Deepak Chahar's resilient knock helps India seal ODI series
Team India sealed the series in the second ODI in what turned out to be a nail-biting encounter against Sri Lanka. This also helped them seal the series 2-0 with one ODI remaining.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Sri Lanka were off to a great start at 77/0 before their batting order faltered. A half-century from Asalanka and another crucial knock by Chamika at the lower-order helped them put a respectable total of 275/9 on board.
On the other hand, Team India were reduced to 65/3 and further 116/5. Both Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya who looked to revive India were dismissed in a single over. However, a fantastic eighth wicket partnership of 84 runs between Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India register a thrilling last over win.
We take you through the talking points of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and India.
Avishka, Asalanka score fifties
After being quiet initially, Avishka Fernando got going with a half-century. Later it was Charith Asalanka top scoring with 65 which helped Sri Lanka post 275/9 in their quota of 50 overs.
Bhuvneshwar gets amongst the wickets
The right-arm pacer who didn't take any wicket on Sunday got three wickets. Bhuvneshwar's first scalp was half-centurion Avishka who miscued one in the air. He then picked Asalanka and Chameera in his last two overs to finish with figures of 3/54.
Chahal continues his good form
With Sri Lanka not losing a single wicket in the first hour, Yuzvendra Chahal broke the shackles with consecutive wickets in the fourteenth over. He later bowled the Sri Lanka skipper to finish with three wickets in his bag.
Surya's maiden half-century in ODIs
Suryakumar Yadav continued from where he left in the first ODI where he scored an unbeaten 31* (20). While the Men in Blue were put under pressure, not once did he show his nerves. Batting calmly and scoring runs at will, Surya scored 53 runs from just 44 balls before getting trapped in front of the stumps.
Hasaranga puts India under the table
Introduced early in the third over, Wanindu Hasaranga struck immediately by getting the wicket of Prithvi Shaw. He later removed skipper Dhawan and Krunal Pandya to put India under further pressure.
Deepak Chahar plays a match-winning knock
Just when it seemed that it would be difficult for India to bounce back from 193/7, Deepak Chahar played a stellar knock out of nowhere. His unbeaten innings of 69 runs took India to victory by three wickets and five balls to spare. Bhuvneshwar supported him well with 19*.
The third ODI on Friday is all set to be a dead rubber now with India already having sealed the series 2-0. The Men in Blue continued their winning streak over Sri Lanka in bilateral series between both sides since 2008.