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Old 20th August 2008, 19:09   #4246
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* Prologue:

1st ODI v Sri Lanka at Dambulla - Aug 18, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 91 balls remaining).

2nd ODI v Sri Lanka at Dambulla - Aug 20, 2008
India won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining).

* Dedication: To all those who wrote obituary of the young Indian cricket team:

Dambulla is a crazy wicket. So crazy that even the hosts, the Sri Lankans don't like to play there. On 18th morning, Dhoni saw a flat & hard wicket and had no hesitation opting to bat. By half way mark, half the side was back in pavilion.

Dhoni learnt the lesson. On 20th morning, Dhoni saw a flat & hard wicket and had no hesitation sending the Lankan to bat. By the first drinks break, half the Sri Lankan side was back in pavilion.

* Epilogue:

There is more than just batmen to the game of cricket.
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Old 20th August 2008, 19:27   #4247
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* Epilogue:

There is more than just batmen to the game of cricket.
VEry funny indeed. Atlast some win in SL. And i thought defeating OZ was tough!
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Old 24th August 2008, 13:18   #4248
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India Meet SL again for a cracker of a match . As usual media is supporting SL. Just hope we thrash them today. I think Pathan should be dropped , Ojha can replace him. Rohit should gave way to Badrinath. The wicket at Premadasa is supposed to be batsmen friendly . I still cant understand these SL wickets . Very unpredictable.
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SL 58/5 in 16 . They need another 180 in 34. India has to win this one. Bowlers have set it up. SL in trouble I like it .
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How did SL manage to loose?
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How did SL manage to loose?
Well, India fought back hard but in the end, Sri Lanka wrested the initiative - the losing initiative I mean

Our guys really need to get a life - 3 dropped catches (or was it 4) ?

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How did SL manage to loose?
Oh common Gautam , SL s batting depends only on top 3 after that its quite ordinary. & I cant stand SL winning ! India better pull it off tom itself instead of finals , since we know we have horrible Finals record.
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Sri Lanka 144/6 (33.3 ov). SL can no way win from this situation!
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Dhoni's young team wins first ODI series in SL !!

BTW, India played their 1st ODI against SL in SL on 25 Aug 1985.
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The series result would be 3-2 in favour of India. Anyone wants to bet ?
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Sure. It will be other way round.
snaronikar, can i have my crate of beer now or do you want to wait for the final match ?
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Awesome effort by Dhoni & his team!! Nothing better than beating SL @ home. John u still betting on 3-2 or 4-1 in favour of India?? One more question is will Dhoni play on Friday as he s supposed to get the Khel Ratna on the same day!
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Message from Khaadu75 -
Quote " All you ****heads who were expecting an Indian whitewash - #*@@$^ off now & stop talking %$#@ in future; you guys will never learn.

Go India go, make it 4-1" Unquote

Khaadu, I hope I got that right.

Now a comment from me - Historic win for India on Sri Lankan soil, without the Fab Four & (Diabloo, you listening :P) without Sehwag. Clarion call for the future, at least as far as the Fab Four are concerned

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Agree with You John, the series look well scripted.
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Awesome effort by Dhoni & his team!! Nothing better than beating SL @ home. John u still betting on 3-2 or 4-1 in favour of India?? One more question is will Dhoni play on Friday as he s supposed to get the Khel Ratna on the same day!

I stand by 3-2. Wait & watch.
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True, the series does look like well scripted, but after the event.
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Agree with You John, the series look well scripted.
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