Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 bowled him! Vaas pitched the ball on a good length around off stump and angled it into the left-hander, Gambhir played all around the line of the ball and it went though the gap between his bat and pad to hit off stump 0/1
    7.5 lbw! Kulasekara pitches the ball on a good length just outside off stump and nips it back into the right-hander, Kohli gets half a stride forward and tries to drive, the ball beats the inside edge of the bat and crashes into the back pad in front of off stump, that is plumb and Doctrove sends Kohli on his way 23/2
    11.5 Raina's urge to drive on the up has terminated his stay. It was the full length delivery outside off stump and Raina drove and straight to the trap laid at short cover. India continue to wobble. 36/3
    19.4 bowled him! Mendis bowls the quicker one, Yuvraj lunges forward in defence and plays away from his body, he gets an inside edge on to his stumps, what an eventful first over and Mendis has come back strongly after being hit for six 73/4
    20.3 caught! India are unraveling quickly! Sharma stayed rooted to the crease and poked at a short of a length delivery outside off stump, he got a thick edge that flew at a comfortable pace at waist height to Jayawardene at first slip, catches don't come much easier than that 75/5
    27.2 caught!! Dhoni moves back and tries to cut a ball that's much too close to off stump, it turned ever so slightly away from the right-hander as well, the outside edge flies quickly to Jayawardene who takes a sharp catch at first slip 87/6
    28.3 lbw! Asoka de Silva took his time but finally raised the finger, Pathan lunged forward to defend but got hit on the pad in front of middle, the ball pitched in line as well, he was a long way forward and the only doubt was whether it would have missed off, whoops replays show an inside edge on to pad so Pathan was unlucky 87/7
    42.1 Harbhajan's walked, he moved back to cut the doosra from outside off stump, the ball hit the bottom edge of the bat and Kumar Sangakkara took a simple catch, Harbhajan didn't even wait for a decision 117/9
    36.6 caught in the deep! Zaheer's patience wears out and he tries to slog Murali over the midwicket boundary, he hasn't connected well enough and Thushara takes a few steps back at deep midwicket and holds a well-judged catch, he looks back to see if he's inside the boudnary and he is! 107/8
    not out
    45.6 bowled! Mendis bowls a wicket-to-wicket line and the ball keeps low as well, Munaf moves towards the leg side and tries to play on the off, he misses and the ball hits leg stump 146/10
    7 (b 2, lb 2, w 3)
    146 all out (46 Overs, RR: 3.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gautam Gambhir, 0.2 ov), 2-23 (Virat Kohli, 7.5 ov), 3-36 (Suresh Raina, 11.5 ov), 4-73 (Yuvraj Singh, 19.4 ov), 5-75 (Rohit Sharma, 20.3 ov), 6-87 (MS Dhoni, 27.2 ov), 7-87 (Irfan Pathan, 28.3 ov), 8-107 (Zaheer Khan, 36.6 ov), 9-117 (Harbhajan Singh, 42.1 ov), 10-146 (Munaf Patel, 45.6 ov)
    WPUJC Vaas903413.77382100
    KMDN Kulasekara702323.28323010
    T Thushara601813.00241000
    BAW Mendis942132.33450110
    M Muralitharan1023733.70402110
    ST Jayasuriya51901.80220000

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

18 August 2008 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
2nd27DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
3rd102DPMD JayawardeneCK Kapugedera