Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    12.4 Rohit falls 82 short. But what a stunner that was. Friday at its best for Indian fans. Good option from Chameera, the short, slow bouncer that doesn't rise as much. Rohit sees third man up, tries to find the gap past him but can only find the short third man fielder. Terrific exhibition of stroke-making from Rohit. 165/1
    18.3 what a catch. Rahul falls 11 short of a hundred. It's a wide yorker, another good option, a thick outside edge looks destined for the third man boundary until Dickwella dives to his right, full length, both feet in the air and plucks off a one-handed stunner. Needed that to get Rahul. Terrific innings though. 243/2
    19.4 may be out of the question now. A full straight delivery around off, Dhoni stays in his crease, but just plain misses a big hit. Knocked over off stump. Dhoni's cameo ends. May have been a bit of reverse. Good spirit from Thisara, has bowled the tough overs quite well 255/5
    18.6 well bowled. Short delivery outside off, Pandya can't time his swat well, the ball hits the splice of the bat and lobs to cover. These are the kinds of cameos that win you T20s. Maybe a bit extreme to say that in this situation but ... 253/3
    19.2 a review from Iyer. A slower delivery on middle and leg, Iyer misses a flick and is struck in front of middle and leg. No bat. Ball tracking says it's hitting leg stump, a golden duck for Iyer. 254/4
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    Extras
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    260/5 (20 Overs, RR: 13.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-165 (RG Sharma, 12.4 ov), 2-243 (KL Rahul, 18.3 ov), 3-253 (HH Pandya, 18.6 ov), 4-254 (SS Iyer, 19.2 ov), 5-255 (MS Dhoni, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews2.201606.8573000
    PVD Chameera4045111.25112500
    N Pradeep4061215.2555520
    A Dananjaya3.4049013.3674420
    NLTC Perera4049212.2573420
    PC de Silva1016016.0012100
    DAS Gunaratne1021021.0012200
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    4.3 straight to deep square leg. Another slower delivery, around middle and leg, all Dickwella can do is chip a swat to the fielder at deep square leg, running in. Good bowling. He was struggling to balance himself on contact 36/1
    13.2 that did not turn. Tharanga played for some. Full around middle and off, in the arc, but all Tharanga can get on his big slog is a leading edge. Chahal settles himself underneath it and takes a quality catch. Kept his cool. But another good innings from Tharanga 145/2
    14.2 that should be the series for India. It was very wide outside off again, pushing it wider from the hitting arc. Kusal can't, therefore, get enough power behind the shot. All he can do is slice the ball to long-off. But that was some innings from Kusal, kept Sri Lanka in it for this long was an achievement in itself. 156/4
    14.1 another good catch from Pandya. Golden duck for Thisara. But he can't do much. It was full but wide outside off, the stock ball. Thisara tries to drag the sweep over long-on, but can only chip it towards Pandya at long-on, who runs forward and to his right and collects it cleanly. Would have been wide had he let that go 155/3
    14.5 Dhoni knows he has Asela. It was a wide googly outside off that crept under Gunaratne's slog sweep. Dhoni collects, whips off the stumps and hardly even appeals, as if it say I've got him. Seems like he has. Gunaratne's back foot is dragging back slowly, but Dhoni's hands are so quick. Nothing behind the line. SL five down. Three wickets in the over 161/5
    15.2 another one. SL seven down. Quickly fading away. Samarawickrama comes down again, looking to go over cover but the wide legbreak beats the bat. Dhoni does the rest. Wide called. Enough turn when you slow it down 164/7
    15.1 wristspin going through SL again. It was a googly outside off, Chaturanga tries to reverse-lap that through third man but all he can do it inside edge it onto the stumps. 162/6
    15.5 the googly. Chahal has four more, another four-for. The googly outside off, Dananjaya tries to slog the ball over long-on, but hardly any connection. The ball goes straight up and long-on cleans up 170/8
    17.2 a straight ball finishes the game and the series. It's the slower ball around middle and leg, Chameera fails to connect with a flick and knocks back middle and leg stump. India take the T20 series with an 88-run win in Indore 172/10
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    Extras
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    172 all out (17.2 Overs, RR: 9.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (N Dickwella, 4.3 ov), 2-145 (WU Tharanga, 13.2 ov), 3-155 (NLTC Perera, 14.1 ov), 4-156 (MDKJ Perera, 14.2 ov), 5-161 (DAS Gunaratne, 14.5 ov), 6-162 (PC de Silva, 15.1 ov), 7-164 (S Samarawickrama, 15.2 ov), 8-170 (A Dananjaya, 15.5 ov), 9-172 (PVD Chameera, 17.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JD Unadkat302217.3353000
    JJ Bumrah302107.0070120
    Kuldeep Yadav4052313.0054410
    HH Pandya3.202316.9061100
    YS Chahal4052413.0083440

Match Notes

Mammoth total

1

No. of bigger team scores in T20Is than India's 260 in this game. Australia had hit 263 v SL last year.

Hitman

35

Balls taken by Rohit Sharma to complete his century - the joint-fastest in T20Is. It is also the fastest in T20s by India players.

Top start

75

Previous highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka in T20Is, between Rohit and Dhawan in Ranchi last year. Rahul and Rohit have gone past that mark today.

Good to chase

6-1

Win-loss record for the teams chasing in Indore in last 7 T20 matches, before this. Sri Lanka have elected to chase in this match.