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)
7.1

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, Erange with a loosener going down the leg side, and it's almost too easy for Kohli as he leans into the shot and flicks off the front foot to the square leg boundary

7.2

Eranga to Kohli, no run, Better line as he bowls outside off stump and Kohli defends off the back foot to point

7.3

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, shaping in to the batsman, Kohli able to glance the ball to third man

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

7.5

Eranga to Kohli, no run, This one straight on the off stump, angling in and Kohli waits on the back foot before blocking back to the bowler

7.6

Eranga to Kohli, no run, bowls short of a length just outside off stump, and Kohli defends to point off the back foot

India 37/1   RMS Eranga 1-0-6-0
9.1

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, delivery goes straight and begins to angle into the leg side. Kohli waits before getting on the front foot and playing an on drive to the boundary

9.2

Eranga to Kohli, 4 runs, slightly full from Eranga and Kohli leans into the cover drive and hits it square to the fielder on the boundary, the fielder makes a mess of it by first overrunning and then failing to pick up the ball cleanly, before dropping again and then recovering with a throw from the deep. In that time the two batsmen were able to scurry four runs

9.3

Eranga to Kohli, 1 bye, slower ball from Eranga, Kohli waits on the front foot to try and steer to third man but misses the ball and Sangakkara collects it, Kohli able to sneak a single

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

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   RMS Eranga 2-0-18-1
11.1

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, driven through the off side for a single

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   RMS Eranga 3-0-19-1
13.1

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven towards point for a single

13.2

Eranga to Raina, 1 run, length ball angling across, clipped towards midwicket

13.3

Eranga to Kohli, no run, full ball is wristily worked towards mid-on

13.4

Eranga to Kohli, no run, defended solidly towards cover by Kohli

13.5

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, opens the face to run the ball down to third man

13.6

Eranga to Raina, no run, shortish ball, on legstump, Raina ducks under it

India 71/3   RMS Eranga 4-0-22-1
15.1

Eranga to Raina, no run, a short ball again, Raina is being target by what everyone knows is his weakness, he bottom-edges that one and it bounces through to the keeper

15.2

Eranga to Raina, 1 run, a full toss, Eranga is lucky to get away with that one, should have been thumped for a boundary, Raina plays it softly towards mid-on

15.3

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, length ball angling in towards the pads, clipped down towards fine leg

15.4

Eranga to Raina, no run, short once more, Raina pulls it away to backward square leg

15.5

Eranga to Raina, 2 runs, full ball on the pads this time, Raina goes deep in the crease and digs the ball out towards square leg

15.6

Eranga to Raina, 1 run, short once more, outside off, Raina doesn't look to power the ball, controls the pull shot as he sends the ball in front of square leg

India 84/3   RMS Eranga 5-0-27-1
39.1

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, Eranga comes on to finish his spell. Wide and a full toss from Eranga, Kohli times it sweetly with a drive on the up through to point

39.2

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, full and wide and Karthik reaches down on his front foot and steers through the off side for a single

39.3

Eranga to Kohli, 3 runs, full and wide, Kohli opens the face of the bat to create a gap between third man and extra cover as he drives through the off side. Almost reaches the boundary but is cut off. They are able to scamper three runs

39.4

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, yorker on middle stump, Karthik played it well and is able to dig it out and steer it to third man for a single. Eranga beginning to find his accuracy here

39.5

Eranga to Kohli, no run, full and outside off stump, Karthik plays with soft hands and angles to short third man but finds the fielder

39.6

Eranga to Kohli, no run, another yorker from Eranga, and Kohli can do little more than dig it out back to the bowler

India 253/4   RMS Eranga 6-0-33-1
41.1

Eranga to Karthik, FOUR, starts the over with another full toss, and everything going wrong here for Sri Lanka, a misfield at midwicket by Mathews allows the ball to race away for four

41.2

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, full ball and that is punched towards extra cover for a single

41.3

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, another full toss, caned down the ground for four, no one stopping that one, another boundary

41.4

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on legstump, clipped towards square leg by Kohli

41.5

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, another full toss, it was an attempted slower ball which he didn't quite get right, Karthik is surprised by the height of that and can only dab it towards third man

41.6

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, full once more, another powerful straight drive, Eranga gets his hand on that one and taps the ball towards long-on

India 283/4   RMS Eranga 7-0-45-1
43.1

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, low full toss is punched towards long-off for a single

43.2

Eranga to Kohli, 1 run, low full toss, powered to the right of the bowler, long-on is straight enough to cut that off

43.3

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, terrific yorker from Eranga, Karthik manages to get his bat down in time, the ball is fizzing around after rolling off the bat, batsmen pinch a single

43.4

Eranga to Kohli, no run, keeps it full, punched towards extra cover

43.5

Eranga to Kohli, OUT, Kohli is gone! A short ball that Kohli wanted to hammer to the leg side, gets a top-edge and the ball swirls towards mid-off, Chandimal judges that catch perfectly

V Kohli c Chandimal b Eranga 144 (120b 11x4 3x6) SR: 120.00

43.6

Eranga to Karthik, no run

India 296/5   RMS Eranga 8-0-48-2
48.1

Eranga to Karthik, 1 run, a full ball just outside off, opens the face to steer the ball to third man and that's his hundred, Karthik has the widest of grins after reaching the milestone, took him a mere 79 deliveries to get there

48.2

Eranga to Dhoni, FOUR, length ball and that is smeared wide of long-on for four, a slower one from Eranga and that didn't pose too much of a problem for MSD

48.3

Eranga to Dhoni, no run, full delivery from Eranga, squeezed out towards mid-off

48.4

Eranga to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball on the pads, Dhoni's whips it down towards fine leg for a single

48.5

Eranga to Karthik, 2 runs, terrific stroke from Karthik, punches the ball down the ground, Dhoni has to jump to get out of the way of that one, looked like it might go all the way to the rope, but it is cut off by the man at long-on

48.6

Eranga to Karthik, FOUR, there's the victory, Karthik finesses the final ball of the over to the sweeper cover boundary to finish off the game

India 337/5   RMS Eranga 9-0-60-2
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