The 227-run chase as per DLS technique was lastly accomplished in 39 overs as it was Sri Lanka’s first ODI win at residence towards India since July 24, 2012
A rejigged Indian workforce promised lots however delivered little as Sri Lanka lastly managed to win a ODI on residence soil after 9 lengthy years, beating the guests by three wickets within the third and remaining match of the collection on Friday.
While India gained the three-match ODI collection 2-1, the thrilling rookies who have been blooded on the day nonetheless have an extended strategy to go earlier than they’ll come near difficult the large boys after the Sri Lankan spinners made full use of a rain break to bowl out Shikhar Dhawan’s males for 225 in 43.1 overs out of a potential 47.
It wasn’t defendable, particularly for an assault that had 4 debutant bowlers as Avishka Fernando (76 off 98 balls) anchored the chase, laying the inspiration with a 109-run stand with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (65, 56 balls).
The solely silver lining could be a big-hearted effort from left-arm seamer Chetan Sakariya (2/34 in 8 overs), together with a again of the hand supply that reared up awkwardly and lobbed off Dhananjaya de Silva’s gloves. Rahul Chahar (3/54 in 10 overs) was additionally spectacular as he delayed the inevitable with some spectacular stuff in the direction of the top.
The 227-run chase as per DLS technique was lastly accomplished in 39 overs as it was Sri Lanka’s first ODI win at residence towards India since July 24, 2012 and first victory towards them since 2017 ODI at Dharamsala.
Rahul Dravid and skipper Dhawan could be sad with a low-intensity efficiency on the day, particularly the fielding effort which was poor to say the least as three catches have been dropped.
India’s younger batsmen paid for his or her profligacy and inexperience as Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama and thriller spinner Akila Dananjaya compelled them to make a multitude whereas enjoying for exaggerated flip which wasn’t there within the first place.
With the collection already pocketed, India coach Dravid experimented with the bowling line-up together with a few modifications within the batting order, but it surely was evident that the dearth of sport consciousness turned their undoing on the day.
The rain break on the finish of the twenty third over, which decreased the sport to 47 overs per facet, helped the house workforce. The pitch all of the sudden had a little bit of freshness and the ball would each grip and skid, making life simpler for the spinners, who rocked the middle-order.
The newest development of younger batters not with the ability to cope up with gradual bowlers was on present as the middle-order appeared clueless towards Jayawickrama (3/59 in 10 overs) and Dananjaya (3/44 in 10 overs), who, in his second spell, blew away the decrease center order with flip and bounce.
However, Prithvi Shaw (49 off 49 balls) dazzled along with his breathtaking array of strokes, whereas Sanju Samson once more made batting look straightforward in his run-a-ball 46.
If Shaw slog-swept Jayawickrama in entrance and behind sq., Samson would play the within out cowl drive with easy ease.
They added 74 runs in 13.2 overs and one cannot fault anybody who was dreaming of one thing huge as the duo injected life in a useless rubber.
However, after skipper Dasun Shanaka acquired one to skid and trapped Shaw, Manish Pandey’s (11 off 19 balls) inclusion led to a break in momentum.
Samson was in no temper to relent however an uppish inside-out test drive was plucked by Avishka Fernando at extra-cover, like a fruit from the tree.
Post the break, when India resumed at 147 for 3, the spinners all of the sudden began getting extra flip and the rain had spiced up the pitch.
Pandey, who, maybe, won’t get any extra likelihood on the tour and even in close to future, blew it away when Jayawickrama deceived him with a fantastically flighted supply. It was a typical orthodox left-arm spinner’s dismissal as the ball spun sufficient to beat Pandey, who went for an expansive drive.
Hardik Pandya (17) smashed three boundaries however Jayawickrama, already pumped up with twin scalps, acquired one other one which turned sufficient to sq. up the colorful Baroda man.
Kumar Dharmasena’s poor day simply turned worse as the third umpire overruled him for the umpteenth time throughout the match.
Suryakumar Yadav (40 off 37 balls) once more batted like a dream and hit seven boundaries however similar to within the final match, the ball that sharply turns in turned his undoing. The propensity to maintain the bat behind the pads did not work as Dananjaya’s off-break discovered him leg earlier than.
Debutants Krishnappa Gowtham and IPL specialist Nitish Rana each appeared misplaced underneath lights. Gowtham performed a nothing shot to a full-toss from Dananjaya whereas Rana was overwhelmed for flip.