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Sri Lanka vs India (ODI)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy,5th ODI, Date - 04/08/2012, Toss won by - India
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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

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Pathan has been named the Man of the Match for his stupendous five-wicket haul and his all-round performance. Virat Kohli has been named the Man of the Series.

Good all-round performance from the Indians and they sweep the series 4-1. After a stuttering start they did well to hit back hard and post a formidable 294. Irfan Pathan was the hero in the bowling department as he sent back the openers early and then knocked off the lower order including the crucial wickets of Thirimanne and Mendis. The Lankans faltered in the chase but provided a great fight after being 120/5. Thirimanne and Mendis played splendidly but couldn't get the hosts past the finish line! Irfan Pathan was the match-winner for India picking up his 2nd ODI five-wicket haul.

45.4 A Dinda to L Malinga, OUT! India win by 20 runs! Superb catch in the deep by Raina! Low full toss outside off, Malinga goes for a loft but doesn't connect and mistimes it aerially to long off where Raina runs back and pouches a smart catch. 274/10

45.3 A Dinda to L Malinga, Low full toss outside off, Malinga drags it to long on and denies an easy single. 274/9

45.2 A Dinda to L Malinga, FOUR! Malinga is keeping the hosts alive! Fullish outside off, Malinga smashes it wide of long off for another boundary. 21 required off 28 now. 274/9

45.1 A Dinda to L Malinga, FOUR! Terrific shot! Fullish outside off, Malinga clears his front leg and rams it over extra cover for a boundary. 270/9

Dinda back on!

Nuwan Pradeep is the new batsman.

2nd five -wicket haul for Pathan! The last time an Indian fast bowler took a five-for in ODIs was Zaheer Khan in 2007!

44.6 I Pathan to S Senanayake, OUT! Castled! Pathan gets his 2nd five-wicket haul! Length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad. Senanayake heaves across the line and misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 29 needed off 30 balls now! 266/9

44.6 I Pathan to S Senanayake, WIDE! Bouncer way over Senanayake's head. He ducks under it. 266/8

44.5 I Pathan to L Malinga, Drives it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 265/8

44.4 I Pathan to L Malinga, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Malinga gives himself room for a drive but misses. 264/8

44.3 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Stays back and pulls it away to fine leg for a single. 264/8

44.2 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 263/8

44.1 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Stays back and cuts it past point for a couple. 263/8

43.6 Z Khan to L Malinga, Stays back and prods it to the off side. 261/8

43.5 Z Khan to S Senanayake, Wide outside off, cut away past point to third man for a single. 261/8

43.4 Z Khan to S Senanayake, Looks to push it to the off side but gets an inside edge past mid-wicket for a couple. 260/8

43.3 Z Khan to L Malinga, Pats it to the leg side and takes a single. 258/8

43.2 Z Khan to L Malinga, Nips away after landing outside off, Malinga goes for a poke but misses. 257/8

43.1 Z Khan to S Senanayake, Drives it to mid off and takes a single. 257/8

Zaheer back on!

Lasith Malinga is the new batsman.

42.6 I Pathan to J Mendis, OUT! Pathan gets another crucial one! Mendis is caught behind! A tad short outside off, Mendis rocks back and looks to cut it close to the body but gets an outside edge to the keeper who pouches it safely. Pathan is delighted. 256/8

42.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, FOUR! Edgy! Nips away after landing outside off, Mendis looks to cut it but gets an outside edge through the slip cordon to third man for a boundary. 256/7

42.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Wide outside off, Mendis goes for a slash bit misses. 252/7

Sachithra Senanayake is the new batsman.

42.3 I Pathan to T Perera, OUT! Perera holes out at a crucial juncture! Length delivery outside off, Perera stays back and slashes it uppishly and straight into the hands of Kohli at deep cover. 252/7

42.2 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, driven to mid off for a quick single. Sharma knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Mendis is comfortably back in. 252/6

42.1 I Pathan to T Perera, Slaps it to deep cover for a single. 251/6

41.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, Stays in his crease and pats it to the leg side. Dinda does well to stop it on his follow through. 250/6

41.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, FOUR! Blasted! A tad short outside off, Mendis rocks back and bludgeons it past mid-wicket for a thunderous boundary. 250/6

41.4 A Dinda to T Perera, Pushes it to cover and takes a quick single. 246/6

41.3 A Dinda to J Mendis, Low full toss on middle, driven to long on for a single. 245/6

41.2 A Dinda to T Perera, Stays back and punches it aerially to long off for a single. 244/6

41.1 A Dinda to J Mendis, Rocks back and blasts it to deep cover for just a single. 243/6

40.6 I Pathan to J Mendis, Drives it to long on for a single. 53 runs to win off 54 balls! 242/6

40.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, Nudges it to square leg for a couple. 241/6

40.4 I Pathan to T Perera, Heaves it to long on and takes a single. 239/6

40.3 I Pathan to J Mendis, Mendis stays back and cuts it to point for a single. 238/6

40.2 I Pathan to T Perera, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for one. 237/6

40.1 I Pathan to T Perera, Comes forward and drives it straight to cover. 236/6

40.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, TWO WIDES! Slips it down the leg side, Mendis misses his flick, Dhoni fumbles and they run through for a single as Dhoni misses his shy at the striker's end. 236/6

Pathan back on.

39.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, In the air but safe! Goes for a lash but gets an outside edge on one bounce to third man. A single taken. End of Batting Powerplay, 43/1 during that period. 234/6

39.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, Goes for a drive but gets a bottom edge back tot eh bowler. 233/6

39.4 A Dinda to J Mendis, Comes forward and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 233/6

39.3 A Dinda to T Perera, Goes back and pulls it to mid on where Zaheer fumbles and allows a single. 233/6

39.2 A Dinda to J Mendis, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover where Rahul Sharma does well and saves a run. Three runs taken. 232/6

39.1 A Dinda to J Mendis, Rocks back and flat bats it straight onto the non-striker's stumps. 229/6

Dinda back on.

38.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Drives it through covers and takes a single. 229/6

Maiden ODI fifty for Mendis.

38.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, FOUR! Slammed! Rocks back and punches it powerfully to deep cover for a boundary. 228/6

38.4 R Ashwin to T Perera, Pushes it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 224/6

38.3 R Ashwin to T Perera, FOUR! Nicely placed! Length delivery on middle, Perera gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a boundary. 223/6

38.2 R Ashwin to T Perera, Taps it to the leg side and sets off. Dhoni is quick on to it and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Perera dives back into his crease. He was just in. 219/6

38.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Clips it to deep square leg and takes one. 219/6

37.6 Z Khan to J Mendis, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 218/6

37.5 Z Khan to J Mendis, FOUR! Smashed! A tad short on off, Mendis rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. 217/6

37.4 Z Khan to T Perera, Mistimes his flick to mid on and scampers through for a single. 213/6

37.3 Z Khan to J Mendis, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 212/6

37.2 Z Khan to T Perera, Clips it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 211/6

37.1 Z Khan to T Perera, FOUR! Lucky! Length delivery outside off, Perera looks to flick it away but gets an outside edge uppishly over point for a streaky boundary. 210/6

36.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Defended off the front foot by Mendis presenting the full face of the bat. 206/6

36.5 R Ashwin to T Perera, pats it behind square leg and takes a single. 206/6

36.4 R Ashwin to T Perera, Stays in his crease and clips it to square leg. 205/6

36.3 R Ashwin to T Perera, Comes forward and pats it to the leg side. 205/6

36.2 R Ashwin to T Perera, Goes back and clips it to square leg. 205/6

36.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Rocks back and punches it to mid off for a single. 205/6

Ashwin back on.

35.6 Z Khan to T Perera, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Perera pokes at it and gets beaten. 204/6

Thisara Perera is the new batsman.

35.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, OUT! Run out! Great fielding from the Indians and the big fish, Thirimanne departs! Thirimanne pulls it to mid on where Kohli does well to stop. Thirimanne is half way down the track but Mendis is caught ball watching and he sends him back. Kohli throws it to Zaheer who, in turn throws it to Dhoni who whips off the bails in a flash. Thirimanne is struggling and the replays show that he was well short. 204/6

35.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 204/5

35.3 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Dropped! A tad wide outside off, Thirimanne goes for a cut but gets an outside edge, Dhoni dives to his left, gets a glove to it but doesn't manage to hold on. They run through for a single. 203/5

35.3 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, WIDE! Slips it very wide of the off stump. 202/5

35.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, SIX! Bludgeoned! A tad short outside off, Thirimanne stays back and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 201/5

35.1 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, FOUR LEG BYES! Slips this one down the leg side, Thirimanne looks to flick but seems to miss and the ball goes off the thigh pads to fine leg for a boundary. 195/5

Zaheer khan back on!

Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Thirimanne cuts it to deep cover where there is a slight fumble. Thirimanne wants a second but is sent back. 191/5

34.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, Stays back and pulls it to long on for a single. 190/5

34.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Wide outside off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets the bottom part of the bat to point. 189/5

34.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Slices it to deep point and takes one. 189/5

34.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, driven to extra cover where Raina dives and makes the stop. 188/5

34.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 188/5

Pathan back on.

33.6 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, SIX! Clobbered! Fullish on middle, Thirimanne dances down the track and plunders it over mid-wicket for a muscular maximum. 14 runs off the over, a good one for Sri Lanka. 187/5

33.5 M Tiwary to J Mendis, Misses out! Delivers it very wide of the leg stump, Mendis chases it and sweeps it to fine leg for just a single. 181/5

33.4 M Tiwary to J Mendis, Comes forward and helps it straight back to Tiwary. 180/5

33.3 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, Stays back and pushes it to long on for a single. 180/5

33.2 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, SIX! Hammered! Fullish on the pads, Thirimanne chips down the track and flicks it nonchalantly over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 179/5

33.1 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 173/5

Manoj Tiwary into the attack now.

32.6 S Raina to J Mendis, Defended off the front foot by Mendis presenting the full face of the bat. 173/5

32.5 S Raina to J Mendis, Rocks back and bludgeons it to deep cover for a single. 173/5

32.4 S Raina to J Mendis, First decides to reverse sweep it but then changes his mind as the ball is wide and pats it to point. 171/5

32.3 S Raina to J Mendis, Comes forward and drives it straight back to the bowler. 171/5

32.2 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Rocks back and cuts it to cover where Tiwary misfields and concedes a single. 171/5

32.1 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, lofted to deep cover for a couple. 170/5

31.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes for a reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. 168/5

31.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 168/5

31.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Drives it to long off for a single. 167/5

31.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Clips it to mid-wicket for one. 166/5

31.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes back and pushes it to long off for one. 165/5

31.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Mendis lunges forward for a defense but misses. 164/5

30.6 S Raina to J Mendis, flicks it behind square leg for a single. 164/5

4th ODI fifty for Thirimanne

30.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Drives it to deep cover and brings up his fifty with a single. 163/5

30.4 S Raina to J Mendis, Nudges it to fine elg and takes a single. 162/5

30.3 S Raina to J Mendis, Reverse sweeps it straight to the man at point. 161/5

30.2 S Raina to J Mendis, Mendis has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 161/5

30.1 S Raina to J Mendis, FOUR! Creative! Gets down on one knee and sweeps a fullish delivery on middle past point for a boundary. 161/5

Raina into the attack.

29.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Smashed! A tad short on middle. Thirimanne rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 157/5

29.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and helps it straight back to Rohit who dives and makes the save. 153/5

29.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and powers it to long off for one. 153/5

29.3 R Sharma to J Mendis, Rocks back and punches it straight to cover. 152/5

29.2 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Punches it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 152/5

29.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Looks to flick it but gets the inside part of the bat to mid-wicket. 151/5

28.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 151/5

28.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 150/5

28.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Looks to paddle it away but gets a bottom edge tot he keeper. 150/5

28.3 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket. 150/5

28.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and helps it to long off for a single. 149/5

28.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 148/5

27.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Works it away to mid-wicket and takes a single. 147/5

27.5 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes back punches it to covers. 146/5

27.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side. 146/5

27.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, paddles it audaciously to fine leg for a single. 146/5

27.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 145/5

27.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes back and crashes it wide of long off for a couple. 144/5

26.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Drives it straight back to Ashwin who dives and makes the stop. 142/5

26.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Nudges it behind square leg for a single. 142/5

26.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Drives it to long on and takes a single. 141/5

26.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Tries to steer it to third man but misses. 140/5

26.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and pushes it back to the bowler. 140/5

26.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Looks to flick it away but gets a leading edge to the off side. 140/5

25.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 140/5

25.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it back to Sharma. 139/5

25.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Nudges it to square leg and takes a single. 139/5

25.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and helps it to long on for one. 138/5

25.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Rocks back and pushes it to long on for one. 137/5

25.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Drives it to long on and takes a single. 136/5

24.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Beaten! Spins away after landing outside off, Mendis feels for it and gets beaten. 135/5

24.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, LEG BYE! Comes forward for a prod but is beaten by the one that goes straight on. Gets hit on the pads and the players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. 135/5

24.4 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Goes back and punches it to long off for a single. 134/5

24.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Drives it to deep cover and takes one. 133/5

24.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 132/5

24.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Looks to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 132/5

23.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 132/5

23.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Goes back and helps it to the leg side for one. 132/5

23.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Nudges it behind square leg and takes a single. 131/5

23.3 R Sharma to J Mendis, Mendis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 130/5

23.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and pats it to mid-wicket. 130/5

23.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, TWO LEG BYES! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. The ball rolls over to the fine leg and they take a coup;e. 130/5

22.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Goes back and pats it to point. 128/5

22.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Gets on the back foot and helps it to the leg side. 128/5

22.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Goes back and nudges it to mid-wicket. 128/5

22.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Goes straight on with the arm, Thirimanne looks to force to through the off side but gets a bottom edge onto the ground. 128/5

22.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and helps it to extra cover. 128/5

22.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 128/5

21.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Goes back and cuts it straight to the point fielder. 127/5

21.5 R Sharma to J Mendis, Rams it to long off for a single. 127/5

21.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and prod sit into the ground. 126/5

21.3 R Sharma to J Mendis, Gets across and plays it to mid-wicket. 126/5

21.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Defended off the front foot by Mendis presenting the full face of the bat. 126/5

21.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Shuffles across and helps it to mid-wicket. 126/5

Rohit Sharma into the attack now.

20.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Stays back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 126/5

20.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Looks to force it through the off side but gets a bottom edge to the bowler. 125/5

20.4 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Mendis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 125/5

20.3 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Fullish on off, Mendis gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. The players think it's pad and appeal but the umpire says no. 125/5

20.2 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Gets back and clips it to mid-wicket. 123/5

20.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to long on for a single. 123/5

19.6 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Mendis drives it to deep cover for a single. End of Bowling Powerplay, 22/1 during that period! 122/5

19.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, Length delivery on the pads, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 121/5

19.4 A Dinda to J Mendis, A hint of inswing, it lands on a good length delivery on middle, Mendis pushes it back to the bowler. 120/5

19.3 A Dinda to J Mendis, FOUR! Deft! Slips it down the leg side, Mendis nudges it to fine leg for a boundary. That went very fine! 120/5

19.2 A Dinda to J Mendis, Nips away after landing outside off, Mendis shoulders his arms to it. 116/5

19.1 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 116/5

Dinda back on.

18.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Fullish on middle, driven straight back to Ashwin who makes the stop. 115/5

18.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Fullish on the pads, clipped away to deep square leg for a single. 115/5

18.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Leans forward and drives it straight to cover. 114/5

18.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and pushes it to the leg side but Ashwin is quick to latch on to it and stop the single. 114/5

18.2 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Shuffles across and tad and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 114/5

18.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Helps it to mid on and takes a single. 113/5

Ashwin back on.

17.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, LEG BYES! Looks to flick but misses and the ball rolls over to the leg side. They run through for a single. 112/5

17.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 111/5

17.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Nudges it to mid-wicket and takes one. 111/5

17.3 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Shuffles across a tad and punches it to deep cover for a single. 110/5

17.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, In the corridor outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone. 109/5

17.1 Z Khan to J Mendis, back of a length delivery on middle, Mendis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 109/5

16.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Thumped! A tad short and wide outside off, Thirimanne stands tall and crashes it past point for a boundary. 108/5

16.5 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 104/5

16.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Length delivery on middle, Mendis flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 104/5

16.3 I Pathan to J Mendis, Comes forward and drives it to mid off. 103/5

16.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for one. 103/5

16.1 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, Thirimanne drives it straight to covers where Kohli does well to make the stop. 102/5

Pathan back on.

15.6 Z Khan to J Mendis, Fuller outside off, Mendis looks to leave and the ball comes in a shade to strike the batsman on the pads. Appeal again but it wasn't doing much. 102/5

15.5 Z Khan to J Mendis, Bowls length around off, Mendis is trapped on the back foot and looks to defend. He is struck on the pads and there is half a shout. 102/5

15.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Good length around off and Mendis gets behind it to defend. 102/5

15.3 Z Khan to J Mendis, Fuller length outside off again, Mendis shoulders his arms. 102/5

15.2 Z Khan to J Mendis, Mendis chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 102/5

Jeewan Mendis walks in next.

15.1 Z Khan to C Kapugedera, OUT! Zaheer strikes! Bowls a lovely delivery, angling in from round the wicket, full on the middle and Kapugedera is trapped in the crease. The ball strikes him dead in front and the umpire raises his finger on the appeal. The batsman was already walking. Sri Lanka in huge trouble. 102/5

Bowling Powerplay has been taken by India.

15.1 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Wide! Zaheer slips down the leg side and Thirimanne fails to clip it. The batsmen run a bye too as Dhoni fails to glove it cleanly. 102/4

14.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to point for a single. 100/4

14.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 99/4

14.4 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 99/4

14.3 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Kapugedera feels for it and gets beaten. 98/4

14.2 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, FOUR! Superbly placed! Loopy outside off, Kapugedera gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past extra cover for a boundary. 98/4

14.1 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a couple. 94/4

Ashwin into the attack.

13.6 V Kohli to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and punches it to covers where the fielder does well to stop the ball. 92/4

13.5 V Kohli to C Kapugedera, Pulls it away to long on for a single. 92/4

13.4 V Kohli to L Thirimanne, Goes back and punches it away to deep cover for one. 91/4

13.3 V Kohli to C Kapugedera, Comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single. 90/4

Chamara Kapugedera is the new batsman.

13.2 V Kohli to A Mathews, OUT! Run out! Superb fielding by Tiwary. Length delivery outside off, Mathews pats it to point and sets off. He is sent back, in the meanwhile, Tiwary runs in, picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end. Mathews is struggling to get back in. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that Mathews is indeed short. 89/4

13.1 V Kohli to A Mathews, Stays in his crease and pushes it to extra cover. 89/3

Virat Kohli into the attack.

12.6 A Dinda to A Mathews, Goes back, pats it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 89/3

12.5 A Dinda to A Mathews, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Back of a length delivery on off, Mathews rocks back and pulls it viciously past mid-wicket for a boundary. 88/3

12.4 A Dinda to A Mathews, Stays back and pushes it to covers. 84/3

12.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Looks to flick but gets a leading edge to third man where Zaheer does well and returns a good throw. A couple added to the total. 84/3

12.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, FOUR! Superbly timed! A tad wide outside off, Mathews rocks back and punches it past covers for a boundary. 82/3

12.1 A Dinda to A Mathews, Gets squared up and defends it to point. 78/3

11.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to mid off. 78/3

11.5 Z Khan to A Mathews, BYE! Close! Swings back in sharply from outside off, it nips back in sharply too. Mathews leaves it and it flies inches past the off stump. Dhoni dives to his left and makes half a stop. They run through for a single. 78/3

11.4 Z Khan to A Mathews, Stays in his crease and pushes it to mid off. 77/3

11.3 Z Khan to A Mathews, In the corridor outside off, Mathews leaves it alone. 77/3

11.2 Z Khan to A Mathews, Beaten! Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Mathews feels for it and gets beaten. 77/3

11.1 Z Khan to A Mathews, Rocks back and punches it to covers. 77/3

10.6 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Good length on off, punched down towards mid off this time. 77/3

10.5 A Dinda to A Mathews, Good length delivery, Chandimal goes to poke at that, gets an outside edge through gully for a single. 77/3

10.4 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Short of a length delivery outside off, Thirimanne pulls it away through mid-wicket to take one. 76/3

10.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews works it away through mid-wicket to take one. 75/3

10.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, Surprises Mathews first up with a short delivery, who fends it down well on the off side. 74/3

Angelo Mathews is the new man to walk in at number 5.

10.1 A Dinda to D Chandimal, OUT! Plumb in front! A good length delivery, skidding on this time, Chandimal is beaten by pace as he aims to flick that, gets hit right in front and the umpire's finger goes up on the appeal. Sri Lanka lose their third wicket. 74/3

9.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Pitched up delivery outside off, Thirimanne steps down and drives it well through covers. Zaheer with the chase and they end with a couple. 74/2

9.5 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, On a good length outside off, swinging away, left alone. 72/2

9.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery, 130.3 kph, pushed away to point. 72/2

9.3 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Angling down the leg side, goes off Chandimal's pads for a leg bye. There is an unnecessary shy at the non-striker's end but no run conceded. 72/2

9.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Good length, pushed away off the back foot through point for one. 71/2

9.1 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 70/2

8.6 A Dinda to D Chandimal, FOUR! And another one! Lazy effory from Zaheer! Good length delivery this time at 131.9 kph, Chandimal drives it down. Zaheer Khan does it not stop it well from mid on and it races down to the boundary. 70/2

8.5 A Dinda to D Chandimal, FOUR! A top edge! A back of a length delivery outside off at 135 kph, Chandimal aims to slice it away, gets a flying edge over the slips for a boundary. 66/2

8.4 A Dinda to D Chandimal, Bowls a bit short outside off, punched straight to cover this time. 62/2

8.3 A Dinda to D Chandimal, Good length outside off, Chandimal pushes it away on the off side. 62/2

8.2 A Dinda to D Chandimal, Bowls fuller, driven towards mid off. 62/2

8.1 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 62/2

7.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Fullish on middle, Chandimal nudge it to square leg. 61/2

Chandimal is the new batsman.

7.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, OUT! Soft dismissal! Length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays and mistimes his punch straight into the hands of Rahane at cover. Pathan gets his second of the match! 61/2

7.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, A tad short outside off, Thirimanne goes back for a cut but misses. Dhoni fumbles and they take a bye. 61/1

7.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish on middle, Thirimanne comes forward and drives it past mid on for a cracking boundary. 60/1

7.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Gets on top of the bounce and pushes it to covers. 56/1

7.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Looks to whip it away but gets an inside edge onto his thigh pads to the leg side. 56/1

6.6 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Stays back and helps it straight back to the bowler. 55/1

6.5 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off and keeps a touch low. Thirimanne feels for it and gets beaten. 55/1

6.4 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne goes back and pushes it to mid off. 55/1

6.3 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Stays back and slices it to point. 55/1

6.2 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Spectacular shot! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne rocks back and punches it past covers for a classic boundary. 55/1

6.1 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Nips back in after landing on middle, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. 51/1

Ashok Dinda into the attack.

5.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! A tad short outside off, Tharanga gets back and punches it uppishly past point for another cracking boundary. 51/1

5.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Crashed! Fullish outside off, Tharanga leans forward and caresses it past point for a boundary. 47/1

5.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Flicks it away to fine leg for a single. 43/1

5.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne flashed hard and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a lucky boundary. 42/1

5.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Gives himself room and uses his feet but then decides to defend. 38/1

5.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Fullish on outside off, Tharanga swats it past mid on and takes three. 38/1

4.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Goes back and punches it straight to point. 35/1

4.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Beaten again! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne goes for a forward prod but misses. 35/1

4.4 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Thirimanne feels for it and gets beaten. 35/1

4.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 35/1

4.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Flicks it to fine leg for a single. 34/1

4.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Back of a length delivery on off, Tharanga short arm pulls it over mid-wicket for three. 33/1

3.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Bouncer outside off, Thirimanne sways away from the line. 30/1

3.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, WIDE! Delivers this one well down the leg side. Thirimanne misses his flick. 30/1

3.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery shaping away, Tharanga goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 29/1

3.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward for a prod but gets a bottom edge onto the pitch. They scamper through for a single. 28/1

3.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and pats it to point. 27/1

3.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Thirimanne leaves it alone. 27/1

3.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Clips it to square leg and takes a single. 27/1

2.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Thirimanne feels for it and gets beaten. 26/1

2.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Stays back and flicks it past mid-wicket for a couple. 26/1

2.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Looks to defend but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 24/1

2.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Battered! Fullish outside off, Tharanga sits down on one knee and slashes it over covers for a thunderous boundary. 23/1

2.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 19/1

2.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, LEG BYE! Looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. They run through for a single. 18/1

2.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Goes for a push but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 17/1

1.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, Tharanga drives it past covers. Dinda chases it and does well to save a run. 16/1

1.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, Tharanga leave it alone. 13/1

1.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. 13/1

Thirimanne is the new batsman.

1.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Poor shot from Dilshan! Length delivery very wide outside off, Dilshan chases it and goes for a slash but gets a top edge to third man where Zaheer takes a good low catch. 13/1

1.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle, swings back in late. Dilshan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg! 13/0

1.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, WIDE! Slips this one way outside the off stump. Dilshan leaves it alone. 13/0

1.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Swings back in from off, Dilshan flicks it to mid-wicket. 12/0

Pathan to bowl from the other end!

0.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Goes back and pushes it to covers. 12/0

0.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 12/0

0.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Sweetly timed! Fullish outside off, Tharanga leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 12/0

0.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR LEG BYES! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Nips back in sharply after landing on off, Tharanga goes for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. The point fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses and the ball runs away for a boundary on the overthrow. The height probably saved him there! 8/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Again drifts it down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, TWO WIDES! Slips this one well down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick, Dhoni dives to his right and makes a half stop. They run through for a couple. 3/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Nips away after landing outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 0/0

Commentary (India innings)

A good batting effort by India to post 294 on the board. They got off to a poor start when Rahane departed early but Gambhir and Tiwary rescued them with extremely patient half-centuries. Malinga brought the hosts back into the match in the 38th over with two important wickets of Tiwary and Raina, Gambhir too departed soon. But skipper Dhoni and Pathan made sure that the Indians posted a formidable total as they added 77 for the 7th wicket. Dhoni played an exceptional innings of 58 off 38 deliveries. For the Lankans, Pradeep was a bit expensive but bowled impressively picking up two wickets and Malinga ended up with 3. It's going to be a tricky chase for the Lankans. Stay tuned for their reply!

49.6 T Perera to R Ashwin, Rocks back and hoicks it to wide long on for a single. Good last over, just 3 runs off it. India post 294/7! 294/7

49.5 T Perera to R Ashwin, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin goes for a heave but misses. 293/7

49.4 T Perera to R Ashwin, Well bowled! Gives himself room , Perera delivers it wide outside off, Ashwin can't reach it and misses. 293/7

49.3 T Perera to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan lofts it uppishly on one bounce to long on. 293/7

49.2 T Perera to I Pathan, Low full toss on middle, Pathan hits it straight back to Malinga. 292/7

49.1 T Perera to R Ashwin, LEG BYE! Shuffles across a tad and looks to flick but misses. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 292/7

48.6 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 291/7

Ashwin is the new batsman.

200 ODI wickets for Malinga!

48.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, OUT! Malinga finally gets Dhoni! Bouncer on outside off, Dhoni goes for a pull but gets an outside edge to the keeper who pouches it safely. A superb innings by Dhoni comes to an end. 290/7

48.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Edgy! Low full toss outside off, Dhoni goes for a powerful hoick but gets an inside edge past short fine leg for a lucky boundary. 290/6

48.3 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan hits it straight back to Malinga who misfields and allows a single. 286/6

48.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Pulls it to deep square leg and takes one. 285/6

48.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Looks to pull it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single. 284/6

47.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Play and a miss! Looks to heave it away but misses out on a fullish delivery outside off. 283/6

46th ODI fifty for MS Dhoni!

47.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, SIX! Crashed! Fullish on middle, Dhoni clears his front leg and flicks it over mid-wicket for a classic maximum. 283/6

47.4 T Perera to I Pathan, Heaves it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 277/6

47.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a low full toss outside off, Dhoni drives it to extra cover where the fielder misfields and they take a single. Dhoni wanted a second but is sent back by Dhoni as the ball rolls over to deep cover. 276/6

47.2 T Perera to I Pathan, Low full toss outside off, Pathan chips it uppishly to long off for a single. 275/6

47.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Low full toss outside off, Dhoni flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. Dhoni is limping here! Perhaps a strained hamstring! 274/6

46.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Yorker outside off, Dhoni digs it away to deep cover for a single to keep the strike. 273/6

46.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Low full toss outside off, Dhoni drives it sweetly to deep cover where Kapugedera dives to his left and parries it inside the rope. They run through for a couple. 272/6

46.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan drives it to deep cover and takes a single. 270/6

46.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, Dhoni powers it to long on for just a run. 269/6

46.2 L Malinga to I Pathan, Low full toss outside off, Pathan drives it to long off for just a single. 268/6

46.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan looks to steer it to the off side but is beaten by the pace of the delivery. 267/6

That's it from all of us here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the one-off T20 on 7th August. Till then, good bye and take care.

Pathan has been named the Man of the Match for his stupendous five-wicket haul and his all-round performance. Virat Kohli has been named the Man of the Series.

Good all-round performance from the Indians and they sweep the series 4-1. After a stuttering start they did well to hit back hard and post a formidable 294. Irfan Pathan was the hero in the bowling department as he sent back the openers early and then knocked off the lower order including the crucial wickets of Thirimanne and Mendis. The Lankans faltered in the chase but provided a great fight after being 120/5. Thirimanne and Mendis played splendidly but couldn't get the hosts past the finish line! Irfan Pathan was the match-winner for India picking up his 2nd ODI five-wicket haul.

45.4 A Dinda to L Malinga, OUT! India win by 20 runs! Superb catch in the deep by Raina! Low full toss outside off, Malinga goes for a loft but doesn't connect and mistimes it aerially to long off where Raina runs back and pouches a smart catch. 274/10

45.3 A Dinda to L Malinga, Low full toss outside off, Malinga drags it to long on and denies an easy single. 274/9

45.2 A Dinda to L Malinga, FOUR! Malinga is keeping the hosts alive! Fullish outside off, Malinga smashes it wide of long off for another boundary. 21 required off 28 now. 274/9

45.1 A Dinda to L Malinga, FOUR! Terrific shot! Fullish outside off, Malinga clears his front leg and rams it over extra cover for a boundary. 270/9

45.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, A tad slower outside off, Dhoni waits and again cuts but straight to the point fielder. 267/6

45.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! He is on fire! Slower delivery wide outside off, Dhoni waits for it and cuts it past point for a boundary. 267/6

50 stand up between Pathan and Dhoni!

45.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Clever batting from Dhoni! Length delivery on off, Dhoni shuffles a tad and whips it past short fine leg for a wonderfully placed boundary. 263/6

45.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Bludgeoned! A tad wide and short outside off, Dhoni rocks back and blasts it over point for a muscular boundary. 259/6

45.2 T Perera to I Pathan, Stays back and pushes it to long off for a single. 255/6

45.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 254/6

The players have made their way out to the middle. Gambhir and Rahane are the two batsmen at the crease. Malinga to start off proceedings for Sri Lanka.

Toss - India have won the toss and elected to bat. One change for them as Virender Sehwag is unfit and Ajinkya Rahane comes into the side. Two changes for the Lankans as Mahela Jayawardena rests himself and Chamara Kapugedera replaces him. Sachithra Senanayake replaces Rangana Herath in the side. Angelo Mathews will captain the side in Jayawardena's absence.

Pitch - The track is well rolled and well prepared. A little darker than normal. It's flat and looks a superb batting wicket. It may slow down as the day progresses.

The Indians have already sealed the series with a thumping six-wicket win at Colombo. They bounced back well in the series after a dismal performance in the 2nd ODI and their batsmen have stepped up and delivered. Virat Kohli seems unstoppable at the moment, he has been in form of his life of late. The Lankans need to chalk out a plan to dismiss him as soon as possible else calamity beacons. The hosts would be looking end the series on a positive note with a win here, whereas the visitors would be looking to continue their winning momentum. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 5th and final ODI between Sri Lanka and India at Pallekele .

Dinda back on!

Nuwan Pradeep is the new batsman.

2nd five -wicket haul for Pathan! The last time an Indian fast bowler took a five-for in ODIs was Zaheer Khan in 2007!

44.6 I Pathan to S Senanayake, OUT! Castled! Pathan gets his 2nd five-wicket haul! Length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad. Senanayake heaves across the line and misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 29 needed off 30 balls now! 266/9

44.6 I Pathan to S Senanayake, WIDE! Bouncer way over Senanayake's head. He ducks under it. 266/8

44.5 I Pathan to L Malinga, Drives it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 265/8

44.4 I Pathan to L Malinga, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Malinga gives himself room for a drive but misses. 264/8

44.3 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Stays back and pulls it away to fine leg for a single. 264/8

44.2 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 263/8

44.1 I Pathan to S Senanayake, Stays back and cuts it past point for a couple. 263/8

Perera back on.

44.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni drives it to long off and takes a single to end the over. 253/6

44.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan looks to drive but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 252/6

44.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni drives it to deep cover for just a single. 251/6

44.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Brilliantly placed! Good length delivery on the leg stump, Dhoni jumps back and whips it away past short fine leg for a boundary. 250/6

44.2 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish on middle, Pathan drills it to long on for a single. 246/6

44.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan just manages to dig it out. 245/6

43.6 Z Khan to L Malinga, Stays back and prods it to the off side. 261/8

43.5 Z Khan to S Senanayake, Wide outside off, cut away past point to third man for a single. 261/8

43.4 Z Khan to S Senanayake, Looks to push it to the off side but gets an inside edge past mid-wicket for a couple. 260/8

43.3 Z Khan to L Malinga, Pats it to the leg side and takes a single. 258/8

43.2 Z Khan to L Malinga, Nips away after landing outside off, Malinga goes for a poke but misses. 257/8

43.1 Z Khan to S Senanayake, Drives it to mid off and takes a single. 257/8

43.6 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Slower delivery again on middle, Pathan whips it away to deep square leg for a single. 245/6

43.5 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Slower delivery outside off, Pathan goes for a slash but misses. 244/6

43.4 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan fails to dig it out. 244/6

43.3 N Pradeep to I Pathan, FOUR! Pathan is looking pretty good here! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Pathan rocks back and pulls it behind square leg for a crunching boundary. 244/6

43.2 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, Clips it away to deep square leg for a single. 240/6

43.1 N Pradeep to I Pathan, In the air but just short! Gives himself room and lofts it over covers, it falls on one bounce to the deep cover fielder who does well to stop it. They run through for a single. 239/6

Zaheer back on!

Lasith Malinga is the new batsman.

42.6 I Pathan to J Mendis, OUT! Pathan gets another crucial one! Mendis is caught behind! A tad short outside off, Mendis rocks back and looks to cut it close to the body but gets an outside edge to the keeper who pouches it safely. Pathan is delighted. 256/8

42.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, FOUR! Edgy! Nips away after landing outside off, Mendis looks to cut it but gets an outside edge through the slip cordon to third man for a boundary. 256/7

42.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Wide outside off, Mendis goes for a slash bit misses. 252/7

Sachithra Senanayake is the new batsman.

42.3 I Pathan to T Perera, OUT! Perera holes out at a crucial juncture! Length delivery outside off, Perera stays back and slashes it uppishly and straight into the hands of Kohli at deep cover. 252/7

42.2 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, driven to mid off for a quick single. Sharma knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Mendis is comfortably back in. 252/6

42.1 I Pathan to T Perera, Slaps it to deep cover for a single. 251/6

42.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Goes back and punches it extra cover. No run. 238/6

42.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, Again a back of a length delivery on middle, Pathan again pulls it away to deep square leg for just a single this time. 238/6

42.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, FOUR! Very well adjusted! Short of a length delivery on middle, Pathan rocks back and pulls it away to deep square leg for a boundary. 237/6

42.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Wide outside off, Dhoni punches it away to deep cover for a single. 233/6

42.2 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery on the leg stump, Dhoni flicks it straight to short fine leg. 232/6

42.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish on off, Pathan drives it straight back down the ground for just a single. 232/6

41.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, Stays in his crease and pats it to the leg side. Dinda does well to stop it on his follow through. 250/6

41.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, FOUR! Blasted! A tad short outside off, Mendis rocks back and bludgeons it past mid-wicket for a thunderous boundary. 250/6

41.4 A Dinda to T Perera, Pushes it to cover and takes a quick single. 246/6

41.3 A Dinda to J Mendis, Low full toss on middle, driven to long on for a single. 245/6

41.2 A Dinda to T Perera, Stays back and punches it aerially to long off for a single. 244/6

41.1 A Dinda to J Mendis, Rocks back and blasts it to deep cover for just a single. 243/6

Dhoni is receiving some treatment on his calf.

41.6 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Bouncer on the leg stump, Pathan goes for a pull but gets a top edge which falls just short of the fine leg fielder. A single taken. 231/6

41.5 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, Stays back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 230/6

41.4 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Back of a length delivery on middle, Pathan pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 229/6

41.3 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 228/6

2000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka for Dhoni!

41.2 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Thumped! A tad wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it viciously past point for a thunderous boundary. 227/6

41.1 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Comes forward and pushes it to long on for a single. 223/6

40.6 I Pathan to J Mendis, Drives it to long on for a single. 53 runs to win off 54 balls! 242/6

40.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, Nudges it to square leg for a couple. 241/6

40.4 I Pathan to T Perera, Heaves it to long on and takes a single. 239/6

40.3 I Pathan to J Mendis, Mendis stays back and cuts it to point for a single. 238/6

40.2 I Pathan to T Perera, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for one. 237/6

40.1 I Pathan to T Perera, Comes forward and drives it straight to cover. 236/6

40.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, TWO WIDES! Slips it down the leg side, Mendis misses his flick, Dhoni fumbles and they run through for a single as Dhoni misses his shy at the striker's end. 236/6

40.6 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls over to the ground. 222/6

40.5 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, Dhoni nearly helps it uppishly straight into the hands of Senanayake. 222/6

40.4 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Come forward and helps it back to the bowler. 222/6

40.3 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a couple. 222/6

40.2 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Looks to flicks it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 220/6

40.1 S Senanayake to I Pathan, Bunts it to long off and takes a single. 220/6

Pathan back on.

39.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, In the air but safe! Goes for a lash but gets an outside edge on one bounce to third man. A single taken. End of Batting Powerplay, 43/1 during that period. 234/6

39.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, Goes for a drive but gets a bottom edge back tot eh bowler. 233/6

39.4 A Dinda to J Mendis, Comes forward and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 233/6

39.3 A Dinda to T Perera, Goes back and pulls it to mid on where Zaheer fumbles and allows a single. 233/6

39.2 A Dinda to J Mendis, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover where Rahul Sharma does well and saves a run. Three runs taken. 232/6

39.1 A Dinda to J Mendis, Rocks back and flat bats it straight onto the non-striker's stumps. 229/6

39.6 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket. End of Batting Powerplay, 39/3 during that period! 219/6

39.5 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Length delivery on the pads, Pathan flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 219/6

39.4 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Length delivery on middle, Pathan drives it straight back to the bowler. 218/6

39.3 N Pradeep to I Pathan, Fullish on the pads, Pathan flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple to get off the mark. 218/6

39.2 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes one. 216/6

39.1 N Pradeep to MS Dhoni, Nudges it behind square leg and scampers through for a couple. 215/6

Dinda back on.

38.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Drives it through covers and takes a single. 229/6

Maiden ODI fifty for Mendis.

38.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, FOUR! Slammed! Rocks back and punches it powerfully to deep cover for a boundary. 228/6

38.4 R Ashwin to T Perera, Pushes it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 224/6

38.3 R Ashwin to T Perera, FOUR! Nicely placed! Length delivery on middle, Perera gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a boundary. 223/6

38.2 R Ashwin to T Perera, Taps it to the leg side and sets off. Dhoni is quick on to it and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Perera dives back into his crease. He was just in. 219/6

38.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Clips it to deep square leg and takes one. 219/6

Pradeep back on!

Irfan Pathan is the new batsman.

38.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, OUT! Now Gambhir departs for 88! Quicker and flatter outside off, goes straight on with the arm, Gambhir rocks back for a cut but gets a top edge straight into the hands of Malinga at backward point. Nothing going right for India! 213/6

38.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Goes back and cuts it past point for a couple. 213/5

38.4 S Senanayake to MS Dhoni, Looks to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge to point for a single. 211/5

38.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 210/5

38.2 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and then decides it to the off side. 209/5

38.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle, goes straight on with the arm, Gambhir rocks back for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. They players appeal but the umpire says no. 209/5

37.6 Z Khan to J Mendis, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 218/6

37.5 Z Khan to J Mendis, FOUR! Smashed! A tad short on off, Mendis rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. 217/6

37.4 Z Khan to T Perera, Mistimes his flick to mid on and scampers through for a single. 213/6

37.3 Z Khan to J Mendis, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 212/6

37.2 Z Khan to T Perera, Clips it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 211/6

37.1 Z Khan to T Perera, FOUR! Lucky! Length delivery outside off, Perera looks to flick it away but gets an outside edge uppishly over point for a streaky boundary. 210/6

37.6 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Another superb shot! Fullish outside off, Dhoni leans forward and crashes it past covers for a crunching boundary. What an over! 12 runs and 2 wickets off it! 209/5

37.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Stunning reply from Dhoni! Fullish outside off, Dhoni stays back and caresses it past extra cover for a muscular boundary. 205/5

37.4 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR LEG BYES ! Another well directed bouncer but Malinga is unlucky! Bouncer on middle, Dhoni looks to pull it but is beaten by the pace and it hits his helmet and goes over the keeper for a lucky boundary. 201/5

37.3 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Superb delivery but Dhoni averts the hat trick! Back of a length delivery on middle, takes off from the surface. Dhoni jumps back and fends it awkwardly into the ground. 197/5

MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

37.2 L Malinga to S Raina, OUT! Two in two for Malinga! Back of a length delivery outside off at 144.8 kph, Raina is a bit hurried up and looks to steer it to third man but helps it straight into the hands of Thirimanne at first slip who pouches it safely. Malinga is on a hat trick now! 197/5

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

37.1 L Malinga to M Tiwary, OUT! Brilliant bouncer! Bouncer on middle, at 144.6 kph, Tiwary is hurried up and looks to fend it awkwardly but the ball goes off the outside edge and lobs into the hands of Perera at short third man who makes no mistake. A good innings from Tiwary comes to an end. 197/4

36.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Defended off the front foot by Mendis presenting the full face of the bat. 206/6

36.5 R Ashwin to T Perera, pats it behind square leg and takes a single. 206/6

36.4 R Ashwin to T Perera, Stays in his crease and clips it to square leg. 205/6

36.3 R Ashwin to T Perera, Comes forward and pats it to the leg side. 205/6

36.2 R Ashwin to T Perera, Goes back and clips it to square leg. 205/6

36.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Rocks back and punches it to mid off for a single. 205/6

36.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Comes forward and defends it to cover. 197/3

36.5 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Goes back and nudges it behind square leg for a single. 197/3

36.4 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, FOUR! Hammered! Fullish on off, Tiwary stays in his crease and crashes it over the bowler's head for a superb boundary. 196/3

36.3 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm, Tiwary feels for it and gets beaten. 192/3

36.2 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, FOUR! Brilliantly placed! Fullish outside off, Tiwary lofts it over mid off for a crunching boundary. 192/3

36.2 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, WIDE! Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Delivers a long hop way down the leg side, Tiwary looks to pull it but seems to miss. The keeper pouches and appeals confidently. The umpire says no and signals a wide. 188/3

36.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. 187/3

Ashwin back on.

35.6 Z Khan to T Perera, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Perera pokes at it and gets beaten. 204/6

Thisara Perera is the new batsman.

35.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, OUT! Run out! Great fielding from the Indians and the big fish, Thirimanne departs! Thirimanne pulls it to mid on where Kohli does well to stop. Thirimanne is half way down the track but Mendis is caught ball watching and he sends him back. Kohli throws it to Zaheer who, in turn throws it to Dhoni who whips off the bails in a flash. Thirimanne is struggling and the replays show that he was well short. 204/6

35.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 204/5

35.3 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Dropped! A tad wide outside off, Thirimanne goes for a cut but gets an outside edge, Dhoni dives to his left, gets a glove to it but doesn't manage to hold on. They run through for a single. 203/5

35.3 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, WIDE! Slips it very wide of the off stump. 202/5

35.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, SIX! Bludgeoned! A tad short outside off, Thirimanne stays back and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 201/5

35.1 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, FOUR LEG BYES! Slips this one down the leg side, Thirimanne looks to flick but seems to miss and the ball goes off the thigh pads to fine leg for a boundary. 195/5

Senanayake back on.

35.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir helps it to mid off with soft hands and takes a quick single. 186/3

35.5 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Tiwary again gives himself room, dances down the track, Malinga slips in a superb yorker, Tiwary somehow digs it out to the leg side and they take a single. 185/3

35.4 L Malinga to M Tiwary, In the air but safe! Low full toss on middle, Tiwary dances down the track and miscues his slash over covers for a couple. 184/3

35.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker outside off, Gambhir digs it to point for a single. 182/3

35.2 L Malinga to M Tiwary, LEG BYE! Delivers a yorker outside the leg stump, Tiwary fails to dig it out and gets hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire says no. A single taken. 181/3

35.1 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Comes forward, pushes it to point. Gambhir wants a run but is sent back. 180/3

Zaheer khan back on!

Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Thirimanne cuts it to deep cover where there is a slight fumble. Thirimanne wants a second but is sent back. 191/5

34.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, Stays back and pulls it to long on for a single. 190/5

34.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Wide outside off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets the bottom part of the bat to point. 189/5

34.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Slices it to deep point and takes one. 189/5

34.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, driven to extra cover where Raina dives and makes the stop. 188/5

34.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 188/5

Lasith Malinga is back for another spell.

Batting Powerplay enforced!

34.6 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Outside off, Tiwary taps it to covers for a quick single. 180/3

Maiden ODI fifty for Manoj Tiwary!

34.5 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, FOUR! Pradeep hurls in a sharp full toss, down the leg side, Tiwary flicks it off his pads and times it to perfection. It races away through square leg and the fine leg fielder has no chance of stopping it. 179/3

34.4 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Short delivery outside off at 138.4 kph, Tiwary gets inside the bounce to play the upper cut but misses. 175/3

34.3 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Tiwary turns it through mid-wicket for a couple. 175/3

34.2 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Defends it off his back foot to the off side. 173/3

34.1 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir runs it down in front of point and crosses for a quick single. 173/3

Pathan back on.

33.6 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, SIX! Clobbered! Fullish on middle, Thirimanne dances down the track and plunders it over mid-wicket for a muscular maximum. 14 runs off the over, a good one for Sri Lanka. 187/5

33.5 M Tiwary to J Mendis, Misses out! Delivers it very wide of the leg stump, Mendis chases it and sweeps it to fine leg for just a single. 181/5

33.4 M Tiwary to J Mendis, Comes forward and helps it straight back to Tiwary. 180/5

33.3 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, Stays back and pushes it to long on for a single. 180/5

33.2 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, SIX! Hammered! Fullish on the pads, Thirimanne chips down the track and flicks it nonchalantly over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 179/5

33.1 M Tiwary to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 173/5

Drinks break.

33.6 T Perera to M Tiwary, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 172/3

33.5 T Perera to M Tiwary, Appeal for a caught behind! Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Tiwary flirts with it away from his body and misses. Chandimal appeals but nothing from the umpire. The replays show a thick outside edge and Tiwary is extremely lucky to be still out there. 172/3

33.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir cuts it late and it goes to wide of point where the fielder dives and stops the ball. The batsmen cross, the fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Perera saw no one backing it up and rushed to collect the throw at square leg. 172/3

33.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Looks to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 171/3

33.2 T Perera to M Tiwary, Helps it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 171/3

33.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, In the air... safe! Full length delivery angling away from the batsman at 131.3 mph, Gambhir drives it uppishly towards point where the fielder stops it but fumbles while picking it up. Now he has a shy at the striker's end, misses the stumps and now they cross for one. 170/3

Manoj Tiwary into the attack now.

32.6 S Raina to J Mendis, Defended off the front foot by Mendis presenting the full face of the bat. 173/5

32.5 S Raina to J Mendis, Rocks back and bludgeons it to deep cover for a single. 173/5

32.4 S Raina to J Mendis, First decides to reverse sweep it but then changes his mind as the ball is wide and pats it to point. 171/5

32.3 S Raina to J Mendis, Comes forward and drives it straight back to the bowler. 171/5

32.2 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Rocks back and cuts it to cover where Tiwary misfields and concedes a single. 171/5

32.1 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, lofted to deep cover for a couple. 170/5

32.6 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Works across a length delivery and guides it through mid-wicket for a single. 169/3

32.5 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle at 136.4 kph, Gambhir gets behind the line and defends it down watchfully. 168/3

32.4 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Turns a length delivery off his pads to the on side and takes a single at mid-wicket. 168/3

32.3 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, FOUR! Pradeep spears in a fuller length delivery on off at 134.3 kph, Tiwary skips down the track and blasts it through extra cover for a boundary. Chota Dada is looking in full flow today! 167/3

32.2 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 163/3

32.1 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Good length delivery on off, Tiwary gets half forward and taps it to cover-point. 163/3

31.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes for a reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. 168/5

31.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 168/5

31.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Drives it to long off for a single. 167/5

31.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Clips it to mid-wicket for one. 166/5

31.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes back and pushes it to long off for one. 165/5

31.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Mendis lunges forward for a defense but misses. 164/5

Nuwan Pradeep comes back for another spell.

31.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 163/3

31.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir presses forward and drives it through covers for a couple. 163/3

31.4 T Perera to M Tiwary, Shuffles across a bit and works a length delivery off his pads to square leg for a run. 161/3

31.3 T Perera to M Tiwary, Lands it full around off at 130.7 kph, Tiwary gets forward and bunts it straight to mid on. 160/3

31.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery on off, Gambhir gets forward and pushes it through covers for a single. 160/3

31.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery sliding across the batsman, Gambhir attempts to cut it across the line but misses. 159/3

30.6 S Raina to J Mendis, flicks it behind square leg for a single. 164/5

4th ODI fifty for Thirimanne

30.5 S Raina to L Thirimanne, Drives it to deep cover and brings up his fifty with a single. 163/5

30.4 S Raina to J Mendis, Nudges it to fine elg and takes a single. 162/5

30.3 S Raina to J Mendis, Reverse sweeps it straight to the man at point. 161/5

30.2 S Raina to J Mendis, Mendis has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 161/5

30.1 S Raina to J Mendis, FOUR! Creative! Gets down on one knee and sweeps a fullish delivery on middle past point for a boundary. 161/5

Perera back on.

30.6 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Works it to mid-wicket for a single. 159/3

30.5 J Mendis to M Tiwary, In the air but safe! Again looks to go inside out but mistimes it aerially on one bounce to Kapugedera at deep cover. A single taken. 158/3

30.4 J Mendis to M Tiwary, FOUR! Nicely placed! Fullish outside off, Tiwary dances down the track and lifts it over extra cover. Kapugedera tries to stop it desperately but isn't successful. It crosses the rope for a boundary. 157/3

30.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Stays back and flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 153/3

30.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and punches it straight to the extra cover fielder. 152/3

30.1 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Chips down the track and drills it to mid-wicket where the fielder misfields and allows a run. 152/3

Raina into the attack.

29.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Smashed! A tad short on middle. Thirimanne rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 157/5

29.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and helps it straight back to Rohit who dives and makes the save. 153/5

29.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and powers it to long off for one. 153/5

29.3 R Sharma to J Mendis, Rocks back and punches it straight to cover. 152/5

29.2 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Punches it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 152/5

29.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Looks to flick it but gets the inside part of the bat to mid-wicket. 151/5

29.6 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Waits for it and pats it to square leg for a single to end the over. 151/3

29.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir bunts it to long on for a run. 150/3

29.4 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Works it to the leg side for one. 149/3

29.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Tucks it away to teh leg side and takes a single. 148/3

29.2 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep cover where Kapugedera misfields and allows an extra run. A couple taken. 147/3

29.1 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it to third man for a single. 145/3

28.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 151/5

28.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 150/5

28.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Looks to paddle it away but gets a bottom edge tot he keeper. 150/5

28.3 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket. 150/5

28.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and helps it to long off for a single. 149/5

28.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 148/5

28.6 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Chips down the track and pushes it to long on for a single. 144/3

28.5 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Stays back and clips it to deep square leg for one. 143/3

28.4 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Drills it to long on for a single. 142/3

28.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for one. 141/3

28.2 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Comes forward, pushes it to cover for a single. 140/3

28.1 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Chips down the track and mistimes his drive straight back to the bowler. 139/3

27.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Works it away to mid-wicket and takes a single. 147/5

27.5 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes back punches it to covers. 146/5

27.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side. 146/5

27.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, paddles it audaciously to fine leg for a single. 146/5

27.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 145/5

27.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Goes back and crashes it wide of long off for a couple. 144/5

27.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple. 139/3

50 stand up between Gambhir and Tiwary.

27.5 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Opens the face of the bat and helps it t point for a single. 137/3

27.4 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Stays back and helps it to mid-wicket. 136/3

27.3 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Tiwary has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 136/3

27.2 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it to third man for a couple. 136/3

27.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Loopy outside off, Gambhir chips down the track and drills it to long off for a single. 134/3

26.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Drives it straight back to Ashwin who dives and makes the stop. 142/5

26.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Nudges it behind square leg for a single. 142/5

26.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Drives it to long on and takes a single. 141/5

26.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Tries to steer it to third man but misses. 140/5

26.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and pushes it back to the bowler. 140/5

26.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Looks to flick it away but gets a leading edge to the off side. 140/5

26.6 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, Gambhir flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 133/3

26.5 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Uses his feet and helps it to long on for a single. 132/3

26.4 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 131/3

26.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Chips down the ground and bunts it to long off for one. 131/3

26.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir waits for it and looks to cut but gets beaten. 130/3

26.1 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Helps it to deep cover and takes a single. 130/3

25.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 140/5

25.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it back to Sharma. 139/5

25.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Nudges it to square leg and takes a single. 139/5

25.3 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and helps it to long on for one. 138/5

25.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Rocks back and pushes it to long on for one. 137/5

25.1 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Drives it to long on and takes a single. 136/5

25.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 129/3

25.5 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 129/3

25.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, THREE LEG BYES! Looks to flick but misses, the ball brushes off his pads and rolls over to fine leg. There is an appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. They run three. It was probably going down leg! 128/3

25.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 125/3

25.2 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Nudges it to fine leg and takes a single. 125/3

25.1 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Comes forward and pats it to the leg side. 124/3

24.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Beaten! Spins away after landing outside off, Mendis feels for it and gets beaten. 135/5

24.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, LEG BYE! Comes forward for a prod but is beaten by the one that goes straight on. Gets hit on the pads and the players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. 135/5

24.4 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Goes back and punches it to long off for a single. 134/5

24.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Drives it to deep cover and takes one. 133/5

24.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 132/5

24.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Looks to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 132/5

24.6 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Comes forward and drives it to deep cover for one. 124/3

24.5 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Works it to mid-wicket off the back foot. 123/3

24.4 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Loopy outside off, Tiwary gets way forward, feels for it and gets beaten. 123/3

24.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Goes back and dabs it to short third man for a single. 123/3

24.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Chips down the track, adjusts well and steers it past point for a couple. 122/3

24.1 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Comes forward and pats it to the leg side. 120/3

23.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 132/5

23.5 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Goes back and helps it to the leg side for one. 132/5

23.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Nudges it behind square leg and takes a single. 131/5

23.3 R Sharma to J Mendis, Mendis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 130/5

23.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and pats it to mid-wicket. 130/5

23.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, TWO LEG BYES! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. They appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. The ball rolls over to the fine leg and they take a coup;e. 130/5

23.6 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Waits for it and steers it to third man for a couple. 120/3

23.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Pushes it to long on off the back foot and takes one. 118/3

23.4 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Rocks back, pats it to point and takes a single. 117/3

23.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 116/3

23.2 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Stays back, pushes it to point and they run through for a single. There is a appeal as there is a direct hit but Gambhir is well in. 115/3

23.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Goes back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 114/3

22.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Goes back and pats it to point. 128/5

22.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Gets on the back foot and helps it to the leg side. 128/5

22.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Goes back and nudges it to mid-wicket. 128/5

22.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Goes straight on with the arm, Thirimanne looks to force to through the off side but gets a bottom edge onto the ground. 128/5

22.2 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and helps it to extra cover. 128/5

22.1 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 128/5

22.6 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Leans forward and helps it to extra cover. 113/3

22.5 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Comes on the front foot and pushes it to long on for a single. 113/3

22.4 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple. 112/3

22.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Yorker on off, helped back tot eh bowler by Gambhir. 110/3

22.2 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Drives it to mid off off the front foot and takes one. 110/3

22.1 J Mendis to M Tiwary, Comes forward and pushes it to extra cover. 109/3

21.6 R Sharma to L Thirimanne, Goes back and cuts it straight to the point fielder. 127/5

21.5 R Sharma to J Mendis, Rams it to long off for a single. 127/5

21.4 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward and prod sit into the ground. 126/5

21.3 R Sharma to J Mendis, Gets across and plays it to mid-wicket. 126/5

21.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Defended off the front foot by Mendis presenting the full face of the bat. 126/5

21.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Shuffles across and helps it to mid-wicket. 126/5

Mendis into the attack.

21.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Leans forward and blocks it to the off side. 109/3

21.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 109/3

21.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Nudges it to fine leg and takes a single. 109/3

21.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 107/3

9th ODI fifty for Gambhir!

21.2 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Almost a run out! Gambhir pats it to point. Sets off but there is a slight hesitation and both the batsmen stop. Kapugedera misses his direct hit a the non- striker's end as Gambhir struggles to make it. They run through for an overthrow too. 107/3

21.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Comes forward and blocks it towards the cover. 105/3

Rohit Sharma into the attack now.

20.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Stays back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 126/5

20.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Looks to force it through the off side but gets a bottom edge to the bowler. 125/5

20.4 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Mendis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 125/5

20.3 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Fullish on off, Mendis gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. The players think it's pad and appeal but the umpire says no. 125/5

20.2 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Gets back and clips it to mid-wicket. 123/5

20.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to long on for a single. 123/5

20.6 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, FOUR! Edged but over the keeper! Back of a length delivery outside off, just takes off after landing. Tiwary is hurried up and looks to sway out but then fends awkwardly and the ball goes off his outside edge over the keeper for a lucky boundary. 105/3

20.5 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Clips it to deep square leg and takes one. 101/3

20.4 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Shuffles across and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 100/3

20.3 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Tiwary has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 99/3

20.2 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Goes back and defends it to the off side. 99/3

20.1 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Length delivery outside off, Tiwary comes forward and prods it to the off side. 99/3

19.6 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Mendis drives it to deep cover for a single. End of Bowling Powerplay, 22/1 during that period! 122/5

19.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, Length delivery on the pads, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 121/5

19.4 A Dinda to J Mendis, A hint of inswing, it lands on a good length delivery on middle, Mendis pushes it back to the bowler. 120/5

19.3 A Dinda to J Mendis, FOUR! Deft! Slips it down the leg side, Mendis nudges it to fine leg for a boundary. That went very fine! 120/5

19.2 A Dinda to J Mendis, Nips away after landing outside off, Mendis shoulders his arms to it. 116/5

19.1 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 116/5

19.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and helps it straight back to the bowler. End of the bowling Powerplay, 22/1 during that period. 99/3

19.5 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Comes forward, pats it to cover and takes a quick single. 99/3

19.4 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, LEG BYE! Looks to flick but misses and the ball brushes his pads and rolls over to fine leg. They take a single. 98/3

19.3 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 97/3

19.2 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Tiwary has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 96/3

19.1 S Senanayake to M Tiwary, Looks to flick but gets a slight leading edge to the off side. 96/3

Dinda back on.

18.6 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Fullish on middle, driven straight back to Ashwin who makes the stop. 115/5

18.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Fullish on the pads, clipped away to deep square leg for a single. 115/5

18.4 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Leans forward and drives it straight to cover. 114/5

18.3 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and pushes it to the leg side but Ashwin is quick to latch on to it and stop the single. 114/5

18.2 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Shuffles across and tad and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 114/5

18.1 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Helps it to mid on and takes a single. 113/5

Senanayake back on!

18.6 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Close! Almost a run out! Tiwary pats it to point, sets off, the non-striker is a bit hesitant and both of them stop half way. Rahane then continues to complete his single and the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end as Rahane dives into the crease. That would have been close it the fielder had hit! 96/3

18.5 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Stays back, pats it to point and scampers through for a quick single. 95/3

18.4 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir leans forward and defends it to covers. 94/3

18.3 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Stays in his crease and looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball drops on the pitch and they run through for a quick single. 94/3

18.2 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Length delivery outside off, Tiwary stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 93/3

18.1 N Pradeep to M Tiwary, Fullish on middle, Tiwary flicks it sweetly past mid-wicket for a couple. 93/3

Ashwin back on.

17.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, LEG BYES! Looks to flick but misses and the ball rolls over to the leg side. They run through for a single. 112/5

17.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 111/5

17.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Nudges it to mid-wicket and takes one. 111/5

17.3 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Shuffles across a tad and punches it to deep cover for a single. 110/5

17.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, In the corridor outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone. 109/5

17.1 Z Khan to J Mendis, back of a length delivery on middle, Mendis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 109/5

17.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and leaves it alone. 91/3

17.5 A Mathews to M Tiwary, Fullish on middle, Tiwary flicks it elegantly through mid-wicket for a three. 91/3

17.4 A Mathews to M Tiwary, Length delivery outside off, Tiwary comes forward and prods it to the off side. 88/3

17.3 A Mathews to M Tiwary, Good length delivery outside off, Tiwary gets on top of the bounce and defends it to the off side. 88/3

17.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 88/3

17.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, seaming away. Gambhir leaves it alone. 87/3

16.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Thumped! A tad short and wide outside off, Thirimanne stands tall and crashes it past point for a boundary. 108/5

16.5 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 104/5

16.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Length delivery on middle, Mendis flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 104/5

16.3 I Pathan to J Mendis, Comes forward and drives it to mid off. 103/5

16.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for one. 103/5

16.1 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, Thirimanne drives it straight to covers where Kohli does well to make the stop. 102/5

Manoj Tiwary is the new batsman.

16.6 N Pradeep to R Sharma, OUT! Castled! Length delivery on middle, straightens after landing, Sharma looks to flick it but misses and the ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. It was a good ball from Pradeep and a wrong shot from Rohit Sharma. His horrible form continues. 87/3

16.5 N Pradeep to R Sharma, Gets on top of the bounce and pats it to point. 87/2

16.4 N Pradeep to R Sharma, Fullish on middle, Sharma drives it straight back past the bowler. The mid on fielder is quick and stops it as Sharma sends Gambhir back. 87/2

16.3 N Pradeep to R Sharma, FOUR! Sublime flick! Fullish on the pads, Sharma stays back and flicks it sweetly past mid-wicket for a well timed boundary. 87/2

16.2 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, He is striking it well here! Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and drives it to deep cover for just a single. 83/2

16.1 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, FOUR! Classic shot! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a crunching boundary. 82/2

Pathan back on.

15.6 Z Khan to J Mendis, Fuller outside off, Mendis looks to leave and the ball comes in a shade to strike the batsman on the pads. Appeal again but it wasn't doing much. 102/5

15.5 Z Khan to J Mendis, Bowls length around off, Mendis is trapped on the back foot and looks to defend. He is struck on the pads and there is half a shout. 102/5

15.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Good length around off and Mendis gets behind it to defend. 102/5

15.3 Z Khan to J Mendis, Fuller length outside off again, Mendis shoulders his arms. 102/5

15.2 Z Khan to J Mendis, Mendis chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 102/5

Jeewan Mendis walks in next.

15.1 Z Khan to C Kapugedera, OUT! Zaheer strikes! Bowls a lovely delivery, angling in from round the wicket, full on the middle and Kapugedera is trapped in the crease. The ball strikes him dead in front and the umpire raises his finger on the appeal. The batsman was already walking. Sri Lanka in huge trouble. 102/5

Bowling Powerplay has been taken by India.

15.1 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Wide! Zaheer slips down the leg side and Thirimanne fails to clip it. The batsmen run a bye too as Dhoni fails to glove it cleanly. 102/4

15.6 A Mathews to R Sharma, A tad short outside off, Rohit goes back and punches it to covers. 78/2

15.5 A Mathews to R Sharma, Stays back and helps it to mid-wicket. 78/2

15.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Length delivery on the pads, Gambhir flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 78/2

15.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad after landing. Gambhir dances down the track for a slash but is cut into half and misses it completely. 77/2

15.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 77/2

15.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir feels for it and misses. 77/2

14.6 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to point for a single. 100/4

14.5 R Ashwin to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 99/4

14.4 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 99/4

14.3 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Kapugedera feels for it and gets beaten. 98/4

14.2 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, FOUR! Superbly placed! Loopy outside off, Kapugedera gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly past extra cover for a boundary. 98/4

14.1 R Ashwin to C Kapugedera, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a couple. 94/4

Mathews back on.

Bowling Powerplay taken by Sri Lanka.

14.6 N Pradeep to R Sharma, Shuffles across a tad and clips it straight to mid-wicket. 77/2

14.5 N Pradeep to R Sharma, Fullish outside off, Rohit drives it straight back to the bowler who does well to stop it on his follow through. 77/2

14.4 N Pradeep to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, Rohit comes forward and prods it into the ground. 77/2

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman.

Drinks break!

14.3 N Pradeep to V Kohli, OUT! LBW! Pradeep gets the big wicket of Kohli! Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing, Kohli plants his front foot forward and looks to flick it but misses. The ball hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire lifts his finger. But then goes upstairs to check for a no ball. The replays show it was close and some part of the boot was marginally behind the line. Kohli has to depart, a big blow to the Indians. 77/2

Kohli has been given out LBW. But the umpire is checking for a no ball.

14.2 N Pradeep to V Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 77/1

14.1 N Pradeep to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli flicks it sweetly to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 77/1

Ashwin into the attack.

13.6 V Kohli to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and punches it to covers where the fielder does well to stop the ball. 92/4

13.5 V Kohli to C Kapugedera, Pulls it away to long on for a single. 92/4

13.4 V Kohli to L Thirimanne, Goes back and punches it away to deep cover for one. 91/4

13.3 V Kohli to C Kapugedera, Comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single. 90/4

Chamara Kapugedera is the new batsman.

13.2 V Kohli to A Mathews, OUT! Run out! Superb fielding by Tiwary. Length delivery outside off, Mathews pats it to point and sets off. He is sent back, in the meanwhile, Tiwary runs in, picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end. Mathews is struggling to get back in. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that Mathews is indeed short. 89/4

13.1 V Kohli to A Mathews, Stays in his crease and pushes it to extra cover. 89/3

13.6 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Length delivery on off, keeps a touch low. Gambhir does well to defend it. 75/1

13.5 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 75/1

13.4 S Senanayake to V Kohli, Rocks back and helps it to long on for one. 75/1

13.3 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Comes forward and bunts it to long off for a single. 74/1

13.2 S Senanayake to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, Kohli goes back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 73/1

13.1 S Senanayake to G Gambhir, Length delivery on the pads, Gambhir flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 72/1

Virat Kohli into the attack.

12.6 A Dinda to A Mathews, Goes back, pats it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 89/3

12.5 A Dinda to A Mathews, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Back of a length delivery on off, Mathews rocks back and pulls it viciously past mid-wicket for a boundary. 88/3

12.4 A Dinda to A Mathews, Stays back and pushes it to covers. 84/3

12.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Looks to flick but gets a leading edge to third man where Zaheer does well and returns a good throw. A couple added to the total. 84/3

12.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, FOUR! Superbly timed! A tad wide outside off, Mathews rocks back and punches it past covers for a boundary. 82/3

12.1 A Dinda to A Mathews, Gets squared up and defends it to point. 78/3

Sachithra Senanayake into the attack now!

12.6 N Pradeep to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli rocks back and squirts it into the ground. 71/1

12.5 N Pradeep to V Kohli, Stays back and pats it to mid on defensively. 71/1

12.4 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Good shot but just a single. Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. 71/1

12.3 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish on middle, Gambhir stays in his crease and flicks it sweetly past mid-wicket for a boundary. 70/1

12.2 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Good length delivery on the leg stump, Gambhir goes for a flick but misses. The ball nearly rolls over onto the stumps. The bowler, meanwhile, appeals vociferously but the umpire says no. 66/1

12.1 N Pradeep to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Gambhir rocks back for a cut but misses. 66/1

11.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and drives it to mid off. 78/3

11.5 Z Khan to A Mathews, BYE! Close! Swings back in sharply from outside off, it nips back in sharply too. Mathews leaves it and it flies inches past the off stump. Dhoni dives to his left and makes half a stop. They run through for a single. 78/3

11.4 Z Khan to A Mathews, Stays in his crease and pushes it to mid off. 77/3

11.3 Z Khan to A Mathews, In the corridor outside off, Mathews leaves it alone. 77/3

11.2 Z Khan to A Mathews, Beaten! Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Mathews feels for it and gets beaten. 77/3

11.1 Z Khan to A Mathews, Rocks back and punches it to covers. 77/3

Nuwan Pradeep into the attack now.

Gambhir is receiving some treatment after that blow to the hand.

11.6 L Malinga to V Kohli, Play and a miss! Delivers an outswinger in the blockhole outside off, Kohli is late on his flick and misses it completely. The keeper pouches it and appeals but the umpire says no. 66/1

11.5 L Malinga to V Kohli, Good delivery! Delivers a vicious bouncer on off, Kohli is hurried up and he sways away from the line at the last moment. 66/1

11.4 L Malinga to V Kohli, Goes back an cuts it to point. 66/1

11.3 L Malinga to V Kohli, FOUR! Crashed! Length delivery outside off, Kohli leans forward and caresses it past point for a lovely boundary. 66/1

11.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Ouch! Back of a length delivery in the rib-region, Gambhir looks to fend it awkwardly and gets hit on the bottom hand. They run through for a single. Gambhir looks uncomfortable! 62/1

11.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, Kohli clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 61/1

10.6 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Good length on off, punched down towards mid off this time. 77/3

10.5 A Dinda to A Mathews, Good length delivery, Chandimal goes to poke at that, gets an outside edge through gully for a single. 77/3

10.4 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Short of a length delivery outside off, Thirimanne pulls it away through mid-wicket to take one. 76/3

10.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews works it away through mid-wicket to take one. 75/3

10.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, Surprises Mathews first up with a short delivery, who fends it down well on the off side. 74/3

Angelo Mathews is the new man to walk in at number 5.

10.1 A Dinda to D Chandimal, OUT! Plumb in front! A good length delivery, skidding on this time, Chandimal is beaten by pace as he aims to flick that, gets hit right in front and the umpire's finger goes up on the appeal. Sri Lanka lose their third wicket. 74/3

Malinga back on!

10.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Caressed! Fullish outside off, Gambhir lunges forward and drives it muscularly through the covers for an eye-catching boundary. 60/1

10.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir comes forward and squirts it into the ground. 56/1

10.4 A Mathews to V Kohli, Comes on the front foot and clips it to mid-wicket. Gambhir hesitates slightly but then completes the run comfortably. 56/1

10.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli comes forward and prods it into the ground. 55/1

10.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Kohli feels for it an gets beaten. 55/1

10.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Outswinger on a fullish area outside off, Kohli looks for a drive but gets a thickish outside edge past the diving point fielder for a single. 55/1

9.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Pitched up delivery outside off, Thirimanne steps down and drives it well through covers. Zaheer with the chase and they end with a couple. 74/2

9.5 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, On a good length outside off, swinging away, left alone. 72/2

9.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery, 130.3 kph, pushed away to point. 72/2

9.3 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Angling down the leg side, goes off Chandimal's pads for a leg bye. There is an unnecessary shy at the non-striker's end but no run conceded. 72/2

9.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Good length, pushed away off the back foot through point for one. 71/2

9.1 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 70/2

9.6 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli stays in his crease and pats it to mid-wicket for a single. End of the Mandatory Powerplay, 54/1 during that period! 53/1

9.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back, opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 52/1

9.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 51/1

9.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Gambhir looks to cut but misses. 51/1

9.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and pats it to point. 51/1

9.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Wide outside off, Gambhir goes for a slash but gets a bottom edge on one bounce to the keeper. 51/1

8.6 A Dinda to D Chandimal, FOUR! And another one! Lazy effory from Zaheer! Good length delivery this time at 131.9 kph, Chandimal drives it down. Zaheer Khan does it not stop it well from mid on and it races down to the boundary. 70/2

8.5 A Dinda to D Chandimal, FOUR! A top edge! A back of a length delivery outside off at 135 kph, Chandimal aims to slice it away, gets a flying edge over the slips for a boundary. 66/2

8.4 A Dinda to D Chandimal, Bowls a bit short outside off, punched straight to cover this time. 62/2

8.3 A Dinda to D Chandimal, Good length outside off, Chandimal pushes it away on the off side. 62/2

8.2 A Dinda to D Chandimal, Bowls fuller, driven towards mid off. 62/2

8.1 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 62/2

8.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Full length delivery outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it sweetly to covers but the fielder stationed there does well to make the stop. No run! 51/1

8.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Comes forward and just pushes it to covers with great timing for a couple. 51/1

8.4 A Mathews to V Kohli, FOUR! Edged and wide! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli dances down the track for a slash but gets a thick outside edge past the second slip for a lucky boundary. 49/1

8.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli stays back and defends it solidly. 45/1

8.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli comes forward and prods it into the ground. 45/1

8.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Length delivery, wide outside off, Gambhir cuts it uppishly past backward point for a single. It was in the air for a while! 45/1

7.6 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Fullish on middle, Chandimal nudge it to square leg. 61/2

Chandimal is the new batsman.

7.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, OUT! Soft dismissal! Length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays and mistimes his punch straight into the hands of Rahane at cover. Pathan gets his second of the match! 61/2

7.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, A tad short outside off, Thirimanne goes back for a cut but misses. Dhoni fumbles and they take a bye. 61/1

7.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish on middle, Thirimanne comes forward and drives it past mid on for a cracking boundary. 60/1

7.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Gets on top of the bounce and pushes it to covers. 56/1

7.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Looks to whip it away but gets an inside edge onto his thigh pads to the leg side. 56/1

7.6 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli overs the line and defends it solidly. 44/1

7.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and clips it to mid-wicket. 44/1

7.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good running! Length delivery on off, Gambhir prods it to the leg side near the pitch, Kohli calls Gambhir and they scamper through for a quick single. 44/1

7.3 T Perera to V Kohli, Outswinger way outside off, Kohli slashes at it and gets a bottom edges it to third man for a single. 43/1

7.3 T Perera to V Kohli, WIDE! Fullish and very wide outside off, Kohli chases and misses. 42/1

7.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and clips it straight to square leg. 41/1

7.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and pats it to mid-wicket. 41/1

6.6 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Stays back and helps it straight back to the bowler. 55/1

6.5 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off and keeps a touch low. Thirimanne feels for it and gets beaten. 55/1

6.4 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne goes back and pushes it to mid off. 55/1

6.3 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Stays back and slices it to point. 55/1

6.2 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Spectacular shot! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne rocks back and punches it past covers for a classic boundary. 55/1

6.1 A Dinda to L Thirimanne, Nips back in after landing on middle, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. 51/1

6.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Back to back! Poor line from Mathews! Length delivery again on the pads, Gambhir flicks it again past square leg for a sweetly timed boundary. 41/1

6.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Superbly played! Length delivery on the pads, Gambhir flicks it uppishly past square leg for a well placed boundary. 37/1

6.4 A Mathews to V Kohli, Goes back and guides it past point to third man for a single. 33/1

6.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Play and a miss! Straightens a tad after landing outside off, Kohli looks to steer it to third man but misses. 32/1

6.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli cuts it straight to point. 32/1

6.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Goes back and steers it to third man for a single. 32/1

Ashok Dinda into the attack.

5.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! A tad short outside off, Tharanga gets back and punches it uppishly past point for another cracking boundary. 51/1

5.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Crashed! Fullish outside off, Tharanga leans forward and caresses it past point for a boundary. 47/1

5.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Flicks it away to fine leg for a single. 43/1

5.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne flashed hard and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a lucky boundary. 42/1

5.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Gives himself room and uses his feet but then decides to defend. 38/1

5.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Fullish on outside off, Tharanga swats it past mid on and takes three. 38/1

Angelo Mathews into the attack.

5.6 T Perera to V Kohli, A tad wide outside off, Kohli rocks back and punches it through covers for a couple. 31/1

5.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli lets it go through to the keeper. 29/1

5.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays back and pats it to mid-wicket. Gambhir wants a run but is sent back in time. 29/1

5.3 T Perera to V Kohli, Outswinger on a fullish area outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms to it. 29/1

5.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Probing delivery outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 29/1

Virat Kohli is the new batsman.

5.1 T Perera to A Rahane, OUT! LBW! Rahane departs cheaply! Good length delivery outside off at 133.5 kph, nips back in after landing. Rahane comes forward for a prod but misses and gets hit on the back leg. The players appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. 29/1

4.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Goes back and punches it straight to point. 35/1

4.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Beaten again! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne goes for a forward prod but misses. 35/1

4.4 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Thirimanne feels for it and gets beaten. 35/1

4.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 35/1

4.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Flicks it to fine leg for a single. 34/1

4.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Back of a length delivery on off, Tharanga short arm pulls it over mid-wicket for three. 33/1

4.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Beautifully placed! Inswinging low full toss on middle, Gambhir clips it past square leg for a well timed boundary. He had misses out on scoring off a similar delivery earlier. 29/0

5000 ODI runs for Gautam Gambhir.

4.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Hammered! Back of a length delivery on middle, Gambhir rocks back and pulls it away past square leg for a boundary. 25/0

4.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Inswinging full toss on middle, Gambhir mistimes his drive to mid on. 21/0

4.3 L Malinga to A Rahane, Slower delivery in the blockhole on middle, Rahane waits and then defends it to the leg side. Picks up a quick single. 21/0

4.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Comes forward, pushes it to covers and scampers through for a single. 20/0

4.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 19/0

3.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Bouncer outside off, Thirimanne sways away from the line. 30/1

3.6 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, WIDE! Delivers this one well down the leg side. Thirimanne misses his flick. 30/1

3.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery shaping away, Tharanga goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 29/1

3.4 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward for a prod but gets a bottom edge onto the pitch. They scamper through for a single. 28/1

3.3 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and pats it to point. 27/1

3.2 I Pathan to L Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Thirimanne leaves it alone. 27/1

3.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Clips it to square leg and takes a single. 27/1

3.6 T Perera to A Rahane, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full length delivery outside off, swinging away, Rahane leans forward and caresses it past point for a wonderful boundary. 19/0

3.5 T Perera to A Rahane, Fullish outside off, Rahane drives it beautifully but straight to mid off. 15/0

3.4 T Perera to A Rahane, Nips away after landing outside off, Rahane shoulders his arms to it. 15/0

3.3 T Perera to A Rahane, Probing delivery outside off, Rahane leaves it alone. 15/0

3.3 T Perera to A Rahane, WIDE! Delivers it wide outside off, Rahane chases it but misses. 15/0

3.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, A tad wide outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it past point for three. 14/0

3.2 T Perera to A Rahane, TWO WIDES! Full and swinging down the leg side, Rahane goes for a flick and nearly falls over the ball moves further away as Rahane misses it. Chandimal too fumbles and they take a single. 11/0

3.1 T Perera to A Rahane, A tad short outside off, Rahane punches it to covers off the back foot. 9/0

2.6 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Thirimanne feels for it and gets beaten. 26/1

2.5 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, Stays back and flicks it past mid-wicket for a couple. 26/1

2.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Looks to defend but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 24/1

2.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Battered! Fullish outside off, Tharanga sits down on one knee and slashes it over covers for a thunderous boundary. 23/1

2.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 19/1

2.2 Z Khan to L Thirimanne, LEG BYE! Looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. They run through for a single. 18/1

2.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Goes for a push but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 17/1

2.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and drives it sweetly but straight to mid off. 9/0

2.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker on middle, Gambhir manages to dig it out to the leg side. 9/0

2.4 L Malinga to A Rahane, Back of a length delivery on middle, Rahane rocks back and pulls it to fine leg for a single. 9/0

2.3 L Malinga to A Rahane, A tad short on off, Rahane goes back and squirts it into the ground. 8/0

2.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir pushes it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 8/0

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Comes forward and defends it to point. 7/0

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, WIDE! Slips this one well down the leg side, Gambhir misses his flick and Chandimal dives to his right to make a good stop. 7/0

1.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, Tharanga drives it past covers. Dinda chases it and does well to save a run. 16/1

1.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, Tharanga leave it alone. 13/1

1.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. 13/1

Thirimanne is the new batsman.

1.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Poor shot from Dilshan! Length delivery very wide outside off, Dilshan chases it and goes for a slash but gets a top edge to third man where Zaheer takes a good low catch. 13/1

1.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle, swings back in late. Dilshan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg! 13/0

1.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, WIDE! Slips this one way outside the off stump. Dilshan leaves it alone. 13/0

1.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Swings back in from off, Dilshan flicks it to mid-wicket. 12/0

1.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Stays back, opens the face of the bat and guides it past point to third man for a single. 6/0

1.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Slips this one well wide of the off stump, Gambhir leaves it alone. 5/0

1.4 T Perera to A Rahane, A tad wide outside off, Rahane stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. 5/0

1.3 T Perera to A Rahane, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, nips away after landing, Rahane goes for a cut but misses. 4/0

1.2 T Perera to A Rahane, Nips away after landing outside off, Rahane shoulders his arms to it. 4/0

1.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 4/0

Pathan to bowl from the other end!

0.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Goes back and pushes it to covers. 12/0

0.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 12/0

0.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Sweetly timed! Fullish outside off, Tharanga leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 12/0

0.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR LEG BYES! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Nips back in sharply after landing on off, Tharanga goes for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. The point fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses and the ball runs away for a boundary on the overthrow. The height probably saved him there! 8/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Again drifts it down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, TWO WIDES! Slips this one well down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick, Dhoni dives to his right and makes a half stop. They run through for a couple. 3/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Nips away after landing outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 0/0

Thisara Perera to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to A Rahane, In the corridor outside off Rahane lets it go through to the keeper. 3/0

0.5 L Malinga to A Rahane, Back of a length delivery outside the leg stump, Rahane somehow gets out of the way. 3/0

0.4 L Malinga to A Rahane, Good length delivery outside off, Rahane guides it to third man and takes a couple. 3/0

0.3 L Malinga to A Rahane, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Rahane goes for half a poke and gets beaten by the away movement. 1/0

0.2 L Malinga to A Rahane, Fullish delivery outside off, Rahane prods it into the ground. 1/0

0.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts off with a fullish inswinger on middle, Gambhir clips it to mid-wicket, doesn't time it well and takes a single. 1/0

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