India opt to field after rain delay against Sri Lanka

India opt to field after rain delay against Sri Lanka

India opt to field after rain delay against Sri Lanka

After three matches in the Nidahas Trophy, its an even playing field and a clean slate for all three teams - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Rahul went too deep in his crease while facing spinner Jeevan Mendis in the tenth over and dislodged the bails with his right foot. The match will be crucial for both, Sri Lanka and India as they have two-points each, with Sri Lanka slightly ahead with a higher Net Run Rate (NRR).

Bangladesh was restricted to 139/8 in 20 overs after a disciplined bowling performance from India, led by Jaydev Unadkat's three wickets.

Chasing a 153 for a win, Pandey hit 3 fours and a six as India overhauled the target with 9 balls remaining to go top of the table in the tri-series which also involves Bangladesh.

Chandimal, Sri Lanka's regular captain, has been suspended for two games after his team were found guilty of slow over rate in the clash against Bangladesh.

After his 49-ball 90 in the opener against Sri Lanka, Dhawan made 55 off 43 deliveries to help India chase down Bangladesh's below-par 140 total with consummate ease in the last game.

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Sri Lanka stand-in captain Dinesh Chandimal has been banned for the team's next two Nidahas Trophy matches due to a "serious over rate offence". The last five overs, hence, conceded only 29 runs, and Shardul Thakur reaped rewards of his variations (mostly, knuckle ball) and the good work done by Chahal and Sundar. The reverse sweep, which had fetched him a lot of runs this series, brought his downfall on Monday (March 12) as he played the ball back onto the stumps while attempting the shot against the offspinner.

After 15 overs: India's score is 123 for 4.

KL Rahul (18), who came in place of Rishabh Pant, looked in good tough during his short stay before being dismissed in a odd manner.

Skipper Rohit Sharma will be desperate to get back to form as a resurgent India look to set their record straight against hosts Sri Lanka.

But India pulled things back bit with two wickets in back-to-back overs. It's only a matter of time before one of the other big guns fire, and what better time to do that than against Sri Lanka?

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