India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Highlights: Sri Lanka beat India by 4 wickets to level series 1-1
India vs Sri Lanka Highlights 2nd T20I: Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lanka defeated Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India by 4 wickets to level the three-match series 1-1. Dhananjaya de Silva scored 40 not out off 34 balls while wicketkeeper-batsman Minod Bhanuka smashed 36 off 31 deliveries to help the hosts chase the 133-run target with 2 balls to spare. Kuldeep Yadav returned with the figures of 2 for 30. Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl. Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with a 42-ball 40 as India posted 132 for 5. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 21 off 18 balls while Devdutt Padikkal contributed with a 23-ball 29.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:26 PM
Sri Lanka win
Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lanka defeated Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India by 4 wickets to level the three-match series 1-1.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:23 PM
Sakariya brings the final over
Sri Lanka need 8 runs in 6 balls to level series. Chetan Sakariya comes to bowl the final over.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:21 PM
Navdeep Saini has injured himself, left shoulder it is. He jumped high to take a catch but landed in a bad shape. He is in pain and leaving the field. Sandeep Warrier takes the field in place of Saini.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:19 PM
Bhuvneshwar to Karunaratne: SIX
SIX! That's what Sri Lanka needed desperately. Waist-high full toss, Chamika goes deeper in the crease and tonks over wide long-on for a maximum.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:17 PM
Passing showers halt the game
The game is halted for a while as rain starts. But it vanishes in no time and play resumes. Bhuvneshwar into the attack in the 19th over. SL need 20 off 12 balls.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:15 PM
Sakariya to de Silva - FOUR
Back off a length on off stump. Dhananjaya de Silva waits on backfoot and stirs it through the gap between third man and backward point for a boundary with an open face of the bat.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:12 PM
Sakariya gets a wicket
WICKET! Sakariya picks up his first wicket on T20I debut. What a moment for the left-arm quick. Ramesh Mendis departs for 2. SL: 105/6 after 17.2 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:03 PM
Chahar gets Hasaranga
WICKET! Chahar gets the breakthrough. Tossed up delivery, outside off and Hasaranga slices it straight to Bhuvneshwar at backward point. SL: SL: 94/5 after 15 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:58 PM
Hasaranga hits a boundary
FOUR! Stand and deliver... Amazing shot. Too full from Rahul Chahar. Hasaranga finds it in the slot and hits it over bowler's head for boundary, straight down the ground.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:53 PM
Kuldeep Yadav to de Silva - SIX
SIX! A much-needed maximum from Dhananjaya de Silva in the chase. Tossed up delivery from Kuldeep and De Silva connects it to send it out of the park. First maximum of Lankan innings.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:44 PM
Kuldeep gets Bhanuka
WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav gets the set batsman. Bhanuka played the lofted slog sweep only to get caught by Rahul Chahar at deep midwicket. SL: 66/4 after 11.4 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:38 PM
IND vs SL: Stats Alert!
Dasun Shanaka gone for 3:
· 2nd time he has been stumped in this series.
· He now joins DAS Gunaratne to be stumped on 2 instances against India in a series for a Sri Lankan batsman, most against India among any side.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:33 PM
Dasun Sahanaka out for 3
WICKET! Shanaka goes down the line but Kuldeep drags his length back. The bowl spins past the batter and Sanju Samson affects an easy stumping. SL: 55/3 after 9.2 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:29 PM
Fifty-up for Sri Lanka
Minod Bhanuka goes down the track and slams a boundary towards deep midwicket. Fifty-up for the hosts. 81 from 67 balls required. SL: 52/2 after 8.5 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:26 PM
IND vs SL: Stats Alert!
Sadeera Samarawickrama gone for 8:
· This is his 3rd single digit dismissal in his last 5 T20Is
· This is the 2nd lowest strike rate for a Sri Lankan top order batsman to face a minimum of 12 balls vs India in T20Is
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:21 PM
Samarawickrama falls to Charavarthy
WICKET! Length ball from Varun Chakravarthy. The ball sneaked through the gap between bat and pad to hit the middle stumps. SL: 39/2 after 7 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:17 PM
IND vs SL: End of powerplay
6 overs gone, Sri Lanka 36/1. Sadeera Samarawickrama batting on 7 while Minod Bhanuka is unbeaten on 17.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:12 PM
Chahar gets hammered
Rahul Chahar comes into the attack and Minod Bhanuka pulls to the empty deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary. Poor delivery.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:07 PM
Varun Chakravarthy into the attack
India introduce spin and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack. Sadeera Samarawickrama begins the over with a boundary through backward point.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:05 PM
Sakariya to Bhanuka - FOUR
FOUR! Flicked it past fine leg for a boundary. Minod Bhanuka is tackling Chetan Sakariya pretty well. The debutant seems a bit nervous now.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:59 PM
Avishka Fernando out
India strike early! Rahul Chahar takes a brilliant relay at the fine leg boundary catch as Bhuvneshwar removes Avishka Fernando for 11. SL: 12/1 after 2.4 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:53 PM
Sakariya to Fernando - FOUR, FOUR
Fernando punishes Sakariya with back-to-back boundaries. The debutant is blowing his first over in international cricket and gets harsh treatment from the Lankan opener. He concedes 9 runs in his first over, SL: 10/0 after 2 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:51 PM
Brilliant start from India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar begins India's attack superbly. The Indian vice-captain concedes just one run in the opening over, SL: 1/0 after 1 over.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:46 PM
Avishka, Minod begin Sri Lanka's chase
Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka are out to bat. They will begin Sri Lanka's chase of 133. Bhuvneshwar Kumar begins the attack for India.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:43 PM
Making the debut is a special feeling: Padikkal
"It was a little bit sticky and we had to make sure that we had to bat through as we had a batter short. We wanted to put a competitive total on the board and we have a strong bowling attack, will look to defend. This is a par score but we will have to bowl and field well. Making the debut is a special feeling. Everyone is excited about this opportunity," said Devdutt Padikkal.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:36 PM
End of India innings
India posted 132 for 5 in their quota of 20 overs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with a 42-ball 40. Akila Dananjaya returned with the figures of 2/29. Sri Lanka need 133 to win.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:29 PM
Nitish Rana departs for 9
WICKET! Fuller and slower from Chameera. Rana plays a halfway shot and gets caught by de Silva at extra-cover. IND: 133/5 after 19.4 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:24 PM
Last over to follow
19 overs gone, India: 128/4. Rana and Bhuvi are at crease. Can they go big in the final over of the Indian innings?
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:23 PM
Sanju Samson gone for 7: 3 batsmen have been bowled in the innings today, most for India against Sri Lanka in a T20I in Sri Lanka.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:17 PM
Samson out for 7
Sanju Samson falls to leg-spinner again. Unusual dismissal. Sanju tries to blog the leg-break but the ball passes through the between bat and pad. End result - clean bowled. IND: 104 for 4 after 16.4 overs
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:09 PM
Hasaranga cleans up Padikkal
WICKET! Wanidu Hasaranga gets debutant Devdutt Padikkal. The batsman looked to play the sweep in front of square. But the ball goes past the inside edge and rams into the stumps. IND: 99/3 after 15.3 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:01 PM
IND vs SL: Stats Alert
This is the 4th time there are 8 or more bowlers for Sri Lanka in an innings.
· Bangladesh at Sylhet in 2018
· Pakistan at Lahore in 2017
· Pakistan at Dhaka in 2016 being the previous instances
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:59 PM
Dhawan clean bowled
Akila Dhananjaya begins his second spell with a BOOM! Off-break angled into the stumps. Dhawan looks to slog sweep but gets knocked over. IND: 81/2 after 12.1 overs
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:49 PM
Shanaka to Dhawan - FOUR
Dhawan foils the slower one from his Lankan counterpart. Plays the paddle sweep and scoops over short fine leg for a boundary.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:47 PM
Padikkal's first six in international cricket
Devdutt Padikkal has announced his arrival in the international arena with a huge maximum. Slog sweeps to clear mid-wicket easily. The first six of the game as well. IND: 71/1 after 11 overs
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:43 PM
Mendis to Dhawan - FOUR
Dhawan charges again. Goes down the track, reaches to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over long-off for a boundary.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:42 PM
Lowest run rate for opening partnerships against SL
Dhawan, Gaikwad: 49 (Colombo, 2021)
Dhawan, Rahul: 7.74 (Indore, 2020)
Dhawan, Rahul: 8.95 (Pune, 2020)
Gabhir, Sehwag: 9.66 (Mohali, 2009)
Dhawan, Rohit: 10.71 (Ranchi, 2016)
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:37 PM
Ruturaj Gaikwad out for 21
That's the end of Ruturaj Gaikwad's maiden international innings. Looks to pull Dasun Shanaka's short ball but gets a thick top-edge. The ball goes straight up in the air and lands in Minod Bhanuka's keeping gloves. Gaikwad out for 21, IND: 49/1 after 7 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:33 PM
Isuru Udana walks out of the field
Isuru Udana seems to have injured himself while stopping a boundary. The shot was played by Dhawan and Udana dives full length and hurts himself during the process.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:29 PM
IND vs SL: India strong in Powerplay
India have put 45 runs in the powerplay, without losing any wicket. Shikhar Dhawan batting on 23, Gaikwad is unbeaten on 20. IND: 45/0 after 6 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:27 PM
Hasaranga - World No. 2 T20I bowler - into the attack
Wanidu Hasaranga has come to bowl now. That means the Lankans are looking for a breakthrough desperately. Can he break India's opening partnership?
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:24 PM
Udana to Dhawan - FOUR
That's the Gabbar shot! Dhawan walks down the track, pick its perfectly and flicks it through midwicket. Beautiful strokeplay by the skipper.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:23 PM
The debutant has played the second miscued shot inside the powerplay but is lucky enough as the ball landed in no man's land on both occasions after flying high. Easy boy, easy!
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:21 PM
Isuru Udana comes to bowl
Left-arm pacer Isuru Udana comes into the attack and begins with a back of a length delivery. He will look to slow down India's scoring rate a bit.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:20 PM
Expensive over from Dhananjaya
A couple of boundaries with a single and a double - Akila concedes 12 runs in his first over. The duo of Dhawan and Ruturaj has given a flying start to the Indian innings and going strong. IND: 27/0 after 3 overs.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:14 PM
Dhawan cuts away for a four
That's a cheeky shot from Dhawan. The off-break was toss hort. The Indian skipper played it late with soft hands and guided past the keeper for a boundary. Nicely done.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:12 PM
Akila Dhananjay into the attack
Sri Lanka launches spin attack in the third over. Akila Dhananjaya come to bowl and Ruturaj welcomes his with boundary. His first in international cricket.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:07 PM
Excellent start for the Men-in-Blue
India off to a great start as they get 9 runs on the board after the opening over. Gaikwad scored his first international run as well. IND: 9/0 after 1 over
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:05 PM
Dhawan off the mark with a boundary
Chameera to Dhawan - FOUR! Excellent shot. Drives the overpitched delivery beautifully through the covers for his opening boundary.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:02 PM
Ruturaj opens with Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad open for India. Dushmantha Chameera will open the attack for Sri Lanka.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:56 PM
How will India's debutants fare?
India have dipped into their reserves. As Rahul Dravid pointed out, 11 players is what India have got, and those 11 are what they have gone ahead with,
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:53 PM
2nd T20I, Live: What will India's new opening pair be?
Will it be Ruturaj Gaikwad or Devdutt Padikkal to open with Shikhar Dhawan? Our gut feeling tells us it'll be DDP. That does take away the -hand, right-hand combination advantage away from India, but Padikkal is extremely destructive. Also, with limited batting, Gaikwad, Samson and Rana would be better suited to take care of the middle order.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:48 PM
IND vs SL: In-match stats
• 155: Average 1st innings score at RPS Colombo in 157 in last 5 T20Is.
• 50th: T20I match for Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, if they take the field in the 2nd
• 1: wicket Yuzvendra Chahal needs to become the leading wicket taker vs Sri Lanka in T20Is.
• 1: wicket Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs to complete 50 T20I wickets, he will be 4th Indian to reach this landmark.
• 100: Kuldeep Yadav is 1 match away from completing 100 matches across T20s.
• 6000: Manish Pandey is 56 runs away from completing 6000 runs across T20s.
• 8: Krunal Pandya is 8 wickets away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 1: Navdeep Saini is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 50: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets in T20Is for India.
• 9: Akila Dananjaya is 9 wickets away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 8: Shikhar Dhawan is 8 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.
• 8: Hardik Pandya is 8 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20Is for India.
• 4: Hardik Pandya is 4 sixes away from completing 100 sixes in international cricket for India
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:43 PM
Additions to India’s squad in Sri Lanka
The five net bowlers – Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, R Sai Kishore and Simarjeet Singh - will now be part of the squad for the remaining T20Is, stated the BCCI.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:41 PM
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka(c), Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:36 PM
India playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:35 PM
'I'm proud of my boys': Shikhar Dhawan speaks at toss
"We would have batted first, so I'm happy with it. There are four debutants. Lots of changes due to obvious reasons. We're all looking forward to this. We're street-fighters and ready to face the challenges. Our main players aren't here, but that gives the chance to the younger players. They have created great energy for the last 45 days, and I'm glad they have got their chances. These things can happen in the current scenario, that's why we brought a large squad," said captain Shikhar Dhawan at the toss.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:31 PM
India vs Sri Lanka: Toss
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl against India in Colombo.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:30 PM
Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey unavailable
Deepak Chahar and Manish Pandey will also not be available for selection. They are among those eight players who were in close contact of Krunal Pandya.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:26 PM
Coach Dravid speaks before the toss
"Unfortunately, the close contacts of Krunal won't be playing a part in the series. We have 11 players to choose and we will have to play them. There is nothing to feel sorry about. All the 11 are good enough to make the 11 and that's why they were picked in the squad. I feel it is exciting to see them perform. Yes, the balance of the side will be a little fragile because we can only pick from the players available," said Rahul Dravid before toss.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:21 PM
4 debutants for India
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal and Chetan Sakariya are the four players who are set to make their T20Is debut tonight against Sri Lanka.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:14 PM
Shikhar is ready to go
Shikhar Dhawan is fit to play as he was seen practicing and talking to head coach on the field. So that's a relieving news. Gabbar will roar tonight.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:07 PM
Dhawan cheers for Indian Athletes in Tokyo Olympics 2020
Well, well, well. BCCI has just dropped a video in which our captain Shikhar Dhawan could be seen cheering for the Indian contingent in Tokyo. Is that a hint of his well being?
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:05 PM
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Live Streaming
The game may have been postponed to Wednesday and here we are with its live streaming details. Just CLICK HERE and know whatever you need to know about India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I in Colombo.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:59 PM
Sri Lanka in chases in T20Is (After ICC WT20 2016)
The last instance when Sri Lanka successfully chased down a target in Sri Lanka was in 2018 when they were chasing 99 runs, which they managed to do with the loss of 7 wickets against South Africa.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:53 PM
50th T20I match
If Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar take the field in the 2nd T20I, it will be their 50th match for India. Bhuvneshwar made his T20I debut in 2012 while Hardik and Chahal were handed debuts in 2016.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:46 PM
India vs Sri Lanka: Head-to-head in T20Is
IND won: 14
SL won: 5
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:41 PM
All eyes on Yuzvendra Chahal
Wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will most likely lead India’s spin attack and if he manages to scalp a wicket, he will become the highest wicket-taker against the Lankans in T20Is.
Chahal currently has 15 wickets against Sri Lanka in T20Is from seven innings. He is tied at the first spot with England pacer Chris Jordan
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:39 PM
Sanju Samson against Leg Spin in T20Is since 2020
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:32 PM
Best bowling average in death overs for India (Min 10 overs)
Ashoke Dinda: 5.62
Hardik Pandya: 8.39
Deepak Chahar: 12.56
Shardul Thakur: 13.00
Yuzvendra Chahal: 14.33
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:26 PM
Prithvi, Suryakumar to go England
Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav will be going to England to join the Indian Test squad as replacements. Most likely, they will board the flight after the conclusion of the T20I series. If that's the case, then they will be seen in action tonight against the Lankans.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:20 PM
India squad for 2nd T20I
India: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:15 PM
Sri Lanka squad for 2nd T20I
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ishan Jayaratne , Binura Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:11 PM
Questions loom over Dhawan's availability
Several reports have claimed that captain Shikhar Dhawan is one of the 8 players who are out of the series, even after returning a negative test. However, no official confirmation or statement has come from BCCI.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:07 PM
Team India hit by a positive case: Development till now
- The BCCI on Tuesday confirmed that all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19. The board also confirmed that 8 players who were in close contact with the all-rounder have been isolated. The 2nd T20I had to be postponed by a day and was shifted to July 28.
- Later in the night, news agency PTI reported that Krunal Pandya has been ruled out. Also, all his eight close contacts, who were isolated, have tested "negative" in the RT-PCR tests but as a precautionary measure won't be able to take the field on Wednesday.
- News agency ANI today reported that the remaining two games will go ahead as scheduled.
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:59 PM
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Live
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I in Colombo. The last 24 hours would have been extremely tough for the Indian contingent after a positive Covid was found in its bio bubble. All-rounder Krunal Pandya is the player who got infected and as per reports, he is ruled out of the series with 7-day isolation. The same goes with 8 other players who were in close contact with the all-rounder. So that makes 9 players unavailable for the remaining two matches, ensuring a rejigged playing XI. How will the Indian team look like? Stay tuned with us to find out.