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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

    20:38 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Hasaranga's hat-trick of boundaries

    Wanidu Hasaranga hits a flurry of boundaries. Jasprit Bumrah started the last over with three dot balls followed by three boundaries. A below par score from Sri Lanka. SL - 142/9 after 20 overs

    20:33 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Another one down

    Shardul Thakur registers his best bowling figures in T20I cricket. Thakur gets the wicket with a slower short ball. Skipper Lasith Malinga out for a golden duck. SL - 130/9 after 19 overs

    20:31 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Another batting collapse

    Shardul Thakur gets second wicket of the match. Isuru Udana departs for a single. This is the reason why Sri Lanka need an experienced campaigner in their middle order. Leaving Angelo Mathews out was not a good move from the team management. SL - 130/8 after 18.5 overs

    20:28 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Thakur gets his first

    Shardul Thakur gets his first wicket of the match in the 18th over. Dhananjaya de Silva departs after a 13-ball 17 cameo. SL - 128/7 after 18.2 overs

    20:23 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Bumrah is back!

    Jasprit Bumrah gets his first wicket on return. Bumrah hits the top of off stump, beating Dasun Shanaka with his change of pace. Lasith Malinga is not a happy man in dugout. SL - 117/6 after 17 overs

    20:19 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Some momentum for Sri Lanka

    A good over for Sri Lanka. 9 runs from the over including a boundary. Kuldeep Yadav has gone for 28 runs in his three overs. Will Virat Kohli give him another one? SL - 113/5 after 16 overs

    20:15 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Saini strikes again

    Navdeep Saini continues to impress. What a day he is having. Bhanuka Rajapaksa departs after scoring 9 runs from 12 balls. Saini finishes his spell with 2 for 18. SL - 104/5 after 15 overs

    20:09 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    100 up!

    Good comeback from Kuldeep Yadav, 10 runs from his second over. Dasun Shanaka comes to bat. Shanaka scored 77 in the previous match he played in Indore. Will he fire again? SL - 102/4 after 14 overs

    20:07 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Kuldeep strikes again

    Kuldeep Yadav may go for runs but he gets you breakthroughs. Kusal Perera hit for a six with a reverse sweep on the first ball of the 14th over but gets out next ball trying to hit him down the ground. Good catch from Shikhar Dhawan. Perera out for 34. Wickets are falling regularly. Sri Lanka need a cameo to post a competitive total here. SL - 97/4 after 13.2 overs

    19:59 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Kuldeep strikes

    Kuldeep Yadav finally introduced in the 12th over of the innings. Kuldeep got hit for a six on the first ball of his spell but came back well. Oshada Fernando gets stump out. Bhanuka Rajapaksa comes to bat. SL - 84/3 after 12 overs

    19:55 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Sundar finishes well

    Despite the boundary off the first ball, Washington Sundar did not leak runs in the final overs of his spell. Four more singles from the over. Kusal Perera is desperate to get boundaries. SL - 75/2 after 11 overs

    19:50 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Saini keeps it tight

    Sri Lankan batsmen are struggling to score runs, especially Navdeep Saini. Just three singles from the over. SL - 71/2 after 10 overs

    19:45 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    First six of innings

    Kusal Perera hits the first maximum of the innings in the 9th over of the innings. 8 runs from the over. SL - 64/2 after 9 overs

    19:40 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Saini's thunderbolt

    Navdeep Saini strikes with an absolute thunderbolt of a delivery clocking at 147.5 kmph. Danushka Gunathilaka tried to make room by moving to the leg side but Saini's yorker was too good for him. Gunathilaka departs for 20. SL - 54/2 after 7.4 overs

    19:35 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Economical Sundar

    Washington Sundar continues to perform against Sri Lanka. Just five singles from Sundar's second over. Sri Lanka will look to accelerate now. They need a big score otherwise the Indian batting lineup will make it look like a walk in the park. SL - 53/1 after 7 overs

    19:32 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    End of powerplay overs

    A decent display from Sri Lanka top order in the powerplay overs. 9 runs from Shardul Thakur's second over. Danushka Gunathilaka hits his second boundary. SL - 48/1 after 6 overs

    19:28 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Sundar strikes

    Another bowling change, Washington Sundar introduced into the attack and he provides the breakthrough. Avishka Fernando fails to clear the mid off fielder Navdeep Saini. The tall lad takes a good catch. Fernando's cameo comes to an end. SL - 38/1 after 5 overs

    19:21 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Bumrah mixes it up

    After getting hit for a boundary on the first ball by Danushka Gunathilaka, Jasprit Bumrah bowls a couple of slower deliveries. Fernando ends the over with another boundary. SL - 31/0 after 4 overs

    19:17 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Saini replaces Bumrah

    Navdeep Saini into the attack, starts off with a wide. Avishka Fernando hits two boundaries from the over. Danushka Gunathilaka has scored just one run from six deliveries. SL - 22/0 after 3 overs

    19:11 (IST)07 Jan 2020
    Thakur from other end

    Shardul Thakur bowls from the other end. After three accurate deliveries, he gets hit for a boundary down the ground. Avishka Fernando scores his second boundary of the match. Just one more run from the other through wide delivery. SL - 12/0 in 2 overs

    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.