India Squad : RG Sharma, AM Rahane,V Kohli,Yuvraj Singh,SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, A Mishra, B Kumar, MM Sharma
Sri Lanka Squad: MDKJ Perera, TM Dilshan, DPMD Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara†, AD Mathews, HDRL Thirimanne, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, SMSM Senanayake, HMRKB Herath, SL Malinga*
Faruq Hasan: Sanga comes together with Jaya. It would be poetic if these two can ride off into the sunset with the trop
Zeeshan Khan:Kohli strikes again! and this time in the field! a brilliant catch denying SL a much needed six. and taking Dilshan with it!
Faruq Hasan: Runs coming thick and fast. Dhoni looking worried
Syed Faiz Ahmed: another four!! even chickier! ball flew over keepers head!
Zeeshan Khan: What a 4! Dishan just guides the ball towards third man and finds the boundary.
Syed Faiz Ahmed: Both Dilshan and Mahela is looking calm and composed, 28 after four overs, chase looks easy
Zeeshan Khan: And another! 106 from 98. Its a comfortable chase
Zeeshan Khan: Pulled away towards square leg for a 4!
Faruq Hasan: And that was a scare for Dilshan. Ball hits the stumps after taking a deflection off Dhoni’s pads
Syed Faiz Ahmed: Dilshan glanced through fine leg for a boundary, Srilanka 12 after two overs
Syed Faiz Ahmed: Let the great Mahela finish with a winning moment with his bosom friend Sanga
Sri Lanka lost first wicket
Faruq Hasan: First boundary for SL. Their batters don’t have to take any major risks, and should canter to their first ever T20 WC
Perera and Dilshan opening the chase in persuit of 130
Faruq Hasan: And the maestro is finally out in the last delivery. India finish with a poor 130/4. The game is now Sri Lanka’s to lose
Syed Faiz Ahmed: None of the Srilankan bowler conceded more than 7 and a half per over! amazing in a T20 game! India 123 with an over to go
Zeeshan Khan: Last over and India isn’t anywhere near the 150 mark. The lions can chase this with ease. Its not looking good for Dhoni’s boys
Zeeshan Khan: Thank you Yuvraj. Nothing personal but you were blowing it!
Zeeshan Khan: Yuvraj is stinking up the joint with his 11 runs. He should throw his wicket and let Dhoni do the job
Zeeshan Khan: SL fielding topnotch, and Malinga doing his thing. If they can keep India under 150, its their game to lose
Faruq Hasan: Death bowler Malinga back now. He might be a game changer in these last few overs.
Zeeshan Khan: 3 overs. India should be trying to hit a boundary off every ball. Without at least 150 on the board, India has no hope of winning it
Faruq Hasan: Senanayeke is still going for the turning ball. Really impressed with this guy, he is not bowling flat at all
Faruq Hasan: Malinga has been off-colour so far today. But he is a death-bowler specialist, expect him to have a say at the end
Faruq Hasan: Senanayake back. We still haven’t seen Yuvi sizzle. Is he holding back for the last few overs
Syed Faiz Ahmed: That is a classic one from the master!! Kohli danced down the wicket against the off spinner and lofted it over mid off for a gorgeous boundary, he is looking ominous for lions
Syed Faiz Ahmed: Rohit was going slow, the wicket may be a blessing in disguise for indians!!as Yuvraj and Kohli may rampage the Lankan attack
Syed Faiz Ahmed : Solid whak! Kohli launched the ball to the leg side boubdary for a marvellous six, it went through the cow corner! End of over 10. India 64/1.
Syed Faiz Ahmed: I think Malinga has to pay dearly for that drop catch, Every cricket follower must be thinking the famous drop of Gibbs, and Steve waugh said, to him, ‘Boy. you have not only missed the catch but also the match.’’
Zeeshan Khan: 8th over and the pace is beginning to hang. India will need to step it up if they hope to contain Sri Lanka
Syed Faiz Ahmed: Windies Skipper Darren Sammy said, God himself has probably taken the responsibility to make a glorious adieu to these two maestro. Srilankan tactic of picking a medium pace allrounder in place of a leg spinner look like a tactical one with this condition.
There really should be a proper substitution system for cricket, just like football. ICC tried something out a few years ago, but there were too many flaws in the system. Would be interesting to swap players during the game to suit weather conditions.
Toss to spin at 7.10pm BDST