Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara are dropped. Tharanga was 7 when Ashish Nehra failed to hold on to a otugh return chance, and Sangakkara hadn't even opened his account when Harbhajan Singh let him off. The drops cost India 177 runs.
Lasith Malinga gives away four fours in one over. India were 23 for 2 with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar out and neither Yuvraj Singh nor MS Dhoni was to come. Any nerves that Virat Kohli might have had were dispelled when he hit Malinga for four consecutive boundaries in his first over.
Virat Kohli is dropped by Kumar Sangakkara. With Kohli on 88 and India 207 for 2 in 33 overs, the game was not yet sealed. Kohli then provided Sri Lanka with their only chance when he nicked the first ball from Tillakaratne Dilshan. Sangakkara, though, couldn't hold on to a tough chance.