Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    SR
    1.5 chips it straight to mid-on. There is a lot of bounce in this wicket right now. This one climbs from a good length at middle stump. Dickwella brings out his trademark pick-up shot on the rise, but it gets too big for him. Gets it off the high part of the bat and gets a goodbye kiss from the bowler 8/1
    3.3 holes out to deep square. Oh dear, what are we seeing here. A poor shot from Tharanga. Plays for line - it's on leg stump. But it's a cutter too. He's rolled his fingers over this length ball ad Tharanga's bat turns as he looks to whip if over midwicket 18/3
    2.6 got him! Looks to go with the angle again, but this time Sundar gets it to straighten. He's lunging forward to try and flick towards wide long-on again, but it's a leading edge that's taken easily by the bowler 14/2
    8.3 it was coming. Sadeera steps out and wants to clear mid-off, but this gets big on him. It's that kind of a pitch. Dug in hard at an off stump line. He offers the full face, but it takes the high end of the bat. Dinesh Karthik pedals backwards and pouches it 56/4
    17.3 offcutter, back of a length and climbing at off stump. Gets under this attempted pull and lobs it up for Kuldeep at midwicket, who has to jog a bit to his right 111/7
    11.4 finds deep midwicket with a well-connected slog sweep. Oh this sounded so good, but he's got no elevation at all. Picked up the full one from outside off and swatted it straight to Pandya at head height 72/5
    12.6 chips it to midwicket. A tame dismissal. Overpitched slower ball on the pads, looks to clip it off his toe but picks out Rohit Sharma 85/6
    not out
    29
    34
    24
    0
    2
    120.83
    not out
    11
    11
    7
    2
    0
    157.14
    Extras
    8 (lb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    135/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (N Dickwella, 1.5 ov), 2-14 (MDKJ Perera, 2.6 ov), 3-18 (WU Tharanga, 3.3 ov), 4-56 (S Samarawickrama, 8.3 ov), 5-72 (MD Gunathilaka, 11.4 ov), 6-85 (NLTC Perera, 12.6 ov), 7-111 (DAS Gunaratne, 17.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Washington Sundar402215.50113000
    JD Unadkat401523.75151010
    Mohammed Siraj4045111.2566120
    HH Pandya402526.25111130
    Kuldeep Yadav402616.5062000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.6 holes out to deep square. Short ball at off stump, cuts in a touch and maybe climbs on him too, because he's really cramped as he shapes to pull. It's one-handed slice in the end and a simple catch i the deep 39/2
    3.2 trapped in front of middle as he looks to whip this inswinger on the rise. He's given lbw and they've reviewed. 142 and moving rapidly, that one. Might be missing leg stump on line and height...or not. Tracker says it's clipping the top of leg stump so that will remain Umpire's Call. A wild heave from Rahul with the front foot plonked across off stump, was done by pace and movement 17/1
    13.2 run out off the bowler's fingertips at the non-striker's end. Iyer has just had a bit of treatment for his hamstring and immediately runs into some poor fortune after resumption. Another short ball, pummeled hard off the back foot but straight back at the stumps. Iyer is backing up a long way at the other end and Akila does smartly to get a touch on this with an outstretched right hand. He wasn't looking to stop that, it looked deliverate 81/3
    32
    48
    29
    4
    0
    110.34
    16.1 misses a straight one. Chameera has been dipping it in at the stumps for the entirety of his spell. Another one. Comes in from a length, tonks middle stump as he looks to punch through the off side 108/5
    14.6 guides one to the keeper and screams some expletives around the mic that will probably earn him demerit points. To be fair, it was a shot that merits such a reaction. Short ball outside off, easy put away for someone like him. He's too laid-back on the attempted ramp, and gets a very thin connection on it. It all looks pre-match practice, that sequence of play 99/4
    not out
    18
    27
    12
    0
    1
    150.00
    not out
    16
    20
    10
    2
    0
    160.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    139/5 (19.2 Overs, RR: 7.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (KL Rahul, 3.2 ov), 2-39 (RG Sharma, 6.6 ov), 3-81 (SS Iyer, 13.2 ov), 4-99 (HH Pandya, 14.6 ov), 5-108 (MK Pandey, 16.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    A Dananjaya402706.75102110
    PVD Chameera402225.50132020
    NLTC Perera3.202206.6072000
    ANPR Fernando403609.0063100
    MD Shanaka402726.75102100

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 3-match series 3-0

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Bumper year

37

No. of wins by India across all formats this year, the second-most by any team in a year. Australia won 38 matches in 2003.

India's youngest

0

No. of players to appear for India at younger age than Washington Sundar who makes his debut at age of 18 years, 80 days in this match. The previous youngest was Rishabh Pant at 19y, 120d.