Newly Married Akila Dhananjaya Celebrates Personal Milestone With A Professional One
India survived a scare from Akila Dhanajaya, who snapped his career best figures of 6/54, to pocket a narrow 2 wicket win at Pallekelle. The match, which seemed like a normal contest in the first innings, witnessed all sorts of twists and turns after a rain induced delay.
The chase of 231 runs began in an authoritative fashion, but India quickly went down to 137/7 from being 109/0 at one stage. In no time, a humiliation was looking India eye to eye. The 24-year-old, who bowls all variations, looked unplayable.
India had the chip on the shoulder and somehow managed to survive what could have been one of the most embarrassing defeats for them in recent times, adding to the insult of the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan a couple of months ago.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (53 from 80 balls) and MS Dhoni (45 from 68 balls) forged a record eighth wicket stand to help India nail the target after finding themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Dhanajaya looked excited while speaking at the post-match ceremony. He also revealed about his new marital status. It was certainly one way to celebrate his wedding.
“I use my variations and kept using it in the first eight overs. I had my wedding yesterday, and came back to the hotel in Kandy at 10pm.”
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