Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.30 pm So, it was about time the Champions Trophy bucked up. Hopefully New Zealand and Bangladesh can keep your appetites whetted and there's tons of fun to be had. It was lovely bringing the coverage to you, lovely to read your comments as well, please keep sending them. But for now, lets all get outta here.

"It's one of the top wins, to beat India. It was a fantastic wicket. The bowlers did brilliantly to restrict India to 321. it's a very chaseable target," Mathews says, "I tried to hit as many balls in the nets as possible, it makes you feel good and that helped me come back from injury. Wasn't easy for Gunathilaka to walk into the side and bat like how he did. Kusal is a great player, and Kusal Perera also batted really well. Those partnerships were crucial. It's a must-win game for all of us in the group. Not many people expected us to win and that took a lot of pressure off us. [Turning point?] I thought the second-wicket partnership. They set us the platform"

"We felt we had enough on the board, we trusted out bowlers, but Sri Lanka were pretty good. They kept the momentum through the innings, they picked their areas to hit and executed really well," Kohli says, "There's always hindsight. I thought we bowled decently. But when you don't execute properly, there is always food for thought. Here you have to give credit to the other team. In a tournament like this especially."

Kusal Mendis is the Man of the Match for his 89 off 93. "Very good wicket. India had a good start, with Dhawan making a hundred. But for us, Danushka supported me very well. It was my first game against India and I'm happy to have contributed. Very bad [about causing Danushka's run out] but after Angelo and Kusal batted, I was very happy"

6.20 pm More good news for Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera having retired hurt with a troubled hamstring is feeling good enough to walk down the stairs himself. He played an important hand through the middle of the innings, ensuring the platform set by top order didn't go to waste. And who put on that stand? A batsman all the rage back home, Kusal Mendis, and a man who was on the standby list until a few days ago, Danushka Gunathilaka. 322 is the largest target Sri Lanka have chased in ODI cricket It is also the ninth time that Sri Lanka have chased 300 - all of which have happened away from home. But this one will be special - it came in an ICC tournament and it was set up by players they will look to moving into the future. And so the remaining games in this group become quarter-finals - India v SA and Pakistan v SL

Saain: "A clinical performance with the bat, youngsters came to the party and guided to the victory by the Man himself, Angelo Mathews. Siri Lankan's will cherish this for long long time"

Prasanna S: "India lose their first CT game after a sequence of 7 wins starting from their last game in 2009 against WI. Someday this sequence should end and SL completely deserved this win."

Uday: "Srilanka chased 324 in 2006. 322 is not their highest chase, I believe." They got to 324, but the target was 322.

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, short ball, helps it away to long leg and Sri Lanka have thumped India. Mathews makes a gesture that I will find hard to describe but I'll do so anyway. He puts his bat over his head, handle pointing at his name perhaps on his jersey
Yadav to Mathews, FOUR runs, races down the pitch and thumps a length ball down the ground to bring up his fifty. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, ladies and gentlemen. His team is in splits in the dressing room and the flags are high and proud
Yadav to Gunaratne, 1 run, this is a slower short ball, Gunaratne backs away and slices it to deep third man
Yadav to Gunaratne, 2 runs, shortish delivery, pulls it to deep square leg for a couple

Here's Umesh

48 | 5 Runs | SL: 314/3 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.54, RRR: 4.00)

  • Asela Gunaratne31 (19b)
  • Angelo Mathews47 (43b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah10-0-52-0
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar10-0-54-1

Faisal suleman: "Yesterday world no 1 team stunned by world no 8 team and today world no 2 team stunned by world number 7 team." Only nine runs away...

Bumrah to Gunaratne, 1 run, full on off stump, drives to mid-off
Bumrah to Mathews, 1 run, shortish and outside off, Mathews drags it to long leg with half a hack and half a pull
Bumrah to Gunaratne, 1 run, slow, full delivery outside off, pushes it to the left of mid-off
Bumrah to Mathews, 1 run, full on off stump, Mathews sends it down to long-on

Rox: "What is your guess on the third bowler, assuming Bumrah and Yadav one each? Will it be Hardik? He did well against Bangladesh in the T20 world cup." Good guess. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team is all on their feet

Bumrah to Mathews, no run, full on off stump, pushes it back down the pitch
Bumrah to Gunaratne, 1 run, it's the slower ball, and he makes him reach outside off to bring short cover in play. Gunaratne though manages to place the ball to the sweeper

Sri Lanka need 13 off 18 balls. They've worked so hard to be in this position, most of which by the youngsters. The physio is out again, treating Mathews' hamstring and Gunaratne's shoulder. Bumrah's last over.

47 | 8 Runs | SL: 309/3 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.57, RRR: 4.33)

  • Angelo Mathews45 (40b)
  • Asela Gunaratne28 (16b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar10-0-54-1
  • Jasprit Bumrah9-0-47-0
Kumar to Mathews, no run, shortish on off stump, turns it to short midwicket
Kumar to Gunaratne, 1 run, back of a length delivery - seemingly holding in the pitch. Gunaratne goes for the pull, then stops midway through the shot. Gets a top edge over fine leg
Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, shortish and outside off, Mathews taps it to the sweeper cover
Kumar to Mathews, 2 runs, full on off stump, Mathews nudges it past the right of short midwicket, and whisks two for good measure
Kumar to Mathews, no run, shortish and outside off, runs it to point, and also has to send Gunaratne back
Kumar to Mathews, FOUR runs, short, wide, all Mathews has to do is place it to the left of point. He does so with the least amount of fuss you can imagine. Hitting with the wind to the short boundary

James: "Very clever partnership batting from Mathews. Taking the singles, and letting Asela take the risks. Mathews wants to be there at the death." Bhuvneshwar to bowl out. Third man goes back, fine leg is back as well. Midwicket is up

46 | 11 Runs | SL: 301/3 (21 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.54, RRR: 5.25)

  • Asela Gunaratne27 (15b)
  • Angelo Mathews38 (35b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah9-0-47-0
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar9-0-46-1

Sri Lanka need 21 off 24 - and if they get that, they'll equal their highest chance is ODIs.

Bumrah to Gunaratne, no run, this is a yorker, spearing in at the base of middle and leg, signs of those reverse again. Gunaratne plonks the bat down in time
Bumrah to Gunaratne, 2 runs, another very full delivery outside off, another little glide to third man, and he places it so fine he can get two again. Brilliant batting.
Bumrah to Gunaratne, 2 runs, looks for the blockhole again, but Gunaratne is pre-empting that length. He gets low and essentially lets the ball run off the face of the bat to third man
Bumrah to Gunaratne, no run, goes for the slower ball, and it dips like nobody's business. Leaves Gunaratne gasping as he tries to flick
Bumrah to Gunaratne, SIX runs, how has he done that?! He has swept Bumrah for six over square leg. This is ridiculous batting from Sri Lanka. They are running away with this game, and deservedly so
Bumrah to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, Mathews dabs to point and gets a single

Sri Lanka need 32 off 30. This is where India need their specialist at the death Bumrah to come through. But it is so hard to work the trick in such circumstances. Meanwhile, Mathews has been getting treatment between overs as well.

Bharat Jakati: "Just realised Gunaratne is the bro that hit a really heroic 70-80 runs against Australia recently. This is futile for India. Hope for the best against SA."

45 | 11 Runs | SL: 290/3 (32 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 6.40)

  • Asela Gunaratne17 (10b)
  • Angelo Mathews37 (34b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar9-0-46-1
  • Umesh Yadav9-0-59-0

Divyamsh: "In the pre-tournament press conference Sri Lanka captain said- We are happy to enter the tournament as a underdogs. Looking at the position they are in now, I would say- Take your words back, sir !!!"

Kumar to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, so to counter the reverse swing, Gunaratne moves away outside leg, predicts the length will be in the blockhole again, and is totally ready for it. Square drive behind point. Unstoppable

SL's biggest


Target chased by Sri Lanka in this game, is their joint-biggest in ODIs. They had chased down the same target against England at Headingley in 2006.

Run-out trouble


No. of run-outs for SL batsmen in 2 games of this Champions Trophy. All other teams combined have had only five run-outs.

Magnificent Mendis


No. of 50+ scores for Mendis in ODI career of 27 ODIs. Since his debut, in Jun 2016, only Joe Root (12) has made more 50+ scores.

Effective 2nd-wicket


No. of century partnerships for 2nd wicket for SL since WC 2015, including today. For all other wickets they have had only 7 such stands.

Need a record chase


Highest target successfully chased at The Oval in ODIs, by India against the home team in 2007. SL are set 322 to win in this game.

Quick ten


No. of inns taken by Dhawan to score 10 ODI centuries, which makes him the third quickest to the feat after de Kock (55 inns) and Amla (57).

Dhawan's favourites


Dhawan's average v SL in ODIs, his highest against any team (2+ inns). His scores in the last 4 ODIs against them: 94, 113, 79, 91.



No. of consecutive century partnerships for Rohit and Dhawan - 123 v Aus, 136 v Pak and this game. They are the first pair to do so for India in ODIs.

ODI rivals


No. of ODIs between India and Sri Lanka, the most between any two sides. Pak and SL come next with 147 games against each other.

India's dominance


Win-loss record of India over Sri Lanka in the last 17 ODIs since 2012. The last they faced in this format was in 2014 and India had won that home series 5-0.

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