ICC Champions Trophy, 2nd Semi-Final: India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 20, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
20 June 2013 (50-over match)
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

7.3

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, length ball on middle stump, Dhawan keeps bat and pad together as he defends

7.4

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked to the left of the bowler

7.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, FOUR, shot! Dhawan has been ruthless with these cut shots all tournament, when he decides to whack the ball, he gives it everything, slaps that shortish ball behind point for four

7.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, just outside off, Dhawan gets inside the line of that one and defends

India 36/0   NLTC Perera 1-0-5-0
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

9.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, looking to drive on the up there, an inside-edge which rolls past the leg stump

9.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, length ball, Dhawan looking to flick that one but misses, sneaks a leg-bye though

India 40/0   NLTC Perera 2-0-6-0
11.1

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, FOUR, sensational hit from Dhawan, a 131kph delivery on a length and just outside off, a perfect hit through cover for four, right off the middle of the bat

11.2

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, length ball on leg stump, Rohit sets off for a single< Dhawan had called him early on but then yelled 'No,' Rohit had the time to get back to the crease

11.3

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball on the pads, blocked back towards the bowler, that was 134kph from Perera

11.4

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, FOUR, streaky from Dhawan, if the previous boundary came right off the middle of the bat, this was off a thick edge, that could have crashed into the stumps but when you are in this sort of form, things go your way, the edge runs away for four to the fine leg boundary

11.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, full ball outside off, punched towards cover

11.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, short of a length and on middle stump, defended to the leg side

India 50/0   NLTC Perera 3-0-14-0
13.1

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish ball outside off, slapped towards sweeper cover for a single

13.2

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

13.3

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 run, was late on the pull there, not timed at all, sends the short ball towards square leg for a single

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   NLTC Perera 4-0-18-0
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

15.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, tucks it behind square leg, Dhawan pushes for the second and gets it

India 73/0   NLTC Perera 5-0-23-0
27.1

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, looking to drive on the up and that is inside-edged onto the pads

27.2

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 run, slices that off the back foot towards deep backward point for a single

27.3

NLTC Perera to Kohli, no run, length ball just outside off, defended towards cover

27.4

NLTC Perera to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, whipped towards deep midwicket for a single

27.5

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, no run, full ball on middle, pushed towards extra cover

27.6

NLTC Perera to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, pitched up and on the pads, looking to flick that away but off the pads for a single

India 117/1   NLTC Perera 6-0-25-0
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