January 26, 2022

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SL v IND, 2nd T20I 2021 ; Partnership from Chahar and Bhuvneshwar helped India to win series

Team who was struggling on 193, they lost seven wickets at that position. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar came in and finished it for India.
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Team India completely outplayed Sri Lanka in last game at Colombo. Team India was playing with their second including Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan while Sri Lanka missed their captain Kusal Perera in last match. Shikhar Dhawan’s calm batting and fiery knocks from Shaw and Kishan helped India to chase down 262.

Extraordinary batting display by two fast, swing bowlers

Team who was struggling on 193, they lost seven wickets at that position. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar came in and finished it for India. This is definitely one of epic finish in ODIs for India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar did same thing that he did in Pallekelle in 2017 alongwith MS Dhoni. He managed his second fiddle role and Deepak Chahar finished it.

After winning this match, team India won this series also. This is ninth consecutive ODI series win for team India. While Sri Lanka’s struggle continues ; they fought really hard this game but they have to address their batting ! Sri Lanka have lost fifth consecutive ODI. Their last win was in Dhaka against Bangladesh in April 2021.

Team India’s batsmen are struggled in second ODI game

Wanindu Hasaranga is the hero with ball who removed Prithvi Shaw. Prithvi Shaw played very lazy shot, the brilliant ball from Hasaranga forced him to leave the crease. After every small successions/partnerships team India continues to lose their wickets. Suryakumar Yadav who looks solid, he also dispatched by Lakshan Sandakan.

Chahal took three wickets while Asalanka smashed a fifty

Sri Lankan batsmans, especially top order batsman Avishka Fernando and All rounder Charith Asalanka are managed to post 275 on board. Asalanka and Avishka both scored fifties while others batsmans aren’t do their proper work.

Sri Lankan batsman got out after scoring a small camoes/after settling down well expect Charith Asalanka. Their batsmen repeats the same mistake that they do in last ODI. Charith Asalanka was very good with his bat, he scored 65 runs with average equalling 100. Avishka Fernando is the second batsman to score a fifty, he was removed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the hero for India, he grabbed three wickets. As well as Indian pacers and vice captain also took 3 wickets. At some time Sri Lanka was on 77 without losing a wicket, Yuzi Chahal came in and done a beautiful double wicket over.

Toss Update : Sri Lanka replaced Isuru Udana with Kasun Rajitha, Team India unchanged

Team India is completely unchanged from the previous ODI game. They will play with same batting order, Shikhar Dhawan said. While Sri Lanka changed their bowling all rounder Isuru Udana with Kasun Rajitha. Isuru Udana is continuously struggling with his form, this should be a main reason to remove him.

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