Sri Lanka beat India by 4 wickets in 2nd T20I. With this, the series of three T20 matches has become level at 1-1. The third T20 match of the series which will also be a decider match will be played on Thursday. India batting first scored 132 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka won the match by scoring 133 runs for the loss of 6 wickets with 2 balls to spare in the 20th over.
Sri Lanka was required 20 runs to win in the last two overs. After this Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to bowl the 19th over. He conceded 2 runs in the first 2 balls and then Chamika Karunaratne turned the match with a six on the third ball. Bhuvi conceded 12 runs in this over. In the last over, the Sri Lankan team needed 8 runs to win, which they easily scored. Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten on 40 off 34 balls. At the same time, Chamika Karunaratne played an unbeaten inning of 12 runs in 6 balls.
Captain Shikhar Dhawan scored the most runs for India. He scored 40 runs. Apart from this, none of the batsmen could score 30+ runs. Team India could only score 38 runs in the last 5 overs and lost 3 wickets. Akila Dhananjaya took 2 wickets for Sri Lanka. Apart from this, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dasun Shanaka took 1-1 wickets each.
The Indian team entered this match with 5 batsmen and 6 bowlers. In this match, 4 players from India got their debut. This was the first T20I match of Devdutt Padikkal, ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, and Chetan Sakaria.