Result
11th Match, Hobart, Feb 26 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
179
(32.2/50 ov, target 180)
180/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka179(47.1 overs)
India180/3(32.2 overs)

India thoroughly outplayed Sri Lanka today and on both sides' forms, it's fair that India go through to the finals series. Sri Lanka just haven't been good enough this tournament, but wil bow out on Friday with a match against Australia which will now be a dead rubber. A good knock from Gambhir who deserved to be not out, and he will take some excellent form into the finals. Tendulkar and Yuvraj can also be pleased with their batting, while not much more needs to be said for Ishant and Praveen Kumar who both took four wickets today. Thanks for joining us today and do come back on Friday.

32.2
1
Muralitharan to Gambhir, 1 run
turned off the legs to seal the win easily and that's a deserved victory for India
32.1
2
Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs
pushed well on to the legs and the scores are now level
end of over 324 runs
INDIA: 177/3CRR: 5.53 • RRR: 0.16 • Need 3 from 17.4ov
Gautam Gambhir60 (87)
Rohit Sharma3 (7)
Dilruwan Perera4-0-17-1
Muttiah Muralitharan8-0-51-1

Once again, the bonus point doesn't matter. India are into the finals regardless

31.6
1
Perera to Gambhir, 1 run
rattled on to off stump, driven out to mid-off
31.5
1
Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run
outside off, driven well to the man at mid-off
31.4
Perera to RG Sharma, no run
brushed on to the legs, the ball running up the bat and on to the arm
31.3
2
Perera to RG Sharma, 2 runs
off the mark with a flick to leg
31.2
Perera to RG Sharma, no run
defended tightly on the front foot
31.1
Perera to RG Sharma, no run
clips on to the legs, turned round the corner
end of over 312 runs
INDIA: 173/3CRR: 5.58 • RRR: 0.36 • Need 7 from 17.4ov
Gautam Gambhir59 (86)
Rohit Sharma0 (2)
Muttiah Muralitharan8-0-51-1
Dilruwan Perera3-0-13-1
30.6
Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run
doosra, coming in and Gambhir is on the front foot and jabs it to the on side
30.5
Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run
leans forward to defend a delivery outside off stump
30.4
Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run
on the middle and leg, Gambhir turns it to short fine leg region
30.3
Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run
floated outside off, opens the bat-face and guides to slip
30.2
2
Muralitharan to Gambhir, 2 runs
30.1
Muralitharan to Gambhir, no run
full and outside off, steered to point
end of over 302 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 171/3CRR: 5.7 • RRR: 0.45 • Need 9 from 17.4ov
Rohit Sharma0 (2)
Gautam Gambhir57 (80)
Dilruwan Perera3-0-13-1
Muttiah Muralitharan7-0-49-1
29.6
Perera to RG Sharma, no run
29.5
Perera to RG Sharma, no run
leans forward to defend
29.4
w
Perera to Yuvraj Singh, OUT
Caught by Dilshan at cover!! delivery looped up on the off, curving in and spins away from the left hander sharply, Yuvraj comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for the expansive cover drive, finds the man, tame dismissal and Yuvraj departs just
Yuvraj Singh c Dilshan b Perera 36 (31m 35b 4x4 1x6) SR: 102.85
29.3
Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run
driven out to mid-on
Best performances - batsmen
G Gambhir
63 runs (89)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
2713558320
SR Tendulkar
63 runs (54)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
17 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
1414727703
Best performances - bowlers
P Kumar
O
10
M
2
R
31
W
4
Eco
3.10
I Sharma
O
10
M
0
R
41
W
4
Eco
4.10
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank Series 2008
Player Of The Match
Praveen Kumar
Match numberODI no. 2686
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-13.55, Second Session 13.55-17.25
Match days26 February 2008 (50-over match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Steven John
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsIndia 5, Sri Lanka 0