India vs Sri Lanka full scorecard: india vs sri lanka full scorecard rajkot odi cricket flashback 15 December 2009 IND vs SL: 80 fours and 24 sixes
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar
- A memorable match was played between India and Sri Lanka in Rajkot
- The batsmen of India and Sri Lanka were dominant in this match.
- In this breath-holding match, the Indian team won by a small margin.
New Delhi: The much-awaited ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from Sunday. There are many new players in the Indian team, who can get a great opportunity to show their talent. Cricket history between India and Sri Lanka has been illustrious. Many exciting matches have been played between the two teams. But the match we are going to tell you about today is probably the most exciting match between the two teams. There was a rain of runs in this match, which the fans cannot forget for a long time.
We are talking about the one-day match between India and Sri Lanka played in Rajkot on 15 December 2009. Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar came out to bat from India’s side. Both of them started aggressively in line with their image and scored 153 runs in just 19.3 overs, collecting shots in every corner of the field. The great Sachin Tendulkar returned to the pavilion after scoring 69 runs in 63 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six.
Viru’s century, Dhoni’s strong attack
Seeing the fast start, MS Dhoni came to bat with Virender Sehwag. Sehwag and Dhoni blew up the Sri Lankan bowlers and shared a 156-run partnership for the second wicket to reach the 300-run mark. Chakana Velegedra, who made his debut in this match, got the first wicket in the form of Virender Sehwag. Viru played a memorable innings and scored 146 runs in 102 balls with the help of 19 fours and 6 sixes. Dhoni scored 72 runs in 53 balls with the help of 7 fours and three sixes. He was caught by Fernando at the hands of Matthews.
India made a Himalayan score of 414 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. 12 sixes and 43 fours were hit during the Indian innings. Viru and Tendulkar together scored 27 fours. Nuwan Kulasekara, Chanaka Velegedara and Dilhara Fernando got two wickets each for Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews got a breakthrough.
Dilshan-Sangakkara crossed the limits of adventure
After the score that the Indian team had made, it seemed that this match has become one-sided. But Sri Lanka had different intentions. Sri Lanka, who reached the finals of two consecutive World Cups (2007 and 2011), retaliated and took full advantage of Rajkot’s pata wicket. Upul Tharanga (67) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (160) shared a 188-run partnership to give Sri Lanka a good start.
Raina gave India the first breakthrough by stumping Tharanga. Then it seemed that Team India would now hold its own. But then Kumar Sangakkara came to the crease. Sri Lanka was playing exactly as India did. Dilshan and Sangakkara stunned the Indian bowlers and sent the ball across the boundary line at every corner. Both of them shared 198 runs for the second wicket and took the score beyond 300 runs. Praveen Kumar broke this partnership by getting Sangakkara caught by Jadeja.
The left-handed batsman scored 90 runs in just 43 balls with the help of 10 fours and 5 sixes. Harbhajan Singh gave Sri Lanka two blows in quick succession. He made Sanath Jayasuriya (5) and Tikalaratne Dilshan his victims. Dilshan scored 160 runs in 124 balls with the help of 20 fours and three sixes. Then Thilina Kadambi (24) and Angelo Mathews (38) made the match very exciting, but the Indian team managed to cope with the pressure in the last overs. Sri Lanka’s team could score 411 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Despite making a mountain of runs, the Indian team won the match by a very close margin of 3 runs. Harbhajan Singh took two wickets for India. Ashish Nehra and Praveen Kumar got one success each. Sri Lanka hit 12 sixes and 37 fours. A total of 80 fours (320 runs) and 24 sixes (144 runs) were hit in this breath-taking match. A total of 825 runs were scored in the match, out of which 464 were from boundaries. It’s really hard to forget this match.
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