Rohit Sharma’s glorious knock went in useless as Sri Lanka produced a medical efficiency to beat India by six wickets and high the Tremendous 4 desk within the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium, right here on Tuesday.
It was the second consecutive loss for India and they’re on the point of elimination. India shall be formally out of the match if Pakistan beat Afghanistan on Wednesday.
An attacking knock by captain Rohit Sharma (72 off 41) lifted India to a difficult 173-8 in 20 overs. After Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav (34 off 29) was the second top-scorer for India, who would have wished extra contributions from their lower-order batters.
For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka (3/24), Chamika Karunaratne (2/27) and Dasun Shanaka (2/26) have been the principle wicket takers.
Chasing a difficult whole, Kusal Mendis (57 off 37) and Pathum Nissanka (52 off 37) gave Sri Lanka a flying begin. It was sensible batting from each Nissanka and Mendis. They performed cautiously within the first two overs when each Bhuvneshwar and Arshdeep discovered some swing. Thereafter they performed freely and took Sri Lanka to 57-0 within the first six overs.
Even after the powerplay, they continued the great work, stitching a 97-run opening stand earlier than Nissanka received out to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in 11.1 overs with a reverse sweep. The out-of-form Asalanka then top-edged a slog sweep and abruptly India discovered themselves nonetheless within the sport.
With three overs to go, Rohit had a name to make with one over every of Hardik, Arshdeep and Bhuvneshwar left. He gave the 18th to Hardik, who gave 12 runs off the over. With Sri Lanka needing 21 off 12, they’d a bonus and Bhuvneshwar was as soon as once more entrusted to bowl the nineteenth over for India however he could not nail his large yorkers and the 14-run over left Arshdeep to defend seven.
The younger left-arm seamer did properly to take the sport to the penultimate ball, unfurling a slew of yorkers however Dasun Shanaka (33 not out off 18) and Rajapaksa held their nerves and led Sri Lanka to win in 19.5 overs.
After Crew India’s defeat, followers referred to as for a boycott of IPL,
Many followers felt that solely profitable the home league is what issues for Indian cricketers. Some mentioned that the cash-rich league is ruining the nationwide staff.
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