World T20 Warm-up Matches, India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 17, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 5 runs
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
17 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Greetings everyone!! Hi and Welcome to live coverage of the warm-up game between two star studded teams India and Sri Lanka.

News coming in is that India have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Mohamed Irfan: "Hello Everybody around the globe! These Asian giants contest going to be great fascinating contest..."

Openers are making their way into the middle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball from Far End.

Sri Lanka will be riding high on confidence after their success in Asia Cup and meanwhile, as we all know India will always love to chase!

Mayank: "If it comes down to one spot for Yuvi and Raina, what would be your pick? Yuvi's mine!"

@Mayank - Both !

0.1

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, no run, on the money! Full and swinging in, Perera digs it out to short mid wicket and the fielder cracks at the non-strikers end - misses and they scamper for a quick run

0.2

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, nudged to on side for a single

0.3

Kumar to Dilshan, 1 run, swings back in and rapped on the pad, going over the stumps

0.4

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, 3 runs, length ball on off stump, waits on the back foot and pulled over short mid wicket

0.5

Kumar to Dilshan, no run

0.6

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, drifted onto the pads and rolled onto on side

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0

    • TM Dilshan 1 (3b)
    • MDKJ Perera 4 (3b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-5-0
1.1

Mohammed Shami to MDKJ Perera, no run, width offered outside off and a mistimed cut to off side

1.2

Mohammed Shami to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, back of a length ball on off stump, fends to on side and off for a quick run

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, straying down the leg and kissed his pad on its way

1.4

Mohammed Shami to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, width offered and slashed, he loves it out there and clobbered it

1.5

Mohammed Shami to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, back of a length ball on off stump, swivels and pulls to deep

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Dilshan, no run, nicely bowled! On off and played back the bowler

End of over 2 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 12/0

    • TM Dilshan 1 (5b)
    • MDKJ Perera 10 (7b 1x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 1-0-6-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-5-0
2.1

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs

2.2

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, fuller on off stump and whacked past cover, Raina sprints - slides but all in vain

2.3

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, and again, can't bowl him there and gifted four more

2.4

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, no run, altered his length and dropped it short, swings in and struck high on the pad

2.5

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, no run, fends to off side

2.6

Kumar to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, pushed along the ground for a quick run

End of over 3 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 23/0

    • MDKJ Perera 21 (13b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (5b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-16-0
    • Mohammed Shami 1-0-6-0

Aaron comes on to bowl from Media end

3.1

Aaron to MDKJ Perera, 1 bye, bit of width offered, Perera misses and they scamper for a bye

3.2

Aaron to Dilshan, no run, length ball on off stump, tapped down and Dilshan fancies a single, sent back by his partner. Rightly so!

3.3

Aaron to Dilshan, 1 run, full and straight, in the block-hole as the ball rolled onto off side. Yuvraj sprints in and cracks at the bowlers end, he's well in.

3.4

Aaron to MDKJ Perera, OUT, Ohooo what a catch! Fuller on off stump and Perera whacks it through wide mid-off region. Shami moves to his right, plucks his right hand out and takes a stunning catch.

MDKJ Perera c Mohammed Shami b Aaron 21 (15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

3.5

Aaron to Jayawardene, 1 wide, erred in his line and bowled down the leg, called wide

3.5

Aaron to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide, got on top and cuts to third man for a run

3.6

Aaron to Dilshan, no run, too quick! Short on middle and leg, Dilshan tried to pull but got on his glove. This is what pace can do.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 27/1

    • TM Dilshan 2 (8b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (1b)
    • VR Aaron 1-0-3-1
    • B Kumar 2-0-16-0
4.1

Mohammed Shami to Jayawardene, no run, perfect line on off stump, seamed away to fox his defence, kept a bit low too

4.2

Mohammed Shami to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on off stump and Mahela exhibits a solid defence to off side

4.3

Mohammed Shami to Jayawardene, no run, angled in from off stump, Mahela on the pull inside edges it onto his pad

4.4

Mohammed Shami to Jayawardene, FOUR, top edge and goes over Dhoni. Banged in short on off and middle, on the pull gets a thick top edge

4.5

Mohammed Shami to Jayawardene, FOUR, take that for a placement! Length ball on off stump, waits and dabs it in between point and gully. Genius.

4.6

Mohammed Shami to Jayawardene, no run, on the pads and tucked to short fine leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 35/1

    • DPMD Jayawardene 9 (7b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 2 (8b)
    • Mohammed Shami 2-0-14-0
    • VR Aaron 1-0-3-1
5.1

Aaron to Dilshan, no run, quick! Back of a length ball, swings in drastically to fox his pull. Play and a miss

5.2

Aaron to Dilshan, 1 wide, lost his control and bowled full down the leg, called wide

5.2

Aaron to Dilshan, no run, keeping it tight on off stump! Leans forward and punched to short cover region. Scratchy start by Dilshan.

5.3

Aaron to Dilshan, no run, short and down the leg, Dilshan swivels and failed to get bat onto that one

5.4

Aaron to Dilshan, no run, fabulous! Good follow-up delivery, full and straight

5.5

Aaron to Dilshan, 1 run, touch slower on middle and leg, drives off his toes and off for a single

5.6

Aaron to Jayawardene, 1 run, top edge and falls in no mans land. Dropped it short again and Jayawardene gets bat onto this, not in control though as it files to fine leg

End of over 6 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 38/1

    • DPMD Jayawardene 10 (8b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 3 (13b)
    • VR Aaron 2-0-6-1
    • Mohammed Shami 2-0-14-0

pankaj: "doesnt look like a practice match. both teams fighting it out fiercely, each ball"

6.1

Jadeja to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on off stump and driven to cover, sweeper does it well

6.2

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 1 run, makes room for a fuller ball and squeezed out to deep cover

6.3

Jadeja to Dilshan, no run, slowed it up a bit and played back to the bowler

6.4

Jadeja to Dilshan, 1 run, touch wider this time and cuts it past point for a single

6.5

Jadeja to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, makes room and goes inside out

6.6

Jadeja to Jayawardene, SIX, heaved! Tossed up on middle and leg, Mehela pounced onto it and smothered it over long-leg fence

End of over 7 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 48/1

    • DPMD Jayawardene 19 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 4 (15b)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-10-0
    • VR Aaron 2-0-6-1

R Ashwin comes onto bowl.

7.1

Ashwin to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the pads and swept, Mishra in the deep cleans it up, couple more

7.2

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 wide, fired it in down the leg and called wide

7.2

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads again and turned to on side

7.3

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed it up on middle and leg, turned to deep mid wicket region

7.4

Ashwin to Dilshan, 1 run, shuffled across for a fuller ball and played along the carpet

7.5

Ashwin to Jayawardene, no run, sweeps a full ball but finds short mid wicket

7.6

Ashwin to Jayawardene, 1 run, wrong one and well negotiated down to mid wicket for a run and retains the strike

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 55/1

    • DPMD Jayawardene 21 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 8 (18b)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-7-0
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-10-0
8.1

Mishra to Jayawardene, 2 runs, tossed up on off stump and opts to go inside out, over cover for a couple more runs

8.2

Mishra to Jayawardene, no run, flipper! Full on off stump, play and a miss

8.3

Mishra to Jayawardene, 1 run, keeping it full on off stump and steered to deep cover for a run

8.4

Mishra to Dilshan, 1 run, loopy delivery on middle and leg, makes room and milks it down the ground

8.5

Mishra to Jayawardene, SIX, miss-hit has carried all the way, fuller down the leg and opted to sweep, top edge as it files over fine leg fence

8.6

Mishra to Jayawardene, OUT, sweet revenge! Tossed up on off stump and Jayawardene just checked his shot and it was all what Mishra wanted, ballooned a dolly straight back to the bowler

DPMD Jayawardene c & b Mishra 30 (20b 2x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 9 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 65/2

    • TM Dilshan 9 (19b)
    • A Mishra 1-0-10-1
    • R Ashwin 1-0-7-0
9.1

Ashwin to Dilshan, OUT, would you believe it! Quicker delivery from round the stump, fuller one too and Dilshan missed his flick and rapped on the front pad - Gone! Illingworth raises his deadly finger to send him packing

TM Dilshan lbw b Ashwin 9 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.00

9.2

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, tossed up on off stump and pushed to cover

9.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 2 runs, on off stump and swept to deep, Mishra fumbles as they scamper for the second

9.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 wide, down the leg again

9.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, fuller on the pads and nudged to on side for a single

9.5

Ashwin to Sangakkara, 1 run, shimmy down the track and turned to on side

9.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, on the pads and played to short fine leg region

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 71/3

    • LD Chandimal 4 (4b)
    • KC Sangakkara 1 (1b)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-13-1
    • A Mishra 1-0-10-1
10.1

Mishra to Chandimal, 1 run

10.2

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller on off stump and milks it down the ground for a run

10.3

Mishra to Chandimal, 1 run, full and straight, on middle stump and edged it past cover

10.4

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, dances down the turf and works it off his toes for a single

10.5

Mishra to Chandimal, 1 run, top edge and falls safe again, tossed up and Chandimal opts to slog it

10.6

Mishra to Sangakkara, 1 run, flipper on leg stump and fends to on side

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 77/3

    • KC Sangakkara 4 (4b)
    • LD Chandimal 7 (7b)
    • A Mishra 2-0-16-1
    • R Ashwin 2-0-13-1
11.1

Raina to Sangakkara, OUT, Raina has his man! Arm ball, came in with the arm and Sanga on the pull misses it completely as it cannon onto the stumps!

KC Sangakkara b Raina 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

11.2

Raina to Mathews, no run, quicker delivery, kept a bit low and played back to the bowler

11.3

Raina to Mathews, no run, slowed it up a bit and turned to on side

11.4

Raina to Mathews, 1 run, on middle and leg, waits and turns to deep mid wicket fow a rub

11.5

Raina to Chandimal, FOUR, delicate little deft! Fraction down the leg and Chandimal helped it on its way, Mishra at short fine leg had no chance

11.6

Raina to Chandimal, 1 run, fuller on middle stump and played along the ground for a run

End of over 12 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 83/4

    • LD Chandimal 12 (9b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 1 (3b)
    • SK Raina 1-0-6-1
    • A Mishra 2-0-16-1
12.1

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, full on off stump and pushed past short cover

12.2

Jadeja to Mathews, 1 run, full and milks an easy single down the ground

12.3

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, flatter trajectory and played back to the bowler

12.4

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, width offered and cant pierce the gap, straight to point

12.5

Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, fuller on off stump and driven to sweeper at cover

12.6

Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, played a fuller delivery to long off for a run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 86/4

    • LD Chandimal 14 (14b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 2 (4b)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-13-0
    • SK Raina 1-0-6-1
13.1

Raina to Chandimal, 1 run, flatter delivery on off stump and cuts to deep for a single

13.2

Raina to Mathews, 1 run, fired it in and punched to long on for a single

13.3

Raina to Chandimal, 1 run, quicker one on off stump and dabs to short third man

13.4

Raina to Mathews, 1 run, down the track and played back Yuvi at short mid wicket

13.5

Raina to Chandimal, 1 run, and again, on off stump and played past short mid wicket

farhaan: "Will Indian bowlers carry this performance through this tournament? "

13.6

Raina to Mathews, 1 run, played to short fine leg for yet another single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 92/4

    • AD Mathews 5 (7b)
    • LD Chandimal 17 (17b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 2-0-12-1
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-13-0
14.1

Mishra to Mathews, 1 run, touch quicker on off stump and flicked to on side

14.2

Mishra to Chandimal, SIX, slogged and over deep mid wicket! Boomm!! Picked up the flipper way too early, goes down on one knee and smothered

14.3

Mishra to Chandimal, 1 run, clever cricket! Pushed to off side and off for a run

14.4

Mishra to Mathews, 2 runs, somebody catch it! No it falls safe again. Four fielder converges but Mathews finds the mid point

14.5

Mishra to Mathews, 1 run, down the track and whacked to long on!

14.6

Mishra to Chandimal, no run, short but kept a bit low to fox his cut, play and a miss

End of over 15 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 103/4

    • LD Chandimal 24 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • AD Mathews 9 (10b)
    • A Mishra 3-0-27-1
    • SK Raina 2-0-12-1
15.1

Ashwin to Mathews, no run, fends to on side

15.2

Ashwin to Mathews, OUT, he has go this time, tossed up on leg stump, opted to play lap shot but ended up top edging it to Mishra at short fine lg who takes a fine catch

AD Mathews c Mishra b Ashwin 9 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

shyam: "I think Yuvi should be tried out as well"

15.3

Ashwin to Chandimal, 2 runs, on the pads and nudged to on side for a couple

15.4

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, full on the pads and turned to on side

15.5

Ashwin to NLTC Perera, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and tucked to short mid wicket region

15.6

Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, quicker ball on off stump produces an outside, rolled to short third man

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 107/5

    • LD Chandimal 27 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • NLTC Perera 1 (1b)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-17-2
    • A Mishra 3-0-27-1
16.1

Mishra to NLTC Perera, 1 run, length ball on off stump and cuts to point for a quick run

16.2

Mishra to Chandimal, 1 run, slogged but man stationed there, on off and slogged to deep mid wicket

16.3

Mishra to NLTC Perera, 1 run, flipper on middle and leg, turned to on side for a mere single

16.4

Mishra to Chandimal, 1 run, tossed it wider this time and mistimes to long off

16.5

Mishra to NLTC Perera, 1 wide, wrong one spun a long way and called wide

16.5

Mishra to NLTC Perera, no run, and another one, Perera missed it altogether, Play and a miss

16.6

Mishra to NLTC Perera, SIX, high and handsome! Fuller on middle and leg, in his arc and Perera has launched it over deep mid wicket fence

End of over 17 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 118/5

    • NLTC Perera 9 (5b 1x6)
    • LD Chandimal 29 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • A Mishra 4-0-38-1
    • R Ashwin 3-0-17-2
17.1

Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 wide, OUT, trap has worked! Saw him coming and fired it down the leg, missed his shot and Dhoni does the rest

LD Chandimal st †Dhoni b Ashwin 29 (25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.00

17.1

Ashwin to Kulasekara, no run, played to on side

17.2

Ashwin to Kulasekara, 1 run, fuller and pushed to on side

17.3

Ashwin to NLTC Perera, 1 run, played to off side

17.4

Ashwin to Kulasekara, 1 wide, wide down the leg

17.4

Ashwin to Kulasekara, no run

17.5

Ashwin to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye

17.6

Ashwin to NLTC Perera, 1 run

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 124/6

    • NLTC Perera 11 (7b 1x6)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 1 (4b)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-22-3
    • A Mishra 4-0-38-1
18.1

Aaron to NLTC Perera, 1 run, full and straight, in the block hole and gets a thick inside edge as it rolled to on side

18.2

Aaron to Kulasekara, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed to off side and fancied a single, sent back

18.3

Aaron to Kulasekara, no run, 142 kmph!! Real quick! Short on off stump and missed his pull

18.4

Aaron to Kulasekara, 1 no ball, and again! Called no-ball

18.4

Aaron to Kulasekara, 1 run, toe crushing yorker as he digs this one out to on side

18.5

Aaron to NLTC Perera, (no ball) 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, steered to off side! Oho its a front foot no-ball this time

18.5

Aaron to Kulasekara, SIX, take that! Fuller on off stump, missed his length by a yard and Kulasekara has crunched it over long on

18.6

Aaron to Kulasekara, 1 run, altered his length and bowled a length ball as he mistimes one to off side

End of over 19 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 136/6

    • KMDN Kulasekara 9 (10b 1x6)
    • NLTC Perera 13 (9b 1x6)
    • VR Aaron 3-0-18-1
    • R Ashwin 4-0-22-3
19.1

Kumar to Kulasekara, 1 run, makes room for a full ball and pushed to off side

19.2

Kumar to NLTC Perera, 1 run, fuller and wider of off stump and squeezed to off side

19.3

Kumar to Kulasekara, FOUR, nothing much could be done about this, low full toss on off stump and slashed his blade at it, goes past Dhoni

19.4

Kumar to Kulasekara, SIX, poor length! Saw him making room and dropped it short, it was enough for him to smack it over point

19.5

Kumar to Kulasekara, 1 run, fuller this time and turned to on side for a single

19.6

Kumar to NLTC Perera, FOUR, clever shot! Unusual too. He knew where the fielder are and scooped it past short fine leg

154 is the target for India. It will be tricky chase under lights and do join us for the chase.

bhushanB: "In these two practice games, India should have played all bowlers, or only the bowlers that are not sure to play in the tournament......give them 2-3 overs each...and see how they fare... that will have helped them sort out the final X1.... Batting spots are pretty much sealed I guess (so are the bowling spots..who am I Kidding)"

chotu: "26 runs from last 8 balls would be difficult to do the same while chasing."

Dhonifan: "@Chotu Not when Dhoni is around"

End of over 20 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 153/6

    • NLTC Perera 18 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 21 (14b 1x4 2x6)
    • B Kumar 3-0-33-0
    • VR Aaron 3-0-18-1
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