Player of the Match
Player of the Match
Arnold to Dhoni, no run,
Arnold to Dhoni, SIX runs,
Fernando to Raina, FOUR runs,
Dilshan to Dhoni, FOUR runs,
Zoysa to Raina, FOUR runs, good line but over-pitched, Raina drives
Muralitharan to Pathan, OUT, and the master delivers another crucial blow! genuine off break delivery, Pathan pushes forward to defend and is beaten all ends up , hard to say if he got a nick on it, loud appeal and the umpire is convinced

IK Pathan c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

excellent piece of bowling this - first softened up Dravid with consecutive slower balls and then banged in the short one and Dravid fell for it - Vaas took it diving forward and inches away from the ground. that was excellent cricket all round from the Lankans and this game is back in the balance

Fernando to Dravid, OUT, short ball outside the off stump and Dravid goes for the pull, ball flies off the top-edge to the fine leg region, Vaas quickly moves across in the deep and takes a fantastic diving catch - that's the wicket they wanted.

R Dravid c Vaas b Fernando 63 (103m 72b 7x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Muralitharan to Venugopal Rao, OUT, Murali strikes! this time the doosra is bowled with surgical precision, line and length is just perfect and Rao looking to run it down fine ends up with a faint edge - Sangakkara makes no mistake

Y Venugopal Rao c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 38 (37m 41b 4x4 1x6) SR: 92.68

Muralitharan to Dravid, FOUR runs, good line and length delivery, Dravid drives the ball off the back foot
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