Kandy - India captain Virat Kohli has no regrets about changing the
batting order in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Kandy on Thursday even
though his team just scraped to victory.
Chasing a revised target of 231 in 47 overs, the visitors
were cruising when openers Rohit Sharma (54) and Shikhar Dhawan (49) put on 109
for the first wicket.
However, Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya (6-54) initiated
a stunning collapse as India lost seven wickets for just 22 runs.
MS Dhoni (45 not out) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (53 not out)
though added an unbroken stand of 100 to see India over line by three wickets
to go two-nil up in the five-match series.
India's skipper said after the game that he wanted to give
other batters a chance in the middle and had no regrets about his decision.
Kohli said: "When you're 110 for 1 in a chase of 230,
you want to give everyone a chance to bat. I don't have any regrets.
"If I had come at No 3, I would have still missed that
ball because he (Dananjaya) was bowling that well.
"It was quite an exciting game of cricket, fans and
players must have been entertained.
"It is good for us to come through eventually. Two
100-run partnerships in a chase of 230 with seven wickets, that's quite
bizarre. This kind of thing does not happen in this game often."
The third ODI between the teams in set for the same venue on