Match Over - India won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 12 Mar 2018, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: SN Thakur


  • Umpire1: LE Hannibal
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: RR Wimalasiri



Overs: 19.0 / 19.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 17.3 / 19.0


11.47pm The bowling that Pandey's referring to was largely thanks to the brilliant efforts of Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar. How this great game is a leveller. He went for 27 off an over the other night against Sri Lanka. Tonight, Thakur recorded his career-best figures. Sundar too was magnificent with his offspin, varying his pace and lengths to great effect. He's developed quite a skill, bowling in the powerplay too.

Manish Pandey, who finished unbeaten on 42, with a flash interview: Batting at No. 5, I think I should be there till the end to finish games. The bowlers came back very well after the first game. Well done to them for restricting this to 152. We didn't have too much batting after 6-7, so it was nice to have that stand with DK.

11.42pm On a pitch when the ball spun and gripped, India overcame early hiccups to make lightwork of this target. Karthik and Pandey, who seem under the pressure to score every time they walk out to bat, approached the situation with calm heads and played percentage cricket to bring the chase to within touching distance before finishing it off in style.

17.3N Pradeep to KD Karthik, 1 run, full outside off, squeezed to deep point as India complete a comprehensive win..
17.2N Pradeep to KD Karthik, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full toss, Karthik waits inside the crease and wallops this on the bounce to the long-on fence. Teeing off like a golfer, almost carried..
17.1N Pradeep to KD Karthik, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short outside off, Karthik winds up to pull this with disdain. One bounce to the midwicket fence. He had plenty of time to put that away.
End of over 17. 9 runs this over. 143/4 after 101 balls.
MK Pandey 42 (31b 3x4 1x6 ) PVD Chameera 3-0-32-0
KD Karthik 29 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 134/4 after 96 balls.
MK Pandey 40 (29b 3x4 1x6 ) BMAJ Mendis 4-0-34-1
KD Karthik 23 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 123/4 after 90 balls.
KD Karthik 15 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-17-0
MK Pandey 37 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 114/4 after 84 balls.
KD Karthik 13 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-19-2
MK Pandey 30 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 109/4 after 78 balls.
KD Karthik 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 2-0-21-1
MK Pandey 28 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Prasanna S: "Golden opportunity for Karthik to showcase his batting prowess with an opportunity to take India home, that will hopefully make him a strong contender as batter even when MS returns."

End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 101/4 after 72 balls.
KD Karthik 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) BMAJ Mendis 3-0-23-1
MK Pandey 22 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 92/4 after 66 balls.
MK Pandey 20 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 2-0-23-0
KD Karthik 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 85/4 after 60 balls.
KD Karthik 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) BMAJ Mendis 2-0-14-1
MK Pandey 14 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 83/3 after 54 balls.
KL Rahul 17 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 1-0-8-0
MK Pandey 13 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 73/3 after 47 balls.
KL Rahul 13 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) BMAJ Mendis 1-0-10-0
MK Pandey 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 13 runs this over. 63/3 after 42 balls.
MK Pandey 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 1-0-13-1
KL Rahul 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Pandey wasn't happy with the towel getting stuck on Pradeep's bowling arm as he delivered the ball

End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 49/2 after 35 balls.
SK Raina 19 (11b 2x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-13-2
KL Rahul 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 16 runs this over. 46/2 after 30 balls.
SK Raina 18 (8b 2x4 1x6 ) PVD Chameera 1-0-16-0
KL Rahul 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 28/2 after 23 balls.
SK Raina 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-8-2
KL Rahul 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 22/1 after 18 balls.
S Dhawan 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 2-0-19-0
KL Rahul 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 13/1 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 11 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-2-1
S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 11 runs this over. 11/0 after 6 balls.
S Dhawan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) RAS Lakmal 1-0-10-0
RG Sharma 10 (4b 1x4 1x6 ) more
RG SharmaC BKG Mendis B A Dananjaya11711157.14
S DhawanC NLTC Perera B A Dananjaya8101080
KL RahulHt Wkt BMAJ Mendis181710105.88
SK RainaC NLTC Perera B N Pradeep271522180
MK Pandeynot out 423131135.48
KD Karthiknot out 392550156
V Shankar -
Washington Sundar -
SN Thakur -
JD Unadkat -
YS Chahal -
Total 153/4
RAS Lakmal2.001909.5
A Dananjaya4.001924.75
PVD Chameera3.0033011
N Pradeep2.3030112
BMAJ Mendis4.003418.5
NLTC Perera2.001708.5