Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.2 gone. Chandimal's exuberant slog doesn't work. Nehra bangs it on a good length on leg, Chandimal backs away and comes down, looking to go over midwicket but gets a thin inside edge on its way to the keeper. Had he stayed in his normal stance, it would have been a bad ball on his hips with short fine leg up but Chandimal looked to go hard and pays the price. 6/1
    6.1 taken. The big wicket of Dilshan. Pandya strikes with his first ball. A well-directed bouncer on middle and Dilshan pulls, but fails to keep it down. Goes straight down Ashwin's throat at fine leg. 31/3
    3.4 late appeal and gone. Terrific delivery that, Dhoni collects and belatedly appeals. Good length, top-of-off. Jayasuriya pokes at it away from his body and gets the thinnest of snicks through to the keeper. Audible sound and given. Could have only been the bat 15/2
    17.2 taken. Wow, what sweet timing, but he has picked out sweeper cover to perfection. Full delivery outside off, Kapugedara smashes an inside-out drive with amazing timing and it carries to Pandya at sweeper cover who takes a really good catch, backtracking. 105/7
    10.6 big big wicket this. Full outside off, Mathews brings an angled bat down late and gets a thick inside edge which clatters into the stumps. The crucial wicket of Mathews just when he was looking to explode. How much will that effect SL? 57/4
    16.1 taken. Tossed up on off, Siriwardana clears one foot and launches it high in the air towards long-on where Raina settles under it to take an easy catch. 100/5
    16.6 low full toss on middle, slogged away to midwicket. And that looks out. Rohit returns a good throw and Shanaka is well short. Out of a free hit. What a way to go. Well done by Rohit too 104/6
    18.4 lovely bowling. Sees Perera advancing and bowls it very slow but very wide outside off. So wide that it is called a wide. Perera comes down but fails to connect with a big heave, wrong shot selection to that ball. But Dhoni whips off the bails in a jiffy and the umpire doesn't need the help of his upstairs colleague. 125/8
    19.6 smashed away towards deep midwicket. Full toss on middle and Kulasekara slogs it away to deep midwicket. The throw is quick and Dhoni takes off the bails again. This time, Kulasekara is well out. 138/9
    not out
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    7
    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    138/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.90)
    Did not bat: HMRKB Herath
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (LD Chandimal, 2.2 ov), 2-15 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 3.4 ov), 3-31 (TM Dilshan, 6.1 ov), 4-57 (AD Mathews, 10.6 ov), 5-100 (TAM Siriwardana, 16.1 ov), 6-104 (MD Shanaka, 16.6 ov), 7-105 (CK Kapugedera, 17.2 ov), 8-125 (NLTC Perera, 18.4 ov), 9-138 (KMDN Kulasekara, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    A Nehra402315.75123020
    JJ Bumrah402726.75104000
    HH Pandya402626.50103000
    Yuvraj Singh10303.0030000
    RA Jadeja201909.5042100
    R Ashwin402626.50101121
    SK Raina10909.0011000
  • BATSMEN
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    1.6 got him, excellent delivery. Slanting across into the corridor, the length is just right, and Dhawan is late getting forward to push into the covers, his front foot is still landing on its heel when the ball kisses his outside edge through to the keeper 11/1
    3.2 got him! Beautiful length, and he shifted his line slightly wider to entice the drive away from the body. Goes for the drive on the up, it seams away slightly - just about straightens - and the nick is pouched nicely by Kapugedera at slip, with two hands, a couple of inches above the ground 16/2
    not out
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    85
    47
    7
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    119.14
    11.1 length ball on middle and leg, and Shanaka has struck first ball! Looks to step inside the line and hit over mid-off, the ball is a little shorter than he thought, and it hits high on the bat and loops high in the air, and is caught on the juggle by mid-off 70/3
    16.5 digs it in short now, and that's a well-directed bouncer. Yuvraj takes his eye off the ball a little while swiveling to hook, and top-edges to the man at fine leg 121/4
    17.5 bowled him! Herath has just worked Pandya over here. Bowled it much quicker, on a good length, and got it to straighten. Pandya's front shoulder opens up again as he looks to whip across the line, and the ball beats his outside edge and pegs back off stump 125/5
    not out
    7
    7
    4
    0
    1
    175.00
    Extras
    1 (w 1)
    TOTAL
    142/5 (19.2 Overs, RR: 7.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (S Dhawan, 1.6 ov), 2-16 (RG Sharma, 3.2 ov), 3-70 (SK Raina, 11.1 ov), 4-121 (Yuvraj Singh, 16.5 ov), 5-125 (HH Pandya, 17.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews301605.33113000
    KMDN Kulasekara302127.00104000
    NLTC Perera403218.0052100
    PVD Chameera402706.7583010
    HMRKB Herath3.202617.8081200
    MD Shanaka10717.0021000
    TAM Siriwardana1013013.0011100

Match Notes

Half-century, each time

3

No. of half-centuries for Virat Kohli against Sri Lanka in T20Is, in as many innings. His scores against them: 68, 77 and 56*.

The chasing machine

73.44

Virat Kohli's average while chasing in T20Is, before this match. He averages just 35.88 when batting first. 7 of his 12 50s have also come when chasing.

Bowlers striking everytime

13.28

Average opening stand in the 7 games of this Asia Cup. Only twice there has been an opening stand of more than 20 runs in 14 innings.

Pathetic first-half

47

Runs scored by Sri Lanka in the first ten overs - their second-lowest in T20Is when batting first. They were 43 for 7 vs SA, Cape Town, World T20 2007.

Not a good year so far

12.28

Dilshan's average in T20Is this year, including today's innings. He has scored 86 runs in 7 innings. In his last two T20Is in 2015, he made half-centuries in both.

No solid starts

10

No. of innings in this Asia Cup (main round), where the teams lost at least 2 wickets in the powerplays, including today, in 13 innings.

On the toss-winning track

3

No. of tosses won by India in recent 4 T20Is, including today. Incidentally, they had called it right only once in 13 T20Is before that.