India Vs Sri Lanka

March 13, 2012 by staff 

India Vs Sri Lanka, Mirpur: 4.27 pm 43st Over : OUT!!! Double wicket over F.O.W. 224/2 and F.O.W. 226/3 Finally the partnership was broken as Gambhir (100 off 118 balls) hoisted a full length delivery managing to find Upul Tharanga at long-on. Two balls later Virat Kohli (108 off 120 balls) also perished as Farveez Maharoof got his reward in the form of two big wickets. The momentum will surely be halted.

4.20 pm 42nd Over : Centuries for both Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir. Both the Delhi lads notched up their 10th ODI hundred in what was an identical innings from both of them.

Overs (31-40) India 209/1 Run Rate: 5.23

4.04 pm 39th Over : Kohli and Gambhir kept on building a mammoth partnership as India reached 200-run mark in under 40 overs. India 201/1

3.42 pm 35th Over : Jayawardene is clearly tied with his lack of blowing options. With 7 batsmen and no Malinga, the captain is rotating his part-timers. It’s Kapugedera into the attack now. Only time will tell when the duo of Gauti and Virat will explode on these part-timers.

3.30 pm 31st Over : Sri Lankan captain persisted with Dilshan as Kohli amped up the tempo. He had hit a powerful cover drive for four off Prasanna the previous over and he reverse paddle sweeped Dilshan for a four in this over. Commentator Rohan Abheysinghe termed the shot as arrogant. India 151/1

Overs (21-30) India 142/1 Run Rate: 4.73

3.24 pm 28th Over : Now the vice-captain reaches his half century, 22nd of his career.

3.20 pm 25rd Over : And with a double the pair raised their 100 run partnership of just 122 balls. Perfect platform for India to thrust from here. What do you reckon India’s score will at the end? India 120/1

3.05 pm 23rd Over : Gambhir nudged one from his pads and brought up India’s 100.

Overs (11-20) India 88/1 Run Rate: 4.40

2.56 pm 20th Over : Gambhir racked up another half century in 59 balls. Hope he makes it to three figures this time around.

2.47 pm 17th Over : Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli notched up 50-run partnership. India 71/1

2.41 pm 16th Over : Reprieve for Gambhir (37) as he is dropped by Chandimal at long on. Dinesh Chandimal had problems holding on to high catches down under and the youngster spills one here as well of Seekkuge Prasanna.

2.35 pm 15th Over : Bowling powerplay starts, bet you forgot about that! Maharoof into the attack as Gambhir (36) and Kohli (22) look to build a solid foundation. Meanwhile, do you think Tiwary should have been included in the playing XI? Post your views here.

2.16 pm 11th Over : Dilshan into the attack replacing Kulasekara.

Overs (1-10): India 43/1: Run Rate: 4.30

2.14 pm 9th Over : Carrying forward the momentum from the CB series, Gautam Gambhir seemed to have the measure of the Mirpur track as he went about his business with ease scoring at run a ball courtesy three boundaries. India 39/1

1.58 pm 4th Over : OUT!!! F.O.W.19/1 Sachin Tendulkar (6) out to a full toss. Suranga Lakmal had bowled a full toss earlier which Sachin failed to put away and here also Sachin could only manage an uppish drive with no power as Lakmal bowled another full toss. Mahela Jayawerdene at short cover took a good low catch. The milestone remains elusive even after a year and a day.

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