Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    not out
    21.1 Pathirana strikes! Down the track to the leg-stump ball, gets too close to the pitch of the ball for the big hit, and he ends up dragging it off the inside half of the bat to the right of midwicket, where Thirimanne takes a good, low catch. A bit of turn there for Pathirana despite there not being too much distance between where it pitched and where it met Dhawan's bat. On second look, there wasn't too much turn, but he hit across it rather than with a straight bat 115/1
    45.3 Thisara returns and breaks the rampaging stand. Slower legcutter, 101.6ks, short on the off stump, Iyer can't manufacture enough pace. He swings it straight down the throat of deep midwicket. Iyer gets a pat on the head from his captain and applause from his coach 328/2
    47.3 Dhoni has been pinned in front by Thisara's slower legcutter. 102ks, Dhoni goes for a biiiiiig leg-side slog. He does not spot the change-up and is far too early into the shot. Hit on the back pad in line with middle 354/3
    49.6 pretty full and outside off, Pandya, of course, has a biiiiig swing at it, but can't quite get under it. He can only drag it down to long-on 392/4
    13 (b 1, lb 1, w 11)
    392/4 (50 Overs, RR: 7.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Shikhar Dhawan, 21.1 ov), 2-328 (Shreyas Iyer, 45.3 ov), 3-354 (MS Dhoni, 47.3 ov), 4-392 (Hardik Pandya, 49.6 ov)
    AD Mathews41902.25181000
    RAS Lakmal807108.87217410
    NLTC Perera8080310.00145510
    N Pradeep100106010.60159530
    A Dananjaya1005105.10243010
    SS Pathirana906317.00196130
    DAS Gunaratne1010010.0011020
    7.3 full outside leg, and that's a soft dismissal. Doesn't execute his leg-glance well at all, only manages an edge through to Dhoni 30/2
    3.5 short, some width, but does that stop on Tharanga? Throws his hands at it, but at the last moment he checks his shot, and ends up jabbing a catch at knee height to the man at cover 15/1
    15.3 bowled him, that's his first ODI wicket. Flat, full, angling into middle stump, and that's probably not the best ball to reverse-sweep. Has to try something, though, and he ends up yorking himself 62/3
    not out
    22.4 short, wide, and instead of slapping it away Dickwella slices a thick edge to Sundar at short third man. He completes a chest-high grab, and Chahal pumps his first in celebration. The ball did not turn much but the extra bounce foiled Dickwella's timing 115/4
    30.2 Asela runs down the track, Chahal responds with a slow, loopy legbreak. He hangs it up in the air, Asela uses his feet, but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. It breaks away and Dhoni breaks the bails off. Smart drop in pace from Chahal. He held his own despite Asela reverse-sweeping and switch-hitting him 159/5
    30.6 Dhoni follows the ball throws himself to his right and grabs the ball with both hands. You don't see Dhoni diving much but this is an excellent catch. Thisara feigns to skip around the crease, Chahal looks to cramp him for room, therefore spears it flat on the thigh. Thisara swings, and offers up a bat-pad catch. That it was a catch was down to Dhoni 166/6
    33.5 Pathirana holes out to mid-off. Back of a length and just outside off, Pathirana punches on the up to Dhawan, who snaffles in and slaps his thigh in celebration. Rohit and Dhawan share a light moment. India just three wickets away from squaring the series 180/7
    40.5 short, angling into the body, and he tucks it off his chest and straight to Rohit, who has positioned himself at a square-ish leg gully. That's an excellent bit of planning 207/8
    not out
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    251/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.02)
    Did not bat: N Pradeep
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Upul Tharanga, 3.5 ov), 2-30 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 7.3 ov), 3-62 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 15.3 ov), 4-115 (Niroshan Dickwella, 22.4 ov), 5-159 (Asela Gunaratne, 30.2 ov), 6-166 (Thisara Perera, 30.6 ov), 7-180 (Sachith Pathirana, 33.5 ov), 8-207 (Akila Dananjaya, 40.5 ov)
    B Kumar904014.44302020
    HH Pandya1003913.90374000
    JJ Bumrah1004324.30376020
    Washington Sundar1006516.50277200
    YS Chahal1006036.00285150
    SS Iyer10202.0040000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.30 start, First Session 11.30-15.00, Interval 15.00-15.45, Second Session 15.45-19.15

Match days

13 December 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Young Sundar


No. of players to make ODI debut for India at a younger age than Washington Sundar (18 years, 69 days) who makes his debut in this game. He's the youngest for India since Parthiv Patel in 2003.

Good to chase


Win-loss record of teams chasing in Mohali in the last four ODIs since the completion of 2011 World Cup. Sri Lanka have elected to field first in this match.

Adding big


No. of century opening partnerships for India in ODIs this year. India openers have converted 9 of the 10 50+ stands into 100+ stands. No other team has had more than 3 such pships.

Bumper year


Last time an Indian opener scoring 6 or more ODI 100s in a year, before Rohit Sharma this year. Ganguly was the last and Tendulkar is the only other such Indian opener (1996 & 1998).

Double No. 3


No. of double-centuries by Rohit Sharma in ODIs. All other players combined have hit only 4 double-tons in ODI history.

A century of triples


Totals of 300 or more for India in ODIs, the most by any team. Australia are next with 96 scores of 300 or more

Bad day at the office


Runs conceded by Nuwan Pradeep, which equals the third-highest in ODI history. Only Mick Lewis (113) and Wahab Riaz (110) have conceded more, while Bhuvneshwar has also leaked 106

Changing gears


Rohit's strike rate in his last 27 balls, in which he scored 92 runs (11 sixes, 3 fours). In his first 126 balls, he scored 116