India has given a boost for their ranking by moving to the second number in ICC ranking of ODI. They have picked Micromax cup by beating Sri Lanka 4-1. India has won the final match against Sri Lanka and has made the series to 4-1. India did changes and worked differently in this series to make their mark for a win. The final match was really interesting where India won by 20 runs. Irfan pathan did well with his swing bowling techniques and picked up 5 wickets haul for second time to make a win in the series. It is good that in the last minute replacement of vinay kumar to Irfan has helped Indian team with his performance in batting and bowling departments.
The final match India scored 294 with contributions from Gambhir, Tiwary, Pathan and skipper MS . Initially the top order wickets fell early and it was really different situation for India to face. But the partnership of 110 runs from Tiwary and Gambhir has made India to reach 200 mark and then on MS and Irfan carried the innings for a target of 295 to Sri Lanka. The Indian skipper scored an half century under his kitty to have a proper partnership with Irfan and carry the Innings from 38th over to the end of the Innings.
Sri Lanka did well after the fall of top order batsman wickets. The partnership of Thirimanne and Mendis has made the match more interesting. The partnership made some sweating for Indian team and audience too, for the result of the match. They did a fighting effort to reach the target with hitting shots from Thirimanne, Perera and Malinga in the last overs. There was a situation where the match was much interesting and on the side of Sri Lanka but a catch from Raina of Malinga in the boundary lines has made India to make the series 4-1.
The awards were given as Asli Taqat- Manoj Tiwary, POM- Gautam, Perfect partnership- Gautam and Tiwary, MOM- Irfan, Fastest Hundred- Gautam, Coolest player- Raina, Quality Player- Perera, POS- Gautam and MOS- Virat Kohli and finally Micromax cup winner- MS.
It is good that India has done well in the sub-continent and won the trophy right before the 20-20 world cup in Sri Lanka. It will give a boost to our players to perform well for further series. Only T20 is there to play with Sri Lanka on Tuesday. This will be a good match because both the teams have strong players in their sides for a wonderful T20 to happen. Being an Inexperience in line up in the match Sri Lanka managed well ( Sangakkara and Jayawardene did not played, Angelo mathwes was leading the side). We have to wait and watch for the T20 ahead.
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