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Sri Lanka Vs India Live Score (ODI)

Date: Sunday, 03 September 2017 Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Match Status: Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

238/10
Overs
49.4
R/R
4.82
Fours
20
Sixes
3
Extras
14
239/4
Overs
46.3
R/R
5.16
Fours
19
Sixes
0
Extras
8
  • The Indian bowlers kept it really tight after leaking runs in the first 10 overs. The spinners managed to pull things back as there was turn on offer for them. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he picked a fifer and he was well supported by the rest. The Lankan bowlers will have to raise their hands up if they are to avoid a whitewash. 239 is not a big target and the star-studded Indian batting line-up will fancy itself to chase this down. Join us in a while for the chase.
  • So, after opting to bat first the Lankan side will not be happy heading into the break. Once again their top order failed to provide a platform as they lost 3 wickets within the first 10 overs. Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne did steady the ship with a 122-run stand but lost momentum towards the end of their innings in their quest to accelerate. It was a collapse after those two departed as Sri Lanka lost 7 for 53 runs.
  • 49.4 OUT! Maiden ODI five-for for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. What if I tell you he remained wicketless in the previous games? That's some way to show your class. He delivers it in Malinga's arc, full on middle. The batsman once again has a wild heave across the line but this time it goes straight down the throat of the subsitute fielder, Lokesh Rahul at deep mid-wicket who takes an easy catch. SRI LANKA ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 238!
  • 49.3 Slower ball on off, Vishwa throws his bat it at. An outside edge flies down to third man for a single.
  • 49.2 Angles in a short delivery from outside off, Fernando has a wild slog across the line only to be beaten.
  • 49.1 FOUR! That went like a bullet! Kumar from over the wicket, keeps it full on the stumps. Fernando clears his front leg and smashes it down the ground past the non-striker. Kohli at long on had no chance to cut it off. A good start to the over for the hosts.
  • 48.6 Slower ball on off, Fernando mistimes it towards mid off for a run. 233/9
  • 48.5 Shorter outside off, Fernando goes for the pull but misses.
  • 48.4 Slower ball on off, Fernando defends it watchfully.
  • 48.4 WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Fernando fails to get bat on it. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 48.3 Slower ball on off, Fernando defends it solidly.
  • 48.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 48.1 Angles it into the pads, Malinga tucks it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 47.6 Lands it on a length on off, Malinga gets an outside edge towards the keeper. Dhoni does well to dive to his right and make a half stop. The batsmen in the while run a single. 230/9
  • 47.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 47.4 Played it towards point for a run.
  • 47.3 Length ball on off, Fernando works it to mid-wicket.
  • Lasith Malinga is the last man in.
  • 47.2 OUT! Siriwardana departs now! So does Sri Lanka's hope of reaching 250. Sri Lanka are falling like a pack of cards here. A full toss on leg stump. Siriwardana tries to go over mid-wicket but does not quite get the elevation and holes out to Shardul Thakur who is stationed there. He makes no mistake this time and takes a good catch running in.
  • 47.1 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • Can Sri Lanka push their score to 240 at least?
  • Vishwa Fernando is the new batsman in!
  • 46.6 The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 228/8
  • 46.5 OUT! KABOOM! That was fast! A high full toss on the stumps, Malinda walks down the pitch and goes for a heave but misses and is knocked over. He looks at the square leg umpire for a no ball. They go upstairs to check. Replays show that front foot is fine and also the ball was dipping in. Sri Lanka are 8 down now.
  • 46.4 Shorter in length on middle, Pushpakumara takes on the challenge of pulling but misses and it struck on shoulder as the ball rolls besides the pitch.
  • 46.3 Shorter in length on off, the batsman pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • 46.2 Fuller in length on off, Malinda drives it towards covers. Kohli there makes a very good diving stop.
  • 46.1 DROPPED! SIX! Two in two for Lanka. Fuller ball on middle, Pushpakumara lofts it towards deep mid-wicket. Shardul Thakur positioned there gets under the ball but only to palm it over the ropes. These are very useful runs for Sri Lanka.
  • 45.6 SIX! BOOM! That is going, going and gone. Kumar bowls a length ball outside off, Siriwardana picks the length early and hits it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. A much-needed one. 222/7
  • 45.5 Close shave! Slower ball on off, Malinda taps it in front of covers and sets off for a run. Kuldeep gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Pushpakumara puts in a dive and a run is added to the total.
  • 45.4 Just ahead of a length outside off, Siriwardana drives it uppishly through covers for a run.
  • 45.3 Fuller in length around off, Pushpakumara tries to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for a run.
  • 45.2 Lands it on a length around off, the batsman defends it off the back foot.
  • 45.1 Shorter in length outside off, Siriwardana cuts it through point for a run.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
  • Malinda Pushpakumara is the next man in.
  • 44.6 OUT! Stumped! It's no. 100 for Dhoni in ODIs and he tops the list now, surpassing the Lankan legend, Kumar Sangakkara! Chahal sees the batsman giving the charge, instead of bowling flat he opts to toss it up even more. Akila misses out completely and Dhoni behind the stumps takes the bails off. He wears a smile on his face to celebrate the milestone. Sri Lanka slip further. Chahal gets his first on his last ball of the spell. 212/7
  • 44.5 Comes down the track, Chahal drags his length back. The batsman gets it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 44.4 Flighted delivery outside off, driven down to long off for a single.
  • 44.3 Goes back and dabs it towards backward point.
  • 44.2 In the air... safe! Gives it nice air and lands it outside off. Milinda makes room to loft it over extra cover but gets it off the inner half towards mid on. The ball lands safely and a single is taken.
  • 44.1 Loopy outside off, turning in, Danajaya looks to drive but gets it off the inside edge towards short fine leg for a single.
  • 43.6 Tosses it up on off, Dananjaya drives it down to long off for a run. 208/6
  • 43.5 Shorter in length on off, Akila cuts it to point.
  • 43.4 Tosses it up outside off, Dananjaya drives it to covers.
  • 43.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 43.2 Sweep is aerially but way short of the man at deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 43.1 Fuller on leg stump, Dananjaya drives it through mid on for a run.
  • Akila Dananjaya is the new man in.
  • 42.6 OUT! He has gathered the ball properly! Yes, no, yes, no, confusion and a run out. Another one bites the dust. Flatter outside off, Hasaranga goes for the cut but it takes the bottom edge and hits Dhoni on the pads, rolling towards the leg side. Siriwardana first called for the run but then refused and then called for it again. Dhoni was quick to the ball and fired a flat throw to Chahal, who collected it and whipped the bails off. The players appeal and the umpires go upstairs to check. Replays show that he was well short of his crease. The Lankans are crumbling here. 205/6
  • They have referred for a run out at the non-striker's end. They just have to see if Chahal has gathered the ball or not.
  • 42.5 Floats it on off, Siriwardana taps it in front of point for a run.
  • 42.4 Tosses it up on off, Wanidu mistimes his loft over covers for a run.
  • 42.3 Slower through the air outside off, Siriwardana gets an outside edge down to third man for a run.
  • 42.2 Drags his length back on middle, Wanidu pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 42.1 Flatter on off, Hasaranga goes back and pushes it to covers.
  • So two wrist spinners operating in tandem. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl from the other end.
  • 41.6 Fuller length outside off, the batsman eases it down to long off for a run. 201/5
  • 41.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 41.4 Goes for the sweep and connects this time through square leg for a brace.
  • Leg slip moves to first slip now...
  • 41.3 EDGY FOUR! The batsman was completely deceived. A googly on off, turning away. Hasaranga tries to defend it but gets an outside edge through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.
  • 41.2 Another appeal but nothing from the umpire. Hasaranga goes for the sweep on his first ball but misses. The ball hits him on the right arm and lobs up to the keeper.
  • Wanidu Hasaranga is the next man in. A leg slip comes in...
  • 41.1 OUT! Kuldeep strikes! Mathews who looked a frustrated figure out there has to depart. Yadav bowls it slower through the air on middle. Mathews goes for the paddle sweep but gets a top edge which lobs to Dhoni who runs back and takes it easily. Sri Lanka are losing their way here. Two quick wickets just what India needed. Sri Lanka now have two fresh batsmen at the crease.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack.
  • 40.6 FOUR! No he doesn't! A touch ahead of of a length outside off, Siriwardana lunges forward and belts it wide of mid off to spoil Kumar's over. 194/4
  • 40.5 Length delivery on middle and off, eased down to long on for a single. Just a single coming from this over. Can Bhuvi finish on a high?
  • 40.4 Another dot ball! The pressure mounting on Mathews. Slower ball, coming back in, tucked with the angle towards mid-wicket.
  • 40.3 Yes... no... No! Length delivery outside off, Mathews taps it towards cover-point. Siriwardana wants the run but is sent back as the fielder comes charging in towards the ball. He misfields but doesn't concede a run.
  • 40.2 Short ball followed by a yorker right under the bat. Mathews could only jam it out towards mid on.
  • 40.1 Clever bowling! Slower short ball, looping over the batsman. Mathews sits down by arching back to let it be. He looks at the umpire as he thought it would be called as a wide, not given by the umpire.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the circle...
  • 39.6 Flicks it through the leg side for a run. 189/4
  • 39.5 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 39.4 He is so good with those yorkers. Bowled on off, Mathews can only dig it out to covers. A dot on the free hit brilliant.
  • 39.4 NO BALL! What was that now? That surely must have slipped out of Bumrah's hand. Bowls a high full toss down the leg side. Mathews ducks under it. The umpire signals a no ball. Free hit for the Lankans.
  • 39.3 Fuller in length on off, Mathews drives it to covers.
  • 39.2 Slower ball on middle, Siriwardana tries to defend but it goes off the inner half towards square leg for a run. He wants a second but is sent back by the struggling Mathews.
  • 39.1 Good length outside off, Mathews guides it to point for a run.
  • 38.6 Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 185/4
  • Milinda Siriwardana walks in next.
  • 38.5 OUT! TIMBERRR! Kumar does break the partnership. He has got his third. Comes running in and lands it on a length around off, angles it into the batsman. Thirimanne tries to work it down to third man but chops it onto his stumps. The 122-run stand has been broken. This was also the highest 4th wicket stand for Sri Lanka against India. A good knock by Thirimanne comes to an end just at the time when Sri Lanka would have looked to up the ante.
  • 38.4 Shorter in length on middle, Thirimanne pulls it with the angle towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 38.3 The batsman has driven it through mid-off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 38.2 Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it.
  • 38.1 Shorter in length on middle, Thirimanne pulls it through the leg side for a run.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into the attack. He is the pick of the bowlers today with two wickets. India will hope for him to break this partnership.
  • 37.6 Slower one outside off, Thirimanne guides it past the diving point fielder for a run. 181/3
  • 37.5 Chance of a run out! Back of a length outside off, Mathews taps it towards point and sets off for a run. The fielder, Rahane has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. No harm done.
  • 37.4 Lands it on a length outside off, jagging back in. Mathews jumps and tries to work it on the leg side but misses and is struck high on the pads.
  • 37.4 WIDE! Bangs in a short ball down the leg side. Mathews ducks under it and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 37.3 Slower ball on off, Mathews punches it off the back foot to covers.
  • 37.2 Good length outside off, Lahiru guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 37.1 Back of a length on middle, Lahiru defends it off the back foot.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
  • 36.6 Loopy ball outside off, Mathews drives it beautifully but straight to covers. 177/3
  • 36.5 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • 35th ODI fifty for Angelo Mathews, 8th vs India and second of the series.
  • 36.4 Back-to-back fifties for Mathews. He has continued his good form but he would want to score big here. Comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 36.3 Shorter in length outside off, turning back in. Thirimanne first goes to cut but then adjusts and pushes it through the off side for a run.
  • 36.2 Fuller in length on middle, Mathews drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 36.1 Flicks it against the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 35.6 In the air... but safe! Thirimanne tries to sweep but gets a top edge towards short fine leg. Bumrah comes running in but is not able to get to the ball. He is beaten by the turn and the batsmen run two. 173/3
  • 35.5 Googly this time, Mathews gets an outside edge towards point for a run.
  • 35.4 Shorter in length on leg stump, turning in. Mathews shuffles across and tries to work it on the leg side but misses. The umpire does not call it a wide as it may have pitched in line of the stumps.
  • 35.3 Works it with the spin towards square leg. Mathews wanted a run but is sent back by Thirimanne.
  • 35.2 Eases it down to long off for a run.
  • 35.1 The batsman has driven that ball straight back. They pick up a single.
  • 34.6 Slower through the air on off, Mathews taps it in front of covers and sets off for a run. The fielder there is quick to the ball and fires a throw to the keeper who takes the bails off in a flash. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. A run added. 168/3
  • 34.5 Flatter outside off. Mathews drives it to the man at covers.
  • 34.4 Loopy ball on off, Mathews comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler. Chahal tries to stop it but deflects it onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. Thirimanne was aware and was not backing up a long way ahead.
  • 34.3 Floats it on off, Lahiru drives it to long on for a run.
  • 34.2 Dances down the track and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 34.1 Fuller ball on off, Thirimanne paddles it fine on the leg side for a brace.
  • Drinks are called on the field. Sri Lanka have pulled things back after the first drinks break. All thanks to the pair of Thirimanne and Mathews. The duo has dealt nicely with the spinners and have not let the run rate dip. The former has completed his fifty while the latter is inching closer of his own. Should they play in a similar manner, their side are on course to get 300. Will they? Remains to be seen as the Indians will be back hunting for a wicket...
  • 33.6 Flatter on off, Mathews camps back and defends it. 164/3
  • 33.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 33.4 Comes down the track and hits it down to long off for a run.
  • 33.3 SAFE. Shorter in length outside off, Thirimanne plays it towards point and sets off for a run. Mathews sends him back seeing that the fielder is quick to the ball. He fires a throw to the Dhoni who deflects it onto the stumps. The Indians appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Thirimanne has made his griund.
  • A run out appeal is taken upstairs.
  • 100-run stand between Mathews and Thirimanne. It's first of the series for Sri Lanka and has come at the right time.
  • 33.2 Shorter in length, turning back in. Mathews pulls it down to deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 33.1 Tosses it up on off, Mathews drives it back to the bowler.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. He had a good first spell, got the ball to turn. Let us see if he can continue the good work.
  • 32.6 NOT OUT! Impact is outside the line! Chahal tosses it up outside off, Thirimanne gets down to play the sweep shot but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Chahal has a word with Dhoni who wasn't that sure Kohli then joins in and after having a word with his bowler he takes the review. Ball Tracker shows the impact to be outside the line and it's the end of the story. 162/3
  • India have opted to review for an LBW against Thirimanne. It looks like the impact is a touch outside off.
  • 32.5 Nicely bowled! Loops it up outside off, Lahiru comes down the track but the ball grips and turns to hit him on the pads.
  • 32.4 Thirimanne gets into the position early to play the reverse sweep. He gets a nice full toss which helps him get it through point to collect a couple.
  • 32.3 Bowls a flipper around middle, skidding off the surface. Angelo looks to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge behind square on the leg side. A single taken.
  • 32.2 Tosses it up outside off, Mathews makes room and drives it back to the leggie.
  • 32.1 Goes back and nudges it off his pads through backward square leg for a single.
  • 31.6 Works it with the spin through square leg for a run. 158/3
  • 31.5 Shorter in length outside off, Mathews punches it through covers for a run.
  • 31.4 FOUR! A much-needed one for the hosts. Mathews sees the flight and comes down the track, takes it on the full and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 18th ODI fifty for Lahiru Thirimanne. This is his 2nd fifty in three innings. Good consistency shown by the southpaw.
  • 31.3 Fifty for Thirimanne! A very vital knock for his side. He came in when Sri Lanka were in a spot of a bother and provided stability. Fuller outside off, Thirimanne drives it through covers for a run.
  • 31.2 Tosses it up on off, Lahiru drives it to the man at covers.
  • 31.1 On the shorter side, Thirimanne pulls it through mid-wicket.
  • 30.6 Drags his length back outside off, Thirimanne plays it through covers for a run. 151/3
  • 30.5 Slower through the air outside off, turning back in. Thirimane lunges forward in defense but gets beaten and is struck high on the thigh pad. There is a muted appeal from the bowler but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 30.4 Fires it on the pads, Lahiru flicks it towards square leg for no runs.
  • 30.3 Shorter in length outside off, Angelo pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 30.2 Tosses it up on off, Angelo defends it off the front foot.
  • 30.1 Floats it outside off, turning back in. Thirimanne tries to guide it down to third man but gets an under edge past the keeper for a run.
  • 29.6 Shorter outside off, Thirimanne cuts it through point for a run. 148/3
  • 29.5 Flatter on middle, Thirimanne camps back and plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 29.4 Fuller in length, Mathews eases it down to long on for a run.
  • 29.4 WIDE! Fires it down the leg side. Mathews misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 29.3 Works it to mid-wicket with the turn.
  • 29.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 29.1 Shorter in length on off, turning back in. Mathews flicks it towards square leg. Thirimanne sets off for a run from the non-striker's end but is sent back by Mathews. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but Lahiru makes his ground.
  • Kedar Jadhav is back into the attack.
  • 28.6 Slower ball outside off, Thirimanne guides it to point. 145/3
  • 28.5 Bowls a yorker outside off, Lahiru keeps it out.
  • 28.4 Full and on the pads, Mathews flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 28.3 Similar length ball outside off, Mathews cuts it hard into the ground and the ball bounces over the point fielder for a brace.
  • 28.2 Shorter in length outside off, Mathews cuts it to the fielder at point.
  • 28.1 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 27.6 Works it to mid-wicket with the spin. 142/3
  • 27.5 SIX! BANG! That should settle his nerves. Thirimanne uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the long on fielder for a maximum. Manish Pandey made a valiant effort to catch it but all in vain. Top shot. Sri Lanka needed that.
  • 27.4 Floats it outside off, Thirimanne goes for the reverse sweep but misses. The ball hits the pads and goes down to fine leg. The Indians appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The batsmen run two leg byes.
  • 27.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 27.2 Loopy ball outside off, turning back in. Thirimanne goes for the reverse sweep but the ball hits the arm guard and lobs to the keeper. Dhoni appeals but the umpire stays put.
  • 27.1 Comes around the wicket and flights it on off, Thirimanne uses his feet and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 26.6 Slower ball on off, Mathews defends it off the back foot. 134/3
  • 26.5 Wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman. Mathews flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 26.4 Good length outside off, Thirimanne opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 26.3 Off pace ball on middle, Thirimanne tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 26.2 Thirimanne takes a step ahead. Bumrah bowls a slower one on off. Thirimanne guides it to point.
  • 26.1 Starts off with a full ball on off, Lahiru drives it to mid off.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is called back into the attack.
  • 25.6 Shorter in length outside off, Thirimanne plays it towards point for a run. 133/3
  • 25.5 Floats it on off, Mathews eases it down to long off for a run.
  • 25.4 It's been driven superbly through the covers.
  • 25.3 Loopy ball on middle, turning away. Mathews defends it towards point. He wanted a run but is sent back by his partner.
  • 25.2 Sees Thirimanne coming down the track, Chahal fires it full and wide. Lahiru does well to get bat to it and it goes through covers for a run.
  • 25.1 Tosses it up outside off, Thirimanne guides it towards point. The fielder there fumbles but no run conceded.
  • 24.6 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket. 130/3
  • 24.5 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 24.4 A well-directed short ball. Thirimanne mistimes his pull shot to fine leg for a run.
  • 24.4 WIDE! Shorter in length down the leg side, Thirimane pulls out of the shot. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 24.3 NOT OUT! A bit fuller on off, Mathews pushes it towards mid on and sets off for a run. The fielder there is quick to the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Mathews has made his crease. He was always confident about it. A run added.
  • They have gone upstairs to check a run out at the non-striker's end. Mathews seems to be safe.
  • 24.2 Back of a length on middle, Mathews tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 24.1 FOUR! A huge error in judgment by Jadhav! Length ball on off, Mathews comes down the track and tries to go big. He gets a top edge down towards third man. Kedar there runs around the ball and then fails to stop it as he lets it through for a boundary. He was caught in two minds there, whether to go for the catch or not.
  • 23.6 Very, very slow through the air on middle, turning away. Mathews drives it through covers for a run. 123/3
  • 23.5 Loopy ball on leg stump. Mathews defends it solidly.
  • 23.4 Flatter on off, turning away. Mathews chops it to the man at point.
  • 23.3 Slower through the air on off, Lahiru plays it through covers for a run.
  • 23.2 Flighted ball on off, Thirimanne dances down the track and drives it back to the bowler.
  • 23.1 Thirimanne uses his feet and takes it on the full but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
  • 22.6 Just ahead of a length on off, AM guides it to point. 121/3
  • 22.5 Angles it on the pads. Thirimanne flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 22.4 Fuller in length on off, Mathews drives it towards mid off and sets off for a run. The fielder there is quick to the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. A run added to the total.
  • 22.3 Good length on off, Angelo defends it off the front foot.
  • Unwanted visitors - It has gone gloomy since a short while ago. There has been that ever-persistent rain threat throughout this series but it has even been more dangerous today. They are looking ominous, those clouds...
  • 22.2 This time he does manage to guide it down to third man. Thakur bowls it on a length outside off, Lahiru plays it with an angled bat for a run.
  • 22.1 Bowls a cross seam delivery outside off, Thirimanne tries to guide it down to third man but gets beaten.
  • Shardul Thakur has been brought back into the attack. He was expensive in his first spell. He would look to keep it tight.
  • 21.6 Flighted ball on off, Mathews defends it watchfully. 118/3
  • 21.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 21.4 Works it with the spin towards square leg for a run.
  • 21.3 Fuller on middle, Mathews tries to force it through the off side but gets it off the inner half past the bowler for a run.
  • 21.2 A perfect leg spinner's delivery! Loops it on middle stump and gets it to turn away. Mathews lunges forward in defense but gets beaten.
  • 21.1 Gives it air and lands it around off, Mathews drives it to covers.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is now into the attack.
  • 20.6 Drives it down to long on for a run. 116/3
  • 20.5 Drags his length back, turning away. Lahiru cuts it through the off side for a run.
  • 20.4 Goes for the sweep again but this time misses as the ball turns away sharply.
  • 20.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 20.2 Slower through the air on off, Lahiru eases it to covers.
  • 50-run stand between Mathews and Thirimanne. These two are doing the rebuilding work quite well. For how long can these two carry on remains to be seen...
  • 20.1 FOUR! A welcome boundary for the Lankans. He picked his spot brilliantly. Kuldeep bowls a tossed up delivery. Lahiru goes down on one knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 19.6 Drags his length back outside off, Lahiru cuts it through covers for a run. 110/3
  • 19.5 Milks it down through mid on for a run.
  • 19.4 Flatter on leg stump, stays a touch low. Thirimanne goes back and punches it down to long on off the toe end for a run.
  • 19.3 Loopy ball outside off, turning away. Thirimanne goes for an expansive drive but gets beaten.
  • 19.2 Sees Jadhav giving it air. Mathews uses his feet and drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 19.1 Fires it on middle, does not bounce a lot. Lahiru punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 18.6 Flicks it with the spin towards square leg. Mathews wanted a run but his partner was not interested. 105/3
  • 18.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 18.4 Flatter on leg stump, Thirimanne flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 18.3 Loopy ball outside off, Lahiru drives it towards point. The fielder there fumbles but no run conceded.
  • 18.2 Gives it a lot of air but serves a full toss outside off, Mathews drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 18.1 Drags his length back outside off, Thirimanne pushes it through cover-point for a run.
  • 17.6 Slower through the air on middle, Mathews prods forward and blocks it. 102/3
  • 17.5 Tucks it with the spin towards short fine leg.
  • 17.4 Floats it on off, Thirimanne drives it through covers for a run.
  • 17.3 Bowls a roudish arm delivery, fuller in length. Thirimanne drives it through covers for a couple.
  • 17.2 Flatter outside off, Lahiru guides it through short third man for a brace.
  • 17.1 Bowls a slider which goes on with the arm. Thirimanne rocks back and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Kedar Jadhav is into the attack.
  • 16.6 Rocks back in the crease and offers a straight bat defense. 97/3
  • 16.5 NOT OUT! Mathews survives! But this was a classic delivery from Kuldeep Yadav. He bowls a googly around middle, Mathews comes forward in defense. He gets squared up and the ball takes the outside edge towards first slip where Rahane dives forward to collect it. No real appeal from the Mumbai lad as he wasn't sure of the catch. The umpire takes it upstairs to see if the catch has carried. The replays show it hasn't.
  • The umpire has gone upstairs for a catch against Mathews. Has the ball bounced in front of Rahane at first slip? The soft signal is NOT OUT!
  • 16.4 Around off, turning further down the leg side. It's clipped towards fine leg for a couple.
  • 16.3 Leans forward and drives it through covers for a single.
  • 16.2 Gives it a nice flight and lands it around off, once again defended by lunging forward.
  • 16.1 Floats it up on the stumps, the batsman prods forward in defense.
  • Drinks are on the field! The Sri Lankans have shown great intent with their skipper coming out all guns blazing. However, at the same time they have lost wickets which has given India the upper hand. A lot will depend on Mathews if the hosts are to post a competitive total on the board...
  • Unlucky Mendis - Today is the FIRST TIME in 37 ODIs and 20 Tests that Kusal Mendis has been dropped from the Sri Lankan side. Will feel hard done by. But if truth be told, he has not done much consistently after his whirlwind knock against the Aussies last year.
  • 15.6 EDGY FOUR! He finally induces the edge but there was no fielder this time! Back of a length on off, nips away after pitching. Mathews feels for it and gets an outside edge between the keeper and wide first slip for a boundary. Bumrah has been very unlucky here. 94/3
  • 15.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 15.4 BEATEN! Bumrah lands it on a length on off, straightens a touch. Mathews is beaten in his defense.
  • 15.3 Fuller on the pads, Thirimanne works it down to fine leg for a run.
  • 15.2 Confusion but safe! Angles it into the pads. Thirimanne works it towards wide mid on and sets off for a run but Mathews sends him back. The fielder is quick to the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. No harm done.
  • 15.1 Back of a length on off, Mathews plays it towards cover and sets off for a run. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. One run added to the total.
  • 14.6 FOUR! Sloppy from Kumar! Full ball outside off, Thirimanne drives it through covers. Kumar in the deep runs to his right but dives over the ball and it goes for a boundary. That should have been stopped. Not a good effort by the fast bowler. 88/3
  • 14.5 Unplayable! Loopy ball on off, turns away sharply. Thirimanne goes on the back foot to defend it but gets beaten.
  • 14.4 Gives it air on off, Lahiru drives it to covers.
  • 14.3 Very slow on off, Thirimanne punches it to covers.
  • 14.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 14.1 Tucks it with the spin towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 13.6 FOUR! STREAKY! Shorter in length outside off. Thirimanne goes for the cut seeing the width on offer. He gets an outside which flies down and goes through to the third man fence. 83/3
  • The umpire thought it was the end of the over but was then informed that there was still a ball to go. Poor Bumrah now has to come all the way from deep mid-wicket to complete the over.
  • 13.5 Good length outside off, Mathews gets it off the outside edge as he tries to defend, to third man for a run.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Bumrah goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss on middle, Mathews flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 13.3 Good length on off, Mathews defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.2 Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the pads. Mathews tries to flick but gets if off the inner half through square leg for a brace.
  • 13.1 Back of a length on off, AM taps it in front of covers and wants a run but is sent back by his partner.
  • Angleo Mathews has pulled out very late just as Bumrah was on his delivery stride. He has some issue with the sightscreen.
  • 13.1 WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side, Mathews misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 12.6 Loopy ball on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot. 71/3
  • 12.5 Shorter in length outside off, turning away. Lahiru mistimes his cut to covers.
  • 12.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 12.3 Top bowling! Bowls a googly on middle, turning away. Mathews tries to defend but gets it off the outer half towards point for a run.
  • 12.2 Plays it with the spin towards mid-wicket.
  • 12.1 Gives it a lot of air on off, Thirimanne drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 11.6 JAFFA! An absolute peach. Bumrah comes steaming in and angles it in from wide of the crease. The ball pitches on off and straightens a touch. Mathews tries to defend but gets beaten. That was so close to the edge. Brilliant over from Jasprit. 69/3
  • 11.5 Just short of a length outside off, Lahiru pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 11.4 Bumrah is changing it up well here. Slower one on off, Thirimanne drives it towards point.
  • 11.3 Shorter in length outside off, the batsman plays it towards point.
  • 11.2 LOVELY! There was bounce, a little movement away from the batsman, brilliant. Back of a length on off, gets outward movement after pitching. Thirimanne tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 11.1 Good length on off, angling away. Lahiru gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend it.
  • 10.6 Flighted on off, Thirimanne leans into it and drives it through mid off for a run. 68/3
  • 10.5 Floats it on off, turning back in. Mathews flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 10.4 Works it with the spin towards mid-wicket.
  • 10.3 Tosses it up on off, Thirimanne drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 10.2 Nails the sweep shot down to deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 10.1 Turn straightaway for Kuldeep! Slower through the air on off, turns back into the batsman. Angelo fails to flick and gets hit high on the pads.
  • Bowling change as well. Kuldeep Yadav comes on to bowl. A slip in place for him.
  • Powerplay 2 signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Angles it into the pads. The batsman tucks it to mid-wicket. 64/3
  • 9.5 Comes around the wicket and bowls it on a length around off. Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
  • 9.4 Good length on off, jagging back into the batsman. Mathews tries to defend but gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a run.
  • 9.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Angelo Mathews comes out to bat. He played a very good innings in the last game and the hosts would want the same.
  • 9.2 OUT! The bowling change has worked wonders! Bumrah, the leading-wicket taker in the series strikes immediately. He lands it on a length around middle, moves away after pitching. Tharanga gets squared up as he tries to flick and the ball takes a feather towards Dhoni who pouches it. The Indians appeal and the umpire gives it out. Tharanga has to depart after a good cameo. Not good for the Lankans as they have lost their third inside 10 overs. They are in a spot of bother now. Bumrah gets his 14th wicket of the series.
  • 9.1 FOUR! Cracking shot! Bumrah starts off with a shortish ball on leg stump. Tharanga reads the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • Jaspirt Bumrah is into the attack.
  • 8.6 Again shorter in length on middle, Thirimanne pulls it through square leg. The fielder from fine leg does the mopping up job and keeps it down to two. 59/2
  • 8.5 A good bouncer by Kumar on leg stump. Thirimanne gets on top of the bounce and pulls it towards mid-wicket. Kedar there dives to his left and makes a very good stop. He saved some runs for his team there.
  • 8.4 A touch fuller in length on off, the batsman drives it to mid off.
  • 8.3 Good length on off, Lahiru defends it solidly.
  • 8.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 8.1 Back of a length around off, Thirimanne plays it towards point.
  • 7.6 FOUR! This is even better! Thakur bowls it shorter outside off, not a good ball to bowl with the third man up. Upul upper cuts it through short third man and into the fence. A huge over for the home side. 17 runs from it. 57/2
  • 7.5 FOUR! Tharanga is on the charge here. Thakur bowls an off pace delivery outside off. Upul picks it up early and chips it over extra cover for a boundary. The fifty is also up for the Lankans and this is the fastest for them in this series.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Hit-me ball! Shorter in length on leg stump. Tharanga helps it off the back foot through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 7.3 Slower ball, fuller in length outside off. Tharanga leans into it and drives it past the diving cover fielder. The outfield here is not that quick and hence the batsmen only run two.
  • 7.2 Lands it on a length on off, Thirimanne taps it in front of covers and takes a single.
  • 7.2 WIDE! Shorter in length down the leg side. Thirimanne opts not to play at it. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 7.1 Shorter in length outside off, Tharanga cuts it down to third man for a run.
  • 6.6 Comes around the wicket and angles it into the pads. The batsman flicks it to mid-wicket. 40/2
  • 6.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 6.4 Back of a length around off, Lahiru guides it to point.
  • 6.3 Welcomes Thirimanne with a bouncer. He does well to duck under it.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne is the new man in.
  • 6.2 OUT! One shot too many maybe? Munaweera's struggle comes to an end. But to be honest, he never looked comfortable out there. Knuckle ball does it once again. Kumar bowls it fuller on middle, Munaweera makes room and tries to go big again but slices it towards wide mid off. Virat Kohli, stationed there back-tracks and keeps his eyes on the ball as he takes a very good leaping catch. Second one down for the Lankans.
  • 6.1 FOUR! Sunil Gavaskar on air mentions he is more of a T20 player and this kind of a shot is played in that format. Kumar bowls a length delivery on middle, Munaweera makes room and hits it back past the bowler and the ball races to the fence. We can see intent from the Sri Lankan batsman here.
  • 5.6 Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 36/1
  • 5.5 A knuckle ball this time on off, Tharanga is almost deceived as he checks his drive to covers.
  • 5.4 Slower ball on middle, Tharanga flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • Square leg goes back and slip goes to mid-wicket.
  • 5.3 FOUR! WOW! Shorter in length on leg stump, Tharanga swivels inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That made a cracking sound off the bat.
  • 5.2 Shorter in length, skids off the surface. Tharanga pulls it towards the man at mid-wicket.
  • 5.1 FOUR! This guy is dealing in boundaries. Tharanga looks in great touch. Thakur bowls a full ball outside off, Tharanga walks across and hits it through mid on for a boundary.
  • 4.6 A well-directed bouncer on leg stump. Munaweera goes for the hook but the ball gets big on him and he gets beaten. There is an appeal from the bowler but the umpire is not interested. 28/1
  • 4.5 Sprays it on the pads, Tharanga flicks it towards mid-wicket. The fielder there makes a good stop but the batsmen take a run.
  • 4.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 4.3 FOUR BYES! That was quick! Kumar comes steaming in and bangs in a bouncer. Upul does well to evade it but the ball bounces a touch more than expected and beats Dhoni to the fence.
  • 4.2 Angles it into the pads, Munaweera tries to flick but misses and the ball hits the pads as it rolls besides the pitch. The batsmen run a leg bye.
  • 4.1 Fuller in length on off, Tharanga pushes it towards mid on for a quick single.
  • 3.6 A touch ahead of a length outside off, Munaweera goes for a loose drive but gets beaten. It was not quite there for the drive, lucky it did not take the edge there. 21/1
  • 3.5 Lands it on a length outside off, Tharanga goes for the drive but gets it off the outer half to third man for a run.
  • 3.4 Shorter in length on middle, Tharanga flicks it through square leg for a couple.
  • 3.3 FOUR! Don't give him that much room, Tharanga will murder you! Thakur serves him a full ball outside off, Tharanga drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
  • 3.2 It's been driven superbly through the covers.
  • 3.1 Good length on off, Tharanga lunges forward in defense.
  • Dilshan Munaweera is the next man in.
  • 2.6 OUT! Kumar draws first blood! A lovely, lovely piece of bowling there. Using all his experience he bowls a knuckle delivery, fuller in length on middle. Foxes Dickwella completely who is early into the drive. He ends up chipping it back to the bowler who takes it easily with a leap. Kumar gets his first wicket of the ODI series. Dickwella's poor run continues. 14/1
  • 2.5 Comes from around the wicket and angles it into the batsman. Tharanga tucks it around the corner to rotate strike.
  • 2.4 Pitches it on middle, Tharanga flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 2.3 Stifled appeal! Not given by the umpire. Kumar bowls a length ball around middle, nips back in off the surface. Tharanga fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. The Indian players appeal but the umpire stays put. It maybe missing leg.
  • 2.2 Length ball just outside off, Dickwella opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 2.1 Bhuvi comes steaming in and bowls it just ahead of a length on off, Dickwella pushes it to covers.
  • 1.6 Back of a length on off, Tharanga defends it solidly. 12/0
  • 1.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 1.4 Fuller outside off, inviting Tharanga to drive. He obliges and eases it to the man at covers who was just brought in.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Exquisite! Thakur bowls it full and outside off, just what Tharanga wants him to bowl. Upul drives it beautifully through the covers for a boundary. Left-handers look so elegant when they play that shot. Very pleasing to the eye.
  • 1.2 Good length outside off, Tharanga need not play at it.
  • 1.1 Starts off with an inswinger on the pads. Tharanga flicks it through backward square leg for a couple.
  • Shardul Thakur will bowl from the other end. He impressed one and many in his debut game and he would want to continue the same.
  • 0.6 Good length on off, Dickwella defends it off the front foot. 6/0
  • 0.5 Lands it on a length on middle, jagging back into the batsman. Dickwella misses the flick and is struck high on the pads.
  • 0.4 Back of a length outside off, Tharanga guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 0.3 FOUR! Beautiful! A great way to get off the mark for the returning captain. Kumar bowls a fuller length ball outside off, a juicy half-volley. Tharanga leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 0.2 Right on the money! Length ball on off, Tharanga camps back and defends it.
  • 0.1 Kumar comes running in and strays it on the pads, a loosener to begin with. Dickwella tucks it to fine leg and takes a run. Sri Lanka are underway.
  • It's time to get underway finally. We have a full 50-over game for now. It is pretty overcast and one would expect the ball to move around. The Indian team is in a huddle near the boundary line. Out walk the Lankan openers - Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga. It shall be Bhuvneshwar Kumar to steam in first up. Two slips in place. Here we go....
  • Virat Kohli says they would have batted first as well. Adds the pitch has a bit of moisture and they are playing one extra bowler today. Further says the mindset is the same and they have to ensure that complacency doesn't creep in. Ends by saying that they have made four changes - KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shikhar Dhawan make way for Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav.
  • Upul Tharanga says they will bat first as it is the same wicket as the last game. Reckons it is a very important game for them and it is another opportunity to perform better. Mentions it is tough when they don't have the same team for every game. Admits they have to give their 100 percent. Informs there is one change, he replaces Kusal Mendis.
  • TOSS - Upul Tharanga wins the toss on his return but interestingly he opts to bat first.
  • Pitch Report - Russel Arnold says they are using the same pitch which they used in the last game. Mentions it looks good with not much grass on it but runs are on offer. We might not see 375 again though. Opines the team winning the toss should chase as there are chances of a curtailed game.
  • The home side on the other hand, have been handed a boost by the return of their regular ODI captain, Upul Tharanga. Kusal Mendis will most likely be the one making way for him as the batting coach Avishka Gunawardene mentioned he is mentally drained and needs rest. They would want to win today to salvage some pride. Let us hope for an even encounter between bat and ball. Stay tuned for the toss in a while.
  • Hello and welcome to the 5th and final ODI between Sri Lanka and India at RPS Colombo. The away side continued their dominance in the last game with a thumping victory and would want the same to continue to inflict a whitewash. Kohli mentioned last time that they will keep experimenting and hence we might see some changes in the line-up today. Shikhar Dhawan is sure to miss today's game as he is leaving to attend his ailing mother. Ajinkya Rahane will be like-for-like replacement for him.
  • That is it from the coverage of this game. Virat Kohli gets the trophy and the entire Indian team has a round in the car won by Jasprit Bumrah, with MS Dhoni behind the wheels. A complete drubbing from the visitors in both the Tests and ODIs. The hosts will have to sought out their plans and hope for a win in the on-off T20I which will be played on 6th September at 0700 local (1330) GMT. Do join us for that. Till then, take care and cheers!
  • Virat Kohli starts by saying that it's always good to win the series 5-0. Praises his side for the way they way stood up. Continues saying that it has been a clinical show from his side and this momentum might help them against the Aussies in their upcoming series. Loves visiting Sri Lanka and feels that the people here are really kind and something that draws his attention is the way they show hospitality. Ends by saying that he would want to come here soon.
  • Man of the Series, Jasprit Bumrah is delighted with the way he has bowled. Says it's his dream to play the longest format of the game. Further says he got a good rest before this series which has helped him come out with a bang. Credits Malinga by saying that he has learnt a lot from the Lankan veteran as both of them play in the same team in the Indian T20 League.
  • Upul Tharanga says it is a difficult phase for them. Credits India for their dominating performance in the series. Mentions they lost too many wickets early and 260-270 would have been a good score. Admits they have to improve in all the three departments. Reckons the batting was very disappointing and a lot of work has to be done. Ends by saying that injuries are a big concern for them but accepts that they were not at their best.
  • Man of the match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he knew he was not among the wickets but is happy to get a fifer today. Admits they wanted to bowl more slower balls and that was their strategy. Reckons that there was nothing to prove he just wanted to do well for his team.
  • Sir Lanka on the other hand, started off really well with Malinga and Fernando bagging a wicket each but were not supported well by the rest. The spinners could not get a lot of assistance from the wicket and hence couldn't build the pressure which allowed the Indian batsmen to run away with the game. They have a lot of soul searching to do as with each game passing by they have been handed drubbing after drubbing which fur sure must have dented the team's morale. This also happens to be the first instance where the hosts have been whitewashed in their own den, an unwanted record! Stay tuned for the presentation coming up in a while...
  • Another stunning performance from team India has seen them end the series on a high. They have bossed the game and Virat Kohli, their captain with an unbeaten ton has once again taken his team across the line. With this hundred he also surpasses Ricky Ponting and becomes the player with the second most hundreds in ODIs. Summary - India did lose two early wickets but Kohli decided to anchor the chase. He first with Pandey, then with Jadhav constructed two useful partnerships and ensured there were no further hiccups. In the end the visitors gunned down the target with utmost ease.
  • 46.3 That is it! India have cruised to victory! They have completed a whitewash. Tossed up on off, Kohli drives it past the diving bowler and takes the single. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS WITH 21 BALLS TO SPARE!
  • 46.2 No, he cannot finish it off! Shorter outside off, Dhoni cuts it through covers for a run. Scores are level now.
  • MS Dhoni walks in next. Can he hit the winning runs? India just need 2...
  • 46.1 OUT! Hasaranga gets a wicket. Too late for Sri Lanka though. Flatter outside off, Kedar Jadhav gets a faint edge to the keeper who takes it and appeals. The umpire raises his finger and Kedar has to depart. He walks back dejected as he fails to take his team over the line. India are just two runs away.
  • Wanidu Hasaranga comes back into the attack.
  • 45.6 Tosses it up on off, Jadhav pushes it down to long off for a run. Two runs needed now. 237/3
  • 45.5 Flatter on off, Kedar pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 45.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 45.3 Whips the short ball through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 45.2 FOUR! Drags his length back on the stumps, Kohli's eyes lit up and he goes over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 45.1 Shorter in length on off, Kedar punches it off the back foot through mid on for a run.
  • 44.6 Works it against the spin through square leg for a run. 230/3
  • 44.5 Fires it down the leg side, Kedar flicks it towards short fine leg for a run.
  • 44.4 Fuller outside off, Kohli drives it through covers for a run.
  • 100-run stand between Kohli and Jadhav!
  • 44.3 Drags his length back outside off, Kedar cuts it through point for a run.
  • 44.2 Sprays it on the pads, Kohli gets it fine down the leg side for a run.
  • 44.1 A leg spinner on leg stump, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 43.6 Quicker on off, Jadhav defends it watchfully. 226/3
  • 43.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 43.4 Drags his length back on off, Jadhav pushes it to covers.
  • 43.3 Eases it down to long off for a run.
  • 43.2 Makes room and comes down the track and jams it out through cover-point for a single.
  • 43.1 Tosses it up on off, Kohli drives it through covers for a run.
  • 42.6 Works it with the spin towards square leg. 223/3
  • 42.5 Shorter in length outside off, Jadhav plays it towards point.
  • 42.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 30th ODI century for Kohli, 19th while chasing!
  • 42.3 Hundred for Kohli! A captains knock to say the least. He has been brilliant and has shouldered the responsibility. A true run-machine and surely the best ODI batsman going around. This is his 19th in chases, this lad loves chasing doesn't he? Just a raise of his arms as the whole Indian dressing room is up on its feet. Coming to the ball, quicker on off, Virat plays it towards point to get to the other end.
  • 42.2 Flatter outside off, Jadhav punches it through the off side for a run.
  • 42.1 FOUR! TOP SHOT! Sees a flighted ball, comes down the track and hits it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary. Akila has had the better of Kedar but now he is taking the attack to him.
  • Akila Dananjaya is back on.
  • 41.6 Full toss on leg stump, Kedar drives it down to long on. He did not want to take a single there but he had to. He slaps his thigh as he ran for it. He wanted Kohli to be on strike there. 217/3
  • 41.5 Slower through the air on off, Jadhav defends it off the front foot.
  • 41.4 The batsman has punched the ball off the backfoot. They pick up a single.
  • 41.3 Floats it on off, Virat drives it to covers.
  • 41.2 Shorter in length outside off, Kohli guides it to point.
  • 41.2 WIDE! Sprays it down the leg side. Kohli misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 41.1 Drags his length back on legs stump, Jadhav pulls it through the leg side for a run.
  • Milinda Siriwardana comes into the attack.
  • 40.6 Bouncer on off, Jadhav pulls it through square leg for a run. 213/3
  • 40.5 Full toss on off, Jadhav drives it to mid off.
  • 40.4 Shorter in length on middle, Kohli pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • Second ODI fifty for Kedar Jadhav.
  • 40.3 Fifty for Kedar! He acknowledges the applauds from his teammates. A good way to get back in form for him. Slower ball outside off, Kedar guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 40.2 A low full toss on off, Kedar pushes it to mid off.
  • 40.1 Bowls it on the pads, Kohli flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 39.6 Eases it down to long off for a run. He moves onto 96. 209/3
  • 39.5 Shorter in length outside off, Jadhav pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 39.4 Plays the sweep shot towards short fine leg for a run.
  • 39.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 39.2 Flatter on off, Virat punches it back to the bowler.
  • 39.1 Plays it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 38.6 Lands it on a length on off, Jadhav defends it off the front foot. 206/3
  • 38.5 Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket keeper.
  • 38.4 FOUR! That piece of fielding sums up Sri Lanka's day! Fuller on the pads, Jadhav flicks it perfectly in the gap between fine leg and deep backward square leg. The latter runs to his right and puts in a dive but makes contact with the rope while touching the ball.
  • 38.3 Slower bouncer outside off, Kedar opts not to play at it.
  • 38.2 A low full toss on the leg stump, Kohli flicks it down to fine leg for a run.
  • 38.1 Shorter on middle, Kedar was waiting for it. He pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • 38.1 Wide! Malinga hits the deck hard, bowls it outside off. Jadhav just lets it sail over his head. Too high and it's rightly called as a wide.
  • 37.6 Stays back and clips it through square leg to retain strike. 199/3
  • 37.5 FOUR! Swept away! Tossed up wider outside off, Jadhav gets down on one knee and sweeps it off the middle of the bat towards deep square leg for a boundary.
  • 37.4 Looks to loft it inside out over cover but the ball turns away to beat him.
  • 37.3 Leans forward and bunts it back to Pushpakumara.
  • 1000 ODI runs for Virat Kohli in 2017! With an average of 90, that's some feat!
  • 37.2 Eases this full ball down to long on for an easy single.
  • 37.1 Floats it up on the stumps, it's pushed back to the bowler.
  • Drinks. India are cruising to victory. Kohli is only 8 runs away from his 30th ODI ton and is well supported by Kedar.
  • 36.6 FOUR! One short ball too many! Kedar was expecting that. Malinga bangs it short. Jadhav shuffles across and pulls it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 193/3
  • 36.5 A well-directed bouncer but that was equally well played by Kohli who pulls it down to fine leg for a run.
  • 36.4 Change of pace outside off, Kohli defends it to point.
  • 36.3 Off pace delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it through square leg for a brace. He is into the 90s now.
  • 36.2 Slower yorker outside off, Jadhav guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 36.1 Bangs it short on leg stump. Jadhav ducks under it.
  • He was warming up and now Lasith Malinga is brought into the attack.
  • 35.6 Once again fuller outside off, Kohli caresses it through the covers for a couple. This time Jadhav is racing back for the second. 185/3
  • 35.5 It's been driven superbly through the covers.
  • 35.4 Flatter on off, Kohli guides it towards short third man and wants the single but is sent back by Jadhav. Kohli wanted a run there, he was not happy when Jadhav sent him back.
  • 35.3 FOUR! He is just milking the bowlers. Floats it on off, Kohli leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 35.2 Very full on off, Kohli drives it back to the bowler.
  • 35.1 Drags his length back outside off, Jadhav cuts it through the off side for a run.
  • 34.6 Shortish again outside off, bounces a bit more. Kohli tries to upper cut it but gets beaten. 178/3
  • 34.5 Short outside off, Kohli cuts it to the man at point.
  • 50-run stand comes up between Kohli and Jadhav!
  • 34.4 Bangs in a short ball on middle, Kedar pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • 34.3 Fuller in length on off, Kohli drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 34.2 Good length outside off, Jadhav guides it towards gully. The fielder there makes a good diving half-stop but the batsman take a single.
  • 34.1 Fuller outside off, Kohli times it through covers for a run.
  • Malinga is seen warming up.
  • 33.6 Loops it up outside off, pushed into the cover region. 9 came from the over! 174/3
  • 33.5 FOUR! Half-tracker and it was asking to be hit! Jadhav obliges as he camps back and pulls it with disdain over mid-wicket. Second boundary of the over and things going all to easy for the Men in Blue.
  • 33.4 Full on off, blazed towards sweeper cover for one.
  • 33.3 FOUR! Beats the man at short third man this time! Short and outside off, turning further away. Kohli crouches low and plays it really late. Dabs it almost off the keeper's glove and beats the dive of the fielder at short third man to pick up a boundary.
  • 33.2 Allows the ball to turn away and cuts it late towards short third man.
  • 33.1 Flatter and shorter on off, punched straight towards the extra cover fielder.
  • A double change! Wanidu Hasaranga comes back into the attack. Tharanga is playing all his cards here.
  • 32.6 Bangs in a short ball, Jadhav initially winds up for the pull but then decides to show some respect to the bowler. He lets it sail over him to the keeper. 165/3
  • 32.5 Slants it across the batsman, the little man shoulders his arms.
  • 32.4 Chopped! Length ball, delivered wide outside off, Kedar looks to dab and run but gets a bottom edge which evades the stumps and rolls on the bounce to Dickwella behind.
  • 32.3 How easy it is for Kohli? Vishwa Fernando comes steaming in, lands it on a length outside off. What does Virat do? He stands tall and uses the pace to run it down to third man. Gets to the other end.
  • 32.2 A bit short and slanted once again outside off. Kedar keeps his bat skywards and plays the upper cut towards third man which lands short of the man there. Another single taken.
  • 32.1 Fernando comes from over the wicket and slants it away from the Indian skipper. Easily dabbed down to third man for a single.
  • Time for some pace now! Vishwa Fernando is back into the attack. He needs to pick a wicket here. 77 more needed from 18 overs.
  • 31.6 FOUR! Nailed it! Floats it up on the stumps, Jadhav kneels down and brings out the powerful slog sweep. Hits it off the middle of the bat and dumps it towards deep mid-wicket to end the over with a boundary. Kohli likes it. 162/3
  • 31.5 Gets across a touch and keeps it out.
  • 31.4 Flat outside off, KJ goes back to cut but is beaten all ends up.
  • 31.3 Quicker through the air, it's dropped short. Jadhav knows there is no one in the deep and hence chips it over mid-wicket to get a double.
  • 31.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 31.1 Flighted delivery on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 30.6 An appeal for an LBW! Pushes it quicker through the air, Kohli looks to broom it away but misses it. Gets hit on the pads and an appeal is made. The umpire turns it down as it was going down leg. 156/3
  • 30.5 Turning in from a length, clipped with the turn through square leg. Another brace taken.
  • 30.4 Beaten! Straighter one on off, Kohli tries to thwack it through the line bu the ball skids through and he gets beaten.
  • 30.3 Once again excellent fielding in the deep! A bit too full around leg, Kohli clears his front leg and whips it with timing towards deep mid-wicket. Pushpakumara in the deep, hares to his left to make a sliding stop. Two taken.
  • 30.2 Good fielding in the deep! Quicker through the air, wide outside off, Jadhav once again sits back and dabs it down to third man. Fernando in the deep, goes sprinting to his left, shows some soccer skills to save a run for his side.
  • 30.1 Turning away from a length, it's well outside off. Jadhav goes back and guides it behind point to collect a brace.
  • 29.6 A bit fuller outside off, Kohli looks to drive. Gets it off the outer half but finds the man at point. 147/3
  • 29.5 Lunges forward and works it towards the right of the bowler.
  • 29.4 Flattish through the air, Kohli punches it towards the bowler.
  • 29.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 29.2 Tossed up on off, eased through covers for one.
  • 29.1 Flatter on the stumps, defended well.
  • 28.6 Good running between the wickets! If Kohli is at the other end, it's ought that he'll make you run. I remember a game which happened earlier this year against England where these two were batting together. Jadhav was the Man of the Match then and he said, it's not easy to bat with Virat Kohli, he makes you run hard. Coming to the ball, around off, turning in, clipped deftly down to fine leg. Malinga gives it a chase but they run three. 146/3
  • 28.5 Too full outside off, driven straight to the fielder at short extra cover.
  • 28.4 Goes back and tucks it towards short leg.
  • 28.3 Flatter on middle, punched down to long on for a single.
  • 28.2 In the air... falls short! Bowls a leg-spinner, it's a bit too short. Jadhav rocks back and looks to pull. Mistimes it towards long on and the shouts of CATCH IT! go up! Luckily, for Kedar the ball falls short of the man at long on. A single taken.
  • 28.1 Floats it up outside off, turning in. Virat goes back and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 27.6 Quicker outside off, Jadhav defends it to point. 140/3
  • 27.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 27.4 Flatter on off, Jadhav defends it back foot.
  • 27.3 Floats it on off, Kedar defends it solidly.
  • 27.2 The batsman has played it to the point region.
  • 27.1 Slower through the air on off, Kohli drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 26.6 FOUR! Quicker outside off, Jadhav waits and cuts it behind point for a boundary. 139/3
  • 26.5 Tosses it up on off, Jadhav defends it towards covers and sets off for a run. The fielder rushes in and makes a wild throw at the striker's end. They complete one. The keeper is not able to collect the ball and they get another overthrow.
  • 26.4 Plays a sweep shot to the full toss on leg stump which goes straight to the short fine fielder.
  • 26.3 Flatter on off, Jadhav defends it off the back foot.
  • 26.2 Very full on the stumps, Jadhav keeps it out.
  • 26.1 Fuller outside off, Kohli drives it through the off side for a run.
  • 25.6 Very, very slow through the air on middle, turns away. Jadhav does well to defend it. 132/3
  • 25.5 Flights it on off, Kohli drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 25.4 Slower through the air on off, turning away. Jadhav defends it towards covers and takes a run.
  • 25.3 Fires it down the leg side, Jadhav sweeps it fine down the leg side for a couple.
  • 25.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. As soon as he stepped in, Kohli walks towards him to share something. What's the message from the skipper?
  • 25.1 OUT! A much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Pushpakumara gets Manish Pandey. Bowls it slower on middle, turning away. Pandey goes for the slog sweep as there is no one in the deep mid-wicket area. He gets a top edge as the ball is too full and it goes straight up in the air towards short mid-wicket. Upul Tharanga stationed there settles himself under it and takes it easily. The 99-run stand has been broken. An opening for Sri Lanka? They would surely hope so.
  • 24.6 Driven towards the mid-off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 128/2
  • 24.5 Bowls a flipper on middle, Pandey fails to read it. He first goes for the cut but then adjusts well and defends it.
  • 24.4 Tosses it up on off, Pandey tries to go over the off side but gets it off the inner half down to long on for a couple.
  • 24.3 Fuller outside off, Kohli drives it through covers for a run.
  • 24.2 Flatter on off, Kohli punches it off the back foot.
  • 24.1 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • Wanidu Hasaranga comes on to bowl.
  • 23.6 Shorter on the stumps, Virat punches it to long on for a run. 124/2
  • 23.5 Shorter in length outside off, Pandey punches it through the off side for a run.
  • 23.4 Floats it on off, Pandey blocks it.
  • 23.3 Loopy ball on off, Pandey lunges forward in defense.
  • 23.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 23.1 NOT OUT! Floats it on off, turns away from the batsman. Pandey lunges forward to block but gets beaten. The keeper collects the ball and whips the bails off. He appeals and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that his foot was inside the crease. Manish Pandey survives.
  • A stumping appeal against Manish Pandey is referred upstairs. The batsman looks safe though...
  • 22.6 FOUR! Third of the over! Floats it on off, Kohli drives it over cover-point and into the fence for a boundary. Siriwardana's first over has cost Sri Lanka 14 runs. 122/2
  • 22.5 Tosses it up on off, Kohli defends it off the front foot.
  • 22.4 Worked through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 22.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 22.2 FOUR! Easy-peasy! Shorter in length on middle, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 45th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli.
  • 22.1 FOUR! POOR STUFF! Shorter and on the stumps, Kohli gets that bottom hand into play and bludgeons it through mid on for a boundary. The master of run chases has also brought his fifty up. Can he go on to convert this into a big one? Well, by the looks of things it seems so.
  • Milinda Siriwardana comes into the attack.
  • 21.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 108/2
  • 21.5 Loopy ball on off, goes on with the arm. Pandey tries to defend but gets an inside edge through short fine leg for a couple.
  • 21.4 NOT OUT! Shorter in length on off, Kohli punches it towards covers and sets off for a run. The fielder there gets to the ball and fires a flat quick throw to the keeper who whips the bails off in a flash. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that the dive from Manish Pandey has helped him make the crease with ease. A direct hit was needed. One run added to the total.
  • A referral for a run out has been sent upstairs. Not a lot of excitement from the Sri Lankans.
  • 21.3 Tosses it up on off, Kohli drives it towards covers.
  • 21.2 Shorter in length outside off, Kohli cuts it to point.
  • 21.1 Angles it on the pads, Pandey flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 20.6 Fuller on off, driven towards mid off for a run. 104/2
  • 20.5 Drags his length back on leg stump. Pandey pulls it to short fine leg. He will be dissapointed he did not put that away.
  • 20.4 Slower through the air on off, Manish defends it solidly.
  • 20.3 Works it with the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 20.2 Tosses it up on off, Pandey drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 20.1 Flatter on off, Kohli plays it down to fine leg for a run.
  • 19.6 Drives it to the cover fielder. 100/2
  • 19.5 FOUR! NAILED IT! Comes down the track and takes it on the full. Pandey whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 100 up for India. They need another 139 now.
  • 19.4 Driven through the covers by the batsman.
  • 19.3 Drags his length back on off, Kohli camps back and goes for the pull but is early into the shot. He gets a bottom edge down to long on for a run.
  • 19.2 Plays it against the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 19.1 Tosses it on off, Kohli drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 18.6 Flighted outside off, turning back in. Pandey guides it to point. 93/2
  • 18.5 Slower through the air, Pandey plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 18.4 Flatter and shorter in length outside off, Kohli guides it through short third man and the batsmen run three. Excellent running by the two.
  • 18.3 Works it with the spin towards square leg.
  • 18.2 Off spinner this time outside off, turning back in. Kohli defends it off the back foot.
  • 18.1 Tosses it up on off, Kohli leans into it and drives it through covers for two.
  • 17.6 Floats it on off, Pandey gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend. 88/2
  • 17.5 Loopy ball on middle, turning away. Pandey goes to sweep but misses and the ball hits him high on the pads.
  • 17.4 Fires it down the pads, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.3 FOUR! DEFT! Quicker through the air this time. Kohli waits for it and guides it through short third man for a boundary.
  • 17.2 Slower through the air on off, turning away. Pandey tries to drive it but gets an outside edge through covers for a run.
  • 17.1 Tosses it up on middle, Pandey defends it off the front foot.
  • Malinda Pushpakumara is now into the attack.
  • Time for Drinks. So, after losing the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey have made sure there are no further hiccups. India still need another 157 runs and Sri Lanka would hope for a wicket or two after the break. Akila Dananjaya is looking dangerous and if he manages to get a opening here, the visitors will start to feel the heat...
  • 16.6 Good fielding! A bit flat and short outside off, Kohli crouches low, reaches out to that one to slap it behind point. Malinga in the deep does well to stop it with his left boot. Two runs picked up. 82/2
  • 16.5 Once again sharp turn. Pitches it outside off, it turns in as Kohli just about manages to flick it towards the man at square leg. The fielder fumbles but the batsmen don't cross.
  • 16.4 Bowls the wrong 'un this time, Kohli lunges forward and defends it off the inner half towards the on side.
  • 16.3 Beaten! Dananjaya bowls a leg-spinner around middle, Kohli goes back to defend but the ball turns away to nearly take the outside edge.
  • 16.2 Down the leg side, worked behind square on the leg side for a single.
  • 16.1 Loopy full toss, dipping in, Manish hits it straight towards the fielder at short mid-wicket.
  • 50-run stand between Kohli and Pandey!
  • 15.6 Outside off, tapped towards the point region for a single. 79/2
  • 15.5 Sloppy from Malinga! Pandey pushes it towards Malinga at mid on and takes him on. The Lankan veteran, charges towards the ball but at the last moment he takes his eyes off it, allowing the batsmen to take a brace.
  • 15.4 In the air... safe! Mathews sticks to the slower ones and angles it in this time. Kohli is early into his flick as the ball goes uppishly towards mid-wicket. He picks up a single.
  • 15.3 Giving no pace at all. Kohli taps it besides the pitch, looks to cross but Mathews himself runs to the ball to deny him.
  • 15.2 Change of pace from Angelo. It's pushed towards the cover region.
  • 15.1 Length delivery outside off, Manish Pandey cracks it over a leaping backward point fielder for a single.
  • 14.6 Comes a bit forward to work it with the spin towards short mid-wicket. Good bowling from Akila. 74/2
  • 14.5 Leading edge but safe... Tosses it up outside off, Kohli closes the face of the bat early but the ball doesn't turn. Goes off the leading edge but falls well short of Dananjaya.
  • 14.4 Tosses up around off, worked with the spin towards short mid-wicket.
  • 14.3 This time Pandey reaches out and eases it down to long on for one.
  • 14.2 Takes a stride forward and milks it down to long on for a single.
  • 14.1 Floats it up outside off, turning in, Kohli goes back and tucks it towards backward square leg for a comfortable couple.
  • 13.6 Slower ball, full on middle. VK walks across and clips it towards wide mid on for a quick single to keep strike. 70/2
  • 13.5 Gets behind the line and defends it back down the pitch.
  • 13.4 Slower bouncer outside off, Kohli stands in the crease and lets it sail over to the keeper. He immediately looks at the square leg umpire but it's not called as a wide.
  • 13.3 Angles it in on the pads, clipped behind square eon the leg side for a single.
  • 13.2 Comes down the track and touch and pushes it towards mid off.
  • 13.1 Good length delivery outside off, punched towards cover for a single.
  • 12.6 The batsman drives the ball straight back to the bowler. 67/2
  • 12.5 Tosses it up on off, Virat drives it to long on for a run.
  • 12.4 Works it with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 12.3 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 12.2 Shorter in length on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 12.1 A full toss on off, dipping on the batsman. Pandey drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 11.6 Goes wide of the crease and angles it on the pads, Pandey flicks it through square leg for a run. 63/2
  • 11.5 Fuller in length on off, Pandey drives it to mid off.
  • 11.4 Just ahead of a length on middle, Kohli walks across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.3 Length ball outside off, Manish guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 11.2 Short ball on off, Pandey pulls it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 11.1 Angles it onto the pads, Kohli flicks it through the leg side for a run.
  • Angelo Mathews is into the attack. He was handy with the ball in the last game and Sri Lanka will hope for the same.
  • 10.6 Slower through the air, does not turn a lot. Pandey plays it to mid-wicket. 57/2
  • 10.5 Drags his length back on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 10.4 Works it with the spin towards square leg for a run.
  • 10.3 Shorter outside off, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 10.2 Full on the stumps, Pandey drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 10.1 Tosses it up on off, turning back in. Pandey tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • Bowling change as well. Just like India did, Sri Lanka have brought their go-to spinner, Akila Dananjaya into the attack.
  • Powerplay 2 signaled by the umpire. 4 fielders are now allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 FOUR! Makes great use of the Free Hit. Fernando serves a full delivery outside off, Kohli bludgeons it down the ground for a boundary. 53/2
  • Free Hit coming up...
  • 9.6 NO BALL! Slower ball down the leg side. Kohli misses the flick. Fernando has overstepped and the umpire signals a no ball. A Free Hit coming up.
  • 9.5 FOUR! What a shot! Shot of the day. Not that full outside off, Kohli walks ahead and drives it through covers for a boundary. That was timed to perfection.
  • 9.4 Length ball on middle, Kohli flicks it uppishly through the vacant mid-wicket area for a couple.
  • 9.3 Slower ball outside off, does not quite bounce as Kohli expected. Virat goes for the pull but misses.
  • 9.2 Shorter in length outside off, Pandey taps it in front of covers and takes a run.
  • 9.1 Lands it on a length around off, Kohli shuffles across and flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 8.6 Slower bouncer on off, Kohli pulls it towards mid-wicket. The fielder there runs to his right and makes a good diving stop. A single taken by the batsmen. 40/2
  • 8.5 Length outside off, Pandey guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 8.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 8.3 FOUR! Shorter in length on off, Pandey hits it past the diving mid on fielder for a boundary.
  • 8.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 8.1 Lands it on a length on off, Pandey defends it off the front foot.
  • 7.6 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 34/2
  • 7.5 FOUR LEG BYES! Angles it on the pads, Pandey fails to flick it but it goes off the pads and down to the fine leg fence.
  • 7.4 Length ball outside off, Pandey feels for it but gets beaten.
  • Manish Pandey is the new man in.
  • 7.3 OUT! WOW! What a catch by the left arm-spinner, Pushpakumara! He has taken an absolute blinder. The question here is was this shot needed from Sharma? Fernando bowls it on a length outside off, Sharma gets down on one knee and goes for the scoop but does not generate enough power to get it over short fine leg. Malinda there leaps full stretch and takes it brilliantly. The umpires go upstairs to check the front foot and replays show that it is very, very close but Rohit has been given out. A big wicket for the hosts. The man in form has to depart. Game on!
  • 7.2 Back of a length on off, Sharma punches it to the man at covers.
  • 7.1 Length ball on middle, jags back into the batsman. Kohli works it around the corner for a run.
  • 6.6 Bouncer to end the over. Sharma does well to evade it. 28/1
  • 6.5 A touch ahead of a length outside off, Kohli plays it with an angled bat and guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 6.4 Fuller in length on off, Kohli eases it to mid off.
  • 6.3 Just short of a length on off, Kohli stands tall and punches it through the gap between extra cover and mid off for two. That was hit on the up, just shows the form this man is in.
  • 6.2 Good length outside off, Kohli lets it be.
  • 6.1 Slower ball on the stumps, Sharma flicks it on the leg side for a run.
  • 5.6 In the air... but safe! Shorter outside off, Sharma tries to pull but gets a top edge and it goes towards third man but lands in no man's land. Malinga at third man hares after the ball but could not reach. The batsmen take a run. 24/1
  • 5.5 Tremendous effort from Pushpakumara! Again Fernando angles it on the pads, Sharma flicks it fine down the leg side. The fielder runs to his right and makes a great diving stop and saves two for his team. This is the kind of effort the Lankans need to put to defend this total.
  • 5.4 Fuller in length angling away from the batsman. Rohit shoulders his arms to it.
  • 5.3 Bowls it on middle, Kohli flicks it down to fine leg for a run.
  • 5.2 Fuller in length on off, Kohli mistimes his drive through cover-point for a couple.
  • 5.1 Lands it on a length on middle, Kohli defends it solidly.
  • 5.1 WIDE! Sprays it down the leg side, Kohli misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 4.6 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 17/1
  • 4.5 BEAUTY! Good length on off, straightens and bounces a touch. Rohit feels for it but gets beaten. Dickwella behind the stumps goes up in an appeal and is the only one doing so. Umpire, Joel Wilson stays put.
  • Virat Kohli steps out next, replacing Rahane!
  • 4.4 OUT! Malinga strikes! Not a good return for Rahane. This is another occasion where Rahane has got out to a short ball. Malinga bangs it in, Ajinkya goes for the pull but gets a top edge which goes down to fine leg. Munaweera stationed there sets himself under it and takes it on the third attempt. He almost dropped that but does well to hang on to it as he kept his eyes on the ball. An early wicket for Sri Lanka, just what they needed.
  • 4.3 Slower one on middle, Sharma reads it well and tucks it behind square leg for a run.
  • 4.2 Fuller in length on off, Rahane drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • 4.1 Shorter and outside off, Rahane's eyes lit up and he goes for the cut but gets beaten. 7 dot balls in a row for Malinga.
  • 3.6 Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 15/0
  • 3.5 FOUR! Gift for Rohit! Full and swinging down the leg side. Sharma flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
  • 3.4 Bowls it on the pads, Sharma clips it through square leg for a couple.
  • 3.3 Shortish length outside off, Sharma tries to force it through the off side but gets beaten.
  • 3.2 Length outside off, Rahane guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 3.1 Shorter in length on middle, Sharma tucks it towards square leg and sets off for a run. The fielder is quick to the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Rohit has made his ground. He was out in a similar manner in the first ODI as his bat got stuck in the ground. He has to be careful now.
  • 2.6 Fuller in length around off, swinging away. Rahane works it to mid-wicket. A maiden for Malinga. 7/0
  • 2.5 Trying to fox the batsman with the slower one but Rahane does well to block it.
  • 2.4 A tad shorter on middle, Rahane flicks it towards mid-wicket for no runs.
  • 2.3 Length ball around off, Rahane defends it towards point.
  • 2.2 Hits the good length area on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot.
  • 2.1 Malinga gets good shape away from the batsman. Lands it on a length around off, Rahane lunges forward in defense but gets beaten.
  • 1.6 Started to find the middle, Rahane. Fernando bowls it just short of a length outside off, Rahane pushes it towards point where the fielder fumbles and they take a run. 7/0
  • 1.5 Back of a length on off, Sharma taps it in front of covers and runs through for a single.
  • 1.4 Bowls it on a length outside off, Sharma lets it be.
  • 1.3 Length ball outside off, Rahane guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 1.2 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
  • 1.1 Gets swing into the batsman. Lands it on a length on off, Rahane tries to cut but gets a bottom edge and the ball rolls on the off side.
  • Vishwa Fernando to bowl with the second new ball. Just a slip in place for him...
  • 0.6 Angles it onto the pads, Rahane flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 4/0
  • 0.5 NOT OUT! Sri Lanka have lost their only review in the first over. It was very close, could have gone either way. Fuller in length on middle, Rahane tries to flick but misses and is struck on the pads. The Sri Lankan players appeal and after thinking for quite a while the umpire shakes his head. After a chat with his teammates, Tharanga opts to review. Replays show that the impact is in line but it would have clipped the leg stump. The umpire's call stays. Ajinkya Rahane survives.
  • Sri Lanka have taken a review for lbw against Ajinkya Rahane. Looks mighty, mighty close.
  • 0.4 Good length on off, Sharma defends it off the front foot.
  • 0.3 Back of a length on middle, Sharma tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 0.2 Good length on off, Rohit defends it off the front foot.
  • 0.1 Runs straightaway. The kind of form he is in, he won't be missing out there. Malinga bowls it shorter outside off, seeing the width on offer, Rohit punches it through cover-point for a brace. The outfield here is not that fast so the ball does not reach the fence and hence the fielder pulls it back.
  • We're ready to get underway for the chase. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane will open the batting for India. Lasith Malinga will bowl the first over of this innings. He has two slips in place.


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115