India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI – Team India eye on series win
After registering a comprehensive seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three matches on Sunday, the Indian team hopes to seal the series win in the second ODI. Team India will lock horns with the hosts Sri Lanka in the second ODI on 20 July Tuesday. SonyLIV will live stream IND vs SL 2nd ODI match from R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Match will commence at 3:00 PM IST.
Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team outplayed Sri Lanka in all three departments. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka managed to put 263 runs on the board, and India chased it with ease. While debut Skipper Dhawan led from the front, Prithvi shaw provided the momentum and was the man of the match for his brilliant 43 off 23 balls. Taking advantage of the superb start in the first 15 overs, birthday boy Ishan Kishan followed by Manish Pandey and Surya Kumar Yadav finished the formalities with 80 balls left.
Sri Lanka adopted a conventional approach to building their innings and managed to score only 263 runs, which proved too little in the end. Karunaratne, who came at No.8, was the highest scorer with 43 runs. None of the batsmen in Sri Lanka could build a long partnership and only score 263 in their 50 overs. The spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal (fondly called KulCha) successfully took the early wickets. Krunal Pandya bowled fantastic and gave just 26 runs in 10 overs with a maiden and a wicket. Chasing a 263-run target, Indian batters raced to victory as early as the 37th over to register a thumping batting performance at the R Premadasa Stadium.
With a 1-0 lead on the bilateral series, India hope to seal the series in the second ODI. It’s going to be interesting to see how Sri Lanka plans to stop the in-form Indian team. Catch all the action and excitement live on SonyLIV between India and Sri Lanka in the second ODI.