Virat Kohli, Puma to launch athletic leisure brand

Virat Kohli, Puma to launch athletic leisure brand

Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 51.

Earlier in the match, Dilshan Munaweera clobbered four sixes in his 29-ball 53 and Ashan Priyanjan, playing his first Twenty20 global, chipped in with a run-a-ball 40 not out to help the hosts post a competitive total after being put in.

Kuldeep Yadav said: "If two leg-spinners are playing, then there is more opportunity to take wickets".

The incident took place while the senior Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is also in Sri Lanka.

They lost the Test series 0-3, the ODIs 0-5, and they have now lost the one-off T20. Virat Kohli, who played his 50 T20 interanational on Wednesday, is now the third most run-scorer in T20 internationals ( 1830 runs), with Brendon McCullum (2140) and Tilakaratne Dilshan (1889) in first and second spot respectively. As a result, the score in the powerplay is limited to 43 runs. Munaweera top scored for Srilanka with 53 in just 29 deliveries.

Pandey finished off the game with a boundary that brought his maiden T20 fifty in 36 balls.

Kohli made a decision to field first as Sri Lanka scored 170/7 in 20 overs and India chased down the target in 19.2 overs losing just three wickets in the process.

India's win over Sri Lanka in the one-off T20I was a straightforward one. But at the end of the 15th over, with 38 more needed, the Sri Lankans too had accepted the inevitable and were probably left ruing not capitalising in the middle overs.

Speaking to reporters after last night's T20 match, Pothas said: "When you look at the way they go about their work and the culture that Virat has created within that team, it's very, very impressive".

"I think its a little bit of give from the coaching side and there's a little bit of give to come from the players' side, to move forward". India fielded a strong Test side, but even after resting some of their key players in the ODIs, Kohli's team showed brilliant strength.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Upul Tharanga to kick-start India's latest drive for victory, the Sri Lanka opener bowled for just five. One good partnership will get us through.