Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 5th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jun 5, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club (neutral venue)
5 June 2010 (50-over match)

Kulasekara to NV Ojha, OUT, Perfecto! Big inswinger, hits him in front of off, headed for middle, Ojha's bat is nowhere near it, and Kula has struck beautifully. Umpire Koertzen's slow finger of death comes up one of the last few times. Inswinger, outsinger, inswinger, elementary

NV Ojha lbw b Kulasekara 1 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

India 7/1   KD Karthik 3* (11b)   KMDN Kulasekara 2-1-1-1

Perera to Karthik, OUT, legcutter does it, and Karthik has gone for a middling score after a good start once again. This legcutter is slow off the pitch and Karthik looks to play on the up again, the bat slices in his hand and he offers a simple return catch

KD Karthik c & b Perera 27 (42m 34b 5x4 0x6) SR: 79.41

India 41/2   V Kohli 10* (18b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 0.5-0-5-1

Randiv to Pathan, OUT, another ugly slog sweep, and this time he connects - to his own demise. Gets too much under it and skies it to Perera at long-on

YK Pathan c Perera b Randiv 44 (63m 41b 6x4 1x6) SR: 107.31

India 125/3   V Kohli 45* (62b 4x4)   S Randiv 1-0-2-1

Thushara to Kohli, OUT, finally the frustration of finding the fielders again and again has got to Kohli. Looks to clear long-off this time, but doesn't get any power in this shot and holes out, Jeewan Mendis taking a nice safe catch

V Kohli c BMAJ Mendis b Thushara 68 (123m 95b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.57

India 171/4   RG Sharma 23* (29b)   T Thushara 5.2-1-31-1

Randiv to Sharma, OUT, sharp offbreak, through the gap, and hits the top of middle stump. In SRT style, he semi-squats, suggesting it stayed low, but the ball has hit the top of middle, he was just late in bringing the bat down

RG Sharma b Randiv 32 (43m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

India 187/5   SK Raina 7* (6b 1x4)   S Randiv 7.1-0-30-2

Dilshan to Raina, OUT, Kapu you beauty! Rubbish delivery, short and wide, and Raina hits it powerfully straight off extra cover, but Kapugedara flies to his lift, goalkeeper-style, and pouches it. Captain gets captain

SK Raina c Kapugedera b Dilshan 19 (28m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

India 204/6   RA Jadeja 5* (12b)   TM Dilshan 0.1-0-0-1

Thushara to Jadeja, 1 no ball, OUT, another high full toss, called no-ball this time as Jadeja manages to lob it towards midwicket. Ashwin wants the single but Jadeja is late to start, and Dilshan hits the only stump visible to him while running in from midwicket

RA Jadeja run out 19 (77m 26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 73.07

India 255/7   R Ashwin 34* (30b 3x4 1x6)   T Thushara 8.2-1-52-1

Thushara to Ashwin, OUT, what a catch! Length ball, drilled back straight down the wicket, and Thushara sticks his left hand to it, and takes it on the second attempt. Just to show how superb a catch it is, Umpire Koertzen is looking towards the straight boundary and wondering where the ball is. No reaction from Thushara either after completing this stunner

R Ashwin c & b Thushara 38 (70m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 118.75

India 259/8   Pankaj Singh 0* (0b)   T Thushara 8.4-1-56-2

Thushara to Dinda, OUT, and Dinda walks out, slower ball, and he heaves it over towards long-on, completely deceived by it. Kapugedara takes another catch, and Thushara is on hat-trick

AB Dinda c Kapugedera b Thushara 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 259/9   Pankaj Singh 0* (0b)   T Thushara 8.5-1-56-3





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