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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Highlights: SL win low scoring thriller

India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 2nd T20I Highlights: Sri Lanka defeated India in second Twenty20 International by four wickets to level series 1-1.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 29, 2021 9:03:30 pm
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20IIndia vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Highlights.

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Highlights: Sri Lanka defeat India in second Twenty20 International by four wickets to level series 1-1. Chasing 133 to win, Dhanajaya de Silva made an unbeaten 40 while Minod Bhanuka scored 36 in Sri Lanka’s reply. Indian leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets. Earlier, a depleted Covid-19-hit India struggled for momentum against the Sri Lankan spinners on a sluggish track, managing 132/5 in the second Twenty20 International, on Wednesday. Debutant Devdutt Padikkal, though, in his brief innings gave a glimpse of a bright future.

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Brief Scores:

India: 132/5 in 20 overs. (S Dhawan 40, D Padikkal 29; A Dananjaya 2/29, D Shanaka 1/14, W Hasaranga 1/30).

Sri Lanka: 133/6 in 19.4 overs. (M Bhanuka 36, D de Silva 40 not out; K Yadav 2/30)

Match EndedIndia tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 - 2nd T20I

Sri Lanka

133/6 (19.4)
vs

India

132/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I )
Sri Lanka beat India by 4 wickets

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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Highlights

23:39 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Player of the Match

Dhananjaya de Silva won the Player of the match award for his unbeaten 40* off 34 balls. 

23:27 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Sri Lanka win the 2nd T20I

De Silva, Karunaratne take SL home with two balls to spare. India fought hard till the end with 9 players in isolation, 4 debutants. No matter how strong or weak the opposition is, a win is a win! 1-1 and the series decider will be played in less than 24 hours. 

23:22 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Final Over Coming up!

Sri Lanka need 8 runs to win in 6 balls | Meanwhile, dropped and injury scare for Navdeep Saini as he jumps but fails to catch Karunaratne at mid-off. He's injured his right shoulder as well. Karunaratne is the key for Sri Lanka. 

23:19 (IST)28 Jul 2021
SIX! What a blow

A massive blow to Team India's chances. 12 required from 9 now. Sri Lanka - 121/6 (18.3)| Chamika Karunaratne hit that six with the bat that Hardik Pandya gifted him. Beat that! 

23:16 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya gets the dangerous Ramesh Mendis. Wicket at the right moment, they have reduced the run gap. It'll be a very close finish, SL Should win it but then they are not at their best. Passing showers prevent play of match for a minute, but nothing serious. Game to continue. Score after 18 overs, SL- 113/6

22:59 (IST)28 Jul 2021
OUT! Chahar breaks the partnership!

WICKET! Rahul Chahar gets the key wicket of Wanindu Hasaranga! Sri Lanka seemed to be running away with the contest but India are back in it. 39 needed off the last 5 overs for Sri Lanka!

22:58 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Sri Lanka get a move on

FOUR! Hasaranga has breathed life into this chase. He hammers this ball from Rahul Chahar straight down the ground for four. Good, clean striking. SL -94/5

22:57 (IST)28 Jul 2021
SIXXXXXX!

De Silva explodes and that's a sixer! Over long-on. Big blow and Lanka will breathe a sigh of relief. Big boundaries here and Kuldeep Yadav tossed up the bait. The batter stayed deep and slammed it over long-on for a sixer.

22:44 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Kuldeep Yadav bags his second wicket

Straight to the man at mid-wicket. Kuldeep Yadav gets another one, Minod Bhanuka holes out to Rahul Chahar. Sri Lanka 66/4 in 11.4 overs - Target 133 | SL are now four down with 67 still needed off 50 balls

22:40 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Gone! Kuldeep strikes

WICKET! Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav deceives the batsman with a beauty to get the wicket that he should have gotten in his 1st over. Shanaka departs. Chasing 133 on a tricky and turning pitch, Sri Lanka are 58/3 in 10 overs. We are in for an exciting finish. 

22:20 (IST)28 Jul 2021
WICKET! Bowled him!

Varun Chakravarthy strikes! Samarawickrama is bowed and SL are two down. That was peach of a delivery from the off-spinner and India is back in the game. Sri Lanka 39/2 in 7 overs - Target 133

22:17 (IST)28 Jul 2021
PowerPlay ends for Sri Lanka!

SL- 36/1 | A cautious start from Sri Lanka. They look settled out there with Bhanuka and Samarawickrama, at the end of the powerplay. Meanwhile, on commentary, Russel Arnold on Varun Chakravarty says:  "Variations of Ajantha Mendis and eyes of Muralidaran"

22:09 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Boundary for Lanka

FOUR! Samarawickrama gets off the blocks with a thick outside edge that takes the ball down the third man region for four. Sadeera Samarawickrama played his last T20 vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on October 9, 2019. Back after almost 2 years. 

22:04 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Milestone Alert!

Meanwhile, 50th T20I wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, only the 4th Indian to pick 50 T20I wickets after Chahal (63) Bumrah (59) and Ashwin (52).

22:00 (IST)28 Jul 2021
WICKET! Rahul Chahar takes a stunner

Avishka Fernando pulls it towards deep square and a brilliant catch by Rahul Chahar. A wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and he is happy with the fielder's effort. Early breakthrough for India. SL - 13/1 after 3 ovs

21:54 (IST)28 Jul 2021
SL off to a slow start

Avishka Fernando has started off well. A couple of 4s off Sakariya. Not the best of starts for the debutant pacer. SL - 10/0 after 2 overs. 

21:29 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Innings Break!

IND restricted to 132/5 after 20 overs | Shikhar Dhawan top scores with 40 for India. Clinical bowling effort from Sri Lankans coupled by some brilliant fielding helped the hosts restrict tourists to a low total

21:28 (IST)28 Jul 2021
WICKET!

OUT! Dushmantha Chameera strikes to remove Nitish Rana for 9. India 130/5 in 19.4 overs

21:26 (IST)28 Jul 2021
5 wides!

Rana changed into a right-hander as he attempted the reverse/switch hit, so Hasaranga bowled it wide. Harsh call for Hasaranga, Rana was attempting a reverse sweep there.  IND- 128/4 after 19 overs 

21:24 (IST)28 Jul 2021
Nitish Rana and Bhuvi in the middle

Score after 18 overs, IND- 114/4 | Rana plays a fine upper cut, but just a double there. India struggling to up the ante in slog overs. 140 a par socre on this pitch?

Sri Lanka Squad: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ishan Jayaratne , Binura Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando

India Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya

Sri Lanka India Cricket India take on Sri Lanka. (AP Photo)

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