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Sri Lanka defeated India by 16 runs in 2nd T20I and levelled the T20I series 1-1 as they posted a big total of 206/6 with the help of brilliant performance from skipper Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka and opening batsman Kusal Mendis. India lost the plot in 1st innings of the match due to bowling many no-balls with Arshdeep Singh alone bowling 5 of them. 

India in the run-chase at one stage were struggling at 57/5 and it looked like an easy win for the Lankan team until a brilliant 91-run partnership came from Suryakumar Yadav-Axar Patel. Shivam Mavi's cameo off 26 runs from 15 balls also helped India to fight till the last over of game but unfortunately all their efforts went in vain and ultimately the outcome of this series has come down to the final T20I game.

Numbers and stats from IND vs SL 2nd T20I match:

1 -
Axar Patel became first Indian batsman to smash fifty-plus in a T20I innings while batting at number 7 (or) below.

Highest score by a batsman in T20Is while batting at no.7 (or) below among Test playing nations:
Isuru Udana - 84* vs SA in Centurion, 2019
Jacob Oram - 66* vs AUS in Perth, 2007
Ravi Bopora - 65* vs AUS in Hobart, 2014
Axar Patel - 65 vs SL in Pune, 2023 

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For the first time, Hardik Pandya lost a T20I match as captain.

5 - Arshdeep Singh has bowled 5 no-balls in this T20I match.

Bowlers with most no-balls bowled in a T20I match:
Keemo Paul - 5 vs NZ in Auckland, 2020
Arshdeep Singh - 5 vs SL in Pune, 2023

11 - Kusal Mendis smashed his 11th fifty-plus scores in T20I.

Most fifty-plus scores for SL in T20Is:
Tillakaratne Dilshan - 14
Kusal Perera - 12
Kusal Mendis - 11

Most sixes for SL in T20Is:

Dasun Shanaka - 66
Thisara Perera - 53
Kusal Perera - 51
Kusal Mendis - 50

13 - Sri Lanka have defeated India in a T20I game on Indian soil for first time in their last 13 meetings. 

20 - Dasun Shanaka recorded the fastest ever fifty by a Sri Lankan batsman in T20Is.

Fastest fifty for Sri Lanka in T20Is (by balls faced):
Dasun Shanaka - 20 vs IND in Pune, 2023
Mahela Jayawardene - 21 vs SA in Johannesburg, 2007
Kumar Sangakkara - 21 vs IND in Nagpur, 2009

21 - Yuzvendra Chahal has taken joint-most wickets (21) with Adam Zampa against Sri Lanka in T20Is overall. 

76 - Rahul Tripathi made his T20I debut after playing 76 matches in IPL.

Most IPL matches played before making T20I debut for India:
Suryakumar Yadav - 101
Ambati Rayudu - 81
Deepak Hooda - 80
Manish Pandey - 77
Rahul Tripathi - 76

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Axar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav recorded highest 6th wicket partnership for India in T20Is.

Highest 6th (or) lower wicket partnership in T20Is among Test playing nations:
Michael Hussey-Cameron White: 101* vs SL in Bridgetown, 2010
Kusal Perera-Thisara Perera: 97 vs BAN in Colombo-RPS, 2018
Daniel Sams-Marcus Stoinis: 92 vs NZ in Dunedin, 2021
Paul Collingwood-Michael Yardy: 91 vs WI in The Oval, 2007
Suryakumar Yadav-Axar Patel: 91 vs SL in Pune, 2023

255 - Dasun Shanaka has scored 255 runs in his last 5 T20I innings against India at an impressive strike rate of 205.64.

Shanaka scores in last five T20Is vs India:
47*(19) in Dharamsala, 2022
74*(38) in Dharamsala, 2022
33*(18) in Dubai, Asia Cup 2022
45(27) in Mumbai-WS, 2023
56*(22) in Pune, 2023