IND vs SL, 2nd ODI: Mathews ton goes in vain as India keep series alive
Score after 50 overs, SL 251-8: Lakmal 11(22), Mathews 111(132); Shreyas Iyer 1-0-2-0
On the other hand, Sri Lanka manage to score just 43 runs more than Rohit Sharma’s score. SL 251/8 after 50 overs
In This Image: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
After Sri Lanka opted to bowl first, openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit provided India with a solid start. However, it was the Mumbai batsman who showed why he is rated among the best batsmen, battering the opposition bowlers round the park.
India levelled the three-match series with a massive 141-run win at Mohali.
Courtsey Rohit Sharma and his phenomenal 208 no out. The bolwers to chipped in well, with Washington Sundar picking up his maiden international wicket.
Such was the pace of Rohit’s 153-ball unbeaten 200 that after notching his ton in 115 deliveries, he smacked the next one in just 36 balls.
In This Image: Rohit Sharma
Shreyas Iyer was another vital contributor as India set up a total of 392-4. In reply, the visitors looked toothless and never seemed like making their way into the match. Angelo Mathews, however stood tall among the Lanka batsman, blasting a century, but his lone efforts weren’t enough to seal the series. In the end, India clinched a big victory by the margin of 141 runs to keep the series alive.