Watch cricket highlights of the 5th ODI – Sri Lanka vs India – played at Colombo on February 8, 2009.
Scoreline: SL – 320. Tilakaratne Dilshan 97 Kumar Sangakkara 84 (70), Sanath Jayasuriya 37. India 252 all out. Yuvraj Singh 73 (62), Ravindra Jadeja 60, MS Dhoni 53
The first half of the SL video has a slightly scrambled video signal, but some entertaining DD commentary to make up for it.
Sri Lanka, trailing 0-4 in the series, won their first toss and showed what they can do batting first. Ok, the Indian bowling attack wasn’t the usual bunch, but Sri Lanka did enough to show that the tosses probably didn’t help them compete at their best in this series. The Sri Lankan target-setting however came apart through a collapse of the middle order with 4 wickets falling in the space of 6 deliveries.
The Indian chase had hiding written across it except when Yuvraj Singh was on song, heading towards his 2nd 100 in the series after his 117 in the 3rd ODI. Ravindra Jadeja was one of the players thrown up by the IPL, especially in the Rajasthan vs Mumbai game. Today, he might not have looked seriously threatening, but was definitely unflustered and calm in his debut. Dhoni got another 50. At the start of it, he looked like he just might pull out the MS Dhoni of yore, but it eventually petered out into a meaningless knock. He also displayed his own strange interpretation of the Batting powerplay as he has done through the series.
For Tendulkar fans, who missed him in the last 2 games, Yuvraj in the post-match presentation invoked him by dedicating his Man of the Series Award to his guruji and his mum.
India – Upto Fall of Yuvraj
Rest & Post-match