Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma spend time with Lankan elephants
20:25, Aug 21, 2017
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Earlier, after being invited to bat, Sri Lanka enjoyed its best starts since India's arrival in the country but suffered a batting collapse to be all out for 216 in 43.2 overs, losing nine wickets for just 77 runs.
If you did not get a glimpse of Anushka Sharma in the picture, then let us reveal that Anushka uploaded her picture from her own Instagram handle, "A day spent with elephants ... is a day spent well!" To lose nine wickets in 19 overs is in anyone's language unacceptable.
Lower-order players Thisara Perera (0), Lakshan Sandakan (5) and Lasith Malinga (8) tried to make up for the middle-order collapse but failed and thus, after a flawless start, the Islanders were restricted to 216. I am sure everyone is watching us the way we have played. "Well I have already had a slump so I don't think about it", he smiled. There's obviously some that do it better. He once again shone in the 2015 World Cup in Australia where he was India's highest scorer and played a big role in the team's semi-final appearance. What we do know is that we're not going to judge the success of that particular strategy in such a short period of time. "We are taking that as a challenge and look to try out different things". "Of course you re going to get it wrong, but people nick half volleys and nick cuts", said the coach. Apart from the top-three batsmen, no other player stood up to the Indian pressure and went back to the pavilion one by one. Dhawan acknowledged that helped attack the once fearsome bowler.
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"You do get angry - to say "too many cooks" is probably accurate", Pothas said of his emotions following the recent string of losses.
"I would like to keep performing well; that would be my goal because if I don't perform there are such great batsmen in our side that anyone can take the place", the 31-year-old said. "Absolutely not. The players work as hard as anyone can ask of them", Sport24 quoted Pothas as saying. "Let's hope for the team's victory, and support them as one".
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