IND 260/5 (20.0 Ovs)
🏏SL 172-all out (17.2 Ovs) CRR: 9.92
India won by 88 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Rohit : The stage was set. Good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I always try to do – hit through the line. It’s something I’ve been working on through the last few months. Went out there and had some fun. That’s too much to ask (going for double hundred). No target here is defendable so we wanted to get as many as possible. KL started very well. He’s in great form. There’s a certain template to my batting. Don’t try to overhit too much. Rely on my timing and hold my shape. Had a lot of faith in the wrist-spinners. They’ve always brought us back into the matches. These two guys never put their head down. Rather than being too defensive, they’re prepared to flight the ball to take wickets. And they got the result. Kuldeep changed the game completely. I was very happy. Always had the belief that they’re the ones who’ll get us back in the game. It’s always pleasing for a captain when a bowler comes and tells you what he wants to do (talking about Pandya). It’s something he’s been working on. It’s paying dividends on the field. Only thing I said was back yourself. They stuck to their plans and got the result.
Perera: 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.
Kuldeep: First three overs 45 runs, but I was always thinking about wickets. I knew if I got one, I would probably get the second one. The first over (I bowled) was slow in the air, but the wicket was good to bat on and the ball was coming on nicely. Later on I was bowling wide of the batsman. I realized that I need to bowl it into the wicket. They (Dhoni and Rohit) were backing me and telling to look for the wicket. Small ground with small boundaries, Dhoni and Rohit were telling me to keep away from the batsman and try the variations outside the off-stump. Seven wickets in three overs really changed the game.
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India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera(c), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
Rohit: “That’s the most important thing, toss doesn’t matter much but it’s what we do on the field that matters. We are happy batting first. Looks a good pitch and we need to do the same things that we did in the first game. Need to post a good total first up and then bowl well. Yes, it’s important not to be complacent and need to take things one game at a time. Just need to do the same good things over and over again. One needs the right attitude to execute the good habits repeatedly. We are unchanged.”
Perera: “We would like to bowl first. Looks like a ground with small boundaries and so we want to chase whatever they put on the board. Two changes from the last XI, Sadeera and Chaturanga are in for Vishwa and Dasun.”
Match:Ind vs SL, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India, 2017
Date:Friday, December 22, 2017
Time:01:30 PM GMT ( 07:00 PM LOCAL)
Venue:Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
INDVSL ALL MATCHES RESULTS –
- India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI – India won by 8 wkts
- India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Sri Lanka won by 7 wkts
- India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI – India won by 141 runs