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IND-SL-NZ Tri Series,IND v SL, 3rd ODI, Match Report
Matches - Reports Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:42
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3rd ODI: India v Sri Lanka (Winner: IND)

SL 170 (T Dilshan 45, S Randiv 43, P Ojha 36/3, P Kumar 20/2) lost to IND 171/4 (V Sehwag 99*, A Mathews 32/2) by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match: V Sehwag
                  Match Scorecard
               Dambulla, Sri Lanka
                       (16 Aug,2010)

India despite their humiliating loss were slight favourites for this match. And they proved COW right by snapping up wickets at regular interval. Sri Lankan batsmen just couldn’t get going and soon they were tottering at 103/7 before the Indian tradition of making tailenders look like batsmen came to their rescue and they ended up with170 on board but a COW of just 35%. Apart from Dilshan only Randiv and Kulasekara listened to the Coach’s call. Their batting performance was so abysmal that even Ravindra Jadeja got 2 wickets. No, I am not kidding. India started off so cautiously that you could have mistaken Sehwag for Jadeja. But then 3 wickets fell in no time and Sri Lanka were back in the match with COW of 40%. Kohli turned out to be the perfect replacement for Yuvraj as he went on to score 0 runs while Rohit Sharma paid the penalty for hitting the ball on to his pads, how dare he! Raina gave Sehwag company and they trundled along to 92 in 22 overs before Raina got out. After that Dhoni and Sehwag closed out the match with an effective display of batting, though Sehwag was denied hundred by a mixture of bad luck, poor gamesmanship and stupid laws. With Sehwag, Raina and Dhoni answering the Coach’s call victory was never in doubt and the Indian team wrapped up the match with a bonus point.


  First inns (SL)  
arrow 12 Overs: SL 44/3 IND 57% Sri Lanka got off to a poor start
      losing 3 wickets without too many runs on the board. Tharanga, Sangakkara and Jayawardene did not trouble the scorers for too long. Sri Lanka's chances decreased by 6% in this period
arrow 23 Overs: SL 84/6 IND 61% Sri Lanka slipped further and further
      into trouble as they were into the tail in only the 23rd over with only 84 runs on the board. Unsurprisingly, SL's chances dropped by another 4% in this period
arrow 33 Overs: SL 104/7 IND 69% Sri Lanka crawled at 2 runs per over
      and lost another wicket. The slow scoring decreased Sri Lanka's chances by another 8%
arrow 46.1 Overs: SL 170 IND 65% Sri Lanka's tail showed some spunk
      as they pushed the total towards 170. The resistance showed by their tail increased Sri Lanka's chances by 4%
  Second Inns (IND: Target 171)  
arrow 11 Overs: IND 34/3 IND 61% India had a very cautious start before
      Sri Lanka struck thrice, causing a quick wobble when India lost 3 wickets for just 3 runs. Sri Lanka's excellent bowling during this period decreased India's chances by 4%
arrow 23 Overs: IND 83/3 IND 67% India consolidated after the loss
      of that wicket and went on towards the target, Sehwag and Raina providing a solid partnership to lead India towards a victory. India's chances increased by 6% in this period
arrow 34.3 Overs: IND 171/4 IND 100% Sehwag, after the slow start, reverted
      back to the Sehwag we know. His amazing attack made a mockery of the target, allowing India a comfortable win by 6 wickets and the gain of a bonus point.

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