Ajinkya Rahane scored 111 in the first ODI © PTI
Ajinkya Rahane scored 111 in the first ODI © PTI

Nov 6, 2014

India and Sri Lanka face off in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad on Thursday. Hosts India are leading the series 1-0 after a massive 169-run win in the first ODI at Cuttack. Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI

The first ODI was a largely one-sided affair, and the tourists looked undercooked and unprepared for the challenge. For this game, they would come in with better preparations and have already put in the hard yards in the nets. On the other hand, India would aim to keep up the intensity and deliver another performance.

In the last game, Sri Lanka tinkered with their batting and it did not work. Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara form a solid top four. However, they need Angelo Mathews in at No 5 to hold the innings together. So, someone like a Ashan Priyanjan or a Seekuge Prasanna can wait and come lower down the order. Sri Lanka have to raise their game to be up for this contest. They need to regain the intensity and compete with the Indians. Though Rangana Herath and Lasith Malinga are missing in action, they still have a good side that has some quality.

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