Match Over - India won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 24 Dec 2017, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India


  • Umpire1: Nitin Menon
  • Umpire2: AK Chaudhary
  • Third Umpire: CK Nandan



Overs: 19.2 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sri Lanka

10:59pm A long, long presentation to finish of a long home season for India. One they've utterly dominated, and one that has seen them grow into a larger squad with quite some depth. On paper, it is a formidable team. One that is doubly impressive because it has been put together so far ahead of the 2019 World Cup. A new challenge awaits them in about two weeks time. We will bring that to you, of course. Thanks for joining us. Have a merry Christmas.

Rohit Sharma: We were playing with seven batters, plus Washington is a good batsman as well so we backed ourselves to go and get it. It's something we discussed at the start of the tour as well, that we want to play with six batsmen and an allrounder. Very happy with the way be played in the ODI and T20 series. I think it's a team effort. The work ethic of each and every guy. They've done their homework thoroughly. It showed they were ready for the opportunity. Lot of the guys were playing their first or second game but it didn't feel like that. It was our job as the team management to back them completely. Looking forward to he SA tour. It's going to be a different challenge. But I want to reiterate about our home season - it's never easy to beat anyone. We were challenged at different times and we came back.

Unadkat: Things went really well for me. I had some plans and I had my preparations before the series. To bowl in the Powerplay was something I was looking forward to do. It's been long [since debut] I've been through the domestic circuit and played a lot there. That really helped mature as a player. Having played so early gave me a boost. I'm thankful to the management for backing me. The most important phase for any cricketer is the domestic ciurcuit where you bowl on the flat tracks in this country; and you keep going through the grind. To come out well really gives you the confidence. I was always eager to do well for the nation to come and give my best whenever I got a chance with these guys.

Jaydev Unadkat is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series.

Thisara Perera: As a captain I'm really proud of the bowling unit for defending 130 like this. I'm proud of my team mates. We've always had a good fielding coach and that's we've really improved out fielding as well. We have learnt lots on this tour. We all know India is a big team at the moment. We've learnt a lot of things and we have to continue our performance. Our batting has to click and I think we will go a long way.

Ravi Shastri: We respect oppositions and when you do that you stay grounded. The intent was there from everyone which was nice to see. [Unadkat] very very good. He's been around for 5-6 years. He understands his bowling. There's so much of cricket being played. and T20 for us - we don't care. We use it to give chances to youngsters. KL Rahul is a class player. A big headache for us. He's the most improved player in world cricket in the last 18 months. It's a good side, and it's a side that can compete anywhere in the world.

Manish Pandey: It was nice to see MS and Dinesh finish it in style. I though we batted fairly alright but the wicket was doing a bit. It should have got over a littler earlier than it did.

Dinesh Karthik: Under pressure a little bit. I think it was important with Dhoni around to take it as deep as possible. I though 12 off the last over was gettable, but I got one in the slot. It would have been a great day one Test wicket, there was bounce and movement. It's great to play T20 on these kinds of pitches where 150 is a winning score. I enjoy these kind of pitches. I think we dominated and were on point, except the first ODI in Dharamshala.

10:27pm India finish their home season with a clean sweep. No Christmas miracle for Sri Lanka, but they ran India very close. Not a lot of fluidity from India's batsmen today, certainly nowhere near the first two matches. A lot of that was down to Sri Lanka's bowlers, who plugged away on a pitch that finally gave them assistance. But they didn't have enough runs on the board. 136 was never going to scare India, even if it did make them shudder. Not the kind of clinical finish they'd have liked, but it's a big win nonetheless.

19.2NLTC Perera to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, miscued yorker, is a low full toss on middle stump. He leans in and flicks the wrists to place it between fine leg and deep midwicket to bring up the win.
19.1NLTC Perera to MS Dhoni, 2 runs, good length outside off, drags it to long-on...whose throw hits the stumps, deflects into the off side and allows Dhoni to take strike for yet another finishing moment.
End of over 19. 12 runs this over. 133/5 after 114 balls.
KD Karthik 18 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) N Pradeep 4-0-36-0
MS Dhoni 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Suddenly, it's a nervous energy in the stadium. Out come the nails...

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 121/5 after 108 balls.
MS Dhoni 9 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 3-0-16-0
KD Karthik 7 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 116/5 after 102 balls.
MS Dhoni 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 4-0-22-2
KD Karthik 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

The end of a sensational spell. Who can keep Sri Lanka in this now?

We're getting a replacement ball into the field.

Navin: "DK playing his 13th T20i match for India, keeping in mind that he was the player of match in India's first ever T20i in 2006, 13 matches in almost 12 years sums up his career!!!"

End of over 16. 9 runs this over. 108/4 after 96 balls.
MK Pandey 32 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 3-0-24-0
KD Karthik 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

The asking rate chart has firmly returned to traditional market territory after threatening to form a Bitcoin trend in the middle of the innings. 28 off 24.

Dhanesh : "Replying to Roshan. If DK used his chances well, Dhoni would've probably never played for India."

End of over 15. 12 runs this over. 99/4 after 90 balls.
HH Pandya 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MD Shanaka 4-0-27-2
MK Pandey 26 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Dinesh Karthik is in

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 87/3 after 84 balls.
MK Pandey 17 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-27-0
HH Pandya 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Roshan: "Why is DK in this team. He is never given the chance to bat, no matter what the match situation is."

Pandya has come in

End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 78/2 after 76 balls.
MK Pandey 9 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 2-0-11-1
SS Iyer 30 (32b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Asking rate's fallen below 8 again.

End of over 12. 11 runs this over. 72/2 after 72 balls.
SS Iyer 27 (29b 1x4 1x6 ) MD Shanaka 3-0-15-1
MK Pandey 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 61/2 after 66 balls.
MK Pandey 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-21-0
SS Iyer 18 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more

We're slowly reaching a point where it is impossible for this match to become close at the end. Pandey's 6 off 12, what's he giving us next over?

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 56/2 after 60 balls.
MK Pandey 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-11-0
SS Iyer 15 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 50/2 after 54 balls.
SS Iyer 10 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) MD Shanaka 2-0-4-1
MK Pandey 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Required rate climbing close to 8 per over now.

Abdul: "Just to explain it a little further, lets say the ball hits the pitch at point A and hits the pad at point B, and the tracker knows the path from point A to point B. All it does is extrapolate that path till the stumps accounting for the gravity and speed. It doesn't need any pitch specific variables because that path from point A to point B already accounted for the pitch variation."

End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 47/2 after 48 balls.
MK Pandey 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 2-0-15-0
SS Iyer 9 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 2 runs this over. 39/2 after 42 balls.
RG Sharma 27 (20b 4x4 1x6 ) MD Shanaka 1-0-2-1
SS Iyer 7 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

ROUNAK SINGH: "You are correct in saying that the trackers shows only the projected path. But for projecting that path too, it needs a lot of variables. How are those variables accounted in pitches of various surfaces?" --- It uses only ball trajectory and pace to trace the path.

End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 37/1 after 36 balls.
SS Iyer 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 1-0-11-0
RG Sharma 26 (18b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Arumugham GR: "@Ritesh: But thats not DRS is for, benefit of doubt to bastman is on field umpire's decision. DRS respects that, and that is important element DRS should not probably go into as it will mechanize the game more to computers than it is already now last couple of decades."

Prakash Gaonkar: "How does the ball tracker accommodate different bounce on different pitch? Does it uses data from previous deliveries Like in Artificial Intelligence? " --- It only uses the projected path of that particular ball. So if a batsman is struck on the full, it won't account for the spin after passing the batsman, if applicable.

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 26/1 after 30 balls.
SS Iyer 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 1-0-5-0
RG Sharma 17 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) more

manan shah: "A positive SL could take away would be that Chameera looks to have improved by leaps and bounds rather than the erratic quick he was earlier. His lines in power play in last as well as this match have been good"

Vishal Saxena: "@Ritesh Gupta or lets make umpire more accountable. similar circumstances can't have different decisions by umpire thereby favoring only one team."

bkrip: "Looking at the ball tracker looks like more than 50% of the ball was not hitting the wicket. Or is the decision by the third umpire saying otherwise? " --- The 50% rule's a little different now. Any part of the ball should be hitting 50% of the stump, rather than 50% of the ball hitting the stump

End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 21/1 after 24 balls.
SS Iyer 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 2-0-5-1
RG Sharma 12 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Ritesh Gupta: "Can we think of replacing DRS rule of "umpire's call" by "benefit of doubt to batsman" ?"

End of over 3. 13 runs this over. 17/0 after 18 balls.
KL Rahul 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-16-0
RG Sharma 12 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 4/0 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 1-0-1-0
KL Rahul 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 5 balls.
KL Rahul 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-3-0
RG Sharma 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RG SharmaC MDKJ Perera B MD Shanaka272041135
KL RahulLBW PVD Chameera490044.44
SS IyerRun out A Dananjaya 30321193.75
MK PandeyB PVD Chameera322940110.34
HH PandyaC N Dickwella B MD Shanaka4400100
KD Karthiknot out 181201150
MS Dhoninot out 161020160
Washington Sundar -
Kuldeep Yadav -
JD Unadkat -
Mohammed Siraj -
Total 139/5
A Dananjaya4.002706.75
PVD Chameera4.002225.5
NLTC Perera3.202206.6
N Pradeep4.003609
MD Shanaka4.002726.75