Sri Lanka can't stop India in Colombo

Sri Lanka's coach Chandika Hathurusingha speaks with captain Dinesh Chandimal during a practice session on the eve of their clash against Bangladesh. AFP

The second round of the ongoing tri-nation series effectively begins Monday with all three teams - India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka tied on two points after having played two matches each.

By virtue of this win, India has managed to avenge upon their five-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the tournament opener.

Bangladesh was restricted to 139/8 in 20 overs after a disciplined bowling performance from India, led by Jaydev Unadkat's three wickets. You can catch all the live telecast information and streaming details about India vs Sri Lanka fourth T20I here. Rahul joined a select group of nine other batsmen to get out in this rare fashion in the shortest-format of the game.

Sri Lanka were plunged into a minor crisis yesterday evening when the International Cricket Council suspended their captain, Dinesh Chandimal, for two matches in the Nidahas Trophy after the team failed to maintain an acceptable over rate in their first two matches.

The Monday night match is in line to be a cracker and whoever wins gets to put one foot forward into Sunday's final.

But it was not easy as India witnessed a horrendous start to their chase, losing both the openers - skipper Rohit Sharma (11) and in-form Shikhar Dhawan (8) early. But this was just the calm before the storm as Mendis stepped on the gas, making a quick 30-ball 57 with two boundaries and five over boundaries before Mahmudullah removed him in the 14th over to break a 85-run partnership for the second wicket.

The fans in India will be able to watch the live telecast of the 4 T20I on DSport channel.

Raina's stay at the crease ended when he gave Nuwan Pradeep the charge but could only find Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera.

India also began in unconventional fashion with Rohit Sharma looking to go on the aggressive right from the start. Out of these 4, KL Rahul looks most likely to make a comeback into the team in place of the out of form Rishabh Pant.

Meanwhile, Thisara Perera has been appointed to captain the Sri Lanka team in the next two games, following International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to suspend Dinesh Chandimal.

But India pulled things back bit with two wickets in back-to-back overs.



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