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  • 10:20 PM IST

    INDIA WIN! They seal the series 2-0. The final T20I will now be a dead rubber. Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 172.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    OUT! Another Sri Lankan batsmen goes without making any impact. Sadeera Samarawickrama falls for a 2-ball 5.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    OUT! Kuldeep Yadav gets his third wicket in the over. Asela Gunarane falls for 0. MS Dhoni was quick to use his hands and stump the batsmen out.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    OUT! Kuldeep Yadav gets his man Kusal Perera. Kusal was looking to take the match away from India’s grasp. Sadeera Samarawickrama is out in the middle.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    OUT! Kuldeep Yadav gets Thisara Perera. Perera fell for the tossed up delivery and handed Hardik Pandya superb catch.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets the well set Upul Tharanga. He was nearing his fifty, his wicket ended a 109 run stand. Thisara Perera is in the middle.

  • 9:48 PM IST

    FIFTY! Kusal Perera brings his seventh T20I half-century. He fifty coming in 26 balls. Upul Tharanga is currently batting on 44. Sri Lanka still need 135 in 48 balls.

  • 9:37 PM IST

    Good sensible batting from Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga. They have managed to get Kuldeep Yadav off his rhythm. Hardik Pandya continues to be belted for runs. It is important that Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    Kusal Perera has taking a liking Kuldeep yadav. He has so far slammed Kuldeep for 2 sixes and four. 19 runs came of his first over. Sri Lanka has also gone the 50-run mark.

  • 9:18 PM IST

    OUT! Jaydev Unadkat gets his man. Niroshan falls for 25. This is second time Niroshan has fallen to Unadkat. Sri Lanka need Upul Tharanga to stand up. Kusal Perera is out in the middle

  • 9:11 PM IST

    Sri Lanka are currently ahead of India at end of 3 overs. Both Niroshan and Upul Tharanga are finding a hard time against both Bumrah and Unadkat. Too many inside edges dictating Sri Lanka scoring shots.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    Onus is now on Niroshan Dickwella to set the tone for Sri Lanka if they want to near such a monstrous total. Jasprit Bumrah to partner Jaydev Unadkat. DROPPED! Niroshan gets a life after KL Rahul drops him.

    SIX! Niroshan adds salts on injury.
  • 8:56 PM IST

    Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga are out in the middle. Jay Unadkat will start the bowling for India. didyouknow Rohit Sharma scored 108 off 118 runs in boundaries.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    SINGLE to finish India’s innings. Sri Lanka need 261 to win. Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 1 and 5 Sri Lanka will now need to chase the second highest joint total in T20I cricket.

    Read our comprehensive report here.
  • 8:44 PM IST

    OUT! MS Dhoni too falls for the teams sake. Perera gets his second wicket of the over. Dinesh Karthik are out in the middle.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    OUT! Shreyas Iyer falls for 0. He was trying to go on the leg side and missed the ball completely.

  • 8:37 PM IST

    OUT! A brilliant catch by Niroshan Dickwella to get rid of KL Rahul. Rahul looked good for a hundred, he falls for 89. HArdik Pandya comes in the middle and slams his first ball for a boundary. This will be fun now.

  • 8:28 PM IST

    21 runs coming off the Akila Dananjaya over. KL Rahul and MS Dhoni were all over the young lad. Rahul is just 29 runs away from his second T20I 100. Sri Lanka are in trouble now.

  • 8:22 PM IST

    200 up for India. KL Rahul is batting on 63 and MS Dhoni is on 12. Thisara Perera has come to his own in the death overs. It is the exact the same over where Dhoni and Manish Pandey belted Sri Lanka at Cuttack.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    didyouknow Chris Gayle recorded the first ever T20I hundred.

    Read more HERE

  • 8:14 PM IST

    FIFTY! KL Rahul reaches his mark in 34 balls. 3 fours and 3 sixes to his name. MS Dhoni too is looking dangerous in the middle.

  • 8:04 PM IST

    OUT! Rohit Sharma falls for 118. Trying to use the pace off the ball, Rohit managed to hand the fielder at gully a simple catch. Chameera finally has something to rejoice. MS Dhoni is out in the middle.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    India are tearing into the Sri Lankan attack. Nothing is working for Thisara Perera’s men. Rohit could quite possible reach a 200 from here on. This is now India’s highest ever opening stand in T20Is.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Read more on Rohit Sharma’s joint fastest T20I hundred. HERE

  • 7:55 PM IST

    100! Rohit Sharma levels with David Miller. His century coming in 35 balls. Mind you Rahul is yet even reach his fifty.

  • 7:47 PM IST

    KL Rahul is nearing his 3rd T20I half-century. Rohit on the other hand is continuing to make good use poor bowling. It could be possible that both Rohit and Rahul get to their hundreds.

  • 7:40 PM IST

    FIFTY! Rohit gets 13th T20I half century. His first in this format as captain. He has so far smashed 7 fours and 2 sixes. Rohit has suddenly taken over Rahul. Rohit’s fifty coming in 23 balls.

  • 7:32 PM IST

    It is raining boundaries for India. Despite the field being up, Rohit and Rahul have managed to find gaps with ease. Rahul is outscoring Rohit which is a rarity in this format.

  • 7:29 PM IST

    50 comes up for India.

  • 7:23 PM IST
    SIX! KL Rahul goes straight over the bowlers head. FOUR! This time Rahul uses his deft touch, and laps Pradeep for a four. Rohit Sharma follows his partner and thumps Nuwan Pradeep over mid-wicket.

    India 43 for 0 in 5.

MS Dhoni now has most dismissals in T20Is (Image courtesy: IANS)
MS Dhoni now has most dismissals in T20Is (Image courtesy: IANS)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at Indore. I am Vishal Mehra and I will bring you live updates from the game. The Holkar Stadium will be the 20th Indian ground and 97th overall to host a T20I. And this is one venue where India have a fantastic record. Sri Lanka have had a miserable 2017. In T20Is they have been more impressive, winning series in South Africa and Australia. They won 5, lost 8. Can they level the series at Indore?

Looking at their Cuttack performance, it doesn’t seem like it. Despite India trying several of their fringe players, Sri Lanka faced a humiliating 93-run loss in the first game. Sri Lanka have found no answer to the guile of Indian wrist spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Sri Lanka will keep relying on their seasoned campaigners like Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, etc. to bail them out in this do-or-die clash. Having lost the Tests and ODIs, this is Sri Lanka’s last hope to return back smiling is the T20 silverware. For that to happen this is a must-win game.

India won’t experiment enough as the trophy is still on the cards. Expect MS Dhoni to continue batting at No.4. Rohit Sharma will lead in his second T20I but the 30-year-old is amongst the most successful captains in this format. He has led Mumbai Indians (MI) to 3 IPL titles.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Hooda, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.

Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (c), Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Vishwa Fernando.