India vs Sri Lanka Live Score Updates 2nd ODI in Colombo: Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Help Visitors Land Thriller Seals Streak

India vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score, Ind vs SL Live Score and Updates: FOUR! Deepak Chahar finishes in style, while India wins by three wickets in an almost desperate situation with five deliveries to spare. India wins the ODI series 2-0!

2nd ODI preview: India will look to seal the series when they face Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

India had a dominant performance in the first ODI and beat the hosts by seven wickets with 80 balls to spare.

Sri Lanka will need to improve their overall game heading into the second game. They initially posted a 262 batting average, were good on the field and lacked a cut in the bowling alley.

India on the other hand put on a great show with bat and ball with Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s ‘KulCha’ pair awesome in their reunion.

Indian pitcher Deepak Chahar, Spinners Chahal and Kuldeep each claimed two wickets as India limited Sri Lanka to 262/9.

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan and rookie Ishan Kishan hit half centuries as India easily chased the target in 36.4 overs.

Prithvi Shaw was named man of the match for giving India a good start. Southpaw Dhawan then continued his momentum with big partnerships with Kishan, who turned 23 on Sunday, Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav, who went undefeated 31.

Kishan and Yadav – two IPL stars for Indian champions Mumbai – are among a promising talent on the Indian side of the limited series while Virat Kohli’s test team are in England awaiting a series of five games in August and September.

Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, have steadily lost wickets after choosing to strike first, but no-eight Chamika Karunaratne’s quick shot 43 took the team to 262 for nine in 50 overs.

“The Indians hit aggressively. We had to vary the pace because the ball was hitting the bat well, ”said Shanaka. “In the next game (Tuesday) we will have to improve that.”

Sri Lanka, which had previously been hit hard by the suspension of three players including Kusal Mendis and wicket keeper Niroshan Dickwella for violating the team’s bio-bubble in England, suffered a stroke of injury after the Captain Kusal Perera was banned from the tour before the start of the series. .

The limited series which also includes three Twenty20 matches has been rescheduled and the original July 13 start date pushed back five days due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Sri Lankan camp following the positive test. batting coach Grant Flower returning from their tour of England.

With contributions from AFP

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