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  • 7:27 PM IST

    THAT’S IT FOLKS! India have made an emphatic comeback here. India beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs. For Sri Lanka it was Angelo Mathews, who kept their hopes floating. Read our comprehensive report here.

  • 7:09 PM IST

    100! Angelo Mathews scores his second hundred in ODIs. This is second 100 against India in India. Mathews is seen struggling with his hamstring.

  • 6:44 PM IST

    OUT! Jasprit Bumrah gets his second wicket. Short-ball becomes Akila Dhananjaya’s undoing. Angelo Mathews is still standing strong at one end. Suranga Lakmal comes out.

  • 6:11 PM IST

    OUT! Another Sri Lanka players falls to a poor shot. Sachith Pathirana departs for 2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar finally gets into the wickets list. Angelo Mathews scored his 5,000 ODI run in the last over. READ MORE.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    OUT! Excellent catch by MS Dhoni. Thisara Perera trying to heave Chahal managed to pad the ball in the air that caught his glove and a lunging Dhoni caught it with minimal fuss.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his man. Asela Gunaratne was looking to take the match away from India’s grasp. He was found wanting after stepping down the track to a tossed-up delivery. Thisera Perera is out in the middle.

  • 5:46 PM IST

    FIFTY! This has been a superb knock by Angelo Mathews so far. He reaches his 36th ODI half-century in 60 balls. Sri Lanka also cross the 150 run mark. Mathews along with Asela Gunaratne have added 36 runs.

  • 5:25 PM IST

    OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets Niroshan Dickwella. He just reached 1,000 ODI runs on the previous delivery. A bit wide from Chahal, and Niroshan obliges giving a simple catch to the fielder at shirt third. Asela Gunaratne is out in the middle.

  • 5:14 PM IST

    Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella have managed to take Sri Lanka past the 100-run mark. Niroshan looks aggressive against Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal, giving Mathews ample time to settle in.

  • 4:51 PM IST

    OUT! Washington Sundar gets his first ODI wicket. Lahiru Thirimanne trying to reverse/sweep him, manages to miss the ball and get himself bowled. Niroshan Dickwella is out in the middle.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    50 up for Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimane have held Sri Lanka’s ship together. They have so far added 24 runs in 28 balls. India at this point were 50 for 0. Hardik Pandya into back into the attack.

  • 4:17 PM IST

    OUT! Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack and provides India a breakthrough. Danushka Gunathilaka tries to leg glance Bumrah and manages to hand Dhoni a simple caught behind. Sri Lanka are making a mountain of a chase for themselves.

  • 4:02 PM IST

    OUT! Hardik Pandya picks Upul Tharanga. A very poor shot by Tharanga. He hands Dinesh Karthik at cover a simple catch. Lahiru Thirimanne is out in the middle along with Danushka Gunathilaka.

  • 3:52 PM IST

    Sri Lanka are out in the middle and face an uphill task to reach 393. India have opened the bowling with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya. Upul Tharanga will be crucial for Sri Lanka’s success.

  • 3:09 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 208 propels India to 392 for 4 in 50 overs. This is his third highest score in ODIs. Sri Lanka need a miracle from their batsmen to chase down 393 runs given a strong Indian attack.

  • 2:50 PM IST

    OUT! MS Dhoni falls in a bid to hit big. Having scored a six on the last ball, he missed a slower one by Thisara Perera that struck him on the knee. Hardik Pandya is out in the middle.

  • 2:38 PM IST

    OUT! Shreyas Iyer falls for 88. This has been a critical knock by Iyer. Iyer too tried to go the Rohit way. MS Dhoni is out in the middle.

  • 2:36 PM IST

    Rohit’s 159* is now highest score by an Indian captain against Sri Lanka.

  • 2:35 PM IST

    Read what Rahul Dravid spoke about Shreyas Iyer. HERE

  • 2:33 PM IST

    SIX! Rohit Sharma has been on a rampage. He is making good use of the crease. 150 runs for Rohit. It took him just 133 balls.

  • 2:29 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma is on the attack. He has already smacked Suranga Lakmal for four massive sixes on the leg side. Lakmal has been guilty of bowling too many full tosses. 26 runs came from the 44th over.

  • 2:23 PM IST

    Both Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer have now upped the ante at Mohali. Shreyas Iyer is looking to make use of his innovative batting that comes from him being a T20I specialist.

  • 2:06 PM IST

    100! Rohit Sharma gets his 100 in 115 balls. This is his 16th ODI hundred and 1st as captain. Rohit has now surpassed Virender Sehwag’s tally of 15 ODI hundreds.

  • 2:01 PM IST

    Shreyas Iyer playing his second One-Day International (ODI) for India has recorded his maiden fifty in 50-balls. Iyer, made his ODI debut in the first India vs Sri Lanka match at Dharamsala.

  • 1:55 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma is nearing his 16th ODI century. Shreyas Iyer is nearing his maiden ODI fifty. Rohit could be second Indian captain to a century at Mohali, third Indian overall after MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

  • 1:32 PM IST

    India 180/1 after 31 overs: Partnership between Sharma and Iyer is now 65. They both are looking good and playing their shots. Rohit is the key wicket here for Lanka.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings his 35th ODI fifty in ball. This is his first limited-overs half-century as captain. Shreyas Iyer will look to make full use this opportunity to bat at No.3. Once Virat Kohli comes back in, the spot would have no takers.

  • 12:57 PM IST

    OUT! Shikhar Dhawan falls for 68. He was trying too many shots. This brings an end to the 115-run stand for the first wicket. Shreyas Iyer is out at No.3. Rohit is nearing his 35th ODI fifty.

  • 12:48 PM IST

    FOUR! Rohit Sharma launches into Akila Dananjaya. He is now looking to change his gear. Both Rohit and Shikhar will look to make big hundreds here. Sri Lanka have now brought in Akila and Sachith Pathirana to break this mammoth stand.

  • 12:31 PM IST

    FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan has made his intent clears. This is his 23rd ODI half-century. A happy dressing room claps for Dhawan. This has been a perfect start for India, and a able reply to Sri Lanka who were on the money in the first ODI.

India look to recover from Dharamsala scars © AFP
India look to recover from Dharamsala scars © AFP

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. I, Vishal Mehra, will bring all the intriguing stats from the archive as well funny posts from the social media universe.

Sri Lanka did the near-unthinkable in the series opener of the three-match ODIs. Electing to bowl, Thisara Perera and co. restricted India’s tall batting line-up to 112. Had MS Dhoni not scored 65, No. 2 ranked India could have been bowled out for less than 50. Suranga Lakmal, the chief tormentor, was ably supported by Angelo Mathews and Nuwan Pradeep. In reply, Sri Lanka completed the formalities to trounce India by 7 wickets with 186 balls to spare, their biggest win in terms of balls left against India in their own den.

The tides have turned against India. Nonetheless, they were in similar situations against Australia (in Tests) and New Zealand (in ODIs) this year. In absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma will be expected to lift the boys and stage a strong comeback. They may, however, make some changes to the line-up that took the field in Dharamsala.