Asia Cup T20: India vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...
In the 7th Match of the Asia Cup, India beat Sri Lanka convincingly by five wickets at Shere Bangla Stadium to secure a berth in the final.
1 March 2016, 22:33 PM
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 1, 2016
1 March 2016, 22:20 PM
Over 19.2 || Score 142/5 (Dhoni 7, Kohli 56)
Kohli hit the winning runs as he smashed Herath for a boundary towards mid-wicket. And with that India continued their winning streak by beating Sri Lanka by five wickets, with four balls to spare.
1 March 2016, 22:18 PM
Over 19 || Score 138/5 (Dhoni 7, Kohli 52)
Siriwardana to bowl the over. First Dhoni hit the bowler for a six. And then Kohli slapped a boundary to complete his fifty. India need single to seal the match.
1 March 2016, 22:13 PM
Over 18 || Score 125/5 (Dhoni 0, Kohli 46)
Herath gave his team another breakthrough as Pandya got out cheaply once again. Dhoni is the new man in. India need 14 runs from 12 balls.
1 March 2016, 22:10 PM
Over 17 || Score 122/4 (Pandya 0, Kohli 45)
Perera finally picked up his first wicket. Yuvrak pulled straight into the hands of Kulasekara, who was patrolling at square leg. Ten runs from the over.
Yuvraj Singh c Kulasekara b Perera 35 (18b)
1 March 2016, 21:59 PM
Over 16 || Score 112/3 (Yuvraj 31, Kohli 39)
Kohli is playing a matured knock. On the other end, Yuvraj is hitting the bowlers all over the park. What a sight to watch. Yuvraj collected his 4th boundary as well. Seven runs from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:54 PM
Over 15 || Score 105/3 (Yuvraj 26, Kohli 37)
Perera back in action. Yuvraj smacked the bowler for a SIX towards cover point. What a hit. Old Yuvi is back! India cruising towards victory. India crossed the 100-run mark as well. Nine from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:47 PM
Over 14 || Score 96/3 (Yuvraj 19, Kohli 35)
Chameera with his 3rd. Tight over by the pacer as he conceded mere four runs. India need 43 off 36 balls.
1 March 2016, 21:42 PM
Over 13 || Score 92/3 (Yuvraj 18, Kohli 33)
Herath to continue. It's a good time for Yuvraj to bat. He can take some time to set his eyes, before going for big hits. Yuvraj came down the track to hit the spinner for a six. In the next ball, he again launched the bowler for a maximum. 15 runs from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:36 PM
Over 12 || Score 77/3 (Yuvraj 5, Kohli 31)
Shanaka picked up a wicket off his first ball. In trying to clear mid-off Raina gave a simple catch to Kulasekara. Yuvraj Singh joined Kohli in the middle. Yuvraj opened his account with a boundary towards backward point. Seven from the over.
SK Raina c Kulasekara b Shanaka 25 (26b)
1 March 2016, 21:32 PM
Over 11 || Score 70/2 (Raina 25, Kohli 29)
Spin for the first time in the innings as Rangana Herath is set to roll his arm. Four singles from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:29 PM
Over 10 || Score 66/2 (Raina 23, Kohli 27)
Chameera to bowl. Raina flicked the pacer towards mid-wicket for a boundary. And with that Kohli-Raina added 50-run for the third wicket. Eight from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:23 PM
Over 9 || Score 58/2 (Raina 18, Kohli 24)
Perera to continue. Kohli and Raina are looking settled in the middle. They are dealing in singles and doubles and whenever getting a loose ball they are giving it a right treatment. Eight from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:18 PM
Over 8 || Score 50/2 (Raina 12, Kohli 22)
Double bowling change! Dushmantha Chameera, fastest Sri Lankan bowler is on attack. Copy book cover drive by Kohli, and boundary was written all over it. What a player he is! Eight runs came from the over. And India also touched the 50-run mark.
1 March 2016, 21:14 PM
Over 7 || Score 42/2 (Raina 10, Kohli 16)
First bowling change! Thisara Perera has the ball in hand. Kohli and Raina are looking good in the middle. They are not looking in a hurry and playing proper cricketing shots. Five from the over, all came in the form of singles.
1 March 2016, 21:10 PM
Over 6 || Score 37/2 (Raina 7, Kohli 14)
Kulasekara to continue. First ball, Kohli played an exclusive cover drive to hit his 2nd boundary. Off the last ball, Kohli played another expensive drive towards cover region and result was same. 12 came from the over.
1 March 2016, 21:08 PM
Over 5 || Score 25/2 (Raina 4, Kohli 5)
Mathews with his 3rd over. Kohli too opened his account with a boundary. Five runs from the over. India need a partnership here.
1 March 2016, 21:04 PM
Over 4 || Score 20/2 (Raina 4, Kohli 0)
Kapugedera picked another wicket. This time he sent back in form Rohit. Raina is the new man in. Off the last ball Raina opened his account with a boundary.
RG Sharma c Kapugedera b Kulasekara 15 (14b)
1 March 2016, 20:57 PM
Over 3 || Score 16/1 (Rohit 15, Kohli 0)
Mathews to continue. Kohli has joined Rohit in the middle. Rohit hit a lucky 3rd boundary off the first ball. Five from the over. Kohli yet to open his account.
1 March 2016, 20:51 PM
Over 2 || Score 11/1 (Rohit 10)
Nuwan Kulasekara set to bowl. Rohit his the 4th ball straight over bowlers head for a boundary. Dhawan Out! Superb out-swinger and Dhawan edged the ball to the wicket-keeper.
S Dhawan c Chandimal b Kulasekara 1 (3b)
1 March 2016, 20:45 PM
Over 1 || Score 5/1 (Dhawan 0, Rohit 1)
Mathews has the new ball in hand, while, Dhawan and Rohit are in the middle to open the innings. Dhawan opened India's account with a single off the 2nd ball. Mathews is getting a hint of swing. Off the fifth, Rohit cut the bowler towards point region to hit the first boundary.
1 March 2016, 20:28 PM
Over 20 || Score 138/9 (Chameera 2)
Nehra to bowl the last over of the innings. After two singles off the first two, Kulasekara hit two consecutive boundaries. Fifth ball, a dot one. Last ball, Kulasekara got run out while stealing the 2nd run. And with that Sri Lanka put up a fighting total of 138 in front of India.
KMDN Kulasekara run out 13 (9b)
1 March 2016, 20:24 PM
Over 19 || Score 127/8 (Chameera 1, Kulasekara 3)
Ashwin picked his 2nd wicket in the form of Perera, who was looking dangerous, good stumping by Dhoni. Still an expensive over as 12 came from it.
NLTC Perera st Dhoni b Ashwin 17 (6b)
1 March 2016, 20:15 PM
Over 18 || Score 115/7 (Perera 10, Kulasekara 1)
Bumrah back in action. An eventful over. If Kapugedera lost his wicket, then New man Perera hit two consecutive boundaries to collect 11 from the over.
CK Kapugedera c Pandya b Bumrah 30 (32b)
1 March 2016, 20:10 PM
Over 17 || Score 104/6 (Kapugeder 30)
Ashwin to continue. And he picked his 1st wicket of the match in the form of Siriwardana. Trying to hit the bowler out the park, batsman ended up giving a simple catch to Raina at long on. New man Shanaka ran out.
MD Shanaka run out 1 (4b)
TAM Siriwardana c Raina b Ashwin 22 (17b)
1 March 2016, 20:04 PM
Over 16 || Score 100/4 (Kapugeder 28, Siriwardana 22)
Pandya set to bowk his last over. Four runs came off the first three balls. Then came another double off the next from Siriwardana's willow. Overall nine runs came from the over. And with that Lanka have touched the 100-run mark as well.
1 March 2016, 20:01 PM
Over 15 || Score 91/4 (Kapugeder 23, Siriwardana 18)
Ashwin is back. Poor 4th ball by Ashiwn as Kapugedera slapped him for a boundary over extra covers. India have started losing the grip over the match. Offie leaked seven in the over.
1 March 2016, 19:58 PM
Over 14 || Score 84/4 (Kapugeder 19, Siriwardana 15)
Suresh Raina has the ball in hand. Yet another expensive over as nine runs came in it. Kapugeder and Siriwardana are playing fearless cricket.
1 March 2016, 19:54 PM
Over 13 || Score 74/4 (Kapugeder 12, Siriwardana 13)
Jadeja with his 2nd over. Siriwardana has started looking for big shots. He hit Jadeja for six and a boundary as Lanka collected 13 from the over.
1 March 2016, 19:51 PM
Over 12 || Score 62/4 (Kapugeder 11, Siriwardana 1)
R Ashwin has been introduced into the attack. Milinda Siriwardana has walked into bat after Lanka lost their 4th wicket. The offie gave five off his first over.
1 March 2016, 19:45 PM
Over 11 || Score 57/4 (Kapugeder 9)
Pandya to continue. Mathews is middle the ball well. He smacked Pandya for two boundary in the over. Mathews bowled! Sri Lanka in deep trouble now.
AD Mathews b Pandya 18 (19b)
1 March 2016, 19:42 PM
Over 10 || Score 47/3 (Kapugeder 8, Mathews 9)
Ravindra Jadeja into the attack for the first time. Off the fourth ball, Mathews hit the spinner straight over his head to get his 1st boundary. It will give him a lot of confidence.
1 March 2016, 19:39 PM
Over 9 || Score 41/3 (Kapugeder 7, Mathews 4)
Pandya with his 2nd over. Kapugedera hit his first boundary off the 2nd ball towards third man. But that was the only poor ball in the over. Six from it.
1 March 2016, 19:37 PM
Over 8 || Score 35/3 (Kapugeder 2, Mathews 3)
Yuvraj Singh on attack. And he is straight to business. Left-arm spinner conceded mere three runs in his opening over.
1 March 2016, 19:31 PM
Over 7 || Score 32/3 (Kapugeder 1, Mathews 1)
First bowling change! Hardik Pandya to bowl the over. Dilshan Out! It was a well planned wicket. Short ball first up by the seamer and Dilshan pulled it straight to Ashwin at fine leg. Mathews is the new man in.
TM Dilshan c Ashwin b Pandya 18 (16b)
1 March 2016, 19:25 PM
Over 6 || Score 31/2 (Kapugeder 1, Dilshan 18)
Bumrah to continue. Dilshan picked his 2nd boundary off the 1st ball towards fine leg. Off the next came a double. Good running between the wickets in the over. Pacer leaked nine runs in the over.
1 March 2016, 19:22 PM
Over 5 || Score 22/2 (Kapugeder 0, Dilshan 10)
Nehra with his 3rd over. Out of form Dilshan is looking a bit cagey in the middle. Sri Lanka need a partnership here. Seven runs came from the over.
1 March 2016, 19:14 PM
Over 4 || Score 15/2 (Kapugeder 0, Dilshan 8)
Bumrah to continue. Off the 2nd ball, Dilshan played dilscoop to collect his first boundary. Jayasuriya Out! A perfect length ball took the outside edge of the southpaw's bat and went straight inside the wicket-keepers gloves. Chamara Kapugedera walked in to bat.
DSNFG Jayasuriya c Dhoni b Bumrah 3 (5b)
1 March 2016, 19:11 PM
Over 3 || Score 9/1 (Jayasuriya 2, Dilshan 3)
Chandimal OUT! He went for a slog but only managed a thin inside edge as Dhoni took a simple catch behind the stumps. Shehan Jayasuriya is the new man in.
LD Chandimal c Dhoni b Nehra 4 (11b)
1 March 2016, 19:03 PM
Over 2 || Score 5/0 (Chandimal 4, Dilshan 1)
Young Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the over. Dilshan opened his account with a single off the 2nd ball. Bumrah right on the money from the word go. Tight over first up by the pacer.
1 March 2016, 18:57 PM
Over 1 || Score 4/0 (Chandimal 4, Dilshan 0)
Ashish Nehra to start the bowling proceedings for India, while, Dinesh Chandimal and Tillakaratne Dilshan are set to open the Sri Lankan innings. Off the 2nd ball came a boundary from Chandimal's willow towards extra covers. He then survived a big LBW appeal. Four runs from the over.
1 March 2016, 18:44 PM
INDIA XI: S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli, S Raina, Y Singh, MS Dhoni, H Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, J Bumrah, A Nehra
SRI LANKA XI: Chandimal, Dilshan, S Jayasuriya, Mathews, Siriwardana, Kapugedera, Perera, Shanaka, Kulasekara, Chameera, Herath
1 March 2016, 18:35 PM
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 1, 2016
1 March 2016, 18:30 PM
One change in Team India as opener Shikhar Dhawan has replaced Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI.
1 March 2016, 18:28 PM
India won the toss and decided to bowl first.
1 March 2016, 18:16 PM
Both the teams are struggling with their own injury concerns.
1 March 2016, 18:15 PM
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 1, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 1, 2016
1 March 2016, 18:14 PM
1 March 2016, 18:12 PM
1 March 2016, 18:11 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/ImRo45">@ImRo45</a> is warming up with some knocking ahead of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IndvSL?src=hash">#IndvSL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AsiaCup?src=hash">#AsiaCup</a><a href="https://t.co/4ac57eUf6a">https://t.co/4ac57eUf6a</a></p>— BCCI (@BCCI) <a href="https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/704646577613176832">March 1, 2016</a></blockquote>
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