India has finally avenged the defeat they got from Sri Lanka in the first game of the Nidahas Trophy. India posted an easy victory over the hosts as India chased down the target of 153 in just 17.3 overs. India won the game by 6 wickets to reach the top of the points table.
A crucial partnership between Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey saw India reach the target swiftly. Both remained unbeaten on 39 and 42 respectively and saw India home. Raina played a little cameo of 27 before departing.
The tournament got wide open after every team in the ongoing T20 tri-series in the Nidahas Trophy managed one win each. Today as Sri Lanka took on India in their second encounter in the series, the match started with a delay because of rain and the match was cut short to 19 overs per side.
India won the toss and decided to bowl first. After the Lankans got off to a flying start in the first ten overs, they were pulled back in the latter half of the innings by Indian bowlers and could only manage to post a modest total of 152 for 9 in their 19 overs. For India, Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers who picked up 4 wickets for 27.
CAPTAIN FAILED AGAIN
What has not changed in this series so far is the dismal form of captain Rohit Sharma who has the big shoes of Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma has been miserable in leading the team from the front rather has got out cheaply in all three matches and has left the team in trouble.
After a poor run with the bat in the first two games, today was no different for Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma got out for 11 today and once again failed to contribute with the bat. Soon after Rohit Sharma, the in-form Shikhar Dhawan too departed in a rare flop in recent times. Dhawan after two consecutive fifties in the series could only score 8 today.
KL RAHUL BECAME THE FIRST INDIAN BATSMAN TO GET HIT WICKET IN T20 INTERNATIONALS
KL Rahul got a game today as Rishabh Pant was made to sit out. KL Rahul created another unique record as he became India’s first batsman to get hit wicket in T20 Internationals. KL Rahul scored 18 runs from 17 balls.
HERE ARE THE TROLLS:
— Hunटरर ♂ 🥳 (@nickhunterr) March 12, 2018
Right from the very first Delivery of the match, Nothing goes in favour of Lokesh Rahul
— KANNAN SRANK (@dragonpailey12) March 12, 2018
@klrahul11 always creates a unique record!!🤣🤣😂😂🙏🏽
— smit shah (@smit_smitshah86) March 12, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 12, 2018
When Rohit Sharma scores no one misses KL Rahul
When Rohit Sharma doesn't score everybody starts talking about KL Rahul.
After weeks of demand by the people KL Rahul gets a chance to play and he fails.
Then Rohit scores a100 and gets his spot back.#INDvsSL #SLvIND
— Arth Daware (@Iam_Arth36) March 12, 2018
India making heavy weather of overhauling modest total. Nothing to do with the climate in Colombo. Rather, state of mind of Indian batsmen
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 12, 2018
— RJ Raunac (@rjraunac) March 12, 2018