Sri Lanka vs India 2nd Semi-Final at Cardiff, 20 Jun, 2013

Toss: India, who chose to bowl first
India won by 8 wickets
4
India, who chose to bowl first
India 182/2 in 35 Overs
Current Run rate: 5.2

Sri Lanka 181/8 (50)

Player of the Match: Ishant Sharma
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
58
64
4
1
90.63
102
4187
183
49.84
7
4
1
0
175
163
4084
116*
36.79
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
8
0
54
0
6.75
143
224
6/38
26.37
3
0
28
1
9.33
36
23
3/15
33.13
Recent Overs:
1
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1
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W
2
4
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2
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4
1
2
2
6
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2
1
4+1wd
1
1
2
1
.
4
Current Partnership: 38 runs, 3.1 overs, RR: 12 (V Kohli, SK Raina )
Last Wicket: S Dhawan 68(92)

Over 35.0  

Presentation:
Ishant: My strength is the bounce and pace and I stuck to that plan. Bhuvneshwar and Umesh Yadavbowled well up front. I had to bowl in the right areas and execute my plans. The conditions were favourable for me. In my previous tour, the wickets were flat and I had no assistance.
Ishant Sharma is the Man of the Match
MS Dhoni: This seems to be a well-written script. It was a good toss to win. The bowlers set the game up nicely. It was unfortunate for Sri Lanka that they lost Dilshan to injury. The spinners bowled well in the middle overs. It is always important to have good bowlers in the side. If we have good bowlers that exploit the conditions, the opposition thinks twice to give us helpful wickets. There are some areas of improvement and we hope to address them. The ball was still doing something and Bhuvneshwar had bowled for 8-9 overs. There was a choice between me and Kohli as we had to keep some bowlers in the death overs. With Karthik around, I decided to bowl and we had to keep Ashwin at the death as there were some left handers in the team. Raina is excellent in any position and it helps the captain immensely. England are a very good side and in this tournament, any side can be on top on the given day.
Mathews: The toss was crucial. The wicket was two paced and it was assisting the pacers. We did not play well and the batsmen failed to respond. Credit to India for bowling very well. All the younger players need to take responsibility. Thisara Perera was bowling well and we wanted some depth in the batting. The character that we displayed after the first game was commendable.
India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets and they go through to the finals of Champions Trophy 2013, this is the third time India have qualified for the finals of the Champions Trophy.
34.6
4
Over 34.6 SL Malinga to SK Raina, Boundary! Short ball and outside the leg stump, Raina swivels and pulls it to fine leg for winning runs.
34.5
0
Over 34.5 SL Malinga to SK Raina, no runs, gets back in the crease and miss to flicks it down the leg-side.
34.4
1
Over 34.4 SL Malinga to V Kohli, 1 run, comes on to the front foot and works it down the leg-side for a single.
34.3
2
Over 34.3 SL Malinga to V Kohli, 2 runs, gets across and flicks it to deep square-leg and picks up another couple.
34.2
1
Over 34.2 SL Malinga to SK Raina, 1 run, goes across and pulls it to backward square leg and picks up a single.
34.1
1
Over 34.1 SL Malinga to V Kohli, 1 run, gets an outside edge that goes past widish gully to third man.
34.1
1
Over 34.1 SL Malinga to V Kohli, 5 wides, fuller length ball but he slides it down the leg side, Kohli misses out on the flick and Sangakkara dives to his left but he cannot stop it.
End of Over 34 (13 runs)   India 168/2

V Kohli 54/61 BMAJ Mendis 3-0-28-1
SK Raina 2/1

33.6
1
Over 33.6 BMAJ Mendis to V Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and dabs it to point and gets a single.
33.5
2
Over 33.5 BMAJ Mendis to V Kohli, 2 runs, goes back and pulls it wide of long-on and picks up couple of runs.
33.4
0
Over 33.4 BMAJ Mendis to V Kohli, no runs, gets forward and pushes it towards mid-on.
33.3
6
Over 33.3 BMAJ Mendis to V Kohli, Six!! What a shot to bring up his fifty, comes down the track and gets to the pitch as he launches it into the stands at long off for six.
33.2
2
Over 33.2 BMAJ Mendis to V Kohli, 2 runs, gets across and flicks it through mid-wicket and picks up another couple.
33.1
2
Over 33.1 BMAJ Mendis to V Kohli, 2 runs, gets back in the crease and punches it down to long-on and gets a couple of runs.
End of Over 33 (11 runs)   India 155/2

V Kohli 41/55 SL Malinga 7-0-40-0
SK Raina 2/1

32.6
1

Over 32.6SL Malinga bowls pitched up delivery to V Kohli, opens up on the backfoot to defend that towards the legside.Single

32.5
4

Over 32.5SL Malinga bowls pitched up delivery to V Kohli, pulls it away through fine leg.Boundary!

32.4
0

Over 32.4SL Malinga bowls good length delivery to V Kohli, gets forward and defends it towards the bowler.No runs