India in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v India

India won by 21 runs

2.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, short of a good length in the channel outside off, shoulders arms to that one

2.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, an inswinger from Kulasekara, lands full on the off and Kohli pushes it away into the leg side towards midwicket

2.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide and it's been punished, slashes it hard through point, that one held its line and was dispatched

2.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, in the channel outside off, keeps its line and he leaves that one be

India 11/1   V Kohli 4* (4b 1x4)

3.6

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, banged in short on leg stump, Kohli tried to work it down fine, it's given runs, may have gone off the hip, we don't yet know, anyway, it's rolled down the fine-leg boundary

India 17/1   V Kohli 8* (5b 2x4)

4.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, short of a good length and it moves back in, Kohli leaves that one alone

4.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, pitched up and he gets forward to defend that confidently towards mid-off

4.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, lands on a good length, presents the full face while playing it to cover

India 18/1   V Kohli 8* (8b 2x4)

6.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, angling in towards off stump, rocks forward and defends it towards cover

6.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, 3 runs, just a forceful version of the previous shot, rocks forward and imparts a bit more power into this shot and gets three, playing it past extra cover

India 29/1   V Kohli 11* (10b 2x4)

7.1

Mathews to Kohli, no run, lands on a good length on the off, angling in, defended towards cover

7.2

Mathews to Kohli, no run, goodish length on the off stump again, covers the line well and taps it towards point

7.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, opens the face on that one and runs that down towards third man for a single

7.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, lands on a good length, Kohli opens the face to get it wide of point but a single is prevented

India 31/1   V Kohli 12* (14b 2x4)

8.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, Kohli reaches forward to that delivery bowled in the channel, defended towards point

8.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, mid-on is a little wide and Kohli has timed that very well, angling in, lands on a good length, he steps forward and just pushes it firmly past mid-on for a boundary, a quick outfield helps his case

India 40/1   V Kohli 16* (16b 3x4)

9.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, gets forward, slightly across, and drives that sweetly towards mid-off, landed on a length

9.4

Mathews to Kohli, no run, opens the face and plays it on the bounce towards that gully fielder who stretches to his right, collects with one hand and prevents the single

9.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, angling in, short of a good length on middle, worked towards midwicket, no single there

9.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, can't pierce the off-side field, landed on a good length and was driven hard, but found cover

India 45/1   V Kohli 16* (20b 3x4)

10.4

Perera to Kohli, no run, dropped, but this was a really difficult chance, Thisara was in his follow through, Kohli pushed one uppishly to the left of the bowler and he dived to his left, stuck out his left hand, but just couldn't hold on

10.5

Perera to Kohli, no run, full outside off and that's been driven hard towards cover, straight to the fielder

10.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide and that's punched through point who's been pushed back, a single

India 47/1   V Kohli 17* (23b 3x4)

11.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, crunched from the crease through towards deep cover for a single

11.5

Mathews to Kohli, 3 runs, nicely done by Kohli, came down the track and took it from a length, drove it through mid-on for three more runs

India 54/1   V Kohli 21* (25b 3x4)

12.5

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, shortish on the off, turned away through the vacant midwicket region for a single

India 63/1   V Kohli 22* (26b 3x4)

13.2

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives it through the line to long-off for a single

13.4

Dilshan to Kohli, no run, yorked himself there as he moved front and across, tried to drive it through midwicket, got an inside edge onto his shoe

13.5

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, pushes it down towards long-on for a single

India 68/1   V Kohli 24* (29b 3x4)

14.3

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, shortish on the off, that's been guided comfortably down to third man for a single

14.5

Perera to Kohli, 2 runs, turns the face and works it gently through square leg, the fielder at deep backward square leg has a fair distance to cover, two more

14.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, worked away to deep square leg this time for a single

India 75/1   V Kohli 28* (32b 3x4)

15.1

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, that's been driven firmly down to long-off for a single

15.4

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, on middle and leg, clipped through square leg for one more

15.6

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, bowled flat on the off, crunched down the pitch towards long-on for a single

India 80/1   V Kohli 31* (35b 3x4)

16.1

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, a misfield at midwicket allows them a single, short on middle, pushed towards him but a fumble produces a run

16.3

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, floating it on middle from round the wicket, worked in front of square leg for a single

India 84/1   V Kohli 33* (37b 3x4)

17.2

Mathews to Kohli, no run, pitched on a length outside off, driven sweetly to extra cover, off the meat but to the fielder

17.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down into the off side off the back foot

17.4

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide, unlucky, Kohli made a bit of room and tried to cut that hard, got a thick under-edge and well past the keeper to the third-man boundary

17.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, steps out of his crease, trying to unsettle the bowler there, Mathews bowls that straight and Kohli plays it back down the pitch

17.6

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, bowled on a length, firmly driven down the ground, Malinga at mid-on moves to his left, dives and keeps them to a single

India 95/1   V Kohli 38* (42b 4x4)

18.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, flighted on the off stump, drives that inside out towards extra cover

18.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, flighted outside off, tries to strike that harder but mistimes it to the same fielder again

18.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, yorks himself there, digs that out towards the bowler, Herath runs across and dives to prevent the single

18.4

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes down the track and plays that flat delivery to the bowler, four dots

18.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and turns it past square leg for a single

India 96/1   V Kohli 39* (47b 4x4)

19.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli comes down the track and crunches it towards deep cover for a single

19.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, angling in towards middle, drops it into the leg side for a single

19.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, on leg stump and missed an opportunity to collect some runs on the on-side, rehearses a shot trying to clear the leg-side field but was looking to work it around for a single

19.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down in front of point

India 104/1   V Kohli 41* (51b 4x4)

20.2

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, bowled full on middle and leg, tickled into the leg side for a single

20.5

Malinga to Kohli, no run, back of a length on the off, gets on the back foot and knocks it down to point

20.6

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, full on the off, turns his wrists to work it past mid-on for a single

India 112/1   V Kohli 43* (54b 4x4)

21.1

Dilshan to Kohli, 2 runs, flighted on the off, Kohli moves inside-out to drive that hard past a diving extra cover for a couple of runs

21.2

Dilshan to Kohli, no run, pushes this one more gently towards the same fielder

21.3

Dilshan to Kohli, no run, short of a length on middle, punched off the back foot to the bowler

21.4

Dilshan to Kohli, 2 runs, short and that's been cut away towards deep point, a slight fumble and Kohli has a chance to run back for the second

21.5

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward to that flat delivery and clips it behind square for a single

India 117/1   V Kohli 48* (59b 4x4)

22.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, floating it on middle, gets forward and defends it into the off side

22.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, curving in, drives that towards deep cover for a single

22.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli dances down the pitch, takes it off a length and drives it down to long-off, he's in some form, that's his half-century, 22nd in ODIs

22.6

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, steps back and punches that down to long-off for a single

India 124/1   V Kohli 51* (63b 4x4)

23.1

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, pushes it down to long-on for a single

23.3

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, short, gets on the back foot and punches it to long-on for a single

23.5

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, cut away hard towards deep point for a single

India 129/1   V Kohli 54* (66b 4x4)

24.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, short and flat outside off, punched towards deep cover

24.6

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and plays it back to the bowler

India 135/1   V Kohli 55* (68b 4x4)

25.2

Dilshan to Kohli, no run, driven straight towards extra cover

25.3

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, flattish on middle and leg, worked through midwicket for a single

25.5

Dilshan to Kohli, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot to deep midwicket for a single

India 139/1   V Kohli 57* (71b 4x4)

26.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards extra cover

26.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes down the track and plays that one straight back to the bowler

26.4

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, worked away in front of midwicket for a single, the fielder in the deep takes a while to get to it, easy two for Kohli

26.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, drops that one in front of point, Sehwag calls and completes the single in time

India 144/1   V Kohli 60* (75b 4x4)

28.1

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, shortish on the off, cracked through point into the deep for two more runs

28.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it down towards long-off for a single

28.4

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, angling in towards middle, turns it wide of square leg, it's a big ground with lots of open spaces and these two have run well, two more this time

28.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, shortish, kept a little low, punched towards long-off for a single

India 160/1   V Kohli 66* (79b 4x4)

29.4

Perera to Kohli, no run, gets on the front foot and cracks it well but straight to Mahela at extra cover

29.5

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, short of a good length, squeezed through to deep extra cover for a single

India 169/1   V Kohli 67* (81b 4x4)

30.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, floating it on the off stump, pushes that one back to the bowler

30.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length outside off, smacked towards deep cover for one more

30.6

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, worked away off the back foot past square leg for a single

India 172/1   V Kohli 69* (84b 4x4)

31.1

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, he scored numerous runs using that shot during that blistering hundred he got in Hobart against the same opposition, too straight and Kohli whips that through midwicket for a boundary, uppish but safe and sweetly hit

31.2

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, too easy for Kohli and Perera's been too guilty of doling out that short and wide delivery this match, slashed over point for four more

31.3

Perera to Kohli, OUT, Run-out, Sehwag is walking back, better from Thisara, he held back his length this time a touch while bowling it straight, Kohli dropped it into the off side, Sehwag wanted the single and had taken a start but Kohli sent him back, Thisara collected and did superbly to throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end to catch Sehwag short. He's missed his century

V Sehwag run out 96 (132m 97b 10x4 0x6) SR: 98.96

31.4

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli runs that one down towards third man for a single

31.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, on a length outside off, pushed towards mid-off for a single

India 183/2   V Kohli 79* (89b 6x4)

32.1

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, angling in towards middle, turned past square leg for a single

32.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, short of a length on the off, punched off the back foot straight to extra cover

32.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 bye, beaten completely, he's found no turn with the conventional left-arm spin, but this one came back in, he's got the ability to bring the odd delivery back in, caught the batsman by surprise, as well as the keeper, was unlucky not to get him out bowled

India 186/2   V Kohli 80* (92b 6x4)

33.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, on a good length, pushed on the up towards deep extra cover for a single

33.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and thwacks that towards long-off

India 191/2   V Kohli 82* (94b 6x4)

34.1

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives it down to long-on for a single

34.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, floating it on the off, comes down the track and drives it to long-off

India 194/3   V Kohli 84* (96b 6x4)

35.1

Mathews to Kohli, no run, angling in towards the off, drops that one towards point

35.2

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, thrashed from Kohli, stepped out not for the first time to the seamer, took it from a length and hammered it past Mathews, there is a long-off in place but he had no chance

35.3

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, two quick wickets aren't going to keep Kohli quiet, on a good lenght and he delicately opened the face, third man was a little wide and he managed to beat the keeper and third man for four more

35.4

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, pushes that one back to the bowler who can't quite field it on his follow through, a single taken

India 203/3   V Kohli 93* (100b 8x4)

36.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, pushed it back to the bowler

36.2

Herath to Kohli, no run

36.3

Herath to Kohli, FOUR, flighted on middle, that's among Kohli's favourite shots, he stepped out, inside-out, and lofted that over extra cover to pick a boundary, another century on the cards for Kohli

36.4

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, crunched down the ground for a single

India 210/3   V Kohli 98* (104b 9x4)

37.2

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, full toss and Kohli pushes that meatily towards long-off for a single to move to 99

37.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, Century no.12 in ODIs for Virat Kohli, his fourth in his last five innings, full and wide and it's eased through to deep cover for a single, his prolific run continues, another excellent knock

India 215/3   V Kohli 100* (106b 9x4)

38.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushes that through extra cover into the deep for a single

38.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and punches that towards long-on for a single

38.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, bowls it full outside off, squeezed through extra cover for one more

India 222/3   V Kohli 103* (109b 9x4)

39.2

Perera to Kohli, no run, angling in towards middle, pushed back straight to the bowler down the pitch

39.3

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and chips that towards long-on for a single

39.5

Perera to Kohli, 2 runs, placed it nicely, made some room and chipped that one over extra cover, wide of long-off, for a couple of runs

39.6

Perera to Kohli, OUT, Kohli has to go, a sharp catch at extra cover, was the slower one, Kohli picked it and struck it well, but he was looking to clear extra cover there but couldn't get the elevation, Sachitra Senanayake, the substitute fielder, presumably for Kulasekara, stayed alert and snapped it well

V Kohli c sub (SMSM Senanayake) b Perera 106 (158m 113b 9x4 0x6) SR: 93.80

India 228/4   V Kohli 106 (113b 9x4)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 4, 2012
India won by 20 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 28, 2012
India won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 21, 2012
India won by 21 runs
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Jul 21, 2012

Indian players celebrate a fall of wicket, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Hambantota, July 21, 2012

Indian players celebrate a fall of wicket

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Jul 21, 2012

The Indian team walks off after winning the first ODI by 21 runs, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Hambantota, July 21, 2012

The Indian team walks off after winning the first ODI by 21 runs

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