Sri Lanka beat India by 16 runs to level series


Sri Lanka beat India by 16 runs in the second T20 International here on Thursday to level the three-match series 1-1.

Captain Dasun Shanaka (56 not out) and Kusal Mendis (53) put the bat on to bundle out Sri Lanka for 206 for 6.

Chasing a target of more than 200, the hosts’ top order saw Akshar Patel (65) and Suryakumar Yadav (51) raised Indian hopes by sharing a 91-run partnership.

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However, once the partnership was broken the hosts could not cross the boundary.

Earlier, openers Mendis (53) and Pathum Nissanka (33) shared an 80-run partnership to give Sri Lanka a strong start.

The visitors then lost momentum Indian The bowlers, led by fast bowler Umran Malik (3/48), took a flurry of wickets.

However, Shanaka (56 not out) and Charith Aslanka (37) managed to cross the 200-run mark.

Abbreviated Score:
Sri Lanka 206 for 6 in 20 overs (Kusal Mendis 53, Dasun Shanaka 56 not out; Umran Malik (3/48).
India 190 for 8 in 20 overs (Akshar Patel 65, Suryakumar Yadav 51; Kasun Rajitha 2/22)

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