The big question is if skipper Virat Kohli will continue with his bold approach when it comes to team strategy, if not team selection. During the first two ODIs of the series, Niroshan Dickwella would move slightly outside the line of the ball to play him through the off-side. For the first time in the series, the Islanders had shown some sign of a fight back and it proved quite brutal for the Indians. The visitors, whose assignation with experiments nearly blew up and it is coming from the front side.
However, the complication in the 231-run chase in the second ODI occurred due to a shuffle in the batting order.
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat first.
120/7 - Sri Lanka's score in the last 25 overs of their innings in this match.
The match officials, led by match referee Andy Pycroft, allowed play to resume once they were convinced that the situation was under control.
In reply, India reached its target with 29 balls to spare, ending on 218-4 in 45.1 overs despite a shaky start.
Tharanga has recently served a two-match suspension during the Champions Trophy in June after Sri Lanka were found guilty of slow over-rate during their opener against South Africa.
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Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews fell shortly after, but Milinda Siriwardana and Chamara Kapugedara stabilised the innings with a 91-run partnership, during which Siriwardana brought up his half-century.
At one stage India looked locked up in Pallekele jail.
For India, pacer Bumrah scalped four wickets while leg-spinner Chahal took two. Dananjaya unfurled a swing of wrong 'uns and the batsmen failed to read and being impressive on the time of match. The batting experiments failed miserably and it was only because of MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's efforts that men in blue were able to pull off a miracle win. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is getting the ball to swing but has not been able to draw blood as of yet.
It was Dhoni's 99th stumping in ODI cricket, equalling Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara's record albeit in fewer games. Thunderstorms will be worked as the forecast for the evening, which could lead this interesting Cricket match. Team India whitewashed the 3-match Test series and now, seems to be planning the same in this series too.
In the disappearances of Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera became captain of the team Sri Lanka.