RO-HITMAN SHARMA demolished the Lankan attack. He took his time to settle and once he shifted gears he went into overdrive mode and scored a magnificent double hundred for the 3rd time in ODIs. This was his 2nd double hundred against the Sri Lanka. He reached his 100 in 112 balls and the next hundred came in 36 balls. The Lankans were constantly failing in their lengths as they were trying to bowl yorkers and missed them which resulted in full tosses. He smashed 12 sixes after reaching his ton.
India had a steady start with Shikhar Dhawan scoring a quick 50 and fell shortly after scoring his half century. Shreyas Iyer showed great character and supported Rohit Sharma and stitched a double hundred partnership with the Indian Captain. Shreyas scored his maiden ODI fifty in fifty balls in his 2nd ODI. He missed out on his 1st ever century by 12 runs. He didn’t bat selfish at all. He could have got to his century easily but he went for the shots. He is a promising cricketer.
Sri Lanka lost their confidence as they came out to bat. They didn’t look threatening at all. Angelo Matthews stood tall of all and scored his century. He played patiently and the Indians couldn’t get him out.
The 3rd ODI and decider of this series is scheduled on Sunday 17th Dec at Vishakhapatnam. Both the teams will be hoping to win the series especially Sri Lanka as they are constantly losing every series. India will look to win and go to South Africa with some momentum. Rohit Sharma will be looking to win his first series as captain as well as with a young team.