another wicket for Bhuvneshwar as India go 1-0 up. Fuller outside off and Chameera goes for a big hit. He makes the connection alright but it's a big ground. An easy catch for Krunal at deep midwicket
That's all from our side for this game. See you soon.
Shikhar Dhawan: I thought we were 10-15 runs short but we felt it was still a good total. We played quite well after losing a wicket on the first ball. Getting to 50 in the powerplay was good. I think only 5% scope of improvement. Surya is a great player and we enjoy watching him bat. He was taking pressure off me as well. Sri Lanka were playing well but we knew our spinners will get some turn. Yuzi and KP bowled really well. And even Varun, playing his first match. Prithvi is playing really well and I am sure he will bounce back in the next game. It's very hard to pick Varun, even I find it difficult when I am facing him in the nets.
Dasun Shanaka: I think 164 was chaseable on this wickets. I think their bowlers upfront started really well. And then there were not enough middle-order batters to finish the game. I think our bowlers did an amazing job. I hope we come out and do better than this in the next game.
Bhuvneshwar is the Player of the Match. "I played ODI after a couple of months, so you take some time get into the rhythm," he says. "It was a good batting wicket but there was some help for bowlers too."
Caradhras: "Should be Bhuvi, will be SKY."
Vinayak: "POTM: Chahal "
Nilesh Sinha: "SKY should be the MoM"
Who do you think should be the Player of the Match?
Vinay: "6 wickets for 15 runs. Sri Lanka's inexperience showing up.."
Arunabh : "The match was much closer than what scorecard suggests. "
"The last wicket was Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 200th T20 wicket," Sampath says. "He currently has 49 wickets from 49 T20I matches."
11.30pm So, a total that looked a bit under par at the halfway stage proved to be 38 too many for Sri Lanka. At 104 for 4 after 14 overs, they were in the game despite Bandara managing only 9 from 19 balls. But Chahal bowled a three-run 15th over and Chahar dismissed Asalanka and Hasaranga in the next to turn the game towards India. Incoming batters then couldn't nail the big hits and kept losing their wickets. In the end, Sri Lanka could last only 18.3 overs.
Bhuvneshwar finished with 4 for 22 from 3.3 overs, Chahar had 2 for 24 from his three and Chahal 1 for 19 from four.
length ball around off and middle, hits it towards long-on
fuller outside off, Udana looks to go over long-on but doesn't get the distance. Was a slower one and away from him. Long-on takes an simple catch
40 required from two overs
length ball outside off, pushes at it and gets beaten
Rohit B: "I'd say that it was very brave to keep Varun for the 17th or 18th over. Would have been really difficult for him if Asalanka was still on the crease. It's worked though, Bhuvi and Chahar have got the wickets and now he can put pressure back on the batters. "
length ball around off, swiped towards deep square leg for a couple. Oh, Chameera ran one short there. So only one gets added to the total
Chameera with Sri Lanka needing 41 off 14
an appeal for stumping. A length ball outside off, Shanaka pushes at it and gets beaten by the carrom ball. Loses his balance and his front foot comes off the ground. Exactly at that moment, Kishan breaks the stumps. Don't think he actually waited for the foot to be in the air
length ball around off, defended on the off side towards covers
length ball spinning in, goes for the flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for lbw but ignored. The ball goes towards covers as the batters runs a single. Not sure if there was an inside edge but that's been given as a run
fuller outside off, hits it aerially to the left of long-off
43 required from 18 balls. Varun to bowl
played on. Length outside off, goes for the cut but ends gets an inside edge on to the stumps. Might have been a knuckleball from Bhuvi
moves across, exposing all three stumps and Bhuvneshwar bowls it down the leg side. No shot attempted and that's not a wide, says Dharmasena
fuller outside off, chops it towards long-off. Didn't middle it
yorker gone wrong. A full toss around off and it has been smashed over long-on for a six
length ball outside off, comes down the ground and chops it towards long-off
length ball outside off, cuts it towards sweeper cover
52 required from last four. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl two of those
length outside off, pushes at it and gets it towards third man from the outer half of the bat
bowled 'im. Fuller and straighter. Hasaranga makes some room and looks to go inside out. But he manages only an outside edge that deflects on to the off stump
a bouncer at the batter. Hasaranga was in to minds there and in the end leaves it alone
Asalanka holes out. Fuller outside off, moves across and looks to clear deep midwicket once again but this time he finds Shaw. A pat on the head for Asalanka from the captain
fuller but way outside off, that's a wide
|R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1204|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20|
|Match days||25 July 2021 - night (20-over match)|
Over 19 • SL 126/10