Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
108(120) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 3 6 3 2 2
DPMD Jayawardene
78(59) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 12 7 1 1 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O8.1
M1
R32
W4
Eco3.91
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O10.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is it from us for this game. Have a look at the match report by Kanishkaa Balachandran. Siddarth Ravindran will have more from the ground later. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off for the moment. Cheers

Virat is the Man of the Match. Virat: "To be able to adjust so quickly from Australia is very satisfying because of the different conditions. We [Gautam and I] have got a lot of big stands between us. We understand each others' games really well. We don't have to tell each other what to do. It is very satisfying when the wicket is slow, you have to control your urge to hit a boundary and take the singles. It is just a great honour [the vice-captaincy], I never expected it at 23." Well said, fiery one.

Dhoni: "It was difficult at that time when Mahela was batting well. The wicket changed a bit, it came onto the bat better and they were able to play their shots. Praveen was having an off day then, they took Jadeja for runs, so I was actually two bowlers short at that time. And had to get the part-timers in. But Praveen came back well, and Irfan and Vinay supported him well. There were not many boundaries in the Virat-Gautam partnership but they did well to set up a base. It is a tough ground to defend with quick outfield. Hopefully it won't be as easy to bat in the second innings as it is now as the tournament goes on. It is not that we played badly against Sri Lanka [in Australia]."

Mahela: "When you are chasing something like that, the guys who get starts have to finish off. Pretty bad shot from me. We chased really well, nothing wrong with the wicket. We needed to finish the chase which we did not do. Initially they set it up nicely with Gautam and Virat. I thought we gave away 15-20 runs more, it is difficult to bowl to Dhoni and Raina, our fielding could have been better too. We can take many positives out of this game. The new guys did well. Suranga bowled well. I have enjoyed batting up the order. I am more relaxed, I can play my shots It is easy to bat with Dilshan and it later flows with Sanga. But as I said, I played a pretty bad shot."

That late burst from Dhoni and Raina proved the difference in the end, turning a good score built on the twin centuries from Gambhir and Kohli into a stiff target. Jayawardene and Sangakkara looked in control, but a top-heavy Sri Lanka crumbled after their dismissals. Ashwin's double strike in the 36th over being the decisive blow. Irfan putting in a solid performance with four wickets

thiru: "There's a reason why Mahela always batted at 4 or 5, even though he has always loved to open the batting. With him opening, the batting is a bit inexperienced, and it showed in today's match. It would be a knee-jerk reaction to suggest that this is the sole reason for today's loss, but Mahela in the middle-order meant that the 'experience' was more evenly distributed through the lineup."

45.1
W
Pathan to Prasanna, OUT, that will be it then, Prasanna came down the track, and swung the widish slower one off the toe end of the bat, Sachin ran back from cover and settled under it, Irfan finishes with four

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 254/9

  • S Prasanna8 (11b)
  • R Vinay Kumar9-0-55-3
  • IK Pathan8-1-32-3
44.6
W
Vinay Kumar to Maharoof, OUT, gone! Maharoof opened up and wanted to go down the ground, but he ended up slicing the full toss to extra cover
44.5
1
Vinay Kumar to Prasanna, 1 run, has another go, and misses again, they take a run as the ball dribbles off the pad towards the keeper on the off side
44.4
0
Vinay Kumar to Prasanna, no run, another slower one, he has a slog at it, falls short of mid off
44.3
1
Vinay Kumar to Maharoof, 1 run, backs away before the ball has been delivered, Vinay bowls it really slow, Maharoof manages to heave it through midwicket in the end
44.2
1lb
Vinay Kumar to Prasanna, 1 leg bye, goes for the inswinging yorker, hits the front boot. but would have gone down leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
108(120) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 3 6 3 2 2
DPMD Jayawardene
78(59) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 12 7 1 1 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O8.1
M1
R32
W4
Eco3.91
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O10.0
M0
R57
W2
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Asia Cup

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INDIA44008.0002.021
BDESH43106.0000.463
PAK42204.000-0.320
SL41302.000-0.316
UAE40400.000-1.846
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.708
AFG32104.0000.983
OMAN31202.000-1.252
HKG30300.000-1.445