Sir Lanka bounce back, squaring the series 1-1 as India face a horrible day on the field at Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday. Catch India vs. Sri Lanka 2nd T20 match highlights.
KUSAL MENDIS AND PATHUM NISSANKA START IN STYLE.
India vs. Sir Lanka 2nd T20 match highlights: Sri Lanka prevailed against India by 16 runs, squaring the 3-match series 1-1 at Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday as India faced a bad day in big players’ absence.
Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis went big, naming the powerplay in their favour after being sent in to bat. Kusal Mendis provided a big start with his explosive knock of 52, including three fours and four towering sixes.
Yuzvendra Chahal put a halt to his innings from going even further as India got their breakthrough after an 80-run stand.
Making a comeback, India got another wicket as Bhanuka Rajapaksa was unlucky with an inside edge and rattled his stumps off Umran Malik in India vs. Sir Lanka 2nd T20 match highlights.
Axar Patel sent Pathum Nissanka back to the dugout as Nissanka bagged 33 runs. Axar Patel got his second of the night as he tricked Dhananjaya de Silva with a delivery going down leg.
Umran Malik came back with a wicket of Charith Asalanka as the latter was dealing in maximums. Asalanka’s dangerous 37 ended. In the same over, Wanindu Hasaranga went for a golden duck and Umran Malik picked his 3rd wicket.
DASUN SHANAKA PLAYS A CAPTAIN INNINGS.
The last four overs proved to be disastrous for India as Dasun Shanaka turned on the beast mode and blasted 56 off just 22 balls, including two fours and six towering sixes.
Arshdeep Singh with bowling 5 no-balls held an unwanted record and became the first Indian bowler to bowl a hat-trick of no-balls.
With Shanaka’s explosive 56, Sri Lanka set a gigantic total of 206/6 for India in India vs. Sir Lanka 2nd T20 match highlights.
SEI LANKA OUTDO INDIA AS THE LATTER LOSE EARLY WICKETS.
India lacked a powerful start, chasing a mammoth total as Kasun Rajitha drew the first blood. It was Ishan Kishan who got clean bowled cheaply. Dismissing Shubman Gill, Kasun Rajitha gave India a horrific moment. Both openers were out for a single-digit score.
Making the scenario even worse, Dilshan Madhushanka got rid of Rahul Tripathi playing in place of Sanju Samson.
India skipper Hardik Pandya could only manage a run-a-ball 12 before he became the victim of Chamika Karunaratne. India lost the top four in just four overs in India vs. Sir Lanka 2nd T20 match highlights.
AXAR PATEL AND SURYA KUMAR YADAV HOLD HOPES FOR INDIA.
Deepak Hooda fell for just 9 as Wanindu Hasaranga joined the party. India lost half of their side under the score of 50.
Surya Kumar Yadav with Axar Patel survived, but the former lost his wicket to Dilshan Madhushanka after scoring 51.
Axar Patel continued the power surge with his crucial 65, including three fours and six sixes before Dasun Shanaka got him, and almost confirmed the victory. Shivam Mavi’s 26-run cameo went in vain as it was Dasun Shanaka’s day in India vs. Sir Lanka 1st T20 match highlights.