IND vs SL: Watch-KL Rahul Tries To Emulate MS Dhoni, Fails Badly
IND vs SL: Watch-KL Rahul Tries To Emulate MS Dhoni, Fails Badly

Sri Lankan Cricket Team had won the toss and elected to bat first. The visitors made two changes to the lineup as Pathum Nissanka & Dilshan Madushanka were injured and replaced by Nuwanidu Fernando & Lahiru Kumara.  The management continued with KL Rahul who in the 1st ODI couldn’t capitalize on the start.

Kuldeep Yadav got drafted into the playing 11 as Chahal was injured. The Lankan batters had a decent power play where they scored 51 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. This time, the batters got their eye in before unleashing the attack against the opposition.

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Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis. Pic Credits: Twitter.

KL Rahul Seen Imitating MS Dhoni

At end of 14 overs, Sri Lanka’s score was 83-1 where Nuwanidu Fernando scored 34 runs in 39 balls whereas Kusal Mendis scored 24 runs in 28 balls. Hardik Pandya was bowling the 15th over, on the 3rd ball of the over Fernando guided the ball to the fine leg where the substitute Suryakumar Yadav fumbled a bit and threw the ball to the wicket-keeper KL Rahul where he tried to run out the batter in MS Dhoni style.

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Watch: KL Rahul Copying MS Dhoni

Crucial Phase for Sri Lanka

The island nation should keep one thing in mind they need at-least 300 runs on the board to give themselves a chance in the match. So far, we have witnessed that there is no significant help for the bowlers and at the same time the outfield is quite quick.

Kuldeep Yadav of India. PC- BCCI
Kuldeep Yadav. PC- BCCI

India on the other hand would be hoping that the spinners can create havoc. With the dew coming into the game, the hosts would fancy chasing any target but at the same time, they should not take Sri Lanka lightly. It would be interesting to see what tactics skipper Rohit Sharma applies as both the batters are well set.

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