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IND VS SL, ICC 2023 Match 33 – Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

02
nd Innings Sri Lanka
Right then, that's all from this game. India have become the first team to qualify for the semis of the 2023 ODI World Cup. As far as Sri Lanka are concerned, it has been a dismal campaign for them, and they now find themselves on the brink of elimination. The action in the 2023 ODI World Cup continues on Friday, November 3rd when the Netherlands take on Afghanistan in Lucknow. Both teams have punched above their weight, and it should be a cracker of a game. The first ball will be bowled at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT), but our build-up will begin much sooner. Until then, take care and goodbye!
Rohit Sharma, the victorious skipper of India says that he is very happy knowing that they have officially made it to the semis. Adds that this was the first aim and everyone chipped in with good performances in all seven games. Tells that they batted really well to put a 350+ score on the board which is a great total on any wicket. Says that Shreyas Iyer is a very strong lad mentally and he showed his qualities with the bat here and took the attack to the Lankan bowlers with those huge hits. Praises Mohammed Siraj as well and having a fast bowler like him who can do that is a great thing for a captain. Credits Suryakumar Yadav as well for stepping up in the last game and says that their pace unit is absolutely fantastic and they are exploiting the conditions well. Mentions that KL Rahul has been good behind the stumps and he needs someone who can help him with the reviews and he has stepped up for that. Ends by saying that they are up for the South Africa challenge next and both teams are playing good cricket and the people of Kolkata will enjoy that match.
Sri Lanka's captain, Kusal Mendis says he is really disappointed including himself as the batting unit couldn't score runs. He praises the opposition's bowling unit and credits their bowlers. Mentions that he is very happy with the performance of Dilshan Madushanka as he bowled really well in the first overs as well as the middle overs. Adds that Shubman Gill's chance and Virat Kohli's chance weren't taken and it could have gone either way. States that he is happy that they bowled pretty well in the middle overs. He still believes in the team as they have a slight margin to qualify for the knockouts and hopes that they will come back against Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Mohammed Shami is the Player of the Match for his amazing five-wicket haul. He firstly thanks the almighty. He says that all the practice in the nets is paying off and they are enjoying bowling as a unit. Adds that all the bowlers are having fun and it becomes easy to bowl when the environment around you is so good. Tells that he just focuses on hitting the right lengths and staying in good rhythm as in a long tournament like this it is hard to find it back if you lose it. Says that it is all about recovering well, eating well and keeping your mind free and the results will follow. Ends by saying that that support has been fantastic not just here but outside India as well and he hopes that it goes on like this and he continues to perform for the fans.
Time for the presentation ceremony…
Earlier in the game, after being inserted into bat, India were dealt an early blow as they lost Rohit Sharma on the second delivery of the game. Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli then got together and helped India recover from that shaky start with an 189-run stand. Having gotten life early on in their innings, both Gill and Kohli grew in confidence as the innings progressed and ran Sri Lanka ragged. Although they missed out on their respective hundreds, they had done their job of laying a solid foundation for the Indian innings. Shreyas Iyer then took over and dealt in sixes to ensure that the innings did not lose steam during his entertaining 82-run knock. It was Ravindra Jadeja who batted through and his unbeaten cameo helped India cross 350. For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka was the only positive with a five-wicket haul and he became the 4th Sri Lankan bowler to pick five wickets or more in a World Cup game.
With 358 to chase for victory, Sri Lanka had to pull off something special, given that a 300-plus score had never been chased at the Wankhede Stadium. As the scoreboard suggests, there is nothing much to write home about for the Lankan batters. They were off to the worst possible start in their chase as Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne were dismissed for a golden duck. Just like the openers, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis looked all at sea against the Indian new ball attack. Charith Asalanka and Angelo Mathews showed resistance, but the relentless Indian pace attack kept coming at them, and they had to eventually throw in the towel. Thanks to contributions from Kasun Rajitha and Maheesh Theekshana, they were able to cross the 36-run mark, the lowest score in ODI World Cup history. However, the writing was already on the wall for them and in the end, they capitulated to an embarrassing loss in 19.4 overs.
As they have done throughout the World Cup, India put on an absolute clinic with the new ball yet again. Jasprit Bumrah set the tone for the hosts with a wicket from his very first delivery, and it certainly rubbed off on his new ball partner. Having not been that effective upfront in the past few games, Mohammed Siraj returned to his usual best and had the ball on a string to set the cat among the pigeons. Mohammed Shami wasted no time in getting into the act and made sure to pile more misery on the Sri Lankan batters. He ran through the opposition's lower middle order and bagged another five-wicket haul of this World Cup. Also, he is now India's leading wicket-taker in Cricket World Cup history, a testament to his legacy. Towards the end, Ravindra Jadeja was brought into the attack and he completed the formalities to wrap up a thumping victory for India.
As clinical as it can get! It was nothing short of a dream game for the Men in Blue in the 'City of Dreams'! A resounding victory by a margin of 302 runs for Rohit Sharma's men and by doing so, they have sealed their berth in the semis of the 2023 ODI World Cup. As for Sri Lanka, they have been absolutely annihilated by India in this encounter, and it was a performance they would like to forget as quickly as possible. At the halfway mark, they would have hoped to put up a fight with the bat, but it seems like the mental scars inflicted by India during the Asia Cup final have not healed yet.
19.4
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Dilshan Madushanka, OUT! TAKEN! Ravindra Jadeja finishes things off for India! He floats this one up, full and on off, turns away, Dilshan Madushanka goes down and looks to sweep it away but only manages to get a top edge as the ball flies in the air behind the the bowler where Shreyas Iyer from mid on runs to his left and takes a fine catch. Sri Lanka have been bowled out for just 55 runs here! INDIA WIN BY 302 RUNS!
19.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Dilshan Madushanka, A bit short and on off, Dilshan Madushanka moves back and defends well.
19.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Dilshan Madushanka, Tossed up, full and on middle, Dilshan Madushanka keeps it out to the off side.
19.1
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Dilshan Madushanka, FOUR! Dilshan Madushanka greets Ravindra Jadeja with a boundary! Jadeja lands this short and aronund of, Dilshan Madushanka moves back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
Ravindra Jadeja is introduced into the attack now.
18.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Maheesh Theekshana, Looped up, full and on off, Maheesh Theekshana drills it wide of cover-point where the fielder dives to his left to make a good stop.
18.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dilshan Madushanka, Flighted, full and on off, Dilshan Madushanka drives it through cover-point for a run.  Sri Lanka have gone past their Asia Cup 2023 final total but things are still looking very bleak for them.
18.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Dilshan Madushanka, Quicker delivery, full and on off, angling in, Dilshan Madushanka prods forward to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
18.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Maheesh Theekshana, Flatter, full and on off, Maheesh Theekshana drills it through covers for a single. 50 up for Sri Lanka!
18.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Maheesh Theekshana, A bit short and on off, Maheesh Theekshana pushes it towards short covers.
18.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Maheesh Theekshana, Tossed up, full and on off, Maheesh Theekshana drills it towards mid off.
Dilshan Madushanka is the last man in for Sri Lanka.
17.6
W
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! FIVE FOR SHAMI! Mohammed Shami lands this a on a good length and around middle, shaping away this time, Kasun Rajitha looks to drive it on the up but only manages to get an thick outside edge towards second slip where Shubman Gill takes a sharp catch moving to his left. Shami is on the ground thanking the almighty as he becomes the outright highest wicket-taker for India in ODI World Cups.
17.5
2
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, Anothet full delivery, on middle and leg, Kasun Rajitha tucks it past short leg as the ball rolls towards square leg and the batters take two runs.
17.4
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, So close! Mohammed Shami pitches this one up, on off, goes in with the angle, Kasun Rajitha looks to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.
17.3
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, Goes fuller again, on middle, Kasun Rajitha knocks it towards mid off.
17.2
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, BEAUTY! Mohammed Shami lands this on a good length and around off, shaping in, Kasun Rajitha looks to push it away but gets beaten on the inside edge this time.
17.1
4
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, FOUR! Nicely played! Mohammed Shami bowls this on a fuller length and around off, Kasun Rajitha leans on to his drive nicely and creams it through covers for a boundary.
16.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Maheesh Theekshana, Quicker again, short and on middle, Maheesh Theekshana clips it towards short mid-wicket.
16.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Maheesh Theekshana, Pushed through quicker, short and on off,angling away, Maheesh Theekshana stays back to defend but misses.
16.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Kasun Rajitha, Floated, full and on off, Kasun Rajitha guides it with the outer half of the bat past short third man for a single.
16.3
Kuldeep Yadav to Kasun Rajitha, Tossed up, full and on off, Kasun Rajitha strides forward and blocks it out towards point.
16.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Kasun Rajitha, Flatter, short again and around off, Kasun Rajitha plays inside the line of it and misses.
16.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Kasun Rajitha, Kuldeep Yadav starts with a googly, short and on off, turns away, Kasun Rajitha moves back and taps it towards point.
15.6
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Another pitched-up delivery, on off, Maheesh Theekshana looks to drive but gets an inside edge to the leg side.
15.5
4
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, FOUR! Lovely shot! Mohammed Shami overpitches this one, on off, Maheesh Theekshana shows the full face of the bat to drill it down the ground towards the long off fence for a boundary.
15.4
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Goes fuller again, on off, Maheesh Theekshana looks to block but gets a bottom edge onto his boots as the ball rolls towards short covers.
15.3
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Mohammed Shami now bangs in a sharp bouncer at 136.2 clicks, on middle, Maheesh Theekshana ducks underneath it.
15.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, Back of a length and on middle, angling in, Kasun Rajitha hops up and takes his eyes away from the ball as he works it towards square leg for a single.
15.1
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, Fuller and on middle, angling in, Kasun Rajitha knocks it towards slilly mid on.
14.6
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, Length again and on off, Maheesh Theekshana pushes it towards short covers again.
14.5
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, On a length and around off, Maheesh Theekshana stabs it towards short covers.
14.4
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, Goes fuller and on off, Maheesh Theekshana drives it towards wide mid off.
14.3
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, Another good bouncer, on middle, Maheesh Theekshana ducks under it.
14.2
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, Mohammed Siraj bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, Maheesh Theekshana just manages to get out of the way of it.
14.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Kasun Rajitha, Short of a length and on off, Kasun Rajitha hops up and runs it down to third man for a single. Sri Lanka have avoided the lowest score in an ODI World Cup game.
13.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, Back of a length and around off, Kasun Rajitha steers it through backward point for one.
13.5
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Kasun Rajitha pats it down to short covers.
13.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Pitches this one up and around off, Maheesh Theekshana pushes it through covers for a run.
13.3
1
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, This is on a good length and on middle, shaping in, Kasun Rajitha hops up and tries to play at it but misses and KL Rahul only manages to parry it behind. A bye is taken.
13.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Kasun Rajitha, FOUR! Nice shot! Mohammed Shami bowls this full again and on off, Kasun Rajitha stays there and drives it through the vacant mid off region for a boundary.
Kasun Rajitha comes out to the middle.
13.1
W
Mohammed Shami to Angelo Mathews, OUT! CASTLED! Mohammed Shami strikes again! The last known batter for Sri Lanka now goes back to the hut. This is very full and around middle, nips back in sharply and late, Angelo Mathews looks to go for the big drive on the up but plays completely down the wrong line and gets beaten by the late in-swing as the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad to shatter the stumps. India two wickets away from the win now! Can Mohammed Shami get a five-wicket haul here?
12.6
2
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, Another full delivery around off, Maheesh Theekshana drills it through covers again for a couple of runs.
12.5
4
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, FOUR! Good shot! Mohammed Siraj serves this one full and around off, Maheesh Theekshana leans on nicely and opens the face of the bat to drive it crisply through covers for a boundary.
12.4
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length, on middle, angling in, Maheesh Theekshana gets beaten by the pace as he looks to defend and misses to get hit on the pads.
12.3
Mohammed Siraj to Maheesh Theekshana, This is pitched up and on off, Maheesh Theekshana drives it straight to mid off.
12.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Angelo Mathews clips it through square leg for a single.
12.1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Fuller delivery, on off, angling in, Angelo Mathews knocks it towards mid off.
11.6
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Another sharp bouncer, on middle and leg, Maheesh Theekshana ducks under it.
11.5
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Fuller one and on off, Maheesh Theekshana blocks it out to the off side.
11.4
Mohammed Shami to Maheesh Theekshana, Oh..so close! This is on a good length and around off, nips away a shy bit, Maheesh Theekshana looks to play at it but misses as the ball goes past the outside edge to the keeper.
Maheesh Theekshana walks out to bat now.
11.3
W
Mohammed Shami to Dushmantha Chameera, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A fantastic review from KL Rahul!  Mohammed Shami bangs this into the pitch but down the leg side, Dushmantha Chameera looks to glance it away but misses as KL Rahul collects it diving to his left. The umpire gives a wide but he seems to be very confident and convinces Rohit Sharma to take the review but no one else looks that interested. However, UltraEdge shows a big spike when the ball is close to the gloves and the on-field call is changed. Mohammed Shami has three now and India are three wickets away from the win!
11.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Angelo Mathews, Pitched up and on middle again, Angelo Mathews looks to drive but gets a bottom edge towards square leg for a single.
11.1
Mohammed Shami to Angelo Mathews, This is on a good length and on middle, angling in, Angelo Mathews looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. It looks like going down the leg side.
Drinks break! Sri Lanka needed this break as India are all over them at the moment. The Lankans are probably having flashbacks from the Aisa Cup 2023 final and if they are not careful things could be even worse here.
10.6
Mohammed Siraj to Dushmantha Chameera, BEATEN AGAIN! Mohammed Siraj serves this a bit fuller, on off, angling in, Dushmantha Chameera looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge this time.
10.5
Mohammed Siraj to Dushmantha Chameera, This is pitched up and outside off, Dushmantha Chameera offers no shot at it.
10.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Dushmantha Chameera, FOUR BYES! How has that missed the stumps? Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and around off, nips back in sharply, Dushmantha Chameera looks to play at it but it goes through the gates and KL Rahul also fails to stop it with a dive to his left as the ball races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
10.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Goes fuller again, on middle, Angelo Mathews knocks it down the pitch where Mohammed Siraj picks up and has wild throw at the batter's end which allows the batter to get the run.
10.2
2
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, On a length and around middle, Angelo Mathews nudges it wide of square leg where the fielder dives to his right but only manages to parry it behind Two runs taken.
10.1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Fuller delivery, on off, Angelo Mathews gets behind the line of it and blocks it out towards short covers.
Powerplay 2! India can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. However, they will want to keep the fielders in catching positions to quickly wrap up this innings.
9.6
Mohammed Shami to Dushmantha Chameera, Goes full this time, on off and middle, Dushmantha Chameera is solid in defence yet again as he blocks it onto the deck.
9.5
Mohammed Shami to Dushmantha Chameera, No hat-trick! Decides to bowl it on a back of a length, seaming in, on middle, Dushmantha Chameera gets his bat out in front and keeps it out on the off side.
Dushmantha Chameera comes out to the middle to face the hat-trick ball.
9.4
W
Mohammed Shami to Dushan Hemantha, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Two in two for Mohammed Shami! Sri Lanka are going down like nine pins here! Mohammed Shami comes from over the wicket for the right-hander and dishes out a full delivery, in the channel on off, Dushan Hemantha goes for a drive away from the body and pays the price. The ball moves away enough to catch the outside edge and KL Rahul completes the catch tumbling away to his right. Indian pacers are all over Sri Lanka right now.
Dushan Hemantha walks out to bat now.
9.3
W
Mohammed Shami to Charith Asalanka, OUT! TAKEN! Mohammed Shami joins in on the fun now! He brings an end to what was a scratch stay in the middle for Charith Asalanka. Mohammed Shami temps the batter by pitching it slightly up and offers width outside off, Charith Asalanka sees the width on offer and decides to cash in. Throws his hands at the delivery and hits it hard but straight to backward point where Ravindra Jadeja takes a sharp catch to his right. Sri Lanka have lost half their side inside the first ten overs.
9.2
Mohammed Shami to Charith Asalanka, Angles it in again, around off, on a length, Charith Asalanka defends this one right under his eyes as he plays it towards cover.
9.1
Mohammed Shami to Charith Asalanka, Beats the bat right away! Starts from around the stumps and hurls it from wide of the crease, full and swinging away, outside off, Charith Asalanka gets lured into the drive and gets beaten on the outside edge.
8.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Slanting in on a length, on the pads, Charith Asalanka pushes it tentatively in front of mid on and calls Angelo Mathews for a quick single.
8.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Zones in at the stumps, on a full length, Charith Asalanka gets on the front foot and presents a straight bat to stab it towards mid off.
8.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, In the channel on off, on a good length, left alone by Charith Asalanka.
8.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Jasprit Bumrah goes full this time, on middle, Angelo Mathews hangs on the back foot and tries to work it across the line by getting his bat out in front. The ball holds its line to induce the outside edge before rolling towards third man for a single.
8.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, BEATEN! Jasprit Bumrah lands this on a good length and on the fifth stump line, nips away a shy bit, Angelo Mathews looks to defend but gets squared up and the ball just goes past the outside edge to the keeper.
8.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Fuller in length and outside off, shaping away, Angelo Mathews withdraws his bat at the last moment.
7.6
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Beaten yet again! Back of a length, going away, outside off, Charith Asalanka with another loose shot as he pokes away from the body. The ball rises off the deck and climbs onto him to beat the bat.
7.5
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Delivers it on a good length again, around off, Charith Asalanka gets behind the line this time and keeps it out on the off side.
7.4
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Directs a good bumper, at the batter, Charith Asalanka ducks underneath quickly and watches the ball go over his head. Siraj walks up to Asalanka and has a few words to say.
7.3
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Beauty! Serves it on a hard length, closer to the off-stump this time, Charith Asalanka has a waft at the delivery and is lucky not to edge this one behind.
7.2
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Pitches it up now and invites the drive, outside off, Charith Asalanka presses forward and is no mood to play at those.
7.1
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Short of a length, angling in, outside off, Charith Asalanka picks the length early and opts to shoulder arms.
6.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Beaten again! Angling away, on a length, outside off, Angelo Mathews does not move his feet again as he tries to defend but does well not to chase at the delivery as the ball goes past his outside edge.
6.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Tries the bumper this time, but the line is a bit too wide outside off, Angelo Mathews sways out of the way and drops his gloves to let the ball go through to the keeper.
6.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Beaten! In the corridor of uncertainty on off, on a good length again, Angelo Mathews gets tempted by the width and looks to punch this one through the off side. The ball moves back in off the deck and beats him on the inside edge.
6.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, At 137.9 clicks, on a good length, on the sixth stump line, Angelo Mathews plays it right under his eyes and smothers the ball onto the deck.
6.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, WIDE! Bumrah loses his raadar on this occasion as he slips it down leg, on a good length, Angelo Mathews gets inside the line and lets the ball go for a wide.
6.2
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, A bit of width outside off, fuller in length, Angelo Mathews extends his arms and caresses it between point and cover for a couple of runs.
6.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, Back of a length, outside off, Angelo Mathews hops and rides on top of the bounce to dab it to point.
5.6
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Jaffa by Siraj! Makes the batter play this time by bowling it much straighter, on a good length, near the off-stump line, Charith Asalanka gets drawn forward in defence but the ball nips and zips past his outside edge.
5.5
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Decides to come from around the wicket and lands it in the channel on off, on a good length, Charith Asalanka lifts his bat and lets the ball pass again.
5.4
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Angles it across now, on a good length, outside off, Charith Asalanka is happy to leave the ball alone and lets it go harmlessly through to the keeper.
5.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Leg bye! Keeps it full again and angling in, on middle and leg, Angelo Mathews walks across his stumps but fails to get bat to ball as he tries to flick it off his pads. Wears it on the pads and the ball rolls towards fine leg for a leg bye.
5.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, WIDE! Goes short again but the line is down leg, Angelo Mathews ducks underneath the delivery and lets the ball pass. Wide called by the umpire.
5.2
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Goes full this time searching for that magical delivery, on middle, Angelo Mathews stays rooted deep in his crease but still manages to clip it to mid-wicket.
5.1
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Bends his back and goes into the wicket, over middle, Angelo Mathews stays back in his crease and hops to keep this one out. He does not manage to get on top of the bounce as the ball hits him high on the bat.
4.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Play and a miss! Jasprit Bumrah tempts the batter by offering width outside off, on a length, Charith Asalanka gets lured into the rash shot as he throws his hands at the delivery but gets beaten on the outside edge.
4.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Hurls it on a back of a length, on off, Charith Asalanka stands tall and dabs it off the back foot towards point..
4.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Risky leave! Bowls it near the off-stump line, on a length, shaping in as well, Charith Asalanka lifts his bat a bit early and shoulders arms without covering the line of the delivery.
4.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, A bit straighter this time, on middle and leg, fuller in length, Charith Asalanka gets behind the line to this delivery and pats it back to the bowler.
4.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Switches to around the wicket and serves it fuller in length, at the stumps, Charith Asalanka gets forward and blocks it towards cover.
4.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Targets the pads on a good length, Charith Asalanka presents a straight bat to the delivery slanting in and plays it towards mid-wicket.
3.6
4
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, FOUR! A rare loose delivery from Siraj and Sri Lanka have their first boundary! A bit too straight by Siraj, a bit fuller and on the pads, Angelo Mathews allows the ball to come to him and rolls his wrists to clip this one through square leg for a boundary.
3.5
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, This one is angled back into the batter on a fuller length, Angelo Mathews expects the ball to angle back in and manages to keep it out on the leg side.
3.4
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Similar delivery to the previous one, full and swinging away, Angelo Mathews opts to play this one late and stays leg side of the ball to push it back to the bowler.
3.3
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Fuller in length, going away, outside off, Angelo Mathews does not get behind the line but does enough to block this one out.
3.2
Mohammed Siraj to Angelo Mathews, Hurls it from wide of the crease again, on a hard length, over middle, Angelo Mathews gets caught in the crease as he tries to defend this one. The ball nips back and rises off the deck to catch him high on the thigh pad.
Angelo Mathews is the next man in.
3.1
W
Mohammed Siraj to Kusal Mendis, OUT! CASTLED! Mohammed Siraj is on a roll here! He gets his third wicket and it's the big one of Kusal Mendis! Bowls this one from a bit wide of the crease and slants this one in, on a good length, top of off, Kusal Mendis plays for the ball coming back in but fails to cover the line as the ball holds up in the surface and straightens to beat Mendis on the outside edge. The ball clatters into the off stump and Mendis looks back at the woodwork with a stunned look on his face. Mohammed Siraj lets out his signature celebration and the Mumbai crowd have gone bonkers.
2.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Jasprit Bumrah tries the yorker but serves a low full toss, on middle, Charith Asalanka watches it through and knocks it towards mid on.
2.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Charith Asalanka, Fuller delivery and around off, angling away, Charith Asalanka stays back and keeps it out towards covers.
2.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Swinging in, on a length, on the pads, Kusal Mendis helps it away to fine leg for a single.
2.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, A confident appeal for LBW but turned down! Jasprit Bumrah is convinced and Rohit Sharma goes for the review! Goes a bit fuller this time and angles it into the right-hander, on middle and leg, Kusal Mendis looks to clip it away and plays all around it. He gets pinged on the front pad but the umpire shakes his head. A clear gap between bat and ball and Ball Tracking shows the ball to be missing the leg stump. KL Rahul did not look convinced and he was right.
2.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Almost dragged it on there! Back of a length, over off, Kusal Mendis hangs on the back foot to defend this one from the crease but the ball gets a bit big on him and drops off his bat. The ball trickles past the stumps and Kusal Mendis breathes a sigh of relief.
2.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Zones it in full and straight, at the stumps, Kusal Mendis crouches and gets behind the line to block it back onto the deck.
1.6
Mohammed Siraj to Charith Asalanka, Oh… so close! Gets this one to jag back into the left-hander, over off, on a good length, Charith Asalanka does not cover his off stump and shoulders arms. Luckily for him, the ball bounces over the off-stump.
Charith Asalanka is the next man in with Sri Lanka in early trouble.
1.5
W
Mohammed Siraj to Sadeera Samarawickrama, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Mohammed Siraj gets his man eventually! Technology does not come to Sadeera Samarawickrama's aid this time! Pulls his length back and bowls it in the channel on off, a bit of away movement. A loose shot by Sadeera Samarawickrama as he pokes away from the body and without any foot movement. Gets an outside edge that flies straight to Shreyas Iyer at third slip who makes no mistake. Kusal Mendis at the non-striker's end, stands there in disbelief. Sri Lanka are crumbling here at 2/3.
1.4
Mohammed Siraj to Sadeera Samarawickrama, BEATEN! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and just around off, shaping away again, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to push it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
1.3
Mohammed Siraj to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one and on off, shaping away, Sadeera Samarawickrama knocks it with a straight bat towards mid off.
1.2
Mohammed Siraj to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Given caught behind but Sadeera Samarawickrama takes the review! Fullish delivery, shaping away, outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama has a feel for the delivery as he reaches out in front. Gets beaten on the outside edge and there is a noise as the ball passes next to the bat. The umpire is conceived as well and he raises his finger. Sadeera Samarawickrama knows he has not hit and sends it upstairs. The UltraEdge shows no bat and the replays show that it was the bat hitting the ground which made the noise.
Sadeera Samarawickrama comes out to the middle now.
1.1
W
Mohammed Siraj to Dimuth Karunaratne, OUT! LBW! Mohammed Siraj strikes on his first delivery as well! Sri Lanka have lost both their openers inside the first seven balls. Starts from over the wicket and goes full in search of swing, full and swinging in, on middle and leg, Dimuth Karunaratne fails to read the line of the delivered and plays all around it as the tries to work it across the line. He gets pinged on the front pad and the up goes the finger. Dimuth Karunaratne takes the review, more in hope though. Nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. Dimuth Karunaratne departs for a golden duck as well.
Mohammed Siraj to share the attack.
0.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Fullish delivery, outside off, Kusal Mendis reaches out and drives it back to the bowler. End of an eventful over from Jasprit Bumrah.
0.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Keeps it full again and angling into off, Kusal Mendis keeps it out watchfully off the front foot.
0.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, It's all happening! Full and slanting in, on off and middle, Kusal Mendis accounts for the inward movement and tries to clip it across the line but he closes the bat face early. He gets a leading edge that goes just over the leaping Jasprit Bumrah in his follow through.
0.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Swing and a miss! Gets this one to angle away on a good length, in the channel on off, Kusal Mendis tries to swing through the line with the angle but the ball moves away and goes past his outside edge.
0.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, Full and shaping in, at the stumps, Kusal Mendis gets behind the line to defend but the ball nips back and catches the inside edge as it rolls towards square leg.
0.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, WIDE! A bit too straight again as he Jasprit Bumrah slips this one down leg, Kusal Mendis fails to tickle it away and it is called a wide. Sri Lanka are underway with an extra!
0.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kusal Mendis, WIDE! A 'Superman' effort from KL Rahul to save a certain boundary! Gets the ball to tail back in sharply but the radar is a bit down leg, on a good length, KL Rahul springs himself to his left and stretches out with his left hand to make an excellent stop.
Kusal Mendis, the skipper of Sri Lanka walks out to bat at number 3.
0.1
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! LBW! What a start for Jasprit Bumrah and India! The in-form Pathum Nissanka departs for a golden duck. Bumrah charges in from over the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, on off and middle. Pathum Nissanka plays for the ball coming in but it straightens after pitching and hits him on the high on the back thigh. India go up in unison and the umpire raises his finger. Pathum Nissanka has a word with his partner and goes for the review with four seconds left on the timer. It looked dead straight in real-time and there is nothing on UltraEdge. Wickets is umpire's call on Ball Tracking and the on-field decision will stand. Sri Lanka keep their review but lose Pathum Nissanka.
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st Innings India
We are back for the chase! We can see the Indian players in a huddle and now they spread out to take their respective field positions. Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne are the two openers for Sri Lanka. Jasprit Bumrah to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
Right then, India have posted a huge total on the board and with their quality bowling attack, they will be confident of defending this one. Sri Lanka will need some inspiration and all of their batting resources to gun this down and hand the hosts their first defeat. Join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.
Shreyas Iyer, one of the architects of the Indian innings is up for a quick chat. He says that it was a pretty good wicket to bat. Adds that it was easy to rotate the strike. Mentions that his plan was to capitalise on loose deliveries. Feels that Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli steadied the ship and laid the platform for others to chip in. Shares that the message was that the slower deliveries were holding in the surface and therefore, they had to watch for it carefully.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, only have themselves to blame as they dropped catches of both Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli and that has cost them badly in this game. Their ground fielding was also not up to standards but it got better as the game progressed. Dilshan Madushanka gave them a brilliant start by getting rid of Rohit Sharma in the very first overs but they could build on that allowing the hosts to gain control of the game. However, it was Madushanka again who delivered the breakthroughs in the middle overs by getting the wickets of Gill and Kohli in quick succession but once again they couldn't stop the hosts from forming another partnership. They leaked too many runs at the fag end of the innings and it was looking like Madushanka versus India as he registered a fine five-wicket haul while Dushmantha Chameera got one too, and they forced two run outs in the last over, but they will need some heroes in their team to get over the line here.
After starting the innings with a boundary, India lost their skipper Rohit Sharma on the very next ball and the crowd went silent. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill also struggled initially but both were given second chances by the Lankan fielders and they grabbed that with both hands. They were able to rotate the strike well and also did not miss out on putting away the loose balls. It was looking like that both the batters will score big as they registered their fifties but continued to score runs at a good rate. They added 189 runs for the second wicket but Gill just missed out on his first ever World Cup hundred as he departed for 92. The fans were expecting King Kohli to equal Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI hundreds but he too fell short and was dismissed for 88 and the hosts had two new batters at the crease and had to rebuild. Shreyas Iyer wasted no time and batted aggressively with KL Rahul providing good support from the other end. Iyer lost a couple of partners but continued his onslaught and smashed it all around the park. He left the park after scoring a stunning 82 off just 56 balls which included more sixes than boundaries. His knock took them closer to the 350-run mark while a nice little cameo from Ravindra Jadeja took them past that and helped them reach a massive total.
Another fantastic batting performance from India! They have used the batting conditions really well here at Wankhede and ended up with 357 runs with excellent knocks from Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer. The Lankans will be disappointed with their effort as they know they could have done better but now have an uphill task if they want to get anything out of this game.
50
over
50 | 5 Runs | HH: 357/8
49.6
W
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! RUN OUT! A run out to end the innings! Angles this one in, on a length, over middle, Ravindra Jadeja goes for the pull but does not manage to find the gap. Hits it towards deep square leg and wants to take two since it is the last delivery. Sadeera Samarawickrama in the deep, collects it cleanly and releases the throw towards the batting end. Kusal Mendis makes no mistake in taking the bails off and catches Jadeja short of his crease. India end with 357/8 on the board!
49.5
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, Comes from around the wicket and goes full, near the tramline on off, Ravindra Jadeja reaches out and hits it on the bounce towards long off. He refuses the single and opts to stay on strike for the last delivery.
49.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Jasprit Bumrah, In the air.. but safe! Slower and fuller, outside off, Jasprit Bumrah goes for a swipe across the line but the ball does arrives slowly and he ends up chipping it in the air. The ball drops in the vacant mid-wicket region for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah is the next man in.
49.3
W
Kasun Rajitha to Mohammed Shami, OUT! RUN OUT! Kasun Rajitha loops it up, slower and on a fullish length, outside off, Mohammed Shami gets beaten in the flight as the ball dips on him and fails to connect. He sets off for a bye as the ball rolls behind the stumps but Kusal Mendis is alert and fires an underarm throw. Shami gets sent back but it is too late as Mendis hits the target at the batting end.
49.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, Short and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja flat bats this one down to long off and opts to take the single this time.
49.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, Slower and slanting in, full and on middle and leg, Ravindra Jadeja gets his bat out in front and nudges it in front of deep mid-wicket. Calls for two immediately and completes it with ease.
Who will bowl the last over? It will be Kasun Rajitha. He has conceded 60 runs in his eight overs. Can he keep India under 360?
49
over
49 | 13 Runs | HH: 352/6
48.6
Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammed Shami, This is bowled slower, on a length, outside off, Mohammed Shami goes for a mighty heave through the line but swings a bit early and ends up missing it altogether.
48.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of a length, around off, Ravindra Jadeja dabs it wide of point for a single.
48.4
6
Dushmantha Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Just over! Dushmantha Chameera hurls it outside off but misses the yorker by not much, Ravindra Jadeja sets himself deep in his crease and manages to get underneath the delivery. He thumps it over the leaping long on fielder for a maximum. 350 comes up for India!
48.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammed Shami, Uppish but safe! Angling into the batter, on a length, Mohammed Shami closes the bat face early as he tries to work it across the line. He gets a leading edge that drops wide of extra cover for a single.
48.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, Lands it on off, on a good length, Ravindra Jadeja pushes it in front of backward point for a single.
48.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Smart batting! Slower and into the deck, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja walks across by moving to the off side and does not miss out in scooping it past the keeper and short fine leg for a boundary.
48
over
48 | 19 Runs | HH: 339/6
47.6
3
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, Buzzers! Bangs it in short, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja hops to ride on top of the bounce and tucks it in front of deep mid-wicket and completes the second run. The throw from the deep is not a great one and no one is able to collect it, allowing an overthrow as the ball rolls to deep point.
47.5
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, 'Two' is the call and Ravindra Jadeja gets it! Bowls it full again, on off, Ravindra Jadeja waits for the ball to arrive and clips it in front of deep mid-wicket for two more runs.
47.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Mohammed Shami, Slower and fuller, wide outside off, Mohammed Shami frees his arms and pushes it in front of deep point for a single.
Mohammed Shami comes out to the middle now.
47.3
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! The change of angle does the trick for Dilshan Madushanka! Cleverly bowls it near the tramline on off, fuller in length and slower, Shreyas Iyer is made to reach out for this one as he looks to go over the top on the off side. Gets this one off the bottom part of the bat and skies it high in the air towards extra cover where Maheesh Theekshana settles under it and snaffles it. Dilshan Madushanka has his fifth wicket and India are now 6 down!
47.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE! Charges in from over the wicket and tries to keep it away from the batter but bowls it beyond the tramline on off, Shreyas Iyer reaches out to get bat on this one but fails to reach it. Wided.
47.2
6
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Goes down the ground now does Shreyas Iyer! Changes to around the wicket but bowls it right in the slot, around off, Shreyas Iyer stays deep in his crease and tonks it down the ground towards the long on fence for six more runs.
47.1
6
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! There comes the big hit from Shreyas Iyer! Dilshan Madushanka bowls it into the wicket from over the wicket, Shreyas Iyer fetches it from outside off and deposits the pull over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
47
over
47 | 11 Runs | HH: 320/5
46.6
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, Hurls it on the pads, on a length, slower as well, Ravindra Jadeja clips it gently in front of deep mid-wicket and completes the second run with ease.
46.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Slower length delivery, outside off, Shreyas Iyer pushes it in front of deep point for a single.
46.4
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Needless throw from Kasun Rajitha! Back of a length, slower, outside off, Shreyas Iyer opens the bat face and steers it towards point. An easy single for the batters but Rajitha goes for a shy at the non-striker's end and there is no one to collect his throw near the stumps, allowing an extra run.
46.3
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Pace taken off again, on a length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer tries to slice it away on the off side but misses out.
46.2
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Nicely done! Dushmantha Chameera tries to nail the yorker but ends up bowling a thigh-high full toss, around off, Shreyas Iyer gets a bit surprised initially but gets his bat down in time and steers it wide of backward point for a boundary. Iyer brings up 2000 ODI runs with his shot.
46.1
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Good running! Serves it on a good length, on middle, Shreyas Iyer uses his wrists and places it gently in the vacant mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
46
over
46 | 5 Runs | HH: 309/5
45.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, Leg bye! Drifts on the pads this time, with a full slower delivery, Shreyas Iyer gets deceived by the slowness of the delivery. The ball deflects off his pads to short fine leg for a leg bye.
45.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, This is bowled slower and fuller, outside off, Ravindra Jadeja reaches out and pushes it in front of cover for one more.
45.4
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, Kasun Rajitha is lucky to get away there! A bit too straight, on a length, on the pads, Ravindra Jadeja helps it away with the angle but picks out the man at short fine leg.
45.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, Takes pace off yet again and delivers it fuller, outside off, Shreyas Iyer hammers it down the ground towards long off for one more run.
45.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Ravindra Jadeja, Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and goes short, at the batter, Ravindra Jadeja controls the pull through mid-wicket for a single.
45.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, Starts off with a slower delivery, on a length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer stays back and punches it through covers for a single.
45
over
45 | 9 Runs | HH: 304/5
44.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer tucks it through mid-wicket for one.
44.5
4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR BYES! Free runs for India! Maheesh Theekshana fires in a yorker, on off, Shreyas Iyer looks to squeeze it away but misses and the ball goes between the legs of Kusal Mendis and races to the third man fence for a boundary. 300 up for India!
44.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Ravindra Jadeja, Flatter, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja eases it towards long on for one.
44.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Darts in a low full toss, no middle, Shreyas Iyer drills it towards long on for another run.
44.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Ravindra Jadeja, Short again, on middle, Ravindra Jadeja punches it towards long on for a run.
44.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Brilliant fielding! This is short and outside off, Shreyas Iyer cuts it wide of point where the fielder dives to his left to stop it. There is a bit of confusion between the batters but they complete the single in the end.
44
over
44 | 7 Runs | HH: 295/5
43.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, A single to end the over as this back-of-a-length delivery is punched towards sweeper covers by Iyer.
43.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, Another bouncer, on middle, Ravindra Jadeja controls his pull shot through square leg for one more.
43.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller delivery and around off, Shreyas Iyer drives it towards extra covers for one.
43.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, A slower bouncer now, on middle, Ravindra Jadeja pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.
43.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of a length and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja looks to slap it away but fails to reach it. It is called a wide.
43.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, Takes pace off this time, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
43.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, Dilshan Madushanka nails the yorker now, on middle, swinging in, Ravindra Jadeja digs it out with the bottom edge to the leg side. They cross.
43
over
43 | 9 Runs | HH: 288/5
42.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Ravindra Jadeja, Pushed through quicker, short and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and works it through mid-wicket for one more.
42.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Fires this one full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer jams it out towards long on for one.
42.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker one, full and on off, Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards short covers.
42.3
4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! FIFTY FOR IYER! A good knock from him and he has repaid the faith shown in him by the management. This is short and outside off, Shreyas Iyer slashes at it and gets an outside edge towards the thrid man fence for a boundary.
42.2
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Floated, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer nudges it with soft hand towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second runs. Excellent running!
42.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Ravindra Jadeja, Flatter, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja drills it through covers for a single.
42
over
42 | 5 Runs | HH: 279/5
41.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, This is a slower delivery, full and around off, Ravindra Jadeja looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards third man for one.
41.5
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, A slower bouncer now, on middle, Ravindra Jadeja ducks under it.
41.4
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Ravindra Jadeja, A high full toss now, on off, Ravindra Jadeja drills it wide of sweeper covers for a brace.
Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bat now.
41.3
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A fine review from Sri Lanka! Dilshan Madushanka bangs this short and down the leg side, Suryakumar Yadav looks to hook it away but misses as Kusal Mendis behind the stump pouches it and appeals. It is turned down by the umpire. Kusal Mendis looks confident and takes the review. UltraEdge shows a slight spike when the ball is close to the gloves and the on-field call is changed. SKY knew and he already started walking back when the review was taken. India lose half their side now!
41.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, A slower one now, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
41.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Suryakumar Yadav, On a length and around off, Suryakumar Yadav steers it through point for a single.
41
over
41 | 10 Runs | HH: 274/4
40.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Another quicker delivery, short and on middle, turning in, Shreyas Iyer gets a bit cramped and cuts it towards point.
40.5
6
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Up, up and away! Maheesh Theekshana drags his length back a bit and on middle, Shreyas Iyer clears his front leg away and tonks it over the bowler's head and into the sightscreen for his fourth maximum.
40.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Suryakumar Yadav, Quicker one, full and on middle, Suryakumar Yadav tucks it through mid-wicket for a run.
40.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter, full and around off, Suryakumar Yadav drills it straight to cover-point.
40.2
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Suryakumar Yadav, Short again, on middle, Suryakumar Yadav nudges it off the back foot wide of long on for a couple of runs.
40.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer moves back and punches it towards long on for a single.
Powerplay 3! Now, five fielders are allowed outside the inner ring. However, Sri Lanka might want to keep a couple of extra fielders inside to put pressure on Suryakumar Yadav who is relatively new.
40
over
40 | 9 Runs | HH: 264/4
39.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Class written all over it! Dushmantha Chameera goes full again and just outside off and pays the price again. Suryakumar Yadav picks the length early and drives through the line. He drives it wide of mid on this time but the result is the same, four more runs.
39.5
Dushmantha Chameera to Suryakumar Yadav, An optimistic shout for caught behind but Kusal Mendis goes for the review! Dushmantha Chameera bowls it into the wicket, outside off, Suryakumar Yadav stays back in his crease and closes his bat face at an angle to push it towards mid-wicket and mid on. The ball straightens a bit and zips past his outside edge. Nothing on UltraEdge and Sri Lanka lose their review.
39.4
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Suryakumar Yadav is up and running! Pitched up by Dushmantha Chameera, on off and middle, Suryakumar Yadav gets on the front foot and presents the full face of the bat. He drives it back past the bowler and collects a boundary to the long off fence.
39.3
Dushmantha Chameera to Suryakumar Yadav, This is bowled on a good length, outside off, Suryakumar Yadav dabs it in front of cover.
Suryakumar Yadav walks out to bat now.
39.2
W
Dushmantha Chameera to KL Rahul, OUT! CAUGHT! Another soft dismissal and Dushmantha Chameera gets a much-deserved wicket! Charges in from over the wicket, on a good length, over off, KL Rahul tries to access the off side and looks to go over cover. However, the ball stops in the surface and Rahul adjusts by checking his shot. He fails to keep the ball along the ground and ends up chipping it straight down the throat of Dushan Hemantha at extra cover who does the rest. India are now 4 down!
39.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Starts the over with a slower delivery, full in length, on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer knocks it back past the bowler for a single.
39
over
39 | 7 Runs | HH: 255/3
38.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, On a yorker length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer jams it out without much timing to long off and keeps the strike with a single.
38.5
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, This is bowled on a fullish length, on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer gets into the position early and scoops it wide of short fine leg for a couple of runs.
38.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to KL Rahul, Bowls the offbreak now, short and turning in, on middle, KL Rahul rocks on the back foot and punches it to deep cover for one more run.
38.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Drops it short, outside off, Shreyas Iyer frees his arms and flat bats it down to long on for a run.
38.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to KL Rahul, Strays on the pads again, KL Rahul hangs back and clips it in front of deep square leg for a single.
38.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Slants this one in, on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer stands tall and whips it towards mid-wicket where the ball eludes the diving fielder for a single.
38
over
38 | 8 Runs | HH: 248/3
37.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Bye! Cleverly rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a good length, on off, Shreyas Iyer swings to go down the ground but connects with thin air. The ball drops in front of Kusal Mendis who fails to read the bounce and concedes a bye.
37.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to KL Rahul, This is bowled slower, on a length, on off, KL Rahul waits for the ball to arrive and punches it through covers for a single.
37.4
Dushmantha Chameera to KL Rahul, Goes fuller in length, around off, KL Rahul shimmies down the track and goes for a swipe across the line. A stifled appeal for LBW from Dushmantha Chameeraas the ball strikes Rahul on the pads. They do not go for the review as the impact seemed to be outside off.
37.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, Angling into the pads, on a length, Shreyas Iyer turns this one away to fine leg and rotates the strike.
37.2
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Just wide! Zones this one in, full and around off, Shreyas Iyer stays deep in his crease, expecting the short delivery. Pushes away from the body and does not move his foot much. He gets an outside edge that beats the diving Kusal Mendis to his right for a boundary.
37.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to KL Rahul, Lands it on a good length, outside off, KL Rahul walks across in the crease and plays it wide of point for a single.
37
over
37 | 1 Runs | HH: 240/3
36.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Lands it short and with pace on it, outside off, Shreyas Iyer makes room to cut this one wide of backward point but hits it straight to that man. A much-needed quiet over for Sri Lanka, just a single off it.
36.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Slanting in, full and on the pads, Shreyas Iyer tickles but picks out the man at short fine leg.
36.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, A bit of turn in, shorter and on middle, Shreyas Iyer tucks it off his pads in front of mid-wicket.
36.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, At the stumps again, full and quicker, Shreyas Iyer shuffles but can only push it back to the bowler.
36.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Shreyas Iyer, Fires it in, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer shows the full face of the bat and blocks it out.
36.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to KL Rahul, Bowls it short, around middle and leg, KL Rahul uses the depth of his crease to ease this one in front of square on the leg side for a single.
36
over
36 | 14 Runs | HH: 239/3
35.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Another off-pace delivery, back of a length, outside off, KL Rahul guides it wide of point and retains the strike with a single.
35.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, WIDE! Loses the grip of the ball as he sprays a low full toss way down leg, left alone for a wide by KL Rahul.
35.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, This is bowled on a back of a length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer drops it with soft hands, wide of point for a single.
35.4
6
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Whoa, cracking shot! Kasun Rajitha hurls this one with a scrambled seam, on a length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer clears his front leg and swings through the line. Whacks it into the stands towards the long on region for a 106-metre hit, the biggest maximum of this World Cup.
35.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Shaping away a touch, on a good length, outside off, KL Rahul shuffles and steers it down to third man for a single.
35.2
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Drags the length back and bowls it outside off, KL Rahul hangs back and pushes it to cover.
35.1
4
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Beautifully timed! Kasun Rajitha loses his radar as he bowls it a bit too full, and on the pads, KL Rahul allows the ball to come to him and clips it neatly by rolling his wrist. He hits it well wide of deep square leg for a boundary.
35
over
35 | 11 Runs | HH: 225/3
34.6
6
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Dushan Hemantha offers flight but misses his length as he bowls it in the slot, on off and middle, Shreyas Iyer plants his foot forward and winds up to smoke it back over the bowler's head for a biggie.
34.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to KL Rahul, Good stop! Fired in, full and quicker, on leg, KL Rahul sweeps it with his fast hands towards short fine leg where Dushmantha Chameera dives to his right and saves a certain boundary. Just a single then.
34.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and outside off, Shreyas Iyer works it down the ground to long off for a single.
34.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to KL Rahul, Slows it up a bit, full and outside off, KL Rahul reaches out in front to paddle this one on the leg side but he gets more bat than he would have liked. A single taken.
34.2
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Looped up, full and around leg, Shreyas Iyer steps out and takes it on the full to drive it down to long on for a single.
34.1
1
Dushan Hemantha to KL Rahul, Tossed up a bit too full, on middle and leg, KL Rahul knocks it down the ground and beats the diving Dushan Hemantha to his left for a single.
34
over
34 | 13 Runs | HH: 214/3
33.6
2
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, Pulls the length back and bowls it slower again, Shreyas Iyer fetches it from outside off and drags the pull to the left of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
33.5
6
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, SIX! Launched down the ground! Kasun Rajitha bowls this one slower, on a length, wide outside off, Shreyas Iyer picks the change of pace and swings through the line to thump it over mid off for a maximum.
33.4
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, In the channel on off, on a good length, Shreyas Iyer stays leg side of the delivery and pushes away from the body towards point.
33.3
Kasun Rajitha to Shreyas Iyer, On a hard length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer tries to force this one through the off side but ends up pushing it towards short extra cover without much timing.
33.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, Hurls it on a good length, outside off, KL Rahul crouches and frees his arms to cut it through covers for a single.
33.1
4
Kasun Rajitha to KL Rahul, FOUR! Pulled away in the gap! Kasun Rajitha starts off on a short of a length, over middle, KL Rahul shuffles and swivels to pull it behind square on the leg side for his first boundary of the game.
33
over
33 | 2 Runs | HH: 201/3
32.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to KL Rahul, Bowls it shorter and quicker, outside off, KL Rahul stays back in his crease and pats it to deep point for a run.
32.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Slightly shorter, around off, Shreyas Iyer shuffles and opens the bat face to guide it wide of point for a single. 200 comes up for India!
32.4
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Floats it up, turning away, outside off, Shreyas Iyer slices it off the front foot towards point again.
32.3
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Shorer this time, outside off, Shreyas Iyer hangs back and pushes this one towards point.
32.2
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Quicker this time, full and the ball grips in the surface, around off, Shreyas Iyer works it with the turn towards point.
32.1
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Slower through the air, full and on off, Shreyas Iyer prods forward and smothers the ball in front of cover.
32
over
32 | 4 Runs | HH: 199/3
31.6
Dilshan Madushanka to KL Rahul, Slower and shorter again, on middle, KL Rahul rises and keeps it out in front of mid-wicket. End of another successful over from Dilshan Madushanka.
31.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, Bowls it n a length, outside off, Shreyas Iyer stays leg side of the ball and drives it square, past point for a single.
31.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE! Short again but down leg, Shreyas Iyer gets inside the line and leaves the ball alone for a wide.
31.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka to KL Rahul, Bangs it into the wicket now, over middle, KL Rahul hops and gets on top of the bounce to drop it on the leg side for a single.
KL Rahul comes out to the middle now.
31.3
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, dear! It's Dilshan Madushanka again who silences the Wankhede crowd! Virat Kohli departs 12 runs short of that elusive 49th ODI hundred. Dilshan Madushanka cleverly rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a good length, outside off, Virat Kohli pushes tentatively at this delivery as he looks to go down the ground. He gets undone by the lack of pace and ends up chipping it towards short extra cover where Pathum Nissanka takes a few steps forward and slides to complete the catch. Dilshan Madushanka has his third wicket and India have now lost both set batters.
31.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Takes pace off and bowls it on a length, outside off, Virat Kohli punches it firmly away from the body but straight to short extra cover.
31.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shreyas Iyer, Gets greeted with a short delivery does Shreyas Iyer, over middle, he gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through square leg for a single.
31
over
31 | 2 Runs | HH: 195/2
30.6
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Fuller one now, outside off, Virat Kohli steers with an open bat face towards point.
30.5
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Shortens his length and bowls it on middle, Virat Kohli nudges it off the back foot to mid-wicket.
30.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shreyas Iyer, Shreyas Iyer is off the mark! Turning away, full and outside off, Shreyas Iyer plays it with the turn towards cover for a single.
30.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Slows it up, full and outside off, Virat Kohli gets a good stride in and stabs it towards short extra cover where the fielder dives but parries the ball away, allowing a single.
30.2
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Drifts on the pads, Virat Kohli clips this full delivery neatly but straight to mid-wicket.
30.1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Floated up, full and on off, Virat Kohli presses forward and pushes it to short extra cover.
Drinks break! Despite the wicket of Shubman Gill, India are well on top at the moment. With plenty of batting still to come, the sky is the limit for the Men in Blue. All eyes are currently on Virat Kohli who is 13 runs short of his 49th ODI Hundred. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be relieved to see the back of Gill but they will require a couple of wickets more to claw their way back into the game. Also, Shreyas Iyer is the next man in.
30
over
30 | 8 Runs | HH: 193/2
29.6
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A soft dismissal and Gill just misses out on his first World Cup hundred. Dilshan Madushanka bangs this one short again and around middle, slower too, Shubman Gill sways away and tries to ramp it away but fails to get the connection right and nicks it behind where Kusal Mendis makes no mistake. Gill walks back to a standing ovation from the crowd and raises his bat but deep down he will be disappointed to not get that well-deserved century. India lose their second wicket now!
29.5
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Takes pace off again, on a length and around off, Shubman Gill steers it wide of point and comes back for the second run.
29.4
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, FOUR! SMASHED! Dilshan Madushanka lands this short of a length and around middle, Shubman Gill gets into a good position early and absolutely swats it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary. Gill moves into the 90s now!
29.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Goes fuller and on off, slower again, Shubman Gill pushes it towards short covers.
29.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and on off, slower too, Virat Kohli uses his feet and stabs it in front of mid off for a quick single.
29.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Dilshan Madushanka tries to bang in a bouncer but this one is too high, on middle, Virat Kohli sways away from it. Wided.
29.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, A slower dipping yorker, on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli digs it back to the bowler.
29
over
29 | 13 Runs | HH: 185/1
28.6
4
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Sri Lanka feeling the heat! Dushan Hemantha lands this short and outside off, Shubman Gill goes on his back foot and cuts it towards cover-point where the fielder lets it through and the ball races to the fence for a boundary. 13 runs off the over!
28.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Slower through the air, full and on off, Virat Kohli leans on and taps it wide of short covers for another quick run.
28.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Flighted, full and on off, Shubman Gill drills it towards long off for a run.
28.3
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill prods forward and defends it on the front foot.
28.2
6
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, SIX! BOOM! Shubman Gill changing gears now! This is floated and around middle, Shubman Gill skips down the track and smokes it way over the bowler's head for a massive biggie.
28.1
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Short and around off, Virat Kohli moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.
28
over
28 | 8 Runs | HH: 172/1
27.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Change of pace from Chameera, full and on off, Virat Kohli guides it wide of point for one.
27.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Fuller delivery, on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.
27.4
6
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, SIX! BANG! Shubman Gill hits the first six of the match! Dushmantha Chameera bangs this short and around middle, Shubman Gill picks up the length very early and whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Not good signs for Sri Lanka!
27.3
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Short of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it straight to point again.
27.2
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, On a length and on middle, Shubman Gill pats it down in front of mid-wicket.
27.1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill cuts it straight to point.
27
over
27 | 2 Runs | HH: 164/1
26.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Pushed through quicker, full and on off, Virat Kohli leans on and taps it towards point.
26.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Flighted, full and on off, Shubman Gill goes down and sweeps it wide of deep square leg for just one.
26.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it towards short mid-wicket.
26.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Quicker, short and on middle, Virat Kohli flicks it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
26.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, A bit short and on off, Virat Kohli pushes it back to the bowler.
26.1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Floated, short and on middle, turning in, Virat Kohli tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
26
over
26 | 11 Runs | HH: 162/1
25.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Another slower one, full and on off, Virat Kohli waits for it and drives it through covers for one more.
25.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Short of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill bunts it through backward point for one.
25.4
3
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Buzzers! This is back of a length and around off, Virat Kohli punches it nicely wide of sweeper covers where the fielder runs to his right and dives to stop it. He throws at the bowler's end where Kasun Rajitha fails to collect it due to the extra bounce as the batters gets across for the third run now.
25.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, A slower delivery now, full and outside off, Shubman Gill drills it towards sweeper covers for a run.
25.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Full again, on middle, Virat Kohli knocks it wide of mid on for a single.
25.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Dushmantha Chameera serves this one full and around middle, Virat Kohli stays in his crease and uses the flick of wrists to whip it away wide of mid on for a boundary. With that, 150-run partnership comes up between the batters.
25
over
25 | 11 Runs | HH: 151/1
24.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
24.5
4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Shubman Gill says to Kohli, what you can do, I can do even better! Maheesh Theekshana fails to learn from his mistake and bowls this short and wide outside off again, Shubman Gill quickly pounces on that and thrashes it through point for another boundary.
24.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Another short delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli punches it towards long on for one.
24.3
4
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Short and punished! Maheesh Theekshana drags his length back again and outside off, Virat Kohli accepts the width on offer and cuts it hard and the ball races to the deep point fence for a boundary. The fielder was not too far away but he had no chance of stopping that.
24.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Short again, on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and nudges it through mid-wicket for a run.
24.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Shorter in length and on middle, Virat Kohli flicks it off the back foot towards square leg for a single.
24
over
24 | 4 Runs | HH: 140/1
23.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Overpitched and on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long on for one.
23.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Another slower one, full and outside off, Shubman Gill throws his bat at it and slices it towards deep point for another run.
23.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and on off, slower too, Virat Kohli dabs it through cover-point for a run.
23.3
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Pulls his length back a bit around off, Virat Kohli uses his feet to smash it away but goes a bit too hard and miscues it back to the bowler.
23.2
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Goes fuller this time, on off, Virat Kohli drives it hard but straight to short covers.
23.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, This is on a good length and around off, Shubman Gill looks to push it away but gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.
A change in bowling as Dushmantha Chameera (3-2-8-0) returns to the attack.
23
over
23 | 4 Runs | HH: 136/1
22.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Drags his length back a bit, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and pushes it uppishly but safely towards long off for one.
22.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Goes short and on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and pats it down to short mid-wicket.
22.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Floated, full and on off, Virat Kohli drills it towards long off for another run.
22.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Slower through the air, full and outside off, Virat Kohli throws his bat at it but misses.
22.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
22.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Flatter, full and on off, Virat Kohli eases it towards long off for a single.
22
over
22 | 6 Runs | HH: 132/1
21.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, Fullish and around middle, Virat Kohli uses his feet and works it wide of mid on for one.
21.5
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, On a length and around off, Virat Kohli dabs it towards point.
21.4
4
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot! Kasun Rajitha pitches this one up again, on off, Virat Kohli uses his bottom hand and drills it with a closed face of the bat wide of mid on where the fielder dives to his left and gets a hand to it but the ball stills races to the long on fence for a boundary.
21.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Goes fuller and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it towards mid on and sets off for the run, he has to go around the bowler but makes his ground as the fielder hits the stumps at the bowler's end as well.
21.2
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill slashes hard at it but fails to connect.
21.1
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, A slower one, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket and wants the run but is sent back.
21
over
21 | 6 Runs | HH: 126/1
20.6
2
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Short again and on off, Virat Kohli moves back and slaps it hard and wide of sweeper covers where Dilshan Madushanka runs to his left and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken!
20.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, A bit short and around off, Shubman Gill moves back and punches it through covers for one.
20.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Pushed through quicker, full and around off, Virat Kohli pushes it wide of point for another run. There is a bit of a fumble but no harm done for Lanka.
20.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Flighted, full and on of, Shubman Gill drills it towards long off for a run.
20.2
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it back to the bowler.
20.1
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, full and around off, Virat Kohli drives it towards wide long off for a single.
20
over
20 | 1 Runs | HH: 120/1
19.6
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Takes pace off again, on a length, outside off, Shubman Gill shuffles to whip this one to the left of mid-wicket. A slight misfield there but it is backed up the fielder at mid on.
19.5
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, A bit slower and fuller, outside off, Shubman Gill drives it neatly but picks out the man at extra cover.
19.4
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Lands it on a good length, around off, Shubman Gill strides out and pushes it towards mid on.
19.3
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, At 135 clicks, on a short of a length, outside off, Shubman Gill punches it from the crease but can't get it past cover.
19.2
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, This is bowled on a back of a length, Shubman Gill hangs back and works it towards backward point.
19.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, Pitched up by Kasun Rajitha, on off and middle, Virat Kohli shuffles and uses his feet to drive it down the ground. He gets this one off the inner half of the bat to mid on and takes a quick single. Dushmantha Chameera gets to the ball quickly but decides not to have a shy at the non-striker's end.
19
over
19 | 6 Runs | HH: 119/1
18.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Drifts on the pads, full in length, Virat Kohli nudges it in front of mid-wicket and keeps the strike with a single.
18.5
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and on off, Virat Kohli drives well but straight to short extra cover.
18.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Drags the length back, on middle, punched down to long on for a single.
18.3
4
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Powered down the ground and that will be FIFTY for Shubman Gill! Second World Cup fifty for India's young sensation and he will be hoping to convert this into a big one. Looped up, in the slot, on middle, Shubman Gill waits for the ball to arrive and picks the bones out of it to hit it hard past Virat Kohli. The ball races away to the long fence in quick time for a boundary.
18.2
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Short and turning away, outside off, Shubman Gill reaches out and cuts it late but can't get it past short third man.
18.1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Floated up, on middle and leg, Shubman Gill presses forward and nudges it towards mid-wicket.
18
over
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 113/1
17.6
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, This is on a good length again, outside off, Virat Kohli punches it from the crease towards short extra cover.
17.5
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, Delivers it on a good length, on off, Virat Kohli blocks it back to the bowler.
17.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Back of a length, outside off, Shubman Gill steps out and punches it along the ground to long off for a single.
17.3
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, At the stumps, on a good length, Shubman Gill pushes it straight to mid on for a dot.
17.2
2
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, In the air…but it falls in no man's land! Fuller in length, outside off, Shubman Gill steps out to go down the ground but ends up slicing it in the air. Luckily for him, he gets it over extra cover as the ball drops well behind the fielder for a couple of runs.
17.1
4
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, FOUR! A gift and Shubman Gill says thank you very much! Kasun Rajitha begins by bowling it short and wide outside off, Shubman Gill needs no second invitation as he frees his arms to slap it hard and over point for a boundary.
17
over
17 | 9 Runs | HH: 106/1
16.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, A bit short and around middle, Shubman Gill moves back and punches it towards long on for one more.
16.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Flighted, full and on middle, Virat Kohli drills it towards long on for one.
16.4
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Fires this one full and around leg, Virat Kohli looks to whip it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.
16.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Drops it short, turning away, outside off, Shubman Gill allows the ball to turn and cuts it to deep cover for one. With that, the 100-run partnership comes up between these two batters.
16.2
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Full and outside off, driven away to deep cover for a single.
16.1
2
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, FIFTY FOR VIRAT KOHLI! 70th ODI fifty for the King! Dushan Hemantha floats it up this time, full and at the stumps, Virat Kohli gets down and slog sweeps it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. The crowd get up on their feet to applaud the master. Will they witness ODI century number 49 here?
16.1
3
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, NO BALL! Dushan Hemantha errs in length as he bowls it too full, outside off, Virat Kohli waits and drives it firmly to the left of deep cover for a couple of runs. Dushan Hemantha has overstepped as well and it will be a Free Hit now.
16
over
16 | 9 Runs | HH: 97/1
15.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Good shot for no run! Charges in from around the wicket and hurls it full, outside off, Shubman Gill gets the weight on the front foot and drives it crisply but straight to extra cover.
15.5
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, On a good length, outside off, Shubman Gill crouches and cuts this one hard but picks out the man at backward point.
15.4
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Absolutely hammered! Dilshan Madushanka goes short again but this one does not rise as he intended and offers width outside off, Shubman Gill shimmies down the track and latches onto the width by slapping it through covers for a boundary.
15.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Bends his back and bangs it in short, over middle and leg, Virat Kohli taps the ball on his head as he controls the pull towards deep backward square leg for a single.
15.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Pulls the length back and bowls it outside off, Virat Kohli allows the ball to come to him and dabs it with soft hands towards backward point.
15.1
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Picture perfect! Dilshan Madushanka delivers it full and swinging in, at the stumps, Virat Kohli uses his feet to convert it into a half-volley and drives it with a straight bat to the right of mid off for a boundary.
15
over
15 | 3 Runs | HH: 88/1
14.6
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, Keeps it full and on middle, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and blocks it out towards short extra cover.
14.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Floated up, full and on the off-stump line, Virat Kohli drives it down the ground towards long on for a single.
14.4
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Quicker now, full and on off, Virat Kohli knocks it towards short extra cover.
14.3
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Lovely! Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off and middle, Virat Kohli gets a stride out to defend but the ball dips on him and spins past the outside edge. More like it by Dushan Hemantha.
14.2
1
Dushan Hemantha to Shubman Gill, A bit fuller and turning away, outside off, Shubman Gill plants his foot forward and plays it with the turn to deep cover for one.
14.1
1
Dushan Hemantha to Virat Kohli, Starts with a drag down, outside off, Virat Kohli hammers it off the back foot towards deep cover for a single.
Drinks! Sri Lanka will be kicking themselves for not taking those crucial catches of both batters. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill have their eyes set now and this partnership is starting to take the game away from the Lankans. The hosts will hope that this continues like this but Sri Lanka will want to use this break to come up with something different and get the breakthrough to put pressure on the hosts. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us. Also, Dushan Hemantha to bowl after the break.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 85/1
13.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Gets this one to angle across the right-hander, short of a length, outside off, Shubman Gill sees the width and throws his hands at it but connects with thin air. It was there to be hit and Gill is disappointed with himself for failing to get it away.
13.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Dilshan Madushanka drifts down leg again, on a length, Virat Kohli whips it aerially but in front of deep square leg for a single.
13.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Much straighter this time, on a good length, on off and middle, Virat Kohli gets his bat out in front and blocks it towards cover.
13.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, At the toes again, on a fullish length, Shubman Gill clips it through square leg and takes a single.
13.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Half a shout for LBW! Fullish delivery, tailing into the pads, Shubman Gill fails to flick this one and wears it on the pads. Not much of an appeal from any of the Sri Lankan players as the ball would have gone down leg.
13.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, A bit uppish from Virat Kohli! Starts his new spell with a full delivery, shaping in, on middle, Virat Kohli presses forward to clip it away but the ball stops and holds in the surface. Kohli gets a leading edge that lobs in front of mid off and the batters scamper across for a single.
13
over
13 | 10 Runs | HH: 82/1
12.6
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Compensates by bowling it short but offers width outside off, Shubman Gill stands tall and punches it sweetly through covers. Dilshan Madushanka in the deep, sprints and puts in a dive to his right to keep it to two.
12.5
4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Shubman Gill does not miss out this time! Maheesh Theekshana strays down leg again, full in length, Shubman Gill closes the face of his bat and clips it off his pads towards the deep backward square leg region for a boundary.
12.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, WIDE! Loses his radar as he slips a full delivery down leg, Shubman Gill misses the tickle but does well not to lose his balance. Wide called by the umpire.
12.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Looped up slower, fuller and on off, Shubman Gill drives it straight back to the bowler.
12.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Flatter trajectory again, short and on off, Virat Kohli goes back and turns it away in front of square leg for a single.
12.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, knocked down to long on for a single by Shubman Gill.
12.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Short and flatter, outside off, Virat Kohli gets behind the line and steers it behind square on the off side. He wants to come back for the second run but Shubman Gill sees Angelo Mathews get around and sends him back.
12
over
12 | 4 Runs | HH: 72/1
11.6
1
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, Leg bye! A bit too straight by Mathews, on a good length, on the pads, Virat Kohli fails to get it as fine as he intended. The ball deflects off his thigh pad and rolls towards short fine leg for a leg bye.
11.5
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, Bowls it on a good length, outside off, Virat Kohli plants his foot forward and waits to dab the ball towards point.
11.4
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, A bit slower, slanting in, on a length, on middle, Virat Kohli shapes to clip it away but adjusts well to block it out down the wicket.
11.3
1
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Drop and run! Angelo Mathews drags the length back and serves it on off, Shubman Gill steps out and taps it with soft hands in front of cover for another quick single.
11.2
1
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, Angles it in, on a length, around off, Virat Kohli uses his feet to move off side and nudges it in front of mid-wicket. Calls Shubman Gill for a quick single and a fumble there allows the run to be completed with ease.
11.1
1
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Short and wide outside off, Shubman Gill walks across and drills it along the ground to deep point for a single.
11
over
11 | 8 Runs | HH: 68/1
10.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Drifting in, full and around middle, Virat Kohli tucks it gently in front of mid-wicket.
10.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Fullish delivery, at 92.5 clicks, outside off, Shubman Gill shuffles and jams it out down the ground towards long off for a run.
10.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Darted in, full and on middle and leg, Virat Kohli drives with a straight bat to long on for one more run.
10.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Shubman Gill, Pushes it through, full and on the pads, Shubman Gill clips it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, A bit quicker through the air, full and outside off, Virat Kohli knocks it down to long off and rotates the strike.
10.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana to Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli greets Maheesh Theekshana with a boundary! Starts off with a bit of a loosener, tossed up half-volley, outside off, Virat Kohli presses forward and creams the drive. He manages to beat the diving long off fielder to his left for a boundary.
Time for Powerplay 2! Sri Lanka can now have 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle until the 40th over. Also, we will see spin for the first time as Maheesh Theekshana comes into the attack now.
10
over
10 | 3 Runs | HH: 60/1
9.6
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Pitched up and around off, Shubman Gill drills it towards short covers.
9.5
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Another fuller delivery, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and pushes it towards mid off.
9.4
1
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and around off, Virat Kohli steers it wide of point and takes the first run quickly, he wants the second but is sent back.
9.3
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, BEATEN! Angelo Mathews lands this on a good length and around off, shaping away, Virat Kohli looks to push it away from his body and gets beaten on the outside edge.
9.2
1
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Fuller one and on middle, Shubman Gill strides forward and knocks it wide of mid on for a run.
9.1
1
Angelo Mathews to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off, angling in, Virat Kohli looks to tap it away but gets an inside edge in front of square leg for a single.
9
over
9 | 10 Runs | HH: 57/1
8.6
2
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Overpitched and on the pads, Shubman Gill whips it with good timing towards the deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
8.5
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Full again and on off, Shubman Gill stays back and pushes it towards short covers.
8.4
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Pitches this one up and on off, Shubman Gill drills it straight to mid off.
8.3
4
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Fine shot! Kasun Rajitha lands this back of a length and on the sixth stump line, Shubman Gill gets on top of the bounce nicely once again and smashes it through extra covers for another boundary. That also brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.
8.2
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Fuller one and on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill blocks it out solidly towards mid on.
8.1
4
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, FOUR LEG BYES! Kasun Rajitha is still searching for his line here! He lands this on a good length but down the leg side, Shubman Gill looks to flick but misses as the ball deflects off his pads towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
8
over
8 | 5 Runs | HH: 47/1
7.6
1
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, On a length and around middle, Shubman Gill knocks it towards mid on and scampers across for a single.
7.5
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Fullish delivery, on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.
7.4
4
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Shubman Gill finds the fence now! Angelo Mathews lands this short of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill frees his arms and crunches it through point for a boundary. Gill is never going to miss out on those balls.
7.3
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, This is pitched up and around off again, Shubman Gill once again uses his feet but taps it down towards short covers again.
7.2
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Goes fuller this time, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and pushes it towards short covers.
7.1
Angelo Mathews to Shubman Gill, Angelo Mathews begins with a slower delivery, back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill chops it down towards point.
Change from both ends as Angelo Mathews comes on, replacing Dushmantha Chameera.
7
over
7 | 9 Runs | HH: 42/1
6.6
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, Overpitched and around off, Virat Kohli drives it firmly again but this time Angelo Mathews at mid off dives to his left to make a good stop.
6.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, FOUR! A poor delivery and rightfully punished! Kasun Rajitha continues with fuller length but serves this down the leg side, Virat Kohli stays there and glances it off his pads towards the fine leg fence for another boundary.
6.4
4
Kasun Rajitha to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Vintage Virat! Kasun Rajitha pitches this one up and around off, Virat Kohli presents the full face of the bat and drives it well wide of mid off for a beautiful boundary.
6.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Another full delivery, on off, Shubman Gill drills it wide of mid off where the fielder moves to his right and dives but lets it through. A single is taken due to the misfield.
6.2
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, This is full again and on middle now, Shubman Gill uses his feet but has to adjust and knocks it towards mid off in the end.
6.1
Kasun Rajitha to Shubman Gill, Kasun Rajitha starts with a full delivery, on off, shaping away, Shubman Gill mistime his drive towards mid off.
Time for the first change in bowling as Kasun Rajitha comes into the attack.
6
over
6 | 8 Runs | HH: 33/1
5.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot! Dushmantha Chameera overpitches this one, on middle, Virat Kohli steps across a bit and closes the face of the bat to drive it nicely past mid on for another boundary.
5.5
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Touch fuller and on off, Virat Kohli pushes it towards covers.
5.4
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Back of a length and around off, Virat Kohli dabs it towards point.
Halt! Dushmantha Chameera is experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder having landed badly on it on the first delivery of the over. The physio is out to have a look but Chameera looks fine to continue. All good to go now.
5.3
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, FOUR! A fine reply from Kohli! Dushmantha Chameera serves this a bit fuller and on off again, Virat Kohli this time leans on nicely and carves it through cover-point for a boundary.
5.2
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, RIPPER! Dushmantha Chameera lands this on a good length and around off, nips back in sharply, Virat Kohli looks to push it away but gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball just goes past the stumps as well.
5.1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, DROPPED! A really good attempt though! This is full and around middle, sticks to the surface again, Virat Kohli drives it uppishly wide of the bowler where Dushmantha Chameera stretches his left hand out and the ball almost sticks to it but he fails to grab hold of it after a couple of attempts. Kohli gets a life now!
5
over
5 | 11 Runs | HH: 25/1
4.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Another full delivery, on middle, sticks to the surface a bit, Virat Kohli works it wide of mid off for one.
4.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, DROPPED! A genuine chance goes begging here! This is pitched up and around off, Shubman Gill looks to drive it on the up but gets an outside edge in the air towards cover-point where Charith Asalanka dives early to his left and spills it out. They cross. Gill gets a life here!
4.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Full again but down the leg side this time, Shubman Gill misses his glance. It is called a wide.
4.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, Goes fuller and on off, swinging in, Shubman Gill jams it out towards mid off.
4.3
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Two in two! Dilshan Madushanka bowls this back of a length and just around off, Shubman Gill gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly through covers for another boundary.
4.2
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Shubman Gill finally gets off the mark on his ninth delivery! Dilshan Madushanka lands this short of a length and around middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Shubman Gill picks up the length early and pulls it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
4.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, This is on a good length and around off, angling away, Shubman Gill looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
4
over
4 | Runs | HH: 14/1
3.6
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Short of a length and outside off, Virat Kohli offers no shot at it. Another maiden over from Dushmantha Chameera!
3.5
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Dushmantha Chameera goes back to his fuller length and around off, Virat Kohli looks to drive but gets another inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere. Virat Kohli living a bit dangerously here!
3.4
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Just short again! Dushmantha Chameera lands this on a good length and around off, shaping in, Virat Kohli looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his back pad as the ball deflects behind but lands just in front of the keeper where Kusal Mendis dives forward but fails to reach it.
3.3
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Another full delivery, on middle, angling in, Virat Kohli tucks it straight to short mid-wicket.
3.2
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Just short! This is full again, on middle, Virat Kohli knocks it bit uppishly down the ground where Dushmantha Chameera goes down but the ball just lands in front of him.
3.1
Dushmantha Chameera to Virat Kohli, Fuller delivery and on off, Virat Kohli drives it firmly but straight to wide mid off.
3
over
3 | 6 Runs | HH: 14/1
2.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Shubman Gill, This is pitched up and around off, Shubman Gill leans on and pushes it towards mid on.
2.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Goes back to his fuller length, on the pads, Virat Kohli nudges it towards fine leg for a single.
2.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Dilshan Madushanka bangs in a sharp bouncer at 134.5 clicks, on middle, Virat Kohli sways away from it well.
2.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Back of a length but down the leg side, Virat Kohli leaves it alone. Wided.
2.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, A slower delivery now, full and on middle, Virat Kohli blocks it out as the ball rolls towards mid off.
2.2
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Nice shot! Dilshan Madushanka serves this full again, on middle, shaping in too, Virat Kohli uses his wrists well to flick it with excellent timing past mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Fuller one and around middle, shaping in, Virat Kohli knocks it to the right of the bowler.
2
over
2 | Runs | HH: 8/1
1.6
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Pitches this one up on off, Shubman Gill defends it off the inner half of the bat to the leg side. A maiden over then!
1.5
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Oh..beauty! Dushmantha Chameera lands this on a hard length and around middle, nips back in sharply after hitting the deck, Shubman Gill gets cut in half as he tries to work it away and misses it completely.
1.4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, This is back of a length and on the sixth stump line, Shubman Gill gets his bat away from it and lets it go to the keeper.
1.3
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Full again and around off too, Shubman Gill pushes it towards short covers. Three dots in a row now!
1.2
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Goes a bit fuller and on off, Shubman Gill strides forward and knocks it towards wide mid off.
1.1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shubman Gill, Dushmantha Chameera begins with a good-length delivery around off, Shubman Gill steers it toward point.
It will be pace from both ends as Dushmantha Chameera comes on from the other end.
1
over
1 | 8 Runs | HH: 8/1
0.6
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a boundary as well! Dilshan Madushanka serves this full again but down the leg side, Virat Kohli just has to get some bat on it and the ball races to the fine leg fence for four runs. An eventful first over comes to an end!
0.5
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Overpitched and around off this time, Virat Kohli drives it straight to mid off.
0.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Virat Kohli gets behind the line of it and blocks it down the pitch.
0.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Virat Kohli, Almost carries to the fielder! Sri Lanka nearly hunted down two prized scalps on consecutive deliveries. This is pitched up and on middle, shaping in, Virat Kohli inside-edges his attempted flick and it goes on one drop to short fine leg. Nervy start for India!
Virat Kohli walks in at number 3 for India.
0.2
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Rohit Sharma, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Dilshan Madushanka has silenced the Wankhede! What a brilliant comeback from him and this is a peach of a delivery. He lands this off-cutter on a good length and just around middle and off, shaping away slightly this time, Rohit Sharma plays for the shape-in and tries to block but plays down the wrong line and the ball goes through to shatter the off pole out of the ground. India lose their skipper early!
0.1
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Easy pickings! India and Rohit Sharma are underway in style! Dilshan Madushanka starts with a fuller delivery but on the pads, Rohit Sharma just tickles it away past short fine leg for a boundary.
We are done with the national anthems and it is now time for the action to get underway. Some last words being spoken by Kusal Mendis in the Sri Lankan huddle before they spread out to take their respective field positions. A loud cheer from the Mumbai crowd as the local boy Rohit Sharma strides out to the centre with his opening partner, Shubman Gill. It will be Dilshan Madushanka to start the proceedings with the new ball for Sri Lanka. He is starting with two slips in place. Off we go…
We are moments away from the start of this clash, but before that, the match officials and the players, along with their mascots, will line up for the national anthems. They are joined by the UNICEF and ICC Ambassadors Sachin Tendulkar and Muthiah Muralidaran. It will be Sri Lanka's national anthem first followed by the national anthem of India.
The skipper of India, Rohit Sharma says that they would have batted first anyway. Shares that it looks like a good pitch but feels that there will be some assistance at the start. Reckons that it will be nice for seamers to bowl under lights. Mentions that it is a great honour and a good moment for him to captain India where he has grown up. States that they thrive on getting better as a team and it is important for them to not get carried away. Adds that it is important to stay balanced and tick boxes again and again. Informs that they are going with the same team as the last game.
Sri Lanka's captain, Kusal Mendis says that they will bowl first. Mentions that the wicket looks great and feels that it looks a good wicket to bat second. Feels that they have done really well in the last couple of matches. States that the remaining three games are important for them and hopes that everyone can give their best. Informs that Dushan Hemantha comes into the side in place of Dhananjaya de Silva.
India (Unchanged Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) – Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (C/WK), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dushan Hemantha (In place of Dhananjaya de Silva), Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka.
TOSS – Rohit Sharma flips the coin and Kusal Mendis calls it right. Sri Lanka have elected to BOWL first.
PITCH REPORT – Michael Atherton says that it is hot but it is not unbearable like it was during the England-South Africa clash. Adds that the square boundaries are 64m and 69m respectively while the straight boundaries are 76m. Ricky Ponting joins him and says that there is a bit of shine and that means it will not slow down as the game progresses. Tells that that the challenge for the bowlers will be to hit the hard length which will be difficult to put away. Reckons that the pitch is full of runs and the captain winning the toss should look to bat first.
ICYMI, as part of the joint initiative by the ICC and UNICEF, this game between India and Sri Lanka will be celebrated as a 'One Day 4 Children' fixture. Through 'One Day 4 Children' and the #BeAChampion campaign, both organisations aim to communicate the message of creating equal opportunities for girls and boys.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, suffered a disappointing loss to the Afghans where they were completely outplayed. Their batting has been a bit of a concern with only Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama contributing most of the runs but they will need a lot of support from others. Their opening partnership is not a settled one but getting Angelo Mathews in the team has provided them a good balance in the side. Dilshan Madushanka has been their best bowler with his ability to swing the new ball both ways while Maheesh Theekshana can be dangerous to the Indian batters. They will surely remember that humiliation in the Asia Cup and will turn up with more firepower to avenge that defeat. Will they hand the hosts their first loss? Or will the Men in Blue continue on their merry way? We will find out soon. Toss and team news in a bit.
India have been the team to beat in this tournament and are still undefeated. Their batting has been amazing with either Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma or KL Rahul all stepping up whenever the team needed them. They will be a bit concerned with the form of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer but that hasn't affected them that much till now. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been absolutely fantastic with the ball getting crucial breakthroughs at different phases of the game while Mohammed Shami who wasn't getting a game has picked up nine wickets in just two games and will look to add to his tally. Mohammed Siraj has been a bit inconsistent but he will remember his magnificent spell against the Lankans in the Asia Cup and will hope to get back in form. They are a well-rounded unit once again be the favourites to win this game.
Hello and a warm welcome folks! The Wankhede Stadium is ready to host Sri Lanka in what is going to be a repeat of the 2011 ODI World Cup final. The Men in Blue will want to recreate that historic moment to confirm their spot in the semi-finals while the Lankans will hope that they become the first side to defeat India and keep their campaign alive.
… MATCH DAY …
The iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is yet again the venue for a World Cup game and this time, it will be the rematch of that historical 2011 World Cup final game that took place on the very same ground. Yes, you guessed it correctly, it is India taking on Sri Lanka in Match number 33 of the tournament. The host nation, India, have been perfect thus far in the competition, winning 6 out of 6 but were challenged in the first half of their previous game by a lacklustre England side. Batting first for the very first time in the competition, the Indian top order collapsed with only skipper Rohit Sharma standing out and thanks to a breezy inning by Suryakumar Yadav they trickled their way to 229 runs. The bowling however was on fire yet again with Jasprit Bumrah leading from the front and the spinners proving to be as consistent as ever. But, it has been the addition of Mohammed Shami that has added to the wicket-taking ability of the attack and he has picked up 9 wickets in just 2 games so far. The likes of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer haven't quite fired yet in this competition and their form could be crucial heading into the knockout stages but overall, India look unlikely to be stopped anytime soon. Sri Lanka on the other hand are all but out of the competition but a win against the best side in the tournament would certainly give them half a chance of making it through to the semifinals. After being on the wrong end of their first three matches, the Lankan lions roared and picked up a couple of big wins but in their last game against Afghanistan which was virtually a shootout for a chance at the semifinals, they crumbled once again. The inclusion of Dimuth Karunaratne up top didn't work as the opener failed to make an impact and the loss of Lahiru Kumara due to an injury proved to be quite fatal as their bowling lacked that wicket-taking ability. Dushmantha Chameera who came in as Kumara's replacement bowled fairly well but overall, it was a disappointing game with both bat and ball for the Lankans and they were blown away by Afghanistan. The last time these two sides met wasn't much long ago in the Asia Cup final and it was Mohammed Siraj who ripped through the Lankan batting order with a six-wicket haul and Sri Lanka barely got over the 50-run mark. With prior losses in mind and the pressure of being knocked out of the competition, Sri Lanka will look to find some sort of inspiration and do what no other team has managed to do thus far and that is to defeat India. The hosts on the other hand will look to keep winning and ensure that they do not lose momentum going into the business end of the group stage. Can Sri Lanka pull off a shock win here? Or will India continue on their merry way?
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