February 24 2018

MS Dhoni equals Kumar Sangakkara's record for most ODI stumpings

February 24 2018, 05:55 | Irvin Gilbert

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Whether the practice sessions leading up to the game and it seems like quite the idea remains to be seen. "I have a very close friend whom I speak to a lot our fitness levels and the numbers we put out there are a lot better than a lot of countries in the world". Only one out of five matches have been played and Kohli has not made much changes in the team in the West Indies.

From 113 for 1 in the 17th over, India were reduced to 131 for 7 in the 22nd over with mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya taking six wickets in a sensational spell and the visiting side were looking down the barrel.

"It swings between hurt and embarrassment", Sri Lanka's interim coach Nic Pothas said following the match, as quoted on CricBuzz.

Former captain Angelo Mathews tried to stick around with the lower-order but eventually ran out of partners to be stranded on 36.

The 23-year-old Dananjaya then turned on the heat against the number-three ODI side with his googly. Kedar Jadhav was also dismissed. This is also the top partnership for the eighth-wicket in a successful chase in ODIs and second century stand for eighth or lower wickets in successful chases in ODIs.

"But you can't really control what's happening from another person, you can only control what you can do on the park and the mindset that you can be in", he added.

For India, pacer Bumrah scalped four wickets while leg-spinner Chahal took two.

The second ODI against India takes place in Pallekele on Thursday. Sri Lanka collapsed from a strong position at 139 for 1, losing nine wickets for 77 runs in 19 overs to be bowled out for 216.

Exactly 100 runs were needed and the duo were up for the task.

With chances of winning looking sleek, Bhuvneshwar then joined Dhoni in the middle and played sensibly. He was well supported by Yuzvendra Chahal (2/43) in the wickets column.

Coming together at 121 for 5 Milinda Siriwardana (58) and Chamara Kapugedera (40) gave the innings some substance with a 91-run partnership. From the Indian point of view, Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 4 wickets.

The teams return to the venue for the third match on Sunday.

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