Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Power India To 3-Wicket Win Over Hosts
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: 100-run partnership between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar help India beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets (DLS) at Pallekele to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series on Thursday. Sri Lanka were restricted to a modest total of 236/8. However, India had to chase a revised target of 231 in 47 overs due to rain. India made a solid as Rohit Sharma (54) scored his 32nd half-century, while Shikhar Dhawan fell for 49 runs. For Sri Lanka, Akila Dananjaya (6/54) wreaked havoc as he tore apart India's top order. However, MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar held the fort and stitched a 100-run partnership to take India home. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs Sri Lanka straight from Pallekele
23:39 IST: And it's over!! Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar guide India to 3-wicket win over the hosts!
23:32 IST: Fifty! Bhuvneshwar Kumar scores his maiden ODI fifty.
23:29 IST: India need 8 more runs to win. Dhoni 42* and Bhuvneshwar 49*
23:26 IST: India edging closer to a win. Need 10 more runs from 27 balls.
23:20 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar hits Chameera for the second boundary of the innings, India score 11 runs from the over.
23:20 IST: Four! Chameera strays on the pads, Bhuvneshwar guides the ball away for a boundary.
23:14 IST: India need 30 runs off 42 balls.
23:13 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar Kumar hits Danajaya for the second boundary of the over.
23:12 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar rocks back and punches the ball for a boundary.
23:04 IST: Six! Bhuvneshwar switching gears now, clobbers Siriwardana for a huge maximum.
23:02 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
22:56 IST: India need 54 runs off 66 balls to win while Sri Lanka need three wickets.
22:54 IST: Not-Out! Sri Lanka lose their review as the ball pitches on leg-stump but the impact is umpire's call on leg-stump.
22:53 IST: Big shout for Bhuvneshwar LBW by Siriwardana and the wicket-keeper, on-field umpire turns down the appeal. Upul Tharanga goes for the review.
22:51 IST: Safe! Dhoni blocks a Vishwa Fernando delivery, the ball rolls away to hit the stumps but the bails doesn't dislodge.
22:48 IST: Match is wide open -- India need 60 runs in 78 balls.
22:45 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets a run on the 18th delivery. He faced 17th consecutive dot balls.
22:37 IST: Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar are steadying the Indian innings. India need 68 runs.
22:34 IST: At the end of the 30th over, India 162 for seven.
22:26 IST: With Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the middle, India need 75 runs to win.
22:13 IST: 150 comes up for India in the 27th over.
22:05 IST: At the end of the 25th over, India 140/7.
21:57 IST: Four! Dhoni hits Siriwardana for a boundary on the leg-side.
21:52 IST: Out!! Akila Dananjaya picks his sixth wicket, Axar Patel departs for 6. India 131/7.
21:47 IST: Axar Patel is the new man in.
21:42 IST: Stumped! Flighted delivery from Dananjaya, Hardik Pandya comes down the track, misses the ball, Dickwella takes the bails off. India 121/6.
21:40 IST: Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni are the new batsmen out in the middle.
21:36 IST: BOWLED!! India losing track here, KL Rahul fails to read as the ball crashes into the stumps. Dananjaya gets his fourth of the night. India 119/5.
21:33 IST: Bowled! Dananjaya goes straight through the defense of Virat Kohli, castles him for 4.
21:30 IST: Four! Kohli gets off the mark with a boundary off Dananjaya.
21:29 IST: Skipper Virat Kohli is the new man in.
21:29 IST: Bowled!! Dananjaya cleans up Kedar Jadhav for 1, India losing quick wickets. India 114/3.
21:25 IST: Out! Big wicket for Siriwardana, sends Shikhar Dhawan back to pavilion for 49.
21:22 IST: KL Rahul is the new man in.
21:19 IST: Out! Dananjaya sends Rohit Sharma packing for 54. India 109/1.
21:18 IST: Six! Flighted delivery from Dananjaya, Dhawan shimmies down the wicket and slams the ball over long-on for a maximum.
21:16 IST: Four! Rohit Sharma sweeps Siriwardana for a boundary to bring the 100-run partnership with Dhawan.
21:14 IST: Fifty! Rohit Sharma scores his 32nd ODI half-century, his fastest in ODI.
21:13 IST: Milinda Siriwardana introduced in the bowling attack.
21:05 IST: Drinks break! India need 142 runs to win. (Rohit 47* and Dhawan 37*)
21:04 IST: Four! Short by Chameera, Dhawan pulls the ball away for a boundary.
20:59 IST: Four! Dhawan comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it through mid-on.
20:56 IST: Akila Dananjaya, off break bowler, introduced in the attack.
20:53 IST: Four! Bit of room outside off, Dhawan cuts the ball handsomely for a boundary.
20:50 IST: At the end of the 10th over, India on 68 for no loss.
20:46 IST: Six! Back-to-back maximums from Rohit off Chameera.
20:41 IST: Dushmantha Chameera introduced into the bowling attack.
20:40 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the eighth over.
20:38 IST: Four! Short delivery from Mathews, Rohit stands and punches the ball for a boundary.
20:32 IST: Four! Malinga overpitches his delivery, Rohit lofts him over mid-off for one bounce four.
20:28 IST: Angelo Mathews introduced into the bowling attack.
20:26 IST: At the end of the fifth over, India 36 for no loss.
20:22 IST: Four! Full delivery outside off from Maliga, Dhawan slices it away for a boundary.
20:21 IST: Four! Short delivery from Fernando, Rohit pulls it away for a boundary through a mid-wicket region.
20:18 IST: Four! Fernando strays on the pads, Dhawan guides the ball away for a boundary.
20:14 IST: Six! Malinga straying on the pads, Rohit flicks it for a huge maximum.
20:09 IST: Good start from Fernando, gives away four runs.
20:05 IST: Vishwa Fernando to share the ball with Malinga.
20:04 IST: At the end of the first over, India 6 for no loss.
20:01 IST: Four! Rohit Sharma stands tall and punches the Lasith Malinga short ball through the off-side for a boundary.
20:00 IST: Lasith Malinga opening the bowling attack for Sri Lanka.
19:59 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opening the batting for India.
19:58 IST: Welcome back to India's chase against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
19:39 IST: Good news! Play to resume at 20:00 IST. Game reduced to 47 overs with 231 as the revised target for India to chase. 2 bowlers can bowl maximum of 10 overs and 3 bowlers can bowl maximum of nine overs.
19:17 IST: Update: The covers are coming off now.
19:00 IST: The first 15 minutes of the chase is lost due to rain. The DLS revised targets for India will be 227 off 45 overs, 215 off 40 overs, 200 off 35 overs, 184 off 30 overs, 164 off 25 overs and 141 off 20 overs.
18:50 IST: If the rain persists for one hour, overs start getting reduced. The cut-off time for a 20-over game is 21:55 IST. However, if the game is washed out today, they India will come back tomorrow for the chase.
18:30 IST: Bad news! Covers are on as it is raining.
18:03 IST: Sri Lanka finish their innings at 236/8. Siriwardana 58 and Jasprit Bumrah 4/43.
18:00 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling the last over.
17:57 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Akila Dananjaya for nine, takes his fourth wicket of the night.
17:51 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah castles Chamara Kapugedera for 40. Sri Lanka lose their seventh.
17:48 IST: Not-out!! India lose a review as the ball was missing the leg stump by miles.
17:47 IST: Big shout for LBW from the bowler, on-field umpire turns down the appeal, Kohli takes the review.
17:41 IST: At the end of the 45th over, Sri Lanka 212/6.
17:40 IST: Akila Dananjaya is the new man in.
17:37 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah gets his second wicket, Siriwardana departs for 58. Sri Lanka lose their sixth wicket.
17:28 IST: Four! Kapugedera looking to heave, edges the ball past the wicket-keeper for a boundary off the last ball of the Chahal over.
17:24 IST: Milinda Siriwardana scores his third ODI fifty. Sri Lanka 189/5 in 41.5 overs.
17:20 IST: Axar Patel completes his 10 overs, finishes with the figures of one for 30.
17:17 IST: At the end of the 40th over, Sri Lanka 179/5.
17:14 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Siriwardana (39*) and Kapugedara (19*)
17:04 IST: Six! Short delivery from Jadhav, Siriwardana slams the ball for a maximum.
17:02 IST: At the end of 35th over, Sri Lanka 154/5.
16:46 IST: Four! Siriwardana welcomes Bhuvneshwar back in the bowling attack with a boundary on the leg side.
16:43 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bumrah, Kapugedera hammers the ball for a boundary.
16:39 IST: At the end of the 30th over, Sri Lanka on 125/5.
16:35 IST: Chamara Kapugedera is the new man in.
16:33 IST: Out!! Axar Patel dismisses Angelo Mathews for 20.
16:27 IST: Kedar Jadhav to complete the Hardik Pandya over.
16:24 IST: Four! Mathews comes down the track and clobbers Pandya for a boundary.
16:17 IST: After 25 overs, Sri Lanka on 107/4.
16:16 IST: Four! Siriwardana plays late-cut past the man at short third man.
16:15 IST: 100 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 24rd over. (Siriwardana 1*, Mathews 10*)
16:12 IST: Milinda Siriwardana is the new man in.
16:11 IST: Out! Chahal dismisses Kusal Mendis for 19, gets his second, Sri Lanka 99/4.
15:59 IST: At the end of the 20th over, Sri Lanka 90 for three.
15:58 IST: Four! Angelo Mathews drives Pandya straight down the ground.
15:56 IST: Brilliant first over from Axar, concedes only one run.
15:53 IST: Axar Patel, left arm spinner, comes into the attack.
15:41 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man in.
15:40 IST: Out! Upul Tharanga plays the length ball away from his body, edges it straight to Kohli at second slip, Hardik Pandya gets his first wicket of the match.
15:37 IST: After 15 overs, Sri Lanka 80/2.
15:35 IST: Four! Tharanga this time cuts the ball towards the third man boundary.
15:34 IST: Four! Full toss from Chahal, wide of the stumps, Upul Tharanga, the new man in, opens his account with a boundary through the off-side.
15:33 IST: Out! Flighted delivery from Chahal, Gunathilaka steps out, misses the ball and Dhoni takes the bails off. 99th ODI stumping for the former India captain.
15:30 IST: Four! Short and wide from Pandya, Mendis leans back and cuts past backward point.
15:28 IST: Four! Looking to defend, Kusal Mendis edges the ball past the wicket-keeper for a lucky boundary.
15:25 IST: Pandya gives away just three runs in his first over of the match.
15:20 IST: Hardik Pandya comes into the bowling attack.
15:19 IST: Good start from Chahal, gives away just four runs.
15:17 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is introduced into the attack.
15:15 IST: At the end of the 10th over, Sri Lanka 52/1.
15:12 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar straying on the pads, Gunathilaka puts the ball way for a boundary.
15:10 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Gunathilaka off Bhuvneshwar.
15:06 IST: Kusal Mendis is the new man in.
15:05 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah follows Dickwella's movement to the leg-side with a slower ball and the batsman chips it in the air for Dhawan to take a simple catch.
14:57 IST: Four! Dickwella punches Bhuvneshwar through the off-side. The opener has raced away to 31 runs in 17 balls.
14:53 IST: Six! Short of a length delivery from Bumrah, Dickwella uses his bottom hand and hits the towards backward square leg fence. Pummeling the Indian bowlers.
14:51 IST: After 5 overs, Sri Lanka 28 for no loss.
14:45 IST: Six! Dickwella follows the boundary with a maximum over long-leg.
14:44 IST: Four! Dickwella cuts Jasprit Bumrah handsomely for a boundary in the first ball of the fourth over.
14:41 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar goes full, Gunathilaka hits the ball over Kohli at mid-off for a boundary.
14:39 IST: Four! Dickwella lofts Bhuvneshwar over mid-on for the first boundary of the innings.
14:37 IST: Bumrah starts off with a maiden over. Sri Lanka, two for no loss after two overs.
14:35 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar.
14:33 IST: Good start from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, gives away only two runs.
14:32 IST: Dickwella is off the mark in the very first ball, inside edges the ball past the stumps.
14:31 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is opening the bowling attack for India.
14:30 IST: Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella opening the batting for Sri Lanka.
14:20 IST: Captain Kohli and KL Rahul warming up before the match.
14:17 IST: Playing XI for Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga(c), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera.
14:16 IST: While the hosts are playing their 800th ODI, Chamara Kapugedara will feature in his 100th ODI.
14:12 IST: Team changes: India have named an unchanged side while Sri Lanka have made three changes -- Thisara Perera, Wanidu Hasaranga and Lakshan Sandakan make way for Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya and Milinda Siriwardana.
14:11 IST: Playing XI for Team India:
IND XI: R Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli (C), L Rahul, M Dhoni (W), K Jadhav, H Pandya, A Patel, B Kumar, J Bumrah, Y Chahal #SLvIND— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) August 24, 2017
14:02 IST: India captain Virat Kohli wins toss, elects to bowl against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
14:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka.
Kohli had resisted the urge to chop and change too much, even during the series in the West Indies.
It is a similar scenario here as well. At Dambulla, India preferred not to go in with two leg-spinners or two left-arm spinners, thus forming the Chahal-Patel combination of orthodox leg break and left-arm spin.