India v Sri Lanka: Dushmantha Chameera set a new record in T20I cricket when he outmaneuvered India captain Rohit Sharma for the fifth time in the shortest format of the game, shaking up the hosts early in their chase of 184 in the 2nd T20I in Dharamsala.
Dushmantha Chameera takes on Rohit Sharma for fifth time in Saturday’s T20Is in Dharamsala (AFP Photo)
- Rohit joined Chameera for the fifth time in T20I cricket
- The Sri Lankan pacer became the first bowler to turn off a batter five times in T20Is
- India was shaken early after Sri Lanka reported 183 in the 2nd T20I
Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s troubles against Dushmantha Chameera continued as the Sri Lankan pacer pulled out the star batter for 1 in Dharmsala against India in the 2nd of a 3-match T20I series against India on Saturday. Rohit got out the first time as India was rocked by 184 early in his chase.
With Saturday’s dismissal, Rohit Sharma made his 5th exit in T20I cricket against Dushmantha Chameera. Rohit has managed just 32 runs in the 26 balls he faced against the Sri Lankan pacesetter and has been eliminated five times.
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Chameera became the most successful bowler against Rohit in T20i cricket, surpassing New Zealand pacesetter Tim Southee’s record of 4 dismissals against the Indian captain. With the felt, Chameera also set a new record in T20Is when he becomes the first bowler to pull out a bait five times in the game’s shortest format.
MOST DISABLES FOR ROHIT VS BOWLER IN T20IS
Dushmantha Chameera – 11 games, 5 layoffs
Tim Southee – 13 games, 4 layoffs
Ish Sodhi – 14 games, 3 layoffs
Trent Boult – 7 games, 3 layoffs
Jason Behrendorff – 5 games, 3 dismissals
Chameera has emerged as one of the top bowlers in T20I cricket for Sri Lanka. The big right-arm pacesetter, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League in 2021, was bought by new franchise Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 2 crore at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction in February.
Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka posted 183 on the board, demolishing the Indian pacemakers in their deaths. Pathum Nissanka (75) and captain Dasun Shanka (47*) sewed a crucial 58-run streak as Sri Lanka amassed 72 runs in the last 4 overs.
Fast bowler Harshal Patel was taken to the cleanup on death when he leaked 52 runs in his 4-overs spell. Shanaka burned to death as he hit 5 sixes for his 47 not outs that landed in just 19 balls.
The spectators, who were stunned by 62 runs at the T20I series opener in Lucknow on Thursday, certainly showed an improved performance in their indispensable 2nd T20I.