6.1 Gambhir is run out His luck runs out. Finally. It was clipped past square-leg and Tharanga fires it towards the bowler. Gambhir was very late to start for third run but he tried to complete the run. The throw came to Kula who very calmly broke the stumps. Gone! Gambhir was pretty slow there. Even in the second run, he stopped at the start and jogged across. As if he had settled in his mind for two runs. He then sees DK has turned for the third run and he tries to hustle across. Too late 38/1
    28.1 Gentle full toss. Big swing of the bat. Out! Oh he has messed up there! It was a lollypop thrown around the leg stump line and Karthik went for the slog sweep and top edged it to deep square-leg. Good innings but it's over now. 146/3
    18.2 Malinga takes out Virat. It kicked up outside off from short of length and Virat stabbed at it, bat away from the body. Edge and gone! 100/2
    32.2 Kandamby is on a roll. Not a great ball again but he gets another wicket! It was short, it was wide and Dhoni reaches out to cut it towards backward point where Kulasekara dives forward to take a good catch. 167/4
    47.2 Maharoof takes a catch. Seriously. No really. It was the slower one and Rohit top edged the paddle sweep and it lobbed to Maharoof at short fine-leg. Rohit out after making 41 249/6
    40.6 Lasith Malinga take a bow. What a ball! He was firing bounces so far. And then slips in the yorker. The oldest two-card trick. Raina was on the hop and he couldn't get his bat in line of the delivery. Dead duck. 217/5
    not out
    not out
    19 (b 2, lb 7, nb 1, w 9)
    268/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Gautam Gambhir, 6.1 ov), 2-100 (Virat Kohli, 18.2 ov), 3-146 (Dinesh Karthik, 28.1 ov), 4-167 (MS Dhoni, 32.2 ov), 5-217 (Suresh Raina, 40.6 ov), 6-249 (Rohit Sharma, 47.2 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara904414.88273020
    SL Malinga1005725.70305061
    MF Maharoof604106.83185100
    AD Mathews311605.33113000
    M Muralitharan1003403.40353000
    SHT Kandamby703725.28142000
    TM Dilshan503006.00133010
    7.6 Oh boy! what has he done! He shoulders arms to a delivery that cuts back in from outside off to take out the off stump! As they say in gully cricket, a very bad 'well left' Not! He has been at the other end and has been watching Zaheer cut the ball in a great deal while bowling to Sanga but he decides to shoulder arms. This one pitched just outside off and tilted in. Clatter! 31/2
    0.5 Dilshan combusts! What a soft hit. It was the short delivery well outside off and Dilshan tried to fetch it with a pull. Limp shot. The ball lobbed gently to mid-on. Huge wicket this. Indians roar. 5/1
    15.4 Ashish Nehra is da maan for India tonight. Nehra banged it in short just outside off and Sanga went for the pull shot. Mistake. Fatal Mistake. He hits it limply to mid-on were Zaheer takes the dolly. The Sri Lankan captain departs. The ball has been jagging around under the lights and the top order has been found wanting. 51/5
    13.3 It kicks up outside off stump from back of length and Mahela stabs at it, away from the body, and gets the edge. Virat Kohli had fallen in a similar fashion earlier today. Sri Lanka three down and wobbling 50/3
    13.5 Another one down. Injudicious shot from Angelo. It was a back-of-length delivery well outside off and Angelo chased it well away from the body. Edge and gone! 50/4
    29.2 Kandamby is run out of the no ball It was pushed towards cover point and the non striker rushed out. No response from the striker. Gone! Kapu had taken couple of steps after he played that shot and Kandamby responded by rushing down the track but by then Kapu had changed his mind 104/6
    not out
    35.3 Maharoof's poor day continues. He pokes at a short-of-length delivery leaving him and edges it through to Dhoni 132/7
    40.3 Stumped! Kula rushed down the track, couldn't reach the pitch of the ball, tried to dab it to the on side but was beaten by the turn 168/8
    43.2 No 4 for Nehra. Malinga cleared the front foot and went for the slog. He ended up slicing it just over covers and Jadeja jogged back to collect it. India just a wicket away from lifting the cup 177/9
    44.4 India win the Asia Cup. Jadeja struck the final blow - it spun away from Murali got a thin nick through to Dhoni. Jadeja uproots the stumps, Dhoni pumps his fist and Murali turns and walks. 187/10
    18 (b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 9)
    187 all out (44.4 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 0.5 ov), 2-31 (Upul Tharanga, 7.6 ov), 3-50 (Mahela Jayawardene, 13.3 ov), 4-50 (Angelo Mathews, 13.5 ov), 5-51 (Kumar Sangakkara, 15.4 ov), 6-104 (Thilina Kandamby, 29.2 ov), 7-132 (Farveez Maharoof, 35.3 ov), 8-168 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 40.3 ov), 9-177 (Lasith Malinga, 43.2 ov), 10-187 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 44.4 ov)
    P Kumar912913.22392020
    Z Khan823624.50336020
    A Nehra904044.44354130
    Harbhajan Singh903003.33321010
    V Kohli301605.3371001
    RA Jadeja6.402924.35222001

Match Details



India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 2010 Asia Cup

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

24 June 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5TM DilshanWU Tharanga
2nd26KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
3rd19DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th0KC SangakkaraAD Mathews
5th1SHT KandambyKC Sangakkara
6th53SHT KandambyCK Kapugedera
7th28MF MaharoofCK Kapugedera
8th36KMDN KulasekaraCK Kapugedera
9th9SL MalingaCK Kapugedera
10th10M MuralitharanCK Kapugedera