Live Updates

  • 10:45 PM IST

    Man of the Match: Kusal Perera


    I believe India were 15 runs short. Rishabh Pant did not get going. Run-a-ball wasn’t good enough. 190 would have been more competitive.
  • 10:33 PM IST

  • 10:32 PM IST

  • 10:25 PM IST

    IND v SL Updates: Thakur bowls a wide. A single then. Now a two. Thisara Perera slaps it through square leg for a boundary. And that’s it. Sri Lanka have won by five wickets.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    IND v SL Updates: Unadkat starts with a dot. Shanaka gets it on slot and smashes it through extra cover for a boundary. A dot, a leg-bye and a wide. 18 off 14 balls. Thisara Perera clubs one straight for a six. Now again, it’s Sri Lanka’s game to lose. Well, they were always a big hit away. Unadkat attempts another yorker and Thisara clubs the low full toss straight for a boundary. 16 off the over.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    IND v SL Updates: 35 off 4 overs. Shankar to bowl. This might be the game changer. The debutant will be under immense pressure. Thisara Perera goes aerial and it falls between three fielders. Four off the first two balls. A high full toss and not given no! SL run two. SL getting runs but Shankar hasn’t leaked a boundary yet. Too many aerial shots but not wicket. 10 off it. Sri Lanka need 24 off 3 overs. It will be Unadkat in all probabilities.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    IND v SL Updates: Another brilliant over from Thakur. Only three comes from it. Who would have thought that after the pounding he received in the first over (27 runs), he would come back so well. The next two overs have cost seven.

  • 10:03 PM IST
    IND v SL Updates: Chahal’s loop is too good for Tharanga. India are crawling back into the match. Tharanga misses the slog sweep and looses his off-stump. SL need 38 off last five overs. Thisara Perera is the danger man for India.


    OUT! Upul Tharanga b Yuzvendra Chahal 17 (18)

  • 9:57 PM IST

    IND v SL Updates: Shardul Thakur’s second over goes for 5. Pant almost takes a stunner at midwicket. India need to grab those. Sri Lanka continue to be favourites for this contest.

  • 9:51 PM IST

    Sundar’s flight deceives Kusal Perera. Dinesh Karthik completes the stumping. Huge wicket. He steps out, the ball passes the bat and DK completes a safe stumping. This has been a game-defining knock.

    OUT! Kusal Perera st Dinesh Karthik b Washington Sundar 66 (37)
Rohit Sharma will lead India © AFP
Rohit Sharma will lead India © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Nidahas Trophy 2018. This is Suvajit Mustafi and I will bring you the live updates of the first match between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo. Yes, it is India-Sri Lanka again but the teams wear a significant different look. The tri-nation tournament is being played to mark the 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence.

Both the sides will be without some of their key players. Sri Lanka will be missing the services of Angelo Mathews and Asela Gunaratne, and this is their best chance to beat the Indian side, who are stepping into the tournament without Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav.

Indian batting still looks strong with Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina in form. Rohit Sharma did not get going in South Africa but was in rich form at home against Sri Lanka.

Either of Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant will keep wickets for India. With Niroshan Dickwella dropped from the Sri Lankan side, skipper Dinesh Chandimal is expected to keep wickets for Sri Lanka.

Rain may play a spoilsport with slight chances of thunderstorm. We hope that is not the case.