Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.4 it lands short of length and holds its line outside off stump, Dilshan tries to punch it on the up through the off side but gets a fat edge which is swallowed by Dhoni 57/1
    29.1 oh he misses out on the hundred. The former team-mate Dharmasena raises the fatal finger. Tight call. It cut in from outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to work it across the line and it struck him around the off stump. TV Hawk eye says impact was inside .. well 80 % of the ball was outside but just a tiny wedge was inside the line. So, technically that's out I guess .. What an innings, though. Whaddaplayaa. Good decision from Dharmasena, says Bishop 172/4
    14.5 lands on the leg and middle line and spins down past the attempted flick. Mahela loses his balance, drags his back foot on to the line and then while dragging it back inside the crease, he actually lifts it in the air. The bails come off as the foot comes down. Close call. Too close to give. or is it? The third umpire has given it out! Good work from Dhoni, though. And it should have called a wide, irrespective of the stumping. 94/2
    17.4 Dharmasena has given him lbw and Sanga storms off in real anger there. It looks pretty straight actually, unless there was an inside edge which the replays don't reveal. It landed on a length around the middle, Sangakkara came forward to defend but opened his bat-face and ended up pushing just outside the line. The ball squeezed past the bat and turned a little to hit him in front of the middle It flicked the inner half of the front pad before hitting the back pad. Let's wait for the snickometer to see if there was any edge 102/3
    30.5 stumped! He charges down the track, tries to work the off break across the line but misses it completely. Dhoni does the rest. 176/5
    not out
    46.1 yorker length on the off, dug out towards cover where RP swoops on the ball and fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Gone. 259/6
    not out
    15 (lb 4, nb 1, w 10)
    307/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.14)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 8.4 ov), 2-94 (Mahela Jayawardene, 14.5 ov), 3-102 (Kumar Sangakkara, 17.4 ov), 4-172 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 29.1 ov), 5-176 (Angelo Mathews, 30.5 ov), 6-259 (Chamara Kapugedera, 46.1 ov)
    A Nehra906216.88237041
    RP Singh805807.25229010
    I Sharma1006716.70289010
    Harbhajan Singh1013713.70342020
    YK Pathan704516.42123010
    Yuvraj Singh302006.6682010
    SK Raina301414.6681000
    5.4 Thushara strikes. It was the short delivery at the rib cage, Karhik is late on the pull and gloves it down the leg side, well caught by Sangakkara. Enter Rahul Dravid. 32/1
    14.1 Done in by the slower one. They have been bowling quite a few and Kula has struck with this off cutter. Tendulkar punched it straight to Mendis at mid-on and even as he hit it, he knew he was a goner.... 67/2
    24.5 Angelo has cleaned up Dravid! India are tottering here at 126 for 5. It landed full in length outside off stump and cut in, Dravid went for the big off drive but it rushed through the bat and pad gap and kept a touch low to peg back the off stump. 126/5
    19.6 Yuvraj's struggles against Malinga ends. Another one a touch wide outside off, Yuvraj was again caught at the crease, feet going no where, and stabs it to a delighted Sanga. Perfect plan this. Throughout Yuvraj's stay, Malinga has been pushing across well outside off, testing Yuvraj's foot work and it has paid off. It was almost inevitable. Yuvraj was beaten quite a few times, there was a loud shout for a catch behind and he is finally gone now 105/3
    20.4 Raina is out for a golden duck. It was a slow off cutter, pushed across Raina who tried to run it down to third man but got a thick edge and Sanga flew to his left to take a lovely catch. 108/4
    26.1 The off stump has taken another beating. Angelooooo! Another delivery that cut back in a bit, Dhoni tried to force it through the off side and got a fatal inside edge 129/6
    26.3 What a night Angelo is having. It was the slower one outside off, that stopped and bounced at Yusuf who had no answer to it. He just stabbed at it and got a nick through to . Quite a difficult delivery to contend with. It bounced and stopped and what not ... 130/7
    28.6 Five-for for Angelo! Sensational evening for him. Another one cutting back in from outside off, Harbhajan tries to get something on it .. pad .. bat .. some thing but it squeezes past the pad, then the bat and falls on to the stumps! 135/8
    not out
    30.2 Angelo can't stop smiling. And why not. What a night. Another in cutter, another batsman who pushes outside the line of the ball, yet another time the ball goes through the bat and pad and yep, it's that off stump that is taking some bruising tonight. The crowd roar. 139/9
    37.2 Sri Lanka complete a thumping win. Ishant has holed out to long-on. A fine innings from Jayasuriya and a gem of a knock from Kandamby charged Sri Lanka to a daunting total before Angelo derailed the chase with a six-for. What a crushing win. What a wonderful game for the hosts; the visitors have lot to think about before the final. 168/10
    16 (b 1, lb 1, w 14)
    168 all out (37.2 Overs, RR: 4.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Dinesh Karthik, 5.4 ov), 2-67 (Sachin Tendulkar, 14.1 ov), 3-105 (Yuvraj Singh, 19.6 ov), 4-108 (Suresh Raina, 20.4 ov), 5-126 (Rahul Dravid, 24.5 ov), 6-129 (MS Dhoni, 26.1 ov), 7-130 (Yusuf Pathan, 26.3 ov), 8-135 (Harbhajan Singh, 28.6 ov), 9-139 (Ashish Nehra, 30.2 ov), 10-168 (Ishant Sharma, 37.2 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara813514.37355020
    T Thushara603415.66194000
    SL Malinga803314.12333050
    TM Dilshan201708.5031100
    AD Mathews602063.33211000
    ST Jayasuriya20502.5070000
    BAW Mendis5.202214.12192010

Match Notes

  • India flummoxed by Mathews

    Repeatedly pitching the ball just short of a length and getting the odd one to sit up alongside crafty cutters, Mathews ran riot

  • A tale of two left-handers

    Driven by desperation, and fuelled by self-belief, Sanath Jayasuriya and Thilina Kandamby, in their own way, made their statement

  • Mathews demolishes feeble India

    India's stay at No. 1 in the ICC rankings lasted all of 24 hours. Sri Lanka reasserted their superiority at home, scoring 307, and then strangled wickets at regular intervals to completely rout India in the dress rehearsal for Monday's final

India 2nd innings Partnerships

32SR TendulkarKD Karthik
35SR TendulkarR Dravid
38R DravidYuvraj Singh
3R DravidSK Raina
18R DravidMS Dhoni
3MS DhoniYK Pathan
1Harbhajan SinghYK Pathan
5Harbhajan SinghRP Singh
4A NehraRP Singh
29RP SinghI Sharma