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616dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

India hold nerve and seal series

Ajit Agarkar's five-wicket haul, ending with the best figures in an ODI at Pune, played a vital part in keeping Sri Lanka down to 261, before Rahul Dravid's composed 63 piloted India to their fourth-consecutive win in the series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Atapattu
87(100) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 12 20 18 7 17 7
R Dravid
63(72) 7x4 - 0x6
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 7 7 3 8 10 7 21

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Agarkar
O9.5
M1
R44
W5
Eco4.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O9
M0
R35
W3
Eco3.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
45.5
0
Arnold to Dhoni, no run,
45.4
6
Arnold to Dhoni, SIX runs,
45.3
6
Arnold to Dhoni, SIX runs,
45.2
2
Arnold to Dhoni, 2 runs,
45.1
2
Arnold to Dhoni, 2 runs,

END OF OVER:
45 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 246/6 (16 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 3.20)

  • MS Dhoni29 (39b)
  • Suresh Raina39 (30b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan9-0-35-3
  • Dilhara Fernando9-1-43-1
44.6
1
Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run,
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