Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Tue 27 Feb 2024 Poor batting, not pitch, to blame for India’s embarrassing loss Indian skipper M S Dhoni’s comment that the poor pitch at Hambantota led to their massive loss in the second ODI was rather surprising to say the least. Thisara Perera exploited India’s weakness against movement Three overs – that was exactly the duration for which India dominated the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota. Their performance was in stark contrast to the first one-dayer that was played on Saturday. Sri Lanka crush India by 9 wickets in Second ODI Sri Lanka completed an easy 9-wicket win to level the ODI Series 1-1 before leaving to Colombo. India couldn’t put up any sort of fight with the ball as the Lankans eased to the target of 139 in just 19.5 overs without playing any real big shots. Can Sri Lanka Lanka find a Virat Solution? In the end, the margin of victory for India at Hambantota wasn’t as significant as expected. Twenty one runs it was. And the key reason why India managed to get home easily in spite of a late surge by the big-hitting left-hander Thisara Perera was the magnificent knock played by Virat Kohli. Ind tour SL 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka Vs India Squad, Live Score, Jul 24, 2012 India tour of Sri Lanka 2012, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka Vs India at Hambantota, Jul 24, 2012. Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT, 02:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM IST). Pakistan replicated Lanka’s performance on Friday It was almost as if Friday’s game was being replayed all over again, only the scorecards of the teams were exchanged. While Lanka batted first and successfully defended a low score in the first ODI at Hambantota, Pakistan reversed the procedure at the same venue on Sunday. All-round Afridi, Sami fire Pak to Series-leveling win in 2nd T20I Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2nd T20I at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota