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)

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.

India 5/0   M Vijay 4* (4b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 0.5-0-5-0

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   V Kohli 4* (2b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-10-0

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, delivery going down the legside and Kohli gets into position in a flash and whips it off his pads to the leg side for a boundary

India 19/1   V Kohli 9* (10b 2x4)   AD Mathews 2.2-0-6-0

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)   AD Mathews 3-0-11-0

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)   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-19-0

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

India 35/1   V Kohli 16* (16b 3x4)   RMS Eranga 0.1-0-4-0

NLTC Perera to Kohli, FOUR, this one on a length, Kohli just waits on it before getting on his back foot and punching through the covers for a boundary

India 42/1   V Kohli 21* (21b 4x4)   NLTC Perera 0.4-0-5-0

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

India 47/1   V Kohli 26* (23b 5x4)   RMS Eranga 1.1-0-10-0

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)   RMS Eranga 2-0-18-1

NLTC Perera to Raina, FOUR, short ball down the leg side, Raina has had his problems with the bouncer, but this one was badly directed, Raina shuffles across and guides that down to the fine-leg boundary

India 68/3   SK Raina 5* (2b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 3-0-17-1

NLTC Perera to Raina, FOUR, pitched up, Raina likes it there, lofts it over mid-on, didn't seem to hit it too hard but it still carried almost all the way to the rope

India 78/3   SK Raina 11* (7b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 3.5-0-24-1

Senanayake to Raina, FOUR, some comedy fielding at long-on by Lokuhettige, a full ball that Raina looks to launch over long-on, doesn't carry all the way but it lands wide of the fielder there, Lokuhettigeruns to his left and overruns the ball, only to see it reach the rope to his left

India 98/3   SK Raina 26* (23b 3x4)   SMSM Senanayake 1.2-0-10-0

Senanayake to Raina, FOUR, length ball on leg stump, swept fine by Raina, too fine for the man at short fine to have a chance

India 104/3   SK Raina 31* (26b 4x4)   SMSM Senanayake 2-0-16-0

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

India 141/4   KD Karthik 18* (25b 1x4)   BMAJ Mendis 1.5-0-8-0

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   KD Karthik 22* (26b 2x4)   BMAJ Mendis 2-0-12-0

Dilshan to Karthik, FOUR, ball is going down the leg side and Karthik, fully aware of the short fine leg coming in, is able to sweep over the fielder for a boundary. Karthik looks to be getting on with proceedings here

India 150/4   KD Karthik 26* (28b 3x4)   TM Dilshan 1.4-0-9-0

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

India 154/4   V Kohli 66* (70b 6x4)   BMAJ Mendis 2.2-0-16-0

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

India 165/4   KD Karthik 36* (32b 4x4 1x6)   BMAJ Mendis 2.5-0-27-0

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   KD Karthik 40* (33b 5x4 1x6)   BMAJ Mendis 3-0-31-0

Dilshan to Karthik, FOUR, bowler guilty of bowling on to the pads, Karthik waits for it and sweeps it to the right of short fine leg, carries to the boundary

India 180/4   KD Karthik 45* (35b 6x4 1x6)   TM Dilshan 3-0-20-0

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

India 211/4   V Kohli 90* (91b 7x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.5-0-24-0

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

India 231/4   V Kohli 108* (99b 8x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.3-0-31-0

Senanayake to Kohli, FOUR, pitches once again on middle. Kohli knows what to expect, and with no fielder at short leg, he gets down to slog-sweep to fine leg for a boundary

India 240/4   V Kohli 114* (103b 9x4 1x6)   SMSM Senanayake 5.4-0-35-1

Dilhara to Karthik, FOUR, shortish ball is pulled away behind deep square leg, they have deep square leg and fine leg but Karthik easily finds the gap

India 257/4   KD Karthik 67* (56b 7x4 2x6)   LHD Dilhara 0.1-0-4-0

Dilhara to Kohli, FOUR, a low full toss and that is dispatched to the midwicket boundary, three rubbish balls to start this over

India 263/4   V Kohli 129* (110b 10x4 2x6)   LHD Dilhara 0.2-0-10-0

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

India 275/4   KD Karthik 72* (58b 8x4 2x6)   RMS Eranga 6.1-0-37-1

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

India 280/4   V Kohli 140* (114b 11x4 3x6)   RMS Eranga 6.3-0-42-1

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

India 290/4   KD Karthik 80* (63b 9x4 2x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 6.4-0-40-0

Herath to Karthik, FOUR, comes down the track and lots it over extra cover

India 305/5   KD Karthik 90* (71b 10x4 2x6)   HMRKB Herath 6-0-37-0

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

India 311/5   MS Dhoni 7* (7b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7.5-0-49-0

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

India 322/5   KD Karthik 97* (75b 11x4 2x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.1-0-53-0

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

India 330/5   MS Dhoni 17* (15b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 8.2-0-53-2

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   KD Karthik 106* (81b 12x4 2x6)   RMS Eranga 9-0-60-2





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