Nidahas Trophy: India win toss, match reduced to 19 overs

Sri Lanka's coach Chandika Hathurusingha speaks with captain Dinesh Chandimal during a practice session on the eve of their clash against Bangladesh. AFP

The left-handed opener had 145 runs from two-matches, which includes a match-winning 55 against Bangladesh. Chandimal stands suspended from the March 12 and March 16 fixtures against India and Bangladesh respectively. The crucial tie will be played at the historic R. Premadasa Stadium, in Colombo. For viewers who want to watch the match in Hindi commentary, they can watch it on Rishtey Cineplex and Rishtey Cineplex HD channels. Either you can download it on your laptop and PC or you can just install it in your smartphone and enjoy watching the momentary happenings of the game.

Both the teams made one change each-Suranga Lakmal came in for Chandimal, while Rishabh Pant made way for K.L. Rahul.

India will look for revenge when they take on Sri Lanka in the fourth game of the Nidahas T20I tri-series in Colombo on Monday. All three teams have a victory each after playing two matches and so a win will keep India a step ahead of the rivals.

India will be happy with the way Shikhar Dhawan has gone about his business at the top of the order in the ongoing series. The onus is on stand-in skipper Thisara Perera to help the team recover and test the in-form Indian unit.

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Then, India defeated Bangladesh by six wickets.

Dhawan is in imperious form. Having lost a tight game against Sri Lanka and won easily against Bangladesh, India will not be overly anxious. But, SriLanka also lost against Bangladesh.

The hosts had put 214/6 on the board but failed to defend the big total, as Mushfiqur Rahim (72 not out) tore the home bowlers apart.

So nothing can be taken for granted at this point in time. Everyone has the strength to outdo one another.

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After 17 overs: India's score is 144 for 4.

On the bowling front, Jaydev Unadkat needs to be more consistent.

The right-hander pulled legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal for a boundary to deep mid wicket and capitalized on a loose ball from Washington Sundar to dispatch him to the deep square leg fence.

Indian bowlers would be wary about Perera, in particular, who has scored 66 and 74 in the two matches, while Mendis made 57 against Bangladesh yesterday.

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