IND vs SL: Watch – Mohammed Siraj cleans up Avishka Fernando as the latter drags to his stumps

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India National Cricket Team’s 28-year-old right arm pacer Mohammed Siraj dismissed 24-year-old Sri Lanka National Cricket Team top-order batsman Avishka Fernando in the second ODI match on Thursday, January 12.

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the second ODI of the three match series between the Rohit Sharma led India National Cricket Team and the Dasun Shanaka led Sri Lanka National Cricket Team.

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Sri Lanka National Cricket Team won the toss and chose to bat first in the match and both teams made injury related changes to the playing XI.

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Pathum Nissanka and Dilshan Madushanka were out with their respective injuries and the Lankan team handed over the debut cap to Nuwanidu Fernando and included Lahiru Kumara in the team. Also, leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was ruled out of the game due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI.

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Mohammed Siraj clears Avishka Fernando in Powerplay

IND vs SL: Watch - Mohammed Siraj cleans up Avishka Fernando as the latter drags to his stumps
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The 24-year-old Fernando could not start his team well in the game. He broke some good boundaries, but could only contribute 20 runs off 17 balls, with 4 fours, before being knocked down by Siraj in the 6th over.

On the last delivery of the 6th over, Siraj bowled a long ball outside the stump which formed back sharply after delivery. The Sri Lankan batsman went for a big cover drive, but landed in and pushed the ball onto his stumps.

Watch Mohammed Siraj Avishka Clean Up Fernando:

This was the second time Avishka Fernando fell prey to Siraj as in the first ODI at Guwahati he was cleared by the 28-year-old for 5 in the 4th over himself.

In the power play in ODIs since 2022, Siraj has taken 19 wickets, which is the most by any bowler. Following him on the list are Trent Boult and Matt Henry with 10 wickets each to their name.

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