0.3

Mathews to Rahane, no run, moves away a touch late and Rahane watchfully leaves it alone, he took a pace or two down the pitch

0.4

Mathews to Rahane, 1 run, good running, gently clipped in front of mid-on and he hurried the fielder

India 2/0   AM Rahane 1* (2b)

2.1

Mathews to Rahane, 3 runs, full outside the off stump and driven well past the covers, had to scamper for the third

India 11/1   AM Rahane 4* (3b)

4.1

Malinga to Rahane, no run, begins with a slower ball, the off cutter, beats the bat

4.2

Malinga to Rahane, 1 run, slower ball again and softly clipped away down to midwicket

4.5

Malinga to Rahane, no run, tries to pinch a single towards short fine leg

4.6

Malinga to Rahane, no run, full outside off and he chases that, nearly gets a feather edge to the keeper

India 38/1   AM Rahane 5* (7b)

6.1

Herath to Rahane, no run, gets forward and pushes it down the track

6.2

Herath to Rahane, 1 run, flatter delivery, spins away sharply and he jabs it down to deep cover

6.4

Herath to Rahane, 1 run, goes on the back foot and punches him down to deep cover

6.6

Herath to Rahane, 1 run, bowls it very flat and he whips it away to deep midwicket

India 55/1   AM Rahane 8* (11b)

7.1

Perera to Rahane, 1 run, had to scamper that single, he mistimed that punch to mid-off and he was off the blocks

7.3

Perera to Rahane, no run, another waft outside the off stump, beaten, this kicked up a bit off the pitch

7.4

Perera to Rahane, no run, drops it with soft hands on the pitch and thinks of a single

7.5

Perera to Rahane, SIX, Rahane makes merry with the width outside off, gets forward and lofts it over wide wide long-off, didn't look like he middled it but there was enough in it to take it over the rope

7.6

Perera to Rahane, no run, clips it down to midwicket

India 63/1   AM Rahane 15* (16b 1x6)

8.3

Herath to Rahane, no run, bowls it flat and straight and driven down the pitch

8.4

Herath to Rahane, no run, makes room to cut but gets an inside edge to his boot and the ball deflects to the bowler

8.5

Herath to Rahane, 1 run, punched toward cover and he has to scamper that single, the throw was wide of the stumps and he had to dive

India 65/1   AM Rahane 16* (19b 1x6)

9.1

Mendis to Rahane, 1 run, goes for the loft but it's an inside out shot over extra cover, safe from the fielder in the deep

9.4

Mendis to Rahane, 1 run, makes room, gets on the back foot and cuts hard to sweeper cover

India 70/1   AM Rahane 18* (21b 1x6)

10.3

Herath to Rahane, 1 run, down the pitch, checks his shot and works it to long-on

10.6

Herath to Rahane, 1 run, chips down the track and drills it down to long-on,they're intent on using their feet against Herath

India 79/1   AM Rahane 20* (23b 1x6)

11.1

Mendis to Rahane, 1 run, works it to the on side

11.3

Mendis to Rahane, OUT, some relief for Sri Lanka! Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahane was down the track to loft with the turn, ended up chipping it back to the bowler, Mendis didn't give it much air and that's probably why Rahane didn't get the elevation

AM Rahane c & b Mendis 21 (46m 25b 0x4 1x6) SR: 84.00

India 81/2   AM Rahane 21 (25b 1x6)
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Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 7, 2012
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