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India in Sri Lanka 2017

SL bring Chandimal, Thirimanne in place of Gunathilaka, Tharanga

Aug 25, 2017: The two batsmen have been brought in for the remainder of the ODI series after Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out due to a shoulder injury and Upul Tharanga was suspended for two matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Realised offbreaks wouldn't help on this track - Dananjaya

Aug 25, 2017: Akila Dananjaya, who took 6 for 54, realised early on that the offbreak wouldn't be helpful against India in Pallekele and switched to bowling legbreaks and googlies instead

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Wanted to play Dananjaya as someone who bowls googlies - Bhuvneshwar

Aug 25, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed that he was especially mindful of Dananjaya's incoming delivery and walked in with a plan to counter it, after hauling India to an improbable win in the second ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

India's record eighth-wicket stand, and Dananjaya's dream spell

Aug 24, 2017: The Sri Lanka spinner's figures of 6 for 54 were his country's best in a losing cause in ODIs

Gaurav Sundararaman

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar trump Dananjaya's 6 for 54

Aug 24, 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and MS Dhoni added an unbroken 100, an Indian record for the eighth wicket, to turn the tables on Sri Lanka and lead India to a three-wicket win

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Pothas 'very happy' with 'hugely supportive' SLC

Aug 23, 2017: The interim coach was earlier critical of fickle selections following the nine-wicket loss in Dambulla, but has now struck an optimistic note about the team's prospects

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Onus on youngsters to lift Sri Lanka out of the pits

Aug 23, 2017: India would not have expected their successes to come quite as easily as they have so far on this tour. There's little to suggest the trend will be bucked in Pallekele

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando
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