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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota,2nd ODI, Date - 24/07/2012, Toss won by - India
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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Thisara Perera was named the Man of the Match. That's all we have for today. The third ODI is on the 28th of July. Do join us for that, till then, farewell!

In the chase, Dilshan and Tharanga started off in emphatic fashion and did not allow the Indians to get in this game. Abnormal amount of wides in a low score and a dropped chance means India will really have to dig deep in certain departments.

That's the end of a thrashing by Sri Lanka. India started off well at the start but then Perera ran through the batting order, along with Mathews and India were shunned out for just 138. Gambhir was the only batsman who got a half-century.

19.5 P Ojha to D Chandimal, FOUR! Sri Lanka win by 9 wickets! Goes to drive that away one does Chandimal, gets a thick outside edge which runs down through third man for a boundary. 139/1

19.4 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Pushes it away towards point for a single. 135/1

19.3 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Goes on the back foot and punches it away this time past point off the outside edge for two. 134/1

19.2 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 132/1

19.1 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Gets down and plays it well off the front foot. 132/1

Pragyan Ojha into the attack.

18.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Tucks it away to mid-wicket. 132/1

18.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 132/1

18.4 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Gets ahead and drives it straight back. 132/1

18.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 132/1

18.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Flighted one, Chandimal gets down and defends that one well. 132/1

18.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, On the stumps, defended down well. 132/1

17.6 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Short of a length delivery outside off, sliced away past point for a couple. 132/1

17.5 U Yadav to U Tharanga, FOUR! Top edge and the end is nigh. Short of a length delivery outside off, Tharanga aims for the pull, it goes off the edge over the keeper for a boundary. 130/1

17.4 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Bangs in short this time, Tharanga ducks under that. 126/1

17.3 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fullish delivery, driven towards mid off this time. 126/1

26th ODI fifty for Upul Tharanga.

17.2 U Yadav to U Tharanga, FOUR! Smashed away! Back of a length delivery just outside off, Tharanga rocks back and thrashes it away over point. Elegance oozing from this south-paw as he gets to his first half-century in seventeen innings against India. 126/1

17.1 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, 141.2 kph, flicked away to mid-wicket this time for a single. 122/1

16.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 121/1

16.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Defends this well off the front foot. 120/1

16.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, WIDE! Spins this one down the leg side after getting it to land on middle. 120/1

Dinesh Chandimal walks in at number 3.

16.4 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, OUT! Dilshan is gone but it's not a wicket to be happy about. Flighted one, Dilshan aims to sweep, it goes off the edge, lobs off the pads and lands in front. Dhoni gets ahead and takes the catch. Not much of a celebration in the Indian camp. 119/1

16.3 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Thrusts forward and pushes it towards mid off. 119/0

16.2 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Once again uses his feet and whacks it down through mid off for a single. 119/0

16.1 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Gets down and turns it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 118/0

27th ODI fifty for Tillakaratne Dilshan!

15.6 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Shot! A fuller length delivery outside off, Dilshan gets down and strokes it well through covers for a boundary. 116/0

15.5 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Another short ball, Dilshan hooks but gets a top-edge which lands near deep square leg region for a couple. 112/0

15.4 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Short of a length delivery at 141.1 kph, Dilshan turns and pulls it through square leg with disdain. 110/0

15.3 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Very full outside off, Dilshan goes to squeeze that away but misses out. 106/0

15.2 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fuller length delivery, 144.5 kph, pushed towards mid off. Sharma has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses out and they take one. 106/0

15.1 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fuller length at 143.5 kph, driven down to mid off. 105/0

14.6 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, This goes on straight outside off, Dilshan aims to cut but misses out. 105/0

14.5 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, This was spinning away outside off, Tharanga dabs it away through cover-point to take one. 105/0

14.4 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Outside off, pushed away to cover this time. 104/0

14.3 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, The arm ball skidding on, Tharanga gets an inside edge on the pads. 104/0

14.2 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, On middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 104/0

14.1 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, A touch short, sliced away to short third man this time. 103/0

13.6 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fuller length outside off, Tharanga pushes it towards cover to end the over. 103/0

13.5 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Bangs in short this time, Tharanga sits under comfortably. 103/0

13.4 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Short of a length delivery, Dilshan turns and pulls it well through mid-wicket to take a run. 103/0

13.3 U Yadav to T Dilshan, On a length area outside off, Dilshan fails to put bat on ball. 102/0

13.2 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Half-volley outside off, driven well through covers yet again by Tharanga for just one. 102/0

13.1 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, tucked down to fine leg for a single. 101/0

Umesh Yadav back into the attack.

9th 100 partnership between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga.

12.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Short and spinning away, crashed away through point as Pathan rounds off from the deep to keep it down to a couple. 100/0

12.5 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Dilshan has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single. 98/0

12.4 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Gets ahead and pushes it to cover. 97/0

12.3 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Darts in the off-break. Dilshan gets down and sweeps it fine through fine leg and takes two. Takes one and had he missed, would have been out LBW. 97/0

12.2 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Gets forward and dabs it away to point. 95/0

12.1 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Landed outside off, Dilshan pushes inside the line. 95/0

11.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Stays on the back foot to defend that well. 95/0

11.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Another wonderful shot from Tharanga. Fractionally full outside off, Tharanga leans into the straight-drive, Raina at mid off can only get a hand to it and still does not stop the boundary. 95/0

11.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Another one. Well wide outside the off stump this time. 91/0

11.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length around off, defended well on the off side. 90/0

11.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Fuller length delivery outside off, Tharanga drives it well through covers and takes a couple of runs. 90/0

11.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, poked away towards cover. 88/0

11.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR LEG BYES! Another poor delivery. Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Tharanga aims to flick and it runs off his pads past Dhoni to fine leg. 88/0

10.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Flatter delivery outside off, Tharanga holds on and guides it through third man for three runs. 84/0

2000 ODI runs for Tillakaratne Dilshan against India!

10.5 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Works it with the spin through square leg for one. 81/0

10.4 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Goes on the back foot and punches it away for one more. 80/0

10.3 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Takes it on a full and drives it through covers for a single. 79/0

10.2 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Another one tossed up, flicked away this time through mid-wicket. 78/0

10.1 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Starts with a flighted one on off, defended down well. 78/0

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.

9.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, On the pads this time, turned away through the leg side for a couple to end an expensive over. 78/0

9.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Wide and short outside off, Tharanga reaches out with a wild slash, goes away timidly through covers and they take two. 76/0

9.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, TWO LEG BYES! Another full delivery down the leg side, goes off Tharanga's pads, yet again, Dhoni does not do well behind the wicket and it rolls down to fine leg. 74/0

9.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, THREE WIDES! Slips down a full delivery, well down the leg side, Dhoni fails to collect it around and they take two extra runs. 72/0

9.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Bowls a good length delivery outside off, Tharanga lets it go. 69/0

9.2 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Another full delivery down the leg side, Dilshan aims to flick and it rolls off his pads for a leg bye. 69/0

9.1 Z Khan to T Dilshan, FOUR! Starts off with a full delivery down the leg side, Dilshan tucks it away through mid-wicket. 68/0

Back after the supper break. Zaheer Khan will start off this time.

Having restricted the Indians to 138, the Lankans have started off in a blistering fashion with 64 from 9 overs. They need just 75 runs and are firmly in the driving seat. The Indians looked listless in the field, dropping catches and conceding extras. They need a miracle in order to pull off a victory. Join us in a while for the latter half of Lankan reply.

8.6 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery on middle, Dilshan mistimes his pull to mid-wicket and takes three. That's the Dinner break! 64/0

8.5 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan drives it to mid off where Ojha fumbles and allows a couple. 61/0

8.4 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Comes forward and drives it straight back. 59/0

8.3 U Yadav to T Dilshan, A tad short on middle, keeps a touch low. Dilshan goes for a pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket. 59/0

8.2 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Wristy! Length delivery on middle, Dilshan flicks it away past mid-wicket for a well placed boundary. 59/0

8.1 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Fullish outside off, Dilshan stays back and carts it over extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 55/0

Umesh Yadav into the attack now!

7.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Smashed! Short and wide outside off, Tharanga stays back and punches it muscularly past covers for a thumping boundary. 11 runs off the over! 51/0

7.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Again poor from Pathan as he slips this one way down the leg side. Tharanga misses his flick. 47/0

7.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, turned away to the leg side by Tharanga. 46/0

7.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by Tharanga presenting the full face of the bat. 46/0

A slight stoppage as there is some movement near the sight screen.

7.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Drifts this one down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 46/0

7.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Delivers this way outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 45/0

7.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery on middle, Dilshan goes for a pull but the ball hits the outside edge, hits the shoulder and lobs a tad wide of Sehwag at first slip who makes a valiant attempt. Zaheer does well at third man to flick the ball inside as the batsmen take three. 44/0

7.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Goes back and cuts it to point where Kohli does well to make the stop. 41/0

7.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, WIDE! Short of a length delivery outside the leg stump, Dilshan walks down the track and goes for a pull but misses. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire signals wide. 41/0

7.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan stays back and punches it to covers. 40/0

6.6 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 40/0

6.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Stays back, pats it to mid on and scampers through for a quick single. 39/0

6.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing on a fullish area outside off, Tharanga goes for an audacious drive but gets beaten by the movement. 38/0

6.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays back and pushes it to covers. 38/0

6.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Tharanga has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 38/0

6.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fullish outside off, Tharanga stays in his crease and punches it past mid off for a crunching boundary. 38/0

5.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Shuffles across and has a swipe across the line but doesn't time it well. Ojha at fine leg misfields and allows a couple. 34/0

5.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, LEG BYE! Shuffles across a tad but misses his flick. The ball hits his pads and rolls over to the leg side for a single. 32/0

5.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Hammered! A tad short outside off, Tharanga rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a powerful boundary. 31/0

5.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside off, Dilshan square drives it past point for three. 27/0

5.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Dilshan goes for a slash but misses. 24/0

5.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Stays back and punches it to covers. 24/0

4.6 Z Khan to T Dilshan, In the air but safe! Wide outside off, Dilshan slashes at it but gets a thick outside edge uppishly on one bounce to the third man fielder. They take a single. 24/0

4.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, LEG BYE! In swinger on middle, Tharanga misses his flick and the ball rolls over to the leg side off the thigh pad for a single. 23/0

4.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, Tharanga lets it go through to the keeper. 22/0

4.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 22/0

4.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Tharanga comes forward, feels for it and gets beaten by the away movement. 22/0

4.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Another brilliant shot! Fullish outside off, Tharanga leans forward and drives it sweetly past covers for a boundary. 22/0

3.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Uses his feet and pushes it past covers for a couple. 18/0

3.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, DROPPED! Sehwag drops Dilshan! Good length delivery, wide outside off, Dilshan goes for a slash but gets a thick outside edge. It goes straight to Sehwag at first slip who fluffs a simple catch. The ball ricochets to fine leg and they run through for a couple. 16/0

3.4 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Length delivery on middle, punches straight back to Pathan. 14/0

3.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery on middle, Dilshan pushes it to the off side off the back foot. 14/0

3.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes for a cut with no feet movement and mistimes it to the leg side. 14/0

3.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Nips back in after landing on middle, Dilshan goes for a flick but inside edges it onto his pads. 14/0

2.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish delivery outside off, Tharanga leans forward and drives it beautifully past extra cover for an exquisite boundary. 14/0

2.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 10/0

2.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Fullish on middle, Tharanga flicks it straight to mid on. 10/0

2.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Shoulders his arms to a good length delivery outside off. 10/0

2.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Tharanga lets it go through to the keeper. 10/0

2.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga pushes it to mid on off the front foot. 10/0

1.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Stays in his crease and pats it to mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 10/0

1.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga flicks it past square leg for a couple. 9/0

1.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Tharanga goes for a drive but misses. 7/0

1.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, LEG BYE! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Inswinger on middle, it nips back in after landing. Dilshan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Meanwhile, they run through for a single. Probably going down leg! 7/0

1.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan rocks back and cuts it straight to covers. 6/0

1.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Dilshan comes forward for a prod but misses. 6/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Probing delivery outside off, Tharanga shoulders his arms to it. 6/0

0.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Again slips this one down the leg side, Tharanga shuffles across a tad and misses his flick. Dhoni dives to his right and pouches it superbly. 6/0

0.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Comes forward and drives a fullish delivery outside off straight to Zaheer Khan who does well to stop it. 5/0

0.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Poor from Zaheer! This time he slips this one way outside the off stump. Tharanga lets it go through. 5/0

0.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga comes forward and prods it into the ground. 4/0

0.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, A tad wide outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to T Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan mistimes his cut to the off side for a single to get off the mark. 4/0

0.1 Z Khan to T Dilshan, In the corridor outside off, Dilshan leaves it alone. 3/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, TWO WIDES! Drifts it down the leg side, it further moves away. Tharanga misses his flick, Dhoni dives to his right and gets a glove to it. They run through as the ball rolls over to fine leg. 3/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 1/0

Commentary (India innings)

Superb effort by Sri Lanka to restrict India to a paltry 138. Perera wrecked havoc at the start picking up the key wickets of Sehwag, Kohli and Raina. Mathews followed suit and scalped Rohit Sharma and Dhoni. The Indians never really recovered from the early setbacks and only Gambhir, who played a stoic innings of 65, managed to help the visitors achieve some respectability. It's gonna be a humongous task for the Indians to defend this mediocre total. Do join us in a while for Sri Lanka's reply.

33.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, OUT! Brilliant catch by Sangakkara! India all out for 138! Fullish outside off, Gambhir stays back, reaches out for it and tries to run it down to third man but manages to slice it as Sangakkara dives to his left and pouches a difficult catch. 138/10

33.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker outside off, Gambhir fails to dig it out. 138/9

33.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Full toss outside off, Gambhir slices it to deep point, scampers through for a single and turns back for a suicidal second. Mathews returns with a poor throw to Sangakkara who misses his shy at the striker's end. Gambhir makes it. 138/9

Batting Powerplay taken by India as Malinga comes back.

32.6 A Mathews to U Yadav, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor delivery! Drifts a fullish delivery onto his pads, Yadav shuffles across a tad and misses his flick. The ball brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 136/9

32.5 A Mathews to U Yadav, Fullish on off, Yadav drives it straight back to Mathews. 132/9

32.4 A Mathews to U Yadav, In the corridor outside off, Yadav looks to push it to the off side but pulls off late and lets it go through. 132/9

Umesh Yadav is the last man in.

32.3 A Mathews to P Ojha, OUT! This time Mathews is successful is producing the edge! Nips away after landing outside off, Ojha comes forward for a drive but gets a thin outside edge to Sangakkara who pouches it cleanly. Gambhir in danger of being stranded as India lose its 9th wicket. 132/9

32.2 A Mathews to P Ojha, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Ojha goes for a poke but misses. 132/8

32.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Goes back and steers it to third man for a single. 132/8

31.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. Gambhir retains the strike. 131/8

31.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. Wants a single but is sent back. 130/8

31.4 R Herath to P Ojha, Comes forward, pats it to point and scampers through for a single. There is an overthrow but the pair decide against an extra run. 130/8

31.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and drills it to long on for a single. 129/8

31.2 R Herath to P Ojha, Comes forward, pushes it defensively to covers and takes a run. 128/8

31.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and pushes it to long on for a single. 127/8

Drinks break!

30.6 A Mathews to P Ojha, Back of a length delivery outside off, Ojha allows it through to end the over. 126/8

30.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, Gambhir remains back and cuts it away through point to rotate the strike. 126/8

30.4 A Mathews to P Ojha, Pitched up delivery outside off, squirted away past point this time to pinch for a single. 125/8

30.3 A Mathews to P Ojha, Fuller and straight, defended back to Mathews. 124/8

30.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Very full outside off, driven through covers this time to take a single. 124/8

30.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fuller length outside off, pushed away towards cover. 123/8

Angelo Mathews comes back into the attack.

29.6 R Herath to P Ojha, Once again and pushes it to cover. 123/8

29.5 R Herath to P Ojha, Pushes it away to cover to end the over. 123/8

29.4 R Herath to P Ojha, Pushes it through outside off, Ojha ends up pushing inside the line. 123/8

29.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the ball and knocks it through mid on to take a single. 123/8

29.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Defends it well yet again. 122/8

29.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, The arm ball, pushed down towards mid off. 122/8

28.6 T Perera to P Ojha, Good length on off at 121.4 kph, Ojha squirts it away towards point to end the over. 122/8

28.5 T Perera to P Ojha, Fullish outside off, Ojha allows it through to the keeper. 122/8

28.4 T Perera to P Ojha, Ojha shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 122/8

28.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir pats it down through gully to rotate the strike. 122/8

28.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Full ball on middle, Gambhir drives it straight back towards Perera. 121/8

28.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, tucked away on the leg side. 121/8

27.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Drives it away through mid on for one to end the over. 121/8

27.5 R Herath to P Ojha, Full and down the leg side, Gambhir tucks it down towards short fine leg for one. 120/8

27.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes down the track and whips it away on the leg side for one. 119/8

27.3 R Herath to P Ojha, Ojha has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 118/8

27.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Bunts it away through mid on to pick up another run. 117/8

27.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Flicks it away to mid-wicket. 116/8

26.6 T Perera to P Ojha, Stump to stump, Ojha gets an outside edge towards point. 116/8

26.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 116/8

26.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fuller length, driven through mid off. 115/8

26.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Length delivery, pushed away to point. 115/8

26.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, Gambhir goes to work it away and gets an inside edge. 115/8

32nd ODI fifty for Gautam Gambhir, 8th against Sri Lanka.

26.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fuller length, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple. He has been the only roadblock for Sri Lanka so far. 115/8

Thisara Perera into the attack.

25.6 R Herath to P Ojha, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat to end the over. 113/8

25.5 R Herath to P Ojha, Bowls it outside off, going on with the arm, Ojha pushes inside the line. 113/8

Pragyan Ojha walks in at number 10.

25.4 R Herath to Z Khan, OUT! Trapped in front! The arm ball once again skidding in with the angle at 78.9 kph, Khan is caught on the pads while trying to flick that, is caught right in front and takes the long walk back as the finger comes up from the umpire. Eight down and Sri Lanka have a tight hold on this match. 113/8

25.3 R Herath to Z Khan, Arm ball, Khan does well with a defense. 113/7

25.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Gets down the track and drives it well through mid off for one. 113/7

25.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Stays on the back foot and defends that well. 112/7

24.6 I Udana to G Gambhir, Good length delivery at 127.4 kph, Gambhir runs it down to third man to take one to end the over. 112/7

24.5 I Udana to G Gambhir, Angles it full on middle, Gambhir pats it away to mid-wicket and looks for one. But Khan with a good early call and Gambhir comes back. 111/7

24.4 I Udana to Z Khan, Fuller length, tucked away through square leg for one. 111/7

24.3 I Udana to G Gambhir, Gambhir works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 110/7

24.2 I Udana to Z Khan, Short of a length, Zaheer slaps hard but Dilshan at point dives and stops to give away just a single. 109/7

24.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Works it away off his pads to take a single this time. 108/7

Zaheer Khan walks in at number 9.

23.6 R Herath to R Ashwin, OUT! Disastrous running this time, and not surprisingly, it's Ravichandran Ashwin yet again. Cuts this one away past point and takes two. Turns back for the third one but Gambhir never wants that. Is late in turning back and the throw comes in at the striker's end. Sangakkara flicks the bails off and third umpire confirms the same. 107/7

23.5 R Herath to R Ashwin, FOUR! Sloppy fielding from two fielders. Ashwin comes down the track and drives it superbly through covers. It goes right through the hands of Dilshan. Malinga with a chase, but fails to pull it inside the ropes. 105/6

23.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down and works it away for a single. 101/6

23.3 R Herath to R Ashwin, Gets forward and pushes it through covers for a single. 100 up for India! 100/6

23.2 R Herath to R Ashwin, On off, the arm ball, Ashwin blocks it well. 99/6

23.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Flights it up on the pads, flicked away this time through mid-wicket for a single. 99/6

Rangana Herath into the attack for the first time.

22.6 I Udana to R Ashwin, Ashwin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 98/6

22.5 I Udana to R Ashwin, Gets forward and drills it past mid on for a couple of runs. 98/6

22.4 I Udana to R Ashwin, FOUR! That'a fine shot from Ashwin. Back of a length delivery, 124.6 kph, Ashwin stays back and punches it well past point. Third man had no chance. 96/6

22.3 I Udana to G Gambhir, Short outside off, Gambhir reaches out and whacks it through covers to take one. 92/6

22.2 I Udana to G Gambhir, A touch short outside off, Gambhir slashes it away to third man to take a couple of runs. 91/6

22.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery, defended solidly. 89/6

21.6 L Malinga to R Ashwin, FOUR! Off the edge! That was a lethal delivery. Very full outside off, Ashwin looks to jam that away, the ball kisses the bottom edge and flies between Sangakkara and Mathews at first slip. Sangakkara was late in the dive. 89/6

21.5 L Malinga to R Ashwin, The slower one at 118.5 kph, full on off, Ashwin does well to block that. 85/6

21.4 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Fuller length this time at 135.5 kph, pushed back towards the bowler. 85/6

21.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Bowls short on the pads, tucked down to fine leg for a single. 85/6

21.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length yet again, Gambhir pushes it away to point. 84/6

21.1 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Back of a length delivery, tucked down towards mid-wicket for a single. 84/6

20.6 I Udana to R Ashwin, Fullish delivery on middle, tucked away this time past square leg. Malinga gives a good chase and pulls it back inside with his boot to save a run. 83/6

20.5 I Udana to R Ashwin, Fuller length delivery, knocked down through mid on. 80/6

20.4 I Udana to R Ashwin, Ashwin has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 80/6

20.3 I Udana to G Gambhir, Bowls full, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 80/6

20.2 I Udana to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery, Gambhir steps out and defends it well. 79/6

20.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on the body, defended well. 79/6

Thisara Perera was named the Man of the Match. That's all we have for today. The third ODI is on the 28th of July. Do join us for that, till then, farewell!

In the chase, Dilshan and Tharanga started off in emphatic fashion and did not allow the Indians to get in this game. Abnormal amount of wides in a low score and a dropped chance means India will really have to dig deep in certain departments.

That's the end of a thrashing by Sri Lanka. India started off well at the start but then Perera ran through the batting order, along with Mathews and India were shunned out for just 138. Gambhir was the only batsman who got a half-century.

19.5 P Ojha to D Chandimal, FOUR! Sri Lanka win by 9 wickets! Goes to drive that away one does Chandimal, gets a thick outside edge which runs down through third man for a boundary. 139/1

19.4 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Pushes it away towards point for a single. 135/1

19.3 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Goes on the back foot and punches it away this time past point off the outside edge for two. 134/1

19.2 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 132/1

19.1 P Ojha to U Tharanga, Gets down and plays it well off the front foot. 132/1

19.6 L Malinga to R Ashwin, Low full toss outside off, Ashwin steers it away to cover to end the over. 19/1 of the Bowling Powerplay! 79/6

Ravichandran Ashwin walks in at number 8.

19.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, OUT! But wait, is that a no-ball? A full delivery on the stumps, Pathan aims to flick that, ends up doing it early and gets a loopy leading edge. Goes straight to the mid off fielder, guess who? Thisara Perera. The third umpire has a long look as it seems that no part of the foot is behind the line of the crease. Only one angle shows it might not be a no-ball. Well, Pathan is walking back anyways. 79/6

19.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Identical delivery at 137.8 kph, this time Gambhir dabs it away past point to take a single to his name. 79/5

19.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, Gambhir ends up pushing inside the line. 78/5

19.2 L Malinga to I Pathan, Length on middle, worked away through the leg side for one. 78/5

19.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, A short delivery at 141 kph, does not bounce much, Pathan aims to fend it away, it hits the gloves and falls on the off side. Second slip thought he had a chance but the ball fell short. 77/5

First ball. Gautam Gambhir will take strike, with Virender Sehwag at the other end. Lasith Malinga to bowl first up this time. Here we go.

India - Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli, R Sharma, Raina, Dhoni (capt, wk), I Pathan, R Ashwin, Z Khan, P Ojha, U Yadav.

Sri Lanka - Dilshan, Tharanga, Sangakkara (wk), M Jayawardena (capt), Chandimal, A Mathews, Thirimanne, Perera, Herath, Udana(DEBUT), Malinga.

Pitch report - It's a different wicket from the previous ODI and Arun Lal feels that it's a good strip. It's a good batting wicket and feels that 270 is a good score on the board. It's a green wicket and will assist the seamers. The wind is going to play a big factor today.

Toss - MS Dhoni has yet again won the toss and INDIA WILL BAT FIRST. Says that he has been lucky with tosses. India are unchanged. Nuwan Kulasekara sits out due to an injury and the left-armer, Isuru Udana will take his place for his DEBUT ODI match.

Hello all and it's the second ODI of the five-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and India at Hambantota yet again. The first match went in India's favour after they put up 314, which proved to be too much and in spite of Sangakkara and Perera's desperate attempts, in the end, they went down fighting.

Pragyan Ojha into the attack.

18.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Tucks it away to mid-wicket. 132/1

18.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 132/1

18.4 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Gets ahead and drives it straight back. 132/1

18.3 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 132/1

18.2 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Flighted one, Chandimal gets down and defends that one well. 132/1

18.1 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, On the stumps, defended down well. 132/1

18.6 I Udana to G Gambhir, Full and wide outside off, left alone to end the over. 77/5

18.5 I Udana to I Pathan, Floated up at 99.3 kph, on middle, Pathan works it away past square leg to take one. 77/5

18.4 I Udana to I Pathan, Short of a length delivery, 124.5 kph, again a punch to extra cover. Needs to find the gap now. 76/5

18.3 I Udana to I Pathan, Good length delivery outside off, Pathan punches it away well to mid off. 76/5

18.2 I Udana to I Pathan, Good length delivery, pushed towards cover. 76/5

18.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed down through gully for a single. 76/5

17.6 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Short of a length delivery outside off, sliced away past point for a couple. 132/1

17.5 U Yadav to U Tharanga, FOUR! Top edge and the end is nigh. Short of a length delivery outside off, Tharanga aims for the pull, it goes off the edge over the keeper for a boundary. 130/1

17.4 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Bangs in short this time, Tharanga ducks under that. 126/1

17.3 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fullish delivery, driven towards mid off this time. 126/1

26th ODI fifty for Upul Tharanga.

17.2 U Yadav to U Tharanga, FOUR! Smashed away! Back of a length delivery just outside off, Tharanga rocks back and thrashes it away over point. Elegance oozing from this south-paw as he gets to his first half-century in seventeen innings against India. 126/1

17.1 U Yadav to D Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, 141.2 kph, flicked away to mid-wicket this time for a single. 122/1

17.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fuller length outside off at 137.6 kph, Gambhir drives it with firmness through covers for one to end the over. 75/5

17.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery on the stumps, tucked away on the leg side. 74/5

17.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir gets a bottom-edge while trying to cut that and it goes to the keeper on the bounce. 74/5

17.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, 135.9 kph, Gambhir pushes it away to point this time. 74/5

17.2 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fuller length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 74/5

17.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Pathan goes to push that but misses it. 73/5

16.6 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Chandimal has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 121/1

16.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, Defends this well off the front foot. 120/1

16.5 R Ashwin to D Chandimal, WIDE! Spins this one down the leg side after getting it to land on middle. 120/1

Dinesh Chandimal walks in at number 3.

16.4 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, OUT! Dilshan is gone but it's not a wicket to be happy about. Flighted one, Dilshan aims to sweep, it goes off the edge, lobs off the pads and lands in front. Dhoni gets ahead and takes the catch. Not much of a celebration in the Indian camp. 119/1

16.3 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Thrusts forward and pushes it towards mid off. 119/0

16.2 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Once again uses his feet and whacks it down through mid off for a single. 119/0

16.1 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Gets down and turns it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 118/0

16.6 I Udana to I Pathan, Full outside off, Pathan goes to drive, gets an outside edge through gully for one. 73/5

16.5 I Udana to G Gambhir, Well wide and short outside off, Gambhir reaches out and punches it away through covers. Chandimal with a desperate dive near the ropes. Third umpire makes a goof-up as Chandimal has clearly touched the ropes. Still, three runs given. 72/5

16.4 I Udana to I Pathan, Back of a length on the body, Pathan hops up and tucks it away towards square leg for a quick run. 69/5

16.3 I Udana to I Pathan, Fuller length, driven towards mid off. 68/5

16.2 I Udana to I Pathan, Fuller length delivery, swerving back in, defended towards cover. 68/5

16.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Starts well this time, good length, outside off, pushed past point for one. 68/5

27th ODI fifty for Tillakaratne Dilshan!

15.6 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Shot! A fuller length delivery outside off, Dilshan gets down and strokes it well through covers for a boundary. 116/0

15.5 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Another short ball, Dilshan hooks but gets a top-edge which lands near deep square leg region for a couple. 112/0

15.4 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Short of a length delivery at 141.1 kph, Dilshan turns and pulls it through square leg with disdain. 110/0

15.3 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Very full outside off, Dilshan goes to squeeze that away but misses out. 106/0

15.2 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fuller length delivery, 144.5 kph, pushed towards mid off. Sharma has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses out and they take one. 106/0

15.1 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fuller length at 143.5 kph, driven down to mid off. 105/0

Isuru Udana comes back after a disastrous second over.

15.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 67/5

15.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Raina slashes it away through covers. There is a half-stop which takes the pace off and they take two. 66/5

15.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, Pitched up delivery on middle at 136.3 kph, Pathan flicks it away to fine leg to take one. 64/5

15.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery, Gambhir taps it towards the off side and sets up for a quick single. 63/5

15.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Another fuller length delivery outside off, Gambhir drives it away off the bottom edge towards mid off. 62/5

15.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts with a full delivery on the pads, flicked away past mid-wicket for a couple this time. 62/5

14.6 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, This goes on straight outside off, Dilshan aims to cut but misses out. 105/0

14.5 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, This was spinning away outside off, Tharanga dabs it away through cover-point to take one. 105/0

14.4 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Outside off, pushed away to cover this time. 104/0

14.3 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, The arm ball skidding on, Tharanga gets an inside edge on the pads. 104/0

14.2 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, On middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 104/0

14.1 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, A touch short, sliced away to short third man this time. 103/0

Malinga comes back into the attack.

BOWLING POWERPLAY!

14.6 A Mathews to I Pathan, A full ball outside off, Pathan allows it through to end the over. 60/5

14.5 A Mathews to I Pathan, Gets well forward to a full ball and pushes it towards cover. 60/5

14.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, Good length delivery outside off, pushed towards cover. 60/5

14.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fuller length outside off, driven well to mid off. 60/5

14.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Stump to stump, on a good length, defended well. 60/5

DRINKS BREAK! Irfan Pathan will be the new man in at number 7.

14.1 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, OUT! He's gone now and the Indians are slipping down further. A back of a length delivery, close to the off stump, with some bounce, Dhoni aims to cut that one hard and gets the outside edge behind. Sangakkara takes it and celebrates. Five down now, India. 60/5

13.6 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Fuller length outside off, Tharanga pushes it towards cover to end the over. 103/0

13.5 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Bangs in short this time, Tharanga sits under comfortably. 103/0

13.4 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Short of a length delivery, Dilshan turns and pulls it well through mid-wicket to take a run. 103/0

13.3 U Yadav to T Dilshan, On a length area outside off, Dilshan fails to put bat on ball. 102/0

13.2 U Yadav to U Tharanga, Half-volley outside off, driven well through covers yet again by Tharanga for just one. 102/0

13.1 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, tucked down to fine leg for a single. 101/0

13.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, A full ball outside off, Gambhir pats this one on the off side and looks for one, Dhoni sends him back just in time as Perera reaches towards the ball in a flash. 60/4

13.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fuller ball on the pads, Gambhir pushes this one back towards the bowler. 60/4

13.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on the stumps, tucked away towards square leg. 60/4

13.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Crashed away! Full ball delivered outside off at 123.9 kph, Gambhir drives this well past covers in fine fashion. No one moved. 60/4

13.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Stump to stump on a fuller length, Gambhir gets an inside edge. 56/4

13.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length outside off, left alone. 56/4

Umesh Yadav back into the attack.

9th 100 partnership between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga.

12.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Short and spinning away, crashed away through point as Pathan rounds off from the deep to keep it down to a couple. 100/0

12.5 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Dilshan has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single. 98/0

12.4 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Gets ahead and pushes it to cover. 97/0

12.3 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Darts in the off-break. Dilshan gets down and sweeps it fine through fine leg and takes two. Takes one and had he missed, would have been out LBW. 97/0

12.2 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Gets forward and dabs it away to point. 95/0

12.1 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Landed outside off, Dilshan pushes inside the line. 95/0

12.6 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Full ball on middle, Dhoni gets an inside edge onto the pads. 56/4

12.5 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 56/4

12.4 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Well outside off, Dhoni covers the line and allows it through. Sangakkara hits the stumps but Dhoni looks for a run off the ricochet. Gambhir is not interested. 56/4

12.3 A Mathews to MS Dhoni, Almost chops it on! A good length delivery, close to the stumps, Dhoni flays hard, gets an inside edge on the leg side which runs through fine leg for a couple. 56/4

12.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Gets well across and pushes it past point for a single. 54/4

12.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Length delivery, pushed away to point. 53/4

11.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Stays on the back foot to defend that well. 95/0

11.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Another wonderful shot from Tharanga. Fractionally full outside off, Tharanga leans into the straight-drive, Raina at mid off can only get a hand to it and still does not stop the boundary. 95/0

11.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Another one. Well wide outside the off stump this time. 91/0

11.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length around off, defended well on the off side. 90/0

11.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Fuller length delivery outside off, Tharanga drives it well through covers and takes a couple of runs. 90/0

11.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, poked away towards cover. 88/0

11.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR LEG BYES! Another poor delivery. Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Tharanga aims to flick and it runs off his pads past Dhoni to fine leg. 88/0

11.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Full ball this time, Dhoni comes down and drives it straight back to end the over. 53/4

11.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Bowls good length, swinging in on off, Dhoni pushes it back to Perera. 53/4

11.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Back of a length, Dhoni lets it go outside the off stump. 53/4

11.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! That's a fine and a rare shot from the skipper. A good length delivery outside off, Dhoni just takes a step forward with a fluent cover-drive, Udana with the dive in the deep but it goes in vain. 53/4

11.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fuller length this time, flicked away past square leg to take one. 49/4

11.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, pushed away to point this time. 48/4

10.6 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Flatter delivery outside off, Tharanga holds on and guides it through third man for three runs. 84/0

2000 ODI runs for Tillakaratne Dilshan against India!

10.5 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Works it with the spin through square leg for one. 81/0

10.4 R Ashwin to U Tharanga, Goes on the back foot and punches it away for one more. 80/0

10.3 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Takes it on a full and drives it through covers for a single. 79/0

10.2 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Another one tossed up, flicked away this time through mid-wicket. 78/0

10.1 R Ashwin to T Dilshan, Starts with a flighted one on off, defended down well. 78/0

10.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Full ball outside off, Gambhir works it away off the inside part through mid-wicket. There is a misfield and a run is conceded. 48/4

10.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish delivery, 126.1 kph, flicked away to mid-wicket. 47/4

10.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Stump to stump, blocked back to Mathews. 47/4

10.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Pitches it up outside off, Gambhir aims to drive but gets it away off the bottom edge on the off side. 47/4

10.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fuller length, defended well once again. 47/4

10.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Stays on the back foot and defends that. 47/4

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.

9.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, On the pads this time, turned away through the leg side for a couple to end an expensive over. 78/0

9.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Wide and short outside off, Tharanga reaches out with a wild slash, goes away timidly through covers and they take two. 76/0

9.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, TWO LEG BYES! Another full delivery down the leg side, goes off Tharanga's pads, yet again, Dhoni does not do well behind the wicket and it rolls down to fine leg. 74/0

9.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, THREE WIDES! Slips down a full delivery, well down the leg side, Dhoni fails to collect it around and they take two extra runs. 72/0

9.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Bowls a good length delivery outside off, Tharanga lets it go. 69/0

9.2 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Another full delivery down the leg side, Dilshan aims to flick and it rolls off his pads for a leg bye. 69/0

9.1 Z Khan to T Dilshan, FOUR! Starts off with a full delivery down the leg side, Dilshan tucks it away through mid-wicket. 68/0

9.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Very full this time outside off, driven back to Perera to end the over. 47/4

9.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, kicking up, Dhoni allows it through. 47/4

9.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Orthodox stuff from the captain. A half-volley, Dhoni steps down with the full face of the bat to drive it well past mid off. 47/4

9.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Bowls full, driven to cover this time. 43/4

9.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Flicks it away this time for a single. 43/4

9.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Good length, Dhoni rushes down and pushes it towards cover for a smart run. First run conceded by Perera! 42/4

Back after the supper break. Zaheer Khan will start off this time.

Having restricted the Indians to 138, the Lankans have started off in a blistering fashion with 64 from 9 overs. They need just 75 runs and are firmly in the driving seat. The Indians looked listless in the field, dropping catches and conceding extras. They need a miracle in order to pull off a victory. Join us in a while for the latter half of Lankan reply.

8.6 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery on middle, Dilshan mistimes his pull to mid-wicket and takes three. That's the Dinner break! 64/0

8.5 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan drives it to mid off where Ojha fumbles and allows a couple. 61/0

8.4 U Yadav to T Dilshan, Comes forward and drives it straight back. 59/0

8.3 U Yadav to T Dilshan, A tad short on middle, keeps a touch low. Dilshan goes for a pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket. 59/0

8.2 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Wristy! Length delivery on middle, Dilshan flicks it away past mid-wicket for a well placed boundary. 59/0

8.1 U Yadav to T Dilshan, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Fullish outside off, Dilshan stays back and carts it over extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 55/0

8.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, another back foot defense to end the MAIDEN over. Out of 9, this is the fourth maiden. Incredible. 41/4

8.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, In the corridor yet again, good defense from Gambhir. 41/4

8.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Full and angling in, Gambhir gets his front foot out and defends that. 41/4

8.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Bowls length outside off, glanced away to point this time. 41/4

8.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fuller length on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 41/4

8.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Bowls full outside off, Gambhir pushes it away to cover. 41/4

Umesh Yadav into the attack now!

7.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Smashed! Short and wide outside off, Tharanga stays back and punches it muscularly past covers for a thumping boundary. 11 runs off the over! 51/0

7.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Again poor from Pathan as he slips this one way down the leg side. Tharanga misses his flick. 47/0

7.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, turned away to the leg side by Tharanga. 46/0

7.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by Tharanga presenting the full face of the bat. 46/0

A slight stoppage as there is some movement near the sight screen.

7.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Drifts this one down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 46/0

7.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Delivers this way outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 45/0

7.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery on middle, Dilshan goes for a pull but the ball hits the outside edge, hits the shoulder and lobs a tad wide of Sehwag at first slip who makes a valiant attempt. Zaheer does well at third man to flick the ball inside as the batsmen take three. 44/0

7.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Goes back and cuts it to point where Kohli does well to make the stop. 41/0

7.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, WIDE! Short of a length delivery outside the leg stump, Dilshan walks down the track and goes for a pull but misses. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire signals wide. 41/0

7.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan stays back and punches it to covers. 40/0

7.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! Mathews drops a dolly! A very full delivery outside off, Dhoni goes to whack that one, gets a thick outside edge which goes at a nice height to first slip, Mathews fumbles and even in the second attempt, could not pounce at that one. Perera would have had his 4th, for no run conceded. 41/4

7.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Dhoni shoulders arms to let that one through. 41/4

The skipper, MS Dhoni walks in at number 6.

7.4 T Perera to S Raina, OUT! Another one for Perera and Raina is the man to go. Length delivery angling away, not all that short, Raina aims to cut that one and ends up dragging it back onto the stumps. Third wicket for Perera. All for zero! 41/4

7.3 T Perera to S Raina, Good length, swinging away well outside off and keeps low, Sangakkara has a tough take and misses it completely. Goes right through his legs for a couple of byes. 41/3

7.2 T Perera to S Raina, Full ball outside off, Raina drives it away once again to cover. 39/3

7.1 T Perera to S Raina, Fuller length delivery, driven towards extra cover this time. 39/3

6.6 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 40/0

6.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Stays back, pats it to mid on and scampers through for a quick single. 39/0

6.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing on a fullish area outside off, Tharanga goes for an audacious drive but gets beaten by the movement. 38/0

6.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays back and pushes it to covers. 38/0

6.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Tharanga has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 38/0

6.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fullish outside off, Tharanga stays in his crease and punches it past mid off for a crunching boundary. 38/0

6.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Good length outside off, Raina defends it away on the off side to end the over. 39/3

6.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Fuller length down the leg side, flicked away past square leg for one. 39/3

Suresh Raina walks in at number 5.

6.4 A Mathews to R Sharma, OUT! And the woes of Sharma keeps on continuing! A good length delivery outside off at 123 kph, Sharma aims to run this one through third man, it goes off the inside edge and crashes onto the stumps. Another downfall for Sharma, wonder how many more chances is he going to get to cement his place. 38/3

6.3 A Mathews to R Sharma, Another full delivery, 117.4 kph, Sharma drives this one to mid on. 38/2

6.2 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Flicks it away this time for a single. 38/2

6.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! The slower one first up, 113.4 kph, full outside off, Gambhir gets underneath it with a clean straight-drive past mid off. 37/2

5.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Shuffles across and has a swipe across the line but doesn't time it well. Ojha at fine leg misfields and allows a couple. 34/0

5.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, LEG BYE! Shuffles across a tad but misses his flick. The ball hits his pads and rolls over to the leg side for a single. 32/0

5.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Hammered! A tad short outside off, Tharanga rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a powerful boundary. 31/0

5.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside off, Dilshan square drives it past point for three. 27/0

5.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Dilshan goes for a slash but misses. 24/0

5.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Stays back and punches it to covers. 24/0

Angelo Mathews to bowl now.

5.6 T Perera to R Sharma, Bowls length on off, tucked away to mid-wicket. 33/2

5.5 T Perera to R Sharma, Another good length delivery on off, swinging in, Rohit tucks it away to mid-wicket to end the over. 33/2

5.4 T Perera to R Sharma, Bowls full this time on middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 33/2

Rohit Sharma walks in at number 4. He is walking in with lot of pressure.

5.3 T Perera to V Kohli, OUT! Is there a nick though? A BIG NICK. Kohli does not want to leave the crease but he has no reason to feel that way. Good length delivery outside off, Kohli aims to run it down fine on the off side, gets a clear edge and Sangakkara takes the catch. There is a huge, huge appeal which turns desperate in the end. The umpire takes a long time before raising his finger. India lose their biggest wicket now. 33/2

5.2 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, pushed away towards cover this time. 33/1

5.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched back. 33/1

4.6 Z Khan to T Dilshan, In the air but safe! Wide outside off, Dilshan slashes at it but gets a thick outside edge uppishly on one bounce to the third man fielder. They take a single. 24/0

4.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, LEG BYE! In swinger on middle, Tharanga misses his flick and the ball rolls over to the leg side off the thigh pad for a single. 23/0

4.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, Tharanga lets it go through to the keeper. 22/0

4.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 22/0

4.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Tharanga comes forward, feels for it and gets beaten by the away movement. 22/0

4.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Another brilliant shot! Fullish outside off, Tharanga leans forward and drives it sweetly past covers for a boundary. 22/0

4.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 33/1

4.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, A bit of width outside off, Gambhir slashes it away towards point, Dilshan dives and stops that one well. 33/1

4.4 L Malinga to V Kohli, Quick run. Length on off, Kohli pats it down towards extra cover and finishes the quick run. 33/1

4.3 L Malinga to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, swinging away a hint, Kohli allows it through calmly. 32/1

4.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 32/1

4.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fuller length down the leg side, Gambhir is rushed in by the pace and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 31/1

3.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Uses his feet and pushes it past covers for a couple. 18/0

3.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, DROPPED! Sehwag drops Dilshan! Good length delivery, wide outside off, Dilshan goes for a slash but gets a thick outside edge. It goes straight to Sehwag at first slip who fluffs a simple catch. The ball ricochets to fine leg and they run through for a couple. 16/0

3.4 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Length delivery on middle, punches straight back to Pathan. 14/0

3.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery on middle, Dilshan pushes it to the off side off the back foot. 14/0

3.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes for a cut with no feet movement and mistimes it to the leg side. 14/0

3.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Nips back in after landing on middle, Dilshan goes for a flick but inside edges it onto his pads. 14/0

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

3.6 T Perera to V Sehwag, OUT! That's another breathtaking catch from Thisara Perera off his own bowling! A length delivery outside off, Sehwag goes hard at that one but the bat turns in the hand, it goes to the right of Perera, who stretches and takes it wonderfully well with both hands clasped to it. India lose their trump card. 31/1

3.5 T Perera to V Sehwag, Starts with a short delivery outside off, Sehwag punches it away straight to point. 31/0

3.4 T Perera to V Sehwag, Another full delivery into the stumps, Sehwag defends that well. 31/0

3.3 T Perera to V Sehwag, Full and swinging back in this time, Sehwag gets hit on the pads. Sliding down the leg side as there is a slight appeal for LBW. 31/0

3.2 T Perera to V Sehwag, Stays on the back foot and defends that well. 31/0

3.1 T Perera to V Sehwag, Starts with a short delivery outside off at 129.1 kph, Sehwag punches it away straight to point. 31/0

2.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish delivery outside off, Tharanga leans forward and drives it beautifully past extra cover for an exquisite boundary. 14/0

2.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 10/0

2.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Fullish on middle, Tharanga flicks it straight to mid on. 10/0

2.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Shoulders his arms to a good length delivery outside off. 10/0

2.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Tharanga lets it go through to the keeper. 10/0

2.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga pushes it to mid on off the front foot. 10/0

Thisara Perera into the attack.

2.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Another delivery on the stumps, Gambhir once away defends it well. 31/0

2.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, blocked away on the off side. 31/0

2.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! And another one, this time on the leg side! Very full this time on the pads, Gambhir easily flicks it away through mid-wicket. India are off to a flier. 31/0

2.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Fine shot! A length delivery pushed through outisde off, Gambhir arches back and drives it away well past point. 27/0

2.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 23/0

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Length delivery on off, Gambhir defends it well. 23/0

1.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Stays in his crease and pats it to mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 10/0

1.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga flicks it past square leg for a couple. 9/0

1.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Tharanga goes for a drive but misses. 7/0

1.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, LEG BYE! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Inswinger on middle, it nips back in after landing. Dilshan misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Meanwhile, they run through for a single. Probably going down leg! 7/0

1.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan rocks back and cuts it straight to covers. 6/0

1.1 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Dilshan comes forward for a prod but misses. 6/0

1.6 I Udana to V Sehwag, FOUR! Smacked away! Back of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag cracks it away through covers. 23/0

1.6 I Udana to V Sehwag, WIDE! Changes his angle, Another one short and wide delivery outside the off stump. 19/0

1.5 I Udana to V Sehwag, Misfield. Fuller length on the stumps, Sehwag tucks it away towards mid-wicket. Thirimanne allows it through and gives away a couple. 18/0

1.5 I Udana to V Sehwag, WIDE! He is really struggling now, is Udana. Bowls another wayward delivery outside off. 16/0

1.4 I Udana to V Sehwag, FOUR! Finally Sehwag is away! A wide and short delivery, Sehwag slashes that one over point and gets it away to the fence. 15/0

1.3 I Udana to V Sehwag, Back of a length outside off, Sehwag connects well with a slash but Dilshan at point does well with a stop. 11/0

1.2 I Udana to V Sehwag, Once again slips it wide outside off, this time inside the wide lines, Sehwag has a swing and a miss. 11/0

1.2 I Udana to V Sehwag, WIDE! Action replay of the previous delivery, this time Sehwag goes after that but misses out. 11/0

1.2 I Udana to V Sehwag, WIDE! Another wide delivery. This time a length delivery swinging away outside off. 10/0

1.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery angling in, worked away past square leg for one. 9/0

1.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, WIDE! Starts with a very wayward delivery, swinging away well outside off. 8/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Probing delivery outside off, Tharanga shoulders his arms to it. 6/0

0.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Again slips this one down the leg side, Tharanga shuffles across a tad and misses his flick. Dhoni dives to his right and pouches it superbly. 6/0

0.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Comes forward and drives a fullish delivery outside off straight to Zaheer Khan who does well to stop it. 5/0

0.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Poor from Zaheer! This time he slips this one way outside the off stump. Tharanga lets it go through. 5/0

0.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga comes forward and prods it into the ground. 4/0

0.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, A tad wide outside off, Tharanga leaves it alone. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to T Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan mistimes his cut to the off side for a single to get off the mark. 4/0

0.1 Z Khan to T Dilshan, In the corridor outside off, Dilshan leaves it alone. 3/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, TWO WIDES! Drifts it down the leg side, it further moves away. Tharanga misses his flick, Dhoni dives to his right and gets a glove to it. They run through as the ball rolls over to fine leg. 3/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 1/0

Isuru Udana to bowl for the first time in ODI format.

0.6 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Stump to stump, Sehwag blocks it solidly to end the over. 7/0

0.5 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Good length delivery, flicked away towards mid-wicket. 7/0

0.4 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Another mix up! Good length delivery on middle, Sehwag gets an inside edge as the ball skids through, it goes towards gully and Gambhir is half-way down. Luckily, is sent back in time. 7/0

0.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir angles it away past gully for a single. 7/0

0.2 L Malinga to V Sehwag, FIVE RUNS! Poor stuff from Chandimal. Sehwag gets an inside edge on the leg side and sets off. Chandimal gets to the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end and misses. Mid off and mid on rushed towards the ball but the ball races away to the fence. 6/0

0.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts with a length delivery on middle, Gambhir flicks it away past square leg to take one. 1/0

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