Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    13.5 It cut in from outside the off stump, Jayasuriya was caught on the shuffle, trying to defend and was hit in front of the stumps but high around the front-pad flap. It looked like going over. Will confirm after replays. Zaheer has struck the most vital blow of the day. The virtual eye suggests it would have hit the top of the middle stump. Right at the top. So that's that. Jayasuriya is back in the hutch. 33/5
    1.6 Oh he has cleaned him up. The off stump has been pegged back. Sangakkara looks stunned. It landed around a length, outside off stump and seamed back in. Sangakkara had a lazy waft, without moving towards the line and the bat came down outside the line. He even lost the bottom-hand grip of the bat handle and that took the bat further away from the ball. 4/1
    5.4 Zaheer strikes with his full length and probing line around the off stump. Mahela gets forward, hangs his bat out in an effort to defend but the ball kept angling away, kissed the outside edge and flew towards the first slip. Dhoni had a half-hearted attempt at the catch before collapsing his knees and not getting in the way. The ball went to Yuvraj who juggled a bit but held on. 10 for 2. 10/2
    5.6 Zaheer is on a roll. The angling delivery works again. It landed on a length around off stump and shaped away a touch. Chamara had a poke. Fatal. Thin nick through to Dhoni. The slip fielders jump in joy, Dhoni flings the ball high in the air and Zaheer rushes to him. 10 for 3 and the Sri Lanka are wobbling here. 10/3
    6.6 Praveen joins in the party hosted by Zaheer. It landed back of length around the middle stump line, Silva is sucked forward, bat way in front of the body and the ball curves away with bounce to take the shoulder of the bat and popping to point. 11 for 4 and Sri Lanka are reeling here. 11/4
    17.2 What a first ODI catch to take! Badrinath is the man. Dilshan pulled the short-of-length delivery in the air in front and right of long leg. Badri charged in and dived to hold on to it. Ala Dean Jones. Dilshan promises to deceive. Sri Lanka are tottering here. Unbelievable. 44/6
    33.4 PK strikes again. Another slower ball. Kulasekara is early into the on drive, couldn't keep it down and Badrinath fell forward from his short midwicket position to take the catch 118/8
    33.1 PK gets the vital breakthrough with a lovely slower ball. It was full and around the off stump, Thushara, who hit the first ball of Praveen Kumar in the previous over for a boundary, again went for the swing across the line but holed out to Kohli at deep midwicket. 118/7
    34.1 Flighted doosra on the middle, Mendis, India's nemisis, didn't pick it up, tried to work it across the line and gets a leading edge back to Harbhajan. 122/9
    38.3 Sri Lanka fold up for 142. Fernando skipped down the track and holed out to deep midwicket. 142/10
    not out
    17 (lb 6, w 11)
    142 all out (38.3 Overs, RR: 3.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Kumar Sangakkara, 1.6 ov), 2-10 (Mahela Jayawardene, 5.4 ov), 3-10 (Chamara Kapugedera, 5.6 ov), 4-11 (Chamara Silva, 6.6 ov), 5-33 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 13.5 ov), 6-44 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 17.2 ov), 7-118 (Thilan Thushara, 33.1 ov), 8-118 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 33.4 ov), 9-122 (Ajantha Mendis, 34.1 ov), 10-142 (Dilhara Fernando, 38.3 ov)
    P Kumar1023433.40446000
    Z Khan9.532142.13462000
    MM Patel612404.00274000
    IK Pathan502114.20192030
    Harbhajan Singh5.402624.58222040
    Yuvraj Singh201005.0050010
    2.4 Kulasekara takes out his man. He had Irfan in trouble on a few occasions and gets the reward now. It left the lefty Irfan Pathan - the in cutter to the right hand batsman - and got the edge on its way. Sangakkara didn't move his left leg but just dived to take the catch. 8/1
    19.4 Kohli throws his wicket away with a loose drive to extra cover fielder. Full in length and the urge to drive on the up swallows him. He started off in an slightly iffy manner against the new ball but settled down to play well but he is gone now. he had driven loosely in the second ball of this over but it had not gone in the air but this time a similar ball has fetched his wicket 75/4
    4.2 Caught plumb in front. Raina takes a tiny hesitant prod forward, tries to get his bat around the pad and is struck right in front. It landed on the middle and leg, cut in to hit the pad. Loose technique on offer by all the three Indians so far. 16/2
    14.5 Yuvraj continues to be a sitting duck against Mendis. Done in by that carrom ball again. It landed on a length around middle and off, Yuvraj groped forward and across, front leg landing well across the line and he couldn't get his bat around the front pad in time and the ball cut in to trap him right in front. Dead duck. 52/3
    35.5 Cleaned him up with a fuller length delivery that shaped in. It came in from the full length, from the off stump line, Dhoni went for the drive and edges it to his stumps. Good innings from the captain. 135/6
    19.6 Double strike from Tushara and I was wondering whether he had come on just to facilitate the change of ends for the spinners! It landed on the leg stump line, moved in with the left-armer's angle, Rohit was late on the defensive prod - a waft across the line - and was struck in front of the middle and leg above the knee roll. Like Jayasuriya's dismissal. Virtual eye suggests it would hit the top of the leg and middle. 75/5
    not out
    37.2 Mendis strikes with the carrom ball. It drifted in landed on the middle and off, Harbhajan tried to work it to the on side (he will think later why did I do that?) and it cut away to hit the pad in front of off stump. 139/7
    not out
    11 (b 3, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)
    143/7 (39.4 Overs, RR: 3.6)
    Did not bat: P Kumar, MM Patel
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Irfan Pathan, 2.4 ov), 2-16 (Suresh Raina, 4.2 ov), 3-52 (Yuvraj Singh, 14.5 ov), 4-75 (Virat Kohli, 19.4 ov), 5-75 (Rohit Sharma, 19.6 ov), 6-135 (MS Dhoni, 35.5 ov), 7-139 (Harbhajan Singh, 37.2 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara922622.88424000
    T Thushara713224.57305020
    BAW Mendis1012222.20452000
    CRD Fernando502515.00182002
    M Muralitharan8.403103.57302000

Match Details


India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

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

20 August 2008 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

8IK PathanV Kohli
8SK RainaV Kohli
36Yuvraj SinghV Kohli
23MS DhoniV Kohli
0MS DhoniRG Sharma
60MS DhoniS Badrinath
4Harbhajan SinghS Badrinath
4Z KhanS Badrinath