In a knock which will definitely make a case for his inclusion in India’s T20 World Cup squad, Chahar, whose prime ODI rating was 12 earlier than Tuesday, slammed 69 not out (82b, 7×4, 1×6) batting at No. 8 to assist India chase down 276 within the remaining over and pull off an unlikely three-wicket win over Sri Lanka within the second ODI on the Premadasa Stadium. As anticipated, the guests sealed the series, with the ultimate recreation on Friday now of tutorial curiosity.
Having been diminished to 193 for seven within the thirty sixth over, India seemed to be shedding the sport, earlier than Chahar added 84 for the eighth wicket in 87 balls with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out, 28b, 2×4) to get victory from a hopeless place. Towards the closing levels, Chahar was hit by cramps, however the Rajasthan bowler, who took two wickets with his knuckle balls earlier within the day, didn’t let that cease him from taking his staff dwelling, as he smashed Kasun Rajitha for a 4 to mid-wicket off the primary ball of the final over. Realising that India simply wanted somebody to remain on the wicket, Chahar batted with a smart head, not taking any unwarranted threat.
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Before Chahar’s heroics, India’s cost was saved alive by Suryakumar Yadav (53, 44b, 6×4) – who scored his maiden half-century in his second ODI – and Manish Pandey (37, 31b, 3×4), who was unfortunate to be run out on the non-striker’s finish because the ball ricocheted off Sri Lankan skipper Dashun Shanaka’s arms.
While Sri Lanka put in a spirited present, their distress continued. It was India’s ninth consecutive win in a bilateral series over the hosts.
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Earlier, Charith Asalanka (65, 68b, 6×4) and Avishka Fernando (50, 71b, 4×4, 1×6) hit half-centuries, whereas for the second consecutive time, Chamika Karunaratne (44 not out, 33b, 5×4), batting at No 8, produced an excellent cameo to assist Sri Lanka rating 275 for 9 in 50 overs.
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Defending the full towards an in-type Indian batting line-up, Lanka thrived on the fingers of leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who took the important thing wickets of Prithivi Shaw (13), skipper Shikhar Dhawan (29) and Krunal Pandya (35, 54b, 3×4). The hosts’ gamble of introducing Hasaranga in simply the third over paid off handsomely as Shaw (13), trying harmful once more, was castled whereas going for an expansive drive. Hasaranga later trapped Dhawan (29) lbw earlier than taking his third wicket within the thirty sixth over, cleansing Krunal’s stumps with a magnificence.
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— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) 1626804977000
India’s hero within the final recreation, ‘keeper-bat Ishan Kishan was out for only one this time, inside-edging a ball onto his stumps whereas attempting to smash Rajitha on the off-facet. Allrounder Hardik Pandya spooned Shanaka to mid wicket for a two-ball duck. Shaw took three consecutive fours off Rajitha within the first two overs— two excellent straight drives adopted by a typical flick to midwicket, however misplaced his wicket whereas attempting to be too adventurous.
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— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) 1626805499000
On a uncommon day for Indian cricket when two Indian groups have been taking part in in two totally different elements of the world on the identical day for maybe the primary time ever, leg-spinner Yuzuvendra Chahal and seamer Bhvneshwar took three wickets every.
After openers Minod Bhanuka (36, 42b, 6×4) and Fernando (50, 71b, 4×4, 1×6) gave Sri Lanka a superb 77-run begin in 80 balls, Chahal struck twice in two balls within the 14th over.