Indore: India defeated Sri Lanka by 88 runs in the second T20 match here today, winning the series 2-0. The last match to be held on Sunday. Chasing 261, Sri Lanka were 172 runs in 17.2 overs, losing nine wickets to 172 runs. Angelo Mathews did not come to bat due to injury. After the batsmen, Yusufendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav once again bowled superb bowling and broke Sri Lanka’s waist. Chahal took four and Kuldeep took 3 wickets.
For Sri Lanka, Kushal Perera (77) and Tharanga (47) showed good temperament but after being dismissed, the batting collapsed. Sri Lanka has an equal Sobered 29 runs in three overs and 7 wickets.
Earlier, the stormy innings of captain Rohit Sharma (118) once again tested the Sri Lankan bowlers. At Rohit’s century, India scored 260 runs at the loss of five wickets in the set overs. Rohit played just 43 balls and hit 12 fours and 10 sixes in his strokeful innings. This is his second century in T20. This is also the highest score in their T20. Rohit had his first century against South Africa in Dharmashala on October 2, 2015. Rohit played 106 runs in that match.
Rohit started the innings with Lokesh Rahul (89) when Sri Lankan captain Byasara Perera received an invitation for batting and started aggressive approach from the start. Both of them shared 165 runs for the first wicket in just 12.4 overs. This is the biggest partnership for India’s first wicket in T20 for the first wicket.
Rohit completed his century in the second ball of the 12th over by chasing Angelo Mathews on Angelo Mathews. For this Rohit took only 35 balls and hit 11 fours and eight sixes. It is the fastest century ever put together in T-20 International. In this case, Rohit has equalized South Africa’s, David Miller. Miller had scored a century in 35 balls against Bangladesh on October 29 this year.
There is also the fastest century ever imposed by any Indian in T20. This record was Rohit’s name before Rohit, who scored a century in 46 balls against the West Indies on 27 August last year.
However, shortly after completing the century, Dushmantha returned to the pavilion by catching Dhananjay de Silva on the chamira ball.
The smash of Sri Lankan bowlers did not stop even after this. Rahul, who scored a half century in the first match, continued his form in this match and continued the second half-century. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also batted in a stormy form.
Rahul missed his second T20 century with 11 runs. His 49-ball innings ended by Nuwan Pradeep. Rahul made five fours and eight sixes in his innings. Dhoni scored 28 runs.
It is also the highest score made in India’s T20. Earlier, on 27 August 2016, he scored 244 runs against the West Indies. At the same time, India has tied the second highest score in T20 International. The second highest score in T20 is the name of India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka made 260 runs against Kenya on 14 September 2007. In this match, India equals this score. Highest score in T20 is 263 still the name of Australia which he made in Sri Lanka.
Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera took two wickets each for Sri Lanka. Dushmantha Chamariya got one wicket.