Although the T20I series involving Sri Lanka and India was overshadowed by a COVID positive vision in the visiting camp, several players took use of the occasion to satisfy the specialists. Wanindu Hasaranga, a Sri Lankan leg-spinner, is one of these players. He was instrumental in the hosts’ victory in the 2nd T20I and bowled superbly in the final match of the series. Sri Lanka beat India by 4 wickets
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Highlights: Sri Lanka beat India by 4 wickets to level series 1-1
Hasaranga was among the primary reasons as India only managed to score 81 runs in their 20 overs, losing 8 wickets. During his four-over session, the leggie was nearly unstoppable, attacking Indian batters and returning with the miraculous figures of 4/9.
Hasaranga had the Indian batters on the edge of their positions throughout the match, and he enjoyed his 24th birthday spectacularly. In T20 Internationals, he also has the best birthday statistics, passing South African bowler Imran Tahir.
The Birthday Youngster Hasaranga Driven SL Towards Victory With His Outstanding Efforts
The birthday youngster claimed the wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson, and Varun Chakravarthy throughout his superb session. In total, he took 7- wickets in the three-match T20I series versus India, as well as 3 wickets in 2 ODIs.
Sri Lanka managed to keep India to a low score in their 20 overs because of Wanindu Hasaranga’s excellent bowling. Dasun Shanaka, Ramesh Mendis, and Dushmantha Chameera also took wickets in addition to the leg-spinner. Only 3- Indian batters reached double figures, despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav among 2 of them. Sri Lanka beat India by 4 wickets.
The Men in Blue played through their whole 20-over limit only while Bhuvi scored 16 runs off 32 balls, Kuldeep demonstrated his batting prowess by hitting an undefeated 23 runs off 28 balls. The visitors could hardly hit 4 boundaries in their whole innings due to the top-order and all five batters being out quickly.
Sri Lanka had battled back well in the series after dropping the ODI series and will be feeling optimistic heading into the World Cup.
Here are few Twitter reactions to Sri Lankan’s win:
A 🔥 performance from Sri Lanka in the field restricts India to 81/8.
— ICC (@ICC) July 29, 2021
What a spell from the birthday boy, Wanindu Hasaranga! 👊
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 29, 2021
Wanindu Hasaranga (4-9) now has the best figures by a birthday boy in T20Is. He could have taken 5 had he reviewed one LBW call.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 29, 2021
Who will sign hasaranga in IPL??
— Master Of Mystic Arts (@Strange2403) July 29, 2021
Hasaranga for CSK 💛 pic.twitter.com/LuGQ4aHnSA
— Yuva (@appumsdhoni) July 29, 2021