| February 11, 2008 at 08:11 pm
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All three teams with win each are evenly poised to be surprised winner.Sri Lankan top order batsmen proved their mettle and each one played the game with rapid pace to easily reach mammoth total of 154 runs to be chased in twenty one over.They were able to score in 19 overs with eight wickets in hand.Sri Lanka has won the fifth ODI against India with eight wickets in 19 overs scoring the target of 154 runs.Jayawardene 36 runs in 35 balls and Dilshan with 62 runs in 59 balls helped the Sri Lankan to chase total of 154 runs.Sri Lankan at the sight of victory as they have score 132 for two in 16 overs.TM Dilshan opened the inning is playing sheet anchor role at his individual score of 50 runs. Dilshan was on 30 runs and Jayawardene 17 runs were at crease on the total score of Team Sri Lanka 100 runs in 13 overs.Jayawardene is next batsman after the departure of Sangakara. Harbhajan got his first wicket of Sangakkara on his first over caught by Ishant Sharma. Sangakkara scored ten runs in ten balls.Sangakara wicketkeeper is next batsmen one down.Jaysuriya is caught out by Dhoni by Ishant Sharma when Team Sri Lankan score was at 45 runs. S Jaysuriya with his swashbuckling knock is at 27 on 11 balls.TM dilshan is not out on 13. Sri Lankan has started well with 41 runs for no loss.Forty five minutes of rain has reduced the Sri Lankan to bat for 21 overs and has to score 154 runs.Sri Lanka has to keep the run rate of more than seven decimal four runs per hour.Mahilla Jaywardan Skipper Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first. India are 195/5 in 29 overs.Rain delayed has start of the match for 3.5 hours which in turn has reduced the match to twenty nine overs match.Indian side has the same line-up , Sri Lanka has two changes Farveez Maharoof and Nuwan Kulasekera are in, Upul Tharanga and Ishara Amerasinghe missed out. India lost its first wicket of Virender Sehwag 14 runs in 18 balls at the score of 45 runs caught by Muralitharan b Kulasekara .Sachin32 in 30 balls was the next batsman caught by Kulasekara b Maharoof after four runs were added to Team India score of 49.When Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma look all set at their individual scores 35 and 26 at Team score of 113 runs Gautam Gambir was run out by Dilshan/Malinga.MS Dhoni is the next batsmen three down.Rohit Sharma with his cracking six on the ball of Muralitharan is now on 35 runs in 47 balls.Dhoni is playing with at score of 25 runs in 21 balls.Rohit Sharma 51 runs in 54 balls .Team India has scored 164 runs 26 overs.Two batsmen Rohit and Dhoni has completed fifty runs partnership.Team India 195 runs for the loss of five wickets in 29 overs.Rohit Sharma scored seventy runs in sixty four balls was not out batsman with Robin V Uthappa.
Umpires :AL Hill , BNJ Oxenford
India: Mahindra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma and Sreesanth.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (Capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Kumara Sangakkara, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapudegera, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Muthiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Ishan Amerasinghe.