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India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

25 August 2017

Ergo, Team India are now up by 2-0 in the five-match ODI series.

In response, a century partnership by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for the opening wicket saw India get off to the ideal start.

This has set tongues wagging that all is not well in the Sri Lankan dressing room and that the coach and captain are being over-ridden by others.

Kumar scored his maiden half-century in ODIs, a first for an Indian batsman at no.9 after Praveen Kumar achieved the feat against Australia in 2009. The only thing left is for him to show that there are still runs left in that large log of a bat.

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Dhawan- The southpaw is enjoying his time in Lanka.

Speaking on Dananjaya's spell, Kohli said, "We thought he was the off-spinner with a good leg-break, but he got four wickets off googlies. With the new ball, he can get a bit of extra bounce because of his height", the swashbuckling batsman insisted.

Batting, fielding, catching, bowling - nothing has gone right this time for the team Sri Lankans and the team is having bad performances these days which reflects in the series reportedly, with some key players are going through injuries which further reducing resources of the team. In the end, it was the unbeaten 100-run partnership between the two that saw the Indians end up on the victorious side.

At one stage of the innings, Sri Lanka were reduced to 121/5 but it was the partnership between Milinda Siriwardana and Chamara Kapugedera for the sixth wicket that helped the hosts to cross 200 mark.

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India's innings was delayed due to rains.

After Sunday's embarrassing loss about 50 angry fans surrounded the team bus, chanting "We want our cricket back" and "Bring back brand of cricket we played in 1996".

India will take on Sri Lanka in the second one day cricket worldwide at Pallekele this afternoon. But after the fall of the latter's wicket, the lower-order failed to provide the much required support and, thus, the hosts only managed to score a chaseable target. Axar was favoured more than Kuldeep from the point of view that he bats quite well and he is a gun (great) in the field also. Sri Lanka collapsed from a strong position at 139 for 1, losing nine wickets for 77 runs in 19 overs to be bowled out for 216. Soon Danushka Gunathilaka, who troubled the visitors in the first ODI, was dismissed by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

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India beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI