Live Score Sri Lanka 82 in 18 overs Bumrah rips through Dilhara Fernando’s defense and that is the end of the innings. Shambolic batting display but wonder what they could have done otherwise.
Live Score Sri Lanka 73/9 in 16 overs Another one bites the dust. Thisara Perera goes for the long hop and Jadeja shows his fielding prowess yet again. The all-rounder judges the elevation and picks it up perfectly
Live Score Sri Lanka 72/8 in 15.2 overs Sachitra Senanayake is given caught behind and the batsman is rather unfortunate here. Dhoni thinks he got a nick and Raina, who was not initially convinced did not go up till he saw his skipper. The umpire raised his finger and the batsman is understandably livid. S Senanayake c Dhoni b Raina 8 (16)
Live Score Sri Lanka 69/7 in 14 overs Ashwin is brought back for his final over. Raina bowled the previous over and the ball misses the stumps by a whisker. It was a good over by the part-timer. Ashwin continues to look dangerous. The ball takes the edge a few times and there are a couple of slips in place too. Apart from three singles, there is nothing much the batsmen can do. Ashwin finishes with brilliant figures, the all-time best for an Indian in T20s.
Live Score Sri Lanka 63/7 in 12 overs Pandya came into the attack and Perera was bashed to the boundary. Good over for the Lankans as nine comes of it, importantly no wickets.
Live Score Sri Lanka 54/7 in 11 overs It is a wicket maiden for Jadeja and that is the end of the over. India are on rampage. Only a Thisara Perera blitz can help the Lankans from here.
Live Score Sri Lanka 54/7 in 10.3 overs That is the end of Dasun Shanaka as he chops the ball onto his stumps. It is only a formality from here for a team completely clueless D Shanaka b Jadeja 19 (23)
Live Score Sri Lanka 54/6 in 10 overs Another tidy over from Jadeja and only two comes off it. There was a big shout for a ball that turned into the batsmen but it was not given. Hardik Pandya is then brought into the attack and there is an intent to get singles by the batsmen, who are their team’s last recognised pair.
Live Score Sri Lanka 48/6 in 8 overs Yuvraj Singh comes into the attack and flights the first one in. The ball is chipped in the air but Prasanna is safe. Then, Yuvraj bowls a wild full toss, way over the waist and the ball is smacked over the deep mid-wicket fence for a SIX. Free hit is awarded and the ball is full but Shanaka thumps the ball down the ground, another SIX. Just then, Sri Lanka commit hara-kiri. Prasanna dashes off, there was no single in it and Jadeja’s needle-sharp precision does the trick, the direct hit attempt hits the stumps and it’s another one gone! S Prasanna Run Out 9 (7)
Live Score Sri Lanka 33/5 in 7 overs Jadeja replaces Ashwin and the ball kisses Shanaka’s edge and the ball narrowly misses Rohit Sharma’s dive at first slip and goes to the boundary. All the other deliveries land at the same spot and the batsman is a picture of caution, blocking out all the deliveries.
Live Score Sri Lanka 29/5 in 6 overs Seekugge Prasanna would have not even imagined coming so early on in the game. Nehra beats his edge off the first ball. Then, a short delivery is pulled away to the mid wicket fence, four. The last ball gets his bottom edge and the ball misses the stumps by a couple of centimetres and goes to the boundary.
Live Score Sri Lanka 21/5 in 5.1 overs It is a gift that keeps on giving for India. Nehra comes back into the attack and starts off with a wide. Then, he ball skids on, Siriwardana pulls but the ball dies down on him and crashes onto the stumps. Half the side back in the hut.
Live Score Sri Lanka 20/4 in 5 overs It is a maiden over and Ashwin is on fire! New batsman Dasun Shanaka is beaten, teased and he somehow manages to survive the onslaught with four dot balls.
Live Score Sri Lanka 20/4 in 4.1 overs They are falling like nine pins here! Ashwin gets the ball to drift away from the right hander, who edges the ball to Suresh Raina at backward short-leg. Ashwin gets his fourth
Live Score Sri Lanka 20/3 in 4 overs Bumrah was spot on with his line and it was an excellent start to this match. Siriwardana gets off the mark with a boundary. Still, only five comes of the over.
Live Score Sri Lanka 15/3 in 3 overs The batsmen run a couple of singles but the Indian off-spinner now has figures of 2-0-5-3. Raina missed a catch at backward-square leg too.
Live Score Sri Lanka 12/3 in 2.1 Overs Ashwin has ripped the Sri Lankan top order apart and it is all crumbling for the Lankans here. First, it was Dickwella who was stumped, Dilshan was trapped in front and Chandimal went across the line to go for a wild slog, only to be caught in the deep!
India defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20 to draw level the three match series. Sri Lanka won the toss and asked India to bat first who added 196 runs after another superb top order batting. Sri lanka were never in the game as Indian spinners took control of the match.
Now both teams are tied with a 1 win a piece as we move to third and final Twenty20 which will take place on Sunday, 14th February 2016 in Visakhapatnam. The winner of that game will win the series and we can expect another close encounter.
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 Twenty20 Series: First match will be played on Tuesday, 09 February, second T20 will be on Friday, 12 February at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi and the last T20 match will be played on Sunday, 14 February at Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
- 2nd Twenty20 Match
Date: Friday, 14 February 2016 – Time: 19:30 india time / 14:00 uk time
Venue: Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium
LIVE: We will have live action of the match with SkySports coverage 1 hour before the kickoff on Friday.
- 3rd Twenty20 Match
Date: Sunday, 12 February 2016 – Time: 19:30 india time / 14:00 uk time
TV Channels Broadcasting: Star Sports has the rights for every Indian home and away series for the next 8 years and they will be broadcasting the game live in India on all platforms including TV, online live streams through their website (starsports.com) and also on their official mobile app.
If you are in United Kingdom, SkySports 2 is likely to have live action of India vs Sri Lanka series while PTV Sports will broadcast in Pakistan. StarSports is also accessable in sub-continent countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh etc.
Team Squad: BCCI has announced the T20 squad for Sri Lanka 3 match series and Dhoni will continue to captain India while Virat Kohli has been rested for the three T20s. In his place Pawan Negi has been included in the squad against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka on the other hand has announced a very inexperience side with Dinesh Chandimal leading the team. Only Tillakartne Dilshan is well established player in 15-man squad.
|NO#||INDIAN T20 SQUAD||SRI LANKA T20 SQUAD|
|1||MS Dhoni (Captain)||Dinesh Chandimal (Captain)|
|2||Rohit Sharma||Tillakaratne Dilshan|
|3||Shikar Dhawan||Dilhara Fernando|
|4||Ajinkya Rahane||Danushka Gunathilaka|
|5||Manish Pandey||Thisara Perera|
|6||Suresh Raina||Kasun Rajitha|
|7||Yuvraj Singh||Dasun Shanaka|
|8||Hardik Pandya||Jeffrey Vandersay|
|9||Ravindra Jadeja||Dushmantha Chameera|
|10||Ravichandran Ashwin||Binura Fernando|
|11||Jasprit Bumrah||Asela Gunaratne|
|12||Ashish Nehra||Chamara Kapugedera|
|13||Harbhajan Singh||Seekkuge Prasanna|
|14||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sachithra Senanayake|
|15||Pawan Negi||Milinda Siriwardana|
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