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India Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI)

3rd ODI | 17 December, 2017 | Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

219 / 2 Overs32.1 R/R6.80 Fours24 Sixes4 Extras21

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shikhar Dhawan 100 85 13 2
Dinesh Karthik 26 31 3 0
  • That is it! The Indian team is seen posing with the trophy. Another series win for them. Their 8th consecutive bilateral ODI series win. They continue their domination at home and also over the Lankans. The hosts now have turn their attention to the 20-over format also for the Lankans, who have a last chance to end a disappointing year on a high. The shortest format does throw a lot of surprises and it will be interesting to see if it there is any in the first T20I which will be played on 20th of December in Cuttack at 0700 Local (0130 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • Rohit Sharma says the team made a terrific comeback after the loss in Dharamsala. Credits the bowlers to pull the game back in the middle overs. Reckons it is a complete performance by the team which made his job easier as captain. Admits the first game was testing as a captain. Further adds the second game was a perfect one for him to settle into the team as skipper. Mentions with the bowlers they have the job becomes very easy. Appreciates the batting of Shreyas Iyer and terms him as a big positive. Also credits the spin twins for their performances. He ends by saying going abroad now will be very challenging for the team.
  • Man of the series, Shikhar Dhawan feels he is batting at his best and is more consistent now. Opines he has worked a bit on his technique and also on his guard. Mentions his experience also comes into play as he understands the situation on how to deal with it. Reckons his conversation rate is quite high which has only helped his cause. Further adds, for him the team stands first and then individual performances comes. Ends by saying he is happy that he has taken his team over the finish line tonight.
  • Man of the match, Kuldeep Yadav starts by saying their batsmen were set and they needed wickets to get back in the game. Opines the two wickets in his one over changed the momentum for them. Informs the wicket was very good for the spinners and is happy to make the most of the assistance. Ends by saying he has worked hard on his bowling and also at the same time has concentrated on his fitness.
  • Sri Lanka skipper, Thisara Perera is really disappointed with their performance. Reckons it was a good chance to beat India in India but they could not execute their plans. Admits they got off to a good start today but couldn't capitalize. Appreciates Dananjaya by saying he is a special talent and he has a bright future ahead. Ends by saying they have already lost the ODI series and they now have to think about the future.
  • Shreyas Iyer says he is enjoying himself while batting. Mentions it is a great feeling to play at the international level. Informs he has forgotten the way he was dismissed in the opening encounter and reckons he is now confident and backs himself in any situation when he goes out there.
  • The Sri Lanka bowling looked clueless but to be honest the match was lost in the first innings itself when they could not capitalize on the platform set by Samarawickrama and Tharanga. From 160-2 to 215 all out in a decider, not always do you end on the right side of the result. When they came out to bowl, they had to pick up wickets and too in heaps. Their ploy of starting with a spinner did pay off but the rest of the bowlers lacked ideas and were taken to the cleaners which has only exceeded their wait to win an ODI series in India. Hang on, we have Shreyas Iyer alongside Sanjay Manjrekar for an interview...
  • A dominating performance by India to clinch the series! They have made a mockery of the run chase to say the least. Sri Lanka did strike early with the wicket of Rohit Sharma and with the ball turning and doing all sorts of things it looked like the visitors would make a match of this. But it wasn't meant to be. The attacking duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer, gave no respite to the Lankan bowlers. Right from the outset, they played their shots and in no time took the game away from the visitors with their 135-run stand. The latter once again threw his wicket after getting to a half century but the former not only took his team over the line but got a ton under his belt too. Dinesh Karthik walked in and made sure there wasn't anymore hiccup and along with the southpaw opener sealed the deal with ease in the end.
  • 32.1FOUR! And Karthik finishes things off in style! Tossed up ball outside off, Dinesh makes room and goes inside out over extra cover for a boundary to end the match. Smiles all-around in the Indian dressing room as INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS AND 107 BALLS TO SPARE!
  • 32.1WIDE! SCORES LEVEL! Akila bowls it down the leg side and the umpire signals a wide.
  • Akila Dananjaya is back on. Just 2 needed, will India seal the deal in this over?
  • 31.6The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 214/2
  • 31.5FOUR! Century for Dhawan! His 12th in this format. Take a bow, what an innings this has been. A thoroughly entertaining one. He has gone after the bowling right from the start and made sure he is there till the end. A full ball on leg stump by Asela. Dhawan tries sweeping it away. He gets it off the inner half but since he went hard at it, the ball races right between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Removes the helmet and then shows his bat to the dressing room.
  • 31.4Shorter in length around off, Dhawan cuts it to point.
  • 31.4WIDE! Down the leg side and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 31.3FOUR! A boundary away is Dhawan from a ton. A hit-me ball by Asela. Fuller delivery on the pads. Dhawan flicks it down towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 31.2Shorter in length on middle, Karthik pushes it down to long on for a run. The crowd likes it as Dhawan now comes on to strike.
  • 31.1Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • Asela Gunaratne is back into the attack.
  • 30.6Karthik will keep strike! A short ball outside off, Karthik cuts it through point for a run. 12 needed now and Dhawan needs 8 for a century. 204/2
  • 30.5FOUR! 13 needed now! A fuller length ball on off, Karthik drives it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.
  • 30.4Full and wide outside off, Dhawan drives it towards sweeper cover. The fielder there overruns a bit but then adjusts and does well to stop it. A single taken.
  • 30.3FOUR! Into the 90s! Poor ball by Mathews. He bowls it on the pads, Dhawan won't miss out there. He flicks it through short fine leg for a boundary. 18 runs needed now.
  • 30.2Length ball around off, Karthik opens the face of his bat and guides it through point for a run.
  • 30.1Lands it on a length on off, Dinesh defends it solidly.
  • 29.6Flicks it against the angle towards square leg for a run. 193/2
  • 29.5Very full on middle, Dhawan flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 29.4FOUR! 14 runs away now! He sweeps the ball through mid-wicket and fetches himself a boundary.
  • 29.3Fires it on the pads, Dhawan flicks it to short fine leg.
  • 29.2SIX! He moves into the 80s. He needs 18 more for a hundred and India need 29. He comes down the track and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.
  • 29.1Flatter on middle, Dhawan works it to mid-wicket.
  • Danushka Gunathilaka is into the attack now.
  • 28.6Fuller outside off, Dhawan goes after it and gets an inside edge, past the keeper and towards short fine leg for a run. 181/2
  • 28.5Bowls it very wide outside off. Dhawan lets it be expecting it to be called a wide but the umpire does not do so.
  • 28.4Full on the pads, Karthik flicks it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 28.3Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 28.2Shorter in length outside off, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 28.1FOUR! He is eyeing a hundred here! A full ball on middle by Mathews. Dhawan, goes down on one knee and whips it over square leg for a boundary.
  • Angelo Mathews is brought back into the attack.
  • 27.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 174/2
  • 27.5Bowls it slow outside off, also gets it to turn into the batsman. Karthik tries to guide it down towards third man but gets beaten.
  • 27.4Fuller in length on middle, Karthik flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 27.3Drags his length back on middle, Dhawan punches it through covers for a run.
  • 27.2Flicks it with the spin through square leg for a run.
  • 27.1Slower through the air outside off, Karthik waits for it and then guides it past the short third man fielder for a brace.
  • 26.6Fuller in length on off, driven through covers for a run. 170/2
  • 26.5Walks across and flicks another full ball to square leg for a run.
  • 26.4FOUR! Hits it with ease! Fuller ball on middle, Dhawan flicks it over mid on for a boundary.
  • 26.3Length outside off, Karthik guides it towards point. The fielder there dives to his left and makes a very good stop but can't prevent a single.
  • 26.2A slower ball outside off, Karthik tries to drive but gets beaten.
  • 26.1Shorter in length on middle, Dhawan pulls it through square leg for a run. He moves onto 64.
  • 25.6Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 162/2
  • 25.5Drops it on a length on middle, Karthik looks to defend but gets it off the inner half through square leg for one.
  • 25.4Pushes it straight to the man at mid off.
  • 25.34000 ODI runs for Shikhar Dhawan! Becomes the second fastest Indian and 6th overall to do so. Well done! Fuller ball on off, Shikhar drives it towards long off for one.
  • 25.2A full toss on the stumps, Dhawan tries whipping it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. Is angry at himself as he knows he missed out on an opportunity to score.
  • 25.1Asela from around the wicket, keeps it full on the stumps. Dhawan gets down and sweeps it straight to short fine leg.
  • Asela Gunaratne is back on.
  • 24.6NOT OUT! Inside edge! Good use of technology by Karthik. Perera bowls an inswinger on leg stump. Karthik walks across and tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Karthik reviews it immediately. Time for the replays and guess what, there is a spike as the ball passes the bat. The on-field call is overturned! 159/2
  • Karthik has been adjudged LBW and he reviews it straightaway. Is there an inside edge? Is it going down leg? Let's find out...
  • 24.5Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 24.4Fuller in length on off, driven back towards the bowler.
  • 24.3The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 24.2FOUR! Karthik's first boundary! A fuller length delivery on middle, Karthik walks across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 57 runs more needed.
  • 24.1Fuller in length on middle, driven to mid on.
  • 23.6NOT OUT! Dhawan has made it in! Pathirana tosses it up on off, Karthik tries to force it through the off side but gets it off the inner half towards mid on. He calls for a run and his partner obliges. The fielder is quick to the ball and scores a bull's eye at the striker's end. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show Dhawan has just about made his crease. He survives. 155/2
  • An appeal for a run out against Dhawan! It's a direct hit and Dickwella feels the batsman is well short. They have taken it upstairs. Has Dhawan made it in?
  • 23.5Driven towards the mid on region.
  • 23.4Gives it air on off, Dinesh defends it solidly.
  • 23.3Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 23.2Floats it up on off, Karthik drives it through covers for a run.
  • 23.1Works it through mid-wicket with the spin for a run.
  • Sachith Pathirana is back into the attack.
  • 22.6On the pads, Dhawan tries to flick only to get beaten. The ball his the pads and the batsmen take a leg bye. 151/2
  • 22.5The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
  • Dinesh Karthik walks out at no. 4.
  • 22.4OUT! A wicket but a bit too late? Iyer once again throws his wicket away. He moves to the leg side expecting a fuller one but Perera bowls a short ball, cramping him for room. Iyer tries to pull but is late on the shot. He mistimes it to Lakmal who takes it at mid on. No real celebrations from the Lankans. A dejected Iyer walks back to a standing ovation as it has been an enterprising innings by him. The 135-run stand is broken. India need just 67 more runs to win.
  • 22.3Fuller outside off, Dhawan comes down the track and tries to drive. He gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a run.
  • 22.2Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 22.1The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 21.6The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single. A huge over for India, 17 off it. 148/1
  • 21.5FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan cuts it past the point fielder to fetch himself another boundary. Back-to-back boundaries for India.
  • 21.4FOUR BYES! Dhawan goes down on one knee to the full ball in an attempt to sweep. He misses it completely and Dickwella behind fails to collect it too. The ball races to the third man fence.
  • 21.3EDGED BUT DOES NOT CARRY! Asela bowls it slower on off, gets it to turn away. Dhawan tries to defend but gets an outside edge which falls short of first slip.
  • 21.2The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 21.1The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 21.1WIDE! Three in a row! Once again he bowls it down the leg side. Iyer lets it be and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 21.1FIVE WIDES! He has not got it right here! Sri Lanka can't give away such easy runs. Asela again fires it down the leg side. Dickwella fails to collect and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
  • 21.1WIDE! Starts off with a wide down the leg side. Iyer misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • Asela Gunaratne is into the attack.
  • 20.6Fuller in length outside off, Iyer tries to dive but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a run. 131/1
  • 20.5On the pads, Dhawan flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 20.4A wild swing by Dhawan! A fuller ball outside off, Dhawan tries to go big over the leg side but only connects with thin air.
  • 20.3The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 20.2Length outside off, Iyer guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 20.1Comes down the track and is cramped for room. Dhawan chops it to the man at point for a run.
  • 19.6FOUR! India want to finish this early! A flighted ball on off, Iyer takes the aerial route as he goes inside out. He does not quite get enough for the ball to go all the way but fetches himself a boundary. One short of 90 needed now. 11 runs from the over. 127/1
  • 19.5Off spinner on off but on a shorter length. Shreyas wait for it to turn and then guides it to point.
  • 19.4Comes down the track and drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 19.3SIX! Bang! That also brings up Dhawan's fifty. His 24th in the ODIs and like his partner, he too has back-to-back half centuries. Akila tosses it up on off, a leg spinner by him. Dhawan sees it early, goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 19.2The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 19.1Fuller on middle, Dhawan flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 18.6Good length outside off Dhawan guides it down to third man for a run. 116/1
  • 18.5Back of a length on off, Dhawan defends it solidly.
  • 18.4FOUR! CRUNCHED! Perera is just not learning! Short balls at this pace is not threatening. He bangs it short on middle, Dhawan gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 100-run stand up between the two.
  • 18.3Walks right across his stumps and flicks the ball outside off for a run. Strange! Why did not Perera attack the stumps there as all the three were visible.
  • 18.2Back of a length on off, Iyer defends it solidly.
  • 18.1Short ball on midlle, too easy for Dhawan at this pace. He pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • Thisara Perera brings himself into the attack.
  • Drinks are on the field! The match seems to be in India's hands now. They lost Rohit early, just like Sri Lanka lost Gunathilaka. But then just like Tharanga and Samarawickrama rebuilt the innings, Dhawan and Iyer, in particular have done the same. The latter has outscored his partner and has notched up his fifty. Their stand is worth 95 and they need another 107 to take their team home. Can Sri Lanka do what the Indians did to them or will India seal the deal early tonight?
  • 17.6Flatter on off, Iyer defends it from within the crease. 109/1
  • 17.5Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 17.4Short ball on middle, Iyer rocks back and whips it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 17.3Iyer comes down the track and tries to hit the ball out of the park but does not connect as the ball hits him on his pads.
  • 17.2Bowls the off spinner on middle, Dhawan tries to flick but gets a leading edge through mid off for a run.
  • 17.1Comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler who does well to stop it.
  • Akila Dananjaya is back into the attack.
  • 16.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 106/1
  • 16.5Shorter in length on off, gets big on the batsman. Iyer is surprised by the bounce but does well to defend it onto the ground.
  • 16.4He was in two minds there! A bumper by Pradeep on middle, Iyer initially tries to duck under it but then tries to play the upper cut and gets beaten. Not a smart move there.
  • 16.3Length around off, guided down to third man for a run.
  • 16.2Shorter in length on off, Iyer punches it through covers to change strike.
  • 16.1Shorter in length on off, Dhawan pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 15.6Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 103/1
  • 15.5The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 15.4FOUR! DEFT! What a player this guy seems to be. Pathirana drags his length back outside off, Iyer waits for the ball to do its bit and then guides it through short third man for a boundary. This also brings up the 100 for India. Only 113 more needed.
  • 15.3Works it around the corner with the spin for a run.
  • 15.2FIFTY FOR IYER! Back-to-back fifties for him and this has come in quick time. A brilliant counter-attacking innings which has probably taken the game away from the Lankans. Shreyas drives the flighted ball outside off through covers to get to the milestone. Dhawan comes to him and pats his back too.
  • 15.1SIX! BANG! Shreyas Iyer loves using his feet to the spinner. We saw that in the last ODI and we can see the same now. He comes down the track and launches the ball over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 14.6Length outside off, Iyer guides it to third man for a run. 91/1
  • 14.5The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 14.4Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 14.3FOUR! A good attempt by Akila but to no avail! A risky shot by Iyer but he won't hold back. He just loves playing his shots. A short ball on middle, Iyer plays the upper cut even though there is fielder at third man. He plays it quite fine. Dananjaya there runs to his left, puts it a dive but does not get a hand to it. The ball bounces and crosses the rope for a boundary.
  • 14.2The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 14.1BEATEN! Lovely delivery but they need these to take the edge if they are to make a comeback in the game. A length ball by Nuwan, he firstly angles it into the batsman and then gets it to shape away after it pitches on off. Iyer tries to defend but gets beaten. Pradeep gives a stare at the area where the ball pitches. He would look to pitch it over there a lot more.
  • 13.6The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 86/1
  • 13.5FOUR! Not convincing but Iyer will take it! He comes down the track, does not get to the pitch of the ball but still goes on with his whip shot. Gets a thick inside edge through square leg for a boundary. India only need another 131 now to win.
  • 13.4Excellent fielding this time by the substitute! He let one go earlier but now has saved a certain boundary. Dhawan sweeps the ball on leg stump beautifully towards fine leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and dives to stop the ball. A single taken by the batsmen. Three saved by the fielder.
  • 13.3Flatter on middle, comes in with the arm. Iyer tries to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 13.2Drags his length back on middle, Dhawan camps back and pushes it down to long on for a run.
  • 13.1Shorter in length on middle, Iyer rocks back and pushes it through the off side for a run.
  • 12.6Fuller in length on middle, driven to mid on. 77/1
  • 12.5Driven through mid off by the batsman.
  • 12.4Guides this one down to third man with an angled bat for a run.
  • 12.3Shorter in length outside off, Iyer cuts it to point.
  • 12.2Back of a length on off, played to point.
  • 12.1Flicks it with the angle down towards fine leg for a run.
  • Nuwan Pradeep is called into the attack. He had a forgetful outing in the last game. Can he redeem himself?
  • 11.6NOT OUT! Missing leg, indeed! Sri Lanka lose a review. It never looked out to be honest. Pathirana bowls an arm ball on middle, Iyer plays for the turn and is beaten as he tries to defend. The ball hits him on the front pad. The bowler makes a very confident appeal and the umpire shakes his head. Perera after a chat with his teammates opts to review. Replays show there is no inside edge but the ball is missing the leg pole. The on-field decision stays. 75/1
  • Howzaaat! A huge appeal for an LBW by Pathirana, not given. After consulting the keeper and the bowler, Perera opts to review. Missing leg, I feel.
  • 11.5Flatter on leg stump, Iyer tries to defend but misses. The ball hits him on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire shakes his head.
  • 11.4Works it with the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.3Fires it on the pads, Dhawan works it towards fine leg for a couple.
  • 11.2The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 11.1FOUR! Catch it...dropped! But it was a tough one as that went quickly to Mathews! A short ball by Pathirana to start with, spins away a touch. Iyer goes back and tries to cut it late but gets an outside edge which flies to Mathews at first slip. The ball flew over him, he tried to catch it but only managed to get a hand to it and the ball raced to boundary.
  • Sachith Pathirana comes into the attack.
  • 10.6Length ball, Iyer guides it down to third man for a run. 67/1
  • 10.5FOUR! The fifty-run stand between the two is up in no time and it is brought up in style. Mathews bowls a full ball on off, Iyer leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 10.4Length ball on middle, Iyer who is very wristy, flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 10.3Back of a length on off, Iyer pushes it to covers.
  • 10.2FOUR! Sloppy, very sloppy from the substitute! Mathews is not happy nor is the captain. Angelo bangs it short on middle, Iyer pulls it by getting on top of the bounce through mid-wicket. The fielder there runs to his left, puts it a dive but lets the ball through for a boundary.
  • 10.1Shorter in length around off, Dhawan rocks back and guides it towards third man to change strike.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Angelo Mathews is brought on to bowl.
  • 9.6Works it with the spin to mid-wicket. Another good over for India. 10 runs off it. 55/1
  • 9.5Driven towards the mid off region.
  • 9.4FOUR! Too easy for Iyer! Dananjaya errs in line and sprays it down the leg side. Iyer goes down on one knee and sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
  • 9.3The batsman charges down the wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 9.2FOUR! A freebie and it has been put away! A short ball by Akila on middle, Dhawan rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He is dealing in boundaries.
  • 9.1Edged but no fielder there! Dananjaya bowls a leg spinner which Iyer fails to pick. The ball takes the outside edge as he tries to defend and goes towards short third man for a run.
  • 8.6FOUR! Full this time and it is caressed! Lakmal dishes out a full ball outside off. Dhawan leans into it and drives it through covers for another boundary. Second in the over. 13 runs from it. 45/1
  • 8.5Almost! Lakmal comes round the wicket and bowls it outside off, gets it to shape in. Dhawan tries to play it on the leg side but is beaten. There is a noise as the ball passes the bat. Lakmal appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show the noise was of the ball flicking the thigh.
  • 8.4FOUR! You can have how many ever fielders you want on the off side, he will still pierce the gap. Sri Lanka had three fielders for the cut shot but Dhawan still gets it through courtesy a misfield though. Lakmal bowls it short outside off, Dhawan cashes in on the width and cuts it towards cover-point fielder who is late to get his hands up and the ball goes through for a boundary.
  • 8.3Back of a length on off, Iyer pushes it towards cover for a run.
  • 8.2Back of a length around off, Iyer guides it through point. His bottom hand comes off as he plays that shot. The batsmen complete two runs.
  • 8.1Flicks it with the angle, through square leg for a couple.
  • 7.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 32/1
  • 7.5Flatter on off, turning back in. Iyer walks across, exposing his leg stump. He flicks it through square leg for a run. Had he not hit that he was plumb in front.
  • 7.4Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 7.3Flights it on off, Dhawan is nimble on his feet as he drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 7.2Shorter in length, sticks in the surface. Iyer tries to whip it through the leg side but gets a leading edge through mid on for a run.
  • 7.1Once again uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 6.6Comes down the track to the slower ball and pushes it to mid on for a quick run. The fielder there fumbles but no extra run conceded. 28/1
  • 6.5Fuller in length around middle, shaping back into the batsman. Dhawan tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 6.4Length around off, Iyer plays it with an angled bat, down to third man for a run.
  • 6.3Fuller on middle, Iyer drives it back towards the bowler who crouches low and makes a good stop.
  • 6.2Shorter in length on off, Iyer pushes it to covers.
  • 6.1Back of a length on off, Iyer defends it off the back foot.
  • 5.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 26/1
  • 5.5Gives it air on off, Dhawan presses forward and defends it.
  • 5.5FIVE WIDES! Dhawan has put the bowler under a little pressure. Akila errs in line and fires it down the leg side. Dhawan misses his sweep. Dickwella fails to collect it and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
  • 5.4Fires it on the pads, Dhawan works it to mid-wicket.
  • 5.3Flatter on off, Dhawan defends it off the back foot.
  • 5.2The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 5.1FOUR! Dhawan continues to play his attacking shot! He comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a boundary.
  • 4.6Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 17/1
  • 4.5Good length outside off, Iyer shoulders his arms to it.
  • 4.4That was close! Lakmal again bowls it outside off but this time closer to the off pole. Iyer covers his off stump and makes a watchful leave.
  • 4.3The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 4.2Wide enough for the batsman to play at it.
  • 4.1On the pads, Dhawan tries to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye.
  • 3.6Sweeps it through square leg for a run. 16/1
  • 3.5The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • Shreyas Iyer walks out at no. 3. He played a brilliant innings in the previous ODI. Can he emulate?
  • 3.4OUT! Akila draws first blood and it is the big one of Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper. A great comeback by the youngster after being hit for a biggie. He tosses this one up on off, it is the googly by him. The ball turns back in, also stays a touch low. Sharma tries to defend by lunging a bit but the ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and pad and disturbs the timber behind. The experiment of starting off with a spinner has paid off. Rohit Sharma walks back cheaply and an early wicket, just what the doctor ordered for Sri Lanka.
  • 3.3Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 3.2SIX! Boom boom goes Sharma! He comes down the track to a flighted ball, gets to the pitch of it and goes bang over long on for a biggie.
  • 3.1Floats it around middle, gets it to turn into the batsman. Sharma works it to short fine leg.
  • 2.6FOUR! Enough says Dhawan and fetches himself a boundary! Lakmal bowls it a touch shorter on middle, Dhawan rocks back and pulls it over short mid-wicket and the ball races away. 8/0
  • 2.5The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 2.4BEATEN! Brilliant bowling. Lakmal bowled three inswingers in this over and now gets the ball to shape away. He lands it on a length around off. Dhawan hangs his bat out only to get beaten.
  • 2.3Just short of a length on middle, Dhawan tries to flick but mistimes it towards square leg.
  • 2.2A half appeal but nothing from the umpire! Lakmal lands it around middle, gets it to shape in. The ball bounces a touch more and beats Dhawan as he tries to flick. The ball hits him high on his pads. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 2.1Corrects his line this time! He bowls it on a back of a length on middle, Dhawan pushes it to mid off.
  • 2.1WIDE! Lakmal fails to adjust as he sprays it down the leg side to the left-hander. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 1.6The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. 3/0
  • 1.5Bowls the off spinner on middle, Sharma flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 1.4Works it with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 1.3Lovely fielding effort! Just what the Lankans need as they are not defending a big total. Dhawan this time nails the sweep shot to the ball on leg stump towards short fine leg. The fielder there, dives full stretch to his right and makes an excellent stop. He can't prevent a single tough.
  • 1.2In the air... but does not carry! Sharma trying to take the attack to Akila. He comes down the track and tries to go big. He does not connect that well and the ball goes on the bounce to the fielder at long on. The batsmen take a run.
  • 1.1Akila tosses it up on middle, Dhawan goes down on one knee and tries to sweep it. The ball takes the top edge and lands safely at the vacant square leg area for a run.
  • Spin to bowl the second over! Akila Dananjaya will bowl with the second new ball. We saw the Indian spinners doing the damage and that is why Perera has asked his key spinner to open the attack from the other end.
  • 0.6Maiden to start off with but not a threatening one. Lakmal again bowls it outside off. Sharma plants his front foot forward and leaves it. 0/0
  • 0.5Fifth leave of the over! Again Lakmal bowls it on a length outside off. Sharma need not play at those.
  • 0.4Wider outside off, Sharma lets it be.
  • 0.3Walks down the track to cut the swing. Lakmal persists with the length ball swinging away from off. Rohit first thinks of playing at it but then pulls his bat out of the way.
  • 0.2Good length outside off, Sharma opts not to play at it.
  • 0.1Lovely length and line! Spot on with the first ball. Lakmal lands it on a length around off, gets it to shape away. Sharma makes a very good leave by planting his front foot forward.
  • Welcome back for the run chase. The Lankan players along with the umpires walk out to the middle. Followed by the two Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma who is fresh off a double ton in the last game. Suranga Lakmal will bowl with the first new ball. He has two slips in place. Can he get an early wicket? Sri Lanka will hope so. Here we go...

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