Thakur, Pandey take India to tip position in Nidahas Trophy

But a locals know their continue good and by a time a Sri Lanka openers took to a crease, a stands during R Premadasa were already filled to a brim.

Nevertheless, India tranquil a final 5 overs awfully as they conceded usually 32 runs and picked 4 wickets in it to shorten Sri Lanka to 152 for 9 in a 20 overs.

India avenged their detriment and their unsatisfactory display opposite Sri Lanka by winning absolutely by 6 wickets on Monday.

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Sri Lanka offspinner Akila Dananjaya discharged India openers Rohit Sharma (11) and Shikhar Dhawan (8) inside 4 overs, though a aim of 153 wasn’t going to exam a clever India batting unit. He didn’t bag a third wicket in a day though remained a usually bowler to have caused a Indian batsmen any arrange of trouble.

Pandey and Karthick kept a rotating a strike as India indispensable 30 runs from final 4 overs.The dual remained undefeated as India crossed a symbol in 18th over. But Manish Pandey (42) and Dinesh Karthik (39) played dominant strike to take India by a feat line with 9 balls to spare.

Sri Lanka, on a other hand, will be but their skipper Dinesh Chandimal in their arriving dual matches.

Thisara suffered his seventh T20I better in 7 games as Sri Lanka skipper while India stay during a tip of a tri-series table. “Also, a approach they (Pandey and Karthik) finished a game, it was crucial”.

Put in to bat, Sri Lanka mislaid their wickets during unchanging intervals in a compare that was curtailed to 19 overs due to rain. Rohit Sharma has been miserable in heading a group from a front rather has got out low in all 3 matches and has left a group in trouble. Washington Sundar also scalped dual wickets.

Kusal Mendis strike 3 sixes and as many bounds in his martial 55 to register his second unbroken half-century in a tournament.


Thakur afterwards dimissed Dasun Shanaka (19) and Dushmantha Chameera in uninterrupted balls in a 19th over to mount in with a possibility to explain a hat-trick that didn’t come.

India play initial opposite Sri Lanka in T20 tri-series