Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 4th T20I: Pandey, Karthik Shine As India Beat Sri Lanka By 6 Wickets

Updated: 12 March 2018 23:56 IST

Highlights from the 4th T20I match between India (Ind) and (SL) Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 4th T20I: Pandey, Karthik Shine As India Beat Sri Lanka By 6 Wickets
Nidahas Trophy Highlights, Ind vs SL: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets © AFP

Indian middle-order batsmen came to the fore on Monday as the duo of Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik helped India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the fourth T20I of the ongoing Nidahas Trophy. India skipper Rohit Sharma failed to score runs yet again as he was dismissed for 11 runs by Akila Dananjaya in the second over. His partner Shikhar Dhawan soon followed suit and failed to continue his fine form as he as dismissed for 8 runs in the 4th over by Dananjaya. Lokesh Rahul and Suresh Raina were on course in reaching the 153-run target with some clever stroke plays in the middle.(SCORECARD)

Earlier, Shardul Thakur took four wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 152/9 in 19 overs. Kusal Mendis (55) hit a fine half-century to help the hosts reach a modest total. He hit three fours and an equal number of sixes in his innings. Upul Tharanga (22) and Dasun Shanaka (19) also chipped in with their respective contributions. For India, Thakur finished with impressive figures of 4/27 while Washington Sundar (2/21) was also economical in the middle overs ensuring the hosts didn't reach a bigger total. Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal and Vijay Shankar took a wicket each. Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals which hampered their run-rate.

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Highlights India vs Sri Lanka, 4th T20I

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The Indians will be really elated heading into the break and they need to thank their bowlers for pulling things back. Washington Sundar was superb while Yuzvendra Chahal too did well to keep the pressure. Towards the end the pacers through their knuckle balls never let the lower middle order take the game away. Shardul Thakur picked up a 4-fer while the other two got one apiece. It's a good wicket to bat on and the visitors should fancy themselves to chase this down. Unless, of course, if the hosts' bowlers come up with something special. Join us back for the chase in just a bit...

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Mendis got to his fifty in the process and the duo amassed 62 runs for the third wicket before Tharanga was dismissed. The wicket of the southpaw saw Thisara Perera getting a promotion and boy, he came out all guns blazing. His cameo was cut short and that led to a collapse. Sri Lanka couldn't recover as they kept losing wickets in their bid to get to a big total which saw them managing just 2 more than 150 in the end.

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Good comeback from the Indians after being swatted around the park in the first 10 overs. Sri Lanka were off to a flier and the fact that they hit 11 off the very first over of the game proves the point. However, once Gunathilaka departed, the threatening Kusal Perera didn't last long either and it seemed like India were back in it. That wasn't the case as Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga then took it forward and joined forces to continue the assault.

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Shardul Thakur to Suranga Lakmal

Shardul Thakur almost had another! He has his hands on his head and eventually starts to head back. Another slower delivery on the stumps, Suranga Lakmal looks to go big but squirts it off the inner half down to fine leg to end the innings with a single. SRI LANKA FINISH WITH 152/9!

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Nuwan Pradeep is the new man in but Lakmal will face the hat-trick ball.

18.5
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Shardul Thakur to Dushmantha Chameera

OUT! Two-in-two for Thakur! The knuckle ball is working well for him. He's on a hat-trick now. Chameera gets across and swings as hard as he can. Gets beaten by the slowness on the ball, gets a top edge and Jaydev Unadkat at short third man takes it comfortably.

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Dushmantha Chameera is next.

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Shardul Thakur to Dasun Shanaka

OUT! Knuckle delivery on off, Shanaka is early into his shot and gets an edge. Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps accepts a regulation catch.

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Shardul Thakur to Suranga Lakmal

NOT OUT! Why did the Indians appeal for it in first place? Another delivery having no pace behind it, served wider outside off. Suranga Lakmal swings and misses. His partner calls him through for a bye and he obliges. Karthik collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but he misses. It then goes on to hit Lakmal and the Indians feel that the Lankan pacer has deliberately tried to come in the way as the ball otherwise would have gone to Thakur. It's taken upstairs with the soft signal as not out. Replays show Lakmal was turning back and watching the ball but didn't change his path and gets hit on his right leg. So he's safe.

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What has happened here? There's a run out appeal being sent upstairs. In fact, it's for obstructing the field. The soft signal is Not out though!

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Shardul Thakur to Suranga Lakmal

Slower ball outside off, Lakmal gives it a full swing of his bat but doesn't connect.

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Shardul Thakur to Suranga Lakmal

FOUR! A boundary to begin the final over and it's 150 up for Sri Lanka with that! Gets across to a back of a length ball and hits it over mid on for a boundary.

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Suranga Lakmal is in next.

17.6
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Jaydev Unadkat to Akila Dananjaya

OUT! Yes, he does! Good catch from KL Rahul. Jaydev with another slower ball on the stumps, Akila Dananjaya swings again but the bat turns in his hands at the point of impact. Still travels towards long on but only as far as KL Rahul who is waiting there. He takes it easily.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Akila Dananjaya

Bangs in a short one, poor Akila swings hard at it but only connects with thin air. 10 off the five balls, can Unadkat finish well?

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Jaydev Unadkat to Dasun Shanaka

Shortish on middle, pulled along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Dasun Shanaka

SIX! Off the meat! Brilliant from Dasun, took everyone by surprise there! He anticipated Unadkat to bowl another slower delivery and was up for it. Waits deep in the crease and bludgeons it over extra cover for a maximum all the way.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Dasun Shanaka

Wide! On a length and just past the tramline the umpire is spot on as he spots it and stretches both his hands.

17.2
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Jaydev Unadkat to Akila Dananjaya

Shortish delivery outside off, Akila backs away and ramps it over the point fielder for a single.

17.1
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Jaydev Unadkat to Dasun Shanaka

Fuller and on the stumps, dragged off the inner half through mid-wicket for a single.

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