India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Highlights

February 4th, 2009 Posted in India, Match Highlights, Sri Lanka, Wealthnsurance Cup

Watch Cricket Highlights – India vs Sri Lanka – 3rd ODI played at Colombo on February 3rd 2009.


Scoreline: India 363. Centuries from Yuvraj Singh 117 (95) and Virender Sehwag 116 (90). SL: 216 all out. Kumar Sangakkara 83 (82) Mahela Jayawardene 30.


Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag at their most primal. Even if you account for the miserable Sri Lankan fielding today, some of the shots played today are probably reserved only for these two players. Tendulkar got yet another poor LBW – third successive umpiring flaw in a row. The umpiring continued to clown around with Sehwag looking plumb on one occasion. Tendulkar however soon settled down in the balcony to watch the two best players in the world to have been wholesomely influenced by him, entertain.


Dhoni found himself today in the ideal situation to launch after the fall of Yuvraj and Sehwag, but yet again pulled out just one boundary in his knock of 35 (45). The only reason Indian didn’t flounder away the two sensational knocks was because of Yusuf Pathan 59 (38). Just think, India added only 98 runs in the last 15 overs at a run rate lesser than what was current at the time.


The Sri Lankan chase did have its moments particularly when Sangakkara and Mahela pulled out their best recent form. Muralitharan equaled Wasim Akram for the highest number of ODI wickets when he got Yuvraj today. And that was pretty much it.


PreGame: With India having taken a 2-0 lead and Sri Lanka’s apparent dependence on Jayasuriya swinging their fortunes, it’s going to be interesting to see if Lanka can keep the series alive by winning this game.

p>India Batting Part 1

India 2 – Upto Fall of Yuvraj

Rest of Ind Batting

SL Batting

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