ICC Champions Trophy, 2nd Semi-Final: India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 20, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
20 June 2013 (50-over match)
1.1

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, swings in towards the pads, punched back towards the bowler

1.2

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, length ball swings in once more, pushed past the bowler but not past mid-on

1.3

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, on target right away Malinga, a length ball heading for middle stump, solidly pushed towards the bowler

1.4

Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR, full ball and that is too full form Malinga, in this form Dhawan can easily put those away, and he does, eases it past cover for four, firmly struck by Dhawan

1.5

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, full and outside off, Dhawan chases after it outside off, he's beaten

1.6

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, there's the Malinga yorker, Dhawan quickly manages to get his feet out of the way and jams the ball out of the way

India 8/0   S Dhawan 4* (6b 1x4)
2.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball seaming away, Dhawan allows it through to the keeper

2.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball outside off once more, another leave from Dhawan

2.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball on middle stump, pushed towards cover off the front foot

2.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, terrific ball to end the over, just back of a length and not too far outside off, the angle makes Dhawan play at it, he's beaten

India 13/0   S Dhawan 4* (10b 1x4)
3.2

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, length ball from round the wicket, pushed back towards the bowler

3.3

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, a solid drive from Dhawan but he can't beat the man at point

3.4

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, length ball heading for the pads, Dhawan whips that towards mid-on, that lands a few yards short of the fielder there

3.5

Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR, an uppishly drive outside off, perfectly placed in the gap though, through the covers for four, Dhawan's high-risk batting paying off here, Hot Spot shows that came right off the middle of the bat

3.6

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, pitched up and just outside off, pushed towards the bowler once again

India 18/0   S Dhawan 8* (15b 2x4)
5.4

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, shortish ball that sails over the stumps, Dhawan sways out of the line of that one

5.5

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, shortish ball on the stumps, Dhawan perhaps didn't think Malinga would bowl two of those in a row, he was coming down the track, has to again move out of the line of that

5.6

Malinga to Dhawan, SIX, nearly a catch there but that just clears the fielder and the rope, it was shortish ball outside off, upper cut towards third man, supremely timed by Dhawan, he hardly seemed to put any effort behind that stroke, Kulasekara was looking to catch that one but that has gone for six

India 28/0   S Dhawan 14* (18b 2x4 1x6)
6.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, beaten by the angle there, a length delivery that is going across him, moves away a bit as well, Dhawan fishes for it and can't connect

6.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, full ball on off, pushed towards cover

India 31/0   S Dhawan 14* (20b 2x4 1x6)
7.3

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, length ball on middle stump, Dhawan keeps bat and pad together as he defends

7.4

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked to the left of the bowler

7.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, FOUR, shot! Dhawan has been ruthless with these cut shots all tournament, when he decides to whack the ball, he gives it everything, slaps that shortish ball behind point for four

7.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, just outside off, Dhawan gets inside the line of that one and defends

India 36/0   S Dhawan 18* (24b 3x4 1x6)
8.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 wide, pitched up but that is way outside off stump

8.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, left alone as the ball angles across him outside off

8.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball around off, defended towards point

8.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball, Dhawan gets forward a bit, and defends

8.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, outside off and that is left alone

8.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, dropped, how costly is that? an outside edge from Dhawan and that flies to the right of first slip, Mathews has distance to cover but it should have been taken - especially when defending these low scores,

India 38/0   S Dhawan 18* (29b 3x4 1x6)
9.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, looking to drive on the up there, an inside-edge which rolls past the leg stump

9.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, length ball, Dhawan looking to flick that one but misses, sneaks a leg-bye though

India 40/0   S Dhawan 18* (31b 3x4 1x6)
10.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 wide, too wide outside off, Sanga does well to collect it

10.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, again wide outside off, but close enough to the stump to be a legal delivery

10.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, pitching on off stump, and moving away, Dhawan plays well inside the line of that one

10.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, dropped!, Kula getting the ball to swerve away, it was on a length pitching around middle, the angle means Dhawan had to play at it, he nicks it to the keeper, who was standing up to the stumps and had to react quickly, put down

10.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan covers the stumps and lets the ball go, that was pretty close to the stumps

10.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, clipped towards short midwicket for a single

India 42/0   S Dhawan 19* (36b 3x4 1x6)
11.1

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, FOUR, sensational hit from Dhawan, a 131kph delivery on a length and just outside off, a perfect hit through cover for four, right off the middle of the bat

11.2

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, length ball on leg stump, Rohit sets off for a single< Dhawan had called him early on but then yelled 'No,' Rohit had the time to get back to the crease

11.3

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball on the pads, blocked back towards the bowler, that was 134kph from Perera

11.4

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, FOUR, streaky from Dhawan, if the previous boundary came right off the middle of the bat, this was off a thick edge, that could have crashed into the stumps but when you are in this sort of form, things go your way, the edge runs away for four to the fine leg boundary

11.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, full ball outside off, punched towards cover

11.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, short of a length and on middle stump, defended to the leg side

India 50/0   S Dhawan 27* (42b 5x4 1x6)
12.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball on middle, Dhawan blocks that to the off side

12.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball outside off and that is left alone, Kula continues to get the ball to swerve away a long way, this has been a good spell from him but no reward

12.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, a leading edge, the ball balloons to the right of the bowler, a quick single is taken

India 57/0   S Dhawan 28* (45b 5x4 1x6)
13.1

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish ball outside off, slapped towards sweeper cover for a single

13.3

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 run, was late on the pull there, not timed at all, sends the short ball towards square leg for a single

India 64/0   S Dhawan 30* (47b 5x4 1x6)
14.3

Mathews to Dhawan, no run, a short ball, 127kph, on leg stump and that loops over Dhawan

14.4

Mathews to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball on the pads, tucked towards midwicket for a single

14.6

Mathews to Dhawan, no run, huge appeal for lbw, turned down, reviewed, there was a big inside-edge there, something of a panic review from Sri Lanka, it was a length ball from Mathews, angling across and Dhawan was looking to defend, edged onto the pad

India 68/0   S Dhawan 31* (50b 5x4 1x6)
15.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, tucks it behind square leg, Dhawan pushes for the second and gets it

India 73/0   S Dhawan 33* (51b 5x4 1x6)
16.4

Mathews to Dhawan, 3 runs, beautifully carved through cover point! It was just a length delivery angled across the batsman, but he merely pushes it in the gap with timing. It slows down towards the boundary but they get back for three

India 77/0   S Dhawan 36* (52b 5x4 1x6)
17.1

Herath to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed through outside off, the batsman taps it towards point for a single

17.6

Herath to Dhawan, 1 run, he comes down the pitch and pushes the tosses up delivery towards deep midwicket for a single

India 80/1   S Dhawan 38* (54b 5x4 1x6)
18.1

Mathews to Dhawan, no run, length delivery on the middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot

18.2

Mathews to Dhawan, 1 run, he comes down the pitch, but the ball is short, he adjusts late to guide it to third man for a single

18.6

Mathews to Dhawan, no run, he beats the bat with an angled delivery, the batsman stays in the crease and tries to push it to off, but plays inside the line

India 82/1   S Dhawan 39* (57b 5x4 1x6)
19.6

Herath to Dhawan, 2 runs, shot ball turning in from off, slapped towards point for a couple

India 87/1   S Dhawan 41* (58b 5x4 1x6)
21.1

Herath to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball is tucked in front of square leg

21.4

Herath to Dhawan, 1 wide, down the leg side, and that is a wide

21.4

Herath to Dhawan, 1 run, a flighted delivery is swept towards short fine leg for a single

India 93/1   S Dhawan 43* (60b 5x4 1x6)
22.1

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball outside off, a leading edge sends the ball towards mid-off

22.3

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball on off stump, slashed towards sweeper cover for a single

22.6

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, bangs it in short and that is pulled towards square leg for one more, India cruising

India 100/1   S Dhawan 46* (63b 5x4 1x6)
23.1

Herath to Dhawan, no run, spinning away, Dhawan waits on the back foot, defended to the off side

23.2

Herath to Dhawan, no run, big lbw shout but that was turning too much, was definitely spinning down

23.3

Herath to Dhawan, no run, waits on the back foot and chops that one late, at the very last moment

23.4

Herath to Dhawan, 1 run, driven towards mid-on for a single

India 101/1   S Dhawan 47* (67b 5x4 1x6)
24.5

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, short ball on leg stump, much too short, Dhawan gets out of the line of that one

24.6

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, keeps it short, provides width, Dhawan times it sweetly as he cuts that towards deep point

India 104/1   S Dhawan 48* (69b 5x4 1x6)
25.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball just outside off, Dhawan squeezes it behind point

25.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, pitched up and that is defended towards point

25.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball is defended towards point

25.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, FOUR, shortish ball on the leg stump, pulled away behind square leg for four more, yet another 50-plus score for Dhawan, the man is unstoppable this series

India 110/1   S Dhawan 52* (73b 6x4 1x6)
26.2

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, short and quick from Malinga, Dhawan plays a controlled clip towards midwicket

26.5

Malinga to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball outside off, Dhawan wants to whack that out of the ground but doesn't connect

26.6

Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length ball on legstump, defends to the leg side

India 114/1   S Dhawan 54* (76b 6x4 1x6)
27.1

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, looking to drive on the up and that is inside-edged onto the pads

27.2

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 run, slices that off the back foot towards deep backward point for a single

27.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, full ball on middle, pushed towards extra cover

27.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, pitched up and on the pads, looking to flick that away but off the pads for a single

India 117/1   S Dhawan 55* (80b 6x4 1x6)
28.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, slapped towards sweeper cover

India 118/1   S Dhawan 56* (81b 6x4 1x6)
29.1

Mendis to Dhawan, 2 runs, starts with his favourite delivery, the googly, swept towards fine leg

29.2

Mendis to Dhawan, no run, spins in from outside off, forward defense from Dhawan

29.3

Mendis to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball is eased towards long-on for a single

29.5

Mendis to Dhawan, 3 runs, plays a paddle-sweep, looking to power that one, the ball goes fine, and Malinga has a long chase

India 129/1   S Dhawan 62* (85b 6x4 1x6)
30.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 2 runs, dropped, width given, that is slammed toward point by Dhawan, was a tough overhead chance, the substitute Sachithra Senanayake gets his hands on that but can only parry it away, he chases after it to try grab it on the second attempt but it lands too far from him

30.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, a touch short once more, glided towards third man for a single

30.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball, inside-edged towards square leg off the front foot

30.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, opens the face and guides the ball behind backward point

India 140/1   S Dhawan 67* (89b 6x4 1x6)
31.1

Mendis to Dhawan, 1 run, lovely shot from Dhawan, that was a full ball outside off, perfectly timed drive towards cover, can't beat the fielder

31.4

Mendis to Dhawan, no run, outside off, looking to steer the ball towards third man, slips past the outside edge

31.5

Mendis to Dhawan, OUT, stumping chance here, as a perfectly disguised googly from Mendis draws Shikhar out of the crease, looking to defend, the back leg is an inch out of the crease and the ball spins past the outside edge, Sanga takes off the bails in time, Dhawan's innings is over

S Dhawan st †Sangakkara b Mendis 68 (140m 92b 6x4 1x6) SR: 73.91

India 142/2   S Dhawan 68 (92b 6x4 1x6)
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