Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
106(113) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 1 10 4 0
KC Sangakkara
133(151) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 5 2 2 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O10.0
M1
R37
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NLTC Perera
O10.0
M0
R70
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 16 Runs | SL: 293/9

  • SL Malinga19 (10b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara1 (3b)
  • UT Yadav10-0-76-2
  • IK Pathan10-1-37-2

Sri Lanka would have had India a little unsettled when Perera and Sangakkara were going strong, but the asking rate was climbing consistently. Under those circumstances, with only one partnership giving them a realistic shot, India were favourites. Dilshan fell early and Sangakkara and Tharanga couldn't really push on given the asking rate. Sanga got a century, but the acceleration should have come much earlier than it did. India will be happy with the win, coming after a longish break. Abhishek Purohit's match report should be getting updated. I'll join you at the presentation.

Time for the presentation after a longish break. There are several awards including one for the partnership of the match etc. Virat Kohli is Man of the Match for his century.

Kohli: "God's been kind, I've been working hard. Hopefully I can be consistent for the team this season. Performing for my country is the biggest thing for me, and I try to give my best out there for the team. Doing well in Australia really boosted my confidence, and that Test hundred really helped."

Jayawardene: "We've got some big-hitters at the end, but we left too much for them to do. Too many mistakes, against a quality side like India. It was important for us to set up a platform, Sanga was trying to build an innings. We never had momentum going into the last 10 overs. We'll try to refocus and come back strong. Kulasekara and Lasith are two big guys I rely on during the Powerplays, but we need to improve our standards in the field."

Dhoni: "The death bowling for us needs to improve. Zak was good, one good positive was Irfan Pathan doing well. Without Jadeja or Yuvraj, it is difficult to make a side balanced in both departments so this was important. It's a good learning experience for the younger bowlers. Gautam was unfortunate to get out in that fashion. Sehwag and Kohli batted very well, we are lacking a bit of firepower down the line. Once the batsmen who are set carry on, then me, and the likes of Raina can go and express ourselves. This was one game where I felt the toss would be crucial. In the second innings, there was variable bounce and it was a little difficult to bat on."

That's it, folks. At The Oval, South Africa are in the ascendancy. Join us again on the 24th for the next match, to be held at the same venue. See you then. Thanks, and goodbye.

49.6
0
Yadav to Malinga, no run, back to over the wicket for Umesh, sliced over the extra-cover fielder, they didn't go for the single, India have won
49.5
6
Yadav to Malinga, SIX runs, Malinga, you beauty, Umesh is being thrashed, a length ball and he gets under that one, in the slot and it's hammered for a flat six over the bowler's head, Umesh can only manage a smile
49.4
4
Yadav to Malinga, FOUR runs, he's dealing well with the short ball, quick this time and it's been punished through square leg for a boundary
49.3
0
Yadav to Malinga, no run, Umesh goes round the wicket now and bowls it short, mistimes a pull to midwicket
49.2
6
Yadav to Malinga, SIX runs, lovely sound of bat hitting ball, picked the slower one and thwacked it high and handsome over deep midwicket for a six
49.1
0
Yadav to Malinga, no run, slower one bowled full, drives it down to long-on for a single

Irfan has finished a good comeback spell, Umesh to finish the game now

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
106(113) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 1 10 4 0
KC Sangakkara
133(151) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 5 2 2 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O10.0
M1
R37
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NLTC Perera
O10.0
M0
R70
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF