Indian paceman Deepak Chahar conjured up an excellent maiden ODI fifty to energy Team India to a 2-0 ODI collection win over hosts Sri Lanka on Tuesday (July 20). Chahar smashed an unbeaten 69 off 82 balls to elevate India from a close to hopeless place within the second ODI, chasing 276 to win. The Chennai Super Kings speedster placed on 84 runs for the eighth wicket with vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out) to energy India to an unlikely three-wicket victory with 5 balls to spare.
The win, India’s second in a row over the hosts, meant that Dhawan’s side had recorded 93 wins over Sri Lanka of their ODI historical past – probably the most by any nation in opposition to one explicit opposition. India had slipped to 193/7 with Krunal Pandya (35) getting bamboozled by Wanindu Hasaranga and it appeared then that Sri Lanka would stage the collection at 1-1. But sensible back-to-the-walls efficiency by Chahar and Bhuvneshwar meant India sealed a collection win for first-time ODI skipper Dhawan and coach Rahul Dravid.
Before Chahar’s heroics, Suryakumar Yadav had additionally notched up a maiden ODI fifty in solely his second ODI. Yadav accomplished his fifty off solely 42 balls earlier than getting trapped leg-before by chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan for 53.
Earlier, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal led India’s respectable effort with the ball as a self-destructing Sri Lanka slipped to 275 for 9 within the second ODI in Colombo. Pretty very like the collection opener, many of the Sri Lankan batsmen received begins however failed to capitalise after the hosts opted to bat.
Avishka Fernando (50 off 71) and Charith Asalanka (65 off 68) struck tremendous half-centuries however the dwelling workforce wasn’t disciplined sufficient to publish an imposing whole. Chamika Karunaratne (44 not out off 33) got here up with one other well timed cameo to take the workforce previous 270.
Chahal (3/50) was the choose of the bowlers whereas pacers Deepak Chahar (2/53) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/54) too received wickets primarily due to profligacy of the house workforce batsmen.
Openers Fernando (50 off 71) and Minod Bhanuka (36 off 42) took Sri Lanka to 59 for loss within the first 10 overs. The momentum shifted India’s method drastically after Chahal eliminated Minod and Bhanuka Rajapaksa off successive balls within the 14th over. In Minod’s case, it was a mushy dismissal because the effectively set southpaw charged down the wicket and flicked an eventual full toss straight to Manish Pandey at mid-wicket.
The subsequent one from Chahal was a magnificence which held its line to a take faint exterior fringe of Rajapaksa’s bat and wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan managed to clutch onto the catch. Sri Lanka, who’re among the many worst performing groups within the center overs, struggled once more within the essential stage of the sport. They took 97 balls to take discover their subsequent boundary after the eight over.
From 77 for no loss within the 14th over, Sri Lanka slipped to 134 for 4 within the twenty eighth over.
Asalanka and skipper Dasun Shanaka tried to resurrect the innings however their 38-run stand ended with the captain falling to a flatter one from Chahal
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