The article speaks about India's victory against Sri Lanka in the 2nd One day international at Ahmedabad on 6th November 2014. India won the match with 6 wickets.
India had convincingly defeated Sri lanka in the 2nd One day at Ahmedabad on 6th November, 2014. Sri Lanka posted a fighting total of 274 runs, but India won the match easily with more than 5 overs to bowl.
Sri Lanka had brought a weak team in India. In the Indian conditions bowlers are required to play important role. Sri Lanka did not bring Mendis, Malinga and Herath. That had led to disbalance of the team.
On Thursday. Sri Lanka made a dismal start.
India’s bowlers Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma had bowled a brilliant line. Umesh Yadav got Perera leg before wicket out for a duck. Dilshan played a breezy innings but got bowled in the ball of Axar Patel for 35 runs. Jayavardhana these days developed a bad habit of playing chip shots which intends to loft over the in-field fielders. The shot is a bogus shot.
Jayavardhana went cheaply. After that Sangakarra and Mathews consolidated the innings. But the decision of taking the batting power play too early was bad. Mathews could have taken it after 40 overs. Sangakarra went for an aerial shot and got out for 61 runs. From that time Sri Lankan innings got disarrayed. They posted a reasonable of score of 274 runs due to patient unbeaten 92 of Mathews. Ravindra Jadeja got beaten up but Axar Patel was the best spinner of the day.
In reply India initially struggled with the swing of Prasad and Gamage. Rahane got out for 8 runs. Shikhar Dhawan was clear out caught behind when he was only in his double figures, but the empire made a wrong decision. He survived and then played a patient innings of 79 runs.
Rayadu was the star of the show. He scored a gallant 100, the first century in his career and made the runs with shots all round the wicket. He remained unbeaten with 121 runs. Virat Kohli chipped in with 49 runs and Suresh Raina scored 14 runs. India won the match in 44.3 overs.
Before the tournament started the spectators expected a close contest of the 2 good teams. Sri Lanka with their weak bowling had the made both the matches one-sided. Just as morning shows the day, it appears that the tournament is going to be a 5-0 whitewash. If Sri Lanka was not serious to play the One-day series they should not have come. Neither are they getting any match practice for World Cup because the Australian conditions are totally different than India, nor their new players are getting more exposure.
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