In the second match played between Sri Lanka and India, the host team tried to make a comeback, but all efforts were finally thwarted by Deepak Chahar. Deepak played an important role in helping his team win by 3 wickets with a four. India won the match and won the series as well. India now have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Deepak Chahar’s storm helped India win by 3 wickets
Chasing the target of 276 runs, the Indian cricket team could not get a good start. Prithvi Shaw fell victim to Haasaranga for 13 (11) runs. Ishan Kishan, who scored a half-century in the last match, also could not play a big innings today and returned to the pavilion after scoring just 1 run. Captain Shikhar Dhawan was also dismissed for 29 (38). After the early dismissal of the top order, the responsibility fell on the shoulders of the middle order.
Manish Pandey was run out for 37 (31) runs. After this, Hardik Pandya, who came on the field, returned to the pavilion without opening the account. After losing wickets at regular intervals, the partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya was flourishing, which gave some relief to the Indian camp. But India’s happiness did not last long, as Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 53 (44) and a 44-run partnership could be formed between Krunal and Surya.
After this, India’s last hope at the crease, all-rounder Krunal Pandya, was also clean bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga and showed the way to the pavilion. It seemed that the match got out of India’s hands, but Deepak Chahar made a comeback in the match. Yes, fast bowler Chahar, adopting an attacking attitude, played a match-winning innings for India. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared an 84-run partnership for the eighth wicket. During this, Deepak scored 69 * (82) and Bhuvi scored 19 * (28). With this, India won the match by 3 wickets and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
During this Sri Lanka’s side Wanindu Hasaranga 3, Kasul Rajita, Laxman Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka took one wicket each.
Sri Lanka had given a target of 276 runs to India.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Sri Lanka started very well, but once again the team’s batsmen could not convert their starts into big innings. The team’s openers put on 77 runs for the first wicket. This partnership was broken by Yuzvendra Chahal and Minod Bhanuka was dismissed for 36 (42). On the very next ball, Chahal showed Bhanuka Rajapaksa the way to the pavilion without opening the account.
Chahal was on a hat-trick and in front of him was Dhananjay de Silva, but Chahal could not complete his hat-trick. At the same time, opener Avishka Fernando was batting consistently and it seemed that he would play a big innings for his team today, but this could not happen and while completing 50 (71) half-centuries, he played an irresponsible shot off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Got out. Dhananjay de Silva became the victim of Deepak Chahar’s delivery for 32 (45).
Captain Dasun Shanaka also could not make a big score for his team and got out after scoring 16 (24). Then Deepak Chahar bowled Wanindu Hasanraga 8 (11). After this, Charit Ashilanka was set on the crease and he played a fine half-century. But Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed him for 65 (68). Dushmantha Chamira became the victim of Bhuvneshwar for 2 (5) runs. In the end, Laxman Shandakan was run out by Ishan Kishan without opening the account. Chamira Karunaratne 44 (33) and Kasun Rajitha returned unbeaten on 1 run.
With this, the innings of Sri Lanka team ended with a score of 275-9. India now has a target of 276 runs to win.
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