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Match Ended   
142/5 (19.2)
138/9 (20)
India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Virat Kohli
That wraps up our coverage of this match. Do join us for the next encounter of the 2016 Asia Cup. It will be a crucial game as hosts Bangladesh take on Pakistan. That should be a riveting contest with a lot at stake for both sides. Tune in at 1900 IST tomorrow for the clash. Until then, it's goodbye from us.
MS DHONI feels that consistent performances are important. Points out on the stat regarding India's record in recent games where they have just lost 1 out of 9 matches. Feels that it was important for all batsmen to get a hit out there and credits Yuvraj for playing a good knock. Maintains that he is happy overall with the team's performance. Feels that the track did have help for the bowlers although it wasn't as hard as the previous matches. Says that it was a decent pitch as the batsmen too could get runs once set, especially with the dew in. Adds that the target of 139 wasn't a totally easy chase but is happy that his team did it with conviction. Credits his bowlers for being consistent and says that it is the reason why India haven't changed their bowling line up or even their XI as such. Feels that Pandya's presence gives balance to the side in all departments.
VIRAT KOHLI (MAN OF THE MATCH) says that he is happy being able to play such good knocks again in a pressure game. Says that it was important to be on the game today as the target was higher than the Pakistan game. Feels that it was important for him to force the pace to set the tempo of the innings. Reveals that it was a plan (regarding his stepping out to the quicker bowlers). States that it was a plan to also cut down on the movement gained by the bowlers while also upsetting their radar. Accepts that dew is certainly a factor but states that it isn't easy for a new batsman to get going although a set player can cash in.
ANGELO MATHEWS says that they were probably 20-30 runs short with the dew coming in. Credits India's batsmen for batting well and applauds Kohli in particular. Stresses on the dew factor again and says that the ball skidded through quickly. Feels that his side had to get more runs on the board. Admits that the start with the ball was good but says that they ran into an in-form Virat. States that he is unsure about the team selection for the next match.
Early in the evening, Sri Lanka finished well at the back end to post a decent score. Kapugedera held one end up while Siriwardana and Perera smashed the ball around to ensure that Mathews' men had something good on the board to defend. In the end, it proved to be nothing for India's batsmen as the target was gunned down with ease. Dhoni's boys have booked their spot in the final while Sri Lanka's fate in this tournament is now hanging on a knife's edge.
Kulasekara was the pick of the bowlers, especially with the new ball while Mathews was economical. However, the other bowlers couldn't sustain the pressure as they were put away with disdain by India's batsmen. The scorecard may show that India won with just 4 balls to spare but numbers couldn't be more deceptive as India were never really in any danger during the chase barring perhaps the Powerplay overs. The defending champions could just not create the pressure on a consistent basis with the ball.
Clinical chase by India as they register their third win on the trot in the 2016 Asia Cup. Chasing 139 to win, India lost their openers quite early in the piece but once again it was that man, Kohli who rose to the occasion as is customary for him if it is a run chase. Raina gave him good support and then Yuvraj blitzed a cameo that virtually settled the case. Pandya departed early and once again Dhoni was there at the end while Kohli got to an unbeaten fifty. It was a well-paced chase from the Indians.
19.2
4
Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
FOUR! FINISHES IT IN STYLE! Darts it on to the pads, Kohli steps out to that one and whips it away uppishly over deep mid-wicket. Gets it to the ropes and that ends the game. INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS AND MAKE IT TO THE FINAL OF ASIA CUP 2016.
19.1
0
Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
Fuller on off, Kohli drives it to the covers.
End Of The Over 19 : 138/5
13 Runs
    V. Kohli
    52 (45)
    M. (C)
    7 (4)
    M. Siriwardana
    1-0-13-0
    18.6
    1
    Milinda Siriwardana To Virat Kohli
    Fuller on middle and leg, Kohli pushes it past mid on for a single.
    13th T20I fifty for Kohli.
    18.5
    4
    Milinda Siriwardana To Virat Kohli
    FOUR! SHOT! GETS TO HIS MILESTONE IN STYLE! Full and outside off, Kohli steps out to that one and blasts it over the covers inside out as it races to the fence for a boundary. So much for expecting a close finish! Just 2 needed.
    18.4
    1
    Milinda Siriwardana To MS Dhoni (C)
    Fuller on to the pads, Dhoni steps out and clips it past mid-wicket for a single.
    18.3
    6
    Milinda Siriwardana To MS Dhoni (C)
    SIX! DHONI HAS OTHER IDEAS! Full and on off, Dhoni steps out to that one and lofts it down the ground over long off. That was struck cleanly and dead straight as it sails over the fence. That strike should settle the issue.
    18.2
    0
    Milinda Siriwardana To MS Dhoni (C)
    Fuller outside off, Dhoni pushes it towards short cover. Dot ball! 13 from 10 now. Will it be close?
    18.1
    1
    Milinda Siriwardana To Virat Kohli
    Full and on leg stump, Kohli drives it past mid on for a single.
    MILINDA SIRIWARDANA to bowl the penultimate over. Strange move!
    End Of The Over 18 : 125/5
    3 Runs
      M. (C)
      0 (1)
      V. Kohli
      46 (42)
      R. Herath
      3-0-22-1
      17.6
      0
      Rangana Herath To MS Dhoni (C)
      Fuller and on off, Dhoni lunges into it and defends it well.
      MS DHONI walks out to bat.
      17.5
      W
      Rangana Herath To Hardik Pandya OUT!
      OUT! TOP BALL! Floats it up on middle and off, Pandya decides to play across the line to a ball that was spinning away from him. Misses the line completely as the ball crashes into the stumps. Lovely ball and India have lost half their side now. This could be a bit too late for the Lankans. 14 needed off 13 now. Maybe 1 more wicket now can make it interesting.
      17.4
      2
      Rangana Herath To Hardik Pandya
      Loopy and around off, Pandya steps out and makes room to carve it over the covers. Wasn't on control there but got it in the gap for a brace.
      17.3
      0
      Rangana Herath To Hardik Pandya
      Fuller and on off, Pandya checks his drive back at the bowler.
      17.2
      0
      Rangana Herath To Hardik Pandya
      Drifting in around off, Pandya drives it to the covers.
      17.1
      1
      Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
      Floats it up on off, makes room and drills it down the ground to long off for a single.
      RANGANA HERATH is back on.
      End Of The Over 17 : 122/4
      10 Runs
        V. Kohli
        45 (41)
        H. Pandya
        0 (0)
        T. Perera
        4-0-32-1
        16.6
        1
        Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
        Full and outside off, leans forward and drills it to sweeper cover for a single.
        HARDIK PANDYA walks out to bat.
        16.5
        W
        Thisara Perera To Yuvraj Singh OUT!
        OUT! GONE! TOO LATE MAYBE FOR SL! Short and on middle and off, Yuvraj looks to pull and gets a top edge down to fine leg where Kulasekara settles under the skier easily. He is gone but the damage has been done by the southpaw. Vintage cameo!
        50-run stand between Kohli and Yuvraj.
        16.4
        4
        Thisara Perera To Yuvraj Singh
        FOUR! HAMMERED! Full and outside off, Yuvraj leans forward and brings his bat down like a sledgehammer to blast it over wide mid off to the fence for a boundary. That was hit really hard and another fab stand this has been for India as this pair has virtually sealed the game. Yuvraj is well and truly back.
        16.3
        1
        Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
        Full and wide outside off, Kohli squeezes it to sweeper cover for a run.
        16.2
        0
        Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
        Good length outside off, Kohli steps out to that one and mistimes it to mid on.
        Sri Lanka's long and dedicated protest to get the ball changed has finally paid dividends. The umpires agree and the ball is being changed.
        16.1
        4
        Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
        FOUR! LUCKY RUNS FOR KOHLI! Good length around off, Kohli looks to pull on the back foot and gets a bottom edge that just misses the stumps on its way past the keeper down the leg side for a boundary.
        End Of The Over 16 : 112/3
        7 Runs
          Y. Singh
          31 (16)
          V. Kohli
          39 (37)
          D. Chameera
          4-0-27-0
          15.6
          0
          Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
          Short and outside off, Yuvraj goes for a wild pull but makes no contact.
          15.5
          4
          Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
          FOUR! GETS THAT FINE! Shortish and on leg stump, Yuvraj gets back and across to helps it on its way down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. He is flowing like a man possessed today.
          15.4
          1
          Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
          Good length outside off, Kohli stands tall and punches it to deep cover for a run.
          15.3
          1
          Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
          Good length on to the pads, Yuvraj stays back and clips it down to fine leg for a run.
          15.2
          1
          Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
          Slower ball around off, Kohli dabs it down to third man for a run.
          15.1
          0
          Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
          Shortish and on off, Kohli gets back and jabs it to point.
          End Of The Over 15 : 105/3
          9 Runs
            V. Kohli
            37 (34)
            Y. Singh
            26 (13)
            T. Perera
            3-0-22-0
            14.6
            1
            Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
            Good length outside off, Kohli steps out and slaps it to sweeper cover for a single.
            14.5
            0
            Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
            Good length outside off, Kohli drives it to the covers.
            14.4
            1
            Thisara Perera To Yuvraj Singh
            GOOD EFFORT! Short and around off, Yuvraj goes for the pull and hits it flat towards deep mid-wicket. Jayasuriya makes a fine dive but it just falls short of him. They get a single.
            14.3
            6
            Thisara Perera To Yuvraj Singh
            SIX! CLEARS THE FENCE! Fuller and just around off, Yuvraj makes a bit of room and launches it over sweeper cover. Good slice there and the ball easily clears the fence. He is dealing in maximums today.
            14.2
            0
            Thisara Perera To Yuvraj Singh
            Shortish outside off, Yuvi looks to pull and gets a bottom edge on to the track.
            14.1
            1
            Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
            Good length angled in on off, gets back and jabs it to short third man.
            THISARA PERERA is back on. Sri Lanka need to break this stand.
            End Of The Over 14 : 96/3
            4 Runs
              Y. Singh
              19 (10)
              V. Kohli
              35 (31)
              D. Chameera
              3-0-20-0
              13.6
              0
              Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
              Good length on middle and off, no room to work with and Yuvraj taps it on to the track.
              13.5
              0
              Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
              PLAY AND A MISS! Fuller and wider outside off, Yuvraj goes for the booming drive but misses it due to no footwork.
              13.4
              0
              Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
              PEACH! Good length angled away from around off, shapes away a touch with extra bounce as Yuvraj is squared up a touch.
              13.3
              1
              Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
              Slower ball outside off, Kohli leans forward and dabs it with soft hands down to third man for a single.
              13.2
              1
              Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
              Good length outside off, Yuvi drills it past the covers for a single.
              Some work being done by the ground staff on the bowling run up.
              13.2
              wd
              Dushmantha Chameera To Yuvraj Singh
              Wide! Short and down the leg side, too high and wide as well. The umpire signals it too.
              13.1
              1
              Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
              Good length on middle and off, Kohli pushes it past mid on for a single.
              DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA is back on.
              End Of The Over 13 : 92/3
              15 Runs
                Y. Singh
                18 (6)
                V. Kohli
                33 (29)
                R. Herath
                2-0-19-0
                12.6
                6
                Rangana Herath To Yuvraj Singh
                SIX! THAT'S MASSIVE! WHOA! Floats it up on middle and leg, Yuvraj steps out to that one and flicks it away uppishly. Another Yuvi special and this one has gone way into the stands for a biggie. He is slowly getting his touch back and boy, isn't he a treat to watch or what?
                12.5
                6
                Rangana Herath To Yuvraj Singh
                SIX! FLASHES OF VINTAGE YUVI! Floats it up fuller on middle and leg, steps out to that one and lofts it down the ground. Hit it very straight and just went wide of the long on fielder Perera as it clears the ropes for a flat maximum.
                Seems like the dew is getting too much for the bowlers and the Lankans have shown it to the umpire. Herath seems to be struggling to grip it. The umpire after a look at it gives it back saying that it is fine.
                12.4
                1
                Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
                Flighted and full on middle and leg, Kohli digs it out down the ground to long off for a single.
                12.3
                1
                Rangana Herath To Yuvraj Singh
                Drifting in on a length on leg stump, steps out and drives it to long on for a single.
                12.2
                1
                Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
                Full and wide outside off, Kohli steps out and drills it past the covers for a single.
                12.1
                0
                Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
                Flighted on middle and off, Kohli leans forward and pushes it down the track.
                End Of The Over 12 : 77/3
                7 Runs
                  V. Kohli
                  31 (26)
                  Y. Singh
                  5 (3)
                  D. Shanaka
                  1-0-7-1
                  11.6
                  1
                  Dasun Shanaka To Virat Kohli
                  Fuller and outside off, Kohli shuffles across and drives it to deep cover for a single.
                  11.5
                  1
                  Dasun Shanaka To Yuvraj Singh
                  Shortish on leg stump, Yuvraj goes back and taps it down to fine leg for a run.
                  11.4
                  4
                  Dasun Shanaka To Yuvraj Singh
                  FOUR! CUT AWAY! Shortish outside off, width on offer and Yuvraj throws his blade at that one. Gets a thick slice over backward point as it races to the fence for a boundary. That should give him a bit of momentum to pace his innings as he has been struggling to score quickly in recent past.
                  11.3
                  0
                  Dasun Shanaka To Yuvraj Singh
                  Fuller and around off, Yuvraj leans forward and drives it back at the bowler.
                  11.2
                  1
                  Dasun Shanaka To Virat Kohli
                  Low full toss outside off, Kohli drills it past the covers for a single.
                  YUVRAJ SINGH walks out to bat.
                  11.1
                  W
                  Dasun Shanaka To Suresh Raina OUT!
                  OUT! DASUN STRIKES FIRST BALL! Good length ball around off, Raina leans into it to drive it down the ground and checks his stroke but mistimes it horribly. Spoons it high to mid off where Kulasekara takes the skier on the third attempt. That's a huge wicket for Sri Lanka as Raina can be dangerous in this format.
                  DASUN SHANAKA comes into the attack.
                  End Of The Over 11 : 70/2
                  4 Runs
                    V. Kohli
                    29 (24)
                    S. Raina
                    25 (25)
                    R. Herath
                    1-0-4-0
                    10.6
                    0
                    Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
                    Full and outside off, Kohli leans forward and smothers it.
                    10.5
                    1
                    Rangana Herath To Suresh Raina
                    Flighted on leg stump, Raina clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. A bit of confusion between the fielders in the deep but no harm done.
                    10.4
                    1
                    Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
                    Fuller outside off, leans forward and drives it down the ground for a single.
                    10.3
                    1
                    Rangana Herath To Suresh Raina
                    Flatter outside off, gets back and slaps it to long on for a single.
                    10.2
                    0
                    Rangana Herath To Suresh Raina
                    Flatter on middle and leg, gets back and jabs it back at the bowler.
                    10.1
                    1
                    Rangana Herath To Virat Kohli
                    Flighted around off, Kohli steps out and drives it to long off for a single.
                    RANGANA HERATH comes on to bowl.
                    End Of The Over 10 : 66/2
                    8 Runs
                      S. Raina
                      23 (22)
                      V. Kohli
                      27 (21)
                      D. Chameera
                      2-0-16-0
                      9.6
                      0
                      Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                      Short ball on middle and off, Raina ducks under the bumper.
                      50-run stand between Raina and Kohli.
                      9.5
                      4
                      Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                      FOUR! SHOT! Full and on middle and off, Raina flicks it past mid-wicket. Timed sweetly by the southpaw and it goes to the fence for a boundary. This pair settling the chase with some smart batting.
                      9.4
                      0
                      Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                      Short and down the leg side, too high but wide for same reason, wide not called.
                      9.3
                      1
                      Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
                      Length ball outside off, Kohli moves forward and drives it to long off for a single.
                      9.2
                      2
                      Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
                      Shortish outside off, Kohli slaps it away past point for a brace. Fine placement that.
                      9.1
                      1
                      Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                      Good length around off, goes back and clips it past mid-wicket for a run.
                      End Of The Over 9 : 58/2
                      8 Runs
                        S. Raina
                        18 (18)
                        V. Kohli
                        24 (19)
                        T. Perera
                        2-0-13-0
                        8.6
                        1
                        Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                        Shortish on middle and leg, Raina goes back and clips it down to fine leg for a single.
                        8.5
                        2
                        Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                        Pitched up outside off, Raina leans forward and drives it down the ground to long off for a brace.
                        8.4
                        1
                        Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
                        Shortish on leg stump, Kohli hangs back and clips it past mid-wicket for a run.
                        8.3
                        1
                        Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                        Length ball angled away wider outside off, Raina reaches out and thumps it to sweeper cover for a single.
                        8.2
                        2
                        Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                        Shortish on off, Raina gets back and clips it past mid-wicket for a brace. Good running there from the duo.
                        8.1
                        1
                        Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
                        Shortish on leg stump, Kohli rocks back and taps it to mid-wicket for a run.
                        End Of The Over 8 : 50/2
                        8 Runs
                          V. Kohli
                          22 (17)
                          S. Raina
                          12 (14)
                          D. Chameera
                          1-0-8-0
                          7.6
                          1
                          Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
                          Short and on middle and leg, Kohli rocks back and shoves it down to fine leg for a single. 50 up for India.
                          7.5
                          1
                          Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                          Shortish around leg stump, Raina swivels across and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.
                          7.4
                          1
                          Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
                          Shortish outside off, gets back and jabs it down to third man for a single.
                          7.3
                          4
                          Dushmantha Chameera To Virat Kohli
                          FOUR! WOW! SERIOUS CLASS ON DISPLAY! Full and outside off, Kohli gets forward to that one and punches it sweetly past wide mid off as the ball rockets to the fence for a boundary. Pure timing on that shot.
                          7.2
                          1
                          Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                          Good length on to the pads, Raina glances it down to fine leg for a single.
                          7.1
                          0
                          Dushmantha Chameera To Suresh Raina
                          PLAY AND A MISS! Good length angled away outside off, extra bounce and serious pace as Raina is beaten on the poke.
                          DUSHMANTHA CHAMEERA comes into the attack.
                          End Of The Over 7 : 42/2
                          5 Runs
                            S. Raina
                            10 (11)
                            V. Kohli
                            16 (14)
                            T. Perera
                            1-0-5-0
                            6.6
                            1
                            Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                            Good length outside off, Raina runs it down to third man for a single to keep strike.
                            6.5
                            1
                            Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
                            Good length just outside off, Kohli opens the face to guide it down to third man for a run.
                            6.4
                            1
                            Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                            Good length outside off, Raina looks to cut and gets a bottom edge to the covers. They steal a quick run.
                            6.3
                            1
                            Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
                            Good length on middle and off, Kohli flicks it past mid-wicket for a single.
                            6.2
                            0
                            Thisara Perera To Virat Kohli
                            Good length angled in on off, Kohli looks to flick and gets a faint leading edge to cover.
                            6.1
                            1
                            Thisara Perera To Suresh Raina
                            Length ball outside off, Raina eases it past the covers for a single.
                            THISARA PERERA comes into the attack.
                            End Of The Over 6 : 37/2
                            12 Runs
                              V. Kohli
                              14 (11)
                              S. Raina
                              7 (8)
                              N. Kulasekara
                              3-0-21-2
                              5.6
                              4
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Virat Kohli
                              FOUR! SHOT! SUPERB FROM VK! Good length outside off, Kohli is on the walk down the track and plays a scorching square drive past point as the ball speeds to the fence. Lovely stroke!
                              5.5
                              1
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Suresh Raina
                              Shortish on off, Raina goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
                              5.4
                              2
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Suresh Raina
                              Good length on leg stump, Raina chips it uppishly in the air towards fine leg where Chameera makes a stop after some struggle with the dew. The batsmen get a brace.
                              5.3
                              1
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Virat Kohli
                              Good length on to the pads, Kohli tucks it past mid-wicket for a single.
                              5.2
                              0
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Virat Kohli
                              Good length outside off, Kohli gets back and taps it to the covers.
                              5.1
                              4
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Virat Kohli
                              FOUR! MUSCLED AWAY! Good length outside off, Kohli goes for the blistering drive square of the wicket. In the air but just about clears the outfield as the ball flies over a leaping Siriwaradana to make the fence. Risky but it came off for VK.
                              End Of The Over 5 : 25/2
                              5 Runs
                                S. Raina
                                4 (6)
                                V. Kohli
                                5 (7)
                                A. Mathews
                                3-0-16-0
                                4.6
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Suresh Raina
                                Good length on middle and off, Raina pushes at it tamely and lobs it just a bit wide of Kula towards mid on. Had there been a short mid-wicket, perhaps a chance was there.
                                4.5
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Suresh Raina
                                Dug in short around off, not much bounce as Raina sways away from the line of that one.
                                4.4
                                1
                                Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                Good length outside off, Kohli glides it down to third man for a single.
                                4.3
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                Fuller on off, Kohli plays it with the swing and drives it to mid on.
                                4.2
                                4
                                Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                FOUR! CLASSY STROKE! Full and on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it away sweetly through mid-wicket. Lovely timing that from Virat and sped away to the fence for a boundary. Herath was there in the outfield but the ball was too quick for the veteran.
                                4.1
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                Good length on leg stump, Kohli gets across and clips it to mid-wicket.
                                End Of The Over 4 : 20/2
                                4 Runs
                                  S. Raina
                                  4 (4)
                                  V. Kohli
                                  0 (3)
                                  N. Kulasekara
                                  2-0-9-2
                                  3.6
                                  4
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Suresh Raina
                                  FOUR! IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Full and on off, Raina reaches out and pushes it over mid-wicket. Not entirely in control but clears the infield easily as that rockets to the fence for a boundary. Raina having a few nervy moments out there.
                                  3.5
                                  0
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Suresh Raina
                                  OUCH! Good length on middle and leg, nips in sharply as Raina gets an inside edge that crashes into his thighs closer to the groin. He seems to be in some pain there
                                  3.4
                                  0
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Suresh Raina
                                  Fuller and swinging in on middle and leg, Raina gets an inside edge that saves him from a plumb lbw case.
                                  3.3
                                  0
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Suresh Raina
                                  Full and around off, Raina leans forward and defends it out.
                                  SURESH RAINA walks out to bat.
                                  3.2
                                  W
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma OUT!
                                  OUT! HUGE WICKET! Good length outside off, shaping away a touch as Rohit drives without his footwork. Gets an edge through to first slip where Kapugedera takes a fine low catch. This is a massive strike for the Lankans as Rohit has been in big form.
                                  3.1
                                  0
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma
                                  Full and outside off, Rohit drives it towards mid off.
                                  End Of The Over 3 : 16/1
                                  5 Runs
                                    V. Kohli
                                    0 (3)
                                    R. Sharma
                                    15 (12)
                                    A. Mathews
                                    2-0-11-0
                                    2.6
                                    0
                                    Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                    Full and outside off, Kohli presses forward and blocks it out.
                                    2.5
                                    0
                                    Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                    Length ball on leg stump, shuffles across and tucks it to the leg side.
                                    2.4
                                    0
                                    Angelo Mathews To Virat Kohli
                                    Full and outside off, Kohli drives it towards mid off but cannot find the gap.
                                    2.3
                                    1
                                    Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                    Good length on to the pads, Rohit clips it past mid-wicket for a single.
                                    2.2
                                    0
                                    Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                    Good length delivery on off, driven down the ground for no run.
                                    2.1
                                    4
                                    Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                    FOUR! Almost a wicket! Full and on middle and off, Rohit chips it towards mid on. Chameera comes ahead and dives but the ball just goes through him for a boundary. How close was that?
                                    VIRAT KOHLI comes out to bat at number 3.
                                    End Of The Over 2 : 11/1
                                    5 Runs
                                      S. Dhawan
                                      1 (3)
                                      R. Sharma
                                      10 (9)
                                      N. Kulasekara
                                      1-0-5-1
                                      1.6
                                      W
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Shikhar Dhawan OUT!
                                      OUT! Edged and taken! Length delivery around off, Dhawan looks to push it to the off side but gets a thick outside edge to it. Chandimal takes a simple catch and that's the end of the Indian southpaw. Dhawan fails on his comeback after missing out in the last match.
                                      1.5
                                      1
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma
                                      Shortish on middle and leg, Rohit works it to mid-wicket for a single.
                                      1.4
                                      4
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma
                                      FOUR! Shot! Full on off, Rohit stays in the crease and lofts it over the mid on region for a boundary.
                                      1.3
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma
                                      Sharma rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball to the off side.
                                      1.2
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma
                                      Too full n off, Rohit gets his bat down and blocks it.
                                      1.1
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Rohit Sharma
                                      PLAY AND A MISS! Full and outside off, Rohit looks to reach to it as he leans across to defend. The ball moves a shade away to beat him.
                                      NUWAN KULASEKARA to share the new ball.
                                      End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
                                      6 Runs
                                        R. Sharma
                                        5 (4)
                                        S. Dhawan
                                        1 (2)
                                        A. Mathews
                                        1-0-6-0
                                        0.6
                                        1
                                        Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                        Tad short on the pads, Rohit tucks it to the leg side for a single.
                                        0.5
                                        4
                                        Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                        FOUR! Shortish outside off, Rohit punches it through cover-point for a boundary.
                                        0.4
                                        0
                                        Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                        Length delivery on middle and leg, Rohit goes to tuck it to the leg side but inside edges it onto his pads.
                                        0.3
                                        0
                                        Angelo Mathews To Rohit Sharma
                                        Good length delivery on off, Rohit allows it to go through to the keeper.
                                        0.2
                                        1
                                        Angelo Mathews To Shikhar Dhawan
                                        Good length delivery on off, Dhawan punches it towards the off side and crosses over to get off the mark.
                                        0.1
                                        0
                                        Angelo Mathews To Shikhar Dhawan
                                        Starts with a full length delivery on off, Dhawan drives it towards mid off for no runs.
                                        Welcome back for the run chase. The Indian openers ROHIT SHARMA and SHIKHAR DHAWAN stride out to open the innings. ANGELO MATHEWS will steam in first up. Let's play!!!
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                                        Who will win the Match

                                        Worm
                                        PlayerRunsAvg.
                                        Sabbir Rahman BAN17644.00
                                        Virat Kohli IND15376.50
                                        Dinesh Chandimal SL14937.25
                                        Rohit Sharma IND13827.60
                                        Tillakaratne Dilshan SL13244.00
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                                        PlayerWicketsEco.
                                        Al-Amin Hossain BAN117.96
                                        Amjad Javed UAE88.07
                                        Mohammad Amir PAK75.06
                                        Hardik Pandya IND75.88
                                        Nuwan Kulasekara SL76.33
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