Ind vs SL 2nd ODI Highlights today Tueday, 7-20-2021 – 2nd ODI (D/N), India tour of Sri Lanka (ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League) from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat.
Shanaka reckons this is a better batting wicket than what we had in the previous game. Dhawan commends his bowlers for their job in restricting Sri Lanka in the first ODI, especially the spinners. Kasun Rajitha in for Isuru Udana for Sri Lanka, and no changes for India.
India team: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan (c), 3 Ishan Kishan (wk), 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Suryakumar Yadav, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Avishka Fernando, 2 Minod Bhanuka (wk), 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dasun Shanaka (c), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Lakshan Sandakan.
Post Match Presentation.
Deepak Chahar is the Player of the Match: It was hot there, we did well there. Got two wickets. We managed to stop them at 270. It was a decent score [to chase] on this wicket. Only one thing that was going on in my mind: this is the kind of innings I’ve been dreaming of. No better way to win the match for the country. Rahul sir told me to play with all the balls. I’ve played a few innings with India A and I think he has belief in me. He told me he thinks I’m good enough to be a No. 7. He has belief in me. Hopefully, in the coming matches I don’t have to bat. When we came under 50 is when I believed we can win. Before that, it was ball by ball. I took some risks after.
Dasun Shanaka: I’m really proud of how the boys played today. They fought hard to get a win. Really tough game, credit to the Indian players, especially Deepak who took the game away from us. I think we started really well today. In the middle period, we lost wickets; I think the thing we shouldn’t do in the next game gives them easy wickets. We should bat well until the last powerplay. I didn’t bowl for a long time because there were enough bowlers in the team, but I took a chance today.
Shikhar Dhawan: I felt that today the wicket was much better than the last match and that we restricted them to a good score. It was really good the way bowlers adjusted their lines and lengths. We were confident of chasing it, but we didn’t start well. It was a good lesson for them. These sort of matches we’re gonna learn a lot as a team and they’ll learn how to handle games like these.
Unfortunately Manish got out, that was hard luck. It was tremendous to see Chahar and Bhuvi. I’d like to mention Krunal as well. Everyone showed character. The odds were low but we knew that he’s batting well in the nets. His presence of mind, his calculation – in the last four overs they didn’t take on the legspinner because at the time he was lethal.
I felt that the way Sri Lanka planned their innings, batting, and bowling – they brought the spinner on early – and the way they fielded was good to watch and learn. They worked very hard but are glad that we’re on the winning side. Every game whether we win or lose, it’s learning. We are also going to get better.