India Make 301 In Second ODI In Nagpur
India 301-7 (Dhoni 107, Raina 68, Kohli 54) v Sri Lanka
Second One-Day International, Nagpur
India won the toss and chose to bat first in the second One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Nagpur, and made their way to 301 for seven with Mahendra Singh Dhoni hitting a century and Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina half-centuries.
Dhoni continued his superb run of form by making 107 in 111 balls with eight fours and two sixes after Virender Sewhag (2) and Gautam Gambhir (4) had departed cheaply.
Kohli made 54, putting on 62 with Sachin Tendulkar (43) while the biggest partnership came between Dhoni and Raina (68), the pair adding 126 for the fifth wicket.
Off-spinner Suraj Randiv marked his debut with three wickets for 51, picking up Kohli, Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh (0) but Sri Lanka have plenty of work to do to get back into the series.
India made no changes from the side which defended 414 to beat Sri Lanka by three runs in the opening match but Sri Lanka were forced to change their team, Suranga Lakmal replacing Dilhara Fernando while spinners Ajantha Mendis and Suraj Randiv came into the side with Nuwan Kulasekara and Thilan Samaraweera missing out.
Sanath Jayasuriya also makes way for Chamara Kapugedera.
India: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Ravi Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Thilina Kandamby, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Chanaka Welagedara, Suranga Lakmal
© Cricket World 2009