Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
84(78) 9x4 - 1x6
V Kohli
144(120) 11x4 - 3x6

Best performances - Bowlers

RMS Eranga
O9.0
M0
R60
W2
Eco6.66
I Sharma
O6.0
M0
R41
W1
Eco6.83

Commentary

END OF OVER:
49 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 337/5

  • KD Karthik106 (81b)
  • MS Dhoni18 (17b)
  • RMS Eranga9-0-60-2
  • KMDN Kulasekara9-0-56-0

The bowling wasn't particularly good from either team, but both will be pleased with the performance of their batting units. Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan both got big scores before retiring, and several other key batsmen got a good hit as well. For India, the new-look top order wobbled, before Kohli continued his golden run against Sri Lanka, and Dinesh Karthik staked his claim for a place in the XI with a superb century.

It's Karthik's birthday as well today, and the crowd is chanting 'Happy birthday to you' as he walks off the ground.

One thing to keep in mind, this track had very little for the swing bowlers, not likely to be indicative of the surfaces to be used in the Champions Trophy

Angelo Mathews: "More than the result, we wanted to give the opportunity to the guys. The openers started off briliiantly, followed by No. 3,4, 5. but I thought we were a little bit rusty on the field and with the bowlers. Spin is one of our strengths, Eranga was fantastic today, Kohli was brilliant today, he loves scoring against us, he and Karthik put on a brilliant show."

MS Dhoni: "We had already lost 3-4 wickets, and there weren't too many batsmen left (which is why we didn't retire our batsmen). I think the new ball, we didn't bowl really well. There was not much in the wicket for the fast bowlers. I think the spinners bowled really well, even in the second Powerplay it was nice. The innings will be a big morale booster for Karthik."

That's it for our coverage from this warm-up game. In the other one, Australia are 52 for 2 chasing 257 against West Indies.

48.6
4
Eranga to Karthik, FOUR runs, there's the victory, Karthik finesses the final ball of the over to the sweeper cover boundary to finish off the game
48.5
2
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
48.4
1
Eranga to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball on the pads, Dhoni's whips it down towards fine leg for a single

Nanda Gunawardhana: "Since this pitch is not a typical English pitch this game is a waste for both teams."

48.3
0
Eranga to Dhoni, no run, full delivery from Eranga, squeezed out towards mid-off
48.2
4
Eranga to Dhoni, FOUR runs, 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
48.1
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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
84(78) 9x4 - 1x6
V Kohli
144(120) 11x4 - 3x6

Best performances - Bowlers

RMS Eranga
O9.0
M0
R60
W2
Eco6.66
I Sharma
O6.0
M0
R41
W1
Eco6.83