Sri Lanka suffered yet another humiliation at the hands of Team India in the ODI series. The Men in Blue started the ODI opener with a seven-wicket win over the hosts in Colombo. They gained confidence from the first win and continued to channelize their aggression in the second ODI.
However, Sri Lankans tried their maximum best to suppress India’s dominance. The hosts managed to aggregated 275 for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Asalanka was the pick of the batsmen for Sri Lanka as he scored 65 off 68 balls.
Avishka Fernando scored a half-century at the top while Chamika Karunaratne scored an unbeaten 44 off 33 balls to steer the Lankan team to a good total. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets apiece.
Deepak Chahar also bowled really well and took 2 wickets to his name. In reply, Team India got off to a sluggish start to the game as they lost openers – Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw for cheap scores.
The top-order found it really tough to tackle with the Lankan bowling attack. Wanindu Hasaranga bowled exceptionally well in his quota of 10 overs where he took 3 wickets. He conceded only 37 runs at an economy of 3.70.
Suryakumar Yadav provided stability in the middle order by scoring a half-century. However, Deepak Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19) added a match-winning 84-run stand for the eighth wicket and steered the team past the finishing line.
Daniel Alexander posts a tweet praising Sri Lanka and deletes it later:
Meanwhile, a Sri Lanka cricket fan’s verified account by the name of “Daniel Alexander” has been doing the rounds on social media of late. He often tweets against Team India on his Twitter handle. Fans often roast him for his biased opinions.
When Sri Lanka was in a winning position in the second ODI against India, he posted a tweet: “Sri Lanka > India”. However, Indian players proved him wrong by producing a sensational and memorable victory. Soon after India won the game and the series by 2-0, the Twitter user regretted his mistake and deleted his tweet.
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