Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.6 well taken at mid-on! This is a mistimed hoick from Rohit, the ball, which is on a length and a wicket-to-wicket line, hits him high on the bat and therefore does not allow him the power he is looking for. Chameera runs forward, dives and clings onto the low chance with both hands 38/1
    14.3 bowls him! Beautiful wicket. He knows India are desperate for quick runs. So he denies them pace. Rahul, earlier in the innings, when he wasn't panicking about his rate of scoring was picking those out of the hand. This time he slogs across the line, loses his shape and then his middle stump 112/3
    12.4 caught behind. Iyer backs away to try and hoist the ball to third man, but the ball cramps him for room, kicks up more than he expects, takes the top edge and settles in Dickwella's gloves 101/2
    not out
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    22
    40
    4
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    177.27
    not out
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    18
    30
    2
    2
    177.77
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    180/3 (20 Overs, RR: 9.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (RG Sharma, 4.6 ov), 2-101 (SS Iyer, 12.4 ov), 3-112 (KL Rahul, 14.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MVT Fernando201608.0052000
    A Dananjaya403007.5064000
    PVD Chameera3038012.6635120
    AD Mathews301916.3371100
    NLTC Perera403719.2533100
    N Pradeep403819.5063121
  • BATSMEN
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    1.4 taken at cover! His plans are okay, making room to hoist the ball over an offside infield that is packed to the brim. But Unadkat foils them all with a slower ball. Unaware of that, Dickwella, who is making room to get away from the ball, is in the worst position possible. He is reaching, he is hitting the ball with only one hand on the bat, and he skews a simple catch to Rahul. Beautiful deception for a maiden T20I wicket. 15/1
    4.5 flat, down the leg side, and Dhoni takes a beauty down the leg side! Goes for that sweep again, and gets a thin inside-edge onto pad and then to Dhoni, who's in position nice and early and makes it look easy 39/2
    12.4 straight up and Dhoni is on hand to take another one. Lures the batsman out of his crease, but doesn't let him reach the pitch of the ball. Makes him swing right across the line, it's a big top edge and it's a soft wicket 70/7
    7.2 tossed up, dips down, spins enough and he's gone. Mathews is searching for the ball as he comes forward. Then, because of the run-rate, he pushes at it with hard hands, nowhere near the pitch of the ball, and spoons a simple return catch. Gorgeous bowling from Chahal 46/3
    9 has he just patted the ball into the stumps, instead of collecting the ball and whipping off the bails? In any case, Gunaratne is gone. Replays indicate that Dhoni fumbles, but gets lucky as the ball thuds into his gloves and ricochets back onto the stumps while the batsman is stranded out of his crease. Beautiful bowling, getting the ball to climb over the eyeline so he thinks he has a shot on offer. It drifts into him, forcing him to play against the turn. Then it does and does him around the legs 55/4
    10.2 taken at long-on! Shanaka goes for the big one, this time misreading the left-arm wristspinner's googly. Hits against the turn, gets it off the bottom of the bat and is caught easily by Pandya running in off the boundary 58/5
    11.1 another stumping?. Chahal is grinning away as he fools another batsman with his googly. It's tossed up. It's wide. It's as tempting as the poison apple the queen gave to Snow White. Thisara dances down and goes for the slog. The ball joyfully dips under the ball, spins into Dhoni's gloves and he whips the bails off. That gives him the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20Is. 62/6
    13.6 length ball, hammered back down the ground, but Pandya's hands are there waiting! India can do no wrong today. There is no celebration. He just turns around, hands the ball back and walks off. 76/8
    15.4 caught at deep square leg! Chameera swings as hard as he can at a length ball outside off but finds the Rahul, who moves to his right and takes it comfortably 85/9
    15.6 tame, very tame as Fernando backs away from the seam bowler and flails at the ball only to send it straight to the hands of point. That's India's biggest victory in T20Is, in terms of runs 87/10
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    Extras
    2 (w 2)
    TOTAL
    87 all out (16 Overs, RR: 5.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (N Dickwella, 1.4 ov), 2-39 (WU Tharanga, 4.5 ov), 3-46 (AD Mathews, 7.2 ov), 4-55 (DAS Gunaratne, 9 ov), 5-58 (MD Shanaka, 10.2 ov), 6-62 (NLTC Perera, 11.1 ov), 7-70 (MDKJ Perera, 12.4 ov), 8-76 (A Dananjaya, 13.6 ov), 9-85 (PVD Chameera, 15.4 ov), 10-87 (MVT Fernando, 15.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    HH Pandya402937.25100110
    JD Unadkat20713.5081000
    YS Chahal402345.75121110
    JJ Bumrah201005.0082000
    Kuldeep Yadav401824.5090000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

20 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

India's biggest

93

Margin of victory for India in this T20I - their largest in T20Is. The previous biggest was by 90 runs against England in 2012 World T20.

Rohit by Mathews again

10

No. of times Rohit Sharma has fallen to Mathews across all formats, three more than he has fallen to any other bowler. Also since 2010, no other India batsman has been dismissed by a bowler these many times.

Bad memories

92

Score at which India were all out for in their first and only T20I in Cuttack, before this match. South Africa were the bowling side then.