Superb victory for Sri Lanka, Kapugedera charges down the track and carves that over sweeper cover for six to pull off a final-ball victory that puts them on the brink of the semi-finals. Kapugedera lets out a roar of delight and pumps the air
Sri Lankan win knocks India out
The entire Sri Lankan team charge onto the field, screaming in joy. Kumar Sangakkara can't stop grinning. India trudge off without a single win in the Super Eights, just as in the previous World Twenty20.
It seemed Sri Lanka had left it for too late but a flurry of sixes from Mathews and Kapugedera has given them the win they needed. Sangakkara had played a crucial innings earlier, with his three sixes helping Sri Lanka stay in touch.
Dhoni: I think execution of plans from their bowlers was very good, even with set batsmen we couldn't score freely. Overall, batting is out strength and we should have done better. We didn't perform to our potential. The last 4-5 overs that they bowled really restricted us. We need to improve in quite a few areas."
Sangakkara: "At the end, we were chasing at least 144. Even I thought India would make a very big score, but the guys came back really well at the back end to cut off the runs and to pick up wickets as well. Dilshan really got the momentum back after the early wickets, and we have always talked about how good our young players are, and they showed that today. Whatever happens after this, we can rest assured we have done the best we can."
Angelo Mathews is the Man of the Match: "I had to give a good performance with the bat, I'm glad I did it at the right time."
That's it from this game, hop over here to see how the home side fare against the form team of the tournament, Australia. The toss for that is scheduled for round about now, 20.30 GMT.
Nehra runs out Mathews, Sri Lanka now need three from the final ball, a pinpoint yorker is dug out towards the right of Nehra, who runs forward and picks it up and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, no third umpire needed
full ball just outside off, squeezed towards sweeper cover by Kapugedera
superb running from Sri Lanka gets them two, Mathews swings it towards long-off, lands short of the fielder
makes room again, and gets it away towards third man, it was a shortish ball
beautiful hit from Mathews, a full toss from Nehra, on middle and leg, Mathews makes room and smashes it over long-off for six
and another, this time the fielder has no chance, muscled over long-on for a massive, Sri Lanka need 13 off the final over to win this one
India are out, a full toss which isn't as low as the previous ones in this over, Kapugedera powers that towards long-on, the fielder though he had a chance but that one just about sails over the rope
keeps it full, this time well outside off, batsman bends and slaps that towards cover
low full toss on middle stump, swung towards deep midwicket
low full toss outside off, gets the front leg out of the way and carves it to deep point
full and well outside off, Mathews dis it out towards cover
Vinay Kumar to bowl his final over
shot! manages to get the power off the backfoot, leans back and swats it over extra cover for four
Mathews is again down the track, plays it stylishly towards extra cover
pulls it short on seeing the batsman advance, Mathews can only block it back to the bowler
opens the face and gets the ball towards deep backward point
jabs this one towards point for a single
Mathews puts India one step closer to the exit, down the track and lofts a full ball over wide long-on for four
ends the over with a single to deep midwicket
another four, this is turning out to be good over for Sri Lanka, Mathews hops initially across the stumps, steadies himself and swats the short ball to deep midwicket for four
|Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|Toss||India, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 173|
|Hours of play (local time)||13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.20, Interval 14.20-14.40, Second Session 14.40-16.00|
|Match days||11 May 2010 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Sri Lanka 2, India 0|
Kirsten questions fitness and commitment
Post IPL, players went into their comfort zones - Anil Kumble
Former India players dish out harsh criticism
Sangakkara credits Kapugedera and Mathews
|AD Mathews||run out||46||37|
|CK Kapugedera||not out||37||16|
|NLTC Perera||not out||0||0|
|Total||167(5 wkts; 20 ovs)|