India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Video Highlights
Sri Lanka 236 for 9 (Chandimal 81, Jayawardene 43, Vinay 3-46, Ashwin 2-30) tied with India 236 for 9 (Gambhir 91, Dhoni 58*, Thisara 2-45)
Watch the Highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI Match of the Australia Tri Series 2012. The match will be played/hosted at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Schedule time of Match is 13:50 Local Time (03:20 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Feb 14, 2012. Watch free video highlights of IND vs SL match online for free.
Dhoni: I think the wrong call cost us the game. I called Gambhir and that wicket cost us the game. It was not an easy wicket and difficult for the new batsmen. I always look to stay till the end - you can't always do it but I try it. There are not many wickets left when you bat in those positions and to win consistently while chasing, it is important to stay till the end. Malinga is very tough to score off, especially with his slingy action. That's why we had to go after Mathews and glad we got some runs there. The last ball was difficult to hit to the boundary, maybe in India it could have gone to the fence. Sri Lanka have a lot of all-rounders which gives them the stability. They have players who can bowl and bat, which makes them a very good side. They are a very good side, they aren't winning games but that doesn't make them a bad side. I feel the pressure obviously, I am human. If you need around 10 runs in the last over, you obviously feel the nerves. I am having a decent run in the ODIs and glad that I can do it for the team. If I can't somebody else will anyways.
MS Dhoni is the Man of the Match
Mahela: We made so many mistakes, but I guess I'll have to be happy with the 2 points. 1 ball, 4 to get.. you back yourself to win but we couldn't. We dropped catches, missed run outs but we were still in it, so credit to the boys. We're losing by small margins, we need to take one game at a time and try and finish it off. Malinga is always brilliant, that's why I kept him till the end and he almost did it for us. We can learn a lot from this.Sri Lankan fans will rue the missed opportunities - a drop catch off Ashwin, a missed run out by Malinga in the last over. Indian fans can point to the 5 ball over in the 30th.. in the end, it was a brilliant game of cricket.
The best possible result this, but Sri Lanka will not be happy. They will have to wait for their first win. India were cruising along at one stage when Gambhir and Dhoni were batting. They were picking the gaps, hitting the odd boundary and running brilliantly, but one bad call from Dhoni sent Gambhir back in the 90s again. After that, it was all upto the Indian skipper once again and he kept the team in the hunt with some big hits and quick running. He got some help from the tail - Ashwin, Irfan and Vinay did the best they could to help their captain. All this meant that India needed 9 from the last over, and it was to be bowled by Malinga. He kept up the pressure for 5 balls, but a poor ball in the end let India off the hook.