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Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 4th T20, Colombo: Pandey, Karthik guide IND home

Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 2018. India chased down Sri Lanka’s total of 152/9 with 6-wickets in hand to go atop the standings in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 tri-series in Colombo tonight.

cricket Updated: Mar 12, 2018 23:55 IST
Sandip Sikdar
Sandip Sikdar
Hindustan Times
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Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik guided India to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth match of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 T20 tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo tonight. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 2018, here.(AP)

India earned a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo tonight. Manish Pandey and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik starred for the visiting team with 42 not out and 39 not out as they took India home in a crucial Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series game. India won the game with nine balls and six wickets to spare. Earlier, India had restricted Sri Lanka to 152/9 after winning the toss and opting to bowl in Colombo. Shardul Thakur was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he finished with figures of 4/27 while Kusal Mendis top-scored for the hosts with 55. India got their revenge after the Rohit Sharma-led team were stunned by the hosts in the opener. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 2018, here. (India vs Sri Lanka scorecard) (Nepal vs Hong Kong ICC World Cup qualifier scores)

23:54 hrs IST: Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Thanks for joining in.

23:51 hrs IST: With the win, India have gone atop the standings with a match left to play

23:48 hrs IST: Nine came off the last three balls to take India home with ease, with six wickets and nine balls to spare.

23:45 hrs IST: Superb finish under pressure by Dinesh Karthik, the new skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders.

23:41 hrs IST: Just five needed

23:40 hrs IST: Just 12 needed off 15! India close now

23:38 hrs IST: Sixteen needed off 16

23:35 hrs IST: Fifty run partnership comes up between Pandey and Karthik

23:32 hrs IST: India need 23 off 21. This should be easy for India now

23:30 hrs IST: Big blow for Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis hobbling after fielding at fine leg. He is currently being assisted near the boundary. Not looking good

23:28 hrs IST: Big six by Manish Pandey over deep mid wicket to take India closer to their target

23:24 hrs IST: Pandey and Karthik are taking India ahead at present and it is looking good for the visiting team

23:19 hrs IST: 47 needed off 40 now!

23:15 hrs IST: This match will go down to the wire

23:12 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. Lot of responsibility on his shoulder now. He is senior guy out there

23:10 hrs IST: India are 85/4 after 10 overs

23:06 hrs IST: Oh no! India lose their fourth wicket as Rahul is hit wicket for 18. Jumped too back inside the crease and dislodged the bails

23:04 hrs IST: That was close. Rahul could have been run out there

23:01 hrs IST: The match is evenly poised at present

22:57 hrs IST: Manish Pandey and Lokesh Rahul are taking India forward currently

22:53 hrs IST: India need 90 off 72 deliveries

22:50 hrs IST: Oh no! Raina gives it away, gets caught at mid-off for 27

22:45 hrs IST: Runs are beginning to flow for India

22:40 hrs IST: Raina is batting well

22:37 hrs IST: India are 30/2 after 4 overs

22:33 hrs IST: That was close! Suresh Raina was almost run out there!

22:30 hrs IST: Both openers gone! Dhawan is out for 8 as Akila Dananjaya picks his second wicket

22:26 hrs IST: End of three overs, India are 22/1

22:22 hrs IST: Out! Rohit Sharma departs as he plays the ball straight to the mid-wicket fielder. The skipper departs for 11

22:20 hrs IST: After one over India are 11/0

22:16 hrs IST: Four! Rohit has come out there with a purpose!

22:13 hrs IST: Wow! What a start! Six off the second ball by Rohit

22:10 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan and captain Rohit Sharma are opening for India

22:03 hrs IST: Sri Lanka end their innings at 152/9. No hat-trick for Shardul Thakur, but he finishes with impressive figures of 4/27.

22:02 hrs IST: OUT! Lakmal falls and now Shardul is on a hat-trick.

21:59 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have gone past 150. And now Shanaka falls from a Shardul Thakur delivery. 151/8 with two deliveries left.

21:44 hrs IST: 17 overs gone, SL are 136/6.

21:37 hrs IST: OUT! Kusal Mendis departs! SL 120/6.

21:33 hrs IST: OUT! Washington Sundar removes Jeevan Mendis. SL 118/5.

21:31 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 117/4 after 13 overs

21:29 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack as Jeevan Mendis comes to the crease

21:27 hrs IST: OUT! Thisara Perera departs for 15 as Shardul Thakur takes his second wicket

21:25 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis scores his 4th half-century in T20s!

21:21 hrs IST: Perera is out there with the full license to go for the maximum

21:20 hrs IST: Bang and then BANG! Two back to back sixes by new batsman Thisara Perera!

21:17 hrs IST: OUT! Vijay Shankar gives India the breakthrough and he clean bowls Tharanga for 22. The partnership, which lasted 62 runs, has been broken!

21:15 hrs IST: Tharanga was almost caught and bowled there by Shankar

21:13 hrs IST: Ten overs are up and Sri Lanka are 94/2

21:10 hrs IST: After nine overs, Sri Lanka are 86/2

21:07 hrs IST: Four! India need wickets now. Mendis and Tharanga are building this partnership well

21:04 hrs IST: Mendis plays a dilscoop off fast bowler Vijay Shankar for two runs. That was innovative. Immediately slower one by the bowler and he gets hit on the shoulder which bounces off to his helmet

21:01 hrs IST: After 8 overs, Sri Lanka are 75/2 as Kusal Mendis nears his half-century

20:57 hrs IST: Big six by Tharanga!

20:54 hrs IST: Vijay Shankar comes into the attack

20:53 hrs IST: Mendis is standing tall for Sri Lanka at 29 not out. He could be the key for the islanders

20:51 hrs IST: End of Powerplay and Sri Lanka are 53/2 after 6 overs

20:47 hrs IST: Beautiful sweep shot by Tharanga and Sri Lanka reach 50!

20:45 hrs IST: It is a free hit and Tharanga is caught. Only one run

20:43 hrs IST: Mendis pulls and it is four runs!

20:41 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal has come on to bowl and the ball is spinning immediately

20:40 hrs IST: Upul Tharanga is the new batsman in. Dinesk Karthik is giving some instructions to Washington Sundar in Tamil

20:38 hrs IST: Kusal Perera has been removed by Washington Sundar

20:36 hrs IST: 10 runs and a wicket from the first over

20:33 hrs IST: Kusal Perera has come out to bat. Two Kusals at the wicket now

20:31 hrs IST: OUT! Shardul Thakur removes Gunathilaka thanks to a brilliant catch by Suresh Raina at mid-wicket. Gunathilaka goes for 17

20:30 hrs IST: Nine from the over, Sri Lanka are 24/0 from 2 overs. Get live cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka here

20:27 hrs IST: Bang! Washington Sundar to Gunathilaka and SIX! Down the ground! The bowler will lose confidence immediately with this kind of a shot. Sri Lanka are attacking from the word go

20:26 hrs IST: One over is up and Sri Lanka are 15/0

20:24 hrs IST: Run out chance early on! Have India taken a wicket? Oh no not out!

20:22 hrs IST: Bad start by India! First ball five runs and second ball huge six by Kusal Mendis. 11 off the first 2 balls

20:20 hrs IST: Jaydev Unadkat to bowl the first over

20:18 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma giving a pep talk to the team

20:17 hrs IST: And we are all set for the game to begin

20:15 hrs IST: Also Lokesh Rahul comes in for Rishab Pant. India playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (w), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

20:10 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal comes in for Dinesh Chandimal. Playing XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (w), Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera (c), Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera

20:07 hrs IST: India have won the toss and opted to field in this 19 overs a side game!

20:03 hrs IST: 19 overs a side! 4 bowlers can bowl 4 overs, 1 bowler to bowl 3!

20:02 hrs IST: No message yet about overs lost. Maybe it will be revealed at toss time

19:59 hrs IST: India vs Sri Lanka toss at 8:05 PM, match to start at 8:20 PM

19:54 hrs IST: The roller is on the pitch Sri Lanka are doing the drills again

19:51 hrs IST: The rain has stopped in Colombo

19:50 hrs IST: All the covers are being rapidly removed. So the umpire inspection is coming near now

19:45 hrs IST: The ground staff is beginning to peel the covers off. That has drawn a loud roar from the fans at the Premadasa Stadium

19:43 hrs IST: We have started losing overs. The cut-off time is 9.35 PM

19:40 hrs IST: The whole ground is covered now. This is going to be a lengthy wait

19:37 hrs IST: Meanwhile read what the Sri Lanka Cricket president wants: Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala calls for more India-SL games

19:34 hrs IST: Now, they are beginning the process of covering the entire outfield. Overs will start reducing from 7:30 PM

19:32 hrs IST: Sixty percent of the ground is covered. Only the boundaries are visible

19:30 hrs IST: Loud roar as one of the covers starts to come off. No wait, one of the covers is going off and a larger cover is coming back on. Groan!!!

19:26 hrs IST: You can barely see the drizzle, there are no umbrellas but it is that kind of drizzle which is irritating yet persistent. Ground staff are taking no chances

19:21 hrs IST: More covers are coming on

19:17 hrs IST: Indian players have gone back in, Sri Lanka players still warming up

19:15 hrs IST: More covers coming on now!

19:12 hrs IST: And the wait continues as the drizzle continues

19:08 hrs IST: Meanwhile you can read the interview of Sri Lanka Cricket president: ‘Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene have big role in Sri Lanka Cricket’

19:04 hrs IST: Ground staff are stationed near the covers, but there is no activity as of now. It is a faint drizzle, but a persistent one

19:01 hrs IST: If play does not start before 7:30 PM, then we will start losing overs. For the moment, covers still in place

18:57 hrs IST: The rain is light but more covers are coming on

18:52 hrs IST: The drizzle has become heavier. The covers are coming back on. Stay tuned for live updates of India vs Sri Lanka live cricket score

18:46 hrs IST: The main square has been covered

18:44 hrs IST: More covers are coming on as the drizzle gets heavier

18:41 hrs IST: Oh no! The drizzle is back. Covers coming back on. Toss to be delayed further. The main pitch, straight boundary and square leg boundary being covered

18:36 hrs IST: So the news is that the toss is at 1845 hours and match will start at 1915 hours. No overs to be lost

18:35 hrs IST: Indian team players have come out to warm-up as the covers have been removed

18:33 hrs IST: Almost all covers have been removed. The umpires will inspect shortly.

18:31 hrs IST: India’s support staff have just made it out on to the field

18:30 hrs IST: Some covers are coming off but there is still a drizzle out there.

18:27 hrs IST: Thisara Perera will skipper Sri Lanka

18:23 hrs IST: Still quite overcast conditions in Colombo

18:20 hrs IST: It is still drizzling in Colombo

18:18 hrs IST: The start of the match and toss will be delayed due to rain and wet outfield

18:15 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India vs Sri Lanka T20 match, the fourth one of the Nidahas Trophy

Today’s win would take India to the top in the points table past Sri Lanka, who are currently leading the standings on net run rate.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka would be hoping for an improved show after their loss to Bangladesh. With captain Dinesh Chandimal suspended for the two upcoming matches, following his team’s slow over-rate against Bangladesh, Thisara Perera has been appointed as the interim skipper.

First Published: Mar 12, 2018 17:33 IST