result
2nd T20I (N), Indore, Dec 22 2017, Sri Lanka tour of India
260/5
(17.2/20 ov, target 261)172
India won by 88 runs
player of the match

10.20pm As soon as India posted that score, it was always going to be a hard task, but all credit to them for going after it. They could have petered out to 200 and played out 20 overs, but they kept attacking, looking to win. Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga played terrific hands, but the target was too steep even on this surface, with short boundaries. Sri Lanka succeeded against wristspin for a while, but then they capitulated to it, losing seven of their nine wickets to it.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match: "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That's too much to ask (a double-hundred). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form. There is a template to my batting, which I follow. Try to hold my shape."

Thisara Perera: "It's a tough series. Too much to chase. We couldn't execute. Mathews, I think is now out of the series."

Kuldeep Yadav: "I was thinking for wickets. If I get, I'll probably get the second. The wicket was very good to bat on, trying to bowl wider and different angles. Later, I realised if I bowl slower, I'll get wickets."

17.2
W
Hardik to Chameera, OUT

a straight ball finishes the game and the series. It's the slower ball around middle and leg, Chameera fails to connect with a flick and knocks back middle and leg stump. India take the T20 series with an 88-run win in Indore

Dushmantha Chameera b Pandya 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
17.1
Hardik to Chameera, no run

full outside off, Chameera comes down but fails to connect with his swing across the line

end of over 171 run
SL: 172/8CRR: 10.11 RRR: 29.67 • Need 89 runs from 18b
Nuwan Pradeep0 (5)
Dushmantha Chameera3 (3)
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-21-0
Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-52-4
16.6
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run

a low full toss outside off, 140 kph, pushed to cover.

16.5
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run

another wide yorker beats the bat. Aargh. Has to bowl straight.

16.4
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run

and the ball again goes past the outside edge. Can't seem to figure out Bumrah's angle

16.3
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run

full outside off, a wild slog beats the bat

16.2
Bumrah to Pradeep, no run

full and wide outside off, beats Pradeep's outside edge

SL effectively nine down, because it's unlikely Mathews will bat

16.1
1
Bumrah to Chameera, 1 run

good length outside off, dabbed to third man

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