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India Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI)

Date: Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 19:07 IST Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali Match Status: Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs

392/4
Overs
50.0
R/R
7.84
Fours
32
Sixes
15
Extras
13
251/8
Overs
50.0
R/R
5.02
Fours
24
Sixes
3
Extras
11
  • Now... can Sri Lanka chase down 393? Can they at least make a match out of this? The answer will be on the other side!
  • It does seem that Ravi Shastri made all the Indian batsmen watch Dhoni's knock in Dharamsala. You could see the Indian openers showing positive footwork to counter movement. All about learning from mistakes and making necessary changes in your game as per the conditions.
  • The contrast in Akila Dananjaya's figures between bowling 1st and 2nd in ODIs is striking - Bowling first - 3 wickets, Avg. 53.67, Balls/wkt - 66.0 Bowling second - 14 wickets, avg - 23.92, Balls/wkt - 29.1!
  • India have had 10 50+ stands for the opening wicket this year - 9 of them being centuries. Excellent conversion rate!
  • The 100-run stand for the opening stand is the 4th century stand between Rohit and Dhawan in 2017. It is the best, with the second on the list being 3 between Rohit and Kohli!
  • Rohit scored 12 sixes today in his marathon innings. That is his second most, after that 16 against Australia in 2013. Interestingly, he scored only 9 in his highest ODI score!
  • Another stat on Rohit Sharma. He has now scores of 150-plus in an innings in each of the last 5 years!
  • Rohit Sharma now has 6 ODI tons this year, joint most by any player - 6. Virat Kohli has 6 as well. Can Rohit go one better in the next game and end this year in style?
  • How things can change in the span of one game! In the previous match, Suranga Lakmal had figures of 10-4-13-4 and was also the Man Of The Match. Tonight, he went for 71 in his 8!
  • In 1996, India were the last of the top 8 teams to make a 300-plus total in ODIs. Today, they have become the first to make 100 of those! What a turnaround!
  • Rohit Sharma's double ton is just the fifth highest by a captain in List A cricket. The highest is by Graeme Pollock, who made a stunning 222 in 1974.
  • At Indore in 2011, when Sehwag had scored a double century (219), Rohit was at the non-striker's end. At that time, he must have been thinking, how can a batsman score a double century in an ODI? 6 years later, he has scored three of them!
  • India's main aim would obviously be a win but it would also be as to whether they can bowl the Sri Lankans out, say within 40 overs. That would give them immense satisfaction than confidence.
  • Batting is all about proper positioning and timing. Rohit Sharma was excellent in his stroke play - by bisecting the field placing sometimes with lofted shots in style.
  • A century for Nuwan Pradeep but with the ball. He would have preferred had it come with the bat.
  • Angelo Mathews will be the key for Sri Lanka. But Tharanga and Gunaratne need to score as well.
  • Can Sri Lanka chase this down?
  • Shreyas Iyer says that he is happy to have got that score. Adds that yesterday he was batting in the nets and took great confidence from how he felt. Adds that he just tries to go and express himself on the field. On the pitch, he says that it is a nice batting track and a very good total. If India pick up a 3 quick wickets, they should be in a very good position. On his talks with Rohit, he says that they decided they will bat normally till the 40th over and then explode given the batting line-up India have. On missing out his century, Iyer says that there came a patch when he was watching Rohit Sharma change gears and he himself got lazy. Blames himself for that attitude and says he should have got to his hundred.
  • A mammoth ask for the tourists to achieve this target. The morale will be down and the pressure to go right from the word go is likely to take a toll on them. Can they rise above themselves and make a match out of this one? Or will India continue the one-way traffic and cruise to a victory and level the series? Let's find out in a short while.
  • Too many bowling changes from the visitors in the middle overs. Poor captaincy from Perera. You need to give your bowlers time to settle into a rhythm. Pradeep crossed 100 and was the most expensive. Even Lakmal was off color after a stupendous first game. That is what happens when the batsmen come out with aggressive intent and execute what they desire. Only Dananjaya and Mathews went at under 6 as the others were tonked around the park.
  • Earlier, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma provided the ideal platform for the middle order to capitalize upon. Dhawan missed out on a ton but the skipper carried on. He found an able ally in the young Shreyas Iyer who showed great composure and played some eye-catching strokes himself.
  • A breathtaking effort from the Indians! Take a bow, Rohit Sharma! He is a genius when it comes to converting those starts into big daddy hundreds. Third double century for him in ODI cricket. The way he paced his innings deserves a lot of appreciation, picking out his shots to perfection and toying with the bowling.
  • 49.6 OUT! Pandya holes out! Low full toss around off, Pandya goes for a heave across the line but doesn't find the desired connection. Thirimanne at long on stays composed and pouches it calmly. INDIA FINISH WITH 392/4.
  • 49.5 Tailing in on a full length, whipped to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 49.4 SIX! Boom! Short delivery, Sharma pulls it with aplomb over deep mid-wicket to find the crowd.
  • 49.3 There it is, the whole of Mohali erupts with joy! Third double ton for Rohit Sharma in ODIs, the only man to do so. On a length on off, Sharma tucks it through square leg and calls for the second straightaway. Comes back for it and pumps his fists in the air. What a player! The dressing room rises with elation. This is a kind of knock where you sit back and just salute the effort.
  • 49.2 Full ball on off, Sharma skips down the track and drills it through extra cover. Is struggling to come back for the second but the throw is a weak one which allows him to get back.
  • 49.1 SIX! This man is incredible! There is nothing he can't achieve. He premidates, walks across his stumps, gets a ball in his arc and paddle scoops it over deep square leg for a maximum.
  • 48.6 Kneels and paddles this one towards fine leg for a couple. 375/3
  • 48.5 Well bowled! Very full outside off, Sharma can only jam it to third man for a run.
  • 48.4 SIX! Clean as a whistle! Half volley around off, Sharma smokes it over long off for an incredible maximum. Moves to 190.
  • 48.3 Very full outside off, carved out through point. Pandya tries to go for the second but collides with the bowler. Why would you want a second run when Sharma is in sight of another double ton? Hard to fathom.
  • Deep point comes in.
  • 48.2 FOUR! Shot! Full ball outside off, Pandya caresses it past point to pick up a boundary.
  • 48.1 Full delivery, hit hard over the bowler for another single.
  • 47.6 Full delivery, hit over the bowler for a run and Sharma will retain the strike. 360/3
  • 47.5 FOUR! Up and over! Overpitched outside off, Rohit lifts it over the point region and the ball races to the fence.
  • 47.4 The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
  • Hardik Pandya strides out to bat.
  • 47.3 OUT! The skipper strikes! Some respite for the visitors. Back of the hand delivery on off, Dhoni aims to play an agricultural slog over mid-wicket but misses it completely to get hit on the pads. A confident appeal follows and the umpire rules it out. Dhoni keeps walking back to the dressing room and has a smile on his face. That was plumb.
  • 47.2 SIX! Those bottom hands come into play! Full on leg stump, Dhoni whips it over square leg for a maximum.
  • 47.1 Angling into Sharma who heaves over wide mid on for a run.
  • 46.6 Full length ball, drilled to long on for a single. 18 from the over, Pradeep's figures have a sorry reading. 347/2
  • 46.5 SIX! Another slower delivery, Sharma swivels across and pulls it with aplomb over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 46.4 FOUR! Sharma's mind is working like a computer at the moment. Slower length ball on off, Rohit reads it well and goes over mid off. Gets enough on it and the ball goes over mid off and rolls to the fence.
  • Fine leg goes back and long off comes up. Stump-to-stump line to follow judging from the field set.
  • 46.3 FOUR! Sit back and applaud! Creativity at its best. Rohit shuffles across a long way, stays cool as a cucumber and paddle scoops it over backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 46.2 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. They pick up a single.
  • 46.1 Angling into Sharma who heaves it over mid on for a single.
  • 46.1 Wide! Full ball well outside off, Sharma tries to put bat on ball but misses. Wide signaled by the umpire, a harsh call probably.
  • Pradeep is back on.
  • 45.6 Similar delivery, Dhoni winds up for a big hit across the line again but the ball passes under his bat. A much better over from Perera. 329/2
  • 45.5 Very full ball on off, Dhoni goes for a slog but mistimes it towards mid-wicket.
  • 45.4 Short ball, pulled over square leg for a run.
  • MS Dhoni has been promoted up the order. Can he finish with a flourish?
  • 45.3 OUT! Iyer holes out! A majestic knock from the youngster nonetheless but he will be disappointed to miss out on a ton. Slower length ball at 102 clicks on off, Iyer whips it nicely but picks out the man at deep mid-wicket to perfection. The substitute fielder, Chaturanga de Silva doesn't need to move an inch and takes it safely. The young man gets a deserved appreciation from the crowd.
  • 45.2 A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 45.1 SIX! Going, going, gone! Full length ball outside off, Sharma makes room and carves it over point. The connection is great and the ball clears the fence yet again. This is the best individual score in Mohali now.
  • The skipper returns for a bowl.
  • 44.6 Dabs this one to third man for a single. 18 from the over, 44 from the last two. 321/1
  • 44.5 SIX! 150 up for Rohit Sharma. A run-fest taking place in Mohali and the crowd has gone wild. Full length ball in line of the stumps, Sharma lifts it nonchalantly over long on and the ball has only one destination to land. The 200-run stand is up with that, what batting.
  • 44.4 SIX! I will be running out of adjectives to describe the strokeplay from this man. He is unstoppable at the moment, a double ton is on. Walks a couple of stumps down the track, takes it on the full and paddle scoops it over fine leg to find the crowd.
  • 44.3 Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 44.2 FOUR! Cheeky! Very full outside off, Iyer anticipating it crouches and carves it away to third man to pick up another boundary.
  • 44.1 Very full outside off, jammed out to covers.
  • 43.6 Full toss outside off, Sharma makes room and tries to go inside out but misses. A lottery over for India. 303/1
  • 43.5 SIX! Make that four, 26 from the over already. Short delivery around off, Rohit pulls it with disdain over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. 300 up for India.
  • Third man is up now.
  • 43.4 SIX! Third six of the over, Lakmal is crumbling under pressure. Dishes out another juicy full toss, a horrible delivery. Sharma whips it over deep backward square leg and the ball sails into the stands.
  • 43.3 SIX! Sharma is watching the ball like a football. Full toss on off, Sharma shuffles across and whips it over deep square leg for a huge biggie.
  • 43.3 The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. Wide signalled by the umpire.
  • 43.2 SIX! Sharma has a great cricketing brain and he is capitalizing on it. He knows Lakmal is bowling full outside off and premeditates. Shuffles across and gets a full toss. Dumps it over long on for a biggie. A terrific catch in the crowd, well taken sir.
  • 43.1 Full toss outside off, Iyer goes at it hard hands but ends up slicing it over point for a run.
  • 42.6 Top class fielding! Full and wide outside off, Sharma throws the kitchen sink at it but gets a thick outside edge towards third man. Dananjaya sprints to his left and slides to make a great stop. The umpires check for it but the fielder is fine. A brace added to the total. 277/1
  • 42.5 Fractionally overpitched, angling in. Sharma drills it through wide mid on. Calls for a couple straightaway and gets the desired result.
  • 42.4 Yorker around off, kept out for a quick single.
  • 42.3 Bye! Wide outside off, Sharma fails to reach it. A rare fumble from Dickwella behind the stumps allows the batsmen to cross over. Rohit was standing a bit outside the off stump and that might have forced the umpire to not signal it a wide.
  • 42.2 Good looking shot for a single. Full ball outside off, Iyer goes inside out over covers and crosses over.
  • 42.2 Wide! This is outside the tramline, Iyer chases it but misses.
  • 42.1 Very full outside off, Rohit carves it away to third man for a single.
  • 41.6 In the air... but safe! Short delivery, Sharma goes for a big pull but the ball gets a bit big on him. He ends up mistiming it towards wide long on for a single. 268/1
  • 41.5 Full toss on leg stump, whipped towards deep square leg where Tharanga dives to his right to keep it down to a single.
  • 41.4 Full delivery on off, mistimed hit to long on for a single.
  • 41.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 41.2 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Short and asking to be hit, Iyer obliges and whacks it through point. Gunaratne hares to his left from sweeper cover, slides desperately and stops it but the momentum makes him touch the ropes. Asela needs to be careful. He had injured his left hand earlier.
  • 41.1 FOUR! Whipped! It could have been a chance but eventually a boundary results. Full toss on off, Iyer hits it towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left but the ball goes under him and races to the fence.
  • Suranga Lakmal returns.
  • 40.6 The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 11 from the over. 256/1
  • 40.5 Pradeep continues to bowl full outside off, Sharma digs it out to third man for a run.
  • 40.4 FOUR! Sharma is bringing out his colourful array of strokes! He walks a couple of steps down the track, gets a full toss in his arc and paddle sweeps it past short fine leg to find the ropes.
  • 40.4 Wide! Very wide outside off, Rohit throws his bat it it but misses.
  • 40.3 Iyer is frustrated. Very full ball around off, Shreyas kneels and places it towards backward point. Gunathilaka dives to his left and makes a half stop. A run taken. Just wante to get it a bit wider of the fielder. Good to see a youngster having the hunger to score big runs.
  • 40.2 Full ball outside off, driven nicely to sweeper cover for a single.
  • Change of bat for Rohit Sharma.
  • 40.1 Low full toss well outside off, Sharma reaches out and plays it to sweeper cover for a couple.
  • Time for Powerplay 3! Maximum of five fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. Meanwhile, Pradeep is back on.
  • 39.6 Fullish ball, eased through mid off for a single. 245/1
  • 39.5 The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it. They pick up a single.
  • 39.4 SIX! Straight as an arrow! The youngster has the license to tee off now. Tossed up on off, Iyer skates down the track and tonks it down the ground. The ball hits the sightscreen, that came right off the screws.
  • 39.3 Rohit Sharma brings up his 16th ODI ton! He looks skywards and has a big smile on his face. Short ball outside off, cut away with the spin through point for a run. Iyer goes across to his captain and hugs him. Coming back to the delivery, it is short outside off, cut away past point for an easy run. He has going through a purple patch and is basking in the glory of sunlight.
  • 39.2 Tossed up delivery, defended solidly off the front foot.
  • 39.1 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • Pathirana is back on.
  • 38.6 Slower delivery on a length outside off, Shreyas tries to run it down but misses. 236/1
  • 38.5 FOUR! Really nicely played! Very low full toss around off, Iyer gets under it and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 38.4 Low full toss on off, clipped with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 38.3 SIX! Boom! Short and well outside off, Iyer throws his bat at it. Makes good connection and the ball flies behind point. The fielder from third man runs around to his right but it seems that the ball has landed full on the ropes. Indeed, the replays confirm that.
  • 38.2 Similar delivery, dabbed neatly to third man to rotate strike. Rohit is on 99 now and the crowd cheers loudly.
  • 38.1 Back of a length outside off, placed behind point for a run.
  • Thisara Perera returns for a burst.
  • 37.6 Spinning into Sharma who blocks it. 224/1
  • 37.5 Maiden ODI fifty for Shreyas Iyer in just his second ODI! It has been a classy knock from the youngster and he truly deserves it. Well played, young man. Sits deep in the crease and turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Raises his bat towards the dressing room and soaks in the applause.
  • 37.4 Hangs back to the shortish delivery and blocks it.
  • 37.3 Clips this one with the spin to square leg for a single.
  • 37.2 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 37.1 That was risky! Fullish on middle, Sharma sweeps just in time to fine leg to rotate strike. If he missed that, he would have been LBW.
  • Time for Drinks. Smooth going from the Indians. Ominous signs for Sri Lanka as Rohit Sharma is nearing a ton and when he gets going, he gets those daddy hundreds. The young Iyer has also looked impressive and is playing really well. The visitors need quick wickets or else the game will run away from them.
  • 36.6 Fullish delivery, caressed to long on for an easy single. 220/1
  • 36.5 Stays leg side of the ball and strokes it through covers for a run.
  • 36.5 The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. Wide signalled by the umpire.
  • 36.4 FOUR! Dhoni-like shot! Coming in with the arm, Iyer is nimble on his feet and allows those bottom hands to take over. Whips it past mid-wicket and away the ball races to the fence. That brings up the 100-run stand as well, it has come in good time.
  • 36.3 Slow through the air, defended solidly off the front foot.
  • 36.2 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 36.1 Turned with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 36.1 Wide! Down the leg side, Rohit misses his flick.
  • Pathirana to bowl again.
  • 35.6 FOUR! Deft! Short delivery outside off, Iyer stays composed and steers it past the keeper. The fielder puts in a hard long chase but only comes second best. 7 from this over. 211/1
  • 35.5 Uses his feet to this one and blocks it.
  • 35.4 Down the leg side, nudged to fine leg for a run.
  • 35.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 35.2 Fullish ball, eased to long on for a run.
  • 35.1 Camps back to the shortish delivery and blocks it.
  • Dananjaya returns for a bowl. 7 bowling changes in the last 8 overs, hard to fathom the mindset of the captain.
  • 34.6 Outside off, a play and a miss from Iyer. 204/1
  • 34.5 Not Out! Clearly a bump ball. Very full around off, tailing in. Iyer crouches and dabs it towards Gunathilaka at backward point who takes it and is interested. The umpires refer it upstairs. The replays show that the ball hit the ground before settling into the fielder's hands.
  • Out? Or No? The umpires get together whether it was a bump ball. Did it carry on the full to Gunathilaka at backward point? It felt that it was a clear bump ball but stranger things do happen. The soft signal is not out.
  • 34.4 Short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 34.3 Full length ball on off, defended calmly.
  • 34.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 34.1 FOUR! A gift and duly accepted! Low full toss around off, Sharma drives it elegantly through extra cover to find the fence. Moves into the nineties with that.
  • 33.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 8 from the over, runs keep coming. 199/1
  • 33.5 FOUR! Hit with disdain! Short and room on offer, Sharma rocks back and flays it behind point to pick up another boundary.
  • 33.4 A loud shout for an LBW denied! Iyer steps down the track and Pathirana bowls it fullish on middle and leg. Shreyas misses his flick and is hit on the pads. An appeal follows but umpire Paul Reiffel waits for the batsmen to cross across. Smart move from the umpire as Perera was waiting for him to signal. He let the 15 seconds pass so that the review can't be taken based on that. Probably the ball was sliding down leg and Iyer was a fair way down the track.
  • 33.3 A fraction short, Sharma cuts it past point for a run.
  • 33.2 Spinning away, punched through covers for a run.
  • 33.1 Coming in with the arm, tucked nicely to mid-wicket.
  • Pathirana is back on.
  • 32.6 Fuller in length on leg stump, played with soft hands towards square leg for an easy single. 191/1
  • 32.5 Banged in hard, ducked under comfortably.
  • 32.4 FOUR! Intelligent batting! There is nothing much you can do about it as a fielding side. Good length ball in the channel around off, by no means it is a bad delivery. Iyer waits for it and steers it deftly past the keeper to find the third man fence.
  • 32.3 On a length outside off, Rohit punches it nicely to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 32.2 Outside off, Iyer places it past point to rotate strike.
  • 32.1 Back of a length ball outside off, Sharma stays composed and dabs it to third man for a single.
  • Suranga Lakmal is back on.
  • 31.6 Drives this one down the ground for a single. 183/1
  • 31.5 Almost carried! An occasional false shot from Sharma. Fullish in length on off, Sharma chips it but it just falls in front of Dananjaya who takes it on the bounce.
  • 31.4 Hangs back to the flighted ball and taps it towards point for a single.
  • 31.3 Fullish in length, Sharma knocks it down to long on for a run.
  • 31.2 Similar delivery, turned to the same region.
  • 31.1 Spinning into Sharma who flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • Akila Dananjaya to bowl again. Changes are coming thick and fast.
  • 30.6 Good length ball on middle, defended solidly off the back foot. 10 from Gunaratne's first over. 180/1
  • 30.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 30.4 Going away with the arm, Iyer drives it crisply to sweeper cover to rotate strike.
  • 30.3 Fullish in length on middle, Rohit eases it down to long on for a single.
  • 30.2 FOUR! Well played! Length delivery on the pads, Sharma hangs back and works it nicely through square leg to find the fence.
  • 30.1 Much better, straighter this time, turned around the corner for a single.
  • 30.1 Wide! Gunaratne hasn't got his mark right. Slips this one down the leg side again, Shreyas misses his flick again.
  • 30.1 Wide! Starts off with a loosener down the leg side, Iyer looks to clip it but misses.
  • Time for Asela Gunaratne to bowl his seam ups. He will be bowling after 4-and-a-half-months injury break. Sri Lanka will hope that it doesn't affect his rhythm.
  • 29.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 170/1
  • 29.5 Fullish delivery, played with soft hands to mid on to rotate strike.
  • 29.4 Waits for the ball to turn and places it through point for a single.
  • 29.3 Slow through the air around off, Sharma gets ample time to go inside out over covers for a single.
  • 29.2 Prods forward to the tossed up delivery and blocks it.
  • 29.1 Coming in with the arm, Iyer tries to clip it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls to short fine leg and a run is taken.
  • Change in bowling. Pathirana to roll his arm over again.
  • 28.6 Angling into Iyer who helps it around the corner for a run. That brings up the 50-RUN STAND, in just 47 balls! 165/1
  • 28.5 The batsman guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 28.4 Good teamwork! Similar delivery, Sharma help pulls it through the same region. Samarawickrama, the sub hares to his left, slides and parries it to Gunaratne. They keep it down to a couple.
  • 28.3 FOUR! Shot! Bouncer on middle and leg, Rohit gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through backward square leg to find the fence.
  • 28.2 Top class bowling from Pradeep! Good length delivery in that off stump channel, gets it to straighten after pitching. Sharma has no option but to play at it and is beaten all ends up.
  • 28.1 Fullish ball around off, Rohit lunges forward in defense.
  • 27.6 Hangs back to this one and punches this to sweeper cover for a run and will retain strike. 157/1
  • 27.5 Spinning away this time, driven with ease to mid off.
  • 27.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 27.3 Tossed up outside off, clipped with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 27.2 Waits for this one and nudges it to fine leg for a couple.
  • 27.1 A stifled appeal for an LBW turned down. Spinning into Iyer as he steps down to clip it but is hit on the pads. A shout ensues but the umpire stays put. That was sliding down leg.
  • Akila Dananjaya returns for a burst.
  • 26.6 Fullish outside off, blocked to covers. 153/1
  • 26.5 SIX! Never easy to play a pull off the front foot but Sharma is an artist at that. Short ball on middle, Sharma hammers it over mid-wicket. Doesn't seem initially that he has got all of it but the ball sails over wide long on with ease.
  • 26.4 Well bowled and well played! Full length ball on off, shaping in. Sharma prods forward and pats it back to the bowler.
  • 26.3 On a length outside off, dabbed nicely to third man to rotate strike.
  • 26.2 Hangs back to the back of the length delivery and blocks it with a straight bat.
  • 26.1 Saved a certain boundary there, good fielding! Short and width on offer, Sharma cuts it hard but Gunathilaka dives to his left at backward point and stops it brilliantly.
  • Pradeep is back on.
  • 25.6 FOUR! Terrific! Shortish ball around off, Iyer rocks back in a flash and cuts it past point for a boundary. He is growing in confidence. 12 from the over. 145/1
  • 25.5 Nicely bowled! Tossed up on leg stump, Iyer looks to clip it but gets a soft leading edge down the track.
  • 25.4 Hangs back and punches this one nicely as well for a run.
  • 25.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 25.3 Wide! Down the leg side, Iyer misses his flick and Dickwella collects it nicely behind the stumps.
  • 25.2 FOUR! Brilliant use of the feet! Slow through the air on middle, Iyer steps out and lifts it over mid on for a boundary. Picked his spot to perfection.
  • 25.1 Stays leg side of the ball and eases it to wide long off for a run.
  • 24.6 The batsman has driven it through mid on for a single. 133/1
  • 24.5 Full and around off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 24.5 WIDE. Down the leg side, Rohit cannot get it away.
  • 24.4 Excellent fielding from Samarawickrama, although there was a fumble as well. Iyer came down the track and wristed this wide of long on. Sadeera Samarawickrama, on as a substitute, hared to his right, got to the ball, dived full length but then instead of stopping it, parried it uppishly, as they generally do when there is a fielder backing up. No one here and the poor youngster has to search the ball. Eventually spots it but concedes the third run.
  • 24.3 Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 24.2 Outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 24.1 Full and outside off, eased down to long on for a single.
  • 23.6 Driven towards the mid on region. 127/1
  • 23.5 FIFTY NUMBER 35 for Rohit in ODIs! Full and outside off, pushed down to long off for a run.
  • 23.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 23.3 Excellent fielding effort from Danuskha Gunathilaka. Iyer runs this down to third man but Gunathilaka runs after it from short third man, gets to the ball and then hauls it back in. Saves a run for his side.
  • 23.2 Works this through mid on for a run.
  • 23.1 Full on middle, pushed through to mid on for a single.
  • 22.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 121/1
  • 22.5 Short and outside off, dabbed to third man where Nuwan Pradeep dives to his left and stops the ball. A single taken.
  • 22.4 Very nicely tossed up on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
  • 22.3 A full toss outside off, but Iyer misses out, driving it straight to short extra cover.
  • 22.2 A tad short, punched towards short mid-wicket.
  • 22.1 Floated outside off, chipped back uppishly to the bowler. Lands short.
  • 21.6 Eases this through the covers for a quick run. 118/1
  • 21.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 21.4 Pushes this back to the bowler.
  • 21.3 The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
  • 21.2 Outside off, punched through cover for a single.
  • SHREYAS IYER comes in at number 3 again. Good to see the management persisting with him.
  • 21.1 OUT! That is a fantastic catch and Dhawan has to depart! Big breakthrough for Sri Lanka. On middle and leg, Dhawan comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket but Lahiru Thirimanne dives to his right and takes a terrific catch! Dhawan was looking in great touch. Misses out on a terrific-looking ton. Can Sri Lanka bounce back from here?
  • Was Dhawan out on the LBW appeal on 17.6? Snickometer shows a spike when the ball passes the bat. So inside edge.
  • 20.6 Pushes this to long off for a single. 115/0
  • 20.5 Short and outside off, cut to point.
  • 20.4 FOUR! He is nailing these shots. Full and down the leg side, Dhawan gets down and sweeps it powerfully through square leg for a boundary!
  • 20.3 Full and outside off, Dhawan pushes it towards long off but once again, Dananjaya dives to his right and saves runs.
  • 20.2 Pushes this down the ground for a run.
  • 20.1 Outside off, punched down to long on for a single.
  • 19.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 10 from that over. 108/0
  • 19.5 FOUR! Another poor ball, short in length, pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 19.4 Works this through square leg for one more.
  • 19.3 Cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 19.2 FOUR! Magnificent batting. Similar ball to the previous one but this time Rohit's adjustment is par excellence. Having found short third man on the previous ball, he just opens the face of his bat this time and guides it between short third man and point. Finds the boundary!
  • 19.1 Short and outside off, cut straight to short third man.
  • 18.6 Pushes this through mid on for a quick run. 98/0
  • 18.5 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 18.4 Comes down the track and pushes it away for a quick run.
  • 18.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot for a single.
  • 18.2 Almost a wicket. Rohit pushes it towards mid on but Dananjaya dives full length to his right and stops the ball. He then gets up and has a shy at the keeper but Rohit dives in.
  • 18.1 FOUR! Lovely shot. Flighted outside off, Rohit leans into this one and lofts it over extra cover, two bounces and into the fence!
  • 17.6 Close call actually! Have Sri Lanka let go of one? Very, very confusing, to be honest, with too many parameters involved. This was very full and Dhawan missed his sweep, getting hit on the pads. Pathirana appealed vociferously and was confident that he had his man. He wanted Thisara to go for the review but the usual suspicions arose - Pitched outside leg? Inside edge? Eventually, the captain decided to be safe and did not review. Well, replays show PITCHING IN LINE and no inside edge! Would that have hit the stumps? No Hawk Eye shown but seemed pretty adjacent. Dhawan could be lucky here... 91/0
  • Howzzatttt? Pathirana reckons he has his man but there seems to be too much doubt whether the batsman has hit it. Eventually, they do not take the review.
  • 17.5 On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 17.4 Poor stuff from the bowler. Full and outside off, Rohit drives it down the ground. Pathirana is not far from the ball, should have dived but he chooses not to and the ball goes through to long off. A run taken. Moves to 30 from 49 balls.
  • 17.3 On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 17.2 Short and outside off, Rohit looks to punch lazily but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
  • 17.1 Down the leg side, Dhawan goes back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Moves to 60 from 57 balls.
  • More spin. SACHITH PATHIRANA to bowl now.
  • DRINKS BREAK. Nice platform set for India. They have learnt from the mistakes committed in Dharamsala. The openers have seen off the tough period with the new balls, perhaps played a couple of loose shots but not gifted their wickets away. Now, the pitch has seemingly started to play better and it is visible from the fact that Dhawan is upping the ante.
  • 16.6 On the pads, clipped through mid-wicket for one more. 89/0
  • 16.5 Fuller on middle, attempted wrong 'un, pushed towards long on for a run.
  • 16.4 Short again, cut behind point for a couple.
  • 16.3 Landed outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • 16.2 The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. They pick up a single.
  • 16.1 Full and outside off, Dhawan comes forward and defends.
  • 15.6 Pushes this through mid on and takes a quick single. 84/0
  • 15.5 FOUR! Rubbish from Thisara. Short and outside off, asking to be hit, Dhawan obliges and bludgeons this pull through mid-wicket.
  • 15.4 Full and outside off, Dhawan comes down the track and drives it powerfully but Perera gets down low to stop it.
  • 15.3 Another long hop, down the leg side this time, helped to fine leg for one more.
  • 15.2 Short and outside off, steered behind point for a couple.
  • 15.1 Full and outside off, driven down to long off for a single.
  • THISARA PERERA is back on, changing ends.
  • 14.6 The wrong 'un, down the leg side, Rohit misses his flick, not reading the ball and is hit on the pads. 75/0
  • 14.5 Goes back and clips it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 14.4 Down the leg side, flicked straight to short fine leg. Wants a single but is sent back.
  • 14.3 FIFTY FOR DHAWAN! His 23rd in this format. Short and outside off, Shikhar punches this through the covers who should have stopped that but ends up parrying it to the deep. Two runs taken. Fine knock from the southpaw. Started slowly but is now making amends. Perfect platform for the middle order.
  • 14.2 Works this through the leg side for a run.
  • 14.1 Full and down the leg side, flicked away for a single.
  • Spin being brought in. AKILA DANANJAYA to bowl now.
  • 13.6 Add one more to that total. 15 from the over, India on the move now. 70/0
  • 13.5 FOUR! CREAMED! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan crashes this through point and gets the third boundary of the over! Already the most expensive over of the innings.
  • 13.4 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 13.3 FOUR! He is teeing off now. Banged in short, down the leg side, Dhawan pulls it to the fine leg fence! Moves to 42 from 42 balls with 6 fours!
  • 13.2 Down the leg side, Shikhar flicks it through mid-wicket and has got timing on it. Asela Gunaratne charges to his right from the deep and dives full length to prevent the boundary. Keeps the batsmen to two. Oopss... who was that? Someone came in the middle as Gunaratne threw the ball towards the bowler. He wanted to stop it but got hit on the knee instead!
  • 13.1 FOUR! Edged away! Probably the first opportunity created by Sri Lanka today. Pradeep lands this around middle and Dhawan is already down the track, looking to impose himself. However, he is not quite to the pitch of the ball and gets an outside edge as he looks to drive. The ball goes to the slip cordon but there is no one present. A boundary to Dhawan.
  • 12.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 55/0
  • 12.5 Outside off, steered to third man for one more.
  • 12.4 Another short ball, pulled away for a run.
  • 12.3 Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 12.2 Banged in short, pulled uppishly but wide of short mid-wicket for a brace. Moves to 30 from 36 balls.
  • 12.1 Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a single to bring up the 50-RUN STAND. Massive difference after being 7 down for the same score three days ago.
  • 11.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 49/0
  • 11.5 Outside off, pushed towards point for a single. Moves to 20 from 37 balls.
  • 11.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 11.3 Outside leg, tapped through mid-wicket for a quick single.
  • 11.2 Around off, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.1 Short and outside off, punched through cover for a single.
  • 10.6 Around off, Rohit just clips this through mid-wicket and comes back for two. 12 from the over, the biggest of this innings so far. 45/0
  • 10.5 Short and wide outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 10.4 FOUR! Expected. At least that is what a good batsman will say. Normally when a seam bowler gets hit for a boundary on a full ball, he tries to correct himself by bowling short on the next one. Dhawan is expecting the short ball and is happier that it is misdirected. Down the leg side, Dhawan ferociously pulls it down to the fine leg fence.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Up and over! Once again, Dhawan is down the track but this time Thisara does not shorten his length. It is full enough and just where the batsman wants it to be. Just goes through with the shot and lofts it as clean as a whistle over mid off. One bounce and into the ropes. Moves to 21 from 30 balls.
  • 10.2 Comes down the track but Perera shortens the length and the batsman is forced to defend.
  • 10.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot, on the up, but straight to Akila Dananjaya at sweeper cover for a single.
  • POWERPLAY 2 time. Four fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Wide outside off, SD slashes hard but misses. Could have been a wide but the bowler gets away with that one. 33/0
  • Fine leg comes up while square leg drops back.
  • 9.5 He is playing some wonderful shots but not able to pierce the strong off side cordon. On a length outside off, Shikhar drives this beautifully but straight to cover-point.
  • 9.4 Outside off, pushed to the off side, a single wanted but refused by the non-striker.
  • 9.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 9.2 Outside off, punched off the back foot straight to cover.
  • 9.1 On middle and off, Rohit clips this through mid-wicket, takes the single, wants the second but is sent back.
  • Double change. NUWAN PRADEEP to bowl as well.
  • 8.6 Clips this through mid-wicket and retains the strike for the next over. 32/0
  • 8.5 Ooh.... in that corridor of uncertainty, Rohit has a lazy waft and nearly edges it.
  • 8.4 Outside off, cutting in, left alone.
  • 8.3 On middle, flicked away for a single.
  • 8.2 LBW appeal, turned down. Dhawan comes down the track and looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Thisara is confident and appeals but umpire Nandan thinks for a while and then shakes his head. Thisara thinks it is close and wants a review, but first he asks Mathews, who coolly says, pitching outside leg. Thisara does not agree but a firm Mathews says 'NO'. Hawk Eye shows the pitching to be indeed outside leg while to the naked eye, the impact seemed to be outside leg. Great umpiring from Nandan but what a fantastic bit of observation from Mathews at first slip.
  • 8.1 Good bowling. Lands this right on middle, Shikhar looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 8.1 WIDE. A short ball down the leg side, Dhawan looks to pull but misses.
  • First bowling change. CAPTAIN THISARA PERERA takes the ball in his hand.
  • 7.6 Outside off, quietly left alone. 29/0
  • 7.5 The batsman comes down the track but misses it completely.
  • 7.4 Comes down the track but is not quite to the pitch of the ball and is forced to defend.
  • 7.3 Flicks this past square leg this time for a single.
  • 7.2 Works this straight to square leg.
  • 7.1 Good running. Waits for the ball to come to him and taps it towards cover for a quick single.
  • 6.6 Unlucky for Dhawan! This is a beautiful shot. Once again Shikhar comes down the track and drives this straight down the ground. It should have been a boundary but it hits the middle of the middle stump at the other end. 27/0
  • 6.5 Wow. Comes down the track thinking premeditatedly to do something but Mathews bowls this just outside off, on a length and the batsman chooses to let it go.
  • 6.4 Landed on middle, Dhawan looks to steer it to third man but the late movement makes the ball beat the outside edge.
  • 6.3 Outside off, Rohit waits for the ball to come to him and then dabs it to third man for a single.
  • 6.2 Around off, coming in, watchfully tapped towards cover.
  • 6.1 Half volley outside off, swinging away, Rohit shoulders arms.
  • 5.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. 26/0
  • 5.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 5.4 Outside off, pushed straight to cover-point.
  • 5.3 On off and middle, pushed down the ground.
  • 5.2 This is on a length, cutting in from outside off, around the wicket, Shikhar waits for the ball to come to him, goes on his back foot and then tucks it through square leg for a couple.
  • 5.1 FOUR! He is looking good today. Short and wide outside off, Dhawan frees his arms and crashes it through the covers for a boundary! Moves to 13 from 10 balls.
  • 4.6 FOUR! Slashed away! Short and wide outside off, Rohit goes after it and gets it wide of the slip cordon and over them to the third man fence! The fielder is pretty square and cannot get there! 20/0
  • 4.5 Stays back and pushes it towards point.
  • 4.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 4.3 Landed on middle, Rohit looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 4.2 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 4.1 Landed on middle, Rohit looks to flick but is a tad early and gets a leading edge back to Mathews, which does not carry.
  • 3.6 Works this wide of mid-wicket for a single. 16/0
  • 3.5 FOUR! CLASSY! This looks a perfect pitch for batting. Half volley outside off, Rohit comes on the front foot and drives it on the up through the covers for a boundary!
  • 3.4 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 3.3 That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.
  • 3.2 Wide outside off, left alone.
  • 3.1 Outside off, Dhawan punches it through the covers where Akila Dananjaya dives to his right and makes a partial stop. Just a single.
  • 2.6 Banged in short, pulled through square leg for a single. 10/0
  • 2.5 A misfield. Short and outside off, Rohit guides it towards third man. Danushka Gunathilaka dives to his left and should have stuck his left hand out but he ends up reaching first. So to avoid his face getting hit, he sticks out his right hand and hence ends up parrying it away from the slips. A single easily completed.
  • 2.4 Good running. The ball is landed on a length outside off, Dhawan initially looks to punch this down the ground but the ball comes slowly off the surface. He adjusts well and pushes it towards mid off, takes Pathirana on and completes the single.
  • 2.3 Banged in short, Rohit finally plays a confident shot, swivels on his back foot and pulls this but there is a man in the deep. Just a single to mid-wicket. Gets off the mark.
  • 2.2 Outside off, solidly defended this time.
  • 2.1 On a length outside off, cutting in, Rohit looks to defend tentatively and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 1.6 Full on middle, pushed beautifully but straight to mid on. Just one bad ball from that over. 6/0
  • 1.5 Short and outside off, too close to play the cut but Dhawan does so and mistimes it to point.
  • 1.4 On middle, played straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 1.3 Comes around the wicket, cuts this into the southpaw, Dhawan punches it towards cover.
  • 1.2 On the pads, flicked through square leg. Should have been just a single but a misfield doubles that.
  • 1.1 FOUR! CARESSED! What a way to get off the mark! Half volley outside off, a gentle loosener from Lakmal but Dhawan does not want any sighters. Leans into the shot and drives it through the covers for a boundary!
  • SURANGA LAKMAL, the wrecker-in-chief in the previous game, to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Outside off, left alone. A MAIDEN to start. 0/0
  • 0.5 Similar ball, played straight to point again.
  • 0.4 Outside off, pushed to point.
  • 0.3 This one cuts back in from outside off, from a length, RS defends watchfully.
  • 0.2 Opportunity missed. A poor ball, short and wide outside off, Sharma slaps it but straight to point.
  • Mathews immediately asks his keeper to come up a couple of paces...
  • 0.1 Lazy from Rohit. A length ball outside off, Rohit has a needless waft without moving his feet and almost edges it behind. The ball does not carry to Niroshan Dickwella.
  • We are done with the national anthems. The players are out in the middle. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers for the Indian side. Interestingly, it will be Angelo Mathews bowling first up to Rohit Sharma. Here we go...
  • It is time for the national anthems. The Sri Lankan one first up, which will be followed by the hosts' one.
  • ROHIT SHARMA says he would have bowled first too, looking at the conditions. He opines that the wicket looks sticky and the Indian batsmen just need to change their mindset while approaching batting. Feels that India are a young batting group and need to learn from the mistakes committed in the first game and not repeat them today. Agrees that it is indeed tempting to bring in Ajinkya Rahane but the team management does not want to change his batting position by bringing him in and playing him in the middle order. Also wants to give the youngsters more opportunities. Informs that WASHINGTON SUNDAR makes his ODI debut today and wishes him all the luck. Adds that he is the only change in this game, in place of Kuldeep Yadav.
  • THISARA PERERA says that he wants to use the overcast conditions and hence the decision to field. Is happy with the result in the previous game and feels that the toss won the match there. Feels that this looks a better wicket than the Dharamsala one and should be good for batting. Does not want to look too much into the fact that they reached late yesterday and could not get enough time to settle. Is happy with the one net practice they had this morning and says that the boys are ready and raring to go. On being asked, he informs that the Lankans are unchanged from the first ODI.
  • TOSS - It is time for the captains' call. Rohit Sharma spins the coin, Thisara Perera calls Heads and Heads it is. SRI LANKA CHOOSE TO BOWL!
  • Pitch report - Sunil Gavaskar doing the pitch report says there will be movement for the first hour or so. The surface is damp which means that there will be moisture. Does not think the cracks will open up because of the hazy weather. Also, does not feel the sun will come out for long, so nothing much for the spinners to expect.
  • WEATHER - Slightly different conditions to that in Dharamsala. It is pretty hazy, not exactly overcast but the sun is not out as yet. The climate is pleasant though and playing should be nice. The floodlights have already been switched on.
  • It was the Suranga Lakmal show in Dharamsala as India's top and middle order was blown away in the first 90 minutes. The hosts were 29/7 at one stage and would have been bowled out for their lowest ever ODI score had it not been for some resistance from MS Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav. Will that be a lesson well learnt by the Indians or will Sri Lanka get momentum from that game? Hello and a warm welcome to the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali.
  • That is it from the game then. 1-1 in this 3-match series and we have a decider, not what many would have hoped for before the ODI series. This big win tips India the favourites to win the decider but Sri Lanka might just spring a surprise if conditions and luck go their way. Do join us for the third and final ODI from Vizag on Sunday, 17th December, 2017 at 1330 LOCAL (0800 GMT). Meanwhile, a more competitive series is starting Down Under - The Ashes. England need to win or draw the third Test to stay alive in the series and retain the Urn. You can catch action from that game too. Adios! Take Care!
  • Victorious Indian captain and the MAN OF THE MATCH, ROHIT SHARMA smiles and says winning the game was more important. Praises his team for the comeback. Says he can keep on talking about the batting today. First Shikhar Dhawan for the start and then Shreyas Iyer who did not look nervous at all in his second game. Then praises his bowlers for sticking to their lines and lengths in spite of the dew. On his double hundred today, he says that on the previous two occasions where he hit the double hundreds, he had reached a century around the 38th over. So he kept reminding himself that he can get out only if he throws it away. He aimed to play out the entire 50 overs and accelerate at the right time. On being asked which of these three double tons at his best, he just goes around the question and rates all the three as equally good. The one against Australia for being the series decider, the previous one against Sri Lanka because it cam after a long layoff and tonight because India were on a low after that humiliating loss in the first ODI. The team wanted to prove a point and it did. Is happy that his wife was here to support him and says that having family members around in the stadium definitely helps. Stresses again that team winning was more important. Is confident that the team would do well in Vizag for the third ODI but just wants the players to adapt to the conditions and does not want to relax. On Washington Sundar, he says that he was good and has talent. He has seen Sundar in the Indian T20 League and hopes he learnt a lot tonight. Wishes him all the best for the future.
  • Sri Lankan captain, THISARA PERERA manages to flash a smile even after this defeat. Says that the bowling did not click, hence they lost. But is quick to say that this is cricket and such things happen. Adds that they will take the positives out of this game and flush out all the negatives. On stopping Rohit Sharma, he says that the Lankans had plan A, B and C but none clicked. Further says that to chase big totals like these, they needed to have a good start at the top and later in the middle as well. Promises to come back hard in the final ODI.
  • Shikhar Dhawan says that he was happy with his flow of batting. Adds that he would have liked to continue but unfortunately things did not go his way. Says that they thought the wicket would be damp and the ball was coming on a bit slowly but he was confident of playing his shots which helped both him and Rohit Sharma. On his advancing to the faster bowlers, Shikhar says that he did the same to shift the bowlers out of their regular lengths. He admits that those lengths have been troubling him, outside off stump, the fifth or the 6th stump line. On Rohit Sharma, he says that the right-hander took his time initially but then made up for it. Praises him for registering his third double ton and also for his first win as a captain. THIS WAS NOT THE PRESENTATION. It is coming up now...
  • Plenty of rights for India in this game after the wrongs in Dharamsala. The openers played really well early on, then Shreyas Iyer shrugged off his nerves at number 3 and in the bowling, even with the dew, they were pretty economical. They would have preferred to bowl Sri Lanka out but this is as comprehensive a win as any other.
  • Amongst the positives for Sri Lanka in this chase, only Asela Gunaratne seemed to show some intent. Mathews seemed happier to be amongst the runs than try and get some motive going. He did manage 111 but those were not of much use.
  • If this had been a normal run chase, then the partnership between Thirimanne and Mathews, and then the next two would have been efficient. Technically, one look at the scorecard and one would say that the Lankans did well to stay there in the middle - 129 runs for wickets 3-5 in 137 balls. But by then, the required run rate and the chance to win had gone beyond the roof.
  • When you chase anything as high as 393, you cannot afford to take your time. You need to go for your shots but Sri Lanka could not even start looking for big hits. They were 30/2 in no time and then Thirimanne and Mathews started to play some shots.
  • Applause. The match ends. India win eventually but that was probably decided in the 45th over of the Indian innings itself. Sri Lanka never looked like being in the chase even for a small period.
  • 49.6 Full and outside off, watchfully defended to ensure that Sri Lanka are not bowled out. INDIA WIN BY 141 RUNS.
  • 49.5 On middle and off, Suranga looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Again, Iyer is confident and appeals for LBW but does not seem to spot the inside edge.
  • 49.4 Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a run.
  • 49.3 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 49.2 Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
  • 49.1 Around off, Lakmal looks to defend but ends up chopping it to the off side. Iyer appeals for LBW and wants a review but Dhoni just cuts him short. Replays show bat first.
  • 48.6 Another bouncer, ducked under again. 249/8
  • 48.5 Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
  • 48.4 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 48.3 The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.
  • 48.2 Very full on middle, worked through square leg for a run.
  • 48.1 Full on middle, flicked through square leg for a single.
  • 47.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. A single taken. 246/8
  • 47.5 DROPPED! Tough luck for Sundar. He nearly gets a wicket but has been robbed of one. Full on off, Mathews swings it straight to deep mid-wicket where Shikhar Dhawan gets to the ball, but it slips right through his hands and hits him on his thighs and drops down. A single taken.
  • 47.4 SIX! Gets something going. Full and outside off, Mathews gets underneath this and sends the ball sailing over long on.
  • 47.3 Full on middle, swung over mid-wicket but straight to the man in the deep. Just a single.
  • 47.2 A seam-up delivery, on middle, punched down to long on for a single.
  • 47.1 On middle and leg, flicked to the leg side.
  • 46.6 Well, Lakmal is free to throw his bat around now and swings it over mid-wicket. Makes not that sweet a connection and that slows the ball down. Shreyas Iyer comes charging to his left and dives to prevent the boundary. Two runs taken. 236/8
  • 46.5 Banged in short, pulled through square leg for a single.
  • 46.4 SECOND ODI HUNDRED for Mathews. Has worked hard to get here but not quite sure whether he will be entirely happy. No intent, probably because the team got knocked out of the chase pretty early. Still, a hundred is a hundred. He works this to the leg side and sets off for a single. Rohit Sharma gets across to his right but then fumbles and Mathews takes the second. Now he clutches his right leg and is in some discomfort.
  • 46.3 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 46.3 WIDE. A harsh call. A bouncer around off, Mathews bails out of the hook shot. Did not look that high to be honest.
  • 46.2 Fuller in length, defended to the leg side now.
  • 46.1 Back of a length, defended to the off side.
  • 45.6 Outside off, draws the batsman forward, this time it is a leg spinner which beats the outside edge. Chahal finishes with figures of 10-0-60-3. 230/8
  • 45.5 Outside off, shorter in length, Lakmal looks to cut but is beaten by the googly.
  • 45.4 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single. 98 now...
  • 45.3 Full and around off, defended to the leg side.
  • 45.3 NOT OUT and a WIDE signalled. Full and down the leg side, Mathews misses his flick and his back foot comes up in the air slightly. Dhoni whips off the bails and appeals but umpire Nandan at square leg is in no mood to get it referred. Eventually he does and the replays show that the foot had come down before the bails could come off.
  • 45.2 SIX! Aha! Finally Mathews does something to get closer to his century. Nothing wrong with the ball, a top spinner, Mathews reads it to perfection, gets to the pitch of the ball and swings it straight back over the bowler's head. One hit away from the century now.
  • 45.1 Tossed up on middle, Mathews defends this awkwardly to the leg side.
  • 44.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 222/8
  • 44.5 Outside off, punched towards cover for a single this time. Moves to 91.
  • 44.4 A full toss outside off, defended towards mid off. Single not taken.
  • 44.3 Full and outside off, off, driven straight back to the bowler.
  • 44.2 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 44.1 Full and outside off, driven straight back to the bowler.
  • 43.6 Outside off, pushed through cover for one. 221/8
  • 43.5 Full and around off, Angelo looks to flick and gets it off the inner half through mid-wicket. A run taken.
  • 43.4 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 43.4 WIDE. Down the leg side, Mathews misses his flick.
  • 43.3 Very full outside off, driven towards long off for a run.
  • 43.2 Outside off, punched off the back foot to long off for a single. Boring game going on for the last so many minutes. KilVish here says that Mathews should score a century and Sri Lanka should declare. Oh brother... effects of Test cricket.
  • 43.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid on.
  • 42.6 Full on middle, pushed back. 215/8
  • 42.5 The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.
  • 42.4 A full toss outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 42.3 Outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 42.2 Full on middle, driven straight to mid on.
  • 42.1 A short ball, tucked past that man at short backward square leg for a single.
  • 41.6 Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 213/8
  • 41.5 Short and outside off, Lakmal cuts it towards point where Manish Pandey gets across but fails to stop it with his right hand. Concedes a single but should India mind? Pandya might as the single is going off his bowling but as far as the game situation is concerned, giving the tail-ender the strike for the next over is not bad.
  • 41.4 Fuller again, driven towards mid on this time.
  • 41.3 Full on middle, driven straight back.
  • 41.2 Flicks this away for a single.
  • 41.1 FOUR! He is going for it. Mathews comes down the track and bludgeons it past mid off for a boundary. Moves to 85. Meanwhile, SRI LANKA GO PAST ROHIT SHARMA.
  • 40.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. 207/8
  • 40.5 OUT! Interesting field placement! Normally we do not see innovative positions like leg gully or short backward square leg but here we have one. Hard to say whether it is a leg gully as the fielder is a bit squarer but whatever it is or wherever he is placed, it is a wicket. Let us say short backward square leg in this case. A short ball, around middle and leg, Dananjaya looks to tuck it around the corner but hits it straight to Rohit Sharma at short backward square leg. Rohit smiles. Nice fielding strategy. Not to smile but to keep that man there.
  • 40.4 Stays back and defends it watchfully.
  • 40.3 A fine yorker on leg stump, Akila digs it out towards mid-wicket.
  • 40.2 Excellent bowling, almost a yorker, on middle and leg, Akila misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Bumrah does not bother appealing.
  • 40.1 FOUR! Nicely done. A short ball outside off, Dananjaya arches back and guides it over the vacant slip cordon to the third man fence. Moves to 11 from 13 balls.
  • Time for Powerplay 3! Now five fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6 Short ball outside off, Mathews shapes for the pull but leaves it in the end. 203/7
  • 39.5 Overpitched delivery, hit with a lot of power but straight to the man at mid off.
  • An extra fielder comes in the cover region.
  • 39.4 Angling in appreciably as Mathews tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 39.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 39.2 FOUR! Nicely done! On a length on off, Mathews shuffles a touch and tickles it past the keeper to the fine leg fence.
  • 39.1 Fullish delivery, Mathews prods forward in defense.
  • 38.6 Full length ball, sliding down leg. Dananjaya misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Bumrah starts appealing but bails out as he realizes that the ball will miss the leg stump due to the around the wicket angle. 199/7
  • 38.5 Sliding down the leg side, Akila aims to play it through but is hit on the thigh pad.
  • 38.4 Low full toss outside off, Mathews slices it towards point where the fielder dives to his right but fails to stop it. A run taken.
  • 38.3 Uses his feet to the fullish delivery and drives it hard to the man at mid off.
  • 38.2 Back of a length delivery around off, defended solidly off the back foot.
  • 38.1 Length delivery outside off, placed to the point region.
  • BUMRAH returns for a bowl.
  • 37.6 Length ball on middle and leg, played with soft hands to mid-wicket for a run and he will retain the strike. 198/7
  • 37.5 Full length ball outside off, driven with an open bat face to point.
  • 37.4 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 37.3 Good fielding! On a length on middle and leg, Mathews tucks it through square leg. It is racing towards the fence but Karthik is equal to the task. He sprints to his right and dives full length to stop it. It is referred upstairs and the replays confirm that he is fine.
  • 37.2 Fractionally overpitched outside off, driven crisply to mid off.
  • 37.1 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
  • HARDIK PANDYA is back on.
  • 36.6 Quicker one, eased off the front foot to covers. 195/7
  • 36.5 Coming in with the arm, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 36.4 FOUR! Good use of the feet! Floated around off, Dananjaya makes room, comes down the track and chips it over covers for a delightful boundary.
  • 36.3 Driven through the covers by the batsman.
  • 36.2 Clears his front leg and whacks it to long off for a single.
  • 36.1 Fullish delivery, tapped to mid on for a single.
  • 35.6 Good length ball outside off, caressed off the back foot to covers. 189/7
  • 35.5 FOUR! Brilliant shot! But perhaps these are coming too late. Knuckle ball from Kumar, on a fuller length and in line of the stumps. Mathews clears his front leg and hammers it over mid on for a one-bounce boundary.
  • 35.4 The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 35.3 Dananjaya drives this one to covers and takes off. There is an unnecessary throw at the keeper's end but no extra run conceded.
  • 35.2 This time Mathews executes the pull nicely to deep square leg for a single.
  • 35.1 Ooh... sharp short delivery! Bouncer on middle and leg, Mathews goes for a forehand smash but is early into his shot. The ball hits the bottom part of his bat and dies down on the track.
  • 34.6 Full ball on off, Mathews heaves it to wide long on for a single. 183/7
  • 34.5 Stays leg side of the ball and eases it through mid off to rotate strike.
  • 34.4 Floated around off, driven with the spin to covers.
  • 34.3 Low full toss on off, clipped straight to the man at mid on.
  • 34.2 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 34.1 Drifting towards the pads, tucked off the front foot to mid-wicket.
  • 33.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 180/7
  • 33.5 OUT! Number 7 down. Not allowed to have vehicles in opposite directions in a one-way lane. This is just like that. India have built a mountain and it is such that it cannot be scaled by anyone else. Sri Lanka slip further. Full and outside off, Pathirana looks to give the charge and go over mid off but Shikhar Dhawan dives to his right and takes a good catch. Does the 'Thigh-Five' as they call it and smiles. Sri Lanka need another 29 runs to beat Rohit Sharma.
  • 33.4 A good short ball from around the wicket, Pathirana looks to pull but is comprehensively beaten.
  • 33.3 Banged in short, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
  • 33.2 Landed around off, Pathirana goes back and takes this from the stumps to guide it to third man for a run.
  • 33.1 Full on middle, driven through mid on for a single.
  • 32.6 The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 177/6
  • 32.5 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run. 5000 ODI runs for Mathews, 10th Sri Lankan to do so.
  • 32.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 32.3 Works this through mid-wicket for a brace now.
  • 32.2 FOUR! Risky but effective. Full on middle, Mathews gets down and sweeps it right from the stump line through square leg for a boundary!
  • 32.1 Down the leg side, flicked to mid-wicket.
  • 31.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover. 170/6
  • 31.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 31.5 WIDE. Down the leg side, Pathirana misses his flick.
  • 31.4 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 31.3 Outside off, played through point for a run.
  • 31.2 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 31.1 Down the leg side, Mathews looks to tuck it around the corner but he misses the line. The ball goes off his pads towards square leg and the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 30.6 OUT! The captain is out of here! Smart work from Dhoni. Chahal tosses this around leg and Perera looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads and Dhoni rushes to his right and takes it. It just seems like a simple catch behind appeal but the umpire raises his finger! Thisara does not bother reviewing and replays show why. The ball has hit the pad and then the glove! Third wicket for Chahal who is standing out for India again. 166/6
  • 30.6 WIDE. Down the leg side, Thisara looks to leave, then tries to play but misses. The ball hits Dhoni's pads and Mathews wants the single but then sends Perera back as first slip gets across quickly to his right.
  • 30.5 The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
  • 30.4 Outside off, blasted towards widish long off for a single.
  • 30.3 OUR! FETCH THAT! Some way to stary your innings. Tossed up on middle, Perera comes down the track and bludgeons it down the ground. Chahal is just a tad late in getting his hand down and thank God for that. Because had he been a second early, he would have been injured. All the way to the long on fence goes the ball. And to think that did not come from the middle of the bat. More from the bottom part.
  • 30.2 OUT! Easy stumping! Chahal gets his man. Sees Gunaratne give him the charge and tosses this slightly slowly and a little bit wider outside off. Gunaratne aims to go inside out and in the process goes too far from the ball. Dhoni collects and before we could say 'Out' the bails are dislodged. End of a promising knock and stand.
  • 30.1 FOUR! Nicely done. Full and outside off, Gunaratne brings out the switch hit now and gets it up and over point. No one in the deep. The stand moves to 40 from 45 balls.
  • 29.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 155/4
  • 29.5 FOUR! That came out of frustration. Two dot balls on the trot and Mathews avoids a hat-trick. Comes down the track and blasts it over mid off for a boundary.
  • 29.4 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 29.3 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 29.2 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
  • 29.1 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. That is 50 number 36 in ODIs for Mathews. Only the Sri Lankan dressing room applauds. Mathews himself does not care. Nice to see. This game is not about personal milestones. Sri Lanka are way behind the 8-ball. 150 up for them and they need another 243 from 125 balls.
  • 28.6 Bowls slower through the air, around 75 kph, outside off, Gunaratne defends it watchfully. 149/4
  • 28.5 On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 28.4 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 28.3 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 28.2 Eases this down to long off for a single.
  • 28.1 Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 27.6 FOUR! Expensive over! Short and flat outside off, Gunaratne goes back and cuts it hard between short third man and backward point! 12 from the over, all in boundaries! 247 more needed from 132 balls now. The stand moves to 31 from 32 balls. 146/4
  • 27.5 FOUR! And again! Full and on middle, Gunaratne gets down and picks out another reverse sweep, over point, one bounce and into the ropes!
  • 27.4 Quicker ball outside off, Asela looks to cut but misses.
  • 27.3 FOUR! FEROCIOUS! Down the leg side, Gunaratne brings out his reverse sweep and gets it JUST over Axar Patel at point! It would have been a catch but Axar anticipates a bit incorrectly, going to his left before realizing that it is coming to his right. Gunaratne moves to 20 from 21 balls. The stand is worth 23 from 29 balls now.
  • 27.2 Backs away to the leg side and aims for an inside out shot but finds cover.
  • 27.1 Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 26.6 Full and straight, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 134/4
  • 26.5 On middle, worked through mid-wicket for one more. 259 more needed from 139 balls.
  • 26.4 Down the leg side, flicked to short fine leg where a fumble allows the run.
  • 26.3 Nice fielding. Asela telegraphs his intentions to play the reverse sweep and seeing that Chahal fires this down the leg side. However, the batsman adjusts well and gets the shot to perfection, nailing it to point. But Shikhar Dhawan dives to his left and gets a hand to it, partially stopping the ball. Just a single.
  • 26.2 Slower in pace, outside off, Gunaratne looks to cut but gets a bottom edge.
  • 26.1 Outside off, eased through to cover.
  • 25.6 Full on middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 131/4
  • 25.5 Around off, defended to the leg side.
  • 25.4 Full on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 25.3 There is the effect. Slower one, Asela goes back to cut but misses. The ball stays low as well.
  • 25.2 FOUR! Nicely done. Full, flat and fast outside off, Gunaratne reaches out and steers it past short third man. Jasprit Bumrah starts to chase but then gives it up. Dhoni just asks Sundar to slow his pace a bit. Moves to 13 from 12 balls.
  • 25.1 Full on middle, Gunaratne gets down and gently scoops this over the keeper. Safe shot, as neither short third man nor short fine leg were present. Two runs taken by the time Chahal could get across from fine leg. The stand moves to 11 from 15 balls.
  • 24.6 Flighted ball, patted back to the bowler. 124/4
  • 24.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 24.4 In the air... but safe! Drifting in towards the pads, Gunaratne shapes for the big sweep but gets a top edge over the mid-wicket fielder and the ball falls down safely.
  • 24.3 Spinning away, Asela clips it against the turn to mid-wicket.
  • 24.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 24.1 Fullish ball, turned around the corner for a run.
  • 23.6 Leans forward and smothers the turn. 119/4
  • 23.5 Spinning in, knocked to long on for a run.
  • 23.4 Dabbed to short third man this time.
  • 23.3 Tossed up ball, eased off the front foot to mid on.
  • 23.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 23.1 Fullish delivery, driven to mid on for a run.
  • Sundar returns.
  • 22.6 Clipped to the leg side for a single. 116/4
  • 22.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • Asela Gunaratne comes out to bat. He has returned after an injury. One of the bright stars for Sri Lanka, can he do something spectacular?
  • 22.4 OUT! Chahal gets among the wickets as well. He bowls this one quicker and at a shorter length outside off. Gets it to skid after pitching. Dickwella rocks back and goes for a cut but ends up slicing it towards short third man. Sundar doesn't need to move an inch and takes a straightforward catch. End of the 53-run stand. The wheels are coming off for Sri Lanka.
  • 22.3 FOUR! Easy pickings! Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Dickwella crouches and sweeps it through short fine leg for a boundary. The 50-run stand comes up as well while Dickwella goes past 1000 ODI runs.
  • 22.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 22.2 Wide! Slips this one down the leg side, Dickwella tries to clip it but misses.
  • 22.1 Well outside off, Dickwella tries to guide it to third man but misses.
  • 21.6 Short delivery, cut past point for a couple. 110/3
  • 21.5 FOUR! Shot! Short delivery, Mathews gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 21.4 Camps back to the back of the length delivery and blocks it.
  • 21.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • The on-air commentators make a good point on air. They compare the way Thirimanne and Dickwella played the reverse sweep. The former didn't kneel and went for the shot but missed it completely. It was also a not correct shot selection. However, Dickwella picked up the pace of the ball early and executed the reverse sweep nicely against Sundar. Shows how much sound technique means at the biggest stage.
  • 21.2 Full delivery, driven to mid on.
  • 21.1 Uses his feet to this one and blocks it.
  • Hardik Pandya comes back into the attack.
  • 20.6 Kneels and reverse sweeps it nicely to short third man but straight to the fielder. 104/3
  • Change in field.
  • 20.5 Drifting in with the arm, eased to mid on.
  • 20.4 Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 20.3 Kneels and plays the fancy reverse sweep towards point where Kumar dives to his left to make a partial stop. A run taken.
  • 20.2 Sliding down the leg side, Mathews tucks it to short fine leg and takes off. There is a wayward throw from the fielder which allows the batsmen to take a run comfortably.
  • 20.1 Tossed up delivery, eased to mid off.
  • 19.6 Hangs back to the shortish delivery and blocks it. 11 from the over, a good one for Sri Lanka. 101/3
  • 19.5 FOUR! Nice improvisation! Fullish delivery on middle, Dickwella goes for the fancy reverse sweep and connects well. Gets it through short third man. Chahal hares after it but only comes second best.
  • 19.4 Tries to go for another big hit but doesn't get underneath it that well. Heaves it over mid on for a run.
  • 19.3 Tucked with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 19.2 SIX! Bang! Hit with authority. Fullish around off, not much turn on that one. Mathews frees his arms and tonks it over long on for a maximum.
  • 19.1 Spinning into Mathews who tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 18.6 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 90/3
  • 18.5 FOUR! Sri Lanka need much more of these. Dickwella makes room and goes inside out over covers to pick up a boundary.
  • 18.4 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 18.4 An inquiry for a caught behind but there is no conviction behind the appeal. Quicker one down the leg side, Mathews looks to glance it but misses. Dhoni takes it and appeals. However, the umpire signals a wide. Rohit Sharma is not amused as the replays show that it went off the pad.
  • 18.3 A bit quicker this time, tucked to mid-wicket.
  • 18.2 Drifting in, flicked to mid on.
  • 18.1 Tossed up in line of the stumps, clipped against the spin to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal to roll his arm over now.
  • 17.6 Dickwella drives it to covers where Karthik dives to his left to make a good stop. 82/3
  • 17.5 Mathews takes a couple of steps down the track and drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 17.4 Stays leg side of the ball and strokes it through covers to rotate strike.
  • 17.3 Full length ball, drilled to wide long on for a run.
  • 17.2 Clipped with the angle through square leg for a single.
  • 17.1 Dickwella steps down the track and Sundar bowls it full on middle, jammed out down the track in the end.
  • Time for Drinks.
  • 16.6 FOUR! Misfield from the youngster! Short delivery on middle and leg, Mathews pulls it but miscues it a bit. The ball skies towards deep square leg. Sundar runs to his right, tries to stop it but overruns it. Concedes a boundary. 78/3
  • 16.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 16.4 An appeal for an LBW turned down! Fullish delivery around leg stump, Dickwella aims to clip it across but is hit on the pads. The Indians appeal but it is turned down. Bumrah himself indicates to Dhoni that it pitched outside leg and Dhoni has a smile about it. Replays show that he was right, good observation.
  • 16.3 Tight run! On a length outside off, Mathews taps it towards covers and takes off. There is a shy at the striker's end which misses. Dickwella would have been safe though.
  • 16.2 FOUR! Shot! Full length ball, Mathews leans into it and drives it through mid on for a boundary.
  • 16.1 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 15.6 Fullish delivery, eased through covers for a single. 67/3
  • 15.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 15.4 FOUR! What a good shot to begin with! Dickwella skips down the track and takes it on the full to stroke it down the ground for a majestic boundary.
  • Niroshan Dickwella comes out to bat.
  • 15.3 OUT! Bowled 'em! First ODI wicket for Sundar. A big moment for the youngster and he has a big smile on his face. Thirimanne shapes for the fancy reverse sweep and spotting that, Sundar pushes it quicker through the air off on a full length. Smart thinking from the youngster and the southpaw misses it completely to get his stumps shattered. It did seem that the 18-year old will get the better of Thirimanne and that is what happened. His teammates encircle him to make this moment a memorable one.
  • 15.2 A stifled appeal for an LBW denied. Coming in with the arm, Thirimanne makes room, uses his feet and tries to force it through covers but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 15.1 Tossed up around off, pushed to covers off the front foot.
  • 14.6 Back of a length outside off, blocked watchfully. 62/2
  • 14.5 Angling in appreciably, nudged off the hips to mid-wicket.
  • 14.4 Hops in the crease to the good length ball and tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 14.3 Well-directed bouncer on off, Mathews sits under the bumper in a jiffy. Pandya has a knack of surprising the batsmen with the short ones.
  • 14.2 Back of a length ball outside off, tapped past point for an easy run.
  • 14.1 Good length ball on off, Mathews shuffles across and tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
  • 13.6 Fullish in length, swept to the leg side for a run. 4 from Sundar's first over, a steady start to his international career. 60/2
  • 13.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 13.4 Slow through the air, patted through covers for a single.
  • 13.3 Beautifully bowled! Tossed up outside off, drifting away. Mathews aims to clip it across but gets a leading edge towards point. A run taken.
  • 13.2 Hangs back to the quicker delivery and keeps it out.
  • 13.1 Slow through the air, eased off the front foot to covers for a run.
  • Washington Sundar to roll his arm over now. A big moment for the debutant. He is a very impressive player. Can he perform at the highest level as well?
  • 12.6 Overpitched outside off, caressed to sweeper cover for a run. 56/2
  • 12.5 Angling into Lahiru who clips it to mid on.
  • 12.4 Strides forward to the fullish delivery and strokes it through covers for a single.
  • 12.3 Back of a length outside off, flayed to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 12.2 Poor shot! Full ball on off, Thirimanne kneels and goes for an agricultural slog over the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 12.1 Full length ball outside off, driven with the angle to covers.
  • 11.6 On a length, Lahiru clips it through mid-wicket to rotate strike. 53/2
  • 11.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 11.5 Wide! Slips this one down the leg side, Thirimanne tries to glance it but misses.
  • 11.4 Leans into the fullish delivery and taps it to mid on for a quick single.
  • 11.3 FOUR! Crisp! Shortish ball and width on offer, Mathews pounces on it and slaps it past point for a rocketing boundary. 50 up for Sri Lanka.
  • 11.2 On a length, seaming in. Mathews covers the line and defends it solidly.
  • 11.1 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 10.6 Tucks this with the angle to square leg for a run. 46/2
  • 10.5 Not Out! Amazing piece of work from the stalwart though. Good length ball outside off, Mathews steers it off the outer half of the bat towards third man. The fielder gets across to the ball quickly as the batsmen attempt the second. Dhoni allows the ball to come to him but doesn't collect it as the ball hits the stumps. Has Mathews failed to make his crease? It is referred upstairs. No, he is comfortably in but what presence of mind from MS Dhoni.
  • Wow! Brilliant piece of glovework from Dhoni as the umpires go upstairs for a run out. However, he is not confident. Let's find out...
  • 10.4 Hangs back to the back of the length delivery and stonewalls it.
  • 10.3 On a good length around off, knocked to mid off.
  • 10.2 The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. One run added to the total.
  • 10.1 Fullish delivery, eased to mid on for a single.
  • Time for Powerplay 2! Maximum of four fielders will be outside the 30-yard circle. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has a change of ends.
  • 9.6 FOUR! Hit with disdain! Short delivery in line of the stumps, sits up nicely for Thirimanne. He stands tall and pulls it with command over mid-wicket to find the ropes. 41/2
  • 9.5 Slower delivery at 107 clicks on leg stump, Lahiru aims to clip it away but is hit on the pads.
  • 9.4 Short of a length outside off, punched firmly to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 9.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 9.2 Moves across his sticks and tucks it to mid-wicket for a swift run to get off the mark.
  • 9.1 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 8.6 Almost another wicket! Good length ball well outside off, Thirimanne shuffles and tries to clip it across but the ball shoots off the deck. Ends up getting a leading edge that spoons towards covers but falls right in the gap between the two men out there and rolls through the inner ring. A couple taken. 34/2
  • 8.5 Angling into Lahiru who tucks it through square leg for a brace.
  • 8.4 Short and well outside off, cut straight to the man at point.
  • 8.3 A play and a miss! On a length around off, Thirimanne makes room, skips down the track and tries to force it over covers but only connects with thin air.
  • 8.2 Fuller in length outside off, takes off. Thirimanne prods forward to negotiate it but gets it off the outer half of the bat to Dhawan at gully.
  • 8.1 Overpitched outside off, pushed to covers off the front foot.
  • 7.6 On a length, jagging back in, tucked nicely to mid-wicket. End of a productive over for India. 30/2
  • 7.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 7.4 In the corridor of uncertainty, Mathews has a poke at it and gets beaten. He was having trouble in that channel consistently. The Indians are bowling according to the plan.
  • Angelo Mathews strides out to the middle.
  • 7.3 OUT! That's a really soft dismissal! Not an ideal delivery but Bumrah will be happy that he has got a wicket. Full length ball down the leg side, Gunathilaka aims to clip it behind square on the leg side but gets a faint nick instead. Dhoni moves to his right and accepts it gleefully. Umpire Reiffel raises his finger as well. The replays show that Bumrah's front foot was well behind the popping crease as opposed to in the first game where he got a wicket but overstepped. Nice adjustment made by him. Sri Lanka in deep trouble now.
  • 7.2 On a length on middle and off, Danushka is squared up a touch in his stance but does well to keep it out.
  • 7.1 Coming at a nice height to Thirimanne outside off as he plays it with an angled blade behind point for a run.
  • Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.
  • 6.6 Fuller in length in line of the stumps, swinging down. Lahiru clips it though mid-wicket for a run and will retain strike. 29/1
  • 6.5 Shortish delivery in line of the stumps, blocked with a straight bat.
  • 6.4 On a length, the opener shuffles a touch and nudges it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.3 Leaving Thirimanne on a length, he makes good use of the depth of the crease and steers it to third man to rotate strike.
  • 6.2 Hangs back to the back of a length delivery and pushes it nicely to the cover region.
  • 6.1 On a length on middle and leg, punched nicely but straight to the man at mid on.
  • 5.6 Short of a length outside off, punched firmly off the back foot to covers. 26/1
  • 5.5 Full length ball around off, Gunathilaka defends it with his bat and pad close together.
  • 5.4 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 5.3 Good length ball on the pads, Danushka clips it nicely through mid-wicket. Chahal attacks the ball from the deep but the running between the wickets is good enough to complete the second.
  • 5.2 Full length ball attacking the stumps, Danushka is up to the ask and drives it nicely to mid on.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Nicely done! That will give him some confidence. Fuller in length around off, Gunathilaka commits to it and lifts it over mid off for a two-bounce boundary.
  • 4.6 Swinging in on a fullish length, played with soft hands to mid off. Only 4 from that over, a good one from Kumar. 20/1
  • 4.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 4.4 On a length, Gunathilaka punches it through cover-point. Iyer and Karthik give it a chase and it is the one with the young legs who reaches there first. Slides and parries it to his partner to save a run for his side.
  • 4.3 Similar length ball around off, steered off the outer half of the bat to third man for a single.
  • 4.2 Beautifully bowled! Good length ball on off, pitches and seams away appreciably. Thirimanne pokes at it and is beaten all ends up.
  • 4.1 Swinging into Thirimanne who clips it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 3.6 In line of the stumps, tucked to mid-wicket for a run. 16/1
  • Lahiru Thirimanne comes out to bat. He hasn't been among the runs. Can he do something brilliant today?
  • 3.5 OUT! Pandya draws first blood! A poor stroke brings about the downfall of Tharanga. Shortish and wide outside off, Tharanga fishes at it away from his body and doesn't commit to it. Plays it with a circumspect approach and hence, mistimes it towards covers. Dinesh Karthik gets low to his left and takes a good catch. Ideal start for India.
  • 3.4 Short ball on leg stump, pulled with command through square leg for a run.
  • 3.3 Fuller in length, defended solidly off the front foot.
  • 3.2 Similar length ball, good zip on that. Upul arches back and steers it to third man to rotate strike.
  • 3.1 In the air... but safe! Back of a length ball around off, Tharanga goes for a pull but is not in a good position. Gets a top edge that lobs towards mid on. Bumrah runs ahead but the ball lands well short of him.
  • 2.6 Fractionally overpitched on off, eased off the front foot to mid off. 13/0
  • 2.5 On a length around the hips, Tharanga tucks it in front of square leg for a run.
  • 2.4 FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Short ball down the leg side, Tharanga help pulls it to the fine leg fence. Rare from Kumar, he is really accurate.
  • 2.3 Back of a length ball, Upul hangs back and defends it stoutly.
  • 2.2 Peach! Length delivery on off, seams away after pitching. Tharanga feels for it and is beaten.
  • 2.1 Good fielding! On a length on middle and leg, Gunathilaka tucks it through mid-wicket. Sharma hares from mid on and slides near the fence to save a run for his side. He would have been stiff after his knock but that will loosen him up.
  • 1.6 Full length ball attacking the stumps, Tharanga pats it to mid on. End of a disciplined over. 5/0
  • 1.5 Back of a length delivery, defended solidly off the back foot.
  • 1.4 Length delivery around off, pushed with soft hands to cover-point.
  • 1.3 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 1.2 Fuller in length, Gunathilaka goes for a drive with hard hands but gets a bottom edge besides the pitch on the off side.
  • 1.1 Fuller in length around off, Gunathilaka presses forward and defends it solidly.
  • Hardik Pandya to bowl with the second new ball from the other end. He didn't get it in the previous match. Let's see how he fares today.
  • 0.6 Leg bye! Straying on the leg stump again, Gunathilaka aims for a clip but misses. The ball brushes his pads and rolls to fine leg as Bumrah mops it up. A run taken. 4/0
  • 0.5 Around the hips, tucked around the corner for a run.
  • 0.4 Back of a length delivery, punched off the back foot to covers.
  • 0.4 Wide! Down the leg side, Tharanga tries to flick but misses.
  • 0.3 Dropped! A tough chance goes down. Good length delivery on off, shoots off after pitching. Tharanga gets in a tangle and tries to fend it off but the ball hits the shoulder of his bat and lobs up. Manish Pandey runs to his left from second slip, dives and gets his left hand to it but the ball hits his wrist and falls down.
  • 0.2 On a driving length outside off, tantalizing one for the batsman. He resists the temptation to go for it and allows it through safely.
  • 0.1 Sri Lanka are away! On a length on leg stump, Gunathilaka tucks it to square leg for an easy run to get off the mark.
  • We are back for Sri Lanka's reply with the bat. Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathilaka to open the batting for them. They have no other option but to go after the bowling. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start off with the first new ball. Two slips in place. Here we go...



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 England 6320 115
4 New Zealand 6404 114
5 Australia 6012 113
6 Pakistan 4811 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112