Player of the Match
Player of the Match

11.37pm India were stuttering and stumbling, faltering at 131 for 7 when Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar soaked up all the pressure from Sri Lanka and Akila Dananjaya, who led his team to that position with six wickets. From then on, it was a cruise as India coasted to a three-wicket win with time to spare. Sri Lanka finally found some quality and class but that was still not enough. What will be? They'll need some answers, but India keep finding ways to win, despite being in tough situations.

Presentation time. This could be interesting.

Akila Dananjaya is the Man of the Match: "The offspin was working, so continuously used the variations. I came back to the hotel at around 11PM last evening."

Upul Tharanga: "Disappointed, we came really close. We didn't capitalise again. They had a good start. Once they needed 100 runs, we tried everything. We just couldn't get the breakthrough. Our bowling and fielding has improved."

Virat Kohli: "Quite an exciting game of cricket, fans and players entertained. Good to come through eventually. Two 100-run partnerships in a chase of 230 with seven wickets, that's quite bizarre. When you're 110 for 1, in a chase of 230, you want to give everyone a chance to bat. We don't have any regrets. If i had gone at No. 3, I would have still missed that ball because he was bowling that well. We thought he was the offspinner with a good legbreak, but he got four wickets off googlies. We'll be more careful next time. Credit to him for pitching the ball in the right areas."

44.3
1w
Fernando to Dhoni, 1 wide, and that's the game. Short down leg and the game is finished with a wide. India take a 2-0 lead in the series. That's a terrific rearguard effort after falling to 131 for 7. Dhoni again, and Bhuvneshwar, comfortably taking them through in the end.
44.2
1
Fernando to Kumar, 1 run, 136 kph, short on off, guided to third man. India can't lose this one. Fine effort
44.1
0
Fernando to Kumar, no run, 134 kph, short and wide, angled across, Bhuvneshwar does not get bat on that. Dhoni has a chat with Bhuvi

SL can do with a hat-trick

END OF OVER:
44 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 229/7 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 0.66)

  • MS Dhoni45 (68b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar52 (78b)
  • Akila Dananjaya10-0-54-6
  • Vishwa Fernando6-0-30-0
43.6
2
Dananjaya to Dhoni, 2 runs, gets right to the pitch, nudged through square leg in typical bunty fashion for two more. Superb spell from Dananjaya
43.5
0
Dananjaya to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, crashed to mid-off. 'No, no' he says

Dream Spell

13

Balls taken by Akila Dananjaya to take 5 wickets (wickets 1 to 5) - 4th least in ODIs since 2000. M Sami took 5 wickets in 11 balls vs NZ in 2003

Top Openers

20

Fifty plus stands for Dhawan and Rohit for the first wicket - Joint most along with De Kock and Hashim Amla since 2013

Consistent Bumrah

3

Number of four-wicket hauls for Bumrah since his debut - Most for a bowler from India. A Mishra and M Shami have 1 each.

Quick Hands

99

International stumpings for MS Dhoni in ODIs - Joint highest with Kumar Sangakkara.

Toss Trend

14

Matches in which Virat Kohli has won the toss and chosen to chase in the 15 matches he has captained