Indian middle-order batsmen came to the fore on Monday as the duo of Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik helped India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the fourth T20I of the ongoing Nidahas Trophy. India skipper Rohit Sharma failed to score runs yet again as he was dismissed for 11 runs by Akila Dananjaya in the second over. His partner Shikhar Dhawan soon followed suit and failed to continue his fine form as he as dismissed for 8 runs in the 4th over by Dananjaya. Lokesh Rahul and Suresh Raina were on course in reaching the 153-run target with some clever stroke plays in the middle.(SCORECARD)
Earlier, Shardul Thakur took four wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to 152/9 in 19 overs. Kusal Mendis (55) hit a fine half-century to help the hosts reach a modest total. He hit three fours and an equal number of sixes in his innings. Upul Tharanga (22) and Dasun Shanaka (19) also chipped in with their respective contributions. For India, Thakur finished with impressive figures of 4/27 while Washington Sundar (2/21) was also economical in the middle overs ensuring the hosts didn't reach a bigger total. Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal and Vijay Shankar took a wicket each. Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals which hampered their run-rate.
When and Where to watch: India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL)
(IND) Vs (SL) is scheduled for a 7 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT) start. Live Streaming and TV information for the match can be found below.
India: DSport, DD Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)
Sri Lanka: SLRC
South Africa: SuperSport
USA: Willow TV
UK: Sky Sports
Canada: ATN Cricket Plus HD
MENA: OSN Sports Cricket HD