India go 1-0 up with clinical display

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 142/9 (Kusal Perera 34, Avishka Fernando 22; Shardul Thakur 3/23, Navdeep Saini 2/18, Kuldeep Yadav 2/38) lost to India 144/3 (KL Rahul 45, Shreyas Iyer 34, Virat Kohli 30*, Shikhar Dhawan 32; Wandindu Hasaranga 2/30) by 7 wickets

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I 2020, key stats

  • India produced a near-perfect performance with the ball and with the bat to help themselves to a seven-wicket in the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, thereby going 1-0 up in the series
  • India captain Virat Kohli reached 1000 runs as T20I captain and also became the fastest to do so. His unbeaten 30 off 17 balls also made him the highest run-scorer in T20 International cricket with 3663 runs in 71 innings, overtaking team-mate Rohit Sharma with whom he had been level on runs before this match
  • Sri Lanka suffered their 12th T20I defeat against India in the 17th meeting between the teams
  • Kohli registered his 19th victory as India’s T20I captain, leading the country for a 32nd time in the format

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