Shreyas Iyer powers India to series win against Sri Lanka

Shreyas Iyer smashed an unbeaten 74 off 44 balls as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 at Dharamsala on Saturday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

India lost Rohit Sharma (1) early on in its chase. Lahiru Kumara (2-31) troubled Ishan Kishan (16) with some fiery pace before dismissing him.

India was 44-2 in 5.1 overs when Iyer and Sanju Samson came together. Iyer put on 84 runs off 47 balls with Samson (39) for the third wicket as India finished with 186-3 in 17.1 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 183-5 after the hosts won the toss and chose to field.

Iyer reached his second consecutive T20 half-century off 30 balls. He had scored 57 not out off 28 balls in the first game in Lucknow. Overall, Iyer struck six fours and four sixes. At the other end, Samson hit two fours and three sixes as India took 28 runs off three overs immediately after the halfway stage.

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