Sri Lanka vs India, 4th Match – India won by 6 wkts

Sri Lanka vs India

SL 152/9 (19.0 Ovs)
IND 153/4 (17.3 Ovs)

India won by 6 wkts
Shardul Thakur

Rohit Sharma, India captain: “Smart performance, especially from the bowlers. To restrict a batting unit like that, it was a great effort from the bowlers. The conditions weren’t easy for the bowlers, there was a bit of dew on the ground. Neither easy for the spinners nor the pacers, but they have executed their plans really well. Just continued where we left off against Bangladesh. The bowlers came out and executed the ideas and plans really well. We discussed a lot of things and it was very much on display for everyone to see. We bat really deep, and we haven’t had a batting line-up like that in a long time. We have a lot of all-rounders, but the middle-order hasn’t had opportunities to bat in the recent past, but as you saw today, Manish and DK batted extremely well. Can’t single out a performance, it was a complete team effort. We aren’t laid back at all, because all three teams are still alive in the tournament. They can all stand at four points. So we need to continue the momentum from hereon. The new guys have all taken their opportunities and made good use of it. So we don’t need to go and change anything, we just need to play the way we have over the last two years.”
Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka captain: “This is not a 152-run wicket. The batting did well initially, but the middle-order failed. We were 30-40 runs behind. 175-180 would have been competitive and could have been defended. First 6 overs, we couldn’t execute the bowling plans. We’ll take the positives from the match and we’ll see what we can do next match. Next game is a must-win, and I’m sure we can give our 100% next match and win the game.”
Shardul Thakur, Man of the Match (4-0-27-4): “I loved it. Happy to receive the award. Always dreamt of winning a game for India and here I am. Frankly there were some nerves but no pressure. Nothing special, we just discussed how to execute our plans and it worked out for the better today.”

Live Score
India (From): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Lokesh Rahul, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka (From): Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(w), Dasun Shanaka, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera(c), Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Amila Aponso

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