India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 4th ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

16.1

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, round the wicket to Dilshan, worked behind square leg

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

16.4

Ashwin to Dilshan, 2 runs, length ball, spins in towards the pad, worked towards deep midwicket, Dilshan sprints back for the second

16.5

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads again, clipped to backward square leg

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   R Ashwin 1-0-9-0

19.1

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

19.2

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run, poked towards point for a single, Thirimanne is off the mark

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

19.6

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 2 runs, sends that towards deep point, Irfan does the fielding, 35 off the Batting Powerplay

Sri Lanka 99/1   R Ashwin 2-0-16-0

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

21.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, defended to the leg side

21.3

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up, length ball outside off, spinning away, defended off the front foot

21.4

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, full ball on the pad, defended to the leg side

21.5

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards point, 'Wait, wait, wait," says the batsman

21.6

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, a touch shorter and more flight, turns away from Thirimanne, guided towards backward point

Sri Lanka 103/2   R Ashwin 3-0-17-1

23.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, length ball is driven along the ground towards long-on for a single

23.2

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 2 runs, slapped towards deep backward point by Thirimanne

23.3

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 2 runs, wide outside off, delicately pushed behind backward point

23.4

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, length ball on off stump, defended to the off side

23.5

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, outside off, left alone

23.6

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, width provided, batsman can't capitalise, stabs that to point

Sri Lanka 116/2   R Ashwin 4-0-22-1

25.1

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run, short of length and outside off, Thirimanne gets on his back foot and pushes the ball in front of point

25.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, spinning towards off stump, defended towards the bowler

25.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, length ball, a bit of an outside edge as the ball rolls towards cover

25.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, pitched up around off, eased down to long-on for a single

25.5

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, well outside off, sliced towards backward point

25.6

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, length ball on off stump, turns away from Thirimanne, defended to the off side off the front foot

Sri Lanka 123/2   R Ashwin 5-0-24-1

27.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, punched to long-off for a single

27.2

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne makes a bit of run, opens the face to steer the ball to backward point, Chandimal wanted one, Thirimanne sends him back

27.3

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run, slapped past point this time

27.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, flighted and full, powered back towards the bowler, who gets a finger on it but isn't able to stop it completely

27.5

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run

27.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, length ball outside off, driven firmly to extra cover off the front foot

Sri Lanka 134/2   R Ashwin 6-0-28-1

29.1

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, outside off, defended towards point

29.2

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, spinning away after pitching short of a length, defended to the off side

29.3

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run, flighted and full, on the pads, worked towards midwicket, Dhoni tells the fielder that he shouldn't give away a second there, Raina doesn't

29.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, steered towards backward point

29.5

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run, a touch short from Ashwin, slapped towards deep point for a single

29.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, flighted delivery, that didn't spin in, Chandimal plays for the offspin, he's beaten as the ball fizzes past the outside edge

Sri Lanka 142/2   R Ashwin 7-0-31-1

42.1

Ashwin to Mendis, FOUR, first ball by a specialist in a while and it is whacked for four, powerfully swept to the square leg boundary

42.2

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, flighted length ball on legstump, defended towards square leg, Dhoni fields

42.3

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, full ball is reverse-swept, can't time it, the ball goes towards extra cover

42.4

Ashwin to Mendis, 2 runs, punched towards long-on, thirimanne was coasting when he took the first, Mendis wanted two, a direct hit from the deep would have caught Thirimanne short by a couple of yards

42.5

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, goes for the reverse-sweep, misses and is struck just outside the line, massive lbw appeal turned down

42.6

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, worked to midwicket for a single to end the over, 200 comes up

Sri Lanka 199/5   R Ashwin 8-0-38-1

44.1

Ashwin to Thirimanne, 1 run, full ball heading down leg, the batsman had shuffled down the leg side, defended towards cover

44.2

Ashwin to Mendis, 2 runs, full ball is worked towards cover for a single

44.3

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, length ball is reverse-swept to Zaheer to backward point

44.4

Ashwin to Mendis, FOUR, poor delivery, quicker ball down the leg side, helped past short fine for four, Mendis moves along to 16 off 13

44.5

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, length ball, Mendis pokes it towards the off side

44.6

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, full toss is thumped towards long-on for a single

Sri Lanka 213/5   R Ashwin 9-0-46-1

46.1

Ashwin to Herath, no run, Herath looks to sweep but is struck on the pads ,outside off, a mild lbw appeal

46.2

Ashwin to Herath, no run, Herath plays inside the line of that one, struck on the pads

46.3

Ashwin to Herath, no run, flighted ball is slapped to short cover

46.4

Ashwin to Herath, 1 leg bye, flighted ball and they get a leg-bye after Herath misses the sweep

46.5

Ashwin to Thirimanne, no run, more flight, Thirimanne now goes for the reverse-sweep, can't connect properly, off the toe end, to the keeper

46.6

Ashwin to Thirimanne, OUT, bowled 'im, Sri Lanka's implosion continues, Thirimanne charges down the track and looks to force the ball through the off side, the ball went straight on, doesn't spin away, he misses and that crashes into the top of leg stump

HDRL Thirimanne b Ashwin 47 (105m 69b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.11

Sri Lanka 219/8   R Ashwin 10-1-46-2
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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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