12 Dec | India vs SriLanka 2nd 20-20 Highlights | Watch Online YouTube
Watch cricket highlights: Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20 at Chandigarh played on December 12, 2009.
Scoreline: SL 206/7 Sangakkara 59 (31), Jayasuriya 31 (21), Angelo Mathews 26 (13), Jayasinghe 38 (28) | Yuvraj 3-23-3
India win in 19.1 Yuvraj Singh 60 (25), Virender Sehwag 64 (36), Dhoni 46 (28)
A game of utter chaos – whether it was the chaotic SL middle-lower order (mostly due to their inexperience) barring Angelo Mathews, the hilarious Indian catching (at times it looked like they were laughing at themselves) or the run-out situations when India batted. However, in the middle of all that, one question remained calm – why are Yuvraj and Sehwag so damn cool?
If you didn’t know who Sehwag was and just saw glimpses of him in his multiple-clothing today at the non-strikers, you’d probably think he was a family-oriented chap helping his kids off a bus at some hill station (except of course when he was lecherously winking at Fernando).
Dhoni put himself on the line by coming ahead of Yuvraj even though the left-hander (Gambhir) had gotten out. Luckily for him, he played his part and so did the other end. There are some shots you can’t imagine anyone else playing but him.
Unlike in the initial overs of the 1st T20, Yuvraj today was hardly noticeable in the field until much later on when he came on to bowl. There are some people who just can’t afford to bring their persona to their work, while others can. Yuvraj appears to belong to the former type. In the 1st T20 you could almost see the dropped catch coming. Today he looked more focused and intent on leaving the strut to after the game was done and a brilliant knock and bowling performance was the result.