result
2nd T20I (N), Ranchi, Feb 12 2016, Sri Lanka tour of India and Bangladesh
196/6
(20 ov, target 197)127/9
India won by 69 runs
Player Of The Match
shikhar-dhawan
end of over 203 runs
SL: 127/9CRR: 6.35 
Kasun Rajitha3 (7)
Milinda Siriwardana28 (20)
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-17-2
Hardik Pandya 1-0-5-0

Right, then. That brings us to the end of our coverage today. Hope you enjoyed it. Join us once again on Sunday for what promises to be a thrilling finale in Vizag. Cheers!

MS Dhoni: Almost 200 runs were scored, but there was something for everyone. Experimenting is a word banned from Indian cricket, but yes we're trying different things. Our top order has done well, so we're trying to give everyone an opportunity whenever possible. Most of our fielders are above average. Sometimes in T20s, even the slower ones can get away. But yes, fielding is very important. Being a bit unorthodox behind the stumps really helps, but credit to the bowlers for beating the batsman.

Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match for his 25-ball 51. "Happy to have got my first T20I fifty. I was hitting the ball well. I like to play my natural game, I got a lot of support from the captain and the coaching staff. We didn't have any specific plan to hit 70 in the first six. Once I started connecting the ball well, it all came together."

Dinesh Chandimal: Credit to the Indian batsmen. We tried hard as a bowling unit, but eventually gave away 25 extra runs. We need to regroup. On this kind of track, we needed to mix our yorkers and slower deliveries well. Hopefully our bowlers will learn quickly. We'll put our heart and soul into the next game.

The surface wasn't anywhere near the kind we saw in Pune. It looked like the cracks would dictate terms to make this into a low-scoring contest, but we were all proved wrong. The sheen on the surface aided proper bounce, and once India posted close to 200, they were halfway there. Sri Lanka perhaps could have done something out of the box, but their efforts proved futile in the end. Not all is lost through, they can still go on to win the series in Vizag on Sunday.

Ashish Nehra: Everyone knows in the first six overs, the batsmen will come hard at you especially in a big chase. I may go for a few extra runs, but the idea is to pick wickets. I was waiting for this opportunity for the last few seasons. Till the body holds up, I'm ready to play. Bowling 140 plus hasn't been a problem for me, really. I've been around for a long time, I've seen plenty of good fielders. But to see them all in one group is great fun.

Kashyap: "A high utility game for India. MSD was able to audition several of his bowling options in a few key scenarios (e.g. Ashwin opening, Bumrah at the death)."

The series has been squared. This is India's third biggest win in T20Is in terms of run-margin. MS Dhoni resisted the temptation to experiment, and the move has helped them discover the batting prowess of Hardik Pandya among other things. Sri Lanka were never really in the hunt and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Ashish Nehra and Ashwin did the damage upfront, but the highlight of India's effort on the field was Dhoni's lightning quick stumpings and Bumrah's bowling at the death. Not to forget Pandya's work in the field.

19.6
Bumrah to Rajitha, no run

full delivery on off, nips back in, he watches it through to the keeper

19.5
Bumrah to Rajitha, no run

bunts the low full toss to Jadeja at cover

19.4
Bumrah to Rajitha, no run

how did that miss the off stump, I don't know. Another full length delivery that keeps coming back in, pushes outside the line, beaten

19.3
1
Bumrah to Siriwardana, 1 run

full toss on the pads, hit to deep midwicket

19.2
1
Bumrah to Rajitha, 1 run

gets a thin edge that scoots along the ground, Dhoni fumbles and they squeeze a run

19.1
1
Bumrah to Siriwardana, 1 run

off cutter, lands it on middle, bunted to the off side

end of over 195 runs
SL: 124/9CRR: 6.52 RRR: 73.00
Milinda Siriwardana26 (18)
Kasun Rajitha2 (3)
Hardik Pandya 1-0-5-0
Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-14-2
18.6
1
Hardik to Siriwardana, 1 run

slower one on middle and off, angled wide of point

18.5
1
Hardik to Rajitha, 1 run

low full toss on middle, driven to long-on

18.4
Hardik to Rajitha, no run

full ball on off, jabs his bat down to get a thin bottom edge, bounces through to Dhoni

18.3
1
Hardik to Siriwardana, 1 run

squeezed to the cover fielder

18.2
1
Hardik to Rajitha, 1 run

floats it full on middle, bunted to long on

18.1
1
Hardik to Siriwardana, 1 run

gets a thick inside edge to Nehra at short fine leg

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