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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
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• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Kumar Sangakkara powers Sri Lanka to victory

Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 78 off 37 balls - Sri Lanka's fastest fifty - to lead his team to 215 in Nagpur, a total that proved beyond India's reach

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka215/5(20 overs)
India186/9(20 overs)
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

Presentation

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

19.6
6
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

19.5
2
Dilshan to Ojha, 2 runs

lofted down the ground for a couple

19.4
1
Dilshan to Sharma, 1 run

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

19.3
4
Dilshan to Sharma, FOUR runs

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

19.2
W
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
19.1
1
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 from 6b
Ashok Dinda19 (19)
Pragyan Ojha1 (3)
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara3-0-27-1
Dilhara Fernando3-0-26-0
18.6
M Pushpakumara to Dinda, no run

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

18.5
1
M Pushpakumara to Ojha, 1 run

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

18.4
M Pushpakumara to Ojha, no run

Ojha goes for the big slog and misses

18.3
1
M Pushpakumara to Dinda, 1 run

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

18.2
1lb
M Pushpakumara to Ojha, 1 leg bye

big appeal for lbw, but it is pitched outside leg

18.1
1
M Pushpakumara to Dinda, 1 run

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

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 168/8CRR: 9.33 • RRR: 24.00 • Need 48 from 12b
Ashok Dinda17 (16)
Pragyan Ojha0 (0)
Dilhara Fernando3-0-26-0
Lasith Malinga2-0-29-0
17.6
1b
Fernando to Dinda, 1 bye

Dinda swipes again, and misses, but gets a bye down the leg side

17.5
W
Fernando to Nehra, OUT

Nehra is run out. He just hits and runs, but Fernando does well to field it to his right and run the stumps down with a direct-hit

Ashish Nehra run out (Fernando) 22 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 169.23
17.4
3
Fernando to Dinda, 3 runs

Dinda makes room and clears point, wants a second but is sent back, then slips while turning but somehow plonks the bat in in time. Gets two overthrows in the bargain

17.3
Fernando to Dinda, no run

Dinda makes room and swipes, ends up playing a short ball back to the bowler

17.2
1b
Fernando to Nehra, 1 bye

lovely yorker, missing the leg stump by inches, he gets a bye though

17.1
1
Fernando to Dinda, 1 run

SL miss out on a run-out here, limply hit towards cover, but Fernando fails to collect the underarm flick

Fernando is back

end of over 1710 runs
INDIA: 162/7CRR: 9.52 • RRR: 18.00 • Need 54 from 18b
Ashish Nehra22 (11)
Ashok Dinda13 (12)
Lasith Malinga2-0-29-0
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara2-0-24-1
16.6
4
Malinga to Nehra, FOUR runs

what a shot from Nehra, this is a length ball, and he has absolutely drilled it straight back. The umpire has to duck for cover, and the ball reaches the boundary even before you can finish saying wow

16.5
1
Malinga to Dinda, 1 run

another yorker, gets a sharp single to midwicket

Best performances - batsmen
Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara
78 runs (37)
11 fours
2 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
31 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
4174202598
Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir
55 runs (26)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
0713891512
Best performances - bowlers
Sanath Jayasuriya portrait
ST Jayasuriya
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Angelo Mathews portrait
AD Mathews
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 126
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.45, Interval 18.45-19.00, Second Session 19.00-20.15
Match days9 December 2009 - daynight match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra
Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda
Chinthaka Jayasinghe
Chinthaka Jayasinghe
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara
Umpires
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Amiesh Saheba
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Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
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Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
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Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe