Dasun Shanaka Statement | Dasun Shanaka Statement after India cricket team beats Sri Lanka in the second ODI
Dasun Shanaka  |  Photo Credits: AP
- India won the second ODI by 3 wickets
- Deepak Chahar batted brilliantly
- Sri Lankan captain said this after the defeat
The Sri Lankan team also lost the second ODI against India on Tuesday. India won by three wickets in the match played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka scored 275 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, India won the match for the loss of 7 wickets with 5 balls to spare. Sri Lanka had the upper hand in the match for a while, but suddenly Deepak Chahar played a brilliant half-century innings and dashed their hopes. Batting at number eight, fast bowler Chahar made an unbeaten 69 in 82 balls with 7 fours and 1 six. This is the first half-century of his ODI career.
Sri Lankan captain gave this statement
After the defeat in the second ODI, captain Dasun Shanaka said that I am very proud of the way the players of our team played in the second ODI. He fought hard to get victory. It was really a tough match. However, the credit for the victory goes to the Indian players. Especially Deepak Chahar, who took the match away from us. Like in the first ODI, we started well in the second ODI but lost a lot of wickets in the middle overs. We should not give them easy wickets and we need to bat better till the batting powerplay.
‘I haven’t bowled for a long time’
At the same time, Shanaka also responded by bowling himself. He said that actually I did not bowl for a long time, because there were a lot of bowlers in the team. But I took a chance in the second ODI. Let us tell you that Shanaka bowled three overs in the match and spent 10 runs and took the wicket of a Hardik Pandya (0). Apart from this, he ran out Manish Pandey (37), who was batting on the non-striker end. Both these Indian batsmen returned to the pavilion in the 18th over on consecutive balls, which at one point put India in danger of defeat.
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