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)

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, OUT, Bhuvneshwar strikes early once more, Perera falls early once more, this was pitched up and outside off, swinging away, asking to be driven, Perera looks to punch it through extra cover, a thick outside edge results and that ball flies at a comfortable height to Raina at second slip, Bhuvneshwar getting the ball to swing here

MDKJ Perera c Raina b Kumar 4 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 6/1   TM Dilshan 2* (8b)   B Kumar 1.4-0-5-1

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

Sri Lanka 36/2   KC Sangakkara 13* (39b 1x4)   I Sharma 2.2-0-5-1

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   DPMD Jayawardene 1* (11b)   I Sharma 4-1-7-2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, OUT, Jadeja's magic season continues, he's got the huge wicket of Mahela Jayawardene, this one was fired in by Jadeja, drags it down, it skids on lower than Mahela expects, Mahela was looking to mow that towards midwicket, he misses and that crashes into the stumps

DPMD Jayawardene b Jadeja 38 (83m 63b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.31

Sri Lanka 119/4   AD Mathews 32* (57b 1x6)   RA Jadeja 7.1-0-30-1

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

Sri Lanka 158/5   BMAJ Mendis 16* (26b 1x4)   R Ashwin 7.5-1-32-1

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

Sri Lanka 160/6   BMAJ Mendis 18* (28b 1x4)   I Sharma 7.5-1-27-3

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

Sri Lanka 164/7   BMAJ Mendis 21* (31b 1x4)   R Ashwin 8.5-1-37-2

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

Sri Lanka 171/8   TM Dilshan 15* (18b 2x4)   R Ashwin 9.1-1-38-3





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