Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

P Nissanka
75(53) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
11 16 1 16 12 0 1 18
SS Iyer
SS Iyer
74(44) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
10 0 7 8 3 7 23 9

Best performances - Bowlers

CBRLS Kumara
CBRLS Kumara
O3
M0
R31
W2
Eco10.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah
O4
M0
R24
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

10.50pm India have wrapped up their 11th successive win in T20Is. Only Romania and Afghanistan are ahead of them in this list. That is that. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Do come back for the third - and final - T20I tomorrow. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Hemant Brar and Chandan Duorah. Stay safe and take care

Shreyas Iyer, Player of the Match: That (back and across) is my go-to movement and I feel my body releases and I sight the ball well. It was really important for me to time the ball because it was swinging and seaming. Sanju came in and we built a crucial partnership. Jaddu bhai came in and it was a cruise. I realised that the ball was not turning and thought stepping out would be a good option. Even if I mistime it on this ground, the ball would go to the boundary.

Rohit: I think it was pleasing to see for us. The middle order coming out and performing is good to see those guys taking the responsibility and finishing off games. I don't want to be too harsh on the bowlers. It can happen these days, but we restricted them in the first 15 overs. It was a good pitch to bat on as well. Lot of these guys are talented. They just need an opportunity to express themselves and backing from our side. To finish the way they did was really good. Jaddu came and looked positive from ball one and Shreyas as well. We lost a couple of wickets, but we wanted someone to stay till the end. If we need to rotate, we'll do it.

Shanaka: We started really well, but we should've done more in the powerplay. If we got another wicket in powerplay, it could've been better for us. Lahiru must bowl at the first six overs. The game was set for me, the wicket was good and the ball was there for me. See another series lost, but if we get a win out of here it will be a positive.

10.25pm India have overpowered Sri Lanka to secure an unassailable 2-0 lead. At the halfway mark, it seemed like 184 would be a challenging chase for the hosts, but they've mowed down the target with nearly three overs to spare. Rohit and Kishan didn't fire today, but the middle order did, with Shreyas, Samson, Jadeja all making handsome contributions. Sri Lanka's bowling and fielding unravelled in the slog overs.  The highest target chased successfully by India within the 18th over before today was 165 vs England in Ahmedabad last year, says our stats whiz Shiva Jayaraman.

Samson: I think the wicket was playing well and the outfield was quick. We thought it was easily chaseable. We can do ten per over at this ground. I wanted to go after the bowling. The rhythm wasn't there at the start, but after hitting one boundary, I got the rhythm back. It was really cold while fielding, but once I started batting I couldn't feel anything. I think it's a special day for me. I made my debut seven years ago and feels good contributing to this victory.

Rajeev: "Iyer was on 66(36) when india needed 79 in last 8 overs. He scored only 8 runs from last 79 unreal by jadeja and Samson "

Aniruddh: "Believe it or not, this is Jadeja's high score in T20i! Special, special player"

Ragha: "If Sir Jadeda can bat like this consistently, then he would have solved India's middle order issues. 5 proper bowlers Sir and V Iyer sounds very formidable to me"

Raja: "Thats 15 RPO after 10 overs drinks break, expected close match infact SL win but Samson 4666 and Jaddu 6444 changed this game "


17.1
4
Chameera to Jadeja, FOUR, overpitched and outside off, Jadeja holds his shape and slams it away past mid-off to seal India's series-clinching victory

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 182/3 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.70, RRR: 0.66)

  • Shreyas Iyer74 (44b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja41 (17b)
  • Binura Fernando4-0-47-0
  • Dushmantha Chameera3-0-35-1

Krit: "50 partnership in 21 balls. INSANE hitting by these two!"

16.6
0
Fernando to SS Iyer, no run, pretty full and angling across off, Shreyas reaches out for the ball but misses it
16.5
4
Fernando to SS Iyer, FOUR, another wide yorker, Shreyas sits back for it, opens the bat-face and dinks it between the keeper and short third man or rather wide gully
16.4
0
Fernando to SS Iyer, no run, wide yorker, darted across Iyer. He can't touch this
16.3
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run, hip-high short ball outside off, hauled away to deep midwicket
16.2
1
Fernando to SS Iyer, 1 run, Shreyas hangs back to this pitched-up delivery outside off and drills it to extra-cover. The force of the shot ensures the ball bursts through the hands of the infielder

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9RG SharmaIshan Kishan
2nd35SS IyerIshan Kishan
3rd84SV SamsonSS Iyer
4th58RA JadejaSS Iyer