Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Kennington Oval, London
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 08 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: BKG Mendis


  • Umpire1: RJ Tucker
  • Umpire2: RA Kettleborough
  • Third Umpire: M Erasmus



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 48.4 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

6.30 pm So, it was about time the Champions Trophy bucked up. Hopefully New Zealand and Bangladesh can keep your appetites whetted and there's tons of fun to be had. It was lovely bringing the coverage to you, lovely to read your comments as well, please keep sending them. But for now, lets all get outta here.

"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," Mathews says, "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. Not many people expected us to win and that took a lot of pressure off us. [Turning point?] I thought the second-wicket partnership. They set us the platform"

"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," Kohli says, "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. In a tournament like this especially."

Kusal Mendis is the Man of the Match for his 89 off 93. "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"

6.20 pm More good news for Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera having retired hurt with a troubled hamstring is feeling good enough to walk down the stairs himself. He played an important hand through the middle of the innings, ensuring the platform set by top order didn't go to waste. And who put on that stand? A batsman all the rage back home, Kusal Mendis, and a man who was on the standby list until a few days ago, Danushka Gunathilaka. 322 is the largest target Sri Lanka have chased in ODI cricket It is also the ninth time that Sri Lanka have chased 300 - all of which have happened away from home. But this one will be special - it came in an ICC tournament and it was set up by players they will look to moving into the future. And so the remaining games in this group become quarter-finals - India v SA and Pakistan v SL

Saain: "A clinical performance with the bat, youngsters came to the party and guided to the victory by the Man himself, Angelo Mathews. Siri Lankan's will cherish this for long long time"

Prasanna S: "India lose their first CT game after a sequence of 7 wins starting from their last game in 2009 against WI. Someday this sequence should end and SL completely deserved this win."

Uday: "Srilanka chased 324 in 2006. 322 is not their highest chase, I believe." They got to 324, but the target was 322.

48.4UT Yadav to AD Mathews, 1 run, short ball, helps it away to long leg and Sri Lanka have thumped India. Mathews makes a gesture that I will find hard to describe but I'll do so anyway. He puts his bat over his head, handle pointing at his name perhaps on his jersey.
48.3UT Yadav to AD Mathews, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, races down the pitch and thumps a length ball down the ground to bring up his fifty. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, ladies and gentlemen. His team is in splits in the dressing room and the flags are high and proud.
48.2UT Yadav to DAS Gunaratne, 1 run, this is a slower short ball, Gunaratne backs away and slices it to deep third man.
48.1UT Yadav to DAS Gunaratne, 2 runs, shortish delivery, pulls it to deep square leg for a couple.
End of over 48. 5 runs this over. 314/3 after 288 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 31 (19b 2x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 10-0-52-0
AD Mathews 47 (43b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Faisal suleman: "Yesterday world no 1 team stunned by world no 8 team and today world no 2 team stunned by world number 7 team." Only nine runs away...

End of over 47. 8 runs this over. 309/3 after 282 balls.
AD Mathews 45 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 10-0-54-1
DAS Gunaratne 28 (16b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 46. 11 runs this over. 301/3 after 276 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 27 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 9-0-47-0
AD Mathews 38 (35b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Sri Lanka need 21 off 24 - and if they get that, they'll equal their highest chance is ODIs.

End of over 45. 11 runs this over. 290/3 after 270 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 17 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 9-0-46-1
AD Mathews 37 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Divyamsh: "In the pre-tournament press conference Sri Lanka captain said- We are happy to enter the tournament as a underdogs. Looking at the position they are in now, I would say- Take your words back, sir !!!"

End of over 44. 8 runs this over. 279/3 after 264 balls.
AD Mathews 36 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 9-0-59-0
DAS Gunaratne 7 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Sri Lanka need 43 off 36... and we have a humdinger! Bumrah has two overs left. Mathews looks a man on a mission. And what's more, this is a full 50-over game without rain

Hari: "in 2002 CT India vs SAfrica, Proteas were cruising with 70 needed with 9 wickets. Gibbs cramped and retired hurt. The rest is history. Wiill we have a repeat"

End of over 43. 6 runs this over. 271/3 after 257 balls.
MDKJ Perera 47 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 8-0-35-1
AD Mathews 35 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Kohli now walks up to have a chat with his bowler. Tension mounts.

End of over 42. 10 runs this over. 265/3 after 252 balls.
AD Mathews 33 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 8-0-51-0
MDKJ Perera 44 (41b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 8 runs this over. 255/3 after 246 balls.
MDKJ Perera 43 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 8-0-36-0
AD Mathews 24 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 10 runs this over. 247/3 after 240 balls.
AD Mathews 22 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 7-0-41-0
MDKJ Perera 37 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 5 runs this over. 237/3 after 234 balls.
MDKJ Perera 32 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 7-0-28-0
AD Mathews 17 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Shridhar Sharma: "This should be an ideal test for Indian bowling line-up, now with Umesh,Bhuvi and Bumrah having 11 overs left between them. "

Saurabh: "@American@work The trio of fast bowlers have bowled really well in Indian team. It's Jadeja and Pandya who have leaked the runs. I am sure Ashwin will be back irrespective of the results giving him at least one match before the knock outs!" I think Mendis deserves credit for that. He realised Jadeja isn't getting turn and if he isn't taken on, he could bowl 10 overs in the blink of an eye. Upset the spinners rhythm picking straight balls to slog

End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 232/3 after 228 balls.
MDKJ Perera 29 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 6-0-31-0
AD Mathews 15 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Umar: "Two underrated teams, SL and Pak, surprising the cricket world.."

End of over 37. 11 runs this over. 227/3 after 222 balls.
MDKJ Perera 29 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 7-1-51-0
AD Mathews 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 10 runs this over. 216/3 after 216 balls.
AD Mathews 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 6-0-52-0
MDKJ Perera 24 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 206/3 after 210 balls.
AD Mathews 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 6-1-40-0
MDKJ Perera 16 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more

4 run outs for Sri Lanka in this CT. 5 run outs for all other teams combined.

Al Muthu dives right into a thriller to begin his Champions Trophy. I'm off for the evening. Leave you in his capability.

End of over 34. 7 runs this over. 203/3 after 204 balls.
MDKJ Perera 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 5-0-42-0
AD Mathews 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 196/3 after 198 balls.
AD Mathews 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-29-1
MDKJ Perera 9 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sri Lanka have held their own very well under duress. The nerves will start to influence the cricket now

End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 194/2 after 192 balls.
MDKJ Perera 8 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) V Kohli 3-0-17-0
BKG Mendis 88 (92b 11x4 1x6 ) more

"Finish well, Chiku," says Dhoni

Venkatesh: "Cant understand what is going on there. New batsman and part timers are bowling allowing him to settle"

End of over 31. 5 runs this over. 189/2 after 185 balls.
BKG Mendis 85 (88b 11x4 1x6 ) KM Jadhav 3-0-17-0
MDKJ Perera 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 184/2 after 180 balls.
MDKJ Perera 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) V Kohli 2-0-13-0
BKG Mendis 83 (85b 11x4 1x6 ) more

Has got really dark overhead too

rajivmel: "What an innings from Danushka Gunathilaka. Walked into the side today after not being in the original 15 and how he's responded. Fielded well too"

End of over 29. 8 runs this over. 179/2 after 174 balls.
BKG Mendis 80 (82b 11x4 1x6 ) KM Jadhav 2-0-12-0
MDKJ Perera 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

I shall go back to Perera and Mendis now

HarishVaranasi: "Is it an ABD-Mohit moment like that in World cup 2015? Vividly remember to be from same area, square of the wicket ?"

End of over 28. 9 runs this over. 171/2 after 168 balls.
MDKJ Perera 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) V Kohli 1-0-9-0
BKG Mendis 74 (78b 10x4 1x6 ) more

India and Kohli under pressure

End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 162/1 after 162 balls.
BKG Mendis 69 (76b 9x4 1x6 ) KM Jadhav 1-0-4-0
MD Gunathilaka 73 (69b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 26. 15 runs this over. 158/1 after 156 balls.
BKG Mendis 67 (74b 9x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 5-1-37-0
MD Gunathilaka 71 (65b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 25. 2 runs this over. 143/1 after 150 balls.
BKG Mendis 54 (70b 6x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 6-0-23-0
MD Gunathilaka 69 (63b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 24. 12 runs this over. 137/1 after 143 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 64 (60b 6x4 2x6 ) RA Jadeja 4-0-32-0
BKG Mendis 53 (66b 6x4 1x6 ) more

vishwanath: "A couple of overs from Jadhav could provide variety and inviting the batsman to hit against the wind, would be interesting"

End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 124/1 after 137 balls.
BKG Mendis 46 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 5-0-21-0
MD Gunathilaka 60 (58b 5x4 2x6 ) more

Free hit

End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 120/1 after 132 balls.
BKG Mendis 45 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-20-0
MD Gunathilaka 59 (56b 5x4 2x6 ) more

SL have had 15 century partnerships since WC 2015, 8 of those have been for the second wicket.

End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 113/1 after 126 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 57 (54b 5x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-18-0
BKG Mendis 40 (54b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 10 runs this over. 108/1 after 120 balls.
BKG Mendis 39 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-13-0
MD Gunathilaka 54 (50b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 19. 8 runs this over. 98/1 after 114 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 53 (49b 5x4 2x6 ) HH Pandya 4-1-22-0
BKG Mendis 30 (47b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 90/1 after 108 balls.
BKG Mendis 29 (45b 3x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-3-0
MD Gunathilaka 46 (45b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Right, we may well be having our first real nail-biter of the Champions Trophy. To take you through the next hour and a bit, here's Nikhil Kalro

End of over 17. 9 runs this over. 85/1 after 101 balls.
BKG Mendis 26 (40b 3x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-1-12-0
MD Gunathilaka 44 (43b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 76/1 after 96 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 37 (39b 4x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-14-0
BKG Mendis 25 (39b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Santosh Battula: "That maiden from Pandya's over, i believe, will produce a wicket sooner or later"

End of over 15.  A maiden over! 70/1 after 90 balls.
BKG Mendis 24 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-1-3-0
MD Gunathilaka 32 (35b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 70/1 after 84 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 32 (35b 3x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-8-0
BKG Mendis 24 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 62/1 after 78 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 31 (30b 3x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-3-0
BKG Mendis 23 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 59/1 after 72 balls.
BKG Mendis 22 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-6-0
MD Gunathilaka 29 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) more

"I've noticed that Kohli has been standing by the bowler to receive a fielder's throw a couple times now. Is this to protect the bowler's hands from a tough throw, or is Kohli micromanaging?" I think you're following the Indian captain a little too closely for your own good, Anirudh

End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 53/1 after 66 balls.
BKG Mendis 17 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-27-1
MD Gunathilaka 28 (26b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 44/1 after 60 balls.
BKG Mendis 9 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 5-0-26-0
MD Gunathilaka 27 (25b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 38/1 after 54 balls.
BKG Mendis 8 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-18-1
MD Gunathilaka 22 (21b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Bhuvneshwar has taken 28 wickets in first 10 overs of ODIs, the most by any Indian bowler since his debut

End of over 8. 12 runs this over. 34/1 after 48 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 22 (21b 2x4 1x6 ) UT Yadav 4-0-20-0
BKG Mendis 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

dez: "Why is anyone worried about rain? i'm about 20 mins away from the Oval & the forecast is set fair." Makes good on the theory watching cricket is a more nervous undertaking, doesn't it? Worrying about everything under the sun.

End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 22/1 after 42 balls.
BKG Mendis 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-14-1
MD Gunathilaka 10 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Right, you rain-watchers, we have the D/L scores that Sri Lanka need to be at after 20 overs: 95/0 106/1 121/2 140/3 163/4 191/5 223/6 255/7 285/8 306/9.

Chaser: "Think setting up or chasing big scores depends on a team's lineup. If you have explosive openers (Jayasurya to Dickwella) you would want to make most of power plays but if you have solid batsman in the top you would want to play on balls merit and take the game deep. "

End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 17/1 after 36 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 3-0-8-0
MD Gunathilaka 8 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 15/1 after 30 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-9-1
BKG Mendis 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 11/0 after 23 balls.
N Dickwella 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 2-0-6-0
MD Gunathilaka 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Vatsal Agarwal : "Kaushal's calculations are correct using Standard edition of DL theory but ICC uses Professional edition of DLS theory which would have higher targets for first few wickets." Well then, in the bin it goes.

End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 7/0 after 18 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-5-0
N Dickwella 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 4/0 after 12 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 1-0-2-0
N Dickwella 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
N Dickwella 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-2-0
MD Gunathilaka 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
N DickwellaC RA Jadeja B B Kumar720180038.89
MD GunathilakaRun out UT Yadav,MS Dhoni 761157272105.56
BKG MendisRun out B Kumar 891139311195.7
MDKJ Perera 47654450106.82
AD Mathewsnot out 52764560115.56
DAS Gunaratnenot out 34272122161.9
LD Chandimal -
NLTC Perera -
RAS Lakmal -
SL Malinga -
N Pradeep -
Total 322/3
B Kumar10.005415.4
UT Yadav9.406706.93
JJ Bumrah10.005205.2
HH Pandya7.015107.29
RA Jadeja6.005208.67
KM Jadhav3.001806
V Kohli3.001705.67