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5th Match, Harare, Jun 5 2010, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
268/9
(48.2/50 ov, target 269)270/4
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Chandimal ton sends India packing

Sri Lanka were splendid today; they hustled on the field, the spinners kept hauling them back when India threatened to break free, and Dinesh Chandimal made the chase look ridiculously easy with a charming ton

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Scorecard summary
India268/9(50 overs)
Sri Lanka270/4(48.2 overs)

That's all from us. Okay bye

Presentation

Dinesh Chandimal is the MoM He says, "I am very happy with my batting performance. Good pitch, and I played my normal game."

Tillakaratne Dilshan "I said in the morning, we want to finish it off today. our players did really well. We kept the pressure up through the fielding, keeping the fielders up. I told the players we needed to improve the fielding, and they did a really good job in the field, stopping goo shots, taking difficult catches. Really happy with Cahndimal's batting, playing so well in his second game."

Suresh Raina "I am not happy at all. Al the credit goes to Sri Lanka, they batted really well, especially Dinesh. We didn't bowl well, especially with the new ball. Ashwin bowled well, and he batted well too. We haven't been good throughout the tournament."

So Sri Lanka knock India out of a multi-nation tournament. Oh well. Not surprising, they are used to doing it. It was a professional performance from Sri Lanka, superb in the field, smart with the ball, and Chandimal was special with the bat. India, at the reverse end of momentum, forgot basics like crossing over when holing out in the deep, like attacking the batsmen when defending an average total, and paid the due price. Also news coming in the India have slipped to No. 3 in ICC ODI rankings. Hang on for the presentation

48.2
4
Dinda to Jeevan Mendis, FOUR runs

that's it, short ball, pulled away for four, and SL join Zimbabwe in the final. Well done, both of them, and India, as a reader said, are Out of Africa. Well not quite, they have to wait for this to finish and then play two T20s against Zimbabwe, regarding which Praveen Kumar writes in, "T20 should be interesting battle between India and Zimbabwe. Who knows INDIA can shock them with a win afterall its a T20.."

48.1
1
Dinda to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run

length ball, worked away into the leg side, they run two but it is called one short

end of over 488 runs
SL: 265/4CRR: 5.52 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 from 12b
Thilan Samaraweera28 (21)
Jeevan Mendis30 (33)
Pankaj Singh7-0-45-0
Ashok Dinda7-0-37-1
47.6
Pankaj to Thilan, no run

makes room and drives, but can't beat extra cover

47.5
Pankaj to Thilan, no run

full ball, hit to midwicket straight

47.4
4
Pankaj to Thilan, FOUR runs

short, over the stumps, makes room and upper-cuts it over point, within one hit of the final

47.3
1
Pankaj to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run

offcutter, worked away off the pads for one

47.2
Pankaj to Jeevan Mendis, no run

back of a length, hit straight to midwicket

47.1
1
Pankaj to Thilan, 1 run

slower ball, worked into the on side for one

No free-hit for height no-balls, remember

47.1
2nb
Pankaj to Jeevan Mendis, (no ball) 1 run

high full toss, edged away to third man - called no-ball for height

Pankaj Singh comes back

end of over 479 runs
SL: 257/4CRR: 5.46 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Thilan Samaraweera23 (17)
Jeevan Mendis28 (30)
Ashok Dinda7-0-37-1
Ravindra Jadeja10-0-54-0
46.6
2
Dinda to Thilan, 2 runs

another drive square of the wicket, this time the point fielder gets a hand to it

46.5
1
Dinda to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run

yorker, on leg stump, works it into the on side for one

46.4
1
Dinda to Thilan, 1 run

looks for the shot over short fine again, gets a slower ball, which he works much squarer for one

46.3
4
Dinda to Thilan, FOUR runs

lovely shot, anticipates a yorker, makes room, gets an overpitched delivery, and drives it square, over point and square of third man

46.2
Dinda to Thilan, no run

looking to scoop it, but it is too wide of off, looks to open the face on it but hits straight to point

46.1
1
Dinda to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run

charges at him even before he bowls, Dinda bowls short, and he pulls it for one

Dinda comes on now. Both mid-on and mid-off up in the circle

end of over 469 runs
SL: 248/4CRR: 5.39 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Jeevan Mendis26 (28)
Thilan Samaraweera16 (13)
Ravindra Jadeja10-0-54-0
Pragyan Ojha10-0-43-1
45.6
1
Jadeja to Jeevan Mendis, 1 run

length ball on the pads, worked past midwicket

45.5
Jadeja to Jeevan Mendis, no run

fired across him, he opens the face of the bat but but the ball goes straight to short third

round the wicket to the lefty

45.4
1
Jadeja to Thilan, 1 run

they steal a single to short third despite a direct hit from Ashwin

fine leg goes back now and Jadeja goes over the wicket

45.3
4
Jadeja to Thilan, FOUR runs

shot! goes across on a knee, and sweeps this quick delivery over short fine leg

45.2
2
Jadeja to Thilan, 2 runs

mis-hit as he is hurried into this as he jumps down the track, and it falls just short of a charging-in Vijay from long-off

Best performances - batsmen
Dinesh Chandimal portrait
LD Chandimal
111 runs (118)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
41 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
436821272814
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
68 runs (95)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
1 four
0 sixes
107317101218
Best performances - bowlers
Thilan Thushara portrait
T Thushara
O
9
M
1
R
57
W
3
ECO
6.33
Suraj Randiv
S Randiv
O
10
M
1
R
38
W
2
ECO
3.8
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe Triangular SeriesIndia tour of Zimbabwe
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal
Match numberODI No. 2988
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days5 June 2010 - day match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Naman Ojha
Naman Ojha
Pankaj Singh
Pankaj Singh
Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin
Umpires
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
Zimbabwe Image
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Owen Chirombe
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Justice Tapfumaneyi
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 4, India 0