India vs Sri Lanka Pune T20 Match: Sri Lanka defeated India by 16 runs in the second match of the T20 series played in Pune. In this match, India’s biggest current weakness overshadowed it. Team India’s top batting order flopped. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav, no top order batsman could do anything special. Sri Lanka scored 206 runs while batting first. In response to this, the Indian team could only score 190 runs.
Ishaan Kishan and Shubman Gill came to open for Team India chasing the target given by Sri Lanka. During this, Shubman got out after scoring 5 runs and Ishaan 2 runs. Rahul Tripathi was playing the debut match. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs. Captain Hardik Pandya came to bat at number five and got out after scoring 12 runs. In this way, the top players of the team soon returned to the pavilion.
There were many reasons for the defeat of Team India. The poor performance of the top order batsmen was the biggest reason for them. Akshar Patel batted fast for India. He played an important partnership with Suryakumar. Akshar scored 61 runs facing 31 balls. He hit 6 sixes and 3 fours. Surya scored 51 runs with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes. Shivam Mavi scored 26 runs in 15 balls.
Team India’s defeat was also due to poor bowling. Arshdeep Singh looted 37 runs in 2 overs. He threw many no balls. Because of this, he also got trolled after the match. Captain Hardik Pandya also looked upset with this. Shivam Mavi also proved to be very expensive. He gave away 53 runs in 4 overs. Umran Malik looted 48 runs in 4 overs. Although he also took 3 wickets.
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