INDORE – India won the second Twenty 20 against Sri Lanka by seven wickets Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Lokesh Rahul scored 45 off 32 balls while Shikhar Dhawan added 32 as the duo put on 71 runs for the first wicket.
India reached 144-3 in the 18th over to win with 15 balls to spare. Earlier, Sri Lanka was restricted to 142-9 after the hosts won the toss and opted to field.
Pacer Navdeep Saini took 2-18 in four overs and was named man of the match.
“It was a clinical performance, something we wanted to do as a team. We have gone from strength to strength from the last series,” captain Virat Kohli said. “It was a convincing win, which is a good sign for the team. Navdeep is gaining more confidence.”