You can argue if the tie was the best result in a game which ebbed and flowed. It was a rank bad final delivery from Malinga which gave India a lifeline. That apart, Sri Lanka fielded with intent and purpose. They affected direct hits, though that missed chance against Dhoni will haunt them.
Going back to the 30th over, it was scored as a five-ball over. Did the umpires miss out that one ball? It still is a mystery.
Here's the presentation.
Jayawardene: "When you have MS batting through it was always going to be tough. One ball four to get you back yourself. But 230 probably wasn't enough. We dropped catches and misses run-outs. You always back Malinga to do the job."
Dhoni is the Man of the Match: "I looked to stay till the end. If you have a decent partnership you can stick it out. Malings is very difficult to hit so we were looking to target Mathews. (The last hit) was a bit difficult here, but in India that would have been two bounces and four. When you need 10 or 12 in the last over your heart rate will always be up."
That ends the first ever tie between India and Sri Lanka in one-dayers. Plenty to sort out for both sides. The common link is the batting. Sri Lanka had a mixed day in the field - brilliance interspersed with bloopers.
India's middle order needs to step up. Can't leave it to Captain Cool over and over again.
Jay: "How long will Dhoni continue this approach of devouring so many balls? It is all well and good for him if India win or tie but he puts undue pressure on his partners at the other end. People at the other end should feel aggrieved with Dhoni as they had to take risks and got out because of Dhoni."
With that, we'll take leave of you. Thanks again for joining us. We'll see you again soon. Cheers!