ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)

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   SL Malinga 1-0-4-0

3.1

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

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   SL Malinga 2-0-9-0

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

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   SL Malinga 3-0-16-0

22.1

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

22.2

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, helps the ball towards third man for a single

22.3

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

22.4

Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, short ball, 138.7kph, pulled away towards cow corner, Kohli thought that was going for four so he didn't run initially but the heavy outfield means the ball doesn't reach the rope

22.5

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, another short ball, pulled towards deep backward square leg

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   SL Malinga 4-0-23-0

24.1

Malinga to Kohli, no run, short of length and outside off, Kohli chases after it and doesn't connect, could have easily nicked it

24.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, another play and a miss, beaten outside off by that quick back of length ball outside off

24.3

Malinga to Kohli, no run, third play and a miss in a row, this was on the shorter side, and closer to the stumps, Kohli still goes for the cut and fresh-airs it

24.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, a touch fuller this time, whacked towards midwicket for a single

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   SL Malinga 5-0-25-0

26.1

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, short of length on the pads, clipped behind square leg for a single

26.2

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

26.3

Malinga to Kohli, no run, short of length ball is punched towards cover by Kohli

26.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, whipped towards midwicket for a single, no worries for India here

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   SL Malinga 6-0-29-0

32.1

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, short of length ball outside off, slices that behind point for four, Kohli continues to find it easy against Malinga

32.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, short length ball on off stump, defended down the track

32.3

Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, the slower full toss, Kohli spots it early and twirls it towards midwicket for a couple

32.4

Malinga to Kohli, no run, full ball just outside off, blocked off the front foot towards the bowler

32.5

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, short ball and that is hammered by Kohli, easily gets on top of the bounce and dispatches that to the midwicket boundary for four more

32.6

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, an inswinging yorker heading for off and middle, Kohli get his bat down in time to keep that one out

India 155/2   SL Malinga 7-0-40-0

34.1

Malinga to Kohli, 5 wides, an attempted yorker slides down the leg side, and thtat angles further away to evade the keeper as well, five wides

34.1

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, gets an edge this time but wide of slip and down to third man, it was a back of length ball outside off, just a single

34.2

Malinga to Raina, 1 run, short ball and Raina pulls that toward square leg, can't beat the fielder there

34.3

Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, a swinging low yorker heading for the boots, clipped towards deep square leg for two more

34.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, drops it short this time, clipped towards deep backward square leg for a single

34.5

Malinga to Raina, no run, a yorker on the boots, an inside-edge onto the shoes, he was lbw if it wasn't for that thin edge

34.6

Malinga to Raina, FOUR, India are through to the final after a thoroughly dominant performance, a short ball from Malinga is helped along to fine leg for four to finish it off

India 182/2   SL Malinga 8-0-54-0
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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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