4th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), July 31, 2012, India tour of Sri Lanka
(42.2/50 ov, T:252) 255/4

India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
128* (119)
Sri Lanka Innings
India Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Upul Tharanga st †Dhoni b Ashwin5173974169.86
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Dhoni b Dinda4248847087.50
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Ashwin47691050068.11
Dinesh Chandimal c Pathan b Tiwary2832362087.50
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Dhoni b Sehwag33400100.00
Angelo Mathews c Kohli b Tiwary1434271041.17
Jeevan Mendis  b Tiwary17161420106.25
Thisara Perera c Raina b Tiwary2330066.66
Rangana Herath not out 17151511113.33
Lasith Malinga not out 1571102214.28
Extras(lb 2, w 13)15
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.02, 202 Mts)251/8
Did not bat: Nuwan Pradeep 
Fall of wickets: 1-91 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 18.2 ov), 2-102 (Upul Tharanga, 21.1 ov), 3-152 (Dinesh Chandimal, 31.4 ov), 4-155 (Mahela Jayawardene, 32.1 ov), 5-190 (Angelo Mathews, 41.1 ov), 6-213 (Jeevan Mendis, 45.1 ov), 7-218 (Thisara Perera, 45.6 ov), 8-219 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 46.6 ov)
Zaheer Khan603606.00236030
Irfan Pathan602704.50244010
Ashok Dinda602814.66242120
18.2 to TM Dilshan, Dinda has struck, once again he bowls it short, Dilshan goes for the pull, top edges it, unlike the Tharanga top edge that went for six, this one goes nowhere, swirls to the right of Dhoni, who settles under it and collects, bye bye Dilshan. 91/1
Virat Kohli20703.5050000
Virender Sehwag813814.75221010
32.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, the part-timers get another wicket, the biggest one of the innings now, Mahela looks to scoop a full ball, ends up lobbing it towards Dhoni, who accepts, umpire doesn't take long to raise the finger and send Mahela on his way, very early in Mahela's innings to be attempting that adventurous shot, SL slip to 155 for 4. 155/4
Ravichandran Ashwin1014624.60303000
21.1 to WU Tharanga, Tharanga is stumped, Ashwin saw Tharanga skipping down the track, bowled it short, the ball didn't turn away after pitching, carried on in the same direction, Tharanga was looking for the spin and he misses the ball, he yards out of the crease, Dhoni has the ball, bails on the ground and both of Sri Lanka's openers are now dismissed. 102/2
46.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, bowled 'im, Sri Lanka's implosion continues, Thirimanne charges down the track and looks to force the ball through the off side, the ball went straight on, doesn't spin away, he misses and that crashes into the top of leg stump. 219/8
Manoj Tiwary1016146.10271320
31.4 to LD Chandimal, Tiwary is overjoyed, as he strikes in his first over, not an exceptional delivery, was a long hop that Chandimal could have hit anywhere he wanted, Chandimal just picks out the man at square leg, he's gone for 28, a slice of luck for India. 152/3
41.1 to AD Mathews, Manoj Tiwary has a huge grin on his face, and why not, he's just got his second wicket, a length ball spinning away, Mathews decided it was time to get a move on, he skipped out and launched the ball towards long-off, didn't get enough power on that, long-off takes the catch. 190/5
45.1 to BMAJ Mendis, third for Tiwary! Mendis looked to reverse-sweep, he's bowled by a flighted legbreak, Tiwary can do no wrong here, send him up the order today when India bat, this is his best bowling figures in ODI and domestic one-dayers as well. 213/6
45.6 to NLTC Perera, Tiwary's day gets better and better, he's got his fourth now! Perera looks to clobber the ball into orbit, he hits it high but not long enough, Raina gets under it at midwicket, and does well to pouch that one, he had plenty of ground to cover, judges it perfectly. 218/7
Rohit Sharma20603.0070000
India  (T: 252 runs from 50 ovs)
Gautam Gambhir  b Malinga053000.00
Virender Sehwag c sub (SMSM Senanayake) b Mathews34294660117.24
Virat Kohli not out 128119187121107.56
Rohit Sharma lbw b Pradeep414180028.57
Manoj Tiwary lbw b Mendis2138482055.26
Suresh Raina not out 58517841113.72
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 6)10
TOTAL42.2 Ov (RR: 6.02, 191 Mts)255/4
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gautam Gambhir, 0.5 ov), 2-52 (Virender Sehwag, 9.2 ov), 3-60 (Rohit Sharma, 12.4 ov), 4-109 (Manoj Tiwary, 23.4 ov)
Lasith Malinga814115.12253020
0.5 to G Gambhir, bowled 'im, a swinging yorker homes into the base of middle stump, Gambhir was terrific in the last couple of games, he's gone for a duck, Gambhir looking to push that down the ground but misses, the famous Malinga yorker does the job. 0/1
Thisara Perera605108.50188110
Angelo Mathews611813.00251000
9.2 to V Sehwag, Sehwag is gone, substitute Senanayake who dropped Raina in the last match takes the catch at short cover, Sehwag was looking to whip that one to leg side, a short of length ball, gets a leading edge, a diving catch, well done by the substitute. 52/2
Nuwan Pradeep805216.50264112
12.4 to RG Sharma, Rohit Sharma has wasted another chance, he's gone for 4, he doesn't want to go, that should end his international career temporarily, surely, that was a length ball that was angling in, Rohit looked to work it to the leg side, he missed, hits the pads, that was going on to hit leg stump. 60/3
Rangana Herath704406.28175000
Jeevan Mendis603716.16142000
23.4 to MK Tiwary, that looked plumb and the umpire raised his finger after quite a while. The Sri Lankans were so sure. The ball pitched middle and went straight on, Manoj Tiwary missed the sweep and that was that. 109/4
Tillakaratne Dilshan1.201007.5021000
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TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 3294
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days31 July 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Nuwan Pradeep
Nuwan Pradeep
Bruce Oxenford
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (WU Tharanga 19, TM Dilshan 27, Ex 4)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Batting side - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 69/0 in 16.0 overs (WU Tharanga 31, TM Dilshan 33)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 20.1 - 25.0 (Bowling side - 22 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 20.2 overs (122 balls), Extras 5
  • WU Tharanga: 50 off 71 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 31.2 overs (188 balls), Extras 7
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 20, LD Chandimal 28, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 152/3 in 31.4 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 24)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 43.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 13
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 49.6 overs (300 balls), Extras 15
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 251/8 in 50.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 17, SL Malinga 15)
  • India innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 2 wickets)
  • India: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (V Sehwag 34, V Kohli 12, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: India - 61/3 in 14.0 overs (V Kohli 18, MK Tiwary 0)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 31 runs, 0 wicket)
  • India: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (127 balls), Extras 8
  • V Kohli: 50 off 65 balls (2 x 4)
  • India: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (189 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: India - 153/4 in 32.0 overs (V Kohli 67, SK Raina 19)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (V Kohli 30, SK Raina 20, Ex 0)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
  • India: 200 runs in 38.1 overs (231 balls), Extras 9
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 92 balls (V Kohli 54, SK Raina 47, Ex 1)
  • SK Raina: 50 off 46 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • V Kohli: 100 off 106 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 250 runs in 41.6 overs (254 balls), Extras 10