IND vs SL 2nd T20I: Sri Lanka beat depleted India by 4 wickets to level series

Dhananjaya de Silva’s unbeaten knock of 40 runs adopted by Chamika Karunaratne’s cameo of 12 runs helped Sri Lanka defeat depleted India by 4 wickets within the second T20I of the three-match series in Colombo on the R Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday (July 28). With this win, Sri Lanka has levelled the three-match series at 1-1. The remaining sport shall be performed on Thursday (July 29).

Chasing 133, Sri Lanka acquired off to a foul begin as Avishka Fernando (11) was despatched again to the pavilion by Bhuvneshwar Kumar within the second over of the innings. Sadeera Samarawickrama scored 8 runs from 12 balls and his battle lastly ended within the seventh over as Varun Chakravarthy clear bowled him, decreasing Sri Lanka to 39/2.

Skipper Dasun Shanaka (3) failed to depart a mark as he was stumped by Sanju Samson of the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav and Sri Lanka have been decreased to 55/3, nonetheless needing 78 runs extra for the win from 65 balls. The set batsman Minod Bhanuka (36) was additionally dismissed by Kuldeep and Sri Lanka was placed on the again foot at 66/4.

Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga then joined fingers collectively they usually placed on 28 runs in fast succession, however this partnership was minimize brief by Rahul Chahar as he dismissed Hasaranga (15) with Sri Lanka nonetheless 39 runs away from the goal.

In the final three overs, Sri Lanka required 28 runs for the win, and de Silva together with Chamika Karunaratne ensured that the hosts recover from the road.

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with a knock of 40 runs as India posted 132/5 within the allotted 20 overs. Sent into bat first, India acquired off to a gradual begin as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad placed on 45 runs inside the primary six overs. The first-wicket stand of 49 runs lastly got here to an finish on the ultimate supply of the seventh over as Gaikwad (21) was despatched again to the pavilion by Dasun Shanaka.

Devdutt Padikkal then joined Dhawan in the middle and each batters discovered it robust to rotate the strike. However, within the eleventh over, Padikkal broke the shackles as he dispatched Dhananjaya de Silva for an enormous six. However, the 32-run stand between these two batters lastly ended within the thirteenth over as Akila Dananjaya clear bowled Dhawan (40), decreasing India to 81/2.

In attempting to search for an enormous shot, Padikkal (29) additionally perished within the sixteenth over, having been clear bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga, decreasing India to 99/3.

Sanju Samson (7) additionally failed to depart a mark and India have been struggling to put up a good rating on the board.

In the ultimate overs, India struggled to register boundaries and have been restricted to below the 150-run mark. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Navdeep Saini remained unbeaten on 13 and 1 respectively.

Also, it’s value mentioning that India have been with out their full power because the guests have been compelled to make seven modifications within the XI after 9 gamers have been dominated out due to Covid-related points.

Brief Scores: India 132/5 (Shikhar Dhawan 40, Devdutt Padikkal 29, Akila Dananjaya 2-29); Sri Lanka 133/6 (Minod Bhanuka 36, Dhananjaya de Silva 40*, Kuldeep Yadav 2-30).

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