ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Sri Lanka vs India - Match 44

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

Date & Time: 06 July 2019

India 265/3

RR: 6.09 | India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

commentary

So that is it from this game! India, as expected, come out on top! They will now have a close eye on the Australia game against South Africa as the result of that match would decide who tops the table. You can follow that game by switching tabs. Goodbye and take care!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to play good cricket but never thought they would perform the way they did throughout. Further adds this is what hard work gets you and he is very proud of his team and he enjoys playing with his side. On being asked whether they know what their XI is, he says, everything is set, they don't want to be one dimensional and they will pick the team according to the wicket. States it is just about turning up for the semis and putting in another good performance. Tells the opposition does not matter to them, if they don't play well, anyone can beat them, if they play well they can beat anyone. Also says they just want to play a good game and hope the result goes their way. Praises Hardik Pandya and says he has been good because he thinks like a batter and hence, he has been bowling well.

Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, says they recovered well after being 55/4 through Mathews and Thirimanne and 264 was a good score. Admits they kept losing wickets and they did not get a good start with the bat but did well to get where they were. States it was a good wicket to bat and Rohit and Rahul did very well. Mentions they will go back and discuss what needs to be done. States that they will be looking out for some new talents and be competitive in the next World Cup. Ends by saying Sri Lanka cricket will miss Malinga as he has done a lot for them. Further adds everyone goes and they need to find their replacement.

MAN OF THE MATCH, Rohit Sharma, says he is just trying to go out there and do his job. Mentions he is not thinking about the milestones. States he wants to keep his head clear and get the team over the finishing line. Reckons the shot selection is very important once you are in, he needs to assess the pitch and then see what shot can be played on the wicket. Further adds it has worked for him and he has learnt to be disciplined. Mentions he was not thinking about a ton in this game, he forgets about what has happened and looks to start every day as a fresh day. Appreciates Malinga and says he has been a champion bowler and a match-winner. Adds that he has shown it over the years what he is capable of and has delivered time and again. Ends by saying he is not thinking about who he is facing in the semis as they want to celebrate today's victory and whoever they face, they want to play well against them.

Earlier in the day, India blew away the top order of Sri Lanka. However, Angelo Mathews' ton took them to what seemed a good score but Sharma and Rahul's hundreds saw India cruise to victory.

The Sri Lanka bowling was not disciplined. They were too wide or too straight. Only Perera bowled with some control but defending such totals you need to be very accurate and right on the money from the word go.

How easy was that! India have chased this total down without breaking a sweat. They have made a strong statement heading into the semis. Chasing what was first thought to be a tricky score, India got off to a flier. Their openers came out all guns blazing and sealed the deal with a 189-run stand. Both the openers scored tons. They though fell soon after getting to their hundred. Pant did not contribute a lot, Pandya and Kohli though ensured there weren't any more wickets to fall and took India over the line.

43.3
1
I Udana to H Pandya, A single off the outside edge! Fuller and around off, Pandya looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge, down to third man for one. INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 7 WICKETS!
43.2
1
I Udana to V Kohli, A single now as Kohli guides it to point. SCORES LEVEL!
43.1
0
I Udana to V Kohli, Shorter on off, this is guided to point.
42.6
4
L Malinga to H Pandya, FOUR! A full toss and it has been put away! 2 needed now. A full toss on middle, Pandya flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. End of Malinga for tonight and in World Cups. Not a great day for him but his career has been one to look at. His figures are 10-1-82-1.
42.5
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, A single! A biggie away now India! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
42.4
1
L Malinga to H Pandya, A brilliant yorker on middle, Pandya jams it out towards deep square leg for one.
42.3
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
42.3
0
L Malinga to V Kohli, WIDE! Down the leg side, Kohli looks to flick but misses. Wided.
42.2
1
L Malinga to H Pandya, Fuller in length and on middle, this is hit down towards mid on for one.
42.1
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Shorter and on the body, Kohli pulls it down to fine leg for one.

Hardik Pandya is the new man in.

41.6
0
I Udana to R Pant, OUT! It is not going over and Ball Tracker shows three reds. Pant has to take the long walk back. Udana gets a wicket, good use of the review. It won't make a difference to the game though. A slower one on middle, Pant swings across the line by going down on one knee but misses to get hit on the box. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka review. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call has to be overturned.

Review time! An appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Sri Lanka review. Looks high.

41.5
0
I Udana to R Pant, Shorter and outside off, Pant looks to pull but it goes off the toe end towards mid off.
41.4
4
I Udana to R Pant, FOUR! Gets off the mark with a boundary! This has been bludgeoned! Fuller and on off, Pant smashes it down the ground and the ball races away to the fence. 250 up.
41.3
0
I Udana to R Pant, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
41.2
1
I Udana to V Kohli, Fuller and outside off, Kohli looks to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for one.
41.1
4
I Udana to V Kohli, FOUR! Runs needed under 20 now! Fuller and around off, Kohli leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball races away to the fence.

Rishabh Pant is the new man in.

40.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, OUT! Rahul does not stay till the end! Malinga gets a wicket. This is short and on the body of Rahul. It keeps coming in with the angle. Rahul looks to evade it by falling onto the ground. Before he does so though, it kisses the glove and goes to the keeper who takes it by diving forward. End of a brilliant innings from him. He has done his job.
40.5
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Shorter and on the body, Kohli pulls it down to fine leg for one.
40.4
0
L Malinga to V Kohli, Good length and on off, this is hit to covers.
40.3
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Very full now and on the pads, this is whipped through square leg for one.
40.2
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Bounces just before the ropes! Rahul now seems like he wants to end it quickly. 8 from the first two balls. Another length ball around middle, Rahul powers it wide of long on for another boundary.
40.1
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Runs needed below 30 now! Rahul makes room and Malinga serves it on a length. Rahul smashes it over covers for a boundary.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game. Don't think it will last till then though.

39.6
0
I Udana to V Kohli, Another dot as Kohli guides it to point.
39.5
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
39.4
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, Slower one and on off, Rahul defends it.
39.3
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.
39.2
1
I Udana to V Kohli, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
39.1
2
I Udana to V Kohli, Shorter and around off, Kohli hits it towards wide mid off for two.
38.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, A slower one on off, Rahul strokes it to covers. A dot to end.
38.5
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Full and on the pads, Kohli works it through square leg for one.
38.4
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. They pick up a single.
38.3
1
L Malinga to V Kohli, Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
38.2
4
L Malinga to V Kohli, FOUR! Dismissed! Kohli wants to end it soon! Fuller and on middle, Kohli smashes it over mid on and bags a boundary.
38.1
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, 100 for Kl Rahul. First in World Cups and what a time for him to get into form. This will be a confidence booster for him and very good signs for India heading into the semi finals. He gets there by guiding it down to third man for one.

Lasith Malinga is back on!

37.6
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Straight to the fielder! Kohli comes down the track and drives it solidly but to the cover fielder.
37.5
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Fuller and on off, Kohli strokes it to covers.
37.4
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
37.3
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Moves onto 99! Back of a length ball on off, Rahul guides it towards point and takes a quick run.
37.2
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, this is pushed to mid off.
37.1
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Fuller in length and on off, this is pushed to covers.
36.6
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul flicks it through square leg for one.
36.5
2
de Silva to KL Rahul, Plays the pdadle sweep, hits it nice and fine on the leg side and takes two.
36.4
1
de Silva to V Kohli, On the pads, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket for one.
36.3
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for another one. India doing it in singles at the moment.
36.2
1
de Silva to V Kohli, Very full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
36.1
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, On the stumps, Kohli goes back and whips it through mid-wicket for one.
35.6
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Length and on off, Rahul strokes it through covers for one.
35.5
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
35.4
1
T Perera to V Kohli, This is on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
35.3
0
T Perera to V Kohli, On off, this is kept out.
35.2
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul guides it down to third man for one.
35.1
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, this is pushed to covers.
34.6
0
de Silva to V Kohli, Outside off, Kohli defends it out.
34.5
0
de Silva to V Kohli, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
34.4
0
de Silva to V Kohli, Flatter and on middle, Kohli hits it to mid-wicket.
34.3
2
de Silva to V Kohli, A couple now! This is on the pads, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket and takes two.
34.2
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, Fires it on the pads, Rahul hits it around the corner for one.
34.1
1
de Silva to V Kohli, This is flatter and on off, this is worked through square leg.

Dhananjaya de Silva is back!

33.6
1
T Perera to V Kohli, On the fuller side outside off, Kohli strokes it through covers for one.
33.5
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Back of a length on off, the batter pushes it to mid off.
33.4
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, The batsman plays the square cut. One run added to the total.
33.3
1
T Perera to V Kohli, Shorter and on middle, this is worked behind square for one.
33.2
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Kohli comes down the track but Perera shortens the length. Kohli pushes it to mid off.
33.1
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is flicked throgh mid-wicket for one.
32.6
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, This is on a length and outside off, the batter guides it down to third man for one.
32.5
4
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Finds the gap! Moves onto 87 and India's 200 is up. Shorter and on middle, Rahul swivels and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
32.4
1
K Rajitha to V Kohli, Outside off, Kohli guides it down to third man for one.
32.3
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, On the shorter side, the opener cuts it past point and takes one.
32.2
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Another very full ball on middle, Rahul works it to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Slower one and on the fuller side outside off, Rahul strokes it to covers.
31.6
0
T Perera to V Kohli, On off again, Kohli guides it towards point but no run taken.
31.5
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Firmly driven! On the fuller side and on off, Kohli hits it nicely but straight to mid off.
31.4
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul works it through square leg for one.
31.3
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Around off, Rahul mistimes the push to covers.
31.2
1
T Perera to V Kohli, A single now as this fuller ball is pushed to mid off.
31.1
0
T Perera to V Kohli, Good length and on off, Kohli pushes it to mid off.

Thisara Perera is back on!

30.6
1
K Rajitha to V Kohli, Follows the boundary with a single as this is flicked towards deep square leg. Kohli keeps strike.
30.5
4
K Rajitha to V Kohli, FOUR! What a shot to get off the mark! Slightly fuller and around off, Kohli takes a few steps down and then caresses it through covers for a boundary.
30.4
0
K Rajitha to V Kohli, On off, this is kept out.
30.3
0
K Rajitha to V Kohli, On the stumps again, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.2
0
K Rajitha to V Kohli, This is on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Virat Kohli is the new man in.

DRINKS!

30.1
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! Soft, soft dismissal to a brilliant innings! The whole ground is on its feet, the Sri Lanka players run to Rohit to congratulate him. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd. Another batsman in this World Cup has been dismissed almost immediately after getting to his ton. Rajitha bowls a slower one on off, Rohit chips it gently to mid off. Mathews takes a simple catch. Finally a wicket for Sri Lanka but it is a little too late. The 189-run stand has done its job. 76 more needed.
29.6
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, A high full toss! Rahul may have been surprised by it. He ends up defending it out.
29.5
2
I Udana to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side and the batters take two.
29.4
2
I Udana to KL Rahul, Two now! Fuller and on middle, Rahul flicks it through mid-wicket and bags a brace.
29.3
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, Good length on off, this is guided to point.
29.2
1
I Udana to R Sharma, A very full ball on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
29.1
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on the body, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
28.6
4
K Rajitha to R Sharma, FOUR! Gets to his ton in style! 5th World Cup ton. First batsman to score 5 hundreds in a World Cup edition. He is in some form in this tournament. Wow! Rajitha bowls a half-tracker on middle, Rohit goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
28.5
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Another dot! This is shorter again and outside off, Rohit cuts it but straight to point.
28.4
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, On off, Sharma pushes it to covers.
28.3
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
28.2
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul pushes it through covers for one. He gets Rohit back on strike and the crowd starts cheering.
28.1
1
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Takes a single and moves two short of a ton. A full toss on the pads, it is flicked through square leg.

Kasun Rajitha is back!

27.6
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
27.5
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, A yorker on off, Rahul jams it out to the off side.
27.4
1
I Udana to R Sharma, Moves onto 97 as he drives it square on the off side for one.
27.3
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, Fuller on off, Rahul strokes it to mid off for one.
27.2
1
I Udana to R Sharma, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
27.1
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Good length outside off, this is guided to point.
26.6
1
L Malinga to R Sharma, A slower one on the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.
26.5
4
L Malinga to R Sharma, FOUR! Easy, just very easy for Rohit Sharma. A full toss outside off with no protection in the deep. He just puts bat to ball, finds the gap through covers for a boundary.
26.4
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Full and on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.
26.3
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and bags a boundary! This is fuller and on middle, Rahul whips it over wide mid on and the ball races away to the fence. Runs needed below 100 now.
26.3
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, ANOTHER WIDE! Shorter and on middle, Rahul lets it go and it has been wided.
26.2
1
L Malinga to R Sharma, Shorter in length and outside off, Rohit makes room and then looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point for one.
26.1
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and on middle, the batsman gets on top the bounce and pulls it through the leg side for one.
26.1
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and down the leg side, Rahul lets it be and it has been wided.
25.6
4
I Udana to R Sharma, FOUR! Edgy boundary! Fortune is also in India's favour. This is wide outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it. It goes off the outside edge past the diving keeper and into the third man fence. So what started off as a good over for Sri Lanka ends as a good one for India.
25.5
0
I Udana to R Sharma, On the stumps again. Rohit works it to mid-wicket.
25.4
4
I Udana to R Sharma, FOUR! 85 now for Rohit Sharma! Shorter in length and outside off, Rohit goes back and cuts it through point.
25.3
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Good length and on middle, this is blocked.
25.2
0
I Udana to R Sharma, On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
25.1
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Back of a length on middle this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, A low full toss on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.5
1
L Malinga to R Sharma, The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
24.4
2
L Malinga to R Sharma, Too easy! Way too short. Rohit rolls his wrists over the ball and hits it behind square on the leg side for two. 150 up for India.
24.3
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, A full toss, this is clipped through mid-wicket for one.
24.3
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Looks to bowl the yorker but it is down the leg side. Wided.
24.2
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! This time to the right of the fielder there but this time he could not stop it. Short and down the leg side, Rahul pulls it through fine leg. The fielder runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
24.1
2
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, Rahul pulls it through square leg. The fielder there runs to his left, fields the ball and parries it to the fielder running in from the left. Two taken.

Lasith Malinga is back!

23.6
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.
23.5
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.
23.4
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, This is outside off, the batter guides it through point for one.
23.3
1
I Udana to R Sharma, A little too straight again, this is flicked through square leg for one.
23.2
2
I Udana to R Sharma, On the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg where Malinga misfields and two runs are taken.
23.1
0
I Udana to R Sharma, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side.

Isuru Udana is back on!

22.6
4
de Silva to KL Rahul, FOUR! Another huge over by de Silva. Rahul uses his feet to good effect again. He comes down the track and also makes room. Gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over covers for a boundary.
22.5
0
de Silva to KL Rahul, Now sensible works it to mid-wicket for no runs.
22.4
6
de Silva to KL Rahul, SIX! The Indian openers are turning it on here. Rahul follows the boundary with a biggie. He dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the long off fence.
22.3
4
de Silva to KL Rahul, FOUR! Slapped! Gets to his fifty with a boundary! Consecutive ones. He would want to make it big this time. He gets a freebie to get to it. It is short and outside off, the batter slaps it through covers for a boundary.
22.2
1
de Silva to R Sharma, Flatter and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
22.2
0
de Silva to R Sharma, Down the leg side, Rohit lets it be. It has been wided.
22.1
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, Slower through the air outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
21.6
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Good fielding! This is fuller around off, Rahul strokes ti nicely towards cover where the fielder dives to his right and makes an excellent stop. Can't stop the run though.
21.5
2
T Perera to KL Rahul, Another two! Shortish and outside off, Rahul hits it past point and takes an easy two.
21.4
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and outside off, this is cut to point.
21.3
1
T Perera to R Sharma, Fuller on off, this is hit through covers for one.
21.2
0
T Perera to R Sharma, Good length and just outside off, Rohit looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
21.1
2
T Perera to R Sharma, Slashes and slashes hard! Short and wide outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it. It goes over point for a couple.
20.6
0
de Silva to KL Rahul, On off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
20.5
1
de Silva to R Sharma, On the pads, this is flicked fine on the leg side for one.
20.4
4
de Silva to R Sharma, FOUR! A drag down and it has been put away! This is very short on middle, Rohit goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.3
0
de Silva to R Sharma, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.
20.2
0
de Silva to R Sharma, On the stumps, Rohit pushes it back to the bowler.
20.1
0
de Silva to R Sharma, Well bowled! This is flatter around off, Rohit lunges to defend but it goes away with the angle and beats the outside edge.
19.6
1
T Perera to R Sharma, Rohit guides it down to third man,a single to end. India are 109/0 after 20 overs.
19.5
0
T Perera to R Sharma, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.
19.4
4
T Perera to R Sharma, FOUR! Trademark Rohit Sharma! This is slightly short and on the body! Sharma stands tall and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
19.3
0
T Perera to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, this is kept out.
19.2
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul punches it through covers for one.
19.1
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, Rahul looks to cut but misses.
18.6
0
de Silva to R Sharma, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked to square leg.
18.5
0
de Silva to R Sharma, On the off pole, this is kept out.
18.4
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, Another single as this is hit down to long on.
18.3
2
de Silva to KL Rahul, Outside off, Rahul goes back and pushes it through covers for two.
18.2
0
de Silva to KL Rahul, Flatter and outside off, this turns back in. Rahul does well to defend it out.
18.1
1
de Silva to R Sharma, On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one. 100 up for India. They are doing it easily.
17.6
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Good length on middle, this is played back to the bowler.
17.5
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Pitched on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket by KL.
17.4
1
T Perera to R Sharma, Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
17.3
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
17.2
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Swings but misses! Rahul comes down the track and Perera lands this one outside off. Rahul looks to go over the bowler's head but misses.
17.1
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, On middle, Rahul works it to mid-wicket.

DRINKS!

16.6
1
de Silva to KL Rahul, On the stumps, this is hit through square leg for one. A huge over, 14 from it.
16.5
0
de Silva to KL Rahul, Rahul comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he works it to mid-wicket.
16.4
1
de Silva to R Sharma, Now sweeps this through square leg and takes one.
16.3
6
de Silva to R Sharma, SIX! This is out of here! Shaarma comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, hits it high and handsome over the long off fence. Second in the over.
16.2
0
de Silva to R Sharma, On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.
16.1
6
de Silva to R Sharma, SIX! Brings up his fifty in style! Welcomes Dhananjaya into the attack with a biggie. His golden run in the World Cup continues. This is floated up outside off, Rohit picks his spot and clears mid off, actually clears the long off fence.

Dhananjaya de Silva is on!

15.6
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
15.5
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, On off, the ball is pushed back to the bowler.
15.4
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
15.3
1
T Perera to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it towards third man for one.
15.2
0
T Perera to R Sharma, BEATEN! This is around off, it pitches and straightens. Rohit plays inside the line and gets beaten.
15.1
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.
14.6
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
14.5
0
I Udana to R Sharma, On middle, this is kept out.
14.4
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Shorter and outside off, Sharma mistimes it to point.
14.3
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Good length and on off, this is kept out.
14.2
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, Slower one on middle, this is worked towards square leg for one.
14.1
1
I Udana to R Sharma, Fuller and on off, Rohit strokes it through cover-point for one.
13.6
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Another length ball around off, Rahul looks to drive but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads. Perera is appealing but it is a desperate appeal.
13.5
1
T Perera to R Sharma, Outside off, Rohit waits for it and then opens the face of the bat to guide it down to third man for one.
13.4
0
T Perera to R Sharma, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
13.3
0
T Perera to R Sharma, This is on middle, Rohit works it to mid-wicket.
13.2
0
T Perera to R Sharma, Good length and on off, this is defended.
13.1
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, This is worked with the angle through mid-wicket for one.
12.6
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Good length and outside off, this is guided to point.
12.5
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
12.4
1
I Udana to R Sharma, Fuller and outside off, this is driven through covers for one.
12.3
4
I Udana to R Sharma, FOUR! A one-handed boundary! Rohit into the 40s. A slower one on middle, Rohit lofts it over mid on. His hand comes off the handle and it goes for a one bounce boundary in the long on region.
12.2
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
12.1
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Good length and on off, Rohit stands tall and defends it.
11.6
2
T Perera to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is worked through backward square leg for two.
11.5
1
T Perera to R Sharma, Good length and outside off, Rohit looks to drive it on the up but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.
11.4
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, On a good length and outside off, this is hit through cover-point for one.
11.3
1
T Perera to R Sharma, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
11.2
1
T Perera to KL Rahul, Good length again around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
11.1
0
T Perera to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, this is kept out.

Thisara Perera is on now!

10.6
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Back of a length on middle, this is defended.
10.5
4
I Udana to R Sharma, FOUR! Exquisite! Udana pays the price for over pitching. This is full and outside off, Sharma creams it through covers for a boundary.
10.4
0
I Udana to R Sharma, Good length and on off, the batter guides it to point.
10.3
1
I Udana to KL Rahul, On the shorter side again, this is slapped towards point where the fielder makes a half stop and a run is taken.
10.2
0
I Udana to KL Rahul, Rahul shuffles across the stumps and then looks to flick. He misses and get hit on the pads.
10.1
1
I Udana to R Sharma, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one. The fielder in the deep almost over ran it but stops himself and keeps it down to one.

Isuru Udana is on!

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
4
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! What a shot to end Powerplay 1! Brilliant! This is shorter and on middle, Rahul arches back and upper cuts it over the keeper's head for a boundary. India are cruising at the moment. They are 59 for 0 after it.
9.5
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, On off, Rahul strokes it back to the bowler.
9.4
1
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Slightly shorter and on off, Rohit drags it through mid-wicket and takes one.
9.3
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.
9.2
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and on middle, the batsman looks to pull but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
9.1
1
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
8.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Another dot to end another excellent over. Good length and on off, this is pushed to mid off. Maiden by Malinga.
8.5
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Another short one on middle, Rahul evades it.
8.4
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Make that 4 dots now! Shorter and around off, Rahul guides it to point.
8.3
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, On the pads again, Rahul works it towards mid-wicket for no runs. Three dots to begin this over.
8.2
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, A bumper and Rahul ducks under it. The umpire signals it as one bouncer for the over.
8.1
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, One more slower one on middle, Rahul keeps it out.
7.6
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, That comes off really slow from the wicket! Slower one on middle, Rohit looks to flick but it sticks in the surface, Rohit does well to take one hand off the handle and hence, the ball does not carry to mid-wicket. Back-to-back good overs for Sri Lanka.
7.5
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, On the pads again, this is worked through square leg for one.
7.4
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Slower one and on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
7.3
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Back of a length now on off, Rahul guides it to point.
7.2
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
7.1
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, this is kept out.
6.6
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, A slower dipping full toss on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. A good over this by Malinga. 214 more needed.
6.5
1
L Malinga to R Sharma, Shorter in length outside off, the batter guides it down to third man for one. 50 up for India and it has come up in quick time.
6.4
0
L Malinga to R Sharma, One more slower one on middle, Rohit strokes it to mid on.
6.3
0
L Malinga to R Sharma, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
6.2
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Another slower one fuller in length on the legs, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
6.1
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Slower one on middle, this is defended.
5.6
4
K Rajitha to R Sharma, FOUR! Easy pickings! Another poor ball and Rohit puts it away! He slants this one on the pads, Rohit works it through mid-wicket. No fielder in the deep and it races away.
5.5
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Slower one and fuller in length, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
5.4
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Back of a length and on middle, this jags back in. Rohit looks to flick but gets hit high on the pads.
5.3
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Crunched but straight to the man! Shorter and outside off, Rohit slaps it hard but can't beat short point.
5.2
4
K Rajitha to R Sharma, FOUR! Elegant! The Indian openers are hitting boundaries at ease! This is slightly fuller and just outside off, Rohit leans into it and at the very end, opens the face of the bat and guides it through cover-point for another boundary.
5.1
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Good length and just outside off, the batter pushes hard at it. The ball goes off the inside edge on the leg side for one.
4.6
0
L Malinga to R Sharma, A slower one now on off, Rohit blocks it out. Another good over for India.
4.5
4
L Malinga to R Sharma, FOUR! Overcompensates now. Bowls this on the pads, Rohit works it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Back-to-back boundaries.
4.4
4
L Malinga to R Sharma, FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! A full toss delivery but the problem is there is width on offer. Rohit just opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for a boundary.
4.3
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
4.2
1
L Malinga to R Sharma, A low full toss on the pads, this is worked around the corner for one.
4.1
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through backward square leg for one.
3.6
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Slower one and on middle, Rohit looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to covers. A soft leading edge that is. A good second over by Rajitha.
3.5
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, On the fuller side, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
3.4
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Good length and around off, this is guided to point. Rahul is off for a run but is sent back in time.
3.3
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, On the pads again, Rahul misses out there. He flicks it but straight to fine leg for one.
3.2
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, Fuller and around off, Rahul pushes hard at it, it goes uppishly but wide of the bowler and down to mid on.
3.1
0
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, In the air but short! On the pads, Rahul plants his front foot across and looks to flick. The ball sticks in the surface and hence goes uppishly but short of mid-wicket.
2.6
4
L Malinga to R Sharma, FOUR! It is raining boundaries at the moment! Another one which is a little too straight, Rohit just waits for it and then clips it nonchalantly through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. 25 in the last two overs.
2.5
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul works it towards mid-wicket for one.
2.4
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, Rahul guides it point.
2.3
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! This is brilliant! Just guided it there! Used the pace of the bowler. It is fuller and outside off, Rahul opens the face of the bat and places it past short third man for a boundary.
2.2
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Good length and on off, Rahul keeps it out.
2.1
4
L Malinga to KL Rahul, FOUR! Up and over! Starts this one also with a boundary. Fuller and outside off, Rahul takes a few steps down the track and hits it through covers for a boundary.
1.6
1
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, A single to end a good over for India! This is on off, Rahul guides it towards backward point for one.
1.5
4
K Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Top shot! All class that! Slightly shorter and around off, Rahul stands tall and punches it through cover-point, no need for the batsman to run for those.
1.4
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, On the pads, Rohit locks to flick but it goes off the pads down towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
1.3
4
K Rajitha to R Sharma, FOUR! Short and wide and it has been put away! Sharma throws his bat at it and it races away to the point fence. First of the chase.
1.2
0
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit goes back and keeps it out.
1.1
2
K Rajitha to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit stands tall and pushes it to the left of mid off. Udana there runs to his left, dives and makes a half stop. Two taken.

Kasun Rajitha to bowl with the second new ball!

0.6
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Another dot to end! This is fuller and on middle, the batter hits it to mid on. A good start by Malinga.
0.5
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Another one outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to this one.
0.4
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul defends it out.
0.3
0
L Malinga to KL Rahul, Goes outside off this time and gets it to shape away. Rahul lets it be.
0.2
1
L Malinga to R Sharma, Rohit is off the mark now! A little too straight this time, Rohit works it through square leg for one.
0.1
1
L Malinga to KL Rahul, India are underway straightaway! This is on the pads, Rahul works it towards square leg for one.

We are back for the chase! The Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, make their way out to the middle.