Scorecard : CB Tri series, Match 8 : 19 February 2008

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Dhoni-Ishant-Adelaide-Win.jpg Match : India vs Srilanka, Match 8, CB triseries.
Venue : Adelaide Oval in South Australia.
Date : 19 February, 2008.. an Day/Night ODI.
Debuts : none.
ODI no. : 2681 overall. (98th Ind v SL ODI, 50 to India, 38 to srilanka).
Toss : Srilanka, elected to bat.
Result : India win by 2 wickets.
Series : Game 8 of Ind v Aus v SL triseries in Australia, Feb-Mar 2008
Man of Match : Kumar Sangakkara.
Umpires : Peter Parker & Tony Hill.

'India likes batting first, not chasing' says captain Dhoni. Well, he needs to win the toss for it which isn't too much in his hands. in this match, Jayawardene won the toss & elected to bat. Early loss of openers and Srilankans had a sensational partnership between captain & vice-captain of Srilanka.

They recovered remarkably, and were unlucky to not get a score past 250. India, while chasing, depends heavily on Yuvraj Singh who, after scoring 39 runs from last 10 innings in Australia - Yuvraj finally came to party and Dhoni finished the match off.. tight finish and a confidence boosting win for the Indians..!

Srilanka Innings (50 over Innings) Runs Balls 4s 6s St Rate
Tillakratne Dilshan c Dhoni b Patel 4 4 1 0 100
Sanath Jayasuriya run out (Patel) 0 3 0 0 0
Kumar Sangakkara c Parveen b Pathan 128 155 12 0 83
Mahela Jayawardene run out (Kumar) 71 99 4 1 71
Chamra Kapugedara run out ((Praveen) 1 5 0 0 20
Chamara Silva c Uthappa b Harbhajan 21 30 0 0 70
Farveez Maharoof not out 3 4 0 0 50
Chaminda Vaas not out 1 1 0 0 100
Lasith Malinga
Ishara Amerasinghe
Muthiah Muralitharan
Extras (lb=4, wd=4, nb =1) 9
Total (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 238 (4.76 runs per over)
Fall of wkts : 1-4 (Dilshan, 1st ov), 2-6 (Jayasuriya, 3rd ov), 3-159 (Jaya'dene, 38 ov)
4-161 (Kapugedara, 39th ov), 5-234 (Sangakkara, 49th ov), 6-235 (Silva, 50th ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Munaf Patel (1 wide) 9 2 38 1 4.2
Ishant Sharma 10 0 44 0 4.4
Irfan Pathan (2 wides) 10 0 44 1 4.4
Praveen Kumar (1 no ball) 10 0 49 0 4.9
Harbhajan Singh 10 0 54 1 5.4
Yuvraj Singh (1 wide) 1 0 5 0 5
India (target 239 in 50 overs) Runs Balls 4s 6s St Rate
Gautam Gambhir c Sang'kara b Amerasinghe 15 34 2 0 44
Sachin Tendulkar b Malinga 0 2 0 0 0
Robin Uthappa run out (Jayasuriya) 10 28 0 0 36
Rohit Sharma c Silva b Muralitharan 24 36 1 0 67
Yuvraj Singh b Vaas 76 70 10 1 109
MS Dhoni © not out 50 68 0 0 74
Irfan Pathan b Amerasinghe 31 41 4 0 76
Praveen Kumar c Jaya'dene b Amerasinghe 6 8 0 0 75
Harbhajan Singh lbw b Malinga 3 6 0 0 50
Ishant Sharma not out 0 2 0 0 0
Munaf Patel
Extras (lb=14, wd=10) 24
Total (for 8 wickets, 49.2 overs) 239 (4.86 runs per over)
Fal'of wkts : 1-2 (Tendulkar, 2nd ov), 2-33 (Uthappa, 10th ov), 3-35 (Gambhir, 12th ov)
4-99 (Rohit, 24th ov), 5-158 (Yuvraj, 33rd ov), 6-216 (Pathan, 46th ov),
7-229 (Praveen, 48th ov), 8-236 (Harbhajan 49th ov).
Bowling O M R W Econ
Chaminda Vaas 10 0 27 1 2.7
Lasith Malinga (4 wides) 10 1 37 2 3.7
Ishara Amerasinghe (1 wide) 10 0 49 3 4.9
Farveez Maharoof (2 wides) 6.1 0 43 0 6.9
Muthiah Muralitharan (1 wide) 10 0 44 1 4.4
Sanath Jayasuriya 2 0 14 0 7.1
Tillakratne Dilshan 1 0 11 0 11.1