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Match Day

1330dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kohli, bowlers put India in final

Virat Kohli stroked his third fifty in as many T20s against Sri Lanka to send his team cruising to the Asia Cup final, after a tight bowling performance had restrained the opposition to 138 for 9

1330dAlagappan Muthu in Mirpur

Tough batting conditions, good World T20 prep

The Mirpur pitch, topped with a layer of grass, has tested batsmen but India have displayed impressive temperament and skill to build for the World T20

321dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Seniors have not clicked - Mathews

Sri Lanka's stand-in T20 captain Angelo Mathews has said that the seniors have not delivered, which has put their Asia Cup final chances in jeopardy

321dAlagappan Muthu in Dhaka

Ashwin lauds India's improved death bowling

R Ashwin believes Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah's ability to swing the ball in the Powerplay and hamper the batsmen later in the innings, has given India a whole new dimension to their attack

Half-century, each time

3

No. of half-centuries for Virat Kohli against Sri Lanka in T20Is, in as many innings. His scores against them: 68, 77 and 56*.

The chasing machine

73.44

Virat Kohli's average while chasing in T20Is, before this match. He averages just 35.88 when batting first. 7 of his 12 50s have also come when chasing.

Bowlers striking everytime

13.28

Average opening stand in the 7 games of this Asia Cup. Only twice there has been an opening stand of more than 20 runs in 14 innings.

Pathetic first-half

47

Runs scored by Sri Lanka in the first ten overs - their second-lowest in T20Is when batting first. They were 43 for 7 vs SA, Cape Town, World T20 2007.

Not a good year so far

12.28

Dilshan's average in T20Is this year, including today's innings. He has scored 86 runs in 7 innings. In his last two T20Is in 2015, he made half-centuries in both.

No solid starts

10

No. of innings in this Asia Cup (main round), where the teams lost at least 2 wickets in the powerplays, including today, in 13 innings.

On the toss-winning track

3

No. of tosses won by India in recent 4 T20Is, including today. Incidentally, they had called it right only once in 13 T20Is before that.