Ind vs SL 2nd ODI – Shikhar Dhawan to Chahar: Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan knows that Indian cricket team survived the jail break by Sri Lanka, courtesy brilliant and unexpected batting display by Deepak Chahar. Chahar (69*) smashed a brilliant fifty and stitched an unbeaten 84-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19*) to take India home after the visitors were reduced to 193/7 in the second ODI. Captain Shikhar Dhawan is a mighty relieved man and said I am ‘super-impressed with Chahar’s batting display’
Ind vs SL 2nd ODI: Shikhar Dhawan’s ‘big Thank you’ to Deepak Chahar & Bhuvi, captain ‘super impressed’
Ind vs SL 2nd ODI – Shikhar Dhawan to Chahar: Dhawan said he see Chahar working hard in the nets on his batting and he is super impressed with his presence of mind.
“We knew that Chahar has worked hard in the nets on his batting. His presence of mind and calculations against the leg-spinner was amazing. Both Bhuvi and him calculated it really well, Super-impressed”
What made Dhawan ‘Super-Impressed’?
- This is the first time India have successfully chased down a target of 250+ without any of the top three scoring 50+ since beating Zimbabwe in Auckland in WC 2015, chasing 288.
Most wins against an opponent in ODIs
93 Ind vs SL *
92 Aus vs NZ
92 Pak vs SL
84 Aus vs Eng
Highest individual score for India batting #8 or below in ODIs
77 R Jadeja vs NZ Manchester 2019
69*D CHAHAR vs SL Colombo 2021
69 JP Yadav vs NZ Bulawayo 2005
67*A Agarkar vs Zim Rajkot 2000
Ind vs SL 2nd ODI: Dhawan said he thought, ‘Pandey & Surya will take them through’
Ind vs SL 2nd ODI – Shikhar Dhawan to Chahar: After winning the ODI series against Sri Lanka in the second match, Dhawan stated that the team thought Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav would guide them to victory.
Suryakumar scored a gutsy 53 run while Manish got out at 37 for the visitors. But it was Deepak Chahar who played one of the most memorable knocks to steer India to a thrilling win over Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.
“The way Manish Pandey and Suryakumar were batting, we thought they would take us home,” Shikhar Dhawan said after the match.
“Hard luck to Pandey for the way he got out. The way Krunal fought in the middle was amazing. Everyone showed character” – declared the captain
Indian captain was also impressed by Sri Lanka’s fightback: Batting first, Sri Lanka was on 194/6 in the 40th over when Charith Asalanka revived the hosts’ innings. Asalanka’s fighting fifty kept Sri Lanka ticking the scoreboard as the hosts reached 244 before he got out.In the last two overs, Sri Lanka scored 23 runs to reach 275 despite losing two wickets in the final six balls.
“I felt the way Sri Lanka planned their innings in both their batting and bowling was amazing. The way they batted and fielded was good to watch. They worked really hard, but glad that we are on the winning side. Every game is a learning lesson and we hope to analyse and get better. We want to put up a good show all the time,” he added.