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Sri Lanka vs India - 1st Match

Series: India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date: 06 March 2018

Sri Lanka 175/5 (18.3 Ovs) CRR: 9.46 | Sri Lanka won by 5 wkts

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Shikhar Dhawan says that he is one person 'who loves to have fun in life' and believes that the 'younger players are ready to step up'. Well, India have an opportunity to translate those words into actions. On Thursday, against Bangladesh. Same place, same time. Do remember to join us for that. A big thank you for sending in all those wily, witty comments. Until next time, this is Raju Peethala bidding goodbye on behalf of the entire team [Pratyush Sinha, Ramakrishnan, Sriram and Siva]. Night!!

Chandika Hathurusingha's appointment as Head coach is certainly working wonders for Sri Lanka. And he rightly gets a warm round of applause from the crowd. Amazing how one person's presence can lift the team and get them to play like they've been playing in the last couple of months. Overall, Sri Lankan cricket would be happy and proud for they have found ways to win games after a disastrous 18 months in international cricket. Their next assignment will be against Bangladesh on Saturday, this weekend.

Key stats from the game below, courtesy Deepu Narayanan:

~ February 2016 was when Sri Lanka last beat India in a T20I. They lost seven successive games since, before breaking out of the streak today
~ 175 is the highest target chased down by Sri Lanka versus India in T20Is. It's also the highest target chased at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
~ Maiden loss for Rohit Sharma as India captain in five T20Is
~ 90 by Shikhar Dhawan is the third-highest score by an Indian in a losing cause, behind KL Rahul's 110* (vs WI at Lauderhill, 2016) and Rohit Sharma's 106 (vs South Africa at Dharamsala, 2015)
~ 27 by Shardul Thakur is the second-most number of runs conceded in an over by an Indian bowler in T20Is. 32 conceded by Stuart Binny against Windies at Lauderhill in 2016 sits at the top of the pile

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka captain: We are very happy as a team. This is a very good start for the tournament. We will look to continue the momentum. Really happy for the side. The last series gave us a lot of confidence, thanks to management they have been really helpful during the practice sessions. Credit goes to boys, they have done a great job. He (Hathurusingha) is doing an excellent job and we know how good we are as a team. Really happy.

Rohit Sharma, India captain: I think it was a par score, definitely something we could have defended. We could have accelerated a bit more towards the end. It was a decent wicket. The kind of start they got was amazing. A lot of credit must go to Sri Lanka, to their whole batting group. I'm sure we will learn from our mistakes. I felt we've got enough experience in our bowling line-up. They are very much new into the scene, they have had enough experience having been in these situations before. We all know on a wicket like that you need your batting as strong as possible. Our squad is well equipped with plenty of all-rounders and that offers the balance to the side.

Kusal Perera, Man of the Match: This is my best innings, but I had better innings as well. I backed myself and practiced hard to hit the ball cleanly. Bowlers did a good job by restricting India to 174. Credit must go to them as well.

22:27 local: Thakur started it and Thakur finished it. Well, that line could be quite misleading, but that's Sri Lanka's chase in a nutshell. After conceding 27 runs in the third over of the innings, India needed quick wickets to stop Sri Lanka, but that didn't happen. Half of the target was devoured in 7 overs and that gave them the breathing space to nudge and nurdle around during the middle overs. India tried their best to take it deep, but the damage was done in the powerplay overs, thanks to Kusal Perera who ripped the bowling apart and eventually put paid to India's hopes. Much to Sri Lanka's delight, this is the highest T20I chase at PUNE

18.3
4
SN Thakur to Perera, FOUR, pulled away to the fine leg fence and that's it. Sri Lanka start their campaign with a confidence-boosting win against India. They win by 5 wickets. Thakur missed his mark, but Perera didn't, spots the slower short ball and posts it in the gap to mark the Sri Lanka's truimph
18.2
2
SN Thakur to Perera, 2 runs, slower short ball, Perera hammers the pull to deep mid-wicket and calls for two. A better throw at the striker's end would have had Perera in trouble
18.1
1
SN Thakur to Shanaka, 1 run, cue-ends the drive to extra cover and hustles for a quick single. Rohit aims and misses at the non-striker's end
18.1
1
SN Thakur to Shanaka, wide, ups his pace - 144ks - but loses radar, slips it down leg, wided

Shardul Thakur [3.0-0-34-0] is back into the attack

Sri Lanka a couple of strokes away

17.6
4
Unadkat to Perera, FOUR, sheer muscle power. Hasn't timed it that well, but he picked the safest spot to play the slog, nails this full toss (missed a attempted yorker of course) over his partner
17.5
6
Unadkat to Perera, SIX, he is a real bludgeoner of the cricket ball. Straight out of Justin Kemp's book. Clears his front leg, stays ready for a full ball and thrashes it straight back over the bowler's head
17.5
1
Unadkat to Perera, wide, fires a yorker, but dished it a little too far outside off, just past the tramline for the umpire to exercise his arms
17.4
1
Unadkat to Shanaka, leg byes, 1 run, angles this slower delivery into the body from round the wicket, smacks Shanaka on the hip and rolls into the off-side after he missed the hack
17.3
0
Unadkat to Shanaka, no run, offcutter closer to the stumps, Shanaka gave himself a bit of room and swung way too early. No dice
17.2
4
Unadkat to Shanaka, FOUR, width on offer and that's slapped over extra cover, Shanaka clears his front leg and picks his spot before laying into the stroke
17.1
0
Unadkat to Shanaka, no run, Unadkat seems to have exhumed some clay while into his delivery stride, dupes Shanaka with a slower delivery. A swing and a miss

Jaydev Unadkat [2.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

Sri Lanka haven't hit a boundary since 11.2 informs my colleague Ramakrishnan. 24 needed from 18

16.6
1
Vijay Shankar to Shanaka, 1 run, 134ks, Shanaka drills it straight of long-off
16.5
2
Vijay Shankar to Shanaka, 2 runs, crouches and slices the square drive behind point
16.4
2
Vijay Shankar to Shanaka, 2 runs, cross-seam full delivery outside off, Shanaka chips the loft off the cue end over cover
16.3
2
Vijay Shankar to Shanaka, 2 runs, high full toss, over waist high is it? No, the umpire thinks otherwise. Shanaka is shattered. Gives a puzzling expression to umpire Ranmore Martinesz. It indeed was over waist high. Shanaka hacked this over backward square
16.3
1
Vijay Shankar to Shanaka, wide, gets carried away with the slower stuff and sprays it wide of tramline, needs to reload that
16.2
1
Vijay Shankar to Perera, 1 run, keeps bowling his variations, offering no pace whatsoever, Perera clears his front leg and powers it straight down the ground, long-off tidies up
16.1
2
Vijay Shankar to Perera, 2 runs, in the air and falls in no-man's land. Slower, fuller and wider from Vijay Shankar, Perera slices the lofted drive over extra cover, it drops in between three converging fielders from the deep

Vijay Shankar [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

35 needed from the last 4 overs. Vijay Shankar to bowl

15.6
0
SN Thakur to Shanaka, no run, 136ks, short and wide, Shanaka has a big swish at it and misses. 8 runs off Thakur's last 2 overs after conceding 27 in his first. Brilliant!
15.5
1
SN Thakur to Perera, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Perera miscues the pull to mid-wicket
15.4
1
SN Thakur to Shanaka, 1 run, short ball outside off, Shanaka forehands the pull to long-on. The sort of stroke you'd generally witness in Tennis
15.3
0
SN Thakur to Shanaka, no run, 142ks once more, upright seam from Thakur, gets the ball to grip and nail Shanaka on the thigh pad after he missed the pull
15.2
0
SN Thakur to Shanaka, no run, 142ks, full around off, Shanaka pushes firmly to cover, was surprised by the pace on that I guess
15.1
1
SN Thakur to Perera, 1 run, sits on the back foot and pulls the knuckle ball through mid-wicket

38 needed from 30. Rohit's busy setting the fielders

14.6
1
Chahal to Perera, 1 run, dropped? Chahal's reaction suggests so. Short ball, smashed straight back at Chahal who stretched his right hand and only succeeded in parrying the ball to mid-off
14.5
0
Chahal to Perera, no run, floated full on middle and leg, flicked to mid-wicket

Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

14.4
0
Chahal to Tharanga, out Bowled!! Off stump shattered. Very poor from Sri Lanka's most experienced player. Tharanga sets himself for a biggie and stoops to one knee to launch Chahal over mid-wicket, gets defeated by the drift and lack of pace, off pole takes the beating. Tharanga b Chahal 17(18) [6s-1]

Chahal to Tharanga, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

14.3
1
Chahal to Shanaka, 1 run, pitches outside leg and spins in towards middle, Shanaka uses his wrists to nudge a single round the corner
14.2
1
Chahal to Tharanga, 1 run, stays low and muscles this legbreak over mid-wicket, fielder in the deep and he'll only manage a single
14.1
2
Chahal to Tharanga, 2 runs, googly dished wide of off-stump, Tharanga makes use of the width to steer that behind point for a couple of runs

Yuzvendra Chahal [3.0-0-32-1] is back into the attack

43 from the last 6 overs

13.6
1
SN Thakur to Tharanga, leg byes, 1 run, befuddles Tharanga with a slower delivery, Tharanga was early into his pull, misses and gets knocked on the thigh pad. They sneak a legbye though
13.5
2
SN Thakur to Tharanga, 2 runs, dropped! A real tough one that, but goes down as a chance. Short ball, got big on Tharanga who spliced the pull towards short mid-wicket where Pant dives and only manages a fingertip

Highest scores for SL vs Ind in T20Is:
78 K Sangakkara, Nagpur, 2009
77 K Perera, Indore, 2017
66 K Perera this match

13.4
1
SN Thakur to Shanaka, 1 run, full and straight, Shanaka forces the drive off the toe-end down to long-on
13.3
1
SN Thakur to Tharanga, 1 run, fetches the short ball from outside off and drags the pull to deep square
13.2
0
SN Thakur to Tharanga, no run, 140ks, Tharanga swipes and misses. Was looking to go over square leg/mid-wicket but was a touch late on the shot
13.1
0
SN Thakur to Tharanga, no run, slants it in from short of length, Tharanga hops and drops it at his feet

Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

12.6
0
Washington Sundar to Shanaka, no run, goes on the back foot and forces the punch into the off-side
12.5
0
Washington Sundar to Shanaka, no run, nudges the delivery into the leg-side
12.4
0
Washington Sundar to Shanaka, no run, forward and defended to cover

Dasun Shanaka, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.3
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, out Stumped!! Much needed wicket for India, but the damage has already been done you'd think. Perera gets restless after missing the first deliveries and looks to carve Washington Sundar straight down the ground, loses his footing for a fleeting moment while doing so and off go the bails. Quick glovework behind the stumps from DK. Also, credit to Washington Sundar who fired it slow and far of off-stump, deceived him in the flight. Kusal Perera st Karthik b Washington Sundar 66(37) [4s-6 6s-4]

Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

12.3
1
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, wide, overcorrects and spills it down leg, Perera misses the sweep
12.2
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, no run, a repeat of the previous delivery, Perera moved too far down leg and gets hit on the pad
12.1
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, no run, angles it in with the arm, Perera stays legside of the delivery and drives it back to the bowler

Washington Sundar [3.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

Just 49 needed. India need wickets and plenty of 'em. Else, this will be over soon

11.6
2
Raina to Tharanga, 2 runs, shuffles to leg at the last second and opens up the off-side with a lofted drive over extra cover
11.5
1
Raina to Kusal Perera, 1 run, this is below par bowling from India, just darting it in, Perera eases into the drive to long-off
11.4
1
Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, loopy outside off, forward and driven to long-off
11.3
1
Raina to Kusal Perera, 1 run, faster and flatter outside off, Perera cuts to deep point
11.2
6
Raina to Kusal Perera, SIX, that's one of the best switch hits you will ever see. KP would be proud of that. Premeditates, reverses his stance and packs Raina for a maximum over third man
11.1
1
Raina to Tharanga, 1 run, driven to long-off
10.6
1
Chahal to Tharanga, 1 run, punches this quicker delivery and Washington Sundar misfields at extra cover to concede a single
10.5
6
Chahal to Tharanga, SIX, down on one knee, gets a pie from Chahal and the next thing he sees is the ball sailing over the cow corner fence. That was ruthlessly hammered by Tharanga, a swivel and bam he goes...
10.4
1
Chahal to Kusal Perera, 1 run, shuffles out of his crease and milks a single to long-on. Sensible batting this from Kusal Perera
10.3
4
Chahal to Kusal Perera, FOUR, slips it down leg, Perera plays it with the spin and gets a top-edge on the sweep, rolls away to the fine leg fence
10.2
0
Chahal to Kusal Perera, no run, no room, Perera forces the punch to the left of Chahal who dives to tie the batsmen at their respective ends
10.2
1
Chahal to Kusal Perera, wide, throws the slider wide of off-stump, perhaps trying to second guess the batsman there. Epic fail. Perera lets it go
10.1
0
Chahal to Kusal Perera, no run, dances down and gets too close to the pitch of the delivery, drills the drive back to the bowler
9.6
0
Raina to Tharanga, no run, oh look at him loop it. Dipping on middle, Tharanga works it straight to mid-wicket
9.5
1
Raina to Kusal Perera, 1 run, makes room and pinches a single wide of mid-off
9.4
1
Raina to Tharanga, leg byes, 1 run, doesn't get the sweep right. Plays early. Deflected off the pad into the off-side
9.3
0
Raina to Tharanga, no run, again. Similar line and length
9.2
0
Raina to Tharanga, no run, he's looping them well. Tharanga blocks to cover front-footed
9.1
1
Raina to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Raina's been cut away first ball through cover-point

Suresh Raina, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

This is India's time to crawl back into the game. Two good overs and you never know

8.6
0
Chahal to Tharanga, no run, gets the googly going and beats Tharanga's outside edge from over the wicket

Upul Tharanga, left handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip for the left-hander now

8.5
0
Chahal to Chandimal, out Bowled!! He's undone him. Gets the full ball drifting in and then skids it through. Chandimal completely misses it, hoodwinked by his lack of judgement of the length and then the pace. That's not a ball to give your wicket to, perhaps; you flick those for boundaries. Chandimal b Chahal 14(11) [4s-1]

Chahal to Chandimal, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

8.4
2
Chahal to Chandimal, 2 runs, good work by Dhawan at deep mid-wicket. Sharp throw. Chandimal uses his feet for a couple through mid-wicket here
8.3
4
Chahal to Chandimal, FOUR, nowhere near the pitch of the ball there but he's gotten an all-hands boundary. Well sort of. Chahal drags the length back and drifts it wider on seeing the batsman advance, but Chandimal's upto the task. Uses his hands and flat-bats it wide of the bowler
8.2
0
Chahal to Chandimal, no run, fired flat, Chandimal elicits an inside edge on his pad, as he tries to work that through mid-wicket
8.1
0
Chahal to Chandimal, no run, top-edge on the cut flying wide of the keeper. Doesn't travel much far, so no run

Fewest balls to 50 for SL in T20Is:
21 M Jayawardene v Ken, Joburg, 2007
21 K Sangakkara v Ind, Nagpur, 2009
22 KUSAL PERERA in this match

7.6
0
Vijay Shankar to Kusal Perera, no run, wraps his maiden over in T20Is with a loopy bouncer outside off. Kusal Perera doesn't bother much; he's still recovering from his mindblowing fifty
7.5
1
Vijay Shankar to Chandimal, 1 run, waits and punches this length ball delivered from over the wicket. Single through cover
7.4
1
Vijay Shankar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, such quick hands. They move before the feet do actually. Swats the pull through backward square leg
7.3
0
Vijay Shankar to Kusal Perera, no run, from round the wicket, Kusal Perera doesn't have much room to work at
7.2
1
Vijay Shankar to Chandimal, 1 run, tapped to cover for a single
7.1
1
Vijay Shankar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, 8th T20I fifty for Kusal Perera! Second fastest fifty by Sri Lanka batsman versus India. Slaps at the bit of width, the ball's stopped at cover with a flying dive by Rohit but nothing's stopping that run. Kusal Perera charges through

Vijay Shankar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Kusal's wiping his face. He's readying for more. And what do I see.. a debutant getting the ball. Gee this will be fun.

6.6
2
Chahal to Chandimal, 2 runs, flatter ball outside off and it's been nicely late-cut behind point. Just the two; there's protection in the deep

STAT: 75 is the highest Powerplay score for Sri Lanka going past 73 against India in Mohali in 2009.

6.5
1
Chahal to Kusal Perera, 1 run, holding on leg-stump, Kusal Perera waits and punches it through mid-wicket
6.4
2
Chahal to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, misfield by Shankar running in from deep mid-wicket and he's allowed Kusal Perera to get back onto the strike
6.3
6
Chahal to Kusal Perera, SIX, he's a sight for the sore eyes. No helmet against the spinner, and now he telegenically runs at India's marquee bowler of the night and lofts him over his head
6.2
1
Chahal to Chandimal, 1 run, uses his feet and drives this bottom-handed past mid-off
6.1
1
Chahal to Kusal Perera, 1 run, from over the wicket, gets it to straighten on off and middle. Kusal Perera works it through to deep mid-wicket

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Powerplay done. Sri Lanka need 100 runs in 84 balls

5.6
0
Washington Sundar to Chandimal, no run, quicker delivery, spinning in to take Chandimal's thick inside edge to short fine leg
5.5
1
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Washington Sundar drags the length back, allowing Kusal Perera a single to mid-on this time
5.4
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, no run, gets forward and then rocks back, playing to mid-on
5.3
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, no run, blocks it
5.2
3
Washington Sundar to Chandimal, 3 runs, he's played just a little late, opening the bat face and forcing the push in front of a diving point fielder. Raina there actually, who had covered some ground to put that dive
5.1
1
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, darted on the stumps, worked throgh mid-wicket

Dinesh Chandimal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.6
0
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, out Caught by Pant!! He's gone now. Tries to make room and loft down the ground this time but plays at it a little too early, offering a straight catch to Pant at mid-off. Popped off the splice. Gunathilaka c Pant b Unadkat 19(12) [4s-1 6s-2]

Unadkat to Gunathilaka, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.5
4
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, FOUR, that's latex wrists. Shuffles across his stumps and flicks this uppishly over backward square leg. What do you say..
4.5
1
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, wide, slow and short, bowled to Gunathilaka shuffling across, but the ball does a bit. Decks down leg and is given a wide
4.4
0
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, no run, nicely bowled. Sees Gunathilaka making room and slants the ball into the batsman, cramping him for room. Through Gunathilaka there
4.3
6
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, SIX, 50-run stand already. Slower back of a length ball sitting up, Gunathilaka waits and flat-bats it over long-on with utter sheer disdain
4.2
2
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, straight on the pads, Gunathilaka picks this with a chip over mid-wicket
4.1
1
Unadkat to Kusal Perera, 1 run, that's a very sharp run. Inside-edged Unadkat's slower delivery onto his boot, still went for the run. Unadkat ran across and hit the stumps but Gunathilaka was off the blocks very early from the non-striker's end. Hurried but safe

Jaydev Unadkat [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

3.6
6
Washington Sundar to Gunathilaka, SIX, now it's Gunathilaka's turn. Fetches this from just outside off and slog-sweeps it over square leg. All the way. Oh they're laying into India at Colombo tonight ..
3.5
0
Washington Sundar to Gunathilaka, no run, bowled very slow, blocked to point
3.4
1
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, surprised by the ball holding in the pitch there. Inadvertently chipped towards mid-on. Safe
3.3
2
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, uses his feet but gets too close to the ball. Bunted through mid-wicket and yeah, they's have come back for the second. Gunathilaka had to dive at the bowler's end but he's fine
3.2
1
Washington Sundar to Gunathilaka, leg byes, 1 run, sliding into the pad, Gunathilaka gets no bat on this glance but pinches a quick extra to short fine leg
3.1
0
Washington Sundar to Gunathilaka, no run, dipping and skidding on, Gunathilaka gets low and blocks to cover

Most runs conceded in an over in T20Is (India):
32 S Binny v WI, Lauderhill, 2016
27 S Thakur v SL, PUNE, 2018 *
26 S Raina v SA, Joburg, 2012

2.6
0
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, no run, short, swivelled to square leg
2.5
4
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, FOUR, Thakur is against a Kusal Perera sandstorm here. Goes full on off-stump from round the wicket, Kusal Perera stays leg-side of the ball and flat-bats the drive through the other side of the stumps. That's how you treat a free-hit delivery
2.5
5
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, no ball, FOUR, it's going from bad to worse for Thakur. Goes for the slower delivery but dishes out a high, high full toss that Kusal Perera smacks through sweeper cover
2.4
6
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, SIX, still nothing from Thakur who's leaking runs here. Goes wide from round the wicket and bowls the slower one. Kusal Perera picks it and pumps it over wide long-off
2.3
4
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, FOUR, hat-trick of fours. Thakur doesn't know what length to bowl. Perfect seam for the inswinger from over the wicket, but nothing in the air. Still wide, going across Kusal Perera who drills it through long-off
2.2
4
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, FOUR, back of a length outside off and Kusal Perera's just manoeuvred it with an open bat face. Back to back fours, this one through deep backward point
2.1
4
SN Thakur to Kusal Perera, FOUR, woah, first ball from SN Thakur and he's hit it over mid-wicket. Is already leg-side of the ball and swats it without much room to play with. As good as authoritative

Shardul Thakur, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

1.6
1
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, 1 run, turns a quick single to short mid-wicket
1.5
6
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, SIX, how nonchalantly has he slog-swept that over deep backward square. Sits low and plays with Washington Sundar's delivery coming into him. No spin, yet
1.4
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Perera, no run, blocks this back, with Washington Sundar from round the wicket to the left-hander

Kusal Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease

1.3
0
Washington Sundar to Kusal Mendis, out Caught by Dhawan!! It's been Dhawan's day all along. After one flew over his head at mid-off earlier in the over, he gets one falling behind him. Backtracks and takes it overhead with utmost ease. Kusal Mendis's hand came off the handle here, looking for the biggie, and hence no power, timing and direction in his intended big shot. Kusal Mendis c Dhawan b Washington Sundar 11(6) [4s-2]

Washington Sundar to Kusal Mendis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

1.2
2
Washington Sundar to Kusal Mendis, 2 runs, wide of Pandey at deep square leg. Kusal Mendis fetches this from outside off with a slog-sweep, Pandey dives and flicks the ball in, and tag-team work keeps the runs to just two
1.1
4
Washington Sundar to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, hit over mid-off. Darted full from over the wicket, Kusal Mendis gives it a real tonk and clears Dhawan, as intended

Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

So not surprised at all with Sundar opening the bowling from the other end. Seen him do that for as many times as I've watched him play.

0.6
0
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, no run, nice tight line on off-stump, Gunathilaka blocks
0.5
1
Unadkat to Kusal Mendis, 1 run, throws his arms at the width and carts it uppishly behind the backward point fielder
0.4
4
Unadkat to Kusal Mendis, FOUR, almost steered it to first slip. Just wide. Wanted to play cheeky but extra bounce meant that he wasn't entirely in control and ended up playing too close to the lone slipper. Will get a boundary though
0.3
0
Unadkat to Kusal Mendis, no run, angling across the batsman, who's not quite behind his punch-slap
0.2
1
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, 1 run, too straight, worked to fine leg now. Off the mark
0.1
0
Unadkat to Gunathilaka, no run, some movement into the pad, blocked into the leg-side

Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis are at the crease. Gunathilaka is on strike. Unadkat will open the attack