Team India in Durham led by Virat Kohli was seen cheering for the second-string side during the second ODI against Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue went on to win the match, which went down to the wire, by 3 wickets. They grabbed an unassailable lead in the ODI series as a result.
Team India is currently engaged in a three-day practice match against County Select XI in Durham. It’s the first of the two matches that the side is scheduled to play prior to the 5-match Test series against England. Skipper Kohli is not part of the game, however, since he was advised to take rest after experiencing a back niggle. Rohit Sharma is leading the side in his stead.
While their practice game was on, the Indian white-ball specialists in Sri Lanka were involved in a thrilling chase. Virat Kohli, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav were discussing the match in the dressing room in England. Also seen were the Indian bowlers who were having a bit of a break while watching the game. BCCI shared the clip on its official Twitter handle with the caption:
“When #TeamIndia in Durham cheered for #TeamIndia in Colombo. From dressing room, dining room and on the bus, not a moment of this memorable win was missed.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 20, 2021
Team India skipper Virat Kohli also congratulated the Indian team after the memorable win against Sri Lanka
While chasing a stiff target of 276 in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, India found unlikely heroes in Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The former bettered his previous best of 12 by a country mile, notching up his maiden ODI fifty. Bhuvneshwar was an able ally at the other end, sticking around before Chahar scored the winning runs.
After the match, Virat Kohli congratulated the team for its success in Colombo. He wrote:
“Great win by the boys. From a tough situation to pull it off was an amazing effort. Great to watch. Well done DC and Surya. Tremendous knocks under pressure.”
Great win by the boys. From a tough situation to pull it off was an amazing effort. Great to watch. Well done DC and Surya. Tremendous knocks under pressure. 🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 20, 2021
The final ODI between the two sides will be played on 23 July, Friday in Colombo.