Rohit blasts 43-ball 118; India set for huge total
December 22, 2017  20:39

India 253-3 (19 ovs) vs SL | Scorecard

Dhoni breaks free as he hammers Dananjaya back over his head for a six before the spinner bowls a couple of wides.

The right-hander then smashes the fourth ball over midwicekt for a six before taking a single.

The last ball is full and Rahul blasts it straight down the ground for the third six of the over, which goes for 21 runs.

The six are flowing freely in Indore. In the next over, Rahul plays another cracking straight drive for a six to take his score to 77 from 44 balls.

But he opts to swing the next ball across the line on the leg side but is beaten.

Chameera then tries the slower bouncer as Rahul is beaten again. But he keeps his shape off the last ball as he plays a cracking lofted cover drive which carries comfortably over the ropes for another delightful six, which takes him into the 80s.

Rahul continues the flow of sixes as he hits a full toss on the pads straight to Gunaratne on the midwicket fence but the fielder has lost it completely and lets it go.

However, the bowler Pradeep gets revenge off the next ball as Rahul gets the edge and wicketkeeper Dickwella comes up with a superb catch diving to his right.

Rahul unlucky to miss out on a century as he falls for a cracking knock of 89 from 49 balls.

Hardik Pandya who is promoted to No. 4 wastes no time in getting going. He hammers the first ball he faces down the ground for a four and then carves the next square on the off-side for a six.

The last ball is short as Pandya gets the top edge trying to swing it on the leg side and is caught on the off-side after scoring 10 from three balls.
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