The explanation why Rahul Dravid despatched a twelfth man on the park with a coupon throughout second T20I

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The Lankans received the second T20I by 4 wickets with two balls left.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The second T20I between India and Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, July 28, turned out to be a low-scoring affair, however a intently fought affair. The match went proper right down to the wire and the Islanders received the sport by 4 wickets with two balls left. Within the meantime, Rahul Dravid, the top coach of the Indian group on the tour, was seen sending out the twelfth man on the bottom with a coupon.

It occurred on the finish of the 18th over when rain interrupted play for some time with Lanka’s rating at 113 for six. The heavens opened up and the umpires took the bails off with the groundsmen speeding in to cowl the pitch. Nevertheless, the rain stopped and play resumed with any discount in overs.

In the course of the quick break, the twelfth man, presumably Sandeep Warrier, was seen charging out. The info within the chit will need to have been associated to the Duckworth-Lewis par-score in case the rain performs a spoilsport. After 18 overs, the Lankans have been three runs in need of the goal.

The floor turned and was stopping a bit: Shikhar Dhawan

After Lanka’s win, their skipper Dasun Shanaka lauded Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva for not dropping their cool within the center overs. Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan, alternatively, was a tad dejected after his aspect fell 10-15 runs in need of the place they needed to succeed in.

“I believed if we are able to preserve them underneath a low rating, we are able to chase it. The technique was to go laborious within the first six overs. Then I went into the center however couldn’t do a lot. However DDS and Hasaranga did properly within the center overs. In terms of worldwide cricket, totally different boys are performing. I ought to thank BCCI and SLC to permit us to showcase our expertise throughout these powerful occasions,” Shanaka mentioned.

“The floor turned and was stopping a bit. We knew we have been one batter quick. We knew we needed to assemble our innings well. We have been 10-15 runs quick. That may have made the distinction. I’m pleased with the boys. By no means say die perspective is wonderful. Hats off to the boys for taking it into the final over,” Dhawan mentioned.