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
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.
India have got four of the seven they need to win via a powerful pull off the back foot from Yuvraj
pushed towards cover of the front foot
now Sharma hits the ball hard in the air back towards the bowler, the ball beats him and runs to the straight boundary
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
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
cut off the back foot towards third man
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fuller length on off stump, driven off the front foot through cover
short of a length outside off, Sharma guides the ball towards third man off the back foot
that's a quick delivery outside off stump, Sharma reaches out without moving his feet and gets beaten
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.
Yuvraj steps out and chips the ball in the air but through the gap at midwicket, Murali finishes his spell with 2 for 44
worked off the pads behind square for one more
Sharma moves forward and across and plays with the turn to midwicket
Yuvraj winds up, gets down on one knee, and plays a powerful sweep to Fernando at deep backward square leg
bowled flatter outside leg from over the wicket, Yuvraj moves back and defends
tossed up outside off, driven off the front foot to long off
Murali comes back for his final over from round the wicket.
played to point off the back foot
Yuvraj picks up a length ball and launches it over deep midwicket with a powerful pull shot, tremendous hit, not much elevation but plenty of distance
Yuvraj smashes a low full toss straight back at Kulasekera who sticks his boot out bravely (or foolishly) and stops it, that had to hurt but Kulasekera showed nothing