Player of the Match
Player of the Match
221dDeivarayan Muthu

Kishan, Shreyas fifties muscle India to huge win

The pair took the hosts to 199 for 2 and Sri Lanka wilted in the chase despite a half-century from Charith Asalanka

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan
89(56) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 12 1 12 16 14 8 20
SS Iyer
SS Iyer
57(28) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
8 0 9 3 6 3 14 14

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
B Kumar
O2
M0
R9
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
VR Iyer
VR Iyer
O3
M0
R36
W2
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Hemant Brar

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | SL: 137/6 (63 runs required, RR: 6.85)

  • Dushmantha Chameera24 (14b)
  • Charith Asalanka53 (47b)
  • Harshal Patel2-0-10-0
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-19-0

That's all from our side for this game. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. See you soon.

Kishan: I got to learn a lot from the last few matches. My intent wasn't great but here I tried to keep it simple. I think pull is my favourite shot and I was actually waiting for the ball to play that shot. Bigger boundaries is good thing as we get lots of gaps. My plan was to middle the ball towards midwicket and it went my way.

Ishan Kishan is the Player of the Match.

Rohit Sharma: When you play a kind of support that we play, these things [dips in form] are bound to happen. I know the mindset and ability Ishan has and it was very very pleasing to watch him bat today. He constructed the innings after six overs, that was more pleasing. It was not about coming and hitting the ball, it was also about finding the gaps. [On Jadeja] Very happy with him. We want more from him, that's why we sent him up the order and you would see more of that in the upcoming games. He is in good form, especially Test cricket, and we want to use that in limited overs. We will see if we can promote him up the order going forward. I love playing in big grounds because that's where you are tested as a batter. In Kolkata you can just time the ball for a six. We are dropping a few catches, which is not expected at this level. I guess our fielding coach has some work to do. We want to be the best fielding side in Australia.

Dasun Shanaka: We were really poor in all three departments. They batted beautifully and read the conditions really well. We are without our main spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana and the new guys are not very experienced. Hopefully, Asalanka carries his form throughout the series.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

This is India's tenth successive T20I win. Afghanistan and Romania hold the record with 12 successive wins.

Pratik : "I'm very happy to see Bhuvi returning to form. Miser with runs and chipping wickets"

Abizar: "Harshal bhai going to Australia for world cup"

Vishnu: "How unlucky is Sanju. Batting pitch, good momentum and he doesnt get a go. Tomorrow, it could be a bowling / pitch or chasing under pressure and he might have to come out.."

Chetan: "Decent outing for India, all players except Samson were in action!"

Shreyas Iyer: My start was slow but it wasn't easy. But once my eye got in, and once I got a boundary, I thought I would keep going. Ishan too was losing patience, so I told him to take his time and then he again started timing well. It's a huge ground, especially after playing at Eden Gardens. We had planned to run a lot of twos and eventually our every plan came off. I was trying to stay in present. I thought 180 would be a good total. I just focused on watching the ball closely and tried to time it well. I tried to bribe Bumrah [who was leading the side when Rohit was off for a bit] to give me an over but it didn't work (laughs).

10.20pm India take 1-0 lead with a thumping 62-run. It's a convincing margin in its own but when you realise India didn't bowl out their main bowlers, it appears huge. Chasing 200, Sri Lanka lost a wicket off the first ball of their innings and were five down by the 12th over. After that, India didn't use their main bowlers for quiet some time and gave a few overs to Deepak Hooda and Venkatesh Iyer. They were not very effective but Sri Lanka had an almost impossible task in front of them.

19.6
2
Patel to Chameera, 2 runs, fuller outside off, gets under this one and chips it over extra cover. A couple of runs there
19.5
1
Patel to Asalanka, 1 run, a low full toss outside off, hits it down the ground for one
19.4
0
Patel to Asalanka, no run, fuller outside off, angling away. Asalanka fails to put bat on it
19.3
1
Patel to Chameera, 1 run, length ball outside off, looks to hit it over long-on but gets it from the toe end of the bat. Bounces well short of long-on
19.2
1
Patel to Asalanka, 1 run, slower length ball on the pads, flicked towards backward square leg
19.1
1
Patel to Chameera, 1 run, length ball around off, swings across but mistimes it towards deep midwicket

Harshal Patel to finish it off

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0P NissankaK Mishara
2nd15J LiyanageK Mishara
3rd21J LiyanageKIC Asalanka
4th15LD ChandimalKIC Asalanka
5th9MD ShanakaKIC Asalanka
6th37C KarunaratneKIC Asalanka
7th40PVD ChameeraKIC Asalanka