Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.2 Run out, Sehwag's gone! no need for the third umpire even, it started with a superb shot from Sehwag, he picks up the ball from offstump and flicked towards wide long-on, the batsmen pushed for three, Murali was the fielder who gave chase from mid-on, relays the ball to Jayasuriya whose accurate throw to the non-striker's end gets rid of Sehwag, that's a huge blow for India 83/3
    2.4 he gets him lbw this time, similar to the one two balls ago, but it was a shade more to the off this time, no inside edge as he tried to play it towards square leg, but replays suggest the ball might have missed leg 13/1
    9.3 Gone! Maharoof has done the trick, angling across the stumps, very tight line, Gambhir tried to open the face and run it to third man, gets an outside edge and gives a simple catch to the keeper 62/2
    33.1 gone!! Now is that out?? No. Short of a good length on middle and off, gets on the back foot to work it away towards square leg, gets a big inside edge onto the pads that the umpire fails to spot. He raises his finger after quite some time and Yuvraj is understandably distraught 180/5
    31.1 gone! Dilshan strikes! Landed short on the off stump and gets some extra bounce, surprising the batsman, it also stops on him and Raina dabs at it hard off the back foot, the ball hits the high end of the bat and lobs up to short cover where Kapugedara takes a dolly 168/4
    44.3 Dhoni walks!! That was bowled outside leg stump and Dhoni tried to glance it down fine, got a faint tickle to the keeper which the umpire failed to spot. Dhoni, though, set off for the pavilion immediately and Brian Jerling gave the nod seeing him go 223/7
    41.6 run out, pushed wide of cover and Dhoni calls for a quick single, Kulasekara picks up the ball cleanly and fires in an accurate throw at the strikers end, Yusuf stretches hard but is short of his ground as Sangakkara clips off the bails in time 219/6
    49.6 Zaheer goes for the big one and for a while it seemed as though he had pulled it off, the cameras lost it for a bit because it was so high up in the air, was certainly not well timed and Dilshan at long-on after waiting ages for it to come down, judged it to perfection 256/9
    49.5 short outside off and Praveen tries to loft that over the deep-cover boundary, mistimes it completely, gets the top edge that's snapped up comfortably by Jayawardene at cover 256/8
    not out
    10 (lb 1, nb 1, w 8)
    256/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: I Sharma
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Sachin Tendulkar, 2.4 ov), 2-62 (Gautam Gambhir, 9.3 ov), 3-83 (Virender Sehwag, 12.2 ov), 4-168 (Suresh Raina, 31.1 ov), 5-180 (Yuvraj Singh, 33.1 ov), 6-219 (Yusuf Pathan, 41.6 ov), 7-223 (MS Dhoni, 44.3 ov), 8-256 (Praveen Kumar, 49.5 ov), 9-256 (Zaheer Khan, 49.6 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara906126.77278021
    T Thushara805907.37226110
    MF Maharoof1004024.00364030
    BAW Mendis1004424.40301120
    M Muralitharan1013203.20341000
    TM Dilshan301916.3371100
    2.2 gone!! Banged in short on middle and Dilshan goes for the pull, gets the top edge and Ishant and fine leg makes no mistake. Big wicket as Dilshan has been in good form. Well thought out by Zaheer and Co. 15/1
    6.2 slightly wayward but highly effective, short and wide, Jayasuriya tries to cut that over point, gets a thick outside edge that flies away towards Pragyan Ojha at third man who takes a well judged catch. The bowling change works, and SL have some work to do now. 33/2
    7.3 gone! That's an excellent catch! Full outside off and Sangakkara chases it, it was going away with the angle and took the outside edge as he went for the drive. Tendulkar pouched it smartly at slip as Dhoni, who was diving to his left to clasp that, would have blocked his view. Sri Lanka are now in trouble 36/3
    34.2 sharp catch at extra cover! Ojha tosses it on middle and leg, Jayawardene makes room and dances down, looking to go inside-out over the circle, but he doesn't get the desired elevation and finds Yusuf at extra cover, who takes a good low catch to snap a 100-run stand 136/4
    not out
    42.2 edged and taken, Kapugedera charges down the track to smash it over the bowler's head, Ishant pitches it full and gets the ball to move away late off the pitch, Kapugedera fails to cover the movement and gets a thin edge to Dhoni 187/5
    44.1 the yorker consumes him this time, Ishant fires it in middle stump straight on the blockhole, Maharoof makes room but fails to get his bat down and the ball crashes on to his middle stump, Ishant says 'thank you' after getting the wicket after Maharoof's great escape in the previous over 206/6
    46.4 the slower ball this time and Thushara doesn't read it at all, he shapes to scoop it over the bowler's head but gets into the stroke too early, Yusuf runs across to his right from mid-on and takes an easy catch 228/7
    47.6 Murali first makes room and places it straight to Yusuf at midwicket who spills the catch, he fires the throw to Zaheer who whips off the bails, Murali didnt take off for the run but Kandamby was already at his end, Murali was caught ball watching and in the end sacrificed his wicket 236/8
    48.6 very easy for Dhoni, Kandamby makes room to swing but he misses it completely, Kulasekara takes off for the run but Dhoni under-arms ball onto the stumps and catches him well short of his crease 237/9
    49.2 lofts the ball just in front of long-off, the throw is fired to Dhoni and this time he hits the stumps firmly enough to dislodge both the bails, there's no need for the third umpire as Mendis is well short of his ground 241/10
    18 (b 4, lb 4, w 10)
    241 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 4.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.2 ov), 2-33 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.2 ov), 3-36 (Kumar Sangakkara, 7.3 ov), 4-136 (Mahela Jayawardene, 34.2 ov), 5-187 (Chamara Kapugedera, 42.2 ov), 6-206 (Farveez Maharoof, 44.1 ov), 7-228 (Thilan Thushara, 46.4 ov), 8-236 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 47.6 ov), 9-237 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 48.6 ov), 10-241 (Ajantha Mendis, 49.2 ov)
    Z Khan1005615.60264030
    P Kumar8.212212.64351030
    I Sharma1015745.70348040
    PP Ojha703915.57183000
    YK Pathan502104.20130000
    V Sehwag501903.80120000
    SK Raina401904.75120100

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

31 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st15ST JayasuriyaTM Dilshan
2nd18ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd3DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th100DPMD JayawardeneSHT Kandamby
5th51SHT KandambyCK Kapugedera
6th19SHT KandambyMF Maharoof
7th22SHT KandambyT Thushara
8th8M MuralitharanSHT Kandamby
9th1SHT KandambyKMDN Kulasekara
10th4SHT KandambyBAW Mendis