ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up Matches, India v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 1, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham (neutral venue)
1 June 2013 (50-over match)
9.6

Eranga to RG Sharma, FOUR, Unlucky! Eranga bowls it straight, and Sharma plays inside of it to produce a thick edge that seems to die on Sangakkara. Just falls short and Rohit is rewarded with a fortuitous boundary

India 56/2   RG Sharma 4* (1b 1x4)
10.2

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length and outside off, left alone this time

10.3

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, short of length and outside off, Rohit happy to leave another one

10.4

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, 1 run, keeps probing around off stump, opens the face to deflect the ball towards third man

10.6

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, no run, shortish and way outside off stump, Rohit chases after it, and doesn't even play a wholehearted stroke, a limp prod at it and he misses

India 59/2   RG Sharma 5* (5b 1x4)
11.2

Eranga to RG Sharma, no run, length ball outside off, Rohit content to allow that through to the keeper

11.3

Eranga to RG Sharma, no run, on middle and off, length ball and that is defended by Rohit

11.4

Eranga to RG Sharma, no run, length ball outside off, solidly defended towards cover by Rohit

11.5

Eranga to RG Sharma, no run, shorter this time, just outside off, Rohit stands tall as he blocks that towards cover

11.6

Eranga to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball just outside off once more, defended to the off side

India 60/2   RG Sharma 5* (10b 1x4)
12.3

NLTC Perera to RG Sharma, OUT, short ball and Rohit's struggles are over (for today), that bouncer came on quicker than Rohit thought it would, he went for the pull, but can only toe-end the ball towards mid-on, a low catch is taken and Rohit wastes a chance to get used to the conditions in England

RG Sharma c Kulasekara b NLTC Perera 5 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

India 62/3   RG Sharma 5 (11b 1x4)
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15

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