Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh - 2nd match

India v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Welegedara to start off. Two slips in place

The start is about five minutes away. You will have to feel sorry for Chamara Silva, who's just made his comeback, only to sit out with a fractured finger. We don't know the extent of the damage. He's an exciting player so let's hope he gets back soon.

It's not as overcast as it was yesterday. We saw that 260 wasn't enough yesterday. India know what they have to do.

Toss: Sangakkara has won the toss and SL will bowl first. Dilshan and Chamara Silva are injured and not playing. Lahiru Thirimanne will be making his debut as a makeshift opener (in Dilshan's place) and Thissara Perera will bat in the middle order. Silva has a fractured finger.

No surprise omissions for India. Hang on for a bit before we get the teams up. Sreesanth and Yuvraj Singh are playing today. Rohit Sharma isn't.

Sri Lanka: 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), 4 Thilan Samaraweera, 5 Thilina Kandamby, 6 Thissara Perera, 7 Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, 8 Suraj Randiv, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Thilan Thushara, 11 Chanaka Welagedera

India: 1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Gautam Gambhir, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 MS Dhoni (capt and wk), 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Suresh Raina, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Sreesanth, 11 Ashish Nehra

1.20pm: Good afternoon and welcome to the coverage of the second game of this tri-series between two teams who must be sick of each other's faces by now - India and Sri Lanka. The toss is about 10 minutes away.

Almost a week after facing each other at the Kotla, they're back again, here in Mirpur. Sri Lanka recorded quite a comprehensive win yesterday against Bangladesh and they had less than 24 hours to prepare for this. The decision at the toss will be very straightforward - win the toss and bowl.

0.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, lands it outside off and gets it to seam away gently, hardly any bounce there

0.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, fires it full and he shows the full face and pushes it to mid-off

0.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, dropped short of slip! Gambhir walks down the pitch before delivery and fends it off, the outside edge goes to second slip on the first bounce

One slip for Sehwag

0.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, angles it across the right-hander and he shoulders arms

0.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, FOUR, lovely shot, the ball curves back in late, Sehwag gets forward, shows the full face and punches it sweetly past the bowler and mid-off

Short cover is the other catching position

0.6

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, stays right behind the line and defends solidly

End of over 1 (5 runs) India 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
V Sehwag    4* (3b 1x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    1* (3b)     

Suranga Lakmal to bowl. Short square leg and a slip in place

1.1

Lakmal to Gambhir, no run, gets beside the line and taps it towards point

comes over the wicket

1.2

Lakmal to Gambhir, no run, gets beside the line again and steers it towards cover

1.3

Lakmal to Gambhir, no run, nice cover drive but straight to the fielder, leans onto a half volley

1.4

Lakmal to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, nudges it off his hips and they take a quick leg byt

1.5

Lakmal to Sehwag, no run, angles it on middle and leg and he clips it straight to square leg

1.6

Lakmal to Sehwag, no run, doesn't move his feet, stays beside it and taps it to point

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End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) India 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
V Sehwag    4* (5b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    1-1-0-0
G Gambhir    1* (7b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    1-0-5-0

2.1

Welegedara to Gambhir, no run, chases a wide delivery outside off and he misses it

2.2

Welegedara to Gambhir, 2 runs, gets forward and drives on the up, he manages to squeeze it past the gap between point and cover

2.3

Welegedara to Gambhir, FOUR, he advances down the track to unsettle the bowler, gets to the pitch of the ball and crashes it past the gap between cover and mid-off

2.4

Welegedara to Gambhir, 1 run, stays back and clips him with soft hands to the on side for a single

2.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, the off cuttter, he reads it early, opens the face of the bat and angles it to third man

2.6

Welegedara to Gambhir, OUT, that's a stunning yorker! Welegedara will want to see this replay a 100 times, he swings it in and lands the ball on the blockhole, Gambhir closes the face of the bat, fails to dig it out and the ball goes straight through and hits the leg stump, too bad the stumps didn't fall

G Gambhir b Welegedara 8 (13m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 3 (8 runs) India 14/1 (RR: 4.66)
     UWMBCA Welegedara    2-0-13-1
V Sehwag    5* (6b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    1-1-0-0

3.1

Lakmal to Sehwag, no run, stays back and clips him to the on side

3.2

Lakmal to Sehwag, FOUR, vintage Sehwag, he stands tall to a short delivery, meets the ball in front of his face and clubs it over square leg

3.3

Lakmal to Sehwag, 1 run, gets beside the line and angles it down to third man

3.4

Lakmal to Kohli, no run, stays behind the line and taps it to mid-off

3.5

Lakmal to Kohli, no run, slower ball, opens the face and taps it with soft hands towards first slip

3.6

Lakmal to Kohli, 1 run, angled on the pads, he clips him behind square on the on side

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 20/1 (RR: 5.00)
V Kohli    1* (3b)      RAS Lakmal    2-1-6-0
V Sehwag    10* (9b 2x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    2-0-13-1

4.1

Welegedara to Kohli, no run, full outside off, he gets behind the line and drives straight to mid-off

4.2

Welegedara to Kohli, no run, holds the length back, he stays right behind the line and defends

4.3

Welegedara to Kohli, 1 run, outside off, he gets beside the line and angles it towards square third man

4.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, FOUR, gives him room outside off, Sehwag gets forward, gets his backlift down and thumps it past point, lots of power there

4.5

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, wide again but he chops it down towards cover

4.6

Welegedara to Sehwag, (no ball) 3 runs, he oversteps, fires it full and he digs it out wide of midwicket, they run hard for 3

Deep cover in place

4.6

Welegedara to Kohli, (no ball) 1 run, Free Hit Another overstep! But he fails to put away the free hit, the ball clips his pads and rolls to the off side

4.6

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, Free Hit Not much damage done, comes down the pitch and nearly yorks himself, pushes it down to mid-off

End of over 5 (12 runs) India 32/1 (RR: 6.40)
V Sehwag    18* (13b 3x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    3-0-25-1
V Kohli    3* (7b)      RAS Lakmal    2-1-6-0

5.1

Lakmal to Sehwag, 1 run, hits a good length on middle and leg, he shuffles and clips him down to deep square leg

5.2

Lakmal to Kohli, no run, stays right behind the line and defends

5.3

Lakmal to Kohli, 1 run, angles it on the body and he helps it along its way down towards deep square

short cover and short extra cover in place

5.4

Lakmal to Sehwag, FOUR, not bowling to his field there, he drops it short, the ball comes onto him at a comfortable pace and he has enough time to get behind it and club it over midwicket

5.5

Lakmal to Sehwag, FOUR, slashed and four, wide outside off, the thick outside edge beats the keeper and there are no slips, poor bowling

5.6

Lakmal to Sehwag, FOUR, make that three for the over, he drops it short again, outside off and Sehwag gets on top of the bounce and knocks it over backward point

End of over 6 (14 runs) India 46/1 (RR: 7.66)
V Sehwag    31* (17b 6x4)      RAS Lakmal    3-1-20-0
V Kohli    4* (9b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    3-0-25-1

6.1

Welegedara to Kohli, FOUR, more on timing this time, leans forward behind the line, a mere defensive push is enough to force it past the bowler

6.2

Welegedara to Kohli, 1 run, stays beside the line and taps it to point

6.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, FOUR, all power, the bowler gives him a bit of width outside off, not a bad delivery, Sehwag gets his high backlift down and whacks it past backward point and then beats third man

6.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 no ball, edged to the keeper but it's an overstep! Comes round the wicket and fires it full, there's an edge to the keeper and Sanga throws the ball up, bad news follows

6.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, (no ball) FOUR, Free Hit Another overstep! This is plaguing him, full outside off and scooped on the up past cover point

6.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, 1 run, Free Hit Full toss from round the wicket, he tries to club it away but the ball drops in front of mid-on

6.5

Welegedara to Kohli, OUT, great reflexes by Sangakkara! Comes round the wicket, Kohli tries to cheekily nudge it down to third man but gets a thick edge, Sanga falls to his right and catches it

V Kohli c †Sangakkara b Welegedara 9 (19m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

6.6

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, that's a bouncer, too high and the umpire penalises him

6.6

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, down the leg side this time, this over will take forever

6.6

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 7 (18 runs) India 64/2 (RR: 9.14)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    4-0-43-2
V Sehwag    40* (21b 8x4)      RAS Lakmal    3-1-20-0

7.1

Thushara to Sehwag, FOUR, comes round the wicket, bowls a loosener outside off, he reaches out and scoops it over cover point, poor delivery

7.2

Thushara to Sehwag, no run, full on the off stump and pushed down to mid-off

7.3

Thushara to Sehwag, 2 runs, wide outside off and pitched up, he chases it and scoops it towards sweeper cover, the fielder does well to cut it off

7.4

Thushara to Sehwag, no run, stays back and pushes it to the off side

7.5

Thushara to Sehwag, no run, gives him just a hint of width and he chops it down to the off side

7.6

Thushara to Sehwag, 1 run, full on the blockhole on middle and leg and he digs it out to the on side

End of over 8 (7 runs) India 71/2 (RR: 8.87)
V Sehwag    47* (27b 9x4)      T Thushara    1-0-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    4-0-43-2

8.1

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, stays beside the line and he steers it to point

8.2

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, good length outside off and tapped towards cover

8.3

Welegedara to Sehwag, no run, comes round the wicket, he stays behind the line and defends solidly

8.4

Welegedara to Sehwag, OUT, very soft dismissal there! The slower ball, Sehwag tries to turn it to the on side but plays too early, he gets a thick leading edge and Thirimanne takes it easily at mid-off

V Sehwag c Thirimanne b Welegedara 47 (44m 31b 9x4 0x6) SR: 151.61

UWMBCA Welegedara is giving WPUJC Vaas a run for his money

8.5

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands outside off and he lets it go

8.6

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length on middle and he knocks it to midwicket

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) India 71/3 (RR: 7.88)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (3b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    5-1-43-3
MS Dhoni    0* (0b)      T Thushara    1-0-7-0

9.1

Thushara to Dhoni, no run, lands it outside off and he safely lets it go

9.2

Thushara to Dhoni, no run

9.3

Thushara to Dhoni, no run, keeps it outside the off stump and he shoulders arms

9.4

Thushara to Dhoni, FOUR, good shot, pitched up outside off, he gets beside the line, meets the ball off the sweetspot and caresses it past backward point

9.5

Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, knocks it towards mid-off with soft hands and sets off

9.6

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, he has a wild swish at that one, short outside off, he tries to club it away over square leg and misses it

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 76/3 (RR: 7.60)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (4b)      T Thushara    2-0-12-0
MS Dhoni    5* (5b 1x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    5-1-43-3

First slip is wide

10.1

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, comes round the wicket, lands outside off and he lets it go

10.2

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, full on the off stump and driven to mid-off

10.3

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, goes for a booming cover drive and nearly ends up edging it, close call

10.4

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, stays beside the line and he taps it to point

10.5

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, almost a run out! Dhoni pushes it towards mid-off and sets off, Yuvraj doesn't want the single so Dhoni turns around, the throw from Kandamby was not on target and Sanga couldn't break the stumps on time

10.6

Welegedara to Dhoni, 1 run, opens the face and steers it wide of backward point

End of over 11 (1 run) India 77/3 (RR: 7.00)
MS Dhoni    6* (11b 1x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    6-1-44-3
Yuvraj Singh    0* (4b)      T Thushara    2-0-12-0

11.1

Thushara to Dhoni, no run, he shapes to drive but the ball clips his pads and heads to the keeper, stifled appeal by Sanga

11.2

Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, gets forward and drives down to extra cover

11.3

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run

11.4

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, chases a wide delivery without moving his feet too much, he misses it completely

11.5

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and wide and again he chases it, Yuvraj still yet to get his eye in

11.6

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tucks it away to square leg

End of over 12 (2 runs) India 79/3 (RR: 6.58)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (8b)      T Thushara    3-0-14-0
MS Dhoni    7* (13b 1x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    6-1-44-3

12.1

Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

12.2

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, a little short and wide outside off, he taps it down to point

12.3

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, full outside off and he drives it down to cover and Kandamby does well to stop it

12.4

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, full on the middle stump and defended

12.5

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run

12.6

Welegedara to Dhoni, 1 wide, sprays it wide outside the off stump and he defends it away

12.6

Welegedara to Dhoni, no run, better one, gets it to angle towards the off stump and Dhoni defends it

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 81/3 (RR: 6.23)
MS Dhoni    7* (18b 1x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    7-1-46-3
Yuvraj Singh    2* (9b)      T Thushara    3-0-14-0

13.1

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and wide outside off and a mistimed drive finds mid-off

13.2

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another scratchy shot by Yuvraj, he reaches out without moving his feet to drive and chops it down to slip

13.3

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, that's more the Yuvraj we know, fullish in length outside off, he reaches forward and crisply drives wide of backward point

13.4

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man

13.5

Thushara to Dhoni, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it towards mid-off

13.6

Thushara to Dhoni, no run, gets behind the line and taps him down to mid-off

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 86/3 (RR: 6.14)
MS Dhoni    7* (20b 1x4)      T Thushara    4-0-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    7* (13b 1x4)      UWMBCA Welegedara    7-1-46-3

14.1

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, clipped wide of midwicket and Pushpakumara hurts himself on the dive, he's in quite a bit of pain, the physio rushes out to check his shoulder

I forgot to mention that the Powerplay was taken in the 11th over. Play hasn't resumed yet. I suspect Pushpakumara will go off the field. How many injuries do SL need?

Neeraj: One big difference between two similar players Dilshan and Sehwag seems to be adaptability. Dilshan measures situations better apparently; hence his success in all forms of the game recently. Sehwag is much more impactful in Tests but is funnily missing out on ODI's and T20's."

14.2

Lakmal to Dhoni, no run, pushes it to the off side

14.3

Lakmal to Dhoni, 1 run

14.4

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short and wide and slashed hard and in the air towards third man

14.5

Lakmal to Dhoni, no run, full on the pads and worked to the on side

14.6

Lakmal to Dhoni, no run, reaches out to drive but he ends up chopping it down to cover point

End of over 15 (3 runs) India 89/3 (RR: 5.93)
MS Dhoni    8* (24b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    4-1-23-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (15b 1x4)      T Thushara    4-0-19-0

15.1

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short outside off and Yuvraj tries to upper cut it down to third man but misses

15.2

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets behind the line and taps it softly to the on side

15.3

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good bouncer, Yuvraj wants to hook it at first but he withdraws the shot

15.4

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, he improvises by coming down the pitch and clips him high over midwicket, good shot to ease the pressure

15.5

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, reaches out and slashes him down to sweeper cover, good stop by the fielder

15.6

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, no turn, defended well on the front foot

End of over 16 (7 runs) India 96/3 (RR: 6.00)
Yuvraj Singh    16* (21b 2x4)      T Thushara    5-0-26-0
MS Dhoni    8* (24b 1x4)      RAS Lakmal    4-1-23-0

One slip in place

16.1

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.2

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward and drives firmly to mid-off

16.3

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, he tucks it to the on side

16.4

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, appeal for a lbw, clips the top flap of the pad perhaps down the leg side

16.5

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, clips it to the on side for a single

16.6

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, rocks back, waits for the turn and chops it down to point

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End of over 17 (4 runs) India 100/3 (RR: 5.88)
MS Dhoni    10* (26b 1x4)      S Randiv    1-0-3-0
Yuvraj Singh    17* (25b 2x4)      T Thushara    5-0-26-0

17.1

Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, squeezes it out towards mid-on and sets off very quickly for the single, the throw was just wide

17.2

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full on the pads and he turns the face of the bat and works him wide of midwicket

17.3

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide

17.3

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, half volley on middle and he plays a checked drive past the bowler, mid-on runs across to cut it off

17.4

Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball on the pads and he works it to the on side

17.5

Thushara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, wide outside off and thumped hard to sweeper cover, there's protection

17.6

Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, clipped down to fine leg for a single

End of over 18 (8 runs) India 108/3 (RR: 6.00)
MS Dhoni    13* (29b 1x4)      T Thushara    6-0-34-0
Yuvraj Singh    21* (28b 2x4)      S Randiv    1-0-3-0

18.1

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, full outside off and driven to cover

18.2

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on the off stump and defended

18.3

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

18.4

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and blocks it away easily

18.5

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward and defends

18.6

Randiv to Dhoni, FOUR, drops it on a good length outside off, he makes room and cuts just wide of point

End of over 19 (4 runs) India 112/3 (RR: 5.89)
MS Dhoni    17* (35b 2x4)      S Randiv    2-0-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    21* (28b 2x4)      T Thushara    6-0-34-0

19.1

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he clips him down to midwicket

19.2

Lakmal to Dhoni, 1 run, hits a good length outside off, he pushes it to the off side

19.3

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stays back and times the punch very well just wide of mid-off

19.4

Lakmal to Dhoni, 1 run, drops it short of a length and he rocks back and taps it to cover point

19.5

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower ball, rocks back and taps it to mid-off

19.6

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bowls him a yorker outside off and works up a bit of swing, Yuvraj jams it out

End of over 20 (4 runs) India 116/3 (RR: 5.80)
Yuvraj Singh    23* (32b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    5-1-27-0
MS Dhoni    19* (37b 2x4)      S Randiv    2-0-7-0

20.1

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and drives back to the bowler

20.2

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, taps it towards cover and sets off quickly, excellent running by these two

20.3

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward and defends solidly

20.4

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands

20.5

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run

20.6

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, clips him towards short fine leg

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 118/3 (RR: 5.61)
Yuvraj Singh    24* (36b 2x4)      S Randiv    3-0-9-0
MS Dhoni    20* (39b 2x4)      RAS Lakmal    5-1-27-0

21.1

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, that's a cracker, full and wide outside off and he reaches forward and cracks it hard past deep extra cover, the fielder dives in despair

21.2

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower ball and Yuvraj doesn't read it well, it slices him in half as the ball sails past the gap between bat and pad

21.3

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to deep cover

21.4

Lakmal to Dhoni, no run

21.5

Lakmal to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide outside off, he reaches out and thumps it hard past backward point

21.6

Lakmal to Dhoni, 1 run

End of over 22 (10 runs) India 128/3 (RR: 5.81)
MS Dhoni    25* (42b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    6-1-37-0
Yuvraj Singh    29* (39b 3x4)      S Randiv    3-0-9-0

22.1

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and clipped to mid-on

22.2

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, makes room and cuts to deep point

22.3

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run

22.4

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, tosses it up outside off and lands it on the half volley, he drives firmly to sweeper cover

22.5

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run

22.6

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, attempts a paddle sweep but plays too early, the ball clips his pads and rolls away

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 131/3 (RR: 5.69)
Yuvraj Singh    31* (43b 3x4)      S Randiv    4-0-12-0
MS Dhoni    26* (44b 3x4)      RAS Lakmal    6-1-37-0

Here's Kandamby

23.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, drops it short, he whips it across the line to long-on

23.2

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quicker through the air and defended on the front foot

23.3

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up outside off and pushed to the covers

23.4

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, fails to pull a short delivery, the ball clips his pads and rolls to the on side

23.5

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, gets forward and tucks it to long-on

23.6

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 134/3 (RR: 5.58)
Yuvraj Singh    31* (47b 3x4)      SHT Kandamby    1-0-2-0
MS Dhoni    28* (46b 3x4)      S Randiv    4-0-12-0

24.1

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and defends

24.2

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward and pushes it towards mid-on

24.3

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward and pushes it towards mid-on

24.4

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, gets forward and turns it away towards square leg

24.5

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward and sweeps to fine leg

24.6

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes a single to deep point

End of over 25 (3 runs) India 137/3 (RR: 5.48)
MS Dhoni    30* (51b 3x4)      S Randiv    5-0-15-0
Yuvraj Singh    32* (48b 3x4)      SHT Kandamby    1-0-2-0

25.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, tossed up outside off and cut to point

25.2

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, tossed up on middle and clipped to the on side

25.3

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, gets away with a full toss, Yuvraj swats it but finds deep square lgg

25.4

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward and drives to the off side

25.5

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, chips down the track and lofts but finds long-on, one bounce

25.6

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, full and pushed down the ground to long-on

End of over 26 (5 runs) India 142/3 (RR: 5.46)
MS Dhoni    32* (54b 3x4)      SHT Kandamby    2-0-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    35* (51b 3x4)      S Randiv    5-0-15-0

26.1

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, full on middle and pushed to mid-on

26.2

Randiv to Dhoni, no run, stays back and clips with the turn to short fine leg

26.3

Randiv to Dhoni, no run

26.4

Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run, tucks it just wide of midwicket

26.5

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets well forward and defends

26.6

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets well forward and defends

End of over 27 (1 run) India 143/3 (RR: 5.29)
Yuvraj Singh    35* (53b 3x4)      S Randiv    6-0-16-0
MS Dhoni    33* (58b 3x4)      SHT Kandamby    2-0-7-0

27.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, pushed through quick and flat, he pushes it back to the bowler

27.2

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, stays back and chops it to the off side

27.3

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run

27.4

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, pressed forwarded and defended

27.5

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, pressed forwarded and defended

27.6

Kandamby to Dhoni, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards point

End of over 28 (maiden) India 143/3 (RR: 5.10)
MS Dhoni    33* (64b 3x4)      SHT Kandamby    3-1-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    35* (53b 3x4)      S Randiv    6-0-16-0

Samaraweera to bowl

28.1

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended on the front foot

28.2

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward and pushes him to the off side

28.3

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter and quicker, he tucks it away to square leg

28.4

Samaraweera to Dhoni, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and clipped to mid-on

28.5

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, that was a seam up delivery, drops it on a good length and he goes back and pulls him over midwicket

28.6

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 29 (6 runs) India 149/3 (RR: 5.13)
Yuvraj Singh    40* (58b 4x4)      TT Samaraweera    1-0-6-0
MS Dhoni    34* (65b 3x4)      SHT Kandamby    3-1-7-0

29.1

Kandamby to Dhoni, 1 run, full on the leg stump and he drives it down the ground to long-on

29.2

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, too wide down the leg side, he could have whacked that

29.2

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, take that! Kandamby tosses it up on middle and off, he gets on his knee and slogs him over deep midwicket, that went rows back

29.3

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, brings up his 50 in style by clubbing a full toss over long-on

29.4

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

29.5

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up on middle and squeezed to the off side

29.6

Kandamby to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

End of over 30 (15 runs) India 164/3 (RR: 5.46)
Yuvraj Singh    53* (63b 4x4 2x6)      SHT Kandamby    4-1-22-0
MS Dhoni    35* (66b 3x4)      TT Samaraweera    1-0-6-0

Samaraweera is bowling for Sri Lanka for the first time since 2002. With Pushpakumara off the field, Sangakkara doesn't have many choices

30.1

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pitched outside leg, turning away, gets forward and defends

30.2

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets onto the front foot and drives it to long-on for one

30.3

Samaraweera to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni goes for the big one this time, Samaraweera follows him as he sees his make room, Dhoni is too close to the pitch of the ball and gets just one to square leg

30.4

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, driven down the ground, put pressure on Kulasekara by running the first one hard. Kula fumbles, and gives away two

30.5

Samaraweera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, chips down the track and drives it down to long-on

30.6

Samaraweera to Dhoni, 1 run, another shimmy down the wickets, gets him a single down to long-on

End of over 31 (6 runs) India 170/3 (RR: 5.48)
MS Dhoni    37* (68b 3x4)      TT Samaraweera    2-0-12-0
Yuvraj Singh    57* (67b 4x4 2x6)      SHT Kandamby    4-1-22-0

Thisara Perera comes on to bowl

31.1

Perera to Dhoni, no run, smacked away hard, square of the wicket, but straight to point

31.2

Perera to Dhoni, OUT, he has got him this time, the partnership stays at 99. Slightly loose shot, sees a short delivery, throws his bat at it, gets a thick outside edge - perhaps because it's too close to him - and Sangakkara takes a good diving catch to his right. What a first wicket for Perera

MS Dhoni c †Sangakkara b Perera 37 (85m 70b 3x4 0x6) SR: 52.85

Minutes ago, Abhishek Rungta wrote this in: "i think Sangakara has forgotten that he has Perera in the team who is an all rounder. probably would have bowled better than Samaraweera"

Raina is the new man in

31.3

Perera to Raina, no run, angled across him, defended towards point

31.4

Perera to Raina, 1 run, gets off the mark by bunting one towards midwicket

31.5

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, powerful cut shot, but straight to point

31.6

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, big shout for lbw, not given, Yuvraj is lucky here, the pitches just inside the mat, straightens a touch, and was going onto hit the leg stump. To make it worse for Sri Lanka, they missed a direct hit that could have run Raina out, who was wanting a leg-bye but was sent back

End of over 32 (1 run) India 171/4 (RR: 5.34)
Yuvraj Singh    57* (69b 4x4 2x6)      NLTC Perera    1-0-1-1
SK Raina    1* (2b)      TT Samaraweera    2-0-12-0

Thushara comes back

32.1

Thushara to Raina, 2 runs, short and wide, and Raina cuts it sweetly to the right of deep point

32.2

Thushara to Raina, no run, wide outside off, Raina shoulders arms

32.3

Thushara to Raina, no run, watchful again, lets it go outside off

32.4

Thushara to Raina, no run, stands tall in the crease and defends

32.5

Thushara to Raina, no run, high elbow, on-the-up drive, straight to mid-off

32.6

Thushara to Raina, no run, goes in for a friendly little bouncer, Raina sways out of the way

End of over 33 (2 runs) India 173/4 (RR: 5.24)
SK Raina    3* (8b)      T Thushara    7-0-36-0
Yuvraj Singh    57* (69b 4x4 2x6)      NLTC Perera    1-0-1-1

Wijekoon from Sri Lanka has had too much of India-Sri Lanka matches. "Watching these two sides playing yet again, despite the changes to the sides and venue, is like seeing a B Grade movie in slow motion. The dew factor renders this tournment and results on the quirky toss of the coin useless. And these games are used as part of the ICC rankings. It's a farce." Meanwhile Perera continues

33.1

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stump to stump again, just back of a length, Yuvraj goes deep into the crease and defends

33.2

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gives him room, draws a loose shot out of Yuvraj, who misses by about a foot when going for the big booming drive

33.3

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes back to the stump-to-stump line, and Yuvraj defends it towards midwicket

33.4

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, can't keep Yuvraj for too long, this is driveable length, and wide enough, Yuvraj gets under it and clears extra cover

33.5

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, angling across him, Yuvraj drops and runs and gets a single

33.6

Perera to Raina, no run, swing and a miss, big big swing, wanted to send it to Kolkata perhaps, but made connection with only air

Rahul from India seconds. "I'm all with Wijekoon on this. Didn't these two sides just play a dull 5 match one-day series? What's the need for *another* 3 matches (assuming Bangladesh doesn't get into the final) a few days down the line? Play a couple of more test matches instead for pity's sake."

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 178/4 (RR: 5.23)
SK Raina    3* (9b)      NLTC Perera    2-0-6-1
Yuvraj Singh    62* (74b 5x4 2x6)      T Thushara    7-0-36-0

Randiv comes back now, a slip in place

34.1

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, nice, in the channel, Yuvraj comes forward and defends

34.2

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, 3 runs, elementary error from Kandamby at point, Yuvraj square-drove, Kandamby didn't make allowance for the spin, and cost his team three runs

34.3

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, Raina comes forwards, plays it with soft hands and rushes through for one

34.4

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another forward-defensive

34.5

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, special shot, this time the bowler got too close to him, and Yuvraj drove it with an open face, to beat extra cover, and get four, all along the ground

34.6

Randiv to Yuvraj Singh, no run, big stride in, and defends this one

Ashutosh: "Right Wijekoon, I am an Indian fan but currently more interested in Aus Vs Pak test and Eng Vs SA test. For the sake of maintaining supporters interest, India should play less cricket. More tests would be welcome though....."

End of over 35 (8 runs) India 186/4 (RR: 5.31)
Yuvraj Singh    69* (79b 6x4 2x6)      S Randiv    7-0-24-0
SK Raina    4* (10b)      NLTC Perera    2-0-6-1

35.1

Perera to Raina, no run, and he beats Raina this time, outside off, looks to run it down to third man but the ball goes with the angle and eludes him

35.2

Perera to Raina, no run, tucks him up with a back-of-a-length delivery, defended to leg

35.3

Perera to Raina, no run, digs it in short, Raina looks for the cut, but a touch of extra bounce beats him

35.4

Perera to Raina, 2 runs, weak bouncer, 124ks, and pulled away handsomely, and deep midwicket has to run to its right to keep them to two

35.5

Perera to Raina, 1 run, opens his face and runs it down to third man

35.6

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flicked away off the pads, easy single

End of over 36 (4 runs) India 190/4 (RR: 5.27)
Yuvraj Singh    70* (80b 6x4 2x6)      NLTC Perera    3-0-10-1
SK Raina    7* (15b)      S Randiv    7-0-24-0

Gav from Australia: "This series isnt about trying to ram more one dayers into India's or Sri Lanka's schedule. It's about giving Bangladesh some much needed exposure against some quality sides" Meanwhile Lakmal comes back

36.1

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length, pushed away to wide of mid-off

36.2

Lakmal to Raina, 1 wide, wide, too wide, starts wide and keeps going with the angle

36.2

Lakmal to Raina, no run, looks to run this one down to third man, is early into the shot, gets it to point

36.3

Lakmal to Raina, no run, goes deep into the crease and defends an accurate delivery to cover

36.4

Lakmal to Raina, no run, drama here, Raina stands his ground and is rewarded. Raina looks to run this down to third man, gets an edge that is forever dying on Sanga, who claims a clean catch. Taufel has a look at square leg and rules him out. Raina doesn't hurry off the field, and the replays show it might have just bounced in front of Sanga, and so says the third umpire and Taufel reverses his decision. Close but enough doubt

36.5

Lakmal to Raina, 1 run, works away one off his pads for a single

36.6

Lakmal to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, long hop, is pulled away, fine leg comes around and saves the boundary

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 195/4 (RR: 5.27)
Yuvraj Singh    73* (82b 6x4 2x6)      RAS Lakmal    7-1-42-0
SK Raina    8* (19b)      NLTC Perera    3-0-10-1

37.1

Perera to Raina, 1 run, length ball, driven on the up, wide of mid-off

37.2

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down the ground this time, gets a single

37.3

Perera to Raina, no run, doesn't get power into the cut shot, it limply goes off towards cover

37.4

Perera to Raina, 1 run, slower ball, driven to right of mid-off for a single

37.5

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught at boundary, Perera is having a superb match, bouncer, Yuvraj pulls off the front foot, gets the higher part of the bat, and Lakmal doesn't have to move much at the deep midwicket boundary

Yuvraj Singh c Lakmal b Perera 74 (127m 84b 6x4 2x6) SR: 88.09

Jadeja is the new man, and he will be on strike because - would you believe it - they didn't cross. I

37.6

Perera to Jadeja, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

End of over 38 (3 runs) India 198/5 (RR: 5.21)
RA Jadeja    0* (1b)      NLTC Perera    4-0-13-2
SK Raina    10* (22b)      RAS Lakmal    7-1-42-0

38.1

Lakmal to Raina, no run, looks to guide a widish delivery to third man, finds point

38.2

Lakmal to Raina, FOUR, no cute half measures this time, gets one short and wide, gets under it, and cuts it over point

goes round the stumps

38.3

Lakmal to Raina, no run, slower ball, back of a length, no room, played towards cover

38.4

Lakmal to Raina, 1 run, quick single, just drop it at his feet and called Jadeja straight away

38.5

Lakmal to Jadeja, no run, short ball, into the body, takes his eyes off it, and gets away without getting solid hit in the arms

38.6

Lakmal to Jadeja, 1 run, fuller, gives him width, and he opens the face and gets a single

End of over 39 (6 runs) India 204/5 (RR: 5.23)
RA Jadeja    1* (3b)      RAS Lakmal    8-1-48-0
SK Raina    15* (26b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    4-0-13-2

39.1

Perera to Jadeja, no run, almost a third wicket for Perera, Jadeja gets his front foot too far across when defending, gets an inside edge that saves him the lbw

39.2

Perera to Jadeja, 2 runs, guides this one past point, and square of third man

39.3

Perera to Jadeja, no run, goes too far across again, and again the inside edge saves him. Perea is bowling from close to the stumps, and it's dangerous to walk across to him

39.4

Perera to Jadeja, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one

39.5

Perera to Raina, no run, slower bouncer, Raina looks to glide it down to third man, but is off timing and is beaten

39.6

Perera to Raina, FOUR, this is the regulation short and wide delivery asking to be hit and Raina obliges, getting under it and cutting it over point

End of over 40 (7 runs) India 211/5 (RR: 5.27)
SK Raina    19* (28b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    5-0-20-2
RA Jadeja    4* (7b)      RAS Lakmal    8-1-48-0

Randiv is back now. One slip in place

40.1

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, works it around the corner for one

40.2

Randiv to Raina, no run, flatter delivery, Raina wants a single to short third but is sent back, and rightly so

40.3

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, angled into the pads, and worked away for a single

40.4

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, slower delivery, nice flight, gets a bit of a bite, and Jadeja defends

40.5

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, gets onto the front foot and works it around it for a single

40.6

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, flatter ball into the pads, and they take a sharp single to short fine leg

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 215/5 (RR: 5.24)
SK Raina    21* (31b 2x4)      S Randiv    8-0-28-0
RA Jadeja    6* (10b)      NLTC Perera    5-0-20-2

41.1

Perera to Raina, FOUR, nice shot straight down the ground, on the up, high elbow, straight of mid-off, just backing away and making room to do so

41.2

Perera to Raina, 1 wide, slower ball goes wrong, down the leg side

41.2

Perera to Raina, 1 run, length ball, driven down the ground for one

41.3

Perera to Jadeja, 1 run, back of a length, angled across, drops and runs and gets Raina on strike

41.4

Perera to Raina, no run, slower ball, Raina cuts but can't beat backward point

41.5

Perera to Raina, no run, another slower ball, Raina goes for the slightly ungainly pull and is way too early into the shot

41.6

Perera to Raina, no run, back up to pace, is accurate, and is driven towards cover for no run

End of over 42 (7 runs) India 222/5 (RR: 5.28)
SK Raina    26* (36b 3x4)      NLTC Perera    6-0-27-2
RA Jadeja    7* (11b)      S Randiv    8-0-28-0

42.1

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, into the pads, and helped away to square leg

42.2

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, dances down the track, and the mis-hit lands safe

42.3

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, into the pads, Jadeja fails to make contact

42.4

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, no room again, will go for only a single, towards midwicket

42.5

Randiv to Raina, no run, well bowled, nicely flighted, pitching middle, straightening a touch, and defended

42.6

Randiv to Raina, no run, Jadeja wants a sharp single to short fine, Raina doesn't and sends him back - but this was the non-striker's call

End of over 43 (3 runs) India 225/5 (RR: 5.23)
SK Raina    27* (39b 3x4)      S Randiv    9-0-31-0
RA Jadeja    9* (14b)      NLTC Perera    6-0-27-2

Powerplay taken finally. Too late? Because they would anyway be hitting in these last seven overs. Welegedera comes back

43.1

Welegedara to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker outside off, a single to cover

43.2

Welegedara to Raina, 1 run, short, tucks him up, they get a single just off the square

43.3

Welegedara to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, misses out, and gets just a single to sweeper-cover

43.4

Welegedara to Raina, FOUR, well bowled and even better shot, it's a yorker but gives him a bit of width and he opens the face and gets it fine of short third man

43.5

Welegedara to Raina, 5 wides, length is right, but the line is wrong again, a yorker way down the leg side

43.5

Welegedara to Raina, 1 bye, bouncer, slightly down the leg side and it;s not called a wide. Refreshing to see an umpire not being harsh on a wide call, but bemusing to see him not signal byes either. Surely Raina ducked safely and made no contact

43.6

Welegedara to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, and driven to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 44 (14 runs) India 239/5 (RR: 5.43)
RA Jadeja    12* (17b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    8-1-59-3
SK Raina    32* (42b 4x4)      S Randiv    9-0-31-0

Thushara comes back to bowl. Bowling round the stumps

44.1

Thushara to Jadeja, FOUR, nice, gentle loosener put away, length ball, on the pads and he clears his front leg and goes over mid-on

44.2

Thushara to Jadeja, SIX, and one more for Jadeja, this time he pitches it up and gives him width, Jadeja gets under it and gets it over mid-off, hits the boundary skirting on the full

44.3

Thushara to Jadeja, FOUR, Jadeja is cashing in here, too full this time, and on the pads, and he flicks it square of short fine. Thushara is doing anything but bowl to his field

comes back over the time

44.4

Thushara to Jadeja, FOUR, this is a beautiful shot, best of the lot, because he is made to find the gap here, and he drives it between mid-off and extra cover

44.5

Thushara to Jadeja, 1 run, gets the yorker right this time, the inside edge gets Jadeja a single

44.6

Thushara to Raina, 1 run, sees a length ball, goes the big slog, mis-hits, but gets a single to deep square leg

End of over 45 (20 runs) India 259/5 (RR: 5.75)
SK Raina    33* (43b 4x4)      T Thushara    8-0-56-0
RA Jadeja    31* (22b 3x4 1x6)      UWMBCA Welegedara    8-1-59-3

45.1

Welegedara to Raina, 1 run, driven on the up, can't pierce the cover field here

45.2

Welegedara to Jadeja, 1 run, gets length, clears the front leg and swipes it towards midwicket

45.3

Welegedara to Raina, 1 run, slower ball, short outside off, and he bunts it to points and runs

45.4

Welegedara to Jadeja, 1 run, half-volley, can't get the timing right and gets just one, to mid-on

45.5

Welegedara to Raina, OUT, bowled him, superb yorker, swinging in towards middle and leg, Raina is looking to do too much with an open face, but the ball sneaks under the bat. Too good a delivery to try a cute shot

SK Raina b Welegedara 35 (66m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.08

Harbhajan is the new batsman

45.6

Welegedara to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, another yorker, digs it out, but gets just a single towards mid-off

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 264/6 (RR: 5.73)
Harbhajan Singh    1* (1b)      UWMBCA Welegedara    9-1-64-4
RA Jadeja    33* (24b 3x4 1x6)      T Thushara    8-0-56-0

Thushara to continue despite a poor last over

46.1

Thushara to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and he gets a wicket, what is Harbhajan up to? Moves across the stumps too early, Thushara bowls it full and wide, and Harbhajan looks to slash it to the off side but ends up spooning it to point

Harbhajan Singh c Perera b Thushara 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.2

Thushara to Jadeja, 1 run, low fulltoss, turned away towards midwicket for one

46.3

Thushara to Khan, 1 run, dropped by Tharanga at sweeper-cover, this is a limp little chip shot over the covers and Tharanga drops a sitter

46.4

Thushara to Jadeja, 1 run, gives him length to get under, but he mis-hits, and gets a single to long-off

46.5

Thushara to Khan, no run, backs away, Thushara smartly angles it across him and gets a dot delivery

46.6

Thushara to Khan, 1 run, again he backs away too early, again Thushara goes full and wide, this time Zaheer manages to make contact and take a single to cover

End of over 47 (4 runs) India 268/7 (RR: 5.70)
Z Khan    2* (3b)      T Thushara    9-0-60-1
RA Jadeja    35* (26b 3x4 1x6)      UWMBCA Welegedara    9-1-64-4

47.1

Welegedara to Khan, OUT, high five for Welegedara! Zaheer backs away again, leaving the stumps exposed, and Welegedara bowls stump to stump, hitting the top of the middle stump. Welegedara is elated with this fifth wicket

Z Khan b Welegedara 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Nehra to bat now. India in danger of not playing the full quota

47.2

Welegedara to Nehra, no run, another dot ball, beats the outside edge as he looks to poke outside off

47.3

Welegedara to Nehra, no run, and again, Nehra too is backing away and looking to poke at it, the angle takes the ball away and another dot ball results

a slip comes in now

47.4

Welegedara to Nehra, no run, he makes contact now, but hits it straight towards cover

47.5

Welegedara to Nehra, 1 run, low fulltoss, and Nehra gets it down to long-on for a single

47.6

Welegedara to Jadeja, 1 run, yorker, just outside off, just a single, what an over from Welegedara

Powerplays, despite two ordinary overs at the start, cost Sri Lanka 45 runs and got them three wickets

End of over 48 (2 runs) India 270/8 (RR: 5.62)
RA Jadeja    36* (27b 3x4 1x6)      UWMBCA Welegedara    10-1-66-5
A Nehra    1* (4b)      T Thushara    9-0-60-1

Randiv comes back

48.1

Randiv to Jadeja, 2 runs, has Kulasekara dropped him at long-off? Jadeja charged down and ended up slicing it towards long-off, but it didn't quite carry

48.2

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, floater, Jadeja misses a leg-stump delivery

48.3

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, arm ball, quick, beats Jadeja's attempt to cut

48.4

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, dropped, a tough return catch, drilled back to the bowler who can't hold onto it

48.5

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, mis-hits the slog, but gets one to midwicket

48.6

Randiv to Nehra, 2 runs, a mis-hit perfectly placed, Nehra looks for the big shot, gets the top edge, that lands smack between long-on and long-off

End of over 49 (5 runs) India 275/8 (RR: 5.61)
A Nehra    3* (5b)      S Randiv    10-0-36-0
RA Jadeja    39* (32b 3x4 1x6)      UWMBCA Welegedara    10-1-66-5

India have managed 16 runs for the loss of three wickets in the last three overs. Thushara to finish off

49.1

Thushara to Jadeja, no run, length ball, but Jadeja moves his front leg away and slogs and doesn't get the timing right

49.2

Thushara to Jadeja, OUT, that's No. 9, slower bouncer, Jadeja goes for the pull, is early into the shot, and is caught at midwicket, at the edge of the circle

RA Jadeja c Kandamby b Thushara 39 (41m 34b 3x4 1x6) SR: 114.70

Sreesanth to face

49.3

Thushara to Sreesanth, 1 run, nice copy-book defensive shot off the back foot and they rush through for a single

49.4

Thushara to Nehra, 1 run, yorker, he digs it out, and gets a single to short third man

49.5

Thushara to Sreesanth, 2 byes, comedy of errors, Sreesnath walks down the track, Thushara slips in a slow bouncer, but they come through for a bye, Thushara tries to run Sreesanth out and ends up giving away an overthrow

49.6

Thushara to Sreesanth, no run, dances down the track, hits it back to the bowler, dot ball to finish

It's been an innings where Sri Lanka have at least on three occasions pulled India back and kept them from breaking away. After Sehwag's start, after Yuvraj-Dhoni partnership, and after a mini assault from Jadeja, Sri Lanka came back. As a aresult, they have kept India down to 279, and with dew around the corner, it will be an interesting chase. Do join us

End of over 50 (4 runs) India 279/9
S Sreesanth    1* (3b)      T Thushara    10-0-62-2
A Nehra    4* (6b)      S Randiv    10-0-36-0
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Jan 5, 2010

Thilan Samaraweera and Thissara Perera are ecstatic after sealing victory, India v Sri Lanka, Tri-series, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, January 5, 2010

Thilan Samaraweera and Thissara Perera are ecstatic after sealing victory

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Jan 5, 2010

Thilan Samaraweera brings up a classy century, India v Sri Lanka, Tri-series, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, January 5, 2010

Thilan Samaraweera brings up a classy century

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