India v Sri Lanka at Karachi Asia Cup Cricket 2008


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India v Sri Lanka at Karachi

IND v SL, Asia Cup 2008: India reach Asia Cup final with Sri Lanka win

Mahendra Singh Dhoni led India to a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Karachi to secure their place in the final of the Asia Cup.
Dhoni hit 67 from 62 deliveries in the Super Four match, while Suresh Raina provided decent support with 54, as India capitalised on a good start by Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, the opening batsmen who scored 68 and 42 respectively. Sri Lanka had earlier set a target of 308 for eight, thanks to Chamara Kapugedera's 75, fifties from Mahela Jayawardene and Chamara Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya's 43. India overhauled that target in 46.5 overs, with Yuvraj Sing, who hit 36, and Rohit Sharma supplying the finishing touches.
India's win renders today's match between Pakistan and Bangladesh inconsequential as the host side have no chance of making the final. Sri Lanka, who had topped the Super Four table with six points prior to this defeat, had already qualified. India's bowlers turned in a much-improved performance, with Ishant Sharma picking up early wickets, but shoddy fielding and Kapugedera's fine innings helped Sri Lanka to a challenging total.
Sehwag and Gambhir set about the chase briskly, bringing up India's 50 in only 39 deliveries. Dilhara Fernando, one of two additions made to the Sri Lanka side, in particular, was subject to some hard hitting as he conceded 28 runs in his first three overs. The departure of Sehwag gave Sri Lanka some respite, but Raina quickly found his rhythm and added 42 runs for the second wicket with Gambhir. But as with Sehwag's dismissal, the scoring rate dipped marginally after Gambhir's departure.
Dhoni then took up the chase and eased to a half-century - his second in as many days - off 49 deliveries. By the time he departed, India had victory within their grasp.
IND v SL, Asia Cup 2008: India 310 for 4 (46.5 overs) beat Sri Lanka 308 for 8 (50.0 overs) by 6 wickets

India v Sri Lanka at Karachi

Score Card

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat
308 for 8 (50.0 overs)
310 for 4 (46.5 overs)

Sri Lanka Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Jayasuriya c Dhoni b I Sharma
43
37 8 0
Sangakkara c Dhoni b I Sharma
7
10 1 0
M Jayawardene c Gambhir b Ojha
50
63 4 0
Kapugedera lbw b Kumar
75
78 7 1
Silva run out
 
50
56 2 1
Dilshan c RP Singh b I Pathan
15
19 2 0
Weeraratne c Gambhir b RP Singh
23
18 3 0
Thushara run out
 
23
14 2 1
Kulasekara not out
 
6
4 1 0
Muralitharan not out
 
1
1 0 0
Extras
 
3w 1b 11lb 15
 
Total
 
for 8 308 (50.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
RP Singh 10.0 1 44 1
I Sharma 10.0 0 55 2
I Pathan 10.0 0 80 1
Kumar 6.0 0 36 1
Ojha 10.0 0 55 1
Sehwag 3.0 0 22 0
R Sharma 1.0 0 4 0
Fall of wicket
 
16 Sangakkara
71 Jayasuriya
149 M Jayawardene
217 Kapugedera
245 Dilshan
263 Silva
287 Weeraratne
307 Thushara

India Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Gambhir lbw b Muralitharan
68
61 11 0
Sehwag c D Fernando b Kulasekara
42
34 6 1
Raina run out
 
54
66 3 0
Dhoni
 
b Muralitharan
67
62 5 1
Yuvraj not out
 
36
31 3 1
R Sharma not out
 
22
28 2 0
Extras
 
1nb 9w 11lb 21
 
Total
 
for 4 310 (46.5 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
D Fernando 9.0 0 52 0
Kulasekara 9.5 0 71 1
Thushara 8.0 0 67 0
Muralitharan 10.0 0 44 2
Weeraratne 5.0 0 36 0
Jayasuriya 3.0 0 19 0
Dilshan 2.0 0 10 0
Fall of wicket
 
92 Sehwag
135 Gambhir
234 Raina
253 Dhoni

Umpires: B G Jerling, S J A Taufel
India: Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Yuvraj, R Sharma, Dhoni, I Pathan, Ojha, Kumar, RP Singh, I Sharma
Sri Lanka: Jayasuriya, Sangakkara, M Jayawardene, Silva, Dilshan, Kapugedera, Thushara, Kulasekara, D Fernando, Weeraratne, Muralitharan


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.