Virat Kohli finished it off in a style with a ‘Nataraja’ six as India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the second T20I to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. It was an all-round victory for the hosts.
Navdeep Saini (2/18) and Shardul Thakur (3/23) impressed with the ball to limit the Islanders to just 142/9.
The batsman then kept the chase on track. KL Rahul gave India a swift start with his quickfire 45. Shreyas Iyer and King Kohli then contributed with 34 and unbeaten 30 as India faced no trouble in the chase.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Stunning shot for 6 by @imVkohli to seal match. India would have chased even 180 on this pitch so Lanka actually let down by batsmen, not bowlers. Strong start to 2020 by #TeamIndia. Bumrah’s return, form of Rahul and Iyer adds to heft.
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 7, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 7, 2020
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) January 7, 2020
Virat Kohli's scores while chasing in T20Is in last six instances:
61* v Aus
19 v WI
59 v WI
72* v SA
94* v WI
30* v SL#IndvSL
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 7, 2020
What O Win! 😲#TeamIndia ne kitti 2020 di shurvaat with a thumping win in Indore. 😍💪
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) January 7, 2020
A clinical performance by #TeamIndia in Indore.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 7, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) January 7, 2020
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 7, 2020
India win by 7 wickets and take 1-0 lead in the series.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) January 7, 2020
— ICC (@ICC) January 7, 2020
An Indian captain hitting a six to seal the game against Sri Lanka 👌
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 7, 2020
This is a little embarrassing 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ Tooo easy for India #Indvsl
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) January 7, 2020
Clinical with the ball, brutal with the bat! 💪🏻#TeamIndia thoroughly entertained the crowd in Indore and went on to take the lead in the series! 🙌🏻#INDvSL #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/ucvjuITTae
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) January 7, 2020