Ind vs SL 2nd ODI was held today at Mohali’s PCA stadium and it was all about Rohit Sharma Today. After the terrific defeat in 1st ODI, India bounces back in form. It was totally a Hitman’s day. After losing the Toss India came to bat first. Rohit and Dhawan started slow and steady to build the partnership. India put the score of 392/4 in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 208*(153) with 12 sixes and 13 fours. There were two more unsung heroes of today’s match Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan. Shreyas Scored 88 runs off 70 balls and gave good support to Rohit. whereas, Dhawan scored 68 off 67 balls and helped to build a good base in the start. Later on, While chasing 393 Sri Lanka never in the game as they ended on 251/8. Angelo Mathews was the lone warrior, he remained unbeaten on 111 runs. Fans hailed Rohit Sharma as he scored Double Hundred once again.
Here is what Cricket fertility reacted on Match :
Shreyas Iyer: ” I was just being a spectator at the non-striker’s end after getting to my 50. Just happy to give the strike to him. It was just the Rohit Sharma show thereafter. We batted well in the nets yesterday and it felt good. I took the confidence out there in the middle and it worked. Just backed my instincts, expressed myself. It’s a good pitch to bat, just a bit tough early on and we hope to take 2-3 wickets early on. We had decided that we will take it to the 40th over and see from there because we had a good batting line-up. We knew that if one of us stayed until the end, it could be really good for the others to bat around us. There was a patch when I was just watching Rohit bat and I was stunned by that. I guess I got a bit lazy during that phase and maybe should have carried on further. But I guess it’s part and parcel of the game. “
Thisara Perera: “Unfortunately our bowling did not click. Rohit specially batted really well and this is just a game of cricket which we have to take in our stride. We had a plan A, B, and C but none of that clicked for us. If you want to chase a score as big as this, you need starts and scores in the middle order as well. But none of it clicked for us. Angelo did brilliantly well for us but it wasn’t enough.”