Venue/Date : Madhavrao Scindia ground in Rajkot in Gujarat in India.. 15 December 2009.
Debut : Chanaka Welegedera.
Toss : Sri Lanka, elected to field.
Result : India won by 3 runs.
Series result : India lead 1-0, 4 games to go.
Man of the match : Virendra Sehwag.
Umpires : Marais Erasmus (South Africa) + Shahvir Tarapore (India).
Head to head : 114th India v Sri Lanka ODIs it was. India now have won 61, Sri Lanka 43 with no tied and 10 no results.
India Innings : started slowly with Sachin and Sehwag taking their time as it was a day game and early morning start had little bit for new ball bowlers. But as soon as moisture vaporised, balls started flying out of ground consistently. Virendra Sehwag looked good for first ODI double century but he failed. India suffered a middle order collapse after MS Dhoni's half century but little cameros from Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja took India past 400 run mark, the 5th highest ODI score by any team.
Sri Lanka innings : matched stroke per stroke to India, and even exceeded it at times. Tillakaratane Dilshan's 26th highest score by a batsman and Kumar Sangakkara's near fastest century by a Sri Lankan batsman won visitors a miracle but it wasn't to be as Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra held their nerve in last overs.
|India Innings (inserted in to bat first)||R||B||4s||6s|
|Virendra Sehwag||c Dilshan b Welegedara||146||102||17||6|
|Sachin Tendulkar||b Dilhara Fernando||69||63||10||1|
|MS Dhoni||c Mathews b Fernando||72||53||7||3|
|Suresh Raina||c Jayasuriya b Kulasekara||16||20||2||0|
|Gautam Gambhir||c Sangakkara b Kulasekara||11||8||1||0|
|Harbhajan Singh||c Kulasekara b Mathews||11||13||1||0|
|Virat Kohli||b Chanaka Welegedara||27||19||4||0|
|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||30||17||1||2|
|Praveen Kumar||not out||5||7||0||0|
|Extras||(b=5, lb=4, wd=12, nb=6)||27|
|Total||(50 overs)||414 for 7 wkts|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||(2 wides)||10||0||65||2|
|Chanaka Welegedara||(1 wide)||10||0||63||2|
|Dilhara Fernando||(2 wides)||9||0||66||2|
|Sri Lanka innings (elected to bat)||R||B||4s||6s|
|Upul Tharanga||st Dhoni b Suresh Raina||67||60||3||4|
|Tillakaratane Dilshan||b Harbhajan Singh||160||124||20||3|
|Kumar Sangakkara||c Jadeja b Praveen Kumar||90||43||10||5|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||st Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh||5||4||0||0|
|Mahela Jayawardene||run out (Kohli/Dhoni)||3||8||0||0|
|Thilan Kandambi||run out (Tendulkar/Khan)||24||25||2||0|
|Angelo Mathews||c Tendulkar b Nehra||38||33||2||0|
|Thilan Samarweera||run out (Raina/Kumar)||0||1||0||0|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||not out||2||2||0||0|
|Chanaka Welegedara||not out||1||1||0||0|
|Extras||(lb=7, wd=13, nb=1)||21|
|Total||(50 overs)||411 for 8 wkts|
|Praveen Kumar||(1 wide)||9||0||67||1|
|Ashish Nehra||(1 nb, wd)||10||0||81||1|
|Zaheer Khan||(2 wides)||10||0||88||0|
|Ravindra Jadeja||(6 wides)||8||0||73||0|
|Suresh Raina||(1 wide)||3||0||37||1|