IND vs SL 2nd T20I Live Score: India will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the second T20I of the series on Thursday at the grounds of MCA stadium in Pune. The first T20I was no less than a roller-coaster ride with India clinching the fixture in the last over with two runs. They would look ahead to clinch the series by winning the second T20I as well. On the other hand, Sri Lanka would try to bounce back & save the series by winning the second T20I. Who will succeed in their motive is what will be known today at the grounds of MCA stadium.
India’s top order comprising Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav & Sanju Samson had failed to create an impact in the first T20I. However, India’s middle order comprising Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya & Axar Patel took the matter into their hands & scored crucial runs to help India post a massive 162-run total on board. Deepak Hooda’s 41 runs off 23 balls, Axar Patel’s 31 runs off 20 balls & Ishan Kishan’s 37 runs helped India to reach a decent total. The bowling unit was not effective at all as Sri Lankan batter almost reached the target set but it was the Indian bowler’s last-minute efforts that helped India win the match by a narrow two runs margin. Shivam Mavi’s four-wicket haul along with Umran Malik’s two-wicket haul did the job for India. The key performers of the first T20I would hope to continue their blistering form in today’s clash also & help India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
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Sri Lanka has done a great job in the opening clash of the T20I series against mighty opponents like India. The bowling & batting department looked in sublime touch as by bowling first, they were able to restrict India to an average total of 162 runs. Every bowler of the Sri Lankan clan showed up with crucial wickets. Wanindu Hasaranga was their most economical bowler as he scalped one wicket for 22 runs. In support of Hasaranga, M Theekshana, C Karunaratne, Dilshan Madhushanka & Dhanajaya De Silva also returned with one wicket each to restrict India’s run-flow.
However, their batting unit lacked fire as they failed to chase an average target set by the hosts. Indian bowlers rattled their lineup & took the match in the last over to register a thrilling two-run win over Lanka. Their frontline batters failed to show up with the bat when the team needed them the most. Shanaka was the highest run-scorer for Sri Lanka by scoring 45 runs off 25 balls. Mendis (28 off 25), Karunaratne (23) & Hasaranga’s (21) brief cameos helped Sri Lanka to reach the winning line. But it was India who took away the match from the hands of visitors by registering a two-run win over them.
IND vs SL 2nd T20I: Probable Playing XIs
Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel.
Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne