result
5th Match, Canberra, Feb 12 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
195/5
(19/21 ov)154/2
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
player of the match
13y
• The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Dilshan guides Sri Lanka home

A 21-over match should have suited the reigning world Twenty20 champions India, but a revised-down total and some blistering early strikes from Sanath Jayasuriya lifted Sri Lanka to their first win of the CB Series

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Scorecard summary
India195/5(29 overs)
Sri Lanka154/2(19 overs)
end of over 199 runs
SL: 154/2CRR: 8.10 RRR: 0.50
Mahela Jayawardene36 (35)
Tillakaratne Dilshan63 (59)
Irfan Pathan 4-0-29-0
Ishant Sharma 4-0-27-1

So Sri Lanka are back in the series with their first win after a fine display with the bat on this rain-truncated day. But take nothing away from India's batsmen who did well with their 29 overs only to see the game reduced to 21 and Sri Lanka smooth home, thanks to a great knock from Jayasuriya and then Dilshan.

18.6
2
Pathan to Mahela Jayawardene, 2 runs

on off and a repeat of the shot seals the victory

18.5
2
Pathan to Mahela Jayawardene, 2 runs

on off and middle, swiped through long-off for two

18.4
Pathan to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

left alone outside off

Four to win, and that's the 150

18.3
4
Pathan to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

driven out through long-off for an easy four

18.2
1
Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run

stays over the wicket, the right hander driving the ball into his foot

18.1
Pathan to Dilshan, no run

down the track and doesn't get hold of a firm pull to midwicket

Pathan again

end of over 188 runs
SL: 145/2CRR: 8.05 RRR: 3.33
Mahela Jayawardene28 (31)
Tillakaratne Dilshan62 (57)
Ishant Sharma 4-0-27-1
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-15-1
17.6
Sharma to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

nipped back in from outside off, and turned in front of square

17.5
Sharma to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

shorter ball leaps over the outside edge down off

17.4
1
Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run

outside off cut off the back foot to the man at point

17.4
2nb
Sharma to Mahela Jayawardene, (no ball) 1 run

outside off, cut down into the covers, there's a run and a free hit next ball because of the overstep

17.3
Sharma to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

angled on to leg, driven forward to mid-on

17.2
1
Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run

pulled round again but didn't quite time it

17.1
4
Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR runs

turned off the legs through the 45 for a forthright four

end of over 175 runs
SL: 137/2CRR: 8.05 RRR: 4.50
Tillakaratne Dilshan56 (54)
Mahela Jayawardene27 (27)
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-15-1
Irfan Pathan 3-0-20-0
16.6
1
Harbhajan to Dilshan, 1 run

turned off the legs just in front of square

16.5
Harbhajan to Dilshan, no run

right up there and defended on the front foot

16.4
1
Harbhajan to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

on off, turned off the legs through midwicket

16.3
1lb
Harbhajan to Dilshan, 1 leg bye

down leg, turned through fine leg

16.2
1
Harbhajan to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

turned off the legs square once more

16.1
1
Harbhajan to Dilshan, 1 run

worked into the leg-side

end of over 168 runs
SL: 132/2CRR: 8.25 RRR: 4.59
Tillakaratne Dilshan54 (50)
Mahela Jayawardene25 (25)
Irfan Pathan 3-0-20-0
Sreesanth 3-0-48-0
15.6
1
Pathan to Dilshan, 1 run

cut hard off the back foot through point

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma INDIA
70 runs (64)
6 fours
1 six
Control81%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
16 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan SL
62 runs (59)
6 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
21 runs
1 four
1 six
1420914348
Best performances - bowlers
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
1
ECO
3.75
Farveez Maharoof portrait
MF Maharoof SL
O
6
M
0
R
33
W
1
ECO
5.5
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Match numberODI no. 2676
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days12 February 2008 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Peter Parker
Reserve Umpire
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Yohan Ramasundara
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 4, India 0