The second ODI between India and Sri Lanka titled to India's side after skipper Virat Kohli sent in the host to bat. It came up as a decisive stance when team Sri Lanka slogged itself to 121 for 5, before 30 overs. The batting line up wobbled against India’s bowling attack spearheaded by the seamers. By the 29th over Yuzvendra Chahal took down 2 wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel removed one wickets each. The match is the 800th ODI of team Sri Lanka and for captain Virat Kohli, it is the 300th international match.
By half the inning, the score of 31 emerged as the highest score from the side, pulled up by opener Niroshan Dickwella. Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis scored 19 runs each, while Angelo Mathews added 20 runs. Opener Dickwella was removed in the eight over by Jasprit Bumrah. Gunathilaka followed seven overs latter, with Sri Lanka reaching the score of 70. He was stump in the delivery off Chahal. Next, Hardik Pandya sent back Upul Tharanga ending his strike at single digit. Chahal attacked again to remove Kusal Mendis. Axar Patel and Chahal had excellent economy rate strangulating the score of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka rendered several changes in the team to par with the visitors. The defeat in the first ODI was massive and it is crucial for Sri Lanka to keep the tournament alive. There are a couple of new players in the team replacing the old ones. Milinda Siriwardana replaced Thisara Perera, Dusmantha Chameera replaced Lakshan Sandakan and Akila Dananjaya came in place of Wanindu Hasaranga. Meanwhile, the batting line up of the team faced the early wobble, now the defense of the score has become more crucial. The Indian squad largely remained unchanged. Kohli wanted to offer new roles to the existing player rather than brining new players in the match. So far, India is building a good pressure on Sri Lanka.
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