Wednesday, August 27, 2008

India vs. Sri Lanka 4th ODI - India Wins Series For The First Time In Sri Lanka

Aspirited India today recorded their first ever bilateral ODI series triumph in Sri Lanka, beating the hosts by 46 runs in the fourth one day international to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five match series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again was involved in building a partnership as Raina and Virat Kohli also played a handsome role.
Brief Scores : India 258 all out (49.4 overs), Raina 76, Dhoni 71, Kohli 54. Bowling, T'shara 5/47. Sri Lanka 212 all out (46.3 overs), Jayasuria 60, T'shara 40. Bowling, Harbhajan 3/40.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

India vs. Sri Lanka 4th ODI - Rain Forces Match Into Reserve Day

The fourth one dayer between India and Sri Lanka was called off today without a single ball being bowled due to intermittent rain at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The day night match will be played on the reserved day on Wednesday. Umpires Billy Doctrove and Gamini Silva made the final inspection at around 6 pm and took the decision to draw stumps.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Matthew Hayden To Miss Series Against Bangladesh

Australia's opening batsman Matthew Hayden will miss Australia's limited overs cricket series against Bangladesh starting Saturday because of an Achilles tendon injury. Michael Clarke will lead the team in Ponting's absence. Matthew Hayden has been the most successful opener for the Australian team in the recent past. We wish Hayden to recover soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

India vs. Sri Lanka 3rd ODI

India managed to script a narrow 33-run victory in the third one dayer against Sri Lanka in Colombo. The skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni led from front with his 76-run knock to help India put a fighting total on th board. It looked that Indian pacers were involved in a race to outshine each other as Zaheer Khan struck thrice.
Brief Scores : India 237/9 (50 overs), Dhoni 76, Raina 53. Bowling Mendis 3/56. Sri Lanka 204 all out (49 overs), Jayawardene 94. Bowling Zaheer 3/23, Patel 3/42.