IND vs SL 2nd ODI Rohit: The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the second ODI of the series. After this victory at the historic Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata, Team India has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series.
KL Rahul on batting position, Rohit Sharma: The Indian team, captained by opener Rohit Sharma, has captured the ODI series against Sri Lanka. The host team won by 4 wickets in the second ODI of the series played at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata. The heroes of the victory were chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav and wicketkeeper batsman KL Rahul. Rahul scored an unbeaten half-century in the match while Kuldeep took 3 wickets.
- India took an unassailable lead
The Indian team won the second match of the ODI series by 4 wickets. The Sri Lankan team got all out in this match on the score of 215 runs in 39.4 overs. After this India achieved the target in 43.2 overs losing 6 wickets. In this way, the hosts took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. The third and final match of the series will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on January 15.
- Rohit had already told the batting number
30-year-old KL Rahul told after the victory that captain Rohit had already told him about batting at number-5. He said, ‘One thing that I like very much about batting at number-5 is that you do not rush to bat (compared to the opener). If the team requires me to bat at a certain strike rate, I try to do that to the best of my ability. My mindset has been to try to do what the team wants. Captain Rohit is very clear, he wants me to bat at number-5. He had already told me about this.
- Rahul’s explosive performance
Dhurandhar wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul stood like a wall in front of Sri Lankan bowlers in this match. Rahul got down to bat at number-5 and remained frozen till the end. He scored 64 runs in 103 balls with the help of 6 fours and returned unbeaten. Kuldeep Yadav hit the winning four off the second ball of the 44th over of Lahiru Kumara’s innings. Kuldeep was adjudged Player of the Match, who took 3 important wickets for 51 runs in 10 overs.