The second match of the three-match T20 series was played between India and Sri Lanka at Holkar Stadium in Indore. The Indian team got a big win in this match. India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the same series of three matches.
The Sri Lankan team had a target of 143 runs to win in front of India, which the Indian team achieved by losing 3 wickets in 17.3 overs. For India, Lokesh Rahul 45, Shreyas Iyer 34, Shikhar Dhawan 32 and captain Virat Kohli scored 30* runs and gave India the victory. In this match, Indian team captain Virat Kohli decided to bowl first after winning the toss. In such a situation, the Sri Lankan team, batting first, scored 142 runs, losing 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga admits that they did not have enough runs especially against a side that has experience of playing here. Feels they were 30-40 runs short. Tells they were looking to get to 150-160. Feels that they bowled well. On Udana, he says he is an experienced player in T20s and they missed him. Hopes that he is well. Malinga tells they will look to win the next game as they are a young side and they need to get a momentum of winning.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says he is happy with the performance as it was a clinical one. Tells it is all about ticking those boxes and being clinical. Feels it is a good sign as they did not have Rohit Sharma but they still managed to win. Says Saini is gaining more and more confidence. States he is happy to have Bumrah back and is happy to see him having the same pace. Tells it is a great luxury to have such good options in fast bowling. Adds there will be one surprise bowler who can bounce people out in the World Cup squad.
Shares that Prasidh Krishna has done well in the domestic circuit and tells even he has a chance. On the surface, Kohli says it was a good wicket and says they bowled well. Kohli says they kept picking wickets regularly which restricted them from getting to 175 which he feels was a par score. Tells they try to give youngsters a chance and want them to finish the game off. Adds he is flexible and is happy to bat at either number 3 or 4.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) (Unchanged) - Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (WK), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara and Lasith Malinga (C).
India (Playing XI) (Unchanged) - Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Jasprit Bumrah.