In a match of fluctuating fortunes, India’s Axar Patel and Suryakumar matched Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka fifties for fifties however ultimately the hosts fell quick by 16 runs within the second T20I on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation (MCA) Stadium, on Thursday (January 5).
With the bat dominating the ball on a real pitch on which bowlers had been rewarded for placing in further effort, Shanaka hammered 56 off 22 deliveries after Mendis had blazed away to 52 off 31 as Sri Lankans capitalising on wayward and ineffective Indian bowling to publish 206/6 in 20 overs after being requested to bat first by Hardik Pandya who received the toss.
Chasing an enormous goal, Axar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav rescued India from a precarious 34/5 to assist them make a match of it earlier than they fell quick. Axar got here up with sensational batting, blasting a half-century in 20 balls whereas Yadav scored 51 off 33 deliveries as India got here roaring again from 57/5 to achieve 148/5 when Suryakumar acquired out. And although Axar Patel and Shivam Mavi struck some lusty blows and took India from 57 off 24 balls to twenty off six, ultimately the goal proved too far.
Axar Patel hammered six sixes and two boundaries in his good 31-ball 65 and Suryakumar and Mavi (26 off 15) dragged India from a precarious place to twenty off the final six deliveries. However ultimately, the duty was too stiff for the Gujarat batter who performed some sensational pictures together with three sixes off successive deliveries within the 14th over. Dasun Shanaka acquired him out within the closing over as India`s hopes ended.
The match went right down to the wire however it’s Sri Lanka who received the second T20I by 16 runs.
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Suryakumar, who survived a transparent run-out likelihood, introduced out his customary 360-degree play and after Deepak Hooda was out for 9, discovered an in a position ally in Axar as they introduced up the hundred of the innings. Patel hammered Wanindu Hasaranga for a hat-trick of sixes within the 14th over and with Suryakumar Yadav serving to himself to a six, the over price Sri Lanka 26 runs. They creamed 15 runs off the following over — thus ending up hitting six sixes in two overs as Axar Patel blazed his technique to a half-century off 20 balls, hitting two fours and 6 sixes.
India had misplaced Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi early and when skipper Pandya was out for 12 runs adopted by Deepak Hooda for 9, it appeared their chase would fizzle out.
The Sri Lankan bowlers began brilliantly however misplaced their method within the center overs when Yadav and Patel went hammer and tongs, taking off 41 runs off 12 balls (14th and fifteenth overs), They, nonetheless, regrouped and clawed their method again to victory.
The Indian bowlers began poorly with Arshdeep Singh sending down three wides to concede 17 runs within the second over, Mendis blasting him for 2 fours and a six. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel pulled them again into the sport together with Umran Malik, who claimed two wickets off successive deliveries earlier than the pacers once more allowed Shanaka to take cost. Arshdeep despatched 5 no-balls in all, conceding 37 runs in two overs as Shanaka unleashed some sensational pictures to take his staff to an enormous complete.
Earlier, after a quiet first over despatched down by Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep bowled a wild one, with three no-balls, and was carted round by Kusal Mendis for a 4 and 6, conceding 19 runs within the over.
Mendis top-edged Pandya for a six over deep third-man, and handled himself to a 4 straight down the bottom off a no-ball by Shivam Mavi, who was introduced in as Arshdeep was struggling together with his run-up. Sri Lanka had been 55/0 on the finish of the Energy-play,
Mendis continued in the identical vein. He first drove Mavi for a 4 previous mid-on after which slog-swept Axar Patel for a most over deep mid-wicket. One other six off Umran Mailk helped him convey his half-century off simply 27 deliveries.
However India pulled again issues a bit and Yuzvendra Chahal gave them the much-needed breakthrough when he caught Mendis (52, 31b, 3×4, 4×6) LBW with a slider that cramped the batter for house. The sector umpire was unmoved however the DRS dominated in favour of the bowler.
Umran Malik castled Bhanuka Rajapaksa (2) with a 147-kph thunderbolt and when debutant Rahul Tripathi brilliantly caught Nissanka close to the boundary rope off Axar Patel, Sri Lanka had been 96/3 within the twelfth over.
Charith Asalanka blasted back-to-back sixes off Chahal over deep-midwicket as Chahal continued to battle and dropped quick. He hammered Umran Malik to a six in the identical space however the younger J&Ok tearaway had the final giggle as he acquired Asalanka (37 off 19 balls) caught by Shubman Gill at deep midwicket boundary because the batter backed away trying to smack him over the rope,
Malik was on fireplace and uprooted the stumps with a 140kph supply to ship Wanindu Hasaranga again for wickets off successive balls.
Temporary scores: Sri Lanka 206/6 in 20 overs (Dasun Shanaka 56 not out,Kusal Mendis 52, Charith Asalanka 37, Pathum Nissanka 33; Umran Malik 3-48, Axar Patel 2-24) beat India 190/8 in 20 overs (Axar Patel 65,Suryakumar Yadav 51, Shivam Mavi 26; Dasun Shanaka 2-4, Kasun Rajitha 2-22, Dilshan Madushanka 2-45) by 16 run