India Beat Sri Lanka By 3 Wickets To Seal Series 2-0
New Delhi: Deepak Chahar’s score helped India to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Tuesday in the 2nd one-day international. With the win, India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
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.
Chahar, whose highest score before this game was 12, showed remarkable resolve and composure under pressure to take his team over the line with five balls to spare. He fittingly hit the winning boundary.
It was India’s ninth consecutive bilateral series win over Sri Lanka.
The third ODI will be played on Friday. It was expected to be another comfortable chase for India after Sri Lanka put an improved batting effort to post 275 for nine.
Sri Lanka’s leg spin bowler Wanindu Hasaranga had impressive bowling figures of 3-37 off 10 overs.
Charith Asalanka also made his maiden ODI half-century earlier for Sri Lanka, scoring 65 runs including six boundaries.
Leg spin bowler Yuzvendra Chahal had the best bowling figures for India, taking 3-50 off 10 overs.