ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)

0.1

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, starts with a short of length ball outside off, left alone by Rohit

0.2

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, gets the ball to seam in towards the pads, Rohit can't get bat on it

0.3

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, length ball outside off, a mistimed drive towards the bowler

0.4

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, FOUR, brilliant, Rohit showing why he has had so many backers even through his leanest phase, gets forward to a length ball and drives that in front of point for four, terrific stroke

0.5

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, the rare Kulasekara that doesn't dip in, it holds it line and Rohit is beaten by that one

0.6

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, and again, Kulasekara has Rohit searching for the ball outside off, beaten once more

India 4/0   RG Sharma 4* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Rohit looks to drive that one, ends up getting a thick outside edge, that is past the slips and down to the third man boundary

2.2

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and defends to extra cover for a single, Dhawan called early for that

India 13/0   RG Sharma 9* (8b 2x4)

3.1

Malinga to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, guided down to third man for a single

India 14/0   RG Sharma 10* (9b 2x4)

4.1

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, a huge shout for lbw, turned down, Sri Lanka pondering the review, but there as a big inside-edge so Rohit survives, it was a ball that was angling in and Rohit was looking to play from the crease

4.2

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, defended in the direction of mid-on

4.3

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball outside off, driven on the up by Rohit, hits high on the blade and rolls towards mid-on

4.4

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit is struggling against Kulasekara here, searching for the ball outside off, he is beaten again

4.5

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 2 leg byes, Rohit cut in half there, but no reward for Kulasekara, that jagged in a long long way and Rohit's bat was nowhere near the ball, off his thigh and between the keeper and slip

4.6

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 1 run, pitched up and clipped towards square leg for a single

India 21/0   RG Sharma 11* (15b 2x4)

5.1

Malinga to RG Sharma, no run, shortish ball on middle and off, defended down the track

5.2

Malinga to RG Sharma, no run, another big appeal for lbw, turned down once more, and there looked to be an inside-edge, no there wasn't but it was slipping down leg, so that saves him

5.3

Malinga to RG Sharma, 1 run, on leg stump, helped towards deep backward square for a single

India 22/0   RG Sharma 12* (18b 2x4)

6.1

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 2 runs, back of length ball and that is an inside-edge towards deep backward square leg

6.2

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, length ball is tapped towards cover

6.3

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit comes down the track and defends that shortish ball to the off side

6.4

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 1 run, outside off, Rohit opens the face and steers that past second slip and down towards third man for a single

India 31/0   RG Sharma 15* (22b 2x4)

7.1

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball, Perera grunts as he delivers that, defended towards point

7.2

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run, pitched up this time, 137kph and outside off, works it towards deep backward point

India 32/0   RG Sharma 16* (24b 2x4)

8.1

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and defends the ball towards midwicket

India 37/0   RG Sharma 17* (25b 2x4)

9.1

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on middle and off, defended back towards the bowler

9.2

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, another edge, nearly carries through to first slip, drops short though and Rohit survives, it was a length ball outside off

9.3

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball outside off, Rohit shoulders arms

9.4

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run, shorter this time, Rohit gets on the back foot and guides it to third man

India 39/0   RG Sharma 18* (29b 2x4)

10.6

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, an inducker from Kulasekara, again dramatic movement in, Rohit rocks back and defends to the leg side

India 42/0   RG Sharma 18* (30b 2x4)

12.1

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, FOUR, four more, for Rohit this time, Kulasekara drops it a touch short, Rohoit stays back and punches through cover for a boundary

12.2

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, 2 wides, slides down the leg side

12.5

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, no run, on-the-up drive from Rohit, not timed perfectly or placed, the ball is stopped by mid-off

12.6

Kulasekara to RG Sharma, FOUR, shortish ball and that is thwacked for four by Rohit, sat up for him and he has pulled that away to the square leg boundary for four

India 61/0   RG Sharma 26* (33b 4x4)

13.2

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball is driven off the back foot towards cover

13.4

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball outside off, Rohit jumps to get on top of the bounce and drives that towards point

13.5

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, stands tall and guides the ball towards point

13.6

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball angling in, clipped towards midwicket for a single

India 65/0   RG Sharma 28* (37b 4x4)

14.1

Mathews to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length ball outside off, and that is left alone

14.2

Mathews to RG Sharma, 1 bye, gets that to snake in after pitching, Rohit looking to drive that one and that sneaks between bat and pad, Sangakkara dives to his left to try stop that but can't prevent a bye

14.5

Mathews to RG Sharma, 1 run, lovely straight push from Rohit, it was pitched up and driven towards mid-on and mid-off, through Aleem Dar's legs

India 68/0   RG Sharma 29* (40b 4x4)

15.1

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, flicked towards deep midwicket

15.2

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball on off stump, crouches as he defends that one

15.3

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball just outside off, Rohit looks to chop that one but misses

15.4

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended towards cover

15.5

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards extra cover where Malinga makes a diving stop

India 71/0   RG Sharma 32* (45b 4x4)

16.1

Mathews to RG Sharma, no run, loose shot outside off to a length ball, Rohit is beaten as he tries to guide it to point

16.2

Mathews to RG Sharma, no run, another length delivery, wider of off this time, Rohit comes forward and lets it go through

16.3

Mathews to RG Sharma, 1 run, fuller length delivery on off, the batsman dabs it towards cover with softs hands and steals a quick single

16.5

Mathews to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery outside off, Rohit comes forward and defends

16.6

Mathews to RG Sharma, OUT, brain freeze for Sharma again! After patiently defending for a large part of the innings, he charges down the pitch to a length delivery and tries to smash it over extra cover, but it seams in a touch and goes past the inside edge to knock the top of leg and middle. Another start wasted

RG Sharma b Mathews 33 (77m 50b 4x4 0x6) SR: 66.00

India 77/1   RG Sharma 33 (50b 4x4)
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Jun 20, 2013

Umesh Yadav went wicketless in his eight overs, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, 2nd semi-final, Cardiff, June 20, 2013

Umesh Yadav went wicketless in his eight overs

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Jun 20, 2013

Ishant Sharma enjoyed a good day with the ball, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, 2nd semi-final, Cardiff, June 20, 2013

Ishant Sharma enjoyed a good day with the ball

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