ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)

11.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, Ishant's first ball of the day is pitched up, defended off the front foot towards cover

11.2

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, extra bounce there for Ishant, a length ball that rears up outside off, batsman happy to leave it alone

11.3

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length ball, 132.8kph, on the pads, looks to tuck it to the leg side, a bit of a leading edge towards cover

11.4

I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, drops it shorter this time, rises up and takes the batsman by surprise, manages to get on top of the bounce and defend that to the leg side for a single

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   I Sharma 1-0-1-0

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   I Sharma 2-0-5-0

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

15.3

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball well outside off, left alone by Jayawardene

15.4

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, shortish ball angling in towards off, blocked from the crease to the leg side

15.5

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length ball once more, just outside off, 134 kph, defended towards cover

15.6

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, beauty from Ishant, gets that one to seam away after pitching, Jaywardene hangs his bat outside off, and is beaten, lucky to not edge that one

Sri Lanka 36/2   I Sharma 3-1-5-1

17.1

I Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of length ball on middle stump, Sangakkara defends to the leg side for a single

17.2

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, shortish ball outside off, steered towards backward point

17.3

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, Ishant keeps it back of a length, no room for the batsman, blocked from the crease to the off side

17.4

I Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela is squared up by that one, so nearly dismissed there, luckily for him the ball flies wide of the slips, Mahela was expected that to come in with the angle and was trying to defend to the leg side, a leading edge as the ball holds its line

17.5

I Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, again the batsman can't control the ball, the ball loops to the right of the bowler as Sangakkara looks to defend

17.6

I Sharma to Sangakkara, OUT, another catch at second slip, Raina it is again, pouches another left-hander, Ishant got the delivery to jag away sharply, Sangakkara has left so many deliveries like this one today, but is sucked into playing at it and he nicks it through, Sri Lanka in serious trouble now, how good a toss was this to win?

KC Sangakkara c Raina b I Sharma 17 (77m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.63

Sri Lanka 41/3   I Sharma 4-1-7-2

19.1

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, what a delivery that was, that was short of a length but then rose up real sharply to become a bouncer, and it seamed in as well, Mahela does well to avoid that one

19.2

I Sharma to Jayawardene, no run, more full fro Ishant this time and on off stump, defended down the track

19.3

I Sharma to Jayawardene, 1 run, beautifully guided by Mahela behind backward point, he's very string in that region, Ishant provided him a bit of width, Mahela plays it late and sends the ball towards third man

19.4

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, a solid punch from Mathews sends the ball towards cover

19.5

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 wide, slants down the leg side, and that is a wide

19.5

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, Ishant getting the ball to serve in after bouncing outside off, blocked from the crease to the off side

19.6

I Sharma to Mathews, 3 runs, superb stroke from Mathews, it wasn't too short from Ishant, Mathews gets well back and punches that through cover

Sri Lanka 47/3   I Sharma 5-1-12-2

21.1

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, Ishant starts his sixth over, a length ball just outside off, defended to the off side

21.2

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, short of length ball outside off, more defence towards the off side

21.3

I Sharma to Mathews, SIX, Angelo Mathews skips down the track and decides to launch one, he connects perfectly with that length ball and muscles it over long-on for six, good thing for Mathews he connected as well as he did, if he lost his wicket playing that shot, the critics would have had a field day

21.4

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, an appeal for lbw as Mathews is caught in the crease, looking to clip that to the leg side, he misses and is struck on the knee, behind the pad and that is a painful blow

21.5

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, gets behind the line and defends down the track

21.6

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, Ishant hurls that in towards off stump, Mathews watches the ball closely as he blocks it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 58/3   I Sharma 6-1-18-2

44.1

I Sharma to Mendis, FOUR, a shortish ball on leg stump, Mendis swivels and helps that along towards fine leg for four, not the best of bowling from Ishant

44.2

I Sharma to Mendis, 1 run, better from Ishant, a fuller ball outside off, guided towards backward point

44.3

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 wide, short ball outside off, was that too high? yes, it was

44.3

I Sharma to Mathews, 1 run, length ball on off stump, dabbed towards backward point for a quick single, Mendis could have been in trouble if there was a direct hit from Jadeja, he misses, and that's Mathews' fifty

44.4

I Sharma to Mendis, 1 run, on the pads, tucked towards square leg for a quick single, there is a direct hit this time but the batsman is in this time

44.5

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, another short ball, Mathews looks to slug that to the leg side but he can't connect

44.6

I Sharma to Mathews, no run, short of length ball just outside off, Mathews wanted to guide that down to third man, he is beaten

Sri Lanka 154/4   I Sharma 7-1-26-2

46.1

I Sharma to Mendis, 1 run, the first ball is a short one that is dabbed towards short third man

46.2

I Sharma to NLTC Perera, no run, length ball and that is slugged towards square leg, need a touch better placement that stroke to prove profitable

46.3

I Sharma to NLTC Perera, no run, looks to thrash that short one towards midwicket but misses

46.4

I Sharma to NLTC Perera, no run, another short ball and again Thisara can't connect again, he was looking to power it over the leg side once more, he misses, that's two bouncers for the over

46.5

I Sharma to NLTC Perera, OUT, this time he connects, but not well enough to clear the man at deep midwicket, Ishant continues to keep it short, Perera swipes and can't clear the long boundary and he's gone for a duck, three man in the deep there but he still backed himself to get a six

NLTC Perera c Dhawan b I Sharma 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.6

I Sharma to Mendis, no run, Mendis can't connect with that shortish ball outside off, just one off the over

Sri Lanka 160/6   I Sharma 8-1-27-3

48.1

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length ball, slapped towards midwicket for a single

48.2

I Sharma to Mendis, 1 run, short of length ball, Mendis shuffles across and whip it down to fine leg for a single

48.3

I Sharma to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish ball again, Ishant doesn't bowl too many others in the death, slapped towards sweeper cover

48.4

I Sharma to Mendis, 2 runs, short ball outside off, hammered by Mendis, that cut carries over the man at cover but can't beat the man in the deep, two more

48.5

I Sharma to Mendis, 1 run, thrashed towards deep square leg for a single

48.6

I Sharma to Dilshan, no run, short ball outside off, Dilshan went for the hook but can't connect with it

Sri Lanka 171/7   I Sharma 9-1-33-3
Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
More results »

Photos

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

© ICC/Harry Engels

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

© PA Photos

All photos for this match | Galleries