Indian commentator Aakash Chopra praised Dasun Shanaka for his outstanding performance against India in IND vs SL 2nd T20I at Pune. The Sri Lanka skipper slammed a quickfire half-century and also picked up 2 wickets in the match.
Dasun Shanaka slammed 56 runs off just 22 balls in IND vs SL 2nd T20I. He slammed 6 sixes to take the scoreboard to a mammoth 206-6 in the match. Later while bowling, he also picked 2 wickets to help the team to win by 16 runs.
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Why Do You Hit So Much? Aakash Chopra Lauds Dasun Shanaka
While speaking about IND vs SL 2nd T20I on his Youtube channel, Aakash Chopra was full of compliments for Dasun Shanaka. Notably, Shanaka also played a good knock of 45 off 27 balls in the 1st T20I match.
“Charith Asalanka batted very well but Dasun Shanaka, the love he has for India. What is your problem? Why do you hit so much? Whenever the Indian team is in front of him, he scores runs, whether you get him to bat first or second. He (Shanaka) took two wickets as well in the end and scored a half-century, that too in double-quick speed. He batted differently”, Aakash Chopra said.
No-Balls – One After The After, What Was Happening: Aakash Chopra
Chopra also spoke about Arshdeep Singh’s no-balls in the match. The Indian pacer bowled 5 no-balls in the match across his 2 overs. In the end, he emerged highly expensive by conceding 37 runs in his 2-over spell.
“No-balls – one after the after, what was happening? Arshdeep’s first over went for 19 runs. He bowled three-four no-balls and gave free hits. Hardik bowled one or two good overs from the other end but when the tap opened, we couldn’t understand whether a plumber needs to be called or a bowler from outside,” Aakash Chopra said.
Setting a target of 207 for India, Sri Lanka managed to restrict India to 190-8 and win by 16 runs. Sri Lanka restricted India to 57-5 at one stage. Later, Suryakumar Yadav (51 off 36) and Axar Patel (65 off 31) scored brilliant knocks for the team. However, they could not drive the team to victory.
India won the 1st T20I by 2 runs and the three-match series is now leveled 1-1. The IND vs SL 3rd T20I takes place on January 7. The venue of the clash is Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.