IndiaVsSri LankaMatch 8-ICC Champions Trophy, 2017- summary

Date:Jun 08, 2017Venue:The Oval, London
SL
322/3 (48.4 Ovs)
IND
321/6 (50.0 Ovs)

Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets

Man of the match: Kusal Mendis
Last Wicket: Kusal Mendis run out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) 89 (93) - 196/3 in 32.4 Over

COMMENTARY

So that's it from us for this game. Sri Lanka have won their first game of Champions Trophy, 2017 which makes Group B even-steven. Every team there is now at two points, which means any two teams could qualify. That makes the tournament interesting but now we head to the match between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Cardiff. Join us tomorrow for the Group A encounter at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, cheers!
India captain, Virat Kohli says they think they had enough on the board at the halfway mark but Sri Lanka were good on the day. Credits the Lankan batsmen for batting really well. Doesn't think his bowlers bowled too badly but just that Sri Lanka batted well. States they bowled decently but there's always food for thought if the plans discussed aren't executed properly. Ends by saying that you can't take any team lightly in this tournament and that was proved today.
Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews says that it was a fantastic win. Reckons that restricting India to 321 was a very good effort by the bowlers. Mentions that he used to hit a lot of balls in the nets which kept him active throughout his brief layoff. Credits Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis for batting really well. Also acknowledges the support Kusal Perera gave him in the middle. Informs that the last game is a must-win game for every team in the group. Adds that no one thought they would win and that took the pressure off them.
Man of the match, Kusal Mendis says that it was a very good wicket. Reckons that Dickwella and Gunathilaka gave them a good start. Mentions that the latter supported him really well which helped them reach the target. Ends by saying that they are very happy with the win.
Earlier in the day, India powered to a total of 321 on the back of a superb ton from Shikhar Dhawan and a couple of fifties from Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, but that didn't prove to be enough as the Islanders chased it down, rather comfortably too towards the end. Two missed run outs and three dropped catches, that is probably what proved to be India's undoing.
India were sloppy in the field again. They didn't apply as much as pressure as they should have at crucial moments. The plans weren't executed as well as they'd have liked and more than anything, the missed chances will be rued, in particular, Gunathilaka's run out chance when he was on a duck. When Kusal Perera went off the field, India could have taken this chance but Gunaratne's counter-attack put them on the back foot.
Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera built on that with a 75-run stand but the latter went off retired hurt. That didn't matter though as Asela Gunaratne came in and looked at home from the very first ball. He stitched a 51-run unbeaten stand with his skipper, who made a fifty himself and saw Sri Lanka through. It was a mature and clinical batting performance.
A wonderful chase from Sri Lanka as they pick up their first win of the tournament. With a target of 322 to chase, they lost Dickwella early but Gunathilaka and Mendis took up the mantle and the game in their stride with a mammoth 159-run stand, with both scoring fifties. It set up the platform for the middle order which took complete advantage.
48.4
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, ANGELO MATHEWS WITH THE WINNING RUN! Just helps this behind square leg for a single. He gestures by raising his bat over his head and pointing at the name behind on his jersey. Has every right to do so today, has played a gem of a knock. Well played. A well-deserved and much-needed victory. SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
33rd ODI fifty for Angelo Mathews!
48.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Taking his team home, they're almost there! What a shot, picture perfect from the skipper. With the full face of the bat, he drives it back down the ground aerially and picks up a boundary. Brings up his fifty with that too. Just 1 run needed to win this game.
48.2
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Length delivery on off, Asela backs away and cuts it down to third man for a single.
48.1
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Short ball which is slower in pace, Gunaratne pulls it over square leg for a couple of good runs.
47.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
47.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Short ball on the hips, glanced down to fine leg for a single.
47.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Angling back in on a good length, around off, Gunaratne drives it past extra cover and takes a single as the mid off fielder cuts it off.
47.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Fullish in length on the stumps, driven down to long on for one.
47.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run, Marginally ahead of a length on the stumps, it's played straight back down the track.
47.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Slower on a fuller length, outside off, pushed through the cover region for a quick single.
46.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Bit short on the stumps, turned to mid-wicket. Gunaratne wanted the run but is sent back. There was a shy at the bowler's end but he misses. 13 to win from 18.
46.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Short ball on off, Gunaratne just checks his pull shot and the ball takes the top edge. It lobs over towards backward square leg and a single is taken.
46.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Shortish delivery outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one run.
46.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs, This is good running from the Lankan pair out there. Mathews works this through mid-wicket and seeing Shikhar Dhawan chasing after the ball slowly, calls for the second. Runs hard and is able to come back for the second.
46.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Dot ball. Mathews cuts this to point and wants the single, is sent back though as it's straight to the fielder.
46.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! He has placed this to perfection. Back of a length well outside off, Angelo Mathews stands tall and cuts it behind point. Nobody out there in the deep and the ball races away to the boundary line. 17 needed off 23 now.
45.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Fires it in the blockhole, on middle and leg, Asela somehow manages to squeeze it out.
45.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Full toss but Gunaratne plays the same shot and gets the same result. Two runs down to third man.
45.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Smart, this is smart batting. Full outside off, he crouches low and runs it down to third man for a brace.
45.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Brilliant delivery! Bumrah bowls a slower, dipping yorker outside off, Gunaratne looks to work it across the line but fails to make connection.
45.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, SIX, SIX! That's audacious! This is one the best, if not the best, death bowlers in the world and Asela Gunaratne has played a shot which he never should have. Wow! It's fuller outside off, Asela kneels down and across and sweeps it over square leg to send it miles into the stands for a maximum.
45.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Length ball outside off, played through point for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah returns to bowl. Can he scalp a wicket now?
Angelo Mathews is getting some treatment from the physio on his hamstring. Looks fine to continue, which is good for the Islanders. They cannot afford to lose him.
44.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, FOUR, FOUR! 11 runs off the over, Gunaratne is playing a superb knock here. Expecting the full ball to come, he makes a lot of room for himself and carves it through point to send it across the rope for a boundary. Just 32 needed from 30 now, Sri Lanka are on the road to getting the job done.
44.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Another good delivery. In the blockhole, outside off, the batsman cannot jam it out.
44.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Very good yorker on middle and off, swinging in, Gunaratne does well to bring his bat down in time and dig it out to mid-wicket.
44.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, FOUR, FOUR! That's right in the gap, very good hands from Asela Gunaratne. Back of a length on the stumps, it's pulled along the ground past square leg for a boundary.
44.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Full and tailing back in, Asela leans forward and across to flick it in front of square on the leg side. It's through the gap and two runs are taken as the fielder in the deep mops it up.
44.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Full and straight from Kumar, Mathews wrists it in front of mid-wicket and both batsmen scamper through. Complete the run with ease in the end.
43.6
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews backs away a bit and steers it to backward point. A misfield from Rohit Sharma there allows the batsmen to cross over for a single. 43 more needed off 36 deliveries.
43.5
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Length ball outside off, punched through to sweeper cover for one run.
43.4
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, SIX, SIX! Sorry, Asela. As you were. Don't mind me. Short and angling into the body, Gunaratne swivels and with excellent balance, pulls it deep into the fine leg stands for a maximum.
43.3
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Steady... Steady now, Asela. No need to do that. Just need to keep your head down. Umesh bowls a back of a length delivery on the stumps, Gunaratne jumps out and looks to go big, fails to make connection though.
43.2
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Hurls it on a good length very close to the off stump, Gunaratne is half-forward to defend but gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
43.1
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Umesh Yadav comes steaming in and pounds in a back of a length delivery outside off, Gunaratne looks to run it down to third man with an open face but is beaten past the outside edge.
Kusal Perera is walking off the field. That hamstring is bothering him a lot and so, he is going off retired hurt. Asela Gunaratne is going to replace him in the middle.
42.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Quite straight in line, Mathews picks it off his pads and flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
42.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Full on the stumps, driven down to long on for a run.
42.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Angling back in, from over the wicket, comfortably flicked through mid-wicket for one.
42.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, High full toss well outside off, Perera stands his ground and cuts it over backward point. Third man cuts it off as a single is taken. Again, the southpaw is struggling a lot. He hobbles along to the other end.
42.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! Switches the angle for the left-hander and bowls it full way outside off, Perera leaves it alone and it's signalled a wide.
42.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Takes some pace off it and pitches it full around off, Mathews takes one step out of his crease and wrists it to wide long on for a single.
42.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Back of a length delivery on the stumps, Kusal Perera gets back and heaves it over mid-wicket. Ajinkya Rahane (sub) moves to his right in the deep and collects the ball. Just a single taken.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
41.6
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Outside off on a good length, cut straight to point. Sri Lanka need 57 more to win off 48 balls with 7 wickets in hand.
41.5
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! This is excellent batting from Mathews. He knows where the fielders are, walks across to this fuller ball and lofts it over backward square leg for a boundary.
41.4
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Full and swinging away, around off, Perera walks across and flicks it over backward square leg for a single. He's struggling though, must have pulled his hamstring. The southpaw is hobbling across to complete the run.
41.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Works it off his pads to the leg side and rotates strike.
41.2
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Oh, that's a wonderful shot from Angelo Mathews. The Sri Lankan skipper makes room to this fuller ball and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Clean hit, went right off the meat of the bat.
41.1
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Right in the blockhole, fiery start to the over by Umesh Yadav. It's just outside off, Angelo Mathews looks to work it across the line but the ball goes behind off the inside edge. Dhoni and Umesh both go up and appeal for a catch, but umpire Kettleborough isn't interested. Replays show that the ball took a bump before going to the keeper. Good decision from the official.
40.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Full toss on the stumps, Kusal Perera lofts it over mid-wicket. Kedar Jadav out in the deep runs to his left and slides to stop it, but the ball turns away from him, like it happened to Yuvraj earlier in the match. Boundary to end the over, skipper Kohli isn't happy.
40.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, That's in the air but safe. Bumrah takes some pace off it and this forces Mathews to play the shot early. He chips it over mid-wicket off the inside half and luckily for him, it falls short of the fielder coming in from the deep to try and take it. One run added to the total.
40.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run, Length ball on off, Mathews gives the charge and bumps the drive to the left of the bowler.
40.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Kusal Perera lofts this one down towards long on for a run.
40.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Angling back in on a back of a length, Mathews backs away and dabs it to the left of Jadeja at backward point. Both batsmen take off as Jadeja moves to his left and fires a throw at the striker's end. Just misses as Perera dives to get back in. Was a really close one.
40.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Perera backs away and slaps it down to long on off the inner half for a single.
Powerplay 3 has been signalled. 5 fielders now will be allowed outside the circle.
39.6
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Fuller outside off, Mathews tries to loft it over the infield on the off side but he fails to make contact.
39.5
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Driven towards long on for a single.
50-run stand between Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews!
39.4
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Short into the pads, Perera clips it over the square leg region for a boundary. Sri Lanka are getting boundaries nearly every over.
39.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Short again, into the batsman. Mathews is late into the shot. Gets it over the mid-wicket region for a single.
39.2
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Much needed! Short delivery into the batsman, Mathews pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
39.1
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Short delivery outside off, Mathews goes for the pull but mistimes. Perera calls for a single but Mathews sends him back. The ball goes towards mid-wicket and Jadhav the fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end. Had he hit, Perera would have been a goner.
38.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, Yorker outside off, Perera digs it out and gets it through the backward point region for a couple.
38.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, no run, Fuller into the stumps, Perera tries to scoop it over the short fine leg fielder but cannot beat him. Goes straight to the fielder. No runs taken.
38.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews guides it through the point region for a single.
38.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Another short delivery around middle and leg, Perera comes down the track and goes for the pull. Gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes towards the off side and the batsmen run a single.
38.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Length delivery outside off, Mathews gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.
38.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews guides it towards the fielder at point.
Jasprit Bumrah is back for a bowl.
37.6
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, no run, Another short delivery into the batsman, Perera mistimes his punch towards the fielder at covers.
37.5
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, no run, Slower delivery around off, the ball stays low. Perera swings his bat but he fails to make contact.
37.4
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 3 runs, Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews dances down the track and cuts it past the point region. Dhawan in the deep cuts it with a dive and saves a run for his team.
37.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Another short delivery and Mathews pulls it but straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. He is annoyed with himself for the fact he could not put that away.
37.2
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Short delivery outside off, Mathews guides it towards the fielder at point.
37.1
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews punches it through the cover region for a couple.
Umesh Yadav is back into the attack.
36.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant! Good length delivery outside off, Perera dances down the track and smashes that over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 95 runs needed off 78 balls.
36.5
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Driven towards long on for a single.
36.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Perera cuts it through the cover-point region for a single.
36.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, no run, Perera dances down the track and drills it towards mid off.
36.2
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Fuller into the stumps, Mathews clips it towards mid-wicket. Virat Kohli chases it down and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. But Mathews had already made it.
36.1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Classy! Short delivery into the body, Mathews shuffles across and jabs it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.
35.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it towards long off for a single to keep strike.
35.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Short outside off, Perera cuts it towards the fielder at point and scampers across for a single.
35.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Fuller outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
35.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Clipped through the mid-wicket region for a single.
35.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, Fuller into the stumps, Perera goes for a sweep. Gets a top edge over the keeper's head for a couple.
35.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Improvisation! Fires this one around leg, Perera reverse sweeps it over the backward point region for a boundary.
Time for Drinks! The game is still very much in the balance. Two quick wickets have fallen but Sri Lanka have wickets in hand with some big hitters to come and will back themselves to get it done. India on the other hand, with another quick wicket or two, will feel confident. 116 runs required in 90 balls.
34.6
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, no run, Mathews defends it back to the bowler.
34.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Slower delivery outside off, Perera cuts it towards the fielder at point.
It is drizzling out there again. Looks harmless though for the moment, most probably a passing shower.
34.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, no run, Slower delivery around middle, Perera pushes it towards the fielder at cover.
34.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, no run, Shorter outside off, Perera cuts it towards the fielder at point.
34.2
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Full outside off, Mathews gets a thick inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls towards the point fielder. He scampers across for a single as Jadeja scores a direct hit at the striker's end, but the batsman has made it safely.
34.1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, 1 run, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.
33.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Swept through the backward square leg region for a single.
33.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, no run, Quicker into the pads, Perera clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
33.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller length delivery outside off, Perera slices it over the fielder at point. Beats the infield and the ball races away to the fence.
33.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Short around off, punched towards wide long off for a single.
33.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Flatter down the leg side, Perera fails to clip it through. Gets it towards square leg off the pads for a leg bye.
33.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, no run, Perera defends it back to the bowler.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
32.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Mathews gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.
32.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Angelo Mathews strides out to the middle.
32.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, out, OUT! Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis tries to clip it. Gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball goes on the leg side. The batsmen scamper across but Bhuvneshwar Kumar charges towards the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. He and the Indian team start celebrating. The umpire goes upstairs to check the run out. Replays show that Kusal Mendis is well short of his crease. A well-crafted innings comes to an end. Sri Lanka will be disappointed to lose their second wicket courtesy a run out.
The umpire has gone upstairs to check for a run out appeal against Kusal Mendis.
32.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis pulls it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
32.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Down the leg side, Perera clips it through the backward square leg region for a single.
32.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, no run, Good length delivery around middle and off, Perera pushes it back to the bowler.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is called back for a bowl.
31.6
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Perera flat-bats it towards long on for a single.
31.5
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fuller around off, Mendis drives it through covers for a single.
31.4
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Kusal clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
31.3
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, no run, Yorker, right on the pads. Perera tries to dig it out but he fails to make contact.
31.2
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Shoveled away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
31.1
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, no run, Just short! Fuller around off, Mendis drives it uppishly towards the fielder at covers. Kedar Jadhav dives forward but it falls just short of him.
30.6
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
30.5
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis guides it towards the fielder at short third man.
30.4
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Dropped! A tough chance goes down. Quicker around off, Perera tries to cut it. Gets a thick outside edge on the way and the ball goes straight to Dhoni who cannot hold onto it. The ball deflects off the glove and goes towards short third man for a single.
30.4
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! Way down the leg side, Kusal goes for a sweep but he fails to make contact. The umpire signals it as a wide.
30.3
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Looped around middle, Mendis sweeps it through the square leg region for a single.
30.2
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Quicker outside off, Perera sweeps it towards short fine leg for a single.
30.1
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fuller into the pads, Mendis clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
29.6
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, no run, Full and outside off, Perera drives it to the right of the bowler who dives to his right and makes a good stop.
29.5
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full and outside off, driven to long on for a single.
29.4
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Sliding down leg a bit, Kusal Perera looks to flick it across but it goes off his pads on the leg side. Leg bye taken by the batsmen.
29.3
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fires it full and wide outside off, driven down to long off for a run.
29.2
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Shortish outside off, Kusal Perera punches it through the covers for one.
29.1
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full and outside off, Mendis uppishly plays this. Places it through the left of Kohli who stretches his left hand out to take it. It goes wide of him down to long off for a single.
28.6
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full delivery on the stumps, driven down to long on for a run.
28.5
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Goes back to this one and punches it through to sweeper cover for one.
28.4
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
28.3
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Mendis cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.
28.2
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full and straight from Kedar Jadhav, it's driven straight back to him.
28.1
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Shortish delivery outside off, cut through the covers for an easy run.
27.6
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Coming into the batsman, worked away to backward square leg for a single.
Kusal Perera is the next man in. He has been promoted up the order today.
27.5
Virat Kohli to Danushka Gunathilaka, out, 1 run, OUT! Maybe not precisely, but Virat Kohli's bowling change has done the trick, in a way at least. Gunathilaka flicks this towards backward square leg and quickly calls for the second. Umesh Yadav runs to the ball and throws it to Dhoni. And as always, the Indian keeper is lightning with his glovework. Whips the bails off in the blink of an eye as Gunathilaka dives to get back in. The decision goes upstairs and replays show that Danushka's bat is in the air when the bails are off. This is a big moment, India have broken the 159-run stand.
A run out appeal against Danushka Gunathilaka is referred upstairs by the umpire. This could be close.
27.4
Virat Kohli to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Fuller around off, kept out off the front foot.
27.3
Virat Kohli to Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 runs, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second.
27.2
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Ooooohhh.... Almost! He just about got his man. Kohli bowls this on off, it skids off the surface and takes Mendis by surprise. Almost beaten for pace as the ball takes the inside edge and goes past the leg stump. Single taken. Mendis tried to drive but wasn't exactly successful in doing so.
27.1
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Not the start he'd have liked to this bowling spell. He drops it short, Mendis stays back and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
Well, what do we have here? Seems captain Kohli is going to try everything to break this partnership. He's brought himself on to bowl.
26.6
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Drops it just back of a driving length, Mendis picks up the length and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a single.
26.5
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Shorter in length this time, outside off, Danushka backs away and slaps it to point for a single. With that, the 150-run stand between these two is up.
26.4
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Flatter and a bit fuller outside off, looks to cut it away but it goes off the outside edge to short third man.
26.3
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Quicker through the air, full on the stumps, driven to long on for one.
26.2
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Quite full and wide outside off, Gunathilaka gets down on his rear knee and smacks it past extra cover to long off for a single.
26.1
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, From around the wicket, it's floated around off, prods forward and defend.
Kedar Jadhav to bowl the next over. Can he get the breakthrough India are in search of?
25.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Three on the trot for Kusal Mendis and he is on fire here. 15 runs off the over for Sri Lanka. It's a short ball which is pulled away over backward square leg for a boundary. India put under pressure now, we certainly have a game on our hands!
25.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Edged and away! Back of a length on the stumps, Mendis swivels to pull and gets a big top edge. It goes over the keeper's head and goes across the rope for a boundary.
25.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! BANG! Stand and delivery stuff from Kusal Mendis. It's on a bit of a fuller length around off, he stands tall and hammers it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
25.3
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Dropped! But that was a difficult chance. Great effort from Rohit Sharma to even get to the ball, really. Gunathilaka lofts this towards long on and Rohit positioned there, is right at the rope. He comes running in and dives full stretch forward to take it. It goes into his hands but then spills out due to the impact from falling on the floor. Single completed.
25.2
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
25.1
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Shortish outside off, punched away off the back foot towards gully for a run.
Hardik Pandya is called back for a bowl.
24.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Fuller on the stumps, Mendis drives it to mid on.
24.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Brave call from the batsmen, good running too. Gunathilaka taps this down in front of point and quickly calls for the run. Jadeja comes running in and under-arms it at the striker's end but misses. The run is completed in the end.
24.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, A loud roar goes up as Dhawan catches this but the crowd will be disappointed knowing Gunathilaka is not out. He drives this one straight into Dhawan's hands but bumps it first.
24.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Mendis flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
24.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Fuller in length outside off, driven to mid off by the right-hander.
24.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short of a good length shaping back in on off, Kusal Mendis rises and keeps it down on the track.
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! The extra ball has cost India an unnecessary boundary, but a brilliant over this for Sri Lanka. 16 runs have come off it. Danushka Gunathilaka stays back to this flat ball and cuts it square through point to end the over with a boundary.
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, wide, 1 run, Wide! Darted down the leg side, Gunathilaka looks to work it down the leg side as Dhoni collects the ball and appeals for a catch. The umpire doesn't respond to the appeal however and gives it a wide. Strange decision really, there was some noise as the ball went past the batsman.
23.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Stays back to this shorter one and deals with it well.
23.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Innovative from Gunathilaka. May have been a risky shot, but it's paid off. He gets low to this one and reverse sweeps it off the top edge over short third man for a boundary.
23.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full on the stumps, driven to long off for a single.
10th ODI fifty for Kusal Mendis!
23.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, SIX, SIX! Fifty for Kusal Mendis, what a way to bring it up! He's taking on Jadeja and dealing with it amazingly well. It's tossed up to him, he comes ahead and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
23.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
22.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, leg byes, 1 run, Wow! What an excellent delivery from Bumrah, the perfect one to bowl on a Free Hit. Fires in an excellent yorker on leg, Mendis falls to the ground and barely manages to dig it out fine down the leg side. A leg bye signalled by the umpire, replays show the ball has gone off the back foot. That's a great call from umpire Kettleborough.
Free Hit coming up...
22.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no ball, no run, No ball! Length delivery quite straight in line, Mendis works it on the on side. It's a no ball however as Bumrah has overstepped his line.
22.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, With the ball getting a little old, Bumrah cuts his fingers across the ball. It's coming in on middle and leg, defended well by the batsman.
22.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Darts it on the pads, the southpaw whips it down to fine leg for an easy run.
22.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Kusal Mendis flicks this through the mid-wicket area for a run.
22.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short of a length, tucked to square leg for nothing.
22.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length ball, catches the batsman on the thigh pad as he looks to play at it. The batsmen cross over for a leg bye.
21.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full on the stumps, played back to the bowler off the inner half.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Shot. Picked his spot well and executed it to perfection. Mendis kneels down to this tossed up delivery and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket to send it across the rope on the bounce.
21.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
21.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Spinning into the batsman, works it to backward square leg for a run.
21.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket to this one, gives it some decent flight and floats it outside off, Mendis leans into the drive and eases it through to sweeper cover for one.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Tossed up from Jadeja, Danushka sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a single.
20.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Taps this length ball in front of point and scurries across to take a single.
20.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Slower and fuller in length, outside off, Gunathilaka comes ahead and meets it with the full face of the bat.
20.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, leg byes, 1 run, Length ball sliding down leg, Mendis tries flicking it away but the ball goes off his pads on the leg side for a leg bye.
100-run stand between Gunathilaka and Mendis!
20.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Worked in the same area again. It's moving across outside off, steered to third man. One run taken.
20.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Back of a length well outside off, harmless and it's easy enough for the batsman to guide it to third man for a run.
20.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Angles across a length delivery around off, Danushka opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single.
19.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Short delivery and Mendis reads it really early to pull it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
19.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Stifled appeal for LBW! Flatter on the pads, Mendis fails to clip it through. Gets rapped on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire stays put.
19.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
19.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Floats this one around middle and leg, Mendis comes down the track and clips it over the wide mid on region. Yuvraj charges towards it but cannot reach it. The ball just falls short, sticks in the turf and that beats Yuvraj to the fence.
19.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fuller around off, Gunathilaka clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
19.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Shorter around off, Mendis shuffles across and sweeps it towards the fielder at deep square leg for a single.
18.6
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Fuller length delivery in the line of the stumps, Gunathilaka defends it neatly.
18.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Angling into the pads, Mendis clips it through the square leg region for a single.
18.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short delivery outside off, Mendis stays tall in his crease and defends it towards the fielder at point.
18.3
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Dabbed towards third man for a single.
4th ODI fifty for Danushka Gunathilaka!
18.2
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, SIX, SIX! That's a biggie! Short delivery into the batsman, Gunathilaka pulls it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. The southpaw has given his side a good start and will now look to make the most of it.
18.1
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Angling into the batsman, Gunathilaka gets it back to the bowler off the leading edge.
Drinks have been taken! Sri Lanka are looking solid with the bat but they also know they have a daunting total to chase down. They will look to improve their run-rate a bit now. India, on the other hand, are looking for wickets but not that successful.
17.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays deep in his crease and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
17.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Dabbed in front of backward point for a single.
17.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Eased to long on for a single.
17.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis drives it towards the fielder at mid on.
17.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays in his crease and defends it neatly.
17.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Flatter outside off, Gunathilaka goes for a push. Gets it through square leg for a single off the inner half of his bat.
Ravindra Jadeja is handed the responsibility with the ball.
16.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, Mendis stays deep in his crease and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
16.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, wide, 1 run, Wide! Dug in really short this time, Mendis lets it go over his head. The umpire signals it as a wide for height.
16.5
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, he pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
16.4
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Length delivery outside off, the batsman dabs it towards the fielder at point.
16.3
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 runs, Gunathilaka clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
16.2
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka goes hard at it. Gets a thick outside edge past the keeper for a boundary.
16.1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short delivery, Mendis clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
15.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Brutal! Fuller delivery around off, Gunathilaka smashes that straight down the ground for a boundary.
15.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, A huge shout for LBW! Angling into the batsman from a good length, Gunathilaka fails to clip it through. Gets rapped high on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire stays undisturbed as it was too high.
15.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Mendis whips it towards wide mid on for a single.
15.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays tall in his crease and defends it.
15.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka tries to defend it but he gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.
15.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka defends it towards the fielder at backward point.
14.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays deep in his crease and defends it.
14.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Dropped! Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it back to the bowler. Hardik Pandya sticks his hand out to his left to take the catch but it does not stick. A chance goes down.
14.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Bouncer from Pandya, Mendis ducks under it.
14.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays in his crease and defends it towards the fielder at point.
14.2
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it uppishly towards the fielder at covers. Dhawan dives forward but it just falls short of the fielder.
14.1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
13.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, leg byes, 4 runs, Four Leg Byes! Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Gunathilaka goes for the pull. He fails to make contact and the ball clips his thigh pad and races away to the fence for a boundary.
13.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
13.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Gunathilaka pushes it towards the mid on region and calls for a quick single. Virat Kohli charges towards the ball to affect a run out but he cannot collect it cleanly.
13.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Short delivery into the batsman, Gunathilaka ducks under it.
13.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Just short! Fuller delivery outside off, Gunathilaka drives it uppishly towards the fielder at mid on. Kohli dives to his left but the ball falls just short of him. He has a shy at the striker's end seeing Danushka out of his crease but misses.
13.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, leg byes, 2 runs, Two Leg Byes! Angling into the hips, Gunathilaka fails to clip it fine. Gets it off his thigh pad for a couple of leg byes towards the fielder at fine leg.
12.6
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Gunathilaka drives it uppishly over the cover region for a single.
12.5
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka pushes it towards the fielder at point.
12.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
12.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis ducks under it.
12.2
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
12.1
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Gunathilaka pushes it towards the cover-point region for a single.
Hardik Pandya is called in for a bowl.
11.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Mendis tries to drive it through. Gets it towards the fielder at point off the outer half of his bat.
11.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
11.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it through covers for a single.
11.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Good length delivery outside off, Mendis flays at it. Gets it through the cover-point region for a boundary.
11.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish delivery outside off, Mendis somehow manages to block it away.
11.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length delivery at 141 kph, Mendis stays deep in his crease and defends it towards the fielder at covers.
Jasprit Bumrah is introduced into the attack.
10.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Mendis stays in his crease and clips it towards fine leg for a single.
10.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
10.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis backs away from the line of the ball.
10.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Lucky runs! Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.
10.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Angling into the stumps from a good length, Gunathilaka works it through square leg for a single.
10.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, the batsman punches it towards the fielder at covers. The fielder has a throw at the striker's end but he fails to hit the stumps. The batsmen run a single on the overthrow.
Powerplay 2 has been signalled. This will allow India to have 4 fielders outside the ring till the 40th over.
9.6
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Shoots off the surface a bit as it is pitched on a length, Mendis off the outer half plays it down to third man for a run.
9.5
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run taken.
9.4
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fires it full and Danushka drives it towards mid on for a brisk single.
9.3
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, On a length, around off, meets it with a straight bat.
9.2
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Oh wow... That's a scintillating shot! As beautiful as anything you'll see today. Full on the stumps, Gunathilaka drives it back past his partner and beats mid on. No chance of stopping that, it's hit too well.
9.1
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Continues from around the wicket to the left-hander, it's just back of a length, Danushka blocks it off the back foot.
8.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, On the fuller side of things this time, Mendis drives it back down the track for nothing.
8.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Hurls it on a good length again, outside off this time, it's kept out from deep within the crease.
8.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Absolute peach! What a ball from Bhuvneshwar! Excellent length delivery just around off, straightens up after pitch, squares up Mendis who looks to defend. It almost took the edge. Wonderful stuff from the Indian pacer.
8.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Great carry for Bhuvi again. Gets some good bounce, it gets big on Mendis who rocks back to pull.
8.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Edged and away! Bhuvneshwar Kumar extracts some extra bounce off the surface and bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to run it to third man but the ball goes off the outside edge. Flies past the slip fielder and away to the third man boundary.
8.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length around off, blocked.
7.6
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Full and swinging back in on off, driven straight back to Umesh Yadav who collects it in his followthrough.
7.5
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Keeps this in the off stump channel, offers a straight blade and pushes it in front of cover-point.
7.4
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Around the wicket, angled in on off on a length, Danushka leans across a touch and clips it in front of square on the leg side.
7.3
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Superb stroke! All about timing, that. Full and outside off, Gunathilaka plants his front foot forward and with the full face of the bat, drives it through extra cover. Beats the chasing fielder easily and goes across the rope.
7.2
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 runs, Straighter in line as it's on middle and leg, easy for the southpaw to tuck it through backward square leg for a brace.
7.1
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, SIX, SIX! Hit that beautifully, timed to perfection. Just used the pace of the ball and sent it all the way. Short and down leg, Gunathilaka swivels and pulls it over fine leg, into the stands for a biggie.
6.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, Short of a good length into the body, pulled away in front of square on the leg side for two good runs.
6.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length on off and it's angling in, Bhuvi isn't giving Mendis much room to work with. All the batsman can do is punch it back down towards mid off.
6.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Switches the angle again, it's on a length on middle, Kusal Mendis stays deep inside his crease and blocks it back down the track.
6.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Full and outside off from around the wicket, it's driven behind point. Yuvraj moves to his left to cut it off as a single is taken.
6.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Over the wicket now, it's short and angling back in, pulled down to fine leg by Mendis for a single.
6.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket to start the over and lands it on a length around off, it's angling in as Gunathilaka taps it down in front of cover-point and hares across to complete the run.
5.6
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length around off, Kusal Mendis with a solid block to end the over.
5.5
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
5.4
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short of a length delivery in the channel outside off, Mendis off the outer half plays it down to third man for one.
5.3
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Excellent delivery! Pace can make all the difference in the end. Umesh hits the deck hard and bangs in a back of a length delivery outside off, Mendis is beaten for pace as he looks to put bat on ball.
5.2
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full on off, Mendis doesn't time it well but ends up driving it past the bowler towards mid off.
5.1
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, On the shorter side of the length, Mendis stays back and blocks.
4.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! That's the first boundary of the innings and it's come via a misfield from Hardik Pandya. Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka stands tall and punches it through extra cover. Hardik there misfields and lets it through him. It races away to the boundary line.
4.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Full and speared outside off, driven square on the off side for nothing.
4.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, out, OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar draws first blood! This is a big wicket for India. Everybody knows how dangerous Dickwella he can be at the start of the innings, the Indians will be tremendously pleased seeing him walk back. Good length delivery on off, shaping away ever so slightly, Dickwella swings across the line and ends up getting a top edge. It lobs over to point where Jadeja moves to his right and takes a simple catch. Sri Lanka off to a start they wouldn't have wanted.
4.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery around off, kept out off the back foot.
4.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Big swing and a miss! Bhuvneshwar with a shortish ball around off, makes it go away as Dickwella goes for the big pull. Misses completely as it's taken by the keeper.
4.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a back of a length, shaping across, Niroshan from within his crease taps it down in front of point.
3.6
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Outside off on a shorter length, tapped down on the off side.
3.5
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Short delivery on middle and leg, not troubling anybody, pulled down to fine leg for a single.
3.4
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Just back of a length from Umesh Yadav, kept out off the back foot for no run.
3.3
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, On a length, on off, Danushka looks to play across the line but the ball takes the leading edge and goes down to third man for a single.
3.2
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Good length ball on middle and leg, glanced down to fine leg for an easy single.
3.2
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, wide, 1 run, Wide! Banged in short but it's too short, wide called by the umpire for height.
3.1
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Dickwella like always, is making his intent clear here. It's on a short of a length on the stumps, the batsman backs away to smack it over the off side but the bounce gets too big on him. Ends up connecting with thin air.
2.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Fullish in length, fired across, Gunathilaka stands tall and mistimes the drive straight to mid off.
2.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, In the air but it's fallen safe! Niroshan Dickwella stands tall and mistimes the pull short of mid-wicket. It falls in the safe zone as the fielders chase it down. A single is taken.
2.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fuller on the stumps, it's pushed back down the ground for a quick single.
2.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Hurls across a good length delivery, it's left alone.
2.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Bit fuller in length this time, it's swinging down, Gunathilaka is caught on the pads as he looks to whip it across the line. Stifled appeal is turned down as it was pitched outside leg.
2.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Fuller length delivery on leg, flicked down fine leg off the pads for an easy run.
1.6
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Danushka Gunathilaka tries to flick it through the leg side. Gets a leading edge on it and the ball goes towards the fielder at mid off.
1.5
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Keeps it on the shorter side again, Gunathilaka hangs back and defends solidly.
1.4
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
1.3
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Shortish outside off, Dickwella steers this to point. Jadeja there dives to his right and makes a fine stop.
1.2
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Straighter in line, tucked down to behind square leg for a single.
1.1
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Short of a good length on off, Gunathilaka rises and keeps it down towards covers.
Umesh Yadav will bowl with the second new ball.
0.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
0.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Stays within his crease and keeps this one out.
0.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Chance of a run out! Oh, how close was that? Dickwella works this to square leg and his partner takes off. Jadhav is quick to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses but had he hit, Gunathilaka would have been gone. Close one.
0.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, 2 runs, Good save from Umesh Yadav. Dickwella pulls it away through mid-wicket and Umesh gives it a chase. Slides and pulls the ball back inside. The batsmen take two but the umpire isn't sure if it's stopped cleanly. Yadav's foot touched the rope while stopping it so it's taken upstairs. Replays show it's fine, good save. He did touch the rope but at that moment the ball wasn't in his hands.
0.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Back of a length again around off, Dickwella looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
0.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery going way across, Dickwella looks to go after it but misses.
Welcome back for the chase! The players and umpires are making their way out in the middle. Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka will open the batting for Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin the proceedings with the first ball for India. Two slips in place. Here we go...

MATCH DETAILS

322 in 48.4 overs (6.61 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by Sri Lanka

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Marais Erasmus (SA)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

SL
322/3 (48.4 Ovs)
IND
321/6 (50.0 Ovs)

Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets

Man of the match: Kusal Mendis
BATTINGRB4S6SSR
Rohit Sharma
c Thisara Perera b Lasith Malinga
78796398.73
Shikhar Dhawan
c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Malinga
12512815197.66
Virat Kohli (C)
c Niroshan Dickwella b Nuwan Pradeep
05000
Yuvraj Singh
b Asela Gunaratne
7180038.89
MS Dhoni (W)
c Dinesh Chandimal b Thisara Perera
635272121.15
Hardik Pandya
c Kusal Perera b Suranga Lakmal
9501180
Kedar Jadhav
not out
251331192.31
Ravindra Jadeja
not out
00000
Total321 in50.0 overs(6.42 runs per over)
ExtrasExtras (b 0lb4, w10, nb0, p)14

Fall of wickets

1-138(Rohit Sharma, 24.5),2-139(Virat Kohli, 25.5),3-179(Yuvraj Singh, 33.3),4-261(Shikhar Dhawan, 44.1),5-278(Hardik Pandya, 45.4),6-307(MS Dhoni, 49.2),

BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
Lasith Malinga1007020nb, 1w
Suranga Lakmal1017210nb, 3w
Nuwan Pradeep1007310nb, 2w
Thisara Perera905410nb, 0w
Danushka Gunathilaka804100nb, 0w
Asela Gunaratne30710nb, 0w
BATTINGRB4S6SSR
Niroshan Dickwella (W)
c Ravindra Jadeja b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
7180038.89
Danushka Gunathilaka
run out (Umesh Yadav)
767272105.56
Kusal Mendis
run out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar)
899311195.7
Kusal Perera
retired hurt
474450106.82
Angelo Mathews (C)
not out
524560115.56
Asela Gunaratne
not out
342122161.9
Total322 in48.4 overs(6.61 runs per over)
ExtrasExtras (b 0lb11, w5, nb1, p)17

Fall of wickets

1-11(Niroshan Dickwella, 4.4),2-170(Danushka Gunathilaka, 27.5),3-196(Kusal Mendis, 32.4),

BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
Bhuvneshwar Kumar1005410nb, 1w
Umesh Yadav9.406700nb, 1w
Jasprit Bumrah1005201nb, 0w
Hardik Pandya715100nb, 1w
Ravindra Jadeja605200nb, 1w
Kedar Jadhav301800nb, 1w
Virat Kohli301700nb, 0w

MATCH DETAILS

322 in48.4 overs(6.61 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by Sri Lanka

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG),Rod Tucker (AUS) and Marais Erasmus (SA)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

HIndi
SL
322/3 (48.4 Ovs)
IND
321/6 (50.0 Ovs)

Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets

Man of the match: Kusal Mendis
Last Wicket: Kusal Mendis run out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) 89 (93) - 196/3 in 32.4 Over

COMMENTARY

End of over

IND321/6 (50.0 Ovs)

The Sri Lankan pacers hardly bowled any probing lengths which allowed the batsmen to settle in. Lakmal, Malinga and Pradeep were all costly. Gunathilaka was the pick of the bowlers as he was the only one besides Gunaratne to keep the run flow in check. Sri Lanka will now have to bat really well to chase this total down. A good start is imperative as it will be really tough for them to stand a chance in the tournament if they lose tonight. Join us in a while for the chase.
Another solid batting performance from India has helped them post their 5th consecutive 300-plus score in ODIs. After being put into bat first, the Indian openers gave them the perfect start. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma stitched an important 138-run stand to set the platform for them. The latter got dismissed after his fifty but the former kept marching and he successfully registered his third century in the ICC Champions Trophy (joint highest by any batsman). MS Dhoni, who who did not get a chance to bat against Pakistan, marked his arrival in remarkable fashion as he tore the Sri Lankan bowlers apart. He played a fantastic knock where he scored 63 runs off just 52 balls.
49.6
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, FOUR! Slower delivery on a shorter length, Jadhav walks down, shuffles across and goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball goes over the square leg region for a boundary. Surprisingly there was no one in the deep after two brilliant boundaries in the same region. INDIA FINISH ON 321/6.
49.5
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, FOUR! Jadhav is toying with the fielders! Fuller delivery outside off, Jadhav shuffles way across and sweeps this one through the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary.
49.4
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Again a slower one and Jadhav goes for the slog sweep. He fails to make contact and he gets rapped on the pads.
49.3
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, SIX, SIX! Where did that come from? Full toss outside off, Jadhav shuffles across and plays a slog sweep which goes over the square leg region for half a dozen. Brilliant shot!
Ravindra Jadeja is the next man in.
49.2
Thisara Perera to MS Dhoni, out, OUT! It goes straight to the fielder! Full and wide outside off, Dhoni goes for it and tries to play his orthodox shot. Does not time it well and the ball goes straight to the fielder at long off. Chandimal settles under the sitter and takes it comfortably. A brilliant knock from the former Indian skipper comes to an end.
49.1
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Jadhav pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
48.6
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! Wrong line again from the Sri Lankan bowler on the last ball of the over. Short and wide outside off, Dhoni cuts it through the point region for a boundary which again spoils a brilliant Malinga over.
48.5
Lasith Malinga to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Another slower delivery in the line of the stumps, Jadhav comes down the track and works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
48.4
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Another slower delivery on a shortish length, Dhoni punches it towards mid off for a quick single.
48.3
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, no run, The last ball made Mathews bring in a mid-wicket fielder and this time Dhoni clips it straight towards him.
48.2
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, 2 runs, Reminds me of gully cricket! Dhoni just stays in his crease and clips it with soft hands on the leg side as all the fielders are in the deep. Takes two quick runs there. The 300 is up for India.
48.1
Lasith Malinga to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Slower delivery around off, Jadhav shuffles a bit and tries to defend it. Gets a leading edge on the off side for a single.
Lasith Malinga returns.
47.6
Thisara Perera to MS Dhoni, SIX, SIX! One bad ball spoils a brilliant over! Full toss just outside off, Dhoni accepts it with a smile and sends that packing well over the mid-wicket region for a 86-meter maximum.
47.5
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Brilliant bowling from Thisara! Another fuller delivery wide outside off, Jadhav carves it towards the fielder at backward point for a single.
47.4
Thisara Perera to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Another fuller delivery just outside off, Jadhav toe-ends it back to the bowler.
62nd ODI fifty for MS Dhoni!
47.3
Thisara Perera to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Fifty! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhoni drives it towards long off for a single. That's been a fluent knock from the Indian wicket-keeper.
47.2
Thisara Perera to MS Dhoni, no run, High full toss outside off, Dhoni comes down the track and hits it back to the bowler.
47.1
Thisara Perera to MS Dhoni, no run, Slower delivery outside off, Dhoni lets it through thinking of a wide but the umpire stays put.
Thisara Perera is back for a bowl.
46.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR, FOUR! Deft! Slower delivery down the leg side, Jadhav steps out and clips it neatly past the keeper for a boundary.
46.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Kedar Jadhav, no run, Short and wide outside off, Jadhav makes room and cuts it. Cannot beat a diving Lakmal at point who makes a brilliant stop.
46.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Kedar Jadhav, 2 runs, Short and outside off, Jadhav flat bats it past the bowler for a couple.
46.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Kedar Jadhav, wide, 1 run, Wide! Full and down the leg side, Jadhav tries to clip it away but he misses it completely. The umpire signals it as a wide.
46.3
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Dhoni clips it towards fine leg for a single.
46.2
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, no run, Short delivery outside off, Dhoni cuts it towards the fielder at point.
46.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Kedar Jadhav, 1 run, Jadhav pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
45.6
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, no run, Slower short ball from Lakmal, Dhoni isn't expecting the lack of pace on it. He looks to cut it hard but gets an edge behind to the keeper on the bounce.
45.5
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 2 runs, Short and wide outside off, cut away square by Dhoni for a couple of runs.
Kedar Jadhav makes his way out.
45.4
Suranga Lakmal to Hardik Pandya, out, OUT! Lakmal has his revenge! Full and wide outside off, Pandya throws his bat at it. Gets it over the cover region but cannot find the desired power. The ball flies towards the fielder at sweeper cover. Kusal Perera takes a good catch to send Pandya back to the hut. He could be dangerous at the end of the innings.
45.3
Suranga Lakmal to Hardik Pandya, SIX, SIX! A poor delivery by Lakmal and Pandya does not miss out! Full toss into the pads, Hardik shows his bottom hand power as he clips it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen.
45.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hardik Pandya, no run, Slower delivery on a length outside off, Hardik tries to poke at it but fails to make contact.
45.2
Suranga Lakmal to Hardik Pandya, wide, 1 run, Wide! Way wide outside off, Pandya shoulders his arms to it. The umpire signals it as a wide.
45.1
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Dhoni slaps that through the extra cover region. You expect those to find the fence but Sri Lanka have kept a fielder there. A single is taken.
44.6
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, Dhoni pulls it towards fine leg for a single. After a couple of slower balls, Malinga finally bowls at a normal pace this time.
44.5
Lasith Malinga to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Short delivery into the body at 115 kmph, Pandya pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
44.4
Lasith Malinga to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, Short delivery but at a slower pace, Hardik Pandya stands tall and pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
44.3
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
44.2
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! Slower delivery sprayed down the leg side, Dhoni pulls it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
Hardik Pandya walks out to the middle.
44.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, out, OUT! Malinga gets his second! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan swings his bat to it. Gets it towards the long on fielder. Kusal Mendis settles under it and takes it comfortably. A superb knock from the Indian opener comes to an end. He has continued his rich form from the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy where he was the top-scorer and India will be really happy with his form.
43.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Fuller down the leg side and Dhawan is quite early into the shot. Gets it somehow towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
43.5
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Full toss down the leg side, Dhawan shuffles across and goes to play the predetermined scoop but he fails to make contact. Expects a wide from the umpire but it is not given.
43.4
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Full toss outside off, Dhoni drives it towards long off for a single.
43.3
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! Slow full toss outside off, Dhoni smacks that powerfully through the cover region. Pierces the gap and beats both the fielders in the deep for a boundary.
43.3
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, wide, 1 run, Wide! Short and wide outside off, Dhoni lets it through.
43.2
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Fuller down the leg side, Dhawan guides it towards fine leg for a single.
43.1
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Yorker into the stumps, Dhoni digs it out back down the ground. Strikes Dhawan on the way as he cannot get away in time and the batsmen run a single.
43.1
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, wide, 1 run, Wide! Way wide outside off, Dhoni lets it through. The umpire signals it as a wide.
Suranga Lakmal is called back for a bowl.
42.6
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it towards point.
42.5
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, A golden dot ball! Dhawan cuts a length ball outside off, straight to the fielder at point.
42.4
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, Slower delivery around off, Dhawan miscues his punch towards long off. Dhoni is quick to sense the second and he completes it easily.
42.3
Lasith Malinga to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Slower delivery on a shortish length, Dhoni top edges the pull towards deep square leg for a single.
42.2
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan goes for a slog. Gets it towards long on off the toe-end for a single.
42.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Dhawan gets lucky! Slower delivery on a fuller length outside off, Dhawan plays the slog sweep on that and gets a top edge over the mid-wicket region. Two fielders were trying to reach it but no one gets to it. The deep mid-wicket fielder, Gunathilaka, goes to his left and puts in a dive but the ball goes over the fence on a bounce for a boundary. Completely misjudged that.
Lasith Malinga into the attack again.
41.6
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, no run, Another full toss, but Pradeep will feel quite lucky to get away with it. Dhoni throws his bat at it but he fails to make contact. 16 off the over, a big one for India.
41.5
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! Another full toss, another boundary! Low full toss outside off, Dhoni carves it through the point region for a boundary.
41.4
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! You don't bowl those to Dhoni! Full toss outside off, Dhoni stays in his crease, uses his bottom hand and swings it powerfully through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
41.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Slower delivery around leg, Dhawan pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
41.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX, SIX! Brilliant! Short delivery into the body, Dhawan walked across, read the length well and helped the ball over the fine leg region for a maximum.
41.1
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Low full toss wide outside off, Dhoni carves that through the point region for a single.
40.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan swings his bat at it but fails to make contact.
40.5
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Good length delivery into the pads, Dhoni fails to clip it through. Gets rapped on the pads and the batsmen run a leg bye.
40.4
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Fuller delivery down the leg side, Shikhar goes to play the predetermined scoop. Gets it off the toe-end of his bat towards square leg for a single.
40.3
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! The ball wins the race! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan powers that along the ground through the covers. Gunaratne tries to cut it off from wide long off with a dive but he fails to stop it.
40.2
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, Full toss outside off, Dhawan slaps it towards long on for a single. Asela Gunaratne scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end which ricochets towards mid off for another run.
40.1
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Fuller outside off, MS Dhoni clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
Powerplay 3 has been signalled. 5 fielders will be allowed outside the circle.
39.6
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni picks it off his pads and flicks it through to deep square leg for a single.
39.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Fuller in length, Dhawan chips it over mid-wicket for a run.
10th ODI hundred for Shikhar Dhawan!
39.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Hundred for Shikhar Dhawan! Flawless knock from the southpaw, absolutely brilliant stuff. Has looked settled since he's walked out to bat and batted quite smartly. Sees it's on the shorter side and cuts it fiercely past point for a boundary. A lot would say he's done his job, but he needs to hang around a bit longer.
39.3
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Almost, almost! Pradeep with a nice full ball, gets it to shape in, it raps Dhoni's pads who's forward to play but not before taking the inside edge first. Rolls to the covers as the batsmen take a single.
39.2
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! Dhoni picks the length up quickly, rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. It looks like the Indian wicketkeeper batsman is prepared to shift gears soon enough. Something Sri Lanka should take into account.
39.1
Nuwan Pradeep to MS Dhoni, no run, Length delivery around off with straightens up after hitting the deck, Dhoni pushes it to the cover fielder.
Nuwan Pradeep called back into the attack.
38.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Pitches it on a length outside off, dabbed to point to end the over.
38.5
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! He moves on to 97. A freebie from Lakmal, really. It's angling in on the pads, Dhawan just whips it through backward square leg. Nobody out there in the deep and that will go across the rope for a boundary.
38.4
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, Dhawan makes good use of his feet, charges down to this back of a length delivery and smacks it through the covers. The sweeper out in the deep covers some ground to his left and cuts it off. Two runs are taken.
38.3
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Around the wicket to the left-hander, angles in a length ball on off, Dhawan pushes it in front of covers for no run.
38.2
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, On a length outside off, Dhoni reaches out to it and drives it through to sweeper cover for one.
38.1
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, no run, Tight line to start things off with. It's a length delivery coming back in on off, punched from within the crease in front of covers.
Suranga Lakmal is back on to bowl.
37.6
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, 1 run, With an open face, it's punched square on the off side. MS will keep strike. The 200 is up for India as well.
37.5
Asela Gunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
37.4
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Easily works it through mid-wicket and gets a run to his name.
37.3
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Landed around leg, Dhoni looks to paddle it fine down the leg side but is caught on the pads.
37.2
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Straight from Asela, Dhoni looks to put bat on ball but it brushes off the glove and then hits the thigh pad.
37.1
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Quicker delivery across MS Dhoni, he stands his ground and punches it to covers.
36.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Darts it on the stumps, Shikhar Dhawan with a closed bat works it towards mid-wicket. Dot ball to end the over.
36.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Wristed away towards Malinga at short fine leg and a single is taken.
36.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to MS Dhoni, FOUR, FOUR! Beautiful placement. Dhoni goes deep inside his crease to this short ball and whips it past short fine leg and backward square leg for a boundary. Malinga at short fine leg tried to stop it but it was a lazy effort.
36.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to MS Dhoni, no run, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
36.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to MS Dhoni, no run, Slightly quicker through the air, on middle and off, hangs back and pushes it in front of covers.
36.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, From around the wicket, full on the stumps, milked back down the ground to long on for a run.
Danushka Gunathilaka is back on.
35.6
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Almost a return catch for Asela! Bowls it slower through the air, Dhoni off his front foot pushes it back down the track. Chips it just in front of bowler who dives low to try and catch, but just misses.
35.5
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Drops this just back of a driving length, keeps it out from within his crease.
35.4
Asela Gunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Goes back and punches it down to long on for a single.
35.3
Asela Gunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Sliding in, Shikhar off his back foot tucks it in front square on the leg side. No run taken.
35.2
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, 1 run, A bit of flight on that occasion, it's full and going across, MS comes half-forward and pushes it towards mid off. Rushes across and completes the run, beating the direct hit at the bowler's end.
35.1
Asela Gunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Continues from around the wicket, it's angling in on middle and leg, Shikhar gets back and offers a solid straight bat to punch it to long on for a single.
34.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Attacks the stumps this time, keeps it on a length, Dhawan taps it to the right of the bowler and with Dhoni for his partner, there's no doubt there's going to be a single to steal. Lovely running, both of them complete it with ease.
34.5
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Shaping back in, clipped to mid-wicket for an easy run.
34.4
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, SIX, SIX! Short and wide, MS Dhoni does not miss out that. Uses those strong wrists of his and cuts it over the third man boundary for a flat maximum. Wonderful hit.
34.3
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, no run, Some decent carry off the wicket for Lakmal, it's on a back of a length outside off, Dhoni covers the line well and lets it be.
34.2
Suranga Lakmal to MS Dhoni, no run, Lands it on a length, just outside off, Dhoni comes ahead a bit and defends it.
A wide slip is in place for Dhoni.
34.1
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good length delivery on middle and leg, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Suranga Lakmal is back.
33.6
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Pitched on the pads, flicked to the square leg area for nothing.
33.5
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Not out! That's a bad review from Sri Lanka, very bad. Even to the naked eye it was evident that the ball pitched outside the line of leg stump. Perhaps it was taken in desperation. Gunaratne floats it up and it raps Dhoni on the pads who's forward to defend. The umpire turns the appeal down, Angelo Mathews takes the review and it goes upstairs. Replays show that the ball pitched outside leg and there's no need to look any further.
Sri Lanka have taken a review for an LBW appeal against MS Dhoni.
33.4
Asela Gunaratne to MS Dhoni, no run, Continues from around the wicket, it's full which Dhoni defends.
MS Dhoni is the next man in to bat.
33.3
Asela Gunaratne to Yuvraj Singh, out, OUT! That's a rather unfortunate dismissal for Yuvraj Singh, he's going to feel hard done by that. The good thing for Sri Lanka though is that they've got the big wicket of the explosive Yuvraj Singh, the bowling change has worked for them. Gunaratne bowls it quite full on middle and off, the left-hander looks to jam it out but the ball bumps on the ground first and goes back on to knock the bails over. The Lankans have a chance to really get back in the game from here, this could be their moment.
33.2
Asela Gunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Coming back into the batsman, worked to square leg for a single.
33.1
Asela Gunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Starts off from around the wicket and bowls a cutter outside off, Shikhar Dhawan plants his front foot forward and taps it square on the off side. Wants the single but then decided against it.
Asela Gunaratne is brought on to have a go with the ball.
Drinks are on the field! Sri Lanka have done well to make some way back into the game. Successive wickets of Sharma and Kohli would have boosted their spirits. Although, Dhawan is still out there with Yuvraj, who was phenomenal in the last game. Interesting final phase awaits.
32.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Floats this up outside off, driven comfortably enough through the vacant spaces in the cover region for a single.
32.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Slower through the air this time, Yuvraj wrists this to deep square leg off the back foot for one.
32.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Full and flat again, outside off, blocked.
32.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Quick and flat, going down, Yuvraj goes for a big hoick over the leg stump but misses and is rapped on the pads.
32.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Quicker delivery outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
32.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Slides it in from around the wicket, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
31.6
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
31.5
Thisara Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Short on middle and leg, pulled away awkwardly through square leg for one more.
31.4
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good stop there by Gunathilaka. Short of a length outside off, Dhawan punches it square towards point where Danushka dives to his left and makes a half-stop. Keeps the batsmen down to one.
31.3
Thisara Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Another short one banged in, this time Yuvraj pulls it but mistimes it. It goes just wide of mid on as the batsmen take a run.
31.2
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Shortish delivery angling down a touch, pulled through square leg for an easy one.
31.1
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Bit fullish in length around off, kept out solidly off the front foot.
30.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Stays right behind the line of the delivery and blocks it out solidly.
30.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side.
30.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Darts it full around off, Yuvraj comes down the track and drives it to the right of the bowler, who dives and saves runs for his side. Lovely effort.
30.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, A roaring shout for a leg before from Dickwella and Gunathilaka. You'd almost be convinced Yuvraj is gone. Sliding in again on middle and leg, Yuvraj looks to defend but is caught on the pads. The umpire doesn't respond to the appeal because the ball seems to be going down leg, height could be a factor too. Quite unsure why Dickwella didn't ask his skipper for the review if he's so sure. Strange.
30.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Sliding in on a shorter length, Dhawan goes back and punches it down to long on for a single.
30.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Some good drift into the batsman, Dhawan prods forward in defense.
29.6
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan flicks it through the square leg region for a single to keep strike.
29.5
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, A bit short into the pads, Dhawan fails to clip it through as he gets rapped on his thigh pad.
29.4
Thisara Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Good length delivery into the pads, Yuvraj clips it through the backward square leg region for a single.
29.3
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
29.2
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length delivery outside off, Dhawan goes for a drive but he gets an inside edge onto his pads. Dhawan tries to tease the Sri Lankan players by calling for a run which is surely not possible. He later himself hands the Sri Lankan player the ball.
29.1
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it towards the fielder at point.
Thisara Perera is back on for a bowl.
28.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.
28.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Flatter outside off, Yuvraj tries to cut hard at it but he fails to make contact.
28.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, no run, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
28.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Short from the bowler, Dhawan punches it a bit wide of covers for a single.
28.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan drives it powerfully through the cover region for a boundary.
28.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Outside off, punched through point for a single.
Danushka Gunathilaka is called back for a bowl.
27.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it through the point region for another boundary.
27.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.
27.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Terrific fielding by Gunathilaka! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts hard towards point. The fielder dives to his right and stops that bullet from going through. No runs taken.
27.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj defends it with soft hands towards the cover region and scampers across for a single to get off the mark. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end. Mathews is disappointed with the single as he had kept a fielder there just in order to save that single and keep Yuvraj at strike.
27.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan drives it uppishly through covers for a single.
27.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, Fuller into the pads, Dhawan clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
26.6
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Low full toss outside off, Dhawan carves it past the point region for a single.
26.5
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Malinga's slower delivery has been read really well this time! Fuller delivery at a slower pace, Dhawan reads that really well and drives it elegantly through the cover region for a boundary. He has kept the score marching on.
26.4
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another fuller delivery, this time in the line of the stumps. Dhawan manages to defend it neatly.
26.3
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Yorker outside off, Dhawan tries to dig it out but he fails to get his bat down in time.
26.2
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! That went like a tracer bullet! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls and pulls it hard through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
26.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Low full toss delivery into the stumps, Dhawan digs it out towards the fielder at mid off.
25.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh stays behind the line of the ball to defend it.
Yuvraj Singh is the next man in.
25.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Virat Kohli, out, OUT! That's a duck for Kohli! Just what Sri Lanka wanted! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to run it down this time. Gets an outside edge on it and the ball flies straight to the keeper. Dickwella accepts it gleefully and the dangerman has to depart without troubling the scoreboard. Reminds me of the struggle he had with this length four years back and that seems to have continued.
25.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Virat Kohli, no run, Another good length delivery outside off, Kohli punches this towards the fielder at covers.
25.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Virat Kohli, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli lets it through. Ganguly on air mentions that this is the same length Anderson troubled Virat with four years ago.
It has stopped raining. Good news...
25.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Virat Kohli, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Virat Kohli strides forward and defends it neatly.
25.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good length delivery into the pads, Dhawan runs it down towards fine leg for a single.
Nuwan Pradeep is called back for a bowl.
24.6
Lasith Malinga to Virat Kohli, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli raises his bat upwards and lets the ball through to the keeper.
Virat Kohli strides out to the middle!
24.5
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, out, OUT! Short ball does the trick! Another short delivery into the batsman, Sharma goes for the pull. This time he middles it and finds the fielder at fine leg who makes no mistake. Thisara Perera was the fielder there and once again Sharma fails to convert this into a hundred. Still he has given the start India would have wanted. Sri Lanka will want a couple of more quick wickets to get back in the game.
24.4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, SIX, SIX! Flies over for a biggie! Nothing's going Sri Lanka's way! Short delivery into the body, Sharma goes for the hook. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the fine leg region for a maximum.
24.3
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Short delivery around off, Sharma stays tall in his crease and defends it.
24.2
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
19th ODI fifty for Shikhar Dhawan!
24.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Another freebie from Malinga this time! A rare fuller length delivery from him and Dhawan pounces on it. Drives it beautifully through the extra cover region for a boundary. A fluent knock from the southpaw and that's his second consecutive fifty.
23.6
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it through covers for a single.
23.5
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery into the stumps, Dhawan defends it straight back to the bowler.
It has started to drizzle out there. And as I type that down, it has picked up quickly.
23.4
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Sri Lanka are letting these two sneak singles at ease! Another one where Rohit Sharma dabs it on the off side for a quick single.
23.3
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Fuller into the pads, Dhawan fails to clip it through. Gets rapped on the pads and the ball goes towards the square leg region as the batsmen run a single.
23.2
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another good length delivery into the batsman, Dhawan comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
23.1
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it towards the fielder at covers.
22.6
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Short delivery into the body, pulled towards deep square leg for a single.
22.5
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, Sharma pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a single.
22.4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Rohit Sharma smashes it through the extra cover region on the up. Ganguly on air mentions that Indians play Malinga quite well. The shot backs that statement nicely.
22.3
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Fuller delivery at 131 kmph, Rohit Sharma gets a bit forward to block it away.
22.2
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan charges down the track and punches it towards short cover. The fielder cannot stop it completely which allows the batsmen to sneak a single.
22.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Slower delivery on a shortish length outside off, Dhawan shoulders his arms to it.
22.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, wide, 1 run, Wide! Way wide outside off, Dhawan lets it through.
Lasith Malinga is brought back on to bowl.
21.6
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Sharma miscues his punch towards covers.
21.5
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma stands tall and punches it towards the fielder at short cover.
21.4
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Sharma stays behind the line of the ball and defends it neatly.
21.3
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it through covers for a single.
21.2
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Short delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts hard but straight towards the fielder at backward point.
21.1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Short delivery into the pads, Sharma works it on the leg side for a quick single.
20.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Sharma pushes it towards mid off for a quick single.
20.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, no run, Quicker one outside off, Sharma tries to defend it but the ball just whizzes past the outside edge.
20.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, no run, A bit short into the pads, Sharma stays in his crease and defends it.
20.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! Fuller around off, Sharma comes down the track and lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary.
20.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
20.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs, Sharma clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
19.6
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Easy for Rohit as it's straight in line, he just tucks it through square leg to retain strike.
19.5
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, On a length and around off, leans ahead a bit and defends.
19.4
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, SIX, SIX! Makes better connection this time, beautiful shot from Rohit Sharma. He rocks back to this short ball and pulls it over backward square leg and the ball falls directly on the ropes. So that's a maximum for Sharma.
19.3
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Shaping back in on the pads, tries to flick but is caught on the thigh pad.
31st ODI fifty for Rohit Sharma!
19.2
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, SIX, DROPPED AND SIX! That's a poor effort from Asela Gunaratne. His positioning was off to begin with, came running in and then had to backpedal which cost him that catch. Rohit Sharma pulled it aerially to deep square leg and Asela dropped it over the rope for a biggie. At this level, you should be taking those. Rohit brings up his fifty with that too, been a good knock so far. He'll want to continue on though.
19.1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Marginally ahead of a length, blocked out off the front foot.
18.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, Tossed up outside off, Dhawan leans ahead and drives it through the covers for a couple of runs.
18.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball.
18.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, No turn on this occasion, the left-hander tucks it on the leg side. Dot ball.
18.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Once again it's straight in line, it's flicked to deep mid-wicket for one more.
18.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Sliding down leg a bit, Shikhar works it through square leg for one.
18.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Full delivery from Danushka, pushed through the covers for a single.
17.6
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Outside off, cut away through point for a run.
17.5
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Big, big shout from Thisara Perera. He comes up with a very good length delivery on middle and leg, it's straight in line and angling down a bit too. Rohit Sharma looks to work it across the line but is rapped on the pads. The umpire doesn't respond to the leg before appeal, replays confirm why too. It was going over the stumps, height was an issue there.
17.4
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Kept out off the back foot by Rohit Sharma, rather easily too.
17.3
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
17.2
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Back of a length going across, punched straight to the fielder at point.
17.1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Outside off on a good length, run down to third man for a single.
Thisara Perera is back into the attack. The floodlights are turned on as it is getting dark there.
Drinks break! India have motored along well here at a good rate, without the loss of a single wicket. Sri Lanka haven't used the conditions on offer to their advantage. They need a wicket here and need it quick.
16.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Pushed quicker through the air on a bit of a shorter length, Dhawan backs away and steers it to backward point.
16.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Full ball from Gunathilaka, Shikhar Dhawan presents a solid front foot defensive shot.
16.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Hint of flight on this occasion, driven through the covers for a single.
16.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, FOUR! Poor line, poor length and that's put away by Rohit Sharma. He gets low to this as it's dropped outside leg and sweeps it fine down the leg side. Malinga at fine leg runs to his right and puts in a dive to stop it, but all in vain. The ball goes off his hands and touches the rope.
16.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, leg byes, 1 run, Loud shout for an lbw, but that was never going to be given out. Always sliding down leg. Flatter ball coming in, Dhawan kneels down to sweep but is rapped on the front pad. A leg bye is taken by the batsmen.
16.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Going across, just back of a driving length, Sharma plants his front foot across and blocks it out in front of covers. Single taken.
15.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, On middle and off, Rohit moves across and tucks it down to fine leg for a single. With that, Rohit Sharma completes his 1000 runs against Sri Lanka. Not bad at all.
15.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, That was in the air for a fair bit, lucky for Dhawan there was no fielder there. Or maybe he knew, who knows? Shortish delivery on middle, Shikhar looks to ease it through square leg and gets a top edge. It lobs towards the same area and falls safely. Easy single taken.
15.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Back of a length outside off, Sharma has some width to work with and looks to cut. Off the outer half, he plays it down to third man for a single.
15.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Outside off, rising off the deck on a length, punched square on the off side for one run.
15.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Almost takes the edge on that occasion! Brilliant line from Nuwan Pradeep. Drops it on a good length and it's slanting away from Dhawan, the southpaw looks to defend from inside the line and almost nicks it behind.
15.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Good length delivery aiming the top of off stump, Rohit leans across a touch and clips it through mid-wicket for a quick run.
14.6
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Flat and short in length outside off, Sharma punches it through the covers for an easy run.
14.5
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, no run, Skidding off the surface yet again, Rohit Sharma stands firm and plays it back to the left of the bowler.
14.4
Danushka Gunathilaka to Rohit Sharma, no run, Over the wicket now, sliding in on middle and off, blocked.
14.3
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Darted full this time, eased back down to long off for a single.
14.2
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Sliding in on middle, worked away to mid-wicket for nothing.
14.1
Danushka Gunathilaka to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Poor delivery to start things off. It's short, flat and down the leg side, Dhawan goes back and hits it past the keeper fine down the leg side off a fain edge. No chance of stopping that, the ball races away to the fence. It actually brushed off the keeper's pads on its way to the boundary, so technically that could be considered as a dropped chance. Difficult though.
Danushka Gunathilaka comes into the bowling attack. He has a slip in place.
13.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, A single to end the over. Shikhar Dhawan just places this pull comfortably through to deep mid-wicket and will retain strike.
13.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, On the shorter side once more, punched square of the wicket on the off side for a run.
13.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs, Coming back into the batsman on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a double. Easily done.
13.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
13.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, no run, Just back of a length on off, Rohit offers a solid punch to point.
13.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, That's a bit poor. Dhawan cuts this shortish ball straight to point. The fielder there has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end and gets a direct hit. It ricochets off the stumps at the non-striker's and this allows the batsmen to steal a single.
12.6
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs, Banged in short, pulled down to fine leg along the ground for a couple of good runs.
12.5
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Right in the blockhole, Thisara Perera fires it on middle and off, Rohit Sharma does extremely well to bring his bat down in time and jam it out.
12.4
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, Lands this around off, kept out off the back foot.
12.3
Thisara Perera to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Full on the stumps, Dhawan pushes it to mid on and takes the fielder on there. Completes the run with ease as he hares across.
12.2
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Fullish in length again, driven through the covers for a single.
12.1
Thisara Perera to Rohit Sharma, no run, A tad ahead of a length, on the fifth stump line, Rohit leans ahead in an attempt to slice it square on the off side. Makes no connection though.
Thisara Perera is into the attack now.
11.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Short of a length around off, Dhawan comes down the track, cramps himself for room as he chops it away to cover-point. Wants the single but is sent back by his partner.
11.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Fuller ball around the off stick, punched away but straight to the cover fielder.
11.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery, very close to the off stump, Shikhar is a bit cramped for room but he still manages to keep this one out.
11.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, wide, 5 runs, FIVE WIDES! Pradeep bangs it in short but it's too short, Dhawan ducks and the keeper rises. He can't reach it as the ball goes over him to the boundary line behind. Just shows the hardness of the wicket, a lot on offer for the pacers here.
11.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Shortish on middle and leg, pulled away through backward square leg for one.
11.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs, Bit fuller in length this time, outside off, Sharma leans into the drive and places it well through the gap in the covers. The sweeper out in the deep comes across to his right to cut it off. The batsmen take two.
11.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, no run, Hurls it on a good length in the off stump channel, Sharma has nothing to do with that one.
10.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Short of a good length well outside off, Shikhar Dhawan latches onto it with a cut shot. Quite unfortunate as he hits it straight to the point fielder.
10.5
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Shaping back in on a length, Rohit wrists this to the square leg area and takes one.
10.4
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, no run, Once again Rohit Sharma doesn't move much and easily defends it down on the off side.
Stat - 6th 50-plus stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. This is the most by any pair in the Champions Trophy.
10.3
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, no run, Back to over the wicket, it's on a length and just around off, stays inside his crease and punches it down towards mid off.
10.2
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, leg byes, 1 run, Switches the angle and comes from around the wicket, it's angling back in on leg, Dhawan looks to heave it over the leg side but fails to make connection. Is rapped on the thigh pad and the batsmen take a leg bye as the ball falls on the leg side. The 50 is up for India as well.
10.1
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Just back of a length and around off, Rohit works it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
Powerplay 2 is upon us. Which means a maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.
9.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery around off, Dhawan defends it neatly.
9.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
9.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Rohit Sharma tries to play the scoop. But only manages to find the fielder at short fine leg. The batsmen run a single.
9.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, no run, Sharma tries to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball was rolling back to hit the stumps but the batsman did well to stop it with his foot.
9.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan cuts it towards the fielder at point. The fielder there misjudges it and the batsmen run a single.
9.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
8.6
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, FOUR! Shot! Short delivery outside off, Sharma cuts it really hard. The backward point dives to his right but he cannot stop it as the ball races away to the fence.
8.5
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, no run, Length delivery outside off, Sharma covers his stumps and lets it through to the keeper.
8.4
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Length delivery angling away, Dhawan dabs it towards the fielder at third man for a single.
8.3
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Another quick single by these two! Good length delivery around middle and leg, Rohit clips it towards mid on for a single.
8.2
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! A bit short and angling into the batsman. Sharma picks it up early and hoicks it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
8.1
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Sharma defends it towards the fielder at covers.
Suranga Lakmal will have a change of ends.
Rohit Sharma is getting some medical attention from the physio. Not sure for what exactly, but he seems to be okay to continue.
7.6
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Just short! Short delivery outside off, Sharma cuts it over the fielder at gully. But luckily for him the ball goes to the fielder at third man on a bounce. A single is taken.
7.5
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, no run, Good length delivery around off, Sharma tries to defend it but he gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.4
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan guides it towards the fielder at third man for a single.
7.3
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
7.2
Nuwan Pradeep to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Risky stuff from Sharma! Good length delivery around middle, Sharma defends it off the inside half on the leg side and calls for a single. Nuwan Pradeep chases it down and has a shy at the bowler's end. Had he hit, Sharma would've been gone.
7.1
Nuwan Pradeep to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Back of a length delivery around off, Dhawan just defends it with soft hands on the off side and takes off for a single. The fielder from short cover comes steaming in and has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses.
Nuwan Pradeep is introduced into the attack.
6.6
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Fuller delivery into the stumps, Dhawan drives it towards mid off for a single.
6.5
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Short delivery into the body, Sharma pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
6.4
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 3 runs, Fuller delivery around off, Dhawan drives it powerfully towards the cover region. The cover fielder dives to his left and makes a half-stop. Three runs taken.
6.3
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length delivery outside off, Dhawan chops it but finds the fielder at point. No runs taken.
6.2
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan drives it straight to the fielder at covers.
6.1
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Straight to the fielder this time! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it to point.
5.6
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, no run, Sharma stays in his crease and pushes it towards the fielder at mid on. 10 runs off the over. A good one for India.
5.5
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Length delivery around off, Dhawan opens the face of his bat and guides it towards the fielder at backward point. He dives and fumbles a bit which allows the batsmen to take a single.
5.4
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Dhawan looks in a good nick! Well-directed short delivery into the batsman, Shikhar goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.
5.3
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Dhawan walks the talk this time! Length delivery around off, Shikhar steps out of his crease and drives it on the up through the cover region for a boundary.
5.2
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it towards the fielder at backward point.
5.1
Suranga Lakmal to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma dabs it towards the point region and calls for a quick single. The fielder there, picks up the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
4.6
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! As crisp as it can get! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan leans into it and creams it through the extra cover region for a boundary. There is no stopping that.
4.5
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Fuller delivery outside off, Shikhar Dhawan mistimes his drive towards the fielder at mid off.
4.4
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Slower delivery in the line of the stumps, Dhawan comes down the track and pushes it towards the fielder at short cover.
4.3
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another yorker, right on the money this time. Shikhar manages to dig it out this time.
4.2
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Yorker just outside off, Dhawan tries to dig it out but fails to make contact.
4.1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma cuts it past backward point for a single.
3.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Into the pads, Dhawan clips it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
3.5
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Another length delivery around off, Dhawan tries to push it on the off side. Ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.
3.4
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length delivery around off, Dhawan tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Calls for a single but Rohit sends him back.
3.3
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan is undisturbed by that line.
3.2
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Fine stop by the fielder. Dhawan punches the ball towards the fielder at short point, who dives to his right to make a good stop. Saved a certain four runs for his team.
3.1
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Fuller delivery in the line of the stumps, Dhawan pushes it back to the bowler.
2.6
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Punched off the back foot towards the fielder at mid off.
2.5
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Length delivery around off, Sharma gets behind the line of the ball and defends it neatly towards the fielder at extra-cover.
Andrew Flintoff is in the stands! One of the best all-rounders of world cricket during his time. Good to see him enjoying the game from the stands.
2.4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Sharma stays in his crease and defends it off the back foot.
2.3
Lasith Malinga to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, Good length delivery angling into the body, Dhawan shuffles a bit and works it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
2.2
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, Length delivery outside off, Sharma slashes hard at it but only manages to find the fielder at third man for a single.
2.1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Good length delivery around off, Sharma gets behind it and punches it towards the fielder at mid off.
1.6
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Just back of a length delivery around off, Dhawan punches it on the off side.
1.5
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs, Another punch but this time the fielder gets a hand to it. A replica of the first ball but this time the fielder at point dives to his left and half-stops it which allows the batsmen to run a couple.
1.4
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Length delivery outside off, Dhawan covers his stumps and lets the ball through.
1.3
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, That went through the gate! Good length delivery around off, nipping in. Dhawan tries to defend it but the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad. Luckily for him, the ball goes just over the stumps.
1.2
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR, FOUR! Super Dhawan! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan waits for it and punches it past the diving point fielder who dives to his left. The ball still goes for a boundary.
1.1
Suranga Lakmal to Shikhar Dhawan, no run, Good length delivery around off, nips in a bit. Dhawan punches it towards the cover region. The fielder there puts in a dive to stop it. Shikhar wanted a run but Rohit sends him back. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but he fails to hit the stumps.
Suranga Lakmal will bowl with the second new ball. He has two slips in pace as well.
0.6
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Short delivery outside off, Sharma shoulders his arms to it.
0.5
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Another delivery on a shortish length, Rohit cuts it straight towards the fielder at point.
0.4
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Short delivery into the body, Sharma stands tall and clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
0.3
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Length delivery, into the stumps this time. Sharma defends it off the front foot.
0.2
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, no run, Length delivery, curling away again. Rohit Sharma guides this towards the fielder at point.
0.1
Lasith Malinga to Rohit Sharma, FOUR, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark for India! Back of a length delivery, swinging away. Rohit Sharma stays in his crease and punches that through cover-point for a boundary.
We are done and dusted with both the national anthems. The players and umpires are making their way out in the middle. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the batting for India. Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga will begin the proceedings with the ball for Sri Lanka. With two slips in place, we are all set for the first ball. Here we go...
Pitch Report - Saba Karim says that the wicket is a new one and has good grass covering on it. Adds since it has never been used before, it doesn't have any cracks on it for the spinners. States that with the overcast conditions and the hard surface, the team batting first will find it tough to do so. Ends by saying that then toss will be important and the team winning it should obviously bowl first. Shaun Pollock adds that despite the conditions, once the batsmen get their eye in, it would be a very good deck to bat on.
Virat Kohli says they would have also liked to bowl first. Adds the conditions apparently will remain the same so they will have to bat well anyway. States everyone was on the top of their game at the start of the tournament which brings momentum into this game. (On keeping Ashwin out of the team) Says the conditions in England are a little different and Ravichandran Ashwin understood the dynamics of the team selection in the last game as well and it helps that he's a professional. (On Yuvraj Singh's form) Mentions he had a fantastic Indian T20 League and he's doing well here too, Rohit Sharma as well. When asked about their good record against Sri Lanka, reckons it doesn't count in a tournament like the Champions Trophy or anywhere for that matter, just have to embrace the moment and play consistent cricket.
Angelo Matthews says that he will be bowling first. Mentions that it is overcast and they will look to make the most of the conditions. Reckons that it is always good to be back in the side. Feels that their batsmen did not click in the last game and he hopes things change tonight. Informs that he, Thisara Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka come in place for Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera and Seekkuge Prasanna.
TOSS - SRI LANKA WIN THE TOSS AND WILL HAVE A BOWL FIRST!
A great task lies ahead of the Lankans. They go up against a well-balanced, powerful Indian side. The defending champions were clinical in their tournament opener against Pakistan and they sent out a strong statement to the rest saying they're a force to be reckoned with. India are tipped favourties, but it all comes down to who can hold their nerves in the moment. We've had an upset or two in other sporting areas the past two days or so. Could we be in for another one?
It's a must-win game for Sri Lanka. To make things worse for them, they're missing a few players as well, the most notable one being Upul Tharanga, who's been banned for a couple of games for slow over rate against South Africa. This is a team low on confidence and the only thing that could lift them is the return of their skipper Angelo Mathews, but he too is half fit. The track used is a new one, won't have many cracks and with the grey skies above, the toss will be crucial today. Hello and welcome for Match 8 of this so far rain-hit Champions Trophy.

End of over

IND321/6 (50.0 Ovs)

So that's it from us for this game. Sri Lanka have won their first game of Champions Trophy, 2017 which makes Group B even-steven. Every team there is now at two points, which means any two teams could qualify. That makes the tournament interesting but now we head to the match between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Cardiff. Join us tomorrow for the Group A encounter at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, cheers!
India captain, Virat Kohli says they think they had enough on the board at the halfway mark but Sri Lanka were good on the day. Credits the Lankan batsmen for batting really well. Doesn't think his bowlers bowled too badly but just that Sri Lanka batted well. States they bowled decently but there's always food for thought if the plans discussed aren't executed properly. Ends by saying that you can't take any team lightly in this tournament and that was proved today.
Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews says that it was a fantastic win. Reckons that restricting India to 321 was a very good effort by the bowlers. Mentions that he used to hit a lot of balls in the nets which kept him active throughout his brief layoff. Credits Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis for batting really well. Also acknowledges the support Kusal Perera gave him in the middle. Informs that the last game is a must-win game for every team in the group. Adds that no one thought they would win and that took the pressure off them.
Man of the match, Kusal Mendis says that it was a very good wicket. Reckons that Dickwella and Gunathilaka gave them a good start. Mentions that the latter supported him really well which helped them reach the target. Ends by saying that they are very happy with the win.
Earlier in the day, India powered to a total of 321 on the back of a superb ton from Shikhar Dhawan and a couple of fifties from Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, but that didn't prove to be enough as the Islanders chased it down, rather comfortably too towards the end. Two missed run outs and three dropped catches, that is probably what proved to be India's undoing.
India were sloppy in the field again. They didn't apply as much as pressure as they should have at crucial moments. The plans weren't executed as well as they'd have liked and more than anything, the missed chances will be rued, in particular, Gunathilaka's run out chance when he was on a duck. When Kusal Perera went off the field, India could have taken this chance but Gunaratne's counter-attack put them on the back foot.
Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera built on that with a 75-run stand but the latter went off retired hurt. That didn't matter though as Asela Gunaratne came in and looked at home from the very first ball. He stitched a 51-run unbeaten stand with his skipper, who made a fifty himself and saw Sri Lanka through. It was a mature and clinical batting performance.
A wonderful chase from Sri Lanka as they pick up their first win of the tournament. With a target of 322 to chase, they lost Dickwella early but Gunathilaka and Mendis took up the mantle and the game in their stride with a mammoth 159-run stand, with both scoring fifties. It set up the platform for the middle order which took complete advantage.
48.4
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, ANGELO MATHEWS WITH THE WINNING RUN! Just helps this behind square leg for a single. He gestures by raising his bat over his head and pointing at the name behind on his jersey. Has every right to do so today, has played a gem of a knock. Well played. A well-deserved and much-needed victory. SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
33rd ODI fifty for Angelo Mathews!
48.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Taking his team home, they're almost there! What a shot, picture perfect from the skipper. With the full face of the bat, he drives it back down the ground aerially and picks up a boundary. Brings up his fifty with that too. Just 1 run needed to win this game.
48.2
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Length delivery on off, Asela backs away and cuts it down to third man for a single.
48.1
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Short ball which is slower in pace, Gunaratne pulls it over square leg for a couple of good runs.
47.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
47.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Short ball on the hips, glanced down to fine leg for a single.
47.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Angling back in on a good length, around off, Gunaratne drives it past extra cover and takes a single as the mid off fielder cuts it off.
47.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Fullish in length on the stumps, driven down to long on for one.
47.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run, Marginally ahead of a length on the stumps, it's played straight back down the track.
47.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Slower on a fuller length, outside off, pushed through the cover region for a quick single.
46.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Bit short on the stumps, turned to mid-wicket. Gunaratne wanted the run but is sent back. There was a shy at the bowler's end but he misses. 13 to win from 18.
46.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Short ball on off, Gunaratne just checks his pull shot and the ball takes the top edge. It lobs over towards backward square leg and a single is taken.
46.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Shortish delivery outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one run.
46.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs, This is good running from the Lankan pair out there. Mathews works this through mid-wicket and seeing Shikhar Dhawan chasing after the ball slowly, calls for the second. Runs hard and is able to come back for the second.
46.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Dot ball. Mathews cuts this to point and wants the single, is sent back though as it's straight to the fielder.
46.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! He has placed this to perfection. Back of a length well outside off, Angelo Mathews stands tall and cuts it behind point. Nobody out there in the deep and the ball races away to the boundary line. 17 needed off 23 now.
45.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Fires it in the blockhole, on middle and leg, Asela somehow manages to squeeze it out.
45.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Full toss but Gunaratne plays the same shot and gets the same result. Two runs down to third man.
45.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Smart, this is smart batting. Full outside off, he crouches low and runs it down to third man for a brace.
45.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Brilliant delivery! Bumrah bowls a slower, dipping yorker outside off, Gunaratne looks to work it across the line but fails to make connection.
45.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Asela Gunaratne, SIX, SIX! That's audacious! This is one the best, if not the best, death bowlers in the world and Asela Gunaratne has played a shot which he never should have. Wow! It's fuller outside off, Asela kneels down and across and sweeps it over square leg to send it miles into the stands for a maximum.
45.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Length ball outside off, played through point for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah returns to bowl. Can he scalp a wicket now?
Angelo Mathews is getting some treatment from the physio on his hamstring. Looks fine to continue, which is good for the Islanders. They cannot afford to lose him.
44.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, FOUR, FOUR! 11 runs off the over, Gunaratne is playing a superb knock here. Expecting the full ball to come, he makes a lot of room for himself and carves it through point to send it across the rope for a boundary. Just 32 needed from 30 now, Sri Lanka are on the road to getting the job done.
44.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Another good delivery. In the blockhole, outside off, the batsman cannot jam it out.
44.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Very good yorker on middle and off, swinging in, Gunaratne does well to bring his bat down in time and dig it out to mid-wicket.
44.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, FOUR, FOUR! That's right in the gap, very good hands from Asela Gunaratne. Back of a length on the stumps, it's pulled along the ground past square leg for a boundary.
44.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Asela Gunaratne, 2 runs, Full and tailing back in, Asela leans forward and across to flick it in front of square on the leg side. It's through the gap and two runs are taken as the fielder in the deep mops it up.
44.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Full and straight from Kumar, Mathews wrists it in front of mid-wicket and both batsmen scamper through. Complete the run with ease in the end.
43.6
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews backs away a bit and steers it to backward point. A misfield from Rohit Sharma there allows the batsmen to cross over for a single. 43 more needed off 36 deliveries.
43.5
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, 1 run, Length ball outside off, punched through to sweeper cover for one run.
43.4
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, SIX, SIX! Sorry, Asela. As you were. Don't mind me. Short and angling into the body, Gunaratne swivels and with excellent balance, pulls it deep into the fine leg stands for a maximum.
43.3
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Steady... Steady now, Asela. No need to do that. Just need to keep your head down. Umesh bowls a back of a length delivery on the stumps, Gunaratne jumps out and looks to go big, fails to make connection though.
43.2
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Hurls it on a good length very close to the off stump, Gunaratne is half-forward to defend but gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
43.1
Umesh Yadav to Asela Gunaratne, no run, Umesh Yadav comes steaming in and pounds in a back of a length delivery outside off, Gunaratne looks to run it down to third man with an open face but is beaten past the outside edge.
Kusal Perera is walking off the field. That hamstring is bothering him a lot and so, he is going off retired hurt. Asela Gunaratne is going to replace him in the middle.
42.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Quite straight in line, Mathews picks it off his pads and flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
42.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Full on the stumps, driven down to long on for a run.
42.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Angling back in, from over the wicket, comfortably flicked through mid-wicket for one.
42.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, High full toss well outside off, Perera stands his ground and cuts it over backward point. Third man cuts it off as a single is taken. Again, the southpaw is struggling a lot. He hobbles along to the other end.
42.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! Switches the angle for the left-hander and bowls it full way outside off, Perera leaves it alone and it's signalled a wide.
42.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Takes some pace off it and pitches it full around off, Mathews takes one step out of his crease and wrists it to wide long on for a single.
42.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Back of a length delivery on the stumps, Kusal Perera gets back and heaves it over mid-wicket. Ajinkya Rahane (sub) moves to his right in the deep and collects the ball. Just a single taken.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
41.6
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Outside off on a good length, cut straight to point. Sri Lanka need 57 more to win off 48 balls with 7 wickets in hand.
41.5
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! This is excellent batting from Mathews. He knows where the fielders are, walks across to this fuller ball and lofts it over backward square leg for a boundary.
41.4
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Full and swinging away, around off, Perera walks across and flicks it over backward square leg for a single. He's struggling though, must have pulled his hamstring. The southpaw is hobbling across to complete the run.
41.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Works it off his pads to the leg side and rotates strike.
41.2
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Oh, that's a wonderful shot from Angelo Mathews. The Sri Lankan skipper makes room to this fuller ball and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Clean hit, went right off the meat of the bat.
41.1
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Right in the blockhole, fiery start to the over by Umesh Yadav. It's just outside off, Angelo Mathews looks to work it across the line but the ball goes behind off the inside edge. Dhoni and Umesh both go up and appeal for a catch, but umpire Kettleborough isn't interested. Replays show that the ball took a bump before going to the keeper. Good decision from the official.
40.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Full toss on the stumps, Kusal Perera lofts it over mid-wicket. Kedar Jadav out in the deep runs to his left and slides to stop it, but the ball turns away from him, like it happened to Yuvraj earlier in the match. Boundary to end the over, skipper Kohli isn't happy.
40.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, That's in the air but safe. Bumrah takes some pace off it and this forces Mathews to play the shot early. He chips it over mid-wicket off the inside half and luckily for him, it falls short of the fielder coming in from the deep to try and take it. One run added to the total.
40.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run, Length ball on off, Mathews gives the charge and bumps the drive to the left of the bowler.
40.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Kusal Perera lofts this one down towards long on for a run.
40.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Angling back in on a back of a length, Mathews backs away and dabs it to the left of Jadeja at backward point. Both batsmen take off as Jadeja moves to his left and fires a throw at the striker's end. Just misses as Perera dives to get back in. Was a really close one.
40.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Perera backs away and slaps it down to long on off the inner half for a single.
Powerplay 3 has been signalled. 5 fielders now will be allowed outside the circle.
39.6
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Fuller outside off, Mathews tries to loft it over the infield on the off side but he fails to make contact.
39.5
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Driven towards long on for a single.
50-run stand between Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews!
39.4
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Short into the pads, Perera clips it over the square leg region for a boundary. Sri Lanka are getting boundaries nearly every over.
39.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Short again, into the batsman. Mathews is late into the shot. Gets it over the mid-wicket region for a single.
39.2
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Much needed! Short delivery into the batsman, Mathews pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
39.1
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Short delivery outside off, Mathews goes for the pull but mistimes. Perera calls for a single but Mathews sends him back. The ball goes towards mid-wicket and Jadhav the fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end. Had he hit, Perera would have been a goner.
38.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, Yorker outside off, Perera digs it out and gets it through the backward point region for a couple.
38.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, no run, Fuller into the stumps, Perera tries to scoop it over the short fine leg fielder but cannot beat him. Goes straight to the fielder. No runs taken.
38.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews guides it through the point region for a single.
38.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Another short delivery around middle and leg, Perera comes down the track and goes for the pull. Gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes towards the off side and the batsmen run a single.
38.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Length delivery outside off, Mathews gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.
38.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews guides it towards the fielder at point.
Jasprit Bumrah is back for a bowl.
37.6
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, no run, Another short delivery into the batsman, Perera mistimes his punch towards the fielder at covers.
37.5
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Perera, no run, Slower delivery around off, the ball stays low. Perera swings his bat but he fails to make contact.
37.4
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 3 runs, Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews dances down the track and cuts it past the point region. Dhawan in the deep cuts it with a dive and saves a run for his team.
37.3
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Another short delivery and Mathews pulls it but straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. He is annoyed with himself for the fact he could not put that away.
37.2
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, no run, Short delivery outside off, Mathews guides it towards the fielder at point.
37.1
Umesh Yadav to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews punches it through the cover region for a couple.
Umesh Yadav is back into the attack.
36.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant! Good length delivery outside off, Perera dances down the track and smashes that over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 95 runs needed off 78 balls.
36.5
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Driven towards long on for a single.
36.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Perera cuts it through the cover-point region for a single.
36.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, no run, Perera dances down the track and drills it towards mid off.
36.2
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Fuller into the stumps, Mathews clips it towards mid-wicket. Virat Kohli chases it down and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. But Mathews had already made it.
36.1
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, FOUR, FOUR! Classy! Short delivery into the body, Mathews shuffles across and jabs it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.
35.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Mathews gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it towards long off for a single to keep strike.
35.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Short outside off, Perera cuts it towards the fielder at point and scampers across for a single.
35.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Fuller outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
35.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Clipped through the mid-wicket region for a single.
35.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, Fuller into the stumps, Perera goes for a sweep. Gets a top edge over the keeper's head for a couple.
35.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Improvisation! Fires this one around leg, Perera reverse sweeps it over the backward point region for a boundary.
Time for Drinks! The game is still very much in the balance. Two quick wickets have fallen but Sri Lanka have wickets in hand with some big hitters to come and will back themselves to get it done. India on the other hand, with another quick wicket or two, will feel confident. 116 runs required in 90 balls.
34.6
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, no run, Mathews defends it back to the bowler.
34.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Slower delivery outside off, Perera cuts it towards the fielder at point.
It is drizzling out there again. Looks harmless though for the moment, most probably a passing shower.
34.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, no run, Slower delivery around middle, Perera pushes it towards the fielder at cover.
34.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, no run, Shorter outside off, Perera cuts it towards the fielder at point.
34.2
Hardik Pandya to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Full outside off, Mathews gets a thick inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls towards the point fielder. He scampers across for a single as Jadeja scores a direct hit at the striker's end, but the batsman has made it safely.
34.1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Perera, 1 run, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.
33.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Swept through the backward square leg region for a single.
33.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, no run, Quicker into the pads, Perera clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
33.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, FOUR, FOUR! Fuller length delivery outside off, Perera slices it over the fielder at point. Beats the infield and the ball races away to the fence.
33.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Angelo Mathews, 1 run, Short around off, punched towards wide long off for a single.
33.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Flatter down the leg side, Perera fails to clip it through. Gets it towards square leg off the pads for a leg bye.
33.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Perera, no run, Perera defends it back to the bowler.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
32.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, Mathews gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.
32.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Angelo Mathews, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Angelo Mathews strides out to the middle.
32.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, out, OUT! Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis tries to clip it. Gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball goes on the leg side. The batsmen scamper across but Bhuvneshwar Kumar charges towards the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. He and the Indian team start celebrating. The umpire goes upstairs to check the run out. Replays show that Kusal Mendis is well short of his crease. A well-crafted innings comes to an end. Sri Lanka will be disappointed to lose their second wicket courtesy a run out.
The umpire has gone upstairs to check for a run out appeal against Kusal Mendis.
32.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis pulls it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
32.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Down the leg side, Perera clips it through the backward square leg region for a single.
32.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Perera, no run, Good length delivery around middle and off, Perera pushes it back to the bowler.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is called back for a bowl.
31.6
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Perera flat-bats it towards long on for a single.
31.5
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fuller around off, Mendis drives it through covers for a single.
31.4
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Kusal clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
31.3
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, no run, Yorker, right on the pads. Perera tries to dig it out but he fails to make contact.
31.2
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Shoveled away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
31.1
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, no run, Just short! Fuller around off, Mendis drives it uppishly towards the fielder at covers. Kedar Jadhav dives forward but it falls just short of him.
30.6
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
30.5
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis guides it towards the fielder at short third man.
30.4
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Dropped! A tough chance goes down. Quicker around off, Perera tries to cut it. Gets a thick outside edge on the way and the ball goes straight to Dhoni who cannot hold onto it. The ball deflects off the glove and goes towards short third man for a single.
30.4
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, wide, 1 run, Wide! Way down the leg side, Kusal goes for a sweep but he fails to make contact. The umpire signals it as a wide.
30.3
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Looped around middle, Mendis sweeps it through the square leg region for a single.
30.2
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Quicker outside off, Perera sweeps it towards short fine leg for a single.
30.1
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fuller into the pads, Mendis clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
29.6
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, no run, Full and outside off, Perera drives it to the right of the bowler who dives to his right and makes a good stop.
29.5
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full and outside off, driven to long on for a single.
29.4
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, leg byes, 1 run, Sliding down leg a bit, Kusal Perera looks to flick it across but it goes off his pads on the leg side. Leg bye taken by the batsmen.
29.3
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fires it full and wide outside off, driven down to long off for a run.
29.2
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Shortish outside off, Kusal Perera punches it through the covers for one.
29.1
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full and outside off, Mendis uppishly plays this. Places it through the left of Kohli who stretches his left hand out to take it. It goes wide of him down to long off for a single.
28.6
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full delivery on the stumps, driven down to long on for a run.
28.5
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Goes back to this one and punches it through to sweeper cover for one.
28.4
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
28.3
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Mendis cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.
28.2
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full and straight from Kedar Jadhav, it's driven straight back to him.
28.1
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Shortish delivery outside off, cut through the covers for an easy run.
27.6
Virat Kohli to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Coming into the batsman, worked away to backward square leg for a single.
Kusal Perera is the next man in. He has been promoted up the order today.
27.5
Virat Kohli to Danushka Gunathilaka, out, 1 run, OUT! Maybe not precisely, but Virat Kohli's bowling change has done the trick, in a way at least. Gunathilaka flicks this towards backward square leg and quickly calls for the second. Umesh Yadav runs to the ball and throws it to Dhoni. And as always, the Indian keeper is lightning with his glovework. Whips the bails off in the blink of an eye as Gunathilaka dives to get back in. The decision goes upstairs and replays show that Danushka's bat is in the air when the bails are off. This is a big moment, India have broken the 159-run stand.
A run out appeal against Danushka Gunathilaka is referred upstairs by the umpire. This could be close.
27.4
Virat Kohli to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Fuller around off, kept out off the front foot.
27.3
Virat Kohli to Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 runs, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second.
27.2
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Ooooohhh.... Almost! He just about got his man. Kohli bowls this on off, it skids off the surface and takes Mendis by surprise. Almost beaten for pace as the ball takes the inside edge and goes past the leg stump. Single taken. Mendis tried to drive but wasn't exactly successful in doing so.
27.1
Virat Kohli to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Not the start he'd have liked to this bowling spell. He drops it short, Mendis stays back and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
Well, what do we have here? Seems captain Kohli is going to try everything to break this partnership. He's brought himself on to bowl.
26.6
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Drops it just back of a driving length, Mendis picks up the length and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a single.
26.5
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Shorter in length this time, outside off, Danushka backs away and slaps it to point for a single. With that, the 150-run stand between these two is up.
26.4
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Flatter and a bit fuller outside off, looks to cut it away but it goes off the outside edge to short third man.
26.3
Kedar Jadhav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Quicker through the air, full on the stumps, driven to long on for one.
26.2
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Quite full and wide outside off, Gunathilaka gets down on his rear knee and smacks it past extra cover to long off for a single.
26.1
Kedar Jadhav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, From around the wicket, it's floated around off, prods forward and defend.
Kedar Jadhav to bowl the next over. Can he get the breakthrough India are in search of?
25.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Three on the trot for Kusal Mendis and he is on fire here. 15 runs off the over for Sri Lanka. It's a short ball which is pulled away over backward square leg for a boundary. India put under pressure now, we certainly have a game on our hands!
25.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Edged and away! Back of a length on the stumps, Mendis swivels to pull and gets a big top edge. It goes over the keeper's head and goes across the rope for a boundary.
25.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! BANG! Stand and delivery stuff from Kusal Mendis. It's on a bit of a fuller length around off, he stands tall and hammers it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
25.3
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Dropped! But that was a difficult chance. Great effort from Rohit Sharma to even get to the ball, really. Gunathilaka lofts this towards long on and Rohit positioned there, is right at the rope. He comes running in and dives full stretch forward to take it. It goes into his hands but then spills out due to the impact from falling on the floor. Single completed.
25.2
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
25.1
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Shortish outside off, punched away off the back foot towards gully for a run.
Hardik Pandya is called back for a bowl.
24.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Fuller on the stumps, Mendis drives it to mid on.
24.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Brave call from the batsmen, good running too. Gunathilaka taps this down in front of point and quickly calls for the run. Jadeja comes running in and under-arms it at the striker's end but misses. The run is completed in the end.
24.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, A loud roar goes up as Dhawan catches this but the crowd will be disappointed knowing Gunathilaka is not out. He drives this one straight into Dhawan's hands but bumps it first.
24.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Mendis flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
24.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Fuller in length outside off, driven to mid off by the right-hander.
24.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short of a good length shaping back in on off, Kusal Mendis rises and keeps it down on the track.
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! The extra ball has cost India an unnecessary boundary, but a brilliant over this for Sri Lanka. 16 runs have come off it. Danushka Gunathilaka stays back to this flat ball and cuts it square through point to end the over with a boundary.
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, wide, 1 run, Wide! Darted down the leg side, Gunathilaka looks to work it down the leg side as Dhoni collects the ball and appeals for a catch. The umpire doesn't respond to the appeal however and gives it a wide. Strange decision really, there was some noise as the ball went past the batsman.
23.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Stays back to this shorter one and deals with it well.
23.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Innovative from Gunathilaka. May have been a risky shot, but it's paid off. He gets low to this one and reverse sweeps it off the top edge over short third man for a boundary.
23.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Full on the stumps, driven to long off for a single.
10th ODI fifty for Kusal Mendis!
23.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, SIX, SIX! Fifty for Kusal Mendis, what a way to bring it up! He's taking on Jadeja and dealing with it amazingly well. It's tossed up to him, he comes ahead and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
23.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
22.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, leg byes, 1 run, Wow! What an excellent delivery from Bumrah, the perfect one to bowl on a Free Hit. Fires in an excellent yorker on leg, Mendis falls to the ground and barely manages to dig it out fine down the leg side. A leg bye signalled by the umpire, replays show the ball has gone off the back foot. That's a great call from umpire Kettleborough.
Free Hit coming up...
22.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no ball, no run, No ball! Length delivery quite straight in line, Mendis works it on the on side. It's a no ball however as Bumrah has overstepped his line.
22.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, With the ball getting a little old, Bumrah cuts his fingers across the ball. It's coming in on middle and leg, defended well by the batsman.
22.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Darts it on the pads, the southpaw whips it down to fine leg for an easy run.
22.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Kusal Mendis flicks this through the mid-wicket area for a run.
22.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short of a length, tucked to square leg for nothing.
22.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length ball, catches the batsman on the thigh pad as he looks to play at it. The batsmen cross over for a leg bye.
21.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full on the stumps, played back to the bowler off the inner half.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Shot. Picked his spot well and executed it to perfection. Mendis kneels down to this tossed up delivery and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket to send it across the rope on the bounce.
21.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
21.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Spinning into the batsman, works it to backward square leg for a run.
21.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket to this one, gives it some decent flight and floats it outside off, Mendis leans into the drive and eases it through to sweeper cover for one.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Tossed up from Jadeja, Danushka sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a single.
20.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Taps this length ball in front of point and scurries across to take a single.
20.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Slower and fuller in length, outside off, Gunathilaka comes ahead and meets it with the full face of the bat.
20.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, leg byes, 1 run, Length ball sliding down leg, Mendis tries flicking it away but the ball goes off his pads on the leg side for a leg bye.
100-run stand between Gunathilaka and Mendis!
20.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Worked in the same area again. It's moving across outside off, steered to third man. One run taken.
20.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Back of a length well outside off, harmless and it's easy enough for the batsman to guide it to third man for a run.
20.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Angles across a length delivery around off, Danushka opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single.
19.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Short delivery and Mendis reads it really early to pull it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
19.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Stifled appeal for LBW! Flatter on the pads, Mendis fails to clip it through. Gets rapped on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire stays put.
19.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
19.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Floats this one around middle and leg, Mendis comes down the track and clips it over the wide mid on region. Yuvraj charges towards it but cannot reach it. The ball just falls short, sticks in the turf and that beats Yuvraj to the fence.
19.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fuller around off, Gunathilaka clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
19.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Shorter around off, Mendis shuffles across and sweeps it towards the fielder at deep square leg for a single.
18.6
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Fuller length delivery in the line of the stumps, Gunathilaka defends it neatly.
18.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Angling into the pads, Mendis clips it through the square leg region for a single.
18.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short delivery outside off, Mendis stays tall in his crease and defends it towards the fielder at point.
18.3
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Dabbed towards third man for a single.
4th ODI fifty for Danushka Gunathilaka!
18.2
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, SIX, SIX! That's a biggie! Short delivery into the batsman, Gunathilaka pulls it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. The southpaw has given his side a good start and will now look to make the most of it.
18.1
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Angling into the batsman, Gunathilaka gets it back to the bowler off the leading edge.
Drinks have been taken! Sri Lanka are looking solid with the bat but they also know they have a daunting total to chase down. They will look to improve their run-rate a bit now. India, on the other hand, are looking for wickets but not that successful.
17.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays deep in his crease and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
17.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Dabbed in front of backward point for a single.
17.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Eased to long on for a single.
17.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis drives it towards the fielder at mid on.
17.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays in his crease and defends it neatly.
17.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Flatter outside off, Gunathilaka goes for a push. Gets it through square leg for a single off the inner half of his bat.
Ravindra Jadeja is handed the responsibility with the ball.
16.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, Mendis stays deep in his crease and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
16.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, wide, 1 run, Wide! Dug in really short this time, Mendis lets it go over his head. The umpire signals it as a wide for height.
16.5
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, he pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
16.4
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Length delivery outside off, the batsman dabs it towards the fielder at point.
16.3
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 runs, Gunathilaka clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
16.2
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka goes hard at it. Gets a thick outside edge past the keeper for a boundary.
16.1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short delivery, Mendis clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
15.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Brutal! Fuller delivery around off, Gunathilaka smashes that straight down the ground for a boundary.
15.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, A huge shout for LBW! Angling into the batsman from a good length, Gunathilaka fails to clip it through. Gets rapped high on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire stays undisturbed as it was too high.
15.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Mendis whips it towards wide mid on for a single.
15.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays tall in his crease and defends it.
15.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka tries to defend it but he gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.
15.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka defends it towards the fielder at backward point.
14.6
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays deep in his crease and defends it.
14.5
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Dropped! Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it back to the bowler. Hardik Pandya sticks his hand out to his left to take the catch but it does not stick. A chance goes down.
14.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Bouncer from Pandya, Mendis ducks under it.
14.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Mendis stays in his crease and defends it towards the fielder at point.
14.2
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it uppishly towards the fielder at covers. Dhawan dives forward but it just falls short of the fielder.
14.1
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
13.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, leg byes, 4 runs, Four Leg Byes! Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Gunathilaka goes for the pull. He fails to make contact and the ball clips his thigh pad and races away to the fence for a boundary.
13.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
13.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Gunathilaka pushes it towards the mid on region and calls for a quick single. Virat Kohli charges towards the ball to affect a run out but he cannot collect it cleanly.
13.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Short delivery into the batsman, Gunathilaka ducks under it.
13.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Just short! Fuller delivery outside off, Gunathilaka drives it uppishly towards the fielder at mid on. Kohli dives to his left but the ball falls just short of him. He has a shy at the striker's end seeing Danushka out of his crease but misses.
13.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, leg byes, 2 runs, Two Leg Byes! Angling into the hips, Gunathilaka fails to clip it fine. Gets it off his thigh pad for a couple of leg byes towards the fielder at fine leg.
12.6
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Gunathilaka drives it uppishly over the cover region for a single.
12.5
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka pushes it towards the fielder at point.
12.4
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
12.3
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis ducks under it.
12.2
Hardik Pandya to Kusal Mendis, no run, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
12.1
Hardik Pandya to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Gunathilaka pushes it towards the cover-point region for a single.
Hardik Pandya is called in for a bowl.
11.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Mendis tries to drive it through. Gets it towards the fielder at point off the outer half of his bat.
11.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
11.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it through covers for a single.
11.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Good length delivery outside off, Mendis flays at it. Gets it through the cover-point region for a boundary.
11.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Shortish delivery outside off, Mendis somehow manages to block it away.
11.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length delivery at 141 kph, Mendis stays deep in his crease and defends it towards the fielder at covers.
Jasprit Bumrah is introduced into the attack.
10.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Mendis stays in his crease and clips it towards fine leg for a single.
10.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
10.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis backs away from the line of the ball.
10.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Lucky runs! Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.
10.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Angling into the stumps from a good length, Gunathilaka works it through square leg for a single.
10.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Good length delivery outside off, the batsman punches it towards the fielder at covers. The fielder has a throw at the striker's end but he fails to hit the stumps. The batsmen run a single on the overthrow.
Powerplay 2 has been signalled. This will allow India to have 4 fielders outside the ring till the 40th over.
9.6
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Shoots off the surface a bit as it is pitched on a length, Mendis off the outer half plays it down to third man for a run.
9.5
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run taken.
9.4
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fires it full and Danushka drives it towards mid on for a brisk single.
9.3
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, On a length, around off, meets it with a straight bat.
9.2
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Oh wow... That's a scintillating shot! As beautiful as anything you'll see today. Full on the stumps, Gunathilaka drives it back past his partner and beats mid on. No chance of stopping that, it's hit too well.
9.1
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Continues from around the wicket to the left-hander, it's just back of a length, Danushka blocks it off the back foot.
8.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, On the fuller side of things this time, Mendis drives it back down the track for nothing.
8.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Hurls it on a good length again, outside off this time, it's kept out from deep within the crease.
8.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Absolute peach! What a ball from Bhuvneshwar! Excellent length delivery just around off, straightens up after pitch, squares up Mendis who looks to defend. It almost took the edge. Wonderful stuff from the Indian pacer.
8.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Great carry for Bhuvi again. Gets some good bounce, it gets big on Mendis who rocks back to pull.
8.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, FOUR! Edged and away! Bhuvneshwar Kumar extracts some extra bounce off the surface and bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to run it to third man but the ball goes off the outside edge. Flies past the slip fielder and away to the third man boundary.
8.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length around off, blocked.
7.6
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Full and swinging back in on off, driven straight back to Umesh Yadav who collects it in his followthrough.
7.5
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Keeps this in the off stump channel, offers a straight blade and pushes it in front of cover-point.
7.4
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Around the wicket, angled in on off on a length, Danushka leans across a touch and clips it in front of square on the leg side.
7.3
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! Superb stroke! All about timing, that. Full and outside off, Gunathilaka plants his front foot forward and with the full face of the bat, drives it through extra cover. Beats the chasing fielder easily and goes across the rope.
7.2
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 runs, Straighter in line as it's on middle and leg, easy for the southpaw to tuck it through backward square leg for a brace.
7.1
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, SIX, SIX! Hit that beautifully, timed to perfection. Just used the pace of the ball and sent it all the way. Short and down leg, Gunathilaka swivels and pulls it over fine leg, into the stands for a biggie.
6.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, Short of a good length into the body, pulled away in front of square on the leg side for two good runs.
6.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length on off and it's angling in, Bhuvi isn't giving Mendis much room to work with. All the batsman can do is punch it back down towards mid off.
6.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, no run, Switches the angle again, it's on a length on middle, Kusal Mendis stays deep inside his crease and blocks it back down the track.
6.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Full and outside off from around the wicket, it's driven behind point. Yuvraj moves to his left to cut it off as a single is taken.
6.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Over the wicket now, it's short and angling back in, pulled down to fine leg by Mendis for a single.
6.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket to start the over and lands it on a length around off, it's angling in as Gunathilaka taps it down in front of cover-point and hares across to complete the run.
5.6
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Back of a length around off, Kusal Mendis with a solid block to end the over.
5.5
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
5.4
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, Short of a length delivery in the channel outside off, Mendis off the outer half plays it down to third man for one.
5.3
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Excellent delivery! Pace can make all the difference in the end. Umesh hits the deck hard and bangs in a back of a length delivery outside off, Mendis is beaten for pace as he looks to put bat on ball.
5.2
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, Full on off, Mendis doesn't time it well but ends up driving it past the bowler towards mid off.
5.1
Umesh Yadav to Kusal Mendis, no run, On the shorter side of the length, Mendis stays back and blocks.
4.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, FOUR, FOUR! That's the first boundary of the innings and it's come via a misfield from Hardik Pandya. Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka stands tall and punches it through extra cover. Hardik there misfields and lets it through him. It races away to the boundary line.
4.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Full and speared outside off, driven square on the off side for nothing.
4.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, out, OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar draws first blood! This is a big wicket for India. Everybody knows how dangerous Dickwella he can be at the start of the innings, the Indians will be tremendously pleased seeing him walk back. Good length delivery on off, shaping away ever so slightly, Dickwella swings across the line and ends up getting a top edge. It lobs over to point where Jadeja moves to his right and takes a simple catch. Sri Lanka off to a start they wouldn't have wanted.
4.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery around off, kept out off the back foot.
4.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Big swing and a miss! Bhuvneshwar with a shortish ball around off, makes it go away as Dickwella goes for the big pull. Misses completely as it's taken by the keeper.
4.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, On a back of a length, shaping across, Niroshan from within his crease taps it down in front of point.
3.6
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Outside off on a shorter length, tapped down on the off side.
3.5
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Short delivery on middle and leg, not troubling anybody, pulled down to fine leg for a single.
3.4
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Just back of a length from Umesh Yadav, kept out off the back foot for no run.
3.3
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, On a length, on off, Danushka looks to play across the line but the ball takes the leading edge and goes down to third man for a single.
3.2
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Good length ball on middle and leg, glanced down to fine leg for an easy single.
3.2
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, wide, 1 run, Wide! Banged in short but it's too short, wide called by the umpire for height.
3.1
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Dickwella like always, is making his intent clear here. It's on a short of a length on the stumps, the batsman backs away to smack it over the off side but the bounce gets too big on him. Ends up connecting with thin air.
2.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Fullish in length, fired across, Gunathilaka stands tall and mistimes the drive straight to mid off.
2.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, In the air but it's fallen safe! Niroshan Dickwella stands tall and mistimes the pull short of mid-wicket. It falls in the safe zone as the fielders chase it down. A single is taken.
2.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Fuller on the stumps, it's pushed back down the ground for a quick single.
2.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Hurls across a good length delivery, it's left alone.
2.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Bit fuller in length this time, it's swinging down, Gunathilaka is caught on the pads as he looks to whip it across the line. Stifled appeal is turned down as it was pitched outside leg.
2.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, Fuller length delivery on leg, flicked down fine leg off the pads for an easy run.
1.6
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Danushka Gunathilaka tries to flick it through the leg side. Gets a leading edge on it and the ball goes towards the fielder at mid off.
1.5
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Keeps it on the shorter side again, Gunathilaka hangs back and defends solidly.
1.4
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, 1 run, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
1.3
Umesh Yadav to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Shortish outside off, Dickwella steers this to point. Jadeja there dives to his right and makes a fine stop.
1.2
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, 1 run, Straighter in line, tucked down to behind square leg for a single.
1.1
Umesh Yadav to Danushka Gunathilaka, no run, Short of a good length on off, Gunathilaka rises and keeps it down towards covers.
Umesh Yadav will bowl with the second new ball.
0.6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
0.5
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Stays within his crease and keeps this one out.
0.4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Chance of a run out! Oh, how close was that? Dickwella works this to square leg and his partner takes off. Jadhav is quick to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses but had he hit, Gunathilaka would have been gone. Close one.
0.3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, 2 runs, Good save from Umesh Yadav. Dickwella pulls it away through mid-wicket and Umesh gives it a chase. Slides and pulls the ball back inside. The batsmen take two but the umpire isn't sure if it's stopped cleanly. Yadav's foot touched the rope while stopping it so it's taken upstairs. Replays show it's fine, good save. He did touch the rope but at that moment the ball wasn't in his hands.
0.2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Back of a length again around off, Dickwella looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
0.1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Niroshan Dickwella, no run, Good length delivery going way across, Dickwella looks to go after it but misses.
Welcome back for the chase! The players and umpires are making their way out in the middle. Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka will open the batting for Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin the proceedings with the first ball for India. Two slips in place. Here we go...

MATCH DETAILS

322 in48.4 overs(6.61 runs per over)

Toss: Toss won by Sri Lanka

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG),Rod Tucker (AUS) and Marais Erasmus (SA)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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