India took an unassailable 2-0 lead against Sri Lanka in three-match ODI series. Deepak Chahar's knock of 69 runs off 82 balls extended a great helping hand to India to a three-wicket win in the second ODI in Colombo on Tuesday. Chahar also took two wickets in eight overs and conceded 53 runs. The all-time skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter Congratulated team India for having such a win in tough situations also praised Deepak and Suryakumar.
Great win by the boys. From a tough situation to pull it off was an amazing effort. Great to watch. Well done DC and Surya. Tremendous knocks under pressure. ????????? Virat Kohli (@imVkohli)
Former cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra had a hilarious reaction to India's win.
India B-Eat Sri Lanka 2-0.? Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash)
Commentator Harsha Bhogle praised Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for their bowling in the second ODI. He tweeted,
Two calm fast bowlers in a run chase! This is absolutely top class batting under pressure from Chahar and Bhuvi? Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha)
Earlier, Sri Lanka set India a target of 276 runs with Charith Asalanka registering 65 runs off 68 balls and Avishkha Fernando hitting 50 off 71 deliveries. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets each.
India scored 277 for 7 in 49.1 overs. Besides Chahar's swashbuckling display, Suryakumar Yadav also contributed a mature half-century. Meanwhile, Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets for the hosts.