Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 152/9 | RR: 8.00

  • Suranga Lakmal5 (4b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep0 (0b)
  • Shardul Thakur4-0-27-4
  • Jaydev Unadkat3-0-33-1

10.04pm He was walloped for 27 runs in an over the last time he bowled against Sri Lanka. Tonight, he came within touching distance of a hat-trick. He didn't get it, but Shardul Thakur can be mighty pleased with his efforts as he leads the team off the field after picking up a four-wicket haul. Sri Lanka were going at nearly 10 runs an over for the first 12, but a slew of wickets - credit for which should go to Chahal and Sundar who finished with combined figures of 3 for 55 off eight overs - has dragged them back. India would've gladly taken a target of 153 at the start.

The early enforcer for Sri Lanka were Kusal Mendis, who made a sparkling half-century. He couldn't get much support outside of Upul Tharanga. Thisara briefly threatened, but couldn't carry on after a blistering start. Sri Lanka lost six wickets in the last eight overs.

18.6
1
Thakur to Lakmal, 1 run, another knuckleball to finish, he swings across the line to get a thick inside edge to square leg. Sensational comeback by India.
18.5
W
Thakur to Chameera, OUT, slices this to Unadkat who takes an excellent catch at short third man. He had to take a couple of steps back, which he did, and then held his balance as this descended. Shardul's having quite an evening. Shardul on a hat-trick

PVD Chameera c Unadkat b Thakur 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4
W
Thakur to Shanaka, OUT, steps out to slog over long-off but gets a thick edge that flies at a comfortable height to Karthik. Shardul's impressive outing continues. This is another knuckleball that he bowls so wonderfully

MD Shanaka c †Karthik b Thakur 19 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.75

18.3
1lb
Thakur to Lakmal, 1 leg bye, slower delivery, he swung through and missed completely. DK looked throw it back to Shardul but the ball hit the striker as he was crossing over. India appealed for Obstructing the field but the batsman didn't change his angle or line deliberately. Not out

There's an appeal made for Obstructing the Field

18.2
0
Thakur to Lakmal, no run, takes the pace off the delivery, lands this at length outside off, he swings and misses
18.1
4
Thakur to Lakmal, FOUR runs, belted back down the ground to beat Raina's dive at long-on. Excellent start to the over. Thakur went length and got punished

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 146/7 | RR: 8.11

  • Dasun Shanaka19 (15b)
  • Jaydev Unadkat3-0-33-1
  • Shardul Thakur3-0-22-2
17.6
W
Unadkat to Dananjaya, OUT, slower length ball on middle, Akila swings across the line but can only hit it as far as KL Rahul at wide long-on. Got it off the top part of the bat.

A Dananjaya c Rahul b Unadkat 5 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

17.5
0
Unadkat to Dananjaya, no run, slower bouncer outside off, Akila backed away to pull and missed it completely
17.4
1
Unadkat to Shanaka, 1 run, pulled across the line, Manish Pandey does well to come around and stop that at deep midwicket
17.3
6
Unadkat to Shanaka, SIX runs, carved away over deep extra cover. What a hit. Too full, he got right underneath the length and muscled it away. Superb swing, teeing off like a golfer.
17.3
1w
Unadkat to Shanaka, 1 wide, slower and fuller outside off, he fired it near the line in anticipation of the batsman making room, but missed it completely
17.2
1
Unadkat to Dananjaya, 1 run, makes room and steers this length ball down to third man
17.1
1
Unadkat to Shanaka, 1 run, drags this slog from way outside off towards deep midwicket

Unadkat with the penultimate over

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | SL: 136/6 | RR: 8.00

  • Dasun Shanaka11 (12b)
  • Akila Dananjaya4 (8b)
  • Shardul Thakur3-0-22-2
  • Suresh Raina1-0-6-0
16.6
1
Thakur to Shanaka, 1 run, slower and fuller on middle and leg, eased towards long-on
16.5
0
Thakur to Shanaka, no run, edged but lands short of DK. Deceived by the change in pace. Lovely knuckleball again from Shardul
16.4
0
Thakur to Shanaka, no run, beaten to a slower length ball that he looks to wallop over cover
16.3
1
Thakur to Dananjaya, 1 run, almost pulled off a stunner at mid-off did Raina. Akila backed away to launch this over the infield but didn't time this well enough. That Raina even got a hand to it was down to his brilliance
16.2
1
Thakur to Shanaka, 1 run, helps this short delivery down towards fine leg
16.1
4
Thakur to Shanaka, FOUR runs, thick outside edge to beat third man. Hard luck, Shardul. Squared the batsman up with the length but couldn't prevent the boundary. Hands on his head

END OF OVER:
16 | 6 Runs | SL: 129/6 | RR: 8.06

  • Dasun Shanaka5 (7b)
  • Akila Dananjaya3 (7b)
  • Suresh Raina1-0-6-0
  • Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-34-1
15.6
1
Raina to Shanaka, 1 run, gentle little tuck to square leg as they take a quick single
15.5
1
Raina to Dananjaya, 1 run, drifting into middle and leg, eases this down to long-on

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd9S DhawanKL Rahul
3rd40SK RainaKL Rahul
4th23MK PandeyKL Rahul
5th68KD KarthikMK Pandey