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SL v IND

2nd ODI | 24th August 2017 | India tour of Sri Lanka ODI series 2017
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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India won by 3 wickets (D/L method)

Target: 231
India won by 3 wickets (D/L method)
Kohli: Yeah, it was quite an exciting game of cricket. It gave us a really tough test out there. It was a strange game, but we're glad we came through. I don't think (the change in batting order change up was one of the reasons). We got out to really good balls. We knew him to be an offspinner who bowled the legbreak occassionally, but he got four wickets off googlies.
Tharanga: Once they needed over 100 runs I think Bhuvneshwar and Dhoni batted sensibly. Danajaya was bowling really well but we wanted to make a change at that point and save him for later.
Dananjaya: I used my variations mostly and he realised that his offspinners were working better. So I kept using variations in his first eight overs.
Player of the match - Akila Dananjaya
What a fine game of cricket it has been. India were in charge all along and were crusing at 109/0 before Dananjaya reduced them to 131/7. But a finely crafted 100-run unbroken stand between Dhoni and Bhuvi saw the visitors secure yet another victory.
8th Wicket: 100 runs in 136 balls (MS Dhoni 37*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 54*)
44.3 V Fernando to M Dhoni, WIDE, fires that wide down leg and that draws curtains on a stunning game of cricket.
44.2 V Fernando to B Kumar, 1 run, back of length, runs that one down to third man.
44.1 V Fernando to B Kumar, no run, short ball outside off, looks to upper cut it and misses.
IND - 229/7 (44.0 overs)
6 Runs
M Dhoni : 45(68) B Kumar : 52(78)
A Dananjaya : 10-0-54-6 V Fernando : 6-0-30-0
43.6 A Dananjaya to M Dhoni, 2 runs, tucked away to deep mid-wicket for a couple. India move to within two runs of a stunning victory.
43.5 A Dananjaya to M Dhoni, no run, punched to the off-side.
43.4 A Dananjaya to B Kumar, 1 run, worked to short mid-wicket on the backfoot, was going down leg.
B Kumar: 51* (77) [4s-4] [6s-1]
43.3 A Dananjaya to B Kumar, 2 runs, it's a fantastic fifty for Bhuvi! He brings it up with a drive to deep extra cover, and they scamper a couple.
43.2 A Dananjaya to M Dhoni, 1 run, the usual leg break, Dhoni cuts that to deep backward point.
43.1 A Dananjaya to M Dhoni, no run, good length outside off, punched to short cover.
IND - 223/7 (43.0 overs)
6 Runs
M Dhoni : 42(64) B Kumar : 49(76)
V Fernando : 6-0-30-0 D Chameera : 7-0-45-0
42.6 V Fernando to M Dhoni, 1 run, good length outside off, punched to deep backward point for another single.
42.5 V Fernando to M Dhoni, no run, good length outside off, defended.
42.4 V Fernando to B Kumar, 1 run, deep extra cover,
42.2 V Fernando to B Kumar, 1 run, good length, pushed to deep extra cover.
42.2 V Fernando to B Kumar, WIDE, too short and high again, doesn't bother playing that.
42.1 V Fernando to M Dhoni, 1 run, good length outside off, pushed to deep extra cover.
IND - 217/7 (42.0 overs)
11 Runs
B Kumar : 47(74) M Dhoni : 39(60)
D Chameera : 7-0-45-0 L Malinga : 8-0-49-0
41.6 D Chameera to B Kumar, FOUR, a dolly off a full toss, clipped to fine leg for a four!
41.5 D Chameera to B Kumar, no run, short ball, left alone.
41.4 D Chameera to M Dhoni, 1 run, full and tailing in, clipped to deep mid-wicket.
41.3 D Chameera to B Kumar, 1 run, full and tailing in, pushed to long on.
Scorer: TechFront