Exceptional Indian Performances during India-SL ODI series

After losing the first ODI in Dharamshala, the Indian team showed character and came back to win the 3 match series 2-1. The team saw a few exceptional performances but the credit should go to how they fought back as a team giving the SL team no chance to have a sniff at a rare series win in India.

Best performances in the series

  1. Rohit Sharma's belligerent double century: After being bundled out for a hundred odd runs in the first ODI, it needed something special for the team to come out of the hole. The stand-in captain just provided the kind of innings which was needed. Starting slow, he accelerated in the latter overs, to get another ODI double century to his name.

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2. Shikhar Dhawan's century in the last ODI: He wasn't able to contribute much in the first ODI but came back with a half century and a matchwinning century in the last ODI. His innings made sure that SL were disallowed a sniff and India walked away with the series with minimum of fuss.

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3. Spin Duo weaving their magic: The openers had given SL a flying start in the final ODI and they were looking good for a 325+ total which could have made matters difficult for the Indian batsmen but Yazavendra Chahal and Kuldeep Sharma made sure that the target was well within reach. Both took 3 wickets each to take the steam out of the Sri Lankan batting effort restricting them to a below par score.

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Apart from these three performances, all the others chipped in at crucial junctures with runs/ wickets to make sure India continues its series winning streak in ODIs and give Virashka a good wedding present.

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