Highlights ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India vs Sri Lanka, cricket result: Lankans defeat Kohli and Co, keep hopes alive

  • That's it from us today. Sri Lanka managed to pull off a stunning win and now all the matches in Group B are virtual knockouts. Lots of cricket coming your way. Do join us tomorrow for New Zealand vs Bangladesh game. Till then, good bye.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Group-B qualification scenarios: 
    India v South Africa - Winner will qualify for semis 
    Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Winner will qualify for semis 
    Both match get washed out - South Africa and India will qualify (on the basis of NRR)
    India v South Africa get washed out then India and Sri Lanka v Pakistan winner will qualify (on the basis of NRR)
    Sri Lanka v Pakistan get washed out then Sri Lanka and South Africa v India winner will qualify (on the basis of NRR)

  • India captain, Virat Kohli: I dont think so. We all felt that we had enough at the half way mark. To chase that down total down, hats off to them. I think our bowlers bowled decently well. Well there is hindsight to things when you don't win games. There is food for thought. You gotta give credit to other teams.

  • Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews: It is one of the top wins. To restrict India under 321 and defeat them is quite fantastic.  We knew this is a good batting wicket and 300 is quite chaseable. You hit a lot of balls and try and keep yourself fit. As long as you hit the balls and keep yourself fit that's all that counts. (When asked about Danushka) To walk in and bat like he did after what happened to Kapugedara was fantastic. The opening partnership was the changing moment.                                                               

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    A strong performance from Sri Lanka has completely opened up the possibilities in this group. Remember it started when they pulled things back in the latter half of the Indian inning. They were lucky to get Rohit's wicket but then put pressure on the new batsmen and managed to keep things quiet for a while. At one stage it looked like India can get 350, but 322 is a regulation chase on good batting pitches in modern ODIs if you bat well and bat well they did with almost all their batsmen coming to the party. Mendis and Gunathilaka saw off the new ball threat from Yadav and Bhuvi and patiently built a partnership to lay the foundation of this chase. They were severe on India's lesser bowlers and pretty much knocked Jadeja and Pandya out of the attack without taking too many risks. Two run outs at a crucial time in the game proved only minor hiccups as Matthews, as he has done so often for Sri Lanka in the past guided them through expertly with help from Perera and Gunaratne.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    This was a famous and historic win for Sri Lanka. They batted brilliantly. They were calm under pressure and believed in their ability. India's two bowlers, Jadeja and Pandya, were targeted very effectively. India, frankly did not know what hit them. They were outsmarted. India have to win the last league match, against South Africa on Sunday, to make the next stage. Not too much time to introspect why they lost so badly despite making 321.

  • Man of the Match, Kusal Mendis: Very good wicket. India did well post to 320 runs. Dickwella and Danushka did well and supported me. It is my first match against India and I feel well. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Highest targets successfully chased in ICC ODI tournaments:

    328 - Ireland v England, Bangalore, 2011
    322 - Sri Lanka v India,TODAY*
    319 - Bangladesh v Scotland, Nelson, 2015

  • Sri Lanka stun India in a do-or-die clash and win the encounter by seven wickets. They keep their hopes alive in the tournament. The winning runs came off Mathews' blade, quite fitting, as he pulls it to fine leg to take a single. 

  • Umesh bowls it short and Asela pulls it through square leg for a couple. Ball second: Asela just guides it down to third man for a single. FOUR! Mathews comes down the track and nonchalantly drives it down the ground. He brings up his fifty. The 50-run stand also comes between Mathews and Gunaratne. 

  • After 48 overs,Sri Lanka 314/3 ( Angelo Mathews (C) 47 , Asela Gunaratne 31)

    Two mature heads doing it out in the middle for Sri Lanka. Without taking any undue risks, they milk five singles off Bumrah's last over. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    All the exposure to IPL might actually be working against the Indian bowlers. The Lankan batsmen know what to expect from each bowler. Bumrah's slower deliveries were awaited and neatly pushed away to third man  for runs. So too Bhuvi and Umesh Yadav's deliveries. The Lankan batsmen knew what to expect in different situations. The worst was Jadeja. They knew exactly what he'd deliver and went after him.

  • After 47 overs,Sri Lanka 309/3 ( Angelo Mathews (C) 45 , Asela Gunaratne 28)

    FOUR! Sri Lanka putting the pressure on Indian bowlers on the first ball itself. Mathews square drives the first ball through point for a boundary. Good fielding on the second ball keeps Mathews on strike. Mathews nurdles the third ball through midwicket for a couple. A single is taken on the fifth ball. And Angelo defends the sixth ball to midwicket. Sri Lanka need 13 runs in 18 balls

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Sri Lanka is really turning it on here with some outrageous stroke play. Their coach had said in the tournament build-up that they would like to see good batting wickets to allow their strong batting line up to express themselves and they have done exactly that here today. Once they get a solid platform, this team is capable of taking on any target. They need less than a run a ball from here with two batsmen who don't look in any trouble at all and India still need to bowl an over from Pandya or Jadeja here. This is a walk in the park for Sri lanka from here.

  • After 46 overs,Sri Lanka 301/3 ( Angelo Mathews (C) 38 , Asela Gunaratne 27)

    Bumrah comes back. Sri Lanka don't need to take any risks against India's best death bowler. He starts with a length ball, Mathews pats it towards point for  a run. SIX! Unbelievable shot. Well, Asela has different plans. Bumrah bowls it full and outside off, Gunaratne shuffles across and sweeps it over square leg. That almost went out of the ground. Top, top shot. Bumrah responds with a dipping yorker and Asela misses it. On the fourth ball, Bumrah bowls it full and outside off, Asela opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man to pick up a brace. The fifth ball is an action replay of the previous delivery. Bumrah ends the yorker with a quality yorker and Asela fails to score any run off it. 

  • After 45 overs,Sri Lanka 290/3 ( Angelo Mathews (C) 37 , Asela Gunaratne 17)

    Gunaratne pulls the third delivery of the over towards the square-leg boundary, and ends up finding the boundary at backward square-leg. Couple of sharp yorkers by Bhuvneshwar in the next two deliveries. FOUR! Gunaratne finishes the over with a square drive, picking the full delivery to perfection. 

    Sri Lanka need 32 off 30 with 6 wickets in hand. 

  • After 44 overs,Sri Lanka 279/3 ( Angelo Mathews (C) 36 , Asela Gunaratne 7)

    Umesh Yadav into his ninth over. SIX! That's how Gunaratne gets off the mark, pulling a short ball from Umesh towards long-leg! Mathews gets himself on strike with a single off the last delivery. 

    Sri Lanka need 43 off 36 with 6 wickets in hand. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Whatever happens from here, this has been a terrific chase by Sri Lanka. They've kept their nerve, believed in their ability and kept going. The fact that they have seven wickets in hand make this match theirs to lose. Indian bowlers' experience in tight matches in IPL will be called to deliver. The match is far from over. Kusal Perera's retirement may change equations. A couple of quick wickets may be the twist this game needs. 

  • Kusal Perera decides to retire hurt on 47 off 44 balls at the end of the 43rd over. He was in visible discomfort in the last couple of overs. Asela Gunaratne walks out to bat now. SL 271/3 after 43 overs

  • After 43 overs,Sri Lanka 271/3 ( Angelo Mathews (C) 35 , )

    Bhuvneshwar back into the attack in the 43rd over. Powerfully struck by Perera in the first ball towards deep midwicket, where substitute fielder Rahane stops the ball from crossing over. Wide conceded in the third delivery of the over. The two batsmen ensure they rotate the strike between themselves in this over, even if the boundaries don't come by, with six coming off the over.

    Sri Lanka need 51 off 42 with 7 wickets in hand. 

  • After 42 overs,Sri Lanka 265/3 ( Kusal Perera 44 , Angelo Mathews (C) 33)

    Yadav into his eighth over. Mathews connects brilliantly in the second ball of the over, and goes inside out to find the long-off boundary. The SL captain then flicks the fourth delivery towards the backward square-leg boundary to get his second boundary of the over, with 10 coming off it. This is turning out to be a match-winning partnership for the Indians right now. 

    Sri Lanka need 57 off 48 with 7 wickets in hand. 

  • After 41 overs,Sri Lanka 255/3 ( Kusal Perera 43 , Angelo Mathews (C) 24)

    Bumrah into his eighth over, and he has been the pick of the Indian bowlers so far. Anxious moment for Perera at the striker's end after a throw from Jadeja at backward point, which misses the stumps. 250 comes up for SL with a single in the third delivery. Mathews chips a slower ball high up in the air towards the leg side in the fifth delivery, but the ball lands beyond his Indian counterpart Kohli's reach at midwicket. Misfield by Jadhav at deep midwicket in the last delivery results in a boundary. 

    Sri Lanka need 67 off 54 with 7 wickets in hand. 

  • After 40 overs,Sri Lanka 247/3 ( Kusal Perera 37 , Angelo Mathews (C) 22)

    Perera would have been run-out in the first delivery had Jadhav effected a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Mathews swings his bat confidently next ball, and finds the cow-corner boundary. Slaps a short ball from Umesh third ball, getting only a single this time. FOUR! Fine work by Perera, tucking a back-of-length delivery towards the long-leg fence to bring up the 50-stand. Meanwhile, the win-predictor is in Sri Lanka's favour for the first time this innings. 10 off the over. End of the second powerplay. 

    Sri Lanka need 75 off 60 with 7 wickets in hand. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Run outs again proving Sri Lanka's kryptonite in this competition. They lost crucial wickets to run outs against South Africa and both their set batsmen were run out again today. Still, Sri Lanka is in charge of this chase. They have wickets in hand and the required run rate is very manageable. Indian bowlers are skillful at the death though and can pose problems. There is no room for complacency for the two batsmen in the middle even though Sri Lanka bat deep. Matthews and Perera should look to knock off most if not all of these required runs from here.

  • After 39 overs,Sri Lanka 237/3 ( Kusal Perera 32 , Angelo Mathews (C) 17)

    Bumrah into the attack in the 39th over. Outside edge off Mathews' bat carries to third man for a single. Singles exchanged in the next two deliveries as well, with Bumrah restricting the batsmen in terms of their shots for now. Double collected in the last ball of the over, with five coming off it.

    Sri Lanka need 85 off 66 with 7 wickets in hand. 

  • After 38 overs,Sri Lanka 232/3 ( Kusal Perera 29 , Angelo Mathews (C) 15)

    Umesh returns to the attack in this over. Mathews guides the fourth delivery of the over towards deep point, where commitment by Dhawan sees him save a run for the Indians. Five off the over. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Jadeja and Pandya have been very expensive. Jadeja's 6 overs cost a whopping 52 runs while Pandya 7 have gone for 47. Kohli has to squeeze out one more over from either or even himself or Jadhav before Bhuvi, Umesh and Bumrah take over. Better still get a couple of wickets in the next couple of overs. At this stage Lanka are in the driving seat

  • After 37 overs,Sri Lanka 227/3 ( Kusal Perera 29 , Angelo Mathews (C) 10)

    Pandya into his seventh over. Mathews shuffles to his right, and tucks the back-of-length delivery towards backwad square-leg in the first delivery. Direct hit by midwicket fielder Jadhav at the non-striker's stump, though the SL skipper eventually got his bat inside the crease after taking his eyes off for a second, completing the single. Perera ends the over with a boundary, making room and going inside-out to hammer towards long-off. 11 off the over. 

  • After 36 overs,Sri Lanka 216/3 ( Kusal Perera 24 , Angelo Mathews (C) 4)

    Jadeja into his sixth over. Perera reverse-sweeps the first ball of the over towards third-man, getting his second boundary in the process. Looks for another sweep in the following delivery, though he gets a top-edge that carries over the keeper's head and lands safely beyond any fielder's reach. Ideal over for the Lankans, with 10 coming off it. 

  • After 35 overs,Sri Lanka 206/3 ( Kusal Perera 16 , Angelo Mathews (C) 2)

    Pandya returns to the attack. Perera tries going for a second run in the first delivery, but is firmly sent back by his captain. Thick inside-edge by Mathews in the second delivery, and manages to collect a quick single. Rotation of strike seems to be the name of the game for now. Tidy one by Pandya, giving away three singles in this over. Drinks taken at the end of this over. 

  • After 34 overs,Sri Lanka 203/3 ( Kusal Perera 14 , Angelo Mathews (C) 1)

    Jadeja back into the attack for his second spell, having endured a nightmarish run so far in the innings, conceding 36 off his first four overs. Perera is offered width in the fourth ball, chips it between point and cover, with the ball running away to the boundary, bringing up the 200 for the Lankans. Seven off the over. 

  • After 33 overs,Sri Lanka 196/3 ( Kusal Perera 9 , Angelo Mathews (C) 0)

    Bhuvneshwar returns to the attack in the 33rd over. Couple of easy singles exchanged in the first two deliveries. Perera then sets off for a risky single in the third delievry, and a superb collect-and-throw by Bhuvneshwar in the fourth delivery results in the dismissal of Mendis, who is well short of his crease at the striker's end. Two new batsmen at the crease, and the going suddenly looks tough for the Lankans. Just two off this over. Skipper Angelo Mathews walks out to bat ahead of Dinesh Chandimal

  • OUT! Quick collect and throw by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and we have the fall of the third Sri Lankan wicket. It was a risky call for a single, and we have Kusal Mendis walking back to the pavilion 11 short of what would have been his 2nd ODI century! India suddenly back in the hunt!  SL 196/3

    Mendis run-out (Bhuvneshwar) 89(93)

  • After 32 overs,Sri Lanka 194/2 ( Kusal Mendis 88 , Kusal Perera 8)

    Mendis chips the first delivery of Kohli's third over towards extra-cover, where the fielder nearly pulls off a tough chance. Four singles collected in the remainder of the over. Mendis, meanwhile, is approaching his second ODI century at the moment. 

  • After 31 overs,Sri Lanka 190/2 ( Kusal Mendis 86 , Kusal Perera 6)

    The two Kusals rotate the strike in the first three deliveries. Jadhav concedes a wide in the fourth delivery, straying down Perera's leg-stump. Tough catching chance for the keeper after Perera gets an outside edge that deflects off the keeper's gloves. Six off the over. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Lanka need 138 runs in the last 20 overs. Can be done if Lanka have wickets in hand. India must disrupt their plans with a couple of wickets quickly. Lanka bat deep. But good plan to get through 4 to 5 overs of Kohli and Jadhav at this stage. Jadhav is a street sharp cricketer and it shows in the way he is altering length, line and point of delivery

  • After 30 overs,Sri Lanka 184/2 ( Kusal Mendis 83 , Kusal Perera 4)

    Kohli into his second over. Mendis pats the first ball of the over down the ground, with the ball being airborne close to Kohli, eventually running down to allow him a single. Four singles and a leg-bye in this over. End of the 30th over, and the Sri Lankans are progressing at a decent pace at the moment, with the required run-rate in their control, and eight wickets at their disposal. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    A brilliant partnership between Gunathilaka and Mendis has come to an end courtesy a run out. These two reaped the advantage of staying in the middle and seeing off the main bowlers. Once you do that, there is always the chance of scoring big against the fourth or the fifth bowler. Kohli bowling himself and Jadhav was a sign of worry on India's part after Mendis knocked Pandya out of the attack with three consecutive boundaries. Mendis is going to be the key in this chase, he has the game to collect boundaries by playing cricketing shots without taking too many risks. He needs to take a page out of Kohli's chasing Bible and see this chase all the way through.

  • After 29 overs,Sri Lanka 179/2 ( Kusal Mendis 80 , Kusal Perera 3)

    Jadhav continues to operate from the other end, and a loose delivery in the third ball of the over gets cut towards sweeper cover, with Mendis collecting his 11th boundary in the process. Kusal Perera, the new batsman at the crease, gets a couple of runs in this over. 

  • After 28 overs,Sri Lanka 171/2 ( Kusal Mendis 74 , Kusal Perera 1)

    Kohli now gets his dibbly-dobbly medium-pace into the attack. Mendis greets him with a slog towards the leg side, which results in his 10th boundary. A risky call for a second run however, results in the dismissal of Gunathilaka — a much-needed breakthrough for the Indians! Nine runs and a wicket off this over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    The D/L par scores for Sri Lanka at the end of 30 overs are: 166/2, 177/3, 191/4, 209/5.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    It worked. Gunathilaka ran himself out. Lowered his guard momentarily.

  • OUT! And there is a silver lining for the Indians now! Gunathilaka is caught short of his crease at the striker's end, where Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash! it comes down to the captain himself to get the wicket. Good throw by Umesh as well, running in from deep square-leg. Unnecessary call for a second run on that occasion. SL 170/2

    Gunathilaka run-out (Umesh/Dhoni) 76(72)

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Kohli and Jadhav bowling in tandem. Is this a ploy to lower the batsmen's guard and hope they play a loose shot? Touch of Dhoni in the move

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the first 150-plus stand by a Sri Lankan pair (Danushka Gunathilaka & Kusal Mendis) against India in ICC ODI tournaments. 

  • After 27 overs,Sri Lanka 162/1 ( Danushka Gunathilaka 73 , Kusal Mendis 69)

    Kohli turns to part-timer Jadhav in desperation, and the latter concedes four runs in a tidy over. India are in dire need of wickets at the moment, and nothing seems to be working for them at the moment. At this rate, with a lineup that bats deep, the Lankans might even be considered favourites. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Sri Lanka obviously targeting Jadeja and Pandya. They have 11 of the 24 overs to sent down. Nearly 50 per cent. Kedar Jadhav coming in to slip in a couple of overs to break the monotony and may be even get a breakthrough. He is slower and delivers from a lower point of release. But Lanka ar ein control at this stage. India need the wicket. Mendis and Gunathilaka have batted superbly. Real scare for India 

  • After 26 overs,Sri Lanka 158/1 ( Danushka Gunathilaka 71 , Kusal Mendis 67)

    Gunathilaka miscues the third delivery of the over towards long-on, where Rohit nearly pulls off a stunner. Successive boundaries in the next three deliveries, with Mendis finding the rope on either side of the square in the first two balls, before pulling the last ball of the over towards backward square-leg. 15 off this over, with Kohli now desperate for a wicket. 

  • After 25 overs,Sri Lanka 143/1 ( Danushka Gunathilaka 69 , Kusal Mendis 54)

    Bumrah into his sixth over. Gunathilaka pats it to Kohli at cover in the fourth delivery of the over, and the crowd thinks he held on to a catch on that occasion, putting up a loud cheer after being quiet for quite some time now. Good over for the Indians, with just two runs coming off it. The Sri Lankans have progressed wonderfully after the early dismissal, and are in firm control of the proceedings at the half-way mark in their innings. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the 11th ODI fifty for Kusal Mendis which is the second most by any player since his ODI debut.

Preview: A near flawless demolition of Pakistan achieved, India will eye another dominant performance to seal a semifinal berth when they take on Sr Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy in London on Thursday.

Having pulverised Pakistan by 124 runs, India will start as overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka, who looked in total disarray during their 96-run defeat at the hands of South Africa.

India'captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews. AFP

India'captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews. AFP

uts India a few notches ahead of the cricketers from the island nation.

On paper, the two sides are a total mismatch.

While India ticked almost all the boxes in their victory against Pakistan, the Sri Lankans, in their opening fixture, looked as if they have only entered the tournament to add numbers.

The winners of the last edition have a formidable batting line-up, which is being backed very well by a potent bowling attack.

And therein lies the problem with Sri Lanka, which is a side that is going through a rebuilding phase for the longest time now.

To make matters worse, the form and fitness of regular captain Angelo Mathews is a cause for concern, while senior opener Upul Tharanga's two-match suspension has added insult to injury.

It's two years since both Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara quit ODIs post the 2015 World Cup but Sri Lanka have not been able to single out even a couple of players, who can show steely resolve.

The likes of Dinesh Chandimal or Chamara Kapugedara have been around for some time but both have been guilty of not realising their full potential till date.

No wonder Sangakkara, in his column for the ICC, has made it clear that Sri Lanka need to show aggression against India while conceding that it may not be easy for them.

Playing in his final first-class season, Sangakkara has been in sublime form for Surrey with four centuries in county cricket.

For India, playing Sri Lanka before facing South Africa (on 11 June) is an advantage as they can go into the final group league game with a free mind.

Rohit Sharma hitting a 91 on comeback is a reassurance while Shikhar Dhawan's positive approach will keep the 'Men in Blue' in good stead.

Skipper Virat Kohli has over the years been Sri Lanka's nemesis and the 81 not out against Pakistan, is just the tonic he needed before taking on the likes of Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep.

Yuvraj Singh was in vintage form at the Edgbaston and a placid Oval pitch will only help get a few more runs under his belt.

Hardik Pandya's power hitting at No 7 and his ability to chip in with quick wickets makes this Indian side more intimidating.

The only thing that Virat Kohli would want now is Mahendra Singh Dhoni getting some batting time before the big game against South Africa.

Kohli promoting Pandya ahead of Dhoni is an indication that the skipper is looking to use his former captain more as an accumulator — in Javed Miandad mould who would rotate strike, frustrate bowlers and launch a furious counter-attack after getting his eye in.

India's bowling unit has been sharp off late. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's controlled swing bowling, Umesh Yadav's fiery pace backed by Jasprit Bumrah's overs at the death has have troubled the oppositions.

Such has been the quality that bowlers of Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin's calibre are warming the benches since the first XI picked for the matches so far have not given any reason to complaint.

It is unlikely that Kohli would tinker with the winning combination although one feels for Ashwin, who is India's strike bowler in the red-ball format.

For Sri Lanka, this is a do-or-die match where a lot will depend on how well skipper Mathews plays and the kind of performance Malinga gives while bowling first up.

If the duo fails, one can be sure that Sri Lanka will meet Pakistan's fate against this current India side.

Teams (from):

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickewalla, Chamara Kapugedara, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Sekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara.

With inputs from PTI

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
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