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)
18.3

Yadav to Mathews, no run, Mathews' first ball results in a leading edge, looked ungainly as he kept that ball out, he was looking to play it to the leg side but the ball squirts towards point, it was a length ball angling in

18.4

Yadav to Mathews, no run, more solid from Mathews, gets behind the line and blocks it

18.5

Yadav to Mathews, no run, defended towards point by Mathews, it was a thick edge as looked to drive

18.6

Yadav to Mathews, no run, full ball from Umesh ends the over, defended by Mathews

Sri Lanka 42/3   AD Mathews 0* (4b)
19.4

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, a solid punch from Mathews sends the ball towards cover

19.5

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 wide, slants down the leg side, and that is a wide

19.5

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, Ishant getting the ball to serve in after bouncing outside off, blocked from the crease to the off side

19.6

I Sharma to Mathews, 3 runs, superb stroke from Mathews, it wasn't too short from Ishant, Mathews gets well back and punches that through cover

Sri Lanka 47/3   AD Mathews 3* (7b)
20.1

Yadav to Mathews, no run, 140kph from Umesh, that was short and angling in, Mathews went for the pull but he bottom-edges it, the ball is over the stumps, and bounces through to Dhoni who leaps to his left to collect that

20.2

Yadav to Mathews, no run, solidly defended by Mathews this time

20.3

Yadav to Mathews, no run, length ball just outside off, 139.7kph, pushed towards extra cover

20.4

Yadav to Mathews, no run, fuller from Ishant, clipped towards square leg where Jadeja pounces on it and showboats for the camera, pretending to fire the ball in

20.5

Yadav to Mathews, 2 runs, works it behind square leg for a couple

20.6

Yadav to Mathews, 3 runs, full and outside off, a square drive sends the ball past cover point, but doesn't make it all the way to the rope, Mathews beginning to gain some confidence now

Sri Lanka 52/3   AD Mathews 8* (13b)
21.1

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, Ishant starts his sixth over, a length ball just outside off, defended to the off side

21.2

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, short of length ball outside off, more defence towards the off side

21.3

I Sharma to Mathews, SIX, Angelo Mathews skips down the track and decides to launch one, he connects perfectly with that length ball and muscles it over long-on for six, good thing for Mathews he connected as well as he did, if he lost his wicket playing that shot, the critics would have had a field day

21.4

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, an appeal for lbw as Mathews is caught in the crease, looking to clip that to the leg side, he misses and is struck on the knee, behind the pad and that is a painful blow

21.5

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, gets behind the line and defends down the track

21.6

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, Ishant hurls that in towards off stump, Mathews watches the ball closely as he blocks it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 58/3   AD Mathews 14* (19b 1x6)
22.2

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, length ball sliding down, tucked behind square leg for a single

22.5

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, defended to the off side

22.6

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, solid defence from Mathews to end the over, wasn't much spin on offer there

Sri Lanka 61/3   AD Mathews 15* (22b 1x6)
23.5

Dhoni to Mathews, 1 run, length ball well outside off, no swing there for Dhoni, lashed towards sweeper cover for a single

Sri Lanka 64/3   AD Mathews 16* (23b 1x6)
24.5

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, this one doesn't turn, arrows in towards leg stump, blocked off the front foot

Sri Lanka 71/3   AD Mathews 17* (24b 1x6)
25.2

Dhoni to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up, that one swung in from Dhoni, pushed towards mid-on for a single

25.6

Dhoni to Mathews, no run, short of a length ball outside off, no movement whatsoever, left alone

Sri Lanka 79/3   AD Mathews 18* (26b 1x6)
26.3

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, pushed towards mid-on

26.6

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, length ball on off stump, Mathews gets a big stride in as he defends

Sri Lanka 82/3   AD Mathews 19* (28b 1x6)
27.5

Dhoni to Mathews, no run, length ball just outside off, Dhoni not getting the ball to move much, pushed straight to point, that was only 114kph

27.6

Dhoni to Mathews, no run, Mathews under-edges the ball as he looks to power it down the ground, Dhoni has 3-0-13-0, not too bad

Sri Lanka 83/3   AD Mathews 19* (30b 1x6)
28.3

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, faster and flatter, pitches on off and spins away sharply, the batsman had no idea about that

28.4

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and pushes it softly towards square leg for a single

28.6

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, quicker and shorter, the batsman goes on the back foot and punches it to long off

Sri Lanka 87/3   AD Mathews 21* (33b 1x6)
29.1

Dhoni to Mathews, 2 runs, short of length delivery, but it's on the pads and it is easily whipped to backward square leg for a couple

29.2

Dhoni to Mathews, no run, back of length outside off, the batsman pushes it to cover

29.3

Dhoni to Mathews, no run, this one stays low and it beats the batsman as he tries to punch it through cover

29.4

Dhoni to Mathews, 1 run, shorter delivery outside off again, stays low too, Angelo pushes it to long on for a single

29.6

Dhoni to Mathews, 1 run, short of length delivery on off, the batsman stands tall and punches it to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 92/3   AD Mathews 25* (38b 1x6)
30.1

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, spin gets first wicket, it was fuller and drifting on to the pads, it pitches in line with the stumps and straightens a touch to hit the batsman in front of leg stump.. The umpire raises the finger immediately. Angelo asks for a review, perhaps more in hope, but there is no edge, and the batsman has been hit right in front. But hello, DRS shows this is going well over top. What a review! What a reprieve for Angelo. That looked plumb

30.2

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, tossed up delivery on the leg stump line, defended to the leg side

30.3

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, he goes on the back foot and punches it to long on for a single

30.6

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, tossed up and slower, the batsman comes forward and defends

Sri Lanka 94/3   AD Mathews 26* (42b 1x6)
31.3

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, pitched up and just outside off, blocked off the front foot towards cover

31.4

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, length ball is defended to the leg side

Sri Lanka 96/3   AD Mathews 27* (44b 1x6)
32.1

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, gets forward and defends towards midwicket for a single

32.4

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length ball on off stump, lashed towards long-off for a single

Sri Lanka 108/3   AD Mathews 29* (46b 1x6)
33.1

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, flighted and full, pushed towards long-on for a single

33.3

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, length ball just outside off, Mathews waits on the back foot and punches the ball towards cover

33.4

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 leg bye, a huge appeal for lbw, was it too high, that flighted delivery from Ashwin hit Mathews just above the knee roll, and he was well forward, there might have been some glove as well, replays suggest there wasn't

Sri Lanka 111/3   AD Mathews 30* (49b 1x6)
34.1

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, nearly had another wicket there, a leading edge drops just short of Jadeja

34.2

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, waits off the back foot and tucks the ball towards midwicket for a single

34.5

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, gets well forward and blocks it to the off side

34.6

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, skids on after pitching on a length, patted from the crease towards cover

Sri Lanka 115/3   AD Mathews 31* (53b 1x6)
35.2

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, drops it short, it was well outside leg but was angling towards the stumps, plays it round the corner for a single

35.4

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, full delivery is defended off the front foot to the leg side

35.5

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

35.5

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, length ball pitching on middle, defended towards the off side

35.6

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, major pause from Ashwin before he delivers, even more than his usual pause, a length ball on the pads, tucked in front of square leg for a single

Sri Lanka 119/3   AD Mathews 32* (57b 1x6)
37.1

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, the spinners getting something from the pitch now, this one spins and rears up and strikes Mathews on the body as he looks to defend off the front foot

37.2

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, length ball is defended to the off side

37.3

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, a full ball is eased towards cover, no run again

37.4

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, this one slides away, Mathews was waiting on the backfoot expecting the ball to turn in, and is beaten outside off

37.5

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

37.6

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, pushed towards the bowler to end another quiet over

Sri Lanka 119/4   AD Mathews 32* (63b 1x6)
39.2

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 wide, again the big pause, the ball spins down the leg side for a wide, seven off the Powerplay so far

39.2

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, length ball, Mathews reaches out and pushed it towards point, thinks of a single but then decides against it

39.3

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, length ball spinning in, clipped towards short fine leg, Karthik is onto that quickly, a direct hit at the keeper's end could have been interesting

39.5

Ashwin to Mathews, 2 runs, pushed towards long-on for another, Batting powerplay's figures are 5-2-12-1

39.6

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, quicker, flatter on, pushed off the backfoot towards long-on

Sri Lanka 127/4   AD Mathews 36* (67b 1x6)
40.1

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, length ball on off stump, defended to the off side

40.2

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, spins away after pitching on a length, defended towards point

40.3

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, flatter one, on off stump, forward defence from Mathews

40.4

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, spins away from a length, pitching on off stump, blocked off the back foot

40.5

Jadeja to Mathews, no run, punched back towards the bowler

40.6

Jadeja to Mathews, 2 runs, could have been another maiden there, but he ends with a full toss on the pads, pushed towards long-on for a couple, just 1 min 20 sec for that over

Sri Lanka 129/4   AD Mathews 38* (73b 1x6)
41.2

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, length ball is worked towards midwicket

41.4

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, outside edge as Mathews looks to defend towards the off side, a thick edge towards short third man

41.5

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, nearly bowled him! that was a length ball outside off, a thick inside edge falls dangerously towards the stumps but it dribbles away for a single

41.6

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, a full toss on the pads, should have been put away, Mathews can only swat it towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 133/4   AD Mathews 40* (77b 1x6)
42.1

Yadav to Mathews, FOUR, short ball just outside off, that is pulled away for four by Mathews, that sat up for Mathews, that was the first boundary in an hour

42.2

Yadav to Mathews, no run, short of length ball just outside off, 139kph, blocked off the back foot by Mathews

42.3

Yadav to Mathews, no run, not sure what Mathews wanted to do there, that was 139.5kph and Mathews wanted to scoop that over fine leg, he moved across and bent his knee, he misses out and is struck on the body, Mathews is in a bit of pain here

42.4

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, short and a bit of width, lashed towards sweeper cover, sweetly hit by Mathews, just a single though

42.6

Yadav to Mathews, 2 runs, full ball outside off, that is muscled over long-off by Mathews, not timed well by Mathews but it flies over the man at mid-off

Sri Lanka 141/4   AD Mathews 47* (82b 1x4 1x6)
43.2

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, shortish ball spinning down the leg side, clipped towards square leg

43.5

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, length ball on the pads, clipped to square leg for another single

Sri Lanka 145/4   AD Mathews 49* (84b 1x4 1x6)
44.3

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 wide, short ball outside off, was that too high? yes, it was

44.3

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 run, length ball on off stump, dabbed towards backward point for a quick single, Mendis could have been in trouble if there was a direct hit from Jadeja, he misses, and that's Mathews' fifty

44.5

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, another short ball, Mathews looks to slug that to the leg side but he can't connect

44.6

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, short of length ball just outside off, Mathews wanted to guide that down to third man, he is beaten

Sri Lanka 154/4   AD Mathews 50* (87b 1x4 1x6)
45.3

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 wide, Ashwin has bowled plenty of deliveries down the leg side, Mathews has played most of them, this time he gets his body out of the way

45.3

Ashwin to Mathews, 1 run, dropped, Mathews looks to slog this one out of the park, he top edges it towards long-on, Kohli had plenty of time to get under it, Kohli misjudges how far he is from the rope, and doesn't move back enough, tries to catch that behind him and he drops it, the ball drops dead behind him and doesn't roll over for four

45.5

Ashwin to Mathews, OUT, Ashwin gets him this time, the carrom ball does the job, Mathews again looking for the big hit over the leg side, he edges it once more and the ball swirls towards cover where Bhuvneshwar settles under it and pouches it safely

AD Mathews c Kumar b Ashwin 51 (104m 89b 1x4 1x6) SR: 57.30

Sri Lanka 158/5   AD Mathews 51 (89b 1x4 1x6)
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