Best cricket match report: IND: 190-8 (20) IND VS SL, 2nd His T20 Highlights and Scorecard: Sri Lanka win by 16 runs to level the series 1-1

Hardik Pant’s Team India will face Sri Lanka on Thursday (5 January) in T20I, the second of a three-game series. His T20I, the first between Men in Blue and Asian Cup winners, lived up to its billing as it saw exciting content right up to the last ball. The second match of the series will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune as India seeks to clinch the series title.

Dasun Shanaka’s team hopes to bounce back in Game 2 after losing Game 1 by just two points to him. By the final he needed 13 runs, so Pandya gave Axor his Patel the responsibility of leading India home. The left-arm spinner kept his cool after hitting Chamika Karnalatne for a 6 and had to defend 5 runs from the final 3 balls. However, Karunaratne was betrayed by the Indian all-rounder and India took a 1–0 lead on him.

Pune’s MCA Stadium is known for its racket advantage and the pitch is expected to show no change to that fact, the team that hits second has the advantage in Pune.

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