ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)

4.4

Kumar to Thirimanne, 1 run, length ball on off stump, defended towards midwicket for a quick single

Sri Lanka 18/1   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (1b)

5.1

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, short of length ball on off stump, gets behind the line and defends down the track

5.2

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, length ball just outside off, thick inside edge onto the pads

5.3

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, full ball outside off, defended towards the off side

5.4

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, a beauty from Umesh, seams away after pitching around off stump, most of his deliveries have been coming in to the left hander, Thirimanne is beaten by that

5.5

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run

5.6

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, a maiden from Umesh, 140kp h ball moving away after pitching just outside off, Thirimanne swings and he is beaten

Sri Lanka 18/1   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (7b)

7.4

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended off the back foot

7.5

Yadav to Thirimanne, 2 runs, length ball on off stump, a thick inside edge sends the ball towards deep midwicket for two more

7.6

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, short of length ball outside off, beaten outside off

Sri Lanka 26/1   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (10b)

9.1

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, a length ball on off stump, defended down the track

9.2

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, another Sri Lankan batsman in discomfort, Thirimnanne in pain now, a length ball angling across that Thirimanne wanted to drive through off, a thick inside-edge and that hits him on the back leg just above the knee, below the thigh pad, that area is not protected and Thirimanne is hobbling now

9.3

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, shortish ball on middle stump, Thirimanne gets back in the crease and defends, seemed to have recovered from that blow

9.4

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, length ball on middle and leg stump, blocked towards extra cover

9.5

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne is struck on the pads, seemed to be sliding down, the ball rolls towards slips, Thirimanne was out of the crease so the fielder there shies at the stumps, Umesh was appealing for an lbw so he didn't see the throw and is hit on the back of his knee, for a moment it looked like we could have another injury, Umesh was clutching his knee but he seems to be okay

9.6

Yadav to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length around off stump, Thirimanne gets behind the line and defends it

Sri Lanka 26/1   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (16b)

10.2

Kumar to Thirimanne, no run, length ball outside off, blocked to the off side

10.3

Kumar to Thirimanne, no run, again Bhuvneshwar has the batsman fishing outside off, the ball seams away after pitching just outside off, a length delivery, good stuff this from India

10.4

Kumar to Thirimanne, no run, full and well outside off, left alone

10.5

Kumar to Thirimanne, no run, outside off left alone, the bounces a second time before reaching Dhoni, who stops it by padding up

10.6

Kumar to Thirimanne, no run, keeps it full, on the pads this time, blocked to the leg side to end another tight over

Sri Lanka 27/1   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (21b)

11.5

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, that one seams away after pitching outside off, left alone by Thirimanne

11.6

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, nearly nibbled that one to the keeper, back of a length and outside off, Thirimanne looking to push it through the off side and is beaten, good start from Ishant

Sri Lanka 28/1   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (23b)

13.1

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne stuck on the crease and looking to work a length ball away to the leg side but that ball from Ishant curves away after pitching and Thirimanne is beaten

13.2

I Sharma to Thirimanne, FOUR, lovely hit from Thirimanne, he's had enough of being watchful, a touch short from Ishant, Thirimanne makes room and skips down the track, slaps that over point for four

13.3

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, loose shot from Thirimanne this time, it was well outside off and moving away, Thirimanne flashes at it and is nowhere near the ball which goes through to the keeper

13.4

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, length ball on off stump, 133kph, defended to the leg side by Thirimanne

13.5

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, length ball on off stump, defended from the crease towards the off side

13.6

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, shorter than the previous one, looking to defend from the crease, inside edged on to the body

Sri Lanka 36/1   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (29b 1x4)

15.1

I Sharma to Thirimanne, no run, Ishant continues to get the ball to rear up, that was a back of a length ball, Thirimanne plays it from the crease, well controlled defence, though that ball hit high on the bat

15.2

I Sharma to Thirimanne, OUT, another catch for Raina at second slip, a far tougher chance than the one to dismiss Perera, Ishant gets the ball to seam away from back of a length, Thirimanne follows the ball and pokes at it, the ball zips through low to Raina's right, Raina reacts quickly to take a sharp catch, India get the wicket they were searching for

HDRL Thirimanne c Raina b I Sharma 7 (50m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.58

Sri Lanka 36/2   HDRL Thirimanne 7 (31b 1x4)
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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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