IND beat SL by 7 wickets | India vs Sri Lanka, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match
Sri Lanka in India, 3 T20I Series, 2020Date: Jan 07, 2020 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Put to bat, India were off to a solid start with openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul adding 97 runs for the first wicket. Both Dhawan and Rahul scored half-centuries and were dismissed on 52 and 54 respectively.
Jasprit Bumrah is making a comeback into the Indian team after a recovering from lower back stress. He missed the home series against South Africa, Bangladesh and West Indies.
Kohli broke Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s record, who took 252 innings to complete 11,000 runs. Kohli also becomes the second Indian captain after MS Dhoni to complete 11,000 international runs.
Apart from Samson, India included middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, in place of Shivam Dube, as well in the playing XI. The hosts made another with Yuzvendra Chahal replacing Kuldeep Yadav.
After the washout in Guwahati, India dished out a convincing performance to beat Sri Lanka in the second match in Indore. Set a paltry target of 143 runs to win, India achieved it in 17.3 overs with Virat Kohli scoring unbeaten 30 off 17 balls.
With Star Sports network having the broadcast rights, India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I live streaming will be available on its OTT platform- Hotstar. The India vs Sri Lanka cricket match will be available on DD Sports as well for DD Free Dish users.
Jasprit Bumrah returned with an economy of 8 in his first match after a return from injury. Bumrah, India’s premier fast bowler, returned with figures of 1 wicket from 4 overs in Indore and will be eager to improve his returns in the 3rd and final T20I match against Sri Lanka before the Australia tour. His younger compatriot, Navdeep Saini was the star in the 2nd T20I match.
So, in last five outings between these two teams, India have had the upper hand. Out of five contests, the Men in Blue emerged victorious in three contests while lost only one. Going into the third and final T20I in Pune, India once again starts as favourites.
With T20 World Cup scheduled in October this year, teams are likely to focus on the shorter format more.In January 2020, Pakistan is likely to host Bangladesh in a home series as well, but the schedule is not confirmed yet.
In ICC ODI Rankings for Bowlers Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the only spinner in top 10. He is ranked third. In total contrast, spinners dominate the rankings for T20I. Out of the top 10, eight are spinners. In fact, in the top five, there is no pacer. Afghanistan’s
India will face Sri Lanka in the last T20I of the three-matches series. The game will be held on Jan 10, 2020, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Sri Lanka will have to win this match to avoid a series defeat as they lost to the home team in the previous game.
India will lock horns against Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I of the three matches series. The game will be held on Jan 10, 2020, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. India currently leads the series by 1-0, as they defeated visitor in the previous game at Indore after the first match at Guwahati was abandoned due to rain.
Thakur, who was wicketless till his last over, scalped not one but three in one over to finish with figures of 3/23. Saini also impressed with his bowling, and he returned with figures of 2/18 in his quota of four overs.
The Indian skipper took to his twitter account and shared a picture with Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja, captioning it “Pune.” The Men in Blue are certainly in a great frame of mind after their seven-wicket victory and eyeing to clinch the series at the MCA Stadium in Pune
"He's (Udana) our main bowler and is very experienced in this format. He got injured just before we went out to bowl. He's recovering now. We also need to give opportunities to the youngsters," said Malinga at the post-match presentation ceremony.
"You'll have to figure out who are the people that are very similar in their bowling skills, and you pick the senior one. I think one guy will be a surprise package going to Australia. Someone who can bowl with pace and has bounce," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.