India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today: SL-90/3 From 20 Overs

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Today: SL-90/3 From 20 Overs”

And Pothas, who took over the reins as head coach after Graham Ford stepped down at the end of June, admitted that there had been too many changes in the side. This is Bhuvneshwar Kumar's highest ODI score and also the fourth-highest for a India No. 9. Earlier, India had outplayed the hosts 3-0 in the a lop-sided three-Test series.

Though he was somewhat despondent after the first ODI, Pothas also struck an optimistic note about Sri Lanka's prospects on this occasion. Two 100-run partnerships in a chase of 230 with seven wickets, that's quite freakish. The duo slammed Sri Lankan bowlers all around the park. In the 35th over, Dhoni would have been out if the bails had been dislodged when a ball from seamer Vishwa Fernando hit the base of the wicket off Dhoni's bat.

Dhawan- The southpaw is enjoying his time in Lanka.

For skipper Virat Kohli, it was business as usual with an unbeaten 82.

Bumrah returned to torment the Sri Lankans with his unorthodox action and his mastery over yorkers and slow deliveries. The duo forged a 100-run partnership and finished the proceeding with more than two overs to spare. But due to rain, the target was revised to 230.

4 players out of the top 5 have managed to cross 30 but only Niroshan Dickwella deal with a half-century while the rest failed to convert their promising starts. There was a serious need for Sri Lanka to come up with something special to beat India in the second ODI on Thursday, and leggie Akila Dananjaya did deliver an astonishing spell of leg spin bowling, putting India in the backfoot.

However, Siriwardana and Kapugedera played the ball to its merit to stabilise the innings.

At the pre-match press conference on Wednesday, when asked if he had spoken to the hosts' team management, Kohli said, "We haven't had any discussions yet".

Kapugedara was bowled by Bumrah for 40.

Danushka Gunathilaka, on 19, tried to charge legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and was stumped by Dhoni on 70-2.

Leg-spinner Chahal struck again as he trapped Kusal Mendis (19) in front of the wicket as Lanka slumped to 99/4. I have faith in the players that for the second ODI they will come up with a much better performance.

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