India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI highlights: Rohit Sharma’s record double ton helps IND level series 1-1
Rohit Sharma created history by blasting his third double century as India levelled the series 1-1 with a 141-run win. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI here.Updated: Dec 13, 2017 19:46 IST
Rohit Sharma created history as he notched up a world record third double century in ODIs. His unbeaten 208 helped India reach 392/4 against Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews waged a lone battle by smashing his second century but he received little support as Sri Lanka managed only 251/8, losing by 141 runs. With this win, Rohit Sharma’s side have levelled the three-match series 1-1 with the final match in Vizag. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI in Mohali here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
19:43 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Join us for the third and deciding ODI in Vizag on December 17.
19:42 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma, Man of the Match: All three came at crucial times. 264 is obviously very close to me. I’ve said it many times, but I honestly cannot pick one. The Australia one was a decider, the Sri Lanka 264 - I came back after a three-month layoff after a big injury, and this one also - after a humiliating loss, we wanted to come back as a team, as a batting unit especially. I’m happy [my wife] is here with me on this special day. I know she would have liked this gift from me. She’s been my strength, she’s always been there for me. You go through so much stress in this sport, and having them around is always special. This is our second anniversary, but more than that, we won the game. We were determined to do the right things in the middle, and right till the end we did that
19:33 hrs IST: Thisara Perera: Unfortunately our bowling did not click. Rohit specially batted really well and this is just a game of cricket which we have to take in our stride. We had a plan A, B and C but none of that clicked for us
19:28 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan: At the start, Rohit Sharma took his time, and then later on he started hitting boundaries. Once I was out, I knew he was going to score a big innings. Hats off to him, the way he has played, and three double-centuries is a big thing
19:20 hrs IST: India thrash Sri Lanka by 141 runs to level the series 1-1. It has been a comprehensive display, with Rohit Sharma’s brilliant 208* stealing the show. What an exhibition from the Indian captain.
19:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Mathews finally falls after hitting a six. Tossed up on middle and leg, Mathews hoicks it straight to wide long on but Dhawan spills the chance. Plenty of dew around.
19:07 hrs IST: Second century for Mathews. It has been a courageous knock from him but Sri Lanka are staring at a massive defeat as India continue their dominance in fortress Mohali.
18:59 hrs IST: Appeal for a stumping. Mathews had almost dragged his foot out of the crease and Dhoni whipped the bails off, but the foot was just behind the crease.
18:57 hrs IST: SIX! Mathews nears his ton by launching Yuzvendra Chahal straight over the sightscreen. Three away now.
18:53 hrs IST: Sri Lanka require close to 30 runs an over. Mathews 100 is the only thing the visitors are playing for.
18:40 hrs IST: Mathews drills Pandya down the ground for a boundary but surprisingly, he has given the strike to Suranga Lakmal with three balls left.
18:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball and targeted close to the body, Dananjaya is cramped for room as he tamely fends it to Rohit at backward square leg. Akila Dananjaya c Rohit Sharma b Bumrah 11 (17).
18:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Mathews enters the 80s with a neat glance off Pandya to the fine leg fence. Sri Lanka need 190 off 60 balls.
18:29 hrs IST: The partnership is frustrating India as they look to bowl them out. Can India get the remaining wickets?
18:21 hrs IST: Sri Lanka need less than 200. The only problem, they only have less than 80 balls to do it. With only three wickets remaining, it is a tall task.
18:15 hrs IST: Mathews is waging a lone battle as he lofts Bhuvneshwar Kumar to long on for a boundary. However, the end is near for Sri Lanka.
18:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Bhuvneshwar bowls it full outside off, Pathirana drives on the up but finds Shikhar Dhawan at widish mid-off. Sachith Pathirana c Dhawan b Bhuvneshwar 2 (8).
18:02 hrs IST: 5000 runs for Angelo Mathews. He is waging a lone battle as Sri Lanka face an uphill task.
17:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka are sinking fast here. Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Thisara Perera attempts the slog sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pad, it lobs up to the on side where Dhoni runs to his left and takes the catch. Thisara Perera c Dhoni b Chahal 5 (3).
17:49 hrs IST: WICKET! Asela Gunaratne’s cameo has come to an end. The batsman looked to up the ante by dancing down the track to a flighted delivery and attempting the lofted shot but he misses and it is an easy stumping for Dhoni. Asela Gunaratne st Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal 34 (30).
17:44 hrs IST: 36th fifty for Mathews but Sri Lanka are staring at a required rate of close to 11. They need a miracle.
17:38 hrs IST: FOURS! Washington Sundar concedes three boundaries in his seventh over. A bittersweet debut for him so far. Asela Gunaratne finds the boundary at deep mid wicket, cover and third man. Sri Lanka are hanging in there.
17:30 hrs IST: Asela Gunaratne has started off well as he aims to drive a full ball off Sundar but the outside edge takes it to third man.
17:21 hrs IST: WICKET! Dickwella has thrown away his wicket after going past 1000 runs. Short spinning legbreak on off stump, Dickwella backs away to cut but gets a thick top edge that is taken by Rohit Sharma at short third man. Niroshan Dickwella c Rohit Sharma b Yuzvendra Chahal 22 (20).
17:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Pandya bowls a short delivery but Mathews gets on top of the bounce to pull it to deep mid wicket. The former Sri Lankan skipper is nearing his fifty.
17:13 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are employing the reverse sweep at will against the spinners. However, the required-rate continues to remain high.
17:10 hrs IST: Expensive over from Sundar as he concedes 11 runs in his fourth over. Sri Lanka are nearing 100 but still a long way away.
17:08 hrs IST: SIX! Washington Sundar keeps it full on middle stump, Mathews blasts it over long on for a big six.
17:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide ball from Yuzvendra Chahal, Dickwella crashes the drive to the sweeper cover fence.
16:56 hrs IST: Poor fielding by Washington Sundar. Short ball and Mathews hooks it to deep backward square leg, Sundar is wrong footed by the spin of the ball and gives away a boundary.
16:54 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW! Full ball from Bumrah on the pads and Dickwella looks to clip it to the leg side, he misses but get hit on the pad, the bowler appeals but the umpire says not out. Dhoni said not to go for the review and he is right, as always, ball was pitching outside leg stump.
16:51 hrs IST: Dickwella gets off the mark in style by dancing down the track and drilling Sundar down the ground for a boundary.
16:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Washington Sundar strikes on debut. Great moment for the 18-year-old. Thirimanne attempts the reverse lap sweep but misses it and is cleaned up. Lahiru Thirimanne b Washington Sundar 21 (35).
16:41 hrs IST: Washington Sundar is into the attack now. Can he impress on his debut? Here is a bit about this youngster.
16:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Sri Lanka’s fifty is up with Mathews slamming a square cut to the deep point fence.
16:23 hrs IST: Thirimanne and Mathews are trying to steady the innings but the run-rate of 4.1 is too low. Thirimanne ends the 10th over in style with a boundary flicked to the deep mid wicket fence.
16:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Strangled down the leg side. Full ball on leg stump, Gunathilaka looks to glance it to fine leg but gets a faint edge that is taken by Dhoni. Danuska Gunathilaka c Dhoni b Bumrah 16 (19).
16:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka lofts Hardik Pandya over mid off for a boundary. This is good going by the left-hander.
15:59 hrs IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka suffer an early jolt. Short and wide ball outside off, Tharanga half-checks his cut shot and hits it straight to cover. Upul Tharanga c Karthik b Pandya 7 (14).
15:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball and on leg stump, Tharanga helps the pull to fine leg. Sri Lanka 13/0 after three overs.
15:52 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have made a cautious start in their pursuit of 393. Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have bowled well at the start.
15:16 hrs IST: Want to have a look at Rohit’s carnage against Sri Lanka? Here it is. By the way, Nuwan Pradeep conceded 106 runs in his 10 overs, which is the most-ever by a Sri Lankan bowler.
15:04 hrs IST: Last 10 overs, India have scored 147 runs. Rohit has scored 99 of those runs. Consider this one fact. He had reached 100 off 115 balls and his next 100 has come off just 36 balls. Simply fabulous.
15:02 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya falls but Rohit Sharma ends on 208* as India reach 392/4. It is his second double ton against Sri Lanka. He really loves to bat against them now.
15:00 hrs IST: ROHIT SHARMA! 3RD DOUBLE TON IN ODIS. LEGEND
14:56 hrs IST: SIX! This is thrilling stuff. Low full toss and Rohit paddles the sweep all the way over deep mid wicket for a six. Next ball, he takes a couple.
14:55 hrs IST: Hardik almost gets bowled as he shuffles to the off side but he squeezes out the yorker for a couple. Right, 375/3. One over to go. Rohit on 191* and on strike. Can he do it?
14:53 hrs IST: SIX! No.10 for Rohit Sharma. He is simply in the zone at the moment. Can he do it?
14:50 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit slices the drive over point for a boundary. He is now 17 away from an unprecedented third double century.
14:47 hrs IST: WICKET! Thisara gets his revenge. Full and slow ball on middle and leg, Dhoni aims to deposit the ball to the Army cantonment but is trapped in front. MS Dhoni LBW Thisara Perera 7 (5).
14:46 hrs IST: Now, Dhoni gets into the act. Low full toss from Thisara Perera and the former Indian skipper blasts it over deep square leg for his first six.
14:44 hrs IST: SIX! No.9 for Rohit Sharma. What a champion. He had gotten to his hundred off 115 balls. His next 76 runs have come in 26 deliveries.
14:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit employs the sweep. He is doing it brilliantly. Full ball from Pradeep and the batsman paddles it to fine leg. Next ball, he effortlessly lofts a shortish delivery over mid off for a boundary.
14:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka finally break this stand. Short and slow ball from Perera, Iyer miscues the pull but is caught at deep mid wicket. Ends a great knock from the youngster. Shreyas Iyer c (sub) de Silva b Perera 88 (70).
14:34 hrs IST: Rohit is dealing only in sixes. He slices Thisara Perera over deep backward point for his eighth six.
14:31 hrs IST: SIXES! Carnage in Mohali. Rohit lap sweeps a full toss for a six and next ball, he launches Pradeep over long on for a massive six. That has almost gone to Panchkula.
14:30 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are gifting full tosses and India are capitalising. Low full toss from Pradeep and Iyer runs it down to third man for a boundary as he nears a century.
14:26 hrs IST: SIX! Four sixes in five balls from Rohit. He has gone crazy. India have crossed 300. 26 runs in Lakmal’s over. Six overs remain and if it continues in this way, India could reach 400 even.
14:24 hrs IST: SIXES! Two full tosses from Lakmal have disappeared into the stands. Rohit walks to the off side and hammers it to wide long on, next ball Rohit again shuffles to the off stump and helps it to long leg. Third in the over from Rohit as the batsman wallops a full toss to deep square leg
14:21 hrs IST: Seven overs remain in the innings. India are 277/1. With both Rohit and Iyer in top gear, Sri Lanka are staring at a massive total.
14:14 hrs IST: FOURS! Sri Lanka are losing the plot here. Low full toss on the pads from Lakmal and Iyer whips it to deep mid wicket. Next ball, he makes room and crashes the square cut to the deep point fence. India on course for a massive score. The 150-run stand is up between the two.
14:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Full toss on off stump from Pradeep, Rohit employs the sweep and hits it past the fielder at short fine leg. Poor bowling.
14:09 hrs IST: Iyer is also looking good for his maiden century. He is hitting the ball clean and is looking in great touch.
14:04 hrs IST: 16th century for Rohit Sharma. What a knock! The captain is leading from the front and India are on course to go past 350.
14:00 hrs IST: SIX! Great stuff from Iyer. Short ball from Thisara Perera and Iyer slashes the upper-cut to third man, it lands full on the ropes. Next ball, the batsman thwacks a low full toss to deep mid wicket.
13:57 hrs IST: Maiden fifty for Shreyas Iyer. He walks across and tucks a flatter delivery to square leg. Superb effort from the youngster
13:52 hrs IST: Iyer is nearing his maiden fifty. It has been a splendid effort from him. Now, he needs to carry on. Consecutive 100+ stands for India and Sri Lanka are staring at a massive total.
13:48 hrs IST: FOUR! Superb touch play from Iyer. Quicker ball from Danajaya and Iyer hangs back to run it down to the third man fence.
13:45 hrs IST: India have notched up the 200 and with 15 overs to go, the stage is set for Rohit to go bonkers. Can he get another massive score?
13:41 hrs IST: FOUR! More sloppy work from Sri Lanka. Low full toss from Lakmal and Rohit drills the delivery past the fielder at extra cover who again misfields and concedes a boundary.
13:39 hrs IST: Rohit is looking in great touch. He dispatches the short and wide ball to deep backward point but the fielder misfields and a boundary is gifted. Last thing Sri Lanka needed.
13:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Nice touch play from Iyer as he opens the bat face and glides a short ball close to off stump to the third man fence.
13:30 hrs IST: Rohit is nearing a century and the partnership with Shreyas Iyer is making Sri Lanka nervous.
13:23 hrs IST: DROPPED! Dickwella drops Iyer as he attempts to glance a flatter delivery to fine leg but the keeper spills it.
13:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit was beaten by a magnificent legbreak in the previous ball, but he responds in style by dispatching a pull shot to the deep fine leg fence.
13:14 hrs IST: SIX! First big hit of the match. Pradeep bowls the delivery on a length outside off, Rohit just swings through the line and mauls it over long on for a six to bring up the 150 for India.
13:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Once again Iyer finds the gap. Short ball and the batsman bends the back leg and slices the delivery to deep backward point.
13:09 hrs IST: FOUR! First boundary for Shreyas Iyer as he dances down the track and launches Pathirana to long on. India are maintaining the tempo.
13:04 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma notches up his 35th fifty and his first as captain. Superb effort from him. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankans continue to field well. Shreyas Iyer is looking to play aggressively
12:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear, Dhawan was going like a dream but he has to perish now. Tossed up delivery on middle and leg stump, Dhawan skips down the track and looks to thwack it to mid wicket but the bat turns in his hand and he ends up hitting it to short mid wicket. Shikhar Dhawan c Thirimanne b Pathirana 68 (67).
12:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan unfurls the sweep and Sri Lanka continue to gift runs away. Too full from Dananjaya and the left-hander sweeps the ball hard to deep backward square leg.
12:51 hrs IST: The 100-run opening stand is up between Rohit and Dhawan. The right-hander brings it up in style by cutting Pathirana to the deep backward point fence. Next ball, he follows it up by slamming a short ball to the deep mid wicket fence. Sri Lanka are bleeding runs here.
12:47 hrs IST: Almost a run-out. Flighted ball from Dananjaya and Rohit drives it to the bowler’s right, Dananjaya dives as the batsman sets out for a non-existent single but the bowler throws it at the striker’s end, Rohit makes it with the dive but that was close.
12:45 hrs IST: Only two runs in Pathirana’s first over. However, both Dhawan and Rohit are looking settled.
12:42 hrs IST: Sachith Pathirana, left-arm orthodox is into the attack. Sri Lanka have gone on the defensive and will be determined to stop the flow of runs.
12:36 hrs IST: Dhawan continues to punish Thisara Perera as he wallops a short ball to the deep mid wicket fence. Sri Lanka are bowling too short here and are paying the price.
12:30 hrs IST: 23rd fifty for Shikhar Dhawan. It has been a brilliant exhibition of batting. Can he go on to get a big score?
12:27 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan upper-cuts a short ball to deep backward point. He is batting like how he used to in 2013 in that Test against Australia, at... you guessed it, Mohali.
12:25 hrs IST: FOURS! This is brilliant batting from Dhawan. He edges a full ball from Pradeep to third man and a couple of balls later, he pulls the short ball to the deep fine leg fence.
12:20 hrs IST: The fifty-run stand is up between Dhawan and Rohit. This is a good start for India.
12:15 hrs IST: FOURS! Full ball outside off, Dhawan laces the drive to deep extra cover and in the next ball, Thisara bowls short and Dhawan pummels the pull shot to the fine leg fence.
12:09 hrs IST: Nuwan Pradeep is into the attack now. Can he get the breakthrough? This is a solid opening stand and this will worry Sri Lanka.
12:03 hrs IST: Rohit gets beaten a couple of times as Lakmal and Mathews bowl some tight lines and lengths. India are 29/0 after eight overs.
11:57 hrs IST: Just before the start of the match, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya were involved in a race. No second prizes for guessing who won the race.
11:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan continues to bat confidently. Short and wide delivery from Lakmal, the left-hander creams the cut to the deep point.
11:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard! Typical Ravi Shastri way. Short and wide ball from Mathews, Rohit cuts it to the third man fence.
11:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Rohit. Length ball outside off, the batsman drives on the up and hammers it to the long off fence.
11:43 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are looking very sharp in the field. There is some movement on offer in the air but nothing much off the deck. India have moved to 10/0 after three overs.
11:35 hrs IST: Mathews begins with a maiden but Dhawan gets going in style by drilling a cover drive off Suranga Lakmal. Superb batting.
11:29 hrs IST: Out come Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Angelo Mathews will open the bowling. Two slips in place
11:28 hrs IST: The national anthems are finished. For the second consecutive series, India face a must-win situation against an opposition in an ODI series. Can they comeback or will Sri Lanka deal them the knock-out blow?
11:25 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal was the star in Dharamsala with his haul of 4/13, the most economical spell by a visiting bowler in India. He will once again be the key in Mohali.
11:21 hrs IST: The last time Sri Lanka played in Mohali, it was in 2005 and they were shot out for 112. Can India avoid a repeat of Dharamsala? Conditions are overcast and the pitch will assist seam bowling.
11:07 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams -
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera(c), Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep
11:05 hrs IST: News from the Indian camp - Washington Sundar makes his debut. The all-rounder replaces Kuldeep Yadav.
11:01 AM IST: Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
10:56 AM IST: ‘GayleStorm, ‘Gayleforce’. Call it whatever you want. This man is from another planet! Yesterday, the ‘Universe Boss’ made history (again).
10:54 AM IST: The all-important toss in a short while.
STAT ATTACK - Sri Lanka have not won consecutive ODIs against India since August 2010.
10:50 AM IST: It’s a must-win game for the hosts. They’ve hardly found themselves in such a situation in the last couple of years. Such has been their domination! Can Rohit Sharma lead his side to victory?
10:30 AM IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka! The game is a must-win for India, who trail the three-match series 1-0.
Suranga Lakmal posted career-best one-day international figures as Sri Lanka cruised to a seven-wicket win over India in Dharamsala. India won the Test series 1-0, but the tourists ended their wait for a win in the first of three 50-over matches in emphatic fashion.
Sri Lanka won the toss and put India - without the just-married Virat Kohli - into bat in Dharamsala and that decision paid off as Lakmal took 4-13 with four maidens from 10 overs, the hosts skittled for 112.In Mohali, the team batting second has a clear advantage.
The last four ODI fixtures at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium have been won by the chasing side, with India winning three of those games. The toss, thus, assumes tremendous significance.
First Published: Dec 13, 2017 10:07 IST