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Matches - Reports Sunday, 22 August 2010 20:47
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5th ODI: India v Sri Lanka (Winner: SL)

IND 103/10 (Y Singh 38, T Perera 28/5, L Malinga 28/2) lost to SL 104/2 (T Dilshan 35, M Jayawardene 33, I Sharma 11/2) by 8 wickets with 209 balls remaining.

Match Scorecard
Man of the Match: T Perera Dambulla, Sri Lanka (22 Aug,2010)

India went in to this match with a COW of 51% but tight bowling from Sri Lankan bowlers, bad shot selection by the batsmen plus sudden loss of eyesight of the umpires meant they never really got going. By the 19th over India’s COW was under 40 and it went downhill fast with India bowled out for 103 in 34th over. No batsman listened to Coach’s call which helped Thushara pick up 5 wickets against his favourite team to bowl to. With the result being a foregone conclusion, Sri Lanka decided to play along for fun and score for fun too. Their COW at the start of their inning was already 80 and any hopes India had of salvaging some pride went for a toss with all 4 batsmen answering the Coach’s call. Despite a double strike by Ishant in the 10th over, they cruised to win in 15.1 over, a new World Record for India to be proud of.

  First Inns (IND)  
arrow 5 Overs: IND 20/0 IND 50% India had a circumspect start,
      with even Virender Sehwag being subdued. Tight Sri Lankan bowling caused India’s chances to drop by 1%.
arrow 12 Overs: IND 50/2 SL 54% India could not make much use
      of the powerplay, and they also lost 2 wickets in the process. India’s chances decreased by 4% during this period.
arrow 21 Overs: IND 71/4 SL 56% India went into a shell during this
      period as Sri Lanka bowled exceedingly well, and bowled very few loose deliveries. India’s chances decreased by 2% during this period.
arrow 33.4 Overs: IND 103/10 SL 80% India suffered the mother-of-all collapses,
      losing the last 6 wickets for 32 runs. Sri Lanka demolished the Indian Batting line up and thus increased their chances by a whopping 24%.
  Second Inns (SL: Target 104)  
arrow 8 Overs: SL 63/0 SL 99% Dilshan and Jayawadene looked
      like they wanted to finish the match before the lunch break. They could not achieve that but thrashed the Indian bowling for 63 runs and increased their team’s chances by 19%.
arrow 15.1 Overs: SL 104/2 SL 100% Despite losing both openers in
      consecutive balls, Sri Lanka wrapped up the match comprehensively. Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets and a massive 209 balls to spare.

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