India vs Sri Lanka 2017 T20I: Virat Kohli has won the toss and has elected to bowl first. The match was delayed due to a wet field. There was rain in the afternoon which left wet patches on the field.
Virat Kohli has won the toss and has elected to bowl first. The match was delayed due to a wet field. There was rain in the afternoon which left wet patches on the field. When a confident Indian cricket team will take on a jittery Sri Lankan side, it will look to become the second team after Australia to complete a 9-0 whitewash in cricket. The Aussies achieved the feat against Pakistan in 2010 when they defeated the Asian giants 9-0 across all formats. After winning the Test series 3-0 which was followed by a 5-0 ODI victory, the Indian cricket team can also pull off a 9-0 sweep. The numbers favour Virat Kohli’s men too. While India has won 17 out of 25 T20Is played since January 2016, Sri Lanka has lost 16 out of 24. The last time when India played a T20I match, skipper Virat Kohli opened the batting and he might do that again in this game. That is why Rahane has been left out. Also, India is playing with three spinners.
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Here are India vs Sri Lanka T20I Live Cricket Score Updates:
11:12 PM: Virat Kohli declared man of the match for his superb knock.
10:50 PM: Historic! Virat Kolhi and his blue army makes it 9-0. Manish Pandey does a Dhoni and finishes the match in style, by sending the ball straight to the boundary line. Pandey went home not out for 58 runs.
10:39 PM: India jsut needs 21 runs of 15 balls. The match has become intense.
10:36 PM: Pandey and Kolhi hacve a patnership of 105 runs
10:31 PM: Kolhi became the fastest player to reach 15,000 runs. He took 333 innnings to achieve the feat.
10:24 PM: Kohli looks tired. Needs energy drink.
10:21 PM: Virat Kohli makes his fourth fifty.
10:14 PM: SIX! Manish Pandey finally found a way to release pressure and a four on the next delivery. Meanwhile, Kohli cruising towards his 45th ODI fifty.
10:11 PM: India still playing singles. Is it the right srategy to go with or is it Sri Lanka’s superb performance in the fielding department that has stoppped Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey to open up.
10:09 PM: What a fielding to stop the boundary. Sri Lankan players have got a newly found energy.
10:07 PM: FOUR! and with it the 10th over ends with India 82 for 2.
10:06 PM: Kolhi cruising towards another fifty. The man seems unstoppable.
10:03 PM: India sill needs 104 runs in 66 balls at 9.45 runs per over. Ind needs o pump the their game in ored to make it 9-0.
9:57 PM: Manish Pandey and Kohli will try to do the same that they did on Premadasa.
9:57 PM: BIG, BIG, Gone, Gone and out. a spectacular use of feet to send the ball pass the boundary line for six.
9:54 PM: A stunning catch by Dasun Shanaka sends KL Rahul home for 24.
9:47 PM: India after 5 overs is 39 for 1.
9:45 PM: Great athleticism from the Sri Lankan fielders not ready to throw the towel already. India, on the other hand, is not trying go big already.
9:43 PM: WIDE! is it pressure mounting over Sri Lanka?
9:41 PM: KL Rahul starting to open up. Kohli, on the other hand, taking his sweet time to settle. India is 31/1 in 4 overs.
9:38 PM: Virat Kohli walks to the pitch. Can he repeat the Premadas again?
9:33 PM: Malinga strikes! Rohit Sharma tried to hit big fails and goes home cheap.
9:29 PM: A great touch by Rohit, the team must be expecting a big inning from him.
9:26 PM: Great fielding by SL fielders. On the contrary India have started a slow inning.
9:24 PM: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul starts for India.
9:19 PM: India to start the second innings soon. Just a short recap of what happened in the first innings. After a short spell of rain the match was delayed by 40 minutes. SL ad faced the initial blow with both Bhuvi and Bumrah striking in their first over respectively. Munaveera came to the crease and blasted he gruond with long hits and sending the ball all around the pitch and then started the long inning of Munaveera who made his fifty. But India kept striking in intervals not letting any partnership thrive. After Munaveera’s departure other Sri Lankan players came to the pitch with one thing in mind either send it long or go back home. The innings ended with SL posting a big and defendable target of 170. India will try to make it 9-0.
9:06 PM: Another Six! and a single ends the Sri Lankan innings with 170 for 7 wickets. India to chase the target of 171 in 20 overs.
9:04 PM: This is what T20 is all about. A player does not need any technique to post a big score. Sri Lanka today has become an epitome of that saying.
9:01 PM: The strategy seems to work for Sri Lanka have passed 150. India now needs to bat tough to win.
8:59 PM: The crowds are loving it. Whoever wins today the teams have won the hearts of many.
8:56 PM: Bhuvi is back. Will Sri Lanka sruvive full 20 overs or will they fall before it? SL is 144 for 7 in 18 overs.
8:50 PM: And another wicket for SL. The desperation to save themselves from humiliation can be seen on the faces of the Sri Lankan players.
8:48 PM: So far so, SL is 127 for 6 in 16 overs.
8:40 PM: Spinners have been in great form today. Sri Lanka failed to understand the Indian magicians.
8:38 PM: The wickets are just falling like a pack of cards for Sri Lanka.
8:34 PM: SIX! Interestingly, Sri Lanka has come out today to either hit big or go back home.
8:29 PM: Big blow to Sri Lanka, Munaweera send home.
8:22 PM: Kuldeep Yadav getting good spin. Priyanjan was so far silent and was trying to settle and has finally shouted. A six. So far 90 in 10 overs.
8:18 PM: But it seems Munaweera has come to play a big innings ends the over with six and four. He is 49 in 25 bowls. Sri Lanka 84/3 in 9 overs.
8:17 PM: Chahal proving to be lethal to the Sri Lankans.
8:12 PM: India makes a comeback.
8:08 PM: Dhoni striked again; a close call and Mathew is OUT!
8:07 PM: A straight drive by Munawera, takes a single.
8:06 PM: 50 up for Sri Lanka in the 6th over. This is a good start for both the sides.
8:05 PM: Angelo Mathews 1 (1)
Dilshan Munaweera – 21 (11)
7:57 PM: Chahal into the attack and Munaweera welcomes him with two massive sixes.
7:54 PM: Brilliant cricket! Sri Lanka is going after the Indian bowlers. 13 runs from that over despite losing a wicket.
7:51 PM: FOUR! Tharanga joins the party. Bhuvi responds beautifully, gets rid of Tharanga.
7:49 PM: Three back to back boundaries for Dickwella. 15 runs from the second over. Sri Lanka off to a quick start.
7:46 PM: Jasprit Bumrah will bowl from the other end.
7:44 PM: A decent first over by Bhuvi, only 4 runs from it.
7:41 PM: As usual, Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes the new ball. His role becomes important as India is playing with just two fast bowlers.
7:40 PM: We are live! The openers are out in the middle. Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga will open.
7:34 PM: Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has made four changes: Dasun Shanka, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera and Seekugge Prasanna come in.
7:31 PM: There are two changes in the Indian team. Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur have been replaced by KL Rahul and Axar Patel.
7:28 PM: So we are finally live. Virat Kohli has won the toss and has elected to bowl first.
7:22 PM: What we are learning at this moment is that Hardik Pandya is not completely fit and might miss the game.
7:10 PM: GOOD NEWS! We are having a 20 over match. The game starts at 7:40. The toss will take place at 7:25 pm.
7:05 PM: The wicket is looking very hard despite the rain and we should have a high scoring game.
6:45 PM: At the moment, there are some wet patches in the outfield which is an area of concern. Umpires will do an inspection at 7 pm.
6:29 PM: The latest update from the middle is that the toss has been delayed due to rain. We will have an inspection soon.
6:23 PM: The outfield is still wet and the ground staff is doing its best to get the ground in shape.
6:10 PM: It was raining in Colombo but the good news is that covers are coming off.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2017
6:08 PM: Good evening folks! Yet another thrilling encounter awaits us as R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo gets ready like a bride of the Indian cricket team.
Here are India vs Sri Lanka T20I playing XIs:
India – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.
Sri Lanka – Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga(c), Dilshan Munaweera, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana.