Player of the Match
Player of the Match
305dThe Report by Varun Shetty

Rohit's record ton blindsides SL, secures series for India

Rohit Sharma battered the joint-fastest T20I century and was supported by KL Rahul who made 89 off 49 as India posted a mammoth 260 that was too much for Sri Lanka

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
118(43) 12x4 - 10x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
11 4 4 14 24 6 9 46
KL Rahul
89(49) 5x4 - 8x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 9 12 1 15 25 18 8

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
O4
M0
R52
W4
Eco13.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
O4
M0
R52
W3
Eco13.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

10.20pm As soon as India posted that score, it was always going to be a hard task, but all credit to them for going after it. They could have petered out to 200 and played out 20 overs, but they kept attacking, looking to win. Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga played terrific hands, but the target was too steep even on this surface, with short boundaries. Sri Lanka succeeded against wristspin for a while, but then they capitulated to it, losing seven of their nine wickets to it.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match: "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That's too much to ask (a double-hundred). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form. There is a template to my batting, which I follow. Try to hold my shape."

Thisara Perera: "It's a tough series. Too much to chase. We couldn't execute. Mathews, I think is now out of the series."

Kuldeep Yadav: "I was thinking for wickets. If I get, I'll probably get the second. The wicket was very good to bat on, trying to bowl wider and different angles. Later, I realised if I bowl slower, I'll get wickets."

17.2
W
Pandya to Chameera, OUT, a straight ball finishes the game and the series. It's the slower ball around middle and leg, Chameera fails to connect with a flick and knocks back middle and leg stump. India take the T20 series with an 88-run win in Indore

PVD Chameera b Pandya 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

17.1
0
Pandya to Chameera, no run, full outside off, Chameera comes down but fails to connect with his swing across the line

END OF OVER:
17 | 1 Run | SL: 172/8 (89 runs required from 16 balls, RR: 10.11, RRR: 29.66)

  • N Pradeep0 (5b)
  • PVD Chameera3 (3b)
  • JJ Bumrah3-0-21-0
  • YS Chahal4-0-52-4
16.6
0
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, a low full toss outside off, 140 kph, pushed to cover.
16.5
0
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, another wide yorker beats the bat. Aargh. Has to bowl straight.
16.4
0
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, and the ball again goes past the outside edge. Can't seem to figure out Bumrah's angle
16.3
0
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run, full outside off, a wild slog beats the bat

Mammoth total

1

No. of bigger team scores in T20Is than India's 260 in this game. Australia had hit 263 v SL last year.

Hitman

35

Balls taken by Rohit Sharma to complete his century - the joint-fastest in T20Is. It is also the fastest in T20s by India players.

Top start

75

Previous highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka in T20Is, between Rohit and Dhawan in Ranchi last year. Rahul and Rohit have gone past that mark today.

Good to chase

6-1

Win-loss record for the teams chasing in Indore in last 7 T20 matches, before this. Sri Lanka have elected to chase in this match.