Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI, Who said What: Cricketing world reacts as India clinch thriller
After a massive scare, the Indian cricket team defeated Sri Lanka to clinch a nail-biting victory in the 2nd ODI held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Balagolla.
Chasing 231 for victory, the Men in Blue were cruising with a 100 run opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
As Akila Dananjaya came into the attack, he took matters into his own hands and dismantled the Indian batting line-up picking up six wickets.
Apart from Dhawan, all the other batsmen fell to newly wed's wizardry.
It looked like Sri Lanka had the game in the bag but MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had other plans in mind. The duo put on a record 8th wicket partnership to take India home. Bhuvi was the star as he scored a magnificent half century while Dhoni remained unbeaten.
Dananjay was named the man of the match for his performance.
Here is what he had to say:
I use my variations and kept using it in the first eight overs. I had my wedding yesterday, and came back to the hotel in Kandy at 10pm.
Disappointed. We came very close and couldn't finish it. Milind and Kapu gave us a good start. Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar played well. Dananjaya bowled very well. We ha da few overs to go, that's why we kept him for the last few overs. Fielding and bowling has improved. Dananjaya and Milinda were brilliant
It was quite an exciting game of cricket. It gave us a tough test out there but was good to come through. Was good to see two 100-run stands in a 230 run chase and then a collapse. Strange game but good that we came through. You want to give the other guys in the team a go too (on the batting reshuffle). We got out to good deliveries. Akila bowled an outstanding spell. Even batting at No.3, I would have still gotten out to that delivery.
Here is how the cricketing world reacted on Twitter: