India v Sri Lanka Cricket: Champions Trophy Highlights


India v Sri Lanka

Highlights from the Champions Trophy group match at the Oval between holders India and Sri Lanka.


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The trophy shared between India and Sri Lanka. The trophy belongs to the

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Australian team. 2013... India! Hello and welcome to the Oval, where

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the favourite India are taking on Sri Lanka in 2017 ICC champions

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Trophy. It is the 150th one-day international between these two

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teams. In the opening round of games, India thrashed Pakistan in a

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rain affected match at Edgbaston while Sri Lanka's lack of batting

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depth was exposed as they lost to the number one ranked side South

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Africa. India remain top of group Bravo after Pakistan stun South

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Africa in a rain hit day night match yesterday. Sri Lanka will have to

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conjure up a surprise when to have do have any hope of staying in the

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competition while an Indian win will see them all but through to the

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semifinals with their help the net run rate. The Indian team is

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predictably unchanged since the Pakistan game. Their tried and

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trusted tactics will centre around the brilliance of MS Dhoni and Virat

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Kohli with the bat. Behind the scenes, there are accusations of

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unrest between Anil Cumbrae and Virat Kohli, but they don't seem to

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be affecting the team on the field. Sri Lanka have Angelo Mathews back

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as captain after the stand-in skipper was suspended for two games

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for a slow over rate, taking nearly four hours to complete their over

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rate. The nothing Lacko comes in to the squad, he will open the batting.

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Angelo Mathews won the toss and Sri Lanka opted to bowl. Cloudy skies

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over the Oval but unlike the last few days, the forecast indicated a

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full game should be possible. Campazzo Richard Kettleborough from

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England and Australian Rod Tucker. Rohit Sharma and Dhawan opening the

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batting for India. Here comes Malinga. A very slinky round arm

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action which has given Rohit Sharma a bit of width and the first ball

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goes to the cover boundary. Don't bowl there to Dhawan. Short

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and wide actual peril. -- at your peril. Typical left-hander's shot,

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on the back foot, as you see, hangs back. Races away to the short side

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of the ground. Four men in that ring, four man is

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not enough. A boundary to complete the fifth over.

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He just had to put that to ball and it races away.

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Just like that, really. Very good. Once again, through the gaps. That's

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how confident he is, using his feed, you don't normally see that so early

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on in the innings but Dhawan does that.

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Top edge. Huge cheers. Wasn't about delivery at all, it was quite a good

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short ball, well directed -- wasn't a bad. He followed it up with the

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short delivery. This time, short, top edge.

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Would he have been gone, Rohit Sharma? It is good fielding, good

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turn and throw from Pradeep. He would have been gone.

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Picked up just short of a length and this is where he has great strength,

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we have seen him do it time and time again, picking up length very

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quickly and putting it away over square leg. Very good shot. They

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love it, look at them celebrating. This is the biggest side of the

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ground and he is hitting into the wind. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka,

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the man deep on the leg side is at fine leg.

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Short and wide again. The last ball is so important, to get out of your

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over well. For Rohit Sharma, that was a beautiful shot, bread and

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butter. Not the ideal start for Gunathilaka.

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Straight down the leg side. Helped on its way. Looking for a change of

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pace, while Sri Lanka, trying to see if there is any purchase on the

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surface. Chris did it well down the leg side and beautifully put away by

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Dhawan -- drifted down. That could be close. He has had

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issues, Dhawan, two spinners bowling around the wicket and not turning

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the ball, actually, getting the ball back in. I think that one is

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comfortably sliding down the leg side in the end. The Sri Lanka and

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is thought they had their breakthrough.

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It has gone very fine. Malinga the field with the slide. Decent effort

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from Malinga. When he is to play for the Mumbai Indians, we didn't want

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him to do too much diving in injured himself, but that was valiant

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effort. Beautifully played. No one there at short 45. Rohit Sharma was

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aware of where the gap was and he pedalled it nice and fine.

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Big showed for leg before. It is a good delivery. -- big shout. Maybe a

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bit too high. Second over. That was a good

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delivery once again. A little bit of movement.

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It is going to find a fielder... No, just tips it over. And look at the

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delight on Rohit Sharma's face and it brings up the 50 as well, brings

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up the 100 as well, with a dash of luck. It was a dash of luck but he

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has played nicely, Rohit Sharma. I wonder whether if the fielder had

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taken hold of this whether he still would have ended up over the

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boundary. He probably would have tried to pop it back into play,

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prevent the six. Just 72 metres, it is the shortest boundary on display

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today. This one has just landed on those

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cushions and that is another six. They have been barely two metres

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high all the way through. Played with a lot more conviction by Rohit

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Sharma this time around. The placement was superb, there are two

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men back so he had to hit it between them. Heated flat and as we

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mentioned, that is the short boundary. Lanzoni advertising

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cushion. This is now becoming an expensive over for Parreira.

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Be strike rate has been over 100 when they have bowled it short,

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clearly a clue there for the Sri Lankans. As for Rohit Sharma, second

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50 of the tournament. It is so easy on the eye, it almost looks

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effortless at times for Rohit Sharma. Wonderful timing on the

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ball. And that is beautifully played, use

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of the feed, opens up the leg side and the placement is supreme once

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again. He is a good player of spin, always has been. Got two 100s in his

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first innings against the West Indies. This time up in the air,

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through the covers and once again, in answer to Ian Bishop's question,

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India plays classic Malinga very well. Not much swing, not much pace

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and stand and deliver for Rohit Sharma. The man at short cover, I

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don't know if it is Chandimal, he thought for a while he was in

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business. So too did mid-off. Through the off-side, stand and

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deliver, hit through the line. No pace, brings up the 50 of Dhawan. He

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is not someone who goes on the front foot to other bowlers but he has hit

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Malinga very well today. It will fly away to the boundary,

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all the way for six, it looks like. For Rohit Sharma. It is a third of

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his innings. Fine leg this time, revenge for

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Malinga after being top edged 46. He gets his revenge on Rohit Sharma.

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You are just telling me he doesn't get much out of the hook shot and

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the next delivery, he just picks the man at deep fine leg. Good bounce,

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good direction, just helps it along to the deep fine leg fielder. A

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much-needed breakthrough. India lose their first wicket, a very good

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innings from Rohit Sharma. Once again, he misses the 100. Oh, got

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him. Lovely from Pradeep and that is the perennial weakness of Virat

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Kohli. That is exactly what I said a couple of deliveries ago. That is a

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good line to Virat Kohli but you've got to be persistent and that's

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exactly what Pradeep did. A big wicket for Sri Lanka. India were

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taking the game away from them and an outside edge from the captain, an

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easy catch to the keeper and Sri Lanka find a way back in this game,

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a crucial game. India loses Virat Kohli, loses its second -- their

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second wicket. Short, no pace, all the time in the

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world to hit in front of square. Glorious. Dhawan is climbing into

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Malinga. This time pitched up and through the cover boundary. Power,

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Grace, it's exactly what you get in the morning of a cricket match.

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This time through the on-side, it will go all the way to the fence.

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Another boundary for Dhawan, another boundary in this over. The strength

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of this Indian side, short, not getting it high enough, just helping

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it. A good partnership building up, 17 of just 12 deliveries. That's why

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this batting line-up is so good. Through the off-side. No chance for

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the mid-off fielder. He is picking boundaries at will, Dhawan. He has

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hit three boundaries in his last three deliveries. On the up, big

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stride forward. Just lets the hansk go through. Typical left-hander's

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shot. Oh, bowled him. Very full ball,

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Yuvraj looking to chop it away behind square and all he has managed

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to do is chop it onto his stumps. Two spinners now, thinking would he

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be allowed to settle in but the bowling change has worked. Floated

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nicely. And that has been Karunaratne's strength, confusing

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the batsmen. -- Asela Gunaratne's strength. Sri Lanka liked it.

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Everybody but Mathews, who was scampering away after the ball, a

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big appeal. So Mathews will have to rely on the wicketkeeper and bowler

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and he has reviewed. Front foot is fine, can I check back

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foot as well, please? Who will go on Hot Spot, leg side for me, please.

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Doesn't seem as though there is any bat. Can I confirm with ultra-edge?

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Keep rolling it forward. Clearly know that. When ball tracking is

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ready, please. Richard, the ball is pitching outside leg stump, you can

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stay with your original decision, I will tell you when you are up on

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screen. Well done. Huge cheers from the Indian fans who, the moment that

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ball pitched outside leg stump, they know their cricket.

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That is an unbelievable shot. Short, wide, not an ideal ball, cut

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powerfully and you see the strength of the man, muscling it over third

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man for six. Yes, the strength of the wrists. We have seen it before

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from MS Dhoni, when he is able to hit those yorker is over the rope,

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but this was short. He really gets his wrists into it and carbs it away

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over third man. That's gone through. Just what he

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wanted. 200 comes up for India. It is also

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the end of the over. He's found the gap. Easy ball for

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Dhawan to get four. Good shot. One bounce, into the

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stands. Free flowing back from MS Dhoni,

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never uncomfortable with the short stuff.

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Well played. That has got to be a boundary. That is four runs and also

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the 104 Chicago one. His tenth one-day international hundred, his

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third in the international trophy. 101 not out four Chicago are one,

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with a strike rate of 90. -- for Dhawan. He was waiting for it,

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looking for the gap on the right point fielder and a very nicely put

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into the gap, nice 100 and look at the reactions. This time through the

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off-side, hits it hard. A chase for the long-off fielder, he doesn't get

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there. I thought that fielder at long-off would be a lot straighter.

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Does, and his scoops that for six. What a shot. Beard the shortfall all

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the full ball, he knew what he wanted to do, he walked across,

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picked the length and over the fine leg fielder. India on the rampage.

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Walks across, helps the length. 100 runs from here is possible.

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No chance for that fielder at mid-wicket.

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Another good shot. That has gone screaming to the left of the

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fielder. MS Dhoni dealing in boundaries. Right in the slot, the

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square drive, you don't see him playing that shot very often. Well,

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it was a full toss. I don't think anyone will get there. He does, but

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maybe got a bit too close to the ball. Should have been taken at this

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level. Slower delivery, the sweep from Shikhar Dhawan, the top edge.

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He gets there but gets too far. You will not find a cricket ball hit

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much harder than that, nor a couple of moments ago when he played one

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behind point. A lot of pitches go square here on the Oval but that was

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like a missile. Two field is back on the boundary, they tried valiantly

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to cut it off. You can see, right up the meat of the bat, good ground

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speed and a lot to think about for the Sri Lanka captain.

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Down to long-on, and safely taken. Mendis. Dhawan dragging it wide from

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of stump. Two men were up on the off-side, so Sri Lanka not offering

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wit. Dhawan went on to the on-side. A fantastic innings of 125 and just

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listen to this applause. Hit well enough into the crowd,

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short boundary. As much as the last delivery was a good variation...

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That is a big side, and that is why it is so difficult to clear that

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boundary and that is why bowlers will want them hitting there.

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Chopped it out to Perera, just opens the bat face. It is a long way, it

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is into the wind, it was never going to have the contact to take it all

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the distance. India lose their fifth.

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That's 54 MS Dhoni. -- that is 50 across place for MS Dhoni. His 17th

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against Sri Lanka. No, he's not? Oh, goodness. Some

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muscle, some power, to end the over. Brings up the 300 for India. Well

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judged by it MS Dhoni, didn't hit it too hard, just enough place to get

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it away. Wrong line, last ball of the over,

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again, wrong line. Airborne but not hit well enough.

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Caught in the deep. So an important wicket here to try and stem the tide

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for Sri Lanka, that wide delivery from Perera works a trick. He

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shimmied across, still trying to get into the leg side. It was too wide,

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went through with the shot and an easy catch for Chandimal. So a

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wonderful innings of 63 for MS Dhoni comes to an end.

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Jadhav on strike. That is beautifully done. It is a strong

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off-side field, 6-3, no one behind square on the leg side so any

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contact he can manage to get will take it away to the boundary. That

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was better than just any contact, that was right off the middle.

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Does well again. He is predicting the line and working himself across

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the stumps. Finds a gap. He has timed it to

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perfection but the boundary off the last ball of the innings -- hasn't

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timed it. 103 runs off the last ten overs and a fantastic effort by

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India. Well, India's usual plan of setting

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targets throughout their innings paid off as controlled batting from

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openers Rohit Sharma and Dhawan built a platform for a large total.

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Dhawan's 125 was an outstanding balance knock and with 78, Sharma

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looked to be getting back to his best. One blip was a duck for

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Captain Virat Kohli but MS Dhoni then scored a remarkable 62nd

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international half-century to help them to 321-6 in their 50 overs. The

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Sri Lankans fast bowlers never looked threatening and failed to

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turn the screw at opportunities, like the early dismissal of Virat

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Kohli, although Malinga used his experience in the latter overs.

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Their road McDermid over rate could again prove a problem, the captain

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suspended after the last game and again, they were over time.

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Another score of over 300, the batting looks in very good shape.

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Yes, confident unit when it comes to batting. Again, a great foundation

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lead by the openers, very happy to do the job and finished off really

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well by MS Dhoni. A solid foundation in good nick, yourself, a long-time

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outcome injury and a bit of cricket in the IPL, you must be delighted

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with the start were made in tournament. I was itching to get

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back to the field and now that I am back on the field, very happy to be

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here and contributing. It is very important, we all know the

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importance of this tournament. We took it from where we left in the

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last game. The whole batting unit looked very confident in their

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approach and, yes, the job is half done and I'm pretty confident the

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bowlers will do the rest of the job. So a target of 322 from their 50

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overs for Sri Lanka to win this game and stay in the tournament. Without

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the batting strength in depth of their opponent, it looks like a

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sizeable task ahead. Dickwella and Gunathilaka begin the Sri Lanka run

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chase. Top edge, and should be gone. And is

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gone. So Dickwella, whether he moves around the crease or not, he won't

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be moving around the too much longer. India have their first

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wicket. Yes, a big wicket here for India. Dickwella is the danger man,

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he can get Sri Lanka off to a fast start. They have set the field, gone

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slightly more defensive. Kumar was superb with his line and length,

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didn't give anything away for free, the pressure was built and he chops

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it in the air. India have the breakthrough, they have the runs on

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the board and now they have the initial breakthrough.

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Line and length the same. Strong shot. Really strong shot and the

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first boundary for Gunathilaka and Sri Lanka are 15-1.

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Very pleasant. He is a nice, upright player, tall and elegant in his

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stroke play, Gunathilaka. Can't get better than this. If any

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young player is watching, that is the best place to hit.

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Almost took out Mendis at the other end. Well run away. Uncontrolled

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from Mendis, but it brings up 54 Sri Lanka.

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Got enough room. Flayed the back at it. A boundary for Mendis. The

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moment you bowl a bouncer. That is a drop hit very hard and straight.

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Unfortunately, his reflexes were not quick enough to catch up with that.

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It would have been a disastrous wicket for Sri Lanka. That is why

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they want to use the short ball, because the next ball is right up.

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That's a fantastic shot. Pitched up, met with absolute brute force, it

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straight back down. Very good shot. Nothing wrong with the ball,

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everything right about the shot. And its 50 up for the left-hander, a

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very stylish player. What a way to bring up your half-century. Front

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foot, down the track, a short ball, and it just shows you what you can

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do. Chipped shot. The fielder in the

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deep has missed that completely. That's a great shot. Back quickly,

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pulled with authority, sending a clear message to the Indian bowlers.

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Beautifully played. No one at the deep mid-wicket. You have to have

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five men in the circle. The vacant area is deep mid-wicket, and Mendis

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is cashing in. With his high percentage of balls and lbws Mendis

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has played this well. Missed the game against Bangladesh.

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Again, the vacant mid-wicket area is peppered by Mendis. Use of the feet.

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60 from 55 deliveries, a wonderful innings. Reverse sweep, and he gets

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it away. All of a sudden, Jadeja, who bowled superbly against

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Pakistan, finds itself under pressure. They are in such a

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wonderful position here, the Sri Lankans, that is. Sensible cricket.

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Beautifully put away. A bit of wit this time. Calves it behind the

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square. A wonderful over from Sri Lanka. That is hit up in the air.

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Oh, just popped out. I think he grabbed hold of it but as the elbows

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hit the ground it popped out. A valiant effort by Rohit Sharma.

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Really good effort. You would have thought maybe they would take a

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backward step thinking they did not want to lose the wicket but the next

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delivery, Mendis over the top. They have bought themselves 4.2 overs of

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extra credit here, Sri Lanka. In control at the moment.

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Top edge, over the wicketkeeper, and it will fall safely. One bounce,

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another boundary. That one is much better contact, a

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much better shot. An expensive over for India. 15 from it. Can he be The

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Man With The Golden Gun hand? He dragged the first one down and

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that was put away easily. Mendis has looked impressive for his 73. Yes, a

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young man who has graduated from the School of 2014 and the ICC under 19

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World Cup. Rabada also graduated from that year.

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Thinking about two again. He decides to come, and this could be close.

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There is the opportunity, and I think it has been created and taken.

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The Sri Lankans will be very nervous.

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Brad Kohli bought himself on to try and get a breakthrough but he did

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not think it would be through a run out. -- Kohli.

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That was a very average delivery. Mendis, sitting on 74, is not going

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to miss out on that. Got him. Brilliant from Kumar.

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Mendis is struggling here. He is flat out on the turf. It was an all

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most suicidal run. No pace off the bat, well within reach of the

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bowler. One run out already in the innings, and he was well short. This

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is exactly what India wanted and Sri Lanka did not need. Not the smartest

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bit of cricket. It might not have been the best run but it was a

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brilliant piece of fielding from Kumar, following through, picking

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up, getting the throw away quickly and knocking down the stumps. And

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sometimes those moments of magic can change the game.

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Sri Lanka need 116 from the final 15 overs. Two relatively new men at the

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crease. What a shot that was. Beautiful shot. Jadeja going around

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the wicket to try and cram him up. Not giving too much room outside

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off-stump. Nice shot. Just a little flick off

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the hip. That has gone over the top. One

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bounce, over the ropes, it is going to be four. They are charging the

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bowler again. 11 runs from that last over.

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Good shot. Good shot. This time he goes off the front foot and manages

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to get it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

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That is his hitting zone. He loves to go in that direction, picking up

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length balls in that fashion. That is going to be four. Slightly

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off line. The fine leg was inside the circle. Another wrist shot for

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four. Brings up the 50 partnership between these two. At any stage,

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when you have a left-hander and right-hander at the crease, you need

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to adjust your lines as a bowler. He did not do so. Slow ball. The

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captain was on the boundary. He was deceived. Chipped it up in the air.

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He was way back on the boundary and could not get in in time.

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He let that through. He is kicking the ground. The captain is livid.

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Well above the rate required. Right in the slot for him. Well

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done, Matthews. This is when the pressure builds up.

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Ideally, you want a boundary as early in the over as possible to

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take the pressure off. Terrific cricket. Outstanding from Sri Lanka,

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from one of their class players. They changed the field, pushed

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long-off back, brought up fine leg and square leg, and he just waddles

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across, gets underneath it, fix it over. I think this is sensible.

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Perera has gone. He can't run. He has gone in the hamstring, he has

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torn his hamstring. The worst thing to happen now would be for him to

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either run out Angelo Mathews, or because he can't move, put extra

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pressure on Angelo Mathews, and Angelo Mathews to get out. This is

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sensible. He can always come back later. Pulled away, and pulled away

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for six. A sketchy start from Gunnar Rattner, -- Gunaratne.

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It should be four. A short boundary. There is a man very square on the

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single so fine leg is quite fine. It just races away once it gets

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there. Just a knuckleball, slower ball. He picked it very well. Still

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one delivery to go. Slashed away behind square. Another

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terrific over for Sri Lanka. 11 runs from it, a couple of crunching

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boundaries square of the wicket. That is an unbelievable shot.

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Unbelievable shot. Down on one knee. One of the best bowlers at the death

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in the world, and he swept him for six. Probably the best shot of the

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game, at the right moment. It has just stunned the Indian fielders.

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Sweep. I can tell you, that has gone a long, long way. It has gone high

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and it has gone the distance. Very good shot. Away to the point

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boundary. The bowlers have been bowling slower balls and into the

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surface, trying to get the batsmen to hit into the wind to the longer

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boundary. That is a fantastic way to go to 50 and take your side to the

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brink of a remarkable victory. The composure of the man is shown in

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that shot. Held the Czech Drive, pumped it down the ground, barely

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acknowledged the 50 because he knows the game is still to be one, but his

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side are now on the brink. Very good cricket shot. Breaks the 50

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partnership as well. 50 from 33. He has played a captain's knock. And

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that will do it. A famous victory for Sri Lanka at a famous old

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cricket ground, which keeps them in the tournament. Angelo Mathews

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raises his bat in triumph, finishing unbeaten on 52. Huge smiles from the

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Sri Lankans in the dressing room. They have beaten India fair and

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square. India played well with the bat but we'll be asking themselves

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questions of their performance in the field and with the ball, because

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Sri Lanka have won the run chase comfortably. Playing for each other,

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believing in themselves. They talked about being a young team and they

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played like one. Here we have Angelo Mathews, the winning single,

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pointing to his stressing room, showing his name on the back of his

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sweater. Cometh the hour,, the man. And Angelo Mathews has always been a

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man for a crisis. Leading Sri Lanka again to a famous victory.

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Losing Dickwella was an early blip in the batting but a superb 159

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partnership turned the prospect of victory into a very real one. After

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those two were run out, Perera and Gunaratne continued in a similar

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vein and brought Sri Lanka home for a surprising but deserved win. The

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Indian bowlers offered little the way of threat. Virat Kohli even

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turned over his arm in an attempt to conjure a wicket and they managed a

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couple of runouts but there was not enough cutting-edge on a good

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batting wicket with a fast outfield for them to defend their total. The

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second shock result in as many days in the champion strophe, as a

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superbly judged batting display saw Sri Lanka secure a win of India with

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seven wickets and eight balls to spare. Where does this rank for you?

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It is one of the top wins. To be in India, a fantastic wicket. The

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bowlers started off well and to restrict the strong batting line up

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to 321 was good. 300 plus is reachable on these wickets. Did you

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feel you left some runs out there in your batting effort? I don't think

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so. We felt we had enough on the board halfway and we trusted our

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bowlers, but they were pretty good on the day. To chase down that

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total, to get the momentum going through the innings, credit to their

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batsmen, the way they apply themselves. They picked their areas

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and execute the shots well. I think we bowled decently, but they were

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batting really well. Setting yourself up for the next game of the

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tournament. What does this mean? It is a must win game for all of us now

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in the group. We came into the game and not many people expected us to

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win. That took a lot of pressure off. We went out and expressed

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ourselves. That was the plan and that will be the plan for the next

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game, too. It is all to play for in group B with all four teams on two

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points. India topped the group by a narrow margin. Sri Lanka are third.

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In the final round of matches, it is India against South Africa on Sunday

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and Sri Lanka face Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday. All four teams

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can still make the semifinals. The focus moves to group a tomorrow but

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after a dramatic day at the Oval, goodbye.

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Highlights from the Champions Trophy group match at the Oval between holders India and Sri Lanka.


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