Workforce India made an unimaginable comeback to defeat hosts Sri Lanka within the second ODI of the three-match collection in Colombo, clinching the collection with the three-wicket win.
Chasing a 276-run goal, India had been decreased to 193/7 within the chase earlier than Deepak Chahar (69*) guided India to victory alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19*). The duo solid an unbeaten 83-run partnership to steer the aspect to a outstanding comeback win.
Sri Lanka had been firmly within the recreation earlier than the partnership, and the aspect’s head coach Mickey Arthur appeared removed from happy after the loss. Following the match, Arthur was seen participating in a heated dialogue with Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka.
Reacting to the dialogue, former Sri Lankan cricketer Russell Arnold stated that the dialogue ought to’ve taken place within the dressing room, not on the sphere.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s legendary former spinner Muttiah Muralitharan had identified that Sri Lanka made a mistake in not persisting with their spinner Wanindu Hasaranga after the arrival of Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the crease.
“I’ve informed you earlier than if Sri Lanka takes three wickets in first 10-15 overs, India goes to battle and really India struggled. Massive effort from (Deepak) Chahar and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) made them win,” Muralitharan stated on ESPNCricinfo.
“And likewise they (Sri Lanka) made some errors. They need to have bowled Wanindu Hasaranga, quite than preserving him, they need to have bowled him and attempt to take a wicket.
“If they’d have taken one wicket out of Bhuvneshwar or Chahar, with two different tail-enders coming, it will have been robust to chase 8-9 runs an over…they made some errors however it’s an inexperienced aspect.”