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Ferozshah Kotla ODI called off due to poor pitch conditions

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New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): The fifth One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka has been called off at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi due to the poor pitch conditions.

Due to the uneven bounce of the pitch, Sri Lankan cricketers who went on to bat had to face a lot of problems.

Tillakaratne Dilshan was hit on his left arm as a ball took off unexpectedly, leaving the batsman in pain.

The play was finally stopped in the 24th over when Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to collect a delivery of the ball of fast bowler Sudeep Tyagi.

Sri Lanka were 83/5 when skipper Kumar Sangakkara came onto the field to have a chat with the umpires and his Indian counterpart Dhoni. He appeared unhappy with the pitch conditions.

After a discussion with the umpires and the two skippers, Match Referee Alan Hurst finally called off the play due to the poor pitch conditions.

Team India has already won the ODI series 3-1. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 13:41 [IST]
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