1st T20I (D/N), Nagpur, Dec 9 2009, Sri Lanka tour of India
(20 ov, target 216)186/9
Sri Lanka won by 29 runs
player of the match
end of over 2014 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 186/9CRR: 9.30 
Pragyan Ojha10 (6)
Ishant Sharma5 (2)
Tillakaratne Dilshan1-0-14-1
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara3-0-27-1


Kumar Sangakkara, winning captain and Man of the Match "The wicket was pretty good to bat on. What set us up was that the two openers saw through the six overs, even though they didn't get off to a flying start. We were outstanding in the first 16 overs, we need to a bit more ruthless and finish them off. Great all-round performance, everyone fought hard and showed hunger to win."

MS Dhoni "At least we were not missing catches before. We are not a brilliant fielding side, but we are not known to dropping catches. It's getting difficult for us to get into T20 groove. Most of us treat them as warm-up for ODIs."

On that note okay bye

Nonetheless a comprehensive win for Sri Lanka, their first of the tour. And it also breaks their four-match losing streak in T20s. And India's losing streak now moves to four

Dilshan to Ojha, SIX runs

Mathews fails at the Mathews. At long-off, close to the boundary he makes the catch, lobs the ball back in play, goes out, comes back in, catches. But hold on, he realises he has touched the skirting while taking the catch

Dilshan to Ojha, 2 runs

lofted down the ground for a couple

Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run

flat, pushes him into the crease, and pushed down the ground for one

Dilshan to Sharma, FOUR runs

Ishant drives the first ball he faces wide of extra cover and gets four

Dilshan to Dinda, OUT

and he has bowled him, with a flat delivery, Dinda slogs again and misses. Can Dilshan finish this before the scheduled finish?

Ashok Dinda b Dilshan 19 (20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 95
Dilshan to Ojha, 1 run

short and wide, hit to the right of Dilshan and they take a single

Dilshan to finish the final formalities

end of over 194 runs
INDIA: 172/8CRR: 9.05 • RRR: 44.00 • Need 44 runs from 6b
Ashok Dinda19 (19)
Pragyan Ojha1 (3)
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara3-0-27-1
Dilhara Fernando3-0-26-0
M Pushpakumara to Dinda, no run

Dinda steps out and hits it back to the bowler this time

M Pushpakumara to Ojha, 1 run

this time he goes for the straight hit and connects well for a single

M Pushpakumara to Ojha, no run

Ojha goes for the big slog and misses

M Pushpakumara to Dinda, 1 run

Dinda slogs again, but the long-on is placed wide and it will be just a single

M Pushpakumara to Ojha, 1 leg bye

big appeal for lbw, but it is pitched outside leg

M Pushpakumara to Dinda, 1 run

Dinda dances down the track and hits him down the ground for a single