India beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in 2nd T20

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Ranchi (India) (AFP)

Opener Shikhar Dhawan's maiden Twenty20 half century helped India beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second international in Pune on Friday.

Put into bat, Dhawan's 25-ball 51 enabled India to post a challenging 196 for five.

Sri Lankan medium-pacer Thisara Perera took a hat-trick but his team's batsmen failed to fire and only made 127 for nine in their 20 overs.