India made gentle work of a 184-run goal within the 2nd T20I on Friday in Dharamsala as Shreyas Iyer posted his highest T20I rating, main India’s profitable chase. With the 7-wicket victory, India sealed an unbeatable 2-0 lead within the 3-match collection in opposition to the visiting Sri Lankans.

It was a strong batting efficiency from India who wanted simply 17.1 overs to gun down 184. Shreyas Iyer (74 off 44), Ravindra Jadeja (45 off 18) and Sanju Samson (39 off 26) had been the architects of India’s beautiful chase as they sealed one other dwelling collection victory on Friday.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Highlights

India additionally prolonged their successful run in T20I cricket to 11 matches, a streak that started ultimately 12 months’s T20 World Cup. Since then, India have gained T20I collection 3-0 in opposition to New Zealand and West Indies at dwelling.

In the meantime, Rohit Sharma additionally grew to become probably the most profitable T20I captain in dwelling matches, successful 16 in simply 17 matches as skipper of the Indian aspect.

India had been in a spot of trouble as Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera received the early wicket of Rohit Sharma for 1 after captain Dasun Shanaka and Pathum Nissanka tore into the Indian assault within the dying overs, accumulating 72 runs within the final 4 overs to publish a aggressive 183/5 on the board.

Sri Lanka rattled India with tempo within the powerplay as Chameera and Lahiru Kumara had been persistently hitting speeds of 140-plus. Ishan Kishan struggled in addition to the left-handed opener fell for 16 from 15 balls after some critical dose of tempo from Kumara.


India had been reeling at 44/2 however Shreyas Iyer counter-punched in one other extraordinary knock, proving that he’s nearly as good a T20 participant as he within the longer codecs of the sport.

Iyer went massive from the phrase go, placing the strain proper again on the Sri Lankan bowlers. Iyer hit 4 sixes and 6 boundaries for his 44-ball 74 as he remained unbeaten and received the crew previous the end line.

Sanju Samson, who was enjoying his first worldwide recreation in 7 months, took time to get going however he modified the momentum of the chase with a 23-run over in opposition to Lahiru Kumara. Samson hit 3 well-timed sixes earlier than getting out in the identical over (thirteenth). Samson made 39 from simply 26 balls and performed a vital position within the center order.

Then got here Ravindra Jadeja who stole the thunder with a wide ranging knock of 18-ball 45 through which he hit a six and seven boundaries. Jadeja, who has returned to the senior nationwide aspect after lacking the South Africa tour and the house collection in opposition to the West Indies, put his hand up for the finisher’s position, giving the Indian crew administration a wholesome headache.

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