Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
51(89) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 0 2 1 3
S Dhawan
68(92) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 1 2 1 2 1 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Mathews
O4.0
M0
R10
W1
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O9.0
M1
R33
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
11dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

India enter final with crushing win

The only real resistance to India's incredible march into the final was two sets of protesters who broke into the field on two separate occasions

Commentary

END OF OVER:
35 | 14 Runs | INDIA: 182/2

  • SK Raina7 (4b)
  • V Kohli58 (64b)
  • SL Malinga8-0-54-0
  • BMAJ Mendis3-0-28-1

Four easy wins in four for India now, belying the pre-tournament predictions about India's potentially struggling in this competition. Another prediction which proved off-target today was the weather forecast, with the rain mercifully staying away.

In the first match under proper English conditions, with the ball seaming and swinging, each of India's bowlers did their bit to stifle Sri Lanka's experienced batting unit. Then it was over to India's in-form openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, who with the help of some dropped catches made sure India wouldn't have any problems chasing down 182 to reach the final. Virat Kohli continued to be a major headache for Sri Lanka, making an unbeaten 58 - his eight half-century to go with his five hundreds against them - and Lasith Malinga continued to find the going difficult against India : 8-0-54-0.

Post-match presentation

Angelo Mathews: "The toss was crucial, we would have also bowled if we won the toss. The ball was seaming around, swinging around, the pitch was two-paced, our batsmen found it difficult. But credit should go the Indians."

MS Dhoni: "I think it is a well-written script, good toss to win, started well by the bowler, unfortunately for SL they lost Dilshan, we capitalised on that, then the bowlers bowled well, especially the spinners. I think it is important to have good bowlers in the side. The ball was still doing a bit., Bhuvnesh had already bowled 8 or 9, we wanted to keep some of the fast bowlers' overs for the death, so with Karthik around I think might as well give it a go. I thought even if it goes badly, I'll bowl one over. It went okay so I bowled another ... England are a very good side, and we have played a lot against them in the last couple of years."

Man of the Match is Ishant Sharma: "My strength is the bounce, I stick to my strength. I think up front U/mesh and Bhuvi bowled really well. I think the conditions were really favourable here, in the previous games the wickets were quite flat."

That's a wrap from me, but Sidharth Monga has just finished the match report, which I recommend reading. Also, watch out for stories from Nagraj Gollapudi and Andrew Fernando later in the day. And the Huddle featuring Ian Bishop and Sharda Ugra is live now.

It's been great to receive all the mails (and the headline suggestions) from you lot, join us again for the big final on Sunday. Cheers!

34.6
4
Malinga to Raina, FOUR runs, India are through to the final after a thoroughly dominant performance, a short ball from Malinga is helped along to fine leg for four to finish it off
34.5
0
Malinga to Raina, no run, a yorker on the boots, an inside-edge onto the shoes, he was lbw if it wasn't for that thin edge
34.4
1
Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, drops it short this time, clipped towards deep backward square leg for a single
34.3
2
Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, a swinging low yorker heading for the boots, clipped towards deep square leg for two more
34.2
1
Malinga to Raina, 1 run, short ball and Raina pulls that toward square leg, can't beat the fielder there
34.1
1
Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, gets an edge this time but wide of slip and down to third man, it was a back of length ball outside off, just a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
51(89) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 0 2 1 3
S Dhawan
68(92) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 1 2 1 2 1 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Mathews
O4.0
M0
R10
W1
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O9.0
M1
R33
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803