WI vs SL 2nd T20: Sri Lankan spinners shine to win the 2nd T20 by 43 runs, series levelled at 1-1

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 43 runs
Sri lanka beat west indies by 43 runs

WI vs SL 2nd T20 Result: Sri Lankan spinners gave brilliant display of skills to win the 2nd T20 match by 43 runs. Chasing Sri Lanka’s total of 160 runs, West Indies batsman were completely flummoxed by Lankan spinners as they were bowled out for just 117 runs.

Wanindu Hasaranga was awarded played of the match for his 3 wickets for just 17 runs. “The wicket was a bit slow. I tried not to give any boundaries. That’s why I was able to bowl well. I bowl after the Powerplay, when Akila bowls. I just concentrate on line-and-length.”

Sri Lanka’s spinners shine: Akila Dananjaya was good in the Powerplay, and returned figures of 1 for 13 from his four overs, 48 hours after he’d been carted for 62 runs in his spell. Wanindu Hasaranga then proved devastating, taking three for 17. Lakshan Sandakan took three wickets of his own, including the vital one of Kieron Pollard. And even Danushka Gunathilaka pitched in with a wicket, which means the slow bowlers claimed eight between them and completely destroyed West Indies highly aclaimed batting line-up.

Earlier, Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka had been outstanding at the top of the order. Although they lost a bit of momentum through the middle and late overs, a cameo from Hasaranga dragged them to 160, which proved to be plenty.

The series stays alive with the series decider scheduled for Monday 3.30 AM IST.

WI vs SL 2nd T20 Result:

West Indies Innings: 117/10 (18.4 overs)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Lendl Simmons lbw b W Hasaranga 21 19 2 1 110.53
Evin Lewis b A Dananjaya 6 6 1 0 100.00
Chris Gayle c KNA Bandara b W Hasaranga 16 16 2 1 100.00
Nicholas Pooran (WK) b PVD Chameera 8 15 0 0 53.33
Jason Holder c A Dananjaya b D Gunathilaka 9 5 0 1 180.00
Dwayne Bravo c A Mathews b PVD Chameera 2 4 0 0 50.00
Kieron Pollard (C) c LD Chandimal b L Sandakan 13 15 0 1 86.67
Fabian Allen lbw b W Hasaranga 12 17 0 1 70.59
Kevin Sinclair c Pathum Nissanka b L Sandakan 3 8 0 0 37.50
Obed McCoy b L Sandakan 23 7 2 2 328.57
Fidel Edwards Not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Extra 3 (b 0, w 0, nb 2, lb 1)
Total 117/10 (18.4)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Akila Dananjaya 4 0 13 1 3.25
Dushmantha Chameera 4 0 26 2 6.50
Thisara Perera 2 0 42 0 21.00
Wanindu Hasaranga 4 0 17 3 4.25
Lakshan Sandakan 3.4 0 10 3 2.73
Danushka Gunathilaka 1 0 8 1 8.00

 

Sri Lanka – 160/6 (20 Overs) A brilliant comeback from West Indies in the second half to restrict Sri Lanka to 160 for 6 after the openers had provided a start of 95 in 10.2 overs. Bravo made the difference with a run out and wicket in his very first over, while McCoy troubled batsmen with slower balls. Hasaranga’s unbeaten 19 off 11 balls was the saving grace towards the end.

West Indies need 161 runs to win the 2nd T20I. SL-160/6 (20 overs)

Sri Lanka Innings160/6 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Danushka Gunathilaka c Kevin Sinclair b DJ Bravo 56 42 4 2 133.33
Pathum Nissanka runout (DJ Bravo) 37 23 4 1 160.87
Dinesh Chandimal c Lendl Simmons b DJ Bravo 3 7 0 0 42.86
Angelo Mathews (C) c Jason Holder b OC McCoy 13 15 0 0 86.67
Ashen Bandara c Lendl Simmons b Jason Holder 21 19 0 1 110.53
Thisara Perera runout (Jason Holder / OC McCoy) 2 3 0 0 66.67
Wanindu Hasaranga Not out 19 11 3 0 172.73
Niroshan Dickwella (WK) Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 9 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 160/6 (20)
Yet To Bat L SandakanA DananjayaPVD Chameera
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Fidel Edwards 2 0 19 0 9.50
Kevin Sinclair 4 0 32 0 8.00
Jason Holder 4 0 36 1 9.00
Obed McCoy 4 0 34 1 8.50
Dwayne Bravo 4 0 25 2 6.25
Fabian Allen 2 0 11 0 5.50

 

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first.

Here are the XIs:

West Indies: 1 Lendl Simmons, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Jason Holder, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Fabian Allen, 9 Kevin Sinclair, 10 Obed McCoy, 11 Fidel Edwards

Sri Lanka: 1 Niroshan Dickwella 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Pathum Nissanka, 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Ashen Bandara, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Lakshan Sandakan

WI vs SL 2nd T20 Dream11 Team Prediction LIVE Match Details

Match: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20
Date: March 6 2021
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground
Toss: 3:00 AM

West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 TOSS: The 2nd T20I toss between West Indies vs Sri Lanka will take place at 03:00 AM IST, March 6, Saturday.