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  • Jan 22, 2018 13:00 - 14:30
  • A-103, Safal Solitar, Near Divya Bhasker Press, SG Highway Ahmedabad Gujarat 380015
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Cricket Match in January

As soon as India posted that score, it was always going to be a hard task, but all credit to them for going after it. They could have petered out to 200 and played out 20 overs, but they kept attacking, looking to win. They played terrific hands, but the target was too steep even on this surface, with short boundaries. Sri Lanka succeeded against wristspin for a while, but then they capitulated to it, losing seven of their nine wickets to it.

I was thinking for wickets. If I get, I'll probably get the second. The wicket was very good to bat on, trying to bowl wider and different angles. Later, I realised if I bowl slower, I'll get wickets. It's a tough series. Too much to chase. We couldn't execute. Having struck the joint-fastest T20I hundred, He was pleased that despite a high percentage of boundaries, his innings centred on conventional cricketing shots.

The stage was set, good conditions to bat. Was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. Went out there and had some fun. That's too much to ask (a double-hundred). Any target here is not defendable, KL is in great form. There is a template to my batting, which I follow. Try to hold my shape.

India led by him came into the second T20 International with a one point agenda – that was to put the seal on the three match series with a game to spare at Indore. The task on hand was never going to be too difficult against a demoralised Sri Lankan outfit who had to put an end to his poor run of form in T20Is, led from the front as he scored the joint fastest century in T20 internationals to help India post the joint second highest team total of 260 runs on the board. He came into bat at the no.3 position but would have been slightly disappointed with his effort. Though, its always difficult to hit right from the first ball, he still managed to hit 2 sixes and 2 fours. He scored 28 off 21 balls, but would have loved a better strike-rate than 133.33.

About Match Location

Indore Indian Stadium

The Holkar stadium, formerly known as Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, has staged quite a few ODIs. When India came face-to-face against England on April 15, 2006, the Holkar stadium became the 156th ODI venue in this country. It also hosts most of Madhya Pradesh's Ranji Trophy matches and Duleep Trophy encounters. The Kerala Tuskers too played a couple of their IPL games at this venue in 2011. The wicket at the Holkar stadium usually favours the batsmen. With even bounce and short boundaries coming into play, batsmen tend to rule the roost.

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