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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur,Match 2, Date - 13/03/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

That's all we have for this match. India have kicked off their title defense in style with an impressive win. The next match is between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the 15th of March. We look forward for your company then at 1330 IST. Until next time, on behalf of the scoring and commentary team, I bid you farewell. Cheers!!!

Virat Kohli bags the Man of the Match award for his superb knock. He says that he is very happy with the performance, specially after adjusting to the conditions well. Says that he has been involved in some good partnerships with Gambhir before as well and there is a good understanding between them. Feels it is always exciting to gut it out in the middle. Regarding his vice-captaincy, he replies that it is an honour for him and he is ready to share the responsibility.

Winning skipper, MS Dhoni is all smiles and says that it was difficult when Mahela was batting and the ball was coming nicely on the bat. Praveen and Jadeja were off-color initially but they bounced back well. Has words of praise for Vinay and Irfan but adds that they need to be consistent. Praises Gambhir and Kohli for a good partnership and setting a good platform for the late order hitting. Adds that they did well against Sri Lanka in Australia also and is very happy with the overall performance of his side.

Solid Player of the Match award is presented to Gautam Gambhir.

Mahela Jayawardena says that when you are chasing a big total the batsman in should carry on but they failed to manage it. Adds that Gambhir and Kohli batted well and set a good platform for Dhoni and Raina. It is tough to bowl to them and they conceded 20-30 extra runs. Feels that they can still take some positive from the game and hopes to tighten things up in the next match against Pakistan. Says that he enjoys batting up the order but is disappointed how he got out.

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Good start for India in the Asia cup..they needed a morale boosting win and thats what they have got."

In pursuit of a big target, Sri Lanka sped away to a brilliant start with Jayawardena looking in imperious touch. He along with Sangakkara laid a solid platform with a 93-run stand but the Indians bowled very well in the middle overs to put pressure on the Lankan Lions. The wickets fell at regular intervals and India enjoyed a superlative Batting Powerplay, picking up four wickets and conceding just 31 runs. Irfan Pathan was very impressive with a four-wicket haul and he was well assisted by Ashwin and Vinay, who finished with three wickets each.

Terrific performance by team India to outclass Sri Lanka! They take four points from the game and get off the mark in the tournament. It was a dominating performance from the defending champions as they outplayed Sri Lanka in every facet of the game.

45.1 I Pathan to S Prasanna, OUT! India win by 50 runs! A slower delivery, full in length outside off, Prasanna tries to play an inside-out shot over covers but fails to get it right from the meat of the bat. It flies high in the air and Tendulkar settles underneath it at sweeper cover to pouch the catch. Irfan Pathan finishes with a four-fer and is all smiles. 254/10

44.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, OUT! A low full toss outside off, Maharoof opens up for the big shot and attempts to power it over cover. He fails to get the elevation right and Raina takes a routine catch at extra cover running to his right. Probably the last nail in the coffin! 254/9

44.5 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Tries heaving a full delivery to the on side but gets an inside edge. It ricochets to cover-point and they cross. 254/8

44.4 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Length delivery outside off, Prasanna smashes it firmly through the line but it goes on a bounce to mid off. 253/8

44.3 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Short and pulled to the on side for a single. 253/8

44.2 V Kumar to S Prasanna, A terrific yorker shaping down the leg side, the batsman fails to flick it and is hit on the boot. They take a leg bye. 252/8

44.1 V Kumar to S Prasanna, FOUR! Vinay angles in a full length delivery, at 128.7 kph, Prasanna picks the line early and powers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 251/8

43.6 I Pathan to S Prasanna, Good length delivery on the leg stump line, Maharoof taps it off his pads to mid-wicket and surprisingly takes a single. 247/8

43.5 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Full on middle, flicked across the line to mid-wicket for one. 246/8

43.4 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Over-pitched on middle, driven straight to covers. No run. 245/8

43.3 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Angles across a full length delivery, Maharoof throws his bat at it and misses. 245/8

43.2 I Pathan to S Prasanna, Slower cutter on off, the batsman tries to heave it across the line but it comes off the leading edge and flies over covers for a single. 245/8

43.1 I Pathan to S Prasanna, Fuller length delivery on off, Prasanna hits it straight to covers. 244/8

42.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Maharoof goes after this one but misses the line completely. It was full and wide. 244/8

42.5 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Hits it straight back past the bowler for a single. Sri Lanka have avoided conceding a bonus point. 244/8

42.4 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 243/8

"I guess Pathan deserves all the luck he can get after the kind of ride he has had..3 ordinary deliveries have got him 3 wkts", tweets Sanjay Manjrekar.

42.4 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Wide! Length delivery drifting down the leg side. 243/8

42.3 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Fullish delivery on off, driven past the extra cover where Raina bluffed to stop it and the mid off fielder had it covered. They didn't cross! 242/8

42.2 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Prasanna fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but to no avail. 242/8

42.1 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Full on middle, knocked down to long on for one. 242/8

Seekkuge Prasanna strides out to the middle.

41.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, OUT! Chopped it on! Fuller length delivery landed wide outside off, at 134.0 kph, Tharanga reached out to it for the square drive but only managed to drag it back onto the stumps. The last recognized batsman departs. Sri Lanka 241 for 8, 64 more needed off 48! 241/8

41.5 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Too full in length outside off, Maharoof opens up and forces it to long off for one. 241/7

41.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, A low full toss outside off, Tharanga hits it down the ground to long off. 240/7

41.3 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Short in length on middle, pulled firmly to deep mid-wicket for one. 239/7

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets "Srilanka missing the big hitting of angelo and thissara."

41.2 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Full length delivery on middle, Maharoof yanks it across the line. It goes high in the air but drops safely at deep mid-wicket. A couple. 238/7

41.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Tharanga helps it in front of short fine leg and they set off for a hesitant single. The fielder misses the target at the striker's end. 236/7

Irfan Pathan is back on.

40.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Full delivery outside off, at 129.4 kph, Maharoof is early into his shot and misses. 235/7

40.5 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Goes on the back foot and drops a short delivery with soft hands to mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single. 235/7

40.4 V Kumar to U Tharanga, FOUR! Angles in a fuller length delivery, Tharanga latches onto it and dismisses it over his partner's head at the other end for a boundary at long on. 234/7

40.4 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Wide! Sliding down the leg side. 230/7

40.3 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Fullish length delivery shaping into the batsman, Maharoof flicks it behind square leg and scampers for a single. He turns for the second run but slips and they have to be satisfied with one only. 229/7

40.2 V Kumar to U Tharanga, On the pads, turned to long leg for one. 228/7

40.1 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 227/7

39.6 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, SIX! Effortless! Loopy delivery outside off, Maharoof gets behind the line and muscles it over long off for a maximum. As clean as a whistle! 31/4 during the Batting Powerplay Overs. 227/7

39.5 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, FOUR! Spinning down the leg side, at 85.6 kph, Maharoof swings his blade across the line and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 221/7

39.4 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, Flighted on middle, turned to mid-wicket again. 217/7

39.3 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, Flicks it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 217/7

39.2 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 217/7

39.1 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Pushes it to mid off and Raina misfields. They scamper for a quick single. In the meanwhile, Raina recovers quickly but misses the shy at the keeper's end. Direct hit would have been close! 217/7

38.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 216/7

38.5 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Ooohhh.. just misses out on the hat-trick. A length delivery shaping down the leg side, Maharoof shuffles across to work it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it was going down the leg side. 216/7

Farveez Maharoof strides out to the middle to face the hat-trick middle.

38.4 V Kumar to C Kapugedera, OUT! Two in two and Kohli has snapped a stunner here. It was a short delivery wide outside off, Chamara flashed his blade through the line and guided it uppishly to point. Kohli stretched full length to his left and took a stinger. Sri Lanka have lost their seventh wicket for 216. 89 needed off 68 balls! 216/7

Chamara Kapugedera walks out to the middle.

38.3 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, OUT! Another one bites the dust! A well disguised slower delivery dished out by the bowler around off at 99.6 kph. Kulasekara advanced down the track for a massive hoick across the line but was way early with his shot. The stumps are disturbed and Sri Lanka are staring down the barrel. 216/6

38.2 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Bang! Back of a length delivery on middle, at 131.6 kph, Kulasekara opens up and clubs it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 216/5

38.1 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Play and a miss. Good length delivery outside off and it deviates away a bit after landing, Kulasekara gets down the track, flashes his blade through the line and misses. 212/5

37.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, A touch short in length on off, the batsman goes back and cuts it straight to covers. 212/5

37.5 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 212/5

37.4 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, On middle and off, Kula defends it from within the crease. 211/5

37.3 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Too full in length outside off, at 82.9 kph, Kulasekara advances forward and powers it over mid off for a boundary. 211/5

37.2 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, A carrom ball on off, defended back to the bowler. 207/5

37.1 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Loopy delivery on leg, helped to mid-wicket for one. 207/5

36.6 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Half-tracker on middle, pulled behind mid-wicket for a single. 206/5

36.5 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Angles in a full length delivery from round the wicket, Tharanga helps it to mid on and the mid-wicket fielder sprints to it and stops it with a dive. 205/5

36.4 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga tucks it behind square leg for two. 205/5

36.3 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Full on middle, at 133.1 kph, Upul shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 203/5

36.2 V Kumar to U Tharanga, FOUR! Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, at 130.0 kph, Tharanga just eases it off his pads to the fine leg fence. 203/5

36.1 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Length delivery on off, Kulasekara hits it to long on for a single. 199/5

Vinay Kumar is back for another spell.

35.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Loopy delivery on off, Upul gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 198/5

Upul Tharanga arrives at the crease.

35.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, OUT! LBW! Tossed up delivery on middle, an off-spinner, Thirimanne got down on one knee for the sweep shot but missed and was rapped on the pads. They appealed and the umpire raised his finger. A match turning over as Sri Lanka have lost both their settled batsmen. 107 needed off 85 balls! 198/5

35.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 198/4

35.3 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Outside off, tapped in front of short third man for one. 198/4

35.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Quicker delivery, full down the leg side, Thirimanne misses to flick and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 197/4

Nuwan Kulasekara comes out to the middle ahead of Upul Tharanga. Probably, to utilize the Powerplay Overs.

35.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, OUT! Sangakkara threw away his wicket in effort to muster some quick runs in the Powerplay Overs. A full length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara heaves it across the line but finds Jadeja with precision in the deep mid-wicket region. A big blow to Sri Lanka, 4 down for 196, needing 109 more for a win off 89 balls. 196/4

Batting Powerplay time! Ashwin comes back into the attack. 109 needed off 90 balls.

Drinks break.

34.6 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Too full in length and down the leg side, Thirimanne flicks it behind square leg and they take a couple. Five runs off the over! 196/3

34.5 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, High full toss on off, Sangakkara bunts it down to long on for one. 194/3

34.5 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Wide! Drifting down the leg side. Dhoni fumbles but no extra run conceded. 193/3

34.4 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Another slower delivery hurled into the batsman, Sangakkara advances down the track and tries to flick it. Misses it completely and is hit on the pads. 192/3

34.3 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Sanga hits it across the line but finds mid-wicket. 192/3

34.2 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Well disguised slower delivery outside off, Thirimanne walks forward and dabs it to the left of the keeper. A single. 192/3

34.1 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, On middle, pushed off the pads to mid-wicket. Dot ball. 191/3

33.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Another good over, driven straight to covers. Dot ball. Just six runs off the last two overs. 191/3

33.5 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, A touch short in length on the leg stump line, Thirimanne glances it to fine leg for one. 191/3

33.4 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Fails to work it across the line and is hit on the pads. No appeal as it was pitched outside leg. 190/3

33.3 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Pressure building and Thirimanne attempts to go down town to break the shackles. Makes some room for the inside-out shot over covers but miscues it high in the air. It falls safely in the deep at sweeper cover and they take two. 190/3

33.2 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle and off, defended it front of covers. 188/3

33.1 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, Thirimanne stays back and guides it to point. 188/3

Vinay Kumar is back on.

32.6 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Slips a fuller length delivery down the leg side, Thirimanne eases it to long leg for a single. 188/3

32.5 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Short and pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. Good over from PK, so far. 187/3

Cricket stat - Sangakkara's last 7 ODI innings in Bangladesh - 59, 74, 60, 17 n.o, 68, 55 and 58 n.o.

32.4 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Heaves a length delivery across the line but once again mishits it. Finds the substitute Pathan at mid-wicket. 186/3

32.3 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Little short outside off, Sanga mishits his cut shot to point. No run. 186/3

32.2 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives it straight to point. 186/3

32.1 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery around middle and off, Thirimanne tucks it to mid-wicket and crosses. 186/3

Praveen Kumar comes back into the attack.

31.6 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Gets on the front foot and drives it to covers for one. 185/3

31.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Works it across the line and takes a single at deep mid-wicket. 183/3

31.4 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne now sits down on one knee and chips it over covers. A couple. 182/3

31.3 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Dropped! Fullish delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara hits it uppishly back to the bowler. Raina leaps but only manages a few finger tips on it. He deflects it to long off and one run has been added to the total. 180/3

31.2 S Raina to K Sangakkara, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. No run. 179/3

31.1 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Touch short in length outside off, Thirimanne steers it to point and Jadeja does well to cut it off. He has a shy at the bowler's end and concedes an overthrow. 179/3

30.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Another single at sweeper cover. Seven runs off the over! 178/3

30.5 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Drives it nicely with the spin to the off side and takes another single. 177/3

30.4 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, A nice loopy delivery on middle and leg line, Thirimanne helps it down the ground to long on. 176/3

30.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Loopy ball on off, driven to long off for a single. 175/3

30.2 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, driven through covers for one. 174/3

30.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Leans across and works it off his pads to square leg. They scamper for a quick single and comes back for the second one too. Terrific running. 173/3

29.6 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Flicks a full delivery to the on side and they cross. 171/3

29.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Outside off, tapped straight to point. 170/3

29.4 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 170/3

29.3 S Raina to L Thirimanne, SIX! Thirimanne sits down on one knee and slogs it high in the air over square leg. The ball crosses the ropes and the umpire gives it as a boundary. Now he decides to confirm it upstairs and the replays show that it fell flush on the ropes. Up go the arms of the umpire to signal a biggie. 170/3

29.2 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Full on middle, hit down the ground to long on for one. 164/3

29.1 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Loopy delivery outside off, Sangakkara gets forward and pushes it to covers. 163/3

28.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 163/3

28.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne clipped it off his pads to mid-wicket for a run. 162/3

28.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara stands tall and cuts it through the gap at covers for one. 161/3

28.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Punches a shortish delivery to covers. Dot ball. 160/3

28.2 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, The batsman gets deceived in flight, goes on back foot initially and then comes on front foot to drive it to point. A single. 160/3

28.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Just a touch short outside off, Thirimanne slashes it straight to point. 159/3

27.6 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Fullish in length on middle, forced to long on for one. 159/3

27.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Another dot ball as Thirimanne cuts this one straight to point. 158/3

27.4 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Quicker delivery angling into the batsman, Lahiru gets deep and cuts it straight to covers. 158/3

27.3 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Full on middle, Sanga clips it to mid-wicket and takes the single. 158/3

27.2 S Raina to L Thirimanne, The ball stop a bit on the batsman and Thirimanne eases it down to long on for one. 157/3

27.1 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Pushes it to long off and takes a single. 156/3

Raina into the attack as well.

26.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Once again the batsman stays back and cracks a short delivery to sweeper cover for a run. 155/3

26.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Goes back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. 154/3

26.4 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Flighted delivery on off, defended. 153/3

26.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Cuts a short delivery and cuts hard. But finds the cover fielder. 153/3

26.2 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, A long hop on middle, Sangakkara goes for the pull but top edges it. The ball goes high in the air and Rohit runs after it. He fails to reach to it and it falls safely at mid on. They pick up a single. 153/3

26.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 152/3

Rohit Sharma into the attack.

25.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Wow, another peach of a delivery. An off-spinner landing outside off and spinning away to beat the forward defensive prod of Thirimanne. End of an excellent over. 152/3

25.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Lovely delivery, bowls it slower through the air and gets an away turn. Thirimanne leans forward for a defense and gets an outside edge. It goes on a bounce to the first slip fielder. 152/3

25.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Lahiru has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 152/3

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new batsman.

25.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal,OUT! Clattered! Ashwin hurls in a carrom ball on middle and it straightens a bit after landing. Chandimal rushes down the track for a big hit but misses and his stumps are disturbed. Ashwin is all pumped up. Sri Lanka have lost their third wicket for 152 and need 153 more to win off 147 balls. 152/3

25.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, pushed in the gap at covers and they rotated the strike. 152/2

25.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Outside off, tapped in front of point for a single. 151/2

25.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Wide! Down the leg side, the keeper fumbles but it doesn't cost any extra run. 150/2

24.6 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Helps a length delivery off his pads and keeps the strike. 149/2

70th ODI fifty for Kumar Sangakkara, 15th against India.

24.5 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Fifty! Dances down the track and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. They almost collide while taking the run. 148/2

24.4 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Bang! Tossed up delivery outside off, Sangakkara sat down on one knee and swept it firmly to the deep mid-wicket fence. It just raced away to the boundary! 147/2

24.3 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Improvisation, gets across, fetches it from outside off and turns it to long leg for a couple. 143/2

24.2 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Spinning into the batsman, Sangakkara punches it back to the bowler. 141/2

24.1 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Flatter delivery on middle, hit down to long on. 141/2

Jadeja is back on.

23.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Dances down the track, almost yorks himself but does well eventually to bunt it to long on. The batsmen have run through for a single. 140/2

23.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal gets behind the line of the ball and has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 139/2

23.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Nicely drives it with the turn through covers for a single. 139/2

23.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Slightly short in length and some extra bounce with turn, Sanga jams it down. 138/2

23.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fuller outside off, driven straight to covers. 138/2

23.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, A carrom ball on off, Chandimal pushes it to covers for a single. 138/2

22.6 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Slants across a fuller length delivery, Sangakkara draws forward with his drive and forces it to sweeper cover for a couple. 137/2

22.5 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Angles in a full length delivery, Chandimal stays back and caresses it to long on for one. 135/2

22.4 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 134/2

22.3 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 134/2

22.2 P Kumar to D Chandimal, FOUR! Shot! Just a touch short in length around off, at 126.5 kph, Chandimal plays it late and guides it nicely through cover-point. 134/2

22.1 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Straighter delivery, tapped straight to mid-wicket. 130/2

21.6 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. Rohit makes a terrific save! 130/2

21.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Drives it nicely through covers but finds the fielder. 130/2

21.4 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Steers it to point and calls his partner through for a single. 130/2

21.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Cuts it square on the off side for a single at point. 129/2

21.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Appeal for a caught behind! Loopy delivery spinning away from the batsman with some extra lift. It beats the defense of Sangakkara and brushes his trouser on its way to the keeper's gloves. They appeal but the umpire is not interested. 128/2

21.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/2

20.6 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball to covers. 128/2

20.5 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Helps it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 128/2

20.4 P Kumar to D Chandimal, It's safe! Full and angling into the batsman, Chandimal flicks it to mid-wicket and sets off for a single. He is sent back immediately by Sangakkara and Kohli comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end. Third umpire is referred but Chandimal is well in. 128/2

Appeal for a run out! Referred upstairs...

20.3 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Angles in a full length delivery, Chandimal plays it across the line and sends it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 128/2

20.2 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Puts it on a length outside off, Chandimal flashes his blade through the line and guides it straight to point. 126/2

20.1 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fuller in length outside off, Sangakkara helps it to long off. 126/2

Praveen Kumar replaces Irfan in the attack.

19.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Flicks it with the turn to the on side but finds mid-wicket. Dot ball. Just one off the over. 125/2

19.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Full outside off, stroked down to long off for a single. 125/2

19.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 124/2

19.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Outside off, pushed to covers. Dot ball. 124/2

19.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Gets on the front foot for defense and gets a leading edge to point. 124/2

19.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Flighted ball on off, driven straight to extra cover. 124/2

18.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Good looking shot by Chandimal but finds point. 124/2

18.5 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Pitched up delivery on middle and off, Chandimal drew forward and defended. 124/2

18.4 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Play and a miss. Length delivery drifting away from the batsman, Chandimal chases it and misses. 124/2

Dinesh Chandimal walks out to the middle.

18.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, OUT! Caught behind! This is the breakthrough India wanted, Irfan is all excited and the crowd roars. Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Jayawardena camped back and tried to guide it to third man. He failed to do so cleanly and ended up guiding it straight into the hands of Dhoni. Sri Lanka 2 down for 124 and need 181 more for a win. 124/2

18.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery shaping down the leg side, Sangakkara glances it off his hips to fine leg. A single. 124/1

18.1 I Pathan to M J'dena, Starts with a loosener, too wide outside off, Jayawardena reaches out for it and guides it past point for one. 123/1

Irfan Pathan comes back into the attack.

17.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Spinning down the leg side, Mahela tucks it to fine leg for a run. 122/1

17.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Turns it with the angle of the bowler to mid-wicket for one. 121/1

17.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 120/1

17.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, FOUR! Classy! Dances down the track and heaves it with the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary. He is looking in imperious touch and his wicket holds the key for India. 119/1

17.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, On the pads, nudged fine to the leg side for a single. 115/1

17.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Goes back and punches it straight to point. 114/1

Drinks break. Aakash Chopra tweets, "Two of the most elegant batsmen on crease...making batting look so ridiculously easy."

16.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Slashes at a delivery outside off and gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 114/1

16.5 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Stays in his crease and guides it crisply past point for a couple. 113/1

16.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven beautifully through covers for a couple. 111/1

16.3 V Kumar to M J'dena, Dances down the track and mistimes his pull wide of mid on for a single. 109/1

16.2 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and pushes it to long off for one. 108/1

16.1 V Kumar to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 107/1

Vinay Kumar into the attack now.

15.6 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Comes on the front foot and defends. 106/1

15.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Nudges it wide of mid-wicket and takes one. 106/1

15.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Taps it to point and wants a single but rightly sent back. 105/1

15.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Works it away to the on side and takes one. 105/1

15.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side,Sangakkara misses his sweep. 104/1

15.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Pats it to the on side, Ashwin dives to his left and saves a single. 103/1

15.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Sits on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for one. 103/1

Bowling Powerplay taken by India. Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now.

14.6 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 102/1

14.5 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it past mid-wicket where Kohli gets a hand to it but the batsmen still take a couple. 102/1

14.4 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Guides it through covers for a single. 100 up for the Lankans. 100/1

14.3 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 99/1

14.2 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Ahhh.. misses it! Danced down the track and tries to slog it but gets an inside edge onto his boot. No run. 98/1

14.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Goes back and cuts it to point for one. 98/1

13.6 S Raina to M J'dena, Works it behind square and takes a single. 97/1

13.5 S Raina to M J'dena, Nudges it to the on side. No run. 96/1

13.4 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Clever from Sangakkara too. Pushes it to long off and gives the strike to Sangakkara. 96/1

13.3 S Raina to M J'dena, Intelligent! Clips it to the on side and takes one. 95/1

13.2 S Raina to M J'dena, FOUR! Jayawardena on fire! Goes back and cuts it muscularly past point for another boundary. He looks in ominous form. 94/1

13.1 S Raina to M J'dena, FOUR! Nice placement! Gets down on one knee and sweeps it from middle stump to fine leg for a boundary. 90/1

12.6 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 86/1

12.5 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Helped to long off for a single. 86/1

12.4 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Pushes it to long on and takes one. 85/1

12.3 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Taps it wide of point and takes one. 84/1

66th ODI fifty for Jayawardena, his 6th against India. Fifty stand up too between Jayawardena and Sangakkara.

12.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, FOUR! Lovely placement! goes inside out and smacks it over extra cover for a muscular boundary. 83/1

12.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Jayawardena has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 79/1

11.6 S Raina to M J'dena, Clips it on the leg side and takes one. 79/1

11.5 S Raina to M J'dena, Hits it aerially on one bounce to mid-wicket. 78/1

11.4 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes one. 78/1

11.3 S Raina to M J'dena, Jayawardena flicks it to deep square leg and takes one. He wants two and comes half way down but Sangakkara sends him back, the throw comes in at the wrong end, keeper's end. 77/1

11.2 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Gets back and pushes it to long off for one. 76/1

11.1 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Helps it straight to the bowler. 75/1

Suresh Raina into the attack now.

10.6 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Drives it straight to the bowler who deflects it with his hands to mid off. No run. 10 runs off the over. 75/1

10.5 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Chips down and pushes it to long on for one. Sensible from Sangakkara. 75/1

10.4 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 74/1

10.3 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Places it past mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 74/1

10.2 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, SIX! Good use of the feet! Dances down the track and smacks it with the turn over mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. 72/1

10.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Guides it through covers and takes a single. 66/1

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

9.6 V Kumar to M J'dena, Pats it wide of point and scampers through for a quick single. End of Mandatory Powerplay overs. 65/1

9.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Lovely! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena leans forward and punches it past point for a sublime boundary. 64/1

9.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara caresses it through covers but Rohit Sharma stationed there dives to his left and saves a certain boundary. A single taken. 60/1

9.3 V Kumar to M J'dena, Nudges it down to fine leg and takes one. 59/1

9.2 V Kumar to M J'dena, Short of a length delivery on middle, Jayawardena pulls it to deep square leg where Jadeja misfields and allows a second. The Indians are looking lackluster in the field. 58/1

9.1 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Gets back and punches it wide of mid off for a single. 56/1

8.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara surprisingly pulls it to mid on where Rahul Sharma misfields it and allows a single. 55/1

8.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Cramps him for room outside off, Sangakkara jams it into the ground. 54/1

8.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Stays back and clips it to fine leg for a single. 54/1

8.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, Good length delivery angling into the batsman from round the wicket, Jayawardena flicks it to mid-wicket. 53/1

8.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Pushes it wide of covers and takes a single. 53/1

8.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Smashed! Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara dances down the track and slaps it back past the bowler through mid off for a powerful boundary. 52/1

7.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Punches it wide of mid off and steals a single. 48/1

7.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, Creams it to point where Tiwary misfields and allows a single. 47/1

7.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, WIDE! Delivers a bouncer way over the batsman's head. 46/1

Cricket stat - As an opener, Mahela Jayawardena has scored 652 runs at an average of 72.44 and a strike rate of 101 in ODI run chases. Six 50-plus scores in 10 previous innings. Terrific.

7.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it with soft hands to mid off, takes a single. 45/1

7.3 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, punched to covers. No run. 44/1

7.2 V Kumar to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single. Some extra bounce for Vinay Kumar there. 44/1

7.1 V Kumar to M J'dena, Fullish on on middle, turned to mid-wicket. 43/1

Vinay Kumar into the attack now.

6.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Tries to guide it to third man but gets an inside edge into the ground to the keeper. No run. 43/1

6.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, Leans forward and guides it to third man for a single. 43/1

6.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Goes back and taps it to point. 42/1

6.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 42/1

6.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Ahhhh.. How did that miss the stumps! Fullish delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Sangakkara goes for a drive but misses it due to the movement, the ball sneaks in between his bat and pads and goes inches past the off stump. 41/1

6.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, pushed to mid off by Sangakkara. 41/1

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "I know there were 2 hundreds before it..but if ind wins today it would b thanks to a superb stand between raina and dhoni."

5.6 P Kumar to M J'dena, Goes back and pats it to point to end the over. 10 runs off the over. 41/1

5.5 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Superb placement! Wide outside off, Jayawardena goes back and guides it to third man for a well placed boundary. 41/1

5.4 P Kumar to M J'dena, SIX! Great improvisation! Good length delivery on off, Jayawardena moves across, sits on one knee and scoops it over fine leg for a crunching maximum. 37/1

5.3 P Kumar to M J'dena, In the corridor outside off, Jayawardena pushes it to mid off. 9 dot balls in a row now. 31/1

5.2 P Kumar to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, squirted into the ground by Jayawardena. 31/1

5.1 P Kumar to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, patted to point. Dhoni is standing up to the stumps now. 31/1

4.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara pats it to covers. No run. A wicket maiden from Pathan. 31/1

4.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, helped straight to the bowler. 31/1

4.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and punches it to covers. No run. 31/1

4.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Goes back and prods it into the ground. 31/1

4.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Flicks it to mid-wicket where Rohit Sharma dives to his right and stops the ball, saves a single. 31/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the next man in.

4.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Unlucky Dilshan hits it straight to mid-wicket! A tad short on the off stump, Dilshan rocks back and pulls it venomously but straight into the hands of Kohli at mid-wicket. That was hit powerfully but Kohli made it look simple. Lankans lose Dilshan early! 31/1

3.6 P Kumar to T Dilshan, Strays it onto his pads, Dilshan works it away to deep square leg for one to end the over. 31/0

3.5 P Kumar to M J'dena, Pats it wide of point and takes a single. 30/0

3.4 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Lucky! Dances down the track and gets an inside edge which travels inches past the leg stump to fine leg for a boundary. 29/0

3.3 P Kumar to M J'dena, Squares him up and Jayawardena defends it to the off side. 25/0

3.2 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Crashed! A tad short and wide outside off, Jayawardena rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a boundary. 25/0

3.1 P Kumar to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Jayawardena. 21/0

2.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Goes for an uppish flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and lobs on one bounce to the keeper. 21/0

2.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Slaps it with venom but straight to covers. 21/0

2.4 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Dilshan goes for a half poke but then decides against it and leaves it at the last moment. 21/0

2.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish delivery angling into the batsmen from round the the wicket, Jayawardena clips it to mid-wicket where Kohli misfields and allows a single. 21/0

2.2 I Pathan to M J'dena, SIX! Magnificent! Fullish delivery on legs, Jayawardena flicks it nonchalantly over deep square leg for a humongous maximum. 20/0

2.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Gets back and mistimes his cut wide of point for a single. 14/0

1.6 P Kumar to M J'dena, Good length delivery on off, nips back in. Jayawardena misses his flick and is hit on the thigh pads. 13/0

Slip removed, short cover in place now.

1.5 P Kumar to M J'dena, Fullish on legs, clipped straight to the square leg fielder. 13/0

1.4 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Sweet! Drifts it onto his pads this time, Jayawardena stays in his crease and flicks it sublimely through square leg for a well timed boundary. 13/0

1.3 P Kumar to T Dilshan, Clips it behind square leg and takes a single. 9/0

1.2 P Kumar to T Dilshan, FOUR! Smoked! Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan slaps it through point for a powerful boundary. 8/0

1.1 P Kumar to T Dilshan, in the corridor outside off, a hint of outswing. Dilshan lets it go through. 4/0

Praveen Kumar to bowl from the other end.

0.6 I Pathan to M J'dena, Clever from Pathan! Jayawardena dances down the track, Pathan fires in an inswinging yorker and Jayawardena nearly falls over as the ball hits his pads. 4/0

0.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, Comes forward and drills it into the ground. 4/0

0.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena drives it to covers where Raina makes a one-handed stop. 4/0

0.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, FOUR! Drifts it onto his pads this time, Jayawardena stays back and flicks it nonchalantly through fine leg for a boundary. 4/0

0.2 I Pathan to M J'dena, Comes forward and defends it to the off side. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to M J'dena, Inswinging delivery on the off stump, Jayawardena prods it into the ground. 0/0

Commentary (India innings)

The Islanders also have the firepower in their batting to chase down the required runs and we saw the other evening how Bangladesh pushed Pakistan to the limit with their response. Promises to be an intriguing second half, do join us in a while...

India lost the wicket of Tendulkar early but then the Delhi duo of Gambhir and Kohli staged an enthralling 205-run stand and laid a solid platform for the late order onslaught. Both these batsmen achieved their respective tons but fell in quick succession. Sri Lanka had a chance to restrict India there but Dhoni and Raina cut loose and hammered a 43-ball 78 partnership for the fourth wicket. Farveez Maharoof was the best bowler on show with a two-wicket haul but apart from him his seam partners received a pasting.

Wonderful batting by India! They have posted a big total on the board and it will take some batting from the Lankans to scale it down.

49.6 N Kulasekara to S Raina, SIX! Finishes it in style. Gets a full toss on the pads at 130.0 kph, Raina swings his blade across the line and deposits it into the stands at deep mid-wicket. Indian finish on 304/3 in 50 overs! 304/3

49.5 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Smack a length delivery down to long on for a single. Good over, just five runs off it! 298/3

49.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full delivery outside off, Dhoni throws his bat at it but fails to make contact. 297/3

49.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Wide! Aahha.. bowls one way outside off and the umpire stretches his arms. 297/3

49.3 N Kulasekara to S Raina, Again bowls it closer to the yorker length, on middle, Raina flicks it behind square leg for one. 296/3

49.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni hits it over covers for a single. Good over so far from Kulasekara! 295/3

49.1 N Kulasekara to S Raina, Good yorker, Raina squeezes it out to covers and pinches a single. 294/3

48.6 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Eased away! Attempted a yorker but it went all wrong. Slipped it down the leg side and Dhoni deflected it to the fine leg boundary. 13 runs off the over! 293/3

48.5 S Lakmal to S Raina, A low full toss outside off, Raina forces it down to long off and rotates the strike. 289/3

48.4 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, Terrific yorker in the blockhole, Dhoni digs it out and scampers for a single. 288/3

48.3 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Attempts a yorker but slips in a full toss on off, Dhoni picks it off his pads and dispatches it over square leg for a boundary. 287/3

48.2 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, Full toss, dipping into the batsman on the pads, Dhoni whips it behind square leg for a couple. 283/3

48.1 S Lakmal to S Raina, Takes a single off covers. 281/3

47.6 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, FOUR! 17 runs off the over! High full toss on off, at 128.7 kph, Dhoni cracks it over mid-wicket for a boundary at cow corner. Big over for India! 280/3

50 stand up between Dhoni and Raina!

47.5 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Full toss on the pads, at 127.8 kph, Dhoni picks it early and eases it to the deep backward square leg boundary. 276/3

47.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Lands it full outside off, Dhoni tries to squeeze it out but gets an outside edge to third man. A couple. 272/3

47.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni is a great striker of a cricket ball, specially in the end of the innings. Over-pitched outside off, Dhoni spanks it to wide long off. The fielder moves across to his left but gets a bad bounce and misses. The ball happily meets the fence. 270/3

47.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Another fullish delivery on off, hammered down the ground for a couple. Kapugedera stopped it in the deep with a dive. 266/3

47.1 N Kulasekara to S Raina, Full delivery on leg, Raina strikes it to short fine leg and takes a single. Maharoof does well to save a certain boundary. 264/3

Kulasekara is back on.

Aakash Chopra tweets, "I don't recall any team bowling so many full-tosses in a single innings...must be a record of sorts!"

46.6 S Lakmal to S Raina, Changes his angle and serves a full toss on middle, Raina whacks it to deep mid-wicket for one. 263/3

46.5 S Lakmal to S Raina, FOUR! Classy! Another full delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina sits down on one knee and clobbers it over covers for a boundary. 262/3

46.4 S Lakmal to S Raina, FOUR! An over-pitched delivery on middle and off, Raina clears the front leg and dismisses it straight down the ground for a muscular boundary. 258/3

46.3 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, Bowls it in the yorker length, Dhoni squeezes it out to mid on and takes a single. The fielder misfields but no extra run conceded. 254/3

46.2 S Lakmal to S Raina, Too full in length outside off, driven square of the wicket on the off side for a single at deep point. 253/3

46.1 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, Serves a full toss outside off, MSD reaches out for it and slaps it over covers for one. 252/3

That's all we have for this match. India have kicked off their title defense in style with an impressive win. The next match is between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the 15th of March. We look forward for your company then at 1330 IST. Until next time, on behalf of the scoring and commentary team, I bid you farewell. Cheers!!!

Virat Kohli bags the Man of the Match award for his superb knock. He says that he is very happy with the performance, specially after adjusting to the conditions well. Says that he has been involved in some good partnerships with Gambhir before as well and there is a good understanding between them. Feels it is always exciting to gut it out in the middle. Regarding his vice-captaincy, he replies that it is an honour for him and he is ready to share the responsibility.

Winning skipper, MS Dhoni is all smiles and says that it was difficult when Mahela was batting and the ball was coming nicely on the bat. Praveen and Jadeja were off-color initially but they bounced back well. Has words of praise for Vinay and Irfan but adds that they need to be consistent. Praises Gambhir and Kohli for a good partnership and setting a good platform for the late order hitting. Adds that they did well against Sri Lanka in Australia also and is very happy with the overall performance of his side.

Solid Player of the Match award is presented to Gautam Gambhir.

Mahela Jayawardena says that when you are chasing a big total the batsman in should carry on but they failed to manage it. Adds that Gambhir and Kohli batted well and set a good platform for Dhoni and Raina. It is tough to bowl to them and they conceded 20-30 extra runs. Feels that they can still take some positive from the game and hopes to tighten things up in the next match against Pakistan. Says that he enjoys batting up the order but is disappointed how he got out.

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Good start for India in the Asia cup..they needed a morale boosting win and thats what they have got."

In pursuit of a big target, Sri Lanka sped away to a brilliant start with Jayawardena looking in imperious touch. He along with Sangakkara laid a solid platform with a 93-run stand but the Indians bowled very well in the middle overs to put pressure on the Lankan Lions. The wickets fell at regular intervals and India enjoyed a superlative Batting Powerplay, picking up four wickets and conceding just 31 runs. Irfan Pathan was very impressive with a four-wicket haul and he was well assisted by Ashwin and Vinay, who finished with three wickets each.

Terrific performance by team India to outclass Sri Lanka! They take four points from the game and get off the mark in the tournament. It was a dominating performance from the defending champions as they outplayed Sri Lanka in every facet of the game.

45.1 I Pathan to S Prasanna, OUT! India win by 50 runs! A slower delivery, full in length outside off, Prasanna tries to play an inside-out shot over covers but fails to get it right from the meat of the bat. It flies high in the air and Tendulkar settles underneath it at sweeper cover to pouch the catch. Irfan Pathan finishes with a four-fer and is all smiles. 254/10

45.6 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, Outside off, pushed to covers for one. 251/3

45.5 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, SIX! Go fetch that! Length delivery outside off, Dhoni climbs onto it and hammers it over mid-wicket for a biggies. Not from the meat of the bat but still it cleared the fence quite easily. 250/3

45.5 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, Bowls it way outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. This time it is called as WIDE! 244/3

45.4 F Maharoof to S Raina, Full and straight, helped to mid-wicket and they crossed. 243/3

45.3 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, Fuller in length outside off, heaved across the line to mid-wicket and they scampered for a quick single. 242/3

45.2 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, Another wide delivery outside off, Dhoni flashes at it wildly but fails to make any contact. 241/3

45.1 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, Harmless delivery, a length one outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 241/3

The players have made their way out to the middle, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir are the two batsmen at the crease. Nuwan Kulasekara to start off the proceedings for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Mahela Jayawardena(C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(Wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Seekkuge Prasanna.

India - Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(Wk/C), Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar.

Toss - Sri Lanka has won the toss and elected to bowl. For them Angelo Mathews will miss out due to a calf injury. Suranga Lakmal replaces Lasith Malinga in the team. India are playing with two all-rounders in Ravindra Jadeja and Irfan Pathan.

Pitch - The pitch is having a greenish tinge. A belter of a track and the batsmen will enjoy ball coming on to the bat. The seamers will enjoy a little bit but in Sunil Gavaskar's words, "It's a 600-run pitch."

Pakistan have already got off the mark on the points table after defeating Bangladesh in the first match. India are the defending champions having won the previous edition, beating the Lankan Lions in the final. It's a rematch of the last edition's final and both teams would be looking to amass crucial points.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of second match of the Asia Cup between India and Sri Lanka in Mirpur.

44.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, OUT! A low full toss outside off, Maharoof opens up for the big shot and attempts to power it over cover. He fails to get the elevation right and Raina takes a routine catch at extra cover running to his right. Probably the last nail in the coffin! 254/9

44.5 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Tries heaving a full delivery to the on side but gets an inside edge. It ricochets to cover-point and they cross. 254/8

44.4 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Length delivery outside off, Prasanna smashes it firmly through the line but it goes on a bounce to mid off. 253/8

44.3 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Short and pulled to the on side for a single. 253/8

44.2 V Kumar to S Prasanna, A terrific yorker shaping down the leg side, the batsman fails to flick it and is hit on the boot. They take a leg bye. 252/8

44.1 V Kumar to S Prasanna, FOUR! Vinay angles in a full length delivery, at 128.7 kph, Prasanna picks the line early and powers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 251/8

Change of ends for Maharoof.

44.6 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 241/3

44.5 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, FOUR! That's Dhoni for you. Nothing much wrong with the delivery, a lovely yorker in the blockhole, Dhoni whips it across the line and it scoots past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 240/3

44.4 S Lakmal to S Raina, Short delivery angling away from the batsman, Raina pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 236/3

44.3 S Lakmal to MS Dhoni, Full delivery outside off, driven to covers for a single. 235/3

44.2 S Lakmal to S Raina, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, a slower one at 122 kph, Raina guides it to third man for a single. 234/3

44.1 S Lakmal to S Raina, Starts the spell with a yorker, Raina digs it out to covers. 233/3

43.6 I Pathan to S Prasanna, Good length delivery on the leg stump line, Maharoof taps it off his pads to mid-wicket and surprisingly takes a single. 247/8

43.5 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Full on middle, flicked across the line to mid-wicket for one. 246/8

43.4 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Over-pitched on middle, driven straight to covers. No run. 245/8

43.3 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Angles across a full length delivery, Maharoof throws his bat at it and misses. 245/8

43.2 I Pathan to S Prasanna, Slower cutter on off, the batsman tries to heave it across the line but it comes off the leading edge and flies over covers for a single. 245/8

43.1 I Pathan to S Prasanna, Fuller length delivery on off, Prasanna hits it straight to covers. 244/8

Lakmal is back on.

43.6 S Prasanna to MS Dhoni, Short delivery, the batsman goes back and punches it to covers. 233/3

43.5 S Prasanna to S Raina, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 233/3

43.4 S Prasanna to S Raina, FOUR! Bang! Loopy delivery on middle, at 82.5 kph, Raina latches onto that one and crunches it straight down the ground for a boundary at long on. 232/3

43.3 S Prasanna to MS Dhoni, Goes back and strokes it to long off. 228/3

43.2 S Prasanna to MS Dhoni, Rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball to point. 227/3

43.1 S Prasanna to S Raina, Spinning down the leg side, helped across the line to the leg side for a single. 227/3

42.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Maharoof goes after this one but misses the line completely. It was full and wide. 244/8

42.5 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Hits it straight back past the bowler for a single. Sri Lanka have avoided conceding a bonus point. 244/8

42.4 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 243/8

"I guess Pathan deserves all the luck he can get after the kind of ride he has had..3 ordinary deliveries have got him 3 wkts", tweets Sanjay Manjrekar.

42.4 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Wide! Length delivery drifting down the leg side. 243/8

42.3 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Fullish delivery on off, driven past the extra cover where Raina bluffed to stop it and the mid off fielder had it covered. They didn't cross! 242/8

42.2 V Kumar to S Prasanna, Length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Prasanna fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but to no avail. 242/8

42.1 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Full on middle, knocked down to long on for one. 242/8

Prasanna is back on.

42.6 F Maharoof to MS Dhoni, Gets forward and pushes it to covers. Dot ball to finish a successful over, 7 runs and a couple of wickets off it! 226/3

Suresh Raina strides out to the middle.

42.5 F Maharoof to V Kohli, OUT! Sri Lanka bounce back by removing both the centurions. Time for Kohli to walk back. Good length delivery outside off, Kohli walks forward for the inside-out shot over covers but mishits it high in the air at sweeper cover. It goes straight into the hands of Thirimanne stationed in the deep. India three down for 226! 226/3

42.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Full on middle, bunted to long on and Dhoni pushed his partner for the second run. 226/2

MS Dhoni walks out to the middle.

42.3 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, OUT! Finally Sri Lanka get a breakthrough. Fuller length delivery on middle and off, at 130.2 kph, Gambhir shuffles across and attempts to heave it over mid-wicket. He miscues it high in the air at long on and Tharanga judges the catch to perfection. End of an enthralling 205-run stand! 224/2

42.2 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Takes a single by pushing it to covers. 224/1

42.1 F Maharoof to V Kohli, FOUR! A low full toss outside off, at 133.5 kph, Kohli gets behind the line and chips it over extra cover for a boundary. 223/1

Seekkuge Prasanna strides out to the middle.

41.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, OUT! Chopped it on! Fuller length delivery landed wide outside off, at 134.0 kph, Tharanga reached out to it for the square drive but only managed to drag it back onto the stumps. The last recognized batsman departs. Sri Lanka 241 for 8, 64 more needed off 48! 241/8

41.5 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Too full in length outside off, Maharoof opens up and forces it to long off for one. 241/7

41.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, A low full toss outside off, Tharanga hits it down the ground to long off. 240/7

41.3 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Short in length on middle, pulled firmly to deep mid-wicket for one. 239/7

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets "Srilanka missing the big hitting of angelo and thissara."

41.2 I Pathan to F Maharoof, Full length delivery on middle, Maharoof yanks it across the line. It goes high in the air but drops safely at deep mid-wicket. A couple. 238/7

41.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Tharanga helps it in front of short fine leg and they set off for a hesitant single. The fielder misses the target at the striker's end. 236/7

Maharoof to continue...

It beats the 198-run stand between Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina v Pak in 2008.

The Gambhir-Kohli partnership is now the highest 2nd wicket partnership in Asia Cup.

41.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Short delivery, Gambhir tries to pull it and misses. There is deflection off his shoulders and the keeper claims for a catch. But the bowler is not interested and the umpire turns it down. 219/1

41.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one. 200 stand up! 219/1

10th ODI century for Gautam Gambhir, his 5th against Sri Lanka.

41.4 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Century for Gambhir! Short in length on middle, Gambhir pulls it behind square leg and takes a single. Lots of emotions shown by the former vice-captain of India. The crowd erupts in joy and the Indian dressing room applauds his efforts too. This century means a lot to this Delhi batsman! 218/1

41.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Full and on middle and off, Gambhir drops it with soft hands to covers and looks for a single. Not taken. 217/1

10th ODI hundred for Virat Kohli, third against Sri Lanka!

41.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Hundred! Full length delivery on off, Kohli gets on the front foot and pushes it to long off for a single. He jumps in joy and the crowd is making a lot of noise. Consecutive tons for him, both against SL. 217/1

41.1 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Length delivery shaping into the batsman, Kohli fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 216/1

Irfan Pathan is back on.

40.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Full delivery outside off, at 129.4 kph, Maharoof is early into his shot and misses. 235/7

40.5 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Goes on the back foot and drops a short delivery with soft hands to mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single. 235/7

40.4 V Kumar to U Tharanga, FOUR! Angles in a fuller length delivery, Tharanga latches onto it and dismisses it over his partner's head at the other end for a boundary at long on. 234/7

40.4 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Wide! Sliding down the leg side. 230/7

40.3 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Fullish length delivery shaping into the batsman, Maharoof flicks it behind square leg and scampers for a single. He turns for the second run but slips and they have to be satisfied with one only. 229/7

40.2 V Kumar to U Tharanga, On the pads, turned to long leg for one. 228/7

40.1 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 227/7

40.6 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, FOUR! Both the batsmen are on 99 now! A full toss on middle, Gambhir swings his blade across the line and muscles it over mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 216/1

40.5 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Outside off, tapped straight to point. 212/1

40.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 212/1

40.3 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, On the pads, glanced off the hips for a single. 211/1

40.2 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Chance of a run-out, goes a-begging! Full delivery on off, Gambhir bunts it straight to covers and sets off for an impossible single. Kohli sends him back immediately but Gauti has no chance of returning. Chandimal misses the shy at the striker's end and gives Gambhir another life. 210/1

40.1 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single. 210/1

39.6 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, SIX! Effortless! Loopy delivery outside off, Maharoof gets behind the line and muscles it over long off for a maximum. As clean as a whistle! 31/4 during the Batting Powerplay Overs. 227/7

39.5 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, FOUR! Spinning down the leg side, at 85.6 kph, Maharoof swings his blade across the line and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 221/7

39.4 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, Flighted on middle, turned to mid-wicket again. 217/7

39.3 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, Flicks it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 217/7

39.2 R Ashwin to F Maharoof, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 217/7

39.1 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Pushes it to mid off and Raina misfields. They scamper for a quick single. In the meanwhile, Raina recovers quickly but misses the shy at the keeper's end. Direct hit would have been close! 217/7

Maharoof is back on.

39.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Slightly short in length and climbing onto the batsman, Gambhir rises with the bounce and dabs it in front of short third man. End of the Batting Powerplay, 34/0 during that period! 209/1

39.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Again too full in length and easily driven to deep cover for one. 209/1

39.4 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Hint of inward movement as it was pitched full on middle, Gambhir tucked it off his pads for one at deep mid-wicket. 208/1

39.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Pushes a full delivery to sweeper cover for a single. 207/1

39.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Full delivery, driven square of the wicket on the off side for a couple. 206/1

39.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Clever slower delivery, full on off, Gambhir walks forward and taps it in front of point for one. Both the batsmen have faced 108 balls and are on 93! 204/1

38.6 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 216/7

38.5 V Kumar to F Maharoof, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Ooohhh.. just misses out on the hat-trick. A length delivery shaping down the leg side, Maharoof shuffles across to work it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it was going down the leg side. 216/7

Farveez Maharoof strides out to the middle to face the hat-trick middle.

38.4 V Kumar to C Kapugedera, OUT! Two in two and Kohli has snapped a stunner here. It was a short delivery wide outside off, Chamara flashed his blade through the line and guided it uppishly to point. Kohli stretched full length to his left and took a stinger. Sri Lanka have lost their seventh wicket for 216. 89 needed off 68 balls! 216/7

Chamara Kapugedera walks out to the middle.

38.3 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, OUT! Another one bites the dust! A well disguised slower delivery dished out by the bowler around off at 99.6 kph. Kulasekara advanced down the track for a massive hoick across the line but was way early with his shot. The stumps are disturbed and Sri Lanka are staring down the barrel. 216/6

38.2 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Bang! Back of a length delivery on middle, at 131.6 kph, Kulasekara opens up and clubs it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 216/5

38.1 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Play and a miss. Good length delivery outside off and it deviates away a bit after landing, Kulasekara gets down the track, flashes his blade through the line and misses. 212/5

Nuwan Kulasekara is back on.

38.6 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Fullish delivery outside off, steered behind point for a couple. 203/1

38.5 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Full toss on middle, whipped across the line to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 200 up for India and the partnership is now worth 182! 201/1

38.4 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Half-volley outside off, driven to sweeper cover for one. 199/1

38.3 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Fantastic yorker, Kohli tries to flick it but once again gets an inside edge on the boot. It ricochets to point and they cross. 198/1

38.2 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Kohli flicks it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 197/1

38.1 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Drives a full delivery to mid off and takes a single. 197/1

37.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, A touch short in length on off, the batsman goes back and cuts it straight to covers. 212/5

37.5 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 212/5

37.4 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, On middle and off, Kula defends it from within the crease. 211/5

37.3 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Too full in length outside off, at 82.9 kph, Kulasekara advances forward and powers it over mid off for a boundary. 211/5

37.2 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, A carrom ball on off, defended back to the bowler. 207/5

37.1 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Loopy delivery on leg, helped to mid-wicket for one. 207/5

37.6 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Slightly short in length on leg, Gambhir glances it to square leg for one. Leg bye signalled by the umpire. 196/1

37.5 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Four Leg byes! Length delivery sliding down the leg side, at 126.1 kph, Gambhir fails to flick it and it brushes his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. 195/1

37.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli bunts it to deep mid off and scampers for a quick single. A direct hit at the non-striker's end but Kohli is safely in. Third umpire confirms it. 191/1

37.3 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, On the pads, nudged to fine leg for one. 190/1

37.2 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Fuller delivery on middle, hit firmly to mid off where the fielder misfielded. The batsmen have run through for a single. 189/1

37.1 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle, Kohli hits it to mid-wicket. Dot ball. 188/1

37.1 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Starts with a wide down the leg side. Sangakkara fumbles and they pinch in an extra run. 188/1

36.6 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Half-tracker on middle, pulled behind mid-wicket for a single. 206/5

36.5 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Angles in a full length delivery from round the wicket, Tharanga helps it to mid on and the mid-wicket fielder sprints to it and stops it with a dive. 205/5

36.4 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga tucks it behind square leg for two. 205/5

36.3 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Full on middle, at 133.1 kph, Upul shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 203/5

36.2 V Kumar to U Tharanga, FOUR! Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, at 130.0 kph, Tharanga just eases it off his pads to the fine leg fence. 203/5

36.1 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Length delivery on off, Kulasekara hits it to long on for a single. 199/5

Drinks break.

36.6 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers for a single. 186/1

36.5 S Lakmal to V Kohli, High full toss outside off, punched to mid off where the fielder made a tumbling save. One run added to the total. 185/1

36.4 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Wide for height! Poor over so far! Attempts a short delivery but it goes above the batsman's head. 184/1

36.3 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Finally gets the yorker right but Kohli is up to the challenge and digs it out. 184/1

36.3 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Wide! Sliding down the leg side. 184/1

36.2 S Lakmal to V Kohli, FOUR! Another full toss on middle and off, Kohli doesn't miss out like his Delhi partner. He whips it to wide mid on, Kulasekara fumbles and the ball races away to the boundary. Sloppy fielding! 183/1

36.1 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Starts with a wide full toss outside off, Gambhir fails to cash in and hits it to deep point for a single. It came off the toe end of the bat. 179/1

Vinay Kumar is back for another spell.

35.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Loopy delivery on off, Upul gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 198/5

Upul Tharanga arrives at the crease.

35.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, OUT! LBW! Tossed up delivery on middle, an off-spinner, Thirimanne got down on one knee for the sweep shot but missed and was rapped on the pads. They appealed and the umpire raised his finger. A match turning over as Sri Lanka have lost both their settled batsmen. 107 needed off 85 balls! 198/5

35.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 198/4

35.3 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Outside off, tapped in front of short third man for one. 198/4

35.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Quicker delivery, full down the leg side, Thirimanne misses to flick and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 197/4

Nuwan Kulasekara comes out to the middle ahead of Upul Tharanga. Probably, to utilize the Powerplay Overs.

35.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, OUT! Sangakkara threw away his wicket in effort to muster some quick runs in the Powerplay Overs. A full length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara heaves it across the line but finds Jadeja with precision in the deep mid-wicket region. A big blow to Sri Lanka, 4 down for 196, needing 109 more for a win off 89 balls. 196/4

Suranga Lakmal comes into the attack for another spell.

35.6 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Gets down the wicket and yorks himself, but does well to squeeze it out in the end. 178/1

35.5 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Hurls in a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir guides it to third man for one. 178/1

35.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Digs out a yorker and scampers for a single. 177/1

35.3 F Maharoof to V Kohli, One more slower delivery on off, Kohli pushes it to mid on. 176/1

35.2 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Another slower delivery at 115.7 kph, a length ball outside off, Gambhir chops it to short third man and crosses. 176/1

35.1 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Slower delivery at 88.4 kph, full in length and angling away from the batsman, Gambhir pushes it to covers and looks for a single. His partner is not interested though. 175/1

Batting Powerplay time! Ashwin comes back into the attack. 109 needed off 90 balls.

Drinks break.

34.6 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Too full in length and down the leg side, Thirimanne flicks it behind square leg and they take a couple. Five runs off the over! 196/3

34.5 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, High full toss on off, Sangakkara bunts it down to long on for one. 194/3

34.5 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Wide! Drifting down the leg side. Dhoni fumbles but no extra run conceded. 193/3

34.4 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Another slower delivery hurled into the batsman, Sangakkara advances down the track and tries to flick it. Misses it completely and is hit on the pads. 192/3

34.3 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Sanga hits it across the line but finds mid-wicket. 192/3

34.2 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Well disguised slower delivery outside off, Thirimanne walks forward and dabs it to the left of the keeper. A single. 192/3

34.1 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, On middle, pushed off the pads to mid-wicket. Dot ball. 191/3

Batting Powerplay time! Maharoof is back on.

34.6 C Kapugedera to V Kohli, FOUR! Handsome! The bowler attempts a slower delivery but slips out a full toss outside off at 109.3 kph, Kohli gets on the front foot and smacks it through covers for a boundary. 175/1

34.5 C Kapugedera to G Gambhir, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 171/1

34.4 C Kapugedera to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle and off, at 113.1 kph, punched to long on for a run. 170/1

34.3 C Kapugedera to V Kohli, Clever slower delivery, around off, Kohli is early with his flick shot and plays it in the air towards square leg. Luckily it falls safely near the mid-wicket fielder. 169/1

34.2 C Kapugedera to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Kohli gets forward and defends it back. 169/1

150 stand up between between Gambhir and Kohli!

34.1 C Kapugedera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir dabs it to third man for one. 169/1

33.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Another good over, driven straight to covers. Dot ball. Just six runs off the last two overs. 191/3

33.5 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, A touch short in length on the leg stump line, Thirimanne glances it to fine leg for one. 191/3

33.4 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Fails to work it across the line and is hit on the pads. No appeal as it was pitched outside leg. 190/3

33.3 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Pressure building and Thirimanne attempts to go down town to break the shackles. Makes some room for the inside-out shot over covers but miscues it high in the air. It falls safely in the deep at sweeper cover and they take two. 190/3

33.2 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle and off, defended it front of covers. 188/3

33.1 V Kumar to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, Thirimanne stays back and guides it to point. 188/3

Chamara Kapugedera introduced into the attack. A gamble from Jayawardena!

33.6 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 168/1

Rameez Raza tweets, "It's not looking good for S Lanka. And as Navjot Sidhu once remarked - it's not as bad as it looks,,it's worse!"

33.5 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Goes back and turns it with the spin to mid-wicket for a run. 168/1

33.4 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Strides forward and caresses it down the ground to long off. 167/1

33.3 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Loopy delivery, full outside off, stroked through cover-point and Kohli sprinted back for the second run. 166/1

33.2 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and blocks it watchfully. 164/1

33.1 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Well played. Flighted delivery down the leg side, Kohli turns it to fine leg for a couple. 164/1

Vinay Kumar is back on.

32.6 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Slips a fuller length delivery down the leg side, Thirimanne eases it to long leg for a single. 188/3

32.5 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Short and pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. Good over from PK, so far. 187/3

Cricket stat - Sangakkara's last 7 ODI innings in Bangladesh - 59, 74, 60, 17 n.o, 68, 55 and 58 n.o.

32.4 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Heaves a length delivery across the line but once again mishits it. Finds the substitute Pathan at mid-wicket. 186/3

32.3 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Little short outside off, Sanga mishits his cut shot to point. No run. 186/3

32.2 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives it straight to point. 186/3

32.1 P Kumar to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery around middle and off, Thirimanne tucks it to mid-wicket and crosses. 186/3

32.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gets forward with his drive and forces it back to the bowler. 162/1

32.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, A lovely drive to covers but the fielder does well to stop it. 162/1

32.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, On the shorter side, punched through covers for a run. 161/1

32.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Straighter delivery, punched down the ground to long on for a single. 160/1

32.2 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli reaches out for it and clobbers it to wide long off. A fumble in the deep allowed them to take a couple. 159/1

32.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Flatter delivery on off, Gambhir helps it off his pads to square leg for a single. 157/1

Praveen Kumar comes back into the attack.

31.6 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Gets on the front foot and drives it to covers for one. 185/3

31.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Works it across the line and takes a single at deep mid-wicket. 183/3

31.4 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne now sits down on one knee and chips it over covers. A couple. 182/3

31.3 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Dropped! Fullish delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara hits it uppishly back to the bowler. Raina leaps but only manages a few finger tips on it. He deflects it to long off and one run has been added to the total. 180/3

31.2 S Raina to K Sangakkara, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. No run. 179/3

31.1 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Touch short in length outside off, Thirimanne steers it to point and Jadeja does well to cut it off. He has a shy at the bowler's end and concedes an overthrow. 179/3

An unofficial drinks break taken by the Indian batsmen. Dilshan to continue now...

31.6 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 156/1

31.5 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Drives it this time to covers for a single. 155/1

31.4 S Prasanna to V Kohli, The bowler is on the shorter side, Kohli cuts it right in the front of the off stump to deep cover. They manage to come back for the second. 154/1

31.3 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Kohli gets behind the line and drives it back to the bowler. 152/1

31.2 S Prasanna to V Kohli, On middle, helped straight to short mid-wicket. 152/1

31.1 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, A touch short in length outside off, Gambhir cuts it to the left of the backward point fielder for a single. 152/1

30.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Another single at sweeper cover. Seven runs off the over! 178/3

30.5 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Drives it nicely with the spin to the off side and takes another single. 177/3

30.4 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, A nice loopy delivery on middle and leg line, Thirimanne helps it down the ground to long on. 176/3

30.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Loopy ball on off, driven to long off for a single. 175/3

30.2 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, driven through covers for one. 174/3

30.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Leans across and works it off his pads to square leg. They scamper for a quick single and comes back for the second one too. Terrific running. 173/3

30.6 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Goes back and taps it with soft hands to fine leg for a couple. Good running. 150 up for India. 151/1

30.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Drives it straight to the bowler. 149/1

30.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Pushes it to long off and takes one. 149/1

30.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 148/1

30.2 T Dilshan to V Kohli, FOUR! Shot! Nice improvisation! Fullish outside off, Kohli reverse-sweeps it to thrid man for a well timed boundary. 147/1

30.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 143/1

29.6 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Flicks a full delivery to the on side and they cross. 171/3

29.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Outside off, tapped straight to point. 170/3

29.4 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 170/3

29.3 S Raina to L Thirimanne, SIX! Thirimanne sits down on one knee and slogs it high in the air over square leg. The ball crosses the ropes and the umpire gives it as a boundary. Now he decides to confirm it upstairs and the replays show that it fell flush on the ropes. Up go the arms of the umpire to signal a biggie. 170/3

29.2 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Full on middle, hit down the ground to long on for one. 164/3

29.1 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Loopy delivery outside off, Sangakkara gets forward and pushes it to covers. 163/3

29.6 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Leans forward and helps it straight back to the bowler. 142/1

29.5 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Flicks it straight to square leg. 142/1

29.4 S Prasanna to V Kohli, FOUR! Nicely crafted! Full and flighted outside off, Kohli leans forward, goes inside out and carts it over extra cover for a well placed boundary. 142/1

29.3 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Goes back and punches it to covers. 138/1

29.3 S Prasanna to V Kohli, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side. 138/1

29.2 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Goes inside out and drives it to covers. No run. 137/1

29.1 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Helps it to long on and takes one. 137/1

28.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 163/3

28.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne clipped it off his pads to mid-wicket for a run. 162/3

28.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara stands tall and cuts it through the gap at covers for one. 161/3

28.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Punches a shortish delivery to covers. Dot ball. 160/3

28.2 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, The batsman gets deceived in flight, goes on back foot initially and then comes on front foot to drive it to point. A single. 160/3

28.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Just a touch short outside off, Thirimanne slashes it straight to point. 159/3

28.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Runs coming in singles, add one more to the total as Gambhir knocks it down to long off. 136/1

28.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Another run, this time at long on. 135/1

28.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gambhir gets forward and nudges it to covers for a single. 134/1

28.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Fullish in length outside off, driven to wide long off for one. 133/1

28.2 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Turns it with the spin to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 132/1

28.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Flighted delivery outside off, Gambhir drives it to covers and takes a single. 132/1

27.6 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Fullish in length on middle, forced to long on for one. 159/3

27.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Another dot ball as Thirimanne cuts this one straight to point. 158/3

27.4 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Quicker delivery angling into the batsman, Lahiru gets deep and cuts it straight to covers. 158/3

27.3 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Full on middle, Sanga clips it to mid-wicket and takes the single. 158/3

27.2 S Raina to L Thirimanne, The ball stop a bit on the batsman and Thirimanne eases it down to long on for one. 157/3

27.1 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Pushes it to long off and takes a single. 156/3

27.6 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, On middle, helped to long on for a single. 131/1

21st ODI Fifty for Kohli, 8th against Sri Lanka!

27.5 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Fifty for Kohli! Loopy ball on the pad, Kohli works it to the on side and crosses for a single. Terrific knock by him so far and he raises his bat to the crowd. 130/1

27.4 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Over-pitched outside off and drilled to sweeper cover for one. 129/1

27.3 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! Tossed up delivery, full on middle and spinning into the batsman, Gambhir missed out on the sweep shot and was hit on the pads. They appealed but to no avail. Heading down! 128/1

27.2 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Leg-spinner spinning down the leg side, Gambhir plays it with the turn but straight to square leg. 128/1

27.1 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Full floated delivery on off, Gambhir comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. 128/1

Raina into the attack as well.

26.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Once again the batsman stays back and cracks a short delivery to sweeper cover for a run. 155/3

26.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Goes back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. 154/3

26.4 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Flighted delivery on off, defended. 153/3

26.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Cuts a short delivery and cuts hard. But finds the cover fielder. 153/3

26.2 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, A long hop on middle, Sangakkara goes for the pull but top edges it. The ball goes high in the air and Rohit runs after it. He fails to reach to it and it falls safely at mid on. They pick up a single. 153/3

26.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 152/3

26.6 T Dilshan to V Kohli, FOUR! Quicker delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and uses the pace to guide it to the third man boundary. Smart batting! 128/1

26.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Goes back and punches it through covers for a single. 124/1

26.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 123/1

26.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Leans across and flicks it with the spin to deep mid-wicket. Batting is looking so easy out in the middle. 123/1

26.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Loopy delivery outside off, Gambhir gets forward and and bunts it to long off. 122/1

26.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, A back foot punch behind point for a single. 121/1

Rohit Sharma into the attack.

25.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Wow, another peach of a delivery. An off-spinner landing outside off and spinning away to beat the forward defensive prod of Thirimanne. End of an excellent over. 152/3

25.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Lovely delivery, bowls it slower through the air and gets an away turn. Thirimanne leans forward for a defense and gets an outside edge. It goes on a bounce to the first slip fielder. 152/3

25.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Lahiru has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 152/3

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new batsman.

25.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal,OUT! Clattered! Ashwin hurls in a carrom ball on middle and it straightens a bit after landing. Chandimal rushes down the track for a big hit but misses and his stumps are disturbed. Ashwin is all pumped up. Sri Lanka have lost their third wicket for 152 and need 153 more to win off 147 balls. 152/3

25.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, pushed in the gap at covers and they rotated the strike. 152/2

25.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Outside off, tapped in front of point for a single. 151/2

25.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Wide! Down the leg side, the keeper fumbles but it doesn't cost any extra run. 150/2

100-run stand between Gambhir and Kohli.

25.6 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Full delivery on middle, spinning in, Gambhir flicks it nicely in the gap at deep square leg. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 120/1

25.5 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 118/1

25.4 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Presses forward and pushes it past the cover fielder for a single. 118/1

25.3 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Works it with the spin to the leg side and runs for a run. 117/1

25.2 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Once again slightly short in length around off, Kohli punches it to deep cover for one. 116/1

25.1 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Gets on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a single. 115/1

24.6 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Helps a length delivery off his pads and keeps the strike. 149/2

70th ODI fifty for Kumar Sangakkara, 15th against India.

24.5 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Fifty! Dances down the track and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. They almost collide while taking the run. 148/2

24.4 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Bang! Tossed up delivery outside off, Sangakkara sat down on one knee and swept it firmly to the deep mid-wicket fence. It just raced away to the boundary! 147/2

24.3 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Improvisation, gets across, fetches it from outside off and turns it to long leg for a couple. 143/2

24.2 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Spinning into the batsman, Sangakkara punches it back to the bowler. 141/2

24.1 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Flatter delivery on middle, hit down to long on. 141/2

Prasanna comes back into the attack.

24.6 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Once again and forces a full delivery to the left of the bowler. Dilshan dives full length to his left and makes the stop. 114/1

24.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Gets behind the line of the delivery and presents a straight bat in defense. 114/1

24.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Strides forward and drives it through covers for a single. 114/1

24.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Off-spinner on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and turns it to mid-wicket for one. 113/1

24.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gambhir now gets a single at long off. Running between the wickets has been the best feature of this partnership. 112/1

24.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Lands it full outside off, Kohli drives it down to long off and takes a single. 111/1

Jadeja is back on.

23.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Dances down the track, almost yorks himself but does well eventually to bunt it to long on. The batsmen have run through for a single. 140/2

23.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal gets behind the line of the ball and has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 139/2

23.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Nicely drives it with the turn through covers for a single. 139/2

23.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Slightly short in length and some extra bounce with turn, Sanga jams it down. 138/2

23.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fuller outside off, driven straight to covers. 138/2

23.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, A carrom ball on off, Chandimal pushes it to covers for a single. 138/2

23.6 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, FOUR! Terrific shot! Fuller length delivery outside off, at 132.8 kph, Gambhir leans forward and lifts it effortlessly over covers for a boundary. 110/1

23.5 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 106/1

23.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Looks to defend it off his front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 105/1

23.3 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Short delivery angling away from the left-hander, Gambhir gets on top of the bounce and guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 105/1

23.2 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Angles in a good length delivery, Kohli goes on the back foot and flicks it across the line to mid-wicket. Another run. 104/1

23.1 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, tucked to mid-wicket for one. 103/1

22.6 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Slants across a fuller length delivery, Sangakkara draws forward with his drive and forces it to sweeper cover for a couple. 137/2

22.5 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Angles in a full length delivery, Chandimal stays back and caresses it to long on for one. 135/2

22.4 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 134/2

22.3 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 134/2

22.2 P Kumar to D Chandimal, FOUR! Shot! Just a touch short in length around off, at 126.5 kph, Chandimal plays it late and guides it nicely through cover-point. 134/2

22.1 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Straighter delivery, tapped straight to mid-wicket. 130/2

22.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Once again the batsman remains on the back foot and strokes it to covers for a run. 102/1

22.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it to long off for one. 101/1

22.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, A gentle flick off the pads and they take a single. 100 up for India and the partnership is worth 81 now! 100/1

22.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, A touch short in length outside outside off, Kohli goes back and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. 99/1

22.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Sliding down the leg side, Gambhir flicks it softly in front of short fine leg. A single. In fact, the umpire has given it as a leg bye. 98/1

22.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, A short delivery which has been pulled away. They pick up a single. 97/1

21.6 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. Rohit makes a terrific save! 130/2

21.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Drives it nicely through covers but finds the fielder. 130/2

21.4 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Steers it to point and calls his partner through for a single. 130/2

21.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Cuts it square on the off side for a single at point. 129/2

21.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Appeal for a caught behind! Loopy delivery spinning away from the batsman with some extra lift. It beats the defense of Sangakkara and brushes his trouser on its way to the keeper's gloves. They appeal but the umpire is not interested. 128/2

21.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/2

21.6 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Gets behind the line of the delivery and bunts it in front of mid on. He scampers for a quick single as the mid on fielder misses the shy at the non-striker's end. Had he hit, Gambhir was a goner! 96/1

21.5 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery outside off, at 135 kph, Gambhir forces it off his front foot to sweeper cover. The scoreboard is ticking consistently and Sri Lanka need to plug the gaps in the field. At the moment, it is all too easy for the Indian batsmen. 95/1

21.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Stays back and helps it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single. 94/1

21.3 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 93/1

21.2 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Superb delivery hurled into the batsman, fuller in length around off at 131.0 kph and seamed back. Kohli tried to play it through extra cover but got an inside edge onto the pads. 93/1

21.1 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Length delivery swinging down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it across the line and is struck on the pads. A muted appeal from the bowler but it was heading down the leg side. 93/1

20.6 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball to covers. 128/2

20.5 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Helps it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 128/2

20.4 P Kumar to D Chandimal, It's safe! Full and angling into the batsman, Chandimal flicks it to mid-wicket and sets off for a single. He is sent back immediately by Sangakkara and Kohli comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end. Third umpire is referred but Chandimal is well in. 128/2

Appeal for a run out! Referred upstairs...

20.3 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Angles in a full length delivery, Chandimal plays it across the line and sends it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 128/2

20.2 P Kumar to D Chandimal, Puts it on a length outside off, Chandimal flashes his blade through the line and guides it straight to point. 126/2

20.1 P Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fuller in length outside off, Sangakkara helps it to long off. 126/2

20.6 T Dilshan to V Kohli, One more single as Kohli pushes it to long off. 5 runs off the over! 93/1

20.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Stays back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single. They are nicely milking the runs! 92/1

20.4 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Outside off, steered to point and they pinched a single. 91/1

20.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gets one on the pads and he turns it to long leg for a single. 90/1

20.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Gambhir got on the front foot for a defense. 89/1

20.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli helps it with the spin to square leg and crosses. 89/1

Praveen Kumar replaces Irfan in the attack.

19.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Flicks it with the turn to the on side but finds mid-wicket. Dot ball. Just one off the over. 125/2

19.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Full outside off, stroked down to long off for a single. 125/2

19.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 124/2

19.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Outside off, pushed to covers. Dot ball. 124/2

19.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Gets on the front foot for defense and gets a leading edge to point. 124/2

19.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Flighted ball on off, driven straight to extra cover. 124/2

Dilshan is back on.

32nd ODI Fifty for Gambhir, 8th against Sri Lanka!

19.6 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Fifty for Gambhir! Fuller delivery on middle, Gambhir nudges it off his pads to square leg and ambles for a single. A fumble in the deep and he comes back for one more. Raises his bat to the crowd and the Indian dressing room stands and applauds. End of the Bowling Powerplay, 26/0 in that period! 88/1

19.5 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Plays it across the line and in front of backward square leg. Another easy single. 86/1

19.4 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gauti nudges it to third man and takes a single. 85/1

19.3 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Elegant flick across the line and it goes past the mid-wicket fielder for a single. 84/1

19.2 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Bowls it close to the yorker length, Gambhir squeezes it out to mid off and scampers for a single. 83/1

19.1 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Appeal for a run out! Referred upstairs! Full and straight, Gambhir flicks it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple. The throw comes towards the striker's end, Sangakkara removes the bails but the replays show that Gambhir was well in. 82/1

18.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Good looking shot by Chandimal but finds point. 124/2

18.5 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Pitched up delivery on middle and off, Chandimal drew forward and defended. 124/2

18.4 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Play and a miss. Length delivery drifting away from the batsman, Chandimal chases it and misses. 124/2

Dinesh Chandimal walks out to the middle.

18.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, OUT! Caught behind! This is the breakthrough India wanted, Irfan is all excited and the crowd roars. Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Jayawardena camped back and tried to guide it to third man. He failed to do so cleanly and ended up guiding it straight into the hands of Dhoni. Sri Lanka 2 down for 124 and need 181 more for a win. 124/2

18.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery shaping down the leg side, Sangakkara glances it off his hips to fine leg. A single. 124/1

18.1 I Pathan to M J'dena, Starts with a loosener, too wide outside off, Jayawardena reaches out for it and guides it past point for one. 123/1

18.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Steers it to point and keeps the strike with himself. 80/1

18.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Digs out the yorker and sprints for a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but it is way off the stumps. 79/1

18.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Full outside off, at 126.5 kph, Kohli pushes it to the off side but straight to the cover fielder. 78/1

18.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Hurls in a yorker outside off, squeezed in front of point and they jogged for one. 78/1

18.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, FOUR! Provides little bit of width outside off, at 122.9 kph, Gambhir walks forward and carves it behind point for a boundary. Again the placement was excellent from Gauti! 77/1

18.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full toss to covers. 73/1

Irfan Pathan comes back into the attack.

17.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Spinning down the leg side, Mahela tucks it to fine leg for a run. 122/1

17.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Turns it with the angle of the bowler to mid-wicket for one. 121/1

17.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 120/1

17.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, FOUR! Classy! Dances down the track and heaves it with the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary. He is looking in imperious touch and his wicket holds the key for India. 119/1

17.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, On the pads, nudged fine to the leg side for a single. 115/1

17.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Goes back and punches it straight to point. 114/1

Kulasekara is back on.

17.6 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Drives it to mid off for nothing. Excellent fielding! 73/1

17.5 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Good length delivery, bowled slower through the air, Kohli stayed back and defended it to covers. 73/1

17.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 73/1

17.3 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Sensible batting, just glides a length delivery to third man and rotates the strike. 73/1

17.2 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Bowls a slower delivery, full on middle at 127 kph, Kohli flicks it calmly to square leg and takes a single. 72/1

17.1 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, driven straight to mid off. 71/1

Drinks break. Aakash Chopra tweets, "Two of the most elegant batsmen on crease...making batting look so ridiculously easy."

16.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Slashes at a delivery outside off and gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 114/1

16.5 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Stays in his crease and guides it crisply past point for a couple. 113/1

16.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven beautifully through covers for a couple. 111/1

16.3 V Kumar to M J'dena, Dances down the track and mistimes his pull wide of mid on for a single. 109/1

16.2 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and pushes it to long off for one. 108/1

16.1 V Kumar to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 107/1

Drinks break.

16.6 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Presses forward and pushes it in the gap at covers for a run. 71/1

16.5 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Hits it down the ground at long on for a single. 70/1

50 stand up between Kohli and Gambhir!

16.4 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Short and pulled to the on side for one. 69/1

16.3 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Dropped! Gambhir wears his skates to reach the pitch of the delivery and powers it over mid-wicket. Chandimal at long on moves to his left, attempts the catch with a dive but fails to hold on. One run added to the total. 68/1

16.2 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Leg-spinner on middle, Gambhir helps it off his pads but a good fielding at mid-wicket to stop the ball. 67/1

16.1 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Fullish delivery on off, Kohli gets on the front foot and pushes it to long off for one. 67/1

Vinay Kumar into the attack now.

15.6 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Comes on the front foot and defends. 106/1

15.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Nudges it wide of mid-wicket and takes one. 106/1

15.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Taps it to point and wants a single but rightly sent back. 105/1

15.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Works it away to the on side and takes one. 105/1

15.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side,Sangakkara misses his sweep. 104/1

15.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Pats it to the on side, Ashwin dives to his left and saves a single. 103/1

15.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Sits on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for one. 103/1

Change of ends for Seekkuge Prasanna.

15.6 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Taps a length delivery to the on side but finds square leg. 66/1

15.5 F Maharoof to V Kohli, A lovely looking cover drive for a single. 66/1

15.4 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Length delivery around off, stopping a bit on the batsman, Kohli tries to defend it from the crease and gets an inside edge to the on side. Looks for a single but it is not there. 65/1

15.3 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, A touch short in length on the leg stump line, Gambhir glances it in front of square leg and his partner calls him through for a single. 65/1

15.2 F Maharoof to V Kohli, Full and straight, worked off the pads to mid-wicket for a single. 64/1

15.1 F Maharoof to G Gambhir, Starts with a fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir stays back and guides it to third man for one. 63/1

Bowling Powerplay taken by India. Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now.

14.6 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 102/1

14.5 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it past mid-wicket where Kohli gets a hand to it but the batsmen still take a couple. 102/1

14.4 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Guides it through covers for a single. 100 up for the Lankans. 100/1

14.3 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 99/1

14.2 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Ahhh.. misses it! Danced down the track and tries to slog it but gets an inside edge onto his boot. No run. 98/1

14.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Goes back and cuts it to point for one. 98/1

Bowling Powerplay time! Farveez Maharoof comes into the attack now.

14.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gambhir gets forward and pushes it to long off for one. 62/1

14.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 61/1

14.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Punches it off his back foot to sweeper cover and completes an easy single. 60/1

14.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Sweet shot! Loopy delivery on middle and off, at 83.8 kph, Gambhir gets behind the line and nonchalantly lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. 59/1

14.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, A cut shot to a short delivery but once again finds point. 55/1

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has completed 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka.

14.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Arm ball, skidding into the batsman, Gambhir goes deep inside the crease and cuts it at the last second to point. 55/1

13.6 S Raina to M J'dena, Works it behind square and takes a single. 97/1

13.5 S Raina to M J'dena, Nudges it to the on side. No run. 96/1

13.4 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Clever from Sangakkara too. Pushes it to long off and gives the strike to Sangakkara. 96/1

13.3 S Raina to M J'dena, Intelligent! Clips it to the on side and takes one. 95/1

13.2 S Raina to M J'dena, FOUR! Jayawardena on fire! Goes back and cuts it muscularly past point for another boundary. He looks in ominous form. 94/1

13.1 S Raina to M J'dena, FOUR! Nice placement! Gets down on one knee and sweeps it from middle stump to fine leg for a boundary. 90/1

13.6 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Takes a single by calmly flicking a full delivery off his pads to deep square leg. 55/1

13.5 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Quicker delivery on off, Gauti cuts it off his back foot but finds point. 54/1

13.4 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Uses his wrists and tickles it to the on side for a single. 54/1

13.3 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Opens up for the drive but plays it once again to short cover. 53/1

13.2 S Prasanna to V Kohli, A gentle leg-spinner on middle, Kohli goes back and hits it straight to covers. 53/1

13.1 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, forced straight to mid off. 53/1

12.6 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 86/1

12.5 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Helped to long off for a single. 86/1

12.4 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Pushes it to long on and takes one. 85/1

12.3 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Taps it wide of point and takes one. 84/1

66th ODI fifty for Jayawardena, his 6th against India. Fifty stand up too between Jayawardena and Sangakkara.

12.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, FOUR! Lovely placement! goes inside out and smacks it over extra cover for a muscular boundary. 83/1

12.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Jayawardena has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 79/1

12.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball to covers. 53/1

12.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side but finds the fielder. Missed out as there was no fielder in the deep on the off side. 53/1

12.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Full delivery on the pads, turned to deep square leg and a good running between the wickets allowed them a couple. 53/1

12.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 51/1

12.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Goes for the cut shot but gets a bottom edge. 51/1

12.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Leans across and tucks it with the spin to deep mid-wicket for one. 51/1

11.6 S Raina to M J'dena, Clips it on the leg side and takes one. 79/1

11.5 S Raina to M J'dena, Hits it aerially on one bounce to mid-wicket. 78/1

11.4 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes one. 78/1

11.3 S Raina to M J'dena, Jayawardena flicks it to deep square leg and takes one. He wants two and comes half way down but Sangakkara sends him back, the throw comes in at the wrong end, keeper's end. 77/1

11.2 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Gets back and pushes it to long off for one. 76/1

11.1 S Raina to K Sangakkara, Helps it straight to the bowler. 75/1

11.6 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and works a slightly short delivery to the on side. One run added to the total. 50/1

11.5 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Finds the gap this time around and pinches a single at mid-wicket. 49/1

11.4 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, Flicks a straight delivery off his pads but finds the fielder. 48/1

11.3 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Tickles a length delivery off his pads to the on side and rotates the strike. 48/1

11.2 S Prasanna to G Gambhir, A touch short in length outside off, Gauti cuts it off his back foot to sweeper cover for a single. 47/1

11.1 S Prasanna to V Kohli, Quicker delivery, full on middle, helped to long leg for one. 46/1

Suresh Raina into the attack now.

10.6 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Drives it straight to the bowler who deflects it with his hands to mid off. No run. 10 runs off the over. 75/1

10.5 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Chips down and pushes it to long on for one. Sensible from Sangakkara. 75/1

10.4 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 74/1

10.3 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, Places it past mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 74/1

10.2 R Jadeja to K Sangakkara, SIX! Good use of the feet! Dances down the track and smacks it with the turn over mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. 72/1

10.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Guides it through covers and takes a single. 66/1

Seekkuge Prasanna comes into the attack as well.

10.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 45/1

10.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and punches it to long off. 45/1

10.4 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Loopy delivery shaping into the batsman, Kohli ticks it to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 44/1

10.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Dances to the pitch of the delivery and drives it back past the diving bowler for one at long off. 44/1

10.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Bowls it slower through the air, full in length around off, Gambhir pushes it to short cover. 43/1

10.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Tossed up delivery on off, punched to short cover. 43/1

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

9.6 V Kumar to M J'dena, Pats it wide of point and scampers through for a quick single. End of Mandatory Powerplay overs. 65/1

9.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Lovely! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena leans forward and punches it past point for a sublime boundary. 64/1

9.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara caresses it through covers but Rohit Sharma stationed there dives to his left and saves a certain boundary. A single taken. 60/1

9.3 V Kumar to M J'dena, Nudges it down to fine leg and takes one. 59/1

9.2 V Kumar to M J'dena, Short of a length delivery on middle, Jayawardena pulls it to deep square leg where Jadeja misfields and allows a second. The Indians are looking lackluster in the field. 58/1

9.1 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Gets back and punches it wide of mid off for a single. 56/1

Tillakaratne Dilshan into the attack.

9.6 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Turns a full delivery to the leg side and comes back for two. End of the Mandatory Powerplay, India 43/1! 43/1

9.5 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Outside off, guided to third man for one. 41/1

9.4 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Chance of a run, missed! Excellent square drive but Kapugedera comes up with a superb diving save. Gets up quickly and misses the shy at the non-striker's end. Direct hit and Kohli would have been gone. 40/1

9.3 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Driven through the covers by Gambhir. No run. 40/1

9.2 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 40/1

9.1 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Leans forward into the drive and strokes it to mid off. Prasanna stationed there moves to his left and dives to make the stop. 40/1

8.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara surprisingly pulls it to mid on where Rahul Sharma misfields it and allows a single. 55/1

8.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Cramps him for room outside off, Sangakkara jams it into the ground. 54/1

8.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Stays back and clips it to fine leg for a single. 54/1

8.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, Good length delivery angling into the batsman from round the wicket, Jayawardena flicks it to mid-wicket. 53/1

8.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Pushes it wide of covers and takes a single. 53/1

8.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Smashed! Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara dances down the track and slaps it back past the bowler through mid off for a powerful boundary. 52/1

8.6 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Good running, just pushes it with gentle hands to mid-wicket for one. 39/1

8.5 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Once again uses his wrists but this time just to drops it in the gap at mid-wicket. A single taken. 38/1

Tendulkar has now played 33 innings without an international hundred.There has been only one longer sequence in his entire career without a 100 where he played 34 innings between his 78th and 79th international hundreds (between May 2007 and Jan 2008).

8.4 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, FOUR! Timing! Length delivery on middle, at 127.1 kph, Gambhir gets on the front foot and uses his wonderful wrists to flick it through mid-wicket. Excellent shot! 37/1

8.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli pats it in front of point and takes a single. 33/1

8.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Full delivery outside off, driven to the off side. A fumble by Kapugedera and they pinched a single. 32/1

8.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Turns a full delivery to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 31/1

7.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Punches it wide of mid off and steals a single. 48/1

7.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, Creams it to point where Tiwary misfields and allows a single. 47/1

7.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, WIDE! Delivers a bouncer way over the batsman's head. 46/1

Cricket stat - As an opener, Mahela Jayawardena has scored 652 runs at an average of 72.44 and a strike rate of 101 in ODI run chases. Six 50-plus scores in 10 previous innings. Terrific.

7.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it with soft hands to mid off, takes a single. 45/1

7.3 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, punched to covers. No run. 44/1

7.2 V Kumar to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single. Some extra bounce for Vinay Kumar there. 44/1

7.1 V Kumar to M J'dena, Fullish on on middle, turned to mid-wicket. 43/1

7.6 S Lakmal to V Kohli, FOUR! Shot! A high full toss down the leg side, at 132.8 kph, Kohli picks it early and smashes it to the deep mid-wicket boundary. 31/1

7.5 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Helps it off his pads to the on side but straight to mid-wicket. 27/1

"Not this time Sachin. Onus now on Gambhir, Kohli and MSD - India's best batsmen in the tri-series - to stop the Lankans" tweets Ayaz Memon.

7.4 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Delicately works it fine down the leg side but finds the fielder. 27/1

7.3 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Tucks a length delivery off his pads and comes back for the second run. 27/1

7.2 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Again full outside off, hit straight to point. 25/1

7.1 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Fuller delivery outside off, driven straight to mid on. 25/1

Vinay Kumar into the attack now.

6.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Tries to guide it to third man but gets an inside edge into the ground to the keeper. No run. 43/1

6.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, Leans forward and guides it to third man for a single. 43/1

6.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Goes back and taps it to point. 42/1

6.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 42/1

6.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Ahhhh.. How did that miss the stumps! Fullish delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Sangakkara goes for a drive but misses it due to the movement, the ball sneaks in between his bat and pads and goes inches past the off stump. 41/1

6.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, pushed to mid off by Sangakkara. 41/1

6.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, pushed to mid on. No run. 25/1

6.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Places it into the gap between covers and mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 25/1

6.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli punches it hard but straight to short point. 24/1

6.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle, helped to mid-wicket by Kohli. 24/1

6.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and helps it straight to point. 24/1

6.1 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, prodded into the ground by Kohli. 24/1

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "I know there were 2 hundreds before it..but if ind wins today it would b thanks to a superb stand between raina and dhoni."

5.6 P Kumar to M J'dena, Goes back and pats it to point to end the over. 10 runs off the over. 41/1

5.5 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Superb placement! Wide outside off, Jayawardena goes back and guides it to third man for a well placed boundary. 41/1

5.4 P Kumar to M J'dena, SIX! Great improvisation! Good length delivery on off, Jayawardena moves across, sits on one knee and scoops it over fine leg for a crunching maximum. 37/1

5.3 P Kumar to M J'dena, In the corridor outside off, Jayawardena pushes it to mid off. 9 dot balls in a row now. 31/1

5.2 P Kumar to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, squirted into the ground by Jayawardena. 31/1

5.1 P Kumar to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, patted to point. Dhoni is standing up to the stumps now. 31/1

5.6 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, FOUR! Creamed! Fullish delivery outside off, Gambhir comes forward and caresses it through point for a crunching boundary. 24/1

5.5 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, nips away after landing. Gambhir lets it go through. 20/1

5.4 S Lakmal to V Kohli, Fullish on legs, flicked to fine leg for a single. 20/1

Virat Kohli is the next man in.

5.3 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar departs! Full toss outside off, Tendulkar stays back and goes on with his uppish drive and helps it to Jayawardena at short cover who takes a nice low catch. Tendulkar isn't sure whether the catch is taken cleanly, the umpires go upstairs and check whether the ball was above the waist height and the cleanliness of the catch. The third umpire confirms everything is perfect and Tendulkar has to walk back. 19/1

Appeal for a catch, the umpire have gone upstairs.

5.2 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Stays back and punches a good length delivery outside off straight to mid on. 19/0

5.1 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Fullish delivery on middle, Tendulkar flicks it past square leg and picks up two. 19/0

4.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara pats it to covers. No run. A wicket maiden from Pathan. 31/1

4.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, helped straight to the bowler. 31/1

4.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and punches it to covers. No run. 31/1

4.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Goes back and prods it into the ground. 31/1

4.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Flicks it to mid-wicket where Rohit Sharma dives to his right and stops the ball, saves a single. 31/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the next man in.

4.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Unlucky Dilshan hits it straight to mid-wicket! A tad short on the off stump, Dilshan rocks back and pulls it venomously but straight into the hands of Kohli at mid-wicket. That was hit powerfully but Kohli made it look simple. Lankans lose Dilshan early! 31/1

4.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Clips it behind square and picks up a couple. 17/0

4.5 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Goes back and squirts it into the ground. 15/0

4.4 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, FOUR! This time he gets it right and drives a fullish delivery on middle crisply through mid on for a well timed boundary. 15/0

4.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Beautiful but unlucky! Fullish delivery on middle, Gambhir drives it straight back but the ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. No run. 11/0

4.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! Gives himself room and tries to cart it over the off side but misses. 11/0

4.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Lunges forward and pushes it to mid on. 11/0

3.6 P Kumar to T Dilshan, Strays it onto his pads, Dilshan works it away to deep square leg for one to end the over. 31/0

3.5 P Kumar to M J'dena, Pats it wide of point and takes a single. 30/0

3.4 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Lucky! Dances down the track and gets an inside edge which travels inches past the leg stump to fine leg for a boundary. 29/0

3.3 P Kumar to M J'dena, Squares him up and Jayawardena defends it to the off side. 25/0

3.2 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Crashed! A tad short and wide outside off, Jayawardena rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a boundary. 25/0

3.1 P Kumar to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Jayawardena. 21/0

3.6 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Inswinging fullish delivery on the leg stump, flicked to the mid-wicket fielder. No run. 11/0

3.5 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Misses out! Full toss outside off, Tendulkar helps it straight to mid off. He was surprised by that delivery! 11/0

3.4 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, pushed to mid on. 11/0

3.3 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, A stifled appeal! Fullish delivery on the leg stump, Tendulkar tries to flick it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The umpire saw it and was unmoved. 11/0

3.2 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Fullish on off, turned away to the on side by Tendulkar. No run. 11/0

3.1 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Gets forward and clips it to fine leg for one. 11/0

3.1 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, WIDE! Slips this one way down the leg side. Sangakkara fumbles but does well in the end to stop the single. 10/0

2.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Goes for an uppish flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and lobs on one bounce to the keeper. 21/0

2.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Slaps it with venom but straight to covers. 21/0

2.4 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Dilshan goes for a half poke but then decides against it and leaves it at the last moment. 21/0

2.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish delivery angling into the batsmen from round the the wicket, Jayawardena clips it to mid-wicket where Kohli misfields and allows a single. 21/0

2.2 I Pathan to M J'dena, SIX! Magnificent! Fullish delivery on legs, Jayawardena flicks it nonchalantly over deep square leg for a humongous maximum. 20/0

2.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Gets back and mistimes his cut wide of point for a single. 14/0

2.6 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 9/0

2.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Effortless! Good length delivery outside off, Tendulkar leans forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it beautifully past point for a well timed boundary. 9/0

2.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Leans forward and helps it to covers. No run. 5/0

2.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Comes forward and drives it beautifully but straight to covers. 5/0

2.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Strays it onto his pads this time, Gambhir clips it through fine leg and picks up three. The fielder, Prasanna slipped there and allowed a third. 5/0

2.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, punched straight to the bowler. 2/0

1.6 P Kumar to M J'dena, Good length delivery on off, nips back in. Jayawardena misses his flick and is hit on the thigh pads. 13/0

Slip removed, short cover in place now.

1.5 P Kumar to M J'dena, Fullish on legs, clipped straight to the square leg fielder. 13/0

1.4 P Kumar to M J'dena, FOUR! Sweet! Drifts it onto his pads this time, Jayawardena stays in his crease and flicks it sublimely through square leg for a well timed boundary. 13/0

1.3 P Kumar to T Dilshan, Clips it behind square leg and takes a single. 9/0

1.2 P Kumar to T Dilshan, FOUR! Smoked! Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan slaps it through point for a powerful boundary. 8/0

1.1 P Kumar to T Dilshan, in the corridor outside off, a hint of outswing. Dilshan lets it go through. 4/0

1.6 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Again in the corridor outside off, Tendulkar watches it cautiously and leaves it alone. Maiden over. 2/0

1.5 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Probing line outside off, Tendulkar shoulders his arms to it. 2/0

1.4 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, In the corridor outside off, Tendulkar lets it go through cautiously. 2/0

1.3 S Lakmal to S Tendulkar, Fullish on off, Tendulkar helps it straight back to the bowler. 2/0

1.2 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Leg bye! Nips back in after landing on middle, Gambhir misses his flick and the ball rolls over to square leg after hitting his pads. The pair take a run on the leg bye. 2/0

1.1 S Lakmal to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on off, dabbed into the ground by Gambhir. 1/0

Praveen Kumar to bowl from the other end.

0.6 I Pathan to M J'dena, Clever from Pathan! Jayawardena dances down the track, Pathan fires in an inswinging yorker and Jayawardena nearly falls over as the ball hits his pads. 4/0

0.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, Comes forward and drills it into the ground. 4/0

0.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena drives it to covers where Raina makes a one-handed stop. 4/0

0.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, FOUR! Drifts it onto his pads this time, Jayawardena stays back and flicks it nonchalantly through fine leg for a boundary. 4/0

0.2 I Pathan to M J'dena, Comes forward and defends it to the off side. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to M J'dena, Inswinging delivery on the off stump, Jayawardena prods it into the ground. 0/0

Lakmal to bowl from the other end.

0.6 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tendulkar goes for a poke but misses. He was beaten by the movement off the pitch. 1/0

0.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 1/0

0.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Jags back in sharply after landing outside off and hits Tendulkar on the thigh pads. 1/0

0.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Mistimes his drive through covers and gets a single. 1/0

0.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Big appeal! Good length delivery on and around the leg stump, nips away a bit after landing. Gambhir goes for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Replays show that it landed just outside leg. 0/0

0.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir taps it straight to point. 0/0