Player of the Match
Player of the Match
329dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Batting might sees India into final

Each of India's batsmen played their part as they reached the final with a convincing six-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CK Kapugedera
CK Kapugedera
75(78) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
6 8 3 2 24 13 5 14
G Gambhir
68(61) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 27 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
0 9 18 11 9 10 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O10
M0
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
I Sharma
O10
M0
R55
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

11.49 pm: India overcame the fatigue from playing a back to back match to overhaul Sri Lanka's 308 with six wickets and 19 balls to spare. Their bowling could be improved and their fielding was sloppy but their batsmen were once again very solid. India and Sri Lanka will clash once again on July 6 (corrected, thanks to the 37 readers who pointed this out!) in the final of the Asia Cup.

The Pakistan-Bangladesh game tomorrow has been reduced to a dead rubber.

Readers in the US can watch the highlights of this game on Cricinfo TV.

Dhoni is today's Man of the Match for his 67 off 62 balls. Thank you for all your emails today. This is George Binoy signing off for the evening. Good night.

46.5
4
Kulasekara to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, that's it, Yuvraj has sealed India's qualification for the final with a blistering drive through extra cover for four, the ball was another full toss from Kulasekera
46.4
4
Kulasekara to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, India have got four of the seven they need to win via a powerful pull off the back foot from Yuvraj
46.3
1
Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 1 run, pushed towards cover of the front foot
46.2
4
Kulasekara to RG Sharma, FOUR runs, now Sharma hits the ball hard in the air back towards the bowler, the ball beats him and runs to the straight boundary
46.1
1
Kulasekara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another full toss and Yuvraj has driven it hard back to the bowler who gets his hands to the catch near his left shoulder but he couldn't hold on, that was hit very hard

END OF OVER:
46 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 296/4 (13 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.43, RRR: 3.25)

  • Yuvraj Singh27 (28b)
  • Rohit Sharma17 (26b)
  • Dilhara Fernando9-0-52-0
  • Muttiah Muralitharan10-0-44-2
45.6
1
Fernando to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, the short of a length delivery stops on Yuvraj who in turn stops his pull and ends up chipping the ball in the air towards midwicket

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
92G GambhirV Sehwag
43G GambhirSK Raina
99MS DhoniSK Raina
19MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
57Yuvraj SinghRG Sharma