Indian seamer Deepak Chahar went considerably expensive in his first spell in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday. However, he recovered exceptionally well to finish with three wickets. The right-arm bowler’s dismissal of Wanindu Hasaranga was the one capturing attention as he outsmarted the batsman brilliantly. Sri Lanka lost Hasaranga at a crucial phase.
The dismissal occurred in the 40th over when Deepak Chahar delivered almost a yorker-length delivery. However, Wanindu Hasaranga could not bring the bat down in time as it went past to clatter the stumps. Wanindu Hasaranga departed for eight off 11 deliveries, while Chahar finished with bowling figures of 8-0-53-2.
Sri Lanka, who finished with 262 on Sunday in the series opener, went a step ahead to rack up 275, setting the tourists 276 to win the series. The hosts had a brilliant start as they stitched a 77-run opening stand; however, quick wickets and the Indian spinners’ performance pegged them back.
But Charith Asalanka’s 65 and Chamika Karunaratne’s 44 took them to a reasonably good total. Yuzvendra Chahal was India’s best bowler, ending with figures of 10-1-50-3, while Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar snared five scalps between them. India lead the series as they chased Sri Lanka’s 262 in the first ODI with seven wickets and 80 balls to spare.
Below is the dismissal of Wanindu Hasaranga affected by Deepak Chahar:
Deepak Chahar fools Hasaranga with a slower one right on the money 🙌
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