New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Shreyas Iyer on Tuesday missed a bizzare run out in the second T20I between India vs Sri Lanka. The 25-year-old threw the ball towards the wrong end giving a lifeline to Kusal Perera. on the fourth ball of the seventh over, the batsman on strike Oshada had called through and stopped. The throw should have been at the striker's end and needed a direct hit. No calling from any of the Indian fielders and that helped Kusal survive. 

A direct hit would have still got rid of Oshada, who dropped one in front of backward point and called for a quick single, was always one fraught with risk, Kusal stuttered, stopped and then had to respond. Shreyas swooped in and had a shy at the bowler's end. 

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Here's how the Twitterati reacted: 

A user wrote, "#INDvSL What was Shreyas Iyer trying to do throwing the ball at the other end.. messed up an easy run out."

"Brainfade from Shreyas Iyer #IndvsSL," tweeted another user. 


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However, the miss didn't prove costly for the Men in Blue as Perera was dismissed for 34 runs off Kuldeep Yadav in the 14th over. The second contest between the two teams was held at Holkar Stadium, Indore. In the match, India restricted Sri Lanka for 142/9 in 20 overs. In reply, they easily chased down the total as KL Rahul (45) and Shikhar Dhawan (32) added 71 runs for the opening wicket. Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli also contributed 34 and unbeaten 30 runs respectively. For Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowles, he scalped two wickets for 30 runs. 

The first T20I at Guwahati on January 5 (Sunday) was rain washed. The last T20I will be held at MCA Stadium, Pune on Jnauary 10 (Friday). 

Posted By: James Kuanal