first_imgThe India vs Sri Lanka fifth ODI of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series ended in a tie amidst huge drama at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. Score | Blog | PhotosThe perfect end to this Valentine’s Day match, however, got ruined when reports of the match falling short of one ball emerged. Apparently there was an umpire error during the match.The error happened in the 30th over of the Ind vs SL match when Lasith Malinga was bowling to India skipper MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir. He bowled one ball short, but umpires SD Fry and NJ Llong failed to notice it.It was skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was at the receiving end on the last ball of the day. Four runs were needed off the last ball, Sri Lankan slinger Lasith Malinga attempted a Yorker, but it ended up as a full toss and Dhoni went for a big hit. The timing was missing, but the ball went down towards the deep. The fielder there stopped it in time, but could not stop the Indians – Dhoni and Umesh Yadav – from scoring three – Match Tied.Without doubt Gautam Gambhir, who scored a solid 91 won the Man of the Match award.But it has now emerged that the match wasn’t a tie after all. India could have won the match if that extra ball was bowled.A break-up of the over:29.1: Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, 137.5 kph. Plays straight from the face of the bat towards the third man.  29.2: Malinga to Gambhir, FOUR, 135.8 kph. Short ball…rises straight towards his shoulder. Gambhir goes for a well-timed pull down the fine leg boundary for four. 29.3: Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, 138.2 kph. Straight on the pads and he flicks it down to square leg.  29.4: Malinga to Dhoni, 2 runs, 140.8 kph. Full toss, but keeps low and rushed towards the pads. Dhoni plays it towards deep square leg.  29.5: Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, 129.5 kph. Short and wide and Dhoni slashes it towards the third man region. Well fielded there…just a single.advertisementOops! end of over – just 5 balls there.last_img