Dharamshala: Rohit Sharma has broken a world record for winning most T20I as captain with 16 victories on home soil. India sealed the series against Sri Lanka after marking a 7 wicket win in the second match of Saturday.
Indian batters played a blistering inning with Shreyas Iyer’s 74 and quick 45 runs of Ravindra Jadeja. Iyer shouldered his side with a century as the openers were dismissed cheaply in India’s innings against Sri Lanka when they are chasing 184 as the target.
“Yeah, it was something that was important, for the middle-order to come and string together a partnership was good to see. It’s happened quite a few times over the past few games. Don’t want to be too harsh on the bowlers, these things happen. We bowled well in the first few overs (in the batting powerplay), restricted them well, 80 runs in the last five overs, it’s something we need to understand on things to be done in the last five overs, but we did well in the first 15 overs,” said Rohit Sharma after winnings the game.
Jadeja knocked off 45 runs in 18 balls to take the Indian ship on the winning shores with 17 balls to spare. Skipper Rohit Sharma has been dismissed for a single run on the last ball of the first over against Sri Lanka. Ishan Kishan was then sent back after 5.1 overs by Lahiru Kamara.
“The pitch was superb, the ball was coming on nicely and these things do happen. We have a lot of talent in that batting unit, we will keep giving them the chances, it’s up to them to make the most of it. I thought Sanju showed how well he could play with that knock, it’s all about taking your opportunities. Was an important knock from Shreyas, couldn’t have asked anything more from him, Jaddu came up well with the bat.”
” We’ll sit down tomorrow, see what we can do (on any team changes), we have used 27 players so far, there could be more (laughs). When you win the series, there are guys who haven’t had the opportunities. Some of the guys will have to play Tests, we’ll have to look after everyone. It’s the sign of the times we’re in, it’s fine to look after physically, but it’s the mental thing that’s important as well. At the end of the day, we need to keep winning and keep positive vibes going through in the team,” he added.
first published:Feb. 26, 2022, 11:01 p.m.