i80e3688_lasith-malinga-afp_625x300_07_January_20 Lasith Malinga Says Sri Lanka Missed "Primary Bowler" Isuru Udana vs India

India trampled Sri Lanka to take 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence. © AFP

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga mentioned on Tuesday that they missed their “principal bowler” Isuru Udana who acquired injured throughout warm-up simply earlier than they went out to defend 143 within the second T20I in opposition to India in Indore on Tuesday. Sri Lanka misplaced by seven wickets as India trampled them to take 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence on the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The primary match in Guwahati was referred to as off with no ball being bowled on account of rain and damp pitch. The ultimate recreation of the sequence will likely be performed in Pune on Friday.

“He is (Udana) our principal bowler and may be very skilled on this format. He acquired injured simply earlier than we went out to bowl. He is recovering now. We additionally want to present alternatives to the kids,” mentioned Malinga on the post-match presentation ceremony.

“We have been round 25-30 runs brief. We tried to bowl constant line and size. The bowlers did nicely to pull the match until the 18th over,” Malinga added.

India chased down the modest goal with 15 balls to spare. Sri Lanka misplaced wickets at common intervals after they have been put into bat.

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