India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I at Dharamsala, IND v SL, Feb 26 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Dharamsala, February 26, 2022, Sri Lanka tour of India
(17.1/20 ov, T:184) 186/3

India won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
74* (44)
shreyas-iyer
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 183/5(20 overs)
India 186/3(17.1 overs)

10.50pm India have wrapped up their 11th successive win in T20Is. Only Romania and Afghanistan are ahead of them in this list. That is that. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Do come back for the third - and final - T20I tomorrow. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Hemant Brar and Chandan Duorah. Stay safe and take care

Shreyas Iyer, Player of the Match: That (back and across) is my go-to movement and I feel my body releases and I sight the ball well. It was really important for me to time the ball because it was swinging and seaming. Sanju came in and we built a crucial partnership. Jaddu bhai came in and it was a cruise. I realised that the ball was not turning and thought stepping out would be a good option. Even if I mistime it on this ground, the ball would go to the boundary.

Rohit: I think it was pleasing to see for us. The middle order coming out and performing is good to see those guys taking the responsibility and finishing off games. I don't want to be too harsh on the bowlers. It can happen these days, but we restricted them in the first 15 overs. It was a good pitch to bat on as well. Lot of these guys are talented. They just need an opportunity to express themselves and backing from our side. To finish the way they did was really good. Jaddu came and looked positive from ball one and Shreyas as well. We lost a couple of wickets, but we wanted someone to stay till the end. If we need to rotate, we'll do it.

Shanaka: We started really well, but we should've done more in the powerplay. If we got another wicket in powerplay, it could've been better for us. Lahiru must bowl at the first six overs. The game was set for me, the wicket was good and the ball was there for me. See another series lost, but if we get a win out of here it will be a positive.

10.25pm India have overpowered Sri Lanka to secure an unassailable 2-0 lead. At the halfway mark, it seemed like 184 would be a challenging chase for the hosts, but they've mowed down the target with nearly three overs to spare. Rohit and Kishan didn't fire today, but the middle order did, with Shreyas, Samson, Jadeja all making handsome contributions. Sri Lanka's bowling and fielding unravelled in the slog overs.  The highest target chased successfully by India within the 18th over before today was 165 vs England in Ahmedabad last year, says our stats whiz Shiva Jayaraman.

Samson: I think the wicket was playing well and the outfield was quick. We thought it was easily chaseable. We can do ten per over at this ground. I wanted to go after the bowling. The rhythm wasn't there at the start, but after hitting one boundary, I got the rhythm back. It was really cold while fielding, but once I started batting I couldn't feel anything. I think it's a special day for me. I made my debut seven years ago and feels good contributing to this victory.

Rajeev: "Iyer was on 66(36) when india needed 79 in last 8 overs. He scored only 8 runs from last 79 unreal by jadeja and Samson "

Aniruddh: "Believe it or not, this is Jadeja's high score in T20i! Special, special player"

Ragha: "If Sir Jadeda can bat like this consistently, then he would have solved India's middle order issues. 5 proper bowlers Sir and V Iyer sounds very formidable to me"

Raja: "Thats 15 RPO after 10 overs drinks break, expected close match infact SL win but Samson 4666 and Jaddu 6444 changed this game "


17.1
4
Chameera to Jadeja, FOUR runs

overpitched and outside off, Jadeja holds his shape and slams it away past mid-off to seal India's series-clinching victory

end of over 177 runs
IND: 182/3CRR: 10.70 RRR: 0.66 • Need 2 from 18b
Shreyas Iyer74 (44b 6x4 4x6)
Ravindra Jadeja41 (17b 6x4 1x6)
Binura Fernando 4-0-47-0
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-35-1

Krit: "50 partnership in 21 balls. INSANE hitting by these two!"

16.6
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, no run

pretty full and angling across off, Shreyas reaches out for the ball but misses it

16.5
4
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

another wide yorker, Shreyas sits back for it, opens the bat-face and dinks it between the keeper and short third man or rather wide gully

16.4
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, no run

wide yorker, darted across Iyer. He can't touch this

16.3
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run

hip-high short ball outside off, hauled away to deep midwicket

16.2
1
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Shreyas hangs back to this pitched-up delivery outside off and drills it to extra-cover. The force of the shot ensures the ball bursts through the hands of the infielder

16.1
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run

Jadeja shimmies out and cuts a short ball outside off to backward point

Sarat M: "Want Jaddu to score 50 here, so we can see Ravindra Pushpa celebration " --- My colleague and good friend Anuj Vignesh says he wants Valimai celebration from Jadeja

end of over 1622 runs
IND: 175/3CRR: 10.93 RRR: 2.25 • Need 9 from 24b
Ravindra Jadeja39 (15b 6x4 1x6)
Shreyas Iyer69 (40b 5x4 4x6)
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-35-1
Binura Fernando 3-0-40-0
15.6
1
Chameera to Jadeja, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, 141.5ks, Jadeja slices it off the outer half over mid-off

Shazeen Ifamy: "What on earth is happening to Sri Lanka in the field!?! Pathetic! Sloppy! It's like a bunch friends playing street cricket."

15.6
1w
Chameera to Jadeja, 1 wide

goes for the wide yorker again, ends up darting it past the tramline. Left alone

Rajesh: "Jadeja doesn't look like someone coming from an injury. Clean touch."

15.5
4
Chameera to Jadeja, FOUR runs

Chameera searches for the wide yorker, but this is overpitched. Jadeja intentionally opens the bat-face and slices it fine of deep third man

vallabh: "Samson's one over assault changed the complexion from a RRR of 10 to less than 8 "

15.4
4
Chameera to Jadeja, FOUR runs

shorter and into the body, but no problem for Jadeja. Pulled flat and hard into the midwicket boundary once again

15.3
4
Chameera to Jadeja, FOUR runs

hip-high short ball on middle, Jadeja lays into it and swats it away into the midwicket fence. Pinged off the middle of the bat

15.2
6
Chameera to Jadeja, SIX runs

Jadeja skies it, Asalanka drops it. Fairly full on middle, Jadeja crouches and swings it over the bowler's head. Asalanka gets across at long-off and lets the ball burst through his hands into the boundary

Amal: "That blitz from Sanju took all the pressure off Shreyas. He should be equally be praised."

15.1
2
Chameera to Jadeja, 2 runs

full on the pads, whisked away wide of long-on. Another mishap in the field, this time at long-on by Asalanka

Kasun: "India is batting like the SL total is 30-40 below par. Chilling place to be as an SL fan."

Lakshmi Prasu: "It would have been good test for Indian batsmen had both of Theekshana and Hasaranga played in this series. "

end of over 1517 runs
IND: 153/3CRR: 10.20 RRR: 6.20 • Need 31 from 30b
Ravindra Jadeja18 (9b 3x4)
Shreyas Iyer69 (40b 5x4 4x6)
Binura Fernando 3-0-40-0
Chamika Karunaratne 3-0-24-0
14.6
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run

short on the hips, tucked away to deep square leg off the back foot

14.5
1
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

pitched up and angling across off, Shreyas swings it straight to long-off

Rajesh Sanghvi: "It is a pity when the ground fielding is pathetic and doesn't support you bowlers. SL needs to tighten up their fielding "

14.4
2
Fernando to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs

yorker outside off, open-faced jab wide of sweeper cover

14.3
1
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 run

shorter and outside off, Jadeja glides a single to point

14.2
2
Fernando to Jadeja, 2 runs

fullish and on middle and leg, flicked gently through midwicket; gentle enough for Jadeja to come back for the second

Raj: "Arun:. Both!"

14.2
1w
Fernando to Jadeja, 1 wide

Binura tries the slower bouncer and ends up pushing it down the leg side

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
P Nissanka
75 runs (53)
11 fours0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
62%
SS Iyer
74 runs (44)
6 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
straight drive
12 runs
1 four1 six
Control
80%
Best performances - bowlers
CBRLS Kumara
O
3
M
0
R
31
W
2
ECO
10.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
1
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 1493
Match days26 February 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee