India outplayed Srilanka and Won the series 4-1,,,,India won by 20 runs

India
August 4, 2012 11:34am CST
In the final ODI India batting first scored 294/7. Gambir scored valuable 88 runs. Dhoni(58) and Tiwary(65) also made half centuries. Today also Rohit was a flop. In the bowling Irfan Pathan picked 5 wickets for India and made the path for victory. This was a tight match.Thirimanne and mendis fought well for Sri Lanka, but it was not sufficient for Lankans to overcome the target set by India. Totally it was very good series ended with a very good match.
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@venkit (2957)
• India
5 Aug 12
Yes it was a superb series keeping apart that second match. everyone played well, Irfan pathan has made a good come back. Batting department was also performing well. virat once again proved his capability. Virat also got the man of the series. I think its time for virat to show his caliber in test cricket. Next tour is against NZ, that too in home so we can expect some good performance from Indian players. But we have next ODI series in next year only, so we have to wait a long to become number one in ODI rankings..
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• India
6 Aug 12
yes, second match was the only one India lost in this series, otherwise we could have made the whitewash. Apart from rohit, every one performed decently. And in those well played players virat really stand out and he got the man of the series for his good performance. and NZ tour in India will be really interesting one.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
5 Aug 12
It was a comprehensive performance from India except for the one blip they had in the second match when their batting completely collapsed. I think the batsmen led the charge in this series and were simply too good for the Lankans. It was great to see Pathan doing well again in this series with both bat and ball and that to me is the biggest gain from the series. Of course, India is back into the number 2 spot in the world which is a just reward for the team. Cheers! Ram
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• India
6 Aug 12
Yes pathan made a good come back.In this series he did a good all round performance which was expected from him. Indian batting was simply on the best side when compared to Lankans. And we are currently at number 2, hope that we will soon become number one in world rankings.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
7 Aug 12
They would have made it to no. 1 had they not collapsed in the second game. Had they put on 230-250 on board, the bowlers could probably have defended it. But that is water under the bridge and we cannot do much about that. Cheers! Ram
• India
8 Aug 12
Yes, India should have done in the second match, it would have taken India to no:1. Anyway is good to see India winning series
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@ajinleo (283)
• India
4 Aug 12
I watched this match. I thought that Sri Lanka would win. They needed only 21 runs from 26 balls. But they lost all the wickets. Irfan's bowling was good. I think he would continue the same form in the future also.
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• India
5 Aug 12
Yes, towards the end of the match Irfan was bowling well and picked the important wickets to win the match for India. It was a very good match. Except the second match, India played well in the series
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
5 Aug 12
I also think that Irfan Pathan is in good form and I hope he continue the good form and play more matches for team India and India really need a good all rounder. I think it is good for all the players to get in good form.
@bloodmask (590)
• India
4 Aug 12
Well its finally over. The match went fine and they won, that's a good comeback after a dismal performance in one match. Well it could had been a clean sweep if they had taken the second one day seriously, but they took it lightly after winning the first match and lost the series by just 1 match from clean sweep. I think with this India will not be in first spot as expected but I think they will cover this up in next one day cricket series, I think it is with Pakistan. I Just think match between India and Pakistan would be more interesting to watch than any other series, and if they don't perform in that match then who remembers this victory. If they loses with a well known historic rival team people will remember more than losing will a less rival team. In this match Gambir, Tiwary, and Dhoni played well, its bowler contribution to for its victory. The score was not much big and could have been easily scored if they had not bowled well. They must be credited too, Irfan, Zaheer and other 8 bowlers who bowled brilliantly to keep the run scoring ticking down. That do created a lot of pressure for them at last moment causing them to lose some wickets fast. Next would be twenty twenty, and waiting for Yuvi come back after his fight with lung cancer. Let his good form continue as he played at World Cup Tournament. He told his followers that he had learned a lot of lessons and he will come with a bang and we are all awaiting for his come back with a lot of feelings. 20-20 tournament is going to a big as Yuvi is coming back after a long back. I hope he is still in touch with the game.
• India
5 Aug 12
Yeah, finally the series is over, as you said the second ODI, it was the only stain for India in this Tour, all other matches India played well. And I think India vs SriLanka matches are not much interesting in my point of view. And India vs Pakistan is always the best series to watch out for. Both the teams will fight very hard and will try to win, there will be lot of excitement ... Everyone is now looking forward to the T20 as Yuvi is expected to return to International cricket in that. And if he is playing, it will be a very big advantage for the team India. It will boost up the teams performance. Hope he will play well. In the last match both the Batsmen as well as Bowlers contributed well. SriLanka were going finely towards the target, they could have achieved it well, but Indian bowlers took the wickets at the very crucial time, Irfan was performing well, he got the five wicket hall. The other bowlers also bowled well.
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• India
5 Aug 12
One T20 is left in this tour. The next series for India is against New Zealand starting on 23rd August, bjut it contains test and T20 only. After that T20 WC followed by India England series with 4 test, 2 T20 and 5 ODIs
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• India
5 Aug 12
It will be a real boost for our Indian team ahead of the T 20 world cup which is also scheduled in Sri Lanka. Last match also got some vital innings from Manoj and Dhoni. Kohli and Gambhir have proved themselves for quite some time now. They are all set for the T 20 cup. You rightly mentioned for Rohit. He needs to get into form as quickly as possible now. His failure is being shadowed from team's victory. I hope he makes most out the opportunities he is being given with. Anyways we should all be optimistic and should not get over tensed for some loop holes.
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• India
6 Aug 12
yes this series win will boost the morale of the team. now everything is well set for T20, we just need to carry over the form and performance to another world cup event and clinch the t2o world cup once again.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
5 Aug 12
I think team India is in good form and mostly all the players are in good form. I think Rohit Sharma should be given a break and then picked after that. Most probably he will come after getting form in domestic matches. I think Irfan Pathan is in good form and he is a very good allrounder. I think Thirimanne and Mendis really played very well. I think it is always good to see matches that are not one sided.
• India
6 Aug 12
yes thirimanne and mendis played well for Lankans. Rohit definitely should be dropped, and only picked if he perform well in domestic level. I think no one should be given chance to ODI team with their performance in T20 matches, that is forcing wrong selection.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
7 Aug 12
I also think that Thirimanne and Mendis should play consistently for Srilanka and they should be picked for all matches since they are very good players.
@arunr175 (1680)
• India
6 Aug 12
It's good to see India win the series 4-1 against Sri Lanka, with that win India is in No.2 position in ICC ranking. There is one t20 left in the series tomorrow, I hope India can win that to ...
• India
6 Aug 12
yes, there is one T20 left in the series, surely lankans will try their best to win that, players like perara will turn out as very handy for them in T20. Hope that India will definitely put the same batting strength their and win that too.
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