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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I Commentary, Live Updates

IND vs SL, 2023 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
162/5 (20.0/20)
160 (20.0/20)
India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs
Right then, that is it from this game and it is the home side, India who have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Sri Lanka will feel that they can go a step further in the next game and get back on level terms. The second game should be another exciting clash and will take place on Thursday, the 5th of January at the MCA Stadium in Pune. That game will begin at 7 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT) but you can join us early for the build-up. Take care and goodbye!
Hardik Pandya, the Indian skipper, says that he is feeling good physically and it was only a few cramps. Shares that he had not slept well and the fluids got down hence he suffered cramps. Tells that he wants to put his team in challenging situations, especially in these bilateral series, and that will prepare them for the big games. Tells that he just told Shivam Mavi to back his skills and not to have the fear of getting hit. States that if the situation is the same, he (Hardik) will continue to take the new ball as he has worked on swinging the ball.
Deepak Hooda (41* off 23 balls) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his game-changing knock. Hooda says that he tries to play at any position in the batting order and looks to give his hundred per cent. Adds that he and Axar Patel were talking about getting in a couple of good hits and they would be able to get to 160. Mentions that he wants to perform every time he gets an opportunity and he recently played a lot of spin in domestic cricket because of which he was confident of taking the Lankan spinners on.
Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lankan captain, says that he is disappointed with the way they finished. Feels that they should have won in style. Mentions that at this venue, the batters should have performed better and crossed the line. Shares that they used the match-ups well with the ball and succeeded. Adds that his top order consists of very talented batters and they are backing them.
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Earlier in the game, Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to chase. India got off to a breezy start before losing three quick wickets. Ishan Kishan made a fast start and so did Hardik Pandya but the pair got out when India looked to up the ante. Thankfully for India, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel played quickfire knocks down the order to take the score above 160. For Sri Lanka, the spinners bowled really well and so did Chamika Karunaratne but Kasun Rajitha went for a bit of tap. With an under-par score to chase down on a bit of a tacky surface, the Lankan batters never really looked to be in control. Shivam Mavi exploited this and so did a couple of other pacers. With India cruising, Sri Lanka did launch a counter-attack led by their skipper Dasun Shanaka but ended up on the losing side.
Shivam Mavi comes up for a quick word. Shares that he was struggling with the landing initially and then decided to bowl from the side of the crease. Tells that he has been waiting for 6 years for this moment but he stuck around and put in the hard work. Mentions that it was his dream to play for the country and adds that he was not much nervous as he has played in the Indian T20 League. Praises Hardik Pandya for backing him and encouraging him. Mavi picks his first wicket as his best out of the four.
India will be delighted with the win here but will feel that they got out of jail. The debutant, Shivam Mavi set the tone early on as he picked up a wicket each in his first two overs. Hardik Pandya bowled three on the trot at the start and kept the Lankan batters pegged back. The Indian spinners failed to dominate the middle overs but the likes of Umran Malik and Harshal Patel were able to pick up timely wickets and ended up with two wickets each. Mavi came back to pick up two more, finishing with a four-fer on debut. With Pandya picking up a slight niggle, the task of bowling the final over was handed to Axar Patel and he just about managed to get his side over the line.
Sri Lanka will feel that this one got away. The target to chase down was not the biggest and they knew that a couple of solid knocks could take them over the line. However, their top order apart from Kusal Mendis completely faltered. The visitors kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and as has been the case in recent times, the onus was on the skipper Dasun Shanaka and the lower order to lead the fightback. That is exactly what happened as Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga stitched together a quick 40-run stand. Both of them got out but Chamika Karunaratne kept on fighting till the end and with 5 needed off 3 balls, it looked like he had done enough but sadly, it wasn't meant to be for Sri Lanka.
Unreal scenes as the crowd inside the Wankhede erupts! So close yet so far for Sri Lanka as Axar Patel holds his nerves and gets the job done for his side. Axar is flocked by his teammates who huddle around him and pat him on the head. But spare a thought for Chamika Karunaratne who put the Lankans ahead in the final over only to fall 2 runs short of the target. What a game!
End Of The Over 20 : 160/10
10 Runs
  • 1 WD 19.1
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 619.3
  • 019.4
  • W 19.5
  • W 19.6
C. Karunaratne
23 (16)
D. Madushanka
0 (0)
A. Patel
3-0-31-0
19.6
W
Axar Patel To Chamika Karunaratne OUT!
OUT! Run out on the final ball as well. INDIA WIN BY 2 RUNS! Flatter delivery, it's fired in around middle, Chamika Karunaratne swings his bat hard but fails to get the desired connection. It tamely rolls down to deep mid-wicket and Chamika jogs to the other end in disappointment. His partner, Dilshan Madushanka, looks for the second run and is midway down the track. Deepak Hooda fires in the throw to the keeper this time and Ishan Kishan does the rest.
Dilshan Madushanka is the last man in for Sri Lanka but he won't be on strike.
19.5
W
Axar Patel To Chamika Karunaratne OUT!
OUT! Run out at the non-striker's end! Fuller and on middle, Chamika flicks it to deep mid-wicket and has to go for the second run. Hooda throws the ball to the bowler who takes the bails off. Could have taken the gamble and thrown it to the keeper. Chamika Karunaratne is back on strike, 4 needed off the final ball.
19.4
0
Axar Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
DOT! What a thriller! Short and wide again, within the tram line and Chamika Karunaratne leaves thinking it to be a wide. No signal 5 needed off 2 balls.
There is a long conversation going on between skipper Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel. It seems quite animated as well and then the keeper Ishan Kishan joins in. After a bit of chat, Axar is good to bowl and play can resume.
19.3
6
Axar Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
SIX! High and handsome! 5 needed off 3 balls. Incredible shot. Quicker one, short and on middle, Chamika Karunaratne clears his front leg and muscles it over wide long on.
19.2
0
Axar Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
DOT BALL! Short in length and wide outside off, Chamika Karunaratne leaves it alone thinking it to be a wide. It's not. 11 needed off 4 balls.
19.1
1
Axar Patel To Kasun Rajitha
Over to Chamika Karunaratne now! Flatter and shorter on middle, helped to square leg for a run. 11 needed off 5 balls.
19.1
wd
Axar Patel To Kasun Rajitha
Wide! Quicker one, short and down the leg side, Kasun Rajitha leaves.
Who will bowl the final over? It will be Axar Patel! He has gone for 21 runs so far in his 2 overs. Can he do the job for India?
End Of The Over 19 : 150/8
16 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 3 NB 18.2
  • 118.2
  • 1 WD 18.3
  • 318.3
  • 618.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
K. Rajitha
4 (3)
C. Karunaratne
15 (11)
H. Patel
4-0-41-2
18.6
1
Harshal Patel To Kasun Rajitha
Only a single, what did Chamika Karunaratne do there? Fuller and on middle, Kasun walks forward and knocks it down to long on. For some reason, they cross and it will be Rajitha on strike for the final over. 13 needed more.
18.5
1
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
Just short! Short and wide outside off, slower in pace, Chamika Karunaratne chases and gets it away off the toe end. It flies down to long off but doesn't carry to the fielder. A single is taken.
18.4
6
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
SIX! 15 needed off 8 balls. Chamika Karunaratne gets hold of this delivery. Picks the short ball and launches it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Tension building.
18.3
3
Harshal Patel To Kasun Rajitha
Full toss on middle, Kasun works it through backward square leg. Shivam Mavi sprints across to his right in the deep and saves a run.
18.3
wd
Harshal Patel To Kasun Rajitha
Wide! Going down the leg side, on a length, Rajitha attempts to get a fine tickle but fails.
18.2
1
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
Shortish and around off, Chamika plays a mistimed heave down to long on and gets only a run.
18.2
nb
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
NOT OUT! A high full toss on middle, Karunaratne pushes it down to long on and scampers back for the second run. It's called a no ball for a waist-high full toss. Meanwhile, there is a run-out appeal once Ishan breaks the stumps. The third umpire finds it fine. Free Hit coming up...
Is that a run out? The throw comes in from Sanju Samson who is stationed at long and it is at the striker's end. Ishan Kishan dislodges the bails as Chamika Karunaratne puts in the big dive. It is sent upstairs and the replays show that Chamika was well in. Not Out!
18.1
0
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
A dipping yorker outside off, at 117.9 kph, Chamika Karunaratne strokes it to sweeper cover and declines the single.
Harshal Patel (3-0-25-2) to bowl the 19th over.
End Of The Over 18 : 134/8
3 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • W 17.4
  • 1 LB 17.5
  • 117.6
C. Karunaratne
5 (6)
K. Rajitha
0 (1)
S. Mavi
4-0-22-4
17.6
1
Shivam Mavi To Chamika Karunaratne
No fifer on debut but what an effort from Mavi. Back of a length outside off, at 134.8 kph, Chamika drops it with soft hands to point and retains strike. 29 needed off 12 balls.
17.5
lb
Shivam Mavi To Kasun Rajitha
Fuller and on middle, angling down at 136 kph, Kasun Rajitha fails to flick and it goes off his pads to the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.
Kasun Rajitha walks out to bat now.
17.4
W
Shivam Mavi To Maheesh Theekshana OUT!
OUT! Maheesh Theekshana holes out and what a dream debut it is turning out to be for Shivam Mavi - fourth wicket for him! A delivery on a good length, around off at 132.1 kph, Maheesh hangs back to smash it down the ground but he gets more height than distance. An easy catch for Suryakumar Yadav at long off and Sri Lanka are nearing defeat now. 31 needed off 14 balls with two wickets left.
17.3
0
Shivam Mavi To Maheesh Theekshana
Slower one again, on a length at 120.8 clicks, Maheesh smacks it through the line but finds the fielder at extra cover.
17.2
0
Shivam Mavi To Maheesh Theekshana
Precious dot. Slower and shorter around off, Maheesh Theekshana is way too early with his attempted pull shot and misses.
17.1
1
Shivam Mavi To Chamika Karunaratne
A length delivery outside off, Chamika forces it down to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 131/7
8 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 616.2
  • 016.3
  • W 16.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
C. Karunaratne
3 (4)
M. Theekshana
1 (1)
U. Malik
4-0-27-2
16.6
1
Umran Malik To Chamika Karunaratne
Fuller and on middle, at 149.3 clips, Chamika Karunaratne works it in front of square leg and picks up a single.
16.5
1
Umran Malik To Maheesh Theekshana
Around off, Maheesh Theekshana pushes inside the line and edges it down to third man for a single.
Maheesh Theekshana is the new man in.
16.4
W
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! Is that the match? Umran Malik bowls it with a lot of fire. Clocks 155 kph and hurls it on a length outside off, Dasun Shanaka stays leg-side of this delivery as he attempts to hammer it through the line. His bat though turns in his gloves and it goes straight into the hands of Chahal at extra cover. That break in play due to the use of the DRS hampered Shanaka's momentum and he returns dejected. 34 needed off 20 balls.
16.3
0
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
DRS time! It's for a caught behind and the original decision is not out. Umran Malik fires in a very full ball, around leg, Shanaka tries to dig it out but fails. It goes through his legs to the keeper who does well to collect it. He appeals but nothing from the umpire. Hardik Pandya has decided to take chance with the review. The third umpire is taking his time. He feels that it has taken the bottom edge but then bounced before going to Kishan. The right decision is made.
16.2
6
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! What a pickup shot! Shanaka is the man for Sri Lanka. A little short in length, around middle, Dasun Shanaka sits back and heaves it over deep square leg. 34 needed off 22 balls.
16.1
0
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
Dot ball. Width there outside off, short in length, at 148.5 kph, Shanaka slaps it to point where the fielder makes a fine stop. That was travelling and Hooda did well.
Umran Malik (3-0-19-1) is back on for his final over.
End Of The Over 16 : 123/6
13 Runs
  • 615.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
D. Shanaka
39 (23)
C. Karunaratne
2 (3)
H. Patel
3-0-25-2
15.6
1
Harshal Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Short again, around off, pulled away on one bounce to deep mid-wicket for a run. 13 from the over, 40 needed off 24 balls. We are heading towards a tight finish here.
15.5
4
Harshal Patel To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Put away with disdain! Short in length, around off, Shanaka stands tall inside the crease and pulls it with authority to wide long on for a boundary.
15.4
1
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
A premeditated charge from Chamika as he receives the ball on the full and chips it behind the bowler. It drops wide of mid off and they cross.
15.3
0
Harshal Patel To Chamika Karunaratne
Lands it on a length, around off, it's punched off the back foot but straight to the short cover.
15.2
1
Harshal Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Sliding down the leg side, Dasun uses the angle and nudges it towards long leg. He runs the first run hard but that's all he will get.
15.1
6
Harshal Patel To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! High and handsome! Short in length and around off, Dasun Shanaka rides the bounce and hammer-pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a maximum. A great start to the over for the Lankans.
Harshal Patel is back on to bowl at the backend.
End Of The Over 15 : 110/6
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • W 14.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
D. Shanaka
27 (19)
C. Karunaratne
1 (1)
S. Mavi
3-0-20-3
14.6
1
Shivam Mavi To Dasun Shanaka
Slower one, bowled into the pitch and over middle, this is pulled away through square leg for a single.
14.5
0
Shivam Mavi To Dasun Shanaka
Half an appeal for lbw but seems to be drifting down leg. Mavi bowls this one fuller and angles it into the pads. Dasun Shanaka looks to flick but misses and gets pinged on the pads. Hardik Pandya asks if Mavi wants the review but the bowler denies and the replays show that it was clearly drifting down leg.
14.4
1
Shivam Mavi To Chamika Karunaratne
Full and on the pads, clipped away in front of square on the leg side for a single.
Chamika Karunaratne walks in next.
14.3
W
Shivam Mavi To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the fielder and Wanindu Hasaranga fails to make use of the life he got just a couple of deliveries earlier. Shivam Mavi pitches it up around off stump and it is in the slot and there to be hit. Hasaranga backs away and goes deep in his crease but ends up toe-ending the lofted drive towards mid off. Hardik Pandya over there takes a simple catch around his face and Mavi gets his third wicket on debut. 55 needed now off 33 balls.
14.2
1
Shivam Mavi To Dasun Shanaka
Good length outside off, this is eased away through cover-point for a single.
Play halted! Wanindu Hasaranga seems to have hurt himself with that awkward dive. The physio is in the middle. All good and Wanindu is back on his feet!
14.1
0
Shivam Mavi To Dasun Shanaka
What was Wanindu Hasaranga doing there? Mavi starts off with a slower one bowled into the deck and angled at the body. Dasun Shanaka looks to work it off his hips but gets an inside edge. The ball pops up off his hips and lands around the vacant short leg region. Hasaranga is almost at the striker's end when he is sent back. Mavi has to run around Hasaranga who is scampering back and has a shy at the stumps. Hasarnaga puts in the dive but Mavi misses, otherwise, it would have been curtains for the non-striker.
Change in bowling. Debutant Shivam Mavi (2-0-17-2) comes back for his second spell. Hardik Pandya, who is back on the field, is having a quick word with his bowler.
End Of The Over 14 : 107/5
17 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 613.4
  • 613.5
  • 213.6
W. Hasaranga
21 (9)
D. Shanaka
25 (15)
Y. Chahal
2-0-26-0
13.6
2
Yuzvendra Chahal To Wanindu Hasaranga
A slight fumble in the deep and they take two. On the shorter side and around off, Wanindu Hasaranga taps it towards deep cover where Shivam Mavi misfields and allows the extra run. 17 from the over, 56 needed now off 36 balls.
13.5
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Wanindu Hasaranga
SIX! Two in a row! Another tossed-up delivery on middle and leg, Wanindu Hasaranga connects the slog-sweep well and muscles it over the mid-wicket fence for another biggie.
13.4
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Wanindu Hasaranga
SIX! All the way! This is very slow, at just 71.1 clicks and turning away from the leg stump line. Wanindu Hasaranga has to reach for it and puts all his power to send the ball over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
13.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka looks to come down the track but Chahal pulls the length back. Shanaka adjusts and works it on the leg side for one more.
13.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Wanindu Hasaranga
Gives it a nice loop and bowls it at 81 kph around off. Wanindu Hasaranga looks to slog but miscues it down to long off for a single.
13.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Dasun Shanaka
Bowls it quicker at 94 clicks and a bit shorter around off. Dasun Shanaka backs away and plays it with the turn through the cover region for one.
Yuzvendra Chahal comes back into the attack. He has bowled just one over, for 9 runs.
End Of The Over 13 : 90/5
10 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 412.6
W. Hasaranga
6 (5)
D. Shanaka
23 (13)
U. Malik
3-0-19-1
12.6
4
Umran Malik To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Nicely played! This is short and wide at around 146 clicks. Wanindu Hasaranga stays on the back foot, before leaning back and guiding it behind point for a boundary. 73 needed off 42 balls.
12.5
1
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
This is shorter and around off, pulled away in front of square on the leg side for a run.
12.4
0
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
Umran Malik delivers another express delivery! Clocks 149.1 kph and it's short outside off, Shanaka tries to play late but is beaten for sheer pace.
12.3
0
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
Good length, around the top of off, Dasun Shanaka keeps it out.
12.2
4
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
MISFIELD AND FOUR! A tad fuller and outside off, Dasun Shanaka opens the face of the bat and steers it to the right of the man at third man. Sanju Samson there gets his knee stuck in the turf and the ball goes through his hands into the fence.
12.1
1
Umran Malik To Wanindu Hasaranga
Back of a length, at 147 clicks and around off, Wanindu Hasaranga eases it toward third man for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 80/5
12 Runs
  • 211.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 611.4
  • 011.5
  • 211.6
D. Shanaka
18 (9)
W. Hasaranga
1 (3)
A. Patel
2-0-21-0
11.6
2
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Excellent running but it is sent upstairs by the on-field umpires. This is full and outside off, Dasun Shanaka strokes it away through extra cover and looks for two straight away. The throw comes in at the bowler's end but Wanindu Hasaranga is quick to get back. The replays confirm that Axar Patel whipped off the bails after Wanindu Hasaranga slid his bat in.
11.5
0
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
This is full and angled in from around off, Dasun Shanaka pushes it back to the bowler.
11.4
6
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! Thumped! Floats it up a bit around middle, Dasun Shanaka backs away and dispatches it right back over the bowler's head for a biggie. Sri Lanka need a lot more of this from their skipper.
11.3
1
Axar Patel To Wanindu Hasaranga
Fuller and at 98 clicks around off, this is driven down to long off for one more.
11.2
1
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Flatter one, a bit shorter and around middle, Shanaka punches it through mid on for a single.
11.1
2
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Top effort from Yuzvendra Chahal at fine leg. This is fired in around middle, Dasun Shanaka walks right across his stumps and sweeps it fine. Chahal sprints to his right and puts in the dive to save a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 11 : 68/5
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 010.3
  • W 10.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
W. Hasaranga
0 (2)
D. Shanaka
7 (4)
H. Patel
2-0-12-2
10.6
0
Harshal Patel To Wanindu Hasaranga
Length ball, angling into the pads, Wanindu Hasaranga looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. Excellent over from Harshal Patel, just 2 runs and a wicket off it.
10.5
0
Harshal Patel To Wanindu Hasaranga
Good length around off, this is pushed away towards covers.
Hardik Pandya is down on the ground, perhaps he has pulled his leg muscle while tracking back and taking the catch. The physio comes out immediately. Seems like cramps, it's quite humid in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Wanindu Hasaranga has walked in next as Hardik Pandya exits with the physio to receive some treatment in the dugout. Suryakumar Yadav, his deputy, will be in charge for some time.
10.4
W
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Harshal Patel strikes now and Bhanuka Rajapaksa has to walk back. Harshal bowls this one a bit slower at 122.8 kph and pitches it up around the off pole. Rajapaksa has his weight on the back foot but he looks to transfer it forward and loft it down the ground. Rajapaksa gets the elevation but not the distance. Hardik Pandya, from mid off, shuffles back and takes a tumbling catch but seems to have pulled a muscle. Sri Lanka lose half their side and are in deep trouble at the moment.
10.3
0
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Length ball, angling it in from outside off at 132.6 clicks. Bhanuka Rajapaksa looks to cover drive but mistimes it back to the bowler.
10.2
2
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Goes fuller now and angles it in from around middle, Bhanuka Rajapaksa works it in the vacant space around mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.
10.1
0
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Well done by the keeper! Harshal angles in a shortish ball down the leg side. Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets a tickle off the thigh pad but Ishan Kishan is quick to spring to his right and make the stop. He also gets up to under-arm the ball onto the stumps at his end. But Bhanuka is safely in.
Drinks break! Halfway through the chase and it is the home side, India who are in complete control of the game. Sri Lanka have lost four wickets and need 97 runs off 60 deliveries. The Indian pacers have been pretty good with skipper Hardik Pandya bowling probing lines early on, allowing Shivam Mavi to pick up the wickets from the other end. The Lankan batters have played a few loose shots as well. India scored plenty at the death and Sri Lanka can do the same but the pair of Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa is vital for them. An exciting phase of play awaits.
End Of The Over 10 : 66/4
9 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
D. Shanaka
7 (4)
B. Rajapaksa
8 (7)
A. Patel
1-0-9-0
9.6
4
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Five singles and a boundary off the last ball. A good one for Sri Lanka. Tossed up outside off, Dasun Shanaka plays late and guides it fine down to third man for a boundary. At the halfway mark, Sri Lanka need 97 runs.
9.5
1
Axar Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Quicker one, around off, Rajapaksa moves back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
9.4
1
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Flatter and shorter on leg, Shanaka goes back and punches it down to long on for a single.
9.3
1
Axar Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Flighted and full on off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa flicks it towards the vacant mid-wicket region for a run.
9.2
1
Axar Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Very full and on middle, it's knocked down to long on for one.
9.1
1
Axar Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Fuller and on off, Bhanuka works it to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike. Sri Lanka need to consolidate for some time here.
Axar Patel comes on to bowl for the first time in this game.
End Of The Over 9 : 57/4
10 Runs
  • 48.1
  • W 8.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
B. Rajapaksa
5 (4)
D. Shanaka
1 (1)
H. Patel
1-0-10-1
8.6
1
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Full and on the pads, it's worked to deep square leg for a single. End of an eventful over. 106 needed off 66 balls.
8.5
4
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! As Ravi Shastri would scream - Flashes and flashes hard! A cross-seam delivery, short and wide outside off, Bhanuka throws his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a boundary.
8.4
0
Harshal Patel To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Angling in from around off, on a length and on the slower side, Bhanuka Rajapaksa closes the face and helps it to mid-wicket.
8.3
1
Harshal Patel To Dasun Shanaka
Short and outside off, played through point for a single.
The Lankan skipper, Dasun Shanaka walks out to bat with his team in trouble.
8.2
W
Harshal Patel To Kusal Mendis OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Big, big breakthrough for India as the batter in form, Kusal Mendis is on his bike. Harshal gets a wicket off an ordinary delivery. Short in length and outside off, at 137 kph, Kusal rocks back and blazes it through the line. It goes aerially and flatly to deep cover-point and Sanju Samson moves across a bit to his left to accept the catch gleefully. That one was straight down his throat. Mendis is deeply disappointed as he drags himself off the ground. India on top!
8.1
4
Harshal Patel To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Dismissed! Excellent swing of the bat. Full in length, around off at 139.4 kph, Kusal clears his front leg and hammers it down to long on for a boundary.
Harshal Patel is now introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 8 : 47/3
3 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • W 7.5
  • 07.6
B. Rajapaksa
0 (1)
K. Mendis
24 (23)
U. Malik
2-0-9-1
7.6
0
Umran Malik To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Shortish and on off, at 144.9 clicks, Bhanuka Rajapaksa defends it off the inner half. It goes past the stumps and to the right of Ishan.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa is in at number 5.
7.5
W
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka OUT!
OUT! A remarkable running catch from Ishan Kishan and the crowd roars. Umran Malik is delighted to have his first wicket. Hurls across a short delivery, outside off at 143.7 kph, Charith Asalanka sits back to pull but gets a fat top edge. It flies towards fine leg and Ishan Kishan is very early to call for it. Harshal Patel coming in from fine leg stays away and the Indian keeper completes a great catch, by circling around and diving full length. Tremendous. Sri Lanka in a spot of bother now - 116 needed off 73 balls.
7.4
0
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka
Around off, punched off the back foot to covers.
7.3
1
Umran Malik To Kusal Mendis
JUST SHORT! Umran Malik digs it in short and outside off, Mendis shuffles across early for perhaps the paddle shot but finds the line to be on the other side. He adjusts and ramps it down to third man but without much conviction. It flies to third man but drops in front of the fielder in the deep. They cross.
7.2
1
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka
Angling into the batter, on a good length at 144.6 kph, Charith Asalanka uses the angle and tucks it behind square leg for one.
7.1
1
Umran Malik To Kusal Mendis
Short in length outside off, at 145.7 kph, Mendis guides it down to third man for a run. The man stationed there is standing quite square.
End Of The Over 7 : 44/2
9 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 66.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
K. Mendis
22 (21)
C. Asalanka
11 (12)
Y. Chahal
1-0-9-0
6.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kusal Mendis
A touch flat and on the shorter side around off, Mendis gets back and knocks it down towards long on. They take a run, 9 from the over.
6.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kusal Mendis
Flighted and on middle, defended off the front foot to covers.
6.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Charith Asalanka
Down the leg side, Charith Asalanka moves inside the crease and works it in front of square on the leg side for a run.
6.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Charith Asalanka
Loopy and full around off, Charith draws forward and pushes it defensively to short cover.
6.2
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Charith Asalanka
SIX! Out of here! Too full in length, around off, right in the arc, Charith Asalanka latches onto it and powers it over long on for a biggie.
6.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Kusal Mendis
Floated delivery, landing full around off, Mendis flicks it off the inner half to deep mid-wicket for a run.
Time for some spin as Yuzvendra Chahal has been tossed the ball.
End Of The Over 6 : 35/2
6 Runs
  • 1 WD 5.1
  • 45.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
C. Asalanka
4 (9)
K. Mendis
20 (18)
U. Malik
1-0-6-0
5.6
0
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka
Angles in a length ball from around off, Asalanka defends it back from the back foot. End of the Powerplay, Sri Lanka are 35 for 2. 128 needed off 84 balls.
5.5
0
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka
Back of a length, on top of off at 144.5 kph, Charith Asalanka goes on his toes and defends it to the off side.
5.4
0
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka
Spears it in, full and on off at 145 kph, Asalanka defends it back from the crease.
5.3
0
Umran Malik To Charith Asalanka
A low full toss outside off, at 146 clicks again, Charith times it towards backward point where Axar does well to make the half stop.
5.2
1
Umran Malik To Kusal Mendis
A 146 kph short ball, close to off, Mendis dabs it down to third man for a single.
5.1
4
Umran Malik To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Extra pace works against the bowler. Short in length and just outside off, at 144.1 kph, Kusal stays back and uses the pace to guide it down to third man for a boundary. Smart!
5.1
wd
Umran Malik To Kusal Mendis
Wide! Wrong line. Sliding down the leg side, a touch short at 145.6 kph, Mendis tries to pull but misses.
Will Shivam Mavi get his third? No, it will be Umran Malik to replace him.
End Of The Over 5 : 29/2
5 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
C. Asalanka
4 (5)
K. Mendis
15 (16)
H. Pandya
3-0-12-0
4.6
4
Hardik Pandya To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! A bit of swing but well controlled by Asalanka, and he gets off the mark with a boundary. This is full and on leg, shaping back in. Asalanka flicks it in front of mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the fence.
4.5
0
Hardik Pandya To Charith Asalanka
And again! Lovely channel around off with the natural angle taking the ball away from the left-hander. Asalanka opts not to play at it again.
4.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Charith Asalanka
Pitched up in that channel around off and angling it across the left-hander. Charith Asalanka stays watchful and leaves it alone.
4.3
0
Hardik Pandya To Charith Asalanka
This is full and around off, shaping away late. Charith Asalanka lets it through to the keeper as Hardik's towel also falls off while delivering the ball.
4.2
1
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
Shortish length, outside off and shaping away, Kusal Mendis slices it down to third man for a single.
4.1
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
On a hard length, at 137.7 clicks and pushed well outside the off stump. Kusal Mendis stays leg side of the ball and looks to slap it away but misses.
End Of The Over 4 : 24/2
8 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • 43.4
  • W 3.5
  • 03.6
C. Asalanka
0 (1)
K. Mendis
14 (14)
S. Mavi
2-0-17-2
3.6
0
Shivam Mavi To Charith Asalanka
Good length, bowled well outside off and left alone by Charith Asalanka.
Charith Asalanka is the new batter. 139 needed off 97 balls.
3.5
W
Shivam Mavi To Dhananjaya de Silva OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shivam Mavi repeats his antics from the previous over. This is bowled a touch fuller, at 136.2 kph and angled into the pads. Dhananjaya de Silva looks to flick it aerially over mid-wicket but fails to close the face of his bat in time and ends up chipping it. The ball flies around mid on where Sanju Samson takes a simple catch. Mavi gets the last laugh as Sri Lanka lose their second wicket inside the first four overs.
3.4
4
Shivam Mavi To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Up and over! Pitched-up delivery around off. Dhananjaya de Silva holds his shape and lofts it clinically over mid off to make it two boundaries in a row.
3.3
4
Shivam Mavi To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Easy pickings! Way too full and way too straight, de Silva flicks it fine and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
3.2
0
Shivam Mavi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Length again, bowled at 130 clicks and it's angling it in a long way. This one pitches around middle and jags back into the pads. Dhananjaya de Silva looks to tuck it away but misses and gets rapped high on the pads.
3.1
0
Shivam Mavi To Dhananjaya de Silva
This is pitched up around middle and angling in, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to drive but gets it off the inner part of the bat toward square leg.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/1
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
K. Mendis
14 (14)
de Silva
0 (1)
H. Pandya
2-0-7-0
2.6
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
Fullish length, angling it into the off pole, Mendis manages to block it out in front of covers.
2.5
4
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Pandya goes a bit wide of the crease and angles in a full ball into the pads. Kusal Mendis gets the front leg out of the way and whips it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
2.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
On a length and angling in from outside off, Mendis keeps it out on the off side.
2.3
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
Lovely delivery! Good length around the top of off and shaping away nicely away from the batter. Kusal Mendis gets a bit squared up and has a feel for it but the ball zips past the outside edge.
2.2
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
An appeal for caught-behind but it is turned down. This is shorter and just angling down leg, Kusal Mendis looks to work it off his hips but seems to have missed the ball. No wide is called either.
2.1
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
Missed opportunity! This is short and wide, there to be hit. Kusal Mendis slaps it straight to the man at point.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/1
9 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 41.3
  • 11.4
  • W 1.5
  • 01.6
de Silva
0 (1)
K. Mendis
10 (8)
S. Mavi
1-0-9-1
1.6
0
Shivam Mavi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Beaten! A good follow-up delivery to the wicket ball. This is pitched up around off stump and this time the ball shapes away from the right-hander. Dhananjaya de Silva looks to block but is beaten past the outside edge. An eventful first over in international cricket for Mavi, 9 runs and a wicket off it.
Dhananjaya de Silva walks in next, at number 3.
1.5
W
Shivam Mavi To Pathum Nissanka OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Shivam Mavi gets his maiden wicket after being hit for a couple of boundaries! This is a beautiful delivery from Mavi. It is bowled on a length and around off at 134.6 kph. Pathum Nissanka looks to get on the front foot and drive it straight but the ball nips back in off the deck and beats the inside edge. The ball goes in between bat and pad to castle into the stumps. Mavi is all pumped up and rightly so. Sri Lanka lose an early wicket.
1.4
1
Shivam Mavi To Kusal Mendis
Slower one, fuller and outside off, Mendis looks to drive it square of the wicket but gets an outside edge down to third man for a single.
1.3
4
Shivam Mavi To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Back-to-back! This is pitched up again around off and it is in the slot. Kusal Mendis keeps his shape and just punches it through extra cover for another boundary.
1.2
4
Shivam Mavi To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Pitches it up now around off stump, Kusal Mendis walks right across the stumps and chips it over mid on for a boundary, the first of this innings.
1.1
0
Shivam Mavi To Kusal Mendis
Shivam Mavi starts off his debut match with a shortish delivery outside off. This one shapes further away from the batter and the ball gets stuck on the pitch as well. Kusal Mendis looks to play at it but his attempt his half-hearted.
Debutant Shivam Mavi to speed in from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 WD 0.2
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
K. Mendis
1 (4)
P. Nissanka
1 (2)
H. Pandya
1-0-3-0
0.6
1
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
On a good length again and outside off, Kusal Mendis taps it away past point and gets off the mark with a single. Just 3 runs off the first over then, a probing one from Hardik Pandya.
0.5
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
Beaten all ends up! This is a top delivery from Hardik Pandya as he bowls it on a good length and close to the off stump. The ball shapes away late and squares up the batter completely.
0.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
Length ball around middle, Kusal Mendis nudges it onto the leg side.
0.3
0
Hardik Pandya To Kusal Mendis
This is on a length and well outside off, Kusal Mendis watches the ball go past him and into the gloves of the keeper.
0.2
1
Hardik Pandya To Pathum Nissanka
DROPPED! Sanju Samson fumbles the catch and Pathum Nissanka gets a life early on. Cleverly bowled by Pandya, this is bowled into the pitch and the pace is taken off a bit. Nissanka looks to flick but is through his shot early. The ball pops up off the leading edge to the right of mid off where Samson theatrically dives and grabs it with both hands. The ball pops out though as his elbows hit the ground hard. They get a run as well.
0.2
wd
Hardik Pandya To Pathum Nissanka
WIDE! A big inswinger but the line is completely wrong. This is full and down the leg side, Ishan Kishan behind the sticks does well to grab the ball. Sri Lanka are underway with a wide.
0.1
0
Hardik Pandya To Pathum Nissanka
Pandya begins with a dot! This is bowled on a length and in line with the stumps with a hint of shape away from the right-hander. Pathum Nissanka solidly defends it out in front of covers.
Match Info
  • Venue Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs
  • Player of the Match Deepak Hooda
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND) and Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 162/5 in 20.0 overs
  • India 150/5 in 19.1 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 51 off 28 balls between D Hooda (23) and A Patel (26)
  • Referral 2 (18.1 ovs): SL against D Hooda (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SL: 1)
  • India 101/5 in 15.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 75/3 in 10.0 overs
  • India 51/3 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 41/2
  • India 27/1: S Gill lbw b M Theekshana 7(5)
  • Referral 1 (2.3 ovs): S Gill against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SL: 2)
  • Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi makes their T20I debut for India
  • Sri Lanka 150/8 in 19.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (16.3 ovs): IND against D Shanaka (Caught) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SL: 2)
  • Sri Lanka 105/5 in 13.5 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 66/4 in 10.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 51/3 in 8.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 35/2
  • P Nissanka dropped on 0 by S Samson in 0.2 overs
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Player Runs Avg.
Suryakumar Yadav IND 170 85.00
Dasun Shanaka SL 124 62.00
Axar Patel IND 117 117.00
Kusal Mendis SL 103 34.33
Charith Asalanka SL 68 22.66
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Player Wickets Eco.
Umran Malik IND 7 9.63
Dilshan Madushanka SL 5 11.25
Shivam Mavi IND 4 9.00
Arshdeep Singh IND 3 12.21
Yuzvendra Chahal IND