After the first ODI played in Sri Lanka’s Dambulla, the second ODI of India and the hosts were played on Thursday at the Pallekela International Stadium in Balagolla. India captain Virat Kohli’s team won the toss and decided to bowl first. Indian bowlers Jasprit Bumrah scored 4 and Yujuwendra Chahal took 2 wickets for the hosts. The most charming moment in this match was the moment when Bumrah made the defendant team player Chamara Kapugedara clean-handed with the yorker that went like a fire. It happened when Sri Lanka’s score was 221 in 47 overs.

India's fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah took 17 wickets in 8 ODIs in 2016.
India’s fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah took 17 wickets in 8 ODIs in 2016.

Sri Lanka had lost five wickets for 121 runs at one time, but Siriwardena and Kapugedera saved him from all time out and helped to reach a respectable score. Kapugedera was playing very well but Bumrah’s Yorker sent him to Pavilion in a stroke. Kapugedera, with 40 runs, had a very good partnership with Siriwardena. Kapugedera stood in front of Bumrah for betting. As soon as Bumrah jumped the ball to Kapugedera, he went straight to the stumps. Kapugedera felt that he would play this ball of Bumrah easily, but the ball was so fast that he started going straight to the stump and went out to Kapugedera.

Since Bumrah has been a part of the team, he has been performing very well from India. It is worth mentioning that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were batting very well for India, when one wicket fell after one and the score was reduced by seven wickets for 131 runs. After that, the entire responsibility of winning the team came on Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After good partnerships, Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Singh gave the team victory.


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