Mahela Jayawardene (left) scored 118 runs from 124 balls, smashing 12 boundaries and a six in the process, to guide Sri Lanka to a total of 242 for six at the end of their innings © PTI
Mahela Jayawardene (left) scored 118 runs from 124 balls, smashing 12 boundaries and a six in the process, to guide Sri Lanka to a total of 242 for six at the end of their innings © PTI

 

Nov 9, 2014

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Man of the Match: Mahela Jayawardene for his knock of 118 from 124 balls, also completing 12,000 ODI runs in the process.

Virat Kohli: It was commendable of the bowlers to reduce Sri Lanka to 242 on this wicket. To finish it off, Shikhar Dhawan and the rest chipped in, and all in all it was a great performance. He’s enjoying watching the ISL games (about MS Dhoni), and I dont want to disturb him when he is resting. It (Hyderabad) is one of my favourite grounds to play on, and I thank the crowd for their support.

Angelo Mathews: “Unfortunately Ive been winning tosses and ended up losing.300-mark is a must in Indian wickets, 240 is never enough. We’ll keep trying our combinations, play to our strengths and weaknesses, and play for pride in the last two ODIs.”

Shikhar Dhawan in the meantime is ecstatic about having registered an impressive score to help setup the win for India. The Delhi-born batsman acknowledges his happiness for registering the half-century at Hyderabad, his ‘home’ ground. Dhawan professes his love for the ‘Hyderabadi Biryani’ in the same breath.

It would be a matter of utter disappointment for the Sri Lankans to crumble in such a manner in the three games that have been played so far, with the visitors collapsing to a six-wicket defeat in the third ODI at Hyderabad, surrendering the series to India without offering a fight. The Lankans had been terrific throughout the year, winning the Asia Cup, ICC World Twenty20, a successful tour of England as well as a Test and ODI series against Pakistan at home. Stand-in skipper Virat Kohli would be very impressed with the way his side has won all the matches so far. With a lead of 3-0, Kohli would be setting his sights on a clean-sweep, which would be a great morale booster for the Indians ahead of the tour of Australia followed by the World Cup.

India need just two runs to win, which is brought up with a four off Saha’s bat off the bowling of Priyanjan over mid-wicket. India win by a comfortable margin of six wickets , and clinch the series 3-0. Handshakes between players from both sides.
The 43rd over bowled by Priyanjan turned out to be a maiden. The crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is slowly getting anxious for India to complete the win.
Kohli looks for the big hit to end things quickly, but ends up holing a catch to Lahiru Gamage placed at long-on off the bowling of Tillakaratne Dilshan. Kohli would be disappointed once again for failing to finish the game for India, though they are at a knocking distance of victory, with six needed off 48.
OUT! Virat Kohli c Gamage b Dilshan 53 (61)
Ashan Priyanjan walks in to bowl his first over off the match, and concedes a mere four runs off the match. The target is hardly seven runs away, with 54 balls left for the innings to end.
The Indians are on top at the moment and are on the process of completing the final rites of the Lankans in the third ODI. Kohli and Raina are approaching towards the target with ease, though they might want to end the misery for the Lankans with a couple of lusty blows. India need 11 off 60 deliveries.
The 39th over is a important one for India as the Indian skipper brings up his 32nd fifty, as well reaching the milestone of 6,000 ODI runs, being the quickest to it by beating Sir Viv Richards’ record. The cameras instantly zoom towards Kohli’s girlfriend Anuskha Sharma the moment he reaches the milestone. Kohli decided to keep the party going with a six off the next delivery. India need a mere 13 runs from 66 balls now.
Raina, who scored a quickfire half-century in the first match at Cuttack, has been slow in the third game so far, scoring five runs from nine balls. Kohli on the other hand, is taking his time to reach his half-century. India need 23 runs from 72 balls
Three runs have been scored off the 37th over of the match, bowled by Kulasekara, who dismissed Shikhar Dhawan in his earlier over, and is turning out to be a bit of a pain for the Indians in their otherwise comfortable chase of the target. India need another 25 from 78 balls.
India barely need 28 runs from 84 balls, with the path to victory appearing to be a cakewalk for the hosts at the moment. The Sri Lankans can only pray for a miracle to save them from surrendering the series at this point. Kohli, in the meantime, is on the verge of completing his 32nd half-century, as well as completing 6.000 ODI runs, which would make him the fastest to reach the milestone if he successfully accomplishes the feat.
Suresh Raina walks in to bat, after the unfortunate dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan. Kohli in the meantime has reached the 30s, while Raina has managed to opened his account. India need another 35 runs to win from 90 balls, with seven wickets in hand. Should not be a difficult job with Kohli and Raina at the crease.
Dhawan launches Kulasekara, who has been the most economical bowler for Sri Lanka so far in the innings, for a majestic boundary over mid-on, coming down the track in the process. India bring up the 200-run mark, with Dhawan reaching the 90’s. Alas! Dhawan is dismissed off the last ball of the over, as he tries to dodge a bouncer in the last over, which seems to have come in contact with either Dhawan’s helmet or the edge of the bat. The Lankans appeal for a catch, and the umpire raises the finger. Dhawan is utterly disappointed. India need another 42 runs from 96 balls.
OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 91 (79)
Dhawan hits the seventh boundary off his bat to bring up the fifty partnership with Kohli. Comes down the track and hits Prasanna through the extra cover region, with the fielders giving up on the chase midway. Kohli smashes his first six of his innings by getting down on one knee and smashing Prasanna over mid-wicket. India need another 50 runs from 102 balls.
Kohli steals a quick single off the second ball of the 32nd over, which is well-fielded at short cover. Dhawan pulls the third ball of the over for a boundary through mid-wicket, though it is a misfield near the boundary the completes the formality. India need 63 to win from 108 balls.
de Silva is brought back into the attack as Dhawan enters the 70s, with a century within sight at the moment. Kohli on the other hand launches de Silva for a four over mid-wicket in the third ball of the over. India need another 70 runs from 114 balls.
Kulasekara comes in to bowl the 30th over, and has been by far the most consistent bowler in the innings so far, conceding only 15 runs from the four overs bowled so far. The confidence levels in the meantime are skyrocketing, and the Dhawan-Kohli pair are starting to attack the opposition bowlers more often now.
Kohli is lucky in the fourth delivery of the 29th over, which he tries to cut towards point, but manages to get an edge through the vacant slips for a boundary at the third-man boundary.
Great over for the Indians, and a obviously a disappointing one for Gamage, as Dhawan smashes the bowler over his head for a straight boundary. A ball and a single later, Kohli brings up his first boundary of the innings. The 150-run mark is brought up with a front-foot shot by Kohli in the same over down towards long-on.
Seekkuge Prasanna is brought back into the attack, conceding a solitary run in the over. The run-rate in the meantime is well over five, which the Dhawan-Kohli pair would like to maintain during the course of the partnership.
Skipper Kohli comes in to bat after the mix-up between Rayudu and Dhawan that saw the former depart for a score of 35. Kohli missed out on a half-century in the second game at Ahmedabad, a milestone which he would like to complete in today’s game.
Sri Lanka manage to get the much-needed breakthrough, this time due to the folly committed by the Rayudu-Dhawan pair. Rayudu pats Dilshan towards mid-off, and runs down towards the non-striker’s end without looking at his partner, who was denying the single. Gave Mathews the easiest of run-out opportunities, which the Lankans could not afford to and did not miss.
OUT! Ambati Rayudu run out (Mathews) 35 (46)
Ten runs have been scored off the last over, with Rayudu moving into the 30s by now. The partnership is now worth 68 runs, with the Sri Lankans in a desperate need of a wicket at this stage.
The 23rd over bowled by Chaturanga de Silva is one that saw Dhawan reach 2,000 ODI runs as well as bring up his half-century in style, with a six over mid-wicket. Rayudu continues the party with a boundary off the fourth ball of the over. The most expensive and eventful over by far, with fifteen runs coming off it.
Rahane pulls the fifth ball of the 22nd over, which short of good length, through mid-wicket, though the Sri Lankan fielders manage to stop it before it can kiss the rope.
The first boundary of the partnership comes off Rayudu’s bat, who plays a guides it through the third man, utilising the absence of any slip fielders.

Skipper Angelo Mathews decides take charge of the ball. While the all-rounder was one of the most expensive in the first ODI, he managed to improve himself in the second game by keeping his economy rate below five per over. Gets off to a bad start as he bowls two wides in the second delivery of the match. The rest of the over however, is a tight one as Rayudu manages to extract a solitary single.

Chaturanga de Silva has been introduced into the attack in the 19th over of the game, replacing Sekkuge Prasanna. With a couple of bowling changes expected, one can expect the Indian batsmen to open up and start flexing their arms after going quiet for a while after the first dismissal.

Perera’s bouncers are troubling the batsmen occasionally. Dhawan in the meantime has reached the 40s and looks good to reach his half-century. Dhawan in the meantime has set himself at the crease, having reached a score of 39 from 40 balls. India. The dashing opener from Delhi looks good to reach his 11th ODI half-century.

The run-rate has fallen below the five-run per-over mark, courtesy a couple of tight over bowled by Prasanna and Perera.

Four singles are taken off the over, as Perera sticks to the plan of bowling continuous bouncers in the 16th over.

With 15 overs of the Indian innings gone, India have reached a score of 75, at a scoring rate of five runs per over. India are cruising in their innings so far, and should be able to complete the chase with ease if they keep it steady for now.

Dhawan reaches the 30s as Rayudu opens his account. Plenty of short-pitched deliveries being bowled by Perera, one off which is signalled a no-ball by the on-field umpires.

The Lankans seek to make the most of the dismissal of Ajinkya Rahane. Prasanna concedes a solitary run, that too off Dhawan’s bat.

Sri Lanka get the first strike as Thisara Perera manages to remove the dangerous looking Rahane, who had scored five boundaries in his innings of 31 from 47 balls. Rahane tried to play a bouncer, to which he managed to direct towards the slips, where Mahela took a simple catch. The promising partnership comes to an end. Ambati Rayudu is the next batsman to walk in.
OUT! Ajinkya Rahane c Jayawardene b Perera 31 (47)
Tight over from Prasanna, this time conceding only three runs from it.

Thisara Perera is introduced into the attack in the 10th over. Perera, who has been expensive during the course of the series so far, will hope to make a difference in the ongoing ODI. Seven runs conceded from the over, with Rahane hitting a boundary off the second ball of the over.
The fifty-run partnership is up between Dhawan and Rahane as Mathews opts for a change in the attack. Seekkuge Prasanna comes in to bowl the ninth over, and goes for six runs, four of which are scored off the last ball when Rahane.
Dhawan gets into the act once again, this time opting to hit a Gamage delivery over mid-wicket for a boundary.
Dhawan takes a single off first ball of the seventh over bowled by Kulasekara. Rahane goes for a drive in the second delivery, sending the ball through the extra cover region for a boundary. Kulasekara manages to negate Rahane in the remaining deliveries of the over.
The most expensive over of the game so far. The first ball of the over flies down the leg side of Rahane towards the boundary for five wides. The third ball of the over is short of the length, which Rahane sends over the heads of the slip fielders.
The fifth over is a tight one, with Kulasekara refusing to bowl any loose deliveries for the batsmen to feast on.
Dhawan goes for the offensive in the fourth over, attacking Gamage to register two boundaries in the over. Eight runs from the over, as Dhawan moves into the double-figures now.

Kula again. Not a whole lot of movement here. Just a couple of runs off the over.

Lahiru Gamage comes on now. Good start, three dot balls in a row. Inside edge, very close shave for Rahane! He gets four, but the inside edge could nearly have broken timber!

Here comes Nuwan Kulasekara. Starts with a dot ball. Not much swing on offer for Kula. Oooh outside edge, just a single for Rahane. Oh beautiful shot! Dhawan drives this crisply through covers, first boundary for India! No run to end with. Good start for India.

ALL OVER! Dhawal Kulkarni gets his first wicket in international cricket as Nuwan Kulasekara is caught in the deep. Sri Lanka have been shot out for 242 despite Mahela Jayawardene’s century.
OUT! N Kulasekara c Rahane b Kulkarni 7 (12)
Excellent over by Akshar Patel who keeps it tight and lets the Sri Lankans score only one run. With two m0re overs to go, Sri Lanka may now look to attack.
Bowled him! Umesh Yadav cleans up Seekkuge Prasanna to claim his fourth wicket in the game. Sri Lanka add six more runs, let’s see how many more can they garner from the last 18 balls.
First four-wicket haul for Umesh Yadav!
OUT! S Prasanna b Umesh 29 (32)
Sri Lanka batsmen scramble to add eight more runs to their total from Dhawal Kulkarni’s ninth over in the match.

 

Sri Lanka wouldn’t mind anything above 250 from here. But for that, Seekkuge Prasanna and Nuwan Kulasekara will have to do the hard work. Five overs left in the innings.
BIG WICKET! Mahela Jayawardene is stumped as he comes down the wicket looking for a big hit. How crucial this wicket is for India?
OUT! M Jayawardene st Saha b Ashwin 118 (124)
This partnership is causing some serious damage to India. Jayawardene and Prasanna have so far added 65 crucial runs for the eighth wicket, putting their side right back on track.
MILESTONE ALERT: Mahela Jayawardene has completed 12,000 ODI runs in this match
Seekkuge Prasanna smashes a six off R Ashwin as Sri Lanka add nine more crucial runs to their total. Jayawardene and Prasanna’s partnership is also of 54 runs now.
Umesh Yadav sends down an ordinary over wherein he is hit for a four. There were two wides in it. Sri Lanka cross the 200-run mark.
Dhawal Kulkarni comes back into the attack. Sri Lanka looking to pick up despite the fall of so many wickets here in the game. 10 runs added.
Mahela Jayawardene gets to his 17th ODI century with a huge six over the midwicket region. What a knock this has been by the veteran batsman. He got out on loose shots in the last two games, but being a champion that he is, Jayawardene improvises and produces an inspiring knock.
Poor over by Umesh as the first ball is hit for a four and he then bowls a full toss on the leg side which is put away for four by Jayawardene. Sri Lanka add 10 runs from the over.
Akshar Patel continues as he sends down an impressive over, giving away only two runs. Sri Lanka need couple of good overs to get back into the contest and challenge India’s authority.
Dropped by Suresh Raina at first slip! Umesh bowls one with a scrambled seam and Seekkuge Prasanna gets a lifeline. Sri Lanka add five more runs to their total.
And another one bites the dust! Thisara Perera is beaten by pace as he gets a leading edge and Stuart Binny (subsitute) takes an easy catch. Umesh Yadav bags his third wicket in the game!
OUT! T Perera c Binny (sub) b Umesh 1 (4)
Mahela Jayawardene dives to get into the crease in time as he had started off late. he is safe. Thisara Perera has joined Jayawardene at the crease, certainly the last recognised pair in their batting line-up.
Nowhere close to playing that shot! Chaturanga de Silva tries to hit over the fielders at covers but mistimes, and becomes the sixth batsman to be dismissed. Sri Lanka collapsing fast.
OUT! C de Silva c Dhawan b Akshar 2 (7)
Jayawardene looking for quick runs as he hits one over the fielder at short midwicket.
Sri Lanka go past the 150-run mark in the 34th over. How many more can they garner in the remaining 16?
Akshar Patel strikes again as Sri Lanka continue to lose wickets! Priyanjan is back in the pavilion as he is caught by Umesh Yadav. Sri Lanka in big trouble! India right back on top.
OUT! Priyanjan c U Yadav b A Patel 2 (8)
Brilliant over by R Ashwin in this powerplay as he gives away only two runs. Sri Lanka look to pick themselves up once again.
A close shave for Mahela Jayawardene as he survives a run-out chance. Hope Sri Lanka do not get into their infamous running between the wickets from the last match. Ashan Priyanjan is the new man in.
There it is! The trend of fall of wickets in the Batting Powerplay continues as the Sri Lankan captain walks back to the hut after mis-hitting a stroke off Akshar Patel. Virat Kohli is all smiles.
OUT! A Mathews c Kohli b Akshar 10 (14)
Ravi Ashwin is back into the attack and he is welcomed with a four from the Sri Lankan captain. Seven more runs added to the total.
Rayudu continues, perhaps in search of another surprise breakthrough. Sri Lanka batsmen see him off safely, adding three runs to their total.
Suresh Raina continues as Sri Lanka batsmen add three more runs to their total. Sri Lanka cannot afford to lose more wickets in these middle overs, which can hamper their chances of a big score.
Rayudu continues and there is an appeal of stumping against Angelo Mathews. The ball was way down the leg side, a wide, and the TV replays showed the batsman was safe. Six runs added.
One experimentation leads to another and Suresh Raina has been introduced into the attack. Jayawardene strikes a four on the fourth ball. Sri Lanka add seven runs from the over.
Ambati Rayudu is brought into the attack as India give the first sign of desperation to make a breakthrough. And he gets the result, luring Dilshan into a big stroke and getting him caught at the covers. Masterstroker by Captain Kohli? Jayawardene hits a four on the third ball towards fine leg and brings up his half-century.
OUT! Dilshan c Rahane b Rayudu 53 (80)
Jayawardene collects three runs off the first ball, but Ashwin does well in the remainder of the over to not let Sri Lanka score more runs off him.
Dilshan dances down the track to smash a four over the covers, as the Sri Lankans go past the 100-run mark in the 23rd over. The tourists have recovered well after the early blows. India are in a little bit of pressure at the moment.
Dilshan also completes his half-century. Fine effort by him, coming at a time when Sri Lanka needed the most.
Jayawardene’s late cut gets a much-needed boundary to the Sri Lankans, who garner six runs from Akshar Patel’s over. Jayawardene and Dilshan have so far added 87 runs for the third wicket.
Indian spinners continue the good work as Ashwin’s over gets only three runs for the Sri Lankans. India need to take a wicket here.
Akshar continues as he gives away only one run in his over.
Impressive over by Ravichandran Ashwin as Sri Lankans manage to score only two runs off him. Dilshan and Jayawardene have so far added 76 runs.
Dilshan cuts a shortish delivery off Akshar which flies over the fielder at the first slip, Suresh Raina for four. Another good over for the tourists as nine runs come off it. Sri Lanka are slowly getting back into this contest.
Spin from both the ends as Ravichandran Ashwin comes on from the other end. India need a breakthrough to regain command, as this partnership has eased out the tourists’ woes. Five runs added from Ashwin’s first over.

 

Akshar Patel is brought into the attack as India introduce spin finally, in the 16th over. Only one run scored.
No sign of spin bowling yet as India continue to attack with pacers. Four more runs added by the Sri Lankans in Kulkarni’s sixth over. India losing their grip here as Dilshan and Jayawardene are batting comfortably.
Jayawardene swats the first ball off the Ishant Sharma over to raise the 50-run stand between him and Dilshan. Runs coming easily for the tourists so far as they add eight more to their total. Jayawardene and Dilshan have added 52 runs so far for the third wicket.
Sri Lanka go past the 50-run mark in the 13th over. It’s been a slow but steady recovery for them. Dilshan strikes a four through the fine-leg area on the fourth delivery.
DROPPED?! Not really! Wriddhiman Saha fails to grab the ball as it bounced very close to his hands after deflecting from Dilshan’s bat. Ishant is tad disappointed. Sri Lanka get a huge relief.
Dhawal Kulkarni is back into the attack. Impressive stuff by the right-arm seamer, giving away only four runs. Sri Lanka batsmen sneak a single on the final ball and Dilshan is safe even if there is a direct hit.
Excellent over by Ishant Sharma as he sends down a maiden. It looked as if Ishant was bowling little fuller this over, and Dilshan is not provided any opportunity to score.
Umesh Yadav continues from the other end and gets a leading edge off Mahela Jayawardene’s bat that flies through point safely. Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan have done a fair job so far by not allowing the Indians to cause anymore damage.
First change in the bowling attack as Ishant Sharma comes in to replace Dhawal Kulkarni. Jayawardene hits the last ball of the over for a boundary towards fine leg. Sri Lanka stable after the early losses.

 

Umesh Yadav continues and sends down another impressive over, giving away only one run. Another wicket here might put India in a position of complete command.
Dilshan is looking aggressive as he chips one towards the midwicket to pick yet another four off Kulkarni. Sri Lanka add another five runs to their total. India need to maintain the pressure and not let the Sri Lankans get away.
Umesh continues as Dilshan hits him for a four on the leg side. The Sri Lankan batsman is looking to take the attack to the opposition, as he hits another four towards the third-man area. Sri Lanka add eight runs from the over.
Kulkarni continues the good work under the overcast conditions in Hyderabad. Sri Lanka need to pick up themselves and put up a strong stand. Jayawardene ends the over with a four.
A rare loose ball so far which is a full toss and pushed down the ground for a boundary by Dilshan. Sri Lanka need their seniors to stand up today and deliver. India have gained command very early in this game. Big task for Sri Lanka.
First ball dismissal for Kumar Sangakkara! This is a huge blow for them as Umesh has been terrific so far. He gets Sangakkara caught in ther first slip to leave the Sri Lankans reeling.
OUT! K Sangakkara c Ashwin b Umesh 0 (1)
What a start India have made to this game! After Umesh’s first over wherein they got a wicket, Dhawal Kulkarni bowls a probing over to keep it only two runs from it.
Umesh Yadav begins the attack for India and strikes in the first over itself! Kusal Perera drives the first ball straight to the fielder. The third ball is smashed for a four on the leg side as it was too short. But on the last ball, the right-arm pacer gets an outside edge off the bat of the left-handed opener, who falls once again.
OUT! K Perera c Saha b Umesh 4 (6)

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wins the toss and elects to bat against India.

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Thisara Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Chaturanga de Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Lahiru Gamage, Nuwan Kulasekara.

“Sri Lanka have tested us well but the guys have been up for the challenge. The guys have stepped up the performance and hopefully we will be able to carry on the performance,” says Virat Kohli.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the 3rd One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi International stadium at Uppal in Hyderabad. I am Devrachit Varma and I will be bringing all the updates of the match.

Having taken a comfortable 2-0 lead, a confident India will look to seal the five-match series against Sri Lanka when they lock horns in the third cricket one-dayer on Sunday. Virat Kohli and company have not made the fans feel the absence of regular skipper MS Dhoni, who was rested for the first three ODIs, as the Men in Blue have outplayed the Islanders in the first two matches with clinical performances.

If openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan made the Sri Lankan bowlers look ordinary in Cuttack then the Indian batting line-up, led by Ambati Rayudu, once again showed their might at Motera. India posted a mammoth 363 to win the opening game by a 169-run margin and then achieved their 275-run target with more than five overs to spare in the next match.

All the three centurions – Rahane, Dhawan and Rayudu, have literally toyed with the Lankan bowling, who are struggling on batting friendly pitches. The track at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal also looks no different and a score of 300 plus is once again in the offing, with the stadium having a history of big run chases.

The hosts would always be wary of a counter-attack from a dangerous Lankan outfit, which has the knack of surprising its opposition time and again. With their backs to the wall in a must-win game to stay alive in the series, Sri Lanka will certainly try and come back with a vengeance to prove a point as worthy replacements after the West Indies pull-out.

Led by the gutsy Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka showed glimpses of what they can do in Ahmedabad on Thursday when the visitors gave India a hard time before finally caving in. The visitors fought back from early blows to put up a respectable score courtesy Mathews’ unbeaten 92 and a fighting 61 by old warhorse Kumar Sangakkara.

Sangakkara and Thisara Perera would take this as their home game in regards to their association with Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. The skipper though was critical of his batsmen after the team’s abject surrender while chasing 364 in the first match. Even in the second game, the batsmen faltered on a good wicket, PTI reported.

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, Suresh Raina, 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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