Apart from Rohit (122 not out), former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (61 not out) played a ideal support role at the other end after India's top order got exposed with the scoreboard reading 61 runs for four wickets down in 15.1 overs.
However, the lack of support from the rest doesn't come in favor of the team Sri Lanka despite Sri Lanka is constantly trying to prove its worth. Dhoni has stayed unbeaten in 40 of the 65 successful chases he has been involved in.
Rohit Sharma has taken a liking to his new fielding position in ODI cricket. He peppered the off-side field with regularity hitting some lovely drives and cuts.
Akila Dananjaya left the Indian top order bamboozled.
Rohit on his part was chose to step out and disturb the length of the spinners, something that Rahul and Jadhav did not do during their brief stay at the wicket.
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Bumrah ended with 5-27, his best figures in an ODI. Lahiru Thirimanne making his comeback in the Sri Lankan side played a sturdy knock of 80 runs to help them reach 217 for 9.
Sri Lanka have Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne, late inclusions, to thank for making it this far. Sri Lanka lost the plot completely in the business end to finish with 217/9 in their 50 overs.More news: Lebanon, Hezbollah suspend ISIS fight for soldiers' release
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Yet another wicket for Team India Kedhar Jadhav strikes as he removes Angelo Mathews for 11.
Dickwella survived an LBW via DRS in the fourth over, but four balls later Bumrah got his man in the same manner, LBW via DRS again. Kusal Mendis had no idea which way the ball was moving. It incidentally was the 100th catch of his global career. The score is 65/2 after 17 overs. Chandimal scored 36 before being caught by Bumrah off seamer Hardik Pandya. "They were just chances". KL Rahul with the throw after mix up between Sri Lankan batsman, Chandimal was way out of his crease, but Dhoni fumbles to collect the ball.
In total, he collected five fours and a six. Also, in the bowling department, they had big changes with Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel instead of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. "Unlucky we didn't get that wicket", he added.
Regular opener Thirimanne came out at No.4.
Sri Lanka's middle and lower middle order failed to capitalize on the recovery as the India bowlers picked up regular wickets.
The Indian skipper wants his ODI bowlers to look for wickets and Bumrah has set an example.
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