ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)

31.1

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, Ashwin starts round the wicket, a length ball spinning in, defended down the track

31.2

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, bowled from wide of the crease, flighted and on a length, clipped towards square leg

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

31.5

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 5 wides, floats this down the leg side, just wide of the leg stump, batsman can't connect with the sweep, Dhoni can't stop it either, neither can Raina who dives in vain near the boundary

31.5

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run

31.6

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, on leg stump, careful defence to the leg side, and India's main spinner has completed his first over in the 32nd of the innings

Sri Lanka 101/3   R Ashwin 1-0-7-0

33.1

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

33.2

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball outside off, clipped towards midwicket off the back foot

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

33.5

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, solidly defended to the off side

33.6

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, full ball on the leg stump, Mahela pulls out the reverse-sweep, can't connect properly and the ball almost lobs towards point

Sri Lanka 111/3   R Ashwin 2-0-9-0

35.1

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, a touch short and that is whipped behind square for a single

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

35.3

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, and another single behind square leg, this time it is the short fine leg who fields

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   R Ashwin 3-0-13-0

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   R Ashwin 4-1-13-0

39.1

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, full ball outside leg stump, helped towards short fine leg for one more

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

39.4

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run

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   R Ashwin 5-1-20-0

41.1

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 leg bye, spins towards leg stump, a mild lbw appeal as Mendis clips it towards square leg

41.2

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

41.3

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, full ball, dips on the pads, clipped to the leg side for one more

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   R Ashwin 6-1-23-0

43.1

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, Ashwin flights that one and it slides down the leg side, worked behind square leg

43.2

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

43.3

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, full ball, thrashed towards mid-off but can't beat the fielder there

43.4

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, a paddle sweep sends the ball towards short fine leg

43.5

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

43.6

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, flighted and full, poked towards point for a single

Sri Lanka 146/4   R Ashwin 7-1-28-0

45.1

Ashwin to Mendis, no run, defended off the back foot towards point

45.2

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, reverse-swept in front of point, stopped at deep point

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

45.4

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, flat delivery on the pads, helped to short fine leg

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

45.6

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, length ball and that is lofted towards long-off for a single

Sri Lanka 159/5   R Ashwin 8-1-33-1

47.1

Ashwin to Kulasekara, 1 run, Ashwin begins his ninth over with a full ball, Kulasekara times it perfectly as he sends the ball towards midwicket

47.2

Ashwin to Mendis, 2 runs, clipped towards midwicket and that has been placed well enough to get a couple

47.3

Ashwin to Mendis, 1 run, full ball on off and middle, squeezed out towards backward point

47.4

Ashwin to Kulasekara, no run, Kulasekara looking for a big hit over the leg side, hit on the pads outside leg

47.5

Ashwin to Kulasekara, OUT, ho ho ho! what a wicket that is, Ashwin - an offspinner - has got Kulasekara bowled round his legs, the carrom ball from Ashwin, pitching outside leg, Kulasekara lets it go thinking he'll get a wide, instead the ball turns in and that clips leg stump on its way to Dhoni, Sri Lanka lose another one

KMDN Kulasekara b Ashwin 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

47.6

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads and that is tucked towards square leg for a single, hobbles the single

Sri Lanka 165/7   R Ashwin 9-1-38-2

49.1

Ashwin to Mendis, OUT, and another one for Ashwin, he pauses again before he delivers the ball, Mendis wanted to power that to midwicket but he doesn't connect, he's caught a long way out of the crease, Dhoni has enough time to remove the bails

BMAJ Mendis st †Dhoni b Ashwin 25 (51m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

49.2

Ashwin to Malinga, 3 runs, Lasith Malinga looks to thrash his first ball out of the ground, that swirls towards wide long-on, think this will be called a dead ball since a couple of protestors ran on to the field even as Rohit Sharma went for that catch, it was a difficult chance and he can't reach it and the ball lands behind him, one protestor was caught immediately by security but the other ran in to the middle

49.3

Ashwin to Dilshan, 2 runs, toe-ends a reverse-sweep over cover for a couple

49.4

Ashwin to Dilshan, no run, another attempted reverse-sweep, wide outside leg, he can't connect

49.5

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, pulled powerfully towards square leg for a single

49.6

Ashwin to Malinga, FOUR,

Sri Lanka 181/8   R Ashwin 10-1-48-3
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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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