Result
4th ODI, Pune, Nov 3 2005, Sri Lanka tour of India
261
(45.4/50 ov, target 262)
262/6
India won by 4 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2y
• The 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

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka261(49.5 overs)
India262/6(45.4 overs)
45.5
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 458 runs
INDIA: 246/6CRR: 5.46 • RRR: 3.20 • Need 16 from 30b
MS Dhoni29 (39)
Suresh Raina39 (30)
Muttiah Muralitharan9-0-35-3
Dilhara Fernando9-1-43-1
44.6
1
Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run
44.5
2
Muralitharan to Dhoni, 2 runs
44.4
1
Muralitharan to Raina, 1 run
44.3
1
Muralitharan to Dhoni, 1 run
44.2
1
Muralitharan to Raina, 1 run
44.1
2
Muralitharan to Raina, 2 runs
end of over 4411 runs
INDIA: 238/6CRR: 5.4 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 24 from 36b
Suresh Raina35 (27)
MS Dhoni25 (36)
Dilhara Fernando9-1-43-1
Tillakaratne Dilshan5-0-28-0
43.6
1
Fernando to Raina, 1 run
43.5
2
Fernando to Raina, 2 runs
43.4
2
Fernando to Raina, 2 runs
43.3
4
Fernando to Raina, FOUR runs
43.2
1
Fernando to Dhoni, 1 run
43.1
1
Fernando to Raina, 1 run
end of over 4312 runs
INDIA: 227/6CRR: 5.27 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 35 from 42b
MS Dhoni24 (35)
Suresh Raina25 (22)
Tillakaratne Dilshan5-0-28-0
Russel Arnold1-0-4-0
42.6
4
Dilshan to Dhoni, FOUR runs
Best performances - batsmen
MS Atapattu
87 runs (100)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control96%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
30 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
241220187177
R Dravid
63 runs (72)
7 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
0773810721
Best performances - bowlers
AB Agarkar
O
9.5
M
1
R
44
W
5
Eco
4.47
M Muralitharan
O
9
M
0
R
35
W
3
Eco
3.88
Match details
Nehru Stadium, Pune
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Player Of The Match
Ajit Agarkar
Series resultIndia led the 7-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2291
Season2005/06
Match days3 November 2005 (50-over match)
India replacementSK Raina for S Sreesanth (India innings, 0.0 ov)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Arani Jayaprakash
TV Umpire
Ivaturi Shivram
Match Referee
Alan Hurst