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I have no regrets about changing batting order: Kohli

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.

From 113 for 1 in the 17th over, India were reduced to 131 for 7 in the 22nd over with mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya taking six wickets in a sensational spell and the visiting side were looking down the barrel.

But a 100-run partnership between Mahendra Singh Dhoni (45 not out) and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (53 not out) for the unbroken eighth wicket ensured that India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets and go up 2-0 in the five-match series.

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 Sunday.

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