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Gautam Gambhir 91 - India vs Sri Lanka 5th Match CB Tri-Series 2012 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Gautam Gambhir 91 - India vs Sri Lanka 5th Match CB Tri-Series 2012


Watch the highlights of Gautam Gambhir 91 - India vs Sri Lanka 5th Match CB Tri-Series 2012 - Commonwealth Bank triangular one-day international series of the 5th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and India at Adelaide Oval in 14th February 2012.

Gautam Gambhir 91 - India vs Sri Lanka 5th Match CB Tri-Series 2012 Highlights
Once again, it came down to MS Dhoni's skills in the death, and he got India to within a run of victory © Getty Images

Another nervous nineties innings from Gautam Gambhir and Ice-cool MS Dhoni unbeaten half-century delivers remarkable match-tied against Sri Lanka in a equal game of the fifth match of a CB Tri-series.

* The best death-overs bowler in the game went face-to-face against the best finisher in the business with four to defend off the last ball. It was only fair that neither Lasith Malinga nor MS Dhoni ended up on the losing side of that contest in ODIs.

* In the 30th over, it was ball delivered as a five-ball over. Did the umpires miss out that one ball? It still is a mystery.

* In 131 ODIs between India and Sri Lanka, this was the first tie. In all, this was the 26th tie in ODIs, the sixth for India, the fourth for Sri Lanka, and the first at the Adelaide Oval.

* It was the fourth tie in tri-series in Australia, and the first one in almost 20 years - the previous one was in December 1992.

* MS Dhoni averages 83.41 in run-chases against Sri Lanka in 20 innings he has scored 1001 runs, at a strike rate of 90.01.

* MS Dhoni has played 108 deliveries from Lasith Malinga in ODIs, and scored 112-runs for one dismissal.

* Gautam Gambhir averages 48.50 when batting 2nd in ODIs, with 5-centuries and 19-fifties in 67 innings; when batting first, his averages of 33.14. In run-chases against Sri Lanka and his averages of 64.27.

Sri Lanka scored 236-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Dinesh Chandimal struck 81 off 91-balls including six-fours and a six.

Mahela Jayawardene scored 43 off 49-balls including 2-fours, Kumar Sangakkara hit 31 off 59-balls included two boundaries, Sachithra Senanayake 22 not out, Angelo Mathews 17 and Tillaknratne Dilshan 16.

India best bowler by Vinay Kumar picked up 3-wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin took 2-wickets and one for Irfan Pathan.

India scored 236-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Gautam Gambhir 91 - who fell nine-run short of his century including six boundaries, MS Dhoni 58 not out, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma each scored 15-runs.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga both took 2-wickets and one for Nuwan Kulasekara.

MS Dhoni named Player of the match for his match-saving unbeaten 58-runs knocked off facing 69-balls including 3-fours and a six.