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India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score, Asia Cup 2014 Match 4: Sri Lanka win by 2 wickets after Sangakkara’s century

Kumar Sangakkara © AFP
Kumar Sangakkara scored his 18th century in ODIs © AFP

Feb 28, 2014

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(India take on Sri Lanka in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2014 at Fatullah. India won their first match against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the tournament opener. Catch live cricket scores of the match in our live blog below.)

India captain Virat Kohli praises his bowlers despite losing the match. He does say that they were at least 25-30 runs short in their innings. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews praises his entire team after a crucial win. Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match for his 103 off  84 deliveries. He says that dew on the field helped him as the bowlers found it difficult to grip the ball. That is it from us for now. Join us again for the fifth match of the Asia Cup between Bangladesh and Afghanistan on March 1.



Bhuvneshwar comes in. Perera hits one straight to Dhawan at mid-off and he drops it. The Indian players cannot believe it. Perera then hits one towards mid-wicket and takes off for a single. He completes the run as there is an overthrow. Sri Lanka win by two wickets. That is two wins in two for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. They lead the standings. India have one win and one loss. They are third in the table after Pakistan, who also have one win and one loss.
Shami to bowl his 10th over. Perera hits the first ball towards long-on for a single. Shami bowls a low full-toss and Sangakkara hits that through deep square-leg. Dhawan gets to the ball, but lets it slip and the ball reaches the boundary. That is Sangakkara’s 18th century in ODIs. Very good innings from Sangakkara. Shami bowls a full-toss and Sangakkara gets a thick edge and Ashwin takes the catch at short third-man. But there is doubt whether the ball was over waist-high. The umpires have referred it upstairs. They also check whether Ashwin took the catch cleanly. But after a long time, the third umpire rules it out. Sangakkara struck 12 fours and one six in his innings. Ajantha Mendis is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single towards third-man. Perera smashes a full-length delivery down the ground for a single. Shami bowls a full delivery and Mendis gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes wide of Karthik for a four towards third-man. Scores are level.
OUT! Sangakkara 103(84)
Bhuvneshwar continues. Perera gets a single towards long-on. Bhuvneshwar bowls a low full-toss and Sangakkara guides it for a four through point. Bhuvneshwar bowls a yorker and Sangakkara gets an inside-edge for a four behind Karthik. Sangakkara then gets a single towards long-off and moves to 99.
Shami comes into the attack. He bowls a slower length delivery and Sangakkara launches it over deep mid-wicket for a six. He then gets a single towards long-off. Shami bowls a full-toss and Sangakkara pulls it towards wide long-on for a single.
Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack. He bowls a full-toss outside off-stump and Sangakkara opens the face of his bat and hits the ball for a four behind point. The ball has been changed as the previous one was completely wet. Bhuvneshwar bowls a wide delivery and Sangakkara drives it through cover. Binny dives full length and manages to flick the ball in. That is two runs.
Ashwin also will bowl his 10th over. Perera and Sangakkara get two runs off the first four deliveries in the over. Perera then hits one towards mid-wicket for a single. Sangakkara then comes down the track and hits one towards long-off for a single.
Jadeja to bowl his 10th over. He hits de Silva’s pads from round the wicket and the Indians appeal. The umpire raises his finger. The ball pitched on middle-stump and then turned in slightly. That was in from of the stumps. Thisara Perera is the next batsman in. Now he can send the ball high and deep into the stands. He gets of the mark with a single towards long-on.
OUT! de Silva 9(12)
Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack. He bowls a length delivery and Sangakkara easily pulls that over mid-wicket for a four. He then takes a quick single after dabbing the ball on the off side. Bhuvneshwar bowls a low full-toss and de Silva hits it towards long-on for a single. Sangakkara gets a single off the last ball towards long-on.
Ashwin has been brought into the attack. De Silva cuts the first ball for a four through point. De Silva and Sangakkara exchange four singles as eight runs have come off the over.
Rohit comes back into the attack as the batting power play is over. He tosses one up and Sangakkara hits it inside-out over cover for two runs. He then repeats his shot and gets a four this time. That brings up the 200 for Sri Lanka.
Chaturanga de Silva is the new batsman in. Jadeja to bowl. Sangakkara comes down the track and flicks one over mid-wicket for a four to get to his half-century. That is Sangakkara’s 85th half-century in ODIs. Sangakkara again comes down the track and hits one over mid-wicket, but only gets two runs this time.
Shami continues. He pitches on on a good length at 141 kmph. The ball just moves away after pitching. The ball misses the edge off Senanayake’s bat by a whisker. Shami then offers width and Senanayake guides that for a four through third-man. Shami bowls one on the pads and Sangakkara times it brilliantly through wide mid-on for a four. Senanayake then flicks a straight delivery to Rohit at short mid-wicket. The tide is turning India’s way, but there are quite a few big hitters left for Sri Lanka.
OUT! Senanayake 12(13)
Jadeja comes in. He bowls five dot deliveries to Senanayake. The batsman does not seem comfortable against Jadeja. Senanayake finally gets a single off the last ball with a drive towards mid-off.
Shami has been brought back into the attack. Sangakkara comes down the track and hits it in the air, but there is no mid-on. He gets one run as it goes to long-on. Shami bowls a straight delivery and Mathews moves across the line. The ball hits him on the pads and the Indians appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Mathews has to depart. Sachithra Senanayake is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single towards fine-leg. Sangakkara gets one run towards long-on. Senanayake then hits a length delivery back over the bowler for a four.
OUT! Mathews 6(18)
Jadeja to bowl his seventh over. The batting power play has been taken. There was no other option as those five over must finish before the start of the 41st over. Jadeja bowls one on the pads and Sangakkara flicks it towards deep square-leg for a single.
Rohit to bowl. Mathews and Sangakkara get two singles off the first three deliveries. Sangakkara then cuts a short and wide delivery for a four behind point. He then gets a single through point.
Jadeja comes in. He bowls a maiden over to Mathews. Jadeja is running through his overs very quickly.
Rohit continues. Sangakkara and Mathews get four runs of the first four deliveries in the over. The last two deliveries are dot deliveries.
Jadeja to bowl. Jayawardene hits one straight to Rohit at wide mid-off. That is not a great shot from Jayawardene. Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman in. Jadeja pitches one on middle-stump and makes it turn away. Chandimal misses the line and gets bowled. Jadeja is on a hat-trick. Angelo Mathews walks into the middle to face the hat-trick ball. But he edges his first ball to backward-point for two runs. That brings up Sri Lanka’s 150.
OUT! Jayawardene 9(12), Chandimal 0(1)
Rohit comes in. Jayawardene slog-weeps one behind square on the leg side for a four. Jayawardene then pushes on towards long-on for a single.
Jadeja continues. He comes from round the wicket. Jayawardene pushes one towards long-off for a single. Jadeja bowls one down the leg side and Sangakkara gets an inside edge. He is out of his crease and Karthik collects the ball and swings his arm. But he misses the stumps completely. Before he can swing again and dislodge the bails, Sangakkara gets his bat into the crease. India have been gifting far too many chances against a quality side.
Rohit Sharma comes into the attack. He bowls four dot deliveries in-a-row. Sangakkara then gets a single on the leg side. Jayawardene gets a single towards square-leg.
Jadeja comes in. He bowls a wide delivery on the leg side to Sangakkara first up. Sangakkara then comes down the track and pushes one through long-on for a single. Jayawardene then gets a quick single towards short extra-cover.
Ashwin is back into the attack. He pitches one outside off-stump and makes it turn away. Sangakkara misses the ball. Ashwin then bowls a similar delivery to Perera and the batsman edges it to wicketkeeper Karthik. That was a good innings and he had his share of luck as well. Ashwin has got his 100th wicket in ODIs with that. Mahela Jayawardene is the next batsman in.
OUT! K Perera 64(81)
Shami comes in. He bowls one on a back of a length and Perera pulls that for two runs over mid-wicket. Shami bowls one on the pads and Sangakkare flicks it away for a four behind square on the leg side. The 50-run partnership also comes up for the duo.
Ambati Rayudu has been brought into the attack. Sangakkara hits his first delivery over the top down the ground for a four. Rayudu bowls one short and Perera pulls that over mid-wicket for a four.
Shami comes back into the attack. The batsmen get three singles and a two in the over to make it five runs.
Jadeja comes in. He bowls a wide delivery and Sangakkare drives that through cover for a four.
Ashwin continues. The batsmen get three runs off the over. Sri Lanka have reached 100.
Jadeja comes into the attack for the first time. Perera comes down the track and pushes one towards long-on for a single. That comes in-between two singles from Sangakkara. Perera then comes forward and hits one towards long-on for a single. That brings him his half-century. This is Perera’s third half-century in ODIs.
Ashwin to bowl. He gives away only three runs off the over. Perera is close to a half-century.
Binny comes in. He bowls one on the pads and Perera swings his bat and hits the ball for a six over backward square-leg.
Ashwin comes in from round the wicket. He pitches one on middle-stump and the ball turns away. Thirimanne misses the line and the ball hits him on the pads. The Indians appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Kumar Sangakkara is the next batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single on the leg side.
OUT! Thirimanne 38(55)
Binny continues. Perera top-edges a length delivery towards mid-wicket and Jadeja comes in diving. He takes the catch, but again as his hands hit the ground, he drops the ball. Great effort, but again resulting in nothing for India.
Ashwin to bowl. Ashwin, who changed his action for the previous match against Bangladesh and for the start of the innings, has now reverted back to his normal action.
Binny comes in. He bowls a back of a length delivery and Perera punches it through cover for a single. Binny then strays down the leg side and Thirimanne flicks it for a single towards square-leg. Binny then bowls full and at the stumps and Perera flicks it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
Ashwin continues. He is bowling from round the wicket now with a slip. He bowls a tight over as he gives away only three runs.
Binny has been brought into the attack. The Sri Lankan batsmen just take four singles off the over.
Ashwin comes back. He tooses one up and Perera goes for the slog sweep. He top-edges it and the ball falls behind Rohit Sharma at square-leg. Perera then hits a full delivery through long-on for a four.
Bhuvneshwar to bowl his sixth over on the trot. He bowls one wide and Thirimanne drives that towards wide mid-off. But Kohli gets to it and stops that from going for a four and keeps it to one. Bhuvneshwar bowls from round the wicket and the ball hits Perera on the pads. But there is an inside edge before that.
Shami is back into the attack. He bowls a length delivery from round the wicket and Perera pulls that over deep square-leg for a six. It seemed like a premeditated shot as he was onto it as soon as the ball was bowled. Shades of Sanath Jayasuriya there… The 50 is also up for Sri Lanka in the over.
Bhuvneshwar continues. He bowls five dot deliveries to Thirimanne in-a-row. Bhuvneshwar then offers width and Thirimanne plays a square-drive in front of point for a four. He pierced the field with precision.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack. He bowls a length delivery from round the wicket and Thirimanne goes down on one knee and hits it over long-off for a six. The batsmen get three more runs in the over.
Bhuvneshwar comes in. Perera gets two runs towards fine-leg. Bhuvneshwar bowls a good over. The ball is already keeping low every other delivery. If any of it is bowled at the stumps, the batsmen could get into trouble.
Shami bowls a length delivery outside off-stump. Perera pulls it towards wide mid-on. Stuart Binny runs back from mid-on and slides in and flicks the ball inside. The batsmen get three runs. Shami bowls one wide and Thirimanne drives in the air. Ravindra Jadeja dives to his right and gets his hand to it. But as his hand hit the ground the ball fell down. But a great effort from Jadeja. Shami then bowls one short and Thirimanne pulls that over backward square-leg for a four. Shami the bowls one full and Thirimanne drives that down the ground for another four.
Bhuvneshwar continues. He comes from round the wicket to the left-handed Thirimanne. He is getting the ball to swing both ways. Bhuvneshwar bowls a maiden over.
Shami to bowl. He bowls one wide outside off-stump and Perera throws his bat at it. He top-edges it high in the air towards third-man. Ajinkya Rahane runs back from point and Shikhar Dhawan comes forward from third-man. Both don’t call ‘MINE‘ and they nearly have a nasty collision. The catch is dropped and the ball goes for a four. But both the fielders seem fine, but that could have been disastrous for them.
Bhuvneshwar comes in. He bowls a back of a length delivery and Thirimanne punches that off his back-foot through extra-cover for a four.
Mohammed Shami will share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar. He bowls a full-length delivery and Perera hits that to mid-off. But Virat Kohli dives to his left and stops a certain four. Shami then finds the inside-edge off Perera’s bat, but the ball goes past Dinesh Karthik behind the wickets for a four.
Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne walk out to bat for Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin proceedings for India. Perera gets of the mark with a single towards cover. There is a big appeal for LBW as Bhuvneshwar hits Thirimanne’s pads. But the ball looks like going down the leg side and the umpire says not out.


Malinga to bowl the last over of the innings. Jadeja and Shami get singles off the first three deliveries in the over. Malinga bowls a brilliant yorker and Shami keeps it out. Malinga then bowls another full delivery and Shami hits that hard towards extra-cover for a single. The last ball is dabbed bu Jadeja towards third-man for a single. India post 264 for nine. Join us again when Sri Lanka’s run-chase begins.
Mendis bowls his 10th over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the next batsman in. Mendis drifts one down the leg side and Bhuvneshwar loses his balance while coming forward. He misses the ball and Sangakkara flicks the bails quickly. The Sri Lankans appeal and the umpire refers it to the third umpire. After a long time, the third umpire rules it out and Bhuvneshwar is out first-ball. Technically is has not played a single delivery as the ball was a wide. Mendis gets his fourth wicket. Mohammed Shami is the last batsman in. Mendis floats one and Shami hits that high in the air and over deep mid-wicket for a big six. That brings up India’s 250. Mendis bowls a similar delivery and Shami hits that as well over deep mid-wicket for a six.
OUT! Bhuvneshwar 0(0)
Maling comes in. He bowls a yorker and Ashwin puts his front-foot forward and flicks the ball towards long-leg for one run. Malinga again bowls a yorker and Jadeja gets his bat onto it and takes a quick single. Ashwin puts his front-foot towards the leg side and Malinga bowls a full and wide delivery. Ashwin swings his bat gets a thick outside edge as the ball goes for a four towards third-man. Ashwin then launches one high in the air towards long-on. It initially looks like a six, but it falls short of the boundary. Mahela Jayawardene chases it and goes over the boundary. He somehow comes back and flicks the ball before it reaches the boundary line. Malinga then bowls a slower yorker and Ashwin is bowled.
OUT! Ashwin 18(16)
Mendis into the attack. He bowls one outside off-stump and Jadeja missed the ball. Sangakkara also missed it and the ball raced away for four byes towards third-man.
Malinga comes back into the attack. He bowls one full and Jadeja pushes it towards cover for a single. Malinga then bowls a back of a length delivery down the leg side and Ashwin guides it towards fine-leg for a single. Malinga then bowls one wide down the leg side to Jadeja.
Thisara Perera has been brought back into the attack. Ashwin and Jadeja get singles off the first four deliveries in the over. The fifth delivery is a dot ball. Perera then offers width and Ashwin cuts it behind point for a four. The third-man fielder tried his best with a dive, but the ball reached the boundary.
Senanayake comes back into the attack. He bowls one on a good length and the ball turns in slightly. Binny tries to work it on the leg side, but misses. The ball hits the pads and the Sri Lankans appeal. The umpire raises his finger and that has straightforward. Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single towards mid-wicket.
OUT! Binny 0(4)
De Silva comes in. Jadeja comes down the track and hits one over long-on for a six. He then takes a single towards mid-wicket. Rayudu then comes down the track and hits one in the air. He has not timed that well and Kusal Perera takes the catch at long-off. Stuart Binny is the next batsman in.
OUT! Rayudu 18(23)
Mendis continues. He bowls one full and wide outside off-stump. Jadeja pushes it towards cover-point for a single. Rayudu then hits one towards long-on for a single.
De Silva comes into bowl. Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single on the leg side. Rayudu and Jadeja then get two further isngles in the over.
Mendis is back into the attack. Rayudu gets a single towards long-on. Mendis then bowls one on middle-stump and the ball turns in slightly. Dhawan goes for swing across the line and misses the ball. He gets bowled for 94. He played a poor shot to that delivery, but still deserved a century. He struck seven fours and one six. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman in. He gets of the mark with a four behind point. Mendis then bowls a short delivery and Karthik tries to pull. He top-edges it straight to de Silva at mid-off.
OUT! Dhawan 94(114), Karthik 4(3)
De Silva has been brought back into the attack. The singles are easily coming now. But the fours and sixes have dried up a bit.
Senanayake to bowl the last over of the batting powerplay. Dhawan and Rayudu exchange three singles off the first four deliveries. Rayudu then comes down the track and pushes one towards long-on for a single.
Maling comes in and bowls a low full-toss and Rayudu flicks it away for a four in front of square on the leg side. Malinga again bowls a full-length delivery on the stumps and Rayudu flicks it away for two runs towards mid-wicket. Malinga then bowls a slower good length delivery and it takes the inside edge and hits the pads. Malinga appeals loudly, but the umpire waves it off. Maling again bowls a low full-toss and Rayudu hits it towards deep mid-wicket for two runs.
Senanayake comes in. He bowls one slightly outside off-stump and Rahane comes down the track and tries to hit it inside-out over cover. He top-edges it straight to Lahiru Thirimanne at short third-man. AMbati Rayudu is the new batsman in. He gets of the mark with a single towards mid-wicket. Dhawan then dabs one towards short cover and takes a quick single to get into the 90s. Rayudu hits one towards square-leg for another single.
OUT! Rahane 22(27)
Malinga is back from the other end. He bowls a slower yorker on off-stump. Rahane dabs it on the off side and takes off for a quick single. There is a direct hit at the bowler’s end. The umpire again refers it, but Rahane has made it in due to his dive. Malinga bowls a low full-toss and Dhawan comes down the track and hits it over mid-wicket for a four. That was not well-timed, but there was no fielder there and it just reached the boundary line.
Senanayake has been brought back into the attack. The batting power play has also been taken. Little surprising as teams generally take the power play at the beginning of the 36th over. But Senanayake does well as only four runs come off the over and all in singles.
De Silva continues. Rahane comes down the track and hits an inside-out shot towards deep extra-cover for two runs. De Silva bowls one slightly short and Rahane pulls that over the top for a four towards deep mid-wicket.
Malinga comes in. Dhawan pushes one towards mid-off for a single. Malinga bowls a full delivery on the pads and Rahane flicks it away for two runs towards long-leg. There is some good fielding that keeps it to only two runs.
De Silva has been brought back into the attack. Both Dhawan and Rahane exchange five singles in the over. The score has crossed the 150-run mark.
Malinga comes back into the attack. He bowls a length delivery and Rahane pushes it towards cover for a single. Malinga then offers width and Dhawan hits that through cover for a single. Rahane then takes a quick single towards mid-off. But the trow comes in and hits the stumps at the bowler’s end. The umpire does not want to take any chances and refers it upstairs. Replays show that Rahane had easily made it into the crease.
Mendis comes in. He bowls a couple of deliveries down the leg side and Dhawan sweeps them both behind square on the leg side. But he gets only two runs each time as there is a fielder to stop the boundary.
Senanayake has also been brought back into the attack. He bowls one from round the wicket and it hits Dhawan on the pads. There is an appeal, but the umpire waves it off. The ball looked like going down the leg side, but only just about.
Mendis has been brought back into the attack. He strikes immediately. He pitches one on the middle and off-stump and the ball turns away slightly. Kohli tries to just get his bat out it, but misses it. The ball hits the off-stump and Kohli has to depart for 48. That was a carom ball from Mendis. Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman in. He gets of the mark with two runs towards cover.
OUT! Kohli 48(51)
Perera comes in. He bowls one on the pads and Dhawan flicks it awa for a four behind square on the leg side. Both Dhawan and Kohli are getting singles every other delivery and rotating strike. The left-hand right-hand combination will not allow the Sri Lankan bowlers to settle properly. Perera digs one in short and Dhawan pulls that off the back-foot over deep mid-wicket for a six.
De Silva to bowl his fifth over. Dhawan gets a single behind square on the leg side. De Silva bowls one on the stumps and Kohli rocks back onto his back-foot and launches it over deep mid-wicket for a six. That is the first maximum in the innings.
Perera has been brought back into the attack. He bowls a short ball outside off-stump and Dhawan cuts it for a single on the off side. Kohli then gets a single towards cover. Dhawan cuts another back of a length delivery in front of square on the off side. Perera then drifts one on the pads and Kohli flicks it away for a four towards long-leg.
De Silva to bowl. He bowls one down the leg side and Dhawan turns it away for a single towards fine-leg and gets to his half-century. That is Dhawan’s sixth half-century in ODIs. India have won all the matches where Dhawan has got at least 50 runs in ODIs. India also reach the 100-run mark in the over.
Mendis continues. He bowls a straight delivery and Dhawan is struck on the pads. The Sri Lankans appeal, but the umpire waves it off. The ball had pitched outside leg-stump.
De Silva comes in. The first two deliveries are dot deliveries. But four singles come from the final four deliveries of the over.
Mendis to bowl. Kohli gets a single towards cover. That brings up the 50-run partnership between the duo. Dhawan and Kohli further exchange singles in the over.
De Silva continues. The left-arm spinner bowls five dot deliveries to Kohli first up. Kohli then gets a single towards cover.
Mendis comes in. Kohli and Dhawan taken singles of the first two deliveries off the over. Mendis then bowls a wide down the leg side. Kohli then hits one towards long-on for single. Mendis bowls one on the leg side and Dhawan sweeps that behind square on the leg side for a four.
Chaturanga de Silva has been brought into the attack. He is a left-arm spinner. He bowls one wide outside off-stump and Kohli comes forward and misses it. Sangakkara flicks the bails quickly and Kohli looks like he might be in trouble. The third umpire has been called into action. After looking at various replays, the third umpire rules Kohli not out. Drinks have been taken in-between the over. Another two runs have been taken in the over.
Ajantha Mendis has been brought into the attack. If people remember, it was Mendis who bamboozled India in the 2008 Asia Cup final. He bowls a wide delivery on the leg side and Kohli gets bat onto it and the ball goes for a four towards fine-leg. Kohli has got another record now. After 125 innings, Kohli has got the most runs in ODIs. That is higher than Viv Richards.


Perera to bowl. Dhawan gets a single towards fine-leg. Kohli then flicks one towards deep square-leg for a single. Dhawan then gets another single through cover.
Senanayake to bowl his fifth over. He tosses one up and Kohli comes down the track and plays a delightful cover drive for a four. India have crossed the 50-run mark in the innings. Senanayake bowls one slightly wide and Dhawan cuts that in-between point and short third-man for a four.
Perera comes in. Dhawan and Kohli exchange five singles of the first five deliveries. The last ball is a dot delivery. India are nearing the 50-run mark.
Senanayake continues. The batsmen are using the pace of the ball to just dab it around and take singles. The running has also been very good between the wickets.
Perera comes into bowl. Kohli gets a single towards the leg side. Dhawan then flicks one off the pads towards mid-wicket for a single.
Senanayake comes in. He bowls one straight and the ball keeps low. Rohit is quite in front of the wicket and the ball hits him on the pads. The Sri Lankans appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Rohit is not happy, but replays show that the ball would have struck the middle-stump. Virat Kohli is the new batsman in. Senanayake bowls one slightly short and Kohli guides that past fine-leg for a four.
OUT! Rohit 13(28)
Mathews continues. He bowls a length delivery outside off-stump and Rohit goes for the cut. The ball goes past the stumps towards fine-leg for two runs. Mathews is in discomfort and it might be cramps. He is off the field. Thisara Perera will finish the over.
Senanayake comes in. Dhawan gets two runs towards mid-wicket. He then plays out four dot deliveries in-a-row. Dhawan then gets another single towards mid-on.
Mathews now comes back into the attack, but from the other end. Wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara has come right behind the stumps. Mathews bowls five dot deliveries to Dhawan first up. Dhawan then pushes the last ball of the over to mid-off and gets a quick single.
Sachithra Senanayake has been brought into the attack. He is a right-arm off-spinner. Dhawan pushes one on the leg side to take a single. Senanayake bowls a wide delivery from round the wicket and Rohit cuts that behind point for a four.
Malinga continues. Rohit and Dhawan exchange three singles of the first three deliveries. Malinga bowls a good length delivery and Dhawan punches that for a four through cover. Malinga then bowls one on a back of a length and Dhawan hits that through point for another four.
Mathews bowls a short and wide delivery and Dhawan cuts that through cover for a four. That is the first boundary of the match.
Malinga comes in and bowls an in-swinging full-length delivery. Dhawan just about gets his bat onto it and the ball goes behind square-leg for a single and he is also of the mark.
Angelo Mathews will share the new ball with Malinga. Sri Lanka have gone in with three spinners, so, Mathews has to bowl with the new ball. Rohit comes down the track to a back of a length delivery, but he inside-edges past the stumps. Mathews bowls a maiden over to Rohit.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out into the middle for India. Lasith Malinga will open the bowling for Sri Lanka. The very first ball keeps low for Rohit, but he manages to block the delivery. Rohit gets of the mark with a single towards third-man.

Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss, elect to bowl in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2014 against India. Ajantha Mendis comes in place of Suranga Lakmal for Sri Lanka. Stuart Binny replaces Varun Aaron in the Indian team.

It was exactly two years back that Kohli struck that brilliant 133 not out against Sri Lanka in Hobart as India chased down a 321-run target in 36.4 overs. But this time he and India are batting first.

Teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.


Hello and welcome to the live updates of the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2014 between India and Sri Lanka at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah. This is Shrikant Shankar and I will be bringing you the updates of this game. Read preview of the match here.  The young Indian team, led by Virat Kohli started Asia Cup 2014 campaign with a win against the hosts, Bangladesh. The Indian team without the likes of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina will be looking to continue on their momentum in the second game against traditional rivals, Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka too won their first game against Pakistan in a close encounter.

Fatullah has seen high-scoring matches in recent times, but a 300-plus score hasn’t yet been achieved. Expect these two teams to do the honours. Be it a feather-bed or a turner, Mathews will think more than twice before choosing to bat first, if he wins the toss.

Catch ball-by-ball commentary of the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2014 between India and Sri Lanka here

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