January 26, 2022

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SL v IND, 2nd T20I 2021 ; Sri Lanka beat India by four Wickets to level the series

Dhananjaya De Silva played an important cameo to bring Sri Lanka in this series. He was unbeaten with his 40 runs. Later he was named as player of the match also.
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Second T20I between Sri Lanka and India was postponed yesterday due to some covid-19 scares in team India’s camp. Indian all rounder Krunal Pandya was tested positive and eight more players indentified in close contact with Krunal Pandya including captain Shikhar Dhawan.

Team India fought great but hard luck for them

Team India’s fight was just brilliant, but we have seen slightly more fight from Sri Lankan batsmans also. Dhananjaya De Silva played an important cameo to bring Sri Lanka in this series. He was unbeaten with his 40 runs. Later he was named as player of the match also.

Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar were on fire in this inning. They combinely removed four Sri Lankan batsmans. Kuldeep Yadav back in T20Is, took two crucial breakthroughs for team India. Debutants Chetan Sakariya got his maiden T20I wicket.

Player of the match : Dhananjaya De Silva

Srilankan Spinners Akila Dananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga put India back

Akila Dananjaya removed captain Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson. He conceded just 29 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga bowled debutant Devdutt Padikkal on 29 runs. Devdutt Padikkal was looking great but not able to convert into the big. No batsman of India looked solid throughout the inning. Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer in this inning with his valuable fourty runs.

Toss update : Team India invited to bat first with four debutants

Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to field first. No headache for team India’s selectors to pick their XI as already eight members are ruled out. Team India named four debutants in their XI. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya got opportunities to represent team India in shortest format of the game. While Sri Lanka bring back Ramesh Mendis in playing XI.


According to the Reports, eight players going to miss second T20I.
Hardik Pandya, Yuzi Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey are named in this list. While CricActivity understands that, Shikhar Dhawan is fit and fine and will feature second T20I as captain.