Rohit, Dhoni rally India
August 27, 2017  20:57


India 125-4 (28 ovs) vs SL 217-9 | Scorecard

No stopping Rohit as he plays another beautiful drive through the covers as Dananjaya offers some width for a boundary.

The duo bring up their 50-run stand in the next over from just 57 balls with Dhoni have contributed just nine runs but importantly has stood firm and proved to be a perfect foil for Rohit, who has scored freely in the last 10 overs or so.

At the halfway stage, India are well placed at 113 for four in 25 overs despite a few quick wickets earlier on.

Rohit, who is batting well on 76 from 89 balls, holds the key and so does Dhoni (10), who will again look to take things right at the end.

Sri Lanka's premier pace bowler Lasith Malinga, who has bowled just three overs in his first spell, comes back.

He bowls a tidy over conceding just three runs before Siriwardana gives away just a single in the next.

Malinga overpitches as Dhoni drives it through the covers for two runs before pulling the next through midwicket for a four.

Eight runs from the over as India reach 125 for four in 28 overs, needing 93 runs from 22 overs for victory.
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