India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Live Score and Updates: Follow IND vs SL live action at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
India began the ODI series on a winning note by defeating Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the first game. Now they will be taking on the defending Asia Cup champions in the second ODI on Thursday.
The Rohit Sharma-led team who had put on a stellar batting performance posting a mammoth total of 373 in the first ODI will be looking to maintain its winning streak. Virat Kohli started the New Year with a century as well.
As for Sri Lanka, their skipper Dasun Shanaka played a sensational fightback after clinching a ton, however, his valiant batting went in vain as the hosts could only reach 306.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sadeera Samarawickrama.
Kuldeep Yadav hits the ball straight of mid-off. The ball slowly dribbles away to hit the fence.
India win the series with a 4-wicket victory!
Axar takes the aerial route and perishes as Karunaratne slides to his right from long-off and takes a fine catch.
Axar c Karunaratne b Dhananjaya 21(21) [4s-1 6s-1]
The 75-run stand has been broken. Hardik Pandya shuffles and goes hard on the cover drive but only manages an outside edge. Kusal Mendis moves to his right to take a safe catch.
Hardik Pandya c Kusal Mendis b Karunaratne 36(53) [4s-4]
Rajitha celebrates as soon as he bowled this one as he knew it struck the pads. Shreyas Iyer reviewed it but umpire's call proved to go against him.
Shreyas Iyer lbw b Rajitha 28(33) [4s-5]
Not what India were looking for, especially after getting Sri Lanka all out for 215.
But top 3 of India are all back in the dressing room.
The crowd gets silenced at Eden Gardens after Kohli is Bowled!!
Kohli is taken aback by the bounce and can only get an inside edge back onto his stumps.
Kohli b Kumara 4(9) [4s-1]
Quick wickets for Sri Lanka. Gill had hit two fours, but on the third ball, played his trademark short arm jab pull. Unfortunately, he picks out the man at short mid-wicket.
Shubman Gill c Avishka Fernando b Kumara 21(12) [4s-5]
Edged & gone and Chamika Karunaratne is pumped. Rohit chased after the ball without any foot movement, only for it to edge towards the keeper.
Rohit c Kusal Mendis b Karunaratne 17(21) [4s-2 6s-1]
After a good start, Sri Lanka lost their momentum and were bundled out for 215. Avishka Fernando had struck three successive fours off Siraj but the latter had the last laugh by providing the early breakthrough.
Debutant Nuwanidu Fernando took 11 balls to get off the mark, however, he is the only batter who managed to score big and got his half century.
Rohit Sharma introduced spin and both the left-arm spinners struck in their respective first overs.
Dangerman Dasun Shanaka, who scored a ton in the previous game was bowled by Kuldeep Yadav for just 2 runs. Dunith Wellalage did add 32 runs to the board, but it was a little too late and the set batter were back in the pavallion.
Siraj, in the 39 over got two wickets to end Sri Lanka's campign. He first sent back Wellalage (32) and then bowled Kumara for a duck.
Siraj finishes with a three-fer
A bit of extra bounce and the batter fails to keep it down. Axar Patel, at backward point, dives to his left and gobbles it with both hands.
Karunaratne c Axar b Umran Malik 17(25) [4s-3]
Second or third or fourth time that Umran Malik has dismissed Hasaranga. Hasaranga tried to follow the team's mantra and take on the pacer, but this time he guided it straight to backward point where Axar was standing.
Hasaranga c Axar b Umran Malik 21(17) [4s-3 6s-1]
Asalanka chips the ball back to the bowler for a simple catch. He ended up spooning it to Kuldeep Yadav who had a wait a wee bit for the ball to arrive.
Asalanka c and b Kuldeep Yadav 15(21) [4s-1]
The games seems to be slipping out of Sri Lanka's hand as their dependable batter - skipper Dasun Shanaka - was bowled for just 2 runs by spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
The sweep is a good shot to the spinner, but the batter moved far too across the line exposing almost both middle and leg stump,
Shanaka b Kuldeep Yadav 2(4)
He just scored a 50 on his debut and saw himself get run-out soon. Fernando first hit the ball in the air but it fell just short of the diving Shubman Gill.
But Gill was quick and threw the ball to the keeper and the well set Fernando was sfar away and saw his stumps be uprooted.
(Shubman Gill/Rahul) 50(63) [4s-6]
50 of 62 balls and this is Nuwanidu Fernando's maiden half-century.
They were pretty good against pace, but have lost two quick wickets to spin. Dhananjaya lost balance in his defence. He lunged at the ball, but left a huge bat pad gap which saw the ball hitting his pad and then the stumps.
Dhananjaya b Axar 0(1)
Kuldeep Yadav bowls an outstanding ball to get rid of a set batter and he breaks the partnership.
Kusal Mendis lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 34(34) [4s-3 6s-1]
Bowled!! Fernando tried the cut shot but he inside edges it onto his stumps. Mohammed Siraj has provided that for them!
Avishka Fernando b Siraj 20(17) [4s-4]
One enforced change for India - Chahal in the last game put in a dive and hasn't recovered well, so Kuldeep Yadav comes in.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj
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