CT 2017 Updates: Sri Lanka Defeats India By 7 Wickets

  • Sri Lanka (322/3) beat India (321/6) by 7 wickets. Mathews 52*, Mendis 89, Gunathilaka 76
  • Dissapointed Indian supporters are now slowly leaving the stadium. They believe it is all over for the men-in-blue. Just some hours back they were cheering and dancing but now they leave with sad faces. Such is cricket! 
  • 49.6: NTLC Perera to K Jadhav (25), 4 runs, 321/6
  • FOUR! Jadhav walks down, shuffles and heaves it through mid-wicket
  • SIX! Jadhav slog sweeps it over deep square leg, off Perera
  • OUT! Dhoni’s blazing 63-run knock comes to an end. Tries to slog it over long-off but finds the man on the fence
  • Shikhar Dhawan reaches his 100. India are 215 for 3 in 39.4 overs
  • MS Dhoni plays a classic pull shot to send Pradeep’s delivery into the stands
  • 200 comes up for India in 38 overs
  • Yuvraj out for 7.
  • After 33 overs, India are 178/2. Dhawan and Yuvraj at the crease
  • TeamIndia are 160 for 2 after 28 overs, SDhawan25 72*, YUVSTRONG12 1*
  • Kohli out for a duck! Tries to work one down to third man, but edges behind! Two quick ones for SL.
  • OUT! Malinga breaks the opening stand as Rohit hooks it straight to Thisara at fine leg.
  • Oval ODI: India 116/0 in 22 overs. Rohit 66*, Dhawan 43*. Last 5 overs – 30 runs
  • That was short from Thisara and Rohit needed no second invitation to send that into the deep square-leg boundary. 50 up for Rohit as his good show in the Champions Trophy continues. India’s score reads 100/0
  • Angelo Mathews wins toss, opts to bowl first. As expected, no changes for India.
  • The pitch report is out. It’s a fresh wicket and has some grass on it which might assist the fast bowlers. There is some moisture in the wicket as well.

London: The action shifts to London and a confident India side will take on neighbours Sri Lanka in Kennington Oval, a historic ground. Winning this match would ensure India a place in the semi-finals and will take Virat Kohli’s men a step closer to defending their title. However, what stands between India and a top-four birth is not the Lanka side but England’s frustrating weather. Unfortunately, showers are expected throughout the day so don’t be surprised if you have yet another frustrating day when cricket is compromised.

Sri Lanka – Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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