IND vs SL: Deepak Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav help India win series

IND vs SL: Deepak Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav help India win series
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IND vs SL: Deepak Chahar and Surya Kumar Yadav’s maiden half-centuries led India to a three-wicket triumph against Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Tuesday, giving India an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

Sri Lanka made a challenging 275 for 9 in 50 overs after winning the toss and batting first.

India responded by reaching 277 for 7 with five deliveries remaining.

During their pursuit, India lost seven wickets for 193 runs and appeared to be on the verge of losing.

But Chahar combined with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 not out) for an unbeaten 84-run eighth-wicket stand to ensure victory.

Deepak Chahar, who was playing his fifth ODI, was undefeated on 69 off 82 deliveries, with seven boundaries and one six.

Chahar also becomes player of the match after taking two wickets for 53 runs in eight overs in Sri Lanka’s innings.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 10 overs and took 3-54.

Suryakumar Yadav also scored his first half-century for India in an ODI.

Six boundaries were among his 53 runs off 44 deliveries.

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It was also Sri Lanka’s 10th consecutive ODI series loss against India in their home country.

Wanindu Hasaranga, a leg spinner from Sri Lanka, had outstanding bowling stats of 3-37 off 10 overs.

Charith Asalanka had also reached his first half-century in an ODI for Sri Lanka earlier in the day, reaching 65 runs with six boundaries.

Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg spinner, had the best bowling performance for India, taking 3-50 off 10 overs.

On Friday, the series’ final match will be played.

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