IND vs SL: Watch - Chamika Karunaratne Gets Key Wicket Of Hardik Pandya As Kusal Mendis Takes A Stunning Diving Catch In 2nd T20I At Pune Against India
IND vs SL: Watch - Chamika Karunaratne Gets Key Wicket Of Hardik Pandya As Kusal Mendis Takes A Stunning Diving Catch In 2nd T20I At Pune Against India

Indian Cricket Team had won the toss & had elected to bowl first. The island nation managed to post a mammoth total of 206-6. Kusal Mendis smashed a terrific half century & Charith Asalanka played a scintillating cameo of 37 runs in 19 balls & at the back end of the innings, Dasun Shanaka scored 56 runs in 22 balls where he struck 2 fours & 6 sixes.

Indian bowlers had a forgettable day especially Arshdeep Singh, who bowled 5 no balls and gave away 37 runs in his 2 overs. The man of the match of the 1st T20I Shivam Mavi was taken to the cleaners as he conceded 53 runs in his 4 overs as he went wicketless.

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Dasun Shanka
Dasun Shanaka. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Chamika Karunaratne Gets Rid Of Hardik Pandya

In response to 207 target, the Men in Blue had a dreadful start to their innings as they were reduced to 21-3 in 2,1 overs. Skipper Hardik & Suryakumar were slowly building the innings. Chamika Karunaratne was given the 5th over. Karunaratne got smashed for a six on the very first ball of the over but later he made a decent comeback, on the 3rd ball he bowled a Jaffa which bamboozled Hardik and on the very next ball he dismissed Pandya where he went for the drive and edged the ball to the wicket-keeper Kusal Mendis. India’s score was 34-4 at 4.4 overs.

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Steep Task Ahead for India

The billion people would be hoping that Suryakumar Yadav plays helluva of knock as it won’t be wrong to say that he is the only hope for India. This is a golden chance for Deepak Hooda to make a strong case for himself. The duo should make sure that they bat deep and take the score closer to the target.

Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty
Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty

Sri Lanka on the other hand would be pumped up. The visitors would be well aware of the fact that they need to keep picking wickets as one big partnership is enough to spoil all the hard work. It would be interesting to see how Shanaka uses Hasaranga & Theekshana as their overs would be decisive.

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IND vs SL: Watch – Chamika Karunaratne Gets Key Wicket Of Hardik Pandya As Kusal Mendis Takes A Stunning Diving Catch In 2nd T20I At Pune Against India: