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13hThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

Sri Lanka rout India to snap 12-game losing streak

Sri Lanka's seamers, led by Suranga Lakmal, used swinging and seaming conditions in Dharamsala to rip through India, setting up a seven-wicket rout that also snapped their 12-game losing streak in ODIs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
65(87) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 12 6 8 10 12 4 13
WU Tharanga
49(46) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 1 7 4 0 8 8 12

Best performances - Bowlers

RAS Lakmal
O10
M4
R13
W4
Eco1.30
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ANPR Fernando
O10
M4
R37
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.30 start, First Session 11.30-15.00, Interval 15.00-15.45, Second Session 15.45-19.15

Match days

10 December 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

5.30pm So Sri Lanka have gone 1-0 up. Next up is Mohali on Wednesday. Can Sri Lanka put the hosts under even more pressure? We shall see. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us.

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Suranga Lakmal is the player of the match. "Last few years have been very good. Credit to the coaching staff who have done a lot of hard work with me. My fitness, my hard work, my health, everything has come together."

Thisara Perera: "First of all we have to give 200% credit to our bowlers. They were disciplined, and bowled the right length and the right areas. This is an unplayable wicket. We didn't expect that. We expected 250-260, but after that Suranga and Angelo bowled very well. At the moment, [Lakmal] is our first fast bowler. He's done very well in the Test series as well. I have to mention that Upul gave a good start and he's one of our best openers."

Rohit Sharma: "Two games to go, but having said that, we were not up to the mark today with the bat. Not enough runs on the board. The bowlers came out and did what they could. If we had 70-80 more runs, it could have been different, but we lost the match with the bat today. We want to thrive in these type of conditions and come out good. We won't always get to play on flat pitches. Today was not the ideal day for all our batters. It was an eye-opener. Hopefully we can regroup and come back in the next two matches. [Dhoni] has done it for so many years and he knows exactly how to bat in these situations. Someone else with him could have made the difference but he was battling alone. Not such a great experience [to lead for the first time], because we lost, but we've got to forget what happened, and come back in the next two games."

Angelo Mathews: "It's a very pleasing moment. The past few months have not been good for us, but we've remained confident and worked very hard. Two more games to go, we can't relax. The way Suranga Lakmal set the tone was fantastic, followed by all the other bowlers. We never thought it was going to move around that much. We knew it was a bit sticky. In the shorter formats, I've always bowled, and I want to bowl. It's just the workload management in the Test matches, and the selectors were very understanding. I'm very happy to bowl in the shorter formats."

Riyaz Ahamed: "After inhaling all the smoke in Delhi, Sri Lankan's are breathing fire in Dharamsala stadium."

5.08pm And with that, Sri Lanka end their losing streak. They came into this series having lost their last 12 ODIs, but they've gone 1-0 up with a commanding performance here. Mathews took the first wicket, and scored the winning runs too. Upul Tharanga made a breezy, chancy, fragile 49 that set up the chase. But the hero has to be Suranga Lakmal, who bowled his 10 overs in one spell, finished with figures of 10-4-13-4, and wrecked India's top and middle order with his swing, seam and persistent line and length.

India, meanwhile, will not end 2017 as the No. 1 ODI side. They needed to win this ODI series 3-0 to be able to do that.

20.4
4
Kumar to Mathews, FOUR, full outside off, and Mathews finishes stylishly, driving with a high left elbow and finding the gap to the right of mid-off
20.4
1w
Kumar to Mathews, 1 wide, back of a length down leg, Mathews can't connect with the leg glance
20.3
0
Kumar to Mathews, no run, down the track, making himself some room. Bhuvneshwar spots it and bowls a wide length ball, making him reach for it. Tries to smack it over cover but can't put bat to ball
20.2
0
Kumar to Mathews, no run, back of a length outside off, Mathews punches to mid-off
20.1
0
Kumar to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

Bhuvneshwar continues.

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | SL: 109/3 (4 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.45, RRR: 0.13)

  • N Dickwella26 (24b)
  • AD Mathews21 (38b)
  • HH Pandya5-0-39-1
  • B Kumar8-1-37-1
19.6
0
Pandya to Dickwella, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended into the covers. It's almost like he wants to leave the winning hit for Mathews

Lodiya: "Thanks Lakmal and Anji for setting up a perfect Sunday evening for a SL fan."

Home low

2

No. of smaller ODI totals for India at home, than the 112 in this match. Their lowest total at home was also against Sri Lanka, 78 in Kanpur in 1986.

India's worst

16

Runs for which India lost their first five wickets - their lowest ever in ODIs. The previous lowest was 17 for 5 against Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup.

Shaky start

2/2

India's score after 5 overs today, the least for them in ODIs since 2001 and the joint second-lowest among all teams.