India to take on SriLanka in second ODI cricket

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's 'thali sharing' moment goes viral! Pic Proof

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's 'thali sharing' moment goes viral! Pic Proof

In the Test series, India's tremendous performance continued in ODIs after leading by 1-0, in which the first ODI was won by nine wickets.

Ably assisting him on the field was skipper Virat Kohli who scored 82 off 70 balls.

Speedster Bumrah claimed four wickets in Niroshan Dickwella (31), Milinda Siriwardana (58), Chamara Kapugedera (40) and Akila Dananjaya (9). Bumrah was taken for a few runs in his initial spell as Dickwella hit two sixes off him. On Tuesday, having left the Sri Lanka squad, Dananjaya was getting married in Moratuwa - just south of Colombo. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan brought up their 100-run partnership before Dananjay wrecked havoc and picked 4 quick wickets to reduce India to 119 for 5.

Earlier, India win Toss and elected to bowl first.

Three days after dropping strong hints that undue outside influence has frustrated his stint as interim coach, Nic Pothas has said he is "very happy" with the SLC board.

It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who finally saw India home.

Pandya and Patel became Dananjaya's fifth and sixth victims respectively as India were reduced to 131/7.

But the wiley Dhoni provided a masterclass in composure under pressure, picking his shots and keeping the runs trickling through as Bhuvneshwar rotated the strike well before picking up the pace for a first ODI fifty.

Kumar finished on 53 off 80 balls, which included four boundaries and a six, while Dhoni remained undefeated on 45 off 68 deliveries, which included a solitary boundary. We tried that whatever opportunity we get for singles or doubles we will not leave that because by adding singles we wouldn't reach a stage of needing 6-7 runs per over as we didn't have many batsmen left.

"It was a bit surprising for me because we had a great opening start and all of a sudden, we collapsed". We didn't capitalise again.

A few years back with the likes of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara still playing at the worldwide level, the contests between India and Sri Lanka used to be very competitive, But, the picture has changed faster than any of us expected.

Asked about Chandimal's return to the ODI line-up, Tharanga replied, "We have not come to a final conclusion with the team but there certainly will be changes". Two 100-run partnerships in a chase of 230 with seven wickets, that's quite freaky. You want to give the other guys in the team a go too (on the batting reshuffle).

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