Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
65(96) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 3 4 0 2
WU Tharanga
59(60) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 0 2 0 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O5.0
M1
R18
W1
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O7.0
M2
R14
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Thisara Perera has been named the Man of the Match.

Perera: "Very happy with my performance. Have to thank my team-mates. My first priority is bowling. I don't think too much about my performance."

Dhoni: "We lost too many wickets too quickly. After Virat fell, we lost too many. Very disappointed. We need to learn from our experiences and not think too much about these defeats. Gambhir batted really well. In the last 5 games we have had some good performances from our batsmen and bowlers."

Jayawardene: "It's funny what two days does to you. I thought we didn't field that well today. We have shown that we can bounce back, the guys have the hunger. I haven't seen Upul Tharanga bat like this in a while, his timing, his form. Good to see the old Upul. Isuru was a bit nervous, Thisara and Angelo did the job for us."

That's it from here. Thanks for your patience! We will have to expect this every game I suppose. You can look forward to the post-match stories from Abhishek. Join us for the third game on Saturday, in Colombo. Cheers!

7.30pm: This is India's second worst defeat in terms of balls remaining (181). Their worst was also against SL, 209 balls in Dambulla in 2010. Let's not forget that hammering in Sharjah where they were bowled out for 54, though they were chasing on that occasion. Just shows how Sri Lanka have roasted India in the past.

Let's bring on the puns. Nilesh: "So much talk about the wind on the ground...must say the Indians were blown away."

Bad dreams happen, but India shouldn't let this bring down their confidence ahead of the remaining games. The conditions in Colombo will be better. When they look back at this game, apart from analysing their batting flop, the wides will be scrutinised. Fourteen wides in 20 overs is unacceptable. Everyone struggled.

Sanjay: "After the impressive performance in the 1st ODI, I boasted about the Indian cricket to my US colleagues here in Orlando, and created the interest in them to wake up at 5am to watch this match with me, now they are Truly impressed."

Shankar: "Fitting reposte to those who said India was neglecting Tests for T20 and ODIs. Looks like ODIs are also being given the same respect as Tests! Losing is ok, but getting hammered? What a cheat for the spectators."

Stay with us for the presentation. It's taking a bit of time.

19.5
4
Ojha to Chandimal, FOUR runs, that seals a crushing win for Sri Lanka! Tossed up outside the off stump and Chandimal reaches out and gets an outside edge that sails past slip and short third man
19.4
1
Ojha to Tharanga, 1 run, gets an outside edge that goes towards point for a single
19.3
2
Ojha to Tharanga, 2 runs, goes back at the crease and punches it wide of cover and the fielder slides and stops it
19.2
0
Ojha to Tharanga, no run
19.1
0
Ojha to Tharanga, no run, gets well forward and defends towards the off side

END OF OVER:
19 | (maiden) | SL: 132/1

  • LD Chandimal2 (9b)
  • WU Tharanga56 (56b)
  • R Ashwin5-1-18-1
  • UT Yadav4-0-38-0
18.6
0
Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, tucks it away towards midwicket, a rare quiet over here

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
65(96) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 3 4 0 2
WU Tharanga
59(60) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 0 2 0 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O5.0
M1
R18
W1
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O7.0
M2
R14
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF