Cricinfo: India v Sri Lanka 2006-07
CricinfoIndia v Sri Lanka 2006-07

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4th ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, 17 Feb 2006
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Playing just the 14th ODI of his career Chamara Silva was a revelation. He combined assured stroke-play with judicious strike rotation as he paced his innings splendidly. Having come in when Sri Lanka were wallowing at 56 for 4, he took his time to get his eye in. But then Harbhajan Singh came on and was temptingly errant in line. Silva needed no further invitation and in the 24th over of the innings, Harbhajan's third, he shuffled across and swept him behind square before dancing down the track twice and carting him for a six and a four. It was an over that cost Harbhajan 17 and Sri Lanka were surely on the road to recovery.

 




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