India thrashed Sri Lanka by 88 runs in the second T20 International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. After being asked to bat, Rohit joint fastest T20 century and KL Rahul’s second consecutive half-century powered India to 260/5, their highest score in the format.

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Rohit Sharma equalled South African David Miller’s record of fastest century in T20 Internationals as he smashed a 35-ball ton against Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Indore on Friday. Rohit also became first Indian to score two tons in T20Is. Rohit’s knock of 118 (43 balls) was studded with 10 sixes and 12 boundaries.

It was part of an incredible opening partnership with KL Rahul as the duo put up more than 150 runs in 12 overs. He has been in blistering form of late and had recently scored a record-extending third ODI double hundred against Sri Lanka in Mohali.

In reply, Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga kept the visitors on track till the 13th over but Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took wickets at regular intervals as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 172. This was the first ever T20 International in Indore.