Deepak Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav slammed their maiden ODI fifties as India registered a series-clinching three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Colombo. Chasing 276 for a win, the Indian top-order failed to fire but a middle and lower order resurrection saw the visitors cross the finishing line, reaching 277 for 7 in 49.1 overs. After Suryakumar Yadav’s 44-ball 53, Deepak Chahar remained not out on 69 off 82 balls. Earlier, Charith Asalanka and opener Avishka Fernando struck half-centuries as Sri Lanka posted 275 for nine in the second ODI against India in Colombo. Fernando struck 50 off 71 while Asalanka fought back after quick losses with a knock of 65 off 68 deliveries. Chamika Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 44 to take the team past 270.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:30 PM IST
India win by 3 wickets
India have won the game by 3 wickets to clinch the series 2-0. What a match it was. Suryakumar slammed his maiden fifty after the top order collapsed. Once Surya was gone, it seemed all over for the visitors but Deepak Chahar did the unexpected. he too got his fifty and ended the game in style!
A memorable win for India and they take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar gets a boundary
A boundary from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to end the over and India now need just three runs to win the match.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Chahar gets a boundary
That’s a bonus boundary from Chahar. Shorter delivery, the batsman slashes it and it goes past short third man. 8 off 8 need
- JUL 20, 2021 11:13 PM IST
Sri Lanka under pressure
Bhuvi and Chahal are dealing in singles and that’s what they need to do. 16 runs required off the final three overs and Sri Lanka dressing room is full of tensed faces.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Chahar is limping
Well, well, well! That could be a bit frustrating for the Indians as Deepak Chahar seems to have cramped up a bit and gets attended by the physio. He is limping right now.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Bhuvi, Chahar going strong
The duo of Bhuvneshwar and Chahar has already stitched a 65-run stand for the eighth wicket and going strong. 46.4 overs gone, IND: 258/7, need 18 off 20 runs to win.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Bhuvi gets a boundary
Welcome boundary for Bhuvi and a much-needed one for India at this point of innings. Back of a length delivery and goes past the keeper for a boundary.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:06 PM IST
India need 29 off 24 balls
Following Deepak Chahar’s maiden fifty, India now need 29 runs off 24 balls. Can they make it from here. It’s indeed getting interesting with every ball.
- JUL 20, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Fifty for Deepak Chahar
· 10th fifty for an Indian #8 in ODIs
· 2nd vs Sri Lanka after Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 60 in 2009
- JUL 20, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Fifty for Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar is playing one hell of an innings. Gets his maiden ODI fifty off 64 balls and taking India closer to a terrific win! What knock Deepak! Hats off!
- JUL 20, 2021 10:53 PM IST
Rajitha to Chahar – FOUR, FOUR
Deepak Chahar his batting brilliantly and nailing the Lankan pace attack. Slams back to back boundaries off Kasun Rajitha and now he is batting at 48.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:49 PM IST
IND vs SL: Chahar hits a SIX!
Deepak Chahar is now trying everything he has got and now, he even slams a MAXIMUM. Interestingly, it’s the first six of the Indian innings. 33-run partnership between him and Bhuvi for the 8th wicket.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Deepak Chahar gets another boundary
Deepak Chahar is showing intent at the time Indian tail needs to wag. Sandakan bowls a poor delivery down the leg side and Chahar sweep behind square on the leg for a fine boundary.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Deepak Chahar survives
Vicious leg-break from Hasaranga that turns and takes a fine edge of Deepak Chahar’s bat. Minod Bhanuka misses completely and India get three more runs.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:33 PM IST
IND vs SL, 2nd ODI: India need 72 off 66 balls
India need 72 runs off 66 balls with three wicket in hand. Bhuvnehswar Kumar (2) is at the crease along with Deepak Chahar (18).
- JUL 20, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the crease
Vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar is at the crease and fans will hope he plays a good innings here – something like he did in 2017, in and against Sri Lanka. He had scored a fifty to rescue India after a top-order collapse.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Krunal Pandya departs for 35
WICKET! Wanidu Hasaranga picks up his third wicket to jolt India. Krunal Pandya departs for 35
IND: 193/7 after 35.1 overs
- JUL 20, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Sandakan to Chahar – FOUR
What a shot from Deepak Chahar. Wide off and Chahar drives it through the extra cover region for a boundary.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:05 PM IST
Sandakan to Krunal Pandya – FOUR
That’s an amazing shot from Krunal Pandya. Short ball and Krunal pulls it away for a boundary towards fine leg.
- JUL 20, 2021 10:00 PM IST
IND vs SL: Score Update
20 overs remaining and India need 101 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand. Krunal is playing patiently and all eyes are on him.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:51 PM IST
Can Krunal do the magic?
India need 112 runs off 132 balls and Krunal Pandya is batting quite carefully. Not taking any risk and giving himself time. Can he finish it? Let’s find out!
- JUL 20, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Suryakumar out for 53
Lakshan Sandakan traps Suryakumar Yadav in front. Umpire Kumara Dhrmasena gives it straight away but the batter reviews the decision. Three reds and he has to walk back after scoring his maiden ODI fifty. IND: 60/6 after 27 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Suryakumar slams his maiden fifty
Suryakumar Yadav gets his maiden ODI half-century off 42 balls. Gets to the landmark with a fine boundary. Can he finish India’s chase of 276? That would be phenomenal if he manages to do so.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Sandakan bowls a good over
Lakshan Sandakan finishes the fourth over of his spell and concedes just 5 runs. IND: 147 for 5 after 25 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Krunal gets a boundary
FOUR! First boundary off Krunal Pandya’s bat. Short ball, Krunal looks for the pull but gets a thick top-edge that flier over the keeper for four runs.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST
India vs County XI game update
Update from England: KL Rahul has smahsed a fine hundred after the top order failed to perform. He retired after scoring 101 off 150 deliveries.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:21 PM IST
IND vs SL: 131 runs from 22 overs
22 overs gone, India are 131 for 5. Suryakumar is batting on 41 and Krunal is unbeaten on 3. They need 139 more to win.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:16 PM IST
Karunaratne bowls a maiden over
That’s the first maiden-over of the game. Karunaratne bowls six consecutive dot balls to end his 3rd. IND: 126/5 after 21 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Hardik Pandya out for a duck
· This is his 4th duck in ODIs
· 2nd vs Sri Lanka
- JUL 20, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Hardik out for zero
WICKET! Another blow to India. Hardik Pandya departs without scoring a run. Good length ball and Pandya plays it with hard hands, only to get caught by Dhananjaya de Silva at mid-wicket. IND: 116/5 after 18 overs
- JUL 20, 2021 08:58 PM IST
IND vs SL: Pandey gets run out
OUT! An unfortunate dismissal for Manish Pandey. Suryakumar’s straight drive hits the wickets at the bowler’s end and Shanaka manages to get his fingers on the ball. Pandey departs for 37, IND: 115/4 after 17.2 overs
- JUL 20, 2021 08:54 PM IST
50-run stand between Pandey and Suryakumar
· 15th fifty+ partnership for the 4th wicket for India in Sri Lanka
· 9th at this venue.
· The partnership is on 49
- JUL 20, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Suryakumar’s dashing upper cut
FOUR! Sri Lankan bowlers are wondering where to bowl to Suryakumar. Shorter one from Karunaratne and SKY jumped up to push it towards the boundary. IND: 114/3 after 17 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Suryakumar scoops it for a four
FOUR! What a shot that was. Picked Hasaranga’s googly so well and scooped over keeper’s head for a boundary.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Rajitha to Suryakumar: FOUR
FOUR! A beautiful shot from Surykumar Yadav. Good length ball and SKY punches it through mid-on for a boundary. Exceptional timing!
- JUL 20, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Hasaranga to Suryakumar: FOUR
FOUR! That’s a terrific shot from Suryakumar Yadav. Picks up the googly perfectly and lofts it over mid-wicket for one-bounce four.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan gone for 29
· This is the 15th time he has been adjudged LBW in ODIs
· This is the 14th time that Indian top order have been dismissed for individual scores of less than 30 against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka
- JUL 20, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Pandey goes after Sandakan
Manish Pandey hammers a couple of boundaries to Lakshan Sandakan right after Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal. India: 78/3 after 13 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan departs
WICKET! Wanidu Hasaranga traps the Indian captain – Shikhar Dhawan in front. Sri Lanka take the review after the umpire denies and it’s three reds in the DRS. IND: IND: 65/3 after 12 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Sandakan starts well
The left-arm spinner gave away just four runs in his opening over. IND: 64/2 after 11 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Lakshan Sandakan comes to bowl
Some more spin from Sri Lanka’s side as Lakshan Sandakan comes into the attack. Can he breach the Dhawan-Pandey partnership?
- JUL 20, 2021 08:12 PM IST
Wanidu Hasaranga into the attack
Bowling change for Sri Lanka as Wanidu Hasaranga comes into the attack. Let’s see if he can dent this partnership with his spin.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Rajitha to Dhawan: FOUR
FOUR! Beautiful shot. A short-arm jab from the Indian captain and the ball races straight towards the boundary.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:06 PM IST
50-up for India
India go past the 50-run mark in the chase of 276. Shikhar Dhawan batting on 23 while Manish Pandey is unbeaten on 9. IND: 50/2 after 8 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Pandey slams a boundary
Manish Pandey slams the first boundary this evening. He has an opportunity here to take the game deeper and end it in India’s favour.
- JUL 20, 2021 08:02 PM IST
Kasun Rajitha puts more pressure
Kasun Rajitha keeps on mounting pressure with his fine blowing. He conceded just one run to end his third over. India have lost two wickets and would look to rebuild the innings from here. IND: 43/2 after 7 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 07:53 PM IST
IND vs SL: Kishan goes for 1
Wicket! That’s a major jolt for India. Kasun Rajitha gets rid of Ishan Kishan. The wicketkeeper-batsman looked to guide it through the off-side but played on. IND: 39/2 after 5 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Chameera to Dhawan – FOUR
FOUR! Superb shot from the Indian captain. Short ball from Chameera and Dhawan cuts it away for a boundary through third man.
- JUL 20, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Prithvi Shaw departs
WICKET! Wanidu Hasaranga cleans up Prithvi Shaw for 13. IND: 28/1 after 3 overs
- JUL 20, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Dhawan hammers Chameera
What a start! Indian skipper joins the party and hits top gear. He slams back-to-back boundaries to Dushmantha Chameera and ends the 2nd over with the third one towards backward square leg. IND: 26/0 after 2 overs.
- JUL 20, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Prithvi goes off the mark in style
After two balls, Prithvi charges and slams three consecutive boundaries to Kasun Rajitha. India: 14/0 after 1 over.
- JUL 20, 2021 07:21 PM IST
India begin chase of 276
Welcome Back. Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are out to begin India’s chase of 276 in 50 overs. Kasun Rajitha begins the attack for Sri Lanka.