It is also the highest eighth-wicket partnership in a successful chase in ODIs.
India won the toss and elected to field in the second ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. Upul (Tharanga) would have kept him back hoping for a wicket.
Batsman Milinda Siriwardana, seamer Dushmantha Chameera and spinner Akila Dananjaya were recalled.
Kapugedara went on to make 40 runs before he was clean bowled by Bumrah.
Chief selector MSK Prasad also made a bold statement ahead of the Sri Lanka ODI series about Dhoni's future.
Indian openers Dhawan and Rohit started the chase perfectly by forging a 109-run partnership.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who played a crucial role along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni in rescuing India after a startling collapse in the second ODI, says the former captain advised him to build his knock like he does in Tests. I was playing for the incoming ball and leaving the balls going away. Kohli, Kedar Jadhav and KL Rahul were all dismissed by that ball in the space of five deliveries. As a result, this led to a fruitful stand between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar, and the duo took the game by the time Dananjaya was reintroduced into the attack. And with India finding a new power-hitter in form of Pandya, it looked more likely that Dhoni might be demoted further.
Dhoni's risk-free 45 not out included only one boundary while Bhuvneshwar hit a six and four fours in his unbeaten 53.
Sri Lanka has called up test captain Dinesh Chandimal and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne who had been dropped from the national team for more than a year to bolster the batting lineup, the board said. While Jasaprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel have done a good job in both games to restrict Sri Lanka, they need more support from the rest. "Whatever we spoke we need to put them into practice", he added. We just needed to change our mindset. "Our bowling and fielding has improved".
The manner in which that came about was peculiar and somewhat controversial, as the then Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene fast tracked his selection to the national squad, despite not having any first-class, List A, T20I or U-19 cricket experience.
"Disappointed, we came really close and we couldn't finish it", Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga said after the loss. We don't have any regrets. They had gone from 109/1 to 131/7 in the blink of an eye but the canny seamer showed he can be just as smart with bat in hand as he is with the ball.