Mahesh Theekshana’s drifter yorks KL Rahul on the charge

Left-arm inswing and wily spin proved to be India’s Achilles Heel in the last T20 World Cup in the UAE and so it proved again when they were put into bat against Sri Lanka in the Super4 clash of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka. Captain Dasun Shanaka used both these ploys to great effect as offie Maheesh Theekshana struck in the second over when he drifted one into an advancing KL Rahul and hit him on the full. DRS upheld the umpire’s call and India were in trouble early. They were then reduced to 13/2 in the next over when Virat Kohli departed for a four-ball duck.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Pakistan 2024 T20 series
1st T20, ENG v PAK, Headingley
22nd May
Start time: 6:30 pm BST