Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
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    0.4 Jeevan Mendis tears back from mid-off and tracks down Rohit's sliced hit. Sensational catch running back and across to his left from mid-off. He gets into an awkward side-on position, but makes the catch look a lot easier. He lands on his back but still hangs onto the ball. Sri Lanka huddle up while Rohit exits. This was fuller and outside off - in Rohit's swinging arc - he aims to hoist it over the man inside the circle but winds up skewing it off the bottom part. Rohit gone for a duck. What a lift for Sri Lanka 1/1
    17.6 has he mistimed this, yes. Reaches out to this wide delivery and lofts this straight to long-off. The pressure of trying to manufacture strokes has got to Dhawan. Pant had bottled strike and run-flow, so Dhawan had to go for it and he's fallen in the process. Touch lucky with those top-edges but he's played well 153/4
    1.6 bowled'im. Raina backs away a long way outside leg and exposes all three stumps. He swishes and misses. Pradeep doesn't miss his target: he hits the middle stump with a full-toss. It looks very ugly when these shots don't come off. Low-percentage shot; maybe Raina should have given himself more time before going after the bowler 9/2
    12.4 he's dragged this from way outside off to deep midwicket. No power behind the stroke from Pandey, who looked to go over long-on. The low-arm action meant the ball dipped on him just a touch. Pandey's scratchy innings has come to an end, timed the ball well early on but struggled as the innings progressed. 104/3
    19.6 helps this short ball straight down the throat of deep fine leg. The innings ends with a mishit and that shot's really the story of his innings today. Too many swings and mishits. 174/5
    not out
    13
    6
    2
    0
    216.66
    Extras
    10 (b 1, lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    174/5 (20 Overs, RR: 8.7)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (RG Sharma, 0.4 ov), 2-9 (SK Raina, 1.6 ov), 3-104 (MK Pandey, 12.4 ov), 4-153 (S Dhawan, 17.6 ov), 5-174 (RR Pant, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PVD Chameera403328.25113210
    N Pradeep3038112.6644220
    A Dananjaya403709.2562210
    NLTC Perera302508.3333000
    BMAJ Mendis302117.0060110
    MD Gunathilaka301615.3370100
  • BATSMEN
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    4.6 This looks like another slower cutter from Unadkat. Danushka moves away outside leg stump, he is too early into the loft, ends up chipping a catch to Pant at mid-off. Good contributions from both bat and ball from Danushka. Rohit calls his boys into a huddle 70/2
    1.3 Mendis takes on Sundar again, this time he slices a catch to Dhawan running back from mid-off. He slaps his thigh in celebration like he often does. Credit to Sundar for daring to toss this up outside off. Mendis loses his shape, the bottom hand flies off the bat, as he skies it to Dhawan 12/1
    12.3 that's the end of that. It's the flight and dip that has done the trick for Kusal. Spun past the outside edge as he stepped out to go over the top and Karthik effects a smart stumping. 127/4
    8.5 Chahal bursts through the defences of Chandimal and provides India with the breakthrough. This was the fast flipper, think it was out of the front of the hand, Chandimal plays across the line, loses his shape, and misses to have his stumps in a mess 98/3
    14.4 right through as he misses the sweep. Chahal loops this in nicely, Tharanga looks to fetch this slog sweep from way outside off but is through with the stroke early and hears the ball rattle the stumps. 136/5
    not out
    15
    18
    1
    0
    83.33
    not out
    22
    10
    2
    1
    220.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 4, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    175/5 (18.3 Overs, RR: 9.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (BKG Mendis, 1.3 ov), 2-70 (MD Gunathilaka, 4.6 ov), 3-98 (LD Chandimal, 8.5 ov), 4-127 (MDKJ Perera, 12.3 ov), 5-136 (WU Tharanga, 14.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JD Unadkat3035111.6684220
    Washington Sundar402827.00141210
    SN Thakur3.3042012.0076111
    YS Chahal403729.2582210
    V Shankar201507.5020010
    SK Raina201407.0040100

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

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

06 March 2018 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 2, India 0

Match Notes

Top chase

0

No. of higher successful run-chases at Premadasa Stadium than the 175 by Sri Lanka in this match. The previous highest was 173 by Pakistan in 2015.

Powerful powerplay

75

Runs scored by Sri Lanka in the powerplays, their most ever. This is also the second-most runs conceded by India against any side in powerplays.

Dhawan's highest

80

Previous highest score for Shikhar Dhawan in T20Is. He's gone past that in this match. All his top-3 T20I scores have come in his last 7 inns.

SL's misery venue

2-12

Sri Lanka's win-loss record at Premadasa in T20Is in 14 matches before this. Their win-loss ratio of 0.166 is the second-worst for any team at a venue playing 10 or more matches.