Wednesday, February 15, 2012
India Srilanka nerve wracking one day international
Both India and Srilanka looked to win the second One Day International match in the Tri-Nation Series. But the luck eluded both the teams. Srilanka scored modest total of 236 in the 50 overs. Dinesh Chandimal who scored a brilliant 81 was run out and their captain Jayawardene contributed 43 runs. For India Vinay Kumar took 3 wickets while Ashwin took two.
In reply, India’s opening batsman Tendulkar got out early by just scoring 15 runs and again the hero was Gambir who made 91. But in the mix up with his captain he was run out. Then it was once again left to Dhoni who scored a valiant 58 not out. But in the middle overs like Lankans the Indians also lost too many wickets. In the last ball of the innings, Dhoni drove the ball to the cover point which everyone thought a certain four. but Nuwan Kulasekara push the ball back in to the play by diving full length thus saving one run and the scores tied at 236.