Asia Cup, 4th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Fatullah, Feb 28, 2014
Asia Cup - 4th match
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah (neutral venue)
28 February 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Senanayake to Sharma, OUT, huge appeal, and given, Rohit is way down the track, had taken a couple of steps out of the crease, pitching around off and middle, Rohit is hit on the pad as he can't get the bat down in time, that looked to be heading for the middle stump, Rohit is aghast at the decision, perhaps because he thinks being down the track is enough to put doubt in the umpire's mind when it comes to an lbw, Nigel Llong doesn't have any doubts, he sends Rohit on his way

RG Sharma lbw b Senanayake 13 (37m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.42

India 33/1   S Dhawan 20* (28b 3x4)   SMSM Senanayake 2.2-0-9-1

Mendis to Kohli, OUT, Mendis has done it! the big one, his carrom ball has taken out Kohli's off stump, pitching on middle and slight movement away beats Kohli, I suppose these days getting Kohli for less than a half-century can be counted as a success, Kohli mimes how the ball moved as he walks off

V Kohli b Mendis 48 (66m 51b 4x4 1x6) SR: 94.11

India 130/2   S Dhawan 66* (80b 6x4 1x6)   BAW Mendis 4.3-0-24-1

Senanayake to Rahane, OUT, Rahane is gone, he charged out of the crease, looking to loft this over extra cover -a favourite region of his - get a thick outside edge instead and that loops to backward point for a simple catch

AM Rahane c Thirimanne b Senanayake 22 (40m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.48

India 175/3   S Dhawan 89* (105b 7x4 1x6)   SMSM Senanayake 7.1-0-32-2

Mendis to Dhawan, OUT, slightly quicker and straighter and it's gone through! Mendis pitched it short, Dhawan didn't react quickly and played with a cross-bat and could not get his bat even close to the ball in an attempt to turn it to the leg side and he has to go back for 94. Remember, he made 98 a few days back against New Zealand

S Dhawan b Mendis 94 (161m 114b 7x4 1x6) SR: 82.45

India 196/4   AT Rayudu 16* (17b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 6.3-0-35-2

Mendis to Karthik, OUT, another carom ball and another wicket! This one pitched closer to the stumps, was still short, and DK went back to pull it but managed a leading edge for an easy catch to mid-off. Looks like he didn't pick it and played for the offspinner

KD Karthik c de Silva b Mendis 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

India 200/5   AT Rayudu 16* (17b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 7-0-39-3

de Silva to Rayudu, OUT, Rayudu tries to do a Jadeja but he doesn't get the distance. He came down the track and lofted the length ball form outside off straight to long-off for an easy catch. Kusal Perera was well inside the boundary for the catch

AT Rayudu c MDKJ Perera b de Silva 18 (27m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.26

India 214/6   RA Jadeja 11* (9b 1x6)   PC de Silva 9.3-0-51-1

Senanayake to Binny, OUT, loud appeal for lbw and Binny is gone for a duck! This one was turning in from outside off as Binny put his front foot forward to turn it to leg, he missed and the ball struck him right in front of the stumps. Easy decision and the finger went up straightaway

STR Binny lbw b Senanayake 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 215/7   RA Jadeja 12* (11b 1x6)   SMSM Senanayake 9.3-0-40-3

Malinga to Ashwin, OUT, the yorker works this time - it was the third of the over. Ashwin came down to charge, tried to help it behind square with an open face of the bat but missed and the ball hit the base of off stump

R Ashwin b Malinga 18 (20m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

India 245/8   RA Jadeja 18* (22b 1x6)   SL Malinga 9-0-53-1

Mendis to Kumar, 1 wide, OUT, another stumping appeal by the quick Sanga! It went down the leg side for a wide as Bhuvi tried to help it to leg. He missed, his backfoot was on the crease as Sanga took the bails off and it seems like Bhuvi will have to walk back. OUT says the third umpire

B Kumar st †Sangakkara b Mendis 0 (5m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

India 247/9   RA Jadeja 19* (24b 1x6)   BAW Mendis 9.2-0-48-4





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