Zimbabwe Triangular Series - 5th match

India v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

So similar scenes from World Twenty20 here. Then India needed to beat Sri Lanka by 20 runs to stay alive. Now they need a 54-run win to feel comfortable about their chances. Then Sri Lanka actually won the match. Let's see what happens here. Pankaj Singh to Tharanga

0.1

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, beats him outside off first up, slight seam movement away from the hanging bat

0.2

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, 1 wide, follows it up with a wide down the leg side

0.2

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, length ball, slight shape into the pads, played to mid-on

0.3

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, swing in again, Tharanga is equal to it, defending it to mid-on

0.4

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, same area, shaping in towards his leg stump, and again played to mid-on

0.5

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, this is angled away, and takes his edge, but soft hands mean it hardly flies away. Anyway it goes between first slip and a very wide slip

0.6

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 2/0 (267 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.44)
TM Dilshan    0* (1b)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga    1* (5b)     

Dinda will share the new ball, wearing a purple head band. Presumable from KKR

1.1

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, length ball, no swing pushed to mid-off

1.2

Dinda to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, short, into the pads, fails to make contact but takes a leg-bye

One slip, and a short cover-point for Dilshan

1.3

Dinda to Dilshan, FOUR, short, pulls from outside off, and ends up hitting it straight down the ground, straight of mid-on, all along the ground, and the timing is good enough

1.4

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, throws his bat at it, one bounce to point, on a half-volley in fact

1.5

Dinda to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish, punched so hard into the adjacent wicket that it almost bounces over short cover-point, who jumps and manages to get a hand to it

1.6

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, length ball on the pads, played softly to mid-on

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 8/0 (261 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.43)
WU Tharanga    1* (8b)      AB Dinda    1-0-5-0
TM Dilshan    5* (4b 1x4)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-2-0

One slip and short midwicket in

2.1

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, short, wide, cut away, thanks for coming

2.2

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, short, wide again, and this time he goes over the cover field. Thanks for coming again

Five people in the off-side ring

2.3

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, slightly fuller, slightly closer, Dilshan punches, this time he finds cover-point

2.4

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, off-stump line this time, Dilshan defends

2.5

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, no run, again cramps him up, and again Dilshan pats it back to the bowler

2.6

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, kicks at him, Dilshan does well to drop his bottom hand, and manages to get is fine of gully, along the ground again

End of over 3 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 17/0 (252 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 5.36)
TM Dilshan    14* (10b 3x4)      Pankaj Singh    2-0-11-0
WU Tharanga    1* (8b)      AB Dinda    1-0-5-0

3.1

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, length ball, outside off, Dilshan swings and misses. No feet

3.2

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, slight movement away, beats him outside off as Dilshan looks to cut

3.3

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, and again he is beaten on the cut shot

They ponder over a slip but move it back to gully

3.4

Dinda to Dilshan, 2 runs, length ball outside off, and carved over point, gets two

3.5

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, around off, defended

3.6

Dinda to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, around off, no room, Dilshan defends

End of over 4 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0 (250 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 5.43)
TM Dilshan    16* (16b 3x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-7-0
WU Tharanga    1* (8b)      Pankaj Singh    2-0-11-0

4.1

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, beautifully bowled, around off, seaming away slightly, beating Tharanga

4.2

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely cover-drive this time, too full and Tharanga meets with an open face, past the diving extra cover

4.3

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, around off, defended

4.4

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, shortish, on the pads, can't beat square leg

4.5

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, angling across, guided down to third man for one

4.6

Pankaj Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, full into the pads, runs as soon as he realises he hasn't hit it hard enough towards mid-on

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 25/0 (244 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.42)
TM Dilshan    17* (17b 3x4)      Pankaj Singh    3-0-17-0
WU Tharanga    6* (13b 1x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-7-0

5.1

Dinda to Dilshan, FOUR, full ball, outside off, in the slot, Dilshan stands tall and murders it past mid-off

5.2

Dinda to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan gets too excited, and looks to clear mid-on. The ball was there in his striking reach, but took the inside half of his bat and Yusuf Pathan at mid-on took a nice overhead catch

TM Dilshan c Pathan b Dinda 21 (24m 19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.52

Chandimal is the new man

5.3

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, beaten outside off as he looks to drive it on the up

5.4

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, gets behind it this time and defends

5.5

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for one

5.6

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, short and wide, cut one bounce to short point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 30/1 (239 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.43)
WU Tharanga    6* (14b 1x4)      AB Dinda    3-0-12-1
LD Chandimal    1* (3b)      Pankaj Singh    3-0-17-0

6.1

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, 1 run, short and wide, but moves in and gets an inside edge from him, which misses the leg stump somehow

6.2

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, length ball, pretty straight, hit back to the bowler

6.3

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, on the pads, played with soft hands

6.4

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, steers this from middle and off, to third man

6.5

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, no run, back of a length, slightly more confident from Chandimal, but the punch finds cover

6.6

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, no run, on the up again, to mid-off this time

End of over 7 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 32/1 (237 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 5.51)
LD Chandimal    2* (6b)      Pankaj Singh    4-0-19-0
WU Tharanga    7* (17b 1x4)      AB Dinda    3-0-12-1

Indika Abayarathne wonders, "2 wkt keepers, 2 nations, same name, DINESH, Is this the first time in OD international history?"

7.1

Dinda to Tharanga, FOUR, length ball wide outside off, and he drives it over and wide of mid-off

a short cover and a short extra cover in

7.2

Dinda to Tharanga, no run, punched on the up, along the ground, to mid-off

7.3

Dinda to Tharanga, 1 run, short and wide, aborts the pull because it is too wide, and takes a single to short third man

7.4

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, yorker, digs it out

7.5

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, length ball, driven on the up, to extra cover

7.6

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 run, into the pads, violently whipped away to deep square

End of over 8 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 38/1 (231 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 5.50)
LD Chandimal    3* (9b)      AB Dinda    4-0-18-1
WU Tharanga    12* (20b 2x4)      Pankaj Singh    4-0-19-0

Harish: "I wonder if "Dinesh Suitings" guys are following this on Cricinfo. They have their men for brand ambassadors. 2 nations, 1 name, Dinesh Dinesh Dinesh..." Sathya: "Dineesh Ramdin(WI wicket keeper) also have same pronountation like Dinesh karthick and Dinesh Chandimal. I think Karthick and Ramdin played before this." Meanwhile Ashwin to bowl now

8.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, short, flat, played to short midwicket

8.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, turning into the pads, played to square leg

8.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 2 runs, dances down the track, plays a full toss with an open face, through covers for two

Heavily populated leg-side field here

8.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 2 runs, and therefore Chandimal makes room again and places it through covers for two

8.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, no room this time and he plays it back to the bowler

8.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, turning into the pads, played to midwicket

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 42/1 (227 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 5.53)
LD Chandimal    7* (15b)      R Ashwin    1-0-4-0
WU Tharanga    12* (20b 2x4)      AB Dinda    4-0-18-1

Pankaj gets a change of ends

9.1

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, 1 run, nicely steered to third man for one

9.2

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, FOUR, shot! Walks down the track and lofts a length ball over mid-on. Simple, effective

9.3

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, no run, short and wide, misses out on the cut. No feet, hence swung away from the body

9.4

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, 2 runs, this time gets close to the short and wide delivery, cuts it into the adjacent pitch, and it bounces over short cover-point

9.5

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, 1 run, fuller, into the pads, worked away for an easy single

9.6

Pankaj Singh to Tharanga, no run, length ball outside off, slight movement in towards him, and he is beaten as he plays outside the line of it

Dulmin Mohotty: "Reg Indika's comments about WK 's with Same name playing each other at Internationa level did Ian Healy and Ian Smith (NZ) played together?"

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 50/1 (219 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.47)
WU Tharanga    13* (22b 2x4)      Pankaj Singh    5-0-27-0
LD Chandimal    14* (19b 1x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-4-0

Bowling Powerplay taken, and more importantly it is communicated to the umpire

10.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, back of a length, hit back to the bowler

10.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, backs away and hits this to long-on for one

Sanjeewa de Silva: "tharang and chandimal both comes from ambalangoda small city southern part of sri lanka, and they played for dharmasoka college ."

10.3

Ashwin to Tharanga, FOUR, short and wide, spinning away, and cut away for four. No fuss

10.4

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, fuller, Tharanga presses forward and defends

10.5

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, comes way forward to defend again, there is slight extra bounce

10.6

Ashwin to Tharanga, FOUR, this time he creates this short length by rocking way back and cuts it between backward point and cover-point. Top shot

End of over 11 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 59/1 (210 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.36, RRR: 5.38)
WU Tharanga    21* (26b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-13-0
LD Chandimal    15* (21b 1x4)      Pankaj Singh    5-0-27-0

Vishesh: "For wicket-keepers with same 1st name..did adam gilchrist or adam parore played together??" They must have. Meanwhile Ojha comes onto bowl

11.1

PP Ojha to Chandimal, SIX, Welcome Ojha to the bowling crease! No respect here, dances down the track, opens up his swing by getting a bit square on and then lofts him over cow corner

11.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, smart batting, sits back, expecting a flat delivery, and hits it to long-off for one

Ciaron has more on nomenclature: "The best was when the Sl middle order had Tillakaratne Dilshan and Hashan Tillakaratne"

11.3

PP Ojha to Tharanga, no run, looks to cut, is beaten expecting spin but the ball goes straight on

11.4

PP Ojha to Tharanga, no run, stretches forward to defend this looped delivery

11.5

PP Ojha to Tharanga, no run, cuts this one all right, but can't beat point

11.6

PP Ojha to Tharanga, no run, into the pads, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 12 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 66/1 (203 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 5.34)
WU Tharanga    21* (30b 4x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-7-0
LD Chandimal    22* (23b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    2-0-13-0

12.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, plays in front of his pad, helping this to fine leg for one

12.2

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, looks to drive this one, but it is too close to him and he hits it back to the bowler

12.3

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, cuts again but in front of square, as he usually does, and doesn't find the gap

12.4

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, stretches fully forward to pat this back to the bowler

12.5

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, defends with an open face towards point

12.6

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, manges to cut square this time, but still can't beat point

End of over 13 (1 run) Sri Lanka 67/1 (202 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 5.45)
WU Tharanga    21* (35b 4x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-14-0
LD Chandimal    23* (24b 1x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    1-0-7-0

Raghav: "Speaking of same names.... the BBC sport webpage has a funny article about a game in England where all the 22 players on the field had the same surname of Patel.. Google it guys....it is an interesting read..."

13.1

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flighted around off, defended

13.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, stays on the crease and defends

13.3

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, Ojha and Koertzen are bemused as Karthik refuses to give up this appeal for lbw, clearly going down the leg side. Easy DK, easy

13.4

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, cuts this one, but one bounce to point

13.5

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, pushes this down to long-off for one

13.6

PP Ojha to Tharanga, SIX, beautiful shot! Oof lovely, languidly he dances down the track, languidly he meets it, lofting it over long-off. No power, no heave, just lovely clean extension of the arms. And it is on the roof

End of over 14 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 74/1 (195 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 5.41)
WU Tharanga    27* (36b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    2-0-14-0
LD Chandimal    24* (29b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-14-0

14.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, SIX, and one more six, more diminutive, more powerful too, comes down the track and gives it his all, clearing long-off with a flat six

14.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, defended back to the bowler

14.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, turning into him, helped away for a single

14.4

Ashwin to Tharanga, no run, looks to cut from in front of stumps, hits it to point - patting a burning dog, it is

14.5

Ashwin to Tharanga, OUT, against the run of play, edges this, just hangs his bat in a nothing shot, and the fullish delivery turns away taking the edge low towards slip where Kohli takes a smart catch

WU Tharanga c Kohli b Ashwin 27 (59m 38b 4x4 1x6) SR: 71.05

Parthipan: "I also once read an article in Sportstar, in which it was mentioned a batsman named Mann was bowled by a bowler also named Mann, and it was a unplayable delivary, to which the commentator ( on bbc radio ) commented " Mann's inhumanity to Mann "" Kapugedara is the new batsman

14.6

Ashwin to Kapugedera, no run, shortish delivery, turning in, plays with the spin but finds square leg

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 81/2 (188 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 5.37)
CK Kapugedera    0* (1b)      R Ashwin    4-0-21-1
LD Chandimal    31* (32b 1x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    2-0-14-0

Sheeraz: "Talking about similar names...i played in a club match in Karachi...the opponents had 6 players with first name "huzaifa"..obviously we dint think about putting that on internet..."

15.1

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run

15.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flighted around the leg-stump line, defended

15.3

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, sharp turn, beats him outside off

15.4

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, looks to cut, too full for the shot, and the bottom edge goes to slip on the bounce

15.5

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, comes down the track this time to take a single to long-off

15.6

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, presses forward to defend

End of over 16 (1 run) Sri Lanka 82/2 (187 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 5.50)
CK Kapugedera    0* (2b)      PP Ojha    3-0-15-0
LD Chandimal    32* (37b 1x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-21-1

Subbu sends in the Patel link

16.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, big appeal for lbw, but he is hit outside the line of off

16.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, flat outside off and punched away for one

16.3

Ashwin to Kapugedera, no run, back of a length, around off, patted back to the bowler

16.4

Ashwin to Kapugedera, 1 run, played with the spin, for a single to wide of midwicket

16.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, comes down the track and even though he is not the pitch of the ball, he manages to push it down for one to long-on

16.6

Ashwin to Kapugedera, FOUR, shot! Bravo shot! comes down the track, right to the pitch of it, and flicks it over midwicket

End of over 17 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 89/2 (180 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 5.45)
CK Kapugedera    5* (5b 1x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-28-1
LD Chandimal    34* (40b 1x4 2x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-15-0

17.1

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, looks to come down the track, sees a flat ball, stays on the crease and defends

17.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, SIX, six more, Chandimal is playing superbly against the spinners. Dances down the track again, opens up the leg side by opening up slightly and then lofts him over wide long-on

17.3

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flat delivery, stays on the crease and defends

17.4

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 2 runs, outside off, and punched away nicely, wide of sweeper-cover

17.5

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flat, on the stumps, hit to straightish extra cover

17.6

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, comes forward and defends it towards the same fielder

End of over 18 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 97/2 (172 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 5.37)
LD Chandimal    42* (46b 1x4 3x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-23-0
CK Kapugedera    5* (5b 1x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-28-1

18.1

Ashwin to Kapugedera, no run, into the pads, played to midwicket

18.2

Ashwin to Kapugedera, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

18.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, flat, turning into the pads, hits it to midwicket

18.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

18.5

Ashwin to Kapugedera, no run, comes forward and dabs it back to the bowler

18.6

Ashwin to Kapugedera, 1 run, runs this down to deep point for another single

Biju: "NZ once had openers with same first name Matthew. The interesting thing is their second names. Horne and Bell."

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 100/2 (169 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 5.45)
CK Kapugedera    7* (9b 1x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-31-1
LD Chandimal    43* (48b 1x4 3x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-23-0

Jadeja to bowl now. Apologies for the typo on Tharanga dismissal. Has been corrected

19.1

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed to wide of cover for a single

19.2

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, comes forward to defend this one

19.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, cut from in front of off stump, to short extra cover

19.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, looks to hit this down the ground, can't get it wide enough of Jadeja

19.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, flighted delivery, hit back to the bowler

19.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, punched off the back foot, to straightish extra cover

End of over 20 (1 run) Sri Lanka 101/2 (168 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 5.60)
LD Chandimal    43* (53b 1x4 3x6)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-0
CK Kapugedera    8* (10b 1x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-31-1

20.1

Ashwin to Kapugedera, 1 run, short ball, pushed down the ground for one

20.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, turning in, and they steal a single to square leg

20.3

Ashwin to Kapugedera, 1 run, short again, and single to long-on again

20.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, flat delivery, hit back to the bowler

20.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, SIX, Chandimal is a little dynamo! What shot selection. Every time he has come down the track, he has connected well. This time he jumps at the bowler, gets slightly inside the line and lofts him with the spin and over midwicket

20.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, follows it up with a forward-defensive from the copy book

End of over 21 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 110/2 (159 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 5.48)
LD Chandimal    50* (57b 1x4 4x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-40-1
CK Kapugedera    10* (12b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-1-0

21.1

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, flat, around off, hit back to the bowler

21.2

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, off and middle and he stands tall to pat it

21.3

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, guides this to wide of cover for one

21.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, fired into the pads, played to midwicket

21.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, fired into the pads, defended back to the bowler

21.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, cuts this time, even though it is not short enough he uses the pace of the bowler well

End of over 22 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 113/2 (156 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 5.57)
LD Chandimal    52* (60b 1x4 4x6)      RA Jadeja    2-0-4-0
CK Kapugedera    11* (15b 1x4)      R Ashwin    7-0-40-1

22.1

Dinda to Kapugedera, no run, length ball, around off, pushed to cover

22.2

Dinda to Kapugedera, 1 run, punched to sweeper-cover for one

22.3

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, full, nearly a yorker, played back to the bowler

22.4

Dinda to Chandimal, no run, overpitched again, hit inside out, but not past extra cover

22.5

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 run, the obvious slower ball, and he cuts it to third man for one

22.6

Dinda to Kapugedera, no run, yorker, around off, dug out

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 115/2 (154 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.70)
CK Kapugedera    12* (18b 1x4)      AB Dinda    5-0-20-1
LD Chandimal    53* (63b 1x4 4x6)      RA Jadeja    2-0-4-0

23.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, hit powerfully but Raina makes a diving save at extra cover

23.2

Jadeja to Chandimal, FOUR, too short, and he rocks back and pulls it through midwicket for four more

23.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, dances down the track and drives inside-out, past extra cover and Ashwin makes a diving save at wide long-off

23.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

23.5

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

23.6

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run

End of over 24 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 123/2 (146 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 5.61)
CK Kapugedera    13* (20b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-12-0
LD Chandimal    60* (67b 2x4 4x6)      AB Dinda    5-0-20-1

24.1

Dinda to Kapugedera, FOUR, pulled away for four between deep midwicket and deep square leg

24.2

Dinda to Kapugedera, no run, length ball outside off, looks to drive, feet don't move, is beaten

24.3

Dinda to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven on the up, Raina gets a hand on it diving from extra cover

24.4

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 run, punched square of the wicket, gets a single

24.5

Dinda to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower ball, no trouble as he guides it wide of cover for one

24.6

Dinda to Chandimal, 1 run, short, pushed to long-on for one

End of over 25 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 131/2 (138 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.24, RRR: 5.52)
LD Chandimal    62* (69b 2x4 4x6)      AB Dinda    6-0-28-1
CK Kapugedera    19* (24b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-12-0

25.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one

25.2

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 3 leg byes, fired down the leg side, kisses the pad on the way and Dinda puts in a dive at the fine-leg boundary

25.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, fired into the pads, defended back to the bowler

25.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, comes down the track, is yorked and hits to extra cover

25.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, driven inside-out, square of sweeper-cover

25.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, fired into the pads again, but he fails to miss square leg

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 137/2 (132 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 5.50)
LD Chandimal    65* (74b 2x4 4x6)      RA Jadeja    4-0-15-0
CK Kapugedera    19* (25b 2x4)      AB Dinda    6-0-28-1

Ojha comes back. Only four fielders inside the circle

26.1

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets a single wide of cover for one

26.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flat ball, on the stumps, defended

26.3

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, lapped away from middle and leg for one

26.4

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed to long-off for an easy single

26.5

PP Ojha to Chandimal, FOUR, this ball is like life itself - too short. Chandimal has lots of time to go back and pull it over midwicket

26.6

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, flat outside off, punched away to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 27 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 145/2 (124 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 5.39)
LD Chandimal    71* (78b 3x4 4x6)      PP Ojha    5-0-31-0
CK Kapugedera    21* (27b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-15-0

27.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, cut to sweeper-cover for a single

27.2

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, shimmies down the track and defends a length ball

27.3

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, too full, driven to long-off for one

27.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, full and flat again, driven inside out to sweeper-cover

27.5

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, fired into the pads, played to square leg

27.6

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, is yorked as he looks to come down the track, hits it towards extra cover

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 148/2 (121 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 5.50)
CK Kapugedera    22* (31b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    5-0-18-0
LD Chandimal    73* (80b 3x4 4x6)      PP Ojha    5-0-31-0

Pankaj Singh comes back

28.1

Pankaj Singh to Chandimal, 1 run, takes a single to wide of cover

28.2

Pankaj Singh to Kapugedera, no run, driven on the up, but straight to mid-off

28.3

Pankaj Singh to Kapugedera, 2 runs, into the pads, clipped away wide of deep square, comes back for two

28.4

Pankaj Singh to Kapugedera, no run, this one holds its line outside off, beating his attempt at a drive on the up

28.5

Pankaj Singh to Kapugedera, SIX, lovely shot, comes down the track as if to a spinner, then chips him over extra cover. No power, just the flow and the touch

28.6

Pankaj Singh to Kapugedera, 1 run, angled into the pads, takes a single to square leg

End of over 29 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 158/2 (111 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 5.28)
CK Kapugedera    31* (36b 2x4 1x6)      Pankaj Singh    6-0-37-0
LD Chandimal    74* (81b 3x4 4x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-18-0

29.1

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed to long-off for one

29.2

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, charges at him and hits him powerfully straight past him, and comes back for two

29.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, flat and straight and full, patted back to him

29.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, full and flat again, wide of off, and hence pushed to sweeper-cover for one

29.5

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, into the pads, and helped away for an easy single

29.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, FOUR, superb shot, charges at him, gets right to the pitch and lofts him back over his head. Are Sri Lanka going for the bonus point by any chance?

End of over 30 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 167/2 (102 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 5.10)
LD Chandimal    81* (85b 4x4 4x6)      RA Jadeja    6-0-27-0
CK Kapugedera    33* (38b 2x4 1x6)      Pankaj Singh    6-0-37-0

30.1

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, takes a step down the pitch and defends because he is not quite to the pitch of the ball

30.2

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, presses forward and defends again

30.3

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, shorter, flatter, he sends it back where it came from - to the bowler

30.4

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, swept away from leg-stump line

30.5

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, cuts this one - not too short at all - but he is very confident by now and is creating his own length

30.6

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for another single

End of over 31 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 170/2 (99 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.48, RRR: 5.21)
CK Kapugedera    35* (43b 2x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    6-0-34-0
LD Chandimal    82* (86b 4x4 4x6)      RA Jadeja    6-0-27-0

Pathan comes in to bowl now

31.1

Pathan to Kapugedera, no run, full, driven into the on side but straight to midwicket

31.2

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, flighted outside off, drives it to long-off for one

31.3

Pathan to Chandimal, 1 run, single to long-on now, they are milking it

31.4

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, long-off, single

31.5

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, looks to cut this, too full again, and is beaten

31.6

Pathan to Chandimal, SIX, another six from Chandimal, but his least convincing of all, because the bat face opens in his hand as he looks to go straight over Pathan's head, and the ball goes towards long-off, and just manages to clear him

End of over 32 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 179/2 (90 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.59, RRR: 5.00)
LD Chandimal    89* (89b 4x4 5x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-9-0
CK Kapugedera    37* (46b 2x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    6-0-34-0

Param has nice praise for Indian selectors: "Jimmy Amarnath is SO correct!! bunch of jokers they are..no logic , no thinking, pure abuse of power and whims!! I am confident we are going to get more "jokes" on june 7th for asia cup!!!"

32.1

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, flat, around off, makes a diving save, they still take a single

32.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flighted outside off, played to point

32.3

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, into the pads, worked around the corner, gets into his 90s

32.4

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, shortish, turns away, gets the toe end of the bat, back to the bowler

32.5

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, dropped by Karthik, he produces an edge with this offbreak as Kapugedara looks to defend, but it hits the edge of Karthik's glove and goes for a single

32.6

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, this is what Chandimal needs to watch out for. Looks to cut an arm ball that is too full. Is beaten, and is lucky that his off stump is still standing

End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 182/2 (87 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.51, RRR: 5.11)
LD Chandimal    90* (92b 4x4 5x6)      PP Ojha    7-0-37-0
CK Kapugedera    39* (49b 2x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-9-0

33.1

Pathan to Kapugedera, 1 run, back of a length, flat, easy single to long-on

33.2

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, floated outside off, Chandimal plays away from the body, towards point

33.3

Pathan to Chandimal, no run, gives him the charge, Yusuf fires it in short, gets an inside edge onto the pad, which lands safe. Slightly unsettled Chandimal looks

33.4

Pathan to Chandimal, FOUR, yes, another risky shot, cuts another delivery that is too full, and the edge just about clears backward point

33.5

Pathan to Chandimal, 1 run, this is better, gets in line and guides it wide of cover for one

33.6

Pathan to Kapugedera, no run, into the pads, turned away to square leg

End of over 34 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 188/2 (81 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.52, RRR: 5.06)
CK Kapugedera    40* (51b 2x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-15-0
LD Chandimal    95* (96b 5x4 5x6)      PP Ojha    7-0-37-0

Hashan Perera: " It is really amusing to see how Indian fans react whenever India lose a match. They never say anything good about the side who beat them. They dont admit to the fact that maybe the other side could be better. They always blame the selection or captaincy or management. Maybe they should just come to terms with the fact that the Indian teams is just not good." Ojha to keep now, Karthik has been freed of keeping duties. Incidentally he dropped a catch in the last over

34.1

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, flat and full, defended back to the bowler

34.2

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, pats another full delivery back to the bowler

34.3

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, shorter, wider, pushed to cover

34.4

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, 90s? what 90s? still dances down the track, and drives inside out, to sweeper-cover

34.5

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, 1 run, so does Kapu, to long-off for another single

34.6

PP Ojha to Chandimal, no run, risky, risky, risk,y charges at him too early, Ojha slows it down, Chandi is not to the pitch of the ball, but aborts the aggressive shot and defends it back

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 190/2 (79 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 5.26)
LD Chandimal    96* (101b 5x4 5x6)      PP Ojha    8-0-39-0
CK Kapugedera    41* (52b 2x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-15-0

35.1

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, fired into the pads, misses out, and is hit on the pad

35.2

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, shimmies down the track, looking for a single to long-on, can't get it wide enough of Jadeja

35.3

Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, full and fast, defended

35.4

Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, this time he manages to push it to long-on for one

35.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, FOUR, that's 100! Nerves were showing on Chandimal's batting and he played another unconvincing shot - rare as they have been in this top knock. Got too close to the pitch and hit in the air towards long-off. Ashwin didn't cut the angle, and ran at right angles and let the ball fall in front of him. What's more, it bounced over his body for four. Chandimal removes the helmet and celebrates. Well played really, except for that last shot

35.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run

End of over 36 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 195/2 (74 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.41, RRR: 5.28)
LD Chandimal    100* (103b 6x4 5x6)      RA Jadeja    7-0-32-0
CK Kapugedera    42* (56b 2x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    8-0-39-0

36.1

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run

36.2

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, comes forward and defends this one

36.3

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, no run, again he pats it back to the bowler

36.4

PP Ojha to Kapugedera, OUT, he has holed out at wide long-off. The intention was to go over extra cover, but the ball didn't quite comes on and he ended up hitting a lot straighter than he wanted

CK Kapugedera c Pankaj Singh b PP Ojha 42 (77m 60b 2x4 1x6) SR: 70.00

Unlike Indian batsmen they crossed over, and Chandimal is on strike

36.5

PP Ojha to Chandimal, 1 run, into the pads again, worked away to fine leg for one

Jeewan Mendis on strike now. Left-hand batsman. Never seen him bat before

36.6

PP Ojha to BMAJ Mendis, no run, stands on the crease to defend this delivery, turning in from outside off

End of over 37 (1 run) Sri Lanka 196/3 (73 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.29, RRR: 5.61)
BMAJ Mendis    0* (1b)      PP Ojha    9-0-40-1
LD Chandimal    101* (104b 6x4 5x6)      RA Jadeja    7-0-32-0

37.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, top shot, good fielding. Chandimal lofts this straight over the bowler's head, and Kohli is swift in coming from long-off and keeps them down to one

37.2

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, flighted outside off, new batsman gets an easy single to long-off - poor captaincy

37.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, flat and short, pulled away, on the bounce to midwicket

37.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, charges at him and drives this low full toss past point, and comes back for two

37.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, 2 runs, smeared into the pads again, and he paddles it fine, fine enough to come back for two

37.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, and another easy single to long-off

End of over 38 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 203/3 (66 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.34, RRR: 5.50)
LD Chandimal    107* (109b 6x4 5x6)      RA Jadeja    8-0-39-0
BMAJ Mendis    1* (2b)      PP Ojha    9-0-40-1

Ashwin comes back

38.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, into the pads, hit straight to midwicket

38.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, cut against the turn, past backward point

Slip comes in now

38.3

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, no run, all the way forward to defend this flighted delivery

38.4

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, premeditates the sweep, connects well, gets a single

38.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, loose shot, looks to loft over long-on, gets a thick edge that clears the cover ring and falls short of sweeper-cover

38.6

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, short, and pulled away to deep midwicket for one

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 207/3 (62 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 5.63)
BMAJ Mendis    3* (5b)      R Ashwin    8-0-44-1
LD Chandimal    109* (112b 6x4 5x6)      RA Jadeja    8-0-39-0

Pathan back into the attack, which by the way doesn't seem the right word, looking at the fields

39.1

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, no run, sweeps, and is beaten, and hit in the pad

39.2

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, no run, runs this down from in front of stumps, can't get it fine of short third

39.3

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, short, and pulled away for a single

39.4

Pathan to Chandimal, 1 run, plays with soft hands towards midwicket, and steals a single

39.5

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, unwieldy slog sweep from outside off, and gets a thick edge that flies over short third man

39.6

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, no run, presses forward to defend this fullish delivery

End of over 40 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 213/3 (56 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.32, RRR: 5.60)
BMAJ Mendis    8* (10b 1x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-21-0
LD Chandimal    110* (113b 6x4 5x6)      R Ashwin    8-0-44-1

40.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, angled into the pads, can't beat midwicket

40.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, fails to miss the midwicket fielder again

40.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, chips down the track and pushes him down to long-on for one

40.4

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, runs this down from in front of off stump, and Dinda makes a diving save at short third. Can't fault Dinda on the commitment scale

40.5

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, and finds the midwicket fielder again

40.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, OUT, carrom ball does it! beautifully bowled. Chandimal comes down the track, knows he is beaten in the flight as this is short, but he looks to defend and plays for an off break. However, this one turns away and beats him all ends up, setting up an easy stumping

LD Chandimal st †NV Ojha b Ashwin 111 (130m 118b 6x4 5x6) SR: 94.06

By the way, India can't get a bonus point from this match. So even if they can turn it around to win this match, they will have to depend on the other match for their progression to the final

End of over 41 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 215/4 (54 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.24, RRR: 6.00)
     R Ashwin    9-0-46-2
BMAJ Mendis    9* (11b 1x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-21-0

Samaraweera is the new man, but Mendis is the man on strike

41.1

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR

41.2

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, flat outside off, too short, and Mendis waits for it and uses all of Pathan's pace to squeeze it past backward point. Smart batting

41.3

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, no run

41.4

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, no run, looks to sweep this from way outside the off stump, and is beaten. Ojha whips the bails off, they go the third umpire but he is back in

41.5

Pathan to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, short again, and cut away in front of square for one

41.6

Pathan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, gets all the way forward and then paddles this from way outside off, and very fine. Pragyan Ojha puts in a dive at the fine-leg boundary

End of over 42 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 226/4 (43 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 5.37)
TT Samaraweera    2* (1b)      YK Pathan    4-0-32-0
BMAJ Mendis    18* (16b 3x4)      R Ashwin    9-0-46-2

42.1

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, no run, presses forward, defends this gentle offbreak

42.2

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, this one goes with the arm, gets the inside edge as he defends, and they scamper through for one

42.3

Ashwin to Samaraweera, 1 run, carrom ball, Sam adjusts really well, playing it with soft hands, keeping it down, and takes a single to short third

42.4

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for an easy single

42.5

Ashwin to Samaraweera, 1 run, spinning into the pads, and helped around the corner

42.6

Ashwin to BMAJ Mendis, no run, flighted outside off, defended

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 230/4 (39 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.34, RRR: 5.57)
BMAJ Mendis    20* (20b 3x4)      R Ashwin    10-0-50-2
TT Samaraweera    4* (3b)      YK Pathan    4-0-32-0

43.1

Jadeja to Samaraweera, 3 runs, lovely shot, presses forward, sees a flat delivery, goes back and opens the face at the last moment. Pathan runs after it, and then makes a tumbling save, hurts himself too, but keeps them down to three

43.2

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, flat, on the pads, helped away for a single

43.3

Jadeja to Samaraweera, 1 run, bad bounce from the practice pitch at point for Yusuf Pathan, and they get a single

43.4

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, no run, reverse-paddle, hits straight to short third, and is correctly sent back

43.5

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, down the leg side, and worked away for one

43.6

Jadeja to Samaraweera, no run, punches this one on the up, but straight to extra cover

End of over 44 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 236/4 (33 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.36, RRR: 5.50)
TT Samaraweera    8* (6b)      RA Jadeja    9-0-45-0
BMAJ Mendis    22* (23b 3x4)      R Ashwin    10-0-50-2

Batting Powerplay taken. Ojha to bowl. Long-on, deep square and deep midwicket are the boundary fielders

44.1

PP Ojha to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, full, into the pads, helped away for one

44.2

PP Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, short, cut away powerfully in front of square, and Raina makes a diving save at extra cover

44.3

PP Ojha to Samaraweera, 1 run, jumps out of his crease, is nowhere near the ball, and hence defends it and runs through

44.4

PP Ojha to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, full, into the pads, gets a single to short fine

44.5

PP Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, arm ball, he is stuck on the crease as he defends

44.6

PP Ojha to Samaraweera, no run, cuts this from in front of stumps, finds points

End of over 45 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 239/4 (30 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 6.00)
TT Samaraweera    9* (10b)      PP Ojha    10-0-43-1
BMAJ Mendis    24* (25b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    9-0-45-0

Jadeja comes back to bowl his last over

45.1

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, full, on the pads, hit to long-on for one

45.2

Jadeja to Samaraweera, 2 runs, mis-hit as he is hurried into this as he jumps down the track, and it falls just short of a charging-in Vijay from long-off

45.3

Jadeja to Samaraweera, FOUR, shot! goes across on a knee, and sweeps this quick delivery over short fine leg

fine leg goes back now and Jadeja goes over the wicket

45.4

Jadeja to Samaraweera, 1 run, they steal a single to short third despite a direct hit from Ashwin

round the wicket to the lefty

45.5

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, no run, fired across him, he opens the face of the bat but but the ball goes straight to short third

45.6

Jadeja to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked past midwicket

End of over 46 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 248/4 (21 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.39, RRR: 5.25)
BMAJ Mendis    26* (28b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    10-0-54-0
TT Samaraweera    16* (13b 1x4)      PP Ojha    10-0-43-1

Dinda comes on now. Both mid-on and mid-off up in the circle

46.1

Dinda to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, charges at him even before he bowls, Dinda bowls short, and he pulls it for one

46.2

Dinda to Samaraweera, no run, looking to scoop it, but it is too wide of off, looks to open the face on it but hits straight to point

46.3

Dinda to Samaraweera, FOUR, lovely shot, anticipates a yorker, makes room, gets an overpitched delivery, and drives it square, over point and square of third man

46.4

Dinda to Samaraweera, 1 run, looks for the shot over short fine again, gets a slower ball, which he works much squarer for one

46.5

Dinda to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, yorker, on leg stump, works it into the on side for one

46.6

Dinda to Samaraweera, 2 runs, another drive square of the wicket, this time the point fielder gets a hand to it

End of over 47 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 257/4 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 4.00)
TT Samaraweera    23* (17b 2x4)      AB Dinda    7-0-37-1
BMAJ Mendis    28* (30b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    10-0-54-0

Pankaj Singh comes back

47.1

Pankaj Singh to BMAJ Mendis, (no ball) 1 run, high full toss, edged away to third man - called no-ball for height

No free-hit for height no-balls, remember

47.1

Pankaj Singh to Samaraweera, 1 run, slower ball, worked into the on side for one

47.2

Pankaj Singh to BMAJ Mendis, no run, back of a length, hit straight to midwicket

47.3

Pankaj Singh to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, offcutter, worked away off the pads for one

47.4

Pankaj Singh to Samaraweera, FOUR, short, over the stumps, makes room and upper-cuts it over point, within one hit of the final

47.5

Pankaj Singh to Samaraweera, no run, full ball, hit to midwicket straight

47.6

Pankaj Singh to Samaraweera, no run, makes room and drives, but can't beat extra cover

End of over 48 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 265/4 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.52, RRR: 2.00)
TT Samaraweera    28* (21b 3x4)      Pankaj Singh    7-0-45-0
BMAJ Mendis    30* (33b 3x4)      AB Dinda    7-0-37-1

48.1

Dinda to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, length ball, worked away into the leg side, they run two but it is called one short

48.2

Dinda to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, that's it, short ball, pulled away for four, and SL join Zimbabwe in the final. Well done, both of them, and India, as a reader said, are Out of Africa. Well not quite, they have to wait for this to finish and then play two T20s against Zimbabwe, regarding which Praveen Kumar writes in, "T20 should be interesting battle between India and Zimbabwe. Who knows INDIA can shock them with a win afterall its a T20.."

That's all from us. Okay bye

Presentation
Dinesh Chandimal is the MoM He says, "I am very happy with my batting performance. Good pitch, and I played my normal game."

Tillakaratne Dilshan "I said in the morning, we want to finish it off today. our players did really well. We kept the pressure up through the fielding, keeping the fielders up. I told the players we needed to improve the fielding, and they did a really good job in the field, stopping goo shots, taking difficult catches. Really happy with Cahndimal's batting, playing so well in his second game."

Suresh Raina "I am not happy at all. Al the credit goes to Sri Lanka, they batted really well, especially Dinesh. We didn't bowl well, especially with the new ball. Ashwin bowled well, and he batted well too. We haven't been good throughout the tournament."

So Sri Lanka knock India out of a multi-nation tournament. Oh well. Not surprising, they are used to doing it. It was a professional performance from Sri Lanka, superb in the field, smart with the ball, and Chandimal was special with the bat. India, at the reverse end of momentum, forgot basics like crossing over when holing out in the deep, like attacking the batsmen when defending an average total, and paid the due price. Also news coming in the India have slipped to No. 3 in ICC ODI rankings. Hang on for the presentation

Tournament Results
Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare - Jun 9, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare - Jun 7, 2010
Zimbabwe won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Harare - Jun 5, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Jun 3, 2010
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo - Jun 1, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)
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Jun 5, 2010

Dinesh Chandimal savours his maiden ODI century, Sri Lanka v India, Tri-series, 5th ODI, Harare, June 5, 2010

Dinesh Chandimal savours his maiden ODI century

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Jun 5, 2010

Pragyan Ojha after failing to stop a ball off his own bowling, Sri Lanka v India, Tri-series, 5th ODI, Harare, June 5, 2010

Pragyan Ojha after failing to stop a ball off his own bowling

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