After being put to bat on pitch conditions specially tailored for seam bowlers, India bundled out for 112. And, all the credit goes to the spectacular spell of Suranga Lakmal. At one point the hosts were 29-7, which could have been India’s lowest total in ODI history but when every other batsman failed to score even in the double-digit, India did manage to cross the 100 mark with a beautiful batting show put up by none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni has always been a thorn for Sri Lanka. He has a stunning test average of 49 and ODI average of 66 against Sri Lanka.
Now, as the win helped Sri Lanka in ending their 12 games consecutive loss streak, it will be interesting to watch if they will get success in continuing their winning momentum or India makes a comeback. After facing a nightmarish loss in his ODI debut as a skipper, Rohit would like to make a strong comeback and nullify the lead of 0-1 Sri Lanka has achieved in three ODI matches series.
Overall, it will be an interesting battle to watch. After the massive loss in the first game, visitors can’t be taken lightly.
Series- Sri Lanka Tour of India, 2017
Venue- Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Date and Time- December 13, 11:30 AM
Earlier, the Mohali wicket used to be lightning fast. It used to offer good carry and bounce for the pacers. However, in recent times, it has slowed down and has turned out to be a good wicket for the batting side. But the conditions in Mohali are indicating that the white ball will help seamers in first 10-15 overs and batsmen may face tough situations. The ball is likely to swing and seam
Avg 1st inn score-262
Avg 2nd inn score-227
Highest Total-351/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs NED
Lowest Total-89/10 (25 Ov) by Pak vs RSA
Highest Chased-322/6 (49.5 Ov) by Pak vs Ind
Lowest Defended-207/8 (50 Ov) by Aus vs WI
IND Probable 11-
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya MS Dhoni (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer/Rahane
SL Probable 11-
Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera (c), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Akila Dananjaya, Asela Gunaratne
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M S Dhoni(wk)
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