India vs Sri Lanka, Indore T20, Highlights: Rohit Sharma’s joint fastest T20 ton powers IND to series win
Rohit Sharma’s joint fastest T20 century and Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul helped India crush Sri Lanka by 88 runs at Indore’s Holkar stadium to clinch the series 2-0. Follow highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 herecricket Updated: Dec 22, 2017 23:16 IST
India thrashed Sri Lanka by 88 runs in the second T20 International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. After being asked to bat, Rohit Sharma’s joint fastest T20 century and KL Rahul’s second consecutive half-century powered India to 260/5, their highest score in the format. In reply, Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga kept the visitors on track till the 13th over but Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took wickets at regular intervals as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 172. This was the first ever T20 International in Indore. Follow highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 here (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
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Rohit Sharma (India captain and Man of the Match): “The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That’s too much to ask (a double-hundred). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form. There is a template to my batting, which I follow.|
Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka captain): “It’s a tough series for us. Too big a target to chase. Tharanga and Kusal batted very well, giving us momentum, but others couldn’t execute. Mathews is now out of the series due to his hamstring problem.”
22:21 hrs IST: OUT! And that’s it. Mathews is injured, he won’t bat. India crush Sri Lanka by 88 runs to seal the T20 series with a 2-0 lead.
22:17 hrs IST: Magnificent from Bumrah, only one run off his third. Sri Lanka are 172/8, need 89 off 18.
22:12 hrs IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust. Dananjaya de Silva goes. Fourth wicket for Chahal. Sri Lanka need 91 off 25.
22:10 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have lost six wickets of nine runs in eight balls. And the latest to fall is Samarawickrama, becoming Chahal’s third victim after the leggie removed de Silva earlier in the over.
22:05 hrs IST: OUT! Gunaratne st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 0(1). The Chinaman is on a roll.
22:02 hrs IST: Two wickets for Kuldeep, gets Thisara Perera and Kusal, who scored 77 off just 37 balls. Sri Lanka need 105 off 34.
21:57 hrs IST: Another good over for Sri Lanka, 13 runs off it. Sri Lanka need 106 off 36.
21:51 hrs IST: 4,6,4.. Perera is smacking it all around the park. Are we in for a tight finish? Sri Lanka are 119 off 42.
21:47 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s fifty for Kusal Perera. Brilliant batting! Sri Lanka need 135 off 48.
21:44 hrs IST: SIX! Asking to be hit. In the zone (for Perera) and he punishes it over square leg. Sri Lanka need 149 off 54 balls.
21:40 hrs IST: Costly over from Chahal, 16 runs off it. Sri Lanka need 159 off 60.
21:39 hrs IST: SIX! Chahal would be angry with himself. Too short, Tharanga rocks back and hammers it over wide long-on region.
21:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Too straight from Pandya and Tharanga works it to fine leg boundary. Nine runs off the over. Sri Lanka need 175 off 66. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.
21:33 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Kuldeep, Perera steps out and smashes it high over long-on for a maximum. Sri Lanka need 184 off 72. Pandya again.
21:29 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Pandya, just five runs off it. Sri Lanka are 66/1 after 7 overs. Tharanga 21*, Perera 17*. Kuldeep to continue.
21:25 hrs IST: Consecutive sixes from Kusal Perera, looks in top form. Sri Lanka are 61/1 after 6 overs. Hardik Pandya now.
21:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Kuldeep, Tharanga comes down the track and caresses it over cover.
21:20 hrs IST: Good over from India, only six runs and a wicket. Sri Lanka are 42/1 after 5 overs. Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack.
21:17 hrs IST: OUT! Unadkat strikes, gets rid of Dickwella -- who looked set to score a fifty. Kusal Perera walks in.
21:14 hrs IST: Nine runs off Bumrah’s second. Still a good over in context of the game. Sri Lanka are 36/0 after 4 overs.
21:11 hrs IST: Can it get any better?
Most runs by openers in a T20I inns:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 22, 2017
207 Rohit & Rahul, today
182 Smith & Bosman v Eng, 2009
179 Lewis & Charles v Ind, 2016#IndvSL
21:09 hrs IST: Good over for the visitors this. Sri Lanka are 27/0 after 3 overs. Bumrah to continue.
21:07 hrs IST: TWO FOURS! First Dickwella lifts a slower ball from Unadkat over the fielders positioned in the 30-yard circle and then blasts one to the third man region.
21:04 hrs IST: Intelligent cricket from Tharanga, takes a quick single towards short mid-wicket after the six. Pressure on bowler now. Sri Lanka are 16/0 after 2 overs.
21:02 hrs IST: SIX! Short and too straight from Bumrah and Tharanga powers it over fine leg boundary for a biggie.
21:00 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dickwella. Good start by Unadkat. Sri Lanka are 5/0 after first over. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.
20:56 hrs IST: Time for Sri Lanka’s innings. Niroshan Dickwella to take strike. Jaydev Unadkat to bowl the first over.
20:46 hrs IST: And that’s it. India finish on 260/5. What a night it has been Rahul and especially Rohit. You don’t see such knocks everyday. Excellent! We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
20:43 hrs IST: Two wickets for Perera, gets rid of Iyer and Dhoni. India are 255/4 after 19.4 overs.
20:39 hrs IST: Pandya falls for 10. India are 253/3 after 19 overs. Can they cross 263? Perera to bowl the final over.
20:37 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya starts his innings with a four straight down the ground and then hits one over deep backward point for a maximum. India cross 250.
20:35 hrs IST: OUT! And KL Rahul misses out on a well-deserved century. Falls for 89 off just 49 balls with five fours and eight sixes.
20:32 hrs IST: India are 236/1 after 18 overs. The highest score in a T20 international is 263 (by Australia vs Sri Lanka in 2016).
20:29 hrs IST: SIX! Full and straight from Chameera and Rahul hits it straight over the bowler’s head.
20:27 hrs IST: Another expensive over from Sri Lanka. 21 runs off it. 106 runs in the last seven overs. India are 223/1 after 17 overs.
20:24 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Dananjaya and Dhoni slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
20:22 hrs IST: Good over from Sri Lanka, only six runs off it. India are 202/1 after 16 overs. Rahul 65*, Dhoni 12*
20:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Inside edge. Adding insult to injury. Rahul moves to 62. Nineteen runs off the over. India are 196/1 after 15 overs.
20:12 hrs IST: SIX! And that’s fifty for KL Rahul. Length delivery from Pradeep and the Indian clobbers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Second consecutive fifty of the series.
20:08 hrs IST: Magnificent!
20:06 hrs IST: Now Dhoni joins the party. Wow! India well set to score above 250.
20:04 hrs IST: MS Dhoni is in at No. 3. India are 166/1 after 13 overs.
20:02 hrs IST: OUT! And the carnage comes to an end. Rohit departs, Chameers gets the dangerman. 118 off 43, out of which 108 came in boundaries. Terrific stuff!
20:01 hrs IST: SIX! Low full-toss from Chameera, Rohit is in position and hits it over square leg. What more is there to say?
19:59 hrs IST: SIX! He’s making batting look so easy. Slower ball from Chameera, back of a length, Rohit smacks it high over mid-wicket (again).
19:56 hrs IST: No wonder Sachin Tendulkar once said that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will score plenty of tons and that too daddy ones.
19:53 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s it. What a way to reach the landmark. Rohit Sharma equals the fastest T20I century record with David Miller (off 35 balls). What a player! He really loves the Sri Lankan attack. The fastest by an Indian.
19:50 hrs IST: Consecutive sixes from Rohit. This is carnage from the Mumbai batsman. Can he break David Miller’s record of the fastest 100 in T20Is?
19:47 hrs IST: FOUR! Pradeep misses his length, down leg and Rohit helps it past the fielder at short fine leg. India are 117/0 after 10 overs.
19:44 hrs IST: Another record!
This is the highest opening stand for India against Sri Lanka in T20Is.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 22, 2017
Prev best: 75 by Dhawan-Rohit in Ranchi in 2016. #IndvSL
19:42 hrs IST: Fourteen runs off the last three balls. This has been an amazing display of strokeplay from Rohit and Rahul. India are 108/0 after 9 overs. Can they get past 250? Nuwan Pradeep now.
19:40 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Gunaratne and Rohit hammers it over mid-wicket to bring up his fifty. What a knock from the stand-in India captain.
19:37 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from de Silva, Rahul gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it straight over the bowler’s head. India are 87/0 after 8 overs.
19:33 hrs IST: Chaturanga de Silva comes into the attack.
19:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Juicy full-toss from Perera, outside off, and Rahul hits it well over cover. As good as it gets! India 71/0 after 7 overs. Rohit 38*, Rahul 33*
19:28 hrs IST: Thisara Perera comes into the attack.
19:27 hrs IST: Two fours and a six from Rohit. This is insane stuff from both openers. India are 59/0 after 6 overs. Rohit 32*, Rahul 27*
19:24 hrs IST: Another expensive over from Sri Lanka, 17 runs off it. India are 43/0 after 5 overs. Akila Dananjaya comes into the attack.
19:22 hrs IST: Rahul is on fire! While one was a slower delivery from Pradeep that was tucked away to fine leg boundary, the second was hit over mid-on for a six.
19:20 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Pradeep, Rohit gets into position early and smacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
19:18 hrs IST: Good over for India, eight runs off it. They are 26/0 after 4 overs. Nuwan Pradeep comes into the attack.
19:17 hrs IST: SIX! Touch back of a length from Chameera, Rahul comes forward and creams it over long-off boundary for a maximum. Monstrous hit!
19:14 hrs IST: Excellent over from Mathews, only three runs off it. India are 18/0 after 3 overs. Rohit 10*, Rahul 8*
19:11 hrs IST: DROPPED! Rahul looks to cut but Samarawickrama drops him at backward point. How costly will that prove to be?
19:10 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Rahul. India are 15/0 after 2 overs. Mathews to continue.
19:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Shot from a batsman in good form. Length ball from Chameera and Rahul smacks it straight down the ground.
19:05 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Mathews. India are 8/0 after first over. Rohit 8*, Rahul 0*. Dushmantha Chameera comes into the attack.
19:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Mathews and it’s enough for Rohit to pull it to deep mid-wicket boundary.
19:02 hrs IST: Mathews starts with a good length delivery.
19:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to open. Angelo Mathews to start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
18:56 hrs IST: Time for the national anthems of both teams.
18:40 hrs IST: The friction between the BCCI top brass and the CoA has again come to the forefront as the distribution of complimentary passes for the third India-Sri Lanka T20 International has led to a tussle between the two sides. Read full story here.
18:34 hrs IST: India are unchanged while the visitors have made two changes. Sadeera Samarawickrama and Chaturanga de Silva are in for Vishwa Fernando and Dasun Shanaka. Here’s a look at the playing XI of both sides -
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(wk), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera(c), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
18:31 hrs IST: Once again, Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
18:20 hrs IST: Toss in a short while.
18:10 hrs IST: It’ll be a batting belter at the Holkar stadium but bowling first won’t be a bad option for the team that wins the toss, feels curator Samandar Singh Chouhan. During the first T20 in Cuttack, dew affected the proceedings from the very first ball but it won’t come into play in Indore that early.
18:00 hrs IST: If India win today, they’ll be undefeated in any bilateral series across formats this year.
17:55 hrs IST: India have now won five T20 Internationals in a row against Sri Lanka; only against Australia (seven straight from 2013 to 2017) have they won more games in succession.
17:49 hrs IST: India have won 35 matches across formats in 2017. They are only behind Australia’s 35 and 38 wins in 1999 and 2003 respectively.
17:47 hrs IST: The Holkar stadium, Indore will become India’s 20th venue to host a T20 International.
17:45 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the second T20 between India and Sri Lanka in Indore. After sealing a magnificent win in Cuttack, Rohit Sharma’s side will look to clinch the series tonight.
India’s wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav left Sri Lanka’s middle order clueless after KL Rahul’s half-century and MS Dhoni’s late blitzkrieg powered Rohit Sharma’s side to 180/3 at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium. The two shared six wickets between them and were supported by Hardik Pandya, who finished with a three-wicket haul.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will look to drag the series until Sunday for the decider in Mumbai.
All eyes will be on Angelo Mathews and Upul Tharanga while captain Thisara Perera will look to lead from the front.
Sri Lanka have now lost their last five T20 internationals away from home, never before have they lost more in succession on the road.