Gripping Encounter comes down to final over!
India versus Sri Lanka
Played in Dhaka
Ganguly and Sehwag strode to the crease both looking focused and intent on the job at hand, but soon after Sehwag lost his middle stump to Vaas from an off-cutter. Dravid was brought to the crease as they went about building a solid total to defend. Dravid was trapped LBW by improving Fernando and Ganguly stumped by Sangakkara of the bowling of Muralitharan. Tendulkar and Kaif batted for a touch over half an hour before both became Muralitharan's 2nd and 3rd scalps. Yuvraj joined them at 6/121 there was certainly work needed. Stylish keeper Dhoni played a patient "out of character" innings. While Harbhajan stroked his way to a solid 36 off 43 deliveries. Muralitharan spell yielded 5/32 off 10 deadly overs.
Jayasuriya and Tharanga looked to be playing Sri Lanka into an unstoppable position before both disappeared joined on the way by Sangakkara. This all happening while Jayawardene built a very tidy innings with support from Silva, the partnership resulted in a nervous victory at the end of the 48th over after Patel was dispatched to the boundary to go alongside a few singles. India had 5 bowlers pick up one wicket a peice.
India 7/212 (50 Overs)
M.S.Dhoni 43, S.C.Ganguly 42,H.Singh 36,M.Muralitharan 5/32
Sri Lanka 5/213 (49 Overs)
D.P.M.D.S.Jayawardene 71,W.U.Tharanga 53
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets.
Man of the Match : M.Muralitharan