Indore, January 7: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
India will face Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Tuesday (January 7) with an eye on a series lead here at the Holkar Stadium. The first T20I between the two sides was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Guwahati on Sunday.
India might not make too many changes from the Playing XI that was named for the first T20I because the match did not take place. But they will be keen to know the fitness level Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan, who will open with KL Rahul in the absence of rested Rohit Sharma, achieved.
Bumrah and Dhawan made recoveries from their respective injuries and made comeback in this series. Will India take the lead or the Lankans under Malinga will offer some surprise? Follow MyKhel Live Updates here.
Kohli sealed the 7-wicket for India with a six off Kumara. 1-0 lead in the series and the series decider on January 10.
Shreyas Iyer out for 34 and he played his part with a cameo. India are just 6 runs away
17 runs in that over off Hasaranga as Shreyas Iyer went berserk. India close in on.
100 for India in 14.2 overs
Dhawan leg before to impressive Hasaranga for 32. Kohli comes on to the field to a rousing reception.
Shreyas Iyer at No 3 ahead of Kohli
KL Rahul clean bowled by leggie Hasaranga for a smooth 45
India go past 50 in the Power Play segment without losing a wicket. Good flow this.
Rahul, who has been in fine fettle of late, and Shikhar Dhawan in good flow and they are scoring at 9.9 now
India begin their chase of 143 through KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan
SL ended up with 142/9. Excellent effort by Indian bowlers on a short ground and good pitch.
Thakur now has 3 wickets in the over. Malinga was the last to go, top edging the pacer to Kuldeep for 0
Shardul Thakur gets two in one over. Dhananjaya de Silva and now Isuru Udana. SL are 130/8
Now Bumrah gets into act and gets rid of Dasun Shanaka for 7. Lanka are 118/6...
Saini got his reward for change of pace and length. Bhanuka Rajapaksa edged him to Pant behind the wicket for 9.
100 for Lanka in 13.5 overs. But the issue is that they have lost nearly half of the top order batsmen
Kuldeep has another one and this time the dangerous Kusal Perera.
Gone Oshado Fernando, Kuldeep had him stumped by Pant for 10. 84/3 after 12 overs.
Lanka hit first six of the innings -- a slog sleep off Sundar by Kusal Perera.
It was a yorker at 147.5 kmph and Dhanushka Gunathilaka did not have much clue. Oshada Fernando is the new man
Lanka brought up 50 in the 8th over.
Kusal Perera is the new batsman
Avishka Fernando is out, skying Sundar to Saini for 22.
Avishka Fernando looks like a batsman for future here, playing some delectable shots.
Lankan openers are looking confident too
Bumrah bowled a low-key first over and has been replaced by Navdeep Saini.
Avishka Fernando and Dhanushka Gunathilaka are openers for India.
It was the first ball of 2020 for India in international cricket and it was a wide delivered by Bumrah.
Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (WK), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Malinga(Captain) India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah
TOSS: India win toss and they are bowling first. Both the teams have made no changes to the XI that they announced for the washed out first T20I on Sunday.
Welcome to MyKhel coverage of 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka at Indore. The match starts at 7 PM IST and will be live on Star Sports Networls with Live Stream on HotStar. The toss is at 6.30 PM IST. Stay tuned.