India lost to Sri Lanka in the second T20: Hardik got upset when Arshdeep threw 5 no balls, hide his face with both hands… see top moments
Sri Lanka beat India in the second T20 match late on Thursday to level the series 1-1. The excitement remained in the match till the 20th over. Both the teams kept fighting to make the match in their court. In the beginning, the match was completely under the control of the Sri Lankan players. Because India’s start was not good. Three batsmen returned to the pavilion after being dismissed for 21 runs. Five wickets had fallen for 57 runs.
For the sixth wicket, Surya and Akshar Patel combined for 91 runs off 40 balls, putting the team within striking distance of victory. However, as soon as Akshar’s wicket fell in the final over, India’s chances of winning the game were gone, and they fell short by 16 runs. In this game, India bowled seven no-balls. gave these 28 runs. Added two sixes. Let’s review the game’s top three moments.
1. Mendis caught a flying catch of Pandya: Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis took a brilliant catch of Hardik Pandya. Fourth ball of the fifth over, Chamika Karunaratne bowled a good length on the off side. Pandya went for the drive but, the ball took the outside edge of his bat and went to the keeper. Where behind the wicket, Mendis caught the catch by hitting a spectacular dive in the air on the right side. Pandya got out after scoring 12 runs in 12 balls.
2. Arshdeep became the first Indian to bowl three consecutive no balls: Arshdeep Singh conceded 37 runs in 2 overs. He bowled a total of 5 no balls. He bowled three consecutive no balls in his first over itself and gave away 19 runs. He has become the first Indian to do so.
Throughout this, Hardik was upset. He did not give Arshdeep the ball once more. Later, in the 19th over, the ball was delivered, but Arshdeep once again turned out to be pricey. With two no-balls, he allowed 18 runs to score in this over. When Pandya noticed this, he grasped his head. Pandya made it obvious to Arshdeep after the game that throwing a no ball is illegal. This is unforgivable.
3. Akshar Patel narrowly escaped being run out on the fourth ball of the 12th over. Suryakumar Yadav scoops the ball of Chamika Karunaratne. The ball went to wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis. Akshar started running, but Surya remained standing in his crease. Mendis throws the ball towards Karunaratne. Akshar ran towards the non-striker’s end when Karunaratne hit the stumps with a throw. But, the ball did not hit the stumps and the characters survived.
After this lifeline in the 12th over, Akshar hit 3 sixes in 3 consecutive balls in the 14th. He got out after scoring 65 runs in 31 balls, but could not win his team. Akshar hit 6 sixes and 3 fours in his innings. This is the first Fifty of his T20 International career. He made a quick 91-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav. Both had pulled India out of the mouth of a humiliating defeat and brought them closer to victory.