India continued their ODI winning streak in Sri Lanka by winning the second encounter of the series by 3 wickets. This was their tenth consecutive ODI win against the hosts in Sri Lanka.
It was Deepak Chahar's heroics which turned the game in India's favor after being 7 down for 193 runs in a run chase of 276 runs. Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar added a match-winning partnership of 84 runs for the eighth wicket to ensure a win for the team.
Deepak got lauded by his sister Matli Chahar and cousin Rahul Chahar for his outstanding effort with the bat. He scored unbeaten 69 runs to take India home with five deliveries left in the match.
"Shining through his batting too, that my bro @deepak_chahar9 for you???? Super proud of you. And the patience in you today was awesome. Papa will be so proud of you today❤️ Cheers to first 50 ???? #indiavssrilanka #teamindia #bleedblue," wrote Malti after the win.
Rahul, who's also in the squad on the Sri Lanka tour, posted a selfie with the man of the moment and captioned, "My Brother you killed it today ???? Not just our family but the entire nation is proud of you today ????????".
Deepak won Man of the Match award for his all-round performance. Before the game-changing knock, he picked up two wickets with the ball as Sri Lanka posted 275/9 in their fifty overs.