Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis power to Lankan innings to get 206, and wins by 16 runs over men in blue. Also survives the series with 1-1
India skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to field against Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I. Rahul Tripathi makes his T20I debut while Arshdeep Singh has replaced Harshal Patel in India 11. Sri Lanka go into the game unchanged.
IND vs SL: Sri Lanka batting first makes 206
Sri Lanka openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis are in the middle to kick-start the innings for Sri Lanka. Skipper Hardik Pandya to start the proceedings for India.
A poor start from Arshdeep Singh upon his return. Bowls a massive 19-run first over which also had three no balls in it. Kusal Mendis made the most of the no balls as he hit them for a four and a six and missing out of the third one. Hardik Pandya to continue from the other end.
With the end of Power play Kusal Mendis (37* off 23) and Pathum Nissanka (13* off 17)
Umran Malik misses out on a hat-trick as Dasun Shanaka slams 56 off 22 him down the ground to pick up four runs! Also, Shanaka, Mendis’s fifties help Sri Lanka post 206
IND vs SL :Chasing 207 India, fall of wickets in power play
Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill are in the middle to begin this steep chase of 207 for India. Dilshan Madushanka to start the proceedings for Sri Lanka. Initial overs for India went in a quick fall of wickets in the power play. With the fall of 3 wickets of the openers Ishan, Rahul Tripathi, and Shubman Gill. The Openers could not give a good start to the chase.
Surya- Axar backed the innings with half a ton
Surya kumar Yadav knocked 51, and from the other end, Hardik Pandya gave the upper hand with the SKY. After Hardik departs for 12 crucial runs. Axar joins the chase party to clinch the series for the side. It was the much-needed partnership for the India side as they made a 91 runs partnership to break the momentum of the Lankan bowlers.
From the Other side Dilshan Madhushanka and Rajitha restricted the batters to go over the ropes clinched 2 –2 wickets each. Lanka bowlers dominated in the initial innings for the side. The pacers took the full-fledged advantage of the pitch conditions.
Axar Patel’s Knock brings the life in game
Axar Patel got support from the other end from Mavi after Surya Kumar Yadav Departed for 51. They Young Talisman trying for the big hits and getting a big hit to Madhushanka on the deposits a six to the mid wickets. Axar Patel knocked 65 of 31 did a great. Also, Mavi Being a hidden gem in the squad made the match to a close winning momentum with 26 runs knock with big hits.
Sri Lankan Bowlers restricted the batters to clinch the win over the men in blue in the 2nd T20I of the Sri Lanka tour of the India. Sri lanka Survives the Series with 1-1
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