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India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in second T20I

23 December, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Carla Brady
  • India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in second T20I

Rohit Sharma equalled the record for the fastest Twenty20 century on Friday as he fired India to an imposing 260 for five in the second match against Sri Lanka in Indore.

The same over saw another wicket and this time it was Manish Pandey who took the catch.

After that, it seemed like the Sri Lankan batsmen were in a hurry.

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera (C), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep.

In an incredible display of hitting, rather punishing of the bowlers, the Indian captain smashed 12 fours and 10 sixes during his 43-ball stay at the crease.

# Rohit Sharma became the first Indian player and fifth overall to score two centuries in T20Is after Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Ewin Lewis and Colin Munro.

His explosive 165-run opening stand with Lokesh Rahul, who made 89, took the steam out of the Sri Lankan attack.

Ahead of the match here, there had been speculation about Rohit producing something special on this batsman-friendly Holkar Stadium pitch which has witnessed two ODI double centuries, which incidentally were the first doubles in ODIs. He went on a rampage and finally brought up his second century in T20 cricket.

2- Rohit's 23-ball fifty is the second fastest fifty by an Indian captain in worldwide cricket.

India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, who has had a highly successful year on one-day internationals, has failed to translate the same in T20 cricket and he too will be looking to put an end to his chain of low scores in cricket's shortest format. This is the highest for any T20I innings of 30 or more balls.

The visitors had another hard day on the field with Perera and Pradeep picking two wickets each while Chameera took one towards the fag end of the Indian innings.


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