ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up Matches

India v Sri Lanka

India won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

0.1

Kulasekara to Dhawan, 1 run, This one is straight, angling away from the batsman, and Dhawan clips off the back foot to the fielder at mid on

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-5-0

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

2.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, bowls on a length outside off stump and Kohli defends back to the bowler

2.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, this one on a length angling in outside of offstump and Kohli is able to free his arms and drive on the up through the covers for a boundary

India 11/1   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-10-0

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

4.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, bowls the same line on the off stump, almost a half volley and Kohli gets into position quickly and drives on the front foot, only to find a fielder in the circle

4.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, this one is straighter and Kohli gets quickly onto the front foot and drives to mid on for a single

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-12-0

6.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, straight delivery on off stump and angling in. Kohli gets on the front foot and pushes the ball to mid on for a single

6.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, slightly full on leg stump from Kulasekera and Kohli waits for it before clipping towards mid on, tries to beat the fielder but unable to

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

6.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, almost bowls at a yorker-length. Kohli waits on it and then flicks it off his toes square to the leg side

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-19-0

35.1

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, full delivery going down middle and leg, Karthik digs it out

35.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, full delivery which angles into the batsman and Karthik steers through the off side for a single

35.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, pitched at a length, angling in and Kohli gets on the front foot and drives straight to extra cover

35.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, slower ball, seems to have held up on Kohli, he hits it on the up and the ball spoons into the air, but luckily away from any close-in fielders

35.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, another full delivery going down the leg side, Kohli waits, gets on the front foot and drives past mid on to the boundary

35.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, pitches on a length on off stump, Kohli steers to cover for a quick single, 100 runs up for the pair

India 212/4   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-25-0

37.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, finds the yorker on middle and Kohli plays well to dig it out and scamper a quick single

37.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, slower delivery full and on off stump, Karthik drives the ball for a single to mid off

37.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, bowl on a length outside off stump and Kohli steps down and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary

37.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, right in the blockhole again by Kulasekera. Kohli, in this form, is too good and just waits on the front foot to steer through the cover region on the off side for a single

37.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, full toss going down the leg side and Karthik whips to the leg side. Missed out on an opportunity there.

37.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, pitched full and wide and Kohli gets on the front foot and drives straight to extra cover

India 233/4   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-33-0

42.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, a yorker to start the over, even Kohli can only manage a single off that, squeezes it out towards short leg

42.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, 2 runs, a short ball from Kulasekara, Karthik is taken by surprise but he adjusts well, he arches back and looks to play the ramp shot, gets so little on that that the ball goes down to fine leg with the angle

42.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, another yorker from Kula, good stuff this, defended down the track

42.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, FOUR, misses his length this time, a couple of feet too short to be a yorker, and that is lifted towards the wide long-on boundary

42.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, 2 runs, full and on the pads, clipped towards deep midwicket by Karthik, who has now moved on to 82

42.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, full and just outside off, dug out towards cover for a single

India 293/4   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-43-0

45.1

Kulasekara to Dhoni, no run, a muted appeal for lbw as the ball angles in towards the pads, there was an inside-edge and that was going down the leg side

45.2

Kulasekara to Dhoni, no run, short of length ball on middle and off, defended back down the track to the bowler

45.3

Kulasekara to Dhoni, 1 run, searching for the blockhole, gets his line slightly wrong, slanting towards the pads and that is clipped towards square leg

45.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, slower ball, superbly done by Kulasekara, a legcutter that is pushed towards mid-on for a single, terrific over so far from him

45.5

Kulasekara to Dhoni, FOUR, a low full toss and that is hammered past mid-off, crashes it past the fielder there

45.6

Kulasekara to Dhoni, no run, a length ball on leg stump, defended towards short cover

India 311/5   KMDN Kulasekara 8-0-49-0

47.1

Kulasekara to Karthik, FOUR, a slower ball from Kulasekara, bit of width there, too much to get away, Karthik waits for the ball to arrive and slaps it behind point for a boundary

47.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, not the most assured of defensive strokes, that ball bounces in front of the stumps and then sails towards the keeper

47.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, guided towards backward point

47.4

Kulasekara to Dhoni, no run, full ball and that is punched towards mid-on by Dhoni

47.5

Kulasekara to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed that down the ground for a single

47.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, back of a length ball just outside off, Karthik guides the ball towards third man to get a single that takes him to 99

India 325/5   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-56-0
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Photos

Jun 1, 2013

Kusal Perera cools down during a break, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy warm-up match, Birmingham, June 1, 2013

Kusal Perera cools down during a break

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Jun 1, 2013

MS Dhoni hits to the leg side, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2013 warm-up matches, Cardiff, June 1

MS Dhoni hits to the leg side

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