Over 20: 3 off the over, and that’s it. India win by 69 runs to force a decider.
Over 19: 5 runs off Pandya. 124/9
Over 18: 1 run and two more wickets in that over from Bumrah. 119/9
17.6 J. BUMRAH TO D. CHAMEERA
OUT! Bowled ‘em! Full and on off, Chameera looks to play it with a straight bat and slam it straight down the ground. He misses and the ball goes on to break the leg stump. Second success for Bumrah as he is making his presence felt. India just a wicket away from a huge victory.
17.3 J. BUMRAH TO S. SENANAYAKE
OUT! PLUMB! Full and on middle and off, Senanayake goes for a flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW as the umpire takes his time but raises his finger in the end. First wicket for Bumrah and he doesn’t even celebrate.
Over 17: 3 runs and two wickets off the over. 118/7
16.2 R. ASHWIN TO D. SHANAKA
OUT! ANOTHER GOOD CATCH! A leg spinner from Ashwin outside off, Shanaka goes for a wild slog hit but miscues it high in the air. Raina at long off moves to his left and and takes a good catch to dismiss Shanaka. The batsman does look disappointed.
Over 16: 13 off the over. 115/5
Over 15: Expensive over from Raina, 16 off it. 102/5
Over 14: 11 conceded by Jadeja. 86/5
Over 13: 6 runs off Raina. 75/5
Over 12: 2 runs and two wickets off the over. 69/5
11.3 R. JADEJA TO D. CHANDIMAL
OUT! Tossed up delivery outside off spinning away, Chandimal lunges ahead to push it to the off side but fails to connect. Dhoni in a flash collects the ball and whips off the bails as Chandimal looks to get his back foot back in the crease.
11.2 R. JADEJA TO C. KAPUGEDERA
OUT! KAPUGEDERA HOLES OUT! Floated delivery outside off, Kapugedera looks to slam it straight down the ground. He gets the height but not the distance. Pandya keeps his eyes on the ball as he charges in from long on and takes a sharp catch. Jadeja gets his first wicket.
Over 11: 8 conceded by Yuvraj. 67/3
Over 10: 6 runs off Jadeja. 59/3
Over 9: 8 runs off Yuvraj. 53/3
Over 8: 5 runs off the Jadeja over. 45/3
Over 7: 3 runs off Yuvraj. 40/3
Over 6: 12 off that Nehra over. 37/3
Over 5: 4 runs off Ashwin. 25/3
Over 4: Gunathilaka’s wicket and 8 runs off the over. 21/3
3.2 A. NEHRA TO D. GUNATHILAKA
OUT! SRI LANKA 3 DOWN!Nehra strikes again to send back the opener. Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka goes at it with soft hands but gets a thick outside edge to that one. Dhoni takes a simple catch and Nehra is all smiles. Sri Lanka reeling at 16/3 now.
Over 3: 4 runs off Ashwin. 13/2
Over 2: Prasanna’s wicket and six runs off the Nehra over. 9/2
1.1 A. NEHRA TO S. PRASANNA
OUT! Nehra gets a wicket on the very first ball! Bowls a full length ball on off, Prasanna plays it uppishly towards mid off and Yuvraj the man there comes forward and takes an easy catch. Sri Lanka in early trouble now.
Over 1: Three runs off the Ashwin over and a brilliant stumping by Dhoni to dismiss Dilshan. 3/1
0.1 R ASHWIN TO T. DILSHAN
OUT! ASHWIN STRIKES! Tossed up delivery around middle and off, Dilshan looks to drive it towards the off side but gets beaten completely. He was outside the crease as well and Dhoni behind the stumps was quick enough to whips the bails off in a jiffy. Well, the skipper doesn’t appeal unless and until he is sure. Replays show Dilshan was spotted outside. Dilshan fails in his comeback as he goes for a golden duck. India off the a great start.
Shikhar Dhawan’s first T20 international half-century and useful knocks from Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya helped India post a total of 196/6 in the second T20 against Sri Lanka in Ranchi on Friday.
Dhawan and Sharma were off to a flier, taking the total to 70 for no loss before they were pegged back by the Sri Lankans. The run rate began to dip when Sharma (43) and Ajinkya Rahane (25) departed, but Raina (30) and Pandya (27) provided some much-needed acceleration towards the end.
Thisara Perera took a hat-trick in the 19th over, dismissing Pandya, Raina and Yuvraj Singh in the last three deliveries of the over. Sachithra Senanayake and Dushmantha Chameera chipped in with one wicket and two wickets apiece.
Sri Lanka won the first of the three-match series in Pune on Tuesday. The third and final match is in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.