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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Semi-Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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India won by 8 wkts | India Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 2nd Semi-Final

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Presentation Quotes:
Ishant: 'My strength is the bounce and pace and I stuck to that plan. Bhuvneshwar and Umesh Yadav bowled well up front. I had to bowl in the right areas and execute my plans. The conditions were favourable for me. In my previous tour, the wickets were flat and I had no assistance.'
Ishant Sharma is the MoM for his haul of 9-1-33-3
MS Dhoni: 'This seems to be a well-written script. It was a good toss to win. The bowlers set the game up nicely. It was unfortunate for Sri Lanka that they lost Dilshan to injury. The spinners bowled well in the middle overs. It is always important to have good bowlers in the side. If we have good bowlers that exploit the conditions, the opposition thinks twice to give us helpful wickets. There are some areas of improvement and we hope to address them. The ball was still doing something and Bhuvneshwar had bowled for 8-9 overs. There was a choice between me and Kohli as we had to keep some bowlers in the death overs. With Karthik around, I decided to bowl and we had to keep Ashwin at the death as there were some left handers in the team. Raina is excellent in any position and it helps the captain immensely. England are a very good side and in this tournament, any side can be on top on the given day.'
Mathews: 'The toss was crucial. The wicket was two paced and it was assisting the pacers. We did not play well and the batsmen failed to respond. Credit to India for bowling very well. All the younger players need to take responsibility. Thisara Perera was bowling well and we wanted some depth in the batting. The character that we displayed after the first game was commendable.'
181 was too low a total to defend on this wicket. Dhawan and Rohit Sharma once again laid a solid platform with a 77 run stand. Mathews sent back Rohit Sharma but Dhawan notched up his 2nd fifty to continue his fabulous run in the competition. Kohli was among the runs as he scored his 23rd ODI fifty. This is a comprehensive performance by India while for Sri Lanka, it is the case of so near yet so far.
End of over 35, 14 runs (wd 1 1 2 1 . 4 )
IND: 182/2
Suresh Raina - 7(4) This over: 5 runs
Virat Kohli - 58(64) This over: 4 runs
Lasith Malinga
(8.0 - 0 - 54 - 0)
34.6 Lasith Malinga to Suresh Raina 4
FOUR, India qualify for the finals, short ball and outside the leg stump, Raina swivels and pulls it to fine leg, this is the third time India have qualified for the finals of the Champions Trophy for the third time
34.5 Lasith Malinga to Suresh Raina 0
no run, the yorker on leg stump, Raina looks to glance it to fine leg but it hits the bat, it goes on the ground and Sangakkara dives to his right to collect it, there is a polite call for a catch but umpire Aleem Dar is not interested
34.4 Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli 1
1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Kohli works it to long leg
34.3 Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli 2
2 runs, the yorker that bends back in on leg stump, Kohli flicks it to deep square leg for a couple
34.2 Lasith Malinga to Suresh Raina 1
1 run, short ball and on leg stump, Raina pulls it to backward square leg where Jeevan Mendis falls to his right and keeps it down to a single
34.1 Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli 1
1 run, good length ball and holding its line outside off, Kohli stabs at it and gets an outside edge that goes past widish gully to third man
34.1 Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli 5wd
5 wides, poor ball from Malinga, fuller length ball but he slides it down the leg side, Kohli misses out on the flick and Sangakkara dives to his left but he cannot stop it
End of over 34, 13 runs (2 2 6 . 2 1 )
IND: 168/2
Virat Kohli - 54(61) This over: 13 runs
Suresh Raina - 2(1) This over: 0 runs
Jeevan Mendis
(3.0 - 0 - 28 - 1)
33.6 Jeevan Mendis to Virat Kohli 1
1 run, tossed up delivery and spinning away slowly outside off, Kohli dabs it to point

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Richard Kettleborough (England)

TV umpire : Nigel Llong (England)

Match referee : Chris Broad (England)

Teams

India : Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

Sri Lanka : Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga.

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