India vs Sri Lanka
India win by 1 wicket
India have won the tri-nations series by one wicket. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 201 and then Rohit Sharma and Dhoni saw them through, Dhoni batting till the last over and then scoring 16 from 3 balls to see India home. A thrilling finish of a low scoring game. India win the final and the series.
Over 49.4 Ind 203/9 (Dhoni 45, I Sharma 2)
A change of bats for Dhoni, Eranga to bowl the final over. A swing and a miss from Eranga, 15 off 5 required. Six, that is huge! Dhoni stands and hits it out of the ground, India need 9 from 4. Four, Dhoni hits it in the air behind point for four, India require 5 off 3 balls. India win, six, Dhoni lifts this over the covers for six.
Over 49 Ind 187/9 (Dhoni 29, I Sharma 2)
India need 17 from 12 balls, Dhoni is off strike. Chance of a run out again, Ishant Sharma was in. A play and a miss for Sharma, and then he plays in the air and gets two towards square leg. India need 15, Sharma needs to survive this over.
Over 48 Ind 185/9 (Dhoni 29, I Sharma 0)
Malinga brought back to bowl his last over. Three overs to go and Dhoni is on strike, with 19 to get from 18 balls. Malinga, Mathews and Eranga will bowl the last three. Dhoni hits it to deep point, but does not want the run. They want two and Dhoni gets two on the leg side, clever batting. Dhoni does not take the single. The field comes in for the last ball to deny Dhoni the single, and they succeed.
Over 47 Ind 183/9 (Dhoni 26, I Sharma 0)
Mathews continues and Dhoni picks up a single to give Vinay strike. This could be interesting, Dhoni trusting Vinay. WICKET! Mathews gets the wicket, Vinay Kumar falls top edging it to point. India have one wicket and India need 20 runs. The batsmen have crossed so Dhoni will be on strike. Dhoni does not take the run, the fielder at extra cover does well to stop a certain boundary. Dhoni cuts it straight to point, no run again. Dhoni gets a single, Ishant has to negotiate one ball in a run a ball contest. Ishant keeps it out, India need 19.
Over 46 Ind 181/8 (Dhoni 25, V Kumar 5)
India need 24 from 30, the increasing required rate will also create pressure. Eranga replaces Malinga, Dhoni will face him, and he pads him for a leg bye. Shout for lbw, but it was going down leg. Vinay has to negotiate 5 balls, even 5 dots without a wicket will build pressure. Vinay hits it in the air over point for a couple of runs. Dhoni having a chat with Vinay. India need 21 from 24 balls.
Over 45 Ind 178/8 (Dhoni 25, V Kumar 3)
Mathews will continue, with the number of balls also decreasing and just Ishant to come. Vinay leaves a couple outside off. Vinay edges it and it goes wide of third man, they pick up two. Another leave outside off from Vinay. Mathews makes Vinay play, who defends it. Ishant is padded up, looks nervous. Dhoni will be on strike, India need 24 runs.
Over 44 Ind 176/8 (Dhoni 25, V Kumar 1)
India need 27 to win, 7 fielders in the circle, Malinga to Vinay Kumar. Two slips in place, Vinay plays and misses, Malinga smiles. A single, leg byes, but replays show it did not touch anything. Dhoni on strike, plays a couple of balls and now wants the single from the last ball. Vinay will be on strike as Dhoni does not get the single.
Over 43 Ind 175/8 (Dhoni 25, V Kumar 1)
Dhoni gets it through behind point for four, clever shot, using Mathews lack of pace well. Dhoni walks across and pushes it into the leg side for a couple of runs. Sanga asks for a helmet and will stand up to the stumps. In the region behind point again, this time for a single. Vinay Kumar has to survive 2 balls. Mathews brings the field in, mind games all around. Vinay gets a single without any fuss to third man. Malinga has been injured, by a spectator throwing a bottle of water at him! Everything is happening, he seems to be fine now. A short break here, Dhoni gets to reassess his plan. They don't get the single.
Over 42 Ind 167/8 (Dhoni 18, V Kumar 0)
Malinga to continue, into his 8th over now. Dhoni gets a single from the first ball, can Bhuvi manage Malinga? A wide down leg, brings down the target to 35. WICKET! Bhuvi falls to a slower one, caught in front of the stumps and easy decision for the umpire. India 8 wickets down. Vinay Kumar comes in to bat, and needs to block this one out. He survives.
Over 41 Ind 165/7 (Dhoni 17, B Kumar 0)
Lakmal to finish his quota of 10 overs. Bhuvi plays out the maiden, Lakmal done for the day. India still need 37 to win.
Over 40 Ind 165/7 (Dhoni 17, B Kumar 0)
Malinga brought into the attack to replace Herath, can he do it for Sri Lanka? A low full toss and Dhoni puts it away for four, good shot through midwicket. Dhoni smashes that only to find the extra cover fielder. A play and a miss from Dhoni, Malinga coming back very well. Another boundary, edged to third man for four, Dhoni a bit lucky as there was no slip. Bhuvi will be on strike, India need 37 to win.
Over 39 Ind 157/7 (Dhoni 9, B Kumar 0)
Dhoni has the responsibility to see the team through now. Dropped! Dhoni is dropped by Lakmal, very difficult chance in the follow through. Dhoni slashes hard and it goes over the slips for four, India need 46 now. Lakmal full and straight and Dhoni drives it to cover for no run. Drilled, this is hit hard to long off for a single, Dhoni wants to change his bat now. 39 overs gone, India 157 for 7.
Over 38 Ind 152/7 (Dhoni 4, B Kumar 0)
WICKET! Jadeja falls, Herath catches him infront of the wickets and Jadeja is lbw. India need exactly 50 runs to win. WICKET! Herath on a hat-trick, Ashwin trapped in front of the stumps, no question about that. India struggling at 152 for 6. Bhuvneshwar Kumar who made impact with the ball, has to make an impact with the bat now. Bhuvi survives the hat trick ball. Herath has finished his quota for today.
Over 37 Ind 152/5 (Dhoni 4, Jadeja 5)
Lakmal to Dhoni who takes an easy single. Jadeja throws the kitchen sink at this one and misses. Dhoni gets a single to mid off. Another single making it four from the over. India are 152 for 5.
Over 36 Ind 148/5 (Dhoni 2, Jadeja 3)
The power play has been taken. Herath continues, India need 56 to win. Jadeja sweeps it fine for a couple and Dhoni is not interested in a third because of his hamstring. A couple of ambitious appeals against Jadeja but umpires not interested.
Over 35 Ind 146/5 (Dhoni 2, Jadeja 1)
Lakmal gets Raina to drive and he edges it to the keeper. WICKET! Raina goes for 32, the drinks break really shaking things up for India. Dhoni's hamstring is tested again, as he goes for the quick single. He is in a bit of pain. Sanga appeals for obstructing the field and umpires decide that Dhoni was not the culprit. Sanga and Mahela not happy.
Over 34 Ind 145/4 (Dhoni 2, Raina 32)
Herath continues, Dhoni playing watchfully. A good over from Herath, keeping Dhoni quiet, not giving him the single.
Over 33 Ind 144/4 (Dhoni 2, Raina 31)
Lakmal drived through the vacant midwicket by Raina and picks up two. A single to Raina, he is keeping the momentum going. India 144 for 4 after 33 overs.
Over 32 Ind 141/4 (Dhoni 2, Raina 28)
Herath gets one through Rohit and it kept low. Rohit is bowled just after drinks. WICKET! Herath gets through Rohit's defenses. Dhoni comes out to bat, with Raina, they have finished so many games for India. Dhoni gets a couple to fine leg, it was a paddle sweep while standing upright. India 141 for 4.
- 9th Jul 2013
- Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Queen's Park Oval
- N J Nigel, P J Peter
- TV Umpire
- D C Douglas
- Match Referee
- J J Jeffrey
- Reserve Umpire
- N Nigel
sri lanka BATTING CARD
|W.U. Tharanga||c Raina b Kumar||6|
|K.C. Sangakkara||lbw Kumar||0|
|L.D. Chandimal||s Karthik b Jadeja||26|
|A.D. Mathews||c Karthik b Jadeja||10|
|B.M.A.J. Mendis||b Ashwin||13|
|L.H.D. Dilhara||c Karthik b Sharma||6|
|Total||All Out, 24.4 Overs||96|