Result
23rd Match, Gros Islet, May 11 2010, Group F, ICC World Twenty20
163/5
(20 ov, target 164)
167/5
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Sri Lankan win knocks India out

It was an awesome comeback from Sri Lanka. They first bounced back to restrict India, who had galloped to 90 for 1 from 10 overs, to 163 before shrugging off a poor start to chase down the target in the final delivery of the game

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Scorecard summary
India163/5(20 overs)
Sri Lanka167/5(20 overs)
end of over 2016 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 167/5CRR: 8.35 
Chamara Kapugedera37 (16)
Thisara Perera0 (0)
Ashish Nehra4-0-44-1
Vinay Kumar4-0-30-2

The entire Sri Lankan team charge onto the field, screaming in joy. Kumar Sangakkara can't stop grinning. India trudge off without a single win in the Super Eights, just as in the previous World Twenty20.

It seemed Sri Lanka had left it for too late but a flurry of sixes from Mathews and Kapugedera has given them the win they needed. Sangakkara had played a crucial innings earlier, with his three sixes helping Sri Lanka stay in touch.

Post-match presentation:

Dhoni: I think execution of plans from their bowlers was very good, even with set batsmen we couldn't score freely. Overall, batting is out strength and we should have done better. We didn't perform to our potential. The last 4-5 overs that they bowled really restricted us. We need to improve in quite a few areas."

Sangakkara: "At the end, we were chasing at least 144. Even I thought India would make a very big score, but the guys came back really well at the back end to cut off the runs and to pick up wickets as well. Dilshan really got the momentum back after the early wickets, and we have always talked about how good our young players are, and they showed that today. Whatever happens after this, we can rest assured we have done the best we can."

Angelo Mathews is the Man of the Match: "I had to give a good performance with the bat, I'm glad I did it at the right time."

That's it from this game, hop over here to see how the home side fare against the form team of the tournament, Australia. The toss for that is scheduled for round about now, 20.30 GMT.

19.6
6
Nehra to Kapugedera, SIX runs
Superb victory for Sri Lanka, Kapugedera charges down the track and carves that over sweeper cover for six to pull off a final-ball victory that puts them on the brink of the semi-finals. Kapugedera lets out a roar of delight and pumps the air
19.5
w
Nehra to Mathews, OUT
Nehra runs out Mathews, Sri Lanka now need three from the final ball, a pinpoint yorker is dug out towards the right of Nehra, who runs forward and picks it up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, no third umpire needed
AD Mathews run out (Nehra) 46 (50m 37b 3x4 2x6) SR: 124.32
19.4
1
Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run
full ball just outside off, squeezed towards sweeper cover by Kapugedera
19.3
2
Nehra to Kapugedera, 2 runs
superb running from Sri Lanka gets them two, Mathews swings it towards long-off, lands short of the fielder
19.2
1
Nehra to Mathews, 1 run
makes room again, and gets it away towards third man, it was a shortish ball
19.1
6
Nehra to Mathews, SIX runs
beautiful hit from Mathews, a full toss from Nehra, on middle and leg, Mathews makes room and smashes it over long-off for six
end of over 1917 runs
SL: 151/4CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 13.00
Chamara Kapugedera28 (13)
Angelo Mathews39 (34)
Vinay Kumar4-0-30-2
Piyush Chawla4-0-28-0
18.6
6
Vinay Kumar to Kapugedera, SIX runs
and another, this time the fielder has no chance, muscled over long-on for a massive, Sri Lanka need 13 off the final over to win this one
18.5
6
Vinay Kumar to Kapugedera, SIX runs
India are out, a full toss which isn't as low as the previous ones in this over, Kapugedera powers that towards long-on, the fielder though he had a chance but that one just about sails over the rope
18.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run
keeps it full, this time well outside off, batsman bends and slaps that towards cover
18.3
1
Vinay Kumar to Kapugedera, 1 run
low full toss on middle stump, swung towards deep midwicket
18.2
2
Vinay Kumar to Kapugedera, 2 runs
low full toss outside off, gets the front leg out of the way and carves it to deep point
18.1
1
Vinay Kumar to Mathews, 1 run
full and well outside off, Mathews dis it out towards cover

Vinay Kumar to bowl his final over

end of over 1811 runs
SL: 134/4CRR: 7.44 • RRR: 15.00
Chamara Kapugedera13 (9)
Angelo Mathews37 (32)
Piyush Chawla4-0-28-0
Ashish Nehra3-0-28-1
17.6
4
Chawla to Kapugedera, FOUR runs
shot! manages to get the power off the backfoot, leans back and swats it over extra cover for four
17.5
1
Chawla to Mathews, 1 run
Mathews is again down the track, plays it stylishly towards extra cover
17.4
Chawla to Mathews, no run
pulls it short on seeing the batsman advance, Mathews can only block it back to the bowler
17.3
1
Chawla to Kapugedera, 1 run
opens the face and gets the ball towards deep backward point
17.2
1
Chawla to Mathews, 1 run
jabs this one towards point for a single
17.1
4
Chawla to Mathews, FOUR runs
Mathews puts India one step closer to the exit, down the track and lofts a full ball over wide long-on for four
Best performances - batsmen
SK Raina
63 runs (47)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1406672064
KC Sangakkara
46 runs (33)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
043029442
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
6.25
R Vinay Kumar
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
Eco
7.50
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2010
Player Of The Match
Angelo Mathews
Match numberT20I no. 173
Season2010
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.20, Interval 14.20-14.40, Second Session 14.40-16.00
Match days11 May 2010 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Vinay Kumar
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Billy Doctrove
Match Referee
Alan Hurst
PointsSri Lanka 2, India 0