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Sri Lanka Vs India , World Cup 2019 Match 44 - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jul 06, 2019 ,Headingley, Leeds
India
265/3 (43.3)
vs
Sri Lanka
264/7 (50.0)

Match Ended,India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

02
nd Innings India
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
KL Rahul c Kusal Perera b Lasith Malinga
111
118
11
1
Rohit Sharma c Angelo Mathews b Kasun Rajitha
103
94
14
2
Virat Kohli not out
34
41
3
0
Rishabh Pant lbw b Isuru Udana
4
4
1
0
Hardik Pandya not out
7
4
1
0
Dinesh Karthik
MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kuldeep Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah
Fall of Wickets
1-189 (Rohit Sharma, 30.1 ov), 2-244 (KL Rahul, 41 ov), 3-253 (Rishabh Pant, 42 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Lasith Malinga
10
1
82
1
Kasun Rajitha
8
0
47
1
Isuru Udana
9.3
0
50
1
Thisara Perera
10
0
34
0
Dhananjaya de Silva
6
0
51
0
01
st Innings Sri Lanka
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Dimuth Karunaratne c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah
10
17
2
0
Kusal Perera c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah
18
14
3
0
Avishka Fernando c MS Dhoni b Hardik Pandya
20
21
4
0
Kusal Mendis st MS Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja
3
13
0
0
Angelo Mathews c Rohit Sharma b Jasprit Bumrah
113
128
10
2
Lahiru Thirimanne c Ravindra Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav
53
68
4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva not out
29
36
1
0
Thisara Perera c Hardik Pandya b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
2
3
0
0
Isuru Udana not out
1
1
0
0
Lasith Malinga
Kasun Rajitha
Fall of Wickets
1-17 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 3.4 ov), 2-40 (Kusal Perera, 7.1 ov), 3-53 (Kusal Mendis, 10.4 ov), 4-55 (Avishka Fernando, 11.4 ov), 5-179 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 37.5 ov), 6-253 (Angelo Mathews, 48.2 ov), 7-260 (Thisara Perera, 49.2 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10
0
73
1
Jasprit Bumrah
10
2
37
3
Hardik Pandya
10
0
50
1
Ravindra Jadeja
10
0
40
1
Kuldeep Yadav
10
0
58
1
02
nd Innings India
So that is from this game! India as expected comes out on top! They will now have a close eye on the Australia game against South Africa as the result of that game would decide who finishes top of the table. You too can follow that game by switching tabs. Till then, goodbye and take care!
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to play good cricket but never thought they would perform the way they did throughout. Further adds this is what hard work gets you and he is very proud of his team and he enjoys playing with his side. On being asked whether they know what they XI is, he says, everything is set, they don't want to be one dimensional and they will pick the team according to the wicket. States it is just about turning up for the semis and putting in another good performance. Tells the opposition does not matter to them, if they don't play well, anyone can beat them, if they play well they can beat any one. Also says they just want to play a good game and hope the result goes their way. Praises Hardik Pandya and says he has been good, he is very motivated and he thinks like a batter and hence, he has been bowling well.
Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, says they recovered well after being 50-4, Mathews and Thirimanne played well and 265 was a good score. Admits they kept losing wickets and they did not get a good start with the bat but did well to get where they were. States it was a good wicket to bat and Rohit and Rahul did very well. Mentions they will go back and discus what needs to be done, they will be looking out for some new talents and be competitive in the next World Cup. Ends by saying Sri Lanka cricket will miss Malinga as he has done a lot for them. Further adds everyone goes but they need to find their replacement. Ends by saying they lacked a wicket-taker in the middle overs and they need to searching for that.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Rohit Sharma, says he is just trying to go out there and do his job. Mentions he is not thinking about the milestones. States he wants to keep his head clear and get the team over the finishing line. Reckons the shot selection is very important once you are in, he needs to assess the pitch and then see what shot can be played on the wicket. Further adds it has worked for him and he has learnt to be disciplined. Mentions he was not thinking about a ton in this game, he forgets about what has happened and he looks to start everyday as a fresh day. Appreciates Malinga and says he has been a champion bowler, he is a match-winner and he has shown it over the years what he is capable off and has delivered time and again. Ends by saying he is not thinking about who he is facing in the semis, they want to celebrate today's victory and whoever they face, they want to play well.
Earlier in the day, India blew away the top order of Sri Lanka. However, Angelo Mathews' ton took them to what seemed a good score but Sharma and Rahul's ton saw India cruise to victory.
The Sri Lanka bowling was not disciplined. They were too wide or too straight. Only Perera bowled with some control but defending such totals you need to very accurate and right on the money from the word go.
How easy was that! India have chased this total down without breaking a sweat. They have made a strong statement heading into the semis. Chasing what was first thought to be a tricky score, India got off to a flier. Their openers came out all guns blazing. They sealed the deal with a 189-run stand. Both the openers scored a ton. They though fell soon after getting to their hundred. Pant too did not contribute a lot. Pandya and Kohli though ensured there weren't any more wickets to fall and took India over the line.
43.3
1
Isuru Udana to Hardik Pandya, A single off the outside edge! Fuller and around off, Pandya looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge, down to third man for one. INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 7 WICKETS!
43.2
1
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, A single now as Kohli guides it to point. SCORES LEVEL!
43.1
0
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, Shorter on off, this is guided to point.
43
over
43 | 10 Runs | HH: 263/3
42.6
4
Lasith Malinga to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! A full toss and it has been put away! 2 needed now. A full toss on middle, Pandya flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. End of Malinga for tonight and in World Cups. Not a great day for him but his career has been one to look at. His figures are 10-1-82-1.
42.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, A single! A biggie away now India! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
42.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Hardik Pandya, A brilliant yorker on middle, Pandya jams it out towards deep square leg for one.
42.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
42.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, WIDE! Down the leg side, Kohli looks to flick but misses. Wided.
42.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Hardik Pandya, Fuller in length and on middle, this is hit down towards mid on for one.
42.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Shorter and on the body, Kohli pulls it down to fine leg for one.
Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
42
over
42 | 9 Runs | HH: 253/3
41.6
W
Isuru Udana to Rishabh Pant, OUT! It is not going over and Ball Tracker shows three reds. Pant has to take the long walk back. Udana gets a wicket, good use of the review. It won't make a difference to the game though. A slower one on middle, Pant swings across the line by going down on one knee but misses to get hit on the box. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka review. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call has to be overturned.
Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Sri Lanka review. Looks high.
41.5
0
Isuru Udana to Rishabh Pant, Shorter and outside off, Pant looks to pull but it goes off the toe end towards mid off.
41.4
4
Isuru Udana to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Gets off the mark with a boundary! This has been bludgeoned! Fuller and on off, Pant smashes it down the ground and the ball races away to the fence. 250 up.
41.3
0
Isuru Udana to Rishabh Pant, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
41.2
1
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, Fuller and outside off, Kohli looks to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for one.
41.1
4
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Runs needed under 20 now! Fuller and around off, Kohli leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball races away to the fence.
Rishabh Pant is the new man in.
41
over
41 | 10 Runs | HH: 244/2
40.6
W
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, OUT! Rahul does not stay till the end! Malinga gets a wicket. This is short and on the body of Rahul. It keeps coming in with the angle. Rahul looks to evade it by falling onto the ground. Before he does so though, it kisses the glove and goes to the keeper who takes it by diving forward. End of a brilliant innings from him. He has done his job.
40.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Shorter and on the body, Kohli pulls it down to fine leg for one.
40.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Good length and on off, this is hit to covers.
40.3
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Very full now and on the pads, this is whipped through square leg for one.
40.2
4
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Bounces just before the ropes! Rahul now seems like he wants to end it quickly. 8 from the first two balls. Another length ball around middle, Rahul powers it wide of long on for another boundary.
40.1
4
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Runs needed below 30 now! Rahul makes room and Malinga serves it on a length. Rahul smashes it over covers for a boundary.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game. Don't think it will last till then though.
40
over
40 | 4 Runs | HH: 234/1
39.6
0
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, Another dot as Kohli guides it to point.
39.5
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
39.4
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Slower one and on off, Rahul defends it.
39.3
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.
39.2
1
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
39.1
2
Isuru Udana to Virat Kohli, Shorter and around off, Kohli hits it towards wide mid off for two.
39
over
39 | 8 Runs | HH: 230/1
38.6
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, A slower one on off, Rahul strokes it to covers. A dot to end.
38.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Full and on the pads, Kohli works it through square leg for one.
38.4
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. They pick up a single.
38.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
38.2
4
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Dismissed! Kohli wants to end it soon! Fuller and on middle, Kohli smashes it over mid on and bags a boundary.
38.1
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, 100 for Kl Rahul. First in World Cups and what a time for him to get into form. This will be a confidence booster for him and very good signs for India heading into the semi finals. He gets there by guiding it down to third man for one.
Lasith Malinga is back on!
38
over
38 | 1 Runs | HH: 222/1
37.6
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Straight to the fielder! Kohli comes down the track and drives it solidly but to the cover fielder.
37.5
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Fuller and on off, Kohli strokes it to covers.
37.4
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
37.3
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Moves onto 99! Back of a length ball on off, Rahul guides it towards point and takes a quick run.
37.2
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, this is pushed to mid off.
37.1
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Fuller in length and on off, this is pushed to covers.
37
over
37 | 7 Runs | HH: 221/1
36.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul flicks it through square leg for one.
36.5
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Plays the pdadle sweep, hits it nice and fine on the leg side and takes two.
36.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, On the pads, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket for one.
36.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for another one. India doing it in singles at the moment.
36.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, Very full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
36.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, On the stumps, Kohli goes back and whips it through mid-wicket for one.
36
over
36 | 3 Runs | HH: 214/1
35.6
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Length and on off, Rahul strokes it through covers for one.
35.5
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
35.4
1
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, This is on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
35.3
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, On off, this is kept out.
35.2
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul guides it down to third man for one.
35.1
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, this is pushed to covers.
35
over
35 | 4 Runs | HH: 211/1
34.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, Outside off, Kohli defends it out.
34.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
34.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, Flatter and on middle, Kohli hits it to mid-wicket.
34.3
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, A couple now! This is on the pads, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket and takes two.
34.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Fires it on the pads, Rahul hits it around the corner for one.
34.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Virat Kohli, This is flatter and on off, this is worked through square leg.
Dhananjaya de Silva is back!
34
over
34 | 4 Runs | HH: 207/1
33.6
1
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, On the fuller side outside off, Kohli strokes it through covers for one.
33.5
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Back of a length on off, the batter pushes it to mid off.
33.4
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, The batsman plays the square cut. One run added to the total.
33.3
1
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Shorter and on middle, this is worked behind square for one.
33.2
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Kohli comes down the track but Perera shortens the length. Kohli pushes it to mid off.
33.1
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is flicked throgh mid-wicket for one.
33
over
33 | 7 Runs | HH: 203/1
32.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, This is on a length and outside off, the batter guides it down to third man for one.
32.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Finds the gap! Moves onto 87 and India's 200 is up. Shorter and on middle, Rahul swivels and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
32.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, Outside off, Kohli guides it down to third man for one.
32.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, On the shorter side, the opener cuts it past point and takes one.
32.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Another very full ball on middle, Rahul works it to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Slower one and on the fuller side outside off, Rahul strokes it to covers.
32
over
32 | 2 Runs | HH: 196/1
31.6
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, On off again, Kohli guides it towards point but no run taken.
31.5
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Firmly driven! On the fuller side and on off, Kohli hits it nicely but straight to mid off.
31.4
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul works it through square leg for one.
31.3
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Around off, Rahul mistimes the push to covers.
31.2
1
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, A single now as this fuller ball is pushed to mid off.
31.1
0
Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, Good length and on off, Kohli pushes it to mid off.
Thisara Perera is back on!
31
over
31 | 5 Runs | HH: 194/1
30.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, Follows the boundary with a single as this is flicked towards deep square leg. Kohli keeps strike.
30.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, FOUR! What a shot to get off the mark! Slightly fuller and around off, Kohli takes a few steps down and then caresses it through covers for a boundary.
30.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, On off, this is kept out.
30.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, On the stumps again, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, This is on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
Virat Kohli is the new man in.
DRINKS!
30.1
W
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! Soft, soft dismissal to a brilliant innings! The whole ground is on its feet, the Sri Lanka players run to Rohit to congratulate him. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd. Another batsman in this World Cup has been dismissed almost immediately after getting to his ton. Rajitha bowls a slower one on off, Rohit chips it gently to mid off. Mathews takes a simple catch. Finally a wicket for Sri Lanka but it is a little too late. The 189-run stand has done its job. 76 more needed.
30
over
30 | 6 Runs | HH: 189/0
29.6
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, A high full toss! Rahul may have been surprised by it. He ends up defending it out.
29.5
2
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side and the batters take two.
29.4
2
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Two now! Fuller and on middle, Rahul flicks it through mid-wicket and bags a brace.
29.3
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Good length on off, this is guided to point.
29.2
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, A very full ball on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
29.1
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on the body, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
29
over
29 | 6 Runs | HH: 183/0
28.6
4
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Gets to his ton in style! 5th World Cup ton. First batsman to score 5 hundreds in a World Cup edition. He is in some form in this tournament. Wow! Rajitha bowls a half-tracker on middle, Rohit goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
28.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Another dot! This is shorter again and outside off, Rohit cuts it but straight to point.
28.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, On off, Sharma pushes it to covers.
28.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
28.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul pushes it through covers for one. He gets Rohit back on strike and the crowd starts cheering.
28.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Takes a single and moves two short of a ton. A full toss on the pads, it is flicked through square leg.
Kasun Rajitha is back!
28
over
28 | 3 Runs | HH: 177/0
27.6
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
27.5
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, A yorker on off, Rahul jams it out to the off side.
27.4
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Moves onto 97 as he drives it square on the off side for one.
27.3
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Fuller on off, Rahul strokes it to mid off for one.
27.2
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
27.1
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Good length outside off, this is guided to point.
27
over
27 | 14 Runs | HH: 174/0
26.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, A slower one on the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.
26.5
4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Easy, just very easy for Rohit Sharma. A full toss outside off with no protection in the deep. He just puts bat to ball, finds the gap through covers for a boundary.
26.4
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Full and on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.
26.3
4
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and bags a boundary! This is fuller and on middle, Rahul whips it over wide mid on and the ball races away to the fence. Runs needed below 100 now.
26.3
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, ANOTHER WIDE! Shorter and on middle, Rahul lets it go and it has been wided.
26.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, Shorter in length and outside off, Rohit makes room and then looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point for one.
26.1
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and on middle, the batsman gets on top the bounce and pulls it through the leg side for one.
26.1
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and down the leg side, Rahul lets it be and it has been wided.
26
over
26 | 8 Runs | HH: 160/0
25.6
4
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Edgy boundary! Fortune is also in India's favour. This is wide outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it. It goes off the outside edge past the diving keeper and into the third man fence. So what started off as a good over for Sri Lanka ends as a good one for India.
25.5
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, On the stumps again. Rohit works it to mid-wicket.
25.4
4
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! 85 now for Rohit Sharma! Shorter in length and outside off, Rohit goes back and cuts it through point.
25.3
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Good length and on middle, this is blocked.
25.2
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
25.1
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on middle this is worked to mid-wicket.
25
over
25 | 11 Runs | HH: 152/0
24.6
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, A low full toss on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
24.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, Too easy! Way too short. Rohit rolls his wrists over the ball and hits it behind square on the leg side for two. 150 up for India.
24.3
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, A full toss, this is clipped through mid-wicket for one.
24.3
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Looks to bowl the yorker but it is down the leg side. Wided.
24.2
4
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! This time to the right of the fielder there but this time he could not stop it. Short and down the leg side, Rahul pulls it through fine leg. The fielder runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
24.1
2
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, Rahul pulls it through square leg. The fielder there runs to his left, fields the ball and parries it to the fielder running in from the left. Two taken.
Lasith Malinga is back!
24
over
24 | 4 Runs | HH: 141/0
23.6
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.
23.5
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.
23.4
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, This is outside off, the batter guides it through point for one.
23.3
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, A little too straight again, this is flicked through square leg for one.
23.2
2
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg where Malinga misfields and two runs are taken.
23.1
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side.
Isuru Udana is back on!
23
over
23 | 17 Runs | HH: 137/0
22.6
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, FOUR! Another huge over by de Silva. Rahul uses his feet to good effect again. He comes down the track and also makes room. Gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over covers for a boundary.
22.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Now sensible works it to mid-wicket for no runs.
22.4
6
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, SIX! The Indian openers are turning it on here. Rahul follows the boundary with a biggie. He dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the long off fence.
22.3
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, FOUR! Slapped! Gets to his fifty with a boundary! Consecutive ones. He would want to make it big this time. He gets a freebie to get to it. It is short and outside off, the batter slaps it through covers for a boundary.
22.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, Flatter and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
22.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, Down the leg side, Rohit lets it be. It has been wided.
22.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Slower through the air outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
22
over
22 | 6 Runs | HH: 120/0
21.6
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Good fielding! This is fuller around off, Rahul strokes ti nicely towards cover where the fielder dives to his right and makes an excellent stop. Can't stop the run though.
21.5
2
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Another two! Shortish and outside off, Rahul hits it past point and takes an easy two.
21.4
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and outside off, this is cut to point.
21.3
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Fuller on off, this is hit through covers for one.
21.2
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Good length and just outside off, Rohit looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
21.1
2
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Slashes and slashes hard! Short and wide outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it. It goes over point for a couple.
21
over
21 | 5 Runs | HH: 114/0
20.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, On off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
20.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, this is flicked fine on the leg side for one.
20.4
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! A drag down and it has been put away! This is very short on middle, Rohit goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.
20.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, On the stumps, Rohit pushes it back to the bowler.
20.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, Well bowled! This is flatter around off, Rohit lunges to defend but it goes away with the angle and beats the outside edge.
20
over
20 | 6 Runs | HH: 109/0
19.6
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Rohit guides it down to third man,a single to end. India are 109/0 after 20 overs.
19.5
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.
19.4
4
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Trademark Rohit Sharma! This is slightly short and on the body! Sharma stands tall and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
19.3
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, this is kept out.
19.2
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul punches it through covers for one.
19.1
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, Rahul looks to cut but misses.
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 103/0
18.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked to square leg.
18.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, On the off pole, this is kept out.
18.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Another single as this is hit down to long on.
18.3
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul goes back and pushes it through covers for two.
18.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Flatter and outside off, this turns back in. Rahul does well to defend it out.
18.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one. 100 up for India. They are doing it easily.
18
over
18 | 2 Runs | HH: 99/0
17.6
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Good length on middle, this is played back to the bowler.
17.5
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Pitched on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket by KL.
17.4
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
17.3
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
17.2
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Swings but misses! Rahul comes down the track and Perera lands this one outside off. Rahul looks to go over the bowler's head but misses.
17.1
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On middle, Rahul works it to mid-wicket.
DRINKS!
17
over
17 | 14 Runs | HH: 97/0
16.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, On the stumps, this is hit through square leg for one. A huge over, 14 from it.
16.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to KL Rahul, Rahul comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he works it to mid-wicket.
16.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, Now sweeps this through square leg and takes one.
16.3
6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, SIX! This is out of here! Shaarma comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, hits it high and handsome over the long off fence. Second in the over.
16.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.
16.1
6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Brings up his fifty in style! Welcomes Dhananjaya into the attack with a biggie. His golden run in the World Cup continues. This is floated up outside off, Rohit picks his spot and clears mid off, actually clears the long off fence.
Dhananjaya de Silva is on!
16
over
16 | 2 Runs | HH: 83/0
15.6
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
15.5
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On off, the ball is pushed back to the bowler.
15.4
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
15.3
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it towards third man for one.
15.2
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, BEATEN! This is around off, it pitches and straightens. Rohit plays inside the line and gets beaten.
15.1
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.
15
over
15 | 2 Runs | HH: 81/0
14.6
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
14.5
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, On middle, this is kept out.
14.4
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Shorter and outside off, Sharma mistimes it to point.
14.3
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Good length and on off, this is kept out.
14.2
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Slower one on middle, this is worked towards square leg for one.
14.1
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and on off, Rohit strokes it through cover-point for one.
14
over
14 | 2 Runs | HH: 79/0
13.6
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Another length ball around off, Rahul looks to drive but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads. Perera is appealing but it is a desperate appeal.
13.5
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Outside off, Rohit waits for it and then opens the face of the bat to guide it down to third man for one.
13.4
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
13.3
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, This is on middle, Rohit works it to mid-wicket.
13.2
0
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Good length and on off, this is defended.
13.1
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, This is worked with the angle through mid-wicket for one.
13
over
13 | 6 Runs | HH: 77/0
12.6
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Good length and outside off, this is guided to point.
12.5
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
12.4
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and outside off, this is driven through covers for one.
12.3
4
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! A one-handed boundary! Rohit into the 40s. A slower one on middle, Rohit lofts it over mid on. His hand comes off the handle and it goes for a one bounce boundary in the long on region.
12.2
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
12.1
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Good length and on off, Rohit stands tall and defends it.
12
over
12 | 6 Runs | HH: 71/0
11.6
2
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is worked through backward square leg for two.
11.5
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, Good length and outside off, Rohit looks to drive it on the up but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.
11.4
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, On a good length and outside off, this is hit through cover-point for one.
11.3
1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
11.2
1
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Good length again around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
11.1
0
Thisara Perera to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, this is kept out.
Thisara Perera is on now!
11
over
11 | 6 Runs | HH: 65/0
10.6
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on middle, this is defended.
10.5
4
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Exquisite! Udana pays the price for over pitching. This is full and outside off, Sharma creams it through covers for a boundary.
10.4
0
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Good length and on off, the batter guides it to point.
10.3
1
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, On the shorter side again, this is slapped towards point where the fielder makes a half stop and a run is taken.
10.2
0
Isuru Udana to KL Rahul, Rahul shuffles across the stumps and then looks to flick. He misses and get hit on the pads.
10.1
1
Isuru Udana to Rohit Sharma, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one. The fielder in the deep almost over ran it but stops himself and keeps it down to one.
Isuru Udana is on!
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 7 Runs | HH: 59/0
9.6
4
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! What a shot to end Powerplay 1! Brilliant! This is shorter and on middle, Rahul arches back and upper cuts it over the keeper's head for a boundary. India are cruising at the moment. They are 59 for 0 after it.
9.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, On off, Rahul strokes it back to the bowler.
9.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Slightly shorter and on off, Rohit drags it through mid-wicket and takes one.
9.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.
9.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and on middle, the batsman looks to pull but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
9.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
9
over
9 | 0 Runs | HH: 52/0
8.6
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Another dot to end another excellent over. Good length and on off, this is pushed to mid off. Maiden by Malinga.
8.5
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Another short one on middle, Rahul evades it.
8.4
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Make that 4 dots now! Shorter and around off, Rahul guides it to point.
8.3
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, On the pads again, Rahul works it towards mid-wicket for no runs. Three dots to begin this over.
8.2
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, A bumper and Rahul ducks under it. The umpire signals it as one bouncer for the over.
8.1
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, One more slower one on middle, Rahul keeps it out.
8
over
8 | 1 Runs | HH: 52/0
7.6
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, That comes off really slow from the wicket! Slower one on middle, Rohit looks to flick but it sticks in the surface, Rohit does well to take one hand off the handle and hence, the ball does not carry to mid-wicket. Back-to-back good overs for Sri Lanka.
7.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, On the pads again, this is worked through square leg for one.
7.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Slower one and on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
7.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Back of a length now on off, Rahul guides it to point.
7.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
7.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, this is kept out.
7
over
7 | 3 Runs | HH: 51/0
6.6
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, A slower dipping full toss on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. A good over this by Malinga. 214 more needed.
6.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, Shorter in length outside off, the batter guides it down to third man for one. 50 up for India and it has come up in quick time.
6.4
0
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, One more slower one on middle, Rohit strokes it to mid on.
6.3
0
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
6.2
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Another slower one fuller in length on the legs, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
6.1
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Slower one on middle, this is defended.
6
over
6 | 9 Runs | HH: 48/0
5.6
4
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Easy pickings! Another poor ball and Rohit puts it away! He slants this one on the pads, Rohit works it through mid-wicket. No fielder in the deep and it races away.
5.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Slower one and fuller in length, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
5.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and on middle, this jags back in. Rohit looks to flick but gets hit high on the pads.
5.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Crunched but straight to the man! Shorter and outside off, Rohit slaps it hard but can't beat short point.
5.2
4
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Elegant! The Indian openers are hitting boundaries at ease! This is slightly fuller and just outside off, Rohit leans into it and at the very end, opens the face of the bat and guides it through cover-point for another boundary.
5.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Good length and just outside off, the batter pushes hard at it. The ball goes off the inside edge on the leg side for one.
5
over
5 | 11 Runs | HH: 39/0
4.6
0
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, A slower one now on off, Rohit blocks it out. Another good over for India.
4.5
4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Overcompensates now. Bowls this on the pads, Rohit works it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Back-to-back boundaries.
4.4
4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! A full toss delivery but the problem is there is width on offer. Rohit just opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for a boundary.
4.3
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
4.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, A low full toss on the pads, this is worked around the corner for one.
4.1
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through backward square leg for one.
4
over
4 | 1 Runs | HH: 28/0
3.6
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Slower one and on middle, Rohit looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to covers. A soft leading edge that is. A good second over by Rajitha.
3.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, On the fuller side, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
3.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Good length and around off, this is guided to point. Rahul is off for a run but is sent back in time.
3.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, On the pads again, Rahul misses out there. He flicks it but straight to fine leg for one.
3.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Fuller and around off, Rahul pushes hard at it, it goes uppishly but wide of the bowler and down to mid on.
3.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, In the air but short! On the pads, Rahul plants his front foot across and looks to flick. The ball sticks in the surface and hence goes uppishly but short of mid-wicket.
3
over
3 | 13 Runs | HH: 27/0
2.6
4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! It is raining boundaries at the moment! Another one which is a little too straight, Rohit just waits for it and then clips it nonchalantly through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. 25 in the last two overs.
2.5
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul works it towards mid-wicket for one.
2.4
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, Rahul guides it point.
2.3
4
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! This is brilliant! Just guided it there! Used the pace of the bowler. It is fuller and outside off, Rahul opens the face of the bat and places it past short third man for a boundary.
2.2
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, Rahul keeps it out.
2.1
4
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Starts this one also with a boundary. Fuller and outside off, Rahul takes a few steps down the track and hits it through covers for a boundary.
2
over
2 | 12 Runs | HH: 14/0
1.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, A single to end a good over for India! This is on off, Rahul guides it towards backward point for one.
1.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Top shot! All class that! Slightly shorter and around off, Rahul stands tall and punches it through cover-point, no need for the batsman to run for those.
1.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, Rohit locks to flick but it goes off the pads down towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
1.3
4
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Short and wide and it has been put away! Sharma throws his bat at it and it races away to the point fence. First of the chase.
1.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit goes back and keeps it out.
1.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit stands tall and pushes it to the left of mid off. Udana there runs to his left, dives and makes a half stop. Two taken.
Kasun Rajitha to bowl with the second new ball!
1
over
1 | 2 Runs | HH: 2/0
0.6
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Another dot to end! This is fuller and on middle, the batter hits it to mid on. A good start by Malinga.
0.5
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Another one outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to this one.
0.4
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul defends it out.
0.3
0
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, Goes outside off this time and gets it to shape away. Rahul lets it be.
0.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, Rohit is off the mark now! A little too straight this time, Rohit works it through square leg for one.
0.1
1
Lasith Malinga to KL Rahul, India are underway straightaway! This is on the pads, Rahul works it towards square leg for one.
We are back for the chase! The Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, make their way out to the middle.
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st Innings Sri Lanka
Now then, 265 is the target! The wicket is slow and low so you just can't say this is going to be a cakewalk for India. Sri Lanka have been bowling well and if they do so again, this is going to be interesting. Not sure which team holds the edge at the moment. Join us in a while for the chase.
Angelo Mathews says he has good memories of this ground and it was another good game for him. Reckons the wicket is a bit slower and it is turning out there. States it is hard batting when cutters are bowled. They just wanted to put up a good stand, take it deep and then launch right at the end. States he is ready to bat wherever his team needs him to. Further adds the wicket is difficult to bat on but India have a strong batting line up, if they manage to get Rohit and Kohli early, they have a chance. Ends by saying he is happy to contribute with the bat but if needed, he would bowl as well.
The Indian bowling was all about Bumrah at the start. In the middle overs, Jadeja was brilliant. Pandya did cause a few problems here and there. Overall the top three can be really happy with the way they bowled. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav did not have a good day with the ball. Both were expensive. The former did manage to pull it back towards the end but he surely won't be happy with his performance.
From 55-4 Sri Lanka have managed to end with 264! That is some recovery. They would have taken that with open hands had they been offered that score in the 12th over. The Lankans have two people to thank, Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne. The former especially who scored a brilliant, brilliant ton. After the top order collapsed, the two mentioned above hung in there. They got used to the pace of the wicket and slowly but steadily, increased the run rate. They added a 124-run stand before Thirimanne was dismissed after scoring a half ton. Mathews did stay out there but Sri Lanka could not finish very strongly as the wicket got very slow. They managed to score only 64 in the last 10 but one believes, on this wicket, this could be a very competitive score.
49.6
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, A couple to end! Still a magnificent last over. Just the 7 runs and a wicket from it. Fuller and on middle, Dhananjaya lofts it over the bowler's head and the batters take two as long on moves across and cuts it off. SRI LANKA END WITH 264!
49.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Isuru Udana, Another single! Slower one and outside off, Udana drags it towards long on for one. Just the 5 runs have come from the last over.
49.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Outstanding stuff! This is the Kumar we know! Follows the slower short one with a yorker on off, this is jammed out to covers for one.
49.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, One more dot! A short ball and it is the slower one. Dhananjaya looks to reverse paddle it over the third man fielder but misses.
49.2
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Thisara Perera, OUT! In the air... and that is a terrific catch! The big-hitting Perera fails to hit them big. It is a slower one outside off, Perera swings but it goes off the bottom high up in the air towards long off. Pandya runs in and takes a brilliant catch diving forward.
49.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Thisara Perera, Another wide! Outside the tramline on the off side this time. Perera looks to put bat on ball but misses.
49.2
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Way down the leg side, de Silva looks to flick but misses. Dhoni does well to dive to his left and stop it, not cleanly but saves three for his side.
49.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Excellent ball! A yorker on middle, Dhananjaya jams it out back to the bowler.
49
over
49 | 5 Runs | HH: 257/6
48.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, A full toss and Dhananjaya can only hit it to deep mid-wicket for one. Just the 5 from the over and a wicket. Outstanding stuff! Bumrah finishes his spell with 10-2-37-3.
48.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Thisara Perera, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
48.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another yorker, de Silva jams it down to long on and gets to the other end.
48.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Thisara Perera, A yorker on middle, this is jammed down to long off for one.
Thisara Perera walks out to bat!
48.2
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, OUT! CAUGHT! End of a brilliant innings by Mathews! This is full and on off, Mathews hits it towards cover but does not keep it down. Rohit Sharma there takes it by moving to his right.
48.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shuffles right across and Bumrah bowls a slower outside off. Dhananjaya looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the leg side for one.
48
over
48 | 8 Runs | HH: 252/5
47.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another single! Short and on the body, this is pulled through square leg for one. 8 from the over.
47.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Well bowled! Mathews makes room and Kumar follows him. He bowls it very full. All AM can do is jam it out towards cover for one.
47.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another short one but there is no pace on the delivery! Dhananjaya mistimes it towards fine leg for one. 250 up. 14 more balls to go.
47.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Goes for the yorker and bowls it on middle, Mathews jams it towards point for one.
47.2
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Finds the gap this time and gets a much-needed boundary. Shorter in length and on middle, Mathews goes back and drags it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.
47.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and outside off, Mathews shuffles right across and looks to hit it over short fine leg but misses. A dot to start this over.
47
over
47 | 4 Runs | HH: 244/5
46.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, A single to end too! A full toss on middle, Mathews only manages to hit it down to long on for one. Just the 4 from the over.
46.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Well played! Well fielded too! Dhananjaya looks to be cheeky. He tries to open the face of his bat at the very end so that it goes past short third man but the fielder dives to his right and stops it. A single.
46.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Brilliant! Nothing you can do with that! A yorker just outside off, it is bowled at 140 KPH. Dhananjaya fails to jam it out.
46.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Once again no timing at all. Slower one outside off, Mathews mistimes it to long off for one.
46.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Once again the idea is right but it does not come off! Shorter and outside off, Mathews cuts, looks to get it between the gap of short third man and point but fails to do so.
46.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Very full on middle, Dhananjaya hits it down to long on for one.
Jasprit Bumrah is back!
46
over
46 | 7 Runs | HH: 240/5
45.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, A single to end! So despite the boudary, just 7 from the over. Shorter in length and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one. End of Pandya for tonight. 50 for 1 off his 10 overs.
45.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another dot! This is outside off again, Dhananjaya looks to guide it down to third man but misses. The idea is right by him as the third man is up but he is not able to execute it.
45.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, Looks to be ambitious now! Tries to play the reverse sweep but misses as it is outside off.
45.3
4
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! Found the gap brilliantly! Just the flick of the wrists! Pandya bowls the seam-up delivery. Dhananjaya flicks it between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a boundary.
45.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Mathews makes room and Hardik follows him. AM works it through square leg for one.
45.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, Outside off and it is another slower one. Dhananjaya can't get his timing right and it rolls towards cover.
45
over
45 | 6 Runs | HH: 233/5
44.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Yes, he does! A single to end! Fuller and outside off, Dhananjaya toe ends it uppishly towards cover for one.
44.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Very full and outside off, Mathews hits it down to long off for just the single. 5 singles from the over. Can he end it well?
44.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, On the fuller side outside off, Dhananjaya mistimes it towards covers for one.
44.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Shorter in length and around off, this is bowling to his field. Mathews pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
44.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shorter in length and outside off, Dhananjaya slaps it through covers and takes another single.
44.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Fuller and outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on!
44
over
44 | 12 Runs | HH: 227/5
43.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Keeps strike by working it through square leg for one. 12 from the over.
43.5
4
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Poor, poor bowling! Too predictable! Bangs it short again and this time Mathews waits for it and slaps it over point. Gets to his ton in style. Takes his helmet off and soaks his applause. third ODI ton and all three have come against India. He would look to go big now.
43.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Nothing off it! Short and outside off, it is another slower one. Mathews looks to cut again but misses. He wants a wide but the umpire does not give it.
Free Hit time!
43.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, NO BALL! Pandya has overstepped! Shorter in length and outside off, Mathews looks to guide it down to third man but misses. Freebie coming up.
43.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, Excellent fielding! Dhananjaya makes room and Hardik follows him. De Silva pulls it goes fine on the leg side. Bumrah gets across and keeps it down to one.
43.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Slower one on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
43.1
4
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Too short and put away! Mathews has just not been troubled by the short one. He goes back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
43
over
43 | 3 Runs | HH: 215/5
42.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, A single to end! A full toss on middle, this is hit down to long on for one. Just the three from the 43rd. Brilliant.
42.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Top, top stuff! Another yorker on off, Mathews jams it back to the bowler.
42.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, A slower one now, Dhananjaya waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.
42.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another dot! Short and this one stays low. Dhananjaya looks to pull but is beaten by the low bounc. It hits the arm and then deflects onto the body.
42.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, A yorker on off, Dhananjaya looks to jam it out but it goes off the inner half on the leg side.
42.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, On the fuller side, Mathews looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
42
over
42 | 7 Runs | HH: 212/5
41.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, A dot to end! Shorter and on middle, Dhananjaya comes down the track and then looks to put bat on ball but misses. So except for the four byes, it is a very good over.
41.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
41.4
4
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR BYES! A mistake by Dhoni. You do not see that often. Mathews comes down the track and Pandya bowls it outside off. Angelo swings but misses. It bounces in front of Dhoni. It turns away from him and goes to the fence behind. Bonus runs.
41.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Changes the angle and goes around the wicket. Bowls it full and outside off, Mathews jams it back to the bowler.
41.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another short one, Dhananjaya pulls it through square leg for one.
41.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A slower one on middle, Mathews works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
Hardik Pandya is back! His figures 7-0-28-1.
41
over
41 | 5 Runs | HH: 205/5
40.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, One more dot to end! On middle, Dhananjaya works it to mid-wicket.
40.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, A yorker outside off, Mathews gets his bat down in time and jams it towards cover for one.
40.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Slower ball on off, Mathews goes back and keeps it out.
40.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Shorter but way too short. Mathews ducks under it and it has been wided.
40.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, On the fuller side, Dhananjaya hits it towards mid on for one.
40.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Another slower one on middle, Mathews works it through square leg for one.
40.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shorter and on the body, this is worked through square leg for one.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 50th over.
40
over
40 | 7 Runs | HH: 200/5
39.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Runs flowing here! Mathews brings out the reverse sweep and hits it well above point. It trickles away to the fence. The point fielder does give it a chase but finishes second.
39.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, This is pushed down to long on for one.
39.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Plays paddle towards short fine leg for one.
39.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, A single as he manages to push it through covers for one.
39.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Slower through the air outside off, de Silve looks to hit it through the off side but misses.
39.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Looks to play the paddle sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.
39
over
39 | 11 Runs | HH: 193/5
38.6
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! In the air but in the gap! Shorter and outside off, this is extra bounce. Mathews looks to cut but it goes off the outer half through backward point for a boundary. Jadeja's second spell was quite expensive.
38.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Good length and on off, this is kept out.
38.4
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, SIX! That has gone for a biggie off the leading edge! Outrageous! This is flatter and outside off, Mathews looks to whip it over the leg side but it hits the leading edge and carries well over the long on fence.
38.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, NOT OUT! Mathews has his back leg in but by just! Good work by Dhoni. This is flatter and around off, it pitches and turns away. Beats the outside edge of AM's bat as he tries to defend. Dhoni whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs but the replays show that Mathews is safe.
An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs. Dhoni is not very confident.
38.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
38.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.
38
over
38 | 5 Runs | HH: 182/5
37.6
3
Kuldeep Yadav to Dhananjaya de Silva, Leading edge but three runs! This is the googly on off, de Silva looks to flick but it turns away. Goes off the leading edge down towards third man for three.5 runs and a wicket from the over.
Dhananjaya de Silva is the new man in.
37.5
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, OUT! In the air... taken! Jadeja makes no mistake! Kuldeep turns out to be the partnership breaker. A much-needed wicket for him and this should make him feel really good. He might have sensed the batsman is going to come down the track so pulls the length back a little. Thirimanne does come down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still goes ahead with the shot. The ball though hits the outer half due to the away spin and lobs towards point where Jadeja takes it. A good little innings by Thirimanne. A timely wicket for India as the two just started to get going.
37.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.
37.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and on middle, this is worked to square leg.
37.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on middle, Mathews plays it towards mid-wicket.
37.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, The googly, Thirimanne looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
37
over
37 | 8 Runs | HH: 177/4
36.6
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, SIX! Spoils the over! This is a powerful hit. Makes room and it is fuller, right in the slot. Mathews lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
36.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps again, this is defended.
36.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
36.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, On middle, this is kept out.
36.2
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, DROPPED! Kumar is the culprit! HE is not having a good day today. Mathews looks to target Jadeja. He tries to loft him over long on but it goes off the inner half towards the right of long on. Kumar runs there dives to his right and tries to take it but spills it. The batters take two. Mathews is well set and this could prove costly.
36.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja is back!
36
over
36 | 10 Runs | HH: 169/4
35.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A dot to end a very good over for Sri Lanka. 10 from this one. 20 from the last two. Thirimanne comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
35.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, On the pads, Mathews looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads towards short fine leg for one. Leg bye signaled.
35.4
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Out comes the innovation and it comes off! Mathews plays the reverse sweep. He had no intentions of keeping it down. He clears the point fielder with ease and it goes to the fence. Back-to-back overs with two boundaries in it.
35.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, On the off pole, this is hit through covers for one.
35.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball.
35.1
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Too fine and it races away! This is down the leg side. Thirimanne helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. Fifty also up for Thirimanne. It has been a really good innings by him.
35
over
35 | 10 Runs | HH: 159/4
34.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, Shorter and outside off, Thirimanne pulls it through square leg for one.
34.5
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! The 100-run stand comes up in style! Slightly short and on middle, Thirimanne picks the length early and smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Second in the over. The two may have decided to go for it now.
34.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good ball! Sees the batsman come down the track and bangs it short and outside off. Thirimanne lets it go.
34.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, A single now! This is outside off, Mathews guides it down to third man for one.
34.2
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Up and over! Good shot! This is on a length. Mathews stays leg side of the delivery and lofts it easily over the mid off fielder and into the fence.
34.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Good length and on off, Mathews works it to mid-wicket.
Change of ends for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
34
over
34 | 5 Runs | HH: 149/4
33.6
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A couple to end! Thirimanne uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. Whips it towards deep mid-wicket for two.
33.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, One more googly on the pads, Mathews looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes towards point for one.
33.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Mathews makes room but Kuldeep bowls it on the stumps. This is hit back to the bowler.
33.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A misfield and a run! Shorter and outside off, this is cut to Bumrah at point. He fumbles and a run is taken.
33.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Very full and on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
33.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on off, Mathews looks to flick but it is the googly. He gets a soft leading edge to covers.
Kuldeep Yadav is back!
DRINKS!
33
over
33 | 4 Runs | HH: 144/4
32.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A single for Mathews to bring up his half ton! A very good knock. His team were in big trouble when he walked out and he has taken them to safer shores along with Thirimanne. Needs to keep going though. This is on the body, he flicks it down to fine leg for one.
32.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Fortunate run! Another slower one and short on middle. Thirimanne initially looks to pull but then it comes off really slow. He looks to fend at it but it goes off the higher portion of the bat, over Dhoni and down to third man for one.
32.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Well bowled! Another slower one on the shorter side. It pitches and grips away. Thirimanne looks to pull but misses.
32.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Another short one! Mathews is playing it well. He pulls it through mid-wicket and takes another run.
32.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Once again! This time it is the seam-up bumper. Thirimanne looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the shoulder. It goes down to third man for one.
32.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, One more shorter and slower one on the body. Thirimanne looks to flick but misses to get hit on the body. Pandya is bowling a lot of shorter ones.
Pandya pulls out at the very end! Not sure why! Maybe the batsman was not ready.
32
over
32 | 6 Runs | HH: 140/4
31.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, A single to end! So a good comeback after going for a boundary early on, just the single after it. Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
31.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, One more dot! This is around off, Thirimanne guides it to point.
31.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, On the pads, Thirimanne looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
31.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, On the fuller side on off, Thirimanne hits it to mid off.
31.2
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Bhuvi has not started this spell well. This is fuller and outside off, Thirimanne gives the charge, makes it into a half volley and crunches it through covers for a boundary.
31.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, Mathews welcomes Kumar with a push through covers for one.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on! He wasn't that great in his first spell but needs to come back strong.
31
over
31 | 7 Runs | HH: 134/4
30.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, A dot to end! Once again hardik bangs it short and on the body. It is the slower one. Thirimanne evades it. He expects it to be a wide but not signaled.
30.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Another short one! Mathews has enough time to go back and pull it towards deep backward square leg for one.
30.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, A good short one this time. It gets big on the batsman. Thirimanne looks to pull but it goes off the top edge towards deep square leg for two.
30.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A slower one on middle, Mathews works it to mid on and takes one quickly.
30.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Bangs it short again and Mathews works it to mid-wicket.
30.1
4
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Good shot and they need a few more of these to be honest! This is short and it sits up to be hit. Mathews was ready for it as he goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
30
over
30 | 5 Runs | HH: 127/4
29.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Lahiru Thirimanne, A nasty, nasty delivery to end! This is short and it is very well-directed. Thirimanne is done in by the pace. He looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.
29.5
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Lahiru Thirimanne, Another two! This is on the pads, Thirimanne works it down towards fine leg and the batters run an easy two.
29.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Lahiru Thirimanne, Very full and on middle, Thirimanne pushes it back towards Bumrah who leaps and looks to collect it but the ball hits his hand and goes to mid on. No runs conceded.
29.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Another single as Mathews pushes it through covers.
29.2
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Slower one on middle, Mathews works it nicely through mid-wicket and takes two.
29.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, This is angled into the batter, Mathews works it to mid-wicket.
29
over
29 | 4 Runs | HH: 122/4
28.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Not sure if that was needed from Mathews! This is very wide outside off, so wide, that it would have been signaled one had he left it. Mathews still goes after it. It goes off the toe end uppishly but through covers for one.
28.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked towards mid on for another run.
28.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, On the shorter side once again, Mathews nudges it through square leg and takes one.
28.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A good bumper on the body of the batter. Mathews ducks under it.
28.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, On the pads again, Thirimanne works it towards fine leg and gets to the other end.
28.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, That stays low! Another slower short one on the body, Thirimanne looks to pull but the ball stays low and hits the thigh pad.
28
over
28 | 2 Runs | HH: 118/4
27.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, OHHH! A loose shot to end the over. This is short and outside off, Mathews throws his bat at it but the ball goes past the outside edge. Just the two runs from the over.
27.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Three dots in a row! Back of a length on off, Mathews keeps it out.
27.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Another dot! Once again this is a slower one on middle, Mathews works it to mid on.
27.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Slower one and it is on off, Mathews goes back and pushes it to mid on.
27.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Lahiru Thirimanne, Shorter in length and outside off, Thirimanne cuts it through point and gets to the other end.
27.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length around off, Mathews guides it towards point and takes one.
Jasprit Bumrah is back on! Kohli knows he needs a wicket here and goes for his best bowler.
27
over
27 | 7 Runs | HH: 116/4
26.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A single to end a good over for Sri Lanka On a good length and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
26.5
2
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A couple now! Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss around off, Mathews strokes it through covers and takes two.
26.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Goes fuller for a change on off, Mathews hits it back to mid on.
26.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, This is outside off, Thirimanne guides it down to third man for one.
26.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Another short one! Mathews gets on top of the bounce and he too pulls it towards fine leg for the second single in the over.
26.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Another short one on the body, Thirimanne pulls it towards fine leg for one.
26.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Too short and it has been wided.
Hardik Pandya is back!
26
over
26 | 7 Runs | HH: 109/4
25.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Shorter and outside off, Mathews hits it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. 50-run stand up between the two. They have steadied the ship nicely but now need to step on the gas.
25.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Played to the square leg region by the batsman.
25.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, This floated up on middle, LT strokes it down to long on for one.
25.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Thirimanne comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He looks to drive but the ball turns away. It goes off the outer half to point.
25.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
25.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Floats it up on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
25
over
25 | 2 Runs | HH: 102/4
24.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
24.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
24.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, A single now as Mathews strokes it through covers.
24.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Good fielding! This was wide outside off, Mathews goes hard at it but Kohli at covers makes a good stop diving to his left.
24.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps, this is defended.
24.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
24
over
24 | 4 Runs | HH: 100/4
23.6
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A couple to end! 100 up for Sri Lanka! Thirimanne plays this late and through point for two.
23.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Good stop! Shorter and around off, Mathews pushes it firmly towards cover. The fielder there dives to his left and makes a half stop. A single taken.
23.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on off, Mathews looks to work it on the leg side but gets a leading edge towards cover. AM closed the face of the bat early there.
23.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Uses his feet again and strokes it down to long on for one.
23.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
23.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, it is worked to mid-wicket.
23
over
23 | 3 Runs | HH: 96/4
22.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, A dot to end! This is flatter and on middle, Mathews defends it out.
22.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Outside off again, Mathews pushes it to point.
22.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Another good single! Just taps this towards the man at covers. Calls early and a single is completed.
22.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, This is tossed up on off, Mathews pushes it towards covers and sets off. The fielder scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batter is well in.
22.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, A single this time as he manages to find the gap in the mid-wicket region.
22.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, On the pads, this is worked to square leg.
22
over
22 | 6 Runs | HH: 93/4
21.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A single to end! On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
21.5
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Another welcome boundary! Spoils what was a top over till then! This is tossed up on off, Thirimanne plays the slog sweep. Hits it nicely through mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Shorter and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
21.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Another dot! A full toss on off, Mathews flicks it nicely but straight to mid-wicket.
21.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Mathews comes down the track and works it back to the bowler.
21.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on middle, Mathews works it to mid-wicket.
21
over
21 | 4 Runs | HH: 87/4
20.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, A single to end! Just the 4 from it and Jadeja has only gone for 16 in his 6. The last ball is pushed down to long on for one.
20.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Fires this on off, Mathews pushes it to covers.
20.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point.
20.3
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Very full and on middle, this is jammed out towards wide long on and the batters take two.
20.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Outside off, Thirimanne guides it through point for one.
20.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flatter and on off, this is worked to mid-wicket.
20
over
20 | 6 Runs | HH: 83/4
19.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, On middle, Mathews works it to square leg. A dot to end.
19.5
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! Too short and Sri Lanka get a much-needed boundary. First after the 8th over. Short and outside off, Mathews goes back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
19.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
19.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Loopy ball on middle, Thirimanne hits it down to long on for one.
19.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on middle, Mathews strokes it back towards the bowler who fails to stop it and a run is taken.
19.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, A little too straight. Mathews works it to mid-wicket.
19
over
19 | 3 Runs | HH: 77/4
18.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Well fielded! This is worked to the left of Jadeja this time, he moves swiftly and saves another run.
18.5
3
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Edgy three! This is fuller and outside off, Mathews pushes at it but the ball turns away. It goes off the outside edge down towards third man for three.
18.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Fires it on the off pole, Mathews is forward in defense.
18.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Fuller and on off, AM hits it back to the bowler.
18.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, On off, Mathews blocks it out.
18.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on middle, Mathews pushes it to the right of Jadeja who gets there and saves a run.
18
over
18 | 6 Runs | HH: 74/4
17.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Another single to end a decent over for Sri Lanka! This is on middle, it is worked through square leg for one.
17.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
17.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Brings the sweep shot out, hits it through square leg away from the fielder in the deep for two.
17.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Floats it up on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
17.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Down the leg side, Thirimanne works it to fine leg for one.
17.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Run out chance goes abegging! Thirimanne works it to the right of mid-wicket. He wants a run but Mathews it not interested as he is ball-watching. Thirimanne comes way down the track but now has to turn back. Pant there dives to his right but does not collect it cleanly and LT gets back in time.
17
over
17 | 3 Runs | HH: 68/4
16.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total. Jadeja continues to bowl well.
16.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Now looks to innovate! Tries to reverse sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
16.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Another one bowled outside off, this one too turns back in. Thirimanne plants his front foot outside the line of off stump and looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads.
16.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Almost plays it on! A risky shot that. This is flatter and outside off, it turns back in. Thirimanne looks to guide it down to third man against the turn but gets an under edge and the ball hits the pads of Dhoni.
16.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Another single as Mathews pushes this down to long on.
16.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Shorter and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
16
over
16 | 3 Runs | HH: 65/4
15.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, A single to end! Flatter and around off, Thirimanne guides it towards point for one.
15.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
15.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Well bowled! Lands this around middle, gets it to turn away. Thirimanne looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
15.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, This is down the leg side, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses. Wided.
15.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Lahiru Thirimanne, Tosses it up on off, Lahiru defends it out.
15.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
15.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Angelo Mathews, This is tossed up on middle, Mathews works it to mid-wicket.
Kuldeep Yadav is on now!
DRINKS!
15
over
15 | 1 Runs | HH: 62/4
14.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, This is on the pads, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Another top over from Jadeja.
14.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, Fuller and on off, LT works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
14.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Outside off, Mathews pushes it through covers and takes one.
14.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, On the stumps, this is defended onto the ground.
14.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Misreads the length there! This is fuller and on off, Mathews goes back and looks to cut but ends up chopping it to the point fielder.
14.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on off, Mathews plays it with the turn to covers.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 61/4
13.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Another slower bumper around off, Mathews pulls it through square leg and the batters take one.
13.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length on off, AM guides it to point.
13.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Another slower one and on the shorter side, this is nudged around the corner for one.
13.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, On the shorter side again and on the body, Mathews pulls it down to fine leg for one.
13.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, A good short one! Mathews ducks under it. One bouncer for the over signaled.
13.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Slower one and it is on a length on off, Mathews guides it to point.
13
over
13 | 3 Runs | HH: 58/4
12.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, A dot to end! Outside off and turning back in. Thirimanne looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
12.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Risky run but safe! Not sure why go for a risky run when you are already 4 down! Jadeja bowls it flatter and on off, Mathews defends it towards cover and wants a run. Thirimanne is late to take off. Kohli gets to the ball and throws it to Dhoni who whips the bails off but LT's dive saves him.
12.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Goes wider of the crease and fires it on middle, it turns away. Mathews covers the turn and keeps it out.
12.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on off, Mathews pushes it to covers.
12.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Lahiru Thirimanne, This is on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
12.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and outside off, this is hit through cover-point for one.
12
over
12 | 1 Runs | HH: 55/4
11.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Shorter in length again and on middle, Thirimanne evades it. Back-to-back successful overs for India.
11.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length on off, this is kept out.
Lahiru Thirimanne is the new man in.
11.4
W
Hardik Pandya to Avishka Fernando, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Hardik is amongst the wickets now and India are all over Sri Lanka at the moment. The centurion from the last game fails to make an impact. This is shorter and outside off, Fernando looks to upper cut it but the ball pitches and comes back in since it was the cutter. The ball then kisses the glove and goes low towards Dhoni who takes it with a dive forward.
11.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, AM is off the mark as he works it through mid-wicket.
11.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Another length ball on off, Mathews keeps it out.
11.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, Good length and on off, Mathews defends it out.
11
over
11 | 2 Runs | HH: 54/3
10.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one. End of a successful first for Jadeja.
10.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.
Angelo Mathews is the new man in.
10.4
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, OUT! STUMPED! Jadeja does not take long to make an impact after being picked in the team. The second ball, where it did turn a little, indicated he is going to be a threat on this wicket. Mendis does the wrong thing as he dances down the wicket to him. Why? Because firstly, it is not easy to come down the wicket to a bowler who bowls it at Jadeja's pace and also when it is turning. He does not get to the pitch of the ball but looks to drive it with the line. The ball turns away, beats the outside edge and Dhoni behind makes no mistake. Another failure for Mendis. Sri Lanka slip further.
10.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, On middle, this is kept out.
10.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Avishka Fernando, A little turn! This is floated up around off, Fernando looks to hit it through covers but due to the turn, it goes off the outside edge through cover-point for one.
10.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Avishka Fernando, Flatter and on off, this is kept out.
Ravindra Jadeja is also on.
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 2 Runs | HH: 52/2
9.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, A dot to end the 10th! A tidy start by Pandya. This is shorter on off, Mendis guides it to cover-point. Sri Lanka are 52 for 2 after the first 10.
9.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, A good bumper on middle, Mendis ducks under it. It goes on the bounce to the keeper.
9.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Avishka Fernando, Another single! A slower on on off, Fernando guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
9.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Avishka Fernando, Shorter in length and outside off, Fernando guides it to cover-point.
9.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length outside off, Mendis guides it down to third man for one.
9.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, Good length and on middle, Mendis defends it out.
Hardik Pandya is on now!
9
over
9 | 1 Runs | HH: 50/2
8.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Avishka Fernando, The inswinger to end! Fernando works it with the swing to mid-wicket. A better over from Kumar. Just the one from it.
8.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, A misfield and the single is made easy! Fuller and on off, Mendis strokes it towards mid off and gets to the other end. 50 up for Lanka. It has come up in good time but they have lost the two wickets.
8.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, Soft leading edge! This is on the pads, Mendis looks to flick it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a little early. It goes off the leading edge to short point.
8.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, Fuller and outside off, Mendis shoulders arms to this one.
8.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, BEAUTY! This is the length and line he has not bowled a lot today. Mendis takes a few steps down the track but Kumar lands it on off and on a length. Gets it to move away. Mendis' outside edge is beaten as he tries to defend.
8.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, A little bit of outswing there. This is fuller and outside off, Mendis lets it be.
8
over
8 | 9 Runs | HH: 49/2
7.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, Goes back to bowling length and on middle, it is defended. End of an action-packed over. 9 runs and a wicket from it.
7.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Brilliant pull shot now! He can surely play off the back foot. We have seen that in the tournament so far. This is shorter and on the body, Fernando pulls it wide of fine leg and bags another boundary.
7.4
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! Lovely shot! Stand and delivery! Slightly short and outside off, Fernando stands tall and creams it through cover-point, no running for those.
7.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, This one comes back in with the angle, Mendis works it to fine leg for one.
7.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length on off, Mendis defends it out.
Kusal Mendis is the new man in.
7.1
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, OUT! Bumrah gets another one! The first ball he bowls to Perera, he gets the better of him. This is top, top stuff from him. He lands this around off, it jags back in and also skids through. Perera initially looks to push it down the ground but due to the movement, he ends up playing outside the line. The ball hits the inside edge and goes towards Dhoni who makes no mistake. The dropped catch has not cost India a lot and Sri Lanka are in a spot of bother here.
7
over
7 | 7 Runs | HH: 40/1
6.6
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Avishka Fernando, A couple to end another expensive over by Kumar! It is the slower one on middle, Fernando is a touch early in the shot. He still gets enough on it though to clear mid on and the batters take two.
6.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Avishka Fernando, On middle, Fernando pushes it to mid on.
6.4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! That has been timed ever so nicely! Slightly fuller and on off, Fernando leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball is racing away. The fielder from covers hares after it but finishes second.
6.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Avishka Fernando, Good length and on middle, Fernando defends it out.
6.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Direct hit and it would have been close! On the pads, Perera works it towards short fine leg. The batters go for a run. Bumrah has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Fernando would have been in though.
6.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Slightly fuller and outside off, Perera goes hard at it again, he looks to smash it through the off side but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
6
over
6 | 5 Runs | HH: 33/1
5.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, A dot to end! On a good length and around off, Fernando defends it out.
5.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Now bangs it short and on middle, Fernando ducks under it and it has been wided.
5.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, FOUR! First runs off Bumrah and it is in the form of a boundary! Fuller and around off, Fernando strokes it back past the bowler and it races away to the fence.
5.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, NOT OUT! That is going over! Did not see that coming! Excellent review by Fernando and he survives to fight another day. This is just behind a length on middle, it angles back in. Fernando looks to hit it on the up but misses to get hit high on the pads. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Fernando after a chat with his partner, reviews. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call has to be overturned.
Fernando is a goner! He has reviewed though as he has been given out LBW.
5.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, Another back of a length ball on off, Fernando blocks it out. 15 dots in a row for Bumrah.
5.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, On the off this time, Fernando punches it to mid off.
5.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, Shorter and around off, Fernando pushes it to point where Jadeja makes another top stop.
5
over
5 | 11 Runs | HH: 28/1
4.6
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Too straight and another expensive over by Kumar. On the pads, Perera works it fine on the leg side for a boundary. Kumar has gone for 28 in his three overs.
4.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Tucks him up again by bowling it on the body. Perera works it to mid-wicket.
4.4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Nailed! Width on offer and Perera hammers it! Short and wide outside off, Perera loves it there. He slaps it through covers and the ball races away.
4.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, In the air but safe! Slower one again this is on middle, Perera looks to work it on the leg side but gets hit higher on the bat and it lobs short of mid-wicket.
4.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The umpire has signalled a wide.
4.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, On the fuller side again, this is hit nicely to mid off.
4.1
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, In the air... dropped! School boy error there, no calling between the two fielders! It is a slower one and fuller in length. Perera looks to go downtown but ends up miscuing it up in the air behind the bowler. Both mid on and mid off go for it, they don't call, in the end Kuldeep from mid on goes for it but he spills it. The batters take two after that. This could prove costly.
4
over
4 | 0 Runs | HH: 17/1
3.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, Another dot to end! This is on off, Fernando pushes it to covers. So a maiden wicket by Bumrah.
3.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Avishka Fernando, Back of a length and on middle, Fernando goes back and keeps it out again.
Avishka Fernando is the new man in.
3.4
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Bumrah strikes! A well-deserved wicket for him. Karunaratne goes for a small score and India get an early breakthrough. 100TH WICKET FOR HIM IN ODIS! Not the best balls to get it on though. It is shorter in length and outside off, just inside the tramline. Karunaratne reaches out for it but the ball goes off the toe end and straight into the mitts of Dhoni. An appeal and Karunaratne starts walking.
3.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, Well fielded! This is what Jadeja adds to the side, he can easily save 10-15 runs in the field. Shorter and outside off, Karunaratne gets on top of the bounce and guides it towards point. Jadeja there dives to his right and stops it.
3.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, Shorter and on the pads, Karunaratne looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
3.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, Slightly fuller and outside off, Karunaratne guides it to point. 7 dots in a row for Bumrah.
3
over
3 | 12 Runs | HH: 17/0
2.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, A single to end a good over for Sri Lanka! On middle, Karunaratne nudges it towards mid on for one.
2.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, Gets it right this time and lands it on middle, Karunaratne stands tall and keeps it out.
2.4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! This time through the leg side. Back-to-back boundaries for Karunaratne. Kumar overcompensates and bowls this one on the pads, Dimuth flicks it through square leg and the ball races away. Kumar has already conceded three boundaries.
2.3
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Short, wide and Kumar pays the price. It is outside off, asking to be hit. Karunaratne throws his bat at it and slaps it through covers. First boundary for him.
2.2
3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Not where he intended but gets three! This is shorter and slower on middle, Perera is way too early in the pull shot. It goes off the toe end through mid-wicket and the batters bag three.
2.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Good length and on off, Perera goes back and defends it out.
2
over
2 | 0 Runs | HH: 5/0
1.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, BEATEN! A maiden to begin with by Bumrah. This is on the shorter side and outside off, Karunaratne does have a go at it but misses.
1.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, Another dot! Once again it is on a length and on middle, Karunaratne clips it to mid-wicket.
1.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, On the pads, DK works it nicely but can't get it past square leg.
1.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, Another ball on a back of a length, Karunaratne pushes it back to the bowler.
1.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, A tighter line this time, it is on middle, Karunaratne works it towards mid-wicket.
1.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Dimuth Karunaratne, Extra bounce for Bumrah! This is shorter and on off, Karunaratne stands tall and guides it to point.
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 5 Runs | HH: 5/0
0.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, A dot to end! Back of a length again and on off, Perera pushes it to covers. 5 from the first over.
0.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, Changes the angle straightaway! Goes around the wicket and lands this on middle, cramps Perera for room. Kusal tries to flick but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad.
0.4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, FOUR! A lovely shot to get off the mark! There is not a lot wrong with this delivery. It is on a good length and around off, Perera leans into it and strokes it on the up, through covers for a boundary.
0.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka are underway! Shorter in length and outside off, Karunaratne guides it towards third man and takes one.
0.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, Slants this away from off, Karunaratne lets it be.
0.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dimuth Karunaratne, Starts off with a length ball around off, shapes in just a touch. It is kept out.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems! We are all set for the action to begin. Out come the Indian players and they are followed by the Sri Lanka openers, Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl with the first new ball. Here we go...
Time for the National Anthems! The players make their way out to the middle. India will sing their first and then it is Sri lanka's turn.
India (Playing XI) - KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja (In for Mohammed Shami), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav (In for Yuzvendra Chahal), Jasprit Bumrah.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera (In for Jeffrey Vandersay), Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to bat first too, it looks like a used wicket and it will get slower as the game progresses. It feels good with the way they are playing, the batters are doing well and the bowlers too are doing their job. Informs there are two changes, Chahal is rested and Kuldeep comes in and Jadeja comes in for Shami.
Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, says it is a used wicket and it will get slower as the game progresses. Mentions the first few games they could not capitalize but after that they stood up, they corrected their mistakes and played well. Informs they have one change, Perera comes in for Vandersay.
TOSS - Up goes the coin and it lands in the favor of Sri Lanka. THEY WILL BAT FIRST!
Hello and welcome to Super Saturday, it is also the last day of the group stage. There are two games lined up for you, first it is two Asian sides locking horns, Sri Lanka are taking on India and the second game sees Australia battle South Africa. A lot is at stake today as by the end of the day, we would find out which team finishes on top of the table. We welcome you to the coverage of the first game. The equation is simple for India, they need to win and then hope Australia lose. They would be dearly hoping the results end in their favor as they would surely be wanting to face a New Zealand side in the semis, which is on a downward spiral. For Sri Lanka, it is a dead rubber but they would surely look to end the tournament on a high. Stay tuned for the toss and further updates.
Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne
CAP/Bat/Bow
Kusal Perera
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Avishka Fernando
Bat/Bow
Kusal Mendis
Bat/Bow
Angelo Mathews
Bat/Bow
Lahiru Thirimanne
Bat/Bow
Dhananjaya de Silva
Bat/Bow
Thisara Perera
Bat/Bow
Isuru Udana
Bat/Bow
Lasith Malinga
Bat/Bow
Kasun Rajitha
Bat/Bow
India
KL Rahul
Bat/Bow
Rohit Sharma
Bat/Bow
Virat Kohli
CAP/Bat/Bow
Rishabh Pant
Bat/Bow
MS Dhoni
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Dinesh Karthik
Bat/Bow
Hardik Pandya
Bat/Bow
Ravindra Jadeja
Bat/Bow
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bat/Bow
Kuldeep Yadav
Bat/Bow
Jasprit Bumrah
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

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