Virender Sehwag stars as India win thriller

One of the greatest high-scoring last ball thriller match ever played between India and Sri Lanka in ODI cricket history.

Virender Sehwag star as India clinch high-scoring thriller match by 3-runs over Sri Lanka despite Tillakaratne Dilshan masterclass century in the opening ODI at Rajkot in 2009.

Sri lanka won the toss elected to field first, Indian opener Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag fantastic started for India, Sachin-Sehwag playing cracking shots and attacking Sri Lankan bowlers.

Sachin Tendulkar - Virender Sehwag built the 100-runs partnership off just 87 balls, they contributed 153 run stand for first wicket partnership to India going strong position at this stage.

Sachin Tendulkar scored a brilliant 69 off 63 deliveries including 10-fours and a six, Virender Sehwag played a sensational innings to completed his wonderful hundred just facing 66 deliveries.

Virender Sehwag smashing the ball around the ground and India crowd enjoying his batting performance.

Virender Sehwag (146), which was his career best score in ODI's, Virender Sehwag faced 102-balls including 17 fours and 6 huge sixes to India reached the 300 runs in just 34.1 overs.

Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni smashing the 156-run stand for 2nd wicket partnership, MS Dhoni played scintillating innings of 72 off 53 deliveries with hammering a hit of three sixes and seven fours.

India's middle order batsmen failed to good score they struggling to Sri Lankan bowling attack.

In this match surprising Harbhajan Singh came down at no.6, He scored just 11-runs and surprised Virat Kohli came at no.7, He contributed 27-runs off 19 deliveries.

Ravindra Jadeja contributed brilliant 30 off 17 - helped to India set-up the mammoth total of 414 for 7 in 50-overs, which was fifth highest ever team total in one day international cricket history and India's highest score against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka start to chasing fifth highest total in ODI cricket - Sri lanka opener Upul Thranga and Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed 183 run record breaking partnership for first wicket, Upul Thranga got out for 67.

Kumar Sangakkara played the great innings - He completed his half century just 24 deliveries - this is 2nd fastest half-century for Sri Lanka, He was scored a brilliant 90 off 43 deliveries and Sri Lankan opener batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan takes the responsibility on his shoulder he hammering the boundaries very easily.

Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed the hundred off just 73 balls, Dilshan quick-fire batting performance 100 convert to 150 just 118 deliveries at this Sri Lanka were 339 for 3.

Indian winning hopes are going down but Harbhajan Singh bowled the Dilshan at 160 - and last end Angelo Mathews played crusial innings.

In last over thriller finish - Sri Lanka needed 11 runs from 6 balls, Ashish Nehra bowled brilliantly he takes the Angelo Mathews wicket caught brilliantly by Sachin Tendulkar, Ashish Nehra conceded 7 runs then India won by 3-runs.

India's one of the greatest high-scoring thrilling match ever in one-day cricket history.

Sri Lanka are gutted. last 10 overs both teams fought hard. Total of 104 boundaries in this match, Total 825 runs in match and Sri Lanka lost the match only three runs.

Brilliant batting for Dilshan, Sangakkara and Tharanga, who - under the pressure of a huge chase - played such magnificent knocks for Sri Lanka.

India celebrate the innings from Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the spin bowling from Harbhajan Singh, and the death bowling specialist Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra. But also remember that this was a substandard international pitch and a small ground.



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