- Sinchan Saha | September 7, 2022 | 12:20 am
IND vs SL: Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets in the Super 4 match at Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (25 not out) and Dasun Shanaka (33 not out), on the fifth wicket he made a 64-run partnership to put Sri Lanka through. Kusal Mendis, on the other hand, was Sri Lanka’s top run scorer with 57 runs. Pathum Nissanka also helped the team’s cause with a 52-run knock.
In India, Yuzvendra Chahal was the bowler’s pick, going 34-3. Earlier, India had 173 for 8 on the board thanks to Rohit Sharma knocking off 72 runs off 41 balls. Rohit Sharma’s glorious 50 laid put India on solid ground but the side couldn’t make the most of it as Sri Lanka slammed in with regular wickets after the Indian skipper left. Dilshan Madhushanka claimed 3 wickets while Chamikakarna Ratne and Dasun Shanaka claimed 2 wickets each. Shanaka, the Sri Lankan captain, won the draw and chose to throw the ball first.
Rohit scored his 28th half-century for the Twenty20 International (T20I), but he became his third wicket, with Pacer Chamika Karunaratne numbering 13th with 110, followed by a Yadav 9 run through his Shanaka at medium pace in the 15th. . After a 30-year partnership lasting between Hardik Pandya (17) and Rishab Pant (17), Shanaka sacked the former at 18th place.
After that, the Indians regularly lost several wickets and were finally able to record a total of 173/8 just above average.
Pacer Dilshan Madushanka won his three wickets for Lanka and was also the frugal bowler on his side. In response, Lanka starters Pathum Nissanka (52) and Ksar Mendis (57) put pressure on the Indian bowlers early on and contributed to a 97-run winning streak.
Nissanka scored his T20I 50 for the sixth time, while Yuzvendra Chahal in leg spinner made a breakthrough with a wicket in his twelfth. Then Mendis reached the eighth T20I half-century as Lanka lost four quick wickets before losing a leg to Chahal for 110 in the fifteenth. ) contributed 64 runs to the standings.
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With seven of the last six deliveries needed and pacesetter Arshdeep Singh assigned to defensive duties, Lanka got the job done with six wickets and one extra ball. For India, Chahal asked for three, but navigator Bubneshwar was frugal.
Short results: IND 173/8 (Rohit – 72, Yadav – 34; Madushanka – 3/24) lost to SL 174/4 by 19.5 overs (Nissanka – 52, Mendis – 57, Shanaka – 33*; Chahal – 3/34)). ) at 6 wickets.