Tuesday, February 12, 2008

India Vs Srilanka : Canberra ODI

India suffered its first defeat in Commonwealth Bank series against Sri Lanka here today. Chasing a moderate target of 154 runs in 21 overs, Lanka started off their innings quite comfortably by maintaining a run rate of 10 runs per over.

The Asian tigers achieved their target will 12 balls left in 19 overs with 8 wickets remaining.

Openers Jayasuriya and T Dilshan gave Lanka an ideal start. Before getting out on 27, Jayasuriya managed to knocked out the Indian pace attack. Ishant Sharma gave India its first breakthrough.

After Jayasuriya, wicketkeeper Sangakkara fell cheaply for just 10 runs.

However, T Dilshan, from the other end, made sure that no wicket falls. Accompanying his captain Jayawardene, Dilshan managed to pull an easy win against India.

He remained unbeaten on 62 while Lankan skipper was there on 36.

Earlier, the target for Lanka in rain-shortened match was revised to 154 in 21 overs.

On Tuesday, India scored 195 for five wickets in 29 overs in the rain-shortened match of the Commonwealth Bank triangular One-Day Series at the Manuka Oval here.

Rohit Sharma was the top scorer with an unbeaten 70 off 64 balls after Sri Lanka won the toss and asked India to bat in a match that was reduced to 29 overs per innings after rain.

India retained the XI that beat Australia last week while Sri Lanka replaced Ishara Amerasinghe and Upul Tharanga with Farveez Maharoof and Chamara Kulasekara from their previous match.

Is the Duckworth Lewis method being harsh on the team batting first, here the Statistics tell you.

In 2007, the number of wins for the

Team Batting first : 18
Team Batting second : 31
NR : 03

Is there any chsnge needed in this series as rain goes on spoiling the sport.

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