Kasun Rajitha is the Man of the Match
Chandimal: I thought the toss was important. There was some fresh grass on the pitch and that's why it was good to win it. Credit to the bowlers as well, they were really good. We are a young team. You tell the youngsters everytime to do their job well. They put a lot of heart in their performance and that should help their confidence. The seniors are missing out and it's good to see the youngsters putting their hands up and performing like this.
MS Dhoni: That's what the format does.The wicket was completely different to what we have been playing in the last month. There was a lot of grass, a lot of spongy bounce. You can also say that we played quite a few big shots, we probably shouldn't have played those shots on this sort of a wicket. I thought this was not a 150-wicket, but a 130-135 one. We were 20 runs short. This was llike English conditions. It happens in this format, so we shouldn't put a lot of thought behind it. We know it can happen in any game. We need to back our bowlers to win low-scoring games. We need to play with the same mindset if something like this happens in the kncokouts. It sets up the series nicely. The side that loses the first game has a disadvantage. We are quite good in this format. Yes, we didn't play well, we lost wickets at regular intervals. But in this format, you want to express yourself on the field. It was a good thing that everyone had a chance to bat today.
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets and lead the three match series with 1-0
Over 17.6 Jasprit Bumrah bowls it short of length to Seekkuge Prasanna, Boundary! Goes on the back foot and slogs it over mid-wicket, the ball went to the fence very quickly.
Over 17.5 Jasprit Bumrah bowls it short of length to Seekkuge Prasanna, Six!! Stays deep in the crease and pulls it hard, sends it soaring over the deep backward square leg fence for a maximum.
Over 17.4 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a good length delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to mid-on for a quick single.
Over 17.3 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a good length delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, no runs, gets forward and looks to pull it away, swings across the line a little too early and the ball sneaks past the blade.
Over 17.2 Jasprit Bumrah bowls it short of length to Milinda Siriwardana, 1 run, goes back and across, pulls it down to fine-leg.
Over 17.1 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a good length delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, 1 run, opens the face of the blade and pushes it gently to the left of backward point, calls his partner through for a quick single.
End of Over 17 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 92/5
Milinda Siriwardana 11/11 R Ashwin 3-0-13-2
Seekkuge Prasanna 1/1
Over 16.6 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Milinda Siriwardana, no runs, stays on the front foot and punches it back to the bowler.
Over 16.5 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, 1 run, gets forward and works it to square-leg for a single.
Over 16.4 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Dasun Shanaka, out Caught by Raina! Shanaka kneels down to sweep, doesn't bother to keep it down and Raina takes a diving catch at square leg
Over 16.3 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Dasun Shanaka, no runs, gets forward and pushes it straight back to the bowler.
Over 16.2 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Dasun Shanaka, no runs, comes down the track and went for a big heave but misses.
Over 16.1 R Ashwin bowls it flat in the air to Milinda Siriwardana, 1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground through cover.
End of Over 16 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 90/4
Milinda Siriwardana 10/9 Hardik Pandya 3-0-19-0
Dasun Shanaka 3/5
Over 15.6 Hardik Pandya bowls a back of length delivery to Milinda Siriwardana, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and tucks it behind square on the on-side.
Over 15.5 Hardik Pandya bowls a good length delivery to Dasun Shanaka, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and punches it away through cover for a single.