Xtra Time Web Desk: For India it was their 2 consecutive heart breaking loss in super 4. In spite of falling back to back wickets, Rohit Sharma’s 72 off 41 and Surya Kumar Yadav’s 34 off 29 helped India to score 173/8 in the first innings. But with the same poor bowling performances from the team, they could not succeed. Yuzvendra Chahal got 3 wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin got 1 wicket. Hardik Pandya’s 18th over and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s expensive 19th over made the situation tougher. Absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel and Ravindra Jadeja with no proper substitutes turned the bowling order weaker in the ongoing tournament.
Sri Lanka’s comeback in this tournament is commendable. 2 back to back win for the team in this super league. Sri Lanka defeated India by 6 wickets in the super 4. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis totally dominated India in their power play, 57 for no loss. Nissanka and Mendis together recorded the highest opening partnership for Sri Lanka against India.
Even the bowlers bowled pretty well against India. Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka and Maheesh Theekshana were the wicket takers. Sri Lankan lions held their nerve strong and chased their victory comfortably against the men in blue on Tuesday in the Super 4.