India vs Sri Lanka: Dushmantha Chameera scripted a new record in T20I cricket As he got India captain Rohit Sharma out for the 5th time in the shortest format of the game, jolting the hosts early in their chase of 184 in the 2nd T20I in Dharamsala.
Dushmantha Chameera gets Rohit Sharma out for 5th time in T20Is on Saturday in Dharamsala (AFP Photo)
- Rohit got out to Chameera for the 5th time in T20I cricket
- The Sri Lanka pacer became the first bowler to dismiss a batter 5 times in T20Is
- India were jolted early after Sri Lanka posted 183 in the 2nd T20I
India captain Rohit Sharma’s problems against Dushmantha Chameera continued as the Sri Lanka pacer got the star batter out for 1 in the 2nd of a 3-match T20I series against India in Dharmsala on Saturday. Rohit got out as early as the first over as India were jolted early in their chase of 184.
With the dismissal on Saturday, Rohit Sharma got out to Dushmantha Chameera for the 5th time in T20I cricket. Rohit has managed just 32 runs in the 26 balls he has faced against the Sri Lanka pacer and gotten out 5 times.
Chameera became the most successful bowler against Rohit in T20i cricket, going past New Zealand pacer Tim Southee’s record of 4 dismissals against the India captain. With the felt, Chameera has also scrimped a new record din T20Is as he becomes the first bowler to get a baiter out 5 times in the shortest format of the game.
MOST DISMISSALS FOR ROHIT AGAINST BOWLERS IN T20IS
Dushmantha Chameera – 11 matches, 5 dismissals
Tim Southee – 13 matches, 4 dismissals
Ish Sodhi – 14 matches, 3 dismissals
Trent Boult – 7 matches, 3 dismissals
Jason Behrendorff – 5 matches, 3 dismissals
Chameera has evolved into one of the finest bowlers in T20I cricket for Sri Lanka. The tall right-arm pacer, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the UAE leg of Indian Premier League 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 pacers at the death. Pathum Nissanka (75) and captain Dasun Shanka (47*) stitched a crucial 58-run stand as Sri Lanka collected 72 runs in the last 4 overs.
Fast bowler Harshal Patel was taken to the cleaners at the death as he leaked 52 runs in his 4-overs spell. Shanaka was on fire at the death as he hit 5 sixes for his 47 not out that came in just 19 balls.
The visitors, who were hammered by 62 runs in the T20I series opener in Lucknow on Thursday., certainly came up with an improved effort in their must-win 2nd T20I.