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Sri Lanka vs India (ODI)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo,3rd ODI, Date - 28/07/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka
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Commentary (India innings)

With this, India now lead 2-1 in the five-match series. Suresh Raina was named the Man of the Match. That's all we have for today. The 4th ODI will be played on the 31st of July. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

India lost Sehwag early but yet again Gautam Gambhir played it out well early on and went on to score his 11th ODI hundred. Dhoni and Kohli played good knocks and Rohit Sharma, once again flopped miserably. At one stage, all looked lost for India but Suresh Raina came up with a brilliant half-century and Irfan Pathan's support ensured that India clinch the match in the last over with two balls to spare. There were a couple of chances dropped by Sri Lanka and they would be ruing them now.

Sri Lanka posted a good first innings total on a good wicket. They lost three early wickets but Kumar Sangakkara led the resurrection along with Jayawardena. Mathews and Mendis too played superb knocks down the order.

49.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, FOUR! INDIA WIN BY FIVE WICKETS! This is now the highest successful chase by any side against Sri Lanka on their soil. Pathan whacks a length ball over mid-wicket and it finds the fence. He removes his helmet in jubilation. 288/5

49.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Banged in short outside off, Pathan leaves the crease with a pull but does not connect. Raina is down to have a chat with him now. 284/5

49.2 A Mathews to S Raina, Comes down the track and whacks it back towards the bowler, the ball is too quick for Mathews to react and it goes off his boots towards mid on. They pinch one. 284/5

This is now the highest 6th wicket stand against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

49.1 A Mathews to S Raina, Short of a length delivery outside off at 125.1 kph, Raina pulls it in the gap through mid-wicket to come back for two. Just 4 needed off 5 balls now. 283/5

So, its going to be Angelo Mathews to bowl the final over. Six runs are required off 6 balls.

48.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish on off, Pathan drills it back to Malinga. 281/5

48.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan slices it to point where Dilshan makes half a stop. They scamper through for a couple as Dilshan misses his shy at the bowler's end. 281/5

48.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, Low full toss outside off, Pathan drives it straight back past the bowler for a couple. 279/5

48.3 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan digs it out to point. 277/5

48.2 L Malinga to S Raina, Yorker outside off, Raina digs it out to extra cover. Pathan at the non-striker's end sets off but is sent back. Jayawardena knocks down the stumps at the bowler's end. It ricochets off the stumps and they take a run. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that Pathan was just in. 277/5

48.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan squeezes it to the off side for a single. 276/5

47.6 T Perera to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina lofts it over extra cover for a couple. 12 runs needed off 12 balls now! 275/5

47.5 T Perera to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina carts it uppishly to deep point for a couple. It was in the air for some time there! 273/5

47.4 T Perera to I Pathan, A tad short on the pads, Pathan pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 271/5

47.3 T Perera to S Raina, Goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 270/5

47.2 T Perera to S Raina, Slower full toss outside off, Raina drives it to deep point for a couple. 269/5

47.1 T Perera to I Pathan, Fullish on the pads, clipped to short fine leg for a single. 267/5

Perera back on!

46.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, Pushes it to deep cover for a single to end the over. 21 needed off 18 deliveries now! 266/5

46.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Rains squeezes it to deep point for a single. 265/5

46.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, Drills it wide of long off for a single. 264/5

46.3 L Malinga to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina drives it straight to extra cover and sets off. Mathews misses his shy at the bowler's end as Raina struggles to make it. If that had hit, Raina was a goner! 263/5

46.2 L Malinga to S Raina, Big appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Yorker outside off, Raina looks to guide it to third man but misses. The players surprisingly appeal for a caught behind but the umpire says no. 262/5

23rd ODI fifty for Raina.

46.1 L Malinga to S Raina, SIX! Brilliant shot! Fullish on middle, Raina stays back and lofts it nonchalantly over long on for a classic maximum. 262/5

45.6 A Mathews to S Raina, Stays back and pats it to mid-wicket for a single. 31 needed off 24 deliveries now! 256/5

45.5 A Mathews to S Raina, FOUR! Lucky! Good length delivery on the leg stump, Raina gives himself room for a loft but gets an inside edge just past the leg stump for a streaky boundary. 255/5

45.4 A Mathews to S Raina, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Raina rocks back for a pull but misses. 251/5

45.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan drives it to long off for a single. 251/5

45.2 A Mathews to S Raina, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 250/5

50 stand up between Raina and Pathan!

45.1 A Mathews to S Raina, FOUR! Wonderfully executed! Fullish outside off, a tad slower. Raina comes forward and lofts it over extra cover for a well placed boundary. 249/5

Mathews back on!

44.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, FOUR! Edgy! Yorker outside off, Pathan looks to dig it out but gets an outside edge past the keeper for a streaky boundary. 10 runs off the over, 42 required now off 30 balls! 245/5

44.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Slower delivery on a short of a length area. Raina pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 241/5

44.4 L Malinga to S Raina, Bouncer on middle, Raina looks for an upper cut but misses. 240/5

44.3 L Malinga to S Raina, FOUR! Clever! Yorker outside off, Raina opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a deft boundary. 240/5

44.2 L Malinga to S Raina, Play and a miss! Short outside off, Raina looks to upper cut it but misses. 236/5

44.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan drives it to extra cover for a single. 236/5

Mailnga back on. He has 3 overs up his sleeve!

43.6 I Udana to S Raina, FOUR! Edgy! Slower delivery outside off, Raina chips down the track for a loft but gets a thick outside edge past short third man for a lucky boundary. Good over for India, 12 runs off it. 52 needed off 36 deliveries now! 235/5

43.5 I Udana to I Pathan, Dances down the track and powers it to long on for a single. 231/5

43.4 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery on a fullish area outside off, drilled uppishly to long off for a single. 230/5

43.3 I Udana to S Raina, FOUR! Terrific improvisation! Charges down the track, Udana delivers it very wide of the leg stump, Raina does well to pull it away past short fine leg for a boundary. 229/5

43.2 I Udana to S Raina, Gives himself room and cuts it powerfully to deep point for a quick couple. 225/5

43.1 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery on middle, Raina looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his thigh pads. 223/5

42.6 A Mathews to I Pathan, Nips away after landing outside off, Pathan misses out on his drive. 223/5

42.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Dropped! Senanayake (sub) drops a sitter! Fullish outside off, Raina drives it uppishly to extra cover where Senanayake fluffs it. They run through for a single. 223/5

42.4 A Mathews to S Raina, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Raina gives himself room and looks to cart it over the off side but misses. 222/5

42.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 222/5

42.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Length delivery on off, Pathan swipes it tot he leg side for a couple. 221/5

42.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Wide outside off, Pathan dances down the track for a slash but misses. 219/5

41.6 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery outside off, Raina pats it to point and scampers through for a single. Malinga responds with a wild throw at the bowler's end but misses. They get an extra run on the overthrow. 219/5

41.5 I Udana to I Pathan, Slower delivery on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 217/5

41.4 I Udana to I Pathan, Slower delivery on the pads, Pathan pulls it to long leg for a couple. 216/5

41.3 I Udana to S Raina, Checks his shot at the last moment and chips it to long on for a single. He is not picking up the pace variations of Udana here! 214/5

41.2 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery outside off, Raina is foxed by it and misses. 213/5

41.1 I Udana to I Pathan, Slower delivery on middle, Pathan clips it to the leg side for a single. 213/5

Udana back on! 75 needed off 54 balls now!

40.6 A Mathews to S Raina, Goes back and guides it past point for a couple. 212/5

40.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point where Dilshan makes a good stop. 210/5

40.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 210/5

40.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Pathan goes for a heave but misses. 209/5

40.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 209/5

40.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Pathan goes for a drive but misses. 209/5

39.6 T Perera to I Pathan, Clips it to short fine leg where Herath makes a good stop. They run through for a single. End of Batting Powerplay, 29/3 during that period! 209/5

39.5 T Perera to I Pathan, Stays back and pushes it to mid off. 208/5

39.4 T Perera to I Pathan, FOUR! Deft! Good length delivery on the pads, Pathan clips it off his hips to fine leg for a boundary. 208/5

39.3 T Perera to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina drives it to mid off where the fielder makes half a stop. They run through for three. 204/5

39.2 T Perera to I Pathan, A tad short outside off, Pathan pulls it wide of long on for a single. 201/5

39.1 T Perera to I Pathan, Full length delivery outside off, Pathan drives it straight to mid off. 200/5

Perera back on!

38.6 A Mathews to S Raina, FOUR! Slammed! A tad wide outside off, Rania stays back and cuts it muscularly past point for a thumping boundary. 200/5

38.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Stays in his crease and dabs it to point. 196/5

38.4 A Mathews to S Raina, Comes forward and pats it to point. 196/5

Irfan Pathan is the new batsman.

38.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! Big blow for India as Gambhir departs! Gambhir goes for a massive heave but mistimes it to mid on. He sets off for a risky single. Udana stationed there picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the bowler's end. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that he is short. 196/5

38.2 A Mathews to S Raina, This time he connects well and guides it to third man for a single. 196/4

38.1 A Mathews to S Raina, Nips away after landing outside off, Raina looks to steer it to third man but misses. 195/4

37.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker outside off, sliced away to cover-point. 195/4

37.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Fullish on middle, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 195/4

37.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Again a low full toss outside off, Gambhir drives it to deep cover for one. 194/4

37.3 L Malinga to S Raina, Low full toss outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 193/4

37.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 192/4

37.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Comes forward and pushes it to mid off. 191/4

11th ODI century for Gambhir, his 6th against Sri Lanka!

36.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man to bring up a well deserved century! 191/4

36.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Pushes it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 190/4

36.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Pats it to covers and scampers through for a single. The fielder misses his shy as Gambhir struggles to make his ground. That was close had the fielder hit the stumps. 189/4

36.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir looks to pull it but gets an inside edge inches past the leg stump for a lucky boundary. 188/4

36.2 A Mathews to S Raina, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 184/4

36.1 A Mathews to S Raina, A tad short outside off, Raina mistimes his cut to the off side. 183/4

Mathews back on!

35.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker on off, Gambhir digs it out at the last moment. 183/4

35.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Clips it behind square leg for a single. 183/4

35.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Drives it to deep cover for a single. 182/4

35.3 L Malinga to S Raina, Averts the hat trick! Fullish on middle, Raina flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 181/4

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

35.2 L Malinga to R Sharma, OUT! Two in two for Malinga and he is on fire! Sharma goes for a first ball duck! Malinga unleashes a brutal yorker on middle again, Rohit misses his flick and gets hit full on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW and the umpire lifts his finger. Malinga is on a hat trick! 180/4

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman.

35.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, OUT! Castled! Brutal yorker from Malinga! Delivers a ferocious delivery in the blockhole on off, Dhoni fails to dig it out and the ball crashes on to the stumps. Malinga gets a crucial breakthrough! 180/3

Malinga back on.

Batting Powerplay enforced!

34.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple. 180/2

34.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Bunts it to long off and takes one. 178/2

34.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Hoicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 177/2

34.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Bounces a tad after landing outside off, Gambhir goes for a cut but misses. 176/2

34.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 176/2

34.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and lofts it to long off for a single. 175/2

33.6 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Leans forward and drives it uppishly to long off for a run. 174/2

33.5 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 173/2

33.4 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it straight to mid-wicket. 172/2

33.3 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 172/2

33.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 172/2

33.1 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, drilled to long on for a single. 171/2

Drinks break!

32.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Leans forward and drives it to long off for a single to end the over. 170/2

32.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it to mid-wicket. 169/2

32.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Drives it straight back tot eh bowler. 169/2

32.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Uses his feet and chips it to long on for a single. 169/2

32.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and lofts it wide of long on for a couple. 168/2

32.1 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Chips down the track and drills it back to the bowler who gets a hand to it. It ricochets to long on for a single. 166/2

31.6 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Whips it to long on and takes a single. 165/2

31.5 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it straight back tot eh bowler. 164/2

31.4 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 164/2

31.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Cuts it to deep point for a single. 164/2

50 stand up between Dhoni and Gambhir!

31.2 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes for a sweep but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single to the leg side. 163/2

31.1 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and lofts it over covers for just a single. 162/2

30.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 161/2

30.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Pats it straight back tot he bowler off the front foot. 161/2

30.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 161/2

30.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Works it to deep square leg for a single. 161/2

30.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and punches it to long off for a single. 160/2

30.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Goes inside out and lofts it over cover for a single. 159/2

29.6 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it back to the bowler. 158/2

29.5 J Mendis to G Gambhir, LEG BYE! Fullish on the leg stump, spins further down the leg side. Gambhir misses his sweep and the ball brushes his pads and rolls over to fine leg. They appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Meanwhile, they run through for a leg bye! 158/2

29.4 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Drives it to covers off the front foot. 157/2

29.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, FOUR! Crashed! Googly outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 157/2

29.2 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Loopy on middle, powered to long on for a single. 153/2

29.1 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Drives it to long off for a single. 152/2

28.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and helps it back to the bowler. 151/2

28.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, LEG BYES! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Quicker and flatter on the leg stump, Gambhir looks to paddle it but misses. Gets hit on the pads and the players appeal. But the umpire says no. They run through for a single. 151/2

28.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes down the track and drives it to mid-wicket. 150/2

28.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes forward and helps it back to the bowler. 150/2

28.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Works it away to fine leg for a single. 150/2

28.1 R Herath to MS Dhoni, A tad wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple. 149/2

27.6 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Loopy outside off, driven to long off for a single. 147/2

27.5 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 146/2

27.4 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and turns it to mid-wicket for a run. 145/2

27.3 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and punches it to extra cover. 144/2

27.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Pats it to the leg side and takes a single. 144/2

27.1 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Flicks it behind square leg and takes a single. 143/2

Jeewan Mendis into the attack now.

26.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Mistimes it to long on for a single. End of Bowling Powerplay, 24/0 during that period! 142/2

26.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Skips down the track and drives it to long on for a single. 141/2

26.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, LEG BYE! Chips down the track but misses his defense they run through for a leg bye. 140/2

26.3 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Chips down the track and helps it to mid-wicket. 139/2

26.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and pushes it to covers. 139/2

26.1 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 139/2

Rangana Herath comes on to bowl.

25.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Stays in his crease and punches it to deep cover for a single. 139/2

25.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it back tot eh bowler. 138/2

25.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Full outside off, Dhoni plays it straight to the fielder at cover. 138/2

25.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Comes on the front foot to taps it to mid off. 138/2

25.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Goes on the back foot a slaps the shortish delivery to the off side. 138/2

25.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Length ball angling into the batsman, Dhoni does well to get inside the line of the ball and flicks it to fine leg for a boundary. 138/2

24.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir covers the line of the delivery and drives the ball straight to the fielder at extra-cover. 134/2

24.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Fullish delivery out side off, Dhoni works it through the off side for one. 134/2

24.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Drives the ball through the covers for a single. 133/2

24.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Too full outside off, Gambhir bends downs and squeezes the ball to third man. It takes a diving effort from Rangana Hearth to keep it down to a couple. 132/2

24.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Length ball outside off, Gambhir plays it to point. 130/2

24.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on the pads Dhoni flicks it to the mid-wicket fielder and scampers through for a single. 130/2

23.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Stands tall, pushes it to mid on and scampers through for a single. 129/2

23.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 128/2

23.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. 127/2

23.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, Dhoni flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a quick couple. 126/2

23.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on off, Dhoni punches it straight to mid on. 124/2

23.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to third man for a single. 124/2

22.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Drives it to deep cover for a single to end the over. 123/2

22.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir slices it to point. 122/2

22.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Delivers it wide outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 122/2

22.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Wide and fullish outside off, Gambhir, this time, slices it straight to the man at point. 122/2

22.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Magnificent placement! Fullish outside off, Gambhir stays back, opens the face of the bat and slices it past backward point for a stupendous boundary. 122/2

22.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts off with a yorker outside off, Gambhir digs it out to the leg side. 118/2

Malinga into the attack now!

21.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it through covers for a single. 118/2

21.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 117/2

21.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Straightens a tad after landing outside off, Dhoni outside edges it to third man for a single. 117/2

21.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Goes back for a back foot slap but mistimes it into the ground. 116/2

21.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Slices it to deep point and takes a single. 116/2

21.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 115/2

Perera back on!

Bowling Powerplay taken by Sri Lanka.

20.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes for a push but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 114/2

Surprise! MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

20.5 R Herath to V Kohli, OUT! Herath gets the big fish, Kohli! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli rocks back for a punch but the ball seems to stop on him. He checks his shot at the last moment and punches it uppishly straight back where Herath dives to his left a pouches a stupendous catch. Kohli is livid with himself! 113/2

20.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Uses his feet and drives it back to the bowler. 113/1

20.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 113/1

20.2 R Herath to V Kohli, Leans forward and drives it sweetly through covers for a single. 112/1

20.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Pushes it to covers off the front foot for a run. 111/1

19.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Drives it to deep cover and takes a single. 110/1

19.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, clipped to mid-wicket. 109/1

19.4 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Leans on the front foot and drives it to long off for one. 109/1

19.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Gives himself room and punches it to the covers fielder. 108/1

19.2 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Comes forward and helps it back tot eh bowler. 108/1

100-run stand between Kohli and Gambhir!

19.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 108/1

18.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Looks to drive it through the off side but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 107/1

18.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Uses his feet and slices it uppishly to deep point for a single. 107/1

18.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and chips it to long on for a couple. 106/1

18.3 R Herath to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a run. 104/1

18.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and helps it to long off for a single. 103/1

18.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and powers it to long off for a single. 102/1

17.6 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Pushes it to long on and takes one to end the over. 101/1

17.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and helps it back tot eh bowler. 100/1

17.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Punches it to covers where Jayawardena misfields and allows a single. 100/1

17.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Rocks back and jams it to long off for a single. 99/1

17.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 98/1

17.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Stays back and powers it back tot eh bowler. 97/1

16.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes the front foot and helps it back to the bowler. 97/1

33rd ODI fifty for Gambhir!

16.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drills it to long on for a single to bring up his half-century. 97/1

16.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a run. 96/1

16.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 95/1

16.2 R Herath to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 94/1

16.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to the off side. 93/1

Drinks break!

15.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple to end the over. 93/1

15.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 91/1

15.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Nicely placed! Chips down the track and lofts a fullish delivery outside off over extra cover fora boundary. 91/1

15.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 87/1

15.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Rocks back and mistimes his cut to covers. 87/1

15.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Goes back and punches it to long on for a single. 87/1

Dilshan into the attack now.

14.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Loopy outside off, driven to long off for a single. 86/1

14.5 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 85/1

14.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 85/1

14.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for one. 85/1

14.2 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and helps it to covers for a single. 84/1

14.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Looks to force it to the off side but gets an outside edge to short third man. 83/1

Rangana Herath into the attack.

13.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir squirts it to mid off. 83/1

13.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to covers. 83/1

13.4 A Mathews to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point where Dilshan dives to his left and makes a good stop. He gets back up quickly and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end but the batsmen complete the single easily. 83/1

13.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Defended off the front foot by Kohli presenting the full face of the bat. 82/1

13.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it powerfully to deep point for a couple. The fielder stationed there did well to restrict the batsmen to two. 82/1

13.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, FOUR LEG BYES! Bouncer on middle, Kohli goes for a pull but misses, the ball hits his helmet and flies to third man for a boundary. 80/1

12.6 I Udana to G Gambhir, Opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. 76/1

12.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 76/1

12.4 I Udana to G Gambhir, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 75/1

12.3 I Udana to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli chases it, gets toe of the bat and it goes uppishly to deep point for a single. 74/1

12.2 I Udana to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli stays back and slices it past point for a couple. 73/1

12.1 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 71/1

11.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 71/1

11.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it past covers for a couple. 70/1

11.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Drives it to covers and takes a single. 68/1

Meanwhile, there is some breaking news coming in. Sangakkara might miss 4-6 weeks of action owing to a fracture in his right knuckle.

11.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 67/1

11.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 67/1

11.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Nips back in after landing on off, Kohli misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no! 66/1

10.6 I Udana to V Kohli, Clips it to deep square leg for a single. 66/1

10.6 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Delivers it wide outside off, Kohli chases it goes for a slash but misses. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire signals a wide! 65/1

10.6 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side, Kohli misses his flick. 64/1

10.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 63/1

10.4 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to covers. Wants a single but is sent back. 63/1

10.3 I Udana to G Gambhir, Works it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 63/1

10.2 I Udana to G Gambhir, FOUR! Thumped! Back of a length delivery on middle, Kohli rocks back and pulls it away past mid-wicket for a boundary. 62/1

10.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Comes forward and defends it to point. 58/1

9.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Stays back and flicks it to mid-wicket. 58/1

Meanwhile, 50-run stand has come up between Kohli and Gambhir.

9.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Covers the line of the ball and defends it. 58/1

9.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Yorker on middle, Gambhir somehow manages to dig it out tot he leg side. He sets off for a risky single, the fielder charges in and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end as Kohli gets back in just in time. The umpire went upstairs and the replays showed that he was just in. 58/1

9.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Turns it behind square leg and takes a single. 57/1

9.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 56/1

9.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to cover where Mendis dives to his right and makes a good stop. Just a single. 56/1

Mathews into the attack now.

Word from the middle is that Sangakkara is not on the field and Chandimal is keeping the wickets. Sanga might have suffered a hairline fracture on one his knuckle after he was hit by a Dinda bouncer while batting.

8.6 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to point. 55/1

8.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/1

8.4 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and clips it with soft hands to mid-wicket. 55/1

8.4 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Slips this one wide outside off, it nips away further after landing. Kohli leaves it alone. 55/1

8.4 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Delivers this very wide outside the off stump, Kohli chases it but misses. 54/1

8.3 I Udana to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge towards the keeper. 53/1

8.2 I Udana to V Kohli, FOUR! Majestic! Fullish on middle, Kohli flicks it wide of mid on for a well placed boundary. 53/1

8.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to covers where the fielder fumbles and allows a single. 49/1

7.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish on off, Gambhir pushes it with soft hands to mid off for a single. 48/1

7.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Goes back and turns it away to the leg side for a single. 47/1

7.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Comes forward and drives it covers where the fielder does well to stop the ball. 46/1

7.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir steers it away to third man for a single. 46/1

7.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on the pads, Gambhir clips it behind square leg for a couple. 45/1

7.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Blasted! Length delivery outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and thumps it over covers for a boundary. 43/1

6.6 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to point to end the over. 39/1

6.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli flicks it straight to square leg. 39/1

6.4 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and mistimes his drive to covers. 39/1

6.3 I Udana to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it to mid off where Mathews gets an awkward bounce and misses. They run through for a couple. 39/1

6.2 I Udana to V Kohli, Nips back in after landing outside off, Kohli defends it by taking one hand off the bat. 37/1

6.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Goes back and pats it behind square leg for a single. 37/1

Isuru Udana into the attack now.

5.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Again fullish on the pads, Gambhir clips it to deep square leg for three. 36/1

5.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 33/1

5.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, clipped straight to mid-wicket. 32/1

5.3 T Perera to V Kohli, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Kohli goes for a slash but misses. 32/1

5.2 T Perera to V Kohli, FOUR! Magnificent shot! Fullish outside off, Kohli leans forward and bludgeons it past covers for a thunderous boundary. 32/1

5.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 28/1

4.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, Gambhir misses his flick, the ball brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a couple. 28/1

4.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, In the blockhole outside off, Gambhir digs it back to the bowler. 26/1

4.4 L Malinga to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli goes for a push but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 26/1

4.3 L Malinga to V Kohli, A tad short on middle, Kohli pulls it straight to mid-wicket. 25/1

4.2 L Malinga to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli comes on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 25/1

4.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, Stays back and pats it to the leg side. 25/1

3.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir clips it to mid on. 25/1

3.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and slices it uppishly over point for a boundary. 25/1

3.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 21/1

3.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 21/1

3.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle, Gambhir jams it into the ground. 21/1

3.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 21/1

2.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Four leg byes! Bowls on leg at 139.3 kph, Gambhir pushes it off his pads and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 12 runs off that over. 20/1

2.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Full on middle at 140.8 kph, Gambhir plays it straight down the ground. 16/1

2.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Outside off at 138 kph, Gambhir plays it to point. 16/1

2.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery at 140.8 kph, Gambhir defends it into the ground. 16/1

2.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edged! Full outside off at 141.7 kph, Gambhir tries to play but gets an inside edge. The ball misses his stumps and goes to boundary rope through the fins leg region. 16/1

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off at 141.5 kph, Gambhir plays it past point off his back foot beautifully. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 12/1

1.6 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 122.7 kph, Kohli tries to punch but is beaten completely. 8/1

1.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Full outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 8/1

Virat Kohli is the next man in.

1.4 T Perera to V Sehwag, OUT! Perera strikes! Outside off at 126.9 kph, Sehwag tries to play over covers but gives a catch to the substitute fielder there. Once again Sehwag departs early, India 8/1. 8/1

1.3 T Perera to V Sehwag, Good length delivery, Sehwag drives it straight back to the bowler. 8/0

1.2 T Perera to V Sehwag, On middle at 122.4 kph, Sehwag tries to drive but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a couple. 8/0

1.1 T Perera to V Sehwag, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off at 123.3 kph, Sehwag tries to drives but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 6/0

Perera to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Well played! Short length delivery outside off at 141.6 kph, Gambhir plays the upper cut over slips and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 6/0

0.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery at 141.8 kph, Gambhir dabs it to mid-wicket from within his crease. 2/0

0.4 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Just outside off, Sehwag plays it to covers and picks up a quick single. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Play and a miss! Good length delivery, the ball stayed touch low. Sehwag tries to push but is beaten completely. 1/0

0.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, Gambhir pushes it to the off side off his back foot and takes a quick single. 1/0

0.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts off with wide outside off, left alone. 0/0

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

With this, India now lead 2-1 in the five-match series. Suresh Raina was named the Man of the Match. That's all we have for today. The 4th ODI will be played on the 31st of July. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

India lost Sehwag early but yet again Gautam Gambhir played it out well early on and went on to score his 11th ODI hundred. Dhoni and Kohli played good knocks and Rohit Sharma, once again flopped miserably. At one stage, all looked lost for India but Suresh Raina came up with a brilliant half-century and Irfan Pathan's support ensured that India clinch the match in the last over with two balls to spare. There were a couple of chances dropped by Sri Lanka and they would be ruing them now.

Sri Lanka posted a good first innings total on a good wicket. They lost three early wickets but Kumar Sangakkara led the resurrection along with Jayawardena. Mathews and Mendis too played superb knocks down the order.

49.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, FOUR! INDIA WIN BY FIVE WICKETS! This is now the highest successful chase by any side against Sri Lanka on their soil. Pathan whacks a length ball over mid-wicket and it finds the fence. He removes his helmet in jubilation. 288/5

49.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Banged in short outside off, Pathan leaves the crease with a pull but does not connect. Raina is down to have a chat with him now. 284/5

49.2 A Mathews to S Raina, Comes down the track and whacks it back towards the bowler, the ball is too quick for Mathews to react and it goes off his boots towards mid on. They pinch one. 284/5

This is now the highest 6th wicket stand against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

49.1 A Mathews to S Raina, Short of a length delivery outside off at 125.1 kph, Raina pulls it in the gap through mid-wicket to come back for two. Just 4 needed off 5 balls now. 283/5

The Lankans have done exceptionally well to post 286/5 on the board. They got off to a worst possible start being reduced to 20/3 in the first six overs. But as it has been through the years, Sangakkara and Jayawardena fought back bravely to add 121 for the fourth wicket. Mathews and Mendis upped the ante at the death and added 104 unbeaten runs from 12 overs to power the hosts to a competitive total. The Indians looked out of sorts in the death overs, conceding 97 runs in the last 10 overs. It's going to be a tough chase for the Indians. Do join us in a while for their reply!

49.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, FOUR! Ends the innings in style! Fullish outside off, Mendis heaves it away over mid-wicket for a boundary. 286/5

49.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, Goes for a pull off a delivery outside off but misses. 282/5

100-run stand between Mathews and Mendis!

49.4 A Dinda to A Mathews, Delivers this in the blockhole, Mathews digs it out to long off for a single. 282/5

49.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Drills it to long off and scampers through for a single. 281/5

49.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, SIX! Clobbered! Slower delivery outside off, Mathews waits and then punches it muscularly over mid-wicket for a powerful maximum. 279/5

49.1 A Dinda to J Mendis, Dances down the track, reaches for it and carts it over extra cover where Kohli does well to save a run. Three runs added to the total. 273/5

The players have made their way out to the middle. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga are the two batsmen at the crease. Zaheer Khan will strat off proceedings for India.

Toss - Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat. One change for them as Jeewan Mendis replaces Lahiru Thirimanne. Two changes for India as Ashok Dinda and Rahul Sharma replace Umesh Yadav and Pragyan Ojha.

Pitch - The track is beautifully rolled. It's hard, flat and full of runs. The pitch was relaid just before the World Cup 2011. It's a batsman's paradise!

Following a dismal performance in the 1st ODI, the Lankans bounced back in some style in the 2nd ODI with a thumping 9-wicket win over the Indians. It was a listless performance from the visitors as the batting order totally faltered. The focus now moves on to Colombo. India would be looking to shrug off the disappointment and get back to winning ways. Sri Lanka on the other hand, will be looking to continue the new-found aggression. A cracker of a match is definitely on the cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.

So, its going to be Angelo Mathews to bowl the final over. Six runs are required off 6 balls.

48.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish on off, Pathan drills it back to Malinga. 281/5

48.5 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan slices it to point where Dilshan makes half a stop. They scamper through for a couple as Dilshan misses his shy at the bowler's end. 281/5

48.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, Low full toss outside off, Pathan drives it straight back past the bowler for a couple. 279/5

48.3 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan digs it out to point. 277/5

48.2 L Malinga to S Raina, Yorker outside off, Raina digs it out to extra cover. Pathan at the non-striker's end sets off but is sent back. Jayawardena knocks down the stumps at the bowler's end. It ricochets off the stumps and they take a run. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that Pathan was just in. 277/5

48.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Yorker outside off, Pathan squeezes it to the off side for a single. 276/5

Dinda back on.

48.6 I Pathan to A Mathews, FOUR! Fullish on middle, Mathews comes forward and plunders it straight down the ground for a boundary. 270/5

48.5 I Pathan to A Mathews, Delivers a leg cutter outside off, Mathews is totally fooled and misses his swing. 266/5

48.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Dances down the track and clips a full toss straight to mid-wicket for a single. 266/5

48.3 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish on middle, Mendis drills it back to Pathan who does well to stop the ball. 265/5

48.2 I Pathan to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, driven sweetly to deep cover for a single. 265/5

48.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, drilled to mid off where Dinda does well to stop the ball as it took an awkward bounce just in in front of him. They take a single. 264/5

47.6 T Perera to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina lofts it over extra cover for a couple. 12 runs needed off 12 balls now! 275/5

47.5 T Perera to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina carts it uppishly to deep point for a couple. It was in the air for some time there! 273/5

47.4 T Perera to I Pathan, A tad short on the pads, Pathan pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 271/5

47.3 T Perera to S Raina, Goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 270/5

47.2 T Perera to S Raina, Slower full toss outside off, Raina drives it to deep point for a couple. 269/5

47.1 T Perera to I Pathan, Fullish on the pads, clipped to short fine leg for a single. 267/5

47.6 Z Khan to A Mathews, FOUR! Superbly placed! Low full toss outside off, Mathews steers it away past point and backward point for a boundary. 263/5

47.5 Z Khan to J Mendis, Full toss outside off, driven to long off for a single. 259/5

47.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Play and a miss! A tad short on off, Mendis audaciously goes for a reverse pull but misses. Zaheer is not impressed. 258/5

47.3 Z Khan to A Mathews, A tad short on middle, Mathews pulls it straight to square leg and scampers through for a single. Pathan, stationed there misses his shy at the striker's end. 258/5

They have finally managed to chase the dog out!

Well! The dog has again run onto the ground. Zaheer is absolutely livid as the play is halted!

47.2 Z Khan to A Mathews, Gives himself room and swipes it wide of long on for a couple. 257/5

47.1 Z Khan to J Mendis, A tad short outside off, pulled away to long leg for a single. 255/5

Perera back on!

46.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, Pushes it to deep cover for a single to end the over. 21 needed off 18 deliveries now! 266/5

46.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Rains squeezes it to deep point for a single. 265/5

46.4 L Malinga to I Pathan, Drills it wide of long off for a single. 264/5

46.3 L Malinga to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina drives it straight to extra cover and sets off. Mathews misses his shy at the bowler's end as Raina struggles to make it. If that had hit, Raina was a goner! 263/5

46.2 L Malinga to S Raina, Big appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Yorker outside off, Raina looks to guide it to third man but misses. The players surprisingly appeal for a caught behind but the umpire says no. 262/5

23rd ODI fifty for Raina.

46.1 L Malinga to S Raina, SIX! Brilliant shot! Fullish on middle, Raina stays back and lofts it nonchalantly over long on for a classic maximum. 262/5

Zaheer Khan back on.

46.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, Turns it to mid-wicket and takes a single to end the over. 254/5

11th ODI fifty for Mathews!

46.5 A Dinda to A Mathews, Short outside off, Mathews cuts it to deep point and brings up his half-century. He seems to be cramping up! 253/5

46.4 A Dinda to A Mathews, FOUR! Spanked! Full length delivery outside off, Mathews clears his front leg and rams it past covers for a boundary. 252/5

46.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Good delivery! Mathews shuffles across for a scoop but Dinda delivers a back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews adjusts well and plays it to third man for a couple. 248/5

46.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, Mathews gives himself room and slices it to third man for a couple. 246/5

46.1 A Dinda to J Mendis, Gives himself room and slices it uppishly to deep point for a single. 244/5

45.6 A Mathews to S Raina, Stays back and pats it to mid-wicket for a single. 31 needed off 24 deliveries now! 256/5

45.5 A Mathews to S Raina, FOUR! Lucky! Good length delivery on the leg stump, Raina gives himself room for a loft but gets an inside edge just past the leg stump for a streaky boundary. 255/5

45.4 A Mathews to S Raina, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Raina rocks back for a pull but misses. 251/5

45.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan drives it to long off for a single. 251/5

45.2 A Mathews to S Raina, Comes forward and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 250/5

50 stand up between Raina and Pathan!

45.1 A Mathews to S Raina, FOUR! Wonderfully executed! Fullish outside off, a tad slower. Raina comes forward and lofts it over extra cover for a well placed boundary. 249/5

45.6 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, Mendis clears his front leg and drills it wide of mid off for just a single. 243/5

45.5 I Pathan to A Mathews, Mathews gives himself room, Pathan delivers a slower delivery, Mathews adjusts well and pats it to point for a single. 242/5

45.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish outside off, bunted down to long on for one. 241/5

45.3 I Pathan to A Mathews, A tad short outside off, Mathews rocks back and punches it to deep point for a single. 240/5

45.2 I Pathan to A Mathews, Shuffles across and guides it past point for a couple. 239/5

45.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish on middle, Mendis swipes it uppishly over mid on for a single. 237/5

Mathews back on!

44.6 L Malinga to I Pathan, FOUR! Edgy! Yorker outside off, Pathan looks to dig it out but gets an outside edge past the keeper for a streaky boundary. 10 runs off the over, 42 required now off 30 balls! 245/5

44.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Slower delivery on a short of a length area. Raina pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 241/5

44.4 L Malinga to S Raina, Bouncer on middle, Raina looks for an upper cut but misses. 240/5

44.3 L Malinga to S Raina, FOUR! Clever! Yorker outside off, Raina opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a deft boundary. 240/5

44.2 L Malinga to S Raina, Play and a miss! Short outside off, Raina looks to upper cut it but misses. 236/5

44.1 L Malinga to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, Pathan drives it to extra cover for a single. 236/5

44.6 A Dinda to J Mendis, Turns it to mid-wicket and takes a single to keep the strike. 236/5

50-run stand between Mathews and Mendis.

44.5 A Dinda to J Mendis, SIX! Plundered! A tad short on middle, Mendis rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a powerful maximum. 235/5

44.4 A Dinda to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, drilled to extra cover for a single. 229/5

44.3 A Dinda to J Mendis, Stays back and pushes it to deep point for a single. 228/5

44.2 A Dinda to J Mendis, Back of a length delivery on middle, Mendis mistimes his pull to deep mid-wicket for a couple. It was in the air for a while! 227/5

44.2 A Dinda to J Mendis, WIDE! Mendis chips down the track, Dinda sees him coming and delivers a bouncer way over his head. Mendis misses his pull. 225/5

44.1 A Dinda to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, dug out to deep point for a single. 224/5

Mailnga back on. He has 3 overs up his sleeve!

43.6 I Udana to S Raina, FOUR! Edgy! Slower delivery outside off, Raina chips down the track for a loft but gets a thick outside edge past short third man for a lucky boundary. Good over for India, 12 runs off it. 52 needed off 36 deliveries now! 235/5

43.5 I Udana to I Pathan, Dances down the track and powers it to long on for a single. 231/5

43.4 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery on a fullish area outside off, drilled uppishly to long off for a single. 230/5

43.3 I Udana to S Raina, FOUR! Terrific improvisation! Charges down the track, Udana delivers it very wide of the leg stump, Raina does well to pull it away past short fine leg for a boundary. 229/5

43.2 I Udana to S Raina, Gives himself room and cuts it powerfully to deep point for a quick couple. 225/5

43.1 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery on middle, Raina looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his thigh pads. 223/5

Dinda back on.

43.6 I Pathan to A Mathews, Turns it to deep square leg and takes a single. 223/5

43.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, Pushes it to mid off and takes as single. 222/5

43.4 I Pathan to A Mathews, Drives it to deep cover for a single. 221/5

Free Hit coming up!

43.4 I Pathan to A Mathews, NO BALL! Mathews is out caught behind but Pathan has overstepped! Good length delivery outside off, Mathews looks to steer it away but guides it straight into the hands of Dhoni. Mathews starts walking back but the runner suggests him that the umpire has signalled a no ball. A reprieve for Mathews! 220/5

43.3 I Pathan to J Mendis, Chips down the track and helps it to long on for one. 219/5

43.2 I Pathan to A Mathews, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for one. 218/5

43.1 I Pathan to A Mathews, Flicks it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. 217/5

42.6 A Mathews to I Pathan, Nips away after landing outside off, Pathan misses out on his drive. 223/5

42.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Dropped! Senanayake (sub) drops a sitter! Fullish outside off, Raina drives it uppishly to extra cover where Senanayake fluffs it. They run through for a single. 223/5

42.4 A Mathews to S Raina, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Raina gives himself room and looks to cart it over the off side but misses. 222/5

42.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 222/5

42.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Length delivery on off, Pathan swipes it tot he leg side for a couple. 221/5

42.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Wide outside off, Pathan dances down the track for a slash but misses. 219/5

42.6 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 215/5

42.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Sits down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 214/5

42.4 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Looks to play the sweep but then decides against it and leaves it alone. 213/5

42.3 R Ashwin to J Mendis, A tad short outside off, Mendis goes for a cut but misses. 213/5

42.2 R Ashwin to J Mendis, FOUR! Audacious! Fullish on the leg stump, Mendis reverse sweeps it past point for a well placed boundary. 213/5

42.1 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Goes back and taps it to deep square leg for a single. 209/5

41.6 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery outside off, Raina pats it to point and scampers through for a single. Malinga responds with a wild throw at the bowler's end but misses. They get an extra run on the overthrow. 219/5

41.5 I Udana to I Pathan, Slower delivery on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 217/5

41.4 I Udana to I Pathan, Slower delivery on the pads, Pathan pulls it to long leg for a couple. 216/5

41.3 I Udana to S Raina, Checks his shot at the last moment and chips it to long on for a single. He is not picking up the pace variations of Udana here! 214/5

41.2 I Udana to S Raina, Slower delivery outside off, Raina is foxed by it and misses. 213/5

41.1 I Udana to I Pathan, Slower delivery on middle, Pathan clips it to the leg side for a single. 213/5

Ashwin back on.

41.6 I Pathan to J Mendis, Fullish on middle, turned straight to mid-wicket. 208/5

41.5 I Pathan to J Mendis, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 208/5

41.4 I Pathan to J Mendis, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Short and wide outside off, Mendis jumps back and cuts it uppishly over point for a boundary. 208/5

41.3 I Pathan to A Mathews, Clips it to fine leg for a single. 204/5

41.2 I Pathan to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, Mathews drill it to long off where Raina fumbles and allows a couple. 203/5

41.2 I Pathan to A Mathews, WIDE! Shuffles way across, Pathan slips it down the leg side. Mathews misses his flick. 201/5

41.1 I Pathan to J Mendis, A tad short outside off, Mendis rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. Brings up the 200 for the Lankans. 200/5

Udana back on! 75 needed off 54 balls now!

40.6 A Mathews to S Raina, Goes back and guides it past point for a couple. 212/5

40.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point where Dilshan makes a good stop. 210/5

40.4 A Mathews to I Pathan, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 210/5

40.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Pathan goes for a heave but misses. 209/5

40.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 209/5

40.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Pathan goes for a drive but misses. 209/5

Pathan back on.

40.6 R Sharma to J Mendis, Stays in his crease and taps it to point for a single to end the over. 199/5

40.5 R Sharma to J Mendis, Comes forward, pats it with soft hands to mid-wicket and scampers through for a single. 198/5

40.4 R Sharma to A Mathews, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover fora single. 196/5

40.3 R Sharma to A Mathews, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Quicker and flatter outside off, Mathews rocks back and cuts it past point for a crunching boundary. 195/5

40.2 R Sharma to J Mendis, Loopy on middle, Mendis mistimes his drive to mid on for a single. Rahul Sharma does well to stop the ball. 191/5

40.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, Length delivery outside off, pushed straight to covers. 190/5

40.1 R Sharma to J Mendis, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side. Mendis misses his flick. 190/5

39.6 T Perera to I Pathan, Clips it to short fine leg where Herath makes a good stop. They run through for a single. End of Batting Powerplay, 29/3 during that period! 209/5

39.5 T Perera to I Pathan, Stays back and pushes it to mid off. 208/5

39.4 T Perera to I Pathan, FOUR! Deft! Good length delivery on the pads, Pathan clips it off his hips to fine leg for a boundary. 208/5

39.3 T Perera to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina drives it to mid off where the fielder makes half a stop. They run through for three. 204/5

39.2 T Perera to I Pathan, A tad short outside off, Pathan pulls it wide of long on for a single. 201/5

39.1 T Perera to I Pathan, Full length delivery outside off, Pathan drives it straight to mid off. 200/5

Rahul Sharma back on.

39.6 Z Khan to J Mendis, LEG BYE! Slower bouncer on middle, Mendis misses his pull and gets hit on the body. The run through for a single. End of Batting Powerplay, 24/1 during that period! 189/5

39.5 Z Khan to J Mendis, Goes for a cut but bottom edges it back tot he bowler. 188/5

39.4 Z Khan to J Mendis, Slower delivery on off, Mendis goes for a pull but misses. 188/5

39.3 Z Khan to A Mathews, LEG BYE! Misses his flick and gets struck high on the pads. They run through for a single to fine leg. 188/5

39.2 Z Khan to J Mendis, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 187/5

39.1 Z Khan to J Mendis, Goes back and pushes it to covers. 186/5

Perera back on!

38.6 A Mathews to S Raina, FOUR! Slammed! A tad wide outside off, Rania stays back and cuts it muscularly past point for a thumping boundary. 200/5

38.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Stays in his crease and dabs it to point. 196/5

38.4 A Mathews to S Raina, Comes forward and pats it to point. 196/5

Irfan Pathan is the new batsman.

38.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! Big blow for India as Gambhir departs! Gambhir goes for a massive heave but mistimes it to mid on. He sets off for a risky single. Udana stationed there picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the bowler's end. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that he is short. 196/5

38.2 A Mathews to S Raina, This time he connects well and guides it to third man for a single. 196/4

38.1 A Mathews to S Raina, Nips away after landing outside off, Raina looks to steer it to third man but misses. 195/4

Zaheer Khan is back into the attack.

38.6 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Taps it the the leg side. Dot ball! 186/5

38.5 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Angles the ball into the batsman. Mendis walks across turns the ball to the on side for one. 186/5

38.4 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Drives it to mid off for one. 185/5

38.3 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Tossed outside off, Mendis pushes it to the off side for a single. 184/5

38.2 R Ashwin to J Mendis, Goes on the back foot and punches the ball. 183/5

38.1 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Works the ball to mid-wicket for a single. 183/5

37.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker outside off, sliced away to cover-point. 195/4

37.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Fullish on middle, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 195/4

37.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Again a low full toss outside off, Gambhir drives it to deep cover for one. 194/4

37.3 L Malinga to S Raina, Low full toss outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 193/4

37.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 192/4

37.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Comes forward and pushes it to mid off. 191/4

Jeewan Mendis walks out to the middle.

37.6 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, OUT! Much needed dismissal for India! Much fuller delivery just outside off. Sangakkara makes room but is hurried into the shot and ends up reaching for it in the end. The ball loops up straight to Kohli at point. The two dot deliveries earn Dinda the priced scalp. 182/5

37.5 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara is beaten as he misses the line of the delivery. 182/4

37.4 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Back of a length ball outside off, coming into the batsman. Sanga gives it the charge but is nowhere near the line of the ball and misses. 182/4

37.3 A Dinda to A Mathews, Pushes the ball through for one. 182/4

37.2 A Dinda to A Mathews, FOUR! Makes the adjustment and fetches himself a handsome boundary. On good length outside off, Mathews makes room and goes inside out over extra cover. 181/4

37.1 A Dinda to A Mathews, Length ball on off, Mathews plays it to point and finds the fielder. 177/4

11th ODI century for Gambhir, his 6th against Sri Lanka!

36.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man to bring up a well deserved century! 191/4

36.5 A Mathews to S Raina, Pushes it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 190/4

36.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Pats it to covers and scampers through for a single. The fielder misses his shy as Gambhir struggles to make his ground. That was close had the fielder hit the stumps. 189/4

36.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir looks to pull it but gets an inside edge inches past the leg stump for a lucky boundary. 188/4

36.2 A Mathews to S Raina, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 184/4

36.1 A Mathews to S Raina, A tad short outside off, Raina mistimes his cut to the off side. 183/4

36.6 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Another single from the onside. 177/4

36.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Plays it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 176/4

36.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Tossed up in the good length zone, Sangakkara miscues his drive and ends up lofting the ball just short of the man at extra cover. 175/4

36.3 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Full on the pads Mathews turns it to the on side for a single. 175/4

36.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, The batsman has just lofted it over mid off. They run through for a single 174/4

36.1 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Drives the ball to mid on for a single. 173/4

Mathews back on!

35.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Yorker on off, Gambhir digs it out at the last moment. 183/4

35.5 L Malinga to S Raina, Clips it behind square leg for a single. 183/4

35.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Drives it to deep cover for a single. 182/4

35.3 L Malinga to S Raina, Averts the hat trick! Fullish on middle, Raina flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 181/4

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

35.2 L Malinga to R Sharma, OUT! Two in two for Malinga and he is on fire! Sharma goes for a first ball duck! Malinga unleashes a brutal yorker on middle again, Rohit misses his flick and gets hit full on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW and the umpire lifts his finger. Malinga is on a hat trick! 180/4

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman.

35.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, OUT! Castled! Brutal yorker from Malinga! Delivers a ferocious delivery in the blockhole on off, Dhoni fails to dig it out and the ball crashes on to the stumps. Malinga gets a crucial breakthrough! 180/3

Ashwin comes back on to bowl.

35.6 A Dinda to A Mathews, Slower short ball coming inside the batsman. Mathews jumps back and pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. 172/4

35.5 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Finds the gap! Bunts the ball through point for one. 171/4

35.4 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Plays it to the off side again but finds the fielder. 170/4

35.3 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Drives the ball straight to the cover fielder. 170/4

35.2 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Persists with that line and length but this time to Sangakkara, who picks the line early and lofts it over the bowlers head for a boundary to long on. 170/4

35.1 A Dinda to A Mathews, Long hop wide outside off, Mathews stretches his arms and punches it through covers for a single. 166/4

Malinga back on.

Batting Powerplay enforced!

34.6 R Herath to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple. 180/2

34.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Bunts it to long off and takes one. 178/2

34.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Hoicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 177/2

34.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Bounces a tad after landing outside off, Gambhir goes for a cut but misses. 176/2

34.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 176/2

34.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and lofts it to long off for a single. 175/2

Dinda comes on to bowl.

Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 R Sharma to A Mathews, Stays back and clips it to fine leg for a single to end the over. 165/4

34.5 R Sharma to A Mathews, Comes forward and clips it to square leg. 164/4

34.4 R Sharma to A Mathews, Play and a miss! Goes straight on with the arm after landing outside off, Mathews looks to steer it away but misses. 164/4

34.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off for a single off the front foot. 164/4

34.2 R Sharma to A Mathews, Comes forward and drives it to long on for one. 163/4

34.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. 162/4

33.6 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Leans forward and drives it uppishly to long off for a run. 174/2

33.5 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 173/2

33.4 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it straight to mid-wicket. 172/2

33.3 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 172/2

33.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 172/2

33.1 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, drilled to long on for a single. 171/2

Rohit Sharma into the attack.

33.6 V Sehwag to K Sangakkara, In the air but safe! Fullish on off, Sangakkara dances down the track and mistimes his chip uppishly to long on for a single. 161/4

33.5 V Sehwag to A Mathews, Chips down the track and drills it to long on for one. 160/4

33.4 V Sehwag to A Mathews, Comes forward and clips it to square leg. 159/4

33.3 V Sehwag to A Mathews, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 159/4

33.2 V Sehwag to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 159/4

33.1 V Sehwag to K Sangakkara, Length delivery on middle, pushed straight back to the bowler. 158/4

Drinks break!

32.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Leans forward and drives it to long off for a single to end the over. 170/2

32.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it to mid-wicket. 169/2

32.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Drives it straight back tot eh bowler. 169/2

32.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Uses his feet and chips it to long on for a single. 169/2

32.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and lofts it wide of long on for a couple. 168/2

32.1 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Chips down the track and drills it back to the bowler who gets a hand to it. It ricochets to long on for a single. 166/2

Virender Sehwag into the attack now.

32.6 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Mathews has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 158/4

32.5 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Goes on the back foot and pats it to mid-wicket. 158/4

32.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Stays back and cuts it to point for a single. 158/4

32.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and pushes it back to Ashwin. 157/4

32.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and punches it to covers. 157/4

32.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Thumped! A tad short on middle, Sangakkara rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 157/4

31.6 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Whips it to long on and takes a single. 165/2

31.5 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it straight back tot eh bowler. 164/2

31.4 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 164/2

31.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Cuts it to deep point for a single. 164/2

50 stand up between Dhoni and Gambhir!

31.2 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes for a sweep but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single to the leg side. 163/2

31.1 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and lofts it over covers for just a single. 162/2

31.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Another drive to long on for a single to end the over. 153/4

31.5 R Sharma to A Mathews, Drives it to long on off for front foot for a single. 152/4

31.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Leans forward and drives it to long off for a run. 151/4

31.3 R Sharma to A Mathews, Bunts it down to long on for a single. 150/4

31.2 R Sharma to A Mathews, Comes forward and helps it back to the bowler. 149/4

31.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes a single. 149/4

30.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 161/2

30.5 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Pats it straight back tot he bowler off the front foot. 161/2

30.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 161/2

30.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Works it to deep square leg for a single. 161/2

30.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and punches it to long off for a single. 160/2

30.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Goes inside out and lofts it over cover for a single. 159/2

30.6 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Clip sit to square leg and takes a single. 148/4

30.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Good stop from Rohit! Sangakkara pulls this one to mid-wicket where Rohit dives and makes the stop. 147/4

30.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Spins sharply after landing outside off, Sangakkara pushes it to extra cover. 147/4

30.3 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Stays back and pats it to point for a single. 147/4

30.2 R Ashwin to A Mathews, Fullish on off, Mathews defends it to the leg side. 146/4

30.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Stays back and pushes it to long off for a single. 146/4

29.6 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it back to the bowler. 158/2

29.5 J Mendis to G Gambhir, LEG BYE! Fullish on the leg stump, spins further down the leg side. Gambhir misses his sweep and the ball brushes his pads and rolls over to fine leg. They appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Meanwhile, they run through for a leg bye! 158/2

29.4 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Drives it to covers off the front foot. 157/2

29.3 J Mendis to G Gambhir, FOUR! Crashed! Googly outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 157/2

29.2 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Loopy on middle, powered to long on for a single. 153/2

29.1 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Drives it to long off for a single. 152/2

29.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, A tad short outside off, punched away to long off for a run to end the over. 145/4

29.5 R Sharma to A Mathews, A tad short outside off, Mathews punches it to long off for a single. 144/4

29.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. 143/4

29.3 R Sharma to A Mathews, Comes forward and pats it to the leg side for a single. 142/4

Angelo Mathews is the new batsman.

29.2 R Sharma to M J'dena, OUT! LBW! Sharma finally provides the breakthrough! Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, skids on and turns away after landing. Jayawardena looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. That looked out to the naked eye. 141/4

73rd ODI fifty for Sangakkara. His 16th against India.

29.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single to bring up his fifty. 141/3

28.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and helps it back to the bowler. 151/2

28.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, LEG BYES! Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Quicker and flatter on the leg stump, Gambhir looks to paddle it but misses. Gets hit on the pads and the players appeal. But the umpire says no. They run through for a single. 151/2

28.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes down the track and drives it to mid-wicket. 150/2

28.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes forward and helps it back to the bowler. 150/2

28.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Works it away to fine leg for a single. 150/2

28.1 R Herath to MS Dhoni, A tad wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple. 149/2

28.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, TWO BYES! Spins sharply further down the leg side after landing on middle, Jayawardena misses his flick, Dhoni too misses the ball and it runs away to fine leg for a couple. 140/3

28.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 138/3

28.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Works it to the leg side and takes a single. 137/3

28.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, FOUR! Hammered! Fullish on middle, Jayawardena gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a boundary. 136/3

28.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Gets down on one knee and scoops it to fine leg for a couple. 132/3

28.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara goes for a slog but gets an inside edge to mid-wicket for a single. 130/3

27.6 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Loopy outside off, driven to long off for a single. 147/2

27.5 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 146/2

27.4 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Goes back and turns it to mid-wicket for a run. 145/2

27.3 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and punches it to extra cover. 144/2

27.2 J Mendis to G Gambhir, Pats it to the leg side and takes a single. 144/2

27.1 J Mendis to MS Dhoni, Flicks it behind square leg and takes a single. 143/2

27.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Drives it straight back down the ground for a single. 129/3

27.5 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara gives himself room for a sweep, Sharma delivers a loopy delivery on the leg stump, Sangakkara does well to get bat onto it and scoop it to fine leg for a couple. 128/3

27.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it straight back to Sharma who does well to make the stop. 126/3

27.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and mistimes his push to mid-wicket. 126/3

27.2 R Sharma to M J'dena, Goes back and cuts it to point where Kohli does well to make the stop. Still a single taken. 126/3

27.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Goes back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 125/3

Jeewan Mendis into the attack now.

26.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Mistimes it to long on for a single. End of Bowling Powerplay, 24/0 during that period! 142/2

26.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Skips down the track and drives it to long on for a single. 141/2

26.4 R Herath to MS Dhoni, LEG BYE! Chips down the track but misses his defense they run through for a leg bye. 140/2

26.3 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Chips down the track and helps it to mid-wicket. 139/2

26.2 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes back and pushes it to covers. 139/2

26.1 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 139/2

26.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Sits down on one knee and scoops it to fine leg for a couple. 124/3

26.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Goes back and prods it into the ground. 122/3

26.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Comes forward and defends it to the leg side. 122/3

26.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Goes back and punches it to extra cover where Raina misfields and allows a single. 122/3

26.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Stays back and whips it to mid-wicket. 121/3

26.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, Jayawardena reverse sweeps it to deep point for a single. 121/3

Rangana Herath comes on to bowl.

25.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Stays in his crease and punches it to deep cover for a single. 139/2

25.5 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Goes back and helps it back tot eh bowler. 138/2

25.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Full outside off, Dhoni plays it straight to the fielder at cover. 138/2

25.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Comes on the front foot to taps it to mid off. 138/2

25.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Goes on the back foot a slaps the shortish delivery to the off side. 138/2

25.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Length ball angling into the batsman, Dhoni does well to get inside the line of the ball and flicks it to fine leg for a boundary. 138/2

100-run stand between Sangakkara and Jayawardena.

25.6 R Sharma to M J'dena, Helps it to long on for another single. 120/3

25.5 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Fullish on off, drilled down to long on for a single. 119/3

25.4 R Sharma to M J'dena, Flicks it to square leg and takes a run. 118/3

25.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and pushes it to long on for a single. 117/3

25.2 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Stays back, clips it behind square leg and scampers through for a couple. 116/3

25.1 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Loopy outside off, driven to covers. 114/3

24.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Gambhir covers the line of the delivery and drives the ball straight to the fielder at extra-cover. 134/2

24.5 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Fullish delivery out side off, Dhoni works it through the off side for one. 134/2

24.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Drives the ball through the covers for a single. 133/2

24.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Too full outside off, Gambhir bends downs and squeezes the ball to third man. It takes a diving effort from Rangana Hearth to keep it down to a couple. 132/2

24.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Length ball outside off, Gambhir plays it to point. 130/2

24.1 L Malinga to MS Dhoni, Full length delivery on the pads Dhoni flicks it to the mid-wicket fielder and scampers through for a single. 130/2

24.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Clips it straight to mid-wicket this time. 114/3

24.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Stays back and flicks it between mid on and mid-wicket for a couple. 114/3

68th ODI fifty for Jayawardena.

24.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Stays back and clips it away past square leg for a couple. Reaches his half-century! 112/3

24.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Flicks it straight to square leg. 110/3

24.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for one. 110/3

24.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, driven straight back to the bowler. 109/3

23.6 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Stands tall, pushes it to mid on and scampers through for a single. 129/2

23.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 128/2

23.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and cuts it to deep cover for a single. 127/2

23.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, Dhoni flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a quick couple. 126/2

23.2 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on off, Dhoni punches it straight to mid on. 124/2

23.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to third man for a single. 124/2

23.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Drives a fullish delivery outside off to long off for a single. 109/3

23.5 R Sharma to M J'dena, Ah...! Full toss on middle, Jayawardena is late in his sweep and gets an outside edge to the off side for a single. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 108/3

23.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Leans forward and drives it to long off for a single. 107/3

23.3 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it to covers. 106/3

23.2 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Loopy and in the blockhole outside off, Sangakkara looks to force it away to the off side but misses. 106/3

23.1 R Sharma to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena chips it uppishly on one bounce to long off for a single. 106/3

22.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Drives it to deep cover for a single to end the over. 123/2

22.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir slices it to point. 122/2

22.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Delivers it wide outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 122/2

22.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Wide and fullish outside off, Gambhir, this time, slices it straight to the man at point. 122/2

22.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Magnificent placement! Fullish outside off, Gambhir stays back, opens the face of the bat and slices it past backward point for a stupendous boundary. 122/2

22.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts off with a yorker outside off, Gambhir digs it out to the leg side. 118/2

22.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Stays in his crease and clips it through square leg for a single. 105/3

22.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Jayawardena misses his paddle. 104/3

22.5 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Stays in the crease and pushes it to long off for a single. 103/3

22.4 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and cuts it straight to covers. 102/3

22.3 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Stays in his crease and pushes it straight back to the bowler. 102/3

22.2 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Comes forward and clips it to fine leg for a single. 102/3

22.1 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Uses his feet and pushes it straight to Ashwin. 101/3

Malinga into the attack now!

21.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it through covers for a single. 118/2

21.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 117/2

21.4 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Straightens a tad after landing outside off, Dhoni outside edges it to third man for a single. 117/2

21.3 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Goes back for a back foot slap but mistimes it into the ground. 116/2

21.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Slices it to deep point and takes a single. 116/2

21.1 T Perera to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 115/2

21.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Stays back pats it behind square leg for a couple. 101/3

21.5 R Sharma to M J'dena, Comes forward and pushes it to covers for a single. 99/3

21.4 R Sharma to M J'dena, Play and a miss! Spins away after landing outside off, Jayawardena looks to cut it away but misses. 98/3

21.3 R Sharma to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena digs it out to covers. 98/3

21.2 R Sharma to M J'dena, Loopy outside off, Jayawardena lofts it over covers for a couple. Good placement. 98/3

21.1 R Sharma to M J'dena, Comes forward and drives it to covers. 96/3

Perera back on!

Bowling Powerplay taken by Sri Lanka.

20.6 R Herath to MS Dhoni, Goes for a push but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 114/2

Surprise! MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

20.5 R Herath to V Kohli, OUT! Herath gets the big fish, Kohli! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli rocks back for a punch but the ball seems to stop on him. He checks his shot at the last moment and punches it uppishly straight back where Herath dives to his left a pouches a stupendous catch. Kohli is livid with himself! 113/2

20.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Uses his feet and drives it back to the bowler. 113/1

20.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 113/1

20.2 R Herath to V Kohli, Leans forward and drives it sweetly through covers for a single. 112/1

20.1 R Herath to G Gambhir, Pushes it to covers off the front foot for a run. 111/1

Sharma back on.

20.6 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 96/3

20.5 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Sits down on one knee for a sweep from way outside off but misses. 95/3

20.4 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Intelligent cricket! Clips it with soft hands to deep mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. 95/3

20.3 R Ashwin to M J'dena, Loopy on middle, and spinning in, clipped away to short fine leg. 93/3

20.2 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and pushes it to the off side for a single. 93/3

20.1 R Ashwin to K Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by Sangakkara presenting the full face of the bat. 92/3

19.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Drives it to deep cover and takes a single. 110/1

19.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, clipped to mid-wicket. 109/1

19.4 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Leans on the front foot and drives it to long off for one. 109/1

19.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Gives himself room and punches it to the covers fielder. 108/1

19.2 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Comes forward and helps it back tot eh bowler. 108/1

100-run stand between Kohli and Gambhir!

19.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 108/1

Ashwin into the attack.

19.6 Z Khan to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, driven straight to cover. End of Bowling Powerplay, 25/0 during that period. 92/3

19.5 Z Khan to M J'dena, FOUR! Cracking shot! A tad short outside off, Jayawardena rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 92/3

Right! The dog has been chased away and play resumes!

Well! Well! There is a dog out there on the field and giving the groundsmen a run for their money!

19.4 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Comes forward, punches it wide of mid off and scampers through for a single. 88/3

19.3 Z Khan to M J'dena, Works it away to deep square leg and takes a single. 87/3

19.2 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on off, pushes away to deep cover for a run. 86/3

19.1 Z Khan to M J'dena, Slower delivery on the pads, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 85/3

18.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Looks to drive it through the off side but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 107/1

18.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Uses his feet and slices it uppishly to deep point for a single. 107/1

18.4 R Herath to G Gambhir, Dances down the track and chips it to long on for a couple. 106/1

18.3 R Herath to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a run. 104/1

18.2 R Herath to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and helps it to long off for a single. 103/1

18.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and powers it to long off for a single. 102/1

Sangakkara receiving some treatment on his sore hand.

18.6 A Dinda to M J'dena, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 84/3

18.5 A Dinda to M J'dena, FOUR! Audacious shot! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena chips down the track and carts it over extra cover for a boundary. he had to reach out for the ball there! 83/3

18.4 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Bouncer on middle, Sangakkara pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 79/3

18.3 A Dinda to M J'dena, A tad short outside off, Jayawardena stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. Wants a second but is sent back. 78/3

18.2 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Stays back and pushes it to deep covers for a single. 77/3

18.1 A Dinda to M J'dena, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 76/3

17.6 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Pushes it to long on and takes one to end the over. 101/1

17.5 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and helps it back tot eh bowler. 100/1

17.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Punches it to covers where Jayawardena misfields and allows a single. 100/1

17.3 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Rocks back and jams it to long off for a single. 99/1

17.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 98/1

17.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Stays back and powers it back tot eh bowler. 97/1

17.6 Z Khan to M J'dena, Flicks away a length delivery on pads to fine leg for a single to end the over. 75/3

17.5 Z Khan to M J'dena, Length delivery on middle, turned away to the leg side by Jayawardena. 74/3

17.4 Z Khan to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, worked away straight to mid on. 74/3

17.3 Z Khan to M J'dena, Jayawardena has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 74/3

17.2 Z Khan to M J'dena, TWO LEG BYES! Slips it down the leg side again. Jayawardena misses his flick and it rolls over to fine leg off his pads for a couple. 74/3

17.1 Z Khan to M J'dena, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery outside the leg stump, Jayawardena looks to flick but misses. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 72/3

16.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes the front foot and helps it back to the bowler. 97/1

33rd ODI fifty for Gambhir!

16.5 R Herath to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drills it to long on for a single to bring up his half-century. 97/1

16.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a run. 96/1

16.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 95/1

16.2 R Herath to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 94/1

16.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to the off side. 93/1

16.6 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara pushes it to the off side. 72/3

16.5 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara prods it into the ground. 72/3

16.4 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Stays in the crease and looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 72/3

16.3 A Dinda to M J'dena, Length delivery on the pads, Jayawardena clips it to fine leg for a single. 72/3

16.2 A Dinda to M J'dena, Play and a miss! A tad short and wide outside off, Jayawardena rocks back for a cut but misses as the ball keeps a touch low. 71/3

16.1 A Dinda to M J'dena, Good length delivery on off, patted away to point by Jayawardena. 71/3

Drinks break!

15.6 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a couple to end the over. 93/1

15.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 91/1

15.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Nicely placed! Chips down the track and lofts a fullish delivery outside off over extra cover fora boundary. 91/1

15.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 87/1

15.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Rocks back and mistimes his cut to covers. 87/1

15.1 T Dilshan to V Kohli, Goes back and punches it to long on for a single. 87/1

15.6 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Stays back, pushes it to covers, wants a single but is sent back by Jayawardena. 71/3

15.5 Z Khan to M J'dena, Fullish on the pads, Jayawardena clips it to the leg side for a single. 71/3

15.4 Z Khan to M J'dena, In the corridor outside off, Jayawardena leaves it alone. 70/3

50-run stand between Sangakkara and Jayawardena.

15.3 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Stays back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 70/3

15.2 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara comes forward and just pushes it straight back past Zaheer Khan for a couple. 69/3

15.1 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Nips away after landing on middle, Sangakkara looks to flick but gets a leading edge to covers. 67/3

Dilshan into the attack now.

14.6 R Herath to V Kohli, Loopy outside off, driven to long off for a single. 86/1

14.5 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 85/1

14.4 R Herath to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 85/1

14.3 R Herath to G Gambhir, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for one. 85/1

14.2 R Herath to V Kohli, Comes forward and helps it to covers for a single. 84/1

14.1 R Herath to V Kohli, Looks to force it to the off side but gets an outside edge to short third man. 83/1

Zaheer Khan back on.

Bowling Powerplay taken by India.

Drinks break!

14.6 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Good aggression! Back of a length delivery on middle, gets big on Sangakkara who tries to fend it awkwardly as he is hurried into the shot. The ball pops up to the leg side off his gloves and they take a single. Sangakkara was hurt by that delivery and is attended to by the physio. 67/3

14.5 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 66/3

14.4 A Dinda to M J'dena, Back of a length delivery on off, Jayawardena pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 66/3

14.3 A Dinda to M J'dena, Stays back and cuts it past point for a couple. 65/3

14.2 A Dinda to M J'dena, Full length delivery outside off, Jayawardena again drives it straight to mid off. 63/3

14.1 A Dinda to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena drives it sweetly but straight to mid off. 63/3

Rangana Herath into the attack.

13.6 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir squirts it to mid off. 83/1

13.5 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to covers. 83/1

13.4 A Mathews to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point where Dilshan dives to his left and makes a good stop. He gets back up quickly and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end but the batsmen complete the single easily. 83/1

13.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Defended off the front foot by Kohli presenting the full face of the bat. 82/1

13.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it powerfully to deep point for a couple. The fielder stationed there did well to restrict the batsmen to two. 82/1

13.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, FOUR LEG BYES! Bouncer on middle, Kohli goes for a pull but misses, the ball hits his helmet and flies to third man for a boundary. 80/1

13.6 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara punches it straight to covers. 63/3

13.5 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it to short cover. 63/3

13.4 R Sharma to K Sangakkara, A tad quicker and flatter outside off, pushed away to point. 63/3

13.3 R Sharma to M J'dena, Goes back and clips it to the leg side for a single. 63/3

13.2 R Sharma to M J'dena, FOUR! Nice use of the pace! A tad short outside off, Jayawardena rocks back and cuts it away past backward point for a well placed boundary. 62/3

13.1 R Sharma to M J'dena, Loopy outside off, Jayawardena drives it to covers. 58/3

12.6 I Udana to G Gambhir, Opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. 76/1

12.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 76/1

12.4 I Udana to G Gambhir, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 75/1

12.3 I Udana to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli chases it, gets toe of the bat and it goes uppishly to deep point for a single. 74/1

12.2 I Udana to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli stays back and slices it past point for a couple. 73/1

12.1 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 71/1

Rahul Sharma into the attack now.

12.6 A Dinda to M J'dena, Back of a length delivery on middle, Jayawardena pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 58/3

12.5 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Leans forward and drives it to mid off for a quick single. 57/3

12.4 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 56/3

12.3 A Dinda to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena stays back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 56/3

12.2 A Dinda to M J'dena, Bouncer outside off, Jayawardena sways away from line at the last moment. 55/3

12.1 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. 55/3

11.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 71/1

11.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it past covers for a couple. 70/1

11.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Drives it to covers and takes a single. 68/1

Meanwhile, there is some breaking news coming in. Sangakkara might miss 4-6 weeks of action owing to a fracture in his right knuckle.

11.3 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 67/1

11.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Goes back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 67/1

11.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Nips back in after landing on off, Kohli misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no! 66/1

11.6 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Stays back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 54/3

11.5 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Nicely placed! Chips down the track, Pathan drifts it to the leg side, Sangakkara flicks it to fine leg where Zaheer makes a lazy effort and concedes a boundary. 53/3

11.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, Jayawardena flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 49/3

11.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Uses his feet and punches it away to deep cover for a single. 48/3

11.2 I Pathan to M J'dena, Rocks back and guides it to third man for a single. 47/3

11.1 I Pathan to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, Jayawardena prods it into the ground. 46/3

10.6 I Udana to V Kohli, Clips it to deep square leg for a single. 66/1

10.6 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Delivers it wide outside off, Kohli chases it goes for a slash but misses. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire signals a wide! 65/1

10.6 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side, Kohli misses his flick. 64/1

10.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 63/1

10.4 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to covers. Wants a single but is sent back. 63/1

10.3 I Udana to G Gambhir, Works it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 63/1

10.2 I Udana to G Gambhir, FOUR! Thumped! Back of a length delivery on middle, Kohli rocks back and pulls it away past mid-wicket for a boundary. 62/1

10.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Comes forward and defends it to point. 58/1

10.6 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Fullish delivery outside off, Sangakkara comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge to the leg side. Jayawardena wants a single but is sent back. 46/3

10.5 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, In the corridor outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms to it. 46/3

10.4 A Dinda to M J'dena, Length delivery on middle, Jayawardena flicks it past square leg for three. 46/3

10.3 A Dinda to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena leans forward and drives it sweetly past point for a couple. 43/3

10.2 A Dinda to M J'dena, Good length delivery on middle, Jayawardena clips it to square leg. 41/3

10.1 A Dinda to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara pushes it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 41/3

9.6 A Mathews to V Kohli, Stays back and flicks it to mid-wicket. 58/1

Meanwhile, 50-run stand has come up between Kohli and Gambhir.

9.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, Covers the line of the ball and defends it. 58/1

9.4 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Yorker on middle, Gambhir somehow manages to dig it out tot he leg side. He sets off for a risky single, the fielder charges in and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end as Kohli gets back in just in time. The umpire went upstairs and the replays showed that he was just in. 58/1

9.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Turns it behind square leg and takes a single. 57/1

9.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 56/1

9.1 A Mathews to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to cover where Mendis dives to his right and makes a good stop. Just a single. 56/1

Ashok Dinda into the attack now.

9.6 I Pathan to M J'dena, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 40/3

9.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Length delivery on middle, Jayawardena comes forward and clips it uppishly over square leg for a sublime boundary. 40/3

9.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Nips back in after landing on middle, Jayawardena looks to turn it away to the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the back leg. Pathan appeals but the umpire says no. 36/3

9.3 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Comes forward, pushes it wide of mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 36/3

9.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Good use of the feet! Walks down the track and cuts a good length delivery outside off past point for a boundary. 35/3

9.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, FOUR LEG BYES! Chips down the track, Pathan drifts it down the leg side. Sangakkara misses his flick and the ball brushes his pads and rolls over to fine leg for a boundary. 31/3

Mathews into the attack now.

Word from the middle is that Sangakkara is not on the field and Chandimal is keeping the wickets. Sanga might have suffered a hairline fracture on one his knuckle after he was hit by a Dinda bouncer while batting.

8.6 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to point. 55/1

8.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/1

8.4 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and clips it with soft hands to mid-wicket. 55/1

8.4 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Slips this one wide outside off, it nips away further after landing. Kohli leaves it alone. 55/1

8.4 I Udana to V Kohli, WIDE! Delivers this very wide outside the off stump, Kohli chases it but misses. 54/1

8.3 I Udana to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge towards the keeper. 53/1

8.2 I Udana to V Kohli, FOUR! Majestic! Fullish on middle, Kohli flicks it wide of mid on for a well placed boundary. 53/1

8.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to covers where the fielder fumbles and allows a single. 49/1

8.6 Z Khan to M J'dena, Length delivery on middle, Jayawardena comes forward and prods it into the ground. 27/3

8.5 Z Khan to M J'dena, Stays back and pushes it to the off side. 27/3

8.4 Z Khan to M J'dena, In the corridor outside off, Jayawardena lets it go through to the keeper. 27/3

8.3 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Nips away after landing outside off, Sangakkara steers it away to third man for a single. 27/3

8.2 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Walks down the track, Zaheer cleverly delivers a back of a length delivery outside off. Sangakkara leaves it alone. 26/3

8.1 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Fullish outswinger outside off, Sangakkara leaves it alone. 26/3

7.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish on off, Gambhir pushes it with soft hands to mid off for a single. 48/1

7.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Goes back and turns it away to the leg side for a single. 47/1

7.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Comes forward and drives it covers where the fielder does well to stop the ball. 46/1

7.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir steers it away to third man for a single. 46/1

7.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on the pads, Gambhir clips it behind square leg for a couple. 45/1

7.1 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Blasted! Length delivery outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and thumps it over covers for a boundary. 43/1

7.6 I Pathan to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, nips away a tad after landing. Jayawardena goes for a poke but misses. 26/3

7.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena comes forward and pushes it to the off side. 26/3

7.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, A tad short on middle, Jayawardena goes for a pull but misses and gets a blow to the body. 26/3

7.3 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, defended into the ground by Jayawardena. 26/3

7.2 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Stays in his crease, pushes it to covers and scampers through for a single. 26/3

7.1 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish on the pads, Jayawardena stays back and clips it to fine leg for a single. 25/3

6.6 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to point to end the over. 39/1

6.5 I Udana to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli flicks it straight to square leg. 39/1

6.4 I Udana to V Kohli, Comes forward and mistimes his drive to covers. 39/1

6.3 I Udana to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it to mid off where Mathews gets an awkward bounce and misses. They run through for a couple. 39/1

6.2 I Udana to V Kohli, Nips back in after landing outside off, Kohli defends it by taking one hand off the bat. 37/1

6.1 I Udana to G Gambhir, Goes back and pats it behind square leg for a single. 37/1

6.6 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Another wide delivery outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms to it. 24/3

6.5 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Fullish and again wide outside off, Sangakkara lets it o through to the keeper. 24/3

6.4 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, In the corridor outside off, Sangakkara leaves it alone. 24/3

6.3 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Lovely shot! Inswinging delivery on a fullish area on middle, Sangakkara stays in his crease and drives it sublimely straight back past Zaheer for a sweetly timed boundary. 24/3

6.2 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Wide outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms to it. 20/3

6.1 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Probing delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Sangakkara leaves it alone. 20/3

Isuru Udana into the attack now.

5.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Again fullish on the pads, Gambhir clips it to deep square leg for three. 36/1

5.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 33/1

5.4 T Perera to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, clipped straight to mid-wicket. 32/1

5.3 T Perera to V Kohli, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Kohli goes for a slash but misses. 32/1

5.2 T Perera to V Kohli, FOUR! Magnificent shot! Fullish outside off, Kohli leans forward and bludgeons it past covers for a thunderous boundary. 32/1

5.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 28/1

5.6 I Pathan to M J'dena, Length delivery on off, Jayawardena comes forward and prods it into the ground. 20/3

5.5 I Pathan to M J'dena, A tad short outside off, Jayawardena lets it go through for a single. 20/3

5.4 I Pathan to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 20/3

Jayawardena is the new batsman.

5.3 I Pathan to D Chandimal, OUT! Chandimal finally succumbs, leg before wicket! Nips back in after landing on middle, Chandimal is cramped for room as he looks to turn it away to the leg side. He misses and gets hit on the back leg. The players appeal and the umpire lifts the finger. That looked dead plumb! 20/3

5.2 I Pathan to D Chandimal, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Nips back in after landing on middle, Chandimal again misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 20/2

5.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara drives it sweetly to mid off where Dinda does well to make half a stop. A single taken. 20/2

4.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, Gambhir misses his flick, the ball brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a couple. 28/1

4.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, In the blockhole outside off, Gambhir digs it back to the bowler. 26/1

4.4 L Malinga to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli goes for a push but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. 26/1

4.3 L Malinga to V Kohli, A tad short on middle, Kohli pulls it straight to mid-wicket. 25/1

4.2 L Malinga to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli comes on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 25/1

4.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, Stays back and pats it to the leg side. 25/1

4.6 Z Khan to D Chandimal, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on the leg stump, Chandimal looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Zaheer appeals vociferously but the umpire says no. 19/2

Dinesh Chandimal is the new man in.

4.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, OUT! Tharanga has thrown it away! A tad short and wide outside off, it nips away after landing. Tharanga chases it, goes for a cut but gets an outside edge to the keeper who pouches it safely. Zaheer gets his second! 19/2

4.4 Z Khan to U Tharanga, FOUR! Cracked! Wide outside off, Tharanga leans forward and smashes it past point for a thumping boundary. Sri Lanka's 1st of the innings! 19/1

4.3 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on off, Tharanga prods it into the ground off the front foot. 15/1

4.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Zaheer is getting good purchase from the wicket! Nips back in after landing outside off, Tharanga shoulders his arms to it. 15/1

4.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, In the corridor outside off, nips back in after landing. Tharanga leaves it alone. 15/1

4.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Delivers an outswinger way outside off, Tharanga chases but misses. Dhoni dives full length to his left and makes a good stop. 15/1

3.6 T Perera to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir clips it to mid on. 25/1

3.5 T Perera to G Gambhir, FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and slices it uppishly over point for a boundary. 25/1

3.4 T Perera to G Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 21/1

3.3 T Perera to G Gambhir, Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 21/1

3.2 T Perera to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle, Gambhir jams it into the ground. 21/1

3.1 T Perera to V Kohli, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 21/1

3.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Rocks back and slices it to third man for a single. 14/1

3.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Short and wide outside off, Tharanga looks to punch but misses. 13/1

3.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Ah! Wide! Just when he is about to deliver the ball, his hands hit the stumps which distracted him and made him deliver a slower delivery outside the leg stump. 13/1

3.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off by Tharanga. 12/1

3.3 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharanga looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge to square leg. Wants a run but is sent back. 12/1

3.3 I Pathan to U Tharanga, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Tharanga misses his flick. 12/1

3.2 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Leans on the front foot and pushes it to mid off. 11/1

3.1 I Pathan to K Sangakkara, Comes forward, pats it to point and scampers through for a quick single. 11/1

2.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Four leg byes! Bowls on leg at 139.3 kph, Gambhir pushes it off his pads and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 12 runs off that over. 20/1

2.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Full on middle at 140.8 kph, Gambhir plays it straight down the ground. 16/1

2.4 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Outside off at 138 kph, Gambhir plays it to point. 16/1

2.3 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery at 140.8 kph, Gambhir defends it into the ground. 16/1

2.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Edged! Full outside off at 141.7 kph, Gambhir tries to play but gets an inside edge. The ball misses his stumps and goes to boundary rope through the fins leg region. 16/1

2.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off at 141.5 kph, Gambhir plays it past point off his back foot beautifully. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 12/1

2.6 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Superb delivery again! Nips away after landing outside off, Tharange goes for a push but is beaten by the away movement. 10/1

2.5 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Beaten! Nips away after landing on a good length area outside off, Tharanga is squared up in his defense and the ball flies inches past the outside edge. 10/1

2.4 Z Khan to K Sangakkara, Comes forward, pushes it wide of mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 10/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman.

2.3 Z Khan to T Dilshan, OUT! Oh dear oh dear! Dilshan has played on! Length delivery on middle, Dilshan goes for a forward defense gets a bottom edge and looks for a run, the ball bounces twice, rolls over, hits the stump and dislodges the bails as Dilshan is stuck stunned half way down the track. He didn't have a clue where the ball had gone! 9/1

2.3 Z Khan to T Dilshan, WIDE! Slips this one well down the leg side. Dilshan misses his flick. 9/0

2.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Length delivery on middle, Tharangs flicks it wide of mid on for a quick single. 8/0

2.1 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Short and wide outside off, Dilshan chases it but gets an under edge to third man for a single. 7/0

1.6 T Perera to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off at 122.7 kph, Kohli tries to punch but is beaten completely. 8/1

1.5 T Perera to V Kohli, Full outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 8/1

Virat Kohli is the next man in.

1.4 T Perera to V Sehwag, OUT! Perera strikes! Outside off at 126.9 kph, Sehwag tries to play over covers but gives a catch to the substitute fielder there. Once again Sehwag departs early, India 8/1. 8/1

1.3 T Perera to V Sehwag, Good length delivery, Sehwag drives it straight back to the bowler. 8/0

1.2 T Perera to V Sehwag, On middle at 122.4 kph, Sehwag tries to drive but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a couple. 8/0

1.1 T Perera to V Sehwag, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off at 123.3 kph, Sehwag tries to drives but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 6/0

1.6 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers to end the over. 6/0

1.5 I Pathan to U Tharanga, A tad short outside off, it nips away sharply after landing. Tharanga leaves it alone. 6/0

1.4 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Full length delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off. 6/0

1.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Inswinging delivery on a length on middle, Dilshan flicks it past mid-wicket for three. 6/0

1.2 I Pathan to U Tharanga, A tad short on off, Tharanga pulls it to mid-wicket, doesn't connect it well, Gambhir at mid-wicket fumbles and allows a single. 3/0

1.1 I Pathan to U Tharanga, Starts off with a probing delivery outside off, Tharanga is a bit uncertain whether to play or leave but in the end he lets it go through to the keeper. 2/0

Perera to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to G Gambhir, FOUR! Well played! Short length delivery outside off at 141.6 kph, Gambhir plays the upper cut over slips and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 6/0

0.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery at 141.8 kph, Gambhir dabs it to mid-wicket from within his crease. 2/0

0.4 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Just outside off, Sehwag plays it to covers and picks up a quick single. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to V Sehwag, Play and a miss! Good length delivery, the ball stayed touch low. Sehwag tries to push but is beaten completely. 1/0

0.2 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Good length delivery, Gambhir pushes it to the off side off his back foot and takes a quick single. 1/0

0.1 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Starts off with wide outside off, left alone. 0/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Nips away after landing outside off, Dilshan lets it go through to the keeper. Good probing over from Zaheer. 2/0

0.6 Z Khan to T Dilshan, WIDE! Lost his control! Delivers a length delivery well wide of off stump. It moves further away after landing. 2/0

0.5 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Length delivery on the pads, Dilshan looks to flick but gets a leading edge to covers. Wants a single but is sent back. 1/0

0.4 Z Khan to T Dilshan, Probing delivery on a length outside off, it nips away after landing. Dilshan leaves it alone. 1/0

0.3 Z Khan to T Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan thinks of a cut but then lets it go through to the keeper. 1/0

0.2 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Fullish on middle, Tharanga turns it to mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 1/0

0.1 Z Khan to U Tharanga, Good line to start off with! Good length delivery outside off, nips away a tad after landing. Tharanga lets it go through to the keeper. 0/0

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