Ind vs SL 2nd T20I match: India Beat Sri Lanka By 7-Wickets
Team India captured the third consecutive series under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. He has become the captain to win most T20 International matches at home. He took charge of the team for the first time in 2017. Since then India has played 17-matches at home under his captaincy. Out of which, the team won 16-matches facing defeat in one.
Rohit surpassed Eoin Morgan of England and Kane Williamson of New Zealand with this victory. Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer played spectacular innings. The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second international T20 match played on Saturday.
With this, India has won the 3-match series with a lead of 2-0. This is the third consecutive victory of Team India on Indian soil under the command of captain Rohit Sharma. Earlier, India defeated New Zealand and West Indies in the series. Not only this, but it is also India’s 11th consecutive win in T20 matches.
After winning the toss, the Indian captain decided to bowl first. Sri Lanka made a big score of 183 for 5 with opener Pathum Nisanka‘s half-century. But the host India won the match by scoring 186 runs for 3-wickets in just 17.1 overs.
Indian batsmen played fired innings
Apart from Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja and Sanju Samson also played great innings for the Indian team chasing a big target of 184 runs. Ravindra Jadeja, who landed at number 5, played an unbeaten inning of 45 runs in just 18 balls. During this, he hit 7-fours and 1-six. At the same time, Sanju Samson, who returned to the team after about 1 year, also played a great inning. Sanju scored 39 runs in 25 balls. And during this, he hit two fours and three sixes.
Shreyas Jadeja’s stormy innings
The hero of the Indian team’s victory was Shreyas Iyer, who scored the fifth half-century of his career. Man of the match Shreyas Iyer took an aggressive approach against the Sri Lankan bowlers from the beginning and played great shots. He made the team win by playing an unbeaten inning of 74 runs in 44 balls and hit six fours and four sixes.
Injured Ruturaj out of series
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is battling a wrist injury, has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Mayank Agarwal has been included in the Indian team for the series in his place. BCCI said that Ruturaj Gaikwad will go to the National NCA in Bangalore for rehab to recover from the injury.
The audience will not get entry in Virat’s 100th test match
Former captain Virat Kohli will descend on March 4 to play the 100th Test match of his career against Sri Lanka at the Mohali Cricket Ground in Punjab. However, due to Corona, spectators will not be allowed to enter the stadium for this test. Virat Kohli will become the 12th Indian player to play 100 Tests.
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant reached Mohali on Saturday to prepare for the first Test. Rishabh Pant has been rested for the three-match series against Sri Lanka.