Monday, August 18, 2008

india tour of sri lanka:first odi 2008 aug 18

Monday sri Lanka won by 8 wickets in Dambulla.India were tottering at 36 for 3 after losing both openers Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli cheaply and then were 75 for 5 in the 21st over before the last three batsmen contributed 59 runs.Mendis and Muralitharan continued their havoc, scalping three wickets each, as a younger Indian team under Dhoni failed to find answers to the spinners' delivery.Gambhir was the first to go, bowled by medium pacer Chaminda Vaas, without scoring on the second ball of the matchThe left hander played all around the line to a good length delivery from Vaas, with the ball slipping between his bat and pad to hit the off stump.At the end of sri lanka won by 8 wicket.

Brief scores:
India: 146 all out in 46 overs (Yuvraj Singh 23, Rohit Sharma 19, Suresh Raina 17; Ajantha Mendis 3/21 Muttiah Muralitharan 3/37).
Sri Lanka: 147 for 2 in 34.5 overs (M Jayawardene 61 not out, C Kapugedera 45 not out; M Patel 2-32).

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