing and a miss from Tharanga, he's not too far away from getting an edge

4.6

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, outside edge down to third man, and Tharanga will be happy to have survived that Zaheer over

Sri Lanka 22/0   WU Tharanga 5* (15b)

5.1

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, an appeal for lbw, umpire turns it down correctly as there is a thick inside-edge

5.2

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, back of length and punched to cover

5.3

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 run, pitched up and on the pads, pushed towards mid-on for a single

Sri Lanka 23/0   WU Tharanga 6* (18b)

6.1

Khan to Tharanga, no run, length ball just outside off, defended to the off side

6.2

Khan to Tharanga, 1 run, inside-edged towards mid-on, a sharp single is taken

Sri Lanka 28/0   WU Tharanga 7* (20b)

7.1

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, length ball on middle and off, defended towards mid-on

7.2

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, length ball outside off, pushed back towards the bowler

7.3

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga beaten outside off as he ends up playing inside the line of a short of length ball outside off, he 's had a few plays-and-misses today

7.4

Pathan to Tharanga, 2 runs, worked towards square leg for a couple

7.5

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, an ugly stroke attempted by Tharanga, short of length and outside off, looks to flay it towards point but his bat is nowhere near the ball, which sneaks between bat and his body to the keeper

7.6

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, looks to chop this one, bottom-edges it towards the keeper

Sri Lanka 34/0   WU Tharanga 9* (26b)

9.1

Pathan to Tharanga, 2 runs, length ball is whipped towards midwicket for a couple

9.2

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, a wild shot from Tharanga, he hasn't middled too many today, so he wanted to release the pressure with a big shot, it was short of length and well outside off, Tharanga skipped down the track and looked to launch it over cover but doesn't connect

9.3

Pathan to Tharanga, no run, blocked back towards the bowler

9.4

Pathan to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga drives that in the air, but he gets it in the gap as well, this was again back of a length, but Tharanga gets it past extra cover for four

9.5

Pathan to Tharanga, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven towards mid-on, Ashwin dives to his left to stop that one, one-handed effort with his left hand

Sri Lanka 45/0   WU Tharanga 16* (31b 1x4)

10.1

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, defended off the front foot towards cover

10.2

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, pushed towards extra cover, Tharanga wanted one, Dilshan didn't, Raina was swooping in on that one, so Dilshan wisely sends Tharanga back

10.3

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, Dinda likes bowling the bouncer, here's his first of the day, Tharanga gets under it, doesn't bother getting the bat down, hold it above his head as he ducks

10.4

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, turned towards backward point

10.5

Dinda to Tharanga, 2 runs, short again from Dinda, Tharanga was into position early to help it along to fine leg, they get a couple, Tharanga moves to 18 off 36

10.6

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, a mild appeal for lbw, that pitched outside leg

Sri Lanka 47/0   WU Tharanga 18* (37b 1x4)

11.2

Kohli to Tharanga, 1 run, round the wicket to the left-hander, full and on middle and off, defended to the off side

11.4

Kohli to Tharanga, 1 run, length ball eased towards sweeper cover for a single

11.6

Kohli to Tharanga, no run, a quiet first over from Kohli, just five off it, Tharanga cuts the final delivery to point

Sri Lanka 52/0   WU Tharanga 20* (40b 1x4)

12.2

Dinda to Tharanga, 2 runs, short of length ball, nurdled towards midwicket, a quick second is taken

12.3

Dinda to Tharanga, SIX, the Dinda short ball again, Tharanga goes for the pull, it was top-edged by Tharanga, it went high but it went far as well, clears the backward square-leg boundary for six, Dinda has his hands on his head

12.4

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, one ball after a top-edge gets him a six, a crisp front-foot drive gets him none, straight to mid-off

12.5

Dinda to Tharanga, 1 wide, sprays it down the leg side

12.5

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, back of a length ball on off stump, Tharanga whips it to midwicket

12.6

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, same length, just outside off, defended to the off side to end the over

Sri Lanka 62/0   WU Tharanga 28* (45b 1x4 1x6)

13.4

Kohli to Tharanga, no run, short ball outside off, looks to cut that one, but doesn't get hold of it properly, the ball rolls to the off side

13.5

Kohli to Tharanga, no run, short and wide, just within the permissible limit

13.6

Kohli to Tharanga, 1 run, clipped towards long-on for a single

Sri Lanka 64/0   WU Tharanga 29* (48b 1x4 1x6)

14.1

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, starts with a length ball outside off, Sehwag bowling from round the wicket, defended to the off side

14.2

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, blocked off the front foot to the off side

14.3

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, a decent start this from Sehwag, not giving any room at all, Tharanga pats it back to the bowler

14.4

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, make that four dot balls in a row, blocked towards point

14.5

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, tapped back to the bowler

14.6

Sehwag to Tharanga, no run, last ball is defended off the front foot, a maiden from Sehwag, now waiting for the "Dhoni is a genius" mails

Sri Lanka 64/0   WU Tharanga 29* (54b 1x4 1x6)

15.6

Khan to Tharanga, 2 runs, length ball slanting in towards the pads, helped behind square leg, Dinda has to get across to stop that, two runs to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 69/0   WU Tharanga 31* (55b 1x4 1x6)

16.2

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, length ball outside off, slapped towards point

16.3

Ashwin to Tharanga, 1 run, punched towards long-on for one more

16.6

Ashwin to Tharanga, FOUR, shorter from Ashwin, Tharanga slams that towards deep square leg, Irfan has to run across from deep midwicket to try stop that, he covers good ground and gets a hand on the ball but can't stop it rolling over the rope

Sri Lanka 78/0   WU Tharanga 36* (58b 2x4 1x6)

17.3

Khan to Tharanga, no run, length ball just outside off, punched back towards the bowler

17.4

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, nicely done by Tharanga, makes a bit of room and opens the face to get the ball just wide of the keeper for four

17.5

Khan to Tharanga, FOUR, short of length and outside off, and that is slammed for another boundary, Tharanga finding some fluency here, he thumps that to the midwicket boundary and the decision to take the Powerplay early seems to be paying off

17.6

Khan to Tharanga, no run, defends the last ball off the over to the off side

Sri Lanka 91/0   WU Tharanga 44* (62b 4x4 1x6)

18.3

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, defended back to the bowler

18.4

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, short of length and outside off, tapped in front of point

18.5

Dinda to Tharanga, 1 run, back of length ball outside off, guided towards sweeper cover for a single

Sri Lanka 92/1   WU Tharanga 45* (65b 4x4 1x6)

19.1

Ashwin to Tharanga, 1 run, defended towards point this time

19.3

Ashwin to Tharanga, 2 runs, full ball is driven towards mid-on, a dive there, but the fielder there -Zaheer- can only palm the ball towards long-off

19.4

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, Zaheer has more work to do as Tharanga punches it to mid-on

19.5

Ashwin to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed to the off side for a single

Sri Lanka 97/1   WU Tharanga 49* (69b 4x4 1x6)

20.1

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, first ball is pushed towards point

20.2

Dinda to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed past the bowler for a single, that brings up Tharanga's single

20.4

Dinda to Tharanga, 1 run, short of length and well outside off, steered towards deep backward point

Sri Lanka 102/1   WU Tharanga 51* (72b 4x4 1x6)

21.1

Ashwin to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga is stumped, Ashwin saw Tharanga skipping down the track, bowled it short, the ball didn't turn away after pitching, carried on in the same direction, Tharanga was looking for the spin and he misses the ball, he yards out of the crease, Dhoni has the ball, bails on the ground and both of Sri Lanka's openers are now dismissed

WU Tharanga st †Dhoni b Ashwin 51 (97m 73b 4x4 1x6) SR: 69.86

Sri Lanka 102/2   WU Tharanga 51 (73b 4x4 1x6)
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Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
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Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 21, 2012
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Photos

Jul 31, 2012

Rohit Sharma hugs Manoj Tiwary, Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, July 31, 2012

Rohit Sharma hugs Manoj Tiwary

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Jul 31, 2012

Jeevan Mendis trapped Manoj Tiwary lbw, Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Colombo, July 31, 2012

Jeevan Mendis trapped Manoj Tiwary lbw

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