Watch: Kumar Sangakkara opens second ODI by ringing iconic bell at Eden Gardens

IND vs SL, 2nd ODI:The second match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match began with the tolling of the iconic bell on the ground. Former Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara rang the bell and the match started. The video of him is going viral on social media. The match is started in Eden Gardens only by ringing this bell. This bell was first rung by former World Cup winning Indian captain Kapil Dev.

The bell was installed in 2016

This bell was installed at Eden Gardens in 2016. The game of the day is started with this bell. This includes Test, ODI and T20 International. Kapil Dev rang the bell for the first time in September 2016 for the start of the Test match played between India and New Zealand. Now that this match is being played between India and Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara started this match by ringing the bell. The video of him was shared on social media by the Bengal Cricket Association. Bengal Cricket Association Chairman Snehasish Ganguly was also present on this occasion.

 

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Sri Lanka looked weak in the early innings

In this series, the Indian team has taken a 1-0 lead by winning the first match. Now, in the second match as well, the India team seemed to dominate the visiting team. In this match, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. The team appeared with a good rhythm at the start. The team lost their first wicket by 102 runs. After this the team made 215 runs.

In this Indian Chinese bowler Kuldeep Yadav and fast bowler Mohammad Siraj appeared with excellent pace. Both took 3-3 wickets on his behalf. Kuldeep Yadav expended 51 runs in 10 overs at an economy of 5.10 while Mohammad Siraj gave up 30 runs in 5.4 overs. Apart from this, Umran Malik took 2 wickets and Akshar Patel took 1 wicket.

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