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Twitter Reactions: Shikhar Dhawan’s century guides India to an 8-wicket victory

The duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were lauded while the Sri Lankan batting was trolled

Shreyas Iyer India
Shreyas Iyer celebrates his fifty. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In the series decider at the Vishakapatnam stadium, India managed to win the series 2-1 after being 0-1 down. It was the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma who won the toss and they elected to field first. They made one change as Kuldeep Yadav was brought in for Washington Sundar. As for Sri Lanka, they had Sadeera Samarawickrama coming in for Lahiru Thirimanne.

The visitors weren’t off to a great start as Danushka Gunathilaka was dismissed early. However, Upul Tharanga and Samarawickrama combined for a stupendous 119-run partnership for the second wicket. While Tharanga continued to bat after completing his half century, Sadeera was dismissed by Chahal.

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While Sri Lanka were looking good for 300 at one stage, Sadeera’s wicket triggered a collapse in the Sri Lankan batting ranks. The likes of Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne all made short appearances at the crease. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav cashed in as Sri Lanka went from being 136/1 to 215 all out.

As for India, double centurion from the last game, Rohit Sharma got out early. However, he did show some glimpse with a huge six on his penultimate ball. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer then followed it up with a scintillating 135 run partnership for the second wicket.

Iyer went on to register back to back fifties as he slammed 65 (63). As for Shikhar Dhawan, he converted his knock and registered his 12th hundred in ODIs. In the process, he also completed 4000 runs in ODIs. He became the second fastest Indian to reach 4000 after Virat Kohli.

Team India won the game by 8 wickets with more than 17 overs to spare. Twitter was filled with splendid reactions. The duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were lauded while the Sri Lankan batting was trolled. Dhawan’s innings was also applauded.

Here we present to you some of the Twitter reactions from the final ODI:

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