Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and invited Team India to open the face of the blade first. The Men in Blue managed to post 173/8 in 20 overs.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored with 70 off 41 balls with the help of 5 boundaries and 4 hits over the fence at a strike-rate of 175.61.
Apart from the skipper, Suryakumar Yadav contributed to the team by scoring 34 off 29 balls including 1 four and 1 six. However, others failed to deliver the goods.
On the other hand, Dilshan Madushanka had a good day at the office. He accounted for 3 dismissals, giving away only 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
In reply, Sri Lanka got off to a blistering start in the form of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis. The opening pair added 97 runs for the first wicket before things started to collapse.
India vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka stun India in Super 4 stage fixture
The table toppers somehow found out a way to come out on top to stun the Indians in the nail-biting fixture at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tried all the tricks to stop the Lankans. However, the Lankans roared the game with grit and determination.
This is also the first time that Team India have lost back to back T20Is in a series under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. India’s hopes are barely alive.
If Pakistan beat Afghanistan, then both India and Afghanistan will be out of the tournament. Pakistan will lock horns with Afghanistan on September 7, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Dasun Shanaka, the winning captain, at the post-match said, “The environment in the team set the tone. It is what gave us the confidence. The batting unit won it for us. The bowlers bowled well in patches, Dilshan and Theekshana in particular. The Indian batsmen came hard, but we did well to keep them to 173. We had a good dicussion after the first game.”
He further added, “We know what we can do in this tournament. Pathum and Mendis set the tone for us, and then Rajapaksa and me finished it off. Due to the team combination, Chamika bowls four overs for us, and that is why I don’t have to bowl my full quota of overs. I just have to take decisions on the basis of what the team needs.”