IND vs SL 2nd T20I: India won the second ODI against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets and thereby claim the series by a 2-0 margin on Saturday at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. Unlike the previous game, the Indian skipper won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first.
Sri Lanka didn’t make a great start as the openers added only 32 runs in the power play. Gunathikala went back to the hut in the 9th over of the innings after scoring 38 off 29 balls. Pathum Nissanka started off slowly but changed gears once he reached his fifty.
After 15 overs, Sri Lanka had only managed to score 102 runs on the board. However, the arrival of skipper Dasun Shanaka at the crease turned the fortunes around for them. Shanaka joined hands with Nissanka and the duo managed to compile 58 runs in less than 4 overs. As many as 80 runs came in the final five overs as Sri Lanka managed to reach a fighting total of 183 runs in 20 overs.
Dasun Shanaka remained unbeaten on 47 off 19 deliveries, while Pathum Nissanka managed to score 75 off 53 balls. Yuzvendra Chahal (1 for 27) and Bumrah (1 for 24) once again for brilliant with the ball. However, the other bowlers went for plenty of runs.
In pursuit of the score, India lost Rohit Sharma pretty early in the 1st over itself. Rohit Sharma could only score 1 run off just 2 deliveries. Ishan Kishan too struggled to hit the straps as he could only manage to score 16 runs in 15 balls. However, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson then stitched a brilliant partnership of 84 runs for the third wicket to engineer a remarkable recovery.
Samson got out after scoring 39 off 25 balls but Shreyas Iyer kept hitting the bowlers all around the park. He went on to score an unbeaten knock of 74 runs in 44 balls, while Ravindra Jadeja contributed 45 off just 18 deliveries. India, as a result of that, chased down the score in 17.1 overs.
IND vs SL 2nd T20I: India 186 for 3 (Shreyas 74*, Jadeja 45*, Kumara 2-31) beat Sri Lanka 183 for 5 (Nissanka 75, Shanaka 47*, Bumrah 1-24) by seven wickets