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  • Sri Lanka win 2nd T20, level the series 1-1 with the last game to be played on Thursday 
  • Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets with 2 balls in hand  
  • India was forced to hand 4 debuts due to a Covid-19 scare

After Krunal Pandya tested positive, Team India was forced to put all those who came in close contact with him in isolation and as a result, 4 new debutants played their first T20 for India. Sri Lanka exploited their home conditions to perfection as they edged past India in the 2nd T20 to level the series.

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Batting first, India put up just 132/5 from their 20 overs with most batters struggling against the spin and bounce. Interestingly, Team India had just 4 batters with Bhuvneshwar Kumar coming out to bat at number 6.

Sri Lanka in reply huffed and puffed to achieve the target with 4 wickets and 2 balls remaining to level the series. The final game of the series will be played on Thursday.

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