The long stop
Kumar Sangakkara has been in mediocre keeping form this series, and having dropped both centurions in the first ODI, Sangakkara almost managed to gift Ajinkya Rahane his second reprieve in two matches, when he parried a chest-high catch over his head. Mahela Jayawardene at slip was wise to Sangakkara's indiscretion, though, and in a flash had reacted to the fumble, dived to his left and snatched the ball one-handed, to complete the take.

The reprieve
Shikhar Dhawan was one of the batsmen who had had a let-off from Sangakkara in the first match, and on the same score of 10, he was reprieved once again, this time via the umpire's largess. Lahiru Gamage got a length ball moving across Dhawan, and though the ball collected a thick edge en route to the keeper, Sri Lanka's raucous appeals were turned down. Dhawan had even glanced back to see if Sangakkara had pouched this one, and would go on to hit 69 more runs.

The fluffed copycat
Dhammika Prasad was facing when Ishant Sharma ran in to deliver a free-hit ball in the 50th over, and though Prasad had been expecting a yorker, Ishant sent down a bouncer instead, causing enough surprise for the ball to pass through to the keeper unhindered. When he overstepped himself in the 35th over of India's innings, Prasad attempted the same ploy. Ambati Rayudu, however, was not even mildly startled. He sat back, expecting Prasad's bouncer, and slammed him over the cow corner fence to reap maximum benefit from the free hit.

The familiar dismissal
Kumar Sangakkara is often well primed to handle some of the best bowling in the world, but he sometimes seems at his most vulnerable when bowlers deliver dross. Having seen out a tough opening period, Sangakkara looked set to cash in on his toil by the middle overs, but Umesh Yadav sent down one of his worst balls of the match, and even with the field up during the batting Powerplay, Sangakkara could not help but slam the thigh-high full toss straight to long-on.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando