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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-4-0

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

2.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball seaming away, Dhawan allows it through to the keeper

2.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball outside off once more, another leave from Dhawan

2.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball on middle stump, pushed towards cover off the front foot

2.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, terrific ball to end the over, just back of a length and not too far outside off, the angle makes Dhawan play at it, he's beaten

India 13/0   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-9-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-10-0

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

6.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, beaten by the angle there, a length delivery that is going across him, moves away a bit as well, Dhawan fishes for it and can't connect

6.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, full ball on off, pushed towards cover

India 31/0   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-13-0

8.1

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

8.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 wide, pitched up but that is way outside off stump

8.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, left alone as the ball angles across him outside off

8.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball around off, defended towards point

8.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball, Dhawan gets forward a bit, and defends

8.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, outside off and that is left alone

8.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, dropped, how costly is that? an outside edge from Dhawan and that flies to the right of first slip, Mathews has distance to cover but it should have been taken - especially when defending these low scores,

India 38/0   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-15-0

10.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 wide, too wide outside off, Sanga does well to collect it

10.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, again wide outside off, but close enough to the stump to be a legal delivery

10.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, pitching on off stump, and moving away, Dhawan plays well inside the line of that one

10.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, dropped!, Kula getting the ball to swerve away, it was on a length pitching around middle, the angle means Dhawan had to play at it, he nicks it to the keeper, who was standing up to the stumps and had to react quickly, put down

10.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan covers the stumps and lets the ball go, that was pretty close to the stumps

10.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, clipped towards short midwicket for a single

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   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-17-0

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

12.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball on middle, Dhawan blocks that to the off side

12.3

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball outside off and that is left alone, Kula continues to get the ball to swerve away a long way, this has been a good spell from him but no reward

12.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, a leading edge, the ball balloons to the right of the bowler, a quick single is taken

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   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-28-0

25.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball just outside off, Dhawan squeezes it behind point

25.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, pitched up and that is defended towards point

25.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run

25.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, guided towards sweeper cover

25.5

Kulasekara to Dhawan, no run, length ball is defended towards point

25.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, FOUR, shortish ball on the leg stump, pulled away behind square leg for four more, yet another 50-plus score for Dhawan, the man is unstoppable this series

India 110/1   KMDN Kulasekara 8-0-33-0

28.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, slapped towards sweeper cover

28.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, looks to defend off the front foot, an inside-edge onto the pads

28.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, same length just outside off, patted back towards the bowler

28.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, length ball around off stump, only 122kph, blocked off the front foot

28.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, length ball and that is a superb hit, inside-out lofted hit over covers for a four, couple of bounces before reaching the rope

28.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, defended from the crease towards cover

India 122/1   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-38-0

30.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 2 runs, dropped, width given, that is slammed toward point by Dhawan, was a tough overhead chance, the substitute Sachithra Senanayake gets his hands on that but can only parry it away, he chases after it to try grab it on the second attempt but it lands too far from him

30.2

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, a touch short once more, glided towards third man for a single

30.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, length ball just outside off, tapped towards mid-on for a single

30.4

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball, inside-edged towards square leg off the front foot

30.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, seams in from well outside off, Kohli plays a wristy shot towards midwicket

30.6

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, opens the face and guides the ball behind backward point

India 140/1   KMDN Kulasekara 10-0-45-0
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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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