Sri Lanka make two changes and bowl, India unchanged

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shared seven wickets between them to help India win the series with one game to

Rohit Sharma created history as he equalled David Miller's world record and blasted the joint-fastest century in Twenty20 Internationals off 35 balls in the second Twenty20 global against Sri Lanka at the Holkar stadium.

The fall of Rohit, brought in former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28 off 20; 4×2, 6×2), who added 78 runs for the second wicket with Rahul.

Rohit showed no mercy, dispatching the suffering Sri Lanka bowlers to all parts as KL Rahul (89 from 49) watched on at the other end in the biggest opening stand in a T20 worldwide. After Dickwella (25 off 19, 2 fours, 1 six) departed, Tharanga and Kusal Perera took the momentum forward and added 109 runs for the second wicket in just 53 balls.

The visitors were dismissed for 172 in pursuit of their 261-run target. With the Indian batsman in hot form, the Lankan bowlers wouldn't like to get hammered the same way they were at Cuttack. Jaydev Unadkat and Hardik Pandya also managed to get a wicket each in their respective spells.

1- Rohit Sharma's 10 sixes in this innings is the most by a captain in a T20I match.

108 runs scored by Rohit only in boundaries today (12 fours, 10 sixes) in a total of 118.

The opener hit five fours and eight sixes in his 49-ball blitz before being caught behind off Nuwan.

Sharma, leading India in the absence of the newly-wed regular captain Virat Kohli, matched the record South Africa's David Miller set against Bangladesh in October as he mercilessly took on Sri Lankan bowlers during his century off just 35 balls.

Preview: A dominant Indian team is expected to maintain its stranglehold on a miserable Sri Lanka and wrap up the three-match series when the two mismatched teams face off in the second Twenty20 global on Friday.


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