What a way to finish! Meaty length ball on leg stump and he dismisses that into the stands over midwicket
India have fought back superbly here. A win seemed unlikely at 115 for 7 but the Pathan brothers had other ideas. Yusuf got things going, ensuring the spinners were taken off the attack after launching into Bandara. Dilshan resisted from bringing Jayasuriya back, but his fast bowlers, particularly Fernando, leaked way too many extras to allow India bring the game back in their favour.
Yusuf Pathan is the Man of the Match
Dilshan : "I thought 170 was defendable. We started well, picked some early wickets, but both Yusuf and Irfan played really well. We conceded too many extras, that eventually made the difference."
Dhoni: "Their spinners bowled really well, and although our batsmen struggled, it's a good learning curve for them. There are lots of youngsters in our team and stiff matches like these is a great learning experience."
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yorker outside off, dug out wide of the bowler and they get a quick single
India need just five off the last over. These two are following up on what the Husseys did against New Zealand earlier today. Can Malinga stop them? The odds, though, are not in his favour
short and wide, there to hit but Irfan misses out
Could that be the decisive blow??? Full on the off stump, length ball, lofted between deep cover and long-off for another four
sliced away wide of third man, Malina dives to save a couple of runs
amazing shot!! Short of a length, Pathan waits for it and pulls it away into the stands over deep midwicket, crucial hit!
slower ball bowled on a good length outside off, cuts away off the pitch, Irfan tries to heave that over midwicket, misses
The brothers have put on a gem of a stand here, adding 40 in just three overs
inswinging yorker bang on middle, tries to drive it past midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his pads
just a fraction short on middle, swatted wide of midwicket for a couple
shot! Full on the off stump, makes room and strikes that inside out over extra cover for a one bounce four
full outside off, slices it away to third man, would have wished that had gone much squarer
full, pitched outside off, tried to swing it away over square leg, got an inside edge onto his pads and they scramble a run
short of a length on middle, pulled away wide of deep midwicket for a couple
slower one, deceives Irfan completely, bowled short of a length outside off, fails to reach it as he tries to play it towards point
29 needed off 18. The slinger's back into the attack
short of a good length outside off, chopped down to point for a quick single
steered wide of the deep fielder for a couple
perhaps a missed opportunity there, full and wide, makes room to drive it through the covers, is a little early into the shot and only manages a single
slower one, pushed back uppishly past Fernando for a single towards long-off
better, full on middle, dragged wide of midwicket
Sri Lanka have bled extras today, add five more to that, wayward delivery down the leg side and India won;t need to work too hard if these keep coming