ICC Champions Trophy, Highlights: Underdogs Sri Lanka surprise sloppy India, keep semis hopes alive
Sri Lanka rode on Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis’ stupendous knocks to outclass India by 7 wickets in their second game of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval. Both IND and SL must win their last match to qualify for semi-finals. Get full cricket score of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B match between India vs Sri Lanka here.Updated: Jun 08, 2017 23:21 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sri Lanka’s win over India throws Group B wide open as the winners of the games on June 11 (India vs South Africa) and June 12 (Pakistan vs Sri Lanka) will determine the two semi-finalists. Get full cricket score of ICC Champions Trophy Group B match between India vs Sri Lanka here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
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Kusal Mendis (Man of the Match): “Very good wicket. India had a good start, with Dhawan making a hundred. But for us, Danushka supported me very well. It was my first game against India and I’m happy to have contributed. Very bad [about causing Danushka’s run out] but after Angelo and Kusal batted, I was very happy.”
Angelo Mathews: “It’s one of the top wins, to beat India. It was a fantastic wicket. The bowlers did brilliantly to restrict India to 321. it’s a very chaseable target. I tried to hit as many balls in the nets as possible, it makes you feel good and that helped me come back from injury. Wasn’t easy for Gunathilaka to walk into the side and bat like how he did. Kusal is a great player, and Kusal Perera also batted really well. Those partnerships were crucial. It’s a must-win game for all of us in the group.”
Virat Kohli: “We felt we had enough on the board, we trusted out bowlers, but Sri Lanka were pretty good. They kept the momentum through the innings, they picked their areas to hit and executed really well. There’s always hindsight. I thought we bowled decently. But when you don’t execute properly, there is always food for thought. Here you have to give credit to the other team.”
22:50 hrs IST: And that’s it. Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive. What a knock from Mathews! Remains unbeaten on 52.
22:45 hrs IST: Umesh to bowl the penultimate over.
22:44 hrs IST: Five runs off Bumrah’s final over. Sri Lanka need 8 off 12.
22:40 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar finishes with the figures of 1/54. Sri Lanka need 13 off 18.
22:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Bhuvneshwar and Mathews hits it past the backward point region. It’s all too easy for SL now.
22:35 hrs IST: Dot to finish off from Bumrah, but the damage has already been done. Sri Lanka need 21 off 24.
22:33 hrs IST: SIX! Length delivery from Bumrah, outside off, Gunaratne sweeps it over square leg for a maximum.
22:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Gunaratne. India under pressure now. They need quick wickets or else it’s SL’s game. Sri Lanka need 32 off 30.
22:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Bhuvneshwar and Gunaratne pulls it to long leg boundary. We have a humdinger!
22:26 hrs IST: Sri Lanka need 43 off 36. Mathews 36*, Gunaratne 7*
22:22 hrs IST: Perera has gone off the field. Asela Gunaratne is the new man at the crease.
22:19 hrs IST: Seems like Kusal Perera has a hamstring issue. SL would hope he stays till the end.
22:14 hrs IST: Another 10-run over Sri Lanka. Two boundaries for Mathews. SL need 57 off 48.
22:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Umesh, Mathews gives himself room and hits it in the air in the gap between mid-off and cover.
22:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Sri Lanka. Perera hits it to deep mid-wicket to move into 40s. Sri Lanka require 67 off 54.
22:04 hrs IST: Costly over from Umesh. Ten runs off it. Sri Lanka need 75 off 60.
21:59 hrs IST: And Bumrah continues the good work. Sri Lanka need 85 off 66.
21:55 hrs IST: Good over from Umesh. Just five runs off it. Sri Lanka require 90 off 72.
21:52 hrs IST: Here’s Umesh Yadav again.
21:50 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Hardik, Perera dances down the track and lofts it over mid-off. Sri Lanka need 95 off 78.
21:47 hrs IST: Sri Lanka need 106 off 84. With seven wicket hands, this shouldn’t be that tricky.
DO YOU KNOW - Sri Lanka have suffered a total of four run-outs in the tournament so far.
21:40 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Hardik. Just three runs off it. Sri Lanka require 116 off 90.
21:36 hrs IST: Seven runs off Jadeja’s fifth. Sri Lanka need 119 off 96. Perera 14*, Mathews 1*
21:33 hrs IST: Mathews at No. 5. He holds the key for SL here.
21:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant piece of fielding from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Dangerous Mendis goes for 89(93). India well and truly back in the game.
21:27 hrs IST: Bhuvi comes back into the attack. Sri Lanka need 128 off 108.
21:24 hrs IST: Shouldn’t be a difficult chase for Sri Lanka given the fact they’ve wickets in hand. 131 off 112, very much gettable.
21:21 hrs IST: Decent over from Kohli but India need wickets. Sri Lanka are 184/2 after 30 overs.
21:18 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 179/2 after 29 overs. Mendis 80*, Kusal Perera 2*
21:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav, you beauty! Gunathilaka run out 76 (72). We have a game on our hands.
21:10 hrs IST: And the Indian captain brings himself into the attack.
21:09 hrs IST: Tidy over from Kedar Jadhav. Just four runs off it. Sri Lanka are 162/1 after 27 overs.
21:06 hrs IST: Three boundaries in a row from Kusal. Sri Lanka are 158/1 after 26 overs. Gunathilaka 71*, Mendis 67*
21:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Hardik and Kusal smacks it straight over the bowler’s head.
21:00 hrs IST: Both Gunathilaka and Mendis haven’t allowed the Indian bowlers to settle. Game on at The Oval!
20:56 hrs IST: Jadeja proving to be too expensive. Excellent display of strokeplay from both Gunathilaka and Mendis. Sri Lanka are 141/1 after 24 overs.
20:52 hrs IST: SIX! Flatter delivery from Jadeja, Kusal comes down the track and hits it well over the deep mid-wicket boundary. 10th ODI fifty for him!
DO YOU KNOW - Sri Lanka have had eight century partnerships for second wicket since the ICC World Cup 2015.
20:44 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 113/1 after 21 overs. Gunathilaka 57*, Mendis 40*
20:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Jadeja, Kusal goes back and hits it to deep mid-wicket boundary. Sri Lanka are 108/1 after 20 overs.
20:37 hrs IST: India still favourites but Sri Lanka have been great so far.
20:35 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Hardik, Gunathilaka gets into position and hammers into the deep mid-wicket stands. Brings up his 4th fifty.
DO YOU KNOW - Shikhar Dhawan is the fastest Indian (77) and third quickest to 10 ODI centuries after Quinton de Kock (55 inns) and Hashim Amla (57).
20:32 hrs IST: Just three runs off Jadeja’s first. Sri Lanka are 90/1 after 18 overs.
20:29 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja comes in as the third change.
20:27 hrs IST: Expensive over from Hardik. Eleven runs off it. Sri Lanka are 87/1 after 17 overs.
20:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Bumrah and Gunathilaka hits it well past the non-striker. Moves to 37. Sri Lanka are 76/1 after 16 overs.
20:20 hrs IST: Maiden over from Hardik. India need more of these. Sri Lanka are 70/1 after 15 overs.
20:16 hrs IST: Gunathilaka, Mendis have stabilised Sri Lanka’s chase. The duo need to keep going.
20:12 hrs IST: Good start from Hardik. Sri Lanka are 62/1 after 13 overs.
DO YOU KNOW - Sri Lanka have won 13 matches in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy, the equal second most of any team in the competition’s history second only to India (16).
20:09 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya now
20:08 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. Sri lanka are 59/1 after 12 overs.
20:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Bumrah and Kusal hits it well through cover point for his third boundary.
20:04 hrs IST: Bumrah comes into the attack.
20:03 hrs IST: Sri Lanka begin the 2nd powerplay well. They are 53/1 after 11 overs.
20:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Mendis top edges a Bhuvneshwar bouncer and it skies it, but it reaches the boundary. They all count.
19:59 hrs IST: After Umesh’s over yields six runs, Sri Lanka are 44/1 after 10 overs.
19:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka has seemingly taken a liking to Umesh, smashing him for another boundary.
19:56 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are now 38-1 after 9 overs.
19:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Mendis gets an outside edge off Bhuvneshwar and it goes past first slip and into the boundary.
19:51 hrs IST: A good over for Sri Lanka. They are 34/1 after 8 overs.
19:50 hrs IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka now drives through the off-side for a wonderful four. Umesh under pressure for the first time.
19:48 hrs IST: SIX! Umesh Yadav looks for a bouncer but gets creamed for a six by Gunathilaka.
19:43 hrs IST: Umesh with another good over, conceding only 2 runs off it. Sri Lanka are 17/1 after 6 overs.
19:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar strikes. A top edge from Dickwella is gleefully caught by Jadeja. Sri Lanka are 15/1after 5 overs.
19:33 hrs IST: Umesh continues to ramp up the pressure with another good over. Sri Lanka are 11/0 after 4 overs.
19:29 hrs IST: Another good over from Bhuvneshwar. Sri Lanka are 7/0 after 3 overs.
19:25 hrs IST: Great start from Umesh. No margin for error. Sri Lanka are 3/0 after 2 overs.
19:23 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.
19:21 hrs IST: Tidy start from Bhuvneshwar. Sri Lanka are 2/0 after first over. Dickwella 2*, Gunathilaka 0*
19:19 hrs IST: Dickwella to take strike. Bhuvneshwar to bowl the first over.
19:18 hrs IST: Welcome back!
18:48 hrs IST: That’s it. Fifteen runs off the final over. India finish on 321/6. Kedar Jadhav remains unbeaten on 25 (off just 13 balls). We’ll be back in a short while.
18:44 hrs IST: Thisara Perera to bowl the last six balls.
18:43 hrs IST: Boundary for Dhoni. Gets to 63. Malinga ends with figures of 2/70. India are 306/5 after 49 overs.
18:41 hrs IST: So far so good from Malinga. Just three runs off the first 3 balls.
18:39 hrs IST: Malinga to bowl the penultimate over.
18:38 hrs IST: SIX! Full-toss from Thisara and Dhoni launches it into the deep mid-wicket stands. India are 297/5 after 48 overs.
18:36 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Dhoni. His 62nd in ODIs and 17th vs Sri Lanka. Cometh the hour, cometh the champion!
18:33 hrs IST: Nuwan Pradeep finishes with the figures of 10-0-73-1. India are 289/5 after 47 overs.
18:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Kusal Perera b Lakmal 9(5)
18:27 hrs IST: SIX! Full-toss from Lakmal, towards leg, Hardik smacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
18:24 hrs IST: India are 270/4 after 45 overs. Dhoni 45*, Hardik 3*
18:21 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya comes in at No. 6
18:20 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s the end of a splendid innings from Dhawan. Goes for 125(128). Second wicket for Malinga.
18:17 hrs IST: Single for Dhawan. Moves to 125. India are 261/3 after 44 overs.
18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Full-toss from Lakmal, outside off, Dhoni comes forward and powers it to deep extra cover boundary.
18:10 hrs IST: Decent over from Malinga in context of the game. Eight runs off it. India are 251/3 after 43 overs.
18:06 hrs IST: Dhoni misses a gentle loosener. India are 243/3 after 42 overs.
18:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Juicy full-toss from Pradeep and Dhoni creams it through mid-wicket for his third boundary.
18:03 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Pradeep, Dhawan moves a bit and flicks it over fine leg for a maximum.
18:01 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. Lakmal proving to be expensive today. India are 227/3 after 41 overs.
17:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and wide from Lakmal and Dhawan hits it straight to long-off boundary.
DO YOU KNOW - This is Dhawan’s fifth century in ICC ODI tournaments in 15 innings.
17:54 hrs IST: FOUR! That’s hundred for Dhawan, 10th in ODIs. Magnificent innings from the southpaw! Well deserved.
17:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Pradeep misses the length and Dhoni is quick to punish it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg.
17:49 hrs IST: India are 207/3 after 39 overs. Dhawan 97*, Dhoni 16*
17:45 hrs IST: Single for Dhoni and 200 up for India. How much more they can get in the last 12 overs?
17:42 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. India are 197/3 after 37 overs.
17:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Gunathilaka, Dhoni rocks back and hits it in the gap between fine leg and square leg.
17:38 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Gunaratne. Just three runs from it. India are 191/3 after 36 overs.
17:34 hrs IST: SIX! Short and wide from Lakmal and Dhoni cuts it away over third man for a maximum. India are 188/3 after 35 overs.
17:31 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal now
17:30 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Gunaratne. Only one run and the all-important wicket of Yuvi. India are 179/3 after 34 overs.
17:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuvraj b Gunaratne 7(18). Just the wicket Sri Lanka wanted.
17:23 hrs IST: Asela Gunaratne comes into the attack for the first time.
DO YOU KNOW - India have won 10 of their last 13 ODI matches; claiming victory in four of their last five.
17:17 hrs IST: Good over from Thisara. Just four runs off it. India are 174/2 after 32 overs.
17:13 hrs IST: India are 170/2 after 31 overs. Dhawan 80*, Yuvraj 3*
17:09 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna has won the French Open mixed doubles title to clinch his maiden Grand Slam. Proud moment!
17:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Too much width on offer from Gunathilaka and Dhawan hits it well past the fielder at cover.
17:03 hrs IST: Two boundaries in a row for Dhawan. He’s started to accelerate now. India are 160/2 after 28 overs.
17:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched delivery from Malinga and Dhawan smacks it in the gap between mid-off and cover. India are 148/2 after 27 overs.
16:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortish delivery from Malinga and Dhawan pulls it away through mid-wicket.
16:55 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh at No.4. India need a partnership here.
16:53 hrs IST: WICKET! And once again, the Indian captain is caught outside off. Pradeep gets his first. India are 139/2 after 25.5 ovs
16:49 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is in at No. 3, and is up against an opposition he loves the most.
16:47 hrs IST: WICKET! And Malinga gets rid of his Mumbai Indians skipper. Another impressive knock from Rohit. Looked set to get a hundred.
16:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Fifty for Dhawan, 19th in ODIs. Magnificent show from both Indian openers! Sri Lankan bowlers have looked clueless.
16:42 hrs IST: Steady drizzle at The Oval. Umbrellas are out.
16:38 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhawan. Moves to 45. India are 124/0 after 23 overs.
16:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Malinga, Rohit stays in the crease and punches it in the gap between mid-off and cover. Effortless!
16:32 hrs IST: Have to admit the mood in the Indian camp is a lot different now when it comes to big tournaments.
16:30 hrs IST: India are 114/0 after 21 overs. Rohit 65*, Dhawan 42*
16:27 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit picks the length early and pulls it hard over square leg for a maximum. India are 107/0 after 20 overs.
16:24 hrs IST: SIX! And that’s fifty for Rohit, his 31st in ODIs. What a player! Consecutive 50+ scores for India’s ‘Hit-Man’.
STAT ATTACK - India and Sri Lanka have met three times (excluding this match) in the Champions Trophy but two of them ended as no results. India won the remaining
16:21 hrs IST: Fifteen runs in the last three overs. India are 89/0 after 18 overs.
16:18 hrs IST: It’s getting a bit dark at The Oval. Clearly, it’s advantage India even if it rains. They are yet to lose a wicket.
16:14 hrs IST: Six 50+ opening stands between Dhawan and Rohit in the ICC Champions Trophy, the most by any pair in the tournament.
16:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Gunathilaka. Straying down leg and Rohit helps it to fine-leg boundary. Gets into 40s.
16:06 hrs IST: India are 74/0 after 15 overs. Dhawan 36*, Rohit 32*
16:03 hrs IST: Some spin now. Gunathilaka it is.
DO YOU KNOW - Upul Tharanga boasts a batting average of 53.85 at the ICC Champions Trophy, the best of any Sri Lankan player who has batted in more than five innings at the tournament.
16:00 hrs IST: Double off the last delivery for Rohit. India are 63/0 after 13 overs.
15:58 hrs IST: So far in his career, Thisara has taken the most number of wickets against Pakistan in ODIs (32 in 22 games)
15:56 hrs IST: Thisara Perera now
15:55 hrs IST: Dot ball. Eight runs off the over. India are 59/0 after 12 overs.
15:53 hrs IST: FIVE WIDES! Banged in short from Pradeep and it goes way over the batsman and Dickwella.
15:50 hrs IST: Only five runs in the last two overs. India are 51/0 after 11 overs.
DO YOU KNOW - India have won each of their last seven ICC Champions Trophy fixtures. Only once in the history of the tournament has any team won more games in succession (Australia, 8).
15:45 hrs IST: Just two runs off Pradeep’s second over. India are 48/0 after 10 overs. Dhawan 28*, Rohit 20*
15:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma and elegance go hand in hand. Short and wide from Lakmal and the Indian opener cracks it through point. India are 46/0 after 9 overs.
15:39 hrs IST: BOUNDARY! Touch short from Lakmal, Rohit gets into position early and pulls it over square leg for one bounce four.
15:36 hrs IST: Good start from Pradeep. India are 36/0 after 8 overs.
15:34 hrs IST: India’s running between the wickets has been magnificent so far. Sharp singles and they all count at the end of the game.
15:32 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling - Nuwan Pradeep. The seamer bowled pretty well against South Africa.
15:31 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhawan. India are 32/0 after 7 overs.
DO YOU KNOW - Shikhar Dhawan averages 62.5 against Sri Lanka in ODIs, his highest against any team.
15:28 hrs IST: Costly over from Lakmal. Ten runs off it. India are 27/0 after 6 overs. Dhawan 20*, Rohit 7*
15:25 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Dhawan. Looks in top form!
15:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Malinga and Dhawan creams it through covers to move into double figures. India are 17/0 after 5 overs.
15:18 hrs IST: Excellent back-to-back overs from Sri Lanka. This time, it’s a maiden from Lakmal. India are 12/0 after 4 overs.
15:16 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews now has a packed off-side field for Dhawan, considering the fact the southpaw is extremely brilliant there!
15:14 hrs IST: Tidy over from Malinga. Just two runs off it. India are 12/0 after 3 overs.
15:10 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Lakmal. India are 10/0 after 2 overs.
15:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Lakmal, short and wide, Dhawan goes on back foot and cuts it through point for his first boundary.
15:07 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal comes into the attack.
15:05 hrs IST: Still a decent start from Malinga. India are 4/0 after first over.
DO YOU KNOW - Sri Lanka have managed only one win from nine games so far in 2017.
15:01 hrs IST: FOUR! What a way to start the innings! Short and wide from Malinga and Rohit times it well through point.
15:00 hrs IST: It’s time for live action. As expected, Dhawan and Rohit to open for the Men in Blue. Malinga to start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
14:55 hrs IST: Out come the players for the national anthems.
DO YOU KNOW - Sri Lanka are without a win in their last five ODIs played in Europe (T1, L4), last grabbing a win on the continent in June 2016 against Ireland.
14:46 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
14:41 hrs IST: India captain Virat Kohli, on his part, said: “Probably same (bowl first). We’re not too worried. Conditions will stay the same throughout. Maybe for the next one, we’ll look to do something different. Bringing some good momentum into the game. Teams are going to play one spinner, Ashwin understands the dynamics and he’s a professional.”
14:38 hrs IST: After winning the toss, Mathews said, “Overcast morning, we’ll take first use of the wicket. Three changes, Tharanga, Kapugedara and Seekkuge out. Myself and Danuska and Thisara Perera come back. Good to be back. Batters let us down last game, we bowled and fielded pretty well. Pressure on, we’ll enjoy ourselves.”
14:36 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews is back from his injury break and Sri Lanka desperately need him. However, his fitness will only allow him to bat and not bowl.
14:33 hrs IST:Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has won the toss and opted to bowl.
14:29 hrs IST: We are moments away from the toss.
14:28 hrs IST: This will be the 150th ODI between the two sides. India have won 83 times, Sri Lanka 54, one match has ended as a tie and there have been 11 no results
14:24 hrs IST: This will be the first India vs Sri Lanka ODI since November 2014
14:20 hrs IST: Here is the Indian team warming up ahead of the key clash
14:18 hrs IST: This is how the pitch looks today!
14:15 hrs IST: The tournament has regularly been interrupted by rain but so far, it is a clear morning sky in London.
14:10 hrs IST: The dressing rooms are all set for the players for the big match between two Asian neighbours.
14:06 hrs IST: And look who is here! What tips do you think Kumar Sangakkara is giving to the Sri Lanka captain?
14:03 hrs IST: If India win, they’ll all but qualify for the semifinals. On the other hand, this is a must-win game for Sri Lanka who lost their opening game to South Africa.
14:00 hrs IST: A warm welcome to HT’s live coverage of ICC Champions Trophy Group B encounter between India - Sri Lanka.
Angelo Mathews will make a return from an injury. However, he is fit enough only to bat, not bowl.
India have won 14 of their last 17 ODI matches against Sri Lanka; winning the last five such meetings.
First Published: Jun 08, 2017 12:16 IST