Live Cricket Updates: India Vs Sri LankaBy Tias, Gaea News Network
Sunday, August 22, 2010
DAMBULLA, SRI LANKA (GaeaTimes.com)- Thisara Parera looked like he was in a great hurry to go back to the dressing room as he took Indian wickets at will in the crucial game versus India today. After choosing to bat first, India could not have expected a worse nightmare as they struggled to connect the ball almost throughout the innings. Folding up for 103, the Indian batsmen have a lot to answer to their fans after the game today. Considering the conditions are suitable and the star by the Sri Lankans is stable, it looks like a quick an easy win for the host nation. The game is being broadcast live on Ten Sports.
Opening with Dinesh Karthik and Virender Sehwag, India got off to a slow but steady start and reached 20 at the end of 5 overs. Things changed quickly as the huge inswinger from Kulasekara hit Virender Sehwag on the back pad. Kumar Dharmasena took his time and finally adjudged his LBW. The collapse started and India was seen reeling at 50 for three in the 13th over. The inexperience in the upper middle order was made evident as both Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Kartik failed to stick on in the difficult cricket conditions of Dambulla.
The experienced middle order of India looked jittery when put to test by the planned Sri Lankan bowling attack. Yuvraj Singh provided some resistance but struggled to find a suitable partner to consolidate the innings. He was the highest scorer with 38 runs. Indian skipper MS Dhoni looked dangerous but fell to Thisara Parera. The day, however, belonged to Thisara Parera who finished with stunning figures of 5/28 off his 7.4 overs. Fans all over can tune in to Ten Sports to watch the Sri Lankan reply to the paltry total.