Match Over - India won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 27 Aug 2017, 11:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: JJ Bumrah


  • Umpire1: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Umpire2: JS Wilson
  • Third Umpire: PR Reiffel



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 45.1 / 50.0


End of over 44. 12 runs this over. 210/4 after 264 balls.
MS Dhoni 61 (81b 4x4 1x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 9-0-43-0
RG Sharma 122 (143b 16x4 2x6 ) more

10.30pm Play was held up for roughly 35 minutes. Now we're all set to resume. Rohit and Dhoni make their way back to the middle. The grass banks are littered with bottles and other bits and bobs, but no spectators. The crowds in the other stands are still in place, waiting to watch this till the end.

10.25pm Looks like the stands are being cleared, and they will resume the match once that is done. Andy Pycroft, the match referee, has just gone and had a word with the Sri Lankan dressing room. Again, I cannot be relied upon to tell you what he said.

Out come the umpires. India need eight to win. The players are making their way out to the middle again. Looks like they've just cleared the grass banks from which the bottles rained down. The spectators are still in their seats in the other stands, and they give the players a round of applause as they return.

10.20pm The players have gone off the field, and handshakes have been exchanged. Does this mean they've awarded the match to India? We'll have to wait and watch. Joel Wilson's having a word with Virat Kohli, but I'm no lip-reader and his back is to the camera.

10.15pm Pictures coming in from the ground. Still the players are waiting for the situation to clear up. Dhoni is lying face-down in the grass, and is enjoying a nap by all appearances. Whataguy.

10.05pm Still no resumption. Dhoni and Rohit are stretched out, lounging by the side of the pitch. The Sri Lankan players are in a huddle next to the umpires.

We're hearing that plastic bottles have been thrown from both embankment areas, and that as soon as the first wave of bottles was cleared, the throwing resumed.

Rohan: "This is ridiculous! Umpires are too book bound now and don't use their heads. Get the fielders in the circle, let the bowler lob 2 balls for big ones and be done with this. This match is only headed in one direction anyway."

Ramey: "@Prem - why go to 1996, recently it happened again against SA at Cuttack."

Richard: "While these are sad scenes, Dhoni and Rohit seem to be having a relaxed discussion about what to have for dinner/ what to do after the match."

Prem: "I still remember the dark night of 1996 when crowd in Calcutta disrupted. This just can't fade away. "

9.55pm Eight to get now. Safe to bet on Dhoni finishing with a couple of big ones. Chameera to bowl.

Oh no. This isn't good. A bit of bottle-throwing from beyond the extra-cover boundary, and it looks like play will be held up for a bit now. The stadium security is heading towards that stand to bring the situation under control.

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Akshay Karandik: "Who will be the MoM? Bumrah? Rohit Sharma? First fifer for just 27 runs for Bumrah... but great century by Rohit Sharma on difficult pitch. My Choice... umm share it"

End of over 43. 7 runs this over. 198/4 after 258 balls.
MS Dhoni 54 (78b 4x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 9-1-52-0
RG Sharma 117 (140b 15x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 42. 2 runs this over. 191/4 after 252 balls.
MS Dhoni 48 (73b 3x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 8-0-31-0
RG Sharma 116 (139b 15x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 189/4 after 246 balls.
MS Dhoni 47 (70b 3x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 10-0-38-2
RG Sharma 115 (136b 15x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 40. 3 runs this over. 186/4 after 240 balls.
MS Dhoni 45 (66b 3x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 7-0-29-0
RG Sharma 114 (134b 15x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 39. 1 runs this over. 183/4 after 234 balls.
RG Sharma 113 (132b 15x4 2x6 ) A Dananjaya 9-0-35-2
MS Dhoni 43 (62b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 6 runs this over. 182/4 after 228 balls.
RG Sharma 113 (129b 15x4 2x6 ) MVT Fernando 8-2-34-1
MS Dhoni 42 (59b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 8 runs this over. 176/4 after 222 balls.
RG Sharma 108 (124b 14x4 2x6 ) PVD Chameera 8-1-45-0
MS Dhoni 41 (58b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 168/4 after 216 balls.
RG Sharma 107 (122b 14x4 2x6 ) MVT Fernando 7-2-28-1
MS Dhoni 34 (54b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 160/4 after 210 balls.
RG Sharma 100 (118b 14x4 1x6 ) PVD Chameera 7-1-37-0
MS Dhoni 33 (52b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 2 runs this over. 154/4 after 204 balls.
RG Sharma 99 (117b 14x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 8-0-34-2
MS Dhoni 28 (47b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's drinks and here's Karthik for the rest of the chase

End of over 33. 4 runs this over. 152/4 after 198 balls.
MS Dhoni 28 (47b 1x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 6-1-31-0
RG Sharma 97 (111b 14x4 1x6 ) more

Prabodh: "Sad to see Sri Lanka Cricket in this condition. They have greats like Mathews, Malinga, Tharanga, and talents like Chameera and Fernando, to go with Siri and Akila. But they haven't met the consistency level of Dilshan, MJ, Sanga and Murali, Herath, Vaas. Have they became West Indies after 90's?"

End of over 32. 9 runs this over. 148/4 after 192 balls.
MS Dhoni 26 (43b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 7-0-32-2
RG Sharma 95 (109b 14x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 139/4 after 186 balls.
RG Sharma 88 (106b 14x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 6-0-26-0
MS Dhoni 24 (40b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 7 runs this over. 137/4 after 180 balls.
RG Sharma 87 (102b 14x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 5-1-27-0
MS Dhoni 23 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 130/4 after 174 balls.
MS Dhoni 23 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 5-0-24-0
RG Sharma 80 (96b 13x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 125/4 after 168 balls.
RG Sharma 78 (94b 13x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 5-0-25-1
MS Dhoni 20 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Lloyd: "It started with Dananjaya being compared to Medis, then tennis/football being compared to cricket followed by Rohit being compared to Sachin! What's next....*this* Indian team being compared to West Indies of 80s?"

Maryam: "123/4! little happinesses. For a Sri Lankan supporter anyway."

End of over 27. 1 runs this over. 117/4 after 162 balls.
RG Sharma 77 (92b 13x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 4-0-19-0
MS Dhoni 13 (30b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 3 runs this over. 116/4 after 156 balls.
RG Sharma 77 (91b 13x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 4-0-17-1
MS Dhoni 12 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) more

sukirti: "Sri Lanka should persist with Fernando, even if he has a lean spell in the future. He can develop as a lead strike bowler in future, even though he is not express pace. He seems to have modelled himself on Vaas, and consistently gets that awkward angle across the right handers, and he can move the ball as well. On his day, he'll get a lot of batsmen nicking behind. "

Bino: "This match remindes me of 90's.. Score below 250 and entire team relies on sachin and in the end blames him for loss even after entire team not even scores up to his individual score in the total."

End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 113/4 after 150 balls.
MS Dhoni 10 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 3-0-18-0
RG Sharma 76 (89b 13x4 0x6 ) more

Ankur Singhal: "Rohit batting in such situations reminds me of Great Sachin Tendulkar. He maintains composure and playing fine innings with ease. Where other batsman find difficult to bat on, Rohit seems to bat on different planet."

End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 108/4 after 144 balls.
RG Sharma 74 (87b 13x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 6-0-23-2
MS Dhoni 7 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 102/4 after 138 balls.
RG Sharma 69 (82b 12x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 2-0-13-0
MS Dhoni 6 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 2 runs this over. 94/4 after 132 balls.
RG Sharma 63 (78b 11x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 5-0-17-2
MS Dhoni 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 92/4 after 126 balls.
MS Dhoni 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 1-0-5-0
RG Sharma 61 (72b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 2 runs this over. 87/4 after 120 balls.
MS Dhoni 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-15-2
RG Sharma 56 (67b 10x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 13 runs this over. 85/4 after 114 balls.
RG Sharma 55 (66b 10x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 4-1-20-0
MS Dhoni 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 8 runs this over. 72/4 after 108 balls.
RG Sharma 43 (61b 7x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-13-2
MS Dhoni 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 1 runs this over. 64/4 after 102 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 3-1-7-0
RG Sharma 36 (56b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Abhik: "Irrespective of India wins or looses today, Manish Pandey deserves a chance in place of Rahul/Kedar in the remaining matches and Kuldeep in place of Chahal. Rather drop Rahul as Kedar provides a bowling option too."

Ankit: "Jadhav needs to get some runs in next two matches because if dropped he might never get a chance again. He is 32, so not one for the future and unlike yuvraj or raina does not have a body of work behind him although he is better than both of them at this point. "

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 63/4 after 96 balls.
MS Dhoni 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-5-2
RG Sharma 35 (52b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Kedar's last-four limited overs international scores have been 10, 4, 1 and 0 today

End of over 15.  A maiden over! 61/3 after 90 balls.
RG Sharma 34 (51b 6x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 2-1-6-0
KM Jadhav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

And that will be drinks. Alagappan will take you through the next hour or so of this utterly gripping match.

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 61/3 after 84 balls.
KM Jadhav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-3-1
RG Sharma 34 (45b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 7 runs this over. 58/2 after 78 balls.
RG Sharma 33 (44b 6x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 3-0-17-0
KL Rahul 15 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 10 runs this over. 51/2 after 72 balls.
KL Rahul 14 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 6-2-20-1
RG Sharma 27 (39b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 41/2 after 66 balls.
RG Sharma 26 (37b 5x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 2-0-10-0
KL Rahul 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 35/2 after 60 balls.
RG Sharma 21 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 5-2-10-1
KL Rahul 4 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 33/2 after 54 balls.
RG Sharma 20 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 1-0-4-0
KL Rahul 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 29/2 after 48 balls.
KL Rahul 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 4-2-8-1
RG Sharma 16 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 25/2 after 42 balls.
RG Sharma 16 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 1-0-6-0
KL Rahul 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6.  A maiden over! 19/2 after 36 balls.
KL Rahul 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 3-2-5-1
RG Sharma 10 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 18/1 after 29 balls.
V Kohli 2 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 3-0-13-1
RG Sharma 10 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4.  A maiden over! 10/1 after 24 balls.
V Kohli 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 2-1-5-0
RG Sharma 4 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 10/1 after 18 balls.
RG Sharma 4 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 2-0-5-1
V Kohli 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 9/0 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 4 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 1-0-5-0
S Dhawan 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
RG Sharma 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 1-0-4-0
S Dhawan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RG Sharmanot out 12414516285.52
S DhawanB SL Malinga5310166.67
V KohliC PVD Chameera B MVT Fernando3110027.27
KL RahulC HDRL Thirimanne B A Dananjaya17242070.83
KM JadhavLBW A Dananjaya0200-
MS Dhoninot out 67864177.91
HH Pandya -
AR Patel -
B Kumar -
JJ Bumrah -
YS Chahal -
Total 218/4
SL Malinga5.002515
MVT Fernando8.123514.29
PVD Chameera10.015905.9
AD Mathews3.001705.67
A Dananjaya10.003823.8
TAM Siriwardana9.004304.78