Dilshan's knock helps Srilanka to win the 2nd ODI


India Vs Srilanka 2nd ODI 
Tillakaratne Dilshan was once again the hero for Sri Lanka as he notched up his sixth ODI century and second of the series. His sparkling 123-run knock came off 113 deliveries with the help of a dozen hits to the fence and two mammoth sixes. His brilliant knock made him an obvious choice for the player of the match award.

After missing out by an agonizing margin in Rajkot, Sri Lanka made amends in Nagpur. The islanders held their nerve and emerged victorious by three wickets, chasing down India’s 301 to level the five-match series one all.
While Dilshan laid the foundation for the win, it was Angelo Mathews who held his nerve with an unbeaten 37 off 25 balls to see Lankan through.

Earlier, Indian skipper MS Dhoni combined the power of punches with the art of placement as he paced his 111-ball innings with utter beauty to bat India to a competitive 301. The scintillating knock of 107 was pierced with eight powerful boundaries and two thunderous sixes.
 
Virat batted with immense maturity for his 54 runs. He worked hard between the wickets and also played some lovely strokes. Suresh Raina too contributed with his quick-fire half-century that comprised off four boundaries and three meaty blows over the fence. The left-hander stormed his way to a 55-ball 68, before falling to Mathews.


India will meet Srilanka in the next ODI at Cuttack on 21st December.

India Srilanka 2nd ODI Scorecard

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