Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
94(114) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 1 1 1 2 1
KC Sangakkara
103(84) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 8 0 9 13 3 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10.0
M1
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O10.0
M0
R60
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Time for the presentation:

Virat Kohli: I think the bowlers did a good job, there was a lot of dew in the end. We didn't expect so much dew because there wasn't so much of it yesterday, but credit to the bowlers to take it to the last over. We could have been smarter with our batting and could have added 25-30 runs more. Jadeja was magnificent with the ball, we were just waiting for the ball to turn before the dew. We have to pull our socks up, rectify the areas we are not good in for the next match.

Angelo Mathews: My groin got a bit stiff but it's all ok now. We looked to play good cricket and we did well to restrict them to 260, the spinners did a beautiful job. And then the champion came in to play a terrific knock. Ya, Mendis is our trump card, the dew factor comes in to play and our spinners did well.

Not surprisingly, Sangakkara is the Man of the Match: The dew made it a lot easier for me, my job was to stay there for as long as possible and stay competitive. We had a great opening partnership which really set us up. And with Thisara in the end, we knew he could do the job. I think handling pressure comes with experience. De silva in his second ODI did well with the ball and fielding, it was a team effort overall. It's been a few good months for me, I've worked hard on my fitness and experience counts.

10.15pm That's all from us tonight, it's Vishal signing off with our scorer Sanjay Murari and we'll be back tomorrow with the next game - Bangladesh against Afghanistan, who have been winless so far. Till then, it's goodbye!

9.55pm Another terrific knock from Sangakkara, this time after Kusal Perera gave them a solid start with Thirimanne. Sri Lanka lost a few quick wickets in the middle to Jadeja and Shami but Sanga kept his cool and stayed there almost till the end for a close win. Ashwin and Jadeja kept things tight with five wickets between them and only 72 runs from their 20 overs, but Sanga survived it all. Sri Lanka now on top of the table with eight points from two matches

49.2
1
Kumar to Perera, 1 run, it's all over for India - Perera manages a bottom edge towards mid-on and calls for the single and might have been close if it was a direct hit and the overthrow also goes to the boundary
49.1
0
Kumar to Perera, no run, dropped! Would you believe it - Perera drove it straight to Dhawan at mid-off, it was at a comfortable height but the ball simply popped out of his hands

One run required from the last over

END OF OVER:
49 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 264/8

  • BAW Mendis5 (2b)
  • NLTC Perera10 (16b)
  • Mohammed Shami10-0-81-3
  • B Kumar9-1-44-0
48.6
4
Mohammed Shami to Mendis, FOUR runs, edged and four! It wasn't a poor delivery from Shami, Mendis drove with power and got an outside edge just outside the keeper's reach on the of side for four

Perera and Mendis having a discussion while Kohli wipes the dew off the ball

48.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Perera, 1 run, low full toss on off, driven down firmly for one

There were only four in the circle and Kohli stopped Shami just in time from bowling the delivery or it would have been a no ball

Vishal: "Reminds me so much of Champions trophy when Ashwin took a brilliant catch to dismiss morgan and changed the game"

48.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Mendis, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, thick outside edge goes to third man for one

What an innings from Sanga, an 83-ball hundred under pressure and he nearly took his team through. Ajantha Mendis joins Perera now. Seven to win form nine

48.3
W
Mohammed Shami to Sangakkara, OUT, and Sanga is gone, or is he? It was a waist-high full toss on off, Sanga went for it and thick edge goes straight to Ashwin at short third man where he takes a low catch. The umpires are checking: the foot has landed in the crease, the full toss is waist-high so seems fine and Ashwin got his fingers under the ball to catch it. After a lot of communication with the third umpire, the finger has gone up

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
94(114) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 1 1 1 2 1
KC Sangakkara
103(84) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 8 0 9 13 3 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10.0
M1
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O10.0
M0
R60
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Jadeja shining

59

Wickets in ODIs by Jadeja since 2013, only Saeed Ajmal (65) has taken more

A death bowler?

8.14

B Kumar's economy in the last-ten overs, as opposed to his overall economy of 4.75

The old allrounder

29

Stuart Binny, aged 29 years and 270 days, is the oldest player in the team

Wack stat

2

No. of diamond ducks in ODIs without the batsmen being run out. Bhuvneshwar became the second batsman today

Falling to spin

2008

Last time India lost their seven wickets to spinners, against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Final, 2008

His favourite tournament

8.52

Ajantha Mendis' bowling average in the Asia Cup, before this match

Not so effective

6.18

Malinga's economy against India when he bowls his full quota of overs

Kohli's escape

A close stumping call in the 17th over as he just manages to get his backfoot back in time after he was beaten by Chaturanga de Silva

Fresh against SL

65

Partnership runs between Dhawan and Kohli the only other time they batted together against SL

SLOW STARTER

63.67

Rohit Sharma's SR in the first-15 overs, Dhawan scores at 88

Starting trouble

29

Number of ODIs since the last time India's openers put up a century stand against SL

Not a dream debut

1

Number of overs Stuart Binny bowled in his first ODI. He didn't get to bat either.

Why SL chose to bowl?

37.33

Virat Kohli's ave against SL when batting first, as opposed to 70.69 when batting second

Asia Cup

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BDESH43106.0000.463
PAK42204.000-0.320
SL41302.000-0.316
UAE40400.000-1.846
Qualifying Group
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AFG32104.0000.983
OMAN31202.000-1.252
HKG30300.000-1.445