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1st T20I (N), Cuttack, December 20, 2017, Sri Lanka tour of India
(16/20 ov, T:181) 87

India won by 93 runs

Player Of The Match
India Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
India  (20 ovs maximum)
c Chameera b Mathews17132120130.76
b NLTC Perera61486871127.08
c †Dickwella b Pradeep24203630120.00
not out 39224041177.27
not out 32183022177.77
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 4)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.00, 99 Mins)180/3
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Rohit Sharma, 4.6 ov), 2-101 (Shreyas Iyer, 12.4 ov), 3-112 (KL Rahul, 14.3 ov)
4.6 to RG Sharma, well taken at mid-on! This is a mistimed hoick from Rohit, the ball, which is on a length and a wicket-to-wicket line, hits him high on the bat and therefore does not allow him the power he is looking for. Chameera runs forward, dives and clings onto the low chance with both hands. 38/1
14.3 to KL Rahul, bowls him! Beautiful wicket. He knows India are desperate for quick runs. So he denies them pace. Rahul, earlier in the innings, when he wasn't panicking about his rate of scoring was picking those out of the hand. This time he slogs across the line, loses his shape and then his middle stump. 112/3
12.4 to SS Iyer, caught behind. Iyer backs away to try and hoist the ball to third man, but the ball cramps him for room, kicks up more than he expects, takes the top edge and settles in Dickwella's gloves. 101/2
Sri Lanka  (T: 181 runs from 20 ovs)
c Rahul b Unadkat1381010162.50
c †Dhoni b Chahal23163012143.75
c †Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav1928590067.85
c & b Chahal17120014.28
st †Dhoni b Chahal44800100.00
c Pandya b Kuldeep Yadav1640016.66
st †Dhoni b Chahal3440075.00
c & b Pandya771400100.00
c Rahul b Pandya1214142085.71
c Unadkat b Pandya22900100.00
not out 00100-
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL16 Ov (RR: 5.43, 87 Mins)87
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Niroshan Dickwella, 1.4 ov), 2-39 (Upul Tharanga, 4.5 ov), 3-46 (Angelo Mathews, 7.2 ov), 4-55 (Asela Gunaratne, 9 ov), 5-58 (Dasun Shanaka, 10.2 ov), 6-62 (Thisara Perera, 11.1 ov), 7-70 (Kusal Perera, 12.4 ov), 8-76 (Akila Dananjaya, 13.6 ov), 9-85 (Dushmantha Chameera, 15.4 ov), 10-87 (Vishwa Fernando, 15.6 ov)
13.6 to A Dananjaya, length ball, hammered back down the ground, but Pandya's hands are there waiting! India can do no wrong today. There is no celebration. He just turns around, hands the ball back and walks off.. 76/8
15.4 to PVD Chameera, caught at deep square leg! Chameera swings as hard as he can at a length ball outside off but finds the Rahul, who moves to his right and takes it comfortably. 85/9
15.6 to MVT Fernando, tame, very tame as Fernando backs away from the seam bowler and flails at the ball only to send it straight to the hands of point. That's India's biggest victory in T20Is, in terms of runs. 87/10
1.4 to N Dickwella, taken at cover! His plans are okay, making room to hoist the ball over an offside infield that is packed to the brim. But Unadkat foils them all with a slower ball. Unaware of that, Dickwella, who is making room to get away from the ball, is in the worst position possible. He is reaching, he is hitting the ball with only one hand on the bat, and he skews a simple catch to Rahul. Beautiful deception for a maiden T20I wicket.. 15/1
4.5 to WU Tharanga, flat, down the leg side, and Dhoni takes a beauty down the leg side! Goes for that sweep again, and gets a thin inside-edge onto pad and then to Dhoni, who's in position nice and early and makes it look easy. 39/2
7.2 to AD Mathews, tossed up, dips down, spins enough and he's gone. Mathews is searching for the ball as he comes forward. Then, because of the run-rate, he pushes at it with hard hands, nowhere near the pitch of the ball, and spoons a simple return catch. Gorgeous bowling from Chahal. 46/3
9 to DAS Gunaratne, has he just patted the ball into the stumps, instead of collecting the ball and whipping off the bails? In any case, Gunaratne is gone. Replays indicate that Dhoni fumbles, but gets lucky as the ball thuds into his gloves and ricochets back onto the stumps while the batsman is stranded out of his crease. Beautiful bowling, getting the ball to climb over the eyeline so he thinks he has a shot on offer. It drifts into him, forcing him to play against the turn. Then it does and does him around the legs. 55/4
11.1 to NLTC Perera, another stumping?. Chahal is grinning away as he fools another batsman with his googly. It's tossed up. It's wide. It's as tempting as the poison apple the queen gave to Snow White. Thisara dances down and goes for the slog. The ball joyfully dips under the ball, spins into Dhoni's gloves and he whips the bails off. That gives him the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20Is.. 62/6
10.2 to MD Shanaka, taken at long-on! Shanaka goes for the big one, this time misreading the left-arm wristspinner's googly. Hits against the turn, gets it off the bottom of the bat and is caught easily by Pandya running in off the boundary. 58/5
12.4 to MDKJ Perera, straight up and Dhoni is on hand to take another one. Lures the batsman out of his crease, but doesn't let him reach the pitch of the ball. Makes him swing right across the line, it's a big top edge and it's a soft wicket. 70/7
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  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 6.1: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batsman - KL Rahul (Upheld)
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 34 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (KL Rahul 33, SS Iyer 15, Ex 2)
  • India: 100 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 2
  • India: 150 runs in 18.2 overs (110 balls), Extras 6
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (MS Dhoni 21, MK Pandey 26, Ex 5)
  • Innings Break: India - 180/3 in 20.0 overs (MS Dhoni 39, MK Pandey 32)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 0
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 633
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days20 December 2017 - night (20-over match)
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