Shreyas Iyer, Jadeja stars as India bag series with 11th successive T20I win

Shreyas Iyer made 74* of 44 balls and Jadeja scored quick-fire 45 off just 18 balls. Image : BCCI

Shreyas Iyer made 74* of 44 balls and Jadeja scored quick-fire 45 off just 18 balls. Image : BCCI

India took care of an objective of 184 in Dharamsala, flying to their eleventh back to back T20I win and taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series against Sri Lanka. Shreyas Iyer shone with an innings of 74* off 44 balls while Ravindra Jadeja commended his re-visitation of No.5 with a 18-ball 45*, taking India home with 2.5 overs in excess. All that removed a touch of sheen from Dasun Shanaka’s 19-ball 47* prior in the evening yet Sri Lanka would realize that they required more from their bowlers on the evening.

The defining moment of the chase

It didn’t watch simple out there against Sri Lanka’s pacers right off the bat. Dushmantha Chameera picked Rohit Sharma’s wicket in the first over while at the opposite end, Lahiru Kumara hit Ishan Kishan on the head protector and before long had his number as well. Truth be told, after Ishan chipped directly to cover, just 12 runs fell off the 18 balls. Indeed, even Iyer took a gander adrift against the speed before he observed solace in Binura Fernando’s bowling, picking three sequential limits which looking back was the defining moment.

How great was Iyer?

By and by, awesome. He got through India’s drought after Ishan’s wicket with two or three straight sixes against the left-arm twist of Praveen Jayawickrama. He appeared as though he was batting on a very surprising pitch than what Samson appeared to be on, the last option battling for timing at 17 off 19 balls. That is when Samson likewise broke free, trucking into Lahiru Kumara with a four and three sixes prior to being gotten one-gave at sneak past Fernando. Iyer, however, kept at it and took his group over the line, hitting 6 fours and 4 sixes all the while.

The advancement of Jadeja…

Shocked. Particularly on the grounds that Venkatesh Iyer was additionally in the line-up and needs prepping. Yet, Jadeja didn’t squander a conveyance at the wrinkle, in a real sense getting off the imprint with a limit off his first ball. He then, at that point, attacked Chameera in the sixteenth over, hitting a most extreme and three limits to truly rush India’s pursuit. With Samson and Jadeja both coming to the party, 70 runs came in four overs from overs 13 to 16 and that was that.

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Sri Lanka’s slow start…

On what obviously resembled a decent pitch, Sri Lanka’s powerplay count of 32 doubtlessly was shouting for additional. The silver lining was that they hadn’t lost a wicket yet the strain to split free ultimately up to speed in the center overs, when three wickets fell inside three overs. Ravindra Jadeja previously got Danushka Gunathilaka captured at long-on, Yuzvendra Chahal then, at that point, stuck Charith Asalanka lbw before Harshal Patel got Kamil Mishara chipping to cover.

How did Sri Lanka get to 183 then?

Things looked much direr when their senior hitter Dinesh Chandimal chipped a more slow ball from Jasprit Bumrah to cover. Sri Lanka were 111/4 after 16 overs, and India looked way ahead in the game by then. Chahal had quite recently wrapped up his spell for 1-27 yet Harshal Patel, bowling the seventeenth and the twentieth overs yielded 19 and 23, getting done with figures of 1-52. However, that is when commander Dasun Shanaka shot his direction to a 19-ball 47 not out. 72 runs came in the last four overs.

Shanaka’s captains knock..

Shanaka hit 2 fours and 5 sixes, hitting the gas pedal and overwhelming India a little. He heated up with two or three sixes against Patel prior to trucking into Bhuvneshwar and afterward Patel again in the last finished. It helped that for the huge part, Shanaka had opener Pathum Nissanka playing the ideal foil, getting a consistent 75 off 53 and getting the essential limits from the opposite end.

Brief Score : Sri Lanka 183/5 in 20 overs (Nissanka 75, Shanaka 47*; Bumrah 1-24) lost to India 186/3 in 17.1 overs (Iyer 74*, Jadeja 45*; Kumara 2-31) by 7 wickets.

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