New Delhi: Sri Lanka beat India by four wickets in the second T20I to level the three-match series 1-1. This match between India and Sri Lanka was to be played on Wednesday, but due to all-rounder Krunal Pandya being found corona positive, the match was postponed for a day. In this match, India gave chance to Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya, who made their international T20 debuts from this match.
Dhawan told the reason for India’s defeat
Batting first after losing the toss in this match, India scored 132 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. For India, captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 40 runs in 42 balls with the help of five fours. Chasing the target, Sri Lanka won the match by scoring 133 for six in 19.4 overs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan has revealed the reason behind how Sri Lanka defeated Team India in this match. After the defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, captain Shikhar Dhawan said that Team India scored 10-15 runs less, which proved to be a big difference. Dhawan said after the match, ‘The pitch looked quite changed and the ball was coming to a halt. We knew that we have one batsman less in our team.
Team India scored 10-15 runs less
After the match, Dhawan said, ‘We came thinking that we have to prepare our innings carefully, but we were able to score 10-15 runs less. It made a big difference. Had it been possible, the outcome of the match could have been different. He praised the team and said that taking the match till the last over was also a big deal. Dhawan said, ‘I am proud of the players of my team. The never give up attitude is really amazing. Salute to the team for taking this match till the last over.