Colombo: Team India registered a thrilling win by 3 wickets in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. India had to win this match in every defeat to win the series. By winning this decisive match, India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The third and last match of the ODI series will be played in Colombo on Friday 23 July. Sri Lanka would like to avoid white wash by winning this match.
Deepak Chahar became a game changer
The hero of this victory of India was Deepak Chahar. Surprisingly, Deepak Chahar won this match not with his bowling but with batting, which was no less than a wonder for a bowler. India had almost lost this match and Sri Lanka were on the verge of leveling the series 1-1.
Deepak Chahar brings charismatic victory
India had lost 7 wickets for 193 runs and needed 83 runs in 14.5 overs to win, but Deepak Chahar, batting at number 8, did not give up. Deepak Chahar hit 69 runs in 82 balls, which included a six and 7 fours. Even while bowling, Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets, but he completed the match-winning work with the bat.
India won the series
The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the thrilling second ODI. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared an unbeaten 84 runs for the eighth wicket and put the lost match in India’s bag. It is the result of the bravery of Chahar and Bhuvneshwar that India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. In the first ODI, India defeated the hosts by seven wickets.
Chahar and Bhuvneshwar snatched the victory
Unlike the first match, Sri Lanka was on the verge of victory at one point, but Chahar and Bhuvneshwar snatched the victory with the bat. Batting first, Sri Lanka gave India a challenging target of 276 runs, but Chahar turned the dice with Bhuvneshwar with an unbeaten 84-run partnership for the eighth wicket. India achieved the target in 49.1 overs for seven wickets.