Player of the Match
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267dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India dominate Sri Lanka on way to final

India's best fielding performance in ODIs since the Champions Trophy in September last year set up their march to the final by way of a thumping win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
V Kohli
71(68) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 37 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
5 11 22 2 13 4 1 13
G Gambhir
71(86) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 12 22 5 13 0 1 12

Best performances - Bowlers

Z Khan
O10
M2
R38
W3
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O9.1
M1
R40
W3
Eco4.36
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

10 January 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 5, Sri Lanka 0

This confirms that India are through to the final and will meet Sri Lanka. Their final game with Bangladesh tomorrow is just a dead rubber.

We witnessed yet another comprehensive thrashing by the team chasing. The bowlers, particularly Zaheer Khan, and the fielders set it up for India. A target of 214 was made to look like a walkover by Gambhir, Karthik and Kohli. Karthik will be pleased with the shots he played tonight, getting his timing right. Kohli batted like a man in form and made the bowling look ordinary.

Wijekoon: "Unless Sanga wanted to test the bowlers in such conditions as these, it is truly amazing he decides to bat first after winning the toss. It makes no sense at all. He even complained how he wouldn't let his bowlers experience such conditions. His arguments now look flimsy."

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Sangakkara: "I don't think we learnt much from batting first. We always looked to score runs. We tried not to get too far ahead of ourselves. We know we're far better than this."

Dhoni: "This was the best fielding performance in the last 12 months. Tyagi and Zaheer bowled decently, Mishra too. He varied his pace well. Dinesh began superbly well. Virat has been very consistent."

Zaheer Khan is the Man of the Match: "I just stuck to the basics. The plan with Dilshan was to put two fielders on the deep on the on side and cramp him for room. This was a good confidence booster for me. Hope MS wins the toss in the final."

That's it from us here. Join us tomorrow for India v Bangladesh, the final league game, which is a dead rubber. Thanks for your company. It's goodbye.

32.4
1
Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, a high full toss is punched down the ground to long-on, they jog the single and India win this very easily, with a bonus point

One to win

32.4
5nb
Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 5 no balls, that's a beamer! The ball slipped out of Welegedara's hands and sailed safely over Yuvraj's helmet and beat Sanga as well
32.3
2
Welegedara to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, that's a good yorker, he saw Yuvraj making room and fired it on the blockhole, squeezed out to the on side
32.2
1
Welegedara to Kohli, 1 run, good length outside off and firmly punched down to sweeper cover
32.1
0
Welegedara to Kohli, no run, full outside off and spooned in the air and the ball drops short of Kandamby st mid-off

END OF OVER:
32 | 20 Runs | INDIA: 205/2 (9 runs required from 17.2 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 0.50)

  • Virat Kohli70 (66b)
  • Yuvraj Singh5 (4b)
  • Suranga Lakmal10-0-75-0
  • Thisara Perera5-1-32-1
31.6
1
Lakmal to Kohli, 1 run, full toss outside off and he slaps it down to sweeper cover, 20 off the over

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st89G GambhirKD Karthik
2nd72G GambhirV Kohli
3rd53Yuvraj SinghV Kohli