ICC Champions Trophy 2013 2nd Semi-Final: Live scores of India Vs Sri Lanka at Cardiff Jun 20, 2013.
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (9:30 GMT, 3:00 PM IST).
Teams : India Vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Time: 10:30 local time (9:30 GMT)
Toss: India won the toss and chose to bowl first
Sri Lanka: 181/8(50 Ov)
India: 182/2(35 Ov)
Result: India won by 8 wickets
Angelo Mathews: "The toss was crucial, we would have also bowled if we won the toss. The ball was seaming around, swinging around, the pitch was two-paced, our batsmen found it difficult. But credit should go the Indians."
MS Dhoni: "I think it is a well-written script, good toss to win, started well by the bowler, unfortunately for SL they lost Dilshan, we capitalised on that, then the bowlers bowled well, especially the spinners. I think it is important to have good bowlers in the side. The ball was still doing a bit., Bhuvnesh had already bowled 8 or 9, we wanted to keep some of the fast bowlers' overs for the death, so with Karthik around I think might as well give it a go. I thought even if it goes badly, I'll bowl one over. It went okay so I bowled another ... England are a very good side, and we have played a lot against them in the last couple of years."
Man of the Match is Ishant Sharma: "My strength is the bounce, I stick to my strength. I think up front U/mesh and Bhuvi bowled really well. I think the conditions were really favourable here, in the previous games the wickets were quite flat."
Last five completed games:
Pitches in Cardiff have been of contrasting nature. More than 600 runs were scored in the opening match, and the next was a low-scoring thriller between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in which 19 wickets went down for 277 runs. The semi-final will be played on a fresh surface that hasn't yet been used in the tournament.