T20 WC 2014

India vs. Sri Lanka, Final

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Apr 06, 2014

Batting: India

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.3OUTMathews to Rahane, out Bowled!! Horrible swipe from Rahane. This was pitched up on a length around off and nipped back in a shade, Rahane was looking to mow it over mid-wicket, gets a bottom edge onto the thigh, the ball ricochets and the middle stump is clattered. India have lost an early wicket, a disappointed Rahane walks back to the hut. Rahane b Mathews 3(8)4/1
2.1FOURN Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, wristy flick from Kohli, he moved across to his stumps to one that pitched around off and shaped back in, gets the placement right and sends the ball scooting away to the mid-wicket fence9/1
4.2FOURSenanayake to Rohit, FOUR, rank long hop from Senanayake, drags this one short and on the stumps, Sharma rocks back and pulls it behind square, one bounce and over the ropes20/1
4.5OTHERSenanayake to Kohli, no run, Rohit was a goner had the fielder made a direct hit at the bowler's end, this was pushed through by Senanayake, Kohli went back and flicked it towards Malinga at square leg, Rohit set off for a quick single, Kohli turned him down and even the dive from the batsman would not have saved him23/1
6FOURMalinga to Rohit, FOUR, lovely shot, this was overpitched by Malinga, ends up offering a half-volley on off, Sharma gets forward and drills it back over the bowler's head, much needed boundary for India. Thay have been very patient so far31/1
6.1DROPPEDHerath to Kohli, 1 run, Malinga has dropped Kohli , this was dropped short and just outside off, Kohli rocked back and pulled it towards mid-wicket, it went straight to Malinga, he went up a bit too early and ends up palming it over, what a clanger32/1
7SIXHerath to Kohli, SIX, Kohli gets going, little shimmy down the track, gives himself room and deposits a well tossed up ball way over wide long off for a maximum. How much does that dropped catch cost SL?41/1
9.4FOURMathews to Rohit, FOUR, Rohit is cutting loose here, this was full and just outside off, Rohit backs away, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and slices it past point for a boundary57/1
10SIXMathews to Kohli, SIX, 14 from the over, another slower ball from Mathews, Kohli spotted it early, went down on his knees and swatted it high and over mid-wicket for a maximum. That spoils the spell from Mathews, 1/25 are his returns64/1
10.3OUTHerath to Rohit, out Caught by Senanayake!! Herath has struck, a poor shot from Sharma. This was tossed up and on the stumps, Rohit made room by backing away and looked to go through cover, he ends up hitting it uppishly and straight to Senanayake at cover. India have been pegged back just when they looked to break free. Rohit c Senanayake b Herath 29(26) [4s-3]64/2
11.4FOURSenanayake to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli comes down the track to a well flighted delivery, makes room outside leg and goes inside out over extra cover, just one bounce and over the ropes for a boundary72/2
12.1SIXHerath to Kohli, SIX, Kohli is batting himself back into form, quicker ball from Herath, Kohli comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lifts it over long off79/2
13.4OTHERMalinga to Kohli, 1 run, 8th fifty for Kohli, Malinga keeps it full and wide outside off, driven towards deep cover for a single, raises his bat towards his mates88/2
14FOURMalinga to Kohli, FOUR, nicely played by Kohli, he knew third man was square, waits on this full ball and glides it past the keeper for a boundary93/2
15.1SIXN Kulasekara to Kohli, SIX, magnificent, length ball from Kulasekara, right in the slot for Kohli, he gets forward, uses the bottom hand and flicks it over long on for a maximum101/2
15.2FOURN Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, super shot from Kohli, length ball on off, Kohli leans into the drive and creams it through extra cover for a boundary105/2
15.3FOURN Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, bad misjudgement from Sena at deep mid-wicket, this was the slower ball from Kulasekara, Kohli rocks back on the pull, Sena was inside the ropes, he has to back-track and gets a finger-tip on that, another life for Kohli109/2
16.5OTHERSenanayake to Yuvraj, 1 run, slower and well outside off, Yuvraj gets down on his knees and gets an inside edge behind square114/2
18.1OUTN Kulasekara to Yuvraj, out Caught by T Perera!! Yuvraj's miserable innings comes to an end. This was a juicy full toss from Kulasekara, Yuvraj went for the big hit, doesn't get any decent connection, ends up holing out to long off. Yuvraj c T Perera b N Kulasekara 11(21)119/3
20OUTMalinga to Kohli, out Kohli Run Out!! 1 run completed. India end up with 130 on the board. Another perfect yorker from Malinga, Kohli squeezes it in front of mid-wicket, Dhoni was always coming back for the second run. Kohli was so deep inside his crease while playing the shot that he had to rush back, Sena makes a direct hit at the striker's end and Kohli is well short. Kohli run out (Senanayake) 77(58) [4s-5 6s-4]130/4

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURBhuvneshwar to K Perera, FOUR, fine leg was late to pick up the ball but anyway, he had no chance. Inswinger again from Bhuvneshwar, Perera swings across the line and swipes it through backward square leg. Off the mark in style4/0
1.1OUTMohit Sharma to K Perera, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! This is bad batting by Perera. Nothing but a length ball well outside off stump, he tries to go over the on-side, swings hard but doesn't get the timing right as the bat turns in his hand, he slices it in the air and mid-off takes a comfortable catch running back a couple of yards. Probably the fact that he wasn't able to go over the off-side in the first over, forced him to go leg-side. K Perera c Ravindra Jadeja b Mohit Sharma 5(7) [4s-1]5/1
2.2FOURBhuvneshwar to Dilshan, FOUR, fine leg was very, very square and with that field, you can't bowl on the pads Bhuvneshwar! Dilshan happily allows the ball to come on and flicks it along the ground to pick up four12/1
3.1FOURMohit Sharma to M Jayawardene, FOUR, banged in short, but Mohit Sharma's pace is not good enough to trouble Jayawardene, he waits for the ball, was going to play the upper cut initially, changed his shot and just guided it over Dhoni's head16/1
3.3FOURMohit Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, short again from Mohit, Dilshan rocks back, swivels and goes for the pull, didn't get the timing all that right but it has enough to get to the deep mid-wicket fence21/1
3.4FOURMohit Sharma to Dilshan, FOUR, inside edge escapes past the sticks! Sri Lanka wouldn't mind them. Good length delivery just outside off stump, Dilshan tries to force it off the back foot even though he was cramped for room, in the end he gets lucky with the edge as fine leg was inside the ring25/1
4.3FOURBhuvneshwar to M Jayawardene, FOUR, you can have two men for the guide Dhoni, but Jayawardene has wonderfully just opened the face of the bat at the last moment and beat both. Waits for the ball and sends it very fine past Dhoni and the fielder could no nothing about it33/1
4.4FOURBhuvneshwar to M Jayawardene, FOUR, the top edge now but it has gone straight back over Dhoni's head. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Jayawardene walks across the sticks and tries to paddle it away, anyway he got the boundary that wanted37/1
5.2FOURAshwin to Dilshan, FOUR, goes for the quicker delivery on the leg stump, Dilshan was late on the shot but he swung so hard that even though he mistimed the pull, there was no one at deep backward square leg to stop the ball41/1
5.5OUTAshwin to Dilshan, out Caught by Kohli!! Ashwin slips in a carrom-ball and gets a wicket. Nicely tossed up, the ball pitched outside leg and turned a bit, Dilshan went for that risky slog-sweep, got a top edge, for a while it looked like it would clear the fence, but the man at deep square leg did well to run to his right and grab the ball just before the fence! So India break a dangerous looking stand! Dilshan c Kohli b Ashwin 18(16) [4s-4]41/2
8.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to Sangakkara, FOUR, with the ball spinning into him, Sangakkara easily walks across the stumps, backs himself to connect the sweep very well and sends it to the backward square leg fence51/2
8.4SIXRavindra Jadeja to Sangakkara, SIX, the slog-sweep this time and it goes flat over the deep mid-wicket fence. Just the over Sri Lanka wanted to get the scoring rate going. Did very well to get down on one knee and smash it over the fence57/2
9.4FOURRaina to M Jayawardene, FOUR, deft touch! Slower through the air outside off stump, Jayawardene waits for the ball and just opens the face of the bat at the last moment and guide it very fine to beat Rohit at short third man65/2
9.5OUTRaina to M Jayawardene, out Caught by Ashwin!! Jayawardene says Sorry to Sanga after playing that shot! That was a horrendous shot, considering that he had got the boundary early on! Oh Mahela, in his last T20 Cup, he's perished looking for a gallery hit. Flighted delivery just outside off stump, Jayawardene tries to slog it hard, hits it flat but hits it straight to mid-wicket. India have been gifted a wicket here! M Jayawardene c Ashwin b Raina 24(24) [4s-4]65/3
10FOURRaina to Thirimanne, FOUR, outside edge but safe. Quicker delivery just outside off stump, Thirimanne pokes and gets a thick edge that flies past the man at slip69/3
12.3OUTMishra to Thirimanne, out Caught by Dhoni!! Dhoni takes the catch, jumps and throws it up in the air! This one kept low a touch, Thirimanne tries to force it off the back foot, gets a thin bottom edge which was heard by umpire Ian Gould! Good take that from Dhoni considering that it didn't bounce much! So are Sri Lanka letting India claw back into this game? Thirimanne c Dhoni b Mishra 7(11) [4s-1]78/4
14.2SIXMishra to T Perera, SIX, that's why he's been sent up the order. Not much of flight on this one, Perera shimmies down the track and smashes it handsomely over wide long-on92/4
14.4FOURMishra to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh that's a handy hit and that gets the Sri Lankan dug out going. Fired down the leg side, Sangakkara just helps it away past short fine leg. Dhoni suggests, "bowl it slow"97/4
15.2FOURAshwin to Sangakkara, FOUR, this is excellent batting from Sanga. Just walks across the sticks slightly and delicately tickles the flighted delivery on its way as fine was very square102/4
16.1FOURMishra to Sangakkara, FOUR, is Sangakkara taking this T20 Cup as a farewell gift? What a shot! Flighted delivery well outside off stump, with the ball spinning in, he waits for the ball and goes inside-out extra-cover108/4
16.3SIXMishra to T Perera, SIX, Sri Lanka are surely there now and the Sri Lankan contingent errupts! The googly, picked easily by Perera who was Mishra's team-mate at Hyderabad, smashes it way over wide long-on115/4
16.4DROPPEDMishra to T Perera, 2 runs, the top-edge in the air but Rahane has spilled it. Mistimes the googly, long-on runs forward and puts in the dive, gets both hands bout couldn't hold on117/4
17.1FOURAshwin to Sangakkara, FOUR, Malinga is absolutely ecstatic in the dug out! Flighted delivery outside off stump, was the carrom-ball indeed, Sangakkara goes for the sweep and gets a top-edge that flies over the keeper123/4
17.2FOURAshwin to Sangakkara, FOUR, that's his fifty. He struggled throughout the tournament but he's brought out his best on the night of the final. Kohli runs upto him and shakes hand. Flighted delivery on the leg stump, Sangakkara helps it away to fine leg127/4
17.4OTHERAshwin to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish outside off stump, cut away to sweeper cover128/4
17.5SIXAshwin to T Perera, SIX, Sri Lanka have won the tournament. So the jinx that no team has won the T20 Cup for the second time continues. Well, Sri Lanka deserve to win this event! Full delivery outside off stump, Perera muscles it flat over the bowler's head and he knew straightaway that he tonked it extremely well134/4