India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in second T20I

India striked early by sending Niroshan Dickwella back to the pavillion

Losing the first T20 against India at Cuttack by 93 runs, Sri Lanka must now find a way to turn the table and bounce back in second T20 being played against the Home Side at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Friday.

But it was Sharma's 100 off 35 deliveries, matching South African David Miller's century against Bangladesh in October, that stood out.

Rohit smashed 10 sixes and 12 fours before he was eventually dismissed for 118 in 43 balls with India on 165-1 after 12.4 overs in the second game of the three-match series.

India is already leading the three-match series 1-0, and the next bilateral battle will begin at 13:30 GMT.

Earlier after being put in to bat, skipper Rohit Sharma blasted the fastest Twenty20 worldwide (T20I) century off just 35 balls to power India to a very big total of 260/5.

Stand-in captain Rohit and KL Rahul (89 from 49) put on 165 for the first wicket - a record for their country - and India went on to post the joint-second biggest T20 global total of 260-5 on a great track.

Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera won the toss and chose to bowl in their must-win second Twenty20 worldwide against India in Indore on Friday.

# Rohit Sharma became the first Indian player and fifth overall to score two centuries in T20Is after Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Ewin Lewis and Colin Munro.

2 men have scored more than Rohit in T20I cricket as captain: Shane Watson (124*) and Faf du Plessis (119).

Sri Lanka had scored 260/6 against Kenya at Johannesburg in 2007.

Certain fans, meanwhile, called the presence of Rohit Sharma's wife Ritika Sajdeh in the spectators stand, a lucky charm for the entire Team India and also for Rohit personally. Only 2 others have scored T20I hundreds only in boundaries: Aaron Finch (11 fours, 14 sixes: 128 runs) and Maxwell (14 fours, 9 sixes: 110 runs).

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