The Men-in-Blue have made a single change in their Playing XI and have included the third spinner in Axar Patel in place of seamer Shardul Thakur.
On Tuesday evening as India snatched the victory from the hands of the visitors. Amid the match, there was an instance where a verbal exchange between umpire and Deepak Hooda was witnessed. He lost his cool in the 18th over of the match when umpires called a ball as legal. Hooda thought it to be a wide.
The 5th ball of the over bowled by Kasun Rajitha was left to go off by Hooda but the umpire did not signal it to be a wide.
This did not go well with Hooda as he was seen disappointed by Umpires’ decision on the field. Later, when he took a signal and exchanged the strike, he went on to the other end and engaged in a brief verbal exchange with the umpire as well.
Previously, Hooda did a splendid job in the match as he smashed 41 runs off just 23 balls that included a boundary and 4 maximums. Hooda returned unbeaten and was also adjourned as the Man of the Match.
Playing first, team India lost early wickets but later Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel (31) set up a 63 runs partnership that helped the team to put forth a total of 162/5 runs in front of the visitors.
Chasing a target of 163 runs, Sri Lanka kept on losing wickets from time to time and later it was on to the final over when 12 runs were needed of 6 balls. Axar Patel was handed over the ball who bowled brilliantly and didn’t seed off many runs. Thus, the hosts won it by 2 runs and also led the 3 match t20i series by 1-0.