Team India avenged the humiliating defeat in the first ODI at Dharamsala. The hosts won the second ODI at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali by a huge margin of 141 runs. Rohit ‘HITMAN’ Sharma scored his third double hundred in ODIs and broke a number of records. Chasing a target of 393, Sri Lanka could not pose a threat as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Only Angelo Mathews managed to put up a fight as he scored 111 runs unbeaten.
Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2 wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and debutante Washington Sundar picked up a wicket each in the innings.
Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field first. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a good start sharing a partnership of 115 for the first wicket. Dhawan scored 68 runs from 67 balls including 9 fours. Rohit anchored the innings with Shreyas Iyer and shared a partnership of 213 runs for the second wicket. Iyer scored his maiden ODI fifty. He scored 88 runs from 70 deliveries featuring 9 fours and 2 sixes.
Rohit went on to score his third double century in ODIs. This was the first time he remained unbeaten after scoring a double century. He also surpassed Yuvraj Singh in the tally of sixes in ODI cricket. Rohit is now the only captain to have a double century in ODI cricket. The Hitman also struck four sixes in a row off Suranga Lakmal.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera (c), Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep