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December 22, 2017 / 10:40 PM IST

IND vs SL 2nd T20I Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs, clinch series 2-0

Updates from the second Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka happening at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

22:38 Indian captain Rohit Sharma said, "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That's too much to ask (double century in T20Is). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form".

22:36 Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera said, "It is a tough

series for us. (260 is) too much to chase. We couldn't execute. Mathews, I think is now out of the series".

22:33 Player of the Match: Rohit Sharma

22:25 Sri Lanka showed the right intent while chasing and were almost on par for a brief period. However, once Kusal Perera and Tharanga got out, the Lankans feel like a pack on nine pins.

In the process, Chahal bagged 4 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav bagged three.

22:22 India have won the match by 88 runs and have sealed the three-match series 2-0.

20:21 And that's it! Angelo Mathews, who suffered from an injury while bowling will not be coming out to bat.

22:20 Wicket! Hardik Pandya strikes! Chameera out.

22:19 Sri Lanka 172-8 (17 overs)

Just one off this over by Bumrah.

22:15 Sri Lanka 171-8 (16 overs)

The wrist spinner have taken seven wickets amongst themselves. Chahal has bagged 4. Sri Lanka have lost seven wickets in a span of 17 balls.

22:13 Wicket! Dananjaya out.

22:10 Wicket! Samarawickrama out.

22:09 Wicket! Chaturanga de Silva out.

22:07 Sri Lanka 162-5 (15 overs)

Three quick and big wickets in the over has turned the match around completely.

The crowd sense it. They are up on their feet.

22:04 Wicket! Gunaratne has been stumped by MS Dhoni.

22:03 Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav bags another wicket. Kusal Perera 77 (37)

22:00 Wicket! Thisara Perera caught on the first ball.

21:58 Sri Lanka 126-2 (14 overs)

India have got the breakthrough they were looking for. Chahal has caught Tharanga off his own ball. Next ball, Dinesh Karthik overruns in the deep and concedes a boundary.

Kusal Perera is not stopping. He continues his onslaught.

Interestingly, Rohit Sharma stuck with his bowlers and did not tried anything new in spite of them having come under attack.

21:55 Wicket! Tharanga c & b Chahal 47 (29)

21:53 Sri Lanka 142-1 (13 overs)

100-run partnership is up for Perera and Tharanga. Kuldeep Yadav has started bleeding runs now.

Sri Lanka need 119 runs to win off 42 balls, with 9 wickets in hand.

21:48 Sri Lanka 126-1 (12 overs)

Chahal who spun a web around the Lankan batsman in the first match, has conceded 30 runs in his two overs so far. What will Rohit Sharma do next?

21:45 Sri Lanka 112-1 (11 overs)

Pandya bowled another tight over before Perera smashed a six of the last ball.

The Lankans need to keep scoring at around 16 per over. They are currently scoring at 10.

21:42 Sri Lanka 102-1 (10 overs)

Chahal comes into the attack and concedes 16 off it including two wides.

At the half-way mark, the islanders are way behind the required run rate. Dickwella showed intent in the beginning. But, since his wicket, Kusal and Tharanga have failed to score consistently in every over since.

21:38 Sri Lanka 86-1 (9 overs)

Another good over by Hardik Pandya. He gave away only five runs in the first five balls before Perera scored a boundary.

21:34 Sri Lanka 77-1 (8 overs)

The runs have dried up for the Lankans. They have fallen behind the required run rate. After four singles, Kusal Perera launched a much needed six.

21:30 Sri Lanka 66-1 (7 overs)

Hardik Pandya has been brought into the attack. Little bit of dew, but not much compared to what we saw in the first match. Good over for India. Just five off it.

21:26 Sri Lanka 61-1 (6 overs)

Kusal Perera's six runs over long-off brings up 50 for Sri Lanka. He seconds it with another six over long-on. 19 off the over.

21:21 Sri Lanka 42-1 (5 overs)

Dickwella, who was leading Sri Lanka's charge has fallen. Hardik Pandya made no mistake catching him off a Unadkat ball. The two dot balls put him under pressure. Kusal Perera is the new batsman. Six runs and a wicket in the over.

21:18 Wicket! Dickwella caught by Hardik Pandya, bowled by Unadkat.

21:14 Sri Lanka 34-0 (4 overs)

Sri Lanka are marginally ahead of where India was at this stage but they are behind the required run rate. Dickwella has already played some good shots.

21:11 Sri Lanka 27-0 (3 overs)

There goes another one! Dickwella looks to have settled down. Two successive boundaries to his name.

21:06 Sri Lanka 16-0 (2 overs)

KL Rahul puts one down! Dickwella pulls away one for a six on the next ball. 10 off the over.

21:01 Sri Lanka 5-0, after the first over

Jaydev Unadkat started the proceedings for India. Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga open for the islanders. Good start for him. Just four off the first over.

20:58 Both teams are out and set for the second inning.

20:46 India 260-5 (20 overs)

India narrowly fail to score the highest team score in T20I. It is the joint-second highest team score in this format. But, they will be more than happy what they have achieved here.

20:44 Wicket! MS Dhoni bowled by Thisara Perera.

20:42 Wicket! Unsuccessful DRS appeal by Iyer. Iyer misses a flick and is struck in front of middle and leg.

20:41 India 243-3 (19 overs)

Hardik Pandya comes in to bat and hits one straight down the ground for four. Moments later, he flexes his arms slices the ball into the stands over pint. But his short innings comes to an end when Samarawickrama catches him at point.

20:39 Wicket! Hardik Pandya 10 (3). Quick cameo.

20:36 Wicket! Rahul is caught by keeper Dickwella. It was a wonderful catch.

KL Rahul 89 (49) 

20:33 India 236-1 (18 overs)

No one is stopping Dhoni and Rahul. 13 off the over. At this rate, India could score the highest team score in T20Is.

20:28 India 223-1 (17 overs)

Six over long-off for Dhoni on the first ball. Two more followed on the last two balls. India have scored 19 fours and 17 sixes so far in the inning. 21 off the over.

20:23 India 202-1 (16 overs)

Sri Lanka lost a DRS review after Perera unsuccessfully used it for a LBW appeal.

20:20 The projected score at the current rate is 255.

20:18 India 196-1 (15 overs)

The umpire rejected an LBW appeal by Nuwan Pradeep. Dickwella hinted that it was too high on KL Rahul. Rahul reached his half century as India nears 100.

20:09 India 177-1 (14 overs)

New batsman, no difference. MS Dhoni and KL Rahul continue the onslaught even after losing Rohit Sharma.

20:06 India 166-1 (13 overs)

Sri Lanka have finally got the breakthrough that they wanted. But, is it too late? Rohit Sharma hit the ball straight to Dananjaya at Gully, who made no mistake with catching it. MS Dhoni has come in at number three!

It was also the highest opening partnership for India in T20I cricket.

20:02 Wicket! Rohit Sharma 118 (42)

He hit the ball straight to Dananjaya at Gully.

19:59 India 149-0 (12 overs)

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have demolished the Sri Lankan bowling attack. They have capitalised on the bounce and the short boundaries.

19:54 Rohit Sharma is now the joint-fastest T20I centurion. David Miller had set the previous record (off 35 balls) against Bangaldesh.

19:52 India 143-0 (12 overs)

19:51 Rohit Sharma has a chance to score the fastest T20I century.

19:48 India 117-0 (10 overs)

At the half way mark, Sri Lanka is staring at destruction. Perera needs to find a plan and that too quickly.

19:43 India 108-0 (9 overs)

Rohit Sharma reached his half century with a six and then replicated the shot again. 21 off the over!

19:40 Rohit Sharma has reached his half century!

19:38 India 87-0 (8 overs)

Perera brought Chaturanga de Silva into the attack following a massive attack from Rohit and Rahul. The duo greeted Chaturanga with two fours followed by a massive six that reached the second tier, later in the over.

19:33 India 71-0 (7 overs)

Rohit Sharma continues his onslaught with a four, square on the off side and then at deep extra cover that almost went for a six.

19:28 India 58-0 (6 overs)

After the two bowlers getting bashed, Akila Dhananjaya was introduced into the attack.

But, it yielded the same result. Rohit Sharma opened the over with a boundary. Then, he swept one for four. He didn't stop there. Another one sailed over the ropes at deep extra cover. 16 runs off this over too.

19:24 India 43-0 (5 overs)

This time, its Rohit Sharma who launches one over the leg side for a massive six! On the fifth ball, Rahul launched the ball straight down the crowd, which barley made it for a six. Big over for India. 17 off it.

19:19 India 26-0 (4 overs)

Rahul poorly times the first delivery. The ball falls clear of the fielders near the long-on boundary. Two balls later, he smacks one over the deep extra cover boundary for a six. In fact, the ball landed in the second tier.

19:14 India 18-0 (3 overs)

Rahul played the over's second ball straight to Samarawickrama, who fails to catch it at Gully. The opening duo fail to score big in the over. Just three off it for India.

19:11 India 15-0 (2 overs)

Perera introduced Chameera into the attack from the other end, who tested KL Rahul with varied deliveries. But, Rahul kept a straight bat and punched one done the long-off boundary.

19:05 India 8-0 after the first over

You can't keep Rohit Sharma silent for too long. The Mumbai-lad slashed a wide-ish delivery for a boundary, opening India's account for the day. Again, Rohit waits for a short ball to reach him and then pulls it for another boundary over mid-wicket.

Angelo Mathews has been chosen to begin the Sri Lankan attack today. It was debutant Vishwa Fernando who had started the proceedings in the first match.

19:01 Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out to take the crease for India while Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews will start the proceedings with the cricket ball. Here we go!

18:59 Alright then. We are ready for the play to start at the Holkar Stadium, a venue where India has had a good record so far. But, will Sri Lanka give a fight? Will they stop India from sealing the series tonight. Can they drag the series to Mumbai for a decider on Sunday?

18:55 Both sides are ready for the national anthems.

18:47 Read the preview here: India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma & Co. aim to clinch series in Indore.

18:43 Indian XI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Jaydev Unadkat.

Sri Lankan XI: Thisara Perera (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Chaturanga de Silva, Dananjaya De Silva, Nuwan Pradeep and Dushmantha Chameera.

18:40 Key points from the first match:

India would be looking to seal the three-match series after the 'Men in Blue' clinched the first T20I in Cuttack with a whopping 93-run margin.

Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, who bagged four wickets and Kuldeep Yadav with two wickets, shone for the hosts while Hardik Pandya also helped himself to a three-wicket haul.

While both sides wanted to bowl first due to the prevailing dew. However, the dew factor did not affect play much.

Another plus for India from the first T20I was KL Rahul's 61-run knock and MS Dhoni's quick-fire 39 at the death.

18:36 Team update: India has decided to go ahead with an unchanged squad while Sri Lanka has made two changes — Sadeera Samarawickrama and Chaturanga de Silva for Vishwa Fernando and Dasun Shanaka.

18:33 Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

18:19 What to expect

The dew factor may come into play yet again and will be on both captains' mind when they head for the toss.

The Holkar Stadium has not hosted a T20I so far. But ODI games held at the venue have been high-scoring. The average first innings score at the venue was almost 170 in the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League.

18:15 Welcome to the live coverage of the second Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka happening at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. We'll bring you the latest updates from the match.
  • December 22, 2017 / 10:37 PM IST

    Indian captain Rohit Sharma said, "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That's too much to ask (double century in T20Is). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form".

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:35 PM IST

    Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera said, "It is a tough series for us. (260 is) too much to chase. We couldn't execute. Mathews, I think is now out of the series".

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  • December 22, 2017 / 10:34 PM IST

    Player of the Match: Rohit Sharma

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:28 PM IST
  • December 22, 2017 / 10:25 PM IST

    Sri Lanka showed the right intent while chasing and were almost on par for a brief period. However, once Kusal Perera and Tharanga got out, the Lankans feel like a pack on nine pins.

    In the process, Chahal bagged 4 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav bagged three.

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  • December 22, 2017 / 10:21 PM IST

    India have won the match by 88 runs and have sealed the three-match series 2-0.

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:20 PM IST

    And that's it! Angelo Mathews, who suffered from an injury while bowling will not be coming out to bat.

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:19 PM IST

    Wicket! Hardik Pandya strikes! Chameera out.

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:18 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 172-8 (17 overs)

    Just one off this over by Bumrah.

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:15 PM IST

    Sri Lanka 171-8 (16 overs)

    The wrist spinner have taken seven wickets amongst themselves. Chahal has bagged 4. Sri Lanka have lost seven wickets in a span of 17 balls.

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  • December 22, 2017 / 10:14 PM IST

    Wicket! Dananjaya out.

  • December 22, 2017 / 10:10 PM IST

    Wicket! Samarawickrama out.

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