India wins second ODI

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Ambati Rayudu slammed his maiden hundred as India produced yet another comprehensive batting performance to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second One Day International, here tonight.

India now lead five-match series 2-0. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 274 for eight in stipulated 50 overs with skipper Angelo Mathews scoring 92.

Earlier, skipper Mathews struck a fighting fifty to lift a struggling Sri Lanka to 274 for eight. Electing to bat, the visitors lost early wickets but Mathews unbeaten 92 – his innings laced with 10 fours and a six – and Kumar Sangakkaras valiant 61 took the side to respectability.

The duo stitched a crucial 90-run fourth-wicket partnership after Sri Lanka were struggling at 64 for three. With the visitors being reduced to 220 for eight in the 44th over, Mathews got support from number-ten batsman Dhammika Prasad and the duo stitched a valuable 54-run unbeaten partnership to give the islanders the necessary push in the end. – thatscricket

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