The Indian cricket team had won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill gave the team a daring start as the duo sewed an invaluable 95 run partnership. Indian star batsman Virat Kohli slowly got into his rhythm when he was cheated out by Lahiru Kumara earlier in the 2nd ODI.
Shubman Gill & Virat Kohli frustrated the bowlers with their attacking form of cricket. Shubman Gill hit his 2nd ODI century and his 1st in India and now it won’t be wrong to say that the batsman has sealed his spot for the 2023 World Cup.
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Dasun Shanaka & Co congratulate Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli was in a beast mode playing with the bowlers. The batsman scored his 46th ODI century, playing a tremendous 166 runs off 110 balls, hitting 13 fours and 8 sixes. He took India’s total to a massive 390-5. At the end of India’s innings, skipper Dasun Shanaka and his teammates congratulated Virat Kohli on one of the finest centuries.
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A tough task for Sri Lanka
Chasing 391 runs will require a huge effort, as this time the Men in Blue are playing with 3 spinners, making it by no means easy to attack them. All eyes would be on Kusal Mendis, the right-handed batter who needs to hit deep and play a long and effective inning.
It would be interesting to see if Siraj gets help from the pitch as the bowlers have been on the receiving end so far. This time skipper Rohit Sharma does not have the luxury of the 6th bowling option which can work in the island nation’s favour, as they need to ensure they score at least 70 odd runs in the power play overs.
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