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venueWhite Hill Field, Sandys ParishAug 22nd, 2019, 07:30 PM IST
venueSabina Park, Kingston, JamaicaAug 30th, 2019, 08:00 PM IST
venuePallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandySep 1st, 2019, 07:00 PM IST
venueKampong, UtrechtAug 23rd, 2019, 06:30 PM IST
venueKampong, UtrechtAug 26th, 2019, 02:30 PM IST
venueKSCA Cricket Ground, AlurAug 23rd, 2019, 09:30 AM IST
venueM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, BengaluruAug 23rd, 2019, 03:00 PM IST
venueM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, BengaluruAug 23rd, 2019, 07:00 PM IST
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resultsBP180/7 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 9.00HT181/5 (19.5 ovr) R/R: 9.28Hubli Tigers beat Belagavi Panthers by 5 wickets
resultsMW140/4 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 7.00BB144/2 (14.4 ovr) R/R: 10.00Bijapur Bulls beat Mysuru Warriors by 8 wickets
resultsBB114/3 (16.0 ovr) R/R: 7.12SL107/3 (10.1 ovr) R/R: 10.59Shivamogga Lions beat Bengaluru Blasters by 7 wickets (VJD method)
resultsTHAW133/8 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 6.65NEDW40/9 (12.0 ovr) R/R: 3.33Thailand Women beat Netherlands Women by 93 runs
resultsSCOW126/7 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 6.30IREW130/1 (13.1 ovr) R/R: 9.92Ireland Women beat Scotland Women by 9 wickets
resultsSCOW148/4 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 7.40NEDW60/8 (13.3 ovr) R/R: 4.51Scotland Women beat Netherlands Women by 62 runs (D/L method)
resultsIREW87/8 (16.5 ovr) R/R: 5.27THAW67/3 (10.2 ovr) R/R: 6.57Thailand Women beat Ireland Women by 7 wickets (D/L method)
resultsUSA144/6 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 7.20CAN145/6 (19.1 ovr) R/R: 7.59Canada beat USA by 4 wickets
resultsCAY116/9 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 5.80BER117/4 (15.2 ovr) R/R: 7.70Bermuda beat Cayman Islands by 6 wickets
resultsPNG206/9 (50.0 ovr) R/R: 4.12OMA207/6 (47.4 ovr) R/R: 4.37Oman beat Papua New Guinea by 4 wickets
resultsNAM240/3 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 12.00BOT116/2 (20.0 ovr) R/R: 5.80Namibia beat Botswana by 124 runs
Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st test, Day 5 at Kolkata: Visitors escape with draw
Date: Monday, 20 November, 2017 17:19 IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
India drew with Sri Lanka
India drew with Sri Lanka
This over 26.3
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket|
0 ( 1.1 ) R/R: 0
Dasun Shanaka 0(3)
Rangana Herath 0(4)
75/7 (25.2 over)
Dilruwan Perera 0 (7) SR: S.R (0.00)
b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sri Lanka in India 3 Test Series 2017 1st Test Match Result India drew with Sri Lanka
OUT! Double strike for Lakmal! Rahane perishes for a duck. A length ball comes in with the angle and the Mumbai batsman gets hit on the pads. The umpire raises the finger and Rahane opts for a review after a discussion with Kohli. Ball-tracking shows that it would clip the leg bail. Umpire's call it is. India lose their fourth wicket.
Well, that was an exciting day of cricket! Despite the first two days being curtailed due to rain, we still managed to get a match which went down to the wire. Unfortunately, poor light robbed us of a result. A lot of positives for both teams to take from the Test. Suranga Lakmal's spell in the first and second innings were superb as were Bhuvneshwar Kumar's. For India, Cheteshwar Pujara waged a lone battle in the first innings. Ranagana Herath's 67 in the first innings helped Sri Lanka take a lead of 122 runs. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul got India off to a flier in the second innings but both missed out on their centuries. However, captain Virat Kohli slammed his 50th international ton and his first at the Eden Gardens to set Sri Lanka a target of 231 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami ran through the Sri Lankan line up and got India within three runs of a well-deserved victory only for poor light to stop play.
That's it from us here. Goodbye!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Match: It was difficult to bowl in the second innings because the ball was coming onto the bat. There was reverse swing, so looked to make the most out of it. When I made my debut, I was dependent on swing. International circuit tells you what you need to improve on. There were areas I wanted to improve and those things are paying off.
India captain, Virat Kohli: It was important to make something out of the game. The game changed drastically. We showed character despite being on the back foot. We didn't look at the batting collapses but we believed in ourselves. Having intent was important. Very proud of where we stand after the match. Bhuvi has been grabbing his opportunities. Now he has a big contender to be in the playing XI. (How he changed gears) As soon as we lost Wriddhi (Saha), me and Bhuvi decided to have some fun out there. If you have positive intent, the luck favours you. (On 50th international century) Feels good. It's been a journey which has not been too long.
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal: It's always good to win the toss in a Test, especially in these conditions. We played well. We played as a team but unfortunately, in the last session, the pressure got to us. Lakmal is someone who, as a captain, you can trust. We all know Rangana is a fighter and even though the spinners couldn't play a huge role in this match, he helped us with the bat. We won against Pakistan and there is no reason why we can't win against India.
Crowds still hanging around for the post-match presentations and also to get their breath back. Fair result in the end, Sri Lanka were on top in the first half of the test and then it veered in India's way and then it hung in the balance for a while until Kohli went into overdrive. Shami and Bhuvi continued to make the ball talk and silencing Sri Lanka with Umesh playing the sidekick. The light faded in the end but that didn't take away any sheen off the match.
The two umpires meet to check the light. They deem it unfit to continue and the players shake hands.
What a cliffhanger we have had and what else do you expect at this fantastic venue. A nail-biting last day, a heart-pounding last session and after all the madness, the match has ended in a draw.
And the umpires decide they have had enough. They inform the players that they are calling it off. The Kolkata Test has ended in a draw! Handshakes all around. What a thrilling match we have had.
After 26 overs,Sri Lanka 75/7 ( Dasun Shanaka 6 , Rangana Herath 0)
Bhuvi's eighth maiden. Let that sink in. He ends the over with a yorker and Herath digs it out safely.
Bhuvi, you beauty! Top of off stump. The crowd goes bonkers!! They are bringing the roof down. The veteran Hearth walks in. The Indian side keep the celebrations limited. In fact, they set the stumps back onto its place. They know they might have 3 overs or so.
OUT! Top delivery. The Lankan camp is tense. They were on top of the game for so long but now they are three wickets away from a loss. Bhuvi angles in on a length and ball crashes onto the stumps. Perera out for a duck!
After 25 overs,Sri Lanka 75/6 ( Dasun Shanaka 6 , Dilruwan Perera 0)
Some runs for Sri Lanka finally. Six came off the over.
After 24 overs,Sri Lanka 69/6 ( Dasun Shanaka 0 , Dilruwan Perera 0)
Sri Lanka almost lost two in two. But Dilruwan Perera reviewed and it helped him survive. Replays indicated that it was going over. DRS saves the day for Perera once again. A wicket maiden.
OUT! Bhuvi angles one around off from around the wicket, Dickwella shuffles across to tuck but misses and gets rapped. India appeal and the dreaded finger goes up. Dickwella reviews but to no avail. He will depart for 27.
After 23 overs,Sri Lanka 69/5 ( Niroshan Dickwella (W) 27 , Dasun Shanaka 0)
Third maiden on the trot for Shami. He is bowling a terrific spell.
After 22 overs,Sri Lanka 69/5 ( Niroshan Dickwella (W) 27 , Dasun Shanaka 0)
Interesting! On the fourth ball, Dickwella edged one to Saha, who claimed the catch. The umpire took it upstairs and the soft signal was out. But replays suggest that the ball fell short of Saha by a whisker. Dickwella survives.
Only one over Jadeja there. Bhuvneshwar returns to bowl, which might well be his last spell of the match.
The clock has ticked rather quickly to 4 PM and the sun is setting down as well.
Forget about an extra half an hour there are major doubts if we can get the scheduled 10 overs after this one.
After 21 overs,Sri Lanka 69/5 ( Niroshan Dickwella (W) 27 , Dasun Shanaka 0)
Shami is on a roll. Snares his second in the form of Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal. Sri Lanka have lost half their side.
OUT! Bowled 'em! Chandimal stays on the backfoot to flick a full but loses his balance and hears his stumps get rattled. He walks back for 20.
After 20 overs,Sri Lanka 69/4 ( Dinesh Chandimal (C) 20 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 27)
A slip and forward short leg. Begins with two dots. Chandimal drives the third ball to sweeper cover for a brace. Another single follows to the same area. Dickwella drives the fourth ball to the cover fence.
Really getting hot in here. Dickwella wasting time. Shami and Kohli aren't pleased. Joel Wilson and Llong under pressure too. The crowd is loving every bit of this. Well, this isn't an everyday sight. A discussion involving two batsmen captain Kohli and two umpires mid-pitch in the middle of an over.
After 19 overs,Sri Lanka 62/4 ( Dinesh Chandimal (C) 17 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 23)
Shami bounces one but the line is totally wrong. Saha collects it to his third. Animated converstaions between Dickwella and Shami. Shami began running for his ball but Dickwella wasn't ready and asked Shami to go back. Then Dickwella edges one towards first slip but the ball falls in front the first slip. Things are heating up. Shami gives a death stare to Dickwella. And now the play has been interrupted for a while. The umpires call the players over and have a calm discussion. Lets hope the game proceeds without any drama now.
Chandimal and Dickwella have added 36 to their total but more importantly, batted out six crucial overs. After this 14 overs are scheduled to be bowled. The clock reads 3:37. India still six wickets away. Sri Lanka, never mind. Anxious moments these.
After 18 overs,Sri Lanka 62/4 ( Dinesh Chandimal (C) 17 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 23)
Dickwella pulls the third ball through square leg for a run. Terrific delivery. Bhuvi pitches it on a length and the ball holds its line after hitting the seam. The ball roared past Chandimal's outside edge. Chandimal steers the sixth ball to third man.
After 17 overs,Sri Lanka 57/4 ( Dinesh Chandimal (C) 13 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 22)
Chandimal clips the first ball, which is full, to midwicket for a single. Shami bowls a slower one to Dickwella, who probably saw it coming, and blocked it. Lovely shot. Dickwella scores his first boundary. He works the fifth ball around the corner. Single taken. Chandimal blocks the sixth ball, which was a full toss.
After 16 overs,Sri Lanka 51/4 ( Dinesh Chandimal (C) 12 , Niroshan Dickwella (W) 17)
Fifty up for Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli needs to change his bowling. He cannot let this partnership grow if India is to pull off a win
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 5: Bhuvi's eighth maiden. Let that sink in. He ends the over with a yorker and Herath digs it out safely.
Day 4 report: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul made mincemeat of the Sri Lankan bowling attack to help India take a 49 run-lead and end the fourth day at 171/1 at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Play was called off early due to bad light.
After the tourists put up 294 on the board riding veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's 67 to take a 122-run lead, Dhawan (94 off 116; 11x4, 2x6) and Rahul (73 not out; 8x4) went through the gears with ease milking the likes of Suranga Lakmal (0/29) and Lahiru Gamage (0/47) around the park.
Dhawan missed out on his seventh hundred in the longest format of the game by six runs. The pair engineered a 166-run stand for the first wicket.
Herath (0/25) could not make inroads as Dhawan brought up his fifty off 74 balls, flicking Dilruwan Perera to deep wicket for a single, while Rahul racked up his ninth half-century in 11 matches with a single right of mid-wicket to the same bowler.
Dhawan fell to Dasun Shanaka's (1/29) length delivery which nipped back and took the inside edge of his bat to wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella. The southpaw, under fire after dropping a regulation catch on the third day and playing a poor shot in the first essay, went for a review straightaway but was turned down.
Earlier, Perera stirred up a hornet's nest by apparently looking towards the dressing room during a Review System (DRS) call in the 57th over of Lanka's innings.
Batting on a duck after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7, Perera was seen to be walking back after he was given leg before wicket by umpire Nigel Llong off a Mohammed Shami delivery which caught him in front of off-stump.
But after seemingly looking towards the dressing room, he turned back to ask for a review which showed the impact of the ball being outside the line of off stump.
According to the ICC's DRS Clause 3.2 (c): "In particular, signals from the dressing room must not be given."
Resuming the day on 165/4, the tourists lost four wickets for 79 runs before Herath (67 off 105; 9x4) stitched together a 46-run stand for the ninth wicket with Lakmal (16 off 37; 3x4) to steer Sri Lanka past the 100-run mark lead.
This is the 39-year's old third fifty in the longest format.
Herath also joined hands with Perera (5) for a 43-run eighth wicket association before the latter got out. Sri Lanka were all out for 294.
Mohammed Shami (4/100) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/88) were the pick of the bowlers, with Shami taking all four wickets on Sunday.
The Bengal pacer accounted for skipper Dinesh Chandimal (28 off 57; 3x4), Niroshan Dickwella 35 off 38; 5x4), Herath and Lakmal while Bhuvneshwar sent Dasun Shanaka packing for a duck.
Umesh Yadav took two wickets on the third day leaking 79 runs. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who bowled just one over, returned wicketless.
Lakmal, who was Sri Lanka's best bowlers in the first essay taking four wickets, had to leave the field due to injury after bowling just two overs. He was back later in the session.
Shami's first spell of the day and fourth overall (7-0-19-2) was excellent.
Not only did he bag the wickets of the overnight batters, the fit-again fast bowler made the most of the early purchase from the wicket and used his skill to swing the ball away from the batsmen around the corridor of uncertainty.
With inputs from IANS.