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  • 11:41 PM IST

    It is all over. India have won the match by 6 wickets. The 5th wicket partnership was 68.

  • 11:39 PM IST

    The partnership now is above 50. Karthik is playing a good hand here maybe this should ring the bell for management and he should be promoted down the order.

  • 11:35 PM IST

    The equation is almost run a ball now. With Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey in the middle it seems to be easy for India at the moment.

  • 11:02 PM IST

    After 9 overs, India are 83 for 3. KL Rahul and Manish Pandey are doing it sensibly, and dealing in singles. Both have got starts, and need to see the side through with a vital stand. Lanka operating with Jeevan Mendis and Perera. Dananjaya’s last over will be essential.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    Raina is known to take charge no matter what the situation, and play his shots. He was looking good, but falls for a 15-ball 27. He chips it straight to Thisara Perera; in an attempt to clear the mid off region. ind 62-3.

  • 10:41 PM IST

    You can’t keep Suresh Raina out of the contest for long. Though he is taking his chances, so far he has ensured to put the ball over the ropes. He is two away from surpassing MS Dhoni to become India’s third highest run-getter in T20Is. ind 46-2 (5).

  • 10:35 PM IST

    Though Sri Lanka were restricted by 30 runs, Akila Dananjaya is making the total look daunting already. He has got rid of both the openers, and Suresh Raina-KL Rahul are in a tight spot here at Colombo. ind 30-2 (4).

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Another failure for Rohit. He chips in straight to short mid wicket, and Akila Dananjaya gets rid of the danger man. ind 13-1.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma has started the innings off in style. With a six, off the pull, and a four, he surely is eager to shed off his poor form quickly in a must-win encounter here at Colombo. ind 11-0 (1).

  • 10:03 PM IST
    THATS IT! India need 153 to win. Superb last over by Thakur, 6 runs and 2 wickets.

    OUT! Thakur gets his fourth wicket. Suranga Lakmal falls for duck. Dasun Shanaka hands a simple catch to keeper for 19; Thakur gets his third.

India lost the first T20I vs Sri Lanka at Colombo. (Image courtesy: AFP)
India lost the first T20I vs Sri Lanka at Colombo. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the fourth T20I of the Nidahas Trophy. India will take on Sri Lanka in both sides’ third encounter in the tournament. We will provide you with live updates and interesting tweets from the social space for this contest. With all three teams — India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — tied on 2 points (by virtue of 1 win and 1 loss each), the tournament has reached a crucial stage ahead of the second leg of the group stage. With regular skipper (for the series) Dinesh Chandimal suspended for 2 matches due to slow over-rate, India would feel they have the best chance to turn the tides against hosts, after their first T20I loss.

From Sri Lanka’s perspective, they do not need to press the panic button. Stand-in captain Thisara Perera has been in good form since Chandika Hathurasingha’s appointment as head coach. With extra responsibility, he will be eager to maintain momentum and take Sri Lanka to the final. It is believed that Team India is willing to try the likes of Mohammad Siraj, KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda. It will be interesting to see who misses out if India opt for a new lineup.