Match Over - Sri Lanka on 230 for 8 wickets after 48.2 overs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 24 Aug 2017, 11:00 SAST


  • Umpire1: PR Reiffel
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: JS Wilson



Overs: 48.2 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 0.0 / 50.0


48.2JJ Bumrah to A Dananjaya, OUT, No run, the slower ball and gone! Short and slow on off, Dananjaya slices a pull straight up. Axar runs across from mid-off and takes an easy catch.
48.1JJ Bumrah to A Dananjaya, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, smashed away for four. Bumrah makes the mistake of going length, Dananjaya makes room, stays back and clatters a pull over midwicket. Very intentional.
End of over 48. 5 runs this over. 226/7 after 288 balls.
PVD Chameera 4 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 9-0-50-0
A Dananjaya 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 3 runs this over. 221/7 after 282 balls.
CK Kapugedera 40 (61b 2x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 9-2-37-3
A Dananjaya 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 5 runs this over. 217/6 after 275 balls.
CK Kapugedera 39 (58b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 8-0-44-0
A Dananjaya 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 5 runs this over. 212/6 after 270 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 58 (58b 2x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 8-2-34-2
CK Kapugedera 36 (55b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 7 runs this over. 207/5 after 263 balls.
CK Kapugedera 33 (52b 2x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 4-0-32-0
TAM Siriwardana 56 (54b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 43. 10 runs this over. 200/5 after 258 balls.
CK Kapugedera 31 (49b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 10-1-43-2
TAM Siriwardana 54 (52b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 42. 8 runs this over. 190/5 after 252 balls.
CK Kapugedera 25 (46b 1x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 3-0-25-0
TAM Siriwardana 50 (49b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Pallav: "They have built up good partnership and 55 in 11.3 overs is a good pace, if they continue like this they would put India to chase 250+ score. This could turn out to be a good total, dont think winning but you never know."

End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 182/5 after 246 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 44 (45b 2x4 1x6 ) AR Patel 10-0-30-1
CK Kapugedera 23 (44b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 8 runs this over. 179/5 after 240 balls.
CK Kapugedera 22 (43b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 9-1-33-2
TAM Siriwardana 42 (40b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 39. 1 runs this over. 171/5 after 234 balls.
CK Kapugedera 19 (39b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 9-0-27-1
TAM Siriwardana 39 (38b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 38. 4 runs this over. 170/5 after 228 balls.
CK Kapugedera 18 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 8-1-27-2
TAM Siriwardana 39 (38b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 37. 4 runs this over. 166/5 after 222 balls.
CK Kapugedera 16 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 8-0-26-1
TAM Siriwardana 37 (35b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 162/5 after 216 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 34 (31b 2x4 1x6 ) KM Jadhav 2-0-17-0
CK Kapugedera 15 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 5 runs this over. 154/5 after 210 balls.
CK Kapugedera 14 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-39-0
TAM Siriwardana 27 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 7 runs this over. 148/5 after 203 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 24 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 1-0-8-0
CK Kapugedera 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's drinks, and here's Nikhil Kalro to wrap things up

End of over 33. 8 runs this over. 141/5 after 197 balls.
CK Kapugedera 10 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-34-0
TAM Siriwardana 20 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Samraat: "Is this the same guy (Chamara Kapugedera) who hit the six when SL need 3 in last ball in WT20 match in 2009? " Think so.

The towel's have already come on. And Hardik Pandya is about to come back on the field

SKD: "India is indeed has the most steady and repeatable game play mode in the middle overs, so you will see a lot of good performances from India, but very few mediocre or exceptional ones. The problem is that on a big match day, if England or West Indies bring their A game (bang. bang. bang.), this steady form of excellence is not going to count for much. "

End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 133/5 after 192 balls.
CK Kapugedera 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 7-2-29-1
TAM Siriwardana 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Abhimanyu: "Lol to say that for Matthews, please tell me when was the last time he came out to bat and the commentators didn't mention 'all on him now' ? "

End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 127/5 after 186 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 13 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 7-0-22-1
CK Kapugedera 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Badri: "I would say lack of rotation of strike adds pressure in middle overs and will make batsmen go after slog sweep and loose wickets.... I guess best team in the world in middle overs is India good rotation of strike and while bowling vice versa economical bowling"

End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 125/5 after 180 balls.
CK Kapugedera 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 6-2-23-1
TAM Siriwardana 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

saideswar Rao: "Stop talking about SL team topic. Someone out their in the Pavilion reading it (#ESPNCRICINFO comments) out and it makes scary for the player who comes out for batting."

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 123/5 after 173 balls.
CK Kapugedera 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 6-0-20-1
TAM Siriwardana 12 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

VK: "Lacking patience everywhere. Players lacking patience to respect opposition good bowling. Selectors lack patience to give more chances. Spectators losing patience after 1 bad outing. Commentators lacking patience in their commentary In short SL needs to show patience with their team!"

End of over 28. 6 runs this over. 120/4 after 168 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 11 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 0-0-2-0
AD Mathews 20 (40b 2x4 0x6 ) more

But Hardik is still not entirely comfortable putting weight onto his left knee. Looks like he's going to stop bowling now and in comes Kedar Jadhav to take over

Kaushik: "Everyone criticising Sri Lanka needs to understand that this team isn't settled and with every game we have too many changes for anyone's liking and until they're consistent with their selection I'm afraid sun won't shine in the island !" Seems a chicken an egg situation though, isn't it? If they don't win, they have to change the XI, but when they change the XI, it looks even worse

Meanwhile, Pandya is pulling up, clutching his left knee, it's fairly well strapped up and he must have felt something twinge as he began his followthrough. Mouth goes into a big 'O' as that shot of pain surges through him. Seems he's good to continue though

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 114/4 after 162 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 5-0-17-0
AD Mathews 15 (36b 1x4 0x6 ) more

venugopal: "Why can't you simply say SL need pair of Aravinda D'Silva & Arjuna Ranatunga at 3-4 or 5 ! "

End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 111/4 after 156 balls.
AD Mathews 14 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 7-1-23-2
TAM Siriwardana 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Pratik: "More then a hard hitter / all rounder i think SL need Strong No 3&4 who if needed can rotate the strike and make a strong base and if needed hit big!!" Think they just need to be better at shot selection.

DGP Rohan : "Srilanlanka badly needed a good alrounder and hard hitting batsman.. I'll like to see Dasun Madushanka and seekkuge Prasanna . Both are handy with the bat. And very powerful hitters. Disappointed about the selectors seems they don't have any idea of the players they have..."

End of over 25. 6 runs this over. 107/4 after 150 balls.
AD Mathews 12 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 4-0-14-0
TAM Siriwardana 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 101/4 after 144 balls.
AD Mathews 11 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 6-1-19-2
TAM Siriwardana 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 3 runs this over. 99/3 after 137 balls.
BKG Mendis 19 (45b 2x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 3-0-8-0
AD Mathews 10 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Varun: "If we forget reputations and experience for a minute. I wonder who are the two best limited overs spin bowlers in India." Not sure, but I'd want Kuldeep in my XI

End of over 22. 2 runs this over. 96/3 after 132 balls.
BKG Mendis 18 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 5-1-17-1
AD Mathews 9 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Aashish Calla: "There's a 25 year old SL all-rounder by the name of Dasun Shanaka, who's got scores of 123 from 46 balls and 131 off 48 in T20 cricket, and also bowls medium pace good enough to take 3 Eng wickets in 8 balls on Test debut! Where's he these days SL selectors? Retired?"

End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 94/3 after 126 balls.
BKG Mendis 17 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 2-0-5-0
AD Mathews 8 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Tharanga caught at slip for 9 (Available to the Indian subcontinent, excluding Sri Lanka)

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 90/3 after 120 balls.
AD Mathews 7 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 5-0-20-1
BKG Mendis 14 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Akshit: "This is SL's best pair at the crease right now. An early wicket here will be almost curtains for them yet again."

End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 85/3 after 114 balls.
BKG Mendis 14 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 1-0-1-0
AD Mathews 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 84/3 after 108 balls.
AD Mathews 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-15-1
BKG Mendis 14 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Neerja: "Here is a good move by srilanka to send matthews up. He is a batsman with good caliber and ofcourse an experienced one. He has resposibility to stay here and play all 50 overs." Agree with everything else, but isn't No. 5 his normal position?

End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 83/3 after 102 balls.
BKG Mendis 14 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 4-1-15-1
AD Mathews 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 81/3 after 96 balls.
WU Tharanga 9 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-14-1
BKG Mendis 14 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That's drinks too. And Al Muthu comes on to resurrect another faltering SL innings

End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 80/2 after 90 balls.
BKG Mendis 13 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-15-1
WU Tharanga 9 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 10 runs this over. 70/1 after 83 balls.
BKG Mendis 12 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-13-0
MD Gunathilaka 19 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 1 runs this over. 60/1 after 78 balls.
BKG Mendis 4 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-5-0
MD Gunathilaka 18 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 59/1 after 71 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 17 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-3-0
BKG Mendis 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 56/1 after 66 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 16 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-4-0
BKG Mendis 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10.  A maiden over! 52/1 after 60 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 5-2-21-1
MD Gunathilaka 14 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 48/1 after 53 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 10 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-22-0
BKG Mendis 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 41/1 after 48 balls.
BKG Mendis 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-1-21-1
MD Gunathilaka 10 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Pandya gets some tape on his left wrist

End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 40/0 after 42 balls.
N Dickwella 31 (21b 3x4 2x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-20-0
MD Gunathilaka 9 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Manoj Herath: "What i feel is that SL do have batting power (even though they don't fire sometimes) but lacking quality bowlers to defend a target. SLC should do something ASAP for this."

End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 36/0 after 36 balls.
N Dickwella 27 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-1-20-0
MD Gunathilaka 9 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more

A new bat for Dickwella

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 28/0 after 30 balls.
N Dickwella 20 (12b 2x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-16-0
MD Gunathilaka 8 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Panduka: "Happy that Chameera came in. Think it was a change as per conditions. And he's a wicket taking option as well. But the other two are panic selections, once again. Social media selections, I should say. Its bad enough these players don't have the best competition in the domestic system to hone their skills, but when they get the opportunity and fail in the first go, out you go.......! "

End of over 4. 12 runs this over. 25/0 after 24 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 6 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-1-12-0
N Dickwella 19 (9b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 13/0 after 18 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 5 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-13-0
N Dickwella 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Sameera Perera: "Akila Dananjaya had his wedding yesterday and back to cricket today. All the best for him"

End of over 2.  A maiden over! 2/0 after 12 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-1-0-0
N Dickwella 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Keyur: "Who else is happy that Chameera got chance? I feel cricket board does ruin players career by not giving them enough chance and affecting their self-confidence."

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
N Dickwella 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-2-0
MD Gunathilaka 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
N DickwellaC S Dhawan B JJ Bumrah312432129.17
MD GunathilakaSt. MS Dhoni YS Chahal19372051.35
BKG MendisLBW YS Chahal19482039.58
WU TharangaC V Kohli B HH Pandya9720128.57
AD MathewsLBW AR Patel20412048.78
TAM SiriwardanaC RG Sharma B JJ Bumrah585821100
CK KapugederaB JJ Bumrah40612065.57
A DananjayaC AR Patel B JJ Bumrah9111081.82
PVD Chameeranot out 4300133.33
SL Malinga -
MVT Fernando -
Total 230/8
B Kumar9.005005.56
JJ Bumrah9.224144.39
YS Chahal10.014324.3
HH Pandya5.202414.5
AR Patel10.003013
KM Jadhav4.403206.86