Player of the Match
Player of the Match

41 | 22 Runs | INDIA: 263/3 | RR: 6.41

  • Yuvraj Singh95 (83b)
  • Sourav Ganguly58 (74b)
  • Farveez Maharoof6-0-60-1
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan9-0-34-0

Man of the Match Chamara Silva for his brilliant maiden ton. He looks surprised, Mahela Jayawardene, pats him on the back and directs him towards the podium.

Man of the Series Sourav Ganguly for his 168 runs in the series. Crowd go wild! Huge cheers ring the arena.

"It's been good. Good to win two series back to back. I have been hitting the ball since South Africa. I have been consistent which is good. I did not have a good night's sleep last night. And I bowled six overs, something that I have not done much in the recent time. I started cramping up but pulled through."

Rahul Dravid: "Credit to the boys, I would like to congratulate the whole group. The support staff, coaching staff and the boys. It was great to see Yuvi score runs the way he did. Nice to see Sehwag get into runs. Zaheer bowled really well. I can name the whole squad in fact. We are looking forward to the World Cup."

Dravid lifts the trophy. Calls his team-mates over for the photograph. All of them yelling and cheering. A happy bunch of guys.

We shall leave them to there celebration. Time to take leave of you. This is Sriram Veera, and along with Jamie Alter, signing off.

One last thing before I leave. Please click here to read the extensive interview with Greg Chappell by Sidhartha.

Next live game is tomorrow - Australia v New Zealand. Australia would have been embarrassed with their loss in the first game. So they would try to come back as hard as they can. So log on and tune to the live coverage. Till then, adios.

Maharoof to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, That's it. Yuvraj seals the series-win with a whip over midwicket. A full-length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, he walks down the track and swings it over the on side. Plastic water bottles are being thrown onto the outfield in celebration! Weird way to celebrate. Now an invasion has occured. The crowd have broken through the barriers and are all over the arena. Scenes from old time. From an another era. The spectators used to carpet the arena and stand outside the dressing room. Similar scenes here.
Maharoof to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, Carved past backward point. Another full toss, Sri Lanka are gift-wrapping boundaries here, smoked past point.
Maharoof to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs, Wow! Yuvraj is looting runs as the sun goes down. Low full toss, on the middle, disappears over wide long on. Whack!
Maharoof to Yuvraj Singh, no run,
Maharoof to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, And again. Classy and fluent on drive. Eye-catching stroke. Stands upright and unfurls a lovely on drive

India 2nd innings Partnerships

6SC GangulyV Sehwag
86V SehwagRV Uthappa
14V SehwagKD Karthik
12SC GangulyV Sehwag
145SC GangulyYuvraj Singh