The Indian cricket team defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the second ODI to win the three-match series 2-0 and also secure their 9th consecutive bilateral series win over the Lankan Lions. This was also Shikhar Dhawan and Rahul Dravid’s first series win as India’s captain and coach.
In the India vs Sri Lanka second ODI match, Team India had got a target of 276 runs to win and the visitors easily achieved the target with 5 balls remaining. At one point in the game, team India had lost 6 wickets for just 160 runs, but despite this, they managed to get the win. Young stars Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar were the heroes of India’s victory as they both scored maiden half-centuries.
After the series win , a video of team India’s celebration was posted by Suryakumar Yadav on Instagram. Indian players had a late-night jam session as they sang the popular Bollywood song “Na Jaane Koi Kaisi Hai Yeh Zindagani….” from the movie Gangster. Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav were seen in a fun mood as they could all be heard singing their hearts out!
Coach Rahul Dravid will be extremely delighted with the performance of this young team India. In a match that looked like going in favour of Sri Lanka was rescued by the Indian lower-order batsmen, Deepak Chahar and Bhuveshwar Kumar. Even after the spirited Lankan performance, they were unable to put the finishing touches with the ball.