STAT ATTACK - Virat Kohli has averaged 94.3 across his 24 ODI innings since 2016.
Too full from Pandya and Mathews dispatches it straight past the non-striker’s end.
Shortish delivery from Bhuvneshwar and Siriwardana slams it to deep square leg boundary.
Short delivery from Bumrah, Kapugedera gets into position early and pulls it well in the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket boundary.
Dhoni 12*, Bhuvneshwar 1* hrs IST: Dananjaya was a controversial pick for Sri Lanka’s 2012 World Cup not having played any professional cricket. In a span of six overs, India have all but lost this match.
Dhoni and Pandya need to use their feet well against Dananjaya.
Mathews 12*, Siriwardana 6* hrs IST: Milinda Siriwardana is in at No.
hrs IST: Anything around 260 would be a challenging total. Solid partnership between Kapugedera and Siriwardana.
hrs IST: Both Chahal and Axar have two overs left now. Too short from Jadhav, Siriwardana rocks back and creams it over mid-wicket for a maximum. World XI for Pakistan tour: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 149/5 after 34 overs.
This was after the unheralded mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya (6/48 in 9 overs) infused life into a series, which has been panned by all and sundry for the lopsided contests starting with the Test matches. Was good to see two 100-run stands in a 230 run chase and then a collapse. Dananjaya bowled very well.” Akila Dananjaya (Man of the Match): “I use my variations and kept using it in the first eight overs. hrs IST: Exceptional batting from both Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar.
Catch full cricket score of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI here. Strange game but good that we came through.” Upul Tharanga: “We came very close and couldn’t finish it. I had my wedding yesterday, and came back to the hotel in Kandy at 10pm.” hrs IST: WIDE! India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets to go 2-0 up in five-match series. Full-toss on leg stump and Bhuvi just helps it to fine leg. What does Sri Lanka have to do to secure a win in this series?
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hrs IST: This match takes me back to the 2008 Asia Cup final where Ajantha Mendis bamboozled the best players of spin with his carrom ball. Dhoni 19*, Bhuvneshwar 9* hrs IST: 150 up for India.