West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 6th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Jul 9, 2013
India won by 81 runs (D/L method)
Played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad (neutral venue)
9 July 2013 (50-over match)
  India innings (29 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
RG Sharma not out 48 126 83 2 1 57.83
View dismissal S Dhawan c Jayawardene b Mathews 15 26 16 2 0 93.75
6.2 76.9 mph, Dhawan is gone. Dhawan jumps out of the crease again, Mathews bowls an offcutter, shortish, outside leg, Dhawan is nowhere near it but goes ahead with the shot, opening the face and guiding this to slip. Second time this series that Dhawan has been dismissed stepping out this series. Live by the sword, die by it. Also Jayawardene's 200th ODI catch. First to 200 27/1
View dismissal V Kohli* lbw b Herath 31 62 52 4 0 59.61
20.3 54.5 mph, Kohli is walking, it seems. This is plumb. Misses the length, and goes back to a full ball. To make it worse, this doesn't turn. Skids through, stays low, catches him dead in front 76/2
View dismissal KD Karthik b Herath 12 25 18 0 1 66.66
26.6 53.6 mph, lovely delivery. Karthik is stunned. Should have possibly played forward. Lots of revs and effort in this, pitches on a length, on middle and off. Karthik stays back in defence, the ball turns appreciably, beats the outside edge, and hits the off stump 111/3
SK Raina not out 4 6 7 0 0 57.14
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 3, nb 2) 9
  Total (3 wickets; 29 overs; 126 mins) 119 (4.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RMS Eranga 6 0 27 0 4.50 21 3 0 (1w)
  LHD Dilhara 8 0 40 0 5.00 25 4 0 (2nb, 1w)
View wicket AD Mathews 5 1 5 1 1.00 25 0 0
6.2 to Dhawan, 76.9 mph, Dhawan is gone. Dhawan jumps out of the crease again, Mathews bowls an offcutter, shortish, outside leg, Dhawan is nowhere near it but goes ahead with the shot, opening the face and guiding this to slip. Second time this series that Dhawan has been dismissed stepping out this series. Live by the sword, die by it. Also Jayawardene's 200th ODI catch. First to 200 27/1
  SL Malinga 3 1 7 0 2.33 14 1 0
View wickets HMRKB Herath 6 0 32 2 5.33 17 0 2
20.3 to Kohli, 54.5 mph, Kohli is walking, it seems. This is plumb. Misses the length, and goes back to a full ball. To make it worse, this doesn't turn. Skids through, stays low, catches him dead in front 76/2
26.6 to Karthik, 53.6 mph, lovely delivery. Karthik is stunned. Should have possibly played forward. Lots of revs and effort in this, pitches on a length, on middle and off. Karthik stays back in defence, the ball turns appreciably, beats the outside edge, and hits the off stump 111/3
  BMAJ Mendis 1 0 4 0 4.00 3 0 0 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 178 runs from 26 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Raina b Kumar 6 8 11 1 0 54.54
2.1 82.1 mph, Bhuvneshwar strikes in his first spell again. It is incredible how many times he does that. Short of a length, just outside off, Tharanga follows it a little lazily. The ball gets a good lift, takes the edge, and Raina at second slip is wider than usual. And you know what, the ball has found Raina as if it were the bull's eye 14/1
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Vijay b Kumar 11 33 11 1 0 100.00
6.6 80.1 mph, Bhuvneshwar has three. And this is a huge wicket. Of the man who is best placed to counter these conditions. Jayawardene tries a calculated risk, but he has calculated wrong. Backs away to make room and cut, and at no point makes an effort to keep it down. However, the ball bounces a touch extra, and goes much finer and much further than Jayawardene wants it to go. A sitter for third man 27/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
2.2 84.6 mph, Bhuvneshwar on a hat-trick. Sanga seems to have got a shocker from umpire Nero. He is not pleased with this one. This is short of a length, and has hit him over the knee roll on the back pad. Also there is a doubt whether it pitched within the stumps. Waiting for the replay now. Replays confirm my doubts: pitched outside leg, and bouncing over the stumps. Sanga has indeed got a shocker 14/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal st †Karthik b Jadeja 26 58 54 1 1 48.14
15.6 58.9 mph, wild wild shot. How do you explain this? Jadeja is bowling quick darts that are turning a long way. How can you even think of dancing down the wicket to him and slog away like there is no tomorrow? Chandi does just that, and is stumped by a mile. Was never behind the line of the ball. He would have been stumped even if the ball had not turned. West Indies won't enjoy watching this shot. India will relish it 63/6
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Kohli b Kumar 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
8.3 82.2 mph, Bhuvneshwar is close to getting a five-for in a 26-over game. Thirimanne too takes a risk, and it is not an outlandish risk. He backs away a little to try and go through the covers. Takes this length ball from outside leg, and times it very nicely, but he has neither got the elevation nor has he missed the fielder. Finds Kohli at cover to perfection 31/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* c †Karthik b Jadeja 10 18 11 2 0 90.90
13.6 58.8 mph, second grab, but that will do. Too good again. Quick, flat, on off, has to play at it, but the ball still turns. The moisture is making the ball do a lot of things here. And then it takes the edge, and it bounces extra too, which is evident from how it has hit the top of Karthik's glove. He recovers well to take the ricochet 56/5
View dismissal BMAJ Mendis b Ashwin 13 18 16 1 0 81.25
18.6 56.7 mph, timber. Yorker, squeezes under Mendis's bat, takes the toe end actually, and bounces into the middle stump. Almost sure of a repeat of this match-up in the final 78/7
View dismissal LHD Dilhara c †Karthik b I Sharma 6 27 22 0 0 27.27
23.2 83.7 mph, another wicket. Short of a length, bowled cross seam, which gets him the extras bounce, goes off the shoulder of the bat for a soft one-handed take to Karthik who is held in a warm embrace by second slip, Raina 87/9
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c Vijay b I Sharma 4 5 6 0 0 66.66
21.1 83.9 mph, it doesn't seem we will need those five over. Short, outside off, Herath's pull is limp, and an easy catch towards mid-off 84/8
RMS Eranga not out 2 15 8 0 0 25.00
View dismissal SL Malinga c Jadeja b Yadav 7 5 5 1 0 140.00
24.4 69.9 mph, slower ball, all over. Mainga hits this clean, but Jadeja leaps at mid-on to take the catch 96/10
Extras (lb 6, w 5) 11
  Total (all out; 24.4 overs) 96 (3.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Kumar 6 1 8 4 1.33 30 0 0
2.1 to Tharanga, 82.1 mph, Bhuvneshwar strikes in his first spell again. It is incredible how many times he does that. Short of a length, just outside off, Tharanga follows it a little lazily. The ball gets a good lift, takes the edge, and Raina at second slip is wider than usual. And you know what, the ball has found Raina as if it were the bull's eye 14/1
2.2 to Sangakkara, 84.6 mph, Bhuvneshwar on a hat-trick. Sanga seems to have got a shocker from umpire Nero. He is not pleased with this one. This is short of a length, and has hit him over the knee roll on the back pad. Also there is a doubt whether it pitched within the stumps. Waiting for the replay now. Replays confirm my doubts: pitched outside leg, and bouncing over the stumps. Sanga has indeed got a shocker 14/2
6.6 to Jayawardene, 80.1 mph, Bhuvneshwar has three. And this is a huge wicket. Of the man who is best placed to counter these conditions. Jayawardene tries a calculated risk, but he has calculated wrong. Backs away to make room and cut, and at no point makes an effort to keep it down. However, the ball bounces a touch extra, and goes much finer and much further than Jayawardene wants it to go. A sitter for third man 27/3
8.3 to Thirimanne, 82.2 mph, Bhuvneshwar is close to getting a five-for in a 26-over game. Thirimanne too takes a risk, and it is not an outlandish risk. He backs away a little to try and go through the covers. Takes this length ball from outside leg, and times it very nicely, but he has neither got the elevation nor has he missed the fielder. Finds Kohli at cover to perfection 31/4
View wicket UT Yadav 4.4 0 28 1 6.00 18 4 0 (3w)
24.4 to Malinga, 69.9 mph, slower ball, all over. Mainga hits this clean, but Jadeja leaps at mid-on to take the catch 96/10
View wickets I Sharma 4 0 17 2 4.25 17 3 0
21.1 to Herath, 83.9 mph, it doesn't seem we will need those five over. Short, outside off, Herath's pull is limp, and an easy catch towards mid-off 84/8
23.2 to Dilhara, 83.7 mph, another wicket. Short of a length, bowled cross seam, which gets him the extras bounce, goes off the shoulder of the bat for a soft one-handed take to Karthik who is held in a warm embrace by second slip, Raina 87/9
View wickets RA Jadeja 5 0 17 2 3.40 17 0 0 (1w)
13.6 to Mathews, 58.8 mph, second grab, but that will do. Too good again. Quick, flat, on off, has to play at it, but the ball still turns. The moisture is making the ball do a lot of things here. And then it takes the edge, and it bounces extra too, which is evident from how it has hit the top of Karthik's glove. He recovers well to take the ricochet 56/5
15.6 to Chandimal, 58.9 mph, wild wild shot. How do you explain this? Jadeja is bowling quick darts that are turning a long way. How can you even think of dancing down the wicket to him and slog away like there is no tomorrow? Chandi does just that, and is stumped by a mile. Was never behind the line of the ball. He would have been stumped even if the ball had not turned. West Indies won't enjoy watching this shot. India will relish it 63/6
View wicket R Ashwin 5 0 20 1 4.00 17 0 1 (1w)
18.6 to Mendis, 56.7 mph, timber. Yorker, squeezes under Mendis's bat, takes the toe end actually, and bounces into the middle stump. Almost sure of a repeat of this match-up in the final 78/7

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - India 5, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - B Kumar (India)
Umpires - NJ Llong (England) and PJ Nero
TV umpire - JS Wilson
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - N Duguid

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 37 runs, 1 wicket)
    • India: 50 runs in 14.6 overs (91 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: India - 57/1 in 16.0 overs (RG Sharma 19, V Kohli 19)
    • India: 100 runs in 24.5 overs (150 balls), Extras 6
    • Rain: India - 119/3 in 29.0 overs (RG Sharma 48, SK Raina 4)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 5.0 (Mandatory - 18 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 6
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 23.1 - 26.0 (Batting side - 9 runs, 2 wickets)
 
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