Last Updated: September 06, 2022, 23:31 IST
Highlights IND vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Super Four Stage: Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis hit half-centuries as Sri Lanka defeated India in a last-over thriller for their second win of the Super Four stage. The opening pair had added 97 runs to lead an excellent start before Yuzvendra Chahal struck thrice to bring India back. However, Dasun Shanaka struck an unbeaten 33 while Bhanuka Rajapaksa made 25 not out to take SL over the line. This was India’s second straight defeat of the stage and their hopes of making it to the final now depends on other results. Read More
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He had just 7 runs to defend but young Arshdeep Singh has bowled his heart out to push the contest to the penultimate delivery. Plenty of yorkers from the left-arm pacers but he didn’t have enough to work with with SL doing the job with 1,1,2,1, 2byes. In fact there was a chance at run out off the 5th delivery but Rishabh Pant didn’t make the direct hit despite all three stumps visible to him and the batter quite far away after racing away to steal a bye. The ball rolled to Arshdeep who also failed to effect the run out at the non-striker’s end. The missed throw gave SL another chance at stealing a bye and win by six wickets.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls the 19th over for the second match in a row. And again leaks plenty of runs. 14 in total including two boundaries to Dasun Shanaka – muscled through covers and an edge for four between the gap. Sri Lanka 167/4 in 19 Overs, chasing 174.
Hardik Pandya back for his fourth and final over. And Dasun Shanaka is lucky that an outside edge escaped the grasp of a diving Rishabh Pant for four. And then after outfoxing Shanaka with a pacy delivery, Pandya dropped it short and paid the price with the Sri Lanka captain guiding it over fine leg for a six. 12 runs from the over. Sri Lanka 153/4 in 18 Overs, chasing 174.
Sri Lanka are steadily progressing to the target again. They have negotiated the tense phase after India picked those four wickets in quick succession. Pace returns in Arshdeep Singh and Dasun Shanaka slices one over short third man for a four. 9 runs from it. Sri Lanka 141/4 in 17 Overs, chasing 174.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa counterattacks after the quick blows. He again dances down the track and hurls one from Ravichandran Ashwin over deep midwicket for his second six of the innings. 12 runs from it. Sri Lanka 132/4 in 16 Overs, chasing 174.
A wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal in the over before Bhanuka Rajapaksa charged forward and launched the fifth delivery over midwicket for a six. Chahal finishes his spell with figures of 3/34 – a superb spell that has brought India back into the contest.
WICKET! This is a huge blow to Sri Lanka now. Yuzvendra Chahal with a flipper to trap well-set Kusal Mendis lbw on 57. The umpire raised his finger but the batter reviewed. No spike on Ultra Edge and ball tracker says it would have hit the sticks. Sri Lanka slip to 110/4 in 14.1 Overs, chasing 174.
WICKET! Look at Virat Kohli’s reaction. He’s all pumped up. Ravichandran Ashwin has struck for India with the wicket of Danushka Gunathilaka on 1. He went for the aerial shot – lofting one from Ashwin but finding KL Rahul at long-off for a soft dismissal. Sri Lanka 110/3 in 13.5 Overs, chasing 174.
A boundary to Kusal Mendis in the third over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Barring that, the pacer has done well to limit SL to just 7 runs in total. Sri Lanka need 69 off 42 now.
FIFTY! Sri Lanka opener Kusal Mendis brings up his half-century in style with a four off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Took him just 33 deliveries. A fine innings.
With a single, Danushka Gunathilaka brings up Sri Lanka’s 100 in 12.3 Overs.
WICKET! One brings two. Charith Asalanka wanted to impose himself early on. Goes for the sweep shot and ends up hitting it high but not far enough to hole out to SKY at backward square leg region. He walks back on 0. Some hope for India now. Score 97/2 in 11.4 Overs, chasing 174.
WICKET! Finally, a breakthrough for India. The opening stand has been broken on 97. Pathum Nissanka must be livid with himself though as he played a reverse sweep hoping to take the aerial route but instead ends up being caught by Rohit Sharma at backward point. Nevertheless, a fine innings comes to an end. He scored 52. Sri Lanka 97/1 in 11.1 Overs, chasing 174.
The chase resumes with a boundary to Kusal Mendis – a lucky top-edge flying over the keeper’s head for a four. 8 runs from it. Sri Lanka 97/0 in 11 Overs, chasing 174.
Some relief for India – no boundary in it. Just four runs in the second over of Ravichandran Ashwin. Sri Lanka 89/0 in 10 Overs, chasing 174. They need 85 off 60 now. Drinks break.
FIFTY! A 33-ball half-century for Pathum Nissanka. A superb innings from the Sri Lanka opener so far.
Yuzvendra Chahal is back. Pathum Nissanka brings out the slog-sweep and deposits it over deep midwicket for a six. And twice in many deliveries India had a chance to run out Kusal Mendis and Nissanka. The first time it a direct hit would have done the job and the second time just a straight throw. 11 runs from the over. India 85/0 in 9 Overs, chasing 174.
Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now. And Kusal Mendis shows his skills with a stunning six off the second delivery – an inside out shot for a maximum. 11 runs from the over. Sri Lanka 74/0 in 8 Overs, chasing 174.
Hardik Pandya is back for a second spell. 1,1,1,1,1,1 from his over. Pathum Nissanka moves to 36 off 24, Kusal Mendis is on 27 off 18. SL 63/0 in 7 Overs, chasing 174.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma was the star with the bat for India as he played a captain’s knock to power his team to a decent 173/8 against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. India lost two wickets inside three overs before a 97-run stand between Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav put them on course for a big total. Rohit made 72 while SKY was out on 34. Sri Lanka though bounced back in the middle overs to dent the progress. Left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with 3/24.
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and decided to bowl first in Dubai. Shanaka said that his decision is based on the previous records at the venue with teams chasing winning matches. India captain Rohit Sharma agreed with his counterpart saying he would have bowled first too. While Sri Lanka are unchanged, India have made a tactical change bringing in Ravichandran Ashwin in place of Ravi Bishnoi.
In the matter of a match, the positivity surrounding Team India has changed. They started the Asia Cup 2022 with two impressive wins over Pakistan and Hong Kong. However, in their first match of the Super Four where they faced Pakistan for the second time, their shortcomings were exposed. To be fair, they have been a bit unlucky losing star allrounder Ravindra Jadeja to an injury and his absence has been quite visible. This is in addition to the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel which has massively depleted their bowling arsenal.
However, not all is doom and gloom for the defending champions with their top-three showing firing in unison and showing the intent expected of them. KL Rahul and captain Rohit Sharma looked quite aggressive against Pakistan and Virat Kohli is steadily getting back to his best. However, they are up against Sri Lanka, a team that is coming into this contest after winning their previous two games and therefore, will be high on confidence.
What date Asia Cup Super 4 match between India (IND) and Sri Lanka (SL) will be played?
The Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Sri Lanka will take place on September 6, Tuesday.
Where will the Asia Cup Super 4 match India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) be played?
The Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
What time will the Asia Cup Super 4 match India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) begin?
The Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Sri Lanka will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) Asia Cup Super 4 match?
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Super 4 match will be televised on Star Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) Asia Cup Super 4 match?
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Super 4 match is available to be streamed live on the Disney Hotstar app and website.
India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) Possible XIs
India – Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka – Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
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