New Delhi: Rohit Sharma’s record third ODI double hundred pushed Sri Lanka out of the contest in the second match of the series on Sunday in Mohali, where Angelo Mathews’s century only delayed the inevitable before India registered a mammoth 141-run win to level the three-match series 1-1.
After being put in to bat, India scored a mammoth 392/4, thanks to captain Rohit’s 208 not out, that deflated the Lankans who were buoyed after their big win in the first ODI in Dharamsala.
It was also India’s 100th total of 300 or more in ODI cricket, making them the first team to do so. Shreyas Iyer scored 88 playing only his second ODI, while Rohit’s fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 68.
Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal led the Indian attack with a spell of 3/60 as the hosts restricted the visitors to 251/8 despite veteran allrounder Mathews’s undefeated 111.
Jasprit Bumrah picked 2/43, while debutant offspinner Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya took a wicket each.
The final match of the series will be played in Visakhapatnam on December 17.