Over 20: 11 runs off the last over from Nehra and Kulasekara’s wicket. India need to chase 139 to win
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19.6 Nehra to Kulasekara, 1 run, OUT
Smashed away towards deep midwicket. Full toss on middle and Kulasekara slogs it away to deep midwicket. The throw is quick and Dhoni takes off the bails again. This time, Kulasekara is well out.
Over 19: Perera’s wicket and 12 runs in that Ashwin over. 127/8
18.5 Ashwin to Perera, 1 wide, OUT
Lovely bowling. Sees Perera advancing and bowls it very slow but very wide outside off. So wide that it is called a wide. But Dhoni whips off the bails in a jiffy and the umpire doesn’t need the help of his upstairs colleague.
Over 18: Two boundaries in that Bumrah over. 115/7
17.2 Bumrah to Kapugedera, OUT
Taken. Wow, what sweet timing, but he has picked out sweeper cover to perfection. Full delivery outside off, Kapugedara smashes an inside-out drive with amazing timing and it carries to Pandya at sweeper cover who takes a really good catch, backtracking.
Over 17: Siriwardana and Shanaka depart in that 4-run over from Ashwin. 104/6
16.1 Ashwin to Siriwardana, OUT
Taken. Tossed up on off, Siriwardana clears one foot and launches it high in the air towards long-on where Raina settles under it to take an easy catch.
Over 16: 9 runs off Pandya brings up 100 for the Lankans. 100/4
Over 15: 7 off Ashwin. 91/4
Over 14: 9 off Raina. 84/4
Over 13: A six and four from Siriwardana off Jadeja. 75/4
Over 12: 5 runs off Ashwin’s first over. 62/4
Over 11: 10 runs off the over and the big scalp of Pandya. 57/4
10.6 Pandya to Mathews, OUT
Big big wicket this. Full outside off, Mathews brings an angled bat down late and gets a thick inside edge which clatters into the stumps. The crucial wicket of Mathews just when he was looking to explode. How much will that effect SL?
Over 10: 6 runs off Jadeja’s first over. 47/3
Over 9: A boundary and two singles in that Pandya over. 41/3
Over 8: 2 runs off Yuvraj’s first over. 35/3
Over 7: The wicket of Dilshan and 1 run in Pandya’s first over. 33/3
6.1 Pandya to Dilshan, OUT
Taken. The big wicket of Dilshan. Pandya strikes with his first ball. A well-directed bouncer on middle and Dilshan pulls, but fails to keep it down. Goes straight down Ashwin’s throat at fine leg.
Over 6: A good over from Bumrah for the Lankans. 9 off it. 31/2
Over 5: 7 runs off Nehra. 22/2
Over 4: 6 off Bumrah and the wicket of Jayasuriya. 15/2
3.4 Bumrah to Jayasuriya, OUT
Late appeal and gone. Terrific delivery that, Dhoni collects and belatedly appeals. Good length, top-of-off. Jayasuriya pokes at it away from his body and gets the thinnest of snicks through to the keeper. Audible sound and given.
Over 3: Nehra concedes 4 runs, scalps Chandimal. 9/1
2.2 Nehra to Chandimal, OUT gone.
Chandimal’s exuberant slog doesn’t work. Nehra bangs it on a good length on leg, Chandimal backs away and comes down, looking to go over midwicket but gets a thin inside edge on its way to the keeper. Had he stayed in his normal stance, it would have been a bad ball on his hips with short fine leg up but Chandimal looked to go hard and pays the price.
Over 2: Good start from Bumrah. Just one off it. 5/0
Over 1: A boundary off Nehra’s first over. Sri Lanka 4/0
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Twenty20 match in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Dhoni said the likelihood of dew later on made bowling first an easy choice. The wicket looked like it had a little less grass than the one against Pakistan, so it could be suitable for batting, he added.
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Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Angelo Mathews said he would have liked to bowl first as well, because of the dew.
Sri Lanka are fielding an unchanged side from the one that lost to Bangladesh. They have to win to stay alive in the tournament.
Having on their first two games against Bangladesh and Pakistan, this match is less crucial for India, but they will look to continue with their winning ways. Shikhar Dhawan, back in the team after sitting out the Pakistan game due to injury, replaces Ajinkya Rahane.
MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
Angelo Mathews (captain), PVD Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Dilshan, HMRKB Herath, S Jayasuriya, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, NLTC Perera, MD Shanaka, TAM Siriwardana,