Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    26.5 Ashwin has the breakthrough, it is his hundredth one as well, zips off the surface after pitching around off, takes the outside edge and a smart take by Karthik, do India still have a chance here? 134/2
    17.2 loud appeal for lbw and the finger's gone up! It was a length delivery going towards middle stump, Thirimanne went back to turn it to leg, missed it and was trapped in front of middle and leg to be given out. Time for some drinks 80/1
    48.3 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 258/8
    31.1 soft dismissal there! Jayawardene has chipped a catch to extra cover, he picked out that fielder perfectly, Rohit didn't have to move as that catch at an easy pace at waist height 148/3
    31.2 Jadeja is turning the game here, he has two in two, this time it is Chandimal who is gone, terrific ball to get first up, pitching on off and middle and zipping away to take off stump, a golden duck for Chandimal, Jadeja on a hat-trick, this game has come alive 148/4
    36.2 Shami strikes now! There was a loud appeal for lbw as the ball seamed in sharply after pitching outside off and trapped Mathews in front of the stumps. It was a back of length ball and hit him high on the pads but the umpire didn't take long to raise the finger 165/5
    38.6 Shami strikes again! Senayanake takes the aerial route even though the five balls had gone for 10 runs so far. Shami pitched it up towards middle and leg and the batsman chipped it straight to Rohit Sharma at midwicket 183/6
    43.1 strikes on the first ball! He pitched it short of length on middle, de Silva came down to steer it to leg but missed and it hit him right in front of the stumps, didn't bounce too much 216/7
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 7, w 1)
    265/8 (49.2 Overs, RR: 5.37)
    Did not bat: SL Malinga
    Fall of wickets: 1-80 (HDRL Thirimanne, 17.2 ov), 2-134 (MDKJ Perera, 26.5 ov), 3-148 (DPMD Jayawardene, 31.1 ov), 4-148 (LD Chandimal, 31.2 ov), 5-165 (AD Mathews, 36.2 ov), 6-183 (SMSM Senanayake, 38.6 ov), 7-216 (PC de Silva, 43.1 ov), 8-258 (KC Sangakkara, 48.3 ov)
    B Kumar9.214504.82336000
    Mohammed Shami10.008138.102410200
    R Ashwin10.004224.20292100
    STR Binny4.002205.5070100
    RA Jadeja10.013033.00402010
    AT Rayudu1.00909.0032000
    RG Sharma5.002905.80113000

Match Notes

Jadeja shining


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

A death bowler?


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

The old allrounder


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

Wack stat


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

Falling to spin


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

His favourite tournament


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

Not so effective


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


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



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

Starting trouble


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

Not a dream debut


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

Why SL chose to bowl?


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