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Sri Lanka tour of India 2016
1st T20I, India vs Sri Lanka at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India (09 Feb 2016)
India

101/10 (18.5) RR:5.36

Sri Lanka won by 5 wkts

MOM: Kasun Rajitha
Sri Lanka

105/5 (18) RR:5.83

Welcome back.. The target is small. There is something in the wicket, but India have only Nehra and Bumrah to exploit the conditions. Pandya can bowl as well. The Sri Lankan batting is low on experience. Should be interesting, if the hosts nip out few early wickets. Here is Nehra steaming in...

A green pitch, captain wins the toss and bowls and the bowlers respond in grand style. Boy, isn't Chandimal a happy man! It all started in the very first over. Debutant Kasun Rajitha was given the new ball and he struck with his second delivery. He had another one in the same over to jolt India, who never recovered from the early blow. Dasun Shanaka, just 1 game old in international cricket too joined the party to derail India's innings. Chameera bowled with great pace and troubled the batsmen as well. Just three batsmen got into double-figures and Ashwin was the top-scorer with 31. The ball is doing enough for the pacers. Can India defend this small total? Or will Sri Lanka cruise to victory? We'll find out shortly...

18.5 - Chameera to Ashwin, out Bumrah Run Out!! 1 run completed. Actually Ashwin tried a fancy hit as he moved across the stumps and tried to scoop, mistimed it high in the air, the fielder at fine leg rushed forward but couldn't get there in time. The man at deep backward square leg had the presence of mind to attack the ball as well. Meanwhile, there is a confusion between the batsmen as Bumrah was halfway down the pitch for the second run. Ashwin was unmoved and Bumrah slipped while trying to go back. Chandimal collected the throw and effected an easy run-out. Bumrah run out (Kasun Rajitha/Chandimal) 0(0)

Chameera to Ashwin, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

India are all-out, Bumrah is run-out.

Jasprit Bumrah, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.4 - Chameera to Nehra, out Caught by Siriwardana!! Fullish delivery outside off stump, Nehra slogs across the line and gets a thick edge that flies high up in the air, the ball only goes near the short man region, the fielder runs back and takes a good catch before tumbling onto the ground. Nehra c Siriwardana b Chameera 6(19)

Chameera to Nehra, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

18.3 - Chameera to Nehra, byes, 2 runs, 100 comes up for India and these are two bonus runs. This was a bouncer which Nehra didn't watch that well as he let it go, Ashwin wanted the strike back and charged down the pitch for a single, the keeper threw to the bowler, Chameera tried to under-arm the ball onto the sticks but missed and they get an extra run as well

18.2 - Chameera to Nehra, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, Nehra defends off the back foot

18.1 - Chameera to Ashwin, 1 run, in the airrr and just over the leaping bowler. Ashwin tries to work this fullish delivery into the on-side, the ball goes off the outside half of the bat and flies over the bowler

Dushmantha Chameera [3.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

Over: 18 0 1 0 Wd 0 4 1 IND 97/8
Ashwin 29(22) Nehra 6(16) S Prasanna 2-0-11-0

17.6 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Ashwin loft-drives it through the vacant mid-off region and keeps strike

17.5 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, FOUR, now the cut is in the gap between backward point and short third man and the ball runs away for four. India are just a hit away from 100 now

17.4 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, no run, Ashwin is livid with himself for not finding the gap with a cut shot, straight to backward point

17.4 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, wide, this is fired down the leg-side, Ashwin moves inside the line and lets it go

17.3 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, no run, short and outside off stump, Ashwin cuts it to point

17.2 - S Prasanna to Nehra, 1 run, Nehra gets a thickish inside edge that rolls to square leg

17.1 - S Prasanna to Nehra, no run, down the leg-side, Nehra tries to tickle but the ball brushes the thigh pad en route to the keeper

This is interesting. Ashish Nehra's highest score in T20Is is 22 and he made them against Sri Lanka. In fact, he's scored 27 runs so far in his T20I career and all have them have come against Sri Lanka.

Over: 17 1 0 0 1 0 4 IND 90/8
Ashwin 24(18) Nehra 5(14) Kasun Rajitha 4-0-29-3

16.6 - Kasun Rajitha to Ashwin, FOUR, good effort from Thisara Perera but it escapes for four. Short delivery outside off stump, Ashwin ramps it past the keeper, Perera runs to his left from third man and stretches his left hand to try and grab it, but the ball was far away from his reach and runs away to the fence

16.5 - Kasun Rajitha to Ashwin, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump, Ashwin tries to guide it to third man but gets beaten

16.4 - Kasun Rajitha to Nehra, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Nehra hops and tries to fend, gets it on the bottom glove and it rolls to square leg

16.3 - Kasun Rajitha to Nehra, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Nehra defends it to cover, Ashwin is desperate for strike, but Nehra sends him back. I don't think the run was on there

16.2 - Kasun Rajitha to Nehra, no run, Nehra lunges forward and tries to defend away from the body, easily beaten

Kasun Rajitha won't mind that run. He has Nehra on strike now

16.1 - Kasun Rajitha to Ashwin, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Ashwin runs it down to third man

Kasun Rajitha [3.0-0-23-3] is back into the attack

Over: 16 0 1 1 0 1 1 IND 84/8
Ashwin 19(15) Nehra 4(11) S Prasanna 1-0-4-0

15.6 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, 1 run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Ashwin works it to mid-wicket and gets an easy single

15.5 - S Prasanna to Nehra, 1 run, another good looking front foot push from Nehra, Ashwin was halfway down the pitch, but Nehra said no initially, the fielder dives but misses and they get the run

15.4 - S Prasanna to Nehra, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Nehra defends to cover

15.3 - S Prasanna to Ashwin, 1 run, short and on the stumps again, Ashwin punches well off the back foot but there is protection at deep mid-wicket

15.2 - S Prasanna to Nehra, 1 run, again the short delivery, Nehra inside-edges the punch to long-on

15.1 - S Prasanna to Nehra, no run, half-shout for LBW, not given as it was missing leg stump. This the quicker delivery that went short and hit Nehra on the pad

Seekkuge Prasanna, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Over: 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 IND 80/8
Nehra 2(7) Ashwin 17(13) T Perera 3-1-10-0

14.6 - T Perera to Nehra, 1 run, slower delivery outside off stump, Nehra punches it off the back foot through cover-point and he'll keep strike with that run

14.5 - T Perera to Nehra, no run, Nehra leaves the ball alone and the crowd gets behind him with a loud cheer

14.4 - T Perera to Nehra, no run, oh that just moved away off the seam on a fuller length, Nehra was on the front foot to defend, the ball beat the edge and almost shaved the off stump

14.3 - T Perera to Nehra, no run, Nehra defends this to point and shows his bat to the non-striker, asking him to stay at his place. Another cheer from the crowd

14.2 - T Perera to Nehra, no run, Nehra tries to defend off the back foot, but takes his bat out of the way at the last moment and ends up playing inside the line

14.1 - T Perera to Ashwin, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Ashwin guides it to third man

Thisara Perera [2.0-1-8-0] is back into the attack

Over: 14 W 0 1 0 4 1 IND 78/8
Ashwin 16(12) Nehra 1(2) Senanayake 3-0-18-1

13.6 - Senanayake to Ashwin, 1 run, worked away to short fine leg and he'll keep strike

13.5 - Senanayake to Ashwin, FOUR, once again the seam-up delivery and it swings away from Ashwin, who was on the back foot to cut, got a thick edge that flew to the right of the man at short third man

13.4 - Senanayake to Ashwin, no run, defended off the back foot to the right of the bowler, Nehra wanted a run but sent back

13.3 - Senanayake to Nehra, 1 run, the seam-up ball on the stumps, Nehra works it to square leg

13.2 - Senanayake to Nehra, no run, oh a biggggg cheer from the crowd as Nehra gets a good stride forward to defend. The crowd are enjoying it

13.1 - Senanayake to Ravindra Jadeja, out Lbw!! Big appeal for LBW, looked very good for me and it was good enough for umpire Nandan as well. This was the slider from round the wicket, Jadeja was on the front foot trying to work it into the on-side, missed the ball completely and it hit him right in front of middle of stump. Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Senanayake 6(9)

Senanayake to Ravindra Jadeja, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Sachithra Senanayake [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Over: 13 4 1 1 1 1 0 IND 72/7
Ashwin 11(9) Ravindra Jadeja 6(8) Dasun Shanaka 3-0-16-3

12.6 - Dasun Shanaka to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Ashwin defends off the back foot

12.5 - Dasun Shanaka to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Jadeja cuts it away to sweeper cover

12.4 - Dasun Shanaka to Ashwin, 1 run, yes, no and a direct-hit would have had Ashwin. Big inside edge onto Ashwin's pad, the ball rolls towards gully, Jadeja wants the strike and tries to steal a run, but Ashwin was late to take off, the throw goes to the bowler's end but it was off target

12.3 - Dasun Shanaka to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Jadeja cuts it away to sweeper cover

12.2 - Dasun Shanaka to Ashwin, 1 run, slower delivery on the off stump, Ashwin turns it to mid-wicket, as I said earlier, big open spaces on the on-side, Jadeja thinks about two, but Ashwin sends him back

12.1 - Dasun Shanaka to Ashwin, FOUR, freebie down the leg side, the bowler has his hands on his head. He knows that he's bowled a bad ball. Ashwin glances it fine and beats the man at fine leg as well. Much needed boundary for India

Over: 12 1 4 0 0 0 1 IND 64/7
Ashwin 5(5) Ravindra Jadeja 4(6) Chameera 3-0-12-1

11.6 - Chameera to Ashwin, 1 run, shortish delivery on the off stump, Ashwin checks his pull, no one at mid-wicket and they think about two, Jadeja was keen but Ashwin wasn't that quick enough to complete two

Interestingly, Rohit Sharma is still sitting with his pads on in the dug-out.

11.5 - Chameera to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Ashwin defends off the front foot

11.4 - Chameera to Ashwin, no run, short delivery outside off stump, Ashwin tries to ramp it over the man at slip but makes no contact

Just three fielders on the leg-side - fine leg, deep mid-wicket and long-on. Big open spaces on the on-side. How often do you see that in a T20 game?

11.3 - Chameera to Ashwin, no run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Ashwin defends off the back foot

11.2 - Chameera to Ashwin, FOUR, oh Chameera tries the yorker and Ashwin has managed to time that well enough to race away through mid-wicket for four. A low full toss and that made Ashwin's life slightly easy

11.1 - Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Jadeja cuts it to deep backward point

Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 11 1 Wd 1 0 1 0 W IND 58/7
Pandya 2(6) Ravindra Jadeja 3(5) Dasun Shanaka 2-0-8-3

10.6 - Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, out Lbw!! This was coming! Can't put your front foot across the line and then try to play the on-drive. He got away with one earlier in the over, but this time he's been struck right in front. The bowler knew while appealing that he had his man. Third wicket for Dasun Shanaka. Good length delivery on the stumps, the ball probably nipped back into the right-hander, impact was on middle and it probably would have hit leg stump. Pandya lbw b Dasun Shanaka 2(6)

Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

10.5 - Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, no run, good length delivery swinging away outside off stump, bowled at 125.3kph, the late away movement opened up Pandya completely and beat him all ends up

10.4 - Dasun Shanaka to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short delivery on the off stump, Jadeja rises on his toes and guides it to third man

10.3 - Dasun Shanaka to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Jadeja tries to cut and gets beaten

10.2 - Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, 1 run, fullish and angling in, Pandya gets his front foot across the line but manages to work it wide of mid-on

10.2 - Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, wide, short and down the leg-side, Dasun Shanaka has to rebowl that ball

10.1 - Dasun Shanaka to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short of length delivery just outside off stump, Jadeja cuts it to square third man

Over: 10 1 1 0 W 0 1 IND 54/6
Ravindra Jadeja 1(2) Pandya 1(3) Chameera 2-0-6-1

9.6 - Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, 1 run, short delivery on the off stump, Jadeja pulls to deep mid-wicket, not a controlled hit

9.5 - Chameera to Ravindra Jadeja, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Jadeja mistimes the drive towards cover

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

9.4 - Chameera to Yuvraj, out Caught&Bowled!! This man bounced New Zealand out in a Test match with his sharp bouncers and he's bounced Yuvraj Singh out now. 149kph on this short delivery, Yuvraj went for the pull, the ball hit him high on the bat and went straight up in the air, the bowler called for it and took a simple catch. Boy, isn't he delighted to get his name into the wickets column! Yuvraj c and b Chameera 10(14) [6s-1]

Chameera to Yuvraj, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

9.3 - Chameera to Yuvraj, no run, oh that's hit Yuvraj on the back of the helmet. No harm done though. Pacy bouncer, Yuvraj was late on the pull shot, he turned his head as well and it luckily hit that cushion on the back of the helmet

9.2 - Chameera to Pandya, 1 run, risky run but Pandya makes his ground and opens his account with the bat in international cricket. Pandya taps this towards mid-on and sets off, the fielder rushes in and has a shy at the bowler's end, but misses

9.1 - Chameera to Yuvraj, 1 run, oh the timing on that cover-drive was so sweet, but it went straight to sweeper cover

Dushmantha Chameera [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

This is a very inexperienced Sri Lankan side. But how well have they bowled? Mind you, no Mathews, Malinga, Kulasekara, Dilshan.

Over: 9 2 W 2 W 0 0 IND 51/5
Pandya 0(2) Yuvraj 9(11) Dasun Shanaka 1-0-4-2

8.6 - Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, no run, Pandya defends it to point, looks for a run, but they decide against it

8.5 - Dasun Shanaka to Pandya, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Pandya manages to defend

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.4 - Dasun Shanaka to Dhoni, out Caught by Dickwella!! Appeal for caught behind and Dhoni walks. Wow! Double-blow from Dasun Shanaka and India have lost half their side inside 9 overs for just 51 runs on the board. Mind you, this is a side that beat Australia 3-0 just recently. What bowling from the Sri Lankans. Good short delivery from Shanaka, he's not express pace, just about 130kph, but this was a very sharp bouncer, Dhoni tried to pull and got a thin top edge. The keeper made no mistake and threw the ball high up in the air after completing the catch. Dhoni c Dickwella b Dasun Shanaka 2(2)

Dasun Shanaka to Dhoni, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Ah! It's that combo again - Dhoni and Yuvraj. Let's see what they can do this time!

8.3 - Dasun Shanaka to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni moves forward and works through deep mid-wicket

MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.2 - Dasun Shanaka to Raina, out Bowled!! Ah! The leg stump goes cartwheeling! What a sight for a fast bowler. Good length delivery swinging back in slightly, Raina tries to drive without moving his feet, the ball sneaks through the gate and shatters the sticks. This is sensational stuff from Chandimal and Co. after opting to field on a green pitch. Raina b Dasun Shanaka 20(20) [4s-1 6s-1]

Dasun Shanaka to Raina, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

8.1 - Dasun Shanaka to Raina, 2 runs, it could have been a wicket first ball for Dasun Shanaka, but the fielder at deep mid-wicket drops the catch. Good length delivery on the leg stump, Raina picks it up nicely and hits very well, hits flat, the fielder there moved to his right and tried to grab it with both hands but spilled it

Dasun Shanaka, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 8 Wd 1 1 0 0 1 0 IND 47/3
Yuvraj 9(11) Raina 18(18) Senanayake 2-0-12-0

7.6 - Senanayake to Yuvraj, no run, Yuvraj defends towards cover-point and looks for a quick single, but Raina sends him back

7.5 - Senanayake to Raina, 1 run, once again the ball sticks on the surface, the length was short and Raina wanted to cut, checked his shot and pushed it through cover-point

7.4 - Senanayake to Raina, no run, oh this was the seam-up delivery from Senanayake. The inswinger to the left-hander, Raina is hit on the pad, but it was missing leg stump

7.3 - Senanayake to Raina, no run, Raina tries to defend with soft hands off the front foot, but gets an inside edge that goes between his legs

7.2 - Senanayake to Yuvraj, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, driven down to long-off

7.1 - Senanayake to Raina, 1 run, just about 82kph on this one from Senanayake, Raina dabs it to short third man

7.1 - Senanayake to Raina, wide, Senanayake tries to dart it in, but bowls down the leg-side from round the wicket

Over: 7 0 0 0 1 Wd 1 0 IND 43/3
Yuvraj 8(9) Raina 16(14) Chameera 1-0-3-0

6.6 - Chameera to Yuvraj, no run, beaten for pace this time - 141.7kph. Short of a length delivery angled across, Yuvraj tried to cut, but was too late

6.5 - Chameera to Raina, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Raina guides it to third man

6.5 - Chameera to Raina, wide, pacy bouncer, just that the radar wasn't right. Too high, easy call for the umpire. This surface has a lot of bounce

6.4 - Chameera to Yuvraj, 1 run, Yuvraj is hurried on the pull shot, mistimed hit and it falls short of the incoming fielder at deep square leg

6.3 - Chameera to Yuvraj, no run, beaten again! Good length delivery much closer to the off stump than the previous two deliveries. Yuvraj was late on the dab, he tried to steer it to third man and missed it completely

6.2 - Chameera to Yuvraj, no run, Chameera is testing Yuvraj Singh! He bowls a full delivery outside off stump, Yuvraj though simply lifted his bat and let it go

6.1 - Chameera to Yuvraj, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Yuvraj plays an ugly poke at it and gets beaten. Ah! That wasn't pretty from Yuvraj, the ball angled across him and he plays away from the body

Dushmantha Chameera, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 6 0 6 0 1 0 Wd 0 IND 40/3
Raina 15(13) Yuvraj 7(4) Senanayake 1-0-8-0

5.6 - Senanayake to Raina, no run, flatter delivery, Raina backs away slightly and punches it back to the bowler

5.6 - Senanayake to Raina, wide, down the leg-side, easy call for the umpire

5.5 - Senanayake to Raina, no run, oh this one stopped on the batsman, short and spinning away outside off stump, Raina wanted to cut, but he had to check his shot as it came slowly onto him

5.4 - Senanayake to Yuvraj, 1 run, tossed up very full, Yuvraj drives it to long-off

5.3 - Senanayake to Yuvraj, no run, this is driven along the ground to cover

5.2 - Senanayake to Yuvraj, SIX, "ho ho ho," is the shout from my colleague! Fabulous strike from Yuvraj. He steps out second ball and hits one straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Yuvraj steps out, gets to the pitch of the ball and plays the lofted drive to perfection. What a way to get off the mark

5.1 - Senanayake to Yuvraj, no run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Yuvraj defends off the front foot

Sachithra Senanayake, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Yuvraj Singh, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 5 0 4 6 1 2 W IND 32/3
Dhawan 9(13) Raina 15(11) Kasun Rajitha 3-0-23-3

4.6 - Kasun Rajitha to Dhawan, out Caught by Gunathilaka!! This is a chance for third man again and he makes no mistake. Gunathilaka dropped Raina earlier, but he's taken a very good catch now. Kasun Rajitha pumps his fist and roars in delight. A well-deserved third wicket for him. He's bowled extremely well tonight. Length delivery in the slot, Dhawan slogs and gets a thick edge that goes high in the air, third man moves to his right and takes a tumbling catch. He did well to hold on. Dhawan c Gunathilaka b Kasun Rajitha 9(13) [6s-1]

Kasun Rajitha to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.5 - Kasun Rajitha to Dhawan, 2 runs, the slower ball goes very short, Dhawan pulls well, in fact he had to wait for the ball to arrive as it sat up nicely, the fielder at deep mid-wicket ran to his left and put in the dive to stop the ball

4.4 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, 1 run, slower delivery, very full and outside off stump, Raina reaches out and guides it to third man

4.3 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, SIX, now this is exactly what Raina wanted. A length ball right in the slot and it's been muscled high over the mid-wicket boundary. The ball made a sweet sound as it made contact with the bat

4.2 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, FOUR, in the air and just over the man at short fine leg. Chandimal runs towards the bowler and pats him on the back to encourage him. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Raina flicks it late and behind square on the on-side for a four. Not convincing though

4.1 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, no run, oh that ball flew over middle and off stump! Rajitha has his hands on his head. Good length delivery from Rajitha, Raina tries to slog, misses as the ball jags back into him off the deck, was almost bowled there

Over: 4 6 0 1L Wd 0 1 0 IND 19/2
Dhawan 7(11) Raina 4(7) T Perera 2-1-8-0

3.6 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Dhawan defends it to point and looks for a single again, but Raina sends him back

3.5 - T Perera to Raina, 1 run, Raina was aiming for a big hit, but the lack of pace on the ball meant he had to punch it to mid-off off the back foot

3.4 - T Perera to Raina, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Raina defends it back to the bowler

3.4 - T Perera to Raina, wide, why? Why would you try the slower ball this early when the ball is doing enough with conventional stuff? The slower ball goes horribly wrong and down the leg-side, Raina tries to help it on its way, misses

3.3 - T Perera to Dhawan, leg byes, 1 run, Dhawan tries to whip this away behind square on the on-side, but misses and gets hit on the pad, no appeal for LBW as it was snaking down the leg-side

3.2 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, oh calm down Dhawan, calm down! He attempted a non-existent run and Raina immediately put his arm out suggesting that the ball went straight towards the fielder. Dhawan just dropped this length ball towards cover and set off, rightly sent back by his partner

3.1 - T Perera to Dhawan, SIX, now that is right from the middle of the bat from Shikhar Dhawan. That gets the crowd going! Will this change things around for India, who are struggling to time the ball at the moment? Full and in the slot, Dhawan slogs and connects well to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary

Over: 3 Wd 0 0 1 1 2 0 IND 10/2
Raina 3(5) Dhawan 1(7) Kasun Rajitha 2-0-10-2

2.6 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, no run, full and outside off stump, Raina tries to step out and squeeze the drive but gets beaten

2.5 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, 2 runs, good length delivery on the leg stump, Raina works it through mid-wicket for an easy couple of runs

2.4 - Kasun Rajitha to Dhawan, 1 run, and this could have his been third wicket as well! What is happening out there? Dhawan plays a tame drive and almost pops it just over the bowler's head, I must say that Rajitha was a bit lazy in his followthrough when he tried to grab it above his head and it was already past him

2.3 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, 1 run, oh is that his third wicket already? Oh no, no, no! What have you done Gunathilaka? He's dropped a dolly. Fullish delivery outside off stump, Raina goes leg-side slightly and tries to muscle it down the ground back over the bowler's head, gets a thick edge that flies to third man, the fielder there moved to his right and got to a good position, he went with a reverse-cup but it popped out. Got to feel for Kasun Rajitha!

2.2 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, no run, fullish and outside off stump, Raina drives it to cover

2.1 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, no run, excellent follow-up delivery as well! Gee, this is great bowling from the debutant. A bouncer that is followed by a fullish inswinger close to the off stump, testing Raina's front foot drive, but the left-handed batsman made good contact on the off-drive, straight to mid-off though

2.1 - Kasun Rajitha to Raina, wide, this is great stuff from the youngster. This is his debut and he's just one over old in international cricket, but he's matured enough to understand Raina's troubles with the bouncer and bowls a snorter, just that it bounced a bit too much for the umpire's liking. Raina was hopping and ducking for cover there

Over: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 IND 5/2
Dhawan 0(6) Raina 0(0) T Perera 1-1-0-0

1.6 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, that's a horrible start from Dhawan. He hardly found the middle of the bat throughout that over. Good length delivery outside off stump, Dhawan tries to cut but chops it into the on-side. So Perera starts with a maiden

1.5 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, another flick missed by Dhawan and again hit on the pad, again missing leg stump

1.4 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan leans forward and drives along the ground to mid-off

1.3 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, appeal for LBW from Perera, but the umpire shakes his head as it was missing leg stump. Fuller length delivery swinging back into the left-hander, Dhawan misses the flick and gets hit on the front pad

1.2 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, this one nips back in off the seam, Dhawan wanted to on-drive and it went off a thickish edge to mid-on

1.1 - T Perera to Dhawan, no run, full and swinging into the pads, Dhawan misses the flick, gets hit on the pad, but it was sneaking down the leg-side

Suresh Raina, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Thisara Perera, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 0 W 0 0 Wd 4 W IND 5/2
Rahane 4(4) Dhawan 0(0) Kasun Rajitha 1-0-5-2

0.6 - Kasun Rajitha to Rahane, out Caught by Chandimal!! Wow! At the toss, Chandimal spoke about getting a couple of early wickets and the debutant has got two in his opening over. Dream start for Sri Lanka after opting to bowl first. Good delivery on the stumps, probably just moved away from the right-hander, Rahane was trying to work it on the on-side, got a leading edge, the stand-in skipper ran forward from cover, timed his dive very well and took it very low. Rahane c Chandimal b Kasun Rajitha 4(4) [4s-1]

Kasun Rajitha to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.5 - Kasun Rajitha to Rahane, FOUR, nicely played and the man at third man had no chance. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Rahane opens the face of the bat at the last moment and guides it fine for four

0.5 - Kasun Rajitha to Rahane, wide, oh Rajitha tries the inswinger this time, but it goes down the leg-side

0.4 - Kasun Rajitha to Rahane, no run, beaten! This is a brilliant opening over in international cricket for Kasun Rajitha. Good length delivery just swinging away outside off stump, Rahane tries to defend, but the movement beats him all ends up

0.3 - Kasun Rajitha to Rahane, no run, oh careful Rahane, careful! This is an ugly shot first up, Kasun Rajitha won't mind though. Full and swinging away wide outside off stump, Rahane reaches out and pokes at it, almost edges it to the keeper

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.2 - Kasun Rajitha to Rohit, out Caught by Chameera!! In the airrrr, he's not controlled this and the debutant picks up a wicket second ball. What a start to his international career. He must thank Chameera, who's taken a brilliant catch. Rohit can't believe his eyes! He just seemed to check that shot and it carried all the way to the edge of the circle. Good length delivery just outside off stump, Rohit thought about the drive on the rise, the feet didn't move forward, just the body leant towards the ball, hence no control of the shot. The man at mid-off flew to his right and grabbed it with both hands. Kasun Rajitha is absolutely elated as he has his hands aloft in joy. Rohit c Chameera b Kasun Rajitha 0(2)

Kasun Rajitha to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.1 - Kasun Rajitha to Rohit, no run, not much of swing on this short of length delivery just outside off stump, Rohit defends off the back foot

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Kasun Rajitha will open the attack

This is Sidhant Maheshwari, signing off on behalf of Bharath, Sriram, Siva and my co-commentators, Akshay Maanay and Ramakrishnan.

So, will India level the series in Ranchi? Or will Sri Lanka continue their march? Only time will tell. We expect your company when the two sides lock horns again this Friday. Don't forget to join us to catch all the action then.

With the World T20 in their own backyard, the Indians are the favourites to win that tournament. However, this performance will surely raise a few eyebrows. But, all is not lost here. They still have two more matches in the series, and if they can win them, they will capture the series as well. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be high on confidence. Despite missing a few big names in the form of Dilshan, Malinga and Mathews, this young side were magnificent today. For them the challenge will be to continue playing like this.

Debutant, Kasun Rajitha, is the Man of the Match for his figures of 3/29

Chandimal: I thought the toss was important. There was some fresh grass on the pitch and that's why it was good to win the toss. Credit to the bowlers as well, they were really good. We are a young team. You tell the youngsters every time to do their job well. They put a lot of heart in their performance and that should help their confidence. The seniors are missing and it's good to see the youngsters putting their hands up and performing like this.

Dhoni: That's what the T20 format does. The wicket was completely different to what we have played on in Australia. There was a lot of grass, a lot of spongy bounce. You can also say that we played quite a few big shots. We probably shouldn't have played those shots on this sort of a wicket. I thought this was not a 150-wicket, but a 130-135 one. We were 20 runs short. This was like English conditions. It happens in this format, so we shouldn't put a lot of thought behind it. We know it can happen in any game. We need to back our bowlers to win low-scoring games. We need to play with the same mindset if something like this happens in the knockouts of a big tournament. It sets up the series nicely. The side that loses the first game has a disadvantage. We are quite good in this format. Yes, we didn't play well, we lost wickets at regular intervals. But in this format, you want to express yourself on the field. It was a good thing that everyone had a chance to bat today.

It was rather surprising that two bowlers, Shanaka and Rajitha, who had only played 1 T20I between them before this game, troubled the Indians so much so that none of their top eight batters could register a score higher than 20. In their last T20I at home, India could only manage 92 against South Africa and today, they could only score 101. A lot to ponder upon for MS Dhoni and his men.

Is this the Indian team that defeated Australia 3-0 in their own den? Doesn't feel like it as the World No. 1 team have been taken to the cleaners by a fairly inexperienced side. Even though the pair of Nehra-Dhawan combined to take two early wickets, the Sri Lankans had too much time on their hands to chase this down. They timed it perfectly and the likes of Chandimal, Kapugedara and Siriwardana, all played decent knocks to take their side home.

Over: 18 1 1 0 1 6 4 SL 105/5
Siriwardana 21(14) S Prasanna 3(4) Bumrah 4-1-19-0

17.6 - Bumrah to Siriwardana, FOUR, Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets! They take a 1-0 lead in the series. Too easy for them today. Coming to the ball, this was just slightly short and on the stumps, Siriwardana goes on the back foot and slogs it over mid-wicket, crashes into the fence in a hurry

17.5 - Bumrah to Siriwardana, SIX, smashed! Siriwardana knew that Bumrah is going to bowl this short, stays deep in the crease and pulls it hard, sends it soaring over the deep backward square leg fence for a maximum

17.4 - Bumrah to S Prasanna, 1 run, goes back and across to gently push this back of a length delivery down to mid-on and gets off strike

17.3 - Bumrah to S Prasanna, no run, was there an under edge? The bowler certainly didn't think so. Short delivery angled in at the batsman, who looks to pull it away, swings across the line a little too early and the ball sneaks past the blade. Probably brushed the trousers on its way to the keeper and that's what the faint sound was about

17.2 - Bumrah to Siriwardana, 1 run, short and well wide outside off, Siriwardana goes for a flat-batted pull, can only manage a top-edge that flies through the vacant gully region and rolls away down to third man

17.1 - Bumrah to S Prasanna, 1 run, on a length and just outside off, Prasanna opens the face of the blade and pushes it gently to the left of backward point, calls his partner through for a quick single and Siriwardana makes it in easily at the danger end

Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-1-6-0] is back into the attack

Sri Lanka need 10 runs in 18 balls. The Lankans definitely have the upper hand at this stage, but can India pull off a miraculous victory? Rather unlikely but cricket's a funny game.

Over: 17 1 0 0 W 1 0 SL 92/5
Siriwardana 10(11) S Prasanna 1(1) Ashwin 3-0-13-2

16.6 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, no run, pushed through on the stumps, Siriwardana gently punches it back to the bowler

16.5 - Ashwin to S Prasanna, 1 run, drifting in on middle and leg, Prasanna clips it to the right of square leg and sets off, the fielder fires the throw at the striker's end, but the batsman was well home

Seekkuge Prasanna, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.4 - Ashwin to Dasun Shanaka, out Caught by Raina!! India might lose this game, but Raina has pulled off a great catch. This was bowled flatter on the stumps, Shanaka kneels down to sweep, doesn't bother to keep it down and Raina at square leg had to really stretch to his right to snaffle that. Even though the ball was travelling quickly, he took the catch and held onto the ball despite taking a tumble. Dasun Shanaka c Raina b Ashwin 3(8)

Ashwin to Dasun Shanaka, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

16.3 - Ashwin to Dasun Shanaka, no run, slightly quicker this time around, Shanaka pushes it back down the pitch from deep within the crease

16.2 - Ashwin to Dasun Shanaka, no run, slower through the air and around off, Shanaka shimmies down the track and then tries to play the big slog, was months early into the shot and the ball strikes him on the body

16.1 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, 1 run, bit too full outside off, almost in the blockhole, Siriwardana squeezes the drive out through the cover region for another run

Ravichandran Ashwin [2.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

Over: 16 1 0 Wd 2 0 1 1L SL 90/4
Siriwardana 9(9) Dasun Shanaka 3(5) Pandya 3-0-18-0

15.6 - Pandya to Siriwardana, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery and this time he drifts onto the pads, Siriwardana fails to tuck it away after getting on his toes, the batsmen though sneak in a quick leg bye as the ball dribbles away close to the pitch

15.5 - Pandya to Dasun Shanaka, 1 run, in the channel outside off this time around, Shanaka waits for the ball to arrive, before he runs it down to third man to get to the other end

15.4 - Pandya to Dasun Shanaka, no run, just short of a good length and angled in on off and middle, Shanaka stays back and defends it down the pitch

15.3 - Pandya to Dasun Shanaka, 2 runs, this is not good bowling from Pandya. Continues to bowl it well wide outside off, this time Shanaka cuts it to the left of sweeper cover, comes back for the second without much fuss

15.3 - Pandya to Dasun Shanaka, wide, bowls this way wide outside off, Shanaka looks to cut it away but can't connect, the umpire signals a wide

15.2 - Pandya to Dasun Shanaka, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Shanaka opens the face of the bat and taps it to backward point

15.1 - Pandya to Siriwardana, leg byes, 1 run, slightly short and on the pads of the batsman, who fails to connect with the pull and the ball rolls away to backward point off the thigh pad, Shanaka saw the opportunity for a single and hares across, the throw comes in at his end but he was well home

Hardik Pandya [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Over: 15 0 0 2 6 W 0 SL 84/4
Dasun Shanaka 0(1) Siriwardana 9(7) Raina 2-0-13-1

14.6 - Raina to Dasun Shanaka, no run, quicker delivery just outside off, Shanaka goes deep in the crease to keep it out into the leg-side

Dasun Shanaka, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.5 - Raina to Chandimal, out Lbw!! That brief interruption has put off Chandimal's concentration. The Sri Lankan skipper departs first ball after that injury break. Slightly quicker and turning in on middle and leg, Chandimal fails to work it into the on-side and wears it on the pad, the umpire took his time but raised his finger, much to the delight of Raina, who punches the air in delight. Is it a little too late though? I certainly think so. Chandimal lbw b Raina 35(35) [4s-1 6s-2]

Raina to Chandimal, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Looks like Chandimal is in some sort of discomfort. The physio runs out and there's a little delay because of that. Not sure what it's about

14.4 - Raina to Chandimal, SIX, the game has gotten away from India's grasp. Comes down the track to get to the pitch of the ball, goes for the big loft over the bowler's head and even though he didn't quite get it off the middle, it had enough on it to clear the man at long-off, who was standing right in front of the rope. Sailed well past him

14.3 - Raina to Chandimal, 2 runs, floated up on the stumps, Chandimal steps out and drills it to the left of long-on, Pandya comes across and fumbles a bit, allowing the batsmen to come back for the second

14.2 - Raina to Chandimal, no run, kneels across this time and looks to sweep, can't connect and the batsman wears it on the pad, there was an appeal for an lbw but the impact was outside off

14.1 - Raina to Chandimal, no run, comes across and wrists this flatter delivery to mid-wicket

Over: 14 1 0 4 1 1 0 SL 76/3
Siriwardana 9(7) Chandimal 27(30) Ashwin 2-0-11-1

13.6 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, no run, darted on middle, Siriwardana was backing away and manages to keep it out behind square on the off-side

13.5 - Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, Yuvraj should have released the throw early, but he took a long time to get rid of the ball. Chandimal dabs this flatter delivery in front of Yuvi at backward point and sets off, the batsmen were halfway through when Yuvi got hold of the ball, he could have tried effecting a direct-hit at any of the two ends, but was a little too late to decide and that allows the batsmen to get through

13.4 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, 1 run, flatter and a hint of turn away outside off, Siriwardana drives it uppishly to the right of a diving cover, who couldn't get a hand on it and the batsmen take a run

13.3 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, FOUR, Dhoni isn't happy with Ashwin this time. A long hop from Ash, Siriwardana rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket, no one in the deep and it races away to the fence

13.2 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, no run, looks to shimmy down the track and Ashwin bowls the quicker one, Siriwardana was surprised and was late on the drive, manages an inside edge that saves him as it rolls past the leg stump

13.1 - Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, comes across and bunts it down to long-on to get off strike

Over: 13 0 1 1 0 1 2 SL 69/3
Siriwardana 4(3) Chandimal 25(28) Raina 1-0-5-0

12.6 - Raina to Siriwardana, 2 runs, a well controlled chip, takes a step out of the crease, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball and lofts it inside out over extra cover, long-off runs to his right and keeps it to a brace

12.5 - Raina to Chandimal, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, Chandimal kneels down and sweeps to long leg

12.4 - Raina to Chandimal, no run, slows it up on off, Chandimal works it towards mid-wicket, Jaddu moves across, dives and fires at the bowler's end, Siriwardana was inside the crease

12.3 - Raina to Siriwardana, 1 run, round the wicket and pushed through around off, Siriwardana drives it uppishly, past the diving cover fielder and down to long-off

12.2 - Raina to Chandimal, 1 run, much quicker than the previous ball, Chandimal drives it down to long-on

12.1 - Raina to Chandimal, no run, darted in on off, punched straight to mid-wicket

Suresh Raina, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 12 0 2 W 1 0 1 SL 64/3
Chandimal 23(24) Siriwardana 1(1) Ashwin 1-0-4-1

11.6 - Ashwin to Chandimal, 1 run, waits for the ball to spin and nudges it behind square on the leg-side, retains strike as well

11.5 - Ashwin to Chandimal, no run, tossed up on off, Chandimal wrists it to the right of the bowler

11.4 - Ashwin to Siriwardana, 1 run, drifting onto the pads from round the wicket, Siriwardana nurdles it square on the leg-side

Milinda Siriwardana, left handed bat, comes to the crease

11.3 - Ashwin to Kapugedera, out Lbw!! Ashwin strikes in his first over. But has Dhoni brought him a bit too late? I reckon he should have come on earlier. Umpire Kulkarni thought and thought before raising his finger. The offie which turns back in, Kapugedera misses the nudge, is struck in front of middle. The ball might have hit leg-stump. Kapugedera lbw b Ashwin 25(26) [4s-4]

Ashwin to Kapugedera, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

11.2 - Ashwin to Kapugedera, 2 runs, just short of Dhawan. Kapugedera goes for the slog sweep, does not go down on his knee completely and hence mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket, Dhawan runs forward and it landed before him

11.1 - Ashwin to Kapugedera, no run, floated up on off, Kapugedera turns it gently to mid-wicket

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 11 1 4 0 1 0 6 SL 60/2
Chandimal 22(22) Kapugedera 23(23) Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-18-0

10.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, SIX, fabulous shot! The perfect execution of the slog sweep. Tossed up on off, Chandimal kneels down to get underneath the ball, swings across the line and sends it sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence

10.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, flighted on off, Chandimal pushes it off the inner part to the right of the bowler

10.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, faster and on the stumps, Kapugedera mistimes the pull to long-on

10.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, slider which skids on, Kapugedera presses forward and is rapped on the pads, stifled appeal for LBW. The ball was snaking down leg

10.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, FOUR, the runs have started to flow and the shoulders have started to drop, fraction short and outside off, Kapugedera gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square of the wicket, sweeper had no chance

10.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, drifting in on middle, nudged away to mid-wicket, where there is no one

Over: 10 0 1 0 0 4 4 SL 48/2
Kapugedera 18(20) Chandimal 15(19) Pandya 2-0-14-0

9.6 - Pandya to Kapugedera, FOUR, consecutive fours and Sri Lanka look in command. Quick short delivery, well-directed too, Kapugedera goes for the pull, the top-edge flies over Dhoni's head. The captain applauds

9.5 - Pandya to Kapugedera, FOUR, hammered! Almost took out Chandimal at the non-striker's end. Shimmies down, gets to the pitch of the length delivery, smashes it in the air back down the wicket, no one was going to stop that

9.4 - Pandya to Kapugedera, no run, short and outside off, Kapugedera cuts and picks out backward point

9.3 - Pandya to Kapugedera, no run, shortens the length on off, Kapugedera looks to force it off the back foot, gets an inside edge that rolls past the off-pole. Have had a few of those today, but none of them have gone onto the stumps

9.2 - Pandya to Chandimal, 1 run, no signal from the umpire. So, was that a drop? Did it carry to Dhoni? Nipped back in from a length, Chandimal pushes at it, the ball takes the inside edge, deflects off the back thigh to Dhoni. Need a replay to confirm whether it carried

9.1 - Pandya to Chandimal, no run, good length ball in and around off, Chandimal prods forward and knocks it to cover

Over: 9 0 0 1 0 0 2 SL 39/2
Kapugedera 10(16) Chandimal 14(17) Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-6-0

8.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, 2 runs, another tidy over from Jadeja, just the 3 runs off it. Drops it slightly short, Kapugedera hangs back and cuts it behind square, comes back for the second before the sweeper hunts the ball down

8.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, flatter and on off, Kapugedera knocks it towards cover

8.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, goes on with the angle from round the wicket, Kapugedera defends it to the on-side

8.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, shortens the length, punched away to sweeper cover

8.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, the bails are off in a flash. No appeal for stumping though. Hint of spin and Chandimal is beaten all ends up, keeps following the ball and it goes past the outside edge. Dhoni whips the bails off

8.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, quicker and on off, Chandimal pushes it off the front foot to cover

Over: 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 SL 36/2
Kapugedera 8(13) Chandimal 13(14) Pandya 1-0-5-0

7.6 - Pandya to Kapugedera, no run, loose shot. Good length ball just outside off, Kapugedera goes for the steer to third man, fails to connect

7.5 - Pandya to Kapugedera, no run, in the air and just short. Bit of extra bounce for Pandya. Keeps it on a length and around off, Kapugedera didn't expect it to bounce that much, jabbed at it and the ball took the shoulder of the bat, dropped in front of Jadeja at backward point

7.4 - Pandya to Kapugedera, FOUR, that gets the crowd silent. Yuvi had few yards to cover at sweeper cover and he couldn't get there. On a length and outside off, Kapugedera's eyes lit up seeing the width, cracks it on the up and in the air square on the off-side, rocketed to the fence

7.3 - Pandya to Kapugedera, no run, every dot ball is being cheered by the crowd. They feel India have a very good chance of winning this. Good length ball on off, Kapugedera blunts it back to the bowler

7.2 - Pandya to Kapugedera, no run, fuller and just outside off, Kapugedera pushes it with an open bat face, Jadeja is too good at backward point, moves to his right, dives and stops the ball

7.1 - Pandya to Chandimal, 1 run, starts with a length delivery outside off, Chandimal reaches out to drive, the ball takes the outer half and rolls to third man

Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 SL 31/2
Chandimal 12(13) Kapugedera 4(8) Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-3-0

6.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, flatter and just outside off, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover

6.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, bit of turn for Jaddu. Slowed it up and got it to spin away, Chandimal waited and steered it behind square, Dhawan moves to his left, dives and stops the single

6.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, 1 run, goes on with the arm, Kapugedera eases it down to long-on

6.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Kapugedera, no run, touch quicker and on off, Kapugedera punches it off the front foot to cover

A slip in place..

6.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, 1 run, shortens the length and that allows Chandimal to knock it square on the off-side

6.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Chandimal, no run, tossed up around off, Chandimal defends it to cover

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Over: 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 SL 28/2
Chandimal 10(9) Kapugedera 3(6) Bumrah 3-1-6-0

5.6 - Bumrah to Chandimal, 1 run, Jadeja and Bumrah have their hands on their heads. Direct-hit and Kapugedera was a goner. This was not all that short to play the cut, Chandimal does so and the ball trickles away towards backward point, Jadeja gets to the ball and rifles a throw at the striker's end. Kapugedera was not even in the frame

5.5 - Bumrah to Chandimal, no run, on a length and just outside off, Chandimal presses forward and directs it to backward point with an open bat face

5.4 - Bumrah to Kapugedera, 1 run, fullish and drawing the batsman forward, the ball straightens a touch, Kapugedera aims a drive and the outside edge rolls down to third man

5.3 - Bumrah to Kapugedera, no run, goes wide of the crease and angles it in on off, Kapugedera camps back and knocks it in front of backward point

5.2 - Bumrah to Kapugedera, no run, that was close to being called a wide, short and well outside off, Kapugedera has a slash and fails to connect, was just inside the tramline

5.1 - Bumrah to Kapugedera, no run, slightly short in length, Kapugedera stays in the crease and dabs it to backward point

Over: 5 2 0 W 1 1 1 SL 26/2
Kapugedera 2(2) Chandimal 9(7) Nehra 3-0-21-2

4.6 - Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, on the batsman's hips, Kapugedera taps it with soft hands square on the leg-side, where there is only one fielder inside the ring

4.5 - Nehra to Chandimal, 1 run, shortish and just outside off, Chandimal guides with a horizontal bat to third man

4.4 - Nehra to Kapugedera, 1 run, almost another! Once more the batsman is tucked for room, Kapugedera can't get the dab away, the inside edge goes agonisingly close to the off-stump, bounces to the left of Dhoni and Jinks chases it down

Chamara Kapugedera, right handed bat, comes to the crease

4.3 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, out Caught by Dhawan!! Another batsman goes trying to pull. Gunathilaka never looked at ease. He was trying to break the shackles for a while now. Finally succumbs to a short of length delivery, he is cramped for room and couldn't free his arms as he would have liked, short-arm pulled it towards mid-on. Dhawan collects it over his head. India staying alive in the game. Gunathilaka c Dhawan b Nehra 9(18) [6s-1]

Nehra to Gunathilaka, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

4.2 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, no run, Gunathilaka decides to give the charge and Nehra is experienced enough to handle that. Slips in the slower ball well outside off, Gunathilaka can't reach it and it goes on the bounce to Dhoni

4.1 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, I thought he connected well there, but the ball plugged in the outfield. Fuller and on off, Gunathilaka presents the straight bat and lofts it over mid-on, the ball stops after pitching and Dhawan hunts it down

Over: 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 SL 21/1
Chandimal 8(6) Gunathilaka 7(15) Bumrah 2-1-4-0

3.6 - Bumrah to Chandimal, 2 runs, again, bit too straight, on middle and leg, Chandimal works it square on the leg-side, Rohit runs across from mid-wicket and dives over the ball. The batsmen manage to steal a second

3.5 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, 1 run, back of a length on off and middle, Gunathilaka tucks it in front of mid-on, crosses over to the other end

3.4 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, there was the opportunity. Short and hint of width, Gunathilaka frees his arms and slaps it straight to Pandya at cover, either side and that would have been four

3.3 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, short of length around off, Gunathilaka stands tall and knocks it towards cover-point

3.2 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, did that touch something? Down the leg-side, Gunathilaka fails to meet with the glance, Dhoni collects and doesn't appeal. Bumrah had his hand up, just as an enquiry. It might have brushed the thigh pad

3.1 - Bumrah to Chandimal, 1 run, back of a length close to off, Chandimal pushes it to the left of mid-off, sets off for a quick single. First run that Bumrah has conceded

Over: 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 SL 17/1
Gunathilaka 6(11) Chandimal 5(4) Nehra 2-0-16-1

2.6 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, no run, ugly looking shot. Short and outside off, Gunathilaka wanted to pull it, had plenty to do as the ball was well away from him

2.5 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, no run, touch fuller and around off, Gunathilaka clears his front leg and looks to muscle it down the ground, gets it nowhere close to the middle as it dribbles towards Dhawan at mid-on

2.4 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, SIX, Ashwin thought he was in with a chance, but the ball sailed over him. Short delivery which kept rising, Gunathilaka fetched the hook from outside off, hence couldn't control it and it skied towards long leg. Ashwin ran the circumference but the ball just about managed to clear the rope

2.3 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, no run, on a length just outside off, Gunathilaka opens the bat face and directs it towards backward point, Jaddu is onto the ball in a flash. No chance of a single

2.2 - Nehra to Chandimal, 1 run, pitch it up Nehra, there is swing on offer. It is short of length on the hips, Chandimal gets a glove on the tuck, the ball deflects off the thigh pad behind square on the leg-side

2.1 - Nehra to Chandimal, no run, back of a length on off, Chandimal is half-forward and defending back to the bowler

Over: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 SL 10/1
Gunathilaka 0(7) Chandimal 4(2) Bumrah 1-1-0-0

1.6 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, jaffa! Stifled appeal for caught behind. If there was an edge, the umpire wouldn't have heard it with all the noise in the ground. Another one that curled back in, Gunathilaka is not doing anything wrong, gets behind the line to defend, but the ball zips past the inside edge.

1.5 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, was that a drop? Dhoni didn't glove that. The replays are out and it went off the trouser. Nipped back in from short of length, Gunathilaka brought his bat down at an angle, is cut into half, the ball kisses the pants on the way to Dhoni

1.4 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, back of a length around off, Gunathilaka pokes and is beaten. Again it is the angle of Bumrah that is causing problems for the batsman

1.3 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, short of length around off, Gunathilaka is cramped for room on the pull, short-arm jabs it towards mid-on, once more looks for a non-existent single

Dhoni has strengthened the slip cordon, there are three slips now...

1.2 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, beaten! The wide of the crease angle from Bumrah has the batsman fooled, Gunathilaka has a feel for it away from the body, the ball was close to the outside edge

1.1 - Bumrah to Gunathilaka, no run, back of a length close to off, Gunathilaka drops it to the right of the bowler, he was searching for the run, but Chandimal sends him back as Bumrah swoops in quickly

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 0 4 W 1L Wd 0 4 SL 10/1
Chandimal 4(2) Gunathilaka 0(1) Nehra 1-0-9-1

0.6 - Nehra to Chandimal, FOUR, dropped! India's best catcher has put one down. And that too it is off Chandimal. Short and width offered outside off, Chandimal throws the kitchen sink at it, the outside edge was flying towards first slip, Rahane leaps up and only gets fingertips, the ball races away to the fence. Would have been a stunner from Jinks. You expect him to take those

0.5 - Nehra to Chandimal, no run, again the length remains short, Chandimal is cramped for room, tucks it with his bat close to the body, ball rolls in front of backward point

Two slips in place...

0.5 - Nehra to Chandimal, wide, short and well outside off, Chandimal has a flash at that, too far for him to reach. Umpire calls it a wide, India can hardly afford to give extras with such a small total

0.4 - Nehra to Gunathilaka, leg byes, 1 run, sliding onto the pads, Gunathilaka fails to meet with the clip, ball thuds off the thigh pad to the leg-side, quick run taken

Dinesh Chandimal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

0.3 - Nehra to Dickwella, out Caught by Dhawan!! There's the early wicket. It was more of the batsman gifting his wicket away than Nehra taking it. Banged in halfway down, Dickwella was hurried on the pull, splices it wide of mid-on. Dhawan moves across to his left and pouches it comfortably. Dickwella is disappointed with himself. The crowds come alive. Dickwella c Dhawan b Nehra 4(3) [4s-1]

Nehra to Dickwella, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

0.2 - Nehra to Dickwella, FOUR, Dickwella is not going to hang back. Shimmies down the wicket, gets too close to the ball and ends up slicing it off the outer half of the bat over extra cover, got enough wood has the ball scooted away to the fence

0.1 - Nehra to Dickwella, no run, back of a length around off, Dickwella gets behind the line and defends it to the off-side

Dickwella and Gunathilaka are at the crease. Dickwella is on strike. Nehra will open the attack