Indian team made sure to get the match in thier hands as they took control while batting and made sure that the match ends in a win for them. Chasing a score of mere 246 captain Dhoni took the charge and after Sachin went cheapely for just 5 runs he and two of his finds in the Indian team Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir made half centuries each to take a lead of 1-0 i nthe series. Gautam Gambhir is in the form of his life he really batted well and made sure that he with Raina creates a good platform for Dhoni and Yuvi to come and exploit the Lankan spinners and win the match.
Sanath Jayasurya was awarded the man of the match for his outstanding 107 runs. He still looks fitter than ever at the age of 39 and posts real trouble for Indian bowlers today.
So, all in all a good amtch to watch. Next match is on 31st Jan 2009.