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Shreyas Iyer’s 50 hands India series-winning 7-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in 2nd T20I

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Shreyas Iyer hit an unbeaten half-century as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second T20 International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Saturday.

Chasing 184, India rode on Iyer’s unbeaten 74 off 44 balls to chase down the target with 17 balls to spare.

Ravindra Jadeja (45 not out off 18 balls) and Sanju Samson (39 off 25) also contributed in the run chase as India chased the target in 17.1 overs to pocket the series.

Earlier, Opener Pathum Nissanka smashed 75 off 53 balls as Sri Lanka posted 183 for five. Apart from Nissanka, skipper Dasun Shanaka’s whirlwind 47 off 19 balls. For India, Jasprit Bumrah, with 1/24, had the best figures as 72 runs came off the last four overs.

 

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