Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
107(114) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 8 0 0 0 3
G Gambhir
62(68) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O8.0
M0
R35
W1
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O10.0
M1
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Quite an efficient win by the Indians. Since this is a bilateral series there was no need to worry about net run rate so the Indians could afford to take their time. Never at any stage were there any signs of panic and Dhoni deserves credit for nudging the singles. Gambhir and Raina were positive at the top, Yuvraj didn't get bogged down by the spinners and importantly, India took advantage of the fact that the opposition attack enough. Stay with us for the presentation.

This is India's sixth consecutive win.

Here's Mahela Jayawardene: "They didn't panic at the end. MS batted well. The bowlers bowled well upfront but we couldn't keep the pressure. There was no sideways movement as well. We took the 3rd Powerplay at the right time but unfortunately we lost a couple of wickets. Sanath was brilliant today."

Dhoni: "All the bowlers chipped in. Same for the batsmen as well. We could have bowled a lot better with the new ball. We wanted Jayasuriya to take risks and we played to a plan."

Jayasuriya is the Man of the Match for his 107. He said: "I think the Indians batted well and we fell about 25-30 short. We just need to play more positive cricket. We need to put more pressure on the Indian batsmen."

That's it from us. Do join us for the second match on January 31, remember it's a day-night game in Colombo. On behalf of Siddharth Ravindran and Binoy George, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

48.1
1
Dilshan to Dhoni, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he nudges it away to the on side, India win by six wickets

END OF OVER:
48 | 9 Runs | INDIA: 246/4

  • RG Sharma25 (30b)
  • MS Dhoni60 (64b)
  • T Thushara8-0-44-1
  • BAW Mendis10-0-47-0
47.6
4
Thushara to Sharma, FOUR runs, Thushara misdirects it on the pads and he delicately whips it away wide of square leg
47.5
0
Thushara to Sharma, no run, gets forward and drives on the up towards cover
47.4
1
Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, stays on the backfoot and defends to the off side and takes a single
47.3
1
Thushara to Sharma, 1 run, full on the pads and worked away wide of square leg
47.2
1
Thushara to Dhoni, 1 run, digs out a yorker just wide of Sangakkara and Rohit is determined to go ahead with this single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ST Jayasuriya
107(114) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 8 0 0 0 3
G Gambhir
62(68) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MF Maharoof
O8.0
M0
R35
W1
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O10.0
M1
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF