It's been two entertaining matches. Sanga has batted brilliantly, so did Indian batsmen today. Both sides were helped by poor fielding. Both captains share the trophy. On that note, okay bye
MS Dhoni, winning captain: "I have never seen a team dropping six catches. But there was something funny going around, something fishy. Sri Lanka also missed so many run-outs. We have to improve our bowling apart from fielding. Not only in T20s, but also in ODIs."
Sangakkara is the Man of the Series for his two remarkable fifties.
Yuvraj Singh, Man of the Match Home ground. Birthday. Three wickets. Smashing knock. Says he: "Things couldn't have been better on my birthday. Winning the match, entertaining the crowd, hitting big sixes. I thought I would hit everything straight, when the field comes straight, go square. Best innings at my home ground." He also says he wouldn't party tonight. Says Ravi Shastri: "Trust him to not party."
Kumar Sangakkara: "We had quite a few chances. But then again, those catches and run-outs really matter in the end. We had our chances, but we didn't take them. India played really well too. In hindsight you can say could have, would have, should have [why jayasuriya was not bowled], but it wasn't to be."
So quite an amusing exhibition of poor fielding has come to an end. It could have been a Popatwadi XI v Battaramulla XI game. If T20 is all about entertainment, I am thoroughly entertained by this appalling fielding display from both sides. Cheap thrills, yes.
Two required off the last over, and surely we'll see the highest successful chase in T20 internationals? Mathews to bowl
Ramesh Bala indulges in some word play on dew: "Ahh... Towel to wipe the ball. I thought SL were looking to "throw in the towel" but couldn't find one! ;)" It's not over, the towel surely hasn't been thrown in, going by this run-out
Dilshan it is. Round the wicket
India know SL don't have many options for these last two overs and have quietly played out Malinga. Weeraratne and Mathews have gone for 86 between them in six overs. Will they bowl? Or will be see spin finally? And I haven't seen too many towels here, so dew hasn't been an issue surely
goes back over the stumps. Fine leg comes up. Slower one?
Raina to face. Malinga round the stumps. Yorker? Surely?
19 required off 18. Malinga, Weera and Mathews have one over each left. Jayasuriya and Dilshan have four each. Malinga to bowl
Good innings from Dhoni. He copped criticism for coming in at 3 in Nagpur. Repeated it tonight, and did make a statement. Would have loved to close it, though
this is Dhoni's highest score in T20 internationals