Easy victories…Players in exceptional form..high competition among team members..opposition not been able to compete..Everything happened in favor of India so far..India will look to wrap up the series on Sunday. Srilanka could not capitalize on the failure of Indian batting line up on Thursday.
India are still undefeated in the series. After losing test series with 3-0 margin, Srilanka are in verge of losing ODI series also. Shikhar dhawan had a start in second ODI but did not make it big as he did in Firs ODI. He Scored unbeaten 131 in first ODI. He fell prey to miraculous catch by Angelo Mathews at leg slip. Rohit Sharma who was runout in first ODI in unusual way, scored a half century in second ODI. Collapse of Indian batting started with his wicket. He was caught leg before of Dhanunjaya’s googly. Though he used DRS, it went in vein. He along with Shikhar Dhawan registered another century partnership for first wicket. Jadhav was promoted by kohli, move which ended as failure. Kohli, Rahul were dismissed exactly in similar fashion how Rahul is dismissed. Pandya, injured while Srilankan innings, could not help Dhobi in finishing of the match.Axar Patel also was caught leg before of Akhil Dhanunjaya’s off spinner.
Lahiru thirumane is expected to play in place of Dhanuska Gunathilaka, who was injured while fielding in second ODI.So thirumane will open with Niroshan Dickwella.. If Srilanka wish to qualify directly for 2019 world cup, they should win in at least two games in this series. Else they will not end up in top eight position.
Pitch and conditions
Pallekella pitch is spin friendly pitch. Rain cannot be ruled out completely. But there are reserve days available for all the matches in the Which ever team wins the toss will opt to bat first. As it would be difficult to bat under lights at Pallekelle
India to win by Huge margin.
Rohit Sharma to score century.
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