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India vs Srilanka Cricket Series Nov-Dec 2009
India vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Twenty20 international in Mohali
Mohali T20: Sehwag, Yuvraj help India thrash Sri Lanka (IND-SRL: 1-1|2)
December 12, 2009A spectacular finish by birthday boy Yuvraj Singh (60 of 25 balls) helped India win the second T20 match in Mohali by six wickets and draw the two-match series 1-1. A dazzling half-century by Virendra Sehwag (64 off 36 balls) set things in motion for India, chasing a mammoth target of 207 runs, thanks largely to Kumara Sangakkara's superb 59 off 31 balls. Sangakkara won the Man of the Series award, as this came after the match winning 37-ball 78 in Nagpur. The match saw India dropping about six catches, and Sri Lanka missing one run-out chance after another. The Indian bowlers also bowled 17 wides in 20 overs. India would have lost this match (making it the fifth loss in a row) but for the Yuvraj - Dhoni partnership which blasted 80 runs off just 6 overs to secure the highest successful chase in T20 internationals.
Yuvraj Singh won the Man of the Match award for his 60 not out that included 3 fours and 5 sixes off just 25 balls, and taking 3-23 in 3 overs.
India 211/4 (Sehwag 64, Yuvraj 60*, Dhoni 46) beat Sri Lanka 206/7 (Sangakkara 59, Jayasinghe 38, Yuvraj 3-23) by six wickets
Mohali T20: Sreesanth diagnosed with swine flu, Team manager also in hospital
December 12, 2009Indian cricket team manager Mayank Sekhar was admitted to a local hospital in Mohali late Friday night - the evening before the second T20 match - with flu-like symptoms. Pacer S Sreesanth was diagnosed with swine flu on Thursday. After Wednesday's thrashing at Nagpur - India's fourth loss in succession - the former World Twenty20 Champions are looking to win this match to level the series 1-1. Rohit Sharma, who injured his shoulder during India's 29 run defeat, will also miss the game.Teams for Twenty20: INDIA T20 (from) MS Dhoni (Capt/Wkt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Yusuf Pathan, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda, Sudeep Tyagi, Pragyan Ojha.
SRI LANKA T20 (from) Kumar Sangakkara (Capt/Wkt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Muthiah Muralitharan, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Dilhara Fernando, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Chanaka Welegedara.
- India vs Sri Lanka Second Twenty20 International Match, Mohali, December 12, 2009
- Sri Lanka tour of India, November-December 2009
- India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Home
India vs Sri Lanka - 1st Twenty20 international in Nagpur
Nagpur T20: Sri Lanka beat India by 29 runs (IND-SRL: 0-1|2)
December 9, 2009Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara hit 78 off 37 balls which included 11 boundaries and two sixes to lead Sri Lanka to a 29-run win over India in the first of two Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka raced to 215-5 with help from Chamara Kapugedera (47 not out from 20 balls), Tillakaratne Dilshan (34) and Sanath Jayasuriya (26).Gambhir (55 off 26 balls) gave India a great start, but the middle order collapsed and India finished the 20 overs at 186/9. Ashish Nehra’s 22 in 13 balls was not enough to see the team through. Jayasuriya took 2-19 and Angelo Mathews 2-30.
India's losing T20 streak extended to four with this loss.
Sri Lanka 215 for 5 (Sangakkara 78*, Kapugedera 47) beat India 186 for 9 (Gambhir 55) by 29 runs
Nagpur T20: Srilanka's fight for honor
December 9, 2009Recently crowned World Number One Test team, India, will look to assert their supremacy in the shortest format as well when they clash against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International in Nagpur today. For India, youngsters Ashok Dinda and R Ashwin are in the team, replacing fast bowler Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan and Rohit Sharma would shore up the middle-order along with Yuvraj Singh and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After winning the World Twenty20 in 2007, India has not played well in the international arena. In nine Twenty20 internationals since 2008, they have lost six and won only three - one each against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ireland.The tourists have brought in right-arm sling-action bowler Lasith Malinga, who missed the Test series because of an injury, to strengthen their pace bowling attack. Muttiah Muralidaran, who is nursing an injured finger, might not play.Teams for Twenty20: INDIA T20 (probable team) Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra.
SRI LANKA T20 (probable team) Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Chanaka Welegedara.
- India vs Sri Lanka First Twenty20 International Match, Nagpur, December 9, 2009
- Sri Lanka tour of India, November-December 2009
- India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Home
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Bangladesh Tri Series - 2010
November 29, 2009Bangladesh will host a tri-nation one-day international series featuring India and Sri Lanka in January next year in Dhaka, the BCB has announced. Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in the opening match on January 4 and the two top teams will face off in the final on January 13. Each team will play the other twice, all day-night games.
Jan 04 2010: Match 1, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 05 2010: Match 2, India vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 07 2010: Match 3, Bangladesh vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 08 2010: Match 4, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 10 2010: Match 5, Sri Lanka vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 11 2010: Match 6, Bangladesh vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 13 2010: Match 7, Final (D/N) at Dhaka
India vs Srilanka Test Cricket News
Sri Lanka vs India, Third Test at Mumbai, Dec 2-6, 2009
Mumbai, Day 5: India on Top of the World (IND-SRL: 2-0|3)
December 6, 2009Zaheer Khan dismissed Sangakkara, Herath and Kulasekara in quick succession during his morning spell for his 8th 5-wicket haul, to lead India to a sensational victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 24 runs. India took the 3-match series 2-0 and now leads the ICC Test rankings chart for the first time ever - with 124 points from 29 matches. South Africa 122 (30 matches) and Australia 116 (31) are in the second and third position.Resuming at Saturday's score of 274-6, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 309. It was India's second straight innings victory over Sri Lanka in the series. Offspinner Harbhajan Singh had Muttiah Muralitharan (14) caught behind to complete the victory.
In India's first innings total of 726/9 declared, six batsmen posted fifty or more for India for the fifth time in Tests - Vijay (87), Sehwag (293), Dravid (74), Tendulkar (53), Laxman (62) and Dhoni (100*). Sehwag was named man-of-the-match for his 293.
India 726/9 declared (Sehwag 293, Dhoni 100*, Dravid 74, Laxman 62, Tendulkar 52) beat Sri Lanka 393 (Dilshan 109, Mathews 99, Harbhajan 4-112) and 309 (Sangakkara 137, Paranavitana 54, Zaheer 5-72) by an innings and 24 runs
Sri Lanka vs India, Second Test at Kanpur, Nov 24-28, 2009
Kanpur, Day 4: India complete 100th Test win (IND-SRL: 1-0|3)
November 27, 2009India clinched their biggest Test victory against Sri Lanka by comprehensively beating them by an innings and 144 runs. In the process, India became the sixth country to post 100 Test victories, joining Australia (332), England (310), West Indies (152), South Africa (120) and Pakistan (103). Resuming day four at 57/4, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 269 before tea to complete the sixth victory for India in nine Tests under Dhoni's captaincy - three were no results.Thilan Samaraweera remained unbeaten on a defiant 78 off 213 balls after sharing a 73-run partnership with Ajantha Mendis (27) to frustrate the Indians. Paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, making his Test comeback, was named man of the match for his 5-75 in the first innings. The crushing win puts India 1-0 ahead in the series, with the third and final Test taking place in Mumbai next week.
India 642 (Gambhir 167, Dravid 144, Sehwag 131, Herath 5-121) beat Sri Lanka 229 (Sreesanth 5-75) and 269 (Samaraweera 78*) by an innings and 144 runs
Sri Lanka vs India, First Test at Ahmedabad, Nov 16-20, 2009
Ahmedabad, Day 5: India salvage draw with Gambhir, Tendulkar centuries (IND-SRL: 0-0|3)
November 20, 2009An unbeaten century by Indian master Sachin Tendulkar, who also became the first cricketer to cross 30000 runs, and Gautam Gambhir's gritty 114 - his seventh overall and third century in as many matches - helped India draw against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Ahmedabad. The dead pitch, with only 21 wickets and seven centuries, didn't do a bit to help Sri Lanka's dream of a first Test win in India.
The captains agreed to call off the match with six overs still to go just after Sachin completed his 43rd Test Century. His 88th international 100!
India 426 (Dravid 177, Dhoni 110, Welegedara 4-87) and 341/4 (Gambhir 114, Tendulkar 100*, Laxman 51) drew with Sri Lanka 760/7 declared (Jayawardene 275, Prasanna 154*, Dilshan 112)
Indian Team selection for Sri Lanka series
Sreesanth, Khan back in India test team
November 10, 2009Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan expectedly returned to the squad after recovering from a shoulder injury, while temperamental fast bowler Sreesanth, who was only last month given a final warning by the BCCI to mend his ways, has been the surprise inclusion. The 26-year-old Sreesanth will return to the Test fold after more than a year having played his last Test in April 2008 against South Africa in Kanpur. Pacers Ashish Nehra and Munaf Patel were ignored.
The experienced test batting duo of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman were included after being ignored for the one-day series against Australia. Batsmen Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Praveen Kumar, who are playing in the ongoing series against Australia, were not considered for selection for the three-match Test series.
The Indian team play the first Test in Ahmedabad followed by two more Tests in Kanpur (November 24 to 28) and Mumbai (December 2 to 6).
Indian team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, M Vijay, Pragyan Ojha, S Sreesanth and S Badrinath.
Past Series: India vs Australia
Australia tour of India Oct-Nov 2009 news
India vs Australia, 7th ODI: Final ODI washed out (AUS-IND: 4-2|7)
November 11, 2009Heavy rain washed out the seventh and final one-day international between India and Australia at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, giving the tourists a 4-2 series win.
The game officials after inspecting the ground at 5 pm decided to cancel the match as persistent rain had rendered the pitch unplayable.
The Australian team will head back home on Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies. The Indian squad will get ready for the Test series against Sri Lanka to commence in Ahmedabad from Monday. Australian Shane Watson was declared Man of the Series. He scored 256 runs in 6 innings at an average of 42.66 and a strike rate of 91.10. His highest was 93 at Hyderabad.