India vs Sri Lanka Match Details
- Sri Lanka equaled the scores by winning the second T20 International by 16 runs.
- Indian batters especially the top-order need to find the rhythm for the team to win the series.
- Sri Lanka can make history on Saturday as they are yet to win a T20I series on Indian soil.
India and Sri Lanka will be going one-on-one against each other in a do-or-die match on Saturday, January 07. The last T20 International of the three-match series will be conducted at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The Men in Blue made a terrific start to the T20I series.
India scored a win by two runs in a nail-biting thriller to take the lead of 1-0. Deepak Hooda was the pick of the batter as he played a knock of unbeaten 41 runs to steer India to a total of 162 runs. The all-rounder found an ally in Axar Patel who added 31 runs to the scoreboard. Following the score in the second innings, Sri Lanka posted 160 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
India bowlers looked phenomenal as they held their nerves in a tricky match. Shivam Mavi was the star performer for India with four wickets. Playing the second T20 International, India were expected to deliver another splendid performance. However, Sri Lanka stunned the fans with above-average batting.
Put to bat first, the visitors scored 206 runs in their 20 overs. Dasun Shanka and Kusal Mendis deserve all the credit as they scored a fifty each. In the second innings, Sri Lanka bowlers ruled the pitch as India were reduced to 57/5 in 9.1 overs. The excellence of Axar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav took the team to 190 runs. However, they fell short of 19 runs as the visiting bowlers regained control of the game in the final overs.
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