SL vs IND Live Cricket Score, Asia Cup, 2014 Commentry

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Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara says that the dew on the ground made it a lot easier for him to score runs. Adds that his job was to stay out in the middle till the end and see them through. Mentions that they stuttered in the middle but with Thisara Perera still to come, they knew that they could win it. Lauds the bowling and fielding efforts of Chathuranga de Silva.

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Angelo Mathews says that his groin got a bit stiff but it's fine now. Adds that it was a close game and they bowled pretty well to restrict India to a middling total. The spinners were fantastic and then the champion, Sangakkara, came to the fore while batting with a brilliant innings.

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Virat Kohli says that the bowlers did a good job as there was a lot a dew in the end. Mentions that it was a good effort to take it to the last over. Adds that they could have been more smarter while batting and hence they could have had 25-30 runs more. Lauds Jadeja's bowling efforts and says that they need to pull up their socks and perform well in the next match.

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Sri Lanka hold their nerves again to edge out India this time. Their bowlers did well to restrict India to a middling total. Chasing the target they got off to a very good start thanks to Thirimanne and Kusal Perera who added 80 runs. Kusal Perera and Sangakkara then stitched together a 54-run stand but then they fell apart as the Indian spinners wove a web around the middle order. Sangakkara held fort at one end and placed his innings to perfection to score a glorious century. Thisara Perera and Mendis held their nerves in the end to power Sri Lanka past the finish line. Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for India with figures of 3/30. As a result of this victory, Sri Lanka sit at the top of the table with 8 points.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Thisara Perera

That's it! Sri Lanka win by 2 wickets! Full on off, Perera mistimes his swipe to short mid-wicket and scampers through for a single. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. The Sri Lankans celebrate and that's two victories in two for them in the Asia cup!

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Thisara Perera

Dropped! Oh boy! Dhawan has dropped a sitter! Fullish outside off, Perera drills it uppishly and straight to mid off, Dhawan fluffs a sitter.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the last over. Just 1 run needed to win.

48.6
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Mohammed Shami to Ajantha Mendis

FOUR! Edged and just wide of the keeper! The bowler is unlucky here and the scores are level! Fullish outside off, Mendis dances down the track for a drive but gets an outside edge wide of the diving keeper for a lucky boundary.

48.5
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Mohammed Shami to Thisara Perera

Very full on off, Perera drills it straight back past the bowler for a single. 5 needed off 7 now!

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Mohammed Shami to Ajantha Mendis

A tad full outside off, Mendis guides it with a bit of outside edge to third man for a single.

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Ajantha Mendis is the new batsman.

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Mohammed Shami to Kumar Sangakkara

OUT! Full toss outside off, Sangakkara looks to slash but gets an outside edge to short third man where Ashwin pouches it inches above the ground. The umpire refers it upstairs to check whether it was over the waist height but replays show that it was just about fine. They check whether Ashwin caught it cleanly and indeed he caught it cleanly. Sangakkara walks back and India have a lifeline. 7 needed off 9 now!

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Sangakkara is caught at short third man. The umpire is checking for a waist height no ball!

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18th ODI century for Sangakkara!

48.2
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Mohammed Shami to Kumar Sangakkara

FOUR! Gets to his century! Full toss on middle, Sangakkara drags it to deep square leg where Dhawan dives and misfields. The ball races away to the fence. It's been a fantastic innings from him so far.

48.1
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Mohammed Shami to Thisara Perera

Full on middle, Perera whips it wide of long on for a single.

47.6
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Thisara Perera

Drills it to long on for a single.

47.5
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kumar Sangakkara

Very full outside off, Sangakkara drives it to long off for a single.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kumar Sangakkara

FOUR! Edgy! Very full outside off, Sangakkara looks to squeeze but gets a bottom edge past the keeper to third man for a boundary. He moves on to 98!

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