2nd T20I: Sri Lanka defeated India within the second T20I by 4 wickets.© AFP
India captain Shikhar Dhawan was happy with his group for placing up a superb combat regardless of confronted with hostile circumstances as they misplaced the low-scoring second T20 Worldwide towards Sri Lanka, right here on Wednesday. With many of the power-hitters in isolation after Krunal Pandya’s COVID-19 optimistic case, India may handle solely 132 for five on a gradual monitor which Sri Lanka chased down with two balls to spare. “The floor had flip and it was stopping a bit. After all, we knew one batsman was brief and we knew we needed to assemble the innings well and we needed to content material ourselves in some unspecified time in the future,” Dhawan mentioned at post-match presentation ceremony.
“However yeah, we have been 10-15 runs brief,” he admitted. “I’m very happy with the boys as a result of we gave an excellent combat. That never-say-die angle and taking the sport to the final over whereas defending simply 132, credit score to each bowlers and batters,” Dhawan mentioned.
His Lankan counterpart Dasun Shanaka thanked the BCCI for standing by their board and agreeing to play the sequence in these robust instances.
“I assumed if we may include them to a low whole, we may chase it. We weren’t capable of capitalise within the first six overs. However DDS and Wanindu Hasaranga bailed us out. I ought to thank the BCCI and SLC for this chance as a result of this can be a big alternative for younger guys in these instances,” Shanaka mentioned.
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