Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    24.5 ah, the irony! He gets a lot more bat on this. Actually surprisingly good connection, with the shot being somewhere between a pull and a flick. The problem though is, with the better contact, the short ball goes squarer and finds the man on the boundary at long leg. Sri Lanka sigh in relief. India groan, "oh, 200 denied" 138/1
    44.1 taken. End of Dhawan's quality for now. A slow, wide delivery outside off. Dhawan wants to hit the short leg side boundary but it's far too wide outside off to do that. He gets enough behind it but not great timing and his weary body lets him down. Goes straight down long-on's throat. Superb innings from Dhawan, he'll agree it's right up there. These weren't easy conditions and he hardly played a false shot. 261/4
    25.5 he's got him! Pradeep, you beauty, baiting Kohli outside off, and nabbing him easily. The shot is risky, with a slip in, but the batsman goes for the glide to third man anyway. A touch of seam movement away, but more importantly a little extra bounce, undoes him. 139/2
    33.3 bowled. Chopped on. Unfortunate. But that's how it goes. A yorker outside off, Yuvraj gets his high back lift down just in time to jam that yorker out. But with the momentum of Yuvraj not having got to the ball in time, the ball goes backwards. Just clips the top of off and middle. Yuvraj is distraught and SL strike. Crucial wicket. Will stop the attack for now 179/3
    49.2 taken on the boundary. Full and wide again from Perera, slightly predictable, but it isn't quite in Dhoni's swinging arc. He has to manufacture his own power and does, but doesn't get good timing. Skews off the outside half and lands in long-off's hands. Important runs saved these could be 307/6
    45.4 gone! That's the longer boundary. Full and wide from Lakmal. Well bowled. Bowling to his field. Pandya wanted to go more over cover and the ball skews off the outside half and lobs towards the sweeper cover who comes in and completes a routine catch. Good comeback by Lakmal after the previous ball 278/5
    not out
    25
    19
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    192.30
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    Extras
    14 (lb 4, w 10)
    TOTAL
    321/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-138 (RG Sharma, 24.5 ov), 2-139 (V Kohli, 25.5 ov), 3-179 (Yuvraj Singh, 33.3 ov), 4-261 (S Dhawan, 44.1 ov), 5-278 (HH Pandya, 45.4 ov), 6-307 (MS Dhoni, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga1007027.00289110
    RAS Lakmal1017217.20298230
    ANPR Fernando1007317.30237120
    NLTC Perera905416.00272400
    MD Gunathilaka804105.12245000
    DAS Gunaratne30712.33110000
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    4.4 he finds success with it as well! I'm half certain this is a knuckle ball. Either way, it was a slightly slower ball, induces a false shot. Dickwella, nervous, jittery, not-sure-if-he-should-hang-in-there-or-hit-out Dickwella goes for a whip across the line and gets a leading edge that is pouched at point 11/1
    27.5 that was so unnecessary and Gunathilaka is gone I think. Yup, just in the air and India have a wicket courtesy a run-out. A completely unnecessary second run and India have a way back. Worked to backward square leg and Gunathilaka calls for the second. Dhoni picks the throw on the bounce from Umesh yadav and just about takes the bails off in time. A full-length dive can't save Gunathilaka. The ball came out of his glove just after he took off the bails. Lucky for India, but their good fielding has done it again. Happened to Sri Lanka against SA too. 170/2
    32.4 and that's Mendis run-out too. So many run-outs against South Africa changed that game. And two more here. That's an awful call. Pushed towards short mid-on. Bhuvneshwar is quick on the ball, picks up and swivels into a throw to release early, unaware that he had plenty of time. Maybe that helped because it was bang on target at the striker's end. Mendis dives, but he may as well run all the way off. End of a superlative knock but India back on top again 196/3
    42.6 shortish on off stump, Mathews tucks it to square leg. Only six runs off the over. 271/3
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    Extras
    17 (lb 11, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    322/3 (48.4 Overs, RR: 6.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (N Dickwella, 4.4 ov), 2-170 (MD Gunathilaka, 27.5 ov), 3-196 (BKG Mendis, 32.4 ov), 3-271 (MDKJ Perera, )
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar1005415.40306010
    UT Yadav9.406706.93287210
    JJ Bumrah1005205.20263101
    HH Pandya715107.28176110
    RA Jadeja605208.66127110
    KM Jadhav301806.0041010
    V Kohli301705.6651000

Match Notes

SL's biggest

322

Target chased by Sri Lanka in this game, is their joint-biggest in ODIs. They had chased down the same target against England at Headingley in 2006.

Run-out trouble

4

No. of run-outs for SL batsmen in 2 games of this Champions Trophy. All other teams combined have had only five run-outs.

Magnificent Mendis

11

No. of 50+ scores for Mendis in ODI career of 27 ODIs. Since his debut, in Jun 2016, only Joe Root (12) has made more 50+ scores.

Effective 2nd-wicket

8

No. of century partnerships for 2nd wicket for SL since WC 2015, including today. For all other wickets they have had only 7 such stands.

Need a record chase

317

Highest target successfully chased at The Oval in ODIs, by India against the home team in 2007. SL are set 322 to win in this game.

Quick ten

77

No. of inns taken by Dhawan to score 10 ODI centuries, which makes him the third quickest to the feat after de Kock (55 inns) and Amla (57).

Dhawan's favourites

62.50

Dhawan's average v SL in ODIs, his highest against any team (2+ inns). His scores in the last 4 ODIs against them: 94, 113, 79, 91.

Hat-trick

3

No. of consecutive century partnerships for Rohit and Dhawan - 123 v Aus, 136 v Pak and this game. They are the first pair to do so for India in ODIs.

ODI rivals

150

No. of ODIs between India and Sri Lanka, the most between any two sides. Pak and SL come next with 147 games against each other.

India's dominance

14-3

Win-loss record of India over Sri Lanka in the last 17 ODIs since 2012. The last they faced in this format was in 2014 and India had won that home series 5-0.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130.000
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.370
PAK3214-0.680
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798