India in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs India - 2nd ODI

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time: 20 July 2021

India 277/7

RR: 5.63 | India beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets

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That concludes the proceedings for this heart-pumping game! India adopted the English approach to chase down the target. They always kept the required rate under control and that played a big role in their victory. With the series gone, Sri Lanka's only aim will be to win the last match and get 10 points for the ICC Men's CWC Super League. Can they cross the line in the third ODI? Do join us on Friday, 23rd July to find out. The first ball will be at 3 pm local (9.30 am GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian captain, says the wicket felt a lot better than the last one and he thinks that the bowlers did well to restrict Sri Lanka to a gettable total. Admits that they did not start well with the ball and it is a good learning curve for the youngsters that every day is different. States Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav played well and called Krunal's fight with the bat amazing. Praises Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and tells that they were brilliant to watch and the way Chahar finished the game was excellent. Mentions the odds were against them but Chahar has been working hard with the bat and it was good he could implement it in the game. Further says that they showed a lot of calmness and were brilliant. Ends by saying the way Lanka planned their innings was really good and their strategy with the ball was also brilliant along with their fielding. States that Sri Lanka worked hard but Dhawan is glad that India won the game.

Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lankan skipper, says that he is proud of his boys for the way they played and calls it a tough game. Credits the Indian players especially Deepak Chahar, who took the game away from them. Mentions they did not do well in the middle period with the bat and he hopes they can reflect on this in the next game. Regarding his bowling, Shanaka replies that he did not bowl for a long time as there were plenty of options but tried his luck in this match and it worked. 

THE MAN OF THE MATCH IS DEEPAK CHAHAR! Says there were a few dropped catches early on and it was also very hot. Mentions that they did nicely to make a comeback and stop them to 275 which was a decent score. States he had just one thing on his mind that he can play a dream innings here for his country and there is no better way to win the game for your side and it was important to stay there till the end. Adds Rahul Dravid has seen him bat and he believes in him and probably that's why he came ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also says they have a good batting line-up and he hopes he is not needed in the next games. Informs this is the first time he has won the game with the bat. Ends by saying, when the runs needed came under 50, he took risks and started hitting shots but before that, he was only looking to knock it around. Feels the six that he hit gave him the momentum.

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Earlier in the game, Sri Lanka chose to bat first and started brightly. However, once again they lost the plot in the middle overs and some late flourish from Chamika Karunaratne handed them a fighting total. They almost had the match in the bag but Deepak Chahar's knock spoiled their party. With this win, India also keep their winning streak in ODIs in Sri Lanka intact.

With 83 runs needed in 89 balls and three wickets in hand, it was Sri Lanka's game to lose and they ended up losing. Chahar batted with sensibility and smartness to stitch a partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar who also was level-headed in his approach. They played clever cricket to knock the ball around a bit and when the equation came down below 50, Deepak started to play his shots. There were a few lucky boundaries to aid them but that's part and parcel of the game. Sri Lanka will be crestfallen at the moment, they fought very hard and this defeat will be tough to swallow. Still, their energy in the field was incredible and the bowling effort of Wanindu Hasaranga was brilliant.

The presence of Suryakumar Yadav meant that Sri Lanka were not able to exert much pressure and his partnership with Krunal Pandya steadied the chase. The good thing for India was that the required run rate never reached an alarming level. Once Surya was trapped in front by Lakshan Sandakan, Sri Lanka did have an opening but once again the Indian lower order showed fight. Krunal formed a partnership with Deepak Chahar and once the former was dismissed, Chahar took charge.

This match saw plenty of ups and downs as it swung like a pendulum. The Lankan bowlers bowled a buffet of lines and lengths upfront and were all over the place. The chase started with a flurry of boundaries with both Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan bagging three apiece in the first two overs. After that period, Sri Lanka struck back through Wanindu Hasaranga and there was a phase where India lost three wickets. Suryakumar Yadav's arrival to the crease, however, never allowed the pressure to build on the visiting team. He stroked a delightful half-century and along with Manish Pandey propelled the chase. Just when it started to appear that India will coast to victory, Manish Pandey got run out in an unfortunate manner at the bowler's end and Hardik Pandya too was dismissed in the same over. 

Deepak Chahar has done it for India! What a thrilling victory for them, it went right down to the wire and the tourists showed better nerves to end on the positive side of the result. Suryakumar Yadav is running on the ground in his slippers, he is ecstatic. The Indian players are now also coming out to shake hands with the opposition players. This is now the 9th consecutive ODI bilateral series win for India against Sri Lanka. Thorough dominance.

49.1
4
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! Chahar finishes it in style! A fitting end to this game. A slower short ball on middle, it sits up to be hit and Chahar was ready for it. He smacks it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. INDIA WIN BY 3 WICKETS!

3 needed now! Kasun Rajitha to bowl the final over.

48.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, FOUR! Kumar gets it away for a boundary and that is probably the stroke that wins India not only the game but the series too. Again, not a good ball with point and third man in the ring. Full and outside off, Kumar carves it over the point fielder for a boundary. 12 from the over and India are on the cusp of victory.
48.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Another one! 7 needed in 7! Short and outside off, this is slapped again but to long off for one. An important ball coming up, can Chameera get a wicket or bowl a dot?
48.4
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Two and Mickey Arthur does not like that work in the field! A short ball, it is slapped through covers. The fielder in the deep does not stop it cleanly as he overruns a bit. He then releases a loopy throw to the keeper and the batsmen get two.
48.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, A dot! Chameera might have felt there goes another boundary in that third man region. Good work from the keeper! This is a slower one on off, Chahar looks to play it with an open face of the bat. It goes off the outside edge to the right of Minod who dives and stops it. 10 needed in 9 balls.
48.2
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! Another edgy boundary! Not sure why the third man is up with so many runs going down that region! It is short and outside off, Chahar slashes at it and it goes off the outside edge past the short third man fielder for a boundary.
48.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, A single to begin the 49th! Full and on middle, Kumar helps it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.
47.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, End of Hasaranga! He though keeps his team in it with a one-run over. 15 needed in 12. On middle, it is defended. What a spell from Hasaranga. 10-0-37-3 for him.
47.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Good sensible batting! On middle, Chahar hangs back and works it to mid-wicket.
47.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Make that another dot! On middle, Chahar is happy to play Hasaranga out. Blocks it to mid-wicket.
47.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Yet another dot! Flighted on off, this is pushed to covers for one more.
47.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Singles will do it for India! On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
47.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dot to begin! Sri Lanka need a lot more! On off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
46.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Width on offer outside off, Kumar reaches out and slashes it to deep cover for a run. 13 from the over, 16 needed off 18 balls.
46.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Play and a miss! Slower delivery, shortish and outside off, Chahar pushes at it and misses. The ball bounces in front of the keeper and strikes him in the unprotected area behind the flap of his pads. The batsmen cross for a bye.

Deepak Chahar is cramping up! He has removed his pads and is down on the ground. The physio has arrived. Also, it's an opportunity for Rahul Chahar to pass on the message from the coach if he has not already. Some stretching is given to Deepak Chahar. 18 needed off 20 balls. Sri Lanka won't mind this break. It has given them the chance to regroup. Deepak is back on his feet. We are set to resume now.

46.4
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, This is lazy from Sri Lanka, shoulders are dropping. On a length and outside off, Chahar plays it softly behind square on the off side and returns for the second run as the fielder takes his time to release the ball.
46.3
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! Handy runs for India! A short delivery, around leg, Chahar tries to pull but it takes his gloves and speeds away to the fine leg fence. This match is slipping away from Sri Lanka. 20 needed off 21 balls.
46.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Well played! Slower delivery, short and on middle, Kumar stays back and calmly guides his pull down to fine leg for a run.
46.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, EDGED AND FOUR! That possibly brushed the fingertips of the keeper! What a start to the over. This is on a length and outside off, Kumar opens the face of the bat, he looks to play it down to third man but it goes off the outside edge and finds the third man fence.
45.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Too full in length on middle, Kumar eases it down to long on for a run. 2 from the over, 29 needed off 24 balls.
45.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
45.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Skidding down the leg side, Kumar tries to work it away but misses.
45.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, In the air... safe! Tossed up ball around off, Chahar decides to take the aerial route but doesn't get the connection right. It drops safely before the long on fielder for a run.
45.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Leading edge but safe! A leg spinner on off, Chahar tries to flick but it takes the leading edge and goes to point.

Here comes the spinner. Wanindu Hasaranga is into the attack.

45.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Fullish and on middle, helped to mid-wicket.
44.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chameera bangs in a short ball around off, Kumar lets it be and Minod does well to jump and collect the ball. No signal from the square leg umpire and the over is completed. 31 needed off the last 5 overs. This game is on a knife-edge.
44.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Slower length ball close to off, Chahar pushes it with an angled bat to point and takes a single.
44.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Well bowled! A slower delivery, full and outside off, cutting away, Chahar tries for a booming drive but misses.
44.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, A bumper to follow the batsman down the leg side, Chahar ducks.
44.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On a length and around off, nipping in, Kumar defends it off the inner half to mid-wicket and takes a single.
44.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, FIFTY FOR CHAHAR! Taps a shortish length ball to point and takes a run. A very good knock so far from him, can he take India home?

Rahul Dravid, the coach of India, has come down to the dugout and is having a word with Rahul Chahar. Maybe, some message is passed on. Meanwhile, Dushmantha Chameera is back into the attack.

43.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, A low full toss on off, it's knocked down to long on. A single to retain strike, Deepak is on 49! 12 from the over, 35 needed off 36 balls.
43.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, Pitches it up and around off, Chahar drives it back to the bowler.
43.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, Slower one, on a length around off, DC picks it up and defends it back. He is angry with himself to not get at least a run off this delivery.
43.3
4
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! 36 needed off 39 balls now. The pressure is getting transferred back on Sri Lanka. An overpitched delivery outside off, Chahar slices it over backward point for a boundary.
43.2
4
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! Chahar is doing it for India! Fuller in length and in the line of the stumps, Chahar hops back to make room and bludgeons it past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. Chahar moves to 44! 40 needed off 40 balls.
43.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, Chahar is getting vital runs here. Full and following the batsman down the leg side, Deepak whips it over backward square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to flick it back in with a jump. The batsmen take two.
42.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Very full and down the leg side, Chahar fails to sweep and it goes off his boot to short fine leg. They cross for a leg bye. 47 needed off 42 balls.
42.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Flighted and on off, Chahar takes a step down the track and pushes it to covers.
42.4
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Lovely wrist work from Chahar has he gently works a full ball through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
42.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Jumps down the track to a full ball outside off and tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the off side. Chahar returns inside the crease.
42.2
6
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, SIX! That's a big powerful blow from Deepak Chahar. Too full in length and outside off, Chahar finds it in his range and dispatches it over long off for a biggie. 50 needed off 46 balls.
42.1
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Flatter and shorter outside off, spinning away, Chahar tries to cut but misses.
41.6
0
Kasun Rajitha to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, A dot to end! On a length and around off, this is guided to point. 56 needed in 48.

Physio comes out. The mandatory concussion test is performed and all is well with Chahar. The game resumes.

41.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, Shorter and on the body, Chahar looks to pull but this hits the top edge and then the helmet, it goes towards fine leg for one.
41.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, A slower one around off, Chahar hits this hard but to covers.
41.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, Back of a length and on off, Chahar pushes it to covers.
41.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shorter and into the body, this is nudged on the leg side for one.
41.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Deepak Chahar, Edged but only one! Length and around off, Chahar looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.

Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this inning. Lakshan Sandakan is back on as well.

40.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Too full in length and on off, Deepak forces it to long off and picks up a run.
40.5
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for India. Tossed up ball, landing outside leg and spinning away, Chahar sits down and sweeps it fine to fine leg for a boundary. 61 needed off 55 balls.
40.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks.
40.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tossed up ball outside off, it's driven down to long off for a single.
40.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Fullish and around leg, Chahar clips it to square leg for a single.
40.1
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Walks down the track and tries to defend with his bat and pad together. It takes the face of his bat and goes to point.
39.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Another single to end! On middle, Chahar works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
39.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
39.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On middle, blocked.
39.3
3
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Edgy runs! Not sure why there is no slip in place! This lands on middle and then turns away. Chahar plays inside the line, it goes off the outside edge down towards third man for three.
39.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Another one on the stumps, it is pushed back to the bowler.
39.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Tossed up on off, Chahar gets his bat down and keeps it out.
38.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Floated and full on middle, Chahar clips it in front of square leg and wants two again. This time only a run as Kumar tuns down the proposal. The RRR is now 6.55!
38.5
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Shortish and outside off, Chahar steers it through point and collects another couple of runs.
38.4
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Tossed up ball on middle, Chahar flicks it in the gap between two fielders in the deep on the leg side and collects two. 200 comes up!
38.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On the pads, forced down to long on for a run.
38.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, That is flicked away but straight to the fielder at short fine leg.
38.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Advances down the track and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
37.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Another dot to end! Just the two runs from the last two overs. On off, Kumar plays it back with a straight bat to the bowler.
37.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Sri Lanka won't mind the singles right now! Fuller and on middle, this is jammed over the bowler for one.
37.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, The dots are building up and so is the difference between balls and required runs. Very full and on middle, this is hit back to the bowler.
37.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Really well fielded! Sri Lankans are on fire now! On off, this hit hard towards cover where the fielder dives to his right and stops it.
37.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Another one flighted and on off, Chahar pushes it back to the bowler.
37.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Gives it a nice amount of flight and lands it on off, Chahar is solid in defense.
36.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Run rate needed above 6 now! On middle, kept out defensively.
36.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yet another dot! Pressure is building! Darts it on the stumps, Kumar is solid in defense.
36.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fires this on the stumps, Kumar pushes it to covers.
36.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Another one on middle, it is played back to the bowler.
36.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Knocks a full ball down to long on for a single.
36.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, On middle, defended.
35.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On middle, Kumar defends it out. End of a successful over for the hosts!
35.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Floats it up on off, a lot slower, Kumar looks to push at it, it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.
35.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On middle, Kumar pushes it back to the bowler.
35.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Deepak Chahar, Some confusion but a single in the end! On the pads, this is worked to short fine leg for one.
35.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new batsman.  83 runs needed in 89 balls

35.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Krunal Pandya, OUT! TIMBER! There is the wicket Sri Lanka desperately needed. Probably, the last hope for India is walking back now and Hasaranga strikes when his side needed him to. Wastes no time as he makes an impact on the first ball of his third spell. Was wondering why they were holding him back, maybe that is why! This is the perfect delivery, it lands just outside off and spins back in slightly. Pandya plays down the wrong line as maybe he expected the ball to turn a bit extra. It goes past the outside edge and flicks the off pole. India now face a stiff task ahead.

Wanindu Hasaranga is back into the attack. 2/26 in his 5 overs so far.

34.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Krunal Pandya, Yes, he can, just the single. Two from the over only, the gap between balls and runs needed is going down now. On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one. This pair has now batted for 8 overs and the stand is worth 33.
34.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Krunal Pandya, Floats it up this time on off, Pandya again strokes it to covers. Good over so far, can he end it well?
34.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Krunal Pandya, Another one on off, Pandya pushes it to covers.
34.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Krunal Pandya, Quicker and on middle, Pandya stays back and defends it onto the ground.
34.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Slightly shorter in length and on middle, Chahar goes back and works it through square leg for one.
34.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Deepak Chahar, Flatter and on middle, Chahar blocks it onto the ground.

Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl for the first time. Dasun needs someone to bowl Sandakan's remaining overs as the mystery spinner has struggled.

33.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Chameera follows the yorker with a short delivery, around off, Krunal picks it early and lets it go to the keeper.
33.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Chameera spears in a pinpoint yorker on off, Pandya is up for the challenge and has his bat down in time to dig it out. Good battle, this!
33.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Nearly drags it on! Chameera has a big smile on his face. A leg cutter again, outside off, Pandya tries to force it through the line but it takes the inside edge and pings him on the back leg.
33.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Aerial but wide of the fielder! Fuller in length and around leg, Chahar chips his flick shot in the air but it goes away from mid-wicket and they take a run.
33.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Slower one and Chahar is beaten all ends up! A cutter, on a length and outside off, Chahar pushes at it at the last moment and misses.
33.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Arrows in a fuller length ball on off, Chahar pushes it down to mid on and says no to a single as the fielder quickly gets around it.
32.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, So 6 from the over, still a good one for India! On off, it is pushed through covers for one.
32.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, On middle, kept out.
32.4
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, FOUR! Cracked and that should release a lot of pressure off Chahar. This is overpitched and wide outside off. Chahar says thank you very much and drills it through covers for a boundary.
32.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Almost! A yorker on middle, Chahar does plant his front foot a little too across but manages to put bat first on the ball and jams it out.
32.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Angles this one away from off, this is nice and quick. Chahar is beaten as he tries to drive.
32.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Flighted ball outside off, a little too full. Pandya strokes it through covers for one.

Lakshan Sandakan to continue... He is into his 8th over and has conceded 49 runs so far.

31.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, There was surely a single on there! Chameera quite expectedly goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss, it is worked towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives and makes a half stop. Pandya wanted a run, both batsmen came in the middle of the track but then decide not to cross.
31.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Another short ball and it is signalled as two for the over which means no more bumpers over the shoulder allowed. Chahar ducks under it.
31.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Good length and on off, Chahar pushes it to covers.
31.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, A sharp bumper but it is easily ducked under.
31.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Quick run! On off, Pandya pushes it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
31.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Two! Not the right line, on the pads, this is worked fine towards fine leg for two. Given as leg byes.
30.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Tossed up on middle, Chahar defends it with his bat in front of his pad. So 6 runs from the over. 95 needed in 114 balls.
30.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Another tossed up ball on middle, Chahar keeps it out.
30.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Confusion but no harm done! On middle, Chahar works it towards mid-wicket. He wants a run and is off but is sent back in time.
30.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, A little too full on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
30.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Good batting! Follows the boundary with a single as he pushes this full ball down to long off for one.
30.1
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Welcome boundary! Runs needed now below 100! That is a gift for Pandya. Short and down the leg side, this is pulled hard through backward square leg and it races away to the fence.
29.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, On the bounce to the fielder! Shorter and outside off, Pandya slashes at it, it goes off the outside edge but lands well short of third man. Single. 101 needed in the last 20 overs.
29.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Deepak Chahar, Chahar had to get bat on that one! On middle, Chahar shuffles across and manages to work it through mid-wicket for one. Had he missed that, he was a goner.
29.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, On middle, Pandya works it through square leg. The fielder at fine leg gets to the ball quickly and keeps it down to one.
29.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, This is a good bumper, Pandya spots it late but does well to get out of it in time.
29.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Goes fuller again but this is around off, Pandya opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
29.1
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Krunal Pandya, Easy two! 104 more needed! Length and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

Dushmantha Chameera is back on. 1/43 in his 6 overs so far. His pace could come in handy against the lower order batsmen.

28.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, BEATEN! A good nut to end! Pushes this through and lands it outside off, it goes on with the angle. Chahar is beaten as he tries to block. Still 6 from the over out of which only one was off the bat.
28.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Flatter but shorter, Chahar hangs back and blocks it onto the ground.
28.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Another single! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
28.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Floats it up on off, Chahar puts in a big stride forward and blocks it.
28.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Very full and on middle, Chahar works it to mid-wicket.
28.1
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Deepak Chahar, Tosses it up nicely and on off, Chahar is solid in defense.
27.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Another short one to end! Pandya evades it and lets it go to the keeper. 112 more needed in 32 overs. The run rate is not an issue but the wickets are.
27.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Goes short again and on the body, Pandya ducks under it.
27.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Deepak Chahar, Outside off, shorter, this is slapped through covers for one.
27.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Deepak Chahar, Back of a length to Chahar, it is pushed to the man at covers.
27.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Off the helmet! Shorter and on middle, Pandya looks to pull but misses. This goes off the helmet towards the third man region for one. THe batsmen cross. It's given as a run, maybe some top edge then. Pandya is not enjoying the short stuff from Karunaratne.
27.1
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Good shot! On the up! Length and around off, this is timed through covers. Two taken.

Who is in next? Deepak Chahar is the new batsman.

Huge shout for an lbw, up goes the finger! Was it pad before the bat, or bat before the pad? A big moment in this match. It appears to be pad first.

26.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! Yadav is adjudged lbw! Body blow to India. 116 needed more off 138 balls. Sandakan was having a very ordinary evening before this ball but he has hit the jackpot now. A big wicket at this stage for Sri Lanka as Suryakumar Yadav was the last recognized batsman for India. Sandakan serves a flighted ball close to off and gets it to spin back in a bit, SKY tries to defend it close to his front pad. It appears to have come off his bat but the bowler appeals thinking it's pad first. The umpire is also of the same opinion and raises his finger. Yadav takes the DRS and the replays confirm that it's pad first. Time for the Ball Tracker and it's THREE REDS. Sri Lanka are delighted.
26.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Spinning down the leg side, Pandya nudges it to short fine leg and they cross for a single.
26.4
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Bad delivery and it's put away. A low full toss outside off, Krunal presses forward and drives it crisply through extra cover for a boundary.
26.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Loopy one, full and outside off, Pandya leans forward and defends.
26.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Short in length and wide outside off, Yadav goes back and punches it to deep cover for one.
26.1
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! What a delightful shot to reach your maiden ODI fifty! Yadav, a very special player. It's a lovely knock by him thus far. Loopy and full around off, SKY brings out his drive and threads the gap between covers and mid off for a glorious boundary.
25.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Identical to the last delivery, Krunal keeps his composure and decides not to do anything flashy. Allows it through to Minod.
25.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Effort delivery from Chamika Karunaratne. He lets out a grunt as he bangs in a short ball on off, Pandya arches back and lets it go.
25.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Fullish ball, outside off, Yadav drives it to the left of mid off and scampers across to the other end.

Fine leg comes up. Square leg drops back.

25.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Chamika Karunaratne once again digs in a short ball, on middle, Krunal plays a controlled pull shot, keeps it all along the ground in front of square leg and jogs to the other end.
25.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Beaten! Skidyy delivery, shortish and close to off, Krunal leans back and tries to play the upper cut but misses.
25.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Shout for an lbw, not given. Slower delivery, landing outside leg, short in length, Krunal tries to pull but misses and is hit on the forearm. The keeper is the only one appealing and the umpire shows no interest.
24.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Another dot to finish the over. Fuller and on off, Yadav quietly works it off his pads to short mid-wicket. 5 from the over! 129 needed at the halfway mark.
24.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and flighted outside off, Yadav plays an uppish drive, wide of the bowler and past his partner to mid off.
24.4
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Those wrists of SKY! Very full and on middle, Yadav whips it to deep mid-wicket for an easy couple of runs.
24.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Floated one, full and on middle, Pandya eases it down to long on and rotates the strike.
24.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Drags his length short and lands it on middle, Yadav moves back and punches it past the diving bowler to long on. The batsmen cross.
24.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Fuller in length and outside off, Krunal drills his drive to sweeper cover for a single.
23.6
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Uppish but through the gap! The timing was great. Fuller in length and outside off, Yadav strokes it past the diving cover fielder and it races away. Wanindu Hasaranga slides near the fence to stop the ball and they take a couple of runs. The stand moves to 26 off 36 balls.
23.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Serves it fuller and on off, Krunal drives it through mid off and picks up a single.
23.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Chamika tries to tempt the batsman with yet another short ball around off, this time Krunal leans back and allows it through to the keeper.
23.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Angles across a full length ball on off, Pandya pushes it from the middle of his bat to short cover.
23.2
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Streaky! Pandya was in zero control of this shot. Short in length and on off, Krunal turns to pull but it flies off the top edge and goes behind the keeper for a boundary.
23.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Slower one, on a good length around off, Krunal goes on the back foot and punches it to point.

Chamika Karunaratne is back into the attack. 0/13 in his 3 overs so far.

22.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, This one is very full and on off, it's eased off the front leg to deep cover for one. The required rate is 5.22 at this stage, so preserving wickets is the key for India.
22.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Stays back to a full ball outside off and pushes it defensively to covers.
22.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Tossed up delivery, full and close to off, turning in, Krunal is forward in defense.
22.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, Fires in a full ball around leg, Pandya flicks it but finds backward square leg.
22.2
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Krunal Pandya, A nicely tossed up delivery but it's too full and too wide outside off, Krunal drives it past the diving cover fielder for a brace.
22.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller in length and on middle, knocked down to long on for a single.

Lakshan Sandakan is back on. Went for 17 runs in his first two overs.

21.6
1
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, Uses the angle of the bowler and works it through square leg for a run. 5 from the over, 145 needed off 168 balls.
21.5
1
Dasun Shanaka to Krunal Pandya, Digs in a short ball on middle, Krunal pulls it wide of fine leg and they cross. Slight fumble in the deep but SKY turns down the second run.
21.4
1
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, Gets behind the line and hits it in the direction of mid on. The fielder from mid-wicket dives but only parries it to mid on and they take a single.
21.3
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, Nice and straight, a length ball, Yadav sticks back and brings a straight bat to push it back toward the bowler. Dasun misses but the mid on fielder covers up.
21.2
2
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, A touch short and on off, Yadav goes back and punches it through covers for a couple of runs.
21.1
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, Lovely stroke! On the up! Length and on off, this is driven through covers for two.
20.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, One more short one, angling away from off. Pandya initially looks to upper cut it but then lets it go as it is too close to the body. A maiden from Chamika.
20.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Another dot! A short one on the body, Pandya ducks under it.
20.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Slashes but misses! Outside off, slower one. Pandya goes after it but does not connect.

Deepak Chahar is padded up, maybe he will come ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar if a wicket goes down now. 

20.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Goes fuller again and bowls it outside off, Pandya lets it be. Dots should not bother India at this stage as the required rate is under control.
20.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Another delivery on a length and around off, Pandya lunges and keeps it out.
20.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Fuller and on off, Pandya pushes it to covers.
19.6
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, End of another testing over from Shanaka! On middle, this is played to the mid-wicket region.
19.5
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, Extra boune again! On middle, once again the delivery holds in the surface and also takes off. It hits the splice of Yadav's bat as it falls on the leg side.
19.4
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, On off, extra bounce on this one. Yadav defends.
19.3
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, Uppish but safe! Once again an Indian batter was almost guilty of pushing too hard at the ball. Length and around off, Yadav looks to drive but this one stops on the surface. It goes more off the upper half but since one hand was taken off the handle, it lands short of covers.
19.2
1
Dasun Shanaka to Krunal Pandya, Fuller again and on off, Pandya strokes it towards covers and takes another run.
19.1
1
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
18.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Shortish and outside off, punched from the back foot to sweeper cover for a run.
18.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, IN THE AIR... FALLS SAFELY! Chamika Karunaratne digs in a short ball outside off, Pandya stands back to pull but it takes the top edge. The ball flies towards mid-wicket, Dasun Shanaka runs behind from the ring, puts in a dive but the ball falls away from him. The batsmen take a run as Chamika is unhappy.
18.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, A length ball on off, Krunal leans forward and offers a textbook defensive shot.
18.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Krunal Pandya, Ooohhh...almost edged it behind! There is certainly some spring in the stride for Sri Lanka. Back of a length delivery outside off, angling away with extra bounce, Pandya stands back to punch but the ball bounces over his bat.
18.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Shout for an lbw, not given! On a length around middle and sliding down, Yadav fails to flick and it goes off his pads to square leg. The bowler appeals and the batsmen cross for a leg bye. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but SKY is in despite starting late. Anyway, the ball missed the stumps.
18.1
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Blazed away! Once again it's a poor follow-up delivery after a wicket. Short and wide outside off, Yadav reaches out and slaps it through point for a cracking boundary.

Krunal Pandya replaces his brother in the middle with India staring down the barrel.

17.6
0
Dasun Shanaka to Hardik Pandya, OUT! TAKEN! The dropped catch does not cost a lot as Shanaka gets his man! A duck for Pandya and his habit of going at the ball with hard hands sees him getting dismissed. That was never a good idea on this wicket which is holding up a little. Sri Lanka well and truly on top and thanks to their skipper. What an over, comes onto bowl when his team was under pressure and has taken two wickets (one was run out). This is on middle, holds on the surface a shade. Pandya looks to play it with a straight bat towards mid on but does so well ahead of his body. It flies off the inside edge to the left of mid-wicket where the fielder, de Silva, dives and takes a fine catch.
17.5
0
Dasun Shanaka to Hardik Pandya, A short one now and outside off, Pandya lets it go to the keeper.
17.4
0
Dasun Shanaka to Hardik Pandya, PUT DOWN! The skipper gives Hardik a lifeline. A tough chance but he got two hands to it. This is fuller and on off, holds in the surface a little. Pandya goes hard at it and the ball goes back off the splice, low towards Shanaka who gets down but the ball bursts through. This could be a big let off.
17.3
1
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, A single now as this is eased down to long on.

Hardik Pandya arrives in the middle. 161 runs needed in 196 balls.

17.2
0
Dasun Shanaka to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! RUN OUT! Pandey has to walk back in probably the most unfortunate way! Dasun Shanaka, you beauty! Gets himself on and provides the wicket, not in the fashion he would have thought of doing though. Gets the breakthrough as this stand was taking the game away from them. Shanaka bowls it full and on middle, Yadav strokes it back towards the bowler who gets down, it brushes his fingertips and goes behind and hits the stumps. Pandey is well out and he knows as he starts walking back. The umpire takes it upstairs and the replays show that the ball has touched his hand. Wrong positioning by Pandey there. He was quite chest on as he was taking a start and he had absolutely no chance of making it back from that position. Sri Lanka are back into this one courtesy of some luck.

Run out appeal! Has the bowler got some touch on it? Manish Pandey, at the non-striker's end, has tried his best to plant his bat inside the line but seems to have failed. He stands up and is ready to walk.

17.1
1
Dasun Shanaka to Manish Pandey, A single taken! On off, this is pushed through covers for one. The 50-run stand is up in very quick time!

Dasun Shanaka brings himself into the attack.

16.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Fullish and on off, Yadav tries to flick but gets a bit of a leading edge. It rolls back towards the bowler. A good finish to the over by Chamika Karunaratne. 162 needed off 33 overs.
16.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, A length ball on off, angling in a bit, Suryakumar pushes it down to mid on from the inside part of his bat. A loud shout of no follows.
16.4
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Clever again from Yadav! He has mastered these innovative shots. He is Mr 360 for India. Chamika Karunaratne digs in a short ball outside off, SKY leaps and ramps it over the keeper's head for a boundary. Yadav is currently batting with a strike rate in excess of 160. Scintillating stuff.
16.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Slightly short and on off, SKY walks across and works it on the leg side but finds the fielder standing in front of square leg.
16.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Suryakumar Yadav, Good length ball on off, Suryakumar Yadav offers a straight bat as he defends it back to the bowler.
16.1
3
Chamika Karunaratne to Manish Pandey, Lovely wrist work. Fuller in length and on middle, Manish flicks it with great timing and it keeps on running away from mid on. It's eventually stopped near the fence and the batsmen take three runs.

Change in bowling. Chamika Karunaratne to have a go with the ball.

15.6
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, What a shot that is! Yadav is picking Hasanranga quite easily! This is tossed up on off, Yadav lofts it over covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side. Runs flowing now.
15.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Another one! On middle, this is eased down to long on for a single.
15.4
3
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Three more! Outside off, Yadav waits for it and then guides it through backward point for three.
15.3
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Two more! That is a wild hack! Gets away with it. Looking to attack is Yadav! On middle, he looks to play the slog sweep, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two.
15.2
4
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! This is outstanding stuff from Yadav! Just not allowing the bowler to settle in. The paddle sweep is out, more like a paddle scoop, it is hit fine on the leg side and a boundary results.
15.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Well stopped! Saves a run! On off, this is pushed to the left of the bowler who dives and stops it.
14.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Suryakumar Yadav, Leading edge but safe! On middle, Yadav looks to whip it yet again but this one goes off the leading edge, wide of point and towards deep point for one. Another good over for India, 10 from it.
14.5
2
Kasun Rajitha to Suryakumar Yadav, Two more! On the pads, Yadav clips it wide of square leg for a couple.
14.4
2
Kasun Rajitha to Suryakumar Yadav, Really fine! Nicely played! Shorter and outside off, Yadav looks to guide it down to third man but it goes more of the outside edge and wide of the keeper and towards third man for two.
14.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Suryakumar Yadav, Good length and on off, Yadav guides it to point.
14.2
4
Kasun Rajitha to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! That is beautiful! Full and angling into the pads, Yadav just puts bat to ball and this races away to the fence in the mid-wicket region. Absolutely stunning.
14.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Manish Pandey, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Drinks break! It's been a great start with the ball from Sri Lanka. They did get an early scare when India smashed six boundaries in the first two overs but the hosts bounced back very well. After picking three top order wickets, Sri Lanka have the upper hand but they cannot let the advantage slip again. The last two overs went for 20 runs and this is something they have to avoid. For India, it's all about getting partnerships from here on. 191 needed off 216 balls. Kasun Rajitha has returned in the attack for his third spell. 4-0-24-1 are his figures so far.

13.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Takes one now! On middle, Pandey plays it down to long on and gets to the other end.
13.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Takes one now as this time he finds the gap through covers for one.
13.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Tossed up on off, Yadav drives it to covers.
13.3
4
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! What a shot that is! Wow! Exquisite! The googly on middle, picked easily, it is whipped over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Appeal for a run out! Has the dive saved Suryakumar Yadav? 

13.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, NOT OUT! The dive and probably the throw saves Yadav! A risky run that, probably not needed right now. On off, this is pushed towards cover. Yadav wants a run and calls his partner, the fielder comes in and throws it to the keeper. It is on the bounce and too high. The keeper takes the bails off and appeals. The umpire initially shakes his head but then takes it upstairs. Replays show that Yadav is well in with his full length dive.
13.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, This is beautiful from Hasaranga! It is tossed up on off, Pandey blocks it.
12.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, A single to end! On middle, Pandey works it down to long on for one. End of an expensive over from Sandakan and some pressure has been let off.
12.5
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, FOUR! Another full toss and it is hammered! The Lankan captain will be quite disappointed with this effort. It is on middle and Pandey does not need a second invitation, he smashes it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence, with no chance for the fielder in the deep this time.
12.4
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Two more! Shorter and outside off, Pandey cuts it through point for two more.
12.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, Yadav is off the mark! Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
12.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Slightly shorter and on middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.
12.1
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, FOUR! That is not good from Lakshan! A wicket just fell off the last ball, he needed to follow it up well but ends up serving a full toss on middle. This is heaved through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and gets a hand to it but it still trickles towards the ropes. The fielder tries again but this time slides with the ball past the fence.

Suryakumar Yadav is the new batsman with India in a spot of bother. 211 runs needed in 228 balls.

11.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! THREE REDS AND DHAWAN IS A GONER NOW! That looked out, to be honest. The umpire probably felt there was some bat or maybe high. Hasaranga does the trick again for his side and India are now on the back foot. Dhawan was actually struggling. He never looked in despite facing 38 balls and finally falls. This lands on middle and straightens. Dhawan goes back and tries to work it on the leg side but misses. It hits the pads. A huge appeal follows but it's turned down. Hasaranga wants it to be reviewed and his skipper does so and it turns out to be a successful one. The Lankans are having a big celebration!

Time for the DRS! There is a huge shout for an lbw against Shikhar Dhawan but the umpire has turned it down. Wanindu Hasaranga is very sure and convinces his skipper to take the review. Is it too high? Nopes, hitting the wickets, confirms the Ball Tracker. Big blow to India!

11.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Really good! Tossed up, nice and slow on off, it is pushed to mid off.
11.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Gives it air and lands it on off, Dhawan pushes it to mid off.
11.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, The leg spinner now, Dhawan picks it and guides it to point.
11.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Tosses it up and lands it on middle, blocked.
11.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, A full toss, it dips right at the end and hence, goes off the inner half as Pandey looks to go over mid-wicket. It goes down to long on for one.
10.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Floats it up on off, Dhawan lunges and defends it to covers. A good start by Lakshan Sandakan, landed it really well. Not a lot of turn for him though.
10.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Shorter and outside off, Pandey slaps it through covers for one.
10.4
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Two more! Shorter and on the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side and two runs result.
10.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Catch it is the cry but that is hit on the bounce! Pandey comes down the track but gets too close to the pitch of the delivery. He swings but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
10.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Lands it well again, tosses it up on off, Pandey plays it back to the bowler.
10.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Good start! On off, Dhawan pushes it towards covers for one.

Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over. India are one run ahead of Sri Lanka at this stage but have lost two extra wickets. Meanwhile, Bhanuka Rajapaksa seems to have done some damage to himself while doing the fielding on the last ball. He exits to get some treatment. Also, there is a bowling change - Lakshan Sandakan is into the attack. A slip in place.

9.6
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Pandey does not pick that! It is the leg spinner, Pandey looks to play it on the leg side. it goes off the leading edge towards third man. Bhanuka Rajapaksa at short third man runs after it, he slides awkwardly, struggles to get back to his feet and hence, two taken. India are 60/2 after the first 10 overs.
9.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Tosses it up this time and lands it on off, it is pushed to covers.
9.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Just the one again! Shorter and on middle, Dhawan pulls it hard through mid-wicket, straight to the fielder in the deep so just the one.
9.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter and on off, Dhawan stays back and blocks.
9.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Good stop! On middle, fuller, this is worked to the left of the bowler who stops it well with a slide.
9.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Starts off with a poor short ball on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a run. Wanindu gets away with one there.

Wanindu Hasaranga is back on! He got a wicket in his first over, Sri Lanka would love one more here with this batting pair settling down.

8.6
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on middle, Dhawan defends it onto the ground.
8.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! A short-arm jab from Dhawan! Rajitha is on the shorter side with his length, it's around off and Dhawan stands his ground. He deliberately keeps his shot down and forces it in front of square leg for a boundary.
8.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Solid from Dhawan who is happy to take his time right now! On off, Dhawan pushes it to cover-point off his front foot.
8.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Good stuff! Length and outside off, Dhawan leaves it alone.
8.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Manish Pandey, Again, a little too straight, Pandey pushes it towards mid on for one.
8.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to Manish Pandey, BEATEN! Loose stroke! Full and wide outside off, Pandey goes after it away from the body and is beaten. There is some shape going for Kasun.
7.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, A single to end and that is fifty up for India! Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
7.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Goes short this time, it is around off, Pandey flat-bats it but straight to mid on.
7.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, A good stop by the bowler in the end! This is a slower one, it is full and on middle, Pandey drills it back towards the bowler who stops a certain boundary.
7.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Better, this is on a length and around off, Pandey pushes it to mid off.
7.2
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Two more! Angled into the pads, Pandey works it through square leg for two. Needs to be a little more on off, he is a bit too straight to Pandey.
7.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, FOUR! That could have been stopped! This is full and on middle, Pandey flicks it stylishly to wide of mid on. Rajitha, who just bowled an over, moves lazily across to his right, dives but over the ball and it goes through to the boundary.
6.6
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Well bowled and well left again! On a length and outside off, Dhawan does not fiddle with it.
6.5
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length delivery around off, Dhawan guides it to point.
6.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Really good! Length and just outside off, Dhawan shoulders arms to this one. Sensible, they can take their time because of the start they got in the initial overs.
6.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Pitched outside leg! Dhawan just looks like getting out any moment. On the pads, he tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge appeal from the bowler but the umpire is not interested. Struggle written all over in this knock of Shikhar Dhawan. Can he survive this phase?
6.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Manish Pandey, A little too straight this time, Pandey works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
6.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to Manish Pandey, On middle, this one shapes away just a little. Pandey is squared up as he tries to block, this goes off the inner half on the leg side. No runs.
5.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball on middle, Dhawan stays on the back foot and defends it down safely. End of a probing over by Dushmantha Chameera!
5.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, IN THE AIR... SAFE! Dhawan is riding his luck this evening. This has been a very good over from Chameera. Digs in a short ball on middle, Shikhar is caught in an awkward tangle as he tries to fend it away. The ball catches the shoulder of the bat and loops in the direction of point. The fielder charges forward but it falls in front. What a spell!
5.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
5.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Fractionally short and on middle, Pandey stays on the back foot and glances it through square leg for a run.
5.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, That nearly went into the hands of the fielder. Short and on middle, Dhawan tries to help his pull shot from the back foot but does so aerially and just away from the backward square leg fielder. A single has been taken.
5.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Play and a miss! This is a great spell for Chameera, he had Dhawan in all sorts of trouble in his last over. Back of a length delivery outside off, zipping away off the surface, Dhawan flashes his bat at it but fails to connect.

Manish Pandey is the new batsman. 237 runs needed in 270 balls.

4.6
0
Kasun Rajitha to Ishan Kishan, OUT! Kishan drags it on! No fireworks from his bat this evening. Sri Lanka have another and the half centurion from the last game walks back! This is short and outside off, Kishan slashes at it but is probably undone by the slowness of the delivery. It goes off the inside edge and back onto the stumps. India are in a spot of bother now.
4.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on off, Dhawan guides it down to third man for one.
4.4
0
Kasun Rajitha to Shikhar Dhawan, Zips through! This lands on off and then skids through. Dhawan hangs back and tries to block but it skids through and goes past the inside edge.
4.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Ishan Kishan, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

The physio is out! Kishan seems to be in pain and is down on the ground. Some stretching exercise and he is back on his feet. Ready to resume.

4.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to Ishan Kishan, Ouch, that's painful! Short and this one stays low! Kishan looks to pull but misses. It has hit him on the box and Kishan goes down on his haunches in pain.

Kasun Rajitha is back on with Shaw no longer in the middle.

4.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to Ishan Kishan, Back of a length and on off, this is defended nicely.
3.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off, left alone. A pacy over by Chameera ends.
3.5
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Another one that goes through! Once again such efforts just drop the morale when the team is flying high. Short and outside off, this is cut down towards third man off a thick outside edge, Rajitha there fails to stop it.
3.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, BEATEN! Length and outside off, Dhawan pushes at it, this goes past the outside edge. This is lovely from Lanka, you can sense more energy in them now.
3.3
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, EDGY FOUR! Almost another one for Sri Lanka! They need the luck to go their way but right now it is not! Length and outside off, Dhawan pushes at it, this goes off the inside edge, closely past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence.
3.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, This one tails back in nicely! Length and around middle, shapes in late. Dhawan looks to put the bat on ball but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
3.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this is pushed to covers.

Ishan Kishan is in next.

2.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! SHAW IS BOWLED! Wanindu Hasaranga strikes and Sri Lanka are delighted to see the back of Prithvi Shaw. It's a flatter delivery, landing around off and skidding straight on after landing. Shaw once again stays leg side of this delivery with the aim to power it over the infield on the off side. But he fails to connect and the stumps behind are rattled. Maybe, Shaw was expecting it to spin but it's a new ball and just went straight on. A smart piece of bowling by Hasaranga, he just mixed his length to get the better of the batsman.
2.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Prithvi Shaw, Too full in length on off, Shaw squeezes it out but finds the cover fielder. Well bowled, didn't allow the batsman to get underneath it.
2.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Loopy full ball around leg, Dhawan knocks it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
2.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Prithvi Shaw, Drags his length short and bowls it wide outside off, Shaw goes back and cracks it to deep cover for a single.
2.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Prithvi Shaw, Almost plays it on! Floated delivery, full and on off, Shaw makes room to hit it through the line but gets an inside edge again. It deflects off his pads and goes very closely past the off pole.
2.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Prithvi Shaw, Starts with a tossed up ball on middle, Shaw gets forward and defends it off the inner half to mid on.
1.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Put away! Short and on the body, Dhawan pulls it through square leg. The fielder in the deep runs across, puts in a slide and tries to stop it but touches the ropes in the process. The third umpire confirms it and India end up with three boundaries in this over as well.
1.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on off, Dhawan stands tall and keeps it out.
1.4
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Raining boundaries again! This is just a push! He just uses the pace of the bowler! Fuller and on off, Dhawan times it brilliantly. This runs away to the long off fence. We were talking about pressure two balls back, well, forget it!
1.3
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Misfield and a boundary! This is very poor from Sri Lanka! They are already behind in the series and they just can't put in such efforts! This is short and on off, Dhawan plays the upper cut. It lands short of the fielder at third man where Kasun Rajitha overruns a bit to his right and the ball bounces past his left side for a boundary.
1.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan flicks but towards mid-wicket. Two dots. Does that build pressure with Shaw at the other end?
1.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, That has pinged off the bat, does not find the gap though! Fuller and on off, this is driven crisply but to covers.

Meanwhile in England, KL Rahul returns with a fifty in the 3-day warm-up game in Durham.

Dushmantha Chameera to bowl from the other end. By far, he has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka in the recent past. Can he provide the early breakthrough?

0.6
4
Kasun Rajitha to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Three boundaries in a row and India are off to a flying start again! There is just no margin for error against Shaw. This one is on his pads, he flicks it through mid-wicket. Races away again. Not the start Lanka wanted. 14 from the first over.
0.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Through mid off this time! Fuller this time on off, Shaw once again shows the full face of the bat and creams it through mid off. This is a similar start to the last game.
0.4
4
Kasun Rajitha to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw is off the mark in style! Length and on middle, Shaw stays back, shows the full face of the bat and punches it past mid on for a boundary. What a confident stroke from a batter oozing with confidence!
0.3
0
Kasun Rajitha to Prithvi Shaw, Very full again, the swing seems to have gone, it is firmly pushed to mid off.
0.2
0
Kasun Rajitha to Prithvi Shaw, On the fuller side, some movement away again, this is pushed back towards the bowler who gets some fingertips on it. The ball races behind as the mid on fielder circles around it. Dhawan looks for a run but Shaw sends him back.
0.1
0
Kasun Rajitha to Prithvi Shaw, Some swing then for Rajitha to begin with! On a good length and shaping away from off. Shaw guides it to point.