Saturday, March 25, 2023

IND vs SL 2nd ODI: KL Rahul anchors India’s series-clinching win with unbeaten half-century 


KOLKATA: KL Rahul confirmed some glimpses of kind with a gutsy half-century as he anchored India to a hard-earned four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka within the second ODI on Thursday.

Rahul scored an unbeaten 64 off 103 balls on a troublesome observe as India chased down a modest goal of 216 in 43.2 overs.

The second-highest rating for India was vice-captain Hardik Pandya’s 36. Earlier, Sri Lanka was all out for 215 in 39.4 overs with debutant Nuwanido Fernando scoring 50.

Mohammed Siraj (3/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/51) have been essentially the most profitable bowlers for the hosts.

Temporary Scores: Sri Lanka: 215 all out in 39.4 overs (Nuwanidu Fernando 50, Kusal Mendis 34; Kuldeep Yadav 3/51, Mohammed Siraj 3/30.) India 219/6 in 43.2 overs (KL Rahul 64 not out, Lahiru Kumara 2/64, Chamika Karunaratne 2/51).

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