India scored 321 in 36.4 overs and Stay alive in CB series with a superb win..

@venkit (2957)
India
February 28, 2012 4:51am CST
Srilanka was send to bat first by Dhoni and they scored 320 runs with good century from sangakara and dilshan.. Everyone thought that India's chance to win this match with bonus point is a distant dream. For any other team in the world, scoring 320 within 40 overs will only be a dream, that too under pressure of chasing. But Indian team did this with courage and they achieved the target within 36.4 overs.. For India Viru and sachin started nicely, they utilized the power play and scored well and gave a good start. After that gauti and virat put up a 100+ run partnership, they well played in middle overs without power play.. It was the base of this chase. After Gauti's run out virat continued to score century in very good rate. Virat scored 133* from just 86 balls. Raina and virat scored unbeaten 120 partnership in just 55 balls,this fourth wicket partnership gave India the superb win. Mallinga was the key to India's win, he was always hit for runs when ever he came to bowl, I felt it very much interesting. Although India gained the bonus poit and leveled with srilanka, India getting into the final is still distant dream. Runrate for India is -0.59 and for Srilanka is +0.16. So if India has to get into finals, Australia should win the match against Srilanka with good run rate. Anyway, Indian Team gained and showed their batting strength in this match and this is a joyful mood for All Indian Fans..
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• India
28 Feb 12
India played superbly and won the match. Finally an interesting match from indian side, Indians played very well to chase down the target of 321 in 40 overs. The start was excellent and all the players contributed to the total. Virat once again showed his skills and proved he is one of the best batsmen available for India, Gauti also played a key role , Raina found out some form and batted well. The start from Viru and Sachin was also good. Indians smashed Malinga, 96 in just 7.4 overs. But I dont tink India will make it to the finals. The NRR of India is not much high, as you mentioned Aussies should beat SL at very high NRR.
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@venkit (2957)
• India
28 Feb 12
surely every player tried to approach positively. everyone know their task and went for it. It was a good approach and got the expected result. Great win from India..
@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
28 Feb 12
yes friend it is a celebrate time for me and other indian cricket team fan .i love to watch inning played by virat kohli .yes friend india is on last position in terms of run rate but this did not affect india .and if australia defeat srilanka then definitely india go for final .yes raina also play a great inning and today all indian bating side is in great form like sachin,sehwag,raina,gambhir,virat .all batsman who bat play very good .good to see it after a long time.
@venkit (2957)
• India
28 Feb 12
ya its really good to see Indian team winning with their batting performance after a long time. But India and Srilanka are having same points, 15 points for both team. So even if Australia beat Srilanka they will still have 15 point. so run rate matters..matters a lot.. And Srilanka's run rate should come down under -0.59 from +0.16.. That will be a rare probability. Even with this great win India only managed to raise the run rate from -0.8 to -0.59. And Lanka got deducted in run rate as +0.4 to +0.16.. just calculate.., its a distant dream and rare probability even if Australia beat Srilanka..
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@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
28 Feb 12
agree with you and this is the same question i asked my friend but he said that in this series run rated does not matter but i am also confuse hopes some one solve it.
@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
28 Feb 12
yes friend their is great twist in this series now i also pray for Australian win .
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
28 Feb 12
In my opinion ,SL took Indian s lightly in this match.I am not taking anything away from this brilliant batting display by Kohli and others,but i felt that SL players were too relaxed and their body language suggested that they did not expect India to attack like they did ,instead they were expecting India to crumble under pressure and win match easily without much effort.If you take the opposition lightly you will pay the price and that's what happened.
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
Surely Srilanka would not have expected this type of batting from Indians. Frankly speaking, only highly optimistic fans would have expected this before the start of Indian batting. But after the start that Viru and sachin gave to the team all the fans slowly started believing that India will win this match and we did it.
@wanted123 (121)
• India
28 Feb 12
That was an Awesome match man.India players showed their love toward their country.And hats off to sachin and sehwag for their performance. i don't understand why did sachin play such a shot .he could have scored his 100th century.but what to do he don't have luck for it. Wish Australia win the match against Sri Lanka with a good run rate so that this Tri series India can take .!
@venkit (2957)
• India
29 Feb 12
ya India did a great job.. All the batsman showed their talent. Displayed the strength of the team.. Surely Sachin was playing well, but in the course of improving runrate he went out in a cheaky shot.. But anyway India won the match, now lets hope for srilankan defeat..