Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team won the Indore T20I by seven wickets against Sri Lanka to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (Photo Credit: IANS)
Firstly, here is the weather report. The chances of rain in Indore on Tuesday are zero. Bright sunshine is expected. A flat pitch is on offer and the Holkar stadium is all set to be a sold-out affair. Indore has always admired their cricket and on Tuesday, they will be cheering for Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team. All the build-up for Barsapara was centered that this is a World T20 year. In Indore, that quest resumes. Sri Lanka will be happy for the fact that India have rested Rohit Sharma. At this venue two years ago, Rohit equalled the fastest century in Twenty20 Internationals as his 35-ball decimation consigned Sri Lanka to a heavy 88-run defeat.
22:11 hrs IST: Kohli seals the deal with a big six and India have won by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
22:06 hrs IST: Kohli continues to dominate Lasith Malinga as he glances a slower ball for a four and pulls him for a six over long leg. Iyer perishes in trying to hit a six as he falls for 34. After 17.1 overs, India are 137/3.
22:00 hrs IST: Brilliant from Shreyas Iyer. Hasaranga, who has bowled well in this match, is taken to the cleaners. He thumps two fours and then mauls a huge six down the ground that hits the roof. After 16 overs, India are 121/2, needing 22 off 24 balls.
21:56 hrs IST: Another tight over for India. Sri Lanka are making things difficult as the pitch has become slugggish for stroke-making. After 15 overs, India are 104/2, need 39 off 30 balls.
21:52 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer breaks the shackles with a boundary straight down the ground off Lahiru Kumara. After 14 overs, India are 99/2, needing 44 off 36 balls.
21:47 hrs IST: Kohli and Iyer are negotiating things easily out there. The pitch has become sluggish. After 13 overs, India are 93/2.
21:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Sri Lanka appeal for an LBW but the umpire does not give it. They challenge the review. Dhawan misses the sweep off Hasaranga and replays show the ball is just pitching in line and hitting leg stump. India are 86/2 after 11.2 overs.
21:37 hrs IST: Shanaka bowls too short and this gives Dhawan ample time to rock back and pull the ball to the long leg fence. After 11 overs, India are 85/1.
21:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb ball from Wanindu Hasaranga. The googly and slightly shorter in length, Rahul dances down the track and looks to slog it to mid wicket but he misses it and the ball hits the stumps. After 9.1 overs, India are 71/1.
21:28 hrs IST: A misfield from Lasith Malinga off Dasun Shanaka helps Dhawan break the shackles. After nine overs, India are 71/0.
21:24 hrs IST: Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a good over and after eight overs, India are 63/0.
21:20 hrs IST: India are slowly building the base for domination. After seven overs, India are 59/0.
21:15 hrs IST: Dhawan survives a missed stumping while India end the powerplay. After six overs, India are 54/0.
21:13 hrs IST: Rahul hits two more boundaries off Lahiru Kumara as India reach 49/0 after five overs.
21:07 hrs IST: KL Rahul finds another boundary off Dhananjaya de Silva through the extra cover region but it looks like Isuru Udana is injured and this will only increase Sri Lanka's woes. After four overs, India are 39/0.
21:03 hrs IST: KL Rahul smashes two boundaries off Malinga, one past backward point and the other through backward point as the timing is superb. India are 28/0 after three overs.
20:58 hrs IST: Rahul thwacks a four off Lahiru Kumara to the deep square leg fence. After two overs, India are 16/0.
20:52 hrs IST: An overthrow spoils a good over by Lasith Malinga who was getting swing and is nailing the yorker. India are 8/0 after the first over.
20:38 hrs IST: Three boundaries by Wanindu Hasaranga off Jasprit Bumrah in the final over and Sri Lanka end on 142/9 after 20 overs.
20:31 hrs IST: WICKETS! Second wicket for Shardul. The knuckle ball from the bowler and he bowls it full outside off, Isuru Udana is too early into the shot and he toe-ends it to extra cover. Next ball, Lasith Malinga toe-ends the pull to square leg. Shardul will not be on a hat-trick but he ends his spell in style. Sri Lanka are 130/9 after 19 overs.
20:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Shardul now among the wickets. Dhananjaya de Silva looks to loft a full delivery but he toe-ends the shot and Shivam Dube takes the catch at the edge of the circle in mid off. Sri Lanka are 128/7 in the 19th over.
20:26 hrs IST: DROPPED! Hasaranga pokes at a Kuldeep Yadav delivery but Kohli, moves to his right but he tries to take the catch with his left hand. Dhananjaya de Silva finds the boundary and Sri Lanka are 127/6 after 18 overs.
20:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes on his comeback. Shanaka gave himself room, big mistake considering it is the skill of Bumrah. The bowler bowls a full and slow ball and it clips the off bail. Sri Lanka are 117/6 after 17 overs.
20:17 hrs IST: Dhananja ade Silva gets a boundary to the deep backward point fence despite a valiant effort by Shikhar Dhawan. Sri Lanka are 113/5 after 16 overs.
20:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Navdeep Saini as he gets rid of Bhanuka Rajapaksa with a pacy short delivery and Rishabh Pant takes the catch. He finishes with 2/18 from his four overs which included 13 dots. Sri Lanka are 104/5 after 15 overs.
20:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Kusal Perera had hit a reverse sweep six over square third man but Kuldeep gets his revenge. Kusal Perera jumps down the track but Kuldeep bowls it wider and slower outside off, Perera mistimes the lofted shot and Shikhar Dhawan takes the catch at long on. After 13.2 overs, Sri Lanka are 97/4.
20:03 hrs IST: Kusal Perera is keeping Sri Lanka in the game as he flicks a boundary to deep midwicket off Shardul Thakur. After 13 overs, Sri Lanka are 91/3.
19:56 hrs IST: WICKET! After getting hit for a six by Kusal Perera, Kuldeep gets his reward as he gets Oshada Fernando stumped for 10 with a loopy delivery that spins away. After 11.3 overs, Sri Lanka are 82/3.
19:53 hrs IST: Oshada Fernando employs the sweep well and he finds the boundary at deep backward square leg. After 11 overs, Sri Lanka are 75/2.
19:49 hrs IST: Brilliant over from Navdeep Saini. Three runs in the over. After 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 67/2.
19:44 hrs IST: Kusal Perera mauls a six into the second tier off Washington Sundar. After nine overs, Sri Lanka are 64/2.
19:39 hrs IST: WICKET! Pacy pinpoint yorker from Saini. 147 kmph and Danushka Gunathilaka is cleaned up for 20. Nothing one can do about it. His foot was luckily just behind the popping crease. After 7.4 overs, Sri Lanka are 54/2.
19:35 hrs IST: The first tight over for India in the match as Washington Sundar bowls a decent over. After seven overs, Sri Lanka are 53/1.
19:31 hrs IST: Gunathilaka creams a boundary off Shardul Thakur to the deep extra cover fence as Sri Lanka look to maintain the momentum. Sri Lanka are 48/1 after six overs.
19:25 hrs IST: WICKET! India finally get the wicket. Sundar floats a flighted delivery outside off, Avishka Fernando mistimes the lofted shot and Navdeep Saini takes a jumping catch at mid off. Sri Lanka are 39/1 after five overs.
19:22 hrs IST: Danushka Gunathilaka squeezes a boundary past short third man while Avishka continues to pile on the runs by thumping Bumrah to the deep midwicket fence. After four overs, Sri Lanka are 31/0.
19:16 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini is into the attack but Avishka continues on his merry ways. He drives a full ball past extra cover and then thumps a pull to widish long on. After three overs, Sri Lanka are 22/0.
19:11 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando drills a straight drive from Shardul Thakur to the boundary. He is getting some out-swing and Sri Lanka are 12/0 after two overs. On the last ball, Avishka miscued a pull shot but it landed in front of the fielder at mid on.
19:05 hrs IST: A wild start for Bumrah as he bowls a wide and then concedes a boundary. However, he makes a superb comeback and gets some seam movement. Sri Lanka are 7/0 after the first over.
18:34 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sides. As expected, no changes from the Guwahati game. How could they change when they did not even bat or bowl?
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(w), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Malinga(c)
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah
18:31 hrs IST: India have won the toss and they will bowl.
18:25 hrs IST: Sri Lanka will not have good memories of Indore. In the 2017 Twenty20 International, they were decimated by Rohit Sharma's world record 35-ball ton and they lost by 88 runs. The good news for them - No Rohit Sharma this time. The bad news - India have never lost in their Holkar fortress in any format.
18:19 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the second Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka from the Holkar stadium in Indore. The good news! There is NO Rain. There will be no interruptions. Let the action finally begin for 2020.