Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.16 pm: Sri Lanka have wrapped up a comprehensive victory by 112 runs. Their total of 227, later reduced to 215 off 44 overs, was always going to be difficult to chase under lights. Thushara played the innings of the match - his maiden half-century - to prop Sri Lanka to a fighting total.

India were on course until Raina played a rash shot immediately before the rain interruption. They collapsed after play resumed, losing seven wickets for 33 runs in 7.1 overs.

The prize though has already been won by India. They had the series wrapped up before the match started. The scoreline reads 3-2 and the visitors won't be too fussed about today's defeat.

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"It was a good way to finish the series but the Indians played well and deserved to win it. But credit to the boys for the way we came back. We kept making mistakes through the series, we were not consistent in the batting department," says Jayawardene.

Nuwan Kulasekara is the Man of the Match for taking four wickets today.

The squads and match officials line up to get their medals. Dhoni has been adjudged the Man of the Series for scoring 193 runs and playing a couple of match-winning innings. He's picked up a car for his efforts. He comes back to pick up the trophy but he calls the youngest member of the squad - Virat Kohli - to come up and lift the trophy. He did that in the CB Series as well, it was Piyush Chawla on that occasion.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for this series. Thank you for all your emails. On behalf of all the commentators, this is George Binoy signing off. Good night!

26.3
W
Mendis to Ojha, OUT, that's the end of the game! Ojha tries to repeat the shot over midwicket but gets a top edge that goes high in the air towards mid-off where Kulasekara judges the catch to perfection

PP Ojha c Kulasekara b Mendis 5 (10m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

26.2
4
Mendis to Ojha, FOUR runs, Ojha's gone after him! He plants his front foot forward and hits Mendis over midwicket for four
26.1
0
Mendis to Ojha, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

END OF OVER:
26 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 99/9 (117 runs required from 17.3 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 6.50)

  • Munaf Patel4 (2b)
  • Pragyan Ojha1 (6b)
  • Dilhara Fernando7-1-24-2
  • Ajantha Mendis4-2-6-3
25.6
4
Fernando to Patel, FOUR runs, full ball outside off stump, Munaf backs away and lofts the ball wide of the fielder at mid-on for four, he connected extremely well

India's lowest score in Sri Lanka is 146, it looks like they will set a new low today.

25.5
0
Fernando to Patel, no run, banged in short over the stumps, Munaf backs away and lets it go

Munaf Patel is the last man.

25.4
W
Fernando to Singh, OUT, caught! That's no 9! Full ball outside off stump, RP slashes at it and edges the catch to second slip, Jayawardene catches it at head height, that ball traveled to him quickly

RP Singh c Jayawardene b Fernando 4 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

25.3
1
Fernando to Ojha, 1 run, Ojha stays in his crease and plays the ball down to third man with an angled bat
25.2
0
Fernando to Ojha, no run, Fernando pitches in line with the stumps and seams the ball across the left-hander, Ojha defends but gets beaten
25.1
3
Fernando to Singh, 3 runs, that's a length ball and RP hits the ball through midwicket, the outfield is a little slow so the ball won't reach the boundary

END OF OVER:
25 | (wicket maiden) | INDIA: 91/8 (125 runs required from 17.3 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 6.57)

  • Pragyan Ojha0 (4b)
  • RP Singh1 (11b)
  • Ajantha Mendis4-2-6-3
  • Dilhara Fernando6-1-16-1
24.6
0
Mendis to Ojha, no run, Ojha pushes forward to defend but gets beaten yet again, Mendis bowls a wicket maiden
24.5
0
Mendis to Ojha, no run, another offbreak pitches in line with the stumps, draws Ojha forward, and then spins past the bat
24.4
0
Mendis to Ojha, no run, Ojha gets beaten by the offbreak that spins past his forward defence
24.3
0
Mendis to Ojha, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

Sri Lanka have a superb chance of bowling India out for below 100. They way have lost the series but it'll be a fantastic way to end. Ojha is the new batsman.

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38G GambhirV Kohli
2nd7Yuvraj SinghV Kohli
3rd25Yuvraj SinghSK Raina
4th6Yuvraj SinghRG Sharma
5th3MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
6th6MS DhoniIK Pathan
7th5Z KhanIK Pathan
8th1Z KhanRP Singh
9th4RP SinghPP Ojha
10th8MM PatelPP Ojha