Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 5th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jun 5, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club (neutral venue)
5 June 2010 (50-over match)

So ball one coming up. Nuwan Kula to bowl to D Karthik

8.45am Some context after the toss. And yes, we have context in an India-Sri Lanka match. Truth is stranger than fiction, you see. India, Sri Lanka, multi-nation tournament, context. Ask any kid who follows these matches to form a meaningful sentence out of these jumbled words, and he/she will say, "India need to beat Sri Lanka to stay alive." And that is the case, only they need to win a bonus point too. Sri Lanka, as their captain said, will want to qualify today, and not leave it for the last match.

Sri Lanka have won the toss and are going to field. "We don't want to leave it to the last match, we want to qualify today," says Dilshan. By the way, so far all chasing sides have won in the tournament. Lots of changes around in the XIs. Sri Lanka have left out Dilhara Fernando and Chamara Silva, bringing in Thilan Thushara and Thilan Samaraweera. India have brought in Naman Ojha, R Ashwin and Pankaj Singh, leaving out M Vijay, Amit Mishra and Umesh Yadav.

0.1

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, back of a length, slanting in, flicked away to square leg

0.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, same ball, same shot, same fielder. Slightly fuller if anything

0.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, straighter one, beautifully bowled, remember his straight delivery is as good as an outswinger, beating Karthik who charges at him

0.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, back of a length, around off, punched away to cover

0.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, same ball, same shot again

0.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, swinging into the pads, misses out, the ball rolls off the pad

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • KD Karthik 0 (6b)
    • NV Ojha 0 (0b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 1-1-0-0

Thushara to share the new ball

1.1

Thushara to NV Ojha, 1 wide, and bowls a loosener down the leg side

1.1

Thushara to NV Ojha, 1 wide, bigger wide this time, there is swing but it is way down the leg side

1.1

Thushara to NV Ojha, no run, gets the line right, Ojha takes half a step forward and defends

1.2

Thushara to NV Ojha, 1 run, swinging into the pads, clipped away for one

1.3

Thushara to Karthik, 2 runs, shorter, on the pads, worked for a single

1.4

Thushara to Karthik, 1 bye, beaten, between bat and pad, just came forward and hung his bat down the wrong line, and the posthumous swing made it tough for Chandimal to keep, conceding a bye

1.5

Thushara to NV Ojha, no run, gets behind it this time to defend it back to the bowler

1.6

Thushara to NV Ojha, no run, leaves this one alone outside off

End of over 2 (6 runs) India 6/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • NV Ojha 1 (4b)
    • KD Karthik 2 (8b)
    • T Thushara 1-0-5-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 1-1-0-0
2.1

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, big inswing again, beats him, and the ball rolls off the pad

2.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, and again, Karthik flicks an inswinger on the pads straight to square leg

2.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, 1 run, same ball, and this time he gets the shot fine of square leg, getting a single

2.4

Kulasekara to NV Ojha, no run, his best inswinger so far, headed - after the swing - to the top of off and middle stumps, Ojha can't do much more than defend

2.5

Kulasekara to NV Ojha, no run, straighter one outside off, Ojha doesn't get drawn into a shot

2.6

Kulasekara to NV Ojha, OUT, Perfecto! Big inswinger, hits him in front of off, headed for middle, Ojha's bat is nowhere near it, and Kula has struck beautifully. Umpire Koertzen's slow finger of death comes up one of the last few times. Inswinger, outsinger, inswinger, elementary

NV Ojha lbw b Kulasekara 1 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

End of over 3 (1 run) India 7/1 (RR: 2.33)

    • KD Karthik 3 (11b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 2-1-1-1
    • T Thushara 1-0-5-0
3.1

Thushara to Karthik, FOUR, angled across Karthik, who stands on his toes and punches it wide of mid-off

3.2

Thushara to Karthik, no run, shorter, beats Karthik who looks to whip and is hit on the thigh pad

3.3

Thushara to Karthik, no run, angled across him, and he gets into a nice shot, but finds extra cover

3.4

Thushara to Karthik, FOUR, that's a Sehwag-like pull, short-arm, from outside off, through midwicket, all along the ground. Karthik finally getting a move on

3.5

Thushara to Karthik, no run, fuller ball, around off, rolls off the inside half of his bat

3.6

Thushara to Karthik, no run, angled across him, cut away, but seems cramped for room, and hence gets no power behind it

End of over 4 (8 runs) India 15/1 (RR: 3.75)

    • KD Karthik 11 (17b 2x4)
    • V Kohli 0 (0b)
    • T Thushara 2-0-13-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 2-1-1-1

Kohli to face for the first time

4.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, stays back in the crease and clips this off his pads to fine leg

4.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, almost, almost, inswinger, Karthik drawn in to a big drive, gets an inside edge into the pad

4.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, FOUR, lovely shot, Kula tries the straighter one outside off, and Karthik punches it with an open face, square of the wicket, through the gap

4.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, full, outside off, no swing, hit straight to mid-off

Already keeper comes up

4.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, 2 runs, which makes him bowl slightly shorter, and he is whipped away through midwicket for two

4.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, the big inswinger again, but Karthik is right behind it, covering the movement

End of over 5 (7 runs) India 22/1 (RR: 4.40)

    • KD Karthik 17 (22b 3x4)
    • V Kohli 1 (1b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 3-1-8-1
    • T Thushara 2-0-13-0
5.1

Thushara to Kohli, no run, angled across Kohli, who leaves it alone - he has been at the pitch for 2.1 overs but has faced only two deliveries

5.2

Thushara to Kohli, no run, fuller, Kohli goes across and defends around his front pad

5.3

Thushara to Kohli, no run, shorter, outside off, played to point

5.4

Thushara to Kohli, no run, similar delivery, defended with an open face again

5.5

Thushara to Kohli, no run, back of a length, angled across him, defended to cover

5.6

Thushara to Kohli, no run, looks to whip it wristily from outside off, the ball goes to cover - thankfully for Kohli, along the ground. Second maiden of the innings

End of over 6 (maiden) India 22/1 (RR: 3.66)

    • V Kohli 1 (7b)
    • KD Karthik 17 (22b 3x4)
    • T Thushara 3-1-13-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 3-1-8-1

Kula still has keeper up for Karthik

6.1

Kulasekara to Karthik, 2 runs, too far down the leg side, and he glances it fine and comes back for two before Mendis can put his slide in and get the ball back in

6.2

Kulasekara to Karthik, FOUR, lovely shot, short of a length, gives him room, and he punches it through the covers, that's a shot he has played well today

6.3

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, fuller, Karthik comes forward and defends

6.4

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, inswinger again, beats him could, could be a chance of bat-pad but the keeper has lost the ball, and it bounces on the adjacent pitch. The reaction from fielders doesn't suggest there was bat involved. No great disappointment

6.5

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, beats him with the inswinger again, the ball rolls of the pad

6.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, comes forward to play this one, the ball goes off the inside half of the bat, to mid-on

End of over 7 (6 runs) India 28/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • KD Karthik 23 (28b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 1 (7b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-14-1
    • T Thushara 3-1-13-0

round the stumps goes Thushara

7.1

Thushara to Kohli, no run, angled into the hips, and Kohli is hit in the thighs

7.2

Thushara to Kohli, no run, full outside off, Kohli comes forward and defends

7.3

Thushara to Kohli, 2 runs, short again, worked away from into front of middle stump, and they come back for two

7.4

Thushara to Kohli, FOUR, poor delivery, gently angling into the pads, and Kohli flicks it away for four. Gifts these are

7.5

Thushara to Kohli, 1 run, now wide outside off, and Kohli steers it away for one

Inexplicably Thushara went round the stumps for this over after having bowled a maiden from over

7.6

Thushara to Karthik, no run, short and wide again, cut away, and Jeewan Mendis makes a good save at short cover-point

End of over 8 (7 runs) India 35/1 (RR: 4.37)

    • KD Karthik 23 (29b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 8 (12b 1x4)
    • T Thushara 4-1-20-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-14-1

Keeper goes back for Kohli

8.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, full, shaping in towards off stump, defended back

8.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, this one doesn't come in, Kohli defends away from the body, but off the middle of the bat

8.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, back of a length, outside off, looks to whip it, but ends up playing it back to the bowler

8.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, inswinger again, manages to get the inside half of his bat as he looks to defend

8.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, stays back in the crease, waits for it to swing, and then helps it square on the on side

8.6

Kulasekara to Karthik, no run, back of a length, moving in towards off stump, defended to mid-on

End of over 9 (1 run) India 36/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • KD Karthik 23 (30b 4x4)
    • V Kohli 9 (17b 1x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-15-1
    • T Thushara 4-1-20-0

Thissara Perera being introduced into the attack. One wide slip in

9.1

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, starts off with a short and wide delivery, but he has protection at sweeper-cover

9.2

Perera to Karthik, no run, loose shot, he looks to flay this from outside off, and ends up flaying thin air

9.3

Perera to Karthik, no run, played on the up, nice connection, but finds mid-on

9.4

Perera to Karthik, FOUR, nice shot again, shortish delivery, still plays it on the up, with a vertical bat, and straight of mid-on, all along the ground

9.5

Perera to Karthik, OUT, legcutter does it, and Karthik has gone for a middling score after a good start once again. This legcutter is slow off the pitch and Karthik looks to play on the up again, the bat slices in his hand and he offers a simple return catch

KD Karthik c & b Perera 27 (42m 34b 5x4 0x6) SR: 79.41

First signs of intent from India in the tournament, sending in Yusuf Pathan

9.6

Perera to Pathan, 1 wide, short and wide, he throws his arms at it, and it is too wide even for his long arms

9.6

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, short and wide again, short-arm-cut this time, and he gets off the mark with four

End of over 10 (10 runs) India 46/2 (RR: 4.60)

    • YK Pathan 4 (1b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 10 (18b 1x4)
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-10-1
    • KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-15-1

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, inswigner down the leg side, Chandimal appeals for a catch, umpire thinks it flicked the pad

10.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, better line, around off, swinging in, defended to on

10.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, good shot, goooood shot, back of a length, outside off, and punches it on the up, through the covers

10.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, fuller ball, whipped away to deep square leg for one

10.5

Kulasekara to Pathan, no run, inswinger into the pads, rolls off the pads

10.6

Kulasekara to Pathan, no run, looks to force this through the off side, is cramped for room, and hits one-bounce to cover

End of over 11 (5 runs) India 51/2 (RR: 4.63)

    • YK Pathan 4 (3b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 15 (22b 2x4)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-20-1
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-10-1

Ajantha Mendis being introduced now. One slip for him. Long-on and square leg back

11.1

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, starts off well, around off, straightening just a little, defended to cover

11.2

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, middle and leg with this carrom ball, defended to midwicket

11.3

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, flighted this time, pushed to long-on

11.4

BAW Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, too full, easily hit down the ground for one

11.5

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, short, around off, hit to sweeper-cover for one

11.6

BAW Mendis to Pathan, no run, beats him outside off, slight legbreak with the carrom ball, and Yusuf drives inside the line

End of over 12 (3 runs) India 54/2 (RR: 4.50)

    • YK Pathan 5 (5b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 17 (26b 2x4)
    • BAW Mendis 1-0-3-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-20-1

Thushara comes back for another go

12.1

Thushara to Kohli, no run, full and wide, driven to extra cover

12.2

Thushara to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, worked away for an easy single

12.3

Thushara to Pathan, 1 wide, tries the bouncer, as every fast bowler does bowling to Yusuf, but it is down the leg side

12.3

Thushara to Pathan, FOUR, and he tries another one, outside off, and Pathan - as he usually does - top-edges it, but this one lads safe over the keeper's head

12.4

Thushara to Pathan, 1 wide, goes for the full ball, way down the leg side, Chandimal does well again

12.4

Thushara to Pathan, no run, short ball again, Pathan ducks under it

12.5

Thushara to Pathan, 1 run, fuller, on the pads, and worked away into the on side

12.6

Thushara to Kohli, 2 runs, shortish, not too high, pulls it from outside off, in front of square, gets two

End of over 13 (10 runs) India 64/2 (RR: 4.92)

    • V Kohli 20 (29b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 10 (8b 2x4)
    • T Thushara 5-1-30-0
    • BAW Mendis 1-0-3-0
13.1

BAW Mendis to Pathan, no run, full carrom ball, defended back to him

13.2

BAW Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, slightly shorter, forced away into the off side

13.3

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, flighted, pushed down the ground, Mendis dives to his left to save a single

13.4

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, loopy googly, defended to midwicket

13.5

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, Perera dives full length from backward point to save four runs here. Top effort for a bulky bowler

13.6

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, fuller, driven powerfully but straight to mid-off

End of over 14 (1 run) India 65/2 (RR: 4.64)

    • V Kohli 20 (33b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 11 (10b 2x4)
    • BAW Mendis 2-0-4-0
    • T Thushara 5-1-30-0

Perera replaces Thushara

14.1

Perera to Pathan, no run, short and wide, Pathan is early into the shot and ends up hitting it back to the bowler

14.2

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, full and wide, and at gentle pace, asking Pathan to hit him and Pathan obliges by placing it between mid-off and extra cover

14.3

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, full and closer to the off stump, Yusuf swings again, and gets a thick inside edge for one

14.4

Perera to Kohli, 2 runs, wide off off, forces it through the off side, wide of sweeper-cover, comes back for two

14.5

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, full and wide, throws his arms at it, gets a thick edge that lands just short of third man

14.6

Perera to Pathan, no run, bouncer again, 128ks, and he has no choice but to duck

End of over 15 (8 runs) India 73/2 (RR: 4.86)

    • YK Pathan 16 (14b 3x4)
    • V Kohli 23 (35b 2x4)
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-18-1
    • BAW Mendis 2-0-4-0
15.1

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, Kohli looks to take a single off the fumble at mid-off, is sent back, and makes it just in time

15.2

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, worked off the pads, fine of fine leg, comes back for two

15.3

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, drives a carrom ball on the up, straight to mid-off

15.4

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, more confusion, this time it is Yusuf who wants a single off a defensive shot into the on side. Has to put in the dive to get back

15.5

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, Perera is superb again, this time diving full length from square leg to field this pull shot

15.6

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, driven wide of sweeper-cover, and he comes back for two more

End of over 16 (4 runs) India 77/2 (RR: 4.81)

    • V Kohli 27 (41b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 16 (14b 3x4)
    • BAW Mendis 3-0-8-0
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-18-1

Cramps for Kohli there. Lies prone as the medical staff works on him. Vinodhan Vidhyasagar: "If Virat reaches 53 runs today he will be the fifth fasted in the world in terms of innings to reach 1000 runs."

16.1

Perera to Pathan, no run, goes for the cut shot, finds point

16.2

Perera to Pathan, no run, back of a length, around off, patted back to the bowler

16.3

Perera to Pathan, no run, same length, slight width, defended to short cover

16.4

Perera to Pathan, no run, looks to run this down, is too close to his body, and ends up playing it to point

16.5

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, finally finds a gap in the off side, gets a single

16.6

Perera to Kohli, 1 run, slower, fuller, whipped away off the pads

End of over 17 (2 runs) India 79/2 (RR: 4.64)

    • V Kohli 28 (42b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 17 (19b 3x4)
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-20-1
    • BAW Mendis 3-0-8-0

Second show of intent from India in this tournament. Batting Powerplay taken! Sri Lanka continue with Mendis and a slip. Square leg, long-on back

17.1

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, driven on the up, to mid-off but

17.2

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 leg bye, looks to sweep, misses, gets a leg-bye

Deep square leg, long-on, deep midwicket for Pathan

17.3

BAW Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, and Yusuf still backs away and slogs into the on side, lucky for him it falls short of deep midwicket

Deep point goes back for Kohli

17.4

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, and that's where he cuts this one

17.5

BAW Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, full ball, driven down to long-on for one

Venkat: "highest number of balls faced by yusuf pathan in odi is 38 in two occasions,hope he face more than that today .."

17.6

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, googly, creates a short length by rocking back and pulls, but can't beat midwicket in the circle

End of over 18 (4 runs) India 83/2 (RR: 4.61)

    • V Kohli 29 (46b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 19 (21b 3x4)
    • BAW Mendis 4-0-11-0
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-20-1

Perera continues in the Powerplay. Three deep fielders on the onside for Pathan

18.1

Perera to Pathan, no run, gets a ball outside off, but can't get it through the off-side infield

18.2

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, slogs at this length ball, and the thick edge flies over the short third man

Pathan gets a change of bat

18.3

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, and he gets a poor delivery too, full toss outside off, and all he has to do is clear the infield on the off side, which he does with ease

18.4

Perera to Pathan, no run, lucky, is the bowler, short and wide, and Pathan's cut finds cover-point

18.5

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, slower short ball, doesn't rise at all, and Pathan pulls it nicely, square of deep square leg

18.6

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, full outside off, hit to long-off for one

End of over 19 (13 runs) India 96/2 (RR: 5.05)

    • YK Pathan 32 (27b 6x4)
    • V Kohli 29 (46b 2x4)
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-33-1
    • BAW Mendis 4-0-11-0
19.1

BAW Mendis to Pathan, no run, angling down the leg side, Chandimal appeals for a catch, and Umpire Tiffin thinks it has come off the pad

19.2

BAW Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, into the pads again, worked away for one

19.3

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, looks to make room and get into sparsely populated off-side, but finds extra cover

19.4

BAW Mendis to Kohli, FOUR, creates a pulling length by rocking back, and pulls it wide of long-on for four

19.5

BAW Mendis to Kohli, FOUR, India are turning it on here. This time Kohli drives this between mid-off and extra cover. Another four

19.6

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, and tips and runs now to cap off a beneficial over

End of over 20 (10 runs) India 106/2 (RR: 5.30)

    • V Kohli 38 (50b 4x4)
    • YK Pathan 33 (29b 6x4)
    • BAW Mendis 5-0-21-0
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-33-1

Kulasekara comes back now, High time too

20.1

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length, pinches a single to midwicket

20.2

Kulasekara to Pathan, no run, full, drilled straight to mid-off, along the ground

20.3

Kulasekara to Pathan, SIX, slower ball, too full, within his reach, Yusuf makes room and murders it over lid-off

Surprisingly not a single bouncer tried in the Powerplay

20.4

Kulasekara to Pathan, 1 run, maybe this is why, he digs it in, but it hardly gets up wait high, and Yusuf pulls it down to long-on for one

20.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, yorker, digs it out back to the bowler

20.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket

End of over 21 (9 runs) India 115/2 (RR: 5.47)

    • V Kohli 40 (53b 4x4)
    • YK Pathan 40 (32b 6x4 1x6)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 7-1-29-1
    • BAW Mendis 5-0-21-0

Mendis continues

21.1

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point

21.2

BAW Mendis to Pathan, no run, comes down the track, and kicks out a short delivery

21.3

BAW Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, short again, worked away for one

21.4

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, short, punched away, to extra cover

21.5

BAW Mendis to Kohli, no run, another wristy shot into the off side, but finds the straightish extra cover this time

21.6

BAW Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, pushed to long-on for one - only 39 off Powerplay, thanks to two overs from Mendis, which went for five runs

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 118/2 (RR: 5.36)

    • V Kohli 42 (57b 4x4)
    • YK Pathan 41 (34b 6x4 1x6)
    • BAW Mendis 6-0-24-0
    • KMDN Kulasekara 7-1-29-1

Jeewan Mendis comes on now

22.1

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, too short, easily pulled away for one

22.2

BMAJ Mendis to Pathan, no run, fuller, pitched outside leg, turning towards middle, beaten

22.3

BMAJ Mendis to Pathan, 1 wide, too far down the leg side

22.3

BMAJ Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, comes down the track and hits this to long-on for one

22.4

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off for one

22.5

BMAJ Mendis to Pathan, 1 run, flat, into the pads, helped away for a single

22.6

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, full, into the pads, finds midwicket with the wristy shot

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 123/2 (RR: 5.34)

    • V Kohli 44 (60b 4x4)
    • YK Pathan 43 (37b 6x4 1x6)
    • BMAJ Mendis 1-0-5-0
    • BAW Mendis 6-0-24-0

Randiv replaces Ajantha Mendis now. One slip in for him, three men deep on the on side

23.1

Randiv to Pathan, 1 run, shortish, turning in, steered away for one

23.2

Randiv to Kohli, no run, too short, outside off, but hit to mid-off

23.3

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, flighted outside off this time, driven to long-on for one

23.4

Randiv to Pathan, no run, ugly slog sweep, this is not the length to do it, and he is beaten, and somehow - Randiv doesn't know how - the ball bounces over the middle stump

23.5

Randiv to Pathan, no run, flat topspinner, defends

23.6

Randiv to Pathan, OUT, another ugly slog sweep, and this time he connects - to his own demise. Gets too much under it and skies it to Perera at long-on

YK Pathan c Perera b Randiv 44 (63m 41b 6x4 1x6) SR: 107.31

End of over 24 (2 runs) India 125/3 (RR: 5.20)

    • V Kohli 45 (62b 4x4)
    • S Randiv 1-0-2-1
    • BMAJ Mendis 1-0-5-0

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman, and in a show of great presence of mind, the batsmen didn't cross while that skier was being held. Hence Kohli is on strike

24.1

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, looks to pull but hurries him

24.2

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, pushed to long-on for one

24.3

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, full, Sharma drives the first ball he faces to long-off

24.4

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, short, stays back, and pushes it down to long-on

24.5

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, waits for this, plays it with soft hands, and takes a single to point

24.6

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, into the pads, fails to make connection

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 129/3 (RR: 5.16)

    • V Kohli 47 (66b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 2 (2b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 2-0-9-0
    • S Randiv 1-0-2-1

Sarar asks: "Is Jeevan Brother Of Mendis?....." yes, but not Ajantha's. Sorry, bad joke. One slip in

25.1

Randiv to Sharma, no run, shortish, stays back and defends

25.2

Randiv to Sharma, no run, another defensive shot towards cover, Rohit rightly sends Virat back

25.3

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, dances down the track and pushes it to long-on

25.4

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, cut away for one

25.5

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, guided to deep point for one

25.6

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, pushed to long-on for another single

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 133/3 (RR: 5.11)

    • V Kohli 49 (68b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 4 (6b)
    • S Randiv 2-0-6-1
    • BMAJ Mendis 2-0-9-0
26.1

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, shimmies down the track to push it to long-off for one, ffifty up for Kohli

26.2

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, short ball, hit to sweeper-cover for one

26.3

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched, easily pushed to long-on for one, fifty up for Kohli according to the score board at the ground

26.4

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, no run, into the pads, defended to midwicket

26.5

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, no run, same line, and again he can't get it past midwicket

26.6

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, middle and leg this time, and pushed down to long-on for one

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 137/3 (RR: 5.07)

    • RG Sharma 6 (10b)
    • V Kohli 51 (70b 4x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 3-0-13-0
    • S Randiv 2-0-6-1
27.1

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, cut away to deep point for one

27.2

Randiv to Kohli, no run, slight drift, Kohli presses forward and defends

27.3

Randiv to Kohli, no run, works this from outside off, but not past a diving midwicket

27.4

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, goes straighter this time, to long-on for one

27.5

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, short outside off, gets a single

27.6

Randiv to Kohli, no run, turning into the pads, can't get it past square leg

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 140/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • V Kohli 52 (74b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 8 (12b)
    • S Randiv 3-0-9-1
    • BMAJ Mendis 3-0-13-0
28.1

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, no run, legbreak, on the leg-stump line, defended to on

28.2

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, no run, comes down the track, pushes, can't get it past straight midwicket

28.3

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, gets a single this time, to long-on

28.4

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track and with this single to long-on, Kohli moves to 1000 ODI runs - second-fast Indian to the mark, according to feedbackers

28.5

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, another single to long-on

28.6

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, driven nicely between two extra covers, one orthodox and one straightish, but still there is long-off to cut it off

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 145/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • V Kohli 55 (76b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 10 (16b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 4-0-18-0
    • S Randiv 3-0-9-1
29.1

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

29.2

Randiv to Kohli, no run, looks to work it into the on side, with the turn, but finds square leg

29.3

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, full outside off, drives this to long-on for one

29.4

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, short, hit to long-on for another single

29.5

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to long-off for one

29.6

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, short outside off, pushed against the turn, to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 150/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • RG Sharma 13 (19b)
    • V Kohli 57 (79b 4x4)
    • S Randiv 4-0-14-1
    • BMAJ Mendis 4-0-18-0
30.1

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, flighted on the pads, pushed down the ground for one

30.2

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, FOUR, short, spinning away, crashed past extra cover for four. Breaks the monotony of singles down the ground

30.3

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, and again, pushes it down to long-off for one

30.4

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, no run, hit back to the bowler

30.5

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, on the pads, helped away for one

30.6

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, flat delivery, hit back to the bowler

End of over 31 (7 runs) India 157/3 (RR: 5.06)

    • V Kohli 62 (82b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 15 (22b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 5-0-25-0
    • S Randiv 4-0-14-1
31.1

Randiv to Sharma, 2 runs, nice shot, comes down the track and chips it over extra cover

31.2

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, back to taking a single to long-off

I have checked the stats for myself. Kohli is the fastest Indian to 1000 runs, in 24 innings, beating Sidhu's mark in 25 innings. And he is behind Richards, Pietersen, Greenidge and ten Doeschate over all. And level with Turner, Amla and Hameed

31.3

Randiv to Kohli, no run, flat delivery, hit back to the bowler

31.4

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, worked with the turn, into the on side

31.5

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

31.6

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, turned into the pads, and helped away for another single

End of over 32 (6 runs) India 163/3 (RR: 5.09)

    • V Kohli 64 (85b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 19 (25b)
    • S Randiv 5-0-20-1
    • BMAJ Mendis 5-0-25-0
32.1

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, lovely fielding! Hit powerfully back at Mendis, who gets a hand to it, and then Kapugedara from long-on makes a full-length diving save

32.2

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, short, hit powerfully, but finds orthodox extra cover

32.3

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, fuller, finds the straight extra cover this time

32.4

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

32.5

BMAJ Mendis to Sharma, 1 run, short ball, gets a single to sweeper-cover

32.6

BMAJ Mendis to Kohli, no run, drives inside-out, but straight to the orthodox extra cover

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 167/3 (RR: 5.06)

    • V Kohli 67 (90b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 20 (26b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 6-0-29-0
    • S Randiv 5-0-20-1
33.1

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, shortish, pushed down to long-off for one

33.2

Randiv to Kohli, no run, short, turning in, pushes it to straight midwicket

33.3

Randiv to Kohli, 1 run, fuller, gets it wide of midwicket this time

33.4

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, flighted outside off, gets a single to long-on

33.5

Randiv to Kohli, no run, turning into the pads, can't get it past the straightish midwicket

33.6

Randiv to Kohli, no run, wants a single to square leg but is rightly sent back

End of over 34 (3 runs) India 170/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • V Kohli 68 (94b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 22 (28b)
    • S Randiv 6-0-23-1
    • BMAJ Mendis 6-0-29-0

Thushara comes back

34.1

Thushara to Sharma, 1 run, length ball on the pads, gets a single into the on side

34.2

Thushara to Kohli, OUT, finally the frustration of finding the fielders again and again has got to Kohli. Looks to clear long-off this time, but doesn't get any power in this shot and holes out, Jeewan Mendis taking a nice safe catch

V Kohli c BMAJ Mendis b Thushara 68 (123m 95b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.57

Raina comes on, and once again they didn't cross over. Second time this has happened. Holing out into the deep and not crossing over. Not preparing themselves for a single in case the catch is dropped. Too bad for a "young team"

34.3

Thushara to Raina, 1 run, looks to turn this down, and is surprised by diving save from point, but they make the single

34.4

Thushara to Sharma, no run, defended off the back foot to short cover

34.5

Thushara to Sharma, 1 run, steered away to third man for one

34.6

Thushara to Raina, no run, tries the bouncer outside off, Raina ducks even though it doesn't get up at all

End of over 35 (3 runs) India 173/4 (RR: 4.94)

    • SK Raina 1 (2b)
    • RG Sharma 24 (31b)
    • T Thushara 6-1-33-1
    • S Randiv 6-0-23-1
35.1

Randiv to Sharma, no run, sweeps, but straight to square leg

35.2

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, short outside off, helped away to short third

35.3

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, pushed into the off side for a single

35.4

Randiv to Sharma, no run, looks to work into the on side, gets a leading edge, lands in front of the bowler

35.5

Randiv to Sharma, 1 run, short, goes back, gets a isngle to sweeper-cover

35.6

Randiv to Raina, FOUR, dances down the track, goes against the spin, and finds the gap between mid-on and midwicket

End of over 36 (7 runs) India 180/4 (RR: 5.00)

    • SK Raina 6 (4b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 26 (35b)
    • S Randiv 7-0-30-1
    • T Thushara 6-1-33-1
36.1

Thushara to Sharma, no run, punched on the up, but straight to point

36.2

Thushara to Sharma, FOUR, short ball, pulled away nicely keeps it down and finds the gap between deep square and deep midwicket, moves to 1000 career runs in style

36.3

Thushara to Sharma, 1 run, angled across him and steered away for one

wide slip for Raina

36.4

Thushara to Raina, no run, played with an open face, but can't beat point

36.5

Thushara to Raina, 1 run, driven on the up, gets a single to sweeper-cover

36.6

Thushara to Sharma, 1 run, slower bouncer, and he helps it to third man for one

End of over 37 (7 runs) India 187/4 (RR: 5.05)

    • RG Sharma 32 (39b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 7 (6b 1x4)
    • T Thushara 7-1-40-1
    • S Randiv 7-0-30-1
37.1

Randiv to Sharma, OUT, sharp offbreak, through the gap, and hits the top of middle stump. In SRT style, he semi-squats, suggesting it stayed low, but the ball has hit the top of middle, he was just late in bringing the bat down

RG Sharma b Randiv 32 (43m 40b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Jadeja is the new batsman

37.2

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, flighted outside off, turns away sharply, he lets it go

37.3

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, tospinner this time, manages to get the bat down in time, and hands on head this time

37.4

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, pushes forward to defend, inviting a topspinner to get him lbw

37.5

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, looks to cut this time, and he hits over the ball, missing the under edge by inches

37.6

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, plays with a vertical bat this time, and is beaten by the offbreak. Wicket-maiden for Randiv

End of over 38 (wicket maiden) India 187/5 (RR: 4.92)

    • RA Jadeja 0 (5b)
    • SK Raina 7 (6b 1x4)
    • S Randiv 8-1-30-2
    • T Thushara 7-1-40-1
38.1

Thushara to Raina, no run, played with an open face, can't beat point

38.2

Thushara to Raina, FOUR, driven on the up, and uppishly, but wide of extra cover

38.3

Thushara to Raina, 2 runs, another extravagant drive through the off side, gets two to wide of deep point

38.4

Thushara to Raina, 1 run, and again, Thushara keeps feeding him the length, and he keeps driving on the up, this time only for a single

38.5

Thushara to Jadeja, 1 run, short, and flashes at it away from the body, no feet movement, and the edge falls way short of Samaraweera at wide slip, he gets a single too off the deflection off Sam's body

38.6

Thushara to Raina, 1 run, looks to run this down to third man, gets a bottom edge to fine leg

End of over 39 (9 runs) India 196/5 (RR: 5.02)

    • SK Raina 15 (11b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 1 (6b)
    • T Thushara 8-1-49-1
    • S Randiv 8-1-30-2
39.1

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, goes back into the crease, and punches it through the off side for one

39.2

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, extra-cover drive, but Kapuagedera is superb in diving to his wrong side and preventing any runs

39.3

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, into the pads, worked around the corner

39.4

Randiv to Raina, no run, comes down the track, is beaten in the flight, and so just defends at it

39.5

Randiv to Raina, no run, looks to cut and is beaten by one that stays low

39.6

Randiv to Raina, 1 run, flighted around off, played with an open face for one

End of over 40 (3 runs) India 199/5 (RR: 4.97)

    • SK Raina 17 (15b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 2 (8b)
    • S Randiv 9-1-33-2
    • T Thushara 8-1-49-1

Ajantha Mendis comes back

40.1

BAW Mendis to Raina, 1 run, short ball, pulled away for a single to deep midwicket

40.2

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, 1 run, quick delivery, Jadeja drops and runs to cover

40.3

BAW Mendis to Raina, 1 run, googly, plays it with an open face, takes a single

40.4

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

40.5

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, no run, strange! No appeal. Carrom ball, hits him in front of middle and leg. That would have made for a very very good shout

40.6

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, 2 runs, flighted around off, lofted over Mendis, gets two

End of over 41 (5 runs) India 204/5 (RR: 4.97)

    • RA Jadeja 5 (12b)
    • SK Raina 19 (17b 2x4)
    • BAW Mendis 7-0-29-0
    • S Randiv 9-1-33-2

Dilshan to bowl now

41.1

Dilshan to Raina, OUT, Kapu you beauty! Rubbish delivery, short and wide, and Raina hits it powerfully straight off extra cover, but Kapugedara flies to his lift, goalkeeper-style, and pouches it. Captain gets captain

SK Raina c Kapugedera b Dilshan 19 (28m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

Ashwin is the new batsman

41.2

Dilshan to Ashwin, 1 run, turning in, helped away with the spin for a single

41.3

Dilshan to Jadeja, 1 run, short ball, pushed down to long-on for another single

41.4

Dilshan to Ashwin, no run, stays back, looking to work it to the on side, but is hurried into the shot, and ends up hitting it back to Dilshan

41.5

Dilshan to Ashwin, no run, into the pas, hit straight to square leg

41.6

Dilshan to Ashwin, no run, and again finds a fielder, midwicket this time

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 206/6 (RR: 4.90)

    • R Ashwin 1 (4b)
    • RA Jadeja 6 (13b)
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-2-1
    • BAW Mendis 7-0-29-0
42.1

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, 1 run, turns it from outside off, to midwicket for one

slip comes in

42.2

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, no run, full, into the pads, finds straight midwicket

42.3

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, no run, slightly shorter, hit back to the bowler

42.4

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, 1 run, googly, worked with the spin for one

Slip in for Jadeja too

42.5

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, 1 run, flighted outside off, guides it past point for one

42.6

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, 1 run, chips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, and takes a single to long-on

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 210/6 (RR: 4.88)

    • R Ashwin 3 (8b)
    • RA Jadeja 8 (15b)
    • BAW Mendis 8-0-33-0
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-2-1
43.1

Dilshan to Ashwin, no run, long hop, Ashwin hits it straight to square leg, along the ground

43.2

Dilshan to Ashwin, 1 run, another short ball, pushes it for one this time

43.3

Dilshan to Jadeja, 1 run, helped away to short fine for one

43.4

Dilshan to Ashwin, no run, flighted around off, hit back to the bowler

43.5

Dilshan to Ashwin, no run, shorter, looks for a single to long-off, can't get it wide of Dilshan

43.6

Dilshan to Ashwin, 1 run, into the pads, worked away for one

End of over 44 (3 runs) India 213/6 (RR: 4.84)

    • R Ashwin 5 (13b)
    • RA Jadeja 9 (16b)
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-5-1
    • BAW Mendis 8-0-33-0
44.1

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, 1 run, full and straight, pushed down to long-on for one

44.2

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, SIX, right out of the screws, gentle tossed-up delivery, and Jadeja lofts it over long-on. Badly needed by India

44.3

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, 1 run, flatter, shorter, worked away for one to square leg

44.4

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, 1 run, angled in as he looks to make room, gets a single to deep midwicket

44.5

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, no run, misses a quick delivery on the pads, wants the leg-bye, but is sent back because it is very close to square leg

44.6

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, no run, looks to force this into the off side, can't beat cover

End of over 45 (9 runs) India 222/6 (RR: 4.93)

    • RA Jadeja 16 (20b 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 7 (15b)
    • BAW Mendis 9-0-42-0
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-5-1

Randiv comes back

45.1

Randiv to Ashwin, 1 run, helps this from outside off to short fine for one

45.2

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, comes forward, defends this into the off side, and comes through for one

45.3

Randiv to Ashwin, 1 run, comes down the track, pushes it to long-on for one

45.4

Randiv to Jadeja, 1 run, charges at him, hits powerfully, one bounce to long-on, and trips over while taking the single

45.5

Randiv to Ashwin, 1 run, late-cut, sees a straighter one and opens the face, but gets only a single to short third

45.6

Randiv to Jadeja, no run, yorker, can't do much with it, and Randiv finishes 10 overs for 38 runs and two wickets

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 227/6 (RR: 4.93)

    • RA Jadeja 18 (23b 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 10 (18b)
    • S Randiv 10-1-38-2
    • BAW Mendis 9-0-42-0
46.1

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, 1 run, length ball outside off, takes a single to cover

46.2

BAW Mendis to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, offbreak, Jadeja plays across the line, is beaten, but is saved perhaps by its pitching outside the line

46.3

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, no run, makes room, but finds midwicket with the hit

46.4

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, SIX, this time he doesn't bother about keeping it down and makes room and goes for the lofted shot, and clears long-on not by much

46.5

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, FOUR, another heave-ho, and this time the lofted shot lands smack between long-on and deep midwicket, India badly need these runs

46.6

BAW Mendis to Ashwin, 1 run, gets inside the line and flicks it over short fine, but they take only a single by the time the deep square gets around and gets the ball back

End of over 47 (13 runs) India 240/6 (RR: 5.10)

    • R Ashwin 22 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 18 (24b 1x6)
    • BAW Mendis 10-0-54-0
    • S Randiv 10-1-38-2

Kulasekara comes back

47.1

Kulasekara to Ashwin, no run, length ball, plays a nothing shot to extra cover

47.2

Kulasekara to Ashwin, FOUR, slower ball, and he gives it another heave-ho, and wide of long-on is his favourite area. Gets another four

47.3

Kulasekara to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin is giving India something to bowl at, this time walks across the stumps and scoops a length ball over short fine

47.4

Kulasekara to Ashwin, 1 run, yorker outside off, gets a single to point

47.5

Kulasekara to Jadeja, 1 run, another yorker outside off, takes a risky single to point, but Samaraweera misses the direct-hit

47.6

Kulasekara to Ashwin, 1 run, makes room, gets a yorker, which he digs out for a single towards point

End of over 48 (11 runs) India 251/6 (RR: 5.22)

    • R Ashwin 32 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 19 (25b 1x6)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-40-1
    • BAW Mendis 10-0-54-0

Thushara to bowl his last over

48.1

Thushara to Ashwin, 2 runs, shuffles across again, and lofts this length ball square into the on side, and it bounces short of the deep square leg

48.2

Thushara to Ashwin, 1 bye, high full toss, just outside off, not high enough to be called full toss, they steal a bye

48.3

Thushara to Jadeja, 1 no ball, OUT, another high full toss, called no-ball this time as Jadeja manages to lob it towards midwicket. Ashwin wants the single but Jadeja is late to start, and Dilshan hits the only stump visible to him while running in from midwicket

RA Jadeja run out 19 (77m 26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 73.07

Pankaj Singh is the new man, but Ashwin is on strike

48.3

Thushara to Ashwin, FOUR, backs away, then shuffles way across, and scoops this from outside off, over short fine. Top shot

48.4

Thushara to Ashwin, OUT, what a catch! Length ball, drilled back straight down the wicket, and Thushara sticks his left hand to it, and takes it on the second attempt. Just to show how superb a catch it is, Umpire Koertzen is looking towards the straight boundary and wondering where the ball is. No reaction from Thushara either after completing this stunner

R Ashwin c & b Thushara 38 (70m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 118.75

Dinda walks in

48.5

Thushara to Dinda, OUT, and Dinda walks out, slower ball, and he heaves it over towards long-on, completely deceived by it. Kapugedara takes another catch, and Thushara is on hat-trick

AB Dinda c Kapugedera b Thushara 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Finally, somebody crossed over while holing out in the deep. Hence Pankaj is on strike, and not Pragyan

48.6

Thushara to Pankaj Singh, 1 run, slower ball again, Pankaj manages to keep it down, just to the right of Thushara, and also steals a single to retain strike

End of over 49 (9 runs) India 260/9 (RR: 5.30)

    • Pankaj Singh 1 (1b)
    • PP Ojha 0 (0b)
    • T Thushara 9-1-57-3
    • KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-40-1

Kulasekara to bowl the last over

49.1

Kulasekara to Pankaj Singh, 1 run, length ball, hit powerfully to long-off for one

49.2

Kulasekara to PP Ojha, 1 run, full outside off, guided to third man for a single

49.3

Kulasekara to Pankaj Singh, 1 run, slower ball, too short, hit into the on side for one

49.4

Kulasekara to PP Ojha, FOUR, low full toss outside off, Ojha gets a crucial outside edge that travels fine for four

49.5

Kulasekara to PP Ojha, no run, full outside off, Ojha swings inside the line and is beaten

49.6

Kulasekara to PP Ojha, 1 bye, slower ball, beats him, but Pankaj Singh shows the presence of the mind to steal a bye

Phil, who has been missed in these feedback circles, writes in, "India, Out of Africa." Looks like that, Phil and others, but stranger things have happened. As of now, they need to restrict Sri Lanka to 214 to get a bonus point. But even if they win without a bonus point, they stay alive, and can hope for either Sri Lanka to lose to Zimbabwe or for rain to make that match impossible. Sri Lanka, though, will back themselves to throw those permutations out of the window. Join us for the chase, and welcome back Phil

End of over 50 (8 runs) India 268/9

    • PP Ojha 5 (4b 1x4)
    • Pankaj Singh 3 (3b)
    • KMDN Kulasekara 9-1-47-1
    • T Thushara 9-1-57-3
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