India tour of Sri Lanka, Only T20I: Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 7, 2012
7 August 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Mathews to Gambhir, FOUR, Dropped! And worse, it's four as well, Gambhir slogs and it's in the air for ages, Shaminda Eranga was the man at deep midwicket and he couldn't get underneath that skier, it must have swirled in the air, ball slips out of his hand and rolls over to the rope

India 6/0   G Gambhir 5* (3b 1x4)   AD Mathews 0.5-0-6-0

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, clubbed away! Fractionally short outside the off stump, Kohli picked the length early and pulled off the front foot over midwicket

India 15/1   V Kohli 4* (4b 1x4)   AD Mathews 1.3-0-14-0

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli and his awesome timing, swings away from the right-hander, just punched it off the front foot and wide of cover, didn't play at it too hard, two fielders give chase

India 19/1   V Kohli 8* (5b 2x4)   AD Mathews 1.4-0-18-0

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, not very convincing but four nevertheless, late away swing and on a full length, really chased it and the ball went sailing over point

India 24/1   V Kohli 13* (8b 3x4)   RMS Eranga 1.1-0-5-1

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli at his best, on a good length outside off and what looked like a defensive push was enough to bisect the gap at point, just raced away, great timing

India 28/1   V Kohli 17* (10b 4x4)   RMS Eranga 1.3-0-9-1

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, nearly had him there! Goes for the loft over mid-off and he didn't time it as well, just enough to clear the fielder

India 32/1   V Kohli 21* (11b 5x4)   RMS Eranga 1.4-0-13-1

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, another Kohli classic, it was a low full toss outside off and he ensured he pushed it off the middle of the bat, past point

India 37/1   V Kohli 25* (14b 6x4)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-5-0

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, the fine leg is up, Perera pitched it fractionally short and down the leg side, he just helped it along its way wide of short fine leg

India 42/1   V Kohli 30* (17b 7x4)   NLTC Perera 0.2-0-4-0

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, you can't stop him can you? Full delivery seaming away and he has enough width to slice that past cover and point

India 46/1   V Kohli 34* (18b 8x4)   NLTC Perera 0.3-0-8-0

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, make that three in three, drifts on the pads and he easily flicks it to fine leg, hardly any fielder in sight there

India 50/1   V Kohli 38* (19b 9x4)   NLTC Perera 0.4-0-12-0

Herath to Kohli, FOUR, brings up his fifty in style! Comes down the track and lofts with the turn over mid-off, the fielder in the deep had no chance

India 75/1   V Kohli 50* (32b 10x4)   HMRKB Herath 2.1-0-13-0

Eranga to Raina, FOUR, drifts on the pads and Raina uses his wrists well and flicks it down to fine leg

India 92/2   SK Raina 5* (3b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 2.1-0-17-1

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, he continues to fined the gaps, he made a bit of room hoping to hit it in front of square on the on side, ended up getting an inside edge past short fine leg, the ball races to long leg

India 100/2   V Kohli 63* (39b 11x4 1x6)   RMS Eranga 2.5-0-24-1

Perera to Raina, FOUR, gives it a swing, Raina's trademark hoick over midwicket, it was on the pads and put away

India 120/2   SK Raina 17* (12b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 3-0-30-0

Eranga to Raina, FOUR, lovely shot! Swinging in on the pads and neatly chipped over square leg, wide of all the fielders

India 128/2   SK Raina 23* (17b 3x4)   RMS Eranga 3.1-0-28-1

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, he errs by bowling it short and he plays the pull really well, down to fine leg and the ball nearly carries over the rope

India 134/3   MS Dhoni 5* (5b 1x4)   SL Malinga 2.2-0-14-0

Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR, unfortunate for Malinga, it was a fast yorker on the off stump and Dhoni got a lucky outside edge that raced past the keeper, third man had no chance

India 152/3   MS Dhoni 14* (12b 2x4)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-28-0





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