Colombo: Updates from the 6th warm-up match of the T20 International World Cup between India and Sri Lanka. The hype is all round the India-Pakistan warm-up game which will be played on September 17 at 14: 00 IST (2:00 pm), but today, it was the battle of blues, and India won by 26 runs.
Here is how the game panned out...
Over 20 Sri Lanka 120 all out: Balaji finsihed things off picking up the wickets of Malinga (0) and Kulasekara (0). India win by 26 runs.
Over 19 Sri Lanka 120/8 : Pathan on the rampage as he scalped three Sri Lankan wickets. Perera (10), Jayawardene (0) and Mendis (26). 27 runs required from 6 balls. Improbalbe task now.
Over 18 Sri Lanka 115/5 : 7 runs off the Zaheer Khan over. Pressure on Sri Lanka. 32 runs required from 12 balls.
Over 17 Sri Lanka 108/5 : Mendis hits a SIX!!! off Balaji. 39 runs required from 18 balls.
Over 16 Sri Lanka 99/5 : Tidy over by Ashwin, just 3 runs off it.
Over 15 Sri Lanka 96/5 : OUT!!! Thirimanne (24) departs as Zaheer Khan picks up the wicket. Mendis though gets a boundary.
Over 14 Sri Lanka 91/4 : OUT!!! Jeevan Mendis gets a boundary.
Over 13 Sri Lanka 84/4 : SIX!!! by Thirimanne off Balaji, 10 runs off the over.
Over 12 Sri Lanka 74/4 : OUT!!! Sangakkara was scalped by Harbhajan Singh for 32 runs.
Over 11 Sri Lanka 71/3 : 3 runs off the Ashwin over.
Over 10 Sri Lanka 68/3 : 2 runs off the Harbhajan Singh over. Sangakkara is on 31 and Thirimanne on 11. Sri Lanka in a better situation than India at the halfway mark of their innings.
Over 9 Sri Lanka 66/3 : Sangakkara and Thirimanne got a FOUR!!! each in Ashwin`s over.
Over 8 Sri Lanka 56/3 : Comeback man Harbhajan Singh bowls a tidy over conceding 6 runs.
Over 7 Sri Lanka 50/3 : Ashwin into the attack and conceded 4 runs.
Over 6 Sri Lanka 46/3 : OUT!!! After back-to-back boundaries by Angelo Mathews, Balaji got the wicket of the all-rounder when he was on 16.
Over 5 Sri Lanka 37/2 : Angelo Mathews hit a boundary in the second ball of the 5th over and then Sangakkara hit a FOUR!!! in the last ball of the over as well.
Over 4 Sri Lanka 25/2 : 10 runs off the Zaheer Khan over as Sangakkara hit a boundary in the last ball of the over.
Over 3 Sri Lanka 15/2 : OUT!!! Pathan on fire as he scalped Dilshan for 1 run. Sri Lanka two down. 3 runs off the over.
Over 2 Sri Lanka 12/1 : Sangakkara hit a boundary off Zaheer Khan. 7 runs off the over.
Over 1 Sri Lanka 5/1 : OUT!!! Irfan Pathan struck in the last ball of the first over removing Munaweera for 3 runs.
Over 20 India 146/5 : OUT!!! Rohit Sharma departed for 37 (26b) as Dhoni hit two SIXES!!! of Malinga in the final over to help India post a good total of 146 runs. Dhoni remained not out on 55 runs in 42 balls helped by 4 boundaries and 3 sixes.
Over 19 India 129/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. Dhoni gets two FOURS!!! off Kulasekara.
Over 18 India 117/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. SIX!!! by Dhoni followed by two FOURS!!! by Rohit Sharma.
Over 17 India 100/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. Dhoni smashes three boundries off Kulasekara.
Over 16 India 84/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. Dhoni plays a maiden over by Herath.
Over 15 India 84/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. Big over for India as Rohit Sharma hits the first SIX!!! of the match. 11 runs off the over.
Over 14 India 73/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. 5 runs off the Perera over.
Over 13 India 68/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. 4 singles off the Mendis over.
Over 12 India 64/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. Dhoni gets a boundary. 6 runs off the over.
Over 11 India 58/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. 2 runs off the Herath over.
Over 10 India 56/4 : Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in the middle. 3 singles off the over.
Over 9 India 53/4 : OUT!!! Yuvraj Singh departs for 11 (12b). He scored a FOUR in the over. Spinner Rangana Herath with the wicket.
Over 8 India 47/3 : OUT!!! Kohli gone for 8 (10b). Mathews with the wicket.
Over 7 India 44/2 : 6 runs off Perera over including a boundary by Yuvraj Singh.
Over 6 India 38/2 : Virat Kohli smashes a boundary off Ernaga.
Over 5 India 32/2 : DOUBLE WICKET OVER!!! Raina out for 13 (16b) and Sehwag out for 12 (10b).
Over 4 India 27/0 : S Eranga into the attack and concedes 5 runs in the over.
Over 3 India 22/0 : Raina scored a boundary and India got two singles.
Over 2 India 16/0 : Raina scored aboundary i nthe last ball off Kulasekara.
Over 1 India 9/0 : Gambhir and Sehwag both scored a boundary in the first over. Gambhir was retired hurt in the first over itself. Worry for India.
TOSS: India won the toss and elected to bat first.
India (From): MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Manoj Tiwary.
Sri Lanka (From): Mahela Jayawardene(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Dilshan Munaweera, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya Perera.