Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is it from this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off.

Upul Tharanga is the Man of the Match. Tharanga: "I played a game after six months. Today's game Mahela batted really well. It helped me a lot. After I got the hundred, we had only 12-13 overs and nine wickets remaining, I had to go. Luckily I connected. After Champions Trophy, winning a game against India is a huge thing, this century will help me a lot as well."

Mahela Jayawardene: "Needed to get a start, losing the toss on a sticky wicket. First ten overs were crucial. They bowled well upfront, we had to ride that, and then we put the pressure back on them."

Angelo Mathews: "We needed that, especially after losing the toss, we were on the back foot. Mahela showed his class. Upul struggled a bit initially but batted through and was brilliant later. We needed to get that 250, bowlers never let us down if we score 250. Hats off to Mahela and Upul. I am doing my bit the way I can."

Virat Kohli: "Tough day at the office, we were not up to the mark with the ball. Sri Lankans batted really well, and we did not. To chase down 349, you need a quick start, we were not able to do that, that did not give us momentum. The way we have been batting, don't think we needed to consider that option [pinch-hitter]. It didn't happen today. Reality check for us, we have to analyse what we did wrong. We have two more games to go. This is going to hurt the guys a little bit."

Win toss, bowl and win the match, said experience from the past two games. Mahela Jayawardene decided to defy that, with a silken century. Upul Tharanga made India pay for directionless death bowling. And then followed the chase that never was. A hammering for Virat Kohli in his first full game as India captain. India have conceded a bonus point and their NRR has taken a hammering. They will go to Trinidad as laggards in this tri-series. Sri Lanka have pulled back a big one after some recent losses to India

44.5
W
Malinga to Yadav, OUT, that will do it, Malinga whizzes an inswinging length ball past the half-forward defensive push and rattles the stumps one last time today

UT Yadav b Malinga 0 (19m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Leg gully comes in

44.4
1
Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, driven through extra cover, does not take the single
44.3
0
Malinga to Jadeja, no run, banged in very short around off, Jadeja tries to reach it, misses
44.2
2
Malinga to Jadeja, 2 runs, lofts a full delivery over the bowler and gets back for the second

King: "Predicting Kohli's speech - We were outplayed in all departments. Credit to SL batsmen and bowlers. Our death bowling needs to improve. Injuries are common, we have to deal with them as professionals. No one can replace Dhoni."

44.1
0
Malinga to Jadeja, no run, good length on leg, pushed back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
44 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 184/9 (165 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.18, RRR: 27.50)

  • UT Yadav0 (5b)
  • RA Jadeja46 (58b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara9-0-37-1
  • SL Malinga7-0-37-1
43.6
0
Kulasekara to Yadav, no run, almost ended it, almost, moved across and inside-edged a length ball just past his stumps
43.5
1
Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, jumps out and hammers a length ball straight back at the bowler, who gets out of the way
43.4
4
Kulasekara to Jadeja, FOUR, gets it away this time, shuffles across, picks another full toss from outside off and lofts it over midwicket
43.3
0
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run, reaches forward and swats a full toss to midwicket

Aaram: "This just in: In a gripping contest, India beat Tharanga by one wicket."

43.2
0
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run, lets a full and wide one go
43.1
0
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run, slogs a low full toss from outside off to square leg
43.1
1w
Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 wide, slanted too wide across the left-hander

END OF OVER:
43 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 178/9 (171 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.13, RRR: 24.42)

  • UT Yadav0 (4b)
  • RA Jadeja41 (53b)
  • SL Malinga7-0-37-1
  • KMDN Kulasekara8-0-31-1
42.6
0
Malinga to Yadav, no run, a high full toss on middle, pushed to mid off
42.5
1
Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, opens the face and runs a full toss to deep point, takes the single, Malinga has one ball at Umesh
42.4
4
Malinga to Jadeja, FOUR, down the pads, and Jadeja happily helps himself to four cheap runs with a nudge
42.3
0
Malinga to Jadeja, no run, turns a low full toss to deep square leg
42.2
0
Malinga to Jadeja, no run, hops and turns a back of a length ball to square leg
42.1
0
Malinga to Jadeja, no run, weaves inside the line of a short of a length ball outside off, on the bounce to Sanga to give him some late trouble

Mohamed R: "Ind over rate was slow because it took lots of time to retrieve ball from boundary. SL over rate is slow because batsmen take too long to get off & on field."

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 173/9 (176 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.11, RRR: 22.00)

  • UT Yadav0 (3b)
  • RA Jadeja36 (48b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara8-0-31-1
  • HMRKB Herath10-0-37-3
41.6
0
Kulasekara to Yadav, no run, targets the stumps with a pitched up ball, but Umesh gets bat in front of pad
41.5
1
Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, overpitched one slammed in the air to long off and he takes the single now
41.4
0
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run, forced to extra cover
41.3
0
Kulasekara to Jadeja, no run, swats a low full toss towards the bowler, it ricochets off his hands towards midwicket, Jadeja does not takes the single
41.2
4
Kulasekara to Jadeja, FOUR, drills a full one through extra cover, mid off runs around and dives over it

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd40S DhawanM Vijay
3rd5M VijayV Kohli
4th8KD KarthikM Vijay
5th53KD KarthikSK Raina
6th24SK RainaRA Jadeja
7th11R AshwinRA Jadeja
8th0RA JadejaMohammed Shami
9th13RA JadejaI Sharma
10th21RA JadejaUT Yadav

West Indies Tri-Nation Series

TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS632150.383
WI63313-0.460
SA623120.155