India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Pune Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

Updated on: Jan 5, 2023 9:58 am IST

  • India vs Sri Lanka Pune Pitch Report

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: With a relatively young team and just 162 runs on the board in batting-friendly Mumbai conditions, India managed to register an excellent 2-run win over Sri Lanka in the opening T20I game. The Hardik Pandya-led Indian team have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The Men in Blue will be taking on Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I encounter on 5 January, 2023 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

    India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Pune Pitch Report

    The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will once again offer batting friendly conditions during the India vs Sri Lanka second T20I game on Thursday. Both the India and Sri Lanka batsmen will enjoy batting on this wicket and there will be true bounce as seen over the years in Pune. Things will be difficult for the spinners especially in the second innings where the dew factor is expected to play a significant role. However, the fast bowlers will have some amount of assistance during the first few overs just like was the case in Mumbai. The captain winning the toss will once again prefer to bowl first as chasing will be a better option on this Pune pitch.

    IND vs SL: Team India’s Record at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

    • The average first innings total will be 153 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
    • During the most recent T20I encounter between these two teams on this venue in 2020, India defeated Sri Lanka by a margin of 78 runs.
    • Sri Lanka did manage to beat India by 5 wickets during the T20I game in Pune in 2016.
    • Out of the three T20I matches played on this ground, teams batting first have emerged victorious twice.

    India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    3 January, 2023 1st T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Mumbai India won by 2 runs
    5 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Pune
    7 January, 2023 3rd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Rajkot
    10 January, 2023 1st ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Guwahati
    12 January, 2023 2nd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Kolkata
    15 January, 2023 3rd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Thiruvananthapuram

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