Match Over - India won by 141 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 13 Dec 2017, 08:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: RG Sharma


  • Umpire1: PR Reiffel
  • Umpire2: CK Nandan
  • Third Umpire: SD Fry



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Sri Lanka

7.43pm Phew, what a day. A tiring day for Rohit, who scored 208*, but that's nothing compared to the effort of typing as many words as Deiva and I have typed, in this concentrated span of time. I am off to rest my aching fingers now. Hope you enjoyed our coverage, and do keep coming back. Until next time, good night!

Rohit Sharma: "It was a great day. Winning the game was important for me and the team after that loss in Dharamsala. I can keep talking about the batting that we did today, right from the start, with Shikhar giving us a brilliant start, and Shreyas Iyer - it didn't look like he was only playing his second ODI. There was dew later, so it was important to get that big total. If I'm not wrong, the first 100 I got were around the 38th, 39th over, so I was telling myself, if I get that far, I'm not going to get out. I was only looking to keep my shape and hit through the line. It was the same thing I did in my first two 200s. I started off pretty slow then too. Very difficult to pick one. All three came at crucial times. 264 is obviously very close to me. I've said it many times, but I honestly cannot pick one. The Australia one was a decider, the Sri Lanka 264 - I came back after a three-month layoff after a big injury, and this one also - after a humiliating loss, we wanted to come back as a team, as a batting unit especially. I'm happy [my wife] is here with me on this special day. I know she would have liked this gift from me. She's been my strength, she's always been there for me. You go through so much stress in this sport, and having them around is always special. This is our second anniversary, but more than that, we won the game. We were determined to do the right things in the middle, and right till the end we did that. As a group we're looking forward to [Vizag]. The conditions will be different, and again we have to adapt and play to our strengths. Not the ideal conditions for [Washington] to bowl, but this is how he will learn. He showed promise, and he has shown it before too, in the IPL. We want to back young players like Washington, we don't want to put too much pressure on them. I'm sure he must have learned a lot from this game, bowling with the wet ball and so on, and I wish him all the luck."

Thisara Perera: "Unfortunately our bowling didn't click. Especially Rohit batted really well. That is cricket. We will take positives from this match and flush out the negatives. We had a Plan A and B and C as well - it didn't click. That's why I said Rohit batted really well. If we want to chase this kind of score, we need a good start, and middle order as well. Both parts didn't click, but Angelo did well in the batting part. We will come back well in the third ODI."

Shikhar Dhawan: "I was happy with my flow today. Would have loved to continue, but I really enjoyed my game today and gave my team a good start. We also thought it was going to be a bit more damp. It was coming a bit slow, but I still knew I could play my shots and disturb the bowlers' line and length, which helped me as well as Rohit to go a long way. I knew, because their strength was to bowl on one good area - they have been bowling to me at 5th or 6th stump on a length where I cannot cut or drive - so I tried to step out to disturb their length. It's a bit of a risk, but I enjoy taking risks. At the start, Rohit took his time, and then later on he started hitting boundaries. Once I was out, I knew he was going to score a big innings. Hats off to him, the way he has played, and three double-centuries is a big thing."

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Chintan : "I thought seven double hundreds have been scored!!! Sachin, Sehwag, Guptill, Gayle and Sharma (3)." -- Small miscalculation on my part :)

Vishal: "This was the 8th ODI double century. Don't forget the one by Belinda Clark. " -- Yes, yes. Apologies.

7.21pm This match ended as a contest at least two hours ago, but if India were looking for an early finish, Angelo Mathews has denied them with a stubborn hundred. These things count. But what a day for India, and what a day, especially, for Rohit Gurunath Sharma. There have only been six seven double-hundreds in the history of men's ODI cricket, and this man has scored three of them. Should the commentators award someone else Player of the Match, just for laughs?

49.6SS Iyer to RAS Lakmal, No run, another good-length ball, on off stump, defended back towards the bowler and Lakmal will end this not out..
49.5SS Iyer to RAS Lakmal, No run, lbw appeal as Lakmal presses forward to defend and plays outside the line, playing for turn. Not out, says Paul Reiffel, and India don't review. Looked quite close to me.
49.4SS Iyer to AD Mathews, 1 run, nice length again, wider outside off, driven to long-off.
49.3SS Iyer to AD Mathews, No run, another well-pitched legbreak on middle stump, slides on with the angle. Blocked back to the bowler.
49.2SS Iyer to RAS Lakmal, 1 run, back of a length now, goes back to whip it wristily to long-on.
49.1SS Iyer to RAS Lakmal, No run, good ball to start, flighted and lands on a good length close to off stump. Presses forward to late-cut, but it turns less than expected and hits pad flap before bat.
End of over 49. 3 runs this over. 249/8 after 294 balls.
AD Mathews 110 (130b 9x4 3x6 ) B Kumar 9-0-40-1
RAS Lakmal 10 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 10 runs this over. 246/8 after 288 balls.
RAS Lakmal 8 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 10-0-65-1
AD Mathews 109 (127b 9x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 47. 4 runs this over. 234/8 after 281 balls.
AD Mathews 101 (123b 9x4 2x6 ) B Kumar 8-0-35-1
RAS Lakmal 4 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 8 runs this over. 230/8 after 275 balls.
RAS Lakmal 4 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 10-0-60-3
AD Mathews 98 (118b 9x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 45. 1 runs this over. 222/8 after 270 balls.
RAS Lakmal 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 10-0-43-2
AD Mathews 91 (114b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 44. 5 runs this over. 220/8 after 263 balls.
RAS Lakmal 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 9-0-51-3
AD Mathews 89 (108b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 43. 2 runs this over. 215/8 after 258 balls.
RAS Lakmal 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 9-0-42-2
AD Mathews 87 (105b 9x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 42. 6 runs this over. 213/8 after 252 balls.
AD Mathews 86 (102b 9x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 10-0-39-1
RAS Lakmal 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 207/8 after 246 balls.
RAS Lakmal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 8-0-40-2
AD Mathews 81 (99b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 40. 4 runs this over. 203/7 after 240 balls.
AD Mathews 81 (99b 8x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 9-0-33-1
A Dananjaya 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 1 runs this over. 199/7 after 234 balls.
A Dananjaya 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 7-0-36-1
AD Mathews 77 (93b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 38. 3 runs this over. 198/7 after 228 balls.
AD Mathews 76 (89b 7x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 8-0-29-1
A Dananjaya 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 195/7 after 222 balls.
A Dananjaya 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 9-0-55-1
AD Mathews 73 (83b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 36. 6 runs this over. 189/7 after 216 balls.
AD Mathews 72 (82b 7x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-31-1
A Dananjaya 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 183/7 after 210 balls.
AD Mathews 67 (77b 6x4 1x6 ) Washington Sundar 8-0-49-1
A Dananjaya 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 3 runs this over. 180/7 after 204 balls.
A Dananjaya 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-25-1
AD Mathews 65 (74b 6x4 1x6 ) more

6.10pm That's drinks. SL still need 29 runs to surpass Rohit. Karthik is back to take you through to the close

End of over 33. 7 runs this over. 177/6 after 198 balls.
SS Pathirana 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 8-0-46-3
AD Mathews 63 (72b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 170/6 after 191 balls.
SS Pathirana 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 6-0-35-1
AD Mathews 56 (67b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 31. 11 runs this over. 166/5 after 185 balls.
NLTC Perera 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 7-0-39-2
AD Mathews 55 (65b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Relays suggest the ball brushed the pad, then the glove, and looped behind

End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 155/4 after 180 balls.
AD Mathews 54 (64b 5x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 5-0-32-1
DAS Gunaratne 30 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more

How many, and which, records did Rohit Sharma break today? Watch this.

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 149/4 after 174 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 29 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 6-0-28-1
AD Mathews 49 (59b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 28. 12 runs this over. 146/4 after 168 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 28 (24b 4x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 7-0-46-1
AD Mathews 47 (56b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 134/4 after 162 balls.
AD Mathews 47 (56b 4x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 5-0-25-1
DAS Gunaratne 16 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 131/4 after 156 balls.
AD Mathews 46 (54b 4x4 1x6 ) Washington Sundar 6-0-34-1
DAS Gunaratne 14 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 124/4 after 150 balls.
AD Mathews 46 (52b 4x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-22-1
DAS Gunaratne 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 119/4 after 144 balls.
AD Mathews 45 (50b 4x4 1x6 ) Washington Sundar 5-0-27-1
DAS Gunaratne 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

santosh battula: "Another stat for the day: Out of all the ODI double centuries, today's Rohit's knock has the least number (25) of boundaries (13 4s and 12 6s). Next was Gayle's (26) (10 4s and 16 6s). Highest was of course, Rohit's 264 knock of 42 boundaries (33 4s and 9 6s)." --- Haven't checked this but interesting

Thushan Nirudak: "We wanna See Dikka in IPL--- all SL Fans"

End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 115/4 after 137 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-16-1
AD Mathews 44 (48b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 22. 6 runs this over. 110/3 after 132 balls.
AD Mathews 44 (48b 4x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 7-0-26-1
N Dickwella 18 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 104/3 after 126 balls.
N Dickwella 18 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-11-0
AD Mathews 38 (42b 3x4 1x6 ) more

AK: "Who else wants to see dickwella play in IPL next year?"

End of over 20. 11 runs this over. 101/3 after 120 balls.
N Dickwella 17 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 4-0-24-1
AD Mathews 36 (38b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 19. 8 runs this over. 90/3 after 113 balls.
N Dickwella 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-8-0
AD Mathews 29 (34b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Here's how some big names reacted to Rohit's latest double: What an innings, hitman!

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 82/3 after 108 balls.
N Dickwella 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 3-0-13-1
AD Mathews 26 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 78/3 after 102 balls.
AD Mathews 24 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-26-1
N Dickwella 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Looks like it's time for drinks. I shall take a little break, therefore, and summon Deiva back to his favourite seat.

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 67/3 after 96 balls.
N Dickwella 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 2-0-9-1
AD Mathews 15 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 62/2 after 90 balls.
AD Mathews 15 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 6-0-20-1
HDRL Thirimanne 21 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 60/2 after 84 balls.
AD Mathews 14 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) Washington Sundar 1-0-4-0
HDRL Thirimanne 20 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 56/2 after 78 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 18 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 5-0-18-1
AD Mathews 12 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 52/2 after 71 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 15 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-14-1
AD Mathews 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 46/2 after 66 balls.
AD Mathews 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-15-1
HDRL Thirimanne 15 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 41/2 after 60 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 14 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-8-1
AD Mathews 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 34/2 after 54 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 9 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-22-0
AD Mathews 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 30/2 after 48 balls.
AD Mathews 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-1-1
HDRL Thirimanne 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 29/1 after 42 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 4 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-18-0
MD Gunathilaka 16 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 26/1 after 36 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 15 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-10-1
HDRL Thirimanne 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 20/1 after 30 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-15-0
MD Gunathilaka 9 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 16/1 after 24 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-4-1
MD Gunathilaka 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 13/0 after 18 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-11-0
WU Tharanga 6 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 5/0 after 12 balls.
WU Tharanga 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-1-0
MD Gunathilaka 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 5 balls.
WU Tharanga 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-3-0
MD Gunathilaka 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
MD GunathilakaC MS Dhoni B JJ Bumrah16191084.21
WU TharangaC KD Karthik B HH Pandya7141050
HDRL ThirimanneB Washington Sundar21351060
AD Mathewsnot out 1111329384.09
N DickwellaC Washington Sundar B YS Chahal222040110
DAS GunaratneSt. MS Dhoni YS Chahal343050113.33
NLTC PereraC MS Dhoni B YS Chahal5310166.67
SS PathiranaC S Dhawan B B Kumar280025
A DananjayaC RG Sharma B JJ Bumrah11172064.71
RAS Lakmalnot out 11220050
N Pradeep -
Total 251/8
B Kumar9.004014.44
HH Pandya10.003913.9
JJ Bumrah10.004324.3
Washington Sundar10.006516.5
YS Chahal10.006036
SS Iyer1.00202