- India scored the first 201 runs, Sri Lanka could only manage 123 runs in 15.5 overs.
- Dhawan shared a 97-run partnership for the first wicket with Rahul, both half-centuries
Ind vs SL: India defeated Sri Lanka 2–0 in three T20 series. India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the match played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday. With this victory, he defeated the Lankan team for the sixth time in the series. There have been seven series between the two teams so far, with one draw. India scored 201 for 6 wickets in 20 overs, batting first in Pune. In response, Sri Lanka’s team could only score 123 runs in 15.5 overs. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah became the highest wicket taker for the country in T20s during this match. He got 53 wickets in his 44 matches. He left behind Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan played half-century innings for India. Rahul scored 54 and Dhawan scored 52 runs. In the last over, Shardul Thakur and Manish Pandey shared a 37-run partnership from 15 balls. Shardul remained unbeaten on 22 runs off six balls and Manish 31 off 18 balls. Sri Lankan left-arm Chinaman spinner Sandakan had three successes.
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Dhananjay Hits his Second Half-Century
Dhananjay D’Silva scored 57 runs and caught Bumrah off Saini. This is the second half-century of his career. Angelo Mathews was dismissed by 31 runs. Mathews shared a 68-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Dhananjay. Dardun Shanaka (9) was sent by Pardhian to Shardul. Hasaranga (0) was runout by Chahal. Danushka Gunatilaka (1) was caught by Jasprit Bumrah in the hands of Washington Sundar. Avishka Fernando (9) was caught by Shardul Thakur in the hands of Shreyas. Oshada Fernando (2) was runout by Manish Pandey. Kushal Perera (7) was bowled by Navdeep Saini. Ind vs SL.
Samson Returned After Four and a Half Years
Sanju Samson was replaced at number three in place of captain Kohli. He scored 6 runs. He hit a six off the first ball. Samson was then lbw by Hasranga on the second ball. Shreyas Iyer was dismissed for 4 runs. Kohli was run out after scoring 26 runs. He came in to bat at number six. Washington Sundar (0) returned to the pavilion on the first ball.
Dhawan Hit his 10th Career Half-Century
Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 52 runs off 36 balls. This is the 10th half-century of his career. On the ball of Sundakan, Gunatilaka caught him. Dhawan shared a 97-run partnership with Rahul for the first wicket. Rahul scored his 9th fiftieth career.
Three Changes in Indian Team
In this match, Indian team captain Virat Kohli made three changes. In place of Rishabh Pant, wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Saimalan, Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Manish Pandey were replaced in place of Shivam Dubey. At the same time, two changes were seen in the Sri Lankan team.
Leading 1-0 in this T20 series, the Indian team has a chance to win the first T20 series of the year 2020. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan team will be on the field with the intention of winning the match and leaving the series at par, as the first match of the series was canceled due to rain.
Both teams Playing XI
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jaspreet Bumrah and Washington Sundar.
Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (captain), Danushka Gunatilaka, Anushka Fernando, Kushal Perera (wicketkeeper), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjay De Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Symptom Sundak, Vanindu Hasranga, Lahiru Kumara.