Only T20I (N), Pallekele, August 07, 2012, India tour of Sri Lanka
(18/20 ov, T:156) 116

India won by 39 runs

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
68 runs
India Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
India  (20 ovs maximum)
Gautam Gambhir  b Eranga6871075.00
Ajinkya Rahane c & b Mendis2125460184.00
Virat Kohli c Thirimanne b Eranga684865111141.66
Suresh Raina not out 34254331136.00
MS Dhoni (c)†not out 16141320114.28
Extras(lb 7, w 3)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.75, 90 Mins)155/3
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Gautam Gambhir, 1.4 ov), 2-81 (Ajinkya Rahane, 11.3 ov), 3-129 (Virat Kohli, 16.3 ov)
Angelo Mathews302307.6663000
Shaminda Eranga403027.50146020
1.4 to G Gambhir, well Eranga has made amends for that drop! Didn't have to wait too long, another wild swing and a miss, this time Eranga bowled it at the stumps and the middle stump was pegged back, he gets Gambhir, the man he dropped. 7/1
16.3 to V Kohli, they finally see the back of Kohli! It was sweetly timed but straight to the fielder at deep midwicket, looked like the slower ball, Kohli swung across the line and it's a flat hit to Thirimanne, easily taken. 129/3
Lasith Malinga403107.7593110
Thisara Perera403408.5084100
Rangana Herath301705.6651000
Jeevan Mendis201316.5040100
11.3 to AM Rahane, some relief for Sri Lanka! Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahane was down the track to loft with the turn, ended up chipping it back to the bowler, Mendis didn't give it much air and that's probably why Rahane didn't get the elevation. 81/2
Sri Lanka  (T: 156 runs from 20 ovs)
Mahela Jayawardene (c)lbw b Pathan26192250136.84
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Pathan014000.00
Upul Tharanga c Raina b Pathan54700125.00
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Ashwin20153020133.33
Angelo Mathews c †Dhoni b Dinda31293730106.89
Jeevan Mendis c Rahane b Yadav1115220073.33
Dinesh Chandimal c Kohli b Dinda711201063.63
Thisara Perera run out (Tiwary)1540020.00
Shaminda Eranga c Ashwin b Dinda67111085.71
Lasith Malinga c †Dhoni b Dinda023000.00
Rangana Herath not out 00100-
Extras(lb 2, w 7)9
TOTAL18 Ov (RR: 6.44, 85 Mins)116
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 0.5 ov), 2-14 (Upul Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 3-35 (Mahela Jayawardene, 4.2 ov), 4-68 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 9.1 ov), 5-96 (Angelo Mathews, 12.6 ov), 6-100 (Jeevan Mendis, 14.3 ov), 7-102 (Thisara Perera, 15.2 ov), 8-116 (Dinesh Chandimal, 17.2 ov), 9-116 (Shaminda Eranga, 17.4 ov), 10-116 (Lasith Malinga, 17.6 ov)
Irfan Pathan402736.75154030
0.5 to TM Dilshan, Dilshan goes first ball! And Pathan deserves all the credit here, he swings it in late and Dilshan tries to work it across the line and he's beaten, the ball hits the middle and leg stump. This delivery has fetched Pathan several wickets. 7/1
2.1 to WU Tharanga, Pathan nips out two early! This wasn't the best ball, not the best shot either, he chased a wide delivery swinging away from the off stump, got a thick outside edge to first slip. 14/2
4.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, Jayawardene was hit on the pads on the back foot and the umpire was convinced that was hitting the leg stump, he was back at the crease trying to nudge it away, he shuffled across the crease, didn't look too pleased with the decision though, it hit him above the knee roll so it was a marginal call. 35/3
Umesh Yadav302418.00104020
14.3 to BMAJ Mendis, soft dismissal! Yadav pitched it up outside the off stump and had Mendis driving, chipped it tamely to Rahane at short cover, cupped it over his head, the momentum is firmly with India here. 100/6
Ashok Dinda311946.33112000
12.6 to AD Mathews, edged! Well the bowling change worked, Dinda pitched it up and invited the drive through the off side, Mathews made room but got a thin edge to Dhoni. 96/5
17.2 to LD Chandimal, and with that SL lose their last recognised batsman, full on middle and off, he made room to loft it down the ground but mistimed it, Kohli ran to his right from long-off and took it on the fall. 116/8
17.4 to RMS Eranga, Eranga goes for the big hit and he miscues it as well, it was in the air for a long time and Ashwin at long-off only just managed to catch it. 116/9
17.6 to SL Malinga, and India round it off comprehensively! No last-minute panic tonight, Malinga backed away and tried to hook a short ball, got the top edge and Dhoni jogged to his left and took the catch. 116/10
Virat Kohli301304.3370000
Rohit Sharma10909.0011010
Ravichandran Ashwin402215.50101010
9.1 to HDRL Thirimanne, well Thirimanne simply threw it away, he goes for the reverse sweep and the ball skids onto his stumps, Ashwin was bowling from round the wicket, he will feel a bit silly after seeing the replay, Thirimanne tried that shot against Pakistan too recently and it didn't exactly come off too well. 68/4
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  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (AM Rahane 8, V Kohli 41, Ex 1)
  • V Kohli: 50 off 32 balls (10 x 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 3
  • India: 150 runs in 19.2 overs (116 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: India - 155/3 in 20.0 overs (SK Raina 34, MS Dhoni 16)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 4
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 6
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Irfan Pathan
Player Of The Series
Virat Kohli
Match numberT20I no. 255
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45
Match days7 August 2012 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav
Shaminda Eranga
Shaminda Eranga
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