So, after the 1st warm-up game was rained off, we have better weather in Birmingham.
Both sides are playing 15 man teams, so, not sure what a good score will be.
India win the toss, and elect to field, which, I suppose makes sense, given u wouldn't know how to pace your innings.
Not sure, how it really helps, to play a warm-up like this .. Conditions will be v different from the Tournament conditions, so ...
Sri Lanka off to a good start ..
48-0 after 6 overs, cold wind here, but some sunshine.
Sri Lanka liking the cold .. 68-0 after 8.3 overs .. This could be a decent score .. If I knew what one was, in these sort of games ..
Sri Lanka move to 82-0 after 12 overs .. Perera gets a 50
50 now for Dilshan
Sri Lanka 140-0 after 23 overs.
Sri Lanka 160-0 after 25 overs .. Fair crowd in .. About 6000
Perera retires . Gives someone else a chance ..Jayawardene comes in to bat
Not sure what a good score is .. Even now, and get the feeling, India cold chase it down, if they wanted to .
But, may play in a way, just to bat etc.
Sri Lanka 170-0 after 29 overs
Dilshan now retires ..
In the other warm-up, No Gayle/Pollard/Samuels etc .. So, what's the point ?
Sri Lanka 201-0 , after 33
Sri Lanka 221-1 after 37.1 .. With 2 men retired, and 15 men teams .. Dunno if it means anything, at all, and am rapidly losing interest.
Sri Lanka 272-1 after 43, .. Starting to push, to maybe 325
Sri Lanka 296-2 after 46 ..
Sri Lanka finish on 333-3 .. That has a nice ring to it ...
Will it be enough .. ? Does anyone care ? ,for answers to these vital questions, c u after lunch.
Here's the reply ..
India lose a quick-wkt .. Run out ..
India 5-1 after 1.3
Faltering a bit, now 70-3 after 7.2 .. Need another 264, 50 behind D/L par score.
India 128-4 after 25 overs..
Ruler of the World, won the Derby ...
Game has come alive ..
India 194-4 after 33 ..
This is set-up nicely , 15 overs to go, 206-4 ..need 127 off 90
Good game .. 10 overs left, they need 81, Kohli has 125 NO .. And hasn't retired
Sun has come out, not so cold ..
5 overs to go, and they don't this easily. Kohli gets a superb 144, and they need 29 from 30 balls, 5 wickets left.
3 overs to go, they need 16 runs .. Should be a cake-walk .. Dhoni .. And Karthik (93)