Lanka elect to bat in do-or-die game

In the past few years Dhoni the batsman has been playing a sedate role in the middle order and had had problems finishing games on occasions

Bumrah didn't take a wicket against Pakistan, both in the league stage and in the final which India lost. India is playing with an unchanged XI. Inspite of losing quick wickets Sri Lanka has made a strong comeback thanks to 72 run partnership between Chandimal and Thirimanne.The left hander Thirimanne scored his 17th ODI fifty.

If the Men in Blue are able to clinch the series today, this will be their fourth ODI series in a row in Sri Lanka.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) deemed Sri Lanka to be lagging three overs behind when their allotted time to bowl 50 overs was complete in the second ODI in Pallekele on Thursday.

This was India's seventh successive bilateral series victory against Sri Lanka.

For Sri Lanka, spinner Akila Dananjaya scalped two wickets while pacers Lasith Malinga and Vishwa Fernando took one wicket each. The venue of the match is at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Balagolla. His absence and a shoulder injury to Dhanushka Gunathilaka have paved way for the return of Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne to the ODI set-up. Among the bowlers, mystery spinner Dananjaya will be expected to continue his fine form with the ball.

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The youngster then sent the stumps of Akila Dananjaya and Milinda Siriwardana flying with his deadly accuracy to claim his first ever five-wicket haul in ODI's and becoming only the first Indian to do so in the last three years as he finished with brilliant figures of 5-27.

Though, MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivered a good job which showcased the patience these batsmen are having which is a required skill.

Squads: Team India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

Bumrah dismissed Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis to reduce Sri Lanka to 28-2 before Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal tried to steady the innings.

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