That's it. Yuvraj seals the series-win with a whip over midwicket. A full-length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, he walks down the track and swings it over the on side. Plastic water bottles are being thrown onto the outfield in celebration! Weird way to celebrate. Now an invasion has occured. The crowd have broken through the barriers and are all over the arena. Scenes from old time. From an another era. The spectators used to carpet the arena and stand outside the dressing room. Similar scenes here.
Man of the Match Chamara Silva for his brilliant maiden ton. He looks surprised, Mahela Jayawardene, pats him on the back and directs him towards the podium.
Man of the Series Sourav Ganguly for his 168 runs in the series. Crowd go wild! Huge cheers ring the arena.
"It's been good. Good to win two series back to back. I have been hitting the ball since South Africa. I have been consistent which is good. I did not have a good night's sleep last night. And I bowled six overs, something that I have not done much in the recent time. I started cramping up but pulled through."
Rahul Dravid: "Credit to the boys, I would like to congratulate the whole group. The support staff, coaching staff and the boys. It was great to see Yuvi score runs the way he did. Nice to see Sehwag get into runs. Zaheer bowled really well. I can name the whole squad in fact. We are looking forward to the World Cup."
Dravid lifts the trophy. Calls his team-mates over for the photograph. All of them yelling and cheering. A happy bunch of guys.
We shall leave them to there celebration. Time to take leave of you. This is Sriram Veera, and along with Jamie Alter, signing off.
One last thing before I leave. Please click here to read the extensive interview with Greg Chappell by Sidhartha.
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Carved past backward point. Another full toss, Sri Lanka are gift-wrapping boundaries here, smoked past point.
Wow! Yuvraj is looting runs as the sun goes down. Low full toss, on the middle, disappears over wide long on. Whack!
And again. Classy and fluent on drive. Eye-catching stroke. Stands upright and unfurls a lovely on drive
Yuvraj meanwhile continues to flow. Leans forward, reaches the pitch of a full-length delivery on the middle and leg and whips it through wide mid-on.
Thanks Jamie. Ganguly wants a bye-runner. But no-one is ready inside. hmm..
Over to Sriram Veera.
flat outside off stump, cut hard to point
quicker this time on middle and leg, and Ganguly plays an awkward defensive...is he cramping again?
gives it some air outside off stump, he gets forward and drives to cover
flat trajectory again, on middle and leg, Yuvraj stands tall and punches wide of mid-on for one
quick, flat and spinning past leg stump as the umpire calls it wide
shorter outside off stump, easy for him to rock back and punch the drive out to cover sweeper
22 needed from 48 balls...some Gatorade out on the field for the batsmen
full ball, almost a low full toss on middle and leg, Ganguly backs away to expose the stumps but connects well with his drive and picks up one past mid-off
slower yorker on off stump, dug out back towards Fernando's right
short of a length on middle and leg, pulled through midwicket for one out to the man in the deep
this one was slower, the offcutter, it seems, and Yuvrvaj's one-legged attempt at a pull across the line connected with only air
strays down leg stump and Ganguly works it around the corner out to fine leg for an easy single
now Fernando gets caught in his run-up and holds back on letting the ball go...Ganguly was almost in position to get back and see what happened
blasted away! Lands on a short length outside leg stump, Ganguly backs away and slams that through mid-on for another four
the yorker goes wrong again, as its too full outside off stump, but Yuvraj cant put it away as his drive goes to mid-off