1.5

Eranga to Kohli, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump, doesn't offer a shot

1.5

Eranga to Kohli, no run, wide outside the off stump, can't control the swing

1.6

Eranga to Kohli, no run, much better, brings it closer to the off stump and pushed towards point

India 8/1   V Kohli 0* (2b)

2.2

Mathews to Kohli, no run, crisply driven off the front foot but straight to mid-off

2.3

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, clubbed away! Fractionally short outside the off stump, Kohli picked the length early and pulled off the front foot over midwicket

2.4

Mathews to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli and his awesome timing, swings away from the right-hander, just punched it off the front foot and wide of cover, didn't play at it too hard, two fielders give chase

2.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, loose shot, wafted at one outside the off stump, moved away slightly

2.6

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, pushed to the off side off the front foot and he sets off quickly

India 20/1   V Kohli 9* (7b 2x4)

3.1

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, not very convincing but four nevertheless, late away swing and on a full length, really chased it and the ball went sailing over point

3.2

Eranga to Kohli, no run, punches it to the off side

3.3

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli at his best, on a good length outside off and what looked like a defensive push was enough to bisect the gap at point, just raced away, great timing

3.4

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, nearly had him there! Goes for the loft over mid-off and he didn't time it as well, just enough to clear the fielder

3.5

Eranga to Kohli, no run, fullish in length outside off and driven down to mid-off

3.6

Eranga to Kohli, no run, gets that away movement again, pushed down to cover

India 32/1   V Kohli 21* (13b 5x4)

4.3

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, another Kohli classic, it was a low full toss outside off and he ensured he pushed it off the middle of the bat, past point

4.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, goes for the off drive but mistimes it to mid-off, goes for the quick single

India 38/1   V Kohli 26* (15b 6x4)

5.1

Perera to Kohli, no run, Kohli nearly edges that one! Perera gets some late movement after pitching and Kohli pokes his bat out at it, Chandimal nearly went up in appeal

5.2

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, the fine leg is up, Perera pitched it fractionally short and down the leg side, he just helped it along its way wide of short fine leg

5.3

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, you can't stop him can you? Full delivery seaming away and he has enough width to slice that past cover and point

5.4

Perera to Kohli, FOUR, make that three in three, drifts on the pads and he easily flicks it to fine leg, hardly any fielder in sight there

5.5

Perera to Kohli, no run

5.6

Perera to Kohli, no run, and once again he offers the chance, moves away after pitching and Kohli was beaten as he was looking to guide that to third man

India 50/1   V Kohli 38* (21b 9x4)

6.3

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up and full, driven through the line to long-off

6.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, fuller delivery and driven to the sweeper again

India 54/1   V Kohli 40* (23b 9x4)

7.2

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, outside the off stump and he punches that down to deep point

India 57/1   V Kohli 41* (24b 9x4)

8.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, Herath dives to his left and stops a drive

8.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, chops it to the off side

8.6

Herath to Kohli, 2 runs, works it away to deep square leg and he hurries the second run

India 67/1   V Kohli 44* (27b 9x4)

9.2

Mendis to Kohli, no run, keeps low and he whips it off the back foot to mid-on

9.3

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, works it to the on side for a single

9.5

Mendis to Kohli, no run, down the track and hammered back to the bowler

9.6

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, gives him the charge and mistimes it to long-on

India 71/1   V Kohli 46* (31b 9x4)

10.1

Herath to Kohli, FOUR, brings up his fifty in style! Comes down the track and lofts with the turn over mid-off, the fielder in the deep had no chance

10.2

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, down the track again and he forces it down to long-off

10.4

Herath to Kohli, no run, comes forward and drives him down to sweeper cover

10.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, mistimes it down to deep midwicket

India 78/1   V Kohli 52* (35b 10x4)

11.2

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, down the track and he hammers it down to long-on

11.6

Mendis to Kohli, SIX, no stopping him! Kohli chips down the track and lofts against the turn and clears deep midwicket

India 88/2   V Kohli 59* (37b 10x4 1x6)

12.3

Eranga to Kohli, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and the ball clips his pads and rolls away, he tried to work it fine

12.5

Eranga to Kohli, FOUR, he continues to fined the gaps, he made a bit of room hoping to hit it in front of square on the on side, ended up getting an inside edge past short fine leg, the ball races to long leg

12.6

Eranga to Kohli, 4 leg byes, unlucky for the bowler, this was an attempted yorker, Kohli made room and the ball clipped the boot and deflected to the off side, no slips and that's four

India 104/2   V Kohli 63* (40b 11x4 1x6)

13.3

Malinga to Kohli, no run, yorker length and shaping away, Kohli reached out to squeeze it out but couldn't make contact

13.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 wide, that was too wide outside off, Kohli didn't even bother chasing that outside off

13.4

Malinga to Kohli, no run, another one swerves away from him, he gets some bat on it and Chandimal stops it

13.5

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, keeps it full and wide outside off and he forces it down to long-off

India 109/2   V Kohli 64* (43b 11x4 1x6)

14.2

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, close call for Kohli and they are appealing for a run-out. And it's close! Kohli reaches out to a full and wide delivery outside off, he nearly scoops it straight to extra cover, the throw by Jayawardene is to Perera who's behind the stumps, the third umpire takes a look, he wasn't convinced if the bail came off the groove before he grounded his bat, Kohli is safe

14.5

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, drills it down to long-off

India 116/2   V Kohli 66* (45b 11x4 1x6)

15.1

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to deep midwicket

15.3

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and mistimes the loft down to long-off, was in the air for a bit

India 123/2   V Kohli 68* (47b 11x4 1x6)

16.3

Eranga to Kohli, OUT, they finally see the back of Kohli! It was sweetly timed but straight to the fielder at deep midwicket, looked like the slower ball, Kohli swung across the line and it's a flat hit to Thirimanne, easily taken

V Kohli c Thirimanne b Eranga 68 (65m 48b 11x4 1x6) SR: 141.66

India 129/3   V Kohli 68 (48b 11x4 1x6)
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Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 7, 2012
India won by 39 runs
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