In the second game Sri Lanka want to balance the series where India want to lead series by 2-0. The pitch was very hard and dry. Sri Lankan Skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. They set up a wall of 275 runs in front of India. India won the match. Let’s discuss about the hits and flops of the match.
HITS OF THE MATCH:
Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka): Mathews took the bat when the score was 65 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. From this position he pushed the Sri Lankan team to this point. He played a marvelous innings today. Actually the day is registered for him. From the very beginning he played cautiously as he has some extra responsibilities. He scored 92 runs with a strike rate of 91.08. He played this marvelous innings with 10 garnished boundaries and 1 over boundary.
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka): The other artist who help to make this sculpture of 274 runs for Sri Lanka, is none other than the cool Kumar Sangakkara. He built a great partnership with the skipper Mathews. He gave him the perfect support. He scored 61 runs with 4 boundaries. He played the innings with his cool calm manner. His strike rate was 70.93.
Shikhar Dhawan (India): Once again this man came up with a fantastic innings. Shikhar played a fine innings of 79 runs with 7 boundaries and 1 six. He stands upright in his attitude and it’s pretty stiff with his hands when he pushes forward. He is in good shape lately. In the previous match he made a ton. He made it with a strike rate of 98.75. He built a strong partnership with Rayadu that kept the scoreboard rolling.
Ambati Rayadu (India): Today this Andhra player gave a well-constructed support to the Dhawan’s innings. When Dhawan left the field Rayadu became the spine of the team. It was his day actually. He hit a maiden ton. He made 121 runs with 10 boundaries and 4 sixes. His performance led the Indian team to the victory.
Virat Kohli(India): After Rayadu Dhawan partnership, Virat built an structured partnership with Rayadu. He led the team to the victory along with Rayadu. Skipper’s performance was eye-catching. He scored a well supportive 49 runs with 2 fours and 2 sixes.
FLOPS OF THE MATCH:
Ishant Sharma (India): The Indian bowling sensation Ishant did not click today. I the previous match he played well but he did not perform up to the mark. He did not take any wickets. He tried a lot but did not get a wicket. He gave 58 runs to the opponents in the 10 overs. His economy rate was 5.80.
Mahela Jayawardane (Sri Lanka): A productive, stylish and totally classy batsman with a huge hunger for runs, and a calm batsman. Mahela did not click today. Everyone was waiting for his devastating batting innings but he failed to present that. He scored only 4 runs today. But he took a marvelous catch of Rahane. Sangakkara missed that ball but his quick reflex helped him to get that ball.
Ajinkya Rahane (India): One opener boosted the scoreboard of India, on the other hand the other one did not show his standard. Yes, I am talking about Ajinkya Rahane. He is a very good batsman who made a century in the 1st ODI. His luck was not with him today. The way Jayawardane took his catch it could be said that he was unfortunate today. He scored only 8 runs.
Lahiru Gamage (Sri Lanka): The Sri Lankan bowler who made debut in the previous match did not play well today. His performance was pretty good in the previous match. He did not take any wicket.
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