11th Match, Super Four (N), Karachi, Jul 3 2008, Asia Cup
(46.5/50 ov, target 309)310/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
player of the match

11.49 pm: India overcame the fatigue from playing a back to back match to overhaul Sri Lanka's 308 with six wickets and 19 balls to spare. Their bowling could be improved and their fielding was sloppy but their batsmen were once again very solid. India and Sri Lanka will clash once again on July 6 (corrected, thanks to the 37 readers who pointed this out!) in the final of the Asia Cup.

The Pakistan-Bangladesh game tomorrow has been reduced to a dead rubber.

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Dhoni is today's Man of the Match for his 67 off 62 balls. Thank you for all your emails today. This is George Binoy signing off for the evening. Good night.

Kulasekara to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

that's it, Yuvraj has sealed India's qualification for the final with a blistering drive through extra cover for four, the ball was another full toss from Kulasekera

Kulasekara to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

India have got four of the seven they need to win via a powerful pull off the back foot from Yuvraj

Kulasekara to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

pushed towards cover of the front foot

Kulasekara to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

now Sharma hits the ball hard in the air back towards the bowler, the ball beats him and runs to the straight boundary

Kulasekara to Yuvraj, 1 run

another full toss and Yuvraj has driven it hard back to the bowler who gets his hands to the catch near his left shoulder but he couldn't hold on, that was hit very hard

end of over 464 runs
INDIA: 296/4CRR: 6.43 RRR: 3.25 • Need 13 runs from 24b
Yuvraj Singh27 (28)
Rohit Sharma17 (26)
Dilhara Fernando9-0-52-0
Muttiah Muralitharan10-0-44-2
Fernando to Yuvraj, 1 run

the short of a length delivery stops on Yuvraj who in turn stops his pull and ends up chipping the ball in the air towards midwicket

Fernando to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

cut off the back foot towards third man

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Fernando to Yuvraj, 1 run

fuller length on off stump, driven off the front foot through cover

Fernando to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

short of a length outside off, Sharma guides the ball towards third man off the back foot

Fernando to Rohit Sharma, no run

that's a quick delivery outside off stump, Sharma reaches out without moving his feet and gets beaten

Fernando to Rohit Sharma, no run

short of a length on off stump, Sharma gets behind the line and defends

Fernando has two overs left, he'll bowl one of them now.

end of over 455 runs
INDIA: 292/4CRR: 6.48 RRR: 3.40 • Need 17 runs from 30b
Yuvraj Singh25 (26)
Rohit Sharma15 (22)
Muttiah Muralitharan10-0-44-2
Nuwan Kulasekara9-0-57-1
Murali to Yuvraj, 2 runs

Yuvraj steps out and chips the ball in the air but through the gap at midwicket, Murali finishes his spell with 2 for 44

Murali to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

worked off the pads behind square for one more

Murali to Rohit Sharma, no run

Sharma moves forward and across and plays with the turn to midwicket

Murali to Yuvraj, 1 run

Yuvraj winds up, gets down on one knee, and plays a powerful sweep to Fernando at deep backward square leg

Murali to Yuvraj, no run

bowled flatter outside leg from over the wicket, Yuvraj moves back and defends

Murali to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

tossed up outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

Murali comes back for his final over from round the wicket.