Sports desk , Edited By: Roshni Singh , Updated on: 05 Jan 2023, 04:22:57 PM
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India vs Sri Lanka T20: The second match of the three T20 series between India and Sri Lanka will be played on January 5 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association ground in Pune. Team India, led by Hardik Pandya (Hardik Pandya), will win this match with the intention of capturing the series. At the same time, the visiting team Sri Lanka would like to return to the series by winning the match. Team India won the first match and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
So far 2 T20 matches have been played between India and Sri Lanka in Pune. In one of these, Team India has won and in one, Sri Lanka has won. If Sri Lanka repeats 6-year-old history in the match to be held on Thursday, then India’s tension will increase. In the year 2016, such a match was played between the two teams in Pune in which the Indian team could not even reach 8 double figures.
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On 9 February 2016, the first T20 match was played between India and Sri Lanka in Pune. In this match, Team India could not even play its full 20 overs. In that match, Ravichandran Ashwin scored the maximum 31 runs for Team India. The condition of the batsmen of Team India was something like this. Rohit Sharma 0, Shikhar Dhawan 9, Ajinkya Rahane 4, Suresh Raina 20, Yuvraj Singh 10, MS Dhoni 2, Hardik Pandya 2, Ravindra Jadeja 6, Ashish Nehra 6 and Jasprit Bumrah returned to the pavilion on 0. In this way, 8 batsmen of India did not reach double digit. Team India got reduced to 101 runs in 18.5. Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka took 3-3 wickets for Sri Lanka.
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The Sri Lankan team, which started chasing the target of 102 runs for the win, did not have a good start. Nirosan Dickwella, who came to start the innings, got out after scoring 4 runs. At one time in that match, the Sri Lankan team had lost three wickets for 62 runs. But thanks to the then captain Dinesh Chandimal’s 35 and Chamara Kapugedara’s innings of 25 runs, Sri Lanka achieved the target by losing 5 wickets in 18 overs. For India, Ashish Nehra and R Ashwin took 2-2 wickets. Kasun Rajitha became the ‘Player of the Match’ in this match.
First Published : 05 Jan 2023, 04:21:29 PM
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