India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI to be played at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 at 02:30 PM IST. Following two contrasting matches in Hambantota, Both teams gear up for another double-header at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India slumped to a humiliating defeat in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka would confidence for alike pressure from their in-form bowler Thisara Perera. In the previous two matches, their bowlers extracted movement from a pitch on which India’s bowling appeared insipid.
Sri Lanka will be the more poised of the two sides after the nine-wicket beating. India have won the previous five games at the Premadasa where they have used their ideal way – bat first, score big and let the pressure of the chase smother the opposition. Sri Lanka have only three wins out of nine all batting first against India in the last five years at the Premadasa.
- Stadium: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota,
- Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2012
- Toss: India won the toss & elected to bat
- Ind Innings: 138/10 in 33.3 overs
- Gautam Gambhir: 65 (96)
- Ravichandran Ashwin: 21 (15)
- Thisara Perera: 3/19 in 8 overs
- Angelo Mathews: 3/14 in 7 overs
- SL Innings: 139/1 in 19.5 overs
- Upul Tharanga: 59 (60)
- Tillakaratne Dilshan: 50 (49)
- Ravichandran Ashwin: 1/18 in 5 overs
- Result: Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
- Man of the match: Thisara Perera