‘It was stopping a bit. Of Course, we knew one batsman was short’ : Shikhar Dhawan

Sri Lanka evened out the three-match T20I series against India in the wake of dominating the second match in Colombo by four wickets on Wednesday. Notwithstanding scoring just 132 runs, Team India figured out how to bring the match into the last finished. The duty of safeguarding eight runs in the last over tumbled to youthful Chetan Sakariya. The 23-year-old pacer made an honest effort yet couldn’t protect the objective as Dhananjaya de Silva scored the triumphant runs for Sri Lanka.

India chief Shikhar Dhawan said that he was glad for his group for making a valiant effort notwithstanding confronted with unfavorable conditions as they lost the low-scoring second T20 International.

With a large portion of the force hitters in segregation after Krunal Pandya’s COVID-19 positive case, India could oversee just 132 for 5 on a lethargic track which Sri Lanka pursued down with two balls to save.

“The surface had turn and it was halting a piece. Obviously, we realized one batsman was short and we realized we needed to develop the innings astutely and we needed to content ourselves eventually,” Dhawan said at post-match show service.

“In any case, definitely, we were 10-15 runs low,” he conceded.

“I’m extremely pleased with the young men since we gave an excellent battle. That never-say-pass on mentality and taking the game to the last finished while guarding only 132, credit to the two bowlers and players,” Dhawan said.

His Lankan partner Dasun Shanaka expressed gratitude toward the BCCI for remaining by their load up and consenting to play the series in these difficult stretches.

“I thought in the event that we could contain them to a low aggregate, we could pursue it. We couldn’t underwrite in the initial six overs. Be that as it may, DDS and Wanindu Hasaranga rescued us. I ought to thank the BCCI and SLC for this chance since this is a colossal chance for youthful folks during circumstances such as the present,” Shanaka said.