Result
3rd Match, Kingston, Jul 2 2013, West Indies Tri-Nation Series
348/1
(44.5/50 ov, target 349)
187
Sri Lanka won by 161 runs
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
2y
• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Tharanga, Jayawardene cane India

Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene made a mockery of the teams' suspicion of the damp surface and set up a massive win for Sri Lanka

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka348/1(50 overs)
India187(44.5 overs)

That is it from this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off.

Upul Tharanga is the Man of the Match. Tharanga: "I played a game after six months. Today's game Mahela batted really well. It helped me a lot. After I got the hundred, we had only 12-13 overs and nine wickets remaining, I had to go. Luckily I connected. After Champions Trophy, winning a game against India is a huge thing, this century will help me a lot as well."

Mahela Jayawardene: "Needed to get a start, losing the toss on a sticky wicket. First ten overs were crucial. They bowled well upfront, we had to ride that, and then we put the pressure back on them."

Angelo Mathews: "We needed that, especially after losing the toss, we were on the back foot. Mahela showed his class. Upul struggled a bit initially but batted through and was brilliant later. We needed to get that 250, bowlers never let us down if we score 250. Hats off to Mahela and Upul. I am doing my bit the way I can."

Virat Kohli: "Tough day at the office, we were not up to the mark with the ball. Sri Lankans batted really well, and we did not. To chase down 349, you need a quick start, we were not able to do that, that did not give us momentum. The way we have been batting, don't think we needed to consider that option [pinch-hitter]. It didn't happen today. Reality check for us, we have to analyse what we did wrong. We have two more games to go. This is going to hurt the guys a little bit."

Win toss, bowl and win the match, said experience from the past two games. Mahela Jayawardene decided to defy that, with a silken century. Upul Tharanga made India pay for directionless death bowling. And then followed the chase that never was. A hammering for Virat Kohli in his first full game as India captain. India have conceded a bonus point and their NRR has taken a hammering. They will go to Trinidad as laggards in this tri-series. Sri Lanka have pulled back a big one after some recent losses to India

44.5
w
Malinga to Yadav, OUT
that will do it, Malinga whizzes an inswinging length ball past the half-forward defensive push and rattles the stumps one last time today
UT Yadav b Malinga 0 (19m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Leg gully comes in

44.4
1
Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run
driven through extra cover, does not take the single
44.3
Malinga to Jadeja, no run
banged in very short around off, Jadeja tries to reach it, misses
44.2
2
Malinga to Jadeja, 2 runs
lofts a full delivery over the bowler and gets back for the second

King: "Predicting Kohli's speech - We were outplayed in all departments. Credit to SL batsmen and bowlers. Our death bowling needs to improve. Injuries are common, we have to deal with them as professionals. No one can replace Dhoni."

44.1
Malinga to Jadeja, no run
good length on leg, pushed back to the bowler
end of over 446 runs
INDIA: 184/9CRR: 4.18 • RRR: 27.50 • Need 165 from 36b
Umesh Yadav0 (5)
Ravindra Jadeja46 (58)
Nuwan Kulasekara9-0-37-1
Lasith Malinga7-0-37-1
43.6
Kulasekara to Yadav, no run
almost ended it, almost, moved across and inside-edged a length ball just past his stumps
43.5
1
Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run
jumps out and hammers a length ball straight back at the bowler, who gets out of the way
43.4
4
Kulasekara to Jadeja, FOUR runs
gets it away this time, shuffles across, picks another full toss from outside off and lofts it over midwicket
43.3
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run
reaches forward and swats a full toss to midwicket

Aaram: "This just in: In a gripping contest, India beat Tharanga by one wicket."

43.2
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run
lets a full and wide one go
43.1
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run
slogs a low full toss from outside off to square leg
43.1
1w
Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 wide
slanted too wide across the left-hander
end of over 435 runs
INDIA: 178/9CRR: 4.13 • RRR: 24.42 • Need 171 from 42b
Umesh Yadav0 (4)
Ravindra Jadeja41 (53)
Lasith Malinga7-0-37-1
Nuwan Kulasekara8-0-31-1
42.6
Malinga to Yadav, no run
a high full toss on middle, pushed to mid off
42.5
1
Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run
opens the face and runs a full toss to deep point, takes the single, Malinga has one ball at Umesh
42.4
4
Malinga to Jadeja, FOUR runs
down the pads, and Jadeja happily helps himself to four cheap runs with a nudge
42.3
Malinga to Jadeja, no run
turns a low full toss to deep square leg
42.2
Malinga to Jadeja, no run
hops and turns a back of a length ball to square leg
42.1
Malinga to Jadeja, no run
weaves inside the line of a short of a length ball outside off, on the bounce to Sanga to give him some late trouble

Mohamed R: "Ind over rate was slow because it took lots of time to retrieve ball from boundary. SL over rate is slow because batsmen take too long to get off & on field."

Best performances - batsmen
WU Tharanga
174 runs (159)
19 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
53 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
9634152736839
DPMD Jayawardene
107 runs (112)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
11721171581216
Best performances - bowlers
HMRKB Herath
O
10
M
0
R
37
W
3
Eco
3.70
SL Malinga
O
7.5
M
0
R
40
W
2
Eco
5.10
Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies Tri-Nation Series 2013
Player Of The Match
Upul Tharanga
Match numberODI no. 3382
Season2013
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days2 July 2013 (50-over match)
Umpires
Joel Wilson
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Peter Nero
Reserve Umpire
Nigel Duguid
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 5, India 0