Home > News >

Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs India – 2nd ODI at Hambantota

Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs India - 2nd ODI at Hambantota

Virat Kohli has been in top form for India and will be the key in the coming matches © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Hambantota: Jul 24, 2012

 

India will look to keep up the winning momentum going when they take on Sri Lanka in the second ODI at Hambantota on Tuesday.

 

India cruised to a 21-run win against the islanders in the opening ODI — courtesy the in-form Virat Kohli who smashed 106 and senior batsman Virender Sehwag who made a significant contribution with an innings of 96.

 

The strip at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium where the first ODI was played seemed to be a typical limited overs pitch where the batsmen have a field day once they get their eye in.

 

It is a wicket where ‘win the toss and bat first’ is the mantra for all captains and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was no different on the other day.

 

Although the windy conditions initially help the swing bowlers but primarily it’s the batsmen who dominate in these conditions.

 

For India, it will be an advantage of sorts as Sri Lanka’s most consistent new-ball bowler in recent times, Nuwan Kulasekara is out of the series with a groin injury sustained while trying to attempt a catch during the first ODI.

 

All eyes will again be on man-of-the-moment Kohli who has now scored four centuries in his last five appearances and is in the form of his life.

 

It would certainly boost his confidence that he has started the new season with a flawless century.

 

Ditto for Virender Sehwag, who had skipped the Asia Cup due to injury and was keen to get a headstart as it is supposed to be a long and hard season for Team India.

 

Gautam Gambhir will be keen to shrug off the disappointment of getting out cheaply in the first match and make amends in tomorrow’s game.

 

Suresh Raina and skipper Dhoni have always been pretty consistent in the shorter formats and their valuable contribution at the death overs certainly made a lot of difference.

 

Rohit Sharma’s indifferent form, however, sticks out like a sore thumb amid the good batting form of his teammates.

 

Having scored only two centuries in 81 ODIs certainly doesn’t do justice to his enormous promise. A poor average of 32-plus is something that should definitely worry Rohit as he goes about trying to transform talent into match-winning performances.

 

However, it is unlikely that the Indian team management would tinker with the playing XI for at least another couple of matches unless they are forced to due to injury concerns.

 

Skipper Dhoni will, however, want his bowlers to up the ante after being penalised for slow over-rate in the last match.

 

All-rounder Irfan Pathan’s presence in the side lends the necessary balance. Although his pace has dropped considerably but his ability to get movement with the new ball is something that adds dimension to the attack considering Sri Lanka has an attacking batsmen in Tillakaratne Dilshan at the top of the order.

 

The Indians will also have to counter Kumar Sangakkara who hit a splendid 133 in the last match but ran out of partners.

 

Dilshan and skipper Mahela Jayawardene are the players who are not known to go through prolonged bad patch and on their day can destroy any bowling attack in world cricket.

 

Teams

 

India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha.

 

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene(c), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Isuru Udana

 

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the 2nd ODI at Hambantota, here

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Live Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 3rd ODI at Dhaka: Zimbabwe flatter as Bangladesh win by 124 runs

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 1: Pakistan finish at 281/3 at stumps

Don Bradman vs Clarrie Grimmett — how did The Don fare against the craftiest leggie of his era

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15: Top 5 performances of the tournament

Phillip Hughes injury: Spare a thought for Sean Abbott

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India India tour of Australia 2014-15 Pakistan South Africa South Africa vs Australia Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Sri Lanka set huge 318-run target versus England in 1st ODI at Colombo

India Women vs South Africa Women 2014: Proteas set a target of 187 for Indians

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Dhaka, 2014: Bangladesh win by 124 runs to pocket series

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah: Mohammad Hafeez guides Pakistan to 281/3 at stumps on Day 1

Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq complete 100-run stand for fourth wicket

Daniel Vettori becomes the most capped New Zealand player

Quinton de Kock equals record for most centuries before the age of 22

Wriddhiman Saha’s performance in the 1st Test at Brisbane could make or break his career

England tour of Sri Lanka 2014: Stats overview of past encounters

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: New Zealand’s inspired performance in 2nd Test serves important lesson to non-Asian countries

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Deepika Padukone’s fan gifts her a website

Exclusive: Is Veena Malik’s blasphemy case a publicity gimmick?

PK: Rajkumar Hirani takes his Aamir Khan starrer to Belgium

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

What makes Rajinikanth’s Lingaa a special film?

हेल्थ टिप #3: इलेक्ट्रिक शॉक से राहत पाने का तुरंत उपचार

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

रितेश-जेनेलिया देशमुख के घर पुत्ररत्न का हुआ जन्म

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here