- There was a shower of points in the India-SL game in Rajkot
- Sehwag-Dilshan had marked a brilliant century
The fourth game between the Indian team and South Africa will be played today at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (SCA) in Rajkot. India are currently trailing 1-2 in the five-game T20I series. It is very important for such an Indian team led by Rishabh Pant to win this game. Talking about Rajkot ground, many historical matches have been played on this ground.
In this episode, the match between India and Sri Lanka in Rajkot on December 15, 2009 is still in the minds of the fans. In this game, both teams had scored over 400 (825 points in total). But the Indian team won (by 3 points) in the high tension match. Sehwag marked a century for India and Dilshan for Sri Lanka.
India is off to a good start
In this match, Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the coin toss and decided to play first. After which Virender Sehwag made a stormy partnership of 153 runs in 19.3 overs through Indian flyhalf Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar returned to the clubhouse after scoring 69 runs on 63 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six on the ball from Dilhara Fernando.
Virender Sehwag scored 146 points
After Sachin Tendulkar was fired, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the crease and along with Sehwag continued the beating of the bowlers. The two players shared 156 runs for the second wicket and took the score past 300 runs. Sehwag eventually returned to the lodge off Chanaka Velegedara.
Sehwag scored 146 runs on 102 balls with the help of 19 fours and 6 sixes. Meanwhile, Dhoni contributed 72 runs on 53 balls with the help of 7 fours and three sixes. Through these innings, the Indian team managed to score 414 runs for seven wickets in 50 overs. 12 sixes and 43 fours were hit in the Indian innings.
The Century of Dilshan
When Sri Lanka came out chasing the target of 415 runs, no one had imagined that the visiting team would get close to the goal. But Tillakaratne Dilshan had come with a certain determination. Dilshan first shared 188 runs in 24 overs for the first wicket with Upul Tharanga. Then with captain Kumar Sangakkara also added 128 runs for the second wicket. Left-handed batsman Sangakkara scored 90 runs on just 43 balls with the help of 10 fours and 5 sixes.
After Sangakkara’s dismissal, Dilshan was also absent after some time. Dilshan had a stellar run of 160 runs on 124 balls, including 20 fours and three sixes. After that, T. Kadambi (24) and Angelo Mathews (38) shared 56 runs for the sixth wicket and brought the game closer to the visiting team. But the Indian team was able to make a comeback in the final overs due to which the Sri Lankan team could only score 411 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.
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