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6th Match (D/N), Dambulla, Aug 25 2010, Sri Lanka Triangular Series
(30.1/50 ov, target 224)118
India won by 105 runs
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• The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sehwag, seamers lead India into final

A combination of belligerent hitting by Virender Sehwag and potent seam bowling helped India storm to the final of the tri-series

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Scorecard summary
India223/10(46.3 overs)
MS Dhoni38 (75)
New Zealand118/10(30.1 overs)

Munaf Patel has won a bike here, and PK has started riding it. He is doing wheelies with it. With Munaf riding pillion. Whoa. Well, that, as they say, is that from us. Do join us for the final

Presentation time

Viru Sehwag is MoM, he says: Today was a much better wicket to bat on. [Didn't seem like that from how the others batted]. I felt really disappointed when I got out because I could have taken us through to 270 or more. It is pleasing if centuries lead to victories. I ted to score hundreds in 100 or less than 100 balls, so that gives us the time. Looking forward to the Sri Lanka match - we lost the last one badly."

MS Dhoni says: "He is the only batsman who seems to be middling the ball. It was really good to bat with him. In the previous game too he scored 99, the this century was big too. In the second half of the game, the bowlers did the job for us. We give PK the new ball because he is a swing bowler and he has good control over his swing. Ashish is usually good. Munaf did a good job too. Mills told me he is taking Powerplay, and I arranged my field accordingly, and forgot to look at the umpire. When we asked in the fith over, how many overs left, the umpires said the Powerplay is not even on. But Mills stood by his word, and it was sorted out." So, basically Mills forgot to tell the umpires, but stood by his word.

Ross Taylor says: "The way Sehwag batted, it took the game away from us. The way they bowled, they bowled full and straight, they made us make tough decisions. Praveen Kumar was special. The ball has been swinging all through the tournament. Back to the drawing board. Thanks a lot to Sri Lanka Cricket."

So even after Mills's late entertainment, India have won comprehensively, making it to yet another Sri Lanka-India match. Yeah you heard it right. Back to the match. Jeff writes in, "15 single digit scores in this match, is this some kind of a record?" Will check that later

30.1
W
Nehra to Mills, OUT

PK hasn't had to move an inch at long-on to take this catch. The slower ball does it for India, Mills looks to hit this out of the ground but finds long-on

Kyle Mills c Kumar b Nehra 52 (47m 35b 7x4 3x6) SR: 148.57
end of over 302 runs
NZ: 118/9CRR: 3.93 RRR: 5.30 • Need 106 from 20 overs
Andy McKay3 (12)
Kyle Mills52 (34)
Ravindra Jadeja3-0-21-1
Ashish Nehra6-1-10-1
29.6
Jadeja to McKay, no run

and again, smeared into the pads, no run

29.5
Jadeja to McKay, no run

flat into the pads, beats him

29.4
Jadeja to McKay, no run

big appeal for lbw, but it is spinning away, and has only about kissed the pad on the way to the pad. Impossible to call for the ump

29.3
Jadeja to McKay, no run

full ball, driven to long-off

29.2
2
Jadeja to McKay, 2 runs

steered past short third man... Mills thinks of a single but comes back for two

29.1
Jadeja to McKay, no run

defended off the front foot by McKay

Jadeja comes back

end of over 294 runs
NZ: 116/9CRR: 4.00 RRR: 5.14 • Need 108 from 21 overs
Kyle Mills52 (34)
Andy McKay1 (6)
Ashish Nehra6-1-10-1
Praveen Kumar8-2-34-3
28.6
Nehra to Mills, no run

quick delivery, back of a length, beats him, but it sails over the stumps

28.5
Nehra to Mills, no run

looks to go along the ground this time, but can't beat that four-men cover ring

28.4
4
Nehra to Mills, FOUR runs

fifty for Mills! Thanks for the entertainment. Opens the face and lofts it over the cover ring. Fifty off 32 balls

28.3
Nehra to Mills, no run

slower ball, beats him, but it bounces in front of Dhoni, and it seems to have hit that injured middle finger of his right hand. Grimace. Pain. Audible pain

28.2
Nehra to Mills, no run

down the leg side, kisses the pad, hence not a wide

28.1
Nehra to Mills, no run

full and wide outside off, beaten

Hold-up. MS Dhoni seems to have imagined the Batting Powerplay is on. Umpires and New Zealand batsmen seem to suggest nothing of that sort happened. Actually it is agreed that the Powerplay is on, but nobody seems to know how many restriction overs have been bowled. Still walkie-talkies are out. And Asad Rauf announces, "MS, last over of the Powerplay." Funny how we missed it too. Quite crazily, Dhoni introduced Jadeja along with the Powerplay

end of over 2817 runs
NZ: 112/9CRR: 4.00 RRR: 5.09 • Need 112 from 22 overs
Kyle Mills48 (28)
Andy McKay1 (6)
Praveen Kumar8-2-34-3
Ravindra Jadeja2-0-19-1
27.6
1
Praveen to Mills, 1 run

hit powerfully again, just wide of mid-off. Nehra makes a diving save, Mills retains strike

27.5
4
Praveen to Mills, FOUR runs

shot! Mills take NZ past Sehwag's 110! Makes room, has ages to set himself up for this slower ball and he flat-bats it between bowler and mid-off. Lovely entertainment from Mills

27.4
Praveen to Mills, no run

another bouncer, this time Mills pulls out of the pull shot

27.3
2
Praveen to Mills, 2 runs

slower ball, played uppishly, falls short of Nehra at mid-off, and they take two off the misfield

27.2
6
Praveen to Mills, SIX runs

flat flat six! Lovely pull shot! Backs away again, PK looks to bounce him, and doesn't have the pace to do so, and he has murdered it over square leg. NZ five short of Sehwag's 110

27.1
4
Praveen to Mills, FOUR runs

backs away, PK follows him with a short ball, and he pulls it past short fine leg, Mills is enjoying here

end of over 2713 runs
NZ: 95/9CRR: 3.51 RRR: 5.61 • Need 129 from 23 overs
Andy McKay1 (6)
Kyle Mills31 (22)
Ravindra Jadeja2-0-19-1
Praveen Kumar7-2-17-3
26.6
Jadeja to McKay, no run

full ball, played back to the bowler

Best performances - batsmen
Virender Sehwag portrait
V Sehwag
110 runs (93)
16 fours
1 six
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
44 runs
6 fours
1 six
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Kyle Mills portrait
KD Mills
52 runs (35)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Tim Southee portrait
TG Southee
O
10
M
2
R
49
W
4
ECO
4.9
Munaf Patel portrait
MM Patel
O
7
M
1
R
21
W
3
ECO
3
Match details
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka Triangular SeriesIndia tour of Sri Lanka
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag
Match numberODI no. 3039
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 days25 August 2010 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Sri Lanka Image
Asoka de Silva
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Grashan Liyanage
Match Referee
Australia Image
Alan Hurst
PointsIndia 5, New Zealand 0