Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Little to complain about for India after this comprehensive victory. It's only their second bilateral series victory in Sri Lanka, and their win streak extends to eight.

Things started going down hill during the chase pretty early on, Jayasuriya bowled first ball. There was a brief period of resistance when Sangakkara and Jayawardene stitched together a 67-run stand. However the Indian spinners were on song, getting turn and bounce to smother Sri Lankan hopes. Pragyan Ojha turned in a career-best performance, taking 4 for 38 to be the stand-out bowler for India.

Yuvraj Singh is declared the Man of the Match. "It's a big achievement to reach a century before Sehwag," he jokes at the ceremony.

Mahela Jayawardene says his team should have capitalised on the two early wickets they took. "Yuvi and Veeru batted really well, their brilliant partnership took the game away from us, they played some good shots put our bowlers under pressure. It was a disappointing day for us, we came in with a lot of hopes."

Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the important thing is that the team is doing well, and that the players are enjoying their cricket. "We are not really looking at the record (for most ODI wins in a row by an Indian team), we are looking to play the players who have not played so far, that's the priority."

That's it from me, Siddarth Ravindran, and Binoy Geroge. Thanking for tuning in today, do join us for Thursday's game.

Yuvraj Singh to Mendis, OUT, Mendis rocks back and slashes that towards cover again, straight to the fielder, Fernando had set off for a single, he's sent back, he slips as he turns, and Tendulkar fires the return to Yuvraj who deflects the ball onto the stumps, that seals the series for India

CRD Fernando run out (Tendulkar/Yuvraj Singh) 19 (20m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 111.76

Yuvraj Singh to Mendis, no run, comes down the track and blocks it to the bowler
Yuvraj Singh to Fernando, 3 runs, wide again and a repeat of the previous shot, placement is better this time, Ojha has to chase
Yuvraj Singh to Mendis, 1 run, backs away and chops it towards cover

41 | 11 Runs | SL: 212/9 (152 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 16.88)

  • Dilhara Fernando16 (16b)
  • Ajantha Mendis7 (18b)
  • Sachin Tendulkar1-0-11-0
  • Yuvraj Singh3-0-10-1
Tendulkar to Fernando, no run, spears it down the legside, Fernando can't get bat on it, thuds into his pads
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

7ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
44TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
67DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
14SHT KandambyKC Sangakkara
7KC SangakkaraCK Kapugedera
45KC SangakkaraMF Maharoof
5KC SangakkaraKMDN Kulasekara
0M MuralitharanKMDN Kulasekara
0KMDN KulasekaraBAW Mendis
27CRD FernandoBAW Mendis