Virat Kohli © IANS (File Photo)
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Nov 16, 2014

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How good a shot was that! Mendis bowls full, Kohli gets the foot out of the way and smashes it over mid-on for a huge six. Well, it was an attempt to play the Helicopter! It is MS Dhoni’s hometown after all. They have lost the ball here. So the umpires have called for another. Kohli then takes a single with a late cut. The fifty partnership is up. Kohli then gets back on strike as he calls Akshar for a quick single. And he finishes it off in style. Dancing down, he carts it over long-on for a six. What a way to get there! India make it 5-0.

Mathews comes back! Akshar gets a single first ball to put Kohli back on strike. Kohli pulls to long-on and gets a couple for that. Kohli then plays one to the deep on the off-side and gets another single. Akshar gets a single. Kohli pulls to the deep and gets two in quick time. The throw was wide. He then keeps strike with a single.
Shaminda Eranga is back. He starts off with a wide. Kohli takes a single off the first ball. Akshar then gets an edge and it has gone for a four. It has gone through third-man for a four. He then plays uppishly down the ground and it just evades Eranga. Akshar gets a single. Kohli goes over cover and that has gone for a four! What a player! Kohli then works it to third-man for a single.
Mendis is back and Kohli pushes to the deep for a single. Akshar comes on strike. He works around the leg-side for a single. Kohli then dances down the track and lofts it over cover for a four. Beautifully, inside-out shot! Kohli then smashes it straight down the ground and it goes through Mendis’ hands as it goes for a four. India’s 250 is up with that stroke. Mendis hits back with a yorker. Kohli keeps it out. He keeps strike with a single.
Seekkuge Prasanna is back. Kohli drives to deep cover and gets a single. Akshar cuts a wide ball through the off-side and gets a four for that. That was very well played. Akshar attempts a sweep but misses. There is an appeal, but it is turned down. Akshar then goes over cover and gets a couple for that shot.
Stuart Binny is gone. He charges to Mendis and misses. Chandimal does the rest! Ashwin is gone first ball! Mendis traps him leg-before. They checked for the no-ball, but Mendis is fine. Akshar Patel is the new man in the middle. He blocks the first ball. He gets off the mark second ball and then Kohli takes strike again by working a single off the last ball.
OUT! S Binny 12(15) R Ashwin 0(1)
Kohli works one to the deep off the second ball and gets two. He moves to 99 with that. And he gets a ton by working a single to the third-man fielder. This is his 21st ODI ton.
Binny gets an edge and it has gone for four. Kohli gets on strike after a while. He ends the over with a single.
Binny plays a couple of dots before sweeping Dilshan for a four. The fielder dived, got the hand to it, but it went for a four. Binny ends the over with a single.
Kohli gets a single. Jadhav then gets an inside edge and they get a single. They work the strike. But later in the over, Jadhav is bowled as he charges and misses. Stuart Binny is into the crease. He gets off the mark with a single.
OUT! K Jadhav 20(24)
Kohli moves to 95 with a single as Prasanna continues.
Mendis comes on and bowls a full toss. Jadhav gets on knee and sweeps it for a four. It went into the boundary on one bounce. He then cuts one past point for a four. Then there is a short ball and Jadhav pulls it for a single. Kohli works one to the deep for a single. Jadhav shapes to cut again, mbut misses.
Kohli takes a single first ball off Prasanna. Jadhav blocks the next and then shapes up to pull a short ball but it turns away. A couple of balls later, he drives one down the ground for a single. Kohli leaves one outside the off-stump and Chandimal cannot collect it. it also goes past the slip and into the boundary for four byes. The 200 is up.

 

The batting powerplay is on and Mendis continues. The first ball is a dot. Jadhav then dances down the track and pads it. he then sweeps and gets a couple. Jadhav then plays a late cut and that has gone for a four. It was played very fine and that has gone for a four.

 

Kohli has moved into the 90s. Prasanna has been cut for a four through point. Kohli gets a single later in the over. Jadhav gets a full toss and he gets a single.
Uthappa is gone. He plays Mendis towards mid-wicket, uppishluy and is taken very well by Angelo Mathews as he dives to his right. Kedar Jadhav walks out for his ODI debut. He charges down the track first ball and plays it to long-on for a single. That is some start! Kohli plays down the ground for another single.
OUT! R Uthappa 19(21)
Prasanna is on and Kohli gets a single off the second ball. Uthappa tries to scoop one again, but this one breaks quite a lot and he is hit on the pads. An appeal for leg-before, but it pitched outside the off-stump. Uthappa gets a couple as he plays through the off-side and the batsmen push each other for the extra run. Uthappa keeps strike with a single through the off-side.
Kohli completes 1,000 runs in ODIs for the year 2014. Thisara Perera is into the attack. Uthappa plays a couple of dot balls. A few balls later Uthappa gets a couple.
Dilshan continues and bowls a wide down the leg-side. Uthappa then plays to long-on for a single. Kohli works it fine and they get a couple of runs for that. Kohli then gets a single. Dilshan strays down the leg-side and Uthappa scoops it fine for a four. India get nine for the over.
Uthappa works one through third-man and it is a four. It was so well played. It went all along the ground and very fine. Eranga had bowled it around the off-stump. Uthappa then works to the leg-side for a single. Kohli then gets a single. Uthappa also gets a single to keep strike.
Robin Uthappa is the new man and he will face Dilshan’s off-breaks. The ball stays low and Uthappa manages to keep it out. The second one also stays low and Uthappa plays it back. He gets a single for that. Kohli plays out the rest of the over comfortably. He gets a four off the last ball as he sweeps one and the fielder in the deep misfields, letting it go for a four.
Kohli opens the face of the bat and gets a single through third man as Eranga bowls. Rayudu then gets a single. India’s 150 is up. Rayudu is gone! Kohli played it to third-man, but the keeper stopped. Meanwhile, Rayudu came to the striker’s end and then ran back. The throw came in and he is run-out.
OUT! A Rayudu 59(69)
Dilshan comes in. He gets the first ball to turn quite a lot and it goes towards the leg-side. Kohli has taken a single off the fourth ball. Rayudu then sweeps and gets six over square-leg.
Kohli gets a couple as he plays one to third man. He then gets a boundary. Rayudu is still on 48 and is trying to get that fifty. He has had a very good series and this performance is only strengthening his spot. And then he gets there. A short ball and Rayudu glides it over the ‘keeper for a four. What a shot!
Prasanna continues. Kohli blocks the first two deliveries. He drives the third ball to cover and gets a single. They get three runs from the over.
Dilshan is in. India continue to get the singles. The asking rate is over six an over. So Rayudu dances down the ground with the mid-off in the ring. He gets the boundary down the ground.
Kohli opens the face of the bat and guides a leg-break from Prasanna for a couple through third-man. He then drives through the off-side for a single. Rayudu drives through cover and Lahiru Gamage makes a mess of it in the deep and it goes through for a four.
Dilshan bowls a wide doen the leg-side. Kohli plays a few dots and then gets a single through the leg-side.
India going along nicely! Seekkuge Prasanna bowls it short and Rayudu slams him for four through mid-wicket. And, Prasanna gets one to turn precociously. He had to leave it. In fact, Jayawardene took it at first slip.
Mendis is in and Kohli gets a single through long-on. Rayudu also gets a single. Kohli has reached his fifty. Outside the off-stump and he has played it for a four through cover. What a shot! Totally in control. Kohli then plays to the leg-side for a single.
Tillakaratne Dilshan has come on to bowl. The batsmen knock it around and they take singles to keep the scoreboard ticking. They have taken five runs off the over.
Ajantha Mendis is into the attack. Kohli gets a single off the second ball and then Rayudu plays one through mid-off for a single. Kohli then plays one past point and gets a four for that. Very well played for Kohli here. Kohli then drives down the ground for a single.
Kohli gets a single, followed by Rayudu working the strike over. India continue to knock it around and are getting the singles. As a result, the scoreboard is moving and there aren’t any problems in that regard. Rayudu glides one through third-man and they get a couple. Perera bowls one short and Rayudu slams it for a four over mid-wicket.
Only three runs have come off this over.
Thisara Perera has come into the attack. Kohli starts off with a single. Rayudu then plays to the deep and gets a single. Kohli flicks one through fine-leg and the fielder dives, but it has gone for a four. Kohli then plays to the deep for a single.
Seekkuge Prasanna is on and Rayudu plays one back and it evades the bowler! He gets a single for that. Kohli also gets a single. Rayudu faces and there is an appeal for leg-before but it seems to have taken the inside edge. The last ball keeps low and it has turned, leaving Rayudu. He misses it.
Eranga continues. Rayudu gets a single off the second ball he faces in this over. India have brought up their fifty. Kohli then gets a four as he drives one on the rise through cover for a four.
Kohli comes down the track to Angelo Mathews and smashes him over mid-wicket for a four. He then places one through the leg-side and sprints, looking for the second. But, he gets only a single. Rayudu then dances down the track and smashes it straight back past the bowler for a four. Rayudu then pulls one through mid-wicket and gets another four.
Eranga continues and Kohli gets a boundary! A typical Kohli short. It was a bit back of a length and Kohli flicks it through square-leg for four. It was well controlled and beautifully timed. Kohli then guides one to third-man for a single.
Mathews continues. Kohli is on strike. Only one run has come off that over.
Shaminda Eranga is into the attack. Kohli drops one on the off-side and goes through for a quick run. The fielder at point picked it and hit the stumps. However, Ambati Rayudu has made his ground. There is an appeal for leg-before as Eranga hits Rayudu on the pads. It hit the pad and the bat. That appeal is turned down.
Gamage is bat and he hits Rayudu on the pads second ball. The ball was angling down the leg-side and the appeal has been turned down. Later Rayudu hit one for four. Mathews comes on and Kohli gets a four through the off-side. .
Mathews continues and he gets Rohit Sharma. He tries to swipe across the line and misses. Rohit has gone for nine. Virat Kohli is the new man in the middle and he solidly plays a few deliveries.
OUT! R Sharma 9(12)
Gamage continues and gets a ball to pitch short. However, it doesn’t climb. Rohit edges it through third-man for four. Rohit then drives to mid-off for a single. Gamage then bowls a wide to Rayudu.
Mathews gets Rahane! The ball keeps low and takes the stumps. Rahane has to make the long walk back as there is silence in the stadium. Rayudu is the new man and gets off the mark with a couple.
OUT! A Rahane 2(10)
Rohit plays five dot balls off Lahiru Gamage. The last ball is a bit short and outside the off-stump. Rohit caresses it away for a four. First boundary for India as Rohit gets off and running.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma walk out with Angelo Mathews taking the new ball. Rahane gets right behind those deliveries and plays them solidly. India get away with Rahane playing through cover and gets a couple for that. Only two runs off that over.
Dhawal Kulkarni to bowl the last over. How many can Mathews get off this over? The first ball is way outside the off-stump and is called a wide. Mathews smashes one through the off-side and gets a single. Kulkarni bowls a short ball and Prasanna lets it go through. A dot ball! Kulkarni then strays on the off-side and it is a wide. Prasanna goes over the top on the leg-side and is caught at square-leg. Mathews swings and misses. He then takes a single. The last ball would be played by Mendis. And he is gone! Mendis flat bats a short ball and Karn easily takes it running from mid-on. Kulkarni gets his third. What a good catch it was! Sri Lanka have scored 286 thanks to a great innings by the skipper.
OUT! S Prasanna 0(4) A Mendis 0(1)
Prasanna manages to get Mathews on strike off the second ball. Ashwin then bowls a ball that turns a mile. Mathews swings and misses. It goes through everything and goes for four byes. Ashwin then bowls a half-tracker and Mathews smacks it for a six over mid-wicket. Mathews then goes down the ground as Ashwin comes from over the wicket. It has gone straight for a six.

 

Akshar comes in and Mathews makes room and misses. He then carts the next one down the ground for a huge six. Akshar pulls it back and Mathews smacks it down the ground for another six. This is his seventh six. He then gets a single. Akshar bowls a full toss to Perera and he smashes it to fine-leg,where he is caught. The umpires check whether it was over the waist. He is gone! Mathews finishes the over with another six over mid-wicket.
Kulkarni strays down Perera’s pads and he is worked fine for a four. He then takes a single. Mathews plays it to the deep and gets a couple. he moves to 98. He then places another to the deep and gets a couple. This is his first ton in ODIs. What an innings by Mathews! First one is always special. Mathews then carts one through cover for a four.
Karn Sharma continues from the other end. Mathews hits him for two consecutive sixes, and then follows it up with a boundary. He now needs just one good hit to get to his 100th.

 

Ashwin returns to the attack and delivers! Thirimanne hits one high into the air and straight into the hands of Rayudu. Perera should be the next man in, and he can hit the ball a long way.
OUT! Lahiru Thirimanne c Rayudu b Ashwin 52 (76)

 

 

Karn Sharma comes in to bowl the 44th over. Thirmanne gets to his 50 with a single. He had scored a half-century in the last game too, and this is a good show from the 25-year old. 5 runs from the over.

 

Akshar Patel returns to the attack and keeps things tight by conceding just 2 runs. The current partnership is now worth 119 runs. Patel has just one over left.

 

Ashwin comes in to bowl his 8th over. And, Thirimanne ruins an otherwise tidy over by hitting a six off the last ball. He is nearing his half-century.

 

Ambati Raudu comes into the attack! This has been a good partnership for Sri Lanka, and both these batsman will need to stay on for a while longer. Mathews plays a superb stroke to get a boundary. He powers one across the fence for a six! Hits another one right after that. Kohli’s decision to bowl Rayudu has turned out to be poor.

 

Karn Sharma comes into the attack. Mathews makes room and lofts it over the off-side for a six. That should bring some life into the game. He gets his half-century with that hit.
Patel continues and keeps it tight. He isn’t giving much away and is hitting the right areas. The batsmen manage to knock it around for a few runs.
Ashwin is brought back into the attack. Binny is out. Mathews gets three off the first ball. Mathews. Later in the over, Thirimanne gets a single. Mathews follows suit. Thirimanne keeps strike with a single off the last over.
The batting powerplay is on and the first over was bowled by Stuart Binny. They get only four runs off that. Akshar Patel has now been introduced! Mathews gets a single off the third ball. Patel continues to get turn. There is an appeal for leg-before later in the over, but it is given not out. Only one run off the over.
Angelo Mathews faces Karn and defends deliveries solidly. Earlier in the over, Thirimanne got a single. After a few deliveries, even Mathews gets a single as he plays to the off-side. Thirimanne keeps strike with a single. Three runs off this over.
Stuart Binny is back. Angelo Mathews gets a single off the third ball. Thrimanne gets a single then. And to finish the over, Mathews gets two.
Karn continues. Mathews gets a single later in the over. The batsmen knock it around as Karn continues to test them with some prodigious turn. Karn bowls a full-toss and he has been hit for a four as Mathews smashes it through mid-wicket.
Ambati Rayudu bowls and one run is taken in the over off the fifth ball. Mathews gets a single off the last ball.
Karn hits Thirimanne on the pads and there is a loud appeal, which is turned down. It turned in and Thirimanne was on the backfoot. The leg-stump was visible, but was given not out. Later in the over, Thirimanne gets a couple through the off-side. He then gets a boundary as well.
Ashwin is back. He is coming from round the wicket to Thirimanne. The first ball is played to point for no run. Thirimanne continues to play well, leaving a few outside off stump. He then gets right behind those angled onto the stumps. Thirimanne gets three off the last ball as he plays it to square-leg.
Thirimanne gets three from the first ball bowled by Karn. The second ball turns past Mathews. There was some good leg-break on that. Later in the over Mathews plays one to the deep and they get a couple for that. Mathews then gets right forward to defend.
Karn Sharma bowls another tight over. Just three off that over. Ambati Rayudu continues now. Productive over for the visitors.
Ambati Rayudu is in. He is bowling his off-breaks from around the wicket. Thirimanne plays a shot uppishly through cover, which prompts Kohli to bring a fielder close in. Thirimanne plays it square and gets a single.
Sri Lanka’s 100 is up. Akshar then gets Thirimanne to edge one to first slip. Rahane spills a chance to his right. A chance goes begging here! Thirimanne has to make it count.
Ashwin bowls one outside off and Mathews misses while defending. There were some shouts as Uthappa failed to collect it. Giving the impression that it was an edge. Later, Mathews sweeps one for a four.
Patel continues and Mathews blocks the first ball. The second ball is also played back towards cover. Mathews gets a single off the third ball.
Thirimanne gets off the mark as he gets a single off the second ball by Ashwin. Later in the over, Thirimanne gets an edge through first-slip and it has gone for a four.

 

Mathews faces Patel. After a few dot balls, he sweeps one fine and gets two for that. Those are the only runs to come off this over.
Mahela Jayawardene has been dismissed1 Ashwin changes ends and he gets one to kick off a length and it hits Jayawardene’s bat, then -pad and is taken at first skip. Lahiru Thirimanne has come in to bat.
OUT! M Jayawardene 32(33)
Karn Sharma is into the attack. Mathews gets off the mark by playing one past point and gets two. It is a largely quiet over as Mathews tries to play through the off-side but only finds the fielders. Only two runs off this over.
Mahela Jayawardene goes over cover to Akshar and that has gone for a four. The second ball is pulled by him through wide long-on. Rohit Sharma chases but is not able to stop it with the dive. Another four! In anger, Rohit kicked the hoardings. Drinks break!
Ashwin continues and keeps Mathews on strike. Mathews continues to play towards the leg-side, but cannot get off the mark. The fielders are set close inside the ring and there is a leg-slip as well. There is a maiden over.
One ball spins one away from Chandimal. There was precocious turn in that! Chandimal then sweeps and hits it high in the air. Rohit Sharma runs from mid-on, settles under the skier and takes it.
OUT! D Chandimal 5(31)
Ashwin is into the attack. Jayawardene edges one past first skip and it has gone for a four. They get seven runs off this over.
Akshar Patel is into the attack and Jayawardene welcomes him by pulling him for a four over mid-wicket. Akshar manages to recover after that and only concedes a single.
Kulkarni will continue. This is his sixth over. Kulkarni pitches it up and Jayawardene lofts it with grace over mid-on and it has gone for a four. Jayawardene plays one through the leg-side and gets a single. Chandimal then works it around for a single. Jayawardene keeps strike with a single.
Sri Lanka get their fifty. Chandimal tries to go over the top and it evades mid-on. They get two for that. Binny continues to probe the batsmen with his lack of pace.

 

Jayawardene gets off the mark as he plays one towards the leg-side. He gets two runs for that. Kedar Jadhav fields it. Jayawardene then gets a quick single as he plays to the leg-side.
Mahela Jayawardene has walked out to the middle. Meanwhile, Chandimal has gotten off the mark. Kulkarni and Binny continue and they are now getting some dot balls in as they have been able to get rid of Dilshan. Binny bowls a maiden to Chandimal.
Stuart Binny pitches it short and DIlshan pulls the first ball through square-leg and four. Binny pitches it up later in the over and Dilshan pushes it down the ground for a four. Dilshan goes! Binny pitches it up and he is castled. A promising innings comes to an end. Sri Lanka have lost their second wicket.
OUT! T Dilshan 35(24)
Dilshan is on song. Stuart Binny had pitched it way outside off in the previous over and he was smashed for four. Kulkarni is then hit through extra cover and the bounce off the surface takes it over the fielders as it goes for a four. This man wants to leave a mark. Dilshan then cuts one to point and there is a direct hit. They get two more due to the overthrows. And there is a wicket! Ambati Rayudu dives forward at square-leg to take Dickwella. Kulkarni has his man as Dickwella plays it to the fielder. Dinesh Chandimal is the new man and is welcomed with a short ball by Kulkarni. It flies over the batsman and evades Robin Uthappa. That has resulted in four wides.
OUT! N Dickwella 4(10)
Kulkarni continues and Dickwella gets a single first ball. In fact, it is a leg-bye. Dilshan pushes to the off-side and gets a single. Dickwella then opens the face of the bat and plays it to third-man.
Stuart Binny starts off and he bowls it full to Dickwella, who defends it solidly. Dickwella keeps these deliveries out as he gets right forward to play them. Dickwella gets a single and then Dilshan follows suit. Dickwella takes a single off the last ball. There is a direct hit but Dilshan is home.
Niroshan Dickwella faces his first ball in ODIs and he punches Dhawal Kulkarni to mid-on. They get a run as Rohit doesn’t field it cleanly. Dilshan gets underway as he flicks through mid-wicket and that has sped away for four. The next ball is inside edged and it goes fine for four. Lucky break for DIlshan. The last ball is wide and hit through extra cover for four. Good start for Sri Lanka.

 

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ajantha Mendis, Lahiru Gamage, Shaminda Eranga.

 


 

 

Toss: Sri Lanka win toss and elect to bat. Kedar Jadhav makes his ODI debut and Ravichandran Ashwin is back for Umesh Yadav.

 


 

 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka at Ranchi. India have already won the series 4-0 and this game is nothing but a formality. Sri Lanka have been given no chance of dominating with the hosts taking charge of the games. Rohit Sharma‘s double ton has been the talk of the town as the right-hander returned to the side with style. That has made all the headlines and stolen the limelight.

India will want to complete a clean-sweep. The news is that Suresh Raina will not be available as he has been rested. The rest of the team remains the same. For this game, they may blood in Kedar Jadhav. Sri Lanka too may want to bring in some fresh faces as they have nothing to lose. A victory would any ways be a welcome result.

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Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, Akshar Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Stuart Binny.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage, Chaturanga de Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv.

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