Sir Lanka kicked India out of the tournament by beating it from 5 wickets

Posted: May 12, 2010 in T20 World Cup - 2010 West Indies
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St. Lucia: Sir Lanka won the sensational but terrific match against India by 5 wickets. Sir Lanka needed 3 runs from last ball but Chamara Kapugedara struck a SIX at the last ball.

Toss:

India won the toss and chose to bat first.

Indian Innings:

Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir were the opening batsman from India.

Both the batsman gave a god start to India. But at score 30, Dinesh got out at the beautiful ball of Lasith Malinga, also the catch was caught by ‘Malinga’ himself. Dinesh scored 13 runs of 12 [2 ‘Fours’].

The next batsman was Suresh Raina, both Gambhir and Raina started building a solid partnership. They pushed the score of India from 30 to 96, but at 96 the India shocked, because Gambhir was gone, he played a good innings for India and succeeded to score 41 runs of 32 balls [3 ‘Fours].

The next man in was Dhoni {Captain of India}, they both wanted a solid partnership but after adding a little score, India received a severe attack, as the danger man Raina was got out at the ball of Thilan Thushara, while the catch was caught by Mahela Jayawardene. Raina scored 63 runs from 47 balls [7 ‘Fours’ & 1 ‘Six’].

Yuvraj Singh took the guard but failed to maintain himself and just got out at the ball of Thilan Thushara, while the catch was caught by Mahela Jayawardene. He scored a 1 run from 2 balls.

Yusuf Pathan was the next batsman from India and there were two over left behind. Both Dhoni and Pathan tried there best to score above 160 and were succeeded. At the last ball of the Indian Innings, Pathan got out at the ball of Thilan Thushara, while the catch was caught by Chamara Kapugedara. He scored 13 runs of 9 balls [2 ‘Fours’]. While Dhoni remained not-out, he scored 23 runs from 19 balls for India [1 ‘Six’].

At last, India scored 163 runs after loosing 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Extras: (b1, lb1, w6, nb1).

Sir Lanka Innings:

Mahela Jayawardene and Sanath Jayasuria were the openers from the side of Sir Lanka.

Sir Lanka wanted a good start but the openers disappointed them, as Jayawardene got out in the first over at the score of 4 and Jayasuria got out in the third over, just after two runs, at the score of 6. Wicket of Jayawadene was caught by Ashish Nehra and wicket of Jayasuria was caught out by Vinay Kumar.

Dilshan and Sangakara were on the crease, they started building a strong partnership, several beautiful shots were seen in this part of game. But at the score of 49, Dilshan said ‘Good-Bye’ to the ground, he was the victim of Yusuf Pathan, while the catch was caught by Yuvraj Singh. He managed to score 33 runs from 26 balls [5 ‘Fours’].

The next batsman was Angelo Mathews, he started working with Sangakara, both played a very beautiful innings and they also got 50 of their partnership. Indian Captain Dhoni was really worried about this partnership.

At the score of 105 runs, Sangakara was bold by Vinay Kumar, he played a spectacular innings and succeeded to score 46 runs from 33 balls [2 ‘Fours’ & 3 ‘Sixes’]. Still 5.2 overs were behind.

Sir Lanka was in trouble, Chamara Kapugedara, Indians were looking happy at this moment. But their problems once again started when he started scoring runs. Both Chamara and Mathews got 50 of their partnership, India was kicked out, because the score of Sir Lanka was reached above 143. Both batsman were playing extra-ordinary cricket, but at the second last ball of the Sir Lanka innings, Mathews got run-out by the Ashish, he felt sad because he was out at the second last ball when their score was 161.

There were West Indies team also watching the tight match between Sir Lanka and India, they were also very feeling suspense. Sir Lanka needed 3 runs of just 1 ball, which was to be bowled by Ashish Nehra, Indian team was discussing. The new batsman in was Thissara Perera, he was at the non-striker end.

Kapugedara was with batt & Ashish was with ball, the whole ground was sinked in the suspense and thrill. Ashish placed the ball but Kapugedara made a good contact of the batt with ball and it was gone for ‘SIX’.

Situation of the ground after the win of Sir Lanka:

The whole team of Sir Lanka jumped into the ground from the dressing room and treated the Kapugedara with the word ‘Thank You’, ‘Congrats’, ‘You were Superb’ and many more.

West Indies team was looking sad at the moment because there chances of reaching into the Semi-Final were minimized by Sir Lanka.

India and its fan were thinking deep and were feeling sad because there team was eliminated from the T20 World Cup.

Man Of The Match:

The man-of-the-match award went directly to Angelo Mathews for playing wonderful innings of 46 runs from 37 balls, including 3 ‘Fours’ and 2 ‘Sixes’, at the time when Sir Lanka was thirsty for such an innings.

Chances of Sir Lanka for reaching into Semi-Finals:

If West Indies will loose the game against Australia, then Sir Lanka will qualify for Semi-Final.

Chances of West Indies for reaching into Semi-Finals:

If WI bat first then, WI have to beat AUS by 24 runs or more for qualifying Semi-Finals.
If WI bowl first then, WI have to complete the score in 17 overs for qualifying Semi-Finals.

Chances of India for reaching into Semi-Finals:

All chances of India are over, its time for India to leave caribbean Caribbean.

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