Tuesday, July 24, 2012

India Vs Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI, Hambantota

India won the toss in the second ODI against Sri Lanka and elected to bat first. The start was quick with India reaching 30 for no loss in the first three overs itself. Memories of the previous match where they raked up in excess of 300 were already being relived by fans.

Then came that Man, Thisara Perera (he has quickly turned into a talisman figure in the Sri Lankan line up and is my current favorite all rounder in the world), who took the ball. 5 dot balls to Sehwag and then a wonderful reflexive tumbling catch in his follow through to dismiss him Caught and Bowled off the 6th ball. Virat Kohli was snapped up in his next over. And when Raina was cleaned up in his third over India slumped to 41-4 in 8 overs (Rohit was Bowled for a duck by Angelo Mathews in the 7th over).

Dhoni departed soon and the long Indian tail was exposed. They stumbled and stuttered before finally being dismissed for a below par 138.

The Sri Lankan batting is currently underway and they are already 51-0 in 8 overs. It would require a miracle from hereon in if India are to take a 2-0 lead in the series!!! See you in Colombo!


umashankar said...

Miracles don't happen. They are manufactured, a la team India.

C Suresh said...

About the only thing India won in this match was the toss :) They hv not even taken a wicket yet :)

Cricket Mania said...

Indian Batsman misjudged the pitch,as the pitch was on slower side.All the batsman excluding Gambhir could not get adjusted to the slowness of pitch and India Loss the Match