Live: IND Vs SL 2nd T-20 Live Scores and Commentary | 2017 Series

Category: Entertainment, Duration: 3:35:57, 1505388 Views. Source: YouTube, Published by CricTalks on 2017-12-22T17:56:49.000Z Live: IND Vs SL 2nd T-20 Live Scores and Commentary | 2017 Series The second match of the three T20 matches between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore on Friday (December 22). It is surprising to know that the record of victory of Team India in this stadium is 100%. India has played 5 ODIs and one Test so far. In such a situation, now it is interesting to see if Team India can maintain its record of winning on Holkar. The Indian cricket team defeated Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first T-20 match at the Barabati Stadium on Wednesday. With this, India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series of three T-20 matches. India had set a target of 181 for a win against Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan team continued to lose wickets and was stuck at 87 runs in 16 overs. For Sri Lanka, 23 runs were scored by Upul Tharanga. Only three Sri Lankan batsmen reached to the figure of 10. From India, Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets. Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each. Jaidev Unadkat got one wicket. After the unilateral victory in the first match, Rohit Sharma, who captained the Indian team, will go into the second Twenty20 match with a target of 2-0 lead unbeaten on the series. Once again he would like to continue his fantastic form. Rohit had defeated Sri Lanka in his first ODI series as captain. In his first series of T-20, he will have the same excitement in his eyes. INDORE: As you enter the Holkar stadium with an accreditation card around your neck, gentle queries about the availability of tickets keep coming. Tickets for India's second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka have already been sold out but locals are ready to shell out whatever it takes to get into the stadium. "Rohit Sharma ke double hundred aur Cuttack kee jeet ne demand badha diya (Rohit Sharma's double hundred in Mohali and Cuttack's victory in first T20 have increased the demand for tickets)," an MPCA official quipped when asked about the mad clamour for tickets. There was no practice scheduled for both teams on Thursday but there was enough of a crowd to see the Indian stars, who chose to rest after the resounding 93-run victory - their biggest in terms of runs in T20Is - over Sri Lanka on Wednesday. I am very disappointed with the way we batted. We should have batted the whole 20 overs. Losing is okay but we have to get close to the target. The main thing is we could not compete. — Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka On Friday, the Lankans will again face India at a venue where the hosts are yet to be beaten. With Sri Lanka starting off the Test and One-day series with fighting performances, the T20 series was expected to go on similar lines. However, India chose to be ruthless. They ticked all the boxes and executed their plans to perfection. I see him (Dhoni) as motivated in the dressing room as I always have. He's somebody we look up to. He is in great shape, and he almost killed me as soon as he came into bat. — KL Rahul, India batsman India got a brisk start on Wednesday thanks to skipper Rohit and Lokesh Rahul. The stylish opener, for all his success in Tests, has struggled in the shorter formats. However, he hardly showed any nerves and paced his innings nicely. Shreyas Iyer did no harm to his reputation, while MS Dhoni played freely at No.4. With Manish Pandey, Dhoni belted the Sri Lankan bowlers all over in the last five overs to take the score beyond Sri Lanka's comfort level. The Indian bowlers, led by the wrist-spin duo of Yazuvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, then finished the job with precision. Chahal and Kuldeep shared six wickets between them in their eight overs, despite the heavy dew on the outfield. The Sri Lankan middle order looked clueless against Chahal and Kuldeep. While India have a problem of plenty, Sri Lanka are still looking for the right talent which can make the difference. They have limited options as skipper Thisara Perera said after the match. Sri Lanka now have an uphill task ahead to keep the series alive. ~TOI