| GEO Sports|
| Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 207-7 against India|
| Updated at: 1854 PST, Saturday, December 12, 2009|
MOHALI: Kumar Sangakkara played a captain's knock of 59 from 31 balls to fire Sri Lanka to 206-7 in the second Twenty20 international against India here on Saturday.
The left-hander, who starred in his team's 29-run victory in the first match in Nagpur on Wednesday with a superb 78 off 37 balls, smashed eight boundaries and two sixes.
Chinthaka Jayasinghe chipped in with 38 from 28 balls and Angelo Mathews hit an unbeaten 26, including a six off the last ball of the innings from seamer Ashish Nehra.
India, who dropped five catches and conceded 17 wides, face a stiff target of 10.4 runs an over under lights to draw the two-match series.
Sangakkara and veteran Sanath Jayasuriya plundered 81 in 39 balls for the second wicket after danger man Tillakaratne Dilshan was bowled by Ishant Sharma for one in the second over.
Jayasuriya made 31 off 21 balls with five fours and a six before he was trapped leg-before by off-spinner Yusuf Pathan.
Sangakkara himself fell in the 11th over when he holed out in the deep off Yuvraj Singh, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Saturday with 3-23 from three overs.
The lower order batsmen kept a good pace as the Indian fielding wilted in the cold weather.