Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 gone, is it? Dhoni's convinced, and Karunaratne begins walking. Width on this occasion, but it isn't short enough to cut, and he plays it with an angled bat rather than a horizontal bat, and only manages a top edge 17/1
    7.1 is that an edge? There was a sound, and both Sri Lankan openers have walked. Bumrah's been getting the ball to straighten against his angle all through this spell, and it happens again. Slants across the left-hander, straightens back just a touch, and Kusal, looking to punch to mid-on, gets an inside edge on it that Dhoni does well to catch, falling low to his right. On TV, Kumar Sangakkara notes that Kusal's bat was coming down from gully, and slicing across the line as a result 40/2
    11.4 gone, and Hardik Pandya's slower-ball bouncer continues to take wickets. It's angling into the batsman, cramping him for room, and gets up to shoulder height. Looks to lean away and ramp it towards third man, but it keeps following him, and when the edge is taken, it's very close to the shoulder of the bat. The ball dies on its way through to Dhoni, who takes another very good catch, tumbling to his left and taking it inches off the ground 55/4
    10.4 Gone! Impatience gets the better of Mendis, and Jadeja finds turn in his first over. A little slower than usual, and he jumps out of his crease, but he gets nowhere near the pitch of the ball. Flails desperately at it, looking to hit over mid-off, maybe, and the ball spins past his outside edge. Dhoni does the rest 53/3
    48.2 gone. Not quite in the blockhole, on off stump, and Mathews actually times that really well, making a bit of room and punch-driving, but it's in the air at catchable height, and straight to extra-cover. A few meters either side of him, and that could have been a boundary. End of a wonderful knock, walks off acknowledging a big ovation. Is this the last we'll see of Mathews with the bat in a World Cup match? 253/6
    37.5 down the track, and Thirimanne goes against the run of play. Kuldeep's slowness and dip does him in. Wants to make room and hit over extra-cover, but the ball dips shorter than he wants, and turns away. Ends up slicing it instead for a simple catch to Jadeja taking a couple of backward steps at backward point 179/5
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    80.55
    49.2 slower ball, fullish, slanting into a wide-ish line outside off. Looks to hit over long-off, but doesn't time it at all, and Pandya takes a stunner to send him back, running in off the long-off boundary, getting up towards the 30-yard circle, and dives forward to take it with two hands. Shades of Ajay Jadeja catching Allan Border in the 1992 World Cup 260/7
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    1
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    0
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    100.00
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    264/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 3.4 ov), 2-40 (Kusal Perera, 7.1 ov), 3-53 (Kusal Mendis, 10.4 ov), 4-55 (Avishka Fernando, 11.4 ov), 5-179 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 37.5 ov), 6-253 (Angelo Mathews, 48.2 ov), 7-260 (Thisara Perera, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar1007317.302610030
    JJ Bumrah1023733.70363020
    HH Pandya1005015.00254011
    RA Jadeja1004014.00371200
    Kuldeep Yadav1005815.80266010
  • BATSMEN
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    40.6 edged, and Malinga gets the late breakthrough! A short ball, doesn't get up, but follows Rahul as he limboes inside the line, and scuffs the faintest of edges through to the keeper! A brilliant hundred is ended by a champion bowler in the final moments of his World Cup career! 244/2
    30.1 wow. A moment of disbelieving silence in the crowd. Full, close to off stump, and it's the slower ball - did Rohit not pick it? Did he not watch it out of the bowler's hand, momentarily distracted after getting to his hundred? Who knows. He plays a checked drive and spoons it straight to mid-off 189/1
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    82.92
    41.6 slower ball, swinging into a riotous pull, a polite appeal, and Sri Lanka are reviewing! It's not a terrible shout, actually. Misses the bat, and thumped him right amidships ... is it hitting the stumps? It certainly is! Middle stump on the one hand, leg stump on the other! A late bonus for Sri Lanka 253/3
    not out
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    1
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    175.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    265/3 (43.3 Overs, RR: 6.09)
    Fall of wickets: 1-189 (Rohit Sharma, 30.1 ov), 2-244 (KL Rahul, 40.6 ov), 3-253 (Rishabh Pant, 41.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga1018218.202012040
    CAK Rajitha804715.87268000
    I Udana9.305015.26296000
    NLTC Perera1003403.40321000
    DM de Silva605108.50133310

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
189RG SharmaKL Rahul
55V KohliKL Rahul
9V KohliRR Pant
12V KohliHH Pandya