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)
25.1

Mendis to Karthik, no run, Jeevan Mendis into the attack to try his luck and force a breakthrough to put India on the ropes. Bowls it full and on middle, Kohli whips to mid on

25.2

Mendis to Karthik, no run, again on middle, short of a length, Karthik parries back to the bowler on the back foot

25.3

Mendis to Karthik, 1 run, pitched on a length outside off stump and Karthik drives to the leg side

25.4

Mendis to Kohli, no run

25.5

Mendis to Kohli, no run, slightly full on the off stump, Kohli tries to cut through the off side on the back foot but the shot was not on

25.6

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, slightly short of a length angling into the pads and Kohli plays off the back foot towards the leg side

India 131/4   BMAJ Mendis 1-0-2-0
27.1

Mendis to Karthik, no run, ball angled into the pads to break to middle, Karthik gets forward and defends to point

27.2

Mendis to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik gets forward and reaches for a sweep that is played fine to the leg side

27.3

Mendis to Kohli, no run, Kohli blocks off the front foot and the ball carries to the fielder at point

27.4

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, this one pitches outside off stump and generates massive spin, Kohli surprised by the turn and attempts to adjust his shot, but unable to get any decent bat on it

27.5

Mendis to Karthik, FOUR, this one is short and Kohli latches onto it with a 'Watsonesque' short-arm pull by getting deep into the crease. The ball beats the fielder on the leg side boundary

27.6

Mendis to Karthik, FOUR, almost a carbon copy of the previous ball, once again the ball is short and Kohli gets back into his crease and is able to whip it a little finer towards the leg side boundary for another four

India 145/4   BMAJ Mendis 2-0-12-0
29.1

Mendis to Kohli, no run, pitched full on the leg stump and Kohli digs it out and steers to mid off

29.2

Mendis to Kohli, FOUR, guilty of pitching it too short again, that too on middle, Kohli plays a backfoot push through the on side and is able to beat long on to the boundary

29.3

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, Mendis adjusts his line, bowls just on off stump and Kohli gets to the pitch of the ball and whips past mid off for a single to the fielder at long-off

29.4

Mendis to Karthik, SIX, Karthik looks to join the party. Mendis goes down the leg side with a full toss, Karthik holds back before unleashing a pull that is lofted over long-on for a six.

29.5

Mendis to Karthik, FOUR, Mendis compensates next ball by pitching outside off stump and Karthik steps back and cuts away on the back foot through point to get another boundary. Smart batting here by Karthik

29.6

Mendis to Karthik, FOUR, Mendis pitches it on the leg stump and full, Karthik gets on the front foot and plays a traditional sweep square on the leg side for a boundary. India beginning to shift gears here

India 169/4   BMAJ Mendis 3-0-31-0
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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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