IND vs SL 2nd ODI: India has defeated Sri Lanka in the second ODI match played between India and Sri Lanka at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens today.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Match Result, Player of the Match and Highlights
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Match Highlights and Summery
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: India won the 2nd ODI by 4 wickets and win the 3 matches ODI series 2–0. Sri Lanka were all out for 215 runs in 39.4 overs playing first. Which India achieved only in the 43.2 over after losing 6 wickets.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Player Of The Match
Kuldeep Yadav, who took three important wickets for 51 runs in 10 overs, got the Man of the Match award.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Full Match Highlights
Today the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka was played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Where Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Change in Playing 11
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Changes in Team Sri Lanka
Today there were two changes from the Sri Lankan side. Both Madhushanka was rested due to shoulder injury and Pathum Nishanka due to lower back stiffness.
Lahiru Kumar and Nuwanidu Fernando were included in the playing 11 respectively in their place. Nuwanidu Fernando was playing his first international match.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Changes in Team India
Only one change was made in the playing 11 from India. Yuzvendra Chahal who got injured while fielding in the last match was rested due to incomplete recovery and Kuldeep Yadav replaced him in the playing XI.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka Batting-
Openers Nuwanidu and Fernando, who came to bat for Sri Lanka, got off to a slow start. Both played carefully and scored only 9 runs in the first 3 overs. But in the fourth over, Fernando changed gear and hit three consecutive fours.
SL First Wicket: Avishka Fernando was playing very carefully but on the last ball of the sixth over, he could not understand the in-swing of Mohammed Siraj and got clean bowled. He scored 20 runs with the help of three fours before getting out.
Indian bowlers were consistently bowling well and Sri Lanka were also playing cautiously and slowly pushing the team’s score forward.
Sri Lanka scored a respectable 51 runs in the first power play (10 overs) at a good run rate of 5.10 for the loss of one wicket. Kushal Mendis, who came after the first wicket, remained at the crease after scoring 12 and Nuwanidu 16 runs.
In the 12th over, the Sri Lankan batsmen increased the run rate a bit and got 14 runs from this over. Umran Malik, who brought his first spell, was welcomed by Nuwanidu by hitting two consecutive fours. After this, Kushal Mendis also hit a four and scored a total of 14 runs in the 12th over.
Both the batsmen were now increasing the team’s score rapidly. By the end of 15 overs, Sri Lanka had scored 99 runs for one wicket. Playing his first international match, Nuwanidu scored 37 runs in 43 balls and Kusal Mendis was at the crease after scoring 26 runs in 30 balls.
SL Second Wicket: This partnership was continuously scoring runs and was becoming dangerous for India. Then Kuldeep Yadav broke the pair in the 17th over. He lbw out Kusal Mendis. Kusal Mendis was dismissed for 34 and shared a crucial 73-run partnership with Nuwanidu.
SL Third Wicket: But Sri Lanka loses its third wicket in the very next over. Dhananjaya D’Silva, who came to the crease, does not understand the incoming ball and gets clean bowled on the very first ball. Often Patel gets him out on zero.
Sri Lanka was looking in trouble after losing 2 consecutive wickets. Where Sri Lanka’s score was 102 for 1 in 16.6 overs, now it was 103 for 3 in 17.2 overs.
Asalanka, who came on the field, again slowly started moving the team’s score forward with Nuwanidu Fernando. Meanwhile, Nuwanidu completed his first international half-century.
SL Fourth Wicket: But then Nuwanidu Fernando was run out on the first ball of the 22nd over. Nuwanidu often played Patel’s ball towards leg cover but Shubman Gill took a dive and stopped the ball and immediately threw it towards wicketkeeper KL Rahul. Nuwanidu played an excellent inning of 50 runs in 63 balls, which also included 6 fours.
SL Fifth Wicket: Man-in-form captain Dasun Shanaka, who came on the field, could not do anything special today and scored only 2 runs and clean bowled by Kuldeep Yadav.
After losing five wickets, all Sri Lankan batsmen had returned to the pavilion and now Sri Lankan bowler all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga came to the ground.
SL Sixth Wicket: But Sri Lanka’s process of falling wickets continued. In the 25th over, Kuldeep Yadav again got the wicket and got Asalanka caught on his own ball. Asalanka was dismissed as the sixth wicket after scoring 15 runs.
Hasaranga played some good shots off Kuldeep in the 27th over. He hit a four and a six in this over of Kuldeep and got a total of 12 runs.
SL Seventh Wicket: But Hasaranga also could not do much and in the very next over, he caught Patel standing at point trying to hit the ball of Imran Malik. He contributed 21 runs before getting out.
The Indian bowlers were constantly putting pressure on the Sri Lankan batsmen. While Sri Lanka’s score was 88 for one wicket in the first 15 overs, after the next 15 overs, Sri Lanka were in trouble at 157 after losing 7 wickets in 30 overs.
Sri Lankan batsmen Chamika Karunaratne and Dunith Vellalage, (who were on the field), were finding it very difficult to face the Indian fast bowlers. Both the batsmen were taking the team’s score forward with a slow pace.
SL Eighth Wicket: But then on the last ball of the 34th over, Karunaratne was also caught at point trying to hit the ball. Imran Malik often sent him to the pavilion by getting him caught by Patel as the eighth wicket. Both together added 25 runs for the eighth wicket.
India looked in a strong position with 8 wickets in 34 overs but Indian fielders fielded very poorly at the boundary and gave away a lot of boundaries due to miss fielding.
Nineth & Tenth Wicket: Finally, in the 40th over, Mohammad Siraj ended the Sri Lankan innings by taking 2 wickets.
SL Ninth Wicket: Vellalage hit a six on the first ball of Mohammad Siraj but on the very next ball, he was caught by Patel at point. He contributed 32 runs.
SL Tenth Wicket: Lahiru Kumar, who came on the field, was also bowled by Mohammad Siraj on the fourth ball and the entire team was all out for 215 runs in 39.4 overs in the match of IND vs SL 2nd ODI.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: India Bowling
Well done by all the bowlers for India. Mohammad Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets each, while Umran Malik took two wickets and Akshar Patel took one wicket.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: India Batting
Chasing 216 runs, the Indian team got off to a good start. Shubh Mangal and captain Rohit Sharma, who came to start the match for India, gave India a brisk start.
Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajita, who came to bowl for Sri Lanka, were washed out by both the batsmen and scored 30 runs in the first 4 overs with the help of 5 fours and a six. Shubman Gill was aggressive and Rohit Sharma was playing with restraint.
IND First Wicket: Chamika Karunaratne came to bowl with the fifth over. Rohit Sharma was dismissed on the fifth ball after troubling the initial 4 balls.
Rohit Sharma played the balls going outside the offside without footwork and the ball, taking the edge of the bat, got into the gloves of wicket-keeper Kusal Mendis. Rohit Sharma scored 17 runs.
IND Second Wicket: After the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill was also caught out in the sixth over. In this over of Lahiru Kumara, Gill hit 2 consecutive fours in the first 2 balls but caught Avishka Fernando standing at short mid-wicket on the third ball. Shubman scored a quick 21 runs with the help of 5 fours.
Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer were present at the wicket after the dismissal of Shubman Gill. Both started batting sensibly and kept the wickets for some time.
IND Third Wicket: But in the 10th over, Virat Kohli got bowled on the third ball of Lahiru Kumara. This length ball from Kumara hit the stump after hitting the bat. This ball outside the offside was a low bounce ball, due to which Virat was surprised and got bowled.
In this way, by the end of the first power play (After 10 overs), India had scored 67 runs losing 3 wickets and Sri Lankan bowlers were now putting pressure on India.
Now Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul were present on the field. Shreyas Iyer played some good shots in the 11th over and hit 2 fours in this over of Karunaratne. Both the batsmen were continuously increasing the team’s score while rotating the strike.
IND Forth Wicket: India’s score was increasing at a run rate of more than 6 but in the second ball of the 15th over, Shreyas Iyer was out LBW on the ball of Kasun Rajita. Shreyas got out after scoring 28 runs.
India’s score was 87 for 4 after 15 overs. Although India did not have a big target, but after 4 wickets, the Indian team was now looking in a bit of trouble.
After 4 wickets, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya decided to rely on strike for some time to save wickets. Both started giving respect to the good balls and waiting for the bad balls.
Sri Lankan bowlers were bowling with discipline and were not giving any chance to the Indian bowlers. Till then both the batsmen kept rotating the strike.
In the 21st over, Hardik got a chance to open his hand and the Indian team got this boundary after 61 balls. Hardik hit 2 fours in this over of Kasun Rajita and took the team’s score to 110 runs.
Both the batsmen were taking it easy as there was no big target in front of them and as the night progressed the pitch was losing its help due to dew.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka had used 6 bowlers but none of the bowlers were proving effective.
In the 29th over, the partnership between the two crossed 50 runs and after the end of 30 overs, India’s score was 145 for 4 wickets. KL Rahul was playing on 37 and Hardik Pandya was scoring 27 runs.
The partnership that India needed was given by KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Both the batsmen were now playing comfortably without any pressure.
However, India didn’t need any kind of rush as runs were to be scored at a run rate of around 3 and India still had 6 wickets in hand.
IND Fifth Wicket: But in the 35th over, Hardik Pandya tried to hit Karunaratne’s length ball going outside off and the ball, touching the bat, went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis.
Hardik Pandya played a needed innings of 36 runs in 53 balls with the help of 4 fours and the 75-run partnership between the two for the fifth wicket came to an end.
Patel often came on the field when Hardik was dismissed. Rahul often kept moving the team’s score forward with Patel.
Often Patel also played some good shots and scored quick runs. Aksar Patel got 15 runs off Karunaratne in the 37th over, including a brilliant six and a four off a free hit.
IND Sixth Wicket: But in the 40th over, Patel was caught by Karunaratne at long-off in the process of hitting a full length ball from Dhananjay de Silva outside the boundary. Karunaratne slides in and takes a brilliant catch.
Often after Patel’s dismissal, Kuldeep Yadav came on the field and here Sri Lanka started to see some hope of victory. Captain Shanaka called all his fielders within 30 yards so that Kuldeep Yadav could be dismissed.
But Kuldeep Yadav faced the Sri Lankan bowlers firmly and kept supporting his teammate KL Rahul. Meanwhile, Rahul also completed his half-century.
Rahul completed this half century in 93 balls. This innings of KL Rahul came when Team India was in trouble after losing 4 wickets and was in dire need of a partnership.
Eventually in the last match of IND vs SL 2nd ODI, Kuldeep Yadav hit the second ball of the 44th over to achieve the target of 216 runs and beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka Bowling
The Sri Lankan bowlers did trouble the Indian batsmen in the beginning but later the Sri Lankan bowling looked ineffective after the pitch stopped helping due to dew.
For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Kumara and Chamika Karunaratne took 2–2 wickets while Rajitha and Dhananjay D’Silva got 1–1 wickets.
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IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Conclusion
India won the second ODI by 4 wickets and also won the 3 match ODI series 2–0.