Rohit on the attack as Sri Lanka sufferDecember 22, 2017 19:52
India 143-0 (11 ovs) vs SL | Scorecard
The first four overs went for just 26 runs as the openers took time to get their eye in before they smashed 82 runs from the next five to put India in control.
Pradeep comes back into the attack. After being hit for 17 in his first over, he does well to keep things quiet by giving away five singles in his first five balls. However, he errs with his length off the last ball as he dishes out a full toss and gives away a four to concede nine in his second over.
India look set for a huge score as they reach 117 for no loss in 10 overs at the halfway stage, with Rohit smashing his way to 73 from 29 balls and Rahul on 44 from 31 balls.
Captain Perera brings himself back into the attack. He nearly makes the breakthrough as Rohit looks to have mishit it on the leg side but Sadeera fails to judge the catch cleanly and ends up flicking it over the ropes to give away a six.
No stopping Rohit as he hammers the next three balls for a hat-trick of sixes.
He hits a length ball straight down the ground for a maximum and then blasts the next two balls over the off-side for two more sixes to smash his way to 97 from 34 balls, with the help of 10 fours and eight sixes.