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| On Jul 23, 2021 11:10 PM IST

Sri Lanka vs India Live, 3rd ODI: Rahul Dravid wins internet again, seen offering tips to SL captain Dasun Shanaka


Team India and Sri Lanka are squaring off each other in the final and the third ODI of the three-match ODI series at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. With the series already in the bag, the Shikhar Dhawan-led side tested their bench strength and made as many as six changes for the last game. After losing two consecutive tosses the visitors won the toss and decided to bat first in the dead rubber and posted a target of 226 for the hosts to chase and register their first win of the season.

Rahul Dravid interacts with SL skipper Dasun Shanaka

The ongoing ODI match between Sri Lanka and Team India saw persistent rain halting the Indian innings during the 23rd over of the match and as a result of which on-field umpires had to take the players off the field.

The rain did stop after a while but during that interval,  an incident took place which caught the attention of almost every Indian fan. Stand-in coach Rahul Dravid was seen engaged in a conversation with Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka.

The moment was captured by the Indian fans on Twitter. Here is how they reacted to the eye-catching moment.

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Sri Lanka v India Live: Team India suffers batting collapse in Colombo

Opting to bat first, Team India suffered an incredible collapse and were bundled out for just  225 runs in the rain-affected first innings of the last ODI against Sri Lanka.  After the rain interruption, the Dasun Shanaka-led came out all guns blazing in what is now a 47-over-a-side fixture.

The batting duo of Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav tried to steady the Indian ship but Sri Lanka spinners came into the attack and played a major role in the Indian collapse. The visitors lost 7 wickets for just 68 runs as they were reduced from 157-3 to 225 all-out. With just 226 runs to chase, it remains to be seen how Indian bowlers will execute their plans.

Ankit Jit Singh

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