INDvsSL: India overwhelm Sri Lanka in Indore, hosts take 1-0 lead

January 8, 2020, Indore

CricketKL Rahul

  • Fast bowler Navdeep Saini led a disciplined Indian bowling performance to set up a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international in Indore on Tuesday.
  • Saini returned impressive figures of 2/18 while fellow paceman Shardul Thakur claimed three wickets in an over to help restrict Sri Lanka to 142/9, a total the hosts surpassed in 17.3 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The opening match was rained off.
  • KL Rahul, who top-scored with 45, and Shikhar Dhawan, who made 32, on his return from injury, put on 71 runs for the opening wicket to lay the platform for India’s comfortable chase on a good batting pitch.

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