India tour of Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
31 July 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
8.1

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, length ball is worked towards midwicket

8.2

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, length and wide outside off, and this time it is Dilshan who bottom-edges it through to the keeper

8.3

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, short of length and just outside off, defended back towards the bowler

8.4

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, Dilshan gets this on the middle of the bat, slapped powerfully towards backward point, but straight at the fielder

8.5

Dinda to Dilshan, FOUR, this time Dilshan gets it on the middle of the bat and in the gap, drives on the up past cover, not perfect timing but enough on that to reach the boundary

8.6

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, length ball is driven hard into the ground and towards extra cover

Sri Lanka 38/0   AB Dinda 1-0-4-0
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   AB Dinda 2-0-6-0
12.1

Dinda to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball on off stump, helped towards sweeper cover for a single

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   AB Dinda 3-0-16-0
18.1

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, Dinda returns, after one over for Ashwin, first ball is blocked to the off side

18.2

Dinda to Dilshan, OUT, Dinda has struck, once again he bowls it short, Dilshan goes for the pull, top edges it, unlike the Tharanga top edge that went for six, this one goes nowhere, swirls to the right of Dhoni, who settles under it and collects, bye bye Dilshan

TM Dilshan c †Dhoni b Dinda 42 (84m 48b 7x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

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

18.6

Dinda to Thirimanne, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended back to the bowler, just one run off the over, and the wicket of Dilshan, good stuff from Dinda

Sri Lanka 92/1   AB Dinda 4-0-17-1
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

20.3

Dinda to Thirimanne, 1 run, another short ball from Dinda, batsman goes for the pull, doesn't connect well, the ball rolls towards short fine leg

20.4

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

20.5

Dinda to Thirimanne, no run, back of a length ball on off stump, defended to the off side

20.6

Dinda to Thirimanne, no run, shortish and outside off, slapped towards point

Sri Lanka 102/1   AB Dinda 5-0-20-1
22.1

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, a good-looking drive that from Chandimal, gets well forward and sends the ball towards extra cover

22.2

Dinda to Chandimal, 2 runs, sends this one towards deep backward point, a thick outside edge as he looks to drive that one, over the head of a jumping gully fielder

22.3

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, length ball outside off is defended to the off side

22.4

Dinda to Chandimal, FOUR, a superb drive from Chandimal, on the up and he sends it past extra cover, gets a good stride forward as he plays that

22.5

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 wide, short and well outside off, left alone

22.5

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, dropped towards cover and a quick single is taken

22.6

Dinda to Thirimanne, no run, short of length ball, defended towards the bowler

Sri Lanka 111/2   AB Dinda 6-0-28-1
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