India vs Sri Lanka 2021: A look at the records scripted as India heroically wins 2nd ODI
India and Sri Lanka duel in a three-match One-Day International series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The visitor heroically won the second ODI, as it leads 2-0. Meanwhile, a few records were scripted as we take a look at them.
India came up with a heroic performance to tame Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second One-Day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday. The win has helped India take an unassailable 2-0 in the series, while quite a few records were scripted, as we take a look.
Deepak Chahar does a valiant job at No.8
- Chahar played a noble knock of an unbeaten 69, allowing India to pull off a heroic win. Meanwhile, he became the second highest-scoring Indian at number eight or less in the format, while the list is led by Ravindra Jadeja (77).
- It was also the second-highest eighth-wicket stand in ODIs for India between Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (84*), while MS Dhoni-Bhuvneshwar tops the list (100* vs Lanka in 2017).
- Also, it was the second instance of the two opening bowlers hitting the winning runs for India after Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath (vs New Zealand in 2003).
- It was the third unbroken eighth-wicket stand in a successful ODI chase after Dhoni-Bhuvneshwar (100*) and Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad (99*).
India produces a top record
The win in the second ODI was India's 93rd against Lanka. Consequently, it was the most win by the side in the format, overtaking Australia's 92 against New Zealand.
Also, it was the first time that India managed to chase a 250-plus total without any of its top three scoring 50-plus.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, it was opener Avishka Fernando (50), assisted by Charith Asalanka (65) and Chamika Karunaratne (44*), whose valiant effort helped Lanka post an above-par total of 275/9. In reply, it was Suryakumar Yadav (53) and Deepak Chahar (69*) who got the job done, despite spinner Wanindu Hasaranga'sthree-for scare.
Brief scores: Lanka 275/9 (Fernando- 50, Asalanka- 65, Karunaratne- 44*; Chahal- 3/50, Bhuvneshwar- 3/54) lost to India 277/7 in 49.1 overs (Suryakumar- 53, Chahar- 69*; Hasaranga- 3/37) by three wickets.
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