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IND vs SL 2nd T20I Live: Nissanka's knock in vain as Iyer wins it for India

India won the 2nd T20I vs Sri Lanka to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series courtesy of a brilliant showing from Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja and Sanju Samson. Catch the Highlights

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Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja guide India home in the 2nd T20I vs Sri Lanka at Dharamsala. Photo: @ICC

Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja guide India home in the 2nd T20I vs Sri Lanka at Dharamsala. Photo: @ICC

IND vs SL Live Update: India captain Rohit Sharma has now sealed seal yet another series win as his team beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets, chasing down 184 with 17 balls remaining in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. This is now the 11th consecutive T20I victory for the men in blue and if they beat Sri Lanka in the third T20I as well, they will equal Afghanistan's record for most T20I wins on a trot for a Test-playing nation. 

Iyer-Jadeja-Samson- The trio that won India the game

It was the trio of Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Ravindra Jade as the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan were taken early by Sri Lankan pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara. From 44-2 in the 6th over to 80-2 at the end of the 10th, India were struggling big time. However, the knocks of 74* from Shreyas Iyer, 39 off 25 balls from Sanju Samson and 45 off just 18 balls from Jadeja made sure that the game was finished in just 17.1 overs. 

Shanaka storm at Dharamsala

Earlier in the evening, the rain clouds might have gone off and there was no update of rain, but a storm did come and it was from the bat of Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, who hit 47 off just 19 balls. He hit five lofty sixes, one among which might have been the biggest of the season almost. Along with Shanaka, Nissanka was great with the bat as well as he hit 75 off just 53 balls to lay the foundation for a great total. They set India a target of 184 to win the match and take the series as well. 

India vs Sri Lanka Toss Update: India win toss elect to bowl first

India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first at the picturesque and clody Dharamsala and his counterpart Dasun Shanka also wanted to bowl first. 

Sri Lanka have made two changes in the Playing 11 with Binura Fernando coming in for Jeffery Vandersay and Danushka Gunathilaka who came in for Janith Liyanage

India Playing 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

Catch all the Highlights, Scores, Updates and commentary from India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I here
10:55 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 175-3 | Over 17.1- Shreyas Iyer Player of the Match

 
Shreyas Iyer, the man who got India to the victory with his best-ever performance in international T20 with the bat of 74* which came in just 44 balls, has been awarded the Player of the Match 
 
And that would be it from the coverage of this game as India take yet another series win, their seventh on the trot in T20Is at home as they build towards that dream 2022 for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. 
10:49 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 175-3 | Over 17.1-Shanaka's knock in vain

10:46 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 175-3 | Over 17.1- Shanaka storm at Dharamsala

 
Earlier in the evening, the rain clouds might have gone off and there was no update of rain, but a storm did come and it was from the bat of Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, who hit 47 off just 19 balls. He hit five lofty sixes, one among which might have been the biggest of the season almost. Along with Shanaka, Nissanka was great with the bat as well as he hit 75 off just 53 balls to lay the foundation for a great total. They set India a target of 184 to win the match and take the series as well.
10:44 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 175-3 | Over 17.1- Iyer-Jadeja-Samson- The winning trio

10:43 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 175-3 | Over 17.1- India's victory

 
India captain Rohit Sharma has now sealed seal yet another series win as his team beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets, chasing down 184 with 17 balls remaining in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. This is now the 11th consecutive T20I victory for the men in blue and if they beat Sri Lanka in the third T20I as well, they will equal Afghanistan's record for most T20I wins on a trot for a Test-playing nation. 
10:31 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 186-3 | Over 17.1- India win 11th consecutive T20I

 
This is has been a great exhibition of India's talent as after getting only 80 from the first 10 overs, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Ravindra Jadeja combined scored 106 in the next 43 balls, which is colossal by all standards. With this win, India now have won 11 T20Is on a trot and need just one more win to equal Afghanistan's record of most consecutive T20I wins by a Test-playing nation. 
10:26 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 186-3 | Over 17.1- India register an emphatic win

 
And a four of the very first ball from Ravindra Jadeja as he strikes it straight for four runs and finishes the game with 17 balls remaining and seven wickets in hand. 
10:24 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 182-3 | Over 17- India need two more runs

 
India are here and they are winning it easy here. The biggest mistake from Sri Lanka has been their bad fielding and the internet to not attack from the start 
 
Seven runs come from the 17th over and we will have to go to the 18th 
10:19 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 175-3 | Over 16- Poor fielding from Sri Lanka

 
Dushmantha Chameera is back into the attack and a midfield converts a single into a double 
 
And a drop once again !! Sri Lanka have just gifted the match here as this was an easy chance and Asalanka should have taken this. Now it has gone for a six as well. This is pathetic from Sri Lanka 
 
Four!! India look in a hurry now as the short ball has been hit for four. Only 19 runs are needed now 
 
Four!! Again. And that was an action replay as it was short and pulled away at the same place for four runs 
 
And four more India are just running away now as this has gone for yet another four 
 
21 runs come from this over as India now need just nine more to win from four overs
10:13 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 152-3 | Over 15- 17 from the over

 
And the nine runs that have come off the first ball of the over that take the equation down to almost run a ball now for India 
 
And this over is now turning into a game-changer for India 
 
And with this double, Shreyas Iyer now moves to his highest T20I score as he goes past 67
 
The fielding from Sri Lanka has been very sloppy and doubt there is dew, but still has been poor. 17 runs come from this over and India still need 32 off just 30 balls 
10:08 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 146-3 | Over 15th-Free hit

 
Four!! Binura Fernando comes into the attack and offers room to Ravindra Jadeja and he has done the biggest crime in T20 of bowling a no ball. So now that would be a free hit 
 
What can Binura bowl now? Can he come back?
 
No he can not as an attempted yorker by him has been driven straight for four runs by Jadeja once again 
10:05 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 136-3 | Over 14

 
Four!! What a shot. What an exquisite drive this is from Ravindra Jadeja who has come into bowl 
 
Appeal and the umpire says no for a caught-behind appeal. 7 runs have already come from the over and with a single, India get eight from it 
10:01 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 128-3 | Over 13- Sanju gone, Binura takes a blinder

 
Sanju Samson has made this over his own as he has 22 runs in this over and has got one wide as well. Three sixes and a four and that is a blinder taken by Feranndno as Sanju's scintillating knock is being stopped by a 6 foot 6-inch giant's one-handed jumping catch in the slips. But Sanju Samson has done his job by making 39 off just 25 balls. India now need only 56 from the last seven overs. 
9:57 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 105-2 | Over 12- India march along

 
Six! Now that's a great way to start the over from Shreyas Iyer and so much from the Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanka
 
100 comes up for India here as Shreyas iyer is really making a case for himself to be included in the all string Indian playing 11 when all players are available 
 
Another huge wide from Shanka and Sri Lanka are now falling behind 
 
14 comes from the over and it is once again poor fielding from Sri Lanka . Now India need only 79 from 8 overs
9:41 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 80-2 | Over 10- India need 104 in 60 balls

 
Dropped!! Had that been taken, it would have been a greatnight for the Sri Lankan captain Dsun Shanka as he comes into bowl. The ball goes for four runs though 
 
Short again from Shanka as Sanju Samson plays this for a single 
 
A quick leg bye to finish the over for Shanka as India finish half their overs with 80 on the board 
9:37 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 70-2 | Over 09

 
Six!! That was needed as Shreays Iyer comes down the crase and takes on the left arm spinner and hit him over his head for a sixer
 
Six!! Once again a similar ball and once again it's a six from Shreyas Iyer 
9:32 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 56-2 | Over 08

 
It's Chamika Karunaratne into the attack. The over has so far been great and Sanju Samson is now stuck in the crease, he is unable to move the score along. Five runs come from the over
9:28 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 51-2 | Over 07- 50 up for India

 
Praveen Jayawickrama with his left-arm spin comes into the attack and this might be a relief for the Indian batters from the pace of Chameera and Kumara
 
Iyer and Sanju Samson, the two people who badly needed a situation like the one they have been served to win India a tough game, have their task cut out here 
9:24 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 46-2 | Over 06- Sri Lanka lose review

 
This is good bowling from Kumara as he hits Samson on the pads and the umpire has given it not out, though it has hit him on the pads. But the review has been taken and it seems to have hit the bat and a review is wasted by Sri Lanka here
 
Sanju Samson opens his account
 
And a great over from Kumara comes to an end as it also ends the Powerplay. The only fault in this over was that Sri Lanka lost the review 
9:20 PM

IND vs SL | 2nd T20I Live Score Updates | IND 44-2 | Over 06th- Kishan gone

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First Published: Feb 26 2022 | 5:26 PM IST

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