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India vs Sri Lanka (ODI)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide,Match 5, Date - 14/02/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka

Commentary (India innings)

India move to the top of the table with 10 points, toppling Australia who are at 9. The next match is between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney on the 17th of February, which starts at 1420 local (0850 IST). That's it from us, join us for the next contest. Till then, it's tata!

The Man of the Match, MS Dhoni, reckons that Gautam Gambhir's wicket was his fault and mentions that the ball was not coming on properly. He maintains that the new batsman coming into bat would find it difficult and stresses on the fact that the settled batsmen should stay till the end of the innings. He mentions that Malinga is a danger with the new as well as the old ball. He says, had he hit the final shot back in India, it may have gone off a couple of bounces over the ropes but the grounds are bigger here in Australia. He agrees with Mark Nicholas on Sri Lanka being a dark horse in this ODI series and feels that, they won't take much time to get on the points table.

Jayawardena stands by the fact that MS Dhoni was always the key player, he reckons that with four runs needed off one ball, they backed themselves to win. Sounds a bit unhappy with the dropped catches and the missed run outs but remains positive to come off strongly in the next match. He mentions Malinga's performance as brilliant and hopes that they learn from the mistakes.

Chandimal and Jayawardena did well to anchor the ship. Vinay Kumar and Pathan took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Sri Lanka fielded like pouncing tigers on the field and grabbed everything they could get hold of. A couple of well executed run outs did the trick but they missed out on a couple of chances and vital run outs as well. But it all came down to the last over where Malinga failed the trick! Gautam Gambhir once again batted well for his 91 but it was Dhoni who anchored the innings, holding the fort till the last minute.

It does not get any closer to this and we have witnessed a tie here! Sri Lanka made it so tough for the Indians to win. India were in the driving seat for the majority of the chase but after Gambhir's wicket, they went on a downslide losing wickets as the run-ball equation kept on widening.

49.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, MATCH TIED! What a match! Dhoni gets hold of this full delivery outside off and whacks it towards the sweeper cover fence. The ball was heading to the fence and the fielder did well to reach out and parry it. Senanayake from covers does well and returns the throw to Kulasekara approaching from mid off! The batsmen take three! Dhoni has once again stayed till the end but he will share the honours with Jayawardena this time! Wait, the umpire is checking out on the fielding attempt from the fielder and then agrees that the match is tied! Phew! What a fitting finish! 236/9

49.5 L Malinga to V Kumar, OUT! Kumar run out! Dabs this towards mid off and sets off. Mathews comes charging in and scores a direct hit. Kumar was well outside the line and is given out! 4 runs needed off 1 ball. The pressure is on the captain. 233/9

49.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Malinga misses out once again! Full outside off, Dhoni whips it to mid-wicket and takes a non-exisiting run. Malinga does not collect the ball at the non-striker's end as Dhoni was well short. 4 needed off 2 balls. 233/8

49.3 L Malinga to V Kumar, Length delivery, dabbed to point for a single. He gets in well at the non-striker's end. Five needed off 3 balls. It's time for Captain Cool. 232/8

49.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full on the pads, looks to swipe it on the leg side but it goes off the inside edge off his pads and rolls away to cover for one. 231/8

49.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Powers this yorker down the ground and calls for two immediately. The fielder from long on throws and Malinga does not flick the bails off. 230/8

48.6 A Mathews to Dhoni, Digs this yorker out for a single to keep strike the next over. 228/8

44th ODI fifty for Dhoni!

48.5 A Mathews to Dhoni, FOUR! Gets hold of this full toss outside off and sends it over mid-wicket for a pressure oozing boundary. 227/8

Vinay Kumar walks in.

48.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, RUN OUT! Ugly mix up and Pathan sacrifices his wicket in the end. Dabs this delivery on the on side but and gets an inside edge onto his pads. Dhoni scampers through while Pathan is not interested. Mathews does well to get to the ball and takes a couple of steps to the bowler's end before striking the stumps as Pathan tries to get back. 223/8

48.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, SIX! No ball for height! The Clint Mckay moment for Angelo Mathews as he hurls in over waist height. Pathan, true to his name, hoicks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie! 223/7

48.3 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Lands full at 124.9 kph on yorker length, Dhoni muscles this to sweeper cover for one. 216/7

48.2 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Has a wild swing at a delivery outside off and misses out. 215/7

48.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Full toss, Pathan gets a leading edge which falls just short of cover, who fumbles and enables a single. 22 runs needed off 11 balls. 215/7

48.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, WIDE! Harsh call, lands wide outside off to Pathan who slashes and misses. 214/7

Angelo Mathews comes into bowl.

47.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, Full and wide outside off, yorker length, Pathan taps it to mid off for one. 4 runs off the over. 24 needed off 12 balls. Excellent over from Malinga. 213/7

47.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, LBW appeal straightaway. Lands a straight and deadly delivery on the full length, it strikes Pathan on his pads , Malinga goes up huge but the umpire is not interested. 212/7

Irfan Pathan is the new man coming at 212/7, India need another 25 runs off 14 balls.

47.4 L Malinga to R Ashwin, OUT! And gets him this time. Slower delivery outside off, Ashwin is well through the shot and chips it straight to Senanayake at covers for a simple catch. The dropped catch does not affect Sri Lanka much as they get a break through two balls later. Good accuracy from Malinga. 212/7

47.3 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Length delivery, slowing on 124.4 kph, Ashwin misses out on his heave. 212/6

47.2 L Malinga to R Ashwin, DROPPED! Sangakkara drops a sitter! Really a dolly, but he messed it up. Malinga lands a deceptive slower ball. Ashwin swings through the line and gets a top edge, it sits up nicely in the air, Sangakkara has lot of time as he came near point with screams of 'mine' but spills it with the ball going off the outer part of his gloves. They take two. 212/6

47.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Lands a deadly yorker at 142.9 kph, just on the pads, Dhoni punches it down the ground for a single. 210/6

Lasith Malinga comes into bowl now. He has two overs left.

46.6 N Kulasekara to R Ashwin, Wide outside off, another helpful slower ball. Ashwin gives it everything and misses it. 28 needed off 18 balls. 209/6

46.5 N Kulasekara to R Ashwin, Another slower delivery at 106.4 kph, Ashwin waits coolly and drops it past point for a couple of runs. 209/6

46.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Half-volley at 127.8 kph, outside off, Dhoni steers it to sweeper cover for one more single. 207/6

46.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched outside off at 129.7 kph, Dhoni powers it straight to covers. 206/6

46.2 N Kulasekara to R Ashwin, Slow and short of 105.6 kph, Ashwin sees it early and turns it through square leg for one. 206/6

46.1 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full toss out side off, Dhoni jams it through mid off for a single. 205/6

Nuwan Kulasekara into the attack. Action-filled four overs coming up.

45.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni pats it down the ground and will keep strike the next over. 13 off the over. 33 runs needed off 24 balls. 204/6

45.5 T Perera to R Ashwin, Slower delivery at 110.5 kph, Ashwin ticks it away to short fine leg for one. The biggest over in the innings so far. What more do we have? 203/6

45.4 T Perera to R Ashwin, FOUR! Good thinking from Ashwin. Gives himself ample room and whacks this full delivery over covers to make it 11 off 3 balls. 202/6

45.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total. 198/6

45.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, SIX! That's his much favoured one and the best part is he picks up the length so well! Full delivery in the slot outside off, Dhoni gives it a heave-ho and it goes down the ground over mid on all the way beyond the ropes. 197/6

45.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Lands a wide delivery outside off, Dhoni misses out on the hoick. Dot ball. 191/6

In the meanwhile, Dhoni has a change of bat.

44.6 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Goes right in the middle stump block hole. Ashwin makes room but cannot swat it past cover. 5 runs off the over. 46 needed off 30 balls. 191/6

44.5 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Length delivery on middle, worked away straight to mid-wicket. 191/6

44.4 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Goes wider at 140.3 kph outside off, Ashwin does well to get meaty connection through covers for a couple. 191/6

44.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Bowls at the over-pitched length, Dhoni knocks it down the ground through mid on for a single. 189/6

44.2 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Elegantly tucked away off the pads for a single. 188/6

44.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Lands a full toss on the pads, ticked away through square leg for one. 187/6

Lasith Malinga comes into bowl. Three overs he has in his kitty.

43.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, tucked through mid-wicket for one. 51 needed off 36 balls. 186/6

43.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Driven sweetly through covers but the fielder cuts him off well. 185/6

43.4 T Perera to R Ashwin, Ashwin has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 185/6

Ashwin is the next man to walk in. Surprised not to see Irfan Pathan.

43.3 T Perera to R Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja goes and India in a spot of bother! Fullish delivery at 139.1 kph, wide outside off. Jadeja opens the face of his bat and drives through the line but Jayawardena at short cover, dives low to his right and takes another super catch. Sri Lanka have been alert on the field and have taken all the chances offered to them. Jadeja was unsure whether it was a clean catch or not, eventually takes the route back to the dressing room. 184/6

43.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Back of a length at 137.2 kph, Dhoni powers it through mid off for a single. 184/5

43.1 T Perera to R Jadeja, Short of a length at 139.7 kph, punched through mid off for a single. 183/5

42.6 N Kulasekara to R Jadeja, Jadeja works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. Excellent over. Only two runs. 55 runs needed off 42 balls. Pressure creeping on India now. 182/5

42.5 N Kulasekara to R Jadeja, Good yorker but angling away outside off, Jadeja does well to keep it out. 181/5

42.4 N Kulasekara to R Jadeja, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. Dot ball. Only one off the over so far. No boundary since the 38th over. 181/5

42.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Leg bye! Slower delivery at 106.2 kph, Dhoni tucks it through square leg for a single but it goes off the pads. He gave a noticeable call of "Aa ja"(come) to Jadeja. 181/5

42.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Slants a yorker on the pads, Dhoni taps it towards mid-wicket. 180/5

42.1 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Length on the pads, punched down the ground and just before Kulasekara. 180/5

Nuwan Kulasekara comes into the attack now.

41.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Short of a length outside off, worked away past mid off for one. 57 needed off 48 balls. 180/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Gambhir unlucky to be run out, but Lanka deserve credit for piling pressure on two set batsmen. Admirable fightback..."

41.5 T Perera to R Jadeja, Works this quicker delivery on the pads wide off mid on and takes a single. Off the mark, finally. 179/5

41.4 T Perera to R Jadeja, Length on pads, Jadeja punches it towards mid on. Still hasn't got off the mark. 178/5

41.3 T Perera to R Jadeja, Another length delivery tailing in, Jadeja angles it towards point. 178/5

41.2 T Perera to R Jadeja, Back of a length outside off, hurries onto Jadeja. He taps it to covers. 178/5

41.1 T Perera to R Jadeja, Angles a good length delivery into Jadeja, who blocks it on the off side. 178/5

Thisara Perera comes back.

40.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Stays on the crease and blocks it. 59 needed off 54 balls. 178/5

40.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 178/5

40.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, driven to mid on. 178/5

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in at 178/5.

40.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, OUT! RUN OUT! Gambhir once again falls before a century but his note-worthy contributions cannot be forgotten. Dhoni dabs this fullish delivery down to mid on and calls for the single. He denies midway as Gambhir remains stranded down the track. The mid on fielder charges to the delivery and scores a direct throw at the non-striker's end! Third umpire was called into action and Gambhir was inches short of the crease. 178/5

Appeal for a run out against Gambhir! It is referred upstairs!

40.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 178/4

40.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full at 139.4 kph, outside off. Dhoni dabs it on the off side. 178/4

39.6 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, punched down to long on for a single. 23/0 in the Batting Powerplay. 5 runs off the over. Need another 59 off 60 balls. 178/4

39.5 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, This time makes good connection to this full delivery and stabs it past the bowler for a couple of runs. 177/4

39.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full on middle, Dhoni jabs it down the ground. 175/4

39.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Length delivery, tailing into Gambhir, who flicks it wristily through square leg for a single. 175/4

39.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full outside off, Dhoni bunts it down the ground for one. 174/4

39.1 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Pushes his length at a full area, Dhoni jams it back to him and Kulasekara stops the ball with his boot. Maybe he doesn't know that Brett Lee tried doing it and got injured severely. 173/4

Nuwan Kulasekara back into the attack now.

38.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Half-volley outside off, punched down to mid off. 173/4

38.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir fails to get proper connection on this full delivery and ends up scooping it over the bowler. They rob a single. 172/4

38.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Over-pitched length, Gambhir drives it through mid on. 171/4

38.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish and wide outside off, pushed to cover. 171/4

38.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Pushes his length further up outside off. Gambhir knocks it to mid off for one, Kulasekara dives and shies at the stumps at the non-striker's end but misses. There is no one to back up and the batsmen steal another one. 171/4

38.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Over-pitched outside off, pushed away to cover. 169/4

Malinga back on. Has three overs more after this one.

37.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 169/4

37.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, turned to mid-wicket. 168/4

37.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Loud LBW shout! Lands a turning delivery, outside off, it comes back into Gambhir who misses out and gets smacked on the pads. Sri Lanka appeal but the umpire is not interested. 168/4

50 stand up between Gambhir and Dhoni!

37.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, FOUR! Super shot, length delivery at 82 kph outside off, Gambhir puts on his skates and drives it exquisitely through covers for a boundary! 168/4

37.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Arm ball curling in, Dhoni shuffles and tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 164/4

37.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Loopy on off, Gambhir shuffes and works it away through long leg for one. 163/4

36.6 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Off-cutter outside off, Dhoni punches it down the ground to end the over. Five runs off the over. 75 runs needed off 78 balls. 162/4

36.5 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Taking it step by step here, Dhoni. 162/4

36.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, worked away through the off side with a punch. 162/4

36.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Shot! Fullish delivery outside off, Dhoni powers it back past Kulasekara with effective use of his bottom hand and the ball rockets past mid off all the way to the fence. 162/4

36.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Back of a length at 127.1 kph, outside off, Dhoni dabs it towards cover. 158/4

36.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Angles a length delivery, Gambhir raps it towards square leg for a quick single. Dhoni was well in even as the fielder misses the sticks at the striker's end. 158/4

Nuwan Kulasekara into the attack now.

Drinks break.

35.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, cut away straight to point. 80 runs needed off 84 balls. 157/4

35.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 157/4

35.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Wide! Stumping chance! Harsh call as Gambhir comes down the track to flick and misses. Sangakkara misses the stumping as well. 156/4

35.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Stays put and works it away on the off side. 155/4

35.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Charges down the track and rockets it straight to square leg. 155/4

35.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Arm ball outside off, Gambhir negates it away to square leg. 155/4

35.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 155/4

Batting Powerplay has been enforced.

34.6 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Flighted outside off, Dhoni pushes it to the cover region. 82 needed off 90 balls. 155/4

34.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Short delivery at 84.1 kph, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it past point for three runs. 155/4

34.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Full outside off, Gambhir taps it towards point. 152/4

34.3 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Tossed up outside off, Dhoni leans for it but gets an outside edge which runs away to third man past first slip for three runs. 152/4

34.2 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Shorter on the pads, worked away to fine leg for a couple of runs. 149/4

34.1 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has flicked the ball off his pads but straight to square leg. 147/4

33.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Quicker outside off, driven through mid off for one. 147/4

33.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Stifled LBW appeal as Dhoni gets rapped on the pads to a quicker arm ball. The umpire reckons it's not out. Replays show an inside edge. 146/4

33.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward to defend as the ball was skidding one. 146/4

33.3 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Dhoni shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 146/4

33.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Stays back and defends. 146/4

33.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Lands outside the leg stump, Gambhir paddles it away on the leg side to fine leg. Dhoni sprints well to ensure they take three comfortably. 146/4

32.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Over-pitched on the pads at 135.6 kph, Gambhir flicks it behind square on the leg side for one. 94 needed off 102 balls. 143/4

32.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Another quick single. Excellent work from the Indian skipper. Works a full delivery through mid on and sets off. He reaches comfortably in at the other end as the fielder misses his direct hit. 142/4

32.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fuller length at 136.4 kph, Dhoni powers it down to mid on. 141/4

32.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Length delivery at 134 kph, Dhoni has to keep low and block it away. 141/4

32.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 141/4

32.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, driven through covers for one. 141/4

31.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir stays put and swats it through covers for a single. 140/4

31.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir works it down the leg side. 139/4

31.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, LBW appeal, quicker delivery, lands outside leg. Gambhir goes to flick and gets caught. Sri Lanka appeal but the umpire is not interested. 139/4

31.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, In the air and just short! Gambhir looks to cut it away and it falls just short of short third man. 139/4

31.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes down the track and ticks it away to mid off and runs for a quick single. 139/4

31.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Loops up on the pads, Gambhir turns it away through mid-wicket for one. 138/4

Rangana Herath into the attack now.

30.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fuller length at 137.5 kph, Dhoni taps it to cover. 100 needed off 114 balls. 137/4

30.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Dhoni chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 137/4

30.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Tailing yorker on off, Dhoni gets down and keeps his bat low to dig it out. 137/4

30.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Short of a length outside off, Gambhir sticks his bat out and guides it to third man for one. 137/4

30.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Gambhir plays it with an angled bat and but finds point. 136/4

30.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! Tough chance though, Dhoni smacks it straight down the ground with lot of brute, Perera sticks his hands out to his left but the ball ricochets away to mid on for a single. 136/4

29.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Short and wide outside off, Dhoni does well to chop it uppishly over point for a run. Well, the umpire has called for over. Just five balls! 135/4

29.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Lands a full toss down the leg side, Dhoni clips it powerfully through square leg for a couple. 134/4

29.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length, Gambhir tucks it in front of square on the leg side for one. 132/4

29.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Does well here to get this to the fence. Short delivery at 137.3 kph from Malinga, Gambhir turns it over staying within the crease and it goes away tearing to the fine leg fence. 131/4

29.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Short outside off at 140.8 kph, Dhoni scythes it to third man for one. 127/4

28.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish and Dhoni rotates his wrists over, uppishly past square leg. He was looking for two but Tharanga at deep square leg does well to restrict him to one run. 126/4

28.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Back of a length at 135.4 kph, Gauti angles it away to third man for one. Good rotation of the strike. 125/4

28.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, worked away through square leg for one. 124/4

28.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, This time guides this length delivery past Dilshan to third man for one. 123/4

28.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Amazing effort from Dilshan once again. That's what is needed to boost the morale. Again a short and wide delivery, Gambhir would have had two boundaries but Dilshan pounces onto like a hungry lion and saves eight runs in two balls for his team. 122/4

28.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Short and slapped away ferociously through point. Dilshan does so well to get hands to it. 122/4

Thisara Perera comes back.

27.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Bottom hand into play, Malinga aims a full delivery at 143.5 kph, outside off, Dhoni does well to make meaty connection and sends it packing past a diving cover fielder. 122/4

27.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Dead straight at middle, Dhoni pats it down the ground. 118/4

MS Dhoni walks into bat at 118-4.

27.4 L Malinga to S Raina, OUT! Soft dismissal! Fullish delivery on the pads at 142.7 kph, Raina fails to make good connection on his flick and ends up getting a faint touch to it. Sangakkara does well by diving to his right and takes a good catch. India need another 119 runs to win off 134 balls with six wickets in hand. 118/4

27.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Bouncer almost does Gambhir in here. Angled on the body, Gambhir swivels to whip it through the line but does not connect and it goes safely in the vacant square leg for a single. 118/3

27.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length on the pads, Gambhir tucks it to fine leg where Perera does well with a dive and saves two. Couple taken. 117/3

27.1 L Malinga to S Raina, Fullish on the middle stump, turned away on the leg side for one. 115/3

26.6 S Senanayake to S Raina, Spinning away from Raina, he pats it through cover point for a single. 123 needed off 138 balls. 114/3

26.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Charges down the track and whacks it down the ground through mid off for one. 113/3

26.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Short and wide, turning away, Gambhir chops it straight to gully. 112/3

26.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Flighted outside off, Gambhir gets across and paddle sweeps it past the keeper towards fine leg for a couple. 112/3

26.2 S Senanayake to S Raina, Slow stuff on the pads, worked away through square leg for a single. 110/3

26.1 S Senanayake to S Raina, Loops up at 87.3 kph, Raina drives it straight to covers. 109/3

25.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Goes full outside off at 135.8 kph, Gauti drives it cleanly through covers for a couple of runs. 128 needed off 144 balls. 109/3

Around the wicket now.

25.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Too fullish on the pads, Raina tucks it nicely through square leg for a single. 107/3

25.4 L Malinga to S Raina, Deadly yorker just outside off, Raina adjusts well to dig it out. 106/3

25.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Too leg-sidish on the pads, flicked away through square leg for one. Patient innings from him, not hurrying at all. 106/3

25.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Full outside off, tapped on the off side. 105/3

25.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish delivery on the pads, tucked wide of mid-wicket for a couple. 105/3

Lasith Malinga into the attack now. Slip and a short cover for him.

24.6 S Senanayake to S Raina, Drives it straight to mid off to end the over. Just 1 off the over. 103/3

24.5 S Senanayake to S Raina, Entices him into the drive and Raina hits it uppishly on one bounce to covers. 103/3

24.4 S Senanayake to S Raina, Dabs it into the ground this time. 103/3

24.3 S Senanayake to S Raina, Gets on the front foot and defends. 103/3

30th ODI Fifty for Gambhir, 6th against Sri Lanka.

24.2 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Flicks it to deep square leg and takes one. 103/3

24.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Guides it straight to the short third man fielder. 102/3

23.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips it uppishly to long on for one. 102/3

23.5 R Herath to S Raina, Drives it to long on for a single. 100 up for India. 101/3

23.4 R Herath to S Raina, Sits on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple. 100/3

23.3 R Herath to S Raina, Helps it straight to mid-wicket this time. 98/3

23.2 R Herath to S Raina, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 98/3

23.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down and drills it to long on for one. 98/3

22.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover for one. 97/3

22.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Dabs it into the ground this time. 96/3

22.4 S Senanayake to S Raina, Clips it to mid-wicket for one. 96/3

22.3 S Senanayake to S Raina, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 95/3

22.2 S Senanayake to S Raina, Raina has defended it off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 95/3

22.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Punches it to covers for one. 95/3

21.6 R Herath to S Raina, Arm ball skidding on outside off. Raina pushes at it but misses. 94/3

Raina is the next batsman.

21.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! Gambhir taps it to short third man and sets off for a single. Jayawardena positioned there picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end. The players appeal for a run out. The umpire refers it to the third umpire. Replays show that Sharma was caught just short of the crease. 94/3

21.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Attempts to cut but misses. 94/2

21.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Cuts it straight to point. 94/2

21.2 R Herath to R Sharma, Chips down, helps it to mid on and scampers through for a single. The fielder knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's stumps but Sharma makes it comfortably. 94/2

21.1 R Herath to R Sharma, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 93/2

20.6 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Stays back and guides it to covers for a single. 93/2

20.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Works it to the on side for a single. 92/2

20.4 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Flicks it through mid on and takes one. 91/2

20.3 S Senanayake to R Sharma, FOUR! Lovely! Flighted delivery on a fullish area outside off, Sharma lofts it against the spin over extra covers for a well placed boundary. 90/2

20.2 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Defends it from within the crease this time. 86/2

20.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Flicks it fine to fine leg and takes three. 86/2

19.6 R Herath to R Sharma, Stays back and prods it to short leg to end the over. Bowling Powerplay over. 15/0 in that period. 83/2

19.5 R Herath to R Sharma, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 83/2

19.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 83/2

19.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Cuts it very late to the gully fielder. 82/2

19.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 82/2

19.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Big appeal! Fullish delivery on the leg stump. Gambhir leans forward for a flick but misses. The ball hits his front pad and the players go up in a huge appeal. The umpire says no. That looked close! 82/2

18.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Gets back and clips it to fine leg for one. 82/2

18.5 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Nudges it behind square and gets one. 81/2

18.4 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Gets a leading edge to covers. 80/2

18.3 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Gets behind the line of the ball and prods it into the ground. 80/2

18.2 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Gets forward and taps it to mid-wicket. 80/2

18.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Full on legs, helped to deep square leg for one. 80/2

Sachithra Senanayake into the attack now.

17.6 R Herath to R Sharma, Comes forward and helps it to short leg. Maiden over. 79/2

17.5 R Herath to R Sharma, Stays back and dabs it to point. 79/2

17.4 R Herath to R Sharma, Gets behind the line of the ball and defends. 79/2

17.3 R Herath to R Sharma, Rocks back and punches it straight to point. 79/2

17.2 R Herath to R Sharma, Prods it into the ground. 79/2

17.1 R Herath to R Sharma, Defended off the front foot by Sharma presenting the full face of the bat. 79/2

Drinks break.

Ayaz Memon tweets "Does the rotation policy mean that the only batsman in good form from the top 3 Gautam Gambir, will not play the next game?"

16.6 A Mathews to R Sharma, Clips it to mid-wicket and steals a quick single. 79/2

16.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Works it to the on side and picks up one. 78/2

16.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 77/2

16.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 77/2

16.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Goes back and punches it straight to covers. 77/2

16.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and caresses it through covers for a lovely boundary. 77/2

Mathews back on.

15.6 R Herath to R Sharma, Fullish delivery outside off, driven to short cover. 5 runs off the over. 73/2

15.5 R Herath to R Sharma, Inside edges the ball onto his pads this time. 73/2

15.4 R Herath to R Sharma, Sharma has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 73/2

15.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes a run. 73/2

15.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it powerfully through point for a boundary. 72/2

15.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes forward and helps it to mid-wicket. 68/2

Bowling Powerplay taken.

14.6 T Perera to R Sharma, Wide outside off, Rohit drives it to cover-point and scampers through for one. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end and concedes an extra run for the overthrow. Two runs added to the total. 68/2

14.5 T Perera to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, Rohit shoulders his arms to it. 66/2

14.4 T Perera to R Sharma, Wide outside off, patted to the covers fielder. 66/2

14.3 T Perera to R Sharma, FOUR! Lovely from Rohit! Fullish outside off, Sharma leans forward and drives it nonchalantly wide of mid off for a well timed boundary. 66/2

14.3 T Perera to R Sharma, WIDE! Slips this one well wide of the off stump. 62/2

14.2 T Perera to R Sharma, Gets back and helps it to point. 61/2

Rohit Sharma is the next man in.

14.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Out! LBW! Fullish ball on middle, nips back in after landing. Kohli goes for a whip but misses it. The ball strikes him low on his front pad and the players appeal. The umpire lifts his finger. That looked plumb to the naked eye. 61/2

13.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to cover-point for a quick single. 61/1

13.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gets forward and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 60/1

13.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. 3000 ODI runs for Kohli! He becomes the fourth fastest to get to 3000 ODI runs. The first three are Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Gary Kirsten. 59/1

13.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Punched to long on for a single. 58/1

13.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, turns back in. Gambhir covers the line of the ball and leaves it. 57/1

13.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for one. 57/1

Herath comes into the attack now.

12.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Prods that one into the ground to end the over. 56/1

12.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Typical Gambhir! Good length delivery on legs, Gambhir stays back and whips it through mid-wicket with lovely timing for a boundary. 56/1

12.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli punches it wide of mid off and takes one. 52/1

12.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Clips it behind square leg and takes a run. 51/1

12.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Punches it through covers and takes a single. 50/1

12.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, helped straight to mid on. 49/1

11.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Cuts this one straight to the gully fielder. 49/1

11.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Slower delivery outside off, Kohli times his drive well to point but the fielder stationed there dives and gets a hand to it. One run taken. 49/1

11.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Short of a length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to pull it but gets the toe end of the bat to gully. 48/1

11.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Slips it down the leg side, Gambhir clips it to fine leg for one. 48/1

11.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, helped to mid off. 47/1

11.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle, pushed to mid-wicket off the back foot. 47/1

10.6 T Perera to V Kohli, Punches it straight to the point fielder to end the over. 47/1

10.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 47/1

10.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, Close! Drives it to mid off and scampers through for a single. Jayawardena runs in, collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Replays show that Gambhir would have been out if that had hit. One run added. 47/1

10.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, driven straight to covers. 46/1

10.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and hits it to covers. The fielder stationed there dives to his left and gets a hand to it but they still get a single. 46/1

10.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 45/1

Thisara Perera into the attack now.

End of Mandatory Powerplay.

9.6 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle, Kohli maneuvers it wide of mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 44/1

9.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Punches it straight back to the bowler this time. 42/1

9.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Kohli pokes at it but misses. 42/1

9.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Full length delivery outside off, helped straight to mid off. 42/1

9.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Outside off, punched straight to the covers fielder. 42/1

9.1 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it to covers. It hit the bottom part of his willow. 42/1

8.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and defends. 42/1

8.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, dabbed to short cover. 42/1

8.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Inswinging delivery on pads, Gambhir flicks it behind square leg and scampers through for two. 42/1

8.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Slower delivery outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and slaps it through covers for a cracking boundary. 40/1

8.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, left alone by Gambhir. 36/1

8.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir guides it through gully and scampers through for a couple. Good running by the pair. 36/1

7.6 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, clipped straight to mid on to end the over. 34/1

7.5 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery on legs, Gambhir goes back and whips it past mid-wicket for three. 34/1

7.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli stays back and maneuvers it to long leg for one. 31/1

7.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli gets forward and dabs it into the ground. 30/1

7.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli punches it straight to covers. 30/1

7.1 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot! Overpitched delivery on middle, Kohli leans forward and drives it sublimely straight back past the bowler for a crunching boundary. 30/1

6.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Gets an inside edge to fine leg and the pair pick up a single to end the over. 26/1

6.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli nudges it to mid-wicket. 25/1

6.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, Gambhir chases it and helps it to deep point for one. 25/1

6.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Again well timed drive but straight to the covers fielder. 24/1

6.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it but short cover gets a hand to it and stops a certain boundary. No run. 24/1

6.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Walks across and dabs a delivery outside off to covers. 24/1

Virat Kohli walks in at no.3

5.6 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar departs! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tendulkar stays in his crease and tries to force it through covers but gets an outside edge to the keeper who makes no mistake. 24/1

5.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Full length delivery outside off, driven beautifully but straight to covers. 24/0

5.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish on off, dabbed straight to short cover. 24/0

5.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Wide outside off, Tendulkar stays back and tries to cut but gets an outside edge which falls just short of the keeper. 24/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, prodded to short cover. 24/0

5.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Gambhir shuffles across and gets a leading edge to mid off. The pair scamper through for a quick single. 24/0

4.6 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Wide outside off, driven straight to cover-point by Tendulkar. 23/0

4.5 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, Tendulkar maneuvers it to deep square leg and picks up a couple. 23/0

4.4 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar checks his shot at the last moment and drives it to the bowler. 21/0

4.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. 21/0

4.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Slower delivery on off, driven straight to mid off by Gambhir. 20/0

4.1 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Fullish on legs, Tendulkar flicks it powerfully to fine leg for one. 20/0

Mathews into the attack.

3.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 19/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Clips it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Tendulkar was well in. 19/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 18/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Two in two for Tendulkar! Slips a fullish delivery onto his pads. Tendulkar flicks it sublimely to fine leg for a well placed boundary. 18/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Hits it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 14/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish on pads, flicked uppishly to mid-wicket. 13/0

2.6 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Slower fullish delivery on legs, Tendulkar flicks it away nonchalantly to long leg. Tharanga runs in from deep square leg and dives to his right but doesn't save a boundary. 13/0

2.5 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and drives it wide of mid off. The fielder at mid off does well to stop it. No run. 9/0

2.4 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Slower fullish delivery on legs, Tendulkar waits and clips it away through square leg for two. 9/0

2.3 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery outside off, Tendulkar punches it to mid off. 7/0

2.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Wide outside off, Gambhir cuts it past gully to third man for a single. 7/0

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish on off, Gambhir dabs it to point. 6/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single to keep the strike. 6/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar nudges it wide of mid on and scampers through for a single. Jayawardena at mid on shies at the non-striker's end but misses. Tendulkar was well in. He gets off the mark. 5/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 4/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, pushed straight to mid-wicket. 4/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Wide! Slips this one well down the leg side. Sangakkara dives to his left and makes a brilliant save to stop a boundary. 4/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Probing line outside off, moves away after landing. Tendulkar lets it go through. 3/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish on legs, Gambhir flicks it to fine leg for one. Gets off the mark. 3/0

Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Wide outside off, Tendulkar tries to punch it through covers but mistimes it to mid off. 2/0

0.5 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on off, Tendulkar punches it straight to the bowler. Didn't time that well. 2/0

0.4 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and drives it to mid off. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, Tendulkar flicks it uppishly to mid-wicket. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, 2 Wides! Poor delivery! Slips it wide down the leg side. Gambhir misses his flick and the keeper gets a slight glove to it. The pair run through for two wides. 2/0

0.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, drives straight to covers. 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, swinging in. Gambhir tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the ground to the keeper. 0/0

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

India move to the top of the table with 10 points, toppling Australia who are at 9. The next match is between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney on the 17th of February, which starts at 1420 local (0850 IST). That's it from us, join us for the next contest. Till then, it's tata!

The Man of the Match, MS Dhoni, reckons that Gautam Gambhir's wicket was his fault and mentions that the ball was not coming on properly. He maintains that the new batsman coming into bat would find it difficult and stresses on the fact that the settled batsmen should stay till the end of the innings. He mentions that Malinga is a danger with the new as well as the old ball. He says, had he hit the final shot back in India, it may have gone off a couple of bounces over the ropes but the grounds are bigger here in Australia. He agrees with Mark Nicholas on Sri Lanka being a dark horse in this ODI series and feels that, they won't take much time to get on the points table.

Jayawardena stands by the fact that MS Dhoni was always the key player, he reckons that with four runs needed off one ball, they backed themselves to win. Sounds a bit unhappy with the dropped catches and the missed run outs but remains positive to come off strongly in the next match. He mentions Malinga's performance as brilliant and hopes that they learn from the mistakes.

Chandimal and Jayawardena did well to anchor the ship. Vinay Kumar and Pathan took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Sri Lanka fielded like pouncing tigers on the field and grabbed everything they could get hold of. A couple of well executed run outs did the trick but they missed out on a couple of chances and vital run outs as well. But it all came down to the last over where Malinga failed the trick! Gautam Gambhir once again batted well for his 91 but it was Dhoni who anchored the innings, holding the fort till the last minute.

It does not get any closer to this and we have witnessed a tie here! Sri Lanka made it so tough for the Indians to win. India were in the driving seat for the majority of the chase but after Gambhir's wicket, they went on a downslide losing wickets as the run-ball equation kept on widening.

49.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, MATCH TIED! What a match! Dhoni gets hold of this full delivery outside off and whacks it towards the sweeper cover fence. The ball was heading to the fence and the fielder did well to reach out and parry it. Senanayake from covers does well and returns the throw to Kulasekara approaching from mid off! The batsmen take three! Dhoni has once again stayed till the end but he will share the honours with Jayawardena this time! Wait, the umpire is checking out on the fielding attempt from the fielder and then agrees that the match is tied! Phew! What a fitting finish! 236/9

49.5 L Malinga to V Kumar, OUT! Kumar run out! Dabs this towards mid off and sets off. Mathews comes charging in and scores a direct hit. Kumar was well outside the line and is given out! 4 runs needed off 1 ball. The pressure is on the captain. 233/9

49.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Malinga misses out once again! Full outside off, Dhoni whips it to mid-wicket and takes a non-exisiting run. Malinga does not collect the ball at the non-striker's end as Dhoni was well short. 4 needed off 2 balls. 233/8

49.3 L Malinga to V Kumar, Length delivery, dabbed to point for a single. He gets in well at the non-striker's end. Five needed off 3 balls. It's time for Captain Cool. 232/8

49.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full on the pads, looks to swipe it on the leg side but it goes off the inside edge off his pads and rolls away to cover for one. 231/8

49.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Powers this yorker down the ground and calls for two immediately. The fielder from long on throws and Malinga does not flick the bails off. 230/8

Sri Lanka have posted 236 runs on the board. They were going well at one stage but the Indians did well to peg them back in the final overs. Chandimal played majestically for 81 but was unfortunately run out. Jayawardena played a helping hand to him as he added 94 runs for the 4th wicket. Vinay Kumar was the pick of the bowlers for India scalping three wickets, while Ashwin chipped in with two. It could be a tricky chase for India. Stay tuned for India's reply.

49.6 V Kumar to R Herath, Short on off, Herath pulls it to long on and takes a single. Sri Lanka end on 236/9. 236/9

Herath is the next man in.

49.5 V Kumar to S Senanayake, OUT! Run out! Senanayake pulls it to long on and sets off for a single. Malinga wants a second but is sent back. The throw from the deep is right over the stumps and Dhoni collects and whips the bails off in a flash. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show Malinga was well short. 235/9

49.4 V Kumar to S Senanayake, Fullish on middle, Senanayake slaps it over the bowler's head. Raina runs in from long on and saves a certain boundary. Keeps them down to two. 234/8

Lasith Malinga is the next man in.

49.3 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, OUT! Kulasekara departs! Short of a length delivery outside off, Kulasekara goes for a pull but gets a top edge to gully where Gambhir makes no mistake. 232/8

49.2 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 232/7

49.1 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Slower delivery on middle. Kulasekara tries to scoop it over fine leg but misses. 232/7

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga make their way out to the middle. VInay Kumar(22 ODI wickets) to start off proceedings with the ball from the City End.

Sri Lanka - Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.

India - Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav.

Dhoni is playing his 200th ODI and becomes the fifth player in the world as a wicket-keeper to do so. A phenomenal record- He has the highest batting average of 50.96, amongst all the wicket-keepers who have played 200 ODIs. (Next close is Kumar Sangakkara at 37.86). Sehwag sits out with a back spasm while Tendulkar gets back. For all those fans awaiting the return of the talented Irfan Pathan can rejoice, as he has been drafted in the playing eleven in place of an injured Zaheer Khan.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat. Thirimanne and Prasad have been left out while Thisara Perera comes in and Rangana Herath, the experienced slow left arm spinner, gets in an opportunity in this match.

Pitch report was brought about by Ian Chappell and Tom Moody. They reckon that it is going to be the same pitch that was used on Sunday. Add that it may turn out slower in the later part of the game. Chappell advises, that the team winning the toss should bat first.

Weather- Clear blue skies, no predictions of rains.

It's Match 5 and the sub-continental rivalry is about to get underway at the Adelaide Oval.

48.6 A Mathews to Dhoni, Digs this yorker out for a single to keep strike the next over. 228/8

44th ODI fifty for Dhoni!

48.5 A Mathews to Dhoni, FOUR! Gets hold of this full toss outside off and sends it over mid-wicket for a pressure oozing boundary. 227/8

Vinay Kumar walks in.

48.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, RUN OUT! Ugly mix up and Pathan sacrifices his wicket in the end. Dabs this delivery on the on side but and gets an inside edge onto his pads. Dhoni scampers through while Pathan is not interested. Mathews does well to get to the ball and takes a couple of steps to the bowler's end before striking the stumps as Pathan tries to get back. 223/8

48.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, SIX! No ball for height! The Clint Mckay moment for Angelo Mathews as he hurls in over waist height. Pathan, true to his name, hoicks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie! 223/7

48.3 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Lands full at 124.9 kph on yorker length, Dhoni muscles this to sweeper cover for one. 216/7

48.2 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Has a wild swing at a delivery outside off and misses out. 215/7

48.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Full toss, Pathan gets a leading edge which falls just short of cover, who fumbles and enables a single. 22 runs needed off 11 balls. 215/7

48.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, WIDE! Harsh call, lands wide outside off to Pathan who slashes and misses. 214/7

48.6 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Fullish delivery outside off, he doesn't get his bat down in time. Dot ball. 232/7

48.5 I Pathan to N Kulasekara, Drives it to covers and scamper through for a single. The fielder stationed there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 232/7

48.4 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Goes for a scoop shot over fine leg but misses out. The ball hits his pads and the players appeal. Meanwhile the pair run through for a leg bye. The umpire is unmoved. Would have missed off. 231/7

48.3 I Pathan to S Senanayake, FOUR! Goes on the back foot and slices it past gully to the deep point fence. Tendulkar from deep cover runs in and dives to his left but couldn't stop the boundary. 230/7

48.2 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Lofts a fullish ball outside off over mid off and scampers through for two. 226/7

48.1 I Pathan to S Senanayake, FOUR! Full toss outside off, Senanayake flashes at it hard and the ball runs away through the covers for a boundary. Tendulkar tried to stop it with his foot but was unsuccessful. 224/7

Angelo Mathews comes into bowl.

47.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, Full and wide outside off, yorker length, Pathan taps it to mid off for one. 4 runs off the over. 24 needed off 12 balls. Excellent over from Malinga. 213/7

47.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, LBW appeal straightaway. Lands a straight and deadly delivery on the full length, it strikes Pathan on his pads , Malinga goes up huge but the umpire is not interested. 212/7

Irfan Pathan is the new man coming at 212/7, India need another 25 runs off 14 balls.

47.4 L Malinga to R Ashwin, OUT! And gets him this time. Slower delivery outside off, Ashwin is well through the shot and chips it straight to Senanayake at covers for a simple catch. The dropped catch does not affect Sri Lanka much as they get a break through two balls later. Good accuracy from Malinga. 212/7

47.3 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Length delivery, slowing on 124.4 kph, Ashwin misses out on his heave. 212/6

47.2 L Malinga to R Ashwin, DROPPED! Sangakkara drops a sitter! Really a dolly, but he messed it up. Malinga lands a deceptive slower ball. Ashwin swings through the line and gets a top edge, it sits up nicely in the air, Sangakkara has lot of time as he came near point with screams of 'mine' but spills it with the ball going off the outer part of his gloves. They take two. 212/6

47.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Lands a deadly yorker at 142.9 kph, just on the pads, Dhoni punches it down the ground for a single. 210/6

47.6 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Tries to hoick a slower delivery over the on side but misses. 220/7

47.5 V Kumar to S Senanayake, Pulls it over mid-wicket over Tendulkar and picks up three. Good running by the pair. 220/7

47.4 V Kumar to S Senanayake, FOUR! Adding insult to injury! Fullish outside off, slapped over covers for a thumping boundary. 217/7

47.3 V Kumar to N Kulasekara, Dropped! Full toss outside off, Senanayaka slashes it hard to covers where Gambhir dives to his left but fluffs it. 213/7

47.2 V Kumar to S Senanayake, Good length delivery on middle, Senanayake goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 212/7

47.1 V Kumar to S Senanayake, Bouncer on middle. Senanayake thinks of a pull but decides against. 211/7

Lasith Malinga comes into bowl now. He has two overs left.

46.6 N Kulasekara to R Ashwin, Wide outside off, another helpful slower ball. Ashwin gives it everything and misses it. 28 needed off 18 balls. 209/6

46.5 N Kulasekara to R Ashwin, Another slower delivery at 106.4 kph, Ashwin waits coolly and drops it past point for a couple of runs. 209/6

46.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Half-volley at 127.8 kph, outside off, Dhoni steers it to sweeper cover for one more single. 207/6

46.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Over-pitched outside off at 129.7 kph, Dhoni powers it straight to covers. 206/6

46.2 N Kulasekara to R Ashwin, Slow and short of 105.6 kph, Ashwin sees it early and turns it through square leg for one. 206/6

46.1 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full toss out side off, Dhoni jams it through mid off for a single. 205/6

Vinay Kumar back on.

46.6 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Drives it to deep point and takes a single. 211/7

46.5 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Pats it straight to point. 210/7

46.4 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Attempts to run it down to third man but misses. 210/7

Sachithra Senanayake is the new man in.

46.3 I Pathan to A Mathews, OUT! Run out! Clever from Dhoni! Mathews misses out on a full toss and outside edges it on one bounce to Dhoni who collects the ball and knocks down the stumps in a flash as Mathews sets off for a single. He was well short there. 210/7

46.2 I Pathan to N Kulasekara, Goes for a slash outside off and outside edges it to third man for a single. 210/6

46.2 I Pathan to N Kulasekara, WIDE! Delivers it well wide of the off stump. 209/6

46.1 I Pathan to A Mathews, Outside off, Mathews pats it to point where Tiwary picks up and shies at the striker's end but misses. It would have been close if he would have hit. A single completed. 208/6

Nuwan Kulasekara into the attack. Action-filled four overs coming up.

45.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni pats it down the ground and will keep strike the next over. 13 off the over. 33 runs needed off 24 balls. 204/6

45.5 T Perera to R Ashwin, Slower delivery at 110.5 kph, Ashwin ticks it away to short fine leg for one. The biggest over in the innings so far. What more do we have? 203/6

45.4 T Perera to R Ashwin, FOUR! Good thinking from Ashwin. Gives himself ample room and whacks this full delivery over covers to make it 11 off 3 balls. 202/6

45.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total. 198/6

45.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, SIX! That's his much favoured one and the best part is he picks up the length so well! Full delivery in the slot outside off, Dhoni gives it a heave-ho and it goes down the ground over mid on all the way beyond the ropes. 197/6

45.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Lands a wide delivery outside off, Dhoni misses out on the hoick. Dot ball. 191/6

Pathan brought back into the attack.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe are off to a flier in the second T20I against New Zealand at Hamilton. They have raced away to 50 in just 5 overs.

45.6 U Yadav to A Mathews, This time finds the gap via a pull through mid-wicket and gets a single. 207/6

45.5 U Yadav to A Mathews, Pulls it straight to mid-wicket. 206/6

45.4 U Yadav to A Mathews, FOUR! Superb shot! Clears his leg and hits an overpitched delivery outside off over extra cover for a thumping boundary. 206/6

45.3 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, Good length delivery outside off, Kulasekara slaps it straight past Umesh Yadav who sticks out his one hand but couldn't hold on. The pair run through for a single. 202/6

45.2 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, Back of a length delivery outside off, Kulasekara goes for a slap over the on side and mistimes it uppishly to long on for a couple. 201/6

45.1 U Yadav to A Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews guides it to point and steals a single. 199/6

In the meanwhile, Dhoni has a change of bat.

44.6 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Goes right in the middle stump block hole. Ashwin makes room but cannot swat it past cover. 5 runs off the over. 46 needed off 30 balls. 191/6

44.5 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Length delivery on middle, worked away straight to mid-wicket. 191/6

44.4 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Goes wider at 140.3 kph outside off, Ashwin does well to get meaty connection through covers for a couple. 191/6

44.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Bowls at the over-pitched length, Dhoni knocks it down the ground through mid on for a single. 189/6

44.2 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Elegantly tucked away off the pads for a single. 188/6

44.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Lands a full toss on the pads, ticked away through square leg for one. 187/6

44.6 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Fullish on legs, Kulasekara misses his forward prod. A stifled appeal but going down leg. 198/6

44.5 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Gets back and taps it behind square leg for a single. 198/6

44.4 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Drives it to long off and takes one. 197/6

44.3 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Goes back and helps it behind square leg for one. 196/6

44.2 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Pulls it straight to mid-wicket. 195/6

44.1 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Fullish on middle, prodded into the ground. 195/6

Lasith Malinga comes into bowl. Three overs he has in his kitty.

43.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, tucked through mid-wicket for one. 51 needed off 36 balls. 186/6

43.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Driven sweetly through covers but the fielder cuts him off well. 185/6

43.4 T Perera to R Ashwin, Ashwin has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 185/6

Ashwin is the next man to walk in. Surprised not to see Irfan Pathan.

43.3 T Perera to R Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja goes and India in a spot of bother! Fullish delivery at 139.1 kph, wide outside off. Jadeja opens the face of his bat and drives through the line but Jayawardena at short cover, dives low to his right and takes another super catch. Sri Lanka have been alert on the field and have taken all the chances offered to them. Jadeja was unsure whether it was a clean catch or not, eventually takes the route back to the dressing room. 184/6

43.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Back of a length at 137.2 kph, Dhoni powers it through mid off for a single. 184/5

43.1 T Perera to R Jadeja, Short of a length at 139.7 kph, punched through mid off for a single. 183/5

43.6 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, Fullish outside off, Kulasekara mistimes his flick to mid-wicket. 195/6

43.5 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, Good length delivery on middle, nudged to mid-wicket. 195/6

43.4 U Yadav to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one. 195/6

43.3 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, Guides it down to fine leg for a single. 194/6

43.2 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, In the corridor outside off, straightens after landing. Kulasekara is beaten by the movement. 193/6

43.1 U Yadav to N Kulasekara, Fullish outside off, drives to extra cover, Kohli dives from mid off and stops. They still get a couple. 193/6

42.6 N Kulasekara to R Jadeja, Jadeja works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. Excellent over. Only two runs. 55 runs needed off 42 balls. Pressure creeping on India now. 182/5

42.5 N Kulasekara to R Jadeja, Good yorker but angling away outside off, Jadeja does well to keep it out. 181/5

42.4 N Kulasekara to R Jadeja, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. Dot ball. Only one off the over so far. No boundary since the 38th over. 181/5

42.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Leg bye! Slower delivery at 106.2 kph, Dhoni tucks it through square leg for a single but it goes off the pads. He gave a noticeable call of "Aa ja"(come) to Jadeja. 181/5

42.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Slants a yorker on the pads, Dhoni taps it towards mid-wicket. 180/5

42.1 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Length on the pads, punched down the ground and just before Kulasekara. 180/5

Umesh Yadav back on.

42.6 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Works it to the on side where Vinay Kumar misfields and allows one. 191/6

42.5 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Gets back and helps it to covers for one. 190/6

42.4 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Gets back and prods it into the ground. 189/6

42.3 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Punched off the back foot to mid-wicket. 189/6

42.2 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Big appeal! Fullish on the leg stump goes straight on after landing. Mathews misses it and is hit on the back leg. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Replays show it was going down leg. 189/6

42.1 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Good length delivery on middle, punched straight to Jadeja. 189/6

Nuwan Kulasekara comes into the attack now.

41.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Short of a length outside off, worked away past mid off for one. 57 needed off 48 balls. 180/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Gambhir unlucky to be run out, but Lanka deserve credit for piling pressure on two set batsmen. Admirable fightback..."

41.5 T Perera to R Jadeja, Works this quicker delivery on the pads wide off mid on and takes a single. Off the mark, finally. 179/5

41.4 T Perera to R Jadeja, Length on pads, Jadeja punches it towards mid on. Still hasn't got off the mark. 178/5

41.3 T Perera to R Jadeja, Another length delivery tailing in, Jadeja angles it towards point. 178/5

41.2 T Perera to R Jadeja, Back of a length outside off, hurries onto Jadeja. He taps it to covers. 178/5

41.1 T Perera to R Jadeja, Angles a good length delivery into Jadeja, who blocks it on the off side. 178/5

41.6 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Beaten! Spins back in sharply after landing outside off. Cuts Kulasekara into half in his forward prod. 189/6

41.5 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Gets forward and helps it to the covers fielder. 189/6

41.4 R Ashwin to N Kulasekara, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 189/6

41.3 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Short and wide outside off, Mathews punches it to deep cover for a single. 189/6

41.2 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Again doesn't find the gap as he helps it straight to mid-wicket. 188/6

41.1 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Comes forward and pats it straight to mid-wicket. 188/6

Thisara Perera comes back.

40.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Stays on the crease and blocks it. 59 needed off 54 balls. 178/5

40.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 178/5

40.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, driven to mid on. 178/5

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in at 178/5.

40.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, OUT! RUN OUT! Gambhir once again falls before a century but his note-worthy contributions cannot be forgotten. Dhoni dabs this fullish delivery down to mid on and calls for the single. He denies midway as Gambhir remains stranded down the track. The mid on fielder charges to the delivery and scores a direct throw at the non-striker's end! Third umpire was called into action and Gambhir was inches short of the crease. 178/5

Appeal for a run out against Gambhir! It is referred upstairs!

40.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 178/4

40.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full at 139.4 kph, outside off. Dhoni dabs it on the off side. 178/4

40.6 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Drives it straight to the bowler. 188/6

40.5 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Gets forward and defends. 188/6

40.4 R Jadeja to A Mathews, Flicks it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 188/6

40.3 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Clips it to mid-wicket for one. 187/6

40.2 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Turns away after landing on off, Kulasekara is beaten by the spin in his forward prod. 186/6

40.1 R Jadeja to N Kulasekara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 186/6

39.6 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, punched down to long on for a single. 23/0 in the Batting Powerplay. 5 runs off the over. Need another 59 off 60 balls. 178/4

39.5 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, This time makes good connection to this full delivery and stabs it past the bowler for a couple of runs. 177/4

39.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full on middle, Dhoni jabs it down the ground. 175/4

39.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Length delivery, tailing into Gambhir, who flicks it wristily through square leg for a single. 175/4

39.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Full outside off, Dhoni bunts it down the ground for one. 174/4

39.1 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Pushes his length at a full area, Dhoni jams it back to him and Kulasekara stops the ball with his boot. Maybe he doesn't know that Brett Lee tried doing it and got injured severely. 173/4

Jadeja back on.

39.6 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Poor from India! Mathews taps it to covers and scampers through for a single. The fielder positioned there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. The batsmen run through for an extra overthrow. Good Batting Powerplay for India 18/3 from it. 186/6

39.5 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Slips it down the leg side, Mathews clips it behind square. 184/6

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new batsman.

39.4 R Ashwin to T Perera, OUT! Fullish on off, turns away after landing. Perera goes for a wild slog over the onside but top edges it to long off where Virat Kohli makes no mistake. 184/6

39.3 R Ashwin to T Perera, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 184/5

39.2 R Ashwin to T Perera, Turns away after pitching on middle, Perera prods it into the ground. 184/5

39.1 R Ashwin to T Perera, Short and wide outside off, dabbed to point. 184/5

Nuwan Kulasekara back into the attack now.

38.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Half-volley outside off, punched down to mid off. 173/4

38.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir fails to get proper connection on this full delivery and ends up scooping it over the bowler. They rob a single. 172/4

38.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Over-pitched length, Gambhir drives it through mid on. 171/4

38.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish and wide outside off, pushed to cover. 171/4

38.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Pushes his length further up outside off. Gambhir knocks it to mid off for one, Kulasekara dives and shies at the stumps at the non-striker's end but misses. There is no one to back up and the batsmen steal another one. 171/4

38.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Over-pitched outside off, pushed away to cover. 169/4

Two slips for Ashwin.

Cricket Update - Meanwhile, in New Zealand, Zimbabwe have elected to bat in the second T20I.

38.6 U Yadav to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews goes for a full blooded cut but doesn't connect. 184/5

38.5 U Yadav to T Perera, Fullish outside off, Perera stays back and slices it to third man for one. 184/5

38.4 U Yadav to A Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews works it away to third man for a single. 183/5

38.3 U Yadav to A Mathews, Wide outside off, guided straight to gully. 182/5

38.2 U Yadav to T Perera, Fullish on the leg stump this time, Perera flicks it beautifully to deep square leg for just a single. 182/5

38.1 U Yadav to T Perera, Fullish on off, driven back to the bowler. 181/5

Malinga back on. Has three overs more after this one.

37.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 169/4

37.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, turned to mid-wicket. 168/4

37.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Loud LBW shout! Lands a turning delivery, outside off, it comes back into Gambhir who misses out and gets smacked on the pads. Sri Lanka appeal but the umpire is not interested. 168/4

50 stand up between Gambhir and Dhoni!

37.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, FOUR! Super shot, length delivery at 82 kph outside off, Gambhir puts on his skates and drives it exquisitely through covers for a boundary! 168/4

37.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Arm ball curling in, Dhoni shuffles and tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 164/4

37.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Loopy on off, Gambhir shuffes and works it away through long leg for one. 163/4

Umesh Yadav back on.

37.6 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Misses his flick of an off-spinner and the ball lobs off his pads to square leg. 181/5

37.5 R Ashwin to T Perera, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and takes a single. 181/5

37.4 R Ashwin to T Perera, Cuts it past gully and picks up a couple. 180/5

Thisara Perera is the new batsman.

37.3 R Ashwin to A Mathews, OUT! The third umpire has given it run out! Mathews taps it to covers and scampers through for a risky single, Rohit Sharma positioned there runs in and fires in a low throw to Dhoni who whips off the bails in a flash. The umpire goes upstairs. Replays show Chandimal was just short. What an unlucky end to a great innings. 178/5

Appeal for a run out. The umpire has gone upstairs.

37.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Taps it to point and takes a single. 178/4

37.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Drifts it short on the leg stump, Chandimal pulls it to long leg and scampers through for two. The fielder in the deep, Umesh Yadav fires in a flat throw but it misses the stumps at the striker's end. Dhoni tried to deflect it onto the stumps but he too missed it. If that would have hit, Chandimal was a dead duck. Two runs added to the total. 177/4

36.6 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Off-cutter outside off, Dhoni punches it down the ground to end the over. Five runs off the over. 75 runs needed off 78 balls. 162/4

36.5 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Taking it step by step here, Dhoni. 162/4

36.4 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, worked away through the off side with a punch. 162/4

36.3 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Shot! Fullish delivery outside off, Dhoni powers it back past Kulasekara with effective use of his bottom hand and the ball rockets past mid off all the way to the fence. 162/4

36.2 N Kulasekara to MS Dhoni, Back of a length at 127.1 kph, outside off, Dhoni dabs it towards cover. 158/4

36.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Angles a length delivery, Gambhir raps it towards square leg for a quick single. Dhoni was well in even as the fielder misses the sticks at the striker's end. 158/4

36.6 V Kumar to D Chandimal, A tad short outside off, Chandimal punches it to deep cover for a single. Successful over for India. 175/4

36.5 V Kumar to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, Mathews opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for one. 174/4

36.4 V Kumar to A Mathews, Gets back and prods it into the ground. 173/4

36.3 V Kumar to A Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed back to the bowler. 173/4

Angelo Mathews is the new batsman.

36.2 V Kumar to M J'dena, OUT! Vinay Kumar strikes straightaway after the break! Fullish on off, nips back in after landing. Jayawardena shuffles across to flick but misses. The ball hits him low on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire lifts his finger. That looked out to the naked eye. Replays show that it was indeed hitting middle. Jayawardena falls 7 short of his half-century. 173/4

36.1 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Short and wide outside off, slashed away to deep cover for one. 173/3

Nuwan Kulasekara into the attack now.

Drinks break.

35.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Short outside off, cut away straight to point. 80 runs needed off 84 balls. 157/4

35.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 157/4

35.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Wide! Stumping chance! Harsh call as Gambhir comes down the track to flick and misses. Sangakkara misses the stumping as well. 156/4

35.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Stays put and works it away on the off side. 155/4

35.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Charges down the track and rockets it straight to square leg. 155/4

35.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Arm ball outside off, Gambhir negates it away to square leg. 155/4

35.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 155/4

Vinay Kumar brought back.

Drinks break.

35.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Too leg-sidish once again, worked away towards fine leg for one. 172/3

35.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. 171/3

35.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, J'dena has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 171/3

35.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, J'dena has played it towards mid-wicket. Dot ball. 170/3

35.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Leg bye! Goes too short once again, clipped off the pads for one on the leg side. 170/3

"dinesh chandimal could well be the next outstanding 'collector' of runs from S.L ..has the knack of getting runs..great knack to have", tweets Sanjay Manjrekar.

35.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Shortish on pads, helped away through square leg. 169/3

Batting Powerplay has been enforced.

34.6 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Flighted outside off, Dhoni pushes it to the cover region. 82 needed off 90 balls. 155/4

34.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Short delivery at 84.1 kph, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it past point for three runs. 155/4

34.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Full outside off, Gambhir taps it towards point. 152/4

34.3 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Tossed up outside off, Dhoni leans for it but gets an outside edge which runs away to third man past first slip for three runs. 152/4

34.2 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Shorter on the pads, worked away to fine leg for a couple of runs. 149/4

34.1 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has flicked the ball off his pads but straight to square leg. 147/4

Batting Powerplay has been enforced. Time for some fun, as told by Wasim Akram on air.

34.6 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Too leg-sided, helped away square on the leg side for a single to end the over. 11 off the over. 168/3

34.5 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Short on the pads, flicked to square leg for one. 167/3

34.4 R Jadeja to D Chandimal,SIX! Goes all the way! Comes down charging to this ball, picked the length early and swats it over the cow corner for a hefty blow. 166/3

34.3 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 160/3

34.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Fuller length, angled outside off, pushed to cover. 160/3

34.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Too full on the pads, J'dena sweeps it past Dhoni towards fine leg for a couple. 159/3

33.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Quicker outside off, driven through mid off for one. 147/4

33.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Stifled LBW appeal as Dhoni gets rapped on the pads to a quicker arm ball. The umpire reckons it's not out. Replays show an inside edge. 146/4

33.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward to defend as the ball was skidding one. 146/4

33.3 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Dhoni shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 146/4

33.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Stays back and defends. 146/4

33.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Lands outside the leg stump, Gambhir paddles it away on the leg side to fine leg. Dhoni sprints well to ensure they take three comfortably. 146/4

33.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Sligh spin turning into J'dena, he tucks it through square leg for one. 157/3

33.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 156/3

33.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Shortish on middle, turned away through mid-wicket for one. 155/3

33.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Flighted on middle, blocked back by Jayawardena. 154/3

33.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Lands full on the pads at 71.1 kph, clipped through square leg for one. 154/3

33.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, J'dena flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 153/3

32.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Over-pitched on the pads at 135.6 kph, Gambhir flicks it behind square on the leg side for one. 94 needed off 102 balls. 143/4

32.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Another quick single. Excellent work from the Indian skipper. Works a full delivery through mid on and sets off. He reaches comfortably in at the other end as the fielder misses his direct hit. 142/4

32.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fuller length at 136.4 kph, Dhoni powers it down to mid on. 141/4

32.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Length delivery at 134 kph, Dhoni has to keep low and block it away. 141/4

32.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 141/4

32.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, driven through covers for one. 141/4

32.6 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Scoops it over Dhoni on the on side for a couple. 152/3

32.5 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Looks to flick it off his pads but misses out and gets smacked on the pads off his inside edge. 150/3

32.4 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Chandimal has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot. 150/3

32.3 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Chandimal flicks it away with a wristy shot. 150/3

32.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Good turn there, came back sharply to J'dena who cuts it through point for one. 150/3

32.1 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Chandimal has driven it through mid-off. One run added to the total. 149/3

31.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir stays put and swats it through covers for a single. 140/4

31.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gambhir works it down the leg side. 139/4

31.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, LBW appeal, quicker delivery, lands outside leg. Gambhir goes to flick and gets caught. Sri Lanka appeal but the umpire is not interested. 139/4

31.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, In the air and just short! Gambhir looks to cut it away and it falls just short of short third man. 139/4

31.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes down the track and ticks it away to mid off and runs for a quick single. 139/4

31.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Loops up on the pads, Gambhir turns it away through mid-wicket for one. 138/4

31.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Punched off the back foot by the batsman through covers. The batsmen have run through for a single. 148/3

31.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Stifled LBW appeal, lands a full toss outside the leg stump to Chandimal who misses. Umpire turns it down immediately. 147/3

31.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, J'dena works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 147/3

31.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Short on the pads at 82.8 kph, helped away to square leg for one. He was a bit careless ball watching but makes it well in the end as Tendulkar misses the direct throw. 146/3

31.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Too straight on off, punched down to long off for a single. 145/3

31.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Loopy at 70.6 kph, J' dena flicks it through square leg and takes a well run couple. 144/3

Rangana Herath into the attack now.

30.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fuller length at 137.5 kph, Dhoni taps it to cover. 100 needed off 114 balls. 137/4

30.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Dhoni chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 137/4

30.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Tailing yorker on off, Dhoni gets down and keeps his bat low to dig it out. 137/4

30.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Short of a length outside off, Gambhir sticks his bat out and guides it to third man for one. 137/4

30.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Gambhir plays it with an angled bat and but finds point. 136/4

30.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! Tough chance though, Dhoni smacks it straight down the ground with lot of brute, Perera sticks his hands out to his left but the ball ricochets away to mid on for a single. 136/4

30.6 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Short, turning away, outside off to J'dena who cuts it through point for one. 142/3

30.5 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Bowls flatter on the pads, Chandimal ticks it away through square leg for one. 141/3

30.4 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, J'dena punches it through point for one. 140/3

30.3 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Half-volley on the pads, ticked away square on the leg side for one. 139/3

30.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Shortish on middle to J'dena who works it through mid-wicket for one. 138/3

30.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, J'dena defends it from within the crease. 137/3

29.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Short and wide outside off, Dhoni does well to chop it uppishly over point for a run. Well, the umpire has called for over. Just five balls! 135/4

29.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Lands a full toss down the leg side, Dhoni clips it powerfully through square leg for a couple. 134/4

29.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length, Gambhir tucks it in front of square on the leg side for one. 132/4

29.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Does well here to get this to the fence. Short delivery at 137.3 kph from Malinga, Gambhir turns it over staying within the crease and it goes away tearing to the fine leg fence. 131/4

29.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Short outside off at 140.8 kph, Dhoni scythes it to third man for one. 127/4

Ravindra Jadeja comes back in the attack.

29.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Length angling away, flicked through square leg for one. 137/3

29.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal defends it from within the crease. 135/3

29.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Fullish on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 135/3

29.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Short on the leg stump line, pulled away through square leg for one. 134/3

29.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Down the leg side, tucked straight to square leg. 133/3

29.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal dances down the track but decides to defend it. 133/3

28.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish and Dhoni rotates his wrists over, uppishly past square leg. He was looking for two but Tharanga at deep square leg does well to restrict him to one run. 126/4

28.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Back of a length at 135.4 kph, Gauti angles it away to third man for one. Good rotation of the strike. 125/4

28.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, worked away through square leg for one. 124/4

28.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, This time guides this length delivery past Dilshan to third man for one. 123/4

28.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Amazing effort from Dilshan once again. That's what is needed to boost the morale. Again a short and wide delivery, Gambhir would have had two boundaries but Dilshan pounces onto like a hungry lion and saves eight runs in two balls for his team. 122/4

28.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Short and slapped away ferociously through point. Dilshan does so well to get hands to it. 122/4

Ashwin into the attack.

28.6 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Driven towards the mid-on region. They pick up a single. 133/3

28.5 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Over-pitched outside off, hit straight to Kohli who does well to get the ball and scores a throw at the non-striker's end but Jayawardena was well in. 132/3

28.5 R Sharma to D Chandimal, WIDE! Chandimal tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. The umpire has signalled a wide. 132/3

28.4 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Flatter on off, Chandimal eases it wide of mid off for a couple of runs. 131/3

50 stand up!

28.3 R Sharma to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, punched down the ground for one. 129/3

28.2 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Short outside off, cut away through off side for one. 128/3

28.1 R Sharma to M J'dena, Down the leg side, turned away through square leg for one. 127/3

Thisara Perera comes back.

27.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Bottom hand into play, Malinga aims a full delivery at 143.5 kph, outside off, Dhoni does well to make meaty connection and sends it packing past a diving cover fielder. 122/4

27.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Dead straight at middle, Dhoni pats it down the ground. 118/4

MS Dhoni walks into bat at 118-4.

27.4 L Malinga to S Raina, OUT! Soft dismissal! Fullish delivery on the pads at 142.7 kph, Raina fails to make good connection on his flick and ends up getting a faint touch to it. Sangakkara does well by diving to his right and takes a good catch. India need another 119 runs to win off 134 balls with six wickets in hand. 118/4

27.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Bouncer almost does Gambhir in here. Angled on the body, Gambhir swivels to whip it through the line but does not connect and it goes safely in the vacant square leg for a single. 118/3

27.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length on the pads, Gambhir tucks it to fine leg where Perera does well with a dive and saves two. Couple taken. 117/3

27.1 L Malinga to S Raina, Fullish on the middle stump, turned away on the leg side for one. 115/3

27.6 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by Chandimal presenting the full face of the bat. 126/3

27.5 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Driven through mid-off by the batsman. One run added to the total. 126/3

27.4 R Jadeja to M J'dena, FOUR! Amazing shot, fullish delivery outside off, turning away, Jayawardena unveils an inside outside shot over covers for a boundary. 125/3

Cricket News - Meanwhile, we get the news that India's bowling coach Eric Simons has been sacked and has been replaced by Queensland's Joe Dawes after the tour of Australia.

27.3 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Short outside off, cut straight to backward point. 121/3

27.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Mahela has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 121/3

27.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Overthrow! Jayawardena helps it to point for one, where Kohli attempts direct throw, Jadeja fails to collect and they get one more on the overthrow. 121/3

26.6 S Senanayake to S Raina, Spinning away from Raina, he pats it through cover point for a single. 123 needed off 138 balls. 114/3

26.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Charges down the track and whacks it down the ground through mid off for one. 113/3

26.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Short and wide, turning away, Gambhir chops it straight to gully. 112/3

26.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Flighted outside off, Gambhir gets across and paddle sweeps it past the keeper towards fine leg for a couple. 112/3

26.2 S Senanayake to S Raina, Slow stuff on the pads, worked away through square leg for a single. 110/3

26.1 S Senanayake to S Raina, Loops up at 87.3 kph, Raina drives it straight to covers. 109/3

26.6 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Chandimal shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 119/3

26.5 R Sharma to M J'dena, J'dena flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 119/3

26.4 R Sharma to M J'dena, Full on the pads, worked away to mid-wicket. 118/3

26.3 R Sharma to M J'dena, J'dena has played it fine down the leg side. Dot ball. 118/3

26.3 R Sharma to M J'dena, Wide! The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The Umpire signals a wide. 118/3

26.2 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Turning into Chandimal outside off, Chandimal pats it through point for one. 117/3

26.1 R Sharma to D Chandimal, Beats Chandimal outside off straight away with a turning off spinner. 116/3

25.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Goes full outside off at 135.8 kph, Gauti drives it cleanly through covers for a couple of runs. 128 needed off 144 balls. 109/3

Around the wicket now.

25.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Too fullish on the pads, Raina tucks it nicely through square leg for a single. 107/3

25.4 L Malinga to S Raina, Deadly yorker just outside off, Raina adjusts well to dig it out. 106/3

25.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Too leg-sidish on the pads, flicked away through square leg for one. Patient innings from him, not hurrying at all. 106/3

25.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Full outside off, tapped on the off side. 105/3

25.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish delivery on the pads, tucked wide of mid-wicket for a couple. 105/3

Rohit Sharma into the attack.

25.6 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 116/3

25.5 R Jadeja to M J'dena, J'dena plays the square cut. They manage to come back for the second. 116/3

Fifth ODI fifty for Chandimal, 2nd against India.

25.4 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Short outside off ,Chandimal cuts it through the first slip region. Dhoni just removed him in the previous ball and they take three. Chandimal continues with his golden run. 114/3

25.3 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, FOUR! Super shot, fullish outside off at a gentle pace of 83.0 kph, Chandimal goes on one knee and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 111/3

25.2 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Flatter delivery outside off , guided away through point for one. 107/3

25.1 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Short and turning away outside off, cut away through point for one. 106/3

Lasith Malinga into the attack now. Slip and a short cover for him.

24.6 S Senanayake to S Raina, Drives it straight to mid off to end the over. Just 1 off the over. 103/3

24.5 S Senanayake to S Raina, Entices him into the drive and Raina hits it uppishly on one bounce to covers. 103/3

24.4 S Senanayake to S Raina, Dabs it into the ground this time. 103/3

24.3 S Senanayake to S Raina, Gets on the front foot and defends. 103/3

30th ODI Fifty for Gambhir, 6th against Sri Lanka.

24.2 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Flicks it to deep square leg and takes one. 103/3

24.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Guides it straight to the short third man fielder. 102/3

24.6 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Shortish on the pads, tucked away square on the leg side for a single to end the over. 105/3

24.5 U Yadav to M J'dena, Length outside off, dabed into the ground on the off side for a run. 104/3

24.4 U Yadav to M J'dena, FOUR! Slower delivery at 110.5 kph, loose outside off, Jayawardena cuts it through point and it reaches the ropes amidst a vailant effort from Ashwin, who dives well from third man. 103/3

24.3 U Yadav to M J'dena, Back of a length outside off, Mahela punches it wide of the bowler on the leg side. 99/3

24.2 U Yadav to M J'dena, Slants it onto Jayawardena, who falls over and gets an inside edge onto his pads. 99/3

24.1 U Yadav to M J'dena, Over-pitched outside off at 145 kph, Mahela drives it to covers. 99/3

23.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips it uppishly to long on for one. 102/3

23.5 R Herath to S Raina, Drives it to long on for a single. 100 up for India. 101/3

23.4 R Herath to S Raina, Sits on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple. 100/3

23.3 R Herath to S Raina, Helps it straight to mid-wicket this time. 98/3

23.2 R Herath to S Raina, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 98/3

23.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down and drills it to long on for one. 98/3

23.6 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Flighted outside off, bunted down to mid on for a single. 99/3

23.5 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Quicker delivery, J'dena drives the ball straight down the ground. 98/3

23.4 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Attempts a paddle scoop, which lobs up towards fine leg for a couple. 98/3

23.3 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, driven down to mid off. 96/3

23.2 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Chandimal has driven it through mid-on. The batsmen have run through for a single. 96/3

23.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Length outside off, turning away, guided it past first slip for one. 95/3

22.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover for one. 97/3

22.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Dabs it into the ground this time. 96/3

22.4 S Senanayake to S Raina, Clips it to mid-wicket for one. 96/3

22.3 S Senanayake to S Raina, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 95/3

22.2 S Senanayake to S Raina, Raina has defended it off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 95/3

22.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Punches it to covers for one. 95/3

22.6 U Yadav to M J'dena, Short outside off at 149.1 kph, Jayawardena scythes it wide off point for one. 94/3

Aakash Chopra tweets, "Outstanding bowling by Ashwin. Not afraid to flight the ball even in the powerplay overs...mid-on inside the circle didn't deter him!"

22.5 U Yadav to M J'dena, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 93/3

22.4 U Yadav to M J'dena, LBW APPEAL! Lands at a good length outside off, strikes Jayawardena high on the pads as it seamed back in. Umpire Fry gives it not out. Replays shows it was going over. 93/3

22.3 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Slow delivery at 119.2 kph, Chandimal flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 93/3

22.2 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Length outside off, Chandimal helps it away to point. 92/3

22.1 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, driven to mid off. 92/3

21.6 R Herath to S Raina, Arm ball skidding on outside off. Raina pushes at it but misses. 94/3

Raina is the next batsman.

21.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! Gambhir taps it to short third man and sets off for a single. Jayawardena positioned there picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end. The players appeal for a run out. The umpire refers it to the third umpire. Replays show that Sharma was caught just short of the crease. 94/3

21.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Attempts to cut but misses. 94/2

21.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Cuts it straight to point. 94/2

21.2 R Herath to R Sharma, Chips down, helps it to mid on and scampers through for a single. The fielder knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's stumps but Sharma makes it comfortably. 94/2

21.1 R Herath to R Sharma, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 93/2

Cricket stat - Out of 15 ODIs at this venue, Sri Lanka have won only thrice. India, on the other hand have won 7 times out of 12. The only these two teams met at Adelaide, was in February 2008 when India beat the Lankans to qualify for the final.

21.6 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Driven towards the mid-on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 92/3

21.5 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, FOUR! Intentional but not completely clean. Gets down the track and thumps it wide off long on for a boundary. 91/3

21.4 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 87/3

21.3 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Breaks hell and looks for the lofted shot, goes off the inside part towards square leg for two. 87/3

21.2 R Jadeja to D Chandimal, Chandimal has driven it straight down the ground. 85/3

21.1 R Jadeja to M J'dena, Over-pithced outside off, patted past point for one. 85/3

20.6 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Stays back and guides it to covers for a single. 93/2

20.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Works it to the on side for a single. 92/2

20.4 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Flicks it through mid on and takes one. 91/2

20.3 S Senanayake to R Sharma, FOUR! Lovely! Flighted delivery on a fullish area outside off, Sharma lofts it against the spin over extra covers for a well placed boundary. 90/2

20.2 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Defends it from within the crease this time. 86/2

20.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Flicks it fine to fine leg and takes three. 86/2

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

20.6 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Full outside off, helped away to point. 84/3

20.5 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 84/3

20.4 U Yadav to D Chandimal, FOUR! Too loose on the pads, aimed at a fuller length to Chandimal, who shuffles a couple of steps on the off side and helps it away through fine leg for a boundary. 84/3

20.3 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Scarce appeal for LBW! Length delivery at 125.3 kph, angling in, Chandimal stays rooted and gets an inside edge onto his pads. Umpire Simon Fry rejects the appeal. 80/3

20.2 U Yadav to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off at 142.8 kph, Mahela helps it away through point for one. 80/3

20.1 U Yadav to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena pushes it to covers. 79/3

19.6 R Herath to R Sharma, Stays back and prods it to short leg to end the over. Bowling Powerplay over. 15/0 in that period. 83/2

19.5 R Herath to R Sharma, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 83/2

19.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 83/2

19.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Cuts it very late to the gully fielder. 82/2

19.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 82/2

19.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Big appeal! Fullish delivery on the leg stump. Gambhir leans forward for a flick but misses. The ball hits his front pad and the players go up in a huge appeal. The umpire says no. That looked close! 82/2

19.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 16/1 in the BP. 79/3

19.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Turning in on Chandimal's pads who misses out on the flick. 79/3

Mahela Jayawardena walks in at 79/3. 11 innings since his last fifty.

19.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, OUT! False shot from Sangakkara, fetches a simple catch to Gambhir. Ashwin floats a tempting delivery outside off, Sanga comes down the track and gives it a whack, it goes off a thickish top edge and lobs up to Gambhir at point. 79/3

19.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. 79/2

19.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Superbly looped up outside off, coercing Sangakkara to drive, who misses as the ball hisses off the pitch with turn and bounce. 79/2

19.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, LBW APPEAL! Close call. Lands outside off, a carrom ball turning in, Sangakkara comes forward to defend and misses out. The umpire shuts the appeal down and says there is an inside edge. Hot Spot detects the same. 79/2

18.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Gets back and clips it to fine leg for one. 82/2

18.5 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Nudges it behind square and gets one. 81/2

18.4 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Gets a leading edge to covers. 80/2

18.3 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Gets behind the line of the ball and prods it into the ground. 80/2

18.2 S Senanayake to R Sharma, Gets forward and taps it to mid-wicket. 80/2

18.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Full on legs, helped to deep square leg for one. 80/2

18.6 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Short of a length delivery, mistimes it pull down the ground. 79/2

18.5 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Chandimal has driven it through mid-off. 79/2

18.4 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Good effort from Kohli in the deep, Sangakkara comes down the track to get to this length delivery and gets it past mid-wicket with a wild swing, it goes off the inside part of the bat and it runs away to the fence. Kohli, in the deep does well to stop it and saves one. 50 stand up between Sangakkara and Chandimal. 79/2

18.3 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Short outside off, bunted down to mid off. 76/2

18.2 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Back of a length on off, punched down to mid on. 76/2

18.1 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Stays tall and defends it. 76/2

Sachithra Senanayake into the attack now.

17.6 R Herath to R Sharma, Comes forward and helps it to short leg. Maiden over. 79/2

17.5 R Herath to R Sharma, Stays back and dabs it to point. 79/2

17.4 R Herath to R Sharma, Gets behind the line of the ball and defends. 79/2

17.3 R Herath to R Sharma, Rocks back and punches it straight to point. 79/2

17.2 R Herath to R Sharma, Prods it into the ground. 79/2

17.1 R Herath to R Sharma, Defended off the front foot by Sharma presenting the full face of the bat. 79/2

17.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Shortish on the pads, worked away to short fine leg. 76/2

17.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Straight delivery at 87.3 kph, worked across to long off for one. 76/2

17.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Floated on off, Sangakkara sticks his bat in front of his pads. 75/2

17.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Short on the pads, eased away wide off mid-wicket for one. 75/2

17.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Angled from outside leg, flicked away once again to square leg. 74/2

17.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Loopy at 84.1 kph, worked away to square leg. 74/2

Drinks break.

Ayaz Memon tweets "Does the rotation policy mean that the only batsman in good form from the top 3 Gautam Gambir, will not play the next game?"

16.6 A Mathews to R Sharma, Clips it to mid-wicket and steals a quick single. 79/2

16.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Works it to the on side and picks up one. 78/2

16.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 77/2

16.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 77/2

16.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Goes back and punches it straight to covers. 77/2

16.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and caresses it through covers for a lovely boundary. 77/2

16.6 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Over-pitched on off, driven wide off mid on for one. 74/2

16.5 U Yadav to D Chandimal, FOUR! Neatly done once again, Chandimal gets hold of this short delivery and rolls his wrists over towards fine leg for a boundary. 73/2

16.4 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Fullish, just outside off, glanced away to third man for a single. 69/2

16.3 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Goes full on the pads, helped away to mid-wicket. 68/2

16.2 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Length outside off, dabbed away towards point for one. 68/2

16.1 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Over-pitched outside off, Sangakkara straight bats it down the ground elegantly through Chandimal's legs and they take three. 67/2

Mathews back on.

15.6 R Herath to R Sharma, Fullish delivery outside off, driven to short cover. 5 runs off the over. 73/2

15.5 R Herath to R Sharma, Inside edges the ball onto his pads this time. 73/2

15.4 R Herath to R Sharma, Sharma has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 73/2

15.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes a run. 73/2

15.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it powerfully through point for a boundary. 72/2

15.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes forward and helps it to mid-wicket. 68/2

Drinks Break.

15.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Stifled LBW appeal, lands outside leg, Chandimal gets wrapped low on the pads, it would have been clearly clattering the stumps, but the pitching of the ball outside leg, takes the LBW equation out initially. 64/2

15.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball through cover point. The batsmen have run through for a single. 64/2

15.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara dabs it neatly to point, Chandimal is sent back as Kohli scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. 63/2

15.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Shortish outside off, slapped away on the off side. 63/2

15.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by Sangakkara presenting the full face of the bat. 63/2

15.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Straighter delivery, Sanga makes room and punches it to cover. 63/2

Bowling Powerplay taken.

14.6 T Perera to R Sharma, Wide outside off, Rohit drives it to cover-point and scampers through for one. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end and concedes an extra run for the overthrow. Two runs added to the total. 68/2

14.5 T Perera to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, Rohit shoulders his arms to it. 66/2

14.4 T Perera to R Sharma, Wide outside off, patted to the covers fielder. 66/2

14.3 T Perera to R Sharma, FOUR! Lovely from Rohit! Fullish outside off, Sharma leans forward and drives it nonchalantly wide of mid off for a well timed boundary. 66/2

14.3 T Perera to R Sharma, WIDE! Slips this one well wide of the off stump. 62/2

14.2 T Perera to R Sharma, Gets back and helps it to point. 61/2

Rohit Sharma is the next man in.

14.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Out! LBW! Fullish ball on middle, nips back in after landing. Kohli goes for a whip but misses it. The ball strikes him low on his front pad and the players appeal. The umpire lifts his finger. That looked plumb to the naked eye. 61/2

Ashwin into the attack from the Cathedral End. The Bowling Powerplay has been taken.

14.6 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 63/2

14.5 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Hurls in a slow bouncer outside off at 106.9 kph, Sangakkara sees it early and averts away. 62/2

14.4 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Dishes out a short delivery, Chandimal tucks it away neatly towards fine leg for one. 62/2

14.3 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Length, outside off, angled away past point for one. 61/2

14.2 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Chandimal opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 60/2

14.1 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, Over-pitched outside off, driven crisply through covers for one. 59/2

13.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to cover-point for a quick single. 61/1

13.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gets forward and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 60/1

13.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. 3000 ODI runs for Kohli! He becomes the fourth fastest to get to 3000 ODI runs. The first three are Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Gary Kirsten. 59/1

13.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Punched to long on for a single. 58/1

13.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, turns back in. Gambhir covers the line of the ball and leaves it. 57/1

13.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for one. 57/1

13.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Chandimal has flicked the ball off his pads through mid-wicket. They manage to come back for the second. 58/2

13.5 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 56/2

13.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Short outside off, slapped through covers for one. 56/2

13.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Over-pitched outside off, glanced towards point. 55/2

13.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle and leg, pushed to mid off. 55/2

13.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Stays tall and defends. 55/2

Herath comes into the attack now.

12.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Prods that one into the ground to end the over. 56/1

12.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Typical Gambhir! Good length delivery on legs, Gambhir stays back and whips it through mid-wicket with lovely timing for a boundary. 56/1

12.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli punches it wide of mid off and takes one. 52/1

12.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Clips it behind square leg and takes a run. 51/1

12.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Punches it through covers and takes a single. 50/1

12.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, helped straight to mid on. 49/1

12.6 U Yadav to D Chandimal, FOUR! Good stuff from the batsman, gets across to this full delivery bowled at 147.1 kph and neatly deflects it off his pads for a boundary to fine leg. 55/2

12.5 U Yadav to K Sangakkara,Leg Bye! Down the leg side, Sangakkara misses out on the clip of the pads and gets rushed onto his pads. Single taken. 51/2

12.4 U Yadav to K Sangakkara, On middle and leg, flicked to mid-wicket. 50/2

12.3 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Full outside off, worked away through point for one. 50/2

12.2 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Short of a length, Chandimal goes early on his pull and finds square leg. 49/2

12.1 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Sharp yorkish delivery, swinging into Chandimal, who trickles it through backward square leg for a couple. 49/2

11.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Cuts this one straight to the gully fielder. 49/1

11.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Slower delivery outside off, Kohli times his drive well to point but the fielder stationed there dives and gets a hand to it. One run taken. 49/1

11.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Short of a length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to pull it but gets the toe end of the bat to gully. 48/1

11.3 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Slips it down the leg side, Gambhir clips it to fine leg for one. 48/1

11.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, helped to mid off. 47/1

11.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle, pushed to mid-wicket off the back foot. 47/1

Umesh Yadav is the first change, replacing Vinay Kumar.

11.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Chandimal works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 47/2

11.5 I Pathan to D Chandimal, FOUR! Brave from Chandimal, gets down the track and slaps this short of a length delivery through covers which was bowled at 133.2 kph, it had enough legs to carry all the way to the ropes. 46/2

11.4 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Stays tall and defends it from the crease. 42/2

11.3 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Good running but direct hit would have meant bye bye for Sangakkara. Chandimal works this fullish delivery towards deep square leg and calls for two, Kohli in the deep looks to score a direct hit but misses out and Sangakkara tumbles over, completing the second run. 42/2

11.2 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Sliding down the leg side from a back of a length, goes to Dhoni on the bounce off Chandimal's thigh pad. 40/2

11.1 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Length outside off, swung in late to Chandimal, who worked it away on the off side. 40/2

10.6 T Perera to V Kohli, Punches it straight to the point fielder to end the over. 47/1

10.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 47/1

10.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, Close! Drives it to mid off and scampers through for a single. Jayawardena runs in, collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Replays show that Gambhir would have been out if that had hit. One run added. 47/1

10.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, driven straight to covers. 46/1

10.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and hits it to covers. The fielder stationed there dives to his left and gets a hand to it but they still get a single. 46/1

10.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 45/1

10.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, FOUR! What a shot. Fullish delivery outside off, Kumar Sangakkara shows his sublime strength, gets into position and cover drives it elegantly past mid off for a boundary. 40/2

10.5 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Short of a length, whipped away through square leg for a single. 36/2

10.4 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers, who dives well and saves. 35/2

10.3 V Kumar to D Chandimal, A beautiful wristy shot on a full delivery, fetches him a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket. 35/2

10.2 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, Chandimal pushes it away to covers. 33/2

10.1 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara guides it towards point and they take a quick single. 33/2

Thisara Perera into the attack now.

End of Mandatory Powerplay.

9.6 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle, Kohli maneuvers it wide of mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 44/1

9.5 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Punches it straight back to the bowler this time. 42/1

9.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Kohli pokes at it but misses. 42/1

9.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Full length delivery outside off, helped straight to mid off. 42/1

9.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Outside off, punched straight to the covers fielder. 42/1

9.1 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it to covers. It hit the bottom part of his willow. 42/1

9.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 32/2 has come in the Mandatory Powerplay. 32/2

9.5 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off at 130.5 kph, going wide, Chandimal drives it but gets the bottom part of the bat to make connection. 32/2

9.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 32/2

9.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Short outside off, chopped straight to point. 31/2

9.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Too full on the pads, helps Sangakkara to get early in position and flick it off his pads past mid-wicket for a couple. 31/2

9.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off , swinging away at 124.4 kph, driven straight to cover. 29/2

8.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and defends. 42/1

8.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, dabbed to short cover. 42/1

8.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Inswinging delivery on pads, Gambhir flicks it behind square leg and scampers through for two. 42/1

8.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Slower delivery outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and slaps it through covers for a cracking boundary. 40/1

8.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, left alone by Gambhir. 36/1

8.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir guides it through gully and scampers through for a couple. Good running by the pair. 36/1

8.6 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Defends it by getting behind the line. 29/2

8.5 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Back of a length on middle, shapes back into Chandimal who tries to work it off his pads and misses out. A mild appeal is turned down by the umpire. Height may have been the factor. 29/2

8.4 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 29/2

8.3 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Lands on the pads once again, Chandimal works it towards square leg and looks for one. The fielding effort from Jadeja denies him. 29/2

8.2 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Short of a length on the pads at 130.5 kph, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 29/2

8.1 V Kumar to D Chandimal, Fullish on the pads, tucked away to mid-wicket. 29/2

7.6 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, clipped straight to mid on to end the over. 34/1

7.5 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery on legs, Gambhir goes back and whips it past mid-wicket for three. 34/1

7.4 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli stays back and maneuvers it to long leg for one. 31/1

7.3 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli gets forward and dabs it into the ground. 30/1

7.2 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli punches it straight to covers. 30/1

7.1 N Kulasekara to V Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot! Overpitched delivery on middle, Kohli leans forward and drives it sublimely straight back past the bowler for a crunching boundary. 30/1

7.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Wide and swinging further away from Sangakkara at 131.3 kph, who lets Dhoni take care of it. 29/2

7.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Keeps it tight outside off at 132.9 kph, Sangakkara sticks his bat out in defense. 29/2

7.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Short outside off, clipped away to mid-wicket. 29/2

7.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara defends it from within the crease. 29/2

7.2 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Wide outside off, Chandimal rocks back and guides it to third man for a single. 29/2

Dinesh Chandimal is the new man in at 28/2.

7.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Pathan gets a much relieved wicket and it is his Delhi Daredevil team mate Dilshan! Length delivery just outside off, Dilshan has a wild slap at it, it goes off the inside edge and carries low to Dhoni who does well to take the catch. Both the openers have been sent back to enjoy the view from the dressing room and India have taken an early advantage. 28/2

6.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Gets an inside edge to fine leg and the pair pick up a single to end the over. 26/1

6.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli nudges it to mid-wicket. 25/1

6.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, Gambhir chases it and helps it to deep point for one. 25/1

6.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Again well timed drive but straight to the covers fielder. 24/1

6.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it but short cover gets a hand to it and stops a certain boundary. No run. 24/1

6.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Walks across and dabs a delivery outside off to covers. 24/1

6.6 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, Over-pitched on middle, Sangakkara taps it towards mid-wicket. 28/1

6.5 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Dilshan has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 28/1

6.4 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off , Dilshan drives it through covers for a couple. 27/1

6.3 V Kumar to T Dilshan, SIX! May not have come off the meat of the bat but runs are runs nevertheless. Another short of a length delivery, Dilshan goes for the hoick, it goes off a leading edge and has enough on it to carry it over fine leg all the way into the stands. 25/1

6.2 V Kumar to T Dilshan, In the air and just safe! Dilshan pulls this short delivery and it lands just short of Jadeja at mid-wicket who dives forward and takes it on the bounce. 19/1

6.1 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Dilshan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 19/1

Virat Kohli walks in at no.3

5.6 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar departs! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tendulkar stays in his crease and tries to force it through covers but gets an outside edge to the keeper who makes no mistake. 24/1

5.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Full length delivery outside off, driven beautifully but straight to covers. 24/0

5.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish on off, dabbed straight to short cover. 24/0

5.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Wide outside off, Tendulkar stays back and tries to cut but gets an outside edge which falls just short of the keeper. 24/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, prodded to short cover. 24/0

5.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Gambhir shuffles across and gets a leading edge to mid off. The pair scamper through for a quick single. 24/0

5.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Good stuff on the field from Jadeja. Length on the pads at 135.5 kph, Sangakkara flicks it towards mid-wicket where Jadeja dives well to his left and stops runs. 19/1

5.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara cannot get this short delivery past point with a cut shot. 19/1

5.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Pushes it further on the pads at 131.3 kph, Sangakkara ticks it wide off mid-wicket for a couple. 19/1

5.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Length on middle, Sangakkara blocks it within his crease. 17/1

5.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Back of a length outside off, Sangakkara punches it straight to short point. 17/1

5.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Too full on the pads, Sangakkara works it towards mid-wicket. 17/1

4.6 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Wide outside off, driven straight to cover-point by Tendulkar. 23/0

4.5 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, Tendulkar maneuvers it to deep square leg and picks up a couple. 23/0

4.4 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar checks his shot at the last moment and drives it to the bowler. 21/0

4.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. 21/0

4.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Slower delivery on off, driven straight to mid off by Gambhir. 20/0

4.1 A Mathews to S Tendulkar, Fullish on legs, Tendulkar flicks it powerfully to fine leg for one. 20/0

4.6 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Where did that come from? Lands at length, looks to be nipping away but it shapes back into Dilshan, who looks perplexed as it swings further in and quivers just above his sticks. Super stuff from Kumar. 17/1

4.5 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Dilshan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 17/1

4.4 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Short, outside off at 133.6 kph, Dilshan reaches out to it and it goes off the bottom end of the bat to third man. Ashwin, manning there was wide and hence a couple was taken. 17/1

4.3 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Back of a length at 135.2 kph, on the pads, Dilshan has a sway and misses out, gets struck high on his thigh pad. 15/1

4.2 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Length on middle, Dilshan stays back and blocks. 15/1

4.1 V Kumar to T Dilshan, FOUR! Looses it up on the pads at 131.8 kph, Dilshan oozes it through mid-wicket for his first boundary. 15/1

Mathews into the attack.

3.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 19/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Clips it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Tendulkar was well in. 19/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 18/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Two in two for Tendulkar! Slips a fullish delivery onto his pads. Tendulkar flicks it sublimely to fine leg for a well placed boundary. 18/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Hits it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 14/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish on pads, flicked uppishly to mid-wicket. 13/0

3.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 11/1

3.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 11/1

3.4 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Too short from Pathan, lands it outside off at length, Sangakkara hangs back and slaps it wide off point for the first boundary of the innings. With Dilshan at the crease, the first boundary looks to have come at a very late stage. 11/1

3.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Another probing away-swinger at a good length outside off, Sangakkara lets it through. 7/1

3.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Full on the middle arena, Sangakkara sticks his bat and defends. 7/1

3.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Width offered outside off at 131.9 kph, Sangakkara slashes hard as the ball further curls away. In spite of his lack of pace, he is generating ample swing. 7/1

2.6 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Slower fullish delivery on legs, Tendulkar flicks it away nonchalantly to long leg. Tharanga runs in from deep square leg and dives to his right but doesn't save a boundary. 13/0

2.5 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and drives it wide of mid off. The fielder at mid off does well to stop it. No run. 9/0

2.4 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Slower fullish delivery on legs, Tendulkar waits and clips it away through square leg for two. 9/0

2.3 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery outside off, Tendulkar punches it to mid off. 7/0

2.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Wide outside off, Gambhir cuts it past gully to third man for a single. 7/0

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish on off, Gambhir dabs it to point. 6/0

2.6 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Back of a length on off, Dilshan gets forward and blocks. 7/1

2.5 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Over-pitched on middle, Dilshan drives it to mid on. 7/1

2.4 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Short outside off, Dilshan undercuts it to Kohli at point. 7/1

2.4 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Wide, sprays it too wide down the leg side, Dilshan looks for a heave-ho and misses out. 7/1

2.3 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Fullish on the pads, tucked towards mid-wicket. 6/1

2.2 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Width offered, Dilshan pushes it towards point. 6/1

2.1 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Stays on the front foot and defends. 6/1

1.6 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single to keep the strike. 6/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar nudges it wide of mid on and scampers through for a single. Jayawardena at mid on shies at the non-striker's end but misses. Tendulkar was well in. He gets off the mark. 5/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 4/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, pushed straight to mid-wicket. 4/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Wide! Slips this one well down the leg side. Sangakkara dives to his left and makes a brilliant save to stop a boundary. 4/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to S Tendulkar, Probing line outside off, moves away after landing. Tendulkar lets it go through. 3/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to G Gambhir, Fullish on legs, Gambhir flicks it to fine leg for one. Gets off the mark. 3/0

1.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Back of a length outside off, Sangakkara pushes it towards cover for one. 6/1

1.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Fullish on the pads, curling away, Dilshan clips it through square leg for a single. 6/1

1.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Wide, sliding down the leg side after landing on leg stump, Dilshan attempts a flick and misses. 5/1

1.4 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Swung into Dilshan from outside off, patted away towards mid off. 4/1

1.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Length delivery on the pads, tucked towards mid on for a quick single. 4/1

1.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Play and a miss, lands in at length outside off, the seam taking it further away from Sangakkara who flashes hard and misses out. 3/1

1.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Starts off with a gentle away-swinger, at 122.2 kph, Sangakkara taps it towards cover off his front foot. 3/1

Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Wide outside off, Tendulkar tries to punch it through covers but mistimes it to mid off. 2/0

0.5 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on off, Tendulkar punches it straight to the bowler. Didn't time that well. 2/0

0.4 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and drives it to mid off. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to S Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, Tendulkar flicks it uppishly to mid-wicket. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, 2 Wides! Poor delivery! Slips it wide down the leg side. Gambhir misses his flick and the keeper gets a slight glove to it. The pair run through for two wides. 2/0

0.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, drives straight to covers. 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, swinging in. Gambhir tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the ground to the keeper. 0/0

Irfan Pathan to share the attack with Kumar, coming in from the Calendar End.

0.6 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Dilshan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 3/1

0.5 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Dilshan chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 3/1

0.4 V Kumar to T Dilshan, Gentle away-swinger outside off, Dilshan has a peep in but lets it through finally. 3/1

0.3 V Kumar to K Sangakkara, And off the mark straightaway! Fullish, angled across, Sangakkara creams it through covers and picks up three runs. 3/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the new man, coming in early at 0/1.

0.2 V Kumar to U Tharanga, OUT! Sri Lanka rocked early. Tharanga once again falls to a dismissal behind the wicket. Good length delivery at 135.3 kph, landing on middle, nips away just a hint after pitching to Tharanga, who has a wobbly poke at it. It goes off the outside edge from the higher part of his bat and falls low to Dhoni, who dives well forward to his left and plucks a good catch. 0/1

0.1 V Kumar to U Tharanga, Starts off with a length on the pads, tucked away to mid-wicket. Kumar gets across and stops the run. 0/0