India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: All-round efforts help Men in Blue beat Lanka by seven-wickets | Highlights
Indore | Jagran Sports Desk: All-round efforts from the Men in Blue helped them beat the Lankans by seven-wickets in the second T20I. India have now taken a lead og 1-0 in the series. Earlier, the Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly to restrict the Lanka Lions to just 142 in Indore. Wicketkeeper Kusal Perera top-scored for the visitors with 34, striking three sixes in his 28-ball knock, while Wanindu Hasaranga smashed comeback man Jasprit Bumrah for three successive boundaries in the innings' last over.
The second T-20I was not just be important for team India but also for Shikhar Dhawan who would need to make an impact to save his place in the playing XI. Dhawan, 35, is a proven performer in limited overs cricket but with age on Rahul's side (27), time is running out for the easy-going Delhi-based cricketer to cement his place for the T20 World Cup later this year.
The Men in Blue would also look to find the right balance of the team for the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.
Here are the highlights from the Holkar Stadium in Indore:
22:10 pm: Six and that's the winning short from Virat Kohli.
22:06 pm: Wicket! Shreyas Iyer goes for 34.
22:05 pm: India need 6 runs in 18 balls
22:05 pm: 16 runs from this Malinga over!
22:02 pm: Malinga to Kohli, Six! India on top.
22:01 pm: Four but this time it's from the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
21:59 pm: Six! Shreyas Iyer is really showing his class now (121/6)
21:59 pm: Four! Another boundary from Shreyar Iyer.
21:58 pm: Four! Shreyas Iyer is looking good (109/2)
21:57 pm: Hasaranga to bowl his last over.
21:57 pm: India need 39 runs in 5 overs
21:53 pm: 100 up for India.
21:51 pm: Four! A brilliant shot from Shreyas Iyer. (99/2)
21:50 pm: The focus is on Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer.
21:47 pm: Wanindu Hasaranga to continue.
21:41 pm: Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease.
21:40 pm: Wicket! A successful review for the Lankan Lions. (86/2)
21:38 pm: Huge appeal from Hasaranga for an LBW but umpire turns it down. Malinga goes for review.
21:37 pm: Shanaka to Dhawan, four. (85/1)
21:34 pm: Shanaka back into the attack.
21:33 pm: After 10 overs, India have scored 77 for the loss of just 1 wicket.
21:30 pm: Shreyas Iyer comes to bat at 3.
21:29 pm: Wicket! Hasaranga to Rahul, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Rahul dances down the track premeditatively, to slog across the line. (71/1)
21:27 pm: A good short for Dhawan! This will boost his confidence. (71/0)
21:24 pm: Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a good first over. However, Sri Lanka is still in search of their first wicket.
21:18 pm: While KL Rahul is scoring at a brisk rate, Dhawan is seen struggling at the other end. Rahul has scored 22-ball 38 while Dhawan is scoring a run per ball.
21:10 pm: Another boundary from Rahul! (48/0)
21:09 pm: Four! Another boundary from Rahul! He's really looking solid (44/0)
21:06 pm: The Indian openers have continued their attack, Sri Lanka in search of wickets.
21:04 pm: Dhananjaya de Silva, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
21:02 pm: After 3 overs, India have scored 28 without losing any wicket.
20:58 pm: Four! Another boudary from KL Rahul. He's looking good. (22/0)
20:56 pm: Four! First boundary for KL Rahul (15/0)
20:54 pm: Lahiru Kumara, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
20:52 pm: First boundary for team India. An over throw from the Sri Lankan fielders and that goes for four. (8/0)
20:49 pm: KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan have started the innings for Team India.
20:38 pm: The bowlers helped India to restrict Lanka to 142/9 on a good batting track.
20:35 pm: Hasaranga hits Bumrah for couple of fours (138/9)
20:33 pm: Bumrah to bowl the last over.
20:32 pm: Wicket! Another wicket for Shardul Thakur. (130/9)
20:30 pm: Wicket! SN Thakur to Udana, out Caught by Navdeep Saini!! Another slower ball and another wicket. (130/8)
20:28 pm: Wicket! SN Thakur to Dhananjaya de Silva, out Caught by Shivam Dube!! Wickets continue to tumble for Lanka (128/7)
20:27 pm: Shardul Thakur to bowl the 19th over.
20:22 pm: Wicket! Bumrah strikes, removes Shanaka for 7. (119/6)
20:18 pm: Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack.
20:17 pm: Four! Welcome boundary from Dhananjaya de Silva. (113/5)
20:16 pm: Sri Lanka need some quick runs now otherwise it would become difficult for them to stop this Indian batting line up.
20:13 pm: Dhananjaya de Silva, right handed bat, comes to the crease
20:12 pm: Wicket! Saini strikes again, removes Rajapaksa. (107/5)
20:09 pm: Navdeep Saini to bowl his last over.
20:06 pm: Dasun Shanaka, right handed bat, comes to the crease
20:04 pm: Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav removes Dhawan. (97/4)
20:04 pm: Kuldeep Yadav to Kusal Perera, SIX, that's one way to release some pressure!
20:03 pm: The onus is now on Kusal Perera and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to take Lanka to a decent total.
20:01 pm: Four! Perera hits Thakur for another boundary.
19:59 pm: Shardul Thakur back into the attack.
19:57 pm: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, left handed bat, comes to the crease
19:56 pm: Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav to Oshada Fernando, out Stumped (82/3)
19:54 pm: Six! Perera hits Kuldeep Yadav for a brilliant shot over mid-wicket. (82/2)
19:50 pm: Four! Oshada Fernando hits Sundar for another boundary. (72/2)
19:49 pm: Washington Sundar to continue.
19:45 pm: A huge appeal from Saini but the umpire turned the LBW appeal down.
19:43 pm: Six! That's the first six of the match. (64/2)
19:38 pm: Wicket, Navdeep Saini strikes! Removes Gunathilaka for 20 (54/2)
19:35 pm: 50 up for Sri Lanka
19:28 pm: Four! Gunathilaka hits Thakur for another boundary (44/1)
19:26 pm: Kusal Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease
19:25 pm: Washington Sundar strikes! Removes Fernando for 22 (38/1)
19:23 pm: Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
19:21 pm: Another over ends with a four. The two SL openers are looking solid.
19:18 pm: Four! This time its from Gunathilaka. (26/0)
19:15 pm: Four! Another boundary from Fernando. He's looking good. (18/0)
19:11 pm: Navdeep Saini into the attack.
19:08 pm: Four! A brilliant shot from Fernando. (11/0)
19:06 pm: Shardul Thakur to bowl the second over.
19:05 pm: Decent first over from Bumrah, just seven runs from it.
19:02 pm: A Fernando hits the first boundary of the match.
19:01 pm: Bumrah starts off with a wide.
19:00 pm: D Gunathilaka on strike.
18:59 pm: Jasprit Bumrah to open the bowling for India.
18:58 pm: Players are out on the field! Time for the match to begin.
18:51 pm: This pitch is a belter for batting. There is some grass on the surface, but it will only help to bind the surface. The captain winning the toss will chase, the batsmen would want to pad up, says Sunil Gavaskar.
18:40 pm: Lasith Malinga: We were looking to bowl first, but these are things we can't control. I'm concentrating on white-ball cricket over the last couple of years, just want to do well with my lines and lengths. We don't have too much time to give opportunities to others. We are also playing the same XI as the last match.
18:36 pm: Virat Kohli: We will bowl first again. Pretty good wicket to bat, but in the first half, there could be some swing and nip around. It's a brilliant batting track. Pretty much on track, the main focus is to see youngsters take up the pressure - need to see who can do that, in big games, we need 11 fit players ready to go. There is healthy competition within the group. KL and Shikhar are brilliant players, vying for one spot. It's all about doing what's best for the team. Same team, no changes at all.
18:35 pm: Teams:
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(w), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Malinga(c)
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah
18:30 pm: India win toss, opt to field first.
18:30 pm: The two captains are at the field for the toss.
18:25 pm: The first T20I between the two sides was cancelled due to rain in Guwahati.
18:20 pm: Squads:
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson.
Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), D Gunathilaka, A Fernando, A Mathews, D Shanaka, K Perera, N Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, I Udana, B Rajapaksa, O Fernando, W Hasaranga, L Kumara, K Mendis, L Sandakan, K Rajitha.
18:15 pm: India and Sri Lanka will face each other in the second T20 International at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore today.
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