Rohit Sharma Stars As India Thrash Sri Lanka To Clinch T20I Collection

Rohit Sharma Stars As India Thrash Sri Lanka To Clinch T20I Series


Rohit Sharma celebrates his milestone with KL Rahul © BCCI


India accomplished a treble of a collection win over Sri Lanka throughout the three codecs after they thumped the guests by 88 runs within the second T20I at Indore on Friday. India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma led from the entrance as he grew to become the joint-quickest to succeed in a T20I century in 35 balls. India posted a mammoth 260 runs for the lack of 5 wickets courtesy a superb knock by the Indian skipper. Rohit scored 118 runs off 43 deliveries to succeed in his milestone. 118 by Rohit is the very best particular person rating for India in T20Is, surpassing the unbeaten 110 by KL Rahul towards Windies in Lauderhill final 12 months. He grew to become the primary Indian participant and fifth general to attain two centuries in T20Is after Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Ewin Lewis and Colin Munro.

Rahul additionally scored a superb 89 runs aided with some quick-fire 28-run knock by MS Dhoni. The guests have been lacklustre with their bowling. The Lankan captain Thisara Perera used seven bowlers however to no avail as India went on to put up their highest T20I whole. Angelo Mathews was the only economical bowler for Sri Lanka however his spell was curtailed attributable to an damage.

Pandya hit a 4 and a six in successive deliveries earlier than getting dismissed within the third ball for 10 runs. The 20th over noticed India lose two wickets of Shreyas Iyer (Zero) and Dhoni (28) earlier than Dinesh Karthik took a single off the ultimate ball of the ultimate over.

Chasing 261 runs, Sri Lankan openers Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga gave a optimistic begin with just a few boundaries within the preliminary overs. It was within the fifth over when Dickwella mistimed Jaydev Unadkat’s ball on 25 runs giving a easy catch to Hardik Pandya. Kusal Perera hit three towering sixes within the early overs to present Lankans some momentum within the match.

Kusal hit a positive fifty, his seventh in T20I, off 27 balls. Each Kusal and Tharanga carved a 100-run partnership off 49 balls for the 2nd wicket. Tharanga fell for 47 runs off 29 deliveries within the 14th over. India skipper Rohit heaved a sigh of reduction after Yuzvendra Chahal caught Tharanga because the guests gave the hosts a scare for just a few overs. Hardik Pandya pulled a blinder of a catch off Kuldeep Yadav’s ball sending Lankan skipper Thisara Perera to the pavilion for a duck. Yadav dismissed hazard man Kusal of successive deliveries. He scored an outstanding 77 runs off 36 balls hitting seven sixes and 4 boundaries. Kuldeep took three wickets within the 15th over to decrease little Lankan hopes of a battle.

The Indian spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep wreaked havoc with the ball sharing 7 wickets between them. Chahal completed his spell with figures of four/52 whereas Kuldeep took three wickets for 52 runs.

India now have an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the three-match T20I collection and can play the ultimate match on Sunday on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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