2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka :
Sri Lanka played drastically and registered a brilliant victory in the second match of 3-match T20I series against India.
Sri Lanka registered victory in 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka by 4 wickets and leveled the series 1-1.
Sri Lanka won the toss and took the decision of fielding first.
India scored 132 runs with the loss of 5 wickets.
Sri Lanka successfully chased down the target and scored 133 runs with 2 balls to be spared.
Akila Dananjaya picked up 2 wickets and gave away 29 runs.
Dhananjaya de Silva became the highest run scorer of the match as he smashed 40 runs in 34 balls with the help of 1 four and 1 six. He was also declared as man of the match.
Next match will be played on 29th July and it will decide the winner of the series.
Some important stats and records related to 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka
Records and stats related to both the teams in 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka :
It happened for second time that Sri Lanka registered victory in a T20I against India in the last 14 matches played.
Sri Lanka has played eight T20Is in 2021 and able to win second time.
This was 50th T20I match of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s carrier. He became the 9th Indian player to play fifty T20I matches.
4 debutants played in this match. It happened for the fourth time that team India has included 4 or more debutants since their inaugural T20I.Before this, 5 debutants were part of team when India played against Zimbabwe in two T20Is held in 2015 and 2016.
In 2021, 42 players of team India played in international cricket. This is the maximum number of players playing for team India in a calendar year across formats. In 2016, 2018 and 2019 40 Indian players played in international cricket.
India was able to hit only 8 fours in this match. This is the lowest number of fours hit by Indian team in an inning of T20 match. Earlier India hit 10 fours while playing against South Africa in 2009.
8 bowlers bowled for Sri Lanka in this match. It happened for the second time that 8 bowlers bowled against India in a shortest format of the game.
India made the score of 132/5 and this was the third-lowest score by India in a T20I innings against Sri Lanka.
Records and stats related to Shikhar Dhawan in 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka :
Shikhar Dhawan was able to score 40 runs in 42 balls with the strike rate of 95.23. This was the second-worst strike rate for an Indian player in a T20I inning with minimum of 40.
Records and stats related to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka :
In this match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar came for batting at number 6. It happened for the first time in his international career.
While playing this match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar completed his 50 T20I wickets and became the fourth Indian bowler to have such a great achievement. Yuzvendra Chahal has completed his 63 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah has completed his 59 wickets and Ravi Ashwin has completed his 52 wickets.