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Live Scorecard | Target for SL – 202

2 overs: SL 11/2
A six and a wicket — Good start from pacer Shardul Thakur.

1.3 overs: OUT! Shardul Thakur strikes to dismiss Avishka Fernando (9). SL 11/2
After sizzling with the bat, Thakur struck in his first over itself. India pacers on a roll.

Most T20I wickets for India:

53 – Jasprit Bumrah

52 – Ravi Ashwin/ Yuzvendra Chahal

41 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

39 – Kuldeep Yadav

38 – Hardik Pandya

0.6 over: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Danushka Gunathilaka (1). SL 5/1
Wicket No. 53 for Bumrah, becomes highest wicket-taker for India in the shortest format of the game.

Welcome Back! Jasprit Bumrah to start the India attack. Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando start the Sri Lankan run chase.

India set 202-run target for Sri Lanka

20 overs: IND 201/6

19 RUNS! 2, 6, 4, 1, 4, 2 – What a finish from Indian batsmen! Manish Pandey (31* off 18) and Shardul Thakur (22* off 8) scored 34 off the final two overs.

19.2 overs: SIX! Another maximum from Shardul Thakur (17*), this time off Lahiru Kumara.
IND 190/6

19 overs: IND 182/6
15 RUNS! 6, 1, 2, 4, 1, 1 –
Good penultimate over for the hosts as India scored 15 off Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga. Malinga’s figures:

18.1 overs: SIX! Shardul Thakur (7*) smacks Lasith Malinga for a six over long-on.
IND 173/6

18 overs: IND 167/6
Can India score 200 from here on? Manish Pandey (18*) still in the middle for the hosts.

17.4 overs: OUT! Lahiru Kumara strikes to dismiss Washington Sundar. IND 164/6
First-ball duck for Sundar, out caught at third man by Sandakan.

17.3 overs: OUT! Virat Kohli run out for 26. IND 164/5
Going for a suicidal second run, Kohli failed to reach the crease on time. India skipper scored 26 off just 17 balls, with the help of a six and two fours.

17 overs: IND 158/4
16 RUNS! 2, 6, 1, 1, 4, 2
– Virat Kohli (25*) hit Angelo Mathews for a six and a four in the over as India scored 16 off the pacer in it.

SIX! Virat Kohli (18*) hits a straight six, off Angelo Mathews, to bring up
150 for India in 16.2 overs

16 overs: IND 142/4
Just four runs from Wanindu Hasaranga in his final over, as the spinner completed his spell with the final figures of:

15 overs: IND 138/4
Lakshan Sandakan ended his spell with an 8-run over, as the spinner returned figures of
3 for 35 in four overs.

14 overs: IND 130/4
Manish Pandey (6*) ended the Lahiru Kumara over with a four.

* Virat Kohli walks out at No. 6 today

What a turnaround!

12.5 overs: OUT! Caught & Bowled. Lakshan Sandakan gets rid of Shreyas Iyer (4). IND 122/4
After starting with a four, Iyer gave away a simple return catch in the very next ball to Sandakan, who took his third wicket of the innings.

12.3 overs: OUT! Second wicket for Lakshan Sandakan, KL Rahul gone for 54. IND 118/3

Rahul was short by just an inch and was adjudged out stumped by the third umpire. Rahul’s brilliant 36-ball knock ended abruptly, after hitting a six and five fours and adding 97 for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (52).

FIFTY for KL Rahul off 34 balls, his 9th in T20Is. IND 114/2 in 12.1 overs
Rahul hit a six and four fours to reach the landmark.

11.3 overs: OUT! Wanindu Hasaranga dismisses Sanju Samson (6). IND 106/2
Samson out leg before in his comeback match for India. As expected, the wicket-keeper batsman looked dejected with the outcome.

11 overs: IND 103/1
Sanju Samson (6*) started with a first-ball six as India crossed 100-run mark in 11 overs.

10.5 overs: OUT! Lakshan Sandakan removes dangerous Shikhar Dhawan (52). IND 97/1
Big breakthrough for the visitors and timely one too. Dhawan was looking to accelerate after reaching his half-century. Dhawan hit a six and seven fours during his 36-ball knock.

FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan off 34 balls, his 10th in T20Is. IND 94/0 in 10.2 overs

The left-hander hit a six and seven fours to reach the landmark.

10 overs: IND 92/0
India on top at the half-way stage of their innings, with the openers hitting boundaries at will in the middle.

9.1 overs: SIX! Shikhar Dhawan (47*) welcomes Wanindu Hasaranga with a slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
IND 88/0

9 overs: IND 82/0
Back-to-back tidy overs from Sri Lankan spinners. Sandakan started with six-run over, all in singles

* Another bowling change, Lakshan Sandakan into the attack. Spinners from both ends now.

8 overs: IND 76/0
Good start from spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, gave away just four singles in it.

7 overs: IND 72/0 — Shikhar Dhawan (37* off 22) & KL Rahul (31* off 20)

India openers going strong in the middle.

6 overs: IND 63/0
End of powerplay overs. Another big one for the hosts as Lahiru Kumara gave away 11 runs in it.

5.3 overs: FOURS! 4, 4 – The initial jittery is over for Shikhar Dhawan (29*), smashes two back-to-back fours off Lahiru Kumara — first a cut towards third man, followed by a beautiful drive.
IND 61/0

5 overs: IND 52/0
13 RUNS!
Another big over for the hosts as Shikhar Dhawan (21*) hit two fours off Lasith Malinga in it. Fifty up for India in exactly five overs.

3.5 overs: SIX! KL Rahul (23*) smacks Dhananjaya de Silva’s leg-side full-toss over deep mid-wicket for first maximum of the night.
IND 38/0

3.2 overs: FOUR! A confident one-bounce boundary from Shikhar Dhawan off Dhananjaya de Silva.
IND 31/0

3 overs: IND 26/0
Good comeback from Lasith Malinga, conceded just four runs in it including a leg bye.

2 overs: IND 22/0
0, 0, 4, 1, 4, 4 –
KL Rahul (14*) continued his good form as he hit back-to-back fours off Angelo Mathews in the over — two sublime cover drives . India scored 13 runs in it.

1.3 over: DROPPED & A FOUR! Dasun Shanaka missed a tough chance at deep square leg, giving a boundary to Shikhar Dhawan (5*).
IND 13/0

* Angelo Mathews to share the new ball wth his skipper

1 over: IND 9/0
FOUR! KL Rahul (6*) finished the first over in style, hitting a boundary off the final delivery. Good start for the hosts.

0.2 over: KL Rahul opens his and team’s account with a single.
IND 1/0

Here we go…KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan begin Indian innings. Lasith Malinga with the ball for Sri Lanka.

Most T20Is missed between two appearances for a team:
79 – J Denly (ENG – 2010-18)

74 – L Plunkett (ENG – 2006-15)

73 – M Udawatte (SL – 2009-17)

73 – S SAMSON (IND – 2015-20)

72 – F Maharoof (SL – 2008-16)

TEAM NEWS: Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey in playing XI for India today

TOSS | Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga wins the toss, opts to field against India

Playing XIs

India: Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli (c), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson (w), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (w), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga (c), Lahiru Kumara

Virat Kohli:
“We wanted to bat first as we wanted to do something different today. Toss was almost irrelevant as we knew they wanted to bowl first. Batting first is something we want to do more. Trend is going towards team wanting to chase, we want to be a side who want to embrace the other aspect also so that we are better placed, if things don’t go your way at toss. You can’t go into the match thinking you can only do well when you chase. We want to bat first and bat well. We want to embrace difficult things as well hence the combination of the side is accordingly. We have made three changes today. Sanju Samson comes in place of Rishabh Pant. Chahal replaces Kuldeep who gets a rest today and Manish Pandey gets a game in place of Shivam Dube. We are playing with five bowlers and it will be a challenge for them to defend the target.”

Lasith Malinga:
“We will bowl first. There might be dew in the second innings. Our top-four batsmen need to get big runs. We have discussed that. We have two changes.

Pitch Report
“This is a very good pitch. Very good pitch to bat. There is a tinge of green that will help the ball to come on to the bat nicely. We will see lot of runs. The new ball bowlers might give problems in the first couple of overs if the bowl in the right areas but this is a pitch made for runs. Indian pacers – Saini and Bumrah – will get nice carry.” – Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik

STAT: Average first innings score in Pune is 174

“He (Rohit) makes it look so easy and I’ve always batted with Shikhar, especially at the start of my Test career, and we understand each other well. I just enjoy batting with both of them” –
KL Rahul after Indore victory

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of third T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Pune.

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