Final (D/N), Dambulla, Aug 28 2010, Sri Lanka Triangular Series
(46.5/50 ov, target 300)
Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
Player Of The Match
INDIA Innings
Full commentary

What a fine win. Both teams line-up to shake hands. Please to wait for the presentation ceremony. Do read the bulletin by Sid Monga.

Dhoni: " ...We just didn't spend enough time in the middle. If we had wickets .. Credit goes to Sri Lanka. They batted and bowled well. Our bowlers gave them a bit of width and that's one thing you don't want to give Dilshan. He smashed us all around the park. The team that plays the best cricket on that particular day deserve to win. It was a good learning curve for the young batsmen in our side. Usually we don't get these sort of conditions."

Sangakkara: "It was a good toss to win. The way the openers batted - we talked a lot about getting through the first 10 overs. Mahela and Dilshan started well and Dilshan continued to bat really well. Perera lengthens our batting but his bowling has been very impressive in the last couple of games. Champaka Ramanayake has to take a lot of credit; he has done a great job with the fast bowlers. The discipline in line and length has been the real key for us."

Man of the match is Dilshan: "The last three innings I got a start but didn't capitalize. I thought today I should do it. We have lost the last three finals here against India. Everyone came and performed well today."

Man of the series is Virender Sehwag. He also wins the most admirable player of the series and wins a car. He won a similar car in the Test series as well. Tony Greig says he will end up with a garage-full of cars!

Kumar Sangakkara now steps forward to lift the cup!

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Randiv to Dhoni, OUT
And that's it. Sri Lanka have completed a crushing win. Fine spirited performance from Sri Lanka. The end came when the Indian captain Dhoni went down the track for the big hit but ended up dragging it to his stumps. Randiv roared. Sanga, Mahela, Randiv enveloped each other with a hug. The rest of the team-mates converged.
MS Dhoni b Randiv 67 (140m 100b 5x4 1x6) SR: 67.00
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
low full toss, eased towards long-off. Hmmm
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
floated outside off stump, driven to long-off
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
skips down the track and mistimes the drive to short midwicket
Randiv to Dhoni, 1 wide
spins down the leg side
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
goes down the track and mistimes it back to Suraj
end of over 463 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 224/9CRR: 4.86 • RRR: 19.00 • Need 76 runs from 24b
Munaf Patel0 (1)
MS Dhoni67 (95)
Angelo Mathews10-0-48-1
Suraj Randiv9-1-39-2
Mathews to Patel, no run
full delivery around off, squeezed out to point
Mathews to Nehra, OUT
Nehra leans forward to try lofting it over mid-off but ends up lobbing it to mid-off. And then they were one. Sri Lanka are closing in on a crushing win here
A Nehra c Perera b Mathews 2 (16m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
Mathews to Nehra, 2 runs
banged in short and Nehra top edges the pull shot over midwicket
Mathews to Nehra, no run
full in length outside off, pushed to point
Mathews to Dhoni, 1 run
fullish outside off, driven to right of long-off for a single. They think about the second but won't take the risk
Mathews to Dhoni, no run
yorker on the off stump line, from round the stumps, dug out to the off side

Sudhi with more sarcasm!: "I think Dhoni waiting for last 2 overs.. so that he can hit 12 sixes and win the match for india"

end of over 451 runs
INDIA: 221/8CRR: 4.91 • RRR: 15.80 • Need 79 runs from 30b
Ashish Nehra0 (4)
MS Dhoni66 (93)
Suraj Randiv9-1-39-2
Angelo Mathews9-0-45-0
Randiv to Nehra, no run
leans across to defend it to the off side
Randiv to Nehra, no run
some extra bounce on that top spinner, left alone
Randiv to Dhoni, 1 run
this time he takes the single after pinging long-off
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
low full toss and it has been driven to long-off. No run taken of course
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
on the legs ,flicked past square-leg but he wont take the run. The game meandering along ..
Randiv to Dhoni, no run
full delivery on the middle, pushed out to midwicket