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India vs Sri Lanka: Arshdeep Singh Sets Unwanted Record By Bowling Five No Balls In 2nd T20I

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Arshdeep Singh bowled only 2 overs, conceding 37 runs as Sri Lanka fought back to put 206 on the board in the first innings.

Returning to the playing eleven after a spell on the sidelines with an injury, Team India leader Arshdeep Singh didn’t have an ideal launch to his spell in the alternate match of the ongoing three- game T20I series against Sri Lanka at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday. Arshdeep surpassed three times in a row in the alternate over of the innings, getting the first Indian bowler to coliseum a chapeau- trick of no- balls in T20Is. The arbiter ruled the attachment’s final ball of the over was a no- ball. The scrambler created the record for brushing the most number of no- balls in a T20I match by an Indian bowler. Arshdeep took his census of no- balls in T20I justice to 14.

By brushing 5 no- balls he has now come 2nd bowler from a full member nation of ICC, after Hamish Rutherford, to coliseum 5 no- balls in a T20I.

Making matters worse, Sri Lankan nature Kusal Mendis took advantage of the free successes, hitting a four and a six.

Arshdeep sailed only 2 overs, conceding 37 runs as Sri Lanka fought back to put 206 on the board in the first innings.

Commander Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis showed fortitude and determination with the club to help Sri Lanka fight back against India to post206/6 in the alternate T20I of the three- match series then at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday.

Shanaka was the loftiest run- arranger for Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 56 off 22 balls while Asalanka and Mendis played gritty knocks of 37 and 52 independently. India delivered seven no- balls in the game. Eventually, India could manage190/8 in 20 overs and lost by 16 runs.

Bowling no balls in any format is a crime, said India commander Hardik Pandya, adding that he wasn’t about condemning Arshdeep Singh but the youthful leader needs to go back and amend his introductory crimes. India drooped to a 16- run loss in the alternate T20I as Sri Lanka levelled the three- match series 1- 1. Returning to the side after missing the nature, Arshdeep looked gravel and sailed as numerous as five no balls in his two overs, giving away 37 runs.” You can have a good day, you can have a bad day, but you should not be moving down from the basics. For Arshdeep, in this situation, it’s veritably delicate. In history as well he is sailed no- balls,” Pandya said at the post-match donation.

“It isn’t about condemning him or to be too hard on him, but we know brushing no- balls in any format is a crime.”

Pandya felt India weren’t over to the mark in the powerplays both while bowling and fur.” Both in bowling and fur, the powerplay hurt us. We made some introductory crimes, which we should not be making at this position. Everyone knows what it is. The literacy for us is we should be riveting on what we can control,” he said.

On debutant Rahul Tripathi being transferred to club at number three, Pandya said” Rahul is oriented to playing atno. 3, and someone coming in, we want to give them a part they’re comfortable with. That is why he maundered at No. 3.” Dasun Shanaka led from the front, gaping with the club and ball both.

The Sri Lankan commander Dasun Shanaka, who hit a 22- ball 56 before defending 21 off the last over, was arbitrated the player of the match.

“We could’ve done well in the middle part. Game was set by the openers. Need to play well in the middle order to allow finishers to finish well,” Shanaka said.

He lavished praise on Axar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav, who sutured a 91- run sixth gate stand to nearly take the game down from Sri Lanka.” It’s not the dew factor, it’s the skill of Indian batters. They took the game down from us but still we managed to hold the whim-whams. Really good to defend the total especially against India in these conditions.” Know More News…

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