Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Zaheer: "The curator is going to have an earful from Ravi Shastri"

Ketan: "@abhishek- its global warming. The world is changing."

Jigar: "Oh no Bumrah! Please do not get run out this way, we want to see your batting style. How long do we have to wait to see the way you bat?"

Abhishek: "Flat pitches in Australia. Seaming pitches in India. What's the world coming up to?"

9.00pm A difficult pitch to bat on, some good bowling from a new-look Sri Lanka attack, and some over-ambitious shots from the top order. India managed to sneak into three figures, thanks to Ashwin and Nehra, and you could say Sri Lanka could have finished off Chameera's quota - and Shanaka's - a little earlier to try and bowl India out as quickly as possible. Shanaka says he never expected to see a pitch like this in India.

18.5
W
Chameera to Ashwin, 1 run, OUT, oh my. What an end to the innings. Ashwin walks across his stumps to scoop towards fine leg, and ends up top-edging this length ball after the bowler followed his movement. The ball bounced between keeper and the fielder running in. Bumrah was coming back for the second, Ashwin sent him back, and he slipped as he turned, falling to the ground halfway down the pitch, allowing Sri Lanka to complete the simplest of run-outs

JJ Bumrah run out (Rajitha/Chandimal) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)

18.4
W
Chameera to Nehra, OUT, back of a length on leg stump and Nehra backs away, looks to whip over the leg side, and gets a leading edge that lobs up and drops down for the keeper to take a tumbling catch after running towards point

A Nehra c Siriwardana b Chameera 6 (21m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

18.3
2b
Chameera to Nehra, 2 byes, short ball outside off and they sneak a bye after Nehra took his eye off the ball, looking to duck. Ashwin called early and they steal a bye. Nehra was late taking off, the keeper underarmed it loopily to the bowler, who flicked at the stumps and missed, and they take an overthrow as well
18.2
0
Chameera to Nehra, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked back to the bowler
18.1
1
Chameera to Ashwin, 1 run, looks to clip an off-stump ball through mid-on, and the ball stops a bit and pops up off the leading edge, over the leaping bowler

Chameera to bowl his last over

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 97/8 | RR: 5.38

  • Ravichandran Ashwin29 (22b)
  • Ashish Nehra6 (16b)
  • Seekkuge Prasanna2-0-11-0
  • Kasun Rajitha4-0-29-3
17.6
1
Prasanna to Ashwin, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, driven to long-off
17.5
4
Prasanna to Ashwin, FOUR runs, this time he finds the gap. It's short enough for Ashwin to go back, wait, and pick his spot, late-cutting between backward point and short third man
17.4
0
Prasanna to Ashwin, no run, length ball outside off, no turn. Ashwin looks for the slash wide of point, but he's denied room and can't beat the fielder
17.4
1w
Prasanna to Ashwin, 1 wide, quicker ball, and he's slid it a long way down the leg side
17.3
0
Prasanna to Ashwin, no run, shortish, close to off stump, not enough room to cut and he can't get it past backward point
17.2
1
Prasanna to Nehra, 1 run, inside edge, and that's the single into the leg side. Looked to drive through cover, but the ball, tossed up a bit slower, carried on with the angle instead of turning
17.1
0
Prasanna to Nehra, no run, length ball, googly maybe, turned down the leg side after going past the inside edge as Nehra came forward to flick

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 90/8 | RR: 5.29

  • Ravichandran Ashwin24 (18b)
  • Ashish Nehra5 (14b)
  • Kasun Rajitha4-0-29-3
  • Seekkuge Prasanna1-0-4-0
16.6
4
Rajitha to Ashwin, FOUR runs, short ball outside off, steep bounce, and Ashwin was not sure whether he wanted to play it or not. Decided to play the uppercut/ramp late, and managed to elude the third man fielder sprinting to his left. Bounced just short of him and sped past
16.5
0
Rajitha to Ashwin, no run, length ball outside off, Ashwin plays and misses, looking for the dab to third man
16.4
1
Rajitha to Nehra, 1 run, bouncer, well directed. Nehra gets his hands up quickly to protect his face, and fends it away into the square leg region
16.3
0
Rajitha to Nehra, no run, fullish on middle stump. Stays back to it and pokes it away into the covers
16.2
0
Rajitha to Nehra, no run, length ball wide of off stump. Nehra pokes and misses
16.1
1
Rajitha to Ashwin, 1 run, length ball outside off, gets forward and lets it come on for the dab to third man. Takes the single first ball

END OF OVER:
16 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 84/8 | RR: 5.25

  • Ravichandran Ashwin19 (15b)
  • Ashish Nehra4 (11b)
  • Seekkuge Prasanna1-0-4-0
  • Thisara Perera3-1-10-0
15.6
1
Prasanna to Ashwin, 1 run, back of a length turning away from off stump. Ashwin keeps the strike well, goes back and across to whip it away through straight midwicket
15.5
1
Prasanna to Nehra, 1 run, flighted ball outside off, gets forward for the checked push to sweeper cover
15.4
0
Prasanna to Nehra, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended to short cover

Not the lowest, at least

2

No. of lower all-out totals for India in T20Is than the 101 today - 74 vs Aus, MCG, 2008-09 and 92 vs SA, Cuttack, 2015-16.

Resistance by No.9

17*

Previous highest score for Ashwin in T20Is, vs Eng, Kolkata, 2011-12. Batting at No.9 in this match, he is the highest-scorer for India.

Collapse mid-way

2

No. of times India lost 6 wickets in their first 10 overs in T20Is, before this - vs NZ, Christchurch, 2008-09 and vs Aus, Bridgetown, 2010 World T20.

Youngsters doing the damage

2

No. of Sri Lanka bowlers who took 2 wickets in the first over of their T20I career today - Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka.

50 up

2

No. of India players who have played 50 or more T20Is, including Suresh Raina who his playing his 50th match today. Dhoni has played 56 matches.

Worst start

0

No. of times India had lost teir first 2 wickets in the first over in T20Is, before today. Their earliest was in 7 balls, also vs SL, Colombo (RPS), 2008-09.