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)
0.2

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, this one is more full and just wide of off-stump. Vijay defends straight back to the bowler off the front foot

0.3

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, the ball angles in from just short of a length towards the leg stump. Vijay defends off the back foot and parries it back to the bowler

0.4

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, similar delivery to before, angling in back off a length to the leg side. Vijay plays a back-foot defense to the fielder on the off side

0.5

Kulasekara to Vijay, FOUR, a gentle half volley outside off stump and Vijay times a cover drive beautifully off the front foot. All timing no violence.

0.6

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, Kulasekera reverts to a shorter length and Vijay defends on the back foot to the fielder at mid off

India 5/0   M Vijay 4* (5b 1x4)
1.4

Mathews to Vijay, no run, bowls at a length, ball moving towards the leg side. Vijay defends off the back foot

1.5

Mathews to Vijay, no run, Mathews bowls this one slightly wide of off-stump and Vijay drives it on the up to the fielder at mid off

1.6

Mathews to Vijay, 1 run, much straighter from Mathews, Kohli flicks on the front foot off his pads and steals a single as the ball is deflected fine on the leg side

India 6/1   M Vijay 5* (8b 1x4)
2.1

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, bowls at a length on the off stump, Vijay defends on the back foot towards mid on

2.2

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, this one is slightly shorter from Kulasekera, once again defended off the back foot towards mid off

2.3

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, bowls at a length with the delivery angling in to the batsman, Vijay parries off the back foot to the bowler

2.4

Kulasekara to Vijay, 1 run, slightly shorter from Kulasekera, Vijay flicks it square off the back foot and scampers for a single

India 7/1   M Vijay 6* (12b 1x4)
3.1

Mathews to Vijay, no run, Mathews bowls a straighter one, seaming away from the batsman. Vijay defends off the back foot to the mid off fielder

3.2

Mathews to Vijay, 1 leg bye, slightly short and going down leg, Vijay flicks off the back foot towards the mid on region

India 12/1   M Vijay 6* (14b 1x4)
4.1

Kulasekara to Vijay, 1 run, this one is slightly full on the off stump and Vijay gets on the front foot and on drives to the fielder at mid on

4.4

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, bowls this one straight and ball angles in sharply as it leaves the batsman. Vijay shoulders arms as it goes through

4.5

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, Kulasekera bowls one outside off stump, angling in and is defended to the fielder at mid on

4.6

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, bowls on a length outside off stump and Vijay gets onto the front foot and drives the ball, but once again finds a fielder

India 15/1   M Vijay 7* (18b 1x4)
5.5

Mathews to Vijay, no run, bowls it straight on middle and Vijay parries back to the bowler

5.6

Mathews to Vijay, FOUR, bowls a gentle straight delivery wide of off stump and Vijay cover drives on the up and is able to beat the fielder

India 24/1   M Vijay 11* (20b 2x4)
6.3

Kulasekara to Vijay, 1 run, slightly slower delivery on the leg stump and Vijay waits for it before flicking off the back foot for a single to mid on

6.5

Kulasekara to Vijay, no run, short of a length outside off stump and Vijay gets onto the front foot and defends to mid off

6.6

Kulasekara to Vijay, FOUR, Kulasekera bowls a full delivery on the off stump and Vijay gets quickly onto the front foot and plays a lovely straight drive that beats the mid off fielder

India 31/1   M Vijay 16* (23b 3x4)
7.4

Eranga to Vijay, 1 run, short of a length, angling down the pads, and Vijay flicks off the back foot to square leg fielder

India 37/1   M Vijay 17* (24b 3x4)
8.1

NLTC Perera to Vijay, no run, bowls just on a length on the off stump, straight and narrow. Kohli defends off the front foot to mid on

8.2

NLTC Perera to Vijay, no run, Perera bowls just short of a length, straight on middle. Vijay parries it back to the bowler

8.3

NLTC Perera to Vijay, 1 run, This one is shorter from Perera, going down the leg side. Vijay gets on his toes and flicks to the square leg fielder

8.6

NLTC Perera to Vijay, no run, short and on middle stump. Vijay just pushes it back to the bowler.

India 43/1   M Vijay 18* (28b 3x4)
9.4

Eranga to Vijay, no run, this one is short of a length on the off stump and Vijay defends to the off side fielder

9.5

Eranga to Vijay, OUT, short of a length and almost seems to hang in the air when Vijay gets bat on it, and ends up spooning a catch to short extra cover. Did not see that one at all.

M Vijay c Thirimanne b Eranga 18 (30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

India 52/2   M Vijay 18 (30b 3x4)
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