RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Indore, December 22, 2017, Sri Lanka tour of India
260/5
(17.2/20 ov, T:261) 172

India won by 88 runs

Player Of The Match
118 (43)
rohit-sharma
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Scorecard summary
India 260/5(20 overs)
Rohit Sharma 118 (43)
KL Rahul 89 (49)
Nuwan Pradeep2/61 (4)
Sri Lanka 172/9(17.2 overs)

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: 29.66
Nuwan Pradeep0 (5)
Dushmantha Chameera3 (3)
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-21-0
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-52-4
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

Aditya: "Goodness me... lots of red color on this page right now.. And obviously white!! Its that time of the year.. Merry Christmas "

end of over 169 runs • 3 wickets
SL: 171/8CRR: 10.68 RRR: 22.50
Dushmantha Chameera2 (2)
Nuwan Pradeep0 (0)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-52-4
Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-52-3
15.6
1
Chahal to Chameera, 1 run

full around off, driven to long-off, a misfield from Chahal

Seven of eight wickets have fallen to wristspin, but they've also gone for plenty. The perfect illustration of how the skill works, it gets you wickets but it can also go

15.5
W
Chahal to Dananjaya, OUT

the googly. Chahal has four more, another four-for. The googly outside off, Dananjaya tries to slog the ball over long-on, but hardly any connection. The ball goes straight up and long-on cleans up

Akila Dananjaya c Pandey b Chahal 5 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
15.5
1w
Chahal to Dananjaya, 1 wide

full and wide outside off, goes past the bat, but wide called

15.4
4
Chahal to Dananjaya, FOUR runs

flat and wide outside off, Dananjaya picks the variation, goes back and slaps the ball past cover's right. The sweeper cover runs to his left but can't haul it in

DEBADYUTI SAHU: "SL 18/6 in 13balls of wist spin. Check mate"

15.3
1
Chahal to Chameera, 1 run

flat around off, worked into the leg side

Chameera is out there. Some international wickets there for the taking.

15.3
W
Chahal to Samarawickrama, 1 wide, OUT

another one. SL seven down. Quickly fading away. Samarawickrama comes down again, looking to go over cover but the wide legbreak beats the bat. Dhoni does the rest. Wide called. Enough turn when you slow it down

Sadeera Samarawickrama st †Dhoni b Chahal 5 (7m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 250
15.2
1
Chahal to Dananjaya, 1 run

shortish outside off, punched away to cover

15.1
W
Chahal to de Silva, OUT

wristspin going through SL again. It was a googly outside off, Chaturanga tries to reverse-lap that through third man but all he can do it inside edge it onto the stumps.

Chaturanga de Silva b Chahal 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 157 runs • 3 wickets
SL: 162/5CRR: 10.80 RRR: 19.80
Chaturanga de Silva1 (1)
Sadeera Samarawickrama5 (2)
Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-52-3
Yuzvendra Chahal 3-0-43-1
14.6
1
Kuldeep to de Silva, 1 run

some flight around off, shovelled to long-on. 4-0-52-3, India will take that

14.5
W
Kuldeep to Gunaratne, OUT

Dhoni knows he has Asela. It was a wide googly outside off that crept under Gunaratne's slog sweep. Dhoni collects, whips off the stumps and hardly even appeals, as if it say I've got him. Seems like he has. Gunaratne's back foot is dragging back slowly, but Dhoni's hands are so quick. Nothing behind the line. SL five down. Three wickets in the over

Asela Gunaratne st †Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
14.4
1
Kuldeep to Samarawickrama, 1 run

"ye accha hain," says MS (that's good). Shortish outside off, swatted to deep midwicket

14.3
4
Kuldeep to Samarawickrama, FOUR runs

comes down straightaway, gets there and lofts the ball over cover. Lovely shot

Best performances - batters
RG Sharma
RG Sharma INDIA
118 runs (43)
12 fours10 sixes
Control
81%
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
4 fours1 six
114414246946
KL Rahul
KL Rahul INDIA
89 runs (49)
5 fours8 sixes
Control
73%
Productive shot
on drive
23 runs
1 four2 sixes
191211525188
Best performances - bowlers
YS Chahal
YS Chahal INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
52
W
4
ECO
13
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
52
W
3
ECO
13
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
India
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 634
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days22 December 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Anil Chaudhary
India
Nandan
TV Umpire
India
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
India
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
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