India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Highlights: India ride on Deepak Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav fifties to win series

Updated on Jul 21, 2021 07:52 AM IST

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match seires. Follow live score and updates of IND vs SL 2nd ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Highlights: 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.


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  • 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.

  • Jul 20, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    IND vs SL, 2nd ODI: Stats Alert

    Highest targets successfully chased at R Premadasa Stadium:


    287 Ind vs SL 2012 *

    270 Ind vs Eng 2002

    266 SL vs Eng 2014

    264 SL vs SA 2004


    (Source: Cricbuzz)

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    India need 276 to win

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Sri Lanka post 275 for 9

    Avishka Fernando and Charith Asalanka slam fifties as Sri Lanka post 275 for 9 after the end of 50 overs. Chamika Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 44 and Kasun Rajitha scored 1 not-out.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Lakshan Sandakan run out for a duck

    A direct hit from Ishan Kishan ends the innings of Lakshan Sandakan. The latter departs for a duck. SL: 266/9 after 49.3 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Bhuvneshwar gets Chameera

    The Indian vice-captain brings up the last over and gets Chameera off the first ball. SL: 264/8 after 49.1 overs

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Chahar to Karunaratne: FOUR

    FOUR! Karunaratne walks down the line and plays it with a straight bat over the head of the bowler for a boundary.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    Asalanka gone for 65

    Highest scores by an SL No. 5 batsman vs IND at home
    Highest scores by an SL No. 5 batsman vs IND at home

    This is the joint 5th highest score by a Sri Lankan No. 5 batsman against India at home.


  • Jul 20, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Asalanka departs for 65

    WICKET! Sri Lanka's counter-attack ends with the dismissal of Charith Asalanka. Slogs across the line but ends up getting caught by substitute fielder Devdutt Padikkal. SL: 244/7 after 47.1 overs

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    Fifty for Charith Asalanka

    Asalanka brings up his maiden ODI fifty with a boundary. Exceptional innings from the youngster to support the Lankan innings after quick losses.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Asalanka nearing fifty

    Charith Asalanka is currently batting on 44 and eyeing his maiden ODI fifty. SL: 210/6 after 42 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    200-up for Sri Lanka

    Asalanka slams a boundary off Krunal Pandya's delivery as Sri Lanka go past the 200-run mark after losing 6 wickets. SL: 204/6 after 41 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga gone for 8:

    · Out for an identical score as in his previous innings.

    · 4 out of his 5 innings against India have been single-digit dismissals.

    o 2 at Dambulla in 2017

    o 9 at Colombo (RPS) in 2017

    o 8 at Colombo (RPS) in 2021

    o 8 at Colombo (RPS) in 2021

    · Dismissed in consecutive innings by Chahar.

  • Jul 20, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    Chahar gets Hasaranga

    WICKET! A beautiful slower one, rather a magical one to get better of Wanidu Hasaranga. A dipping knuckle ball that knocked the batsman over. SL: 194/6 in 39.1 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Stats Alert!

    Dasun Shanaka out for 16:

    · Dismissed for the 2nd time by Chahal this series

    · Chahal becomes the 2nd spinner to dismiss him twice in a series after Adil Rashid, who did this in England’s tour of SL in 2018

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    Krunal to Hasaranga: FOUR

    Hasaranga is playing the catalyst here, hitting a boundary almost every over. Inside out against Krunal's tossed up delivery and collects a one bounce four.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Hasaranga gets a boundary

    Good length ball, into the middle stump. It finds the inside edge and beats the keeper for a boundary.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Chahal cleans up Dasun Shanaka

    WICKET! Chahal strikes again and cleans up Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka to grab his third wicket. SL: 172/5 in 35.2 overs

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Good over from Krunal Pandya

    What an over from Krunal. Five dots and just one single to finish his 6th. Sri Lanka 171/4 after 35 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Chahal to Shanaka - FOUR

    That's a poor delivery Chahal and he knows it. He gets punished for the same. Shanaka sweeps it easily for a boundary.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Pandya back into the attack

    Hardik Pandya will bowl after the drinks break. He looked a bit in trouble earlier but now he is up with his 4th over.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Drinks Break

    A drinks have been taken. Sri Lanka have certainly lost the momentum after a good start. However, they would look to end the things on a decent note with 18 overs to go. SL: 160/4 after 32 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    Asalanka slams a boundary

    Kuldeep to Asalanka - FOUR! A well executed slog sweep to get a boundary through deep mid-wicket

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: 144 runs after 30 overs

    30 overs gone, Sri Lanka are 144/4 after 30 overs. Charith Asalanka batting on 11, accompanied by Dasun Shanaka (3*).

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    Kuldeep returns to bowl

    Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. The Chinaman bowler is yet to pick a wicket but has been extremely economical. 6 overs, 28 runs, 4.6 eco.

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    Dhanajaya de Silva out for 32

    WICKET! De Silva gets deceived by Deepak Chahar's knuckle ball. Chipped it towards mid-off and captain Shikhar Dhawan takes a great catch. SL: 134/4 after 27.2 overs

  • Jul 20, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Stats Alert

    Avishka Fernando out for 50

    · Only the 2nd Sri Lankan opener to be dismissed on 50 against India in ODIs. Last was TM Dilshan in 2012 at Hambantota

    · This is the 2nd time he has been dismissed on 50 in ODIs. Last was against West Indies at Colombo (SSC) on 22nd Feb 2020.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Avishka Fernando departs

    Fernando departs right after scoring his 4th ODI fifty. He tries to play the pull but gets a top edge. Krunal Pandya takes an easy catch at midwicket. SL: 124/3 after 24.6 overs

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    Fifty for Avishka Fernando

    Avishka Fernando slams his 4th ODI fifty. He reaches to the milestone off 70 balls. First half-century by a Sri Lankan in this series

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    Krunal Pandya to Avishka: FOUR

    Great shot from Avishka. He moves to 48 with that shot - First boundary after 97 balls.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar into the attack

    Time for some pace as vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes into the attack.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    100-up for Sri Lanka

    100 runs for Sri Lanka on the board after 21 overs. They've been batting at a run rate of around 4 for the last 10 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    79 balls without a boundary

    Sri Lanka haven't scored a boundary for the last 79 balls and their run-rate also goes down below 5. That's alarming for the hosts!

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Decent start from Krunal

    Krunal begins his spell with a good over, conceding just 4 runs in it. SL: 94/2 after 18 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Krunal Pandya comes to bowl

    Another bowling change for India. Krunal Pandya comes into the attack and replaces Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Stats Alert

    MinodBhanuka was dismissed for 36.

    · The wait for a century partnership for the opening wicket continues.

    · The last time there was a century partnership for the opening wicket at Colombo (RPS) was in 2001 between Jayasuriya, and Kaluwitharana. The pair scored 103 in that innings.

    · Dismissed for the 2nd time by a spinner this series. Was dismissed by Kuldeep last time.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    2-in-2 for Chahal, Rajapaksa out for a duck

    Gets him on the first ball. Chahal continues to jolt the hosts; his 2nd wicket for the day. Top spin, dipping full outside off that takes a fine edge. Kishan makes no mistake in grabbing that. SL: 77/2 after 13.23 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Chahal rocks Sri Lanka

    Minod Bhanuka comes down the track and hits a full-toss from the leg-spinner straight to Manish Pandey at short mid-wicket. Sri Lanka: 77/1 afer 13.2 overs

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Kuldeep Yadav into the attack

    India go for a bowling change and Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. Can he break the opening stand. It would be so joyous if he does. SL: 70/0 after 12 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Pandya struggles

    After a 7-run over, Hardik Pandya seems struggling a bit. Seems like his back is troubling him again. Hope there's nothing serious.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Four extra runs

    Short ball from Hardik Pandya and it bounces high and go past Ishan Kishan who jumped high to catch it. Four extra runs in Sri Lanka's account.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    Good over from Chahal

    Just two leg-bye runs and five dots to end the 10th over - brilliant stuff from Yuvendra Chahal. 10 overs gone, SL: 59/0

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    IND vs SL, 2nd ODI: Stats Alert!

    Worst bowling average vs openers (since 2020)


    INDIA: 81

    ZIMBABWE: 76.67

    SRI LANKA: 51.59

    AFGHANISTAN: 48.33

    SCOTLAND: 45.67


  • Jul 20, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    50-run partnership between Fernando and Bhanuka

    15th fifty+ stand for the opening wicket for Sri Lanka against India at Colombo. Last was a 91 run stand between Dilshan and Tharanga in 2012. The pair scored 91 in that innings.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Chahal to Minod: FOUR!

    Stepped out of the crease and clobbers it over the mid-off for a fine boundary. Superb execution from the opener.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Yuzi Chahal into the attack

    Here comes the spin wizard who drew the first blood in the first ODI. Can Yuzvendra Chahal break the opening pair of Sri Lanka? Let's find out!

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Pandya starts with a no-ball

    Hardik Pandya comes into the attack and begins with a no-ball. More advantage to the hosts as Avishka Fernando slams a boundary off the free-hit ball.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Back to back boundaries from Bhanuka

    That's some class batting from the Minod Bhanuka. The Lankan opener slams back-to-back boundaries to keep the run rate high. SL: 37/0 after 6 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    IND vs SL, 2nd ODI: Four to end the 5th over

    Bhanuka hits a boundary past mid-on to end the over. Another expensive over from India - 9 from it. SL: 28/0 after 5 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar to Bhanuka - FOUR

    Fuller at middle stumps and Bhanuka flicks it neatly into the mid-wicket boundary for a boundary.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    1st no ball from Bhuvi since OCT 2015

    Can you believe it? Bhuvneshwar Kumar just bowled an overstepped no ball since October 2015. That's something interesting.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    IND vs SL, 2nd ODI: Expensive over from D Chahar

    That was an expensive from the right-arm quick. A boundary and a six to start with and then 2 more. Chahar comes back to end the over with a dot. SL: 20/0 after 4 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Chahar to Fernando - Four, SIX

    Avishka Fernando is simply spoiling the moods of Indian fans. Back to back to big shots - a four through backward point followed by a maximum over backward square leg.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Pandey drops Minod

    Did that carry? Yes it did and Manish Pandey would be disappointed that he did not get both hands to it. It was at a decent height. But perhaps he expected Shaw at first slip to go for it. Deepak Chahar is not too pleased with the effort. Sri Lanka 6/0 after 2 overs.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    First boundary of the match

    FOUR! On the pads, that was easy pickings for Minod and the left-hander does well to flick it past square leg and into the boundary. Both the Sri Lankan openers off the mark.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Almost a wicket

    Edged and just wide of the second slip. Manish Pandey gave a full length dive but it was just too far away. A much better start from Bhuvneshwar Kumar today. Fernando played the line but ball just shaped away and got the outside edge.

  • Jul 20, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    The players are out in the middle

    Fernando and Bhanuka are out in the middle for Sri Lanka. India's vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new-ball in hand. We are all set for live action.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Sri Lanka need a good start

    Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka need to give a good start to Sri Lanka. To be fair to them, they did play Kumar and Chahar well in the first ODI but faltered against the Indian spinners, failing to capitalise on the start.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    India's dominance over Sri Lanka

    If India manages to win the 2nd ODI, then India will have most wins against an opponent in ODIs.


    India have not lost any ODI in Sri Lanka since 28 July 2012. India is on a winning streak of 9 ODIs in Sri Lanka; no other visiting team has won as many consecutive ODIs in Sri Lanka.


    India have won their last 8 bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Sri Lanka XI for 2nd ODI

    Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    India XI for 2nd ODI

    Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    India playing same side, Sri Lanka make once change

    India, quite expectedly have gone in with an unchanged side but Sri Lanka have made one change. They have brought in Kasun Rajitha in place of Isuru Udana.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: Toss update

    Sri Lanka win toss and opt to bat first against India in Colombo

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    Pitch report

    Looking at the pitch, which is mostly like the first ODI, Agarkar believes Sri Lanka should chase. He was quick to add that India shouldn't be worries about the outcome of the toss.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Suryakumar can bat anywhere, says Agarkar

    Most of the young Indian players apart from maybe Hardik, prefer to bat in the top three. He (Suryakumar Yadav) can do both. Have seen him from close quarters, he is simply superb. If India is thinking about someone for the T20 World Cup, then he will be the first one, because he is versatile: Ajit Agarkar on Sony Sports Network.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Minutes away from Toss

    We are minutes away from the toss of the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI at Colombo. Former India left-arm spinner Murali Kartik, in the pre-match show on Sony Sports Network, said it is unlikely that will make any changes for today's match

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Full marks to Shikhar Dhawan

    Amid all the positives of the wrist spinners, Hardik bowling, Prithvi's start and Kishan's fearless batting on debut, one shouldn't forget the job Dhawan did on his debut as India captain. He handled the spinners well in the first innings and while batting, he was the pillar that allowed the youngsters to play the natural game. It as an important tour for Dhawan as well.

  • Jul 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Kuldeep and Chahal find their mojo

    Kul-Cha were back in action after almost two years and they showed exactly why they are crucial for India's success. Chahal looked in fine rhythm but what would bring comfort to the Indian fans is the way Kuldeep bowled. He was down confidence, didn't play much cricket before this but he came out in flying colours. Hopefully, from an Indian perspective, Kuldeep and Chahal continue the good work.

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Hardik Pandya is bowling again

    Former India chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar in an exclusive chat with Hindustan times said India's biggest positive from the first ODI was the 5 overs that Hardik Pandya bowled. Yes, his pace was not the up to mark but he didn't look to be in any sort of discomfort while bowling, which is a great sign for India as that allows them to play an extra spinner or a batsman.

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    New-ball bowling a worry for India

    Since the start of 2020, Indian bowling attack has not been good enough against openers in ODIs. Notably, India bowler averages 78.21 against the openers in ODIs since 2020, which is the highest among all the teams. In the first ODI too, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar struggled to hit the right areas with new ball. India got their first breakthrough only when Dhawan introduced Chahal into the attack.

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:40 PM IST

    Time running out for Manish Pandey

    Manish Pandey who came out to bat at No.4 in the 1st ODI could not capitalize after getting a start. In his short career so far, majority of his games he has played are in Asian conditions and despite that he has scored only 291 runs at an average of 24.25 and with the Strike rate of 82.20. Pandey has struggled to get going against the spinners and has a strike rate under 80, though he has been dismissed only 5 times against spin all these have come in Asian conditions.


    At a time when India are looking at players to score big in the middle-overs, Pandey is slowly but surely falling behind in the race. The right-hander needs to up his ante to be in reckoning for limited-overs cricket.

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    What about Sanju Samson's injury?

    Samson was not available for selection in the first ODI due to a niggle. But after the way debutant Ishan Kishan batted, it looks unlikely that Samson will get a game even if match-fit today. Mind you, there hasn't been any official word on the right-hander's fitness. It will be interesting to see if Rahul Dravid does decide to play him as a batsman in place of Manish Pandey. But these are all guessing games.

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Prithvi Shaw looks in some form

    How good was Prithvi Shaw the other night? It looked like he never really came out of Vijay Hazare Trophy. The same square cuts, the booming back foot punches, the crafty flick shots off the back foot were on display. And it does not happen often that you get the Player of the Match award for scoring 43 in a 260-plus run-chase. But Shaw's 43 came off just 24 balls and sort of took Sri Lanka out of the game.

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Can Sri Lanka stop India?

    It's a difficult question, Sri Lankan fans would like to believe they can and even a diehard cricket fan would want to see a contest. It is hard to see an Indian side minus at least five or six of their first-choice cricketers did what did to the hosts in the 1st ODI. To be fair to Sri Lanka, they are also missing a number of their key players - some due to injury and some because of disciplinary action. The likes of Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka have shown that they have the talent but the question is, can they translate that into substantial performances?

  • Jul 20, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    India look to seal series

    It was a complete performance from India in the first ODI and won it by 7 wickets. Their spinners were on song, their fielding was up to the mark and their batting had a destructive approach, something that the fans have been searching for a long time. Today, they will look to repeat the same performance and seal the three-match ODI series.

  • Jul 20, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI - LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog on 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo. Shikhar Dhawan & co. will hope to seal the series so that they can enter the third ODI without an ounce of worry.

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'Samson was dropped as we don't have...': Ex-IND opener blames BCCI, Team India

Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:00 PM IST

Despite, India's seven-wicket loss, Samson scored a decent knock and also stitched a 96-run stand with Shreyas Iyer. Yet he was dropped for the second game and former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer explained why as he blamed the BCCI and the Indian team for it.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson

‘I have a pretty good relationship with Langer’: Starc on ‘coward’ controversy

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Mitchell Starc also talked about the possibility of a crowd outburst at the Perth Stadium in Western Australia where the first Test against West Indies will be held and which happens to be the home ground of Langer.

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc with former head coach Justin Langer(getty images)
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc with former head coach Justin Langer(getty images)

'PCB doesn't have guts to boycott WC. IND don't care if Pakistan don't come'

Published on Nov 27, 2022 10:39 AM IST

Former Pakistan cricketer feels PCB doesn't have it in them to walk the talk and rather warned Ramiz Raja that it could be possible that teams like Bangladesh and Afghanistan might also join India in boycotting the Asia Cup 2023 in Pakistan

Ramiz Raja, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board(AP)
Ramiz Raja, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board(AP)

‘Test cricket is still the ultimate’: McGrath backs Cummins decision to skip IPL

Published on Nov 27, 2022 10:23 AM IST

Pat Cummins argued that he wanted to focus on the upcoming World Cup 2023 and Ashes and due to a hectic schedule, he would miss the IPL. Former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath has come out in support of the Australia skipper.

File photo of Pat Cummins.(AAP via REUTERS)
File photo of Pat Cummins.(AAP via REUTERS)

'Was in WC squad but now is nowhere': Nehra on IND's selection after Samson snub

Published on Nov 27, 2022 09:52 AM IST

Former India cricketer Ashish Nehra was left baffled by the selection and rather questioned the logic behind it and urged the management to show some stability.

Sanju Samson; Ashish Nehra
Sanju Samson; Ashish Nehra

Wasim Jaffer explains why Umran Malik is suited to ODIs more than T20Is

Published on Nov 27, 2022 09:04 AM IST

After India's recent first ODI vs New Zealand, former player Wasim Jaffer feels that Umran Malik is suited more to ODIs and than T20I cricket.

India's Umran Malik celebrates the dismissal of Daryl Mitchell during the 1st ODI match against New Zealand, at Eden Park stadium, in Auckland on Friday.(BCCI Twitter)
India's Umran Malik celebrates the dismissal of Daryl Mitchell during the 1st ODI match against New Zealand, at Eden Park stadium, in Auckland on Friday.(BCCI Twitter)

'Samson is victim of favouritism...': Dhawan slammed for 2nd ODI team selection

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 09:09 AM IST

Samson was dropped yet again, on Sunday, for the second ODI to make way for greater bowling depth and the decision left fans fuming at captain Shikhar Dhawan and head coach VVS Laxman.

Sanju Samson; Shikhar Dhawan
Sanju Samson; Shikhar Dhawan

'Achha hua jo T20WC nahi khela...': Umran's father reacts to son's non-selection

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 11:10 AM IST

Almost a fortnight after India's heartbreaking exit for the tournament, Umran's father broke his silence on his son's non-selection for the World Cup.

Umran Malik bowls during the first one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Eden Park
Umran Malik bowls during the first one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Eden Park

'Unfair to point fingers at IPL. Blame players if India don't do well…': Gambhir

Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:09 AM IST

Gambhir opined that it's unfair to point fingers at IPL which he feels is the best thing that happened to Indian cricket.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

‘I’m no one to comment whether Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli will continue in T20Is'

Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:08 AM IST

Does he see Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continuing playing the shortest format? Harbhajan Singh gave an interesting answer.

India's Rohit Sharma (R) and Virat Kohli(AFP)
India's Rohit Sharma (R) and Virat Kohli(AFP)

India vs New Zealand Live Score: Rain stops play again, IND 89/1 in 12.5 overs

Updated on Nov 27, 2022 12:04 PM IST

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Live Score: The match has been reduced to 29 overs a side due to rain. Catch the LIVE updates of IND vs NZ 2nd ODI:  

IND vs NZ LIVE score: Shubman Gill in action(BCCI Twitter)
IND vs NZ LIVE score: Shubman Gill in action(BCCI Twitter)

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur gives a brutal reply to Ramiz Raja's fiery remark

Published on Nov 26, 2022 08:17 PM IST

Ramiz clarified his stance that Pakistan won't travel to India for the ODI World Cup in 2023 if India don't come for the Asia Cup. The comments created quite a stir before India's Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur reacted with a brutal response.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur; Ramiz Raja
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur; Ramiz Raja

How the Northeast can find its feet at the elite level

Published on Nov 26, 2022 08:03 PM IST

Ridiculing will not help. The BCCI needs a plan and here are some that might help

The teams from the Northeast can take confidence from the fact that it’s a path other state teams in Indian cricket have already tread (Getty Images)
The teams from the Northeast can take confidence from the fact that it’s a path other state teams in Indian cricket have already tread (Getty Images)

'Tempted to play Kuldeep Yadav ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal'

Updated on Nov 26, 2022 07:29 PM IST

The former opener has said that India will need to strengthen their bowling options in the buildup to the 2023 World Cup.

Kuldeep was not played in the first ODI(ANI)
Kuldeep was not played in the first ODI(ANI)

Harbhajan's verdict on whether Hardik should replace Rohit as T20I captain

Published on Nov 26, 2022 06:47 PM IST

Joining the chorus, former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has given his verdict on whether Hardik should replace Rohit as the captain.

Rohit Sharma; Harbhajan Singh; Hardik Pandya
Rohit Sharma; Harbhajan Singh; Hardik Pandya
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