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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Highlights: IND beat SL by 7 wickets, take 1-0 lead

India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 2nd T20I Highlights: Sri Lanka posted a modest total of 142/9 which was chased down by the hosts easily

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: January 7, 2020 10:14:17 pm
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India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 2nd T20I Highlights: India chased down the target of 143 with ease beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets in second T20I. India got off to a blazing start. KL Rahul dominated with a flurry of boundaries without taking many chances. India got past the 50-run mark in the powerplay overs itself. Rahul missed his half-century by just five runs as he got bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga in the 10th over. The leg spinner struck again in his third over getting rid of Shikhar Dhawan. The run chase got a little tricky after the two wickets but Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli ensured that India win the match with 15 balls to spare. Iyer departed for 34 whereas Kohli remained unbeaten for 30.

Earlier Kohli won the toss and elected to field first. Washington Sundar got the breakthrough in his first over getting rid of a dangerous Avishka Fernando. Sri Lanka kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Navdeep Saini took two wickets including a thunderbolt yorker to wreck Danushka Gunathilaka’s stumps. Shardul Thakur registered his bowling figures taking three wickets in his final over. Kuldeep Yadav too two wickets as well despite leaking 38 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar picked up one wicket each. Kusal Perera top-scored for Sri Lanka with a 28-ball 34. Hasaranga’s late cameo helped Sri Lanka post a modest total of 142/9 in first innings.

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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Highlights:

22:11 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Kohli finishes in style

Another short ball but this time Virat Kohli was well in control of the shot. Kohli finishes the run chase in style with a maximum. India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets with 15 balls to spare. IND - 144/3 after 17.3 overs

22:07 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Iyer departs

Shreyas Iyer wanted to finish with a flourish but lost his wicket in the process. Iyer departs trying to pull Shanaka over square leg boundary. A match-winning innings nevertheless. He scored 34 runs from 26 deliveries. IND - 137/3 after 17.1 overs

22:05 (IST)07 Jan 2020
1000 T20I runs as captain

It will be apt to say that the run chase is over now. Virat Kohli has ensured that Lasith Malinga does not do any damage in his final over. Once again, Kohli has overpowered Malinga. The Sri Lankan skipper's bad run against India in T20I format continues. 16 runs in the 18th over. India need just six runs to win from three overs. IND - 137/2 after 17 overs

22:00 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Iyer comes to rescue

Indian fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Shreyas Iyer is explosive against spinners and once again he does it for India. Wanindu Hasaranga goes for 17 runs in his last over. The equation is in India's favour now. 22 runs from 24 deliveries. Iyer finishes the over with a towering six. IND - 121/2 after 16 overs

21:58 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Shanaka finishes well

Dasun Shanaka finishes his spell. Once again, just five singles from his over. This has got interesting, 39 runs needed from 30 deliveries. It will be interesting how Sri Lanka approach this. Isuru Udana is out injured. Dhananjaya de Silva has two overs left and he has not been impactful. IND - 104/2 after 15 overs

21:53 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Welcome boundary

Slightly pitched up by Lahiru Kumara and Shreyas Iyer lofts it over his head for a boundary. First boundary in three overs. Despite the boundary just six runs from the over. Kumara troubled with his raw pace. IND - 99/2 after 14 overs

21:48 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Malinga back in attack

After an expensive opening spell, Malinga is back in the attack. Six singles from the over. After a long time, the required run rate has gone above 7 runs per over, still manageable though. IND - 93/2 after 13 overs

21:42 (IST)07 Jan 2020
DRS works against Dhawan

Excellent review from Sri Lanka. DRS works in visitors' favour. Shikhar Dhawan departs for 32 just when he was starting to look dangerous. Wanindu Hasaranga has got Sri Lanka back in the game with two wickets. There is still a ray of hope for Lasith Malinga's side. Skipper Virat Kohli comes to bat. Three singles and a wicket from the over. IND - 88/2 after 12 overs

21:38 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Dhawan shifts gears

Shikhar Dhawan is looking for boundaries now. This run chase is tailormade for him. Sri Lanka need a miracle here to make a comeback in this match. 143 was never going to be enough on this pitch. IND - 85/1 after 11 overs

21:34 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Iyer ahead of Kohli

Shreyas Iyer comes to bat at No.3 instead of skipper Virat Kohli. Six runs and a wicket from Wanindu Hasaranga's second over. India need 66 runs from 60 deliveries. They should win this easily. IND - 77/1 after 10 overs

21:32 (IST)07 Jan 2020

Wanindu Hasaranga strikes. KL Rahul tries to go for a big shot but gets bowled. Rahul misses his half-century by five runs. A classy innings comes to an end. Is this the opening Sri Lanka were looking for? IND - 71/1 after 9.1 overs

21:29 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Dhawan gets first boundary

Shikhar Dhawan gets his first boundary in the ninth over. The drought of boundaries ends. 8 runs from Shanaka's second over. IND - 71/0 after 9 overs

21:25 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Boundaries dry up

It has been 21 deliveries since the last boundary. Wanindu Hasaranga into the attack, just five singles from the over. A big shot is lurking around the corner now. IND - 63/0 after 8 overs

21:21 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Shanaka starts well

No boundaries in the previous two overs. Just five singles from Dasun Shanaka's over. KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan do not need to take unnecessary chances at this stage as the required run rate is well under control. IND - 59/0 after 7 overs 

21:17 (IST)07 Jan 2020
50 up!

Good over from Dhananjaya de Silva. Shikhar Dhawan is still struggling to time the ball. Just five singles from the over. India are six runs ahead of Sri Lanka's powerplay score. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are padded up in the dugout. It will be interesting to see who walks out to bat first.  IND - 54/0 after 6 overs

21:12 (IST)07 Jan 2020
More class from Rahul

KL Rahul is oozing class in this innings. Just timing the ball, not trying to hit it hard but stroking it away to the boundary. Rahul has a strike rate of 194. IND - 49/0 after 5 overs

21:09 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Rahul continues to dominate

KL Rahul has got this run chase off to a blazing start. If Rahul continues to play like these for few more overs, Sri Lanka will be out of the game surely. 11 runs from Dhananjaya de Silva's over. Also, Isuru Udana is out of the field, injured. It does not look like he will be back in the field any time soon. IND - 39/0 after 4 overs

21:03 (IST)07 Jan 2020
More boundaries

KL Rahul is timing the ball well. Lasith Malinga pitches it up and Rahul picks the length easily. 12 runs from the over including two boundaries. IND - 28/0 after 3 overs, Target - 143

20:59 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Rahul gets first boundary

KL Rahul did not time that one well but manages to get a boundary towards the square leg. Lahiru Kumara leaks 8 runs from his first over. IND - 16/0 after 2 overs

20:54 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Overthrow spoils Malinga's perfect start

Lasith Malinga kept Indian openers on toes with full deliveries. Malinga did everything right in the over but an overthrow cost Sri Lanka four extra runs. A gift to the Indian side releases the pressure. IND - 8/0 after 1 over

India Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson.

Sri Lanka Squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, Isuru Udana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha.

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