The visitors had suffered a batting collapse, losing seven wickets in the space of 22 runs to be reduced to 131/7 at one stage thanks to excellent bowling by Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya, who returned a six-wicket haul.
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The death-overs specialist returned in the fag-end to remove the risky looking Lahiru Thirimanne with a clever slower-delivery after the batsman had made a valuable 80.
This is also Chandimal's second finger injury in the past year - he had missed Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe in October and November due to a more serious break.
India fields the same team that won the second one-day global to give them a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Indian skipper Virat Kohli promoted Rahul up the order against Sri Lanka in the second ODI at Pallekele which did not work out for the best.
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When will the third ODI between India and Sri Lanka be played? While his 80 had just five fours and one six, it was enriched by smart running between the wickets and excellent placement. But, it failed when the team played against Sri Lanka.
For Sri Lanka, spinner Akila Dananjaya scalped two wickets while pacers Lasith Malinga and Vishwa Fernando took one wicket each.
What has been worth applauding in his 87-ball knock of 67 runs in the match is that he surpassed former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin to become the fourth highest run-scorer among Indian batsman.
Not only has Sri Lanka lost their captain, the players in the nine-wicket second ODI defeat have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.
India, too, were a little sloppy on the field but unlike other matches pace bowlers also contributed handsomely this time around.