Rohit Sharma-led Team India bounced back in style to beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs in the second match to level the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series 1-1. India, put in to bat first, posted a mammoth total of 392/4 in 50 overs as the Indian top-order did not show any respite to the opposition bowlers. Captain Rohit produced a gem of an innings to notch up his third ODI double hundred and thus became the only player in the history of the game, till now, to score three double centuries. Rohit was ably supported by youngster Shreyas Iyer (88) and Shikhar Dhawan (68), which helped the hosts post a huge total on the board. In reply, Sri Lanka lost three early wickets and did not get any momentum to chase the total. Disciplined Indian bowling attack kept picking up wickets at regular intervals that did not help the visitors' cause. For Sri Lanka, former captain Angelo Mathews put up a lone fight as the all-rounder scored his second ODI century. For the hosts, Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick up of the bowlers as he finished the match with figures of three for 60. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, straight from Mohali, Punjab
19:22 IST: And it is done! India beat Sri Lanka by a margin of 141 runs to level the three-match series 1-1. Angelo Mathews was the only one who performed for the visitors.
19:17 IST: Last over to go! Shreyas Iyer is bowling the last over of the match.
19:12 IST: Angelo Mathews dropped on 108 by Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid-wicket off Washington Sundar. The bowler is not satisfied with the fielding.
19:11 IST: Six! Mathews clobbers Washington for a huge maximum in the leg side.
19:07 IST: Sri Lanka 236/8 after 47 overs. Mathews and Lakmal out in the middle.
19:06 IST: Hundred! Angelo Mathews scores his second ODI hundred against India.
19:00 IST: A huge stumping appeal from MS Dhoni but Mathews had dragged his feet back into the crease. Mathews lives.
18:58 IST: Six! Angelo Mathews stands and dispatches Chahal straight into the stands, moves onto 98*.
18:49 IST: Sri Lanka need 178 runs from 42 deliveries, with two wickets remaining.
18:46 IST: Mathews, on 86*, should get to his hundred before he runs out of partners at the other end. Would be an unfortunate thing to not reach a well-earned century.
18:41 IST: Four! Mathews welcomes Hardik Pandya with a powerful strike staright down the night.
18:40 IST: Suranga Lakmal is the new man in.
18:39 IST: Out!! After bowling a couple of fuller deliveries, Bumrah surprises Akila with a waist-height delivery as the batsman pokes at the ball straight to Rohit at short backward square leg.
18:36 IST: Four! Akila wait for the ball to come to him and then edged it past the wicket-keeper to score a boundary. Cheeky from the Lankan batsman.
18:32 IST: Four! Hardik Pandya strays on the pads, Mathews plays it fine for a boundary. Mathews is now slowly edging closer to his second ODI ton.
18:27 IST: Indian bowlers are not allowing the Lankan batsmen to score runs freely. The visitors are only dealing with singles and twos.
18:23 IST: India captain Rohit Sharma brings back Hardik Pandya back in the attack.
18:21 IST: Four! Akila Dhananjaya, new man in, comes down the track and sends Washington Sundar over deep extra-cover. Sundar is turning out to be expensive.
18:18 IST: Four! Angelo Mathews, notices the slower ball, steps down the wicket and smashes Bhuvneshwar over long-on for a one-bounce boundary.
18:13 IST: Sundar completes his eight over giving 49 runs. Sri Lanka still require 210 runs from 15 overs.
18:08 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his first wicket, removes Suchith Pathirana for two. Sri Lanka need 213 runs to win.
18:04 IST: Angelo Mathews is the 10th Sri Lanka to score 5000-plus runs.
18:03 IST: Sri Lanka 177/6 after 33 overs, need 216 runs off 102 balls.
18:00 IST: Four! Angelo Mathews, down on one knee, sweeps Chahal with all his power.
17:55 IST: OUT! Perera goes for an almighty slog, the ball scoots under, takes the pad, pops up and kisses the glove before threatening to fall into the short leg region.
17:53 IST: Four! Perera comes down the track and slams Chahal for a boundary.
17:52 IST: Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease
17:51 IST: Stumped! Gunaratne looks to follow up his switch hit with a dance down the track. Chahal though slows it up, Gunaratne misses and Dhoni takes the bails off quickly.
17:49 IST: Four! Length ball from Bumrah, Mathews clubs it through extra cover for a boundary.
17:47 IST: Fifty! Angelo Mathews scores his 36th half-century vs India.
17:43 IST: Sri Lanka need 244 runs from 21 overs. Mathews 49*, Gunaratne 29*
17:39 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Gunaratne off Washington Sundar. Sheer power hiting from the Lankam.
17:38 IST: Four! Gunaratne reverse sweeps Washington for a boundary past the man at backward point.
17:32 IST: Four! Full ball from Washington Sundar, Gunaratne attempts a drive but ends up slicing it off the outer edge of the bat past the short third-man.
17:29 IST: Angelo Mathews is reaching his 36th ODI fifty. Sri Lanka at the moment are way behind the required run-rate and have to pull up their socks to reach the mammoth target.
17:23 IST: Asela Gunaratne, right handed bat, joins Mathews in the middle.
17:22 IST: Out! Chahal bowls a quicker delivery outside off, Nirsohan Dickwella looking to cut, edges the ball to short third man.
17:21 IST: Four! 50-run partnership comes up between Mathews and Dickwella. The latter sweeps Chahal for a boundary.
17:19 IST: Sri Lanka 110/3 after 22 overs.
17:18 IST: Four! Short ball from Hardik, Mathews times it sweetly to collect a boundary.
17:17 IST: Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.
17:10 IST: Four! Dickwella reverse sweeps Washington for a boundary past the short third-man.
17:09 IST: Six! Mathews picked up the Washington length ball and clobbered it over long-on for a maximum.
17:07 IST: Four! Dickwella makes room for himself and drives Chahal through the covers.
17:02 IST: Washington Sundar has been clinical with his performance today. The first over after the drinks break gave away only four runs.
16:58 IST: Time for drinks!
16:57 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bumrah, Angelo Mathews pulls it hard for a boundary. Washington Sundar on the ropes failed to read it as the ball spun away from him.
16:53 IST: Four! Attempted yorker from Bumrah, gets it wrong as the ball ends up as a full toss and Mathews slams it through mid-wicket.
16:52 IST: Niroshan Dickwella is the new batsman in, joins Angelo Mathews in the middle.
16:48 IST: OUT! Washington Sundar picks up his maiden international wicket, castles Thirimanne for 21. What a moment for the young bowler.
16:44 IST: Good first over for Washington, concedes only four runs.
16:41 IST: Debutant Washington Sundar, 220th player to represent India in ODI matches, introduced in the attack.
16:40 IST: Sri Lanka are currently scoring at a run-rate of 4.31 as compared to the required run-rate of 9.11. Deep trouble they are in.
16:33 IST: Four! Bumrah provides plenty of width, Angelo Mathews rocks backs and slpas the ball through the off-side. Also, 50 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 12th over.
16:27 IST: Sri Lanka, after 10 over, 41/2.
16:25 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bumrah and Thirimanne pulls it with great power.
16:23 IST: Indian bowlers, for the time being, are keeping the Lankans batsmen quiet. Bhuvneshwar and Jasprit have cut down the flow of run with beautiful piece of bowling.
16:16 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah strays down the leg side, Gunathilaka looking to glance, edges the ball to the keeper. Clever piece of bowling. Sri Lanka 30/2 after eight overs.
16:14 IST: Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.
16:06 IST: Four! Length ball from Hardik and Gunathilaka launches the ball over the mid-off fielder for a boundary.
16:03 IST: Brilliant save! Gunathilaka opens the face of the bat and punches it between cover and point. Shreyas Iyer chases it and parries to the man who was tagging him in the effort.
16:00 IST: Out! Hardik Pandya gives India early breakthrough, removes Upul Tharanga for seven. Tharanga stood leg-side to this cutter, the ball holds up a bit. Tries to force but does not get anywhere close to the middle of the bat, ends up hitting it straight to the fielder at cover.
15:57 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar bowls a shorter delivery down the leg side, Tharanga pulls for the first boundary of the Lankan innings.
15:55 IST: Brilliant bowling from India at the moment as Hardik gives away just two runs. Sri Lanka 5/0 after two overs.
15:52 IST: Hardik Pandya is sharing the new ball with Bhuvneshwar.
15:51 IST: Good first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, concedes just four runs.
15:50 IST: Close! Bhuvneshwar gets extra bounce on his length ball, Tharanga looking to defend edges the ball to Manish Pandey in the second slip. Pandey trying to catch the ball, stretched but could not reach the ball.
15:48 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is opening the bowling for India. Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathilaka are opening the batting for Sri Lanka.
15:47 IST: Hello and welcome back to Sri Lanka's chase.
15:08 IST: Stay tuned for Sri Lanka's chase! If the visitors get off to a flying start we have a cracker of a match on our hands.
15:01 IST: Out! Perera gets his third wicket of the night by dismissing Hardik Pandya off the last ball of the Indian innings. India finish 392/4 in 50 overs.
14:59 IST: And Rohit Sharma becomes the first player to score three double centuries in the history of the game!! What a player.
14:55 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma (190) picks up the length delivery and smokes Pradeep for a huge maximum over long-off.
14:54 IST: Four! Wide and full from Pradeep, Pandya slashes it over point for a boundary.
14:50 IST: Out! Perera gets his second victim as he removed Dhoni for 7. Slower delivery, Dhoni fails to read and gets rapped on the pads.
14:48 IST: India, 354/3, now have registered the highest ODI total in Mohali. Previously, South Africa had scored 351/5 against Netherlands.
14:45 IST: Four, Four and a six! Rohit is racing towards his third ODI double ton. Indian batsmen are ripping apart the Lankan bowling attack as they eye mammoth total. India 347/2 after 47 overs.
14:40 IST: OUT! Thisara Perera bowls a slower delivery, Iyer (88) miscues the pull and sends the ball down the throat of the fielder at deep mid-wicket.
14:34 IST: SIX! Full toss from Pradeep and Rohit pounces on it as he sends the ball over long-on to bring up 150-plus score.
14:33 IST: Rohit Sharma has now scored the highest run against Sri Lanka as he bettered Virat Kohli's record of 139.
14:32 IST: Six! Rohit Sharma comes down the ground, goes across the stumps and slams Pradeep for a maximum. 139 vs SL
14:31 IST: Four! A full toss from Pradeep, Iyer waited patiently and guided it towards third man at the last moment.
14:28 IST: Six! There is no stopping Rohit Sharma now. Sheer timing from the Indian captain and he dispatches Lakmal into the crowd for the fourth time in the same over. Imperious batting!
14:27 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma is not providing any respite to Suranga Lakmal. Slower full toss around the knees to Rohit and he deposits that into the crowd.
14:26 IST: Six and a six! Rohit Sharma is going berserk. Clobbers Lakmal for two humongous maximum consecutively. Immaculate batting from the captain.
14:22 IST: Trivia: Rohit (16) overtakes Virender Sehwag (15) to become India's fourth highest ODI century-maker. He trails Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (32) and Sourav Ganguly (22).
14:17 IST: 150-run partnership comes up between Rohit and Iyer.
14:16 IST: Four! Iyer makes room for himself and slashes the power with great power to hit back-to-back boundaries. Scoring boundaries at will! Incredible batting.
14:15 IST: Four! Lakmal gets his yorker wrong and Shreyas Iyer slams the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary. Lankan bowlers are being punished by the Indians.
14:12 IST: Four! Couple of steps down the wicket for Rohit Sharma as he sweeps Pradeep past short fine leg.
14:08 IST: India 245/1 after 40 overs (Rohit 101*, Iyer 68*)
14:06 IST: Colossal! Iyer dances down the wicket and pummels Pathirana for a massive six, straight down the ground.
14:05 IST: Hundred! Rohit Sharma scores his 16th ODI century and first as Indian captain. Brilliant batting from the stand-in captain.
14:02 IST: Four! Shreyas Iyer shifting gears now. Low full toss from Perera, Iyer clobbers it over mid-wicket with intent. Iyer is looking in fine form and must be eyeing his maiden ton as well. How interesting will it be!
14:01 IST: SIX! Short and wide, Iyer makes room for himself and slashes the ball over third-man for a maximum.
13:59 IST: Fifty! Shreyas Iyer scores his maiden international half-century. India 224/1 in 37.5 overs.
13:56 IST: Drinks! India are in full command of the game as they scored their consecutive 100+ partnership Rohit has held one end up, while Dhawan and Iyer played aggressively which allowed the Indian run-rate to go up. Rohit is on the way to score his 16th ODI ton, Iyer is eyeing his maiden ODI fifty.
13:52 IST: Four! Shreyas Iyer is making amends for his poor show in Dharamsala ODI. Comes down the track and slaps the ball through mid-wicket to collect a boundary.
13:50 IST: Four! Yet another death touch from Iyer off Dhananjaya. India in complete command as Rohit approaches his ton and Iyer is eyeing maiden half-century.
13:46 IST: Fuller delivery from Lakmal close to off stump. Iyer squeezes the ball out to the fielder at backward point. While the Lankans appeal for a catch, Iyer is confident that the ball hit the ground first. On-field umpire go upstairs and rule out the Lankan appeal as the ball had hit the ground. Didn't take much of the time for the TV umpire to ascertain his decision.
13:43 IST: Four! Attempted yorker gone wrong, Lakmal bowls a low toss and Rohit graciously accepts it and drives it through covers for a beautiful shot. India breach 200-run mark and Rohit enters the 90s.
13:40 IST: Four! Wide and short from Pathirana, Rohit cuts it hard to near his 16th ODI hundred.
13:38 IST: Four! Back of a length delivery from Lakmal, Iyer waited patiently and openedthe face of the bat at the last moment and guides the ball towards third man. Cheeky!
13:35 IST: Rohit and Iyer are looking in solid form as they are taking India towards a big total. Beautiful batting from them.
13:29 IST: Four! Gunaratne strays down the leg side, Rohit plays it very fine for a boundary. India re currently in command of the game and are eyeing big total.
13:27 IST: Asela Gunaratne introduced into the attack.
13:26 IST: India 170/1 after 30 overs (Shreyas Iyer 28*, Rohit 71*).
13:25 IST: India's ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wishes Washington Sundar on his international debut.
Congrats @Sundarwashi5 on your debut, all the very best to rise and shine.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) December 13, 2017
13:20 IST: Four! Short delivery from Pradeep and Rohit pulls on the front foot. Pradeep is not learning for his mistakes. Same deliveries, same result.
13:15 IST: SIX! Short delivery from Pradeep, Rohit miscues the pull but had enough power to send the ball over the rope with ease. First six of the Indian innings.
13:12 IST: Four! Short and wide from Pathirana and Iyer cuts the ball square of the wicket with a lot of power.
13:08 IST: Four! Iyer, shimmies down the wicket, lofts Pathirana over mid-on.
13:05 IST: Rohit Sharma scores his 35th ODI fifty, India 127/1 in 23.5 overs.
12:59 IST: Shreyas Iyer is the new man in, joins Rohit Sharma in the middle.
12:58 IST: OUT! Pathirana strikes for Sri Lanka, dismisses danger man Shikhar Dhawan for 68. Pathirana bowls full on leg-stump, Dhawan goes through with his whip and hits it towards short mid-wicket where Thirimanne dives to his right to take a good catch.
12:53 IST: Four! Short delivery and Rohit rocks back and cuts it ferociously. 100 comes up for India in the 20th over, hosts look solid. This is the 12th 100-run opening stand for India in ODIs.
12:48 IST: Four! Rohit notices the flighted delivery, skips down the tracl and lifts Dhananjaya inside out over extra cover.
12:46 IST: Good first over from Pathirana, concedes just two runs.
12:43 IST: Sachith Pathirana introduced in the bowling.
12:40 IST: Drinks! India 89/0 after 17 overs (Dhawan 59*, Rohit 29*). Solid start from India after being put in to bat. Initially the pitch provided with some movement but as the game progressed there isn't much pace off the pitch either.
12:35 IST: Four! Perera bowls a short delivery, Dhawan stands tall and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket. Sheer power from the batsman.
12:31 IST: Fifty! Dhawan scores his 23rd ODI fifty. Commendable comeback from the left-handed star. India 74/0 in 14.3 overs.
12:30 IST: Akila Dhananjaya introduced in the attack. Lankan captain Perera is looking for wickets. A big partnership between Rohit and Dhawan will hurt the visitors.
12:28 IST: Four! Short and wide, Dhawan guides the ball through point and beats the third man for a boundary.
12:27 IST: Four! Short delivery from Pradeep, Dhawan pulls with authority to collect the second boundary of the over. The left-handed batsman is looking to score his 23rd ODI half-century.
12:26 IST: Four! Lucky, very lucky for Dhawan. Comes down the track to hit the ball through covers but edges it past the wicket-keeper to collect a boundary.
12:22 IST: 50 comes up for India in the 13th over. Rohit and Dhawan treading slowly at the moment.
12:20 IST: India 49/0 after 12 overs have only managed to score six boundaries till now.
12:16 IST: Back-to-back boundaries. Short delivery from Perera, Dhawan pulls it for a boundary to the fine leg fence.
12:15 IST: Four! Full delivery from Perera and Dhawan, shimmies down the wicket, launches the ball over mid-on for a boundary.
12:13 IST: India 33/0 after 10 overs. Brilliant start from Pradeep, concedes just only one runs.
12:10 IST: Double bowling change for Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack.
12:08 IST: Massive LBW appeal from Perera but the ball was pitching outside leg. Dhawan was on the charge to flick it but got rapped on the pads. Close call for the Indian.
12:06 IST: Thisara Perera, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.
11:56 IST: India 26/0 after 6 overs (Rohit 11*, Dhawan 15*)
11:52 IST: Four! Short and wide from Lakmal, Dhawan stretches his hands and smashes the ball through the covers.
11:47 IST: Four! Rohit takes a couple of steps down the wicket and crashes Lakmal on the up for his first boundary of the innings.
11:45 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are looking solid out in the middle. Good defensive technique and very good running between the wickets.
11:40 IST: India 6/0 after 2 overs. (Rohit 0*, Dhawan 6*)
11:36 IST: Four! Full length delivery from Lakmal, Dhawan drives it beautifully through covers. Dhawan is in a mood to make amends.
11:35 IST: Maiden over for Mathews to start with. India will be careful before they change gears.
11:32 IST: First ball, good length delivery from Mathews, a little hint of movement, Rohit throws his bat at the ball but gets beaten for pace.
11:31 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opening the batting for India. Angelo Mathews starting the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
11:30 IST: Alright, then! Game time.
11:25 IST: Both teams are on the ground for their respective national anthems. It is a huge game for India as they will look to bounce back from the shock loss they suffered in the first match. Rohit Sharma and team will look to make amends when they come out to bat.
11:23 IST: Washington Sundar is the seventh youngest India debutante.
11:20 IST: Here is how MS Dhoni comfortably beat young Hardik Pandya in a 100 metre dash.
11:14 IST: Team India playing XI:
11:12 IST: While Sri Lanka is playing with an unchanged side, Washington Sundar makes his debut for India.
11:00 IST: Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera wins toss, elects to field against India at Mohali.
10:55 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between India and Sri Lanka straight from Punjab.
Rohit, leading the side in Kohli's absence, was not amused either in his first ODI as captain. Though, he promised that the team will learn from Dharamsala debacle and bounce back in the remaining two games. "It is important to thrive in these conditions and come out good. It is an eye-opener for all of us," Rohit had said after the seven-wicket loss. He is unlikely to tinker with the playing eleven but there is a possibility that Ajinkya Rahane is picked to shore up the inexperienced batting, especially the middle-order.