India edge out Sri Lanka in Pallekele thriller, take 2-0 series lead

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India defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets as a superb partnership between Bhuvneshwar Kumar (L) and MS Dhoni saw the side bounce back from a mid-innings collapse. (AFP)

India defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets as a superb partnership between Bhuvneshwar Kumar (L) and MS Dhoni saw the side bounce back from a mid-innings collapse. (AFP)

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Sri Lanka struggled to make early partnerships as Indian bowlers put them under pressure. Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice. (AFP)

Sri Lanka struggled to make early partnerships as Indian bowlers put them under pressure. Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice. (AFP)

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Axar Patel (L) picked just one wicket, but kept an economy rate of 3 per over. (AFP)

Axar Patel (L) picked just one wicket, but kept an economy rate of 3 per over. (AFP)

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It was Jasprit Bumrah (C), who was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4/43. Sri Lanka posted 236/8 in 50 overs. (REUTERS)

It was Jasprit Bumrah (C), who was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4/43. Sri Lanka posted 236/8 in 50 overs. (REUTERS)

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The match was halted ahead of India’s chase due to rain. When the match resumed, India were set a revised target of 231 from 47 overs. (REUTERS)

The match was halted ahead of India’s chase due to rain. When the match resumed, India were set a revised target of 231 from 47 overs. (REUTERS)

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Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Rohit Sharma gave India a solid start with a 109-run stand. (AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Rohit Sharma gave India a solid start with a 109-run stand. (AFP)

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However, Akila Dananjaya picked six wickets in quick succession as India went from being 109/0 to 131/7 in the span of a few over. (REUTERS)

However, Akila Dananjaya picked six wickets in quick succession as India went from being 109/0 to 131/7 in the span of a few over. (REUTERS)

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Former India captain MS Dhoni (R) then helped steady the Indian innings. (PTI)

Former India captain MS Dhoni (R) then helped steady the Indian innings. (PTI)

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Bhuvneshwar Kumnar (R) aided Dhoni well and scored a calculated fifty to help take the side home. (REUTERS)

Bhuvneshwar Kumnar (R) aided Dhoni well and scored a calculated fifty to help take the side home. (REUTERS)

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India eventually won comfortably, with three wickets left and 16 balls to spare. (REUTERS)

India eventually won comfortably, with three wickets left and 16 balls to spare. (REUTERS)

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