2nd ODI HIGHLIGHTS: How MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled off a great escape for India

first_imgHello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the second One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka at Dambulla. (Live Scorecard)India Innings:23.38 IST: India (231/7) beat Sri Lanka (236/8) by 3 wickets via D/L, take 2-0 lead in five-match series. Bhuvneshwar 53*, Dhoni 45*, Dananjaya 6/54 What a victory for India this is. Something that they will cheer for avery long time. Not many would believe it if you tell them, Indiastarted the chase in a stunning manner with Rohit and Dhawan motoringalong quite well. They raises 109 and it seemed like this match isheading towards one side. But, a young Akila Dananjaya changed thecomplexion of the game. He ran through the star-studded batting line-upand claimed a 6-fer in his first game against the Indians. From 109-0 to 131-7 was the collapse that the Indians had. There were literally onthe mat to say the least.23.36 IST: Fernando to Dhoni, WIDE! A WIDE TO SETTLE IT! What a match this has turned out to be. Short anddown the leg side, Dhoni looks to pull but isn’t able to do so.Dickwella takes it by moving to his left. INDIA WIN BY 3 WICKETS! And acustomary handshakes follow.2nd ODI. It’s all over! India won by 3 wickets (DLS) https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.31 IST: BRILLIANT BHUVI! Bhuvneshwar scores his maiden fifty in just 77 balls. He is only the second Indian player after Madan Lal to score a half-century in Tests or ODIs. IND need just 5 more runs from 21 ballsadvertisement23.24 IST: Chameera to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! ends the 42nd over in style. IND need 14 from 30 balls 2nd ODI. 41.6: D Chameera to B Kumar (47), 4 runs, 217/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.20 IST: Chameera to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! Easily done! Sri Lanka have their hands on their heads. Back of a length delivery, it’s a pacy delivery. Kumar gets inside the line and helps it fine down the leg side to pick up a boundary. Pressure straightaway on Sri Lanka. IND NEED 20 from 34 BALLS2nd ODI. 41.2: D Chameera to B Kumar (42), 4 runs, 211/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.12 IST: Dananjaya to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries by Bhuvi off Dananjaya takes India past 200. IND need 30 from 42 balls 32 balls – The longest Bhuvneshwar Kumar has batted in an ODI match before today: vs South Africa at Indore, 14-10-2015.#IndvsSL#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 20172nd ODI. 39.5: A Dananjaya to B Kumar (36), 4 runs, 201/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.12 IST: Dananjaya to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! What a shot that is! Dananjaya drops it short and outside off, Kumar rocks back and punches it through extra cover. He times it well which beats Malinga in the deep. Bhuvneshwar is taking the pressure off Dhoni in style. IND need 34 from 44 23.11 IST: Wrecker-in-chief Akila Dananjaya is back in the attack now for Sri Lanka. He has two more overs left.23.04 IST: SIX! Bhuvneshwar smacks Siriwardana for an 87-metre SIX and takes everyone by surprise. Tonk! He’s nailed it. Floats it up outside off, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets down on one knee and nails to slog sweep. Gets a good chunk of wood behind it as it sails over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum. IND need 42 from 54 ballsThat was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fourth six for India in his international career. He has one in Tests and now three in ODIs!#SLvInd#IndvsSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 20172nd ODI. 37.3: M Siriwardana to B Kumar (24), 6 runs, 187/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201722.51 IST: LUCKY DHONI! That’s so unfortunate for Sri Lanka. Length delivery on middle, Dhoni gets across to tuck it away but the ball goes off the pads and rolls back on the stumps. It hits it, but much to Dhoni’s delight the bails didn’t come off. It stays as it is. The Lankans can’t believe it and so do we.22.46 IST: Dhoni (28*) and Bhuvneshwar (10*) have added 37 runs from 67 balls so far for the eighth wicket. India 168/7 in 33 overs, need 63 more from 84 balls.Yesterday: Nethali Tekshini and Akila Dananjaya got married Today: a six wicket haul for Akila Dananjayavia @AzzamAmeen#IndvSL#SLvInd pic.twitter.com/ipSwyqtKyN- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201722.19 IST: Drinks are on the field now! After the first drinks break, we saw Sri Lanka gather momentum and break the backbone of Indian batting. Will this break also see a change in momentum?India 153/7 in 28 overs. Dhoni 19*, Bhuvneshwar 9*. INDIA NEED 78 OFF 114 BALLS WITH JUST 3 WICKETS IN HAND!advertisement22.13 IST: India reach 150 with seven wickets down in the 27th over, chasing 231 against Sri Lanka.22.09 IST: India 147/7 in 26 overs, need 84 more runs to win. Dhoni 16*, Bhuvneshwar 6*. Required rate – 4 per over21.57 IST: Siriwardana to Dhoni, FOUR! A much-needed one! Dhoni dances down the track and whips it wide of mid on for a boundary. That will release a pressure a touch!2nd ODI. 22.2: M Siriwardana to MS Dhoni (11), 4 runs, 135/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.53 IST: Dananjaya to Axar, OUT! lbw 6 (9 balls)6-wicket haul for Dananjaya! Drifts it in from outside off. Patel leans ahead to defend but his bat is nowhere near the ball. He is beaten and gets pinged on the front pad. Akila starts running in celebration and then appeals a la Philander. The umpire obliges by raising his finger. India have lost the way from 109/0 to 131/7! What an interesting span of play we have witnessed, all thanks to the leggie Dananjaya.2nd ODI. 21.5: WICKET! A Patel (6) is out, lbw Akila Dananjaya, 131/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.48 IST: India collapsed from 109/0 in 15.3 overs to 121/6 in 19.3 overs all thanks to Akila Dananjaya(AP Photo)21.43 IST: Dananjaya to Hardik, OUT for a duck! Maiden five-wicket haul for Dananjaya in ODI cricketWhat a match he is having! It’s his first game against India and he has rocked them hard. Bowls it slower through the air, inviting Pandya ahead. He dances down but the flight and away turn does him in. Dickwella behind the stumps gather the ball and has enough time to take the bails off. Hardik can’t get back in his crease and now has to walk back dejected.Last month on 2 July 2017 at North Sound…West Indies 189/9 in 50 ovIndia 178/10 in 49.4 overs from 101/3 #SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201719.3: WICKET! H Pandya (0) is out, st Niroshan Dickwella b Akila Dananjaya, 121/6- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.35 IST: Dananjaya to Rahul, BOWLED! 4 (6 balls) What is going on here? Third wrong ‘un and third bowled of the over! Flighted around off, spinning in, keeps a touch low as well. That’s enough to sneak through the gap between Rahul’s bat and pad and hit the stumps. He has turned the game upside down in a single over. Half the Indian side are back in the hut.2nd ODI. 17.5: WICKET! L Rahul (4) is out, b Akila Dananjaya, 119/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.31 IST: Dananjaya to Kohli, BOWLED! 4 (2 balls) Timber! Big, big wicket this! Once again it’s the wrong ‘un which does the trick for Akila. Tossed up fuller around off, spinning in, Kohli looks to flick it across the line but misses it completely and then sees the woodwork being rattled. Kohli has to walk back with a disappointing face. Dananjaya are pumped up and why won’t he? It’s his third wicket of the match and that too of the Indian skipper. India are in trouble for the first time in the match. Can Lanka make most of this?advertisement2nd ODI. 17.3: WICKET! V Kohli (4) is out, b Akila Dananjaya, 118/4 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.28 IST: Dananjaya to Jadhav, BOWLED! 1 (3 balls) Wrong one does the trick for Dananjaya! Tossed up around off, Jadhav stays back to defend but the ball spins in sharply, beating him and knocks off the middle stump. Kedar is completely outfoxed with this wrong ‘un and has to pay the price. He walks away, admiring the delivery. The experiment of promoting Jadhav up the order has failed.21.25 IST: Siriwardana to Dhawan OUT! c Mathews 49 (50 balls). IND 113/2 in 16.3 ovs Mathews has hung on to an absolute stunner! Slower through the air around leg, Dhawan kneels down to sweep but gets it off the toe end in the air behind square on the leg side. The ex-Lankan skipper at short fine leg, runs to his right and dives full stretch to grab the catch.16.3: WICKET! S Dhawan (49) is out, c Angelo Mathews b Milinda Siriwardana, 113/2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.18 IST: Rahul has walked in to bat ahead of captain Kohli. IND 110/1 in 16 overs, need 121 more to win21.18 IST: Dananjaya to Rohit, OUT! Dananjaya draws first blood! Rohit fails to convert his start into a big one! Tossed up around middle and leg, spinning away. Sharma kneels down and looks to sweep but misses and gets pinged on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire straightaway raises his dreaded finger. After a long discussion with Dhawan, Rohit goes for the review. The Ultra Edge confirms no involvement of the bat and Hawk Eye shows three reds. The Indian opener has to walk back. IND 109/1 in 15.3 overs 21.16 IST: FIFTY FOR HITMAN! Siriwardana to Rohit, takes a single to get to his half-century in just 43 balls. This is Rohit’s 32nd fifty in ODI cricketIndian pairs with most 100+ opening stands in ODIs21 S Ganguly/S Tendulkar12 V Sehwag/S Tendulkar11 Shikhar Dhawan/Rohit Sharma#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201721.04 IST: Chameera to Dhawan, FOUR! Short and is punished! Chameera has been guilty of being too short regularly. He once again drops it shorter around leg and Dhawan rocks back to pull it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Dushmanta has been taken apart today.2nd ODI. 12.5: D Chameera to S Dhawan (36), 4 runs, 88/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.59 IST: Dananjaya to Dhawan, FOUR! Another boundary to end the over! Served slower through the air on middle and off. Dhawan dances down and with a superb wrist work flicks it wide of mid on for a boundary.2nd ODI. 11.6: A Dananjaya to S Dhawan (31), 4 runs, 81/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.57 IST: Akila Dananjaya comes on to roll his arm.20.53 IST: Chameera to Dhawan, FOUR! That’s been cracked away! Length delivery, angling away, Dhawan dances down and cuts it hard into the ground. It bounces over the leaping Mendis at point and races to the fence behind.2nd ODI. 10.3: D Chameera to S Dhawan (24), 4 runs, 72/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.52 IST: Shot of the day so far!AP Photo20.50 IST: India 68/0 after 10 overs in chase of 231 off 47 overs (D/L method). Rohit 43*, Dhawan 20*20.45 IST: Chameera to Rohit, SIX! Back-to-back biggies! Short and wide outside off, Sharma flashes and flashes hard at it. Gets it off the outer half and the ball sails flat over third man for half a dozen. This spoils Chameera’s first over. 12 runs off it.2nd ODI. 8.6: D Chameera to RG Sharma (42), 6 runs, 64/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2017 20.44 IST: Chameera to Rohit, SIX! Innovation at his best! Good length delivery outside off, angling in, Rohit gets across and kneels down. Gets underneath the ball and scoops it high over fine leg. Such a great shot and he gets the deserved result in a maximum. The hand-eye co-ordination had to be spot on and it was from Sharma.2nd ODI. 8.5: D Chameera to RG Sharma (36), 6 runs, 58/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.40 IST: Dushmantha Chameera comes into the attack now.20.38 IST: Mathews to Rohit, FOUR! Stand tall and deliver! Back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma rides the bounce and punches it solidly through cover-point for a boundary. India are cruising through at the moment. And 50 up for India from just 7.3 overs.2nd ODI. 7.3: A Mathews to RG Sharma (29), 4 runs, 51/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.35 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Well done, Dhawan! He picked up the slower one early. Waited for the in-dipping low full toss on the pads and then just flicked away through square leg for a boundary.2nd ODI. 6.5: L Malinga to S Dhawan (18), 4 runs, 47/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.32 IST: Malinga to Rohit, FOUR! Smashed it! Full outside off, Sharma’s eyes lit up seeing that. He decides to go after it and does so with a handsome lofted drive over wide mid off for a boundary. He is just growing into the game.2nd ODI. 6.2: L Malinga to RG Sharma (24), 4 runs, 42/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.30 IST: The scores India need to get if rain plays a part after 20 overs.India can win tonight, if rain comes after 20 overs. But they have to be60/068/178/292/3108/4129/5153/6178/7#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201720.27 IST: Angelo Mathews comes on to bowl.20.26 IST: India 36/0 after 5 overs in chase of 231 off 47 overs (D/L method). 20.23 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Superb placement! Full and wide outside off. Dhawan bends his knees and just guides it through backward point for a boundary. Both the batsmen have looked good so far.2nd ODI. 4.1: L Malinga to S Dhawan (11), 4 runs, 33/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.22 IST: 8000 International runs for Rohit Sharma! 14th Indian to achieve this feat!20.21 IST: Fernando to Rohit, FOUR! Another poor line from Fernando. He sprays it onto the pads. Rohit stays in the crease and flicks it square of the wicket on the leg side for a boundary. Gets to his 8000 international runs with that. He has been such an important player for the Men in Blues in recent times.2nd ODI. 3.6: V Fernando to RG Sharma (18), 4 runs, 29/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.18 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! Length delivery, angling in, tucked away nicely through backward square leg for a boundary.2nd ODI. 3.3: V Fernando to S Dhawan (6), 4 runs, 24/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.14 IST: Malinga to Rohit, SIX! Just the flick of the wrists! That’s a great pick-up shot from Rohit Sharma. He pounces on the fuller length delivery on middle and leg with an elegant flick over mid-wicket. It travels flat and straight into the stands there. This will get him going!2nd ODI. 2.4: L Malinga to RG Sharma (12), 6 runs, 18/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.06 IST: Vishwa Fernando to operate with the second new ball. Just a slip in place for him.20.00 IST: Malinga to Rohit, FOUR! That made a solid sound! Good length delivery around off, Sharma stands tall and punches it through covers. That made a superb connection and it just raced away to the fence!2nd ODI. 0.2: L Malinga to RG Sharma (4), 4 runs, 4/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201719.59 IST: We are back for the chase. For this innings – Two bowlers can bowl a maximum of 10 overs while three bowlers can bowl a maximum of 9 overs. Powerplay 1 will be from 1-10, Powerplay 2 will be from 11-38 and the final Powerplay will be from 39-47. The in-form Shikhar Dhawan will open with Rohit Sharma with Lasith Malinga operating with the first new ball. A couple of slips in place for him.19.41 IST: India need 231 in 47 overs. Play to resume at 8 pm. Game reduced to 47 overs, 231 Target #SLvIND- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 2017UPDATE: Play to resume at 8 PM. Game reduced to 47 overs with 231as the revised target for India to chase #SLvIND-  BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201719.18 IST: Looks like we are about to see the Indian openers come out shortly.UPDATE: The covers are coming off now. Stay tuned for further updates #SLvIND- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201719.07 IST: The first 15 minutes of India’s chase have been lost to rain. While we wait,, you can read some of the other stories that are making news in the world of sports. Faf du Plessis to lead World XI in T20 International series in Pakistan  BCCI a male chauvinist organisation, says CoA member Diana EduljiCONFIRMED! Zlatan Ibrahimovic extends his stay with Manchester United F.C.  18.55 IST: The mathematics begin as rain continues.DLS target if India’s innings is reduced to…45 overs: 22740 overs: 21535 overs: 20030 overs: 18425 overs: 16420 overs: 141#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201718.12 IST: The covers are on as there is a slight drizzle around.The entire ground is now covered #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/sokO88rwaz- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2017It has started drizzling here during the innings break #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/vR0eKiBoGn- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2017Sri Lanka innings:18.02 IST: Excellent last over by Bhuvneswhar Kumar – what a spell this has been. Sri Lanka 236/8 off their 50 overs. The two fast bowlers took some hammering up front inside the first 10 overs. But the spinners – Chahal and Axar – did well to pull things back before Bumrah came back to cause more damage at the tail-end of the Sri Lankan innings. Three times – 4 wkt hauls after 18 ODIs for India by….Narendra HirwaniAjit AgarkarPraveen KumarJasprit Bumrah#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017India need 237 and it should not be a challenge given their star-studded and in-form batting line-up. 17.59 IST: Bumrah has done well here, finishes with figures of 4/40 off his 10 overs. Sri Lanka 232/8 with one over left.17.57 IST IST: WICKET! Another one for Bumrah as he removes Dhananjaya. He has taken four and has been absolutely brilliant today.17.56 IST: FOUR! Dhananjaya swings hard and wild to get some much needed runs for Sri Lanka. The question is how much is enough? 17.55 IST: Good, tidy over over from Bhuvi – just five runs off it. Sri Lanka would be fretting the missed chances in the middle overs when they had the platform to go really big.17.50 IST: WICKET! Bumrah removes Kapugedera (40). Sri Lanka 221/7 in 47 overs. It is still some way to 250. 17.47 IST: Bumrah raps Kapugedera on the pads and there’s a loud appeal. The umpire is unmoved and India ask for a review. It’s wasted. Not out. 17.4 6 IST: Bumrah to continue, four overs left in the innings. Can Sri Lanka get to 250 or more? They certainly need to get going in these last overs to set a challenging total for a very, very strong Indian batting unit.17.38 IST: Bumrah to Siriwardana, OUT! c Rohit 58 (58 balls)The slog overs specialist strikes! Bumrah steams in and bowls a slower ball on off. It’s on a length and Siriwardana backs away to shape for a big hit. He intends to flat-bat it over mid off but only manages to slice it off the outer half of his bat towards extra cover. Rohit Sharma stationed there doesn’t need to move an inch and pouches it safely. A very good knock from Milinda comes to an end. End of the 91-run stand as well.44.6: WICKET! M Siriwardana (58) is out, c Rohit Sharma b Jasprit Bumrah, 212/6- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201717.33 IST: Seven runs came off that over from Jadhav. SL 207/5 in 44 overs17.31 IST: Jadhav to Kapugedera, byes! Dhoni misses the ball which was fired down leg side, batsmen run run three as a result.17.28 IST:  200 comes up for Sri Lanka with a four Dhoni misses as he misjudges the ball’s spin.  SL 200/5 Siriwardana 54*, Kapugedera 31*17.54 IST: Jadhav to Siriwardana, 3 runs and it’s a 50 for Siriwardana! His 2nd ODI fifty.17.15 IST: 40 overs gone. SL 179/5. Siriwardana 42*, Kapugedera 22*17.13 IST: 50-run stand up between Kapugedera and Siriwardana.17.09 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to roll his arm again.17.04 IST: Jadhav to Siriwardana, SIX! Poor delivery and duly punished! Short delivery, doesn’t bounce much. Siriwardana rocks back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket. It sails over the fence. The ball boy near the ropes takes a good catch. SL 162/5 after 36 overs.2nd ODI. 35.6: K Jadhav to M Siriwardana (34), 6 runs, 162/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.57 IST: Time for Drinks. India have continue to chip away at the wickets through some disciplined bowling. This is the last recognized batting pair for Sri Lanka and they need to build up a substantial stand. SL 149/5 (34.0 Ovs) CRR: 4.38. Siriwardana 25*, Kapugedera 11* #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/yRgIrKtwR5- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 201716.47 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Siriwardana, FOUR! Slightly short on off and Siriwardana pulls it hard over mid-wicket. The ball goes in the air and bounces on its way towards the ropes. Sri Lanka need more of this from their batsmen in the middle.2nd ODI. 32.1: B Kumar to M Siriwardana (17), 4 runs, 137/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.43 IST: Bumrah to Kapugedera, FOUR! The short ball has been dispatched by Kapugedara. He gets right in the position to pull it hard and flat over mid-wicket for a boundary. The cameraman almost got hit by the ball as it narrowly missed him.16.31: Axar to Mathews, OUT! lbw 20 (41 balls)Axar strikes this time! It is the big wicket of Angelo Mathews and there is no reviews to save him from the lbw decision. The ball was floated on off and angling in, Mathews went for the sweep but missed the ball completely. The ball struck him low on the pads just on the off stump and Axar appealed straightaway. The umpire had a thought and raised his finger in the end. Sri Lanka are in deep trouble with half the side back in the hut.2nd ODI. 28.3: WICKET! A Mathews (20) is out, lbw Axar Patel, 121/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.27 IST: Hardik Pandya is going off the field after bowling just two balls in the 28th over. He seems to be struggling with his right ankle. Off-spinner Kedar Jadav will complete the over.16.23 IST: Hardik to Mathews, FOUR! Not off the meat of the bat but good enough! Good length delivery around off, Mathews dances down the track and drags his heave through mid-wicket to find the fence.16.15 IST: Axar to Siriwardana, FOUR! Air given outside off this time. Siriwarna waits and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it past third man for a boundary.16.11 IST: Chahal to Mendis, OUT! lbw 19 (48 balls).After 24.2 overs Sri Lanka:@ Galle: 139/1 (216 in 43.2 overs). Lost last nine wkts for 77 runs in 19 [email protected] Pallekele today 102/4#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017The decison stays! It looked like a hopeful review rather than anything. The ball was floated on middle and off and it went in with the angle. Mathews went for the sweep but missed it as the ball struck him on the pads. The impact was on middle and it would have gone on to hit the middle stump as well. Sri Lanka lose their fourth wicket and are surely in trouble now.23.3: WICKET! K Mendis (19) is out, lbw Yuzvendra Chahal, 99/4 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.00 IST: Sri Lanka 90/3 in 20 overs. Mendis 14*, Mathews 7*. Run rate – 4.50 per over.15.58 IST: Hardik to Mathews, FOUR! A classic shot from Mathews! The ball was full on off and the Sri lankan skipper stayed in his crease before timing it off his front foot past the bowler. The ball raced away through mid on and towards the boundary.2nd ODI. 19.5: H Pandya to A Mathews (6), 4 runs, 89/3 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.42 IST: Hardik to Tharanga, OUT! c Kohli 9 (7 balls). Drinks are on the field now.Tharanga departs and it’s another failure for the skipper! The ball was slightly fuller from good length and the batsman looked to push it to the off side. It was a nothing shot really and the ball took an outside edge which carried to Virat Kohli at wide first slip. The Indian skipper kept his eyes on the ball and made no mistake to remove his counterpart. Superb start by India as they keep on taking wickets on a regular basis.15.6: WICKET! WU Tharanga (9) is out, c Virat Kohli b Hardik Pandya, 81/3- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.36 IST: Chahal to Tharanga, FOUR!2nd ODI. 14.4: Y Chahal to WU Tharanga (8), 4 runs, 78/2 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.33 IST: Chahal to Gunathilaka, OUT! st Dhoni 19 (37 balls). That’s 99 stumpings for MSD in ODIs, he equals Kumar Sangakkara’s record.Most stumpings in ODIs99 Kumar Sangakkara99* MS Dhoni75 Rumesh Kaluwitharana#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017Chahal gets his first wicket! Gunathalika has been removed and he will have only himself to blame there. He came down the ground looking to loft it over mid off but Chahal gave the ball air and it completely bamboozled the batsman. Gunathalika missed the ball completely as it went towards Dhoni. The keeper fumbled as he was collecting the ball but as he stayed as clam as ever to complete the stumping. Gunathilaka was stranded out of his crease and had to walk back just like his opening partner did before him.14.1: WICKET! D Gunathilaka (19) is out, st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal, 70/2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.30 IST: Hardik to Pemdis, FOUR!15.28 IST: Hardik to Mendis, FOUR!15.26 IST: First change bowlers Chahal and Hardik have managed to put the brakes on scoring. SL 60/1 in 13 overs 15.19 IST: Just four runs came off Yuzvendra Chahal’s first over. SL 56/1 in 11 ovs15.16 IST: Bumrah bowls a maiden over to end the powerplay! SL 52/1 in 10 overs15.11 IST: Bhuvi to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Fullish delivery in line of the stumps, the southpaw places it past Bumrah at short fine leg to find the fence.2nd ODI. 8.6: B Kumar to D Gunathilaka (14), 4 runs, 52/1 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.11 IST: Bhuvi to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Four leg byes! Straying on the pads, Gunathilaka looks to clip it away but the ball brushes his pads. Bumrah at short fine leg dives to his right but the ball goes past him in a flash and through to the fence.15.04 IST: Bumrah to Dickwella, OUT! c Dhawan 31 (24 balls). Bumrah strikes and it is Dickwella who will have to go! Smart bowling there as he followed Dickwella who was backing away to the leg side looking for a biggie over mid-wicket. Bumrah darted the ball full on the pads and Dickwella still tried to go for the shot. He did not get enough elevation as the ball went towards Dhawan who jumped and grabbed it with both hands and even took a roll as he went down. India will be happy to break this dangerous looking partnership!7.4: WICKET! N Dickwella (31) is out, c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah, 41/1- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.00 IST: Just the four runs off the over. Good comeback from Bhuvneshwar. Sri Lanka 40/0 off 7 overs. 14.57 IST: FOUR! Dickwella is in some mood today. Bhuvi is feeling the heat. Driven beautifully through covers – top shot that. Sri Lanka 40/0 off 6.1 overs.14.56 IST: Another good over for Sri Lanka – 8 off it. Sri Lanka are 36/0 off 6 overs. 14.53 IST: SIX! No respite for Bumrah as Dickwella continues to go on the offensive. The Kandy crowd is ecstatic. They are having a ball of a time. Sri Lanka are 35/0 in the 6th over14.51 IST: Good over from Bhuvneshwar. Just three runs off the over. Sri Lanka 28/0 after 514.48 IST: Bhuvneshwar to continue. Can he keep Dickwela under check? He is a dangerous batsman and can take good bowling attacks apart very quickly. 14.46 IST: Sri Lanka have the prospect of another handsome start here. They have raced away to 25/0 off 4 overs.14.44 IST: SIX! Dickwella is not hanging back here. This is terrific batting and it has got the Kandy crowd on their toes. Again, a risky stroke but he gets away with it. Back of a length on leg, Dickwella lifts it comfortably, much like how players do on the Highveld, he gets underneath it and goes bottom to top through the line so it goes up. Six over fine leg Bumrah under pressure. Sri Lanka 23/0 off 3.2 overs 14.43  IST: FOUR! Dickwella, you beauty. Caressed through point. Dickwella goes inside the line and then backs away so much that he takes a length delivery on leg and carves it through point. A manufactured stroke if there was ever one. This is batsmanship of the highest quality.14.41 IST: FOUR! Expensive over from Bhuvneshwar – 11 off it. Sri Lanka 13/0 after 3 overs. The Sri Lankan opening firm is threatening to fire again 14.39 IST: FOUR! Dickwella cuts loose to an attempted to yorker from Bhuvi – first boundary for Sri Lanka; they are 6/0 in 2.2 overs. 14.37 IST: Maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah. Sri Lanka 2/0 off 2 overs.14.35 IST: Bumrah with the ball now – he had a great start to his career early last year but he would want to impress further. Can he make an early dent here? Sri Lanka had raced away in Dambulla before Axar Patel caused a slide. 14.33 IST: Tidy start from Bhuvneshwar again. Sri Lanka are 2/0 after the 1st over. 14.30 IST: And Dickwella gets off the mark with an inside edge – SL 1/0 after the first ball. 14.29 IST: All in readiness. The Sri Lankan openers are out in the middle and Dickwella takes guard against Bhuvneshwar Kumar14.22 IST: Just eight minutes to go for the match.14.15 IST: While the Indian team prepares to bowl to Sri Lanka, here’s a look at how our captain Kohli keeps himself fit.14.10 IST: Sri Lanka have made three changes to their squad. Thisara, Wanidu and Sandakan are replaced by Dushmantha, Akila Dananjaya and Milinda Siriwardana.India wins the toss & elects to bowl first.#UltimateShowdown Chameera, Siriwardana, Akila in for Thisara, Sandakan, Hasaranga #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/D0SVD9ExyX- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 2017Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga(c), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera14.02 IST: India have won the toss and elected to bowl. Virat Kohli has said that they are going with the same squad but might shuffle roles and positions.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal13.55 IST: We are just five minutes away from the toss.13.45 IST: And it’s time for the huddle. Virat Kohli’s men are a close-knit group.It’s huddle time for #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/4vDuWhEteX- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201713.37 IST: The Men in Blue have arrived.The boys are here for the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka at Kandy #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/uAFW1mvsFY- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201713.32 IST: And the Indian team indulge into other sports as well to keep themselves fit and their routine flexible.There’s never a dull moment with these two on the field – Captain @imVkohli & @klrahul11 #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/1wrgpnca9q- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201713.30 IST: There is an ever-increasing demand in the Indian camp for top notch fitness and fielding abilities and the players work day and night behind it.Time for some fielding drills #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/EqNMx8aa2P- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 201713.25 IST: Manish Pandey sat out the first ODI but is “sweating it out” in the net session to make the best of any chance he [email protected]_manishpandey sweating it out in the net session ahead of the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/1RDKZXS1vo- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017Eye ‘Kandy’ #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/tTmXzNNk8l- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017Get Ready, Get Set, GO! – @msdhoni preparing for a batting session #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/poZYTYoFZ0- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017India would want to assert their domination over Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the five-match series after romping home to a nine-wicket victory in Dambulla. Can the hosts rally hard and stage a comeback? Live Updates right here:India’s tour of Sri Lanka has so far been a stroy of two contrasting camps. Riding high on the confidence of their previous Test season, Virat Kohli’s men notched up a 3-0 whitewash over the islanders — the batsmen were dominating and the bowlers prospered thanks to their discipline.Photo Credit: Reuters Then there was Hardik Pandya’s all-round brilliance which gave the Indian lower-order a more settled look.Photo Credit: Reuters If Sri Lanka expected the ODI series to bring some relief, they were given a harsh reality check when Axar Patel and later Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli demolished their hopes in the series opener.Kandy has generally had happy memories for Sri Lanka but this is where India had wrapped up a memorable series win last week. The next two ODIs will be played on this ground and that should augur well for India, who would want to bag the series before travelling to Colombo for the last leg of what has been a long tour.Photo Credit: Reuters Kohli is happy India are getting to focus on ODIs after a long time and he spoke of building some kind of momentum. He wants his team to create good habits like they have done in Test cricket. And nothing is better than a winning habit.India have yet to be as ruthless in the shorter formats — they reached the final of the Champions Trophy but they were found wanting against Sri Lanka and against Pakistan in the final. They even lost a game to the West Indies. However, on Sunday, India were brutal and relentless even when Sri Lanka had got off to a great start.Photo Credit: Reuters Can they continue to be as ruthless in Kandy? Two more wins here will give them the series but more importantly, that should set the platform for the future.PREVIEW: India will once again be expected to be at their ruthless best when they take on a Sri Lanka, which has hit the nadir in both form and confidence, in the second one day international, at Pallekele on Thursday. After a lop-sided 3-0 Test series victory, the script did not change much in the opening ODI, where India steamrolled the opposition by nine wickets. (Read more)Photo Credit: AP Virat Kohli backs MS Dhoni to find momentum and consistencyMahendra Singh Dhoni’s form and future has been under scanner post his Test retirement but a string of limited-overs matches in the next three months will enable the former skipper get some momentum and consistency going his way, feels skipper Virat Kohli. Dhoni’s form has been on the wane and Kohli is hoping that the next 24 limited-overs matches will help Dhoni get his mojo back. (Read more)Photo Credit: APlast_img read more