New Delhi: India has already sealed the ODI series 2-0 and Dasun Shanaka and his men would be seeking a consolation victory in Thiruvananthapuram. With the World Cup this year, India has been doing well and has managed to find a few answers in the course of this series. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has bowled well in parts while they are still depending on some heroic innings.
Indian team management just find a way to play both Shreyas Iyer and SKY, while it has cost them a bowler in Umran Malik.
The pitch seems to have a bit of moisture and cracks while there is no grass on it. It might welcome batters to score runs while it will assist the spinners.
# The score stands at 158/1 after Sri Lanka completes half of the overs.
# Shubman Gill sweeps Vandersay for a six.
FIFTY!@ShubmanGill brings up his 6th ODI half-century off 52 deliveries.
# Fifty for Shubman Gill as he continues his good form as an opener.
# Virat Kohli gets off the mark as he places the ball into the gap to hit a boundary.
# Rohit Sharma departs at 42 off 49. The batter pulls a slower one by Chamika Karunarathne, just to hand it to Fernando.
# End of the 15th over and the score stands at 91/0.
Two MAXIMUMS 💥💥@ImRo45 goes bang bang!
# Rohit Sharma goes big for the second time in the over. Great timing against Kasun Rajitha as Rohit punishes the balls at different lengths.
# 50 comes up for India!
# Three consecutive boundaries by Shubman Gill.
# First six of the inning come off Rohit’s bat as he times the ball at the middle and leg well to cross the boundary rope.
# Eight runs off the 5th over after a slow start. India stands at 19/0.
# Sri Lanka’s misfields continue. Rajitha goes down the leg as Shubman Gill flicks and Lahiru Kumara fails to stop the ball at the long leg as it goes for a four.
# First boundary off Shubman Gill’s bat. A great cut to Lahiru Kumara after struggling against tight lines.
# Rajitha begins the game with a maiden over.
# Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill walk in to bat while Kasun Rajitha has the new ball.
# Ashen Bandara has come in for Dhananjaya de Silva, and Jeffrey Vandersay is in for Dunith Wellalage.
Washington Sundar and Suryakumar Yadav come in to the XI.
# India has won the toss and chosen to bat first.