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Why India lost 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka

Why India lost 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka?

No balls took the game away from India. The hosts was prevented from gaining an advantage by Sri Lanka. However, Surya and Axar once held the upper hand. The game is now in Sri Lanka’s favour thanks to Surya’s wicket, though. Let us look at the details of Why India lost 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka?

Despite playing a strong effort, Suryakumar Yadav was unable to stay in the crease for an extended period of time. He scored 51 runs off of just 36 balls.

Coming in at number 6, Axar Patel nearly played a match-winning innings as he amassed his T20I career’s quickest half-century with 50 runs in just 20 balls.

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Axar hits 3 sixes in a row 

Axar leashed on to Wanindu Hasaranga in the 14th over, which ended up being the game-changing over when he struck a hat trick of sixes. Suryakumar Yadav then jumped in and hit a six, making it the most over in Wanindu Hasaranga’s career (26 runs).

Axar, however, couldn’t finish the match as he was dismissed by the Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka for 65 off 31 runs.

As a result India lost the game by 16 runs. The three-match series is now tied at 1-1 due to this result.

IND vs SL 2nd T20I: India innings

India’s chase for 207 got off to a terrible start as they lost the top order inside the powerplay overs. After the powerplay, Hardik Pandya was subsequently caught behind for 12 points. The situation was then stabilised by Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar before Hasaranga dismissed Hooda for nine. Surya and Axar Patel had stitched together a stand of 90. Surya walked back after scoring 51 off 36, Axar was out in the last over for 65 (31).

When Patel lost his wicket after scoring 65 runs in 31 balls, Shivam Mavi struck a quick-fire 26 off 15 while batting with him, but India had already run out of time.

IND vs SL 2nd T20I: Sri Lanka innings

Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka both scored 50 runs, propelling Sri Lanka to an astounding total in just 20 overs. Mendis hit a six against Umran Malik to reach the 50-ball mark in just 27 balls. Shanaka finished their innings with unbeaten 56 from 22 balls. In the first eight and a half overs of the game, the openers for Sri Lanka added 80 runs for the first wicket. Sri Lanka continued to lose wickets shortly after his dismissal before captain Shanaka took over. He scored a fifty in 20 balls.

Arshdeep bowls five no balls

Arshdeep Singh gained attention in the game due to his five unheard-of no-balls, three of which occurred in succession in his first over. In the end, the 23-year-old had costly stats of 37 runs from two overs.

It was the most by any bowler in the history of T20Is.

Vineet Vashisht
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