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Match Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: SL Beat IND by Four Wickets; Series Level at 1-1

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23:28 (IST)

IND vs SL 2nd T20I LIVE: Sri Lanka chase down 133 in 19.4 overs to win the second match by four wickets at draw level at one-all in the three-match series.They needed eight runs in the final over and achieved that comfortably in the final over, bowled by Chetan Sakariya. India have done admirably well, trying to defent a modest total. It all boils down to the third and final T20I which will be played at the same venue on Thursday.

23:22 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Score: A good over for Sri Lanka. The ball sort of slips from Bhuvneshwar Kumar's hand resutling in a juicy full toss which Dhananjaya de Silva sends it high into the night sky for a maximum. 12 runs from the over. Sri Lanka need eight runs from the final over. Score 125/6 in 19 overs. 

23:15 (IST)

Rain arrives in Colombo, Wickets Removed, Groundsmen ready with the covers. Oh well, it has stopped and the wickets have been put back in their place. Sri Lanka need 20 runs in 12 deliveries.

23:14 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: A mixed over for Chetan Sakariya, After getting a timely breakthrough, he errs in line and length as bowls one short and wide allowing Dhananjaya de Silva to guide it to the vacant third man region for a four. Eight runs from the over. SL 113/6 in 18 overs, chasing 133

23:10 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 2021 Live: OUT! Chetan Sakariya strikes to get his first wicket and what a time to do that. Ramesh Mendis goes the aerial route but only manages to launch the ball high into the night sky. Ruturaj Gaikwad settles underneath it nicely to accept an easy catch. Mendis scored 2 off 5. SL 105/6 in 17.2 overs, chasing 133

23:08 (IST)

SL vs IND Live: Varun Chakravarthy finishes his quota of four overs. All done with the spinners, over to the pacers now. A good effort from Chakravarthy - his figures - 4-0-18-1. Sri Lanka 105/5 in 17 overs, chasing 133.

23:03 (IST)

IND vs SL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Pace returns after a long time. And it's Bhuvneshwar Kumar who comes back to bowl his third over. Just five runs in it. India haven't bowled Navdeep Saini yet. Score 99/5 in 16 overs, chasing 133

22:59 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: OUT! A send-off from Rahul Chahar and Wanindu Hasaranga claps at him, I'm hoping it's in appreciation. He had belted the previous delivery from the spinner for a four and went for an expansive shot  off the next but this time sliced it towards point where Bhuvi took an easy catch. A timely breakthrough for India. Hasaranga scored 15 off 11. Score 94/5 in 15 overs, chasing 133

22:52 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Score: An expensive end to Kuldeep Yadav's otherwise impressive spell tonight. He has leaked 15 runs in his fourth and final over - a four to Wanindu Hasaranga and a six to Dhananjaya de Silva. SL 87/4 in 14 overs, chasing 133

22:48 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Varun Chakravarthy back into the attack to bowl his third over. A pretty good over from him - just four singles in it. Score 72/4 in 13 overs, chasing 133

22:44 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Score: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav is pumped. He has gotten rid of well-set Minod Bhanuka on 36 who has holed out in the deep to Rahul Chahar. A tossed up delivery and Bhanuka goes for the sweep and doesn't get it far enough. He struck four fours during his stay. SL 66/4 in 11.4 overs, chasing 133

22:41 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: DROPPED! Oh dear! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dropped Minod Bhanuka. This was tossed up by Kuldeep Yadav and Bhanuka went after it and ended up slicing it towards off and Bhuvi running towards boundary from point ended up grassing a fairly easy catch.

22:39 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 2021 Live: End of another good over from Rahul Chahar. Just four runs in it. You get a feeling that India are tightening screws on Lankan batters. However, one good over could tilt the balance again in favour of the home team, SL 62/3 in 11 overs, chasing 133

22:36 (IST)

IND vs SL 2021 Live Cricket Score: End of a succesfull over from Kuldeep Yadav. Just four runs and a wicket in it. SL 58/3 in 10 overs, chasing 133

22:32 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: OUT! Clever from Kuldeep Yadav who saw Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanka dancing down the track and thus dragged his length back and the ball spun past the batter who was way outside his crease. And Sanju Samson did the rest. Shanka scored 3. SL 54/3 in 9,2 overs

22:29 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Score: Rahul Chahar is back into the attack. The Sri Lankans have decided they are going to employ sweep against spinners. The over was going well till Chahar dropped one full and Minod Bhanuka charged down the track and sent it over mid-wicket region for a four. This should release some pressure. 10 runs from the over. Score 53/2 in 9 overs, chasing 133

22:24 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Now, Kuldeep Yadav enters the attack. A loud appeal for lbw off his second delivery. Dhawan, Samson and Kuldeep did discuss before not opting for the review, And ball-tracker shows that would have hit the middle stump. A chance missed by India but a good start from Kuldeep. Has bowled well to allow just four singles in his first over. Score 43/2, chasing 133

22:19 (IST)

SL vs IND Live: OUT! Varun Chakravarthy outfoxes Sadeera Samarawickrama completely to send one through the gates with the ball crashing onto the stumps. Excellent from the India spinner. A googly that went in with the angle. India have their second breakthrough.Samarawickrama scored 8 off 12. SL 39/2 in 7 overs, chasing 133

22:15 (IST)

IND vs SL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Spin from both the ends now. Rahul Chahar into the attack. And he follows into the footsteps of his predecessor as he drops the first delivery short with Minod Bhanuka pulling it away to deep mid-wicket region for an easy boundary. Chahar's first over results in seven over. Powerplay Ends.Sri Lanka 36/1 in 6 overs

22:10 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: First over of spin comes from Varun Chakravarthy. He drops first short and Sadeera Samarawickrama cuts it away for his first four of the innings. The mystery spinner comes back well allowing just two singles off his next five deliveries. Score 29/1 in 5 overs

22:06 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Score: Chetan Sakariya continues. And he leaks two more boundaries. He tries a back of the hand slow delivery but Minod Bhanuka picks it up early to send the ball over mid-on fielder for a four. And Sakariya strays on the legside later in the over with Bhanuka flicking it away to short fine-leg boundary. 10 runs from the over. Score 23/1 in 4 overs, chasing 133

21:59 (IST)

IND vs SL 2021 Live Cricket Score: WICKET! What a catch from Rahul Chahar. This should surely get India's defense of a modest chase going. Avishka Fernando takes the aerial route and sends the ball soaring towards backward square leg region. However, Chahar judges the catch perfectly near the boundary but the momentum pushes him past. He has the sense to send the ball back into the field of play and then recovers, re-enters and completes the catch. Fernando walks back after scoring 11 off 13. SL 12/1 in 2.4 overs

21:54 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya, with a bandana, into the attack now. And Avishka Fernando gets going with a pair of fours against the India youngster. The first a flick towards short fine leg followed by a drive through mid-off. Nine runs from the over. Sri Lanka 10/0 in 2 overs, chasing 133

21:48 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: So a good start from Bhuvi as he allows just a single in it. Score 1/0, chasing 133

21:45 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Blog: Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka are the two Sri Lanka openers who will start their team's chase of 133 runs. India vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over. Here we go.

21:32 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: So India have finished their innings on 132/5. India scored four runs and lost a wicket in their final over of the innings. On a slow and sluggish pitch, this would count as a decent effort. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for the visitors, hitting 40 off 42 while debutant Devdutt Padikkal made 29 off 23. SL used eight bowlers during the course of the innings with Akila Dananjaya accounting for two Indian wickets.

21:27 (IST)

IND vs SL 2021 Live Cricket Score: OUT! Another newcomer perishes and this time it's Nitish Rana who in his efforts to get some runs holes out to de Silva off Chameera. He scored 9. Score 130/5 in 19.4 overs

21:25 (IST)

SL vs IND Live: Some Much needed runs for India with a bit of luck on their side as well. A inside edge running towards  the boundary before a brilliant diving effort from Akila Dananjaya prevents a boundary. Then Nitish Rana changes his stance with Wanindu Hasaranga following him and bowling outside leg but the wicketkeeper misses the delivery resulting in five wides. 14 runs from the over. India 128/4 in 19 overs

21:19 (IST)

SL vs IND Live: Dushmatha Chameera is back into the attack. Chameera uses variations to good effect and keeps Nitish Rana from exploding. Seven runs from the over. Score 114/4 in 18 overs

21:13 (IST)

IND vs SL Live Score: OUT! Akila Dananjaya gets his second wicket in Sanju Samson. Another low score from Samson who charged down the track and the ball crashed on the stumps after hitting him on the pad. He did make an acrobatic attempt to get back to his crease anticipating a stumping but it wasn't needed. Samson scored 7 off 13. Score 104/3 in 16.4 overs

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score, Ind vs SL 2nd T20I Cricket Match Latest Updates: Sri Lanka have kept the series alive having chased down 133 runs in 19.4 overs. The third T20I will be played on Thursday at the same venue.

Sri Lanka have also made a slow start with India spinners keeping them quiet. However, they’ve been able to find the release every now and then with a four.

So on a slow and sluggish pitch, India have made 132/5 with Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring for them.

India have lost just their openers but the runs haven’t come easy. The pitch isn’t easy for batters. The Sri Lanka bowlers, especially the spinners, have been proved to be a difficult proposition for this young batting line-up.

A decent start from India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad. They have added 45 runs in the Powerplay overs.

Sri Lanka opt to bowl first with two changes. While India have four debutants including Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya.  Eight key players of Indian team, who were in close contact with Krunal Pandya, won’t be available for the entire T20 series; this even includes captain Shikhar Dhawan. According ‘Sports Tak,’ these players will be kept in isolation and won’t be available for the rest of the series which means the team management will have to scamper through the available options to form the new playing eleven that will take on the hosts tonight. India are 1-0 up but the list of players which are among the ‘close contact’ category raises concerns. Here are those names:

Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shikhar Dhawan.

The list also contains the name of Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav. This effectively ends BCCI’s plans to send the duo to England as a back-up. They will now travel but after a brief delay which we had reported earlier.

India-Sri Lanka second T20I was postponed by a day after all-rounder Krunal Pandya was diagnosed with Covid-19. Following this, the whole team is now in isolation. However, this has put a spanner in BCCI’s plans as they were looking to send Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw to England. The duo was selected after Virat Kohli led side faced multiple injury issues in Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan. The three youngsters were sent back to India and with staff shortage, BCCI quickly decided to send Yadav and Shaw as a back-up.

“The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a media statement.

“The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a media statement.

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