India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Live Score
› Match Status : India won by 20 runs
RR : 6.00
Last Wkt: Lasith Malinga c Raina b Dinda 10(9) – 274/10 in 45.4 ov.
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|India won by 20 runs|
India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Match Preview
The 5th game of the series is a dead rubber with series already decided in favour of Indian team. But the Srilanka team would still be looking to gain a consolation win under their belt. On the other hand, Indian team would be looking to wrap up the series on a high. However, it is to be watched out what experimentations both the teams would look to be commiting. Indian team would be looking to rest some of their senior players like Zaheer Khan to give a chance to young umesh Yadav to show his skills. Srilankan have not much to experiment with.
- India in Sri Lanka ODI Series
- India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI
- One-Day International | 2012 season
- Played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
- 4 August 2012 – day/night (50-over match)
- Umpires BNJ Oxenford and TH Wijewardene
- TV umpire RSA Palliyaguruge
- Match referee BC Broad
- Reserve umpire HMNC Dhanasinghe
For Indians this match is not much worth of as they have already done the hardwork. But they must not allow Srilankans to lift up because still one-off T20 remains. MS Dhoni and his men have done quite a wonderful job till now but fielding and death bowling still remain the areas of concern. In last ODI due to some stupid batting by Srilankan batsmen Indian death bowling was not exposed but it is one of the areas they would like to fill up in near future especailly with world T20 on the horizon.
For Srilankans, last ODI will only be a way og regaining their ODI. The last ODI is significant in the sense that there is still one-off T20 remaining in this series so they would be requiring to gain a bit of momentum going into that game. For Srilankans, they need to analyse quite seriously on all the departments of the game because they have been quite wounded by the professional Indian team. They have let down whatever chances they have come their way. In particular, the last ODI scenario when they put their guns down against a part-time leg spinner when they were required to launch.
India: ( Won Won Lost)
- 31 July 2012- vs Sri Lanka- won by 6 wickets
- 28 July 2012- vs Sri Lanka- won by 5 wickets
- 24 July 2012- vs Sri Lanka- lost by 9 wickets
Sri Lanka: ( Lost Lost Won)
- 31 July 2012- vs India- lost by 6 wickets
- 28 July 2012-vs India- lost by 5 wickets
- 24 July 2012-vs India- won by 9 wickets
5th ODI Team Squads
India > Indian team could be having just a single change young Umesh Yadav might come in place of veteran Zaheer Khan.
G.Ghambhir, V.Shewag, S.Raina, MS Dhoni, V.Kholi, I.Pathan, R.Sharma, MK. Tiwary, U.Yadav, R.Ashwin, AB.Dinda
Sri Lanka > Srilanka might give a chance to young Syenanayake.
Mahela Jayawardene (c), Angelo Mathews (vc), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne
Players to Watch:
Rohit Sharma: hasn’t performed since a while now could be his last chance to give selectors of his skills.
Dinesh Chnadimal: has been with the Srilankan team for some time now, need to show some good performances now.
Pallekele Pitch conditions
The pitch could be an unexpected as it has been throughout whenever at Palakele.
Prediction: India would go 4-1 according to astrological predictions.