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IND Vs SL 2nd ODI: Rahul, Kuldeep Shine as India Seals Series With Four-Wicket Win

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Kuldeep Yadav bamboozled the Sri Lankan batters to help India bundle out Sri Lanka for 215. K.L. Rahul’s sedate fifty and 75-run association with Hardik Pandya for the fifth wicket helped the host side cross the line in the 44th over.

The Eden auditoriums didn’t witness a high-scoring game like Barsapara. But the result was no different, with India sealing the series with a four-gate palm.

Kuldeep Yadav bamboozled the Sri Lankan batters to help India rush out Sri Lanka for 215 with further than 10 overs remaining in its essay. K.L. Rahul’s sedate fifty 75- run association with Hardik Pandya for the fifth gate helped the host side cross the line in the 44th over.

The Lankan bellwethers put up an excellent display on Thursday and pegged India back to 86 for four. With no scoreboard pressure and the dew starting to play a part in the outfield, Rahul and Hardik played threat-free justice to put India on the verge of a palm.

While Hardik chased a wide bone from Chamika Karunaratne — like captain Rohit Sharma beforehand — Rahul hung on and finished the game with Kuldeep for company. Kuldeep meetly hit the winning runs with a tennis- ball swat off Lahiru Kumara for four.

Sri Lanka’s inglorious exit from the T20 World Cup in Australia was accompanied by players partying at pavilions, corruption, and the influence of a fake prophet, an inquiry showed on Thursday.

Batter Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested hours after Sri Lanka’s event precociously ended and has been charged with four counts of sexual assault on a woman in Sydney.

An independent panel that delved into Sri Lanka’s off-field geste during the World Cup in October- November revealed a litany of wrongdoing among players, officers, and associates.

When Kuldeep, who got a look-in only because Yuzvendra Chahal was ruled out due to a sore shoulder, was introduced into the attack in the 17th over, the Islanders were in a dominant position.

At 99 for one, debutant Nuwanidu Fernando and Kusal Mendis had formerly put on 70 runs in 10 overs after Avishka Fernando played Mohammed Siraj onto his wholes in the PowerPlay.

Captain Rohit Sharma introduced him in the 17th over when Sri Lanka was cruising at 102 for 1. Kuldeep got Kusal Mendis out lbw with the wrong’un.

The 28- time-old also dismissed the in-form Sri Lankan captain, Dasun Shanaka, for two runs. Shanaka tried to sweep the full-length delivery, but he ended up exposing the leg- refuse.

Kuldeep didn’t stop there as he transferred Charith Asalanka back to the kiosk in his fifth over when the batter minced the ball straight back to offer a simple caught and sailed occasion.

Kuldeep, alongside left-arm incentive Axar Patel, kept the bowling tight in the middle-overs to deny Sri Lanka any stopgap of a recovery. He also completed 200 transnational lattices in what was his 107th transnational appearance. His poignant performances will be delicate to overlook in a home ODI World Cup time.

It took Kuldeep just six balls to break the association. Mendis couldn’t read the left- arm wrist- incentive’s googly and be raised in front of the lattices. also on, it was a holocaust for the coming partial hour as India earned five lattices for just 24 runs in 45 balls to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 126 for six from a comfortable 102 for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva misconstrue his first ball in Axar Patel’s over to be sailed off his pads. Captain Dasun Shanaka missed a reach off Kuldeep to lose his leg- refuse, and Charith Asalanka misconstrue a wrong- un to offer a dolly to Kuldeep in his follow-through.

In between, Nuwanidu was stranded in the middle of the crinkle, thanks to Shubman Gill’s excellence in the field. Despite the lower order showing a semblance of adaptability, the damage by the baits was too important for Sri Lanka.

The unseasonable check of the innings meant that the host association was forced to defer the ray show- firstly planned during the innings break- till the end of the match. In the end, the maturity of,000- plus locals stayed back to celebrate their platoon’s palm, despite a stutter. Know More News…

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