The T20 match was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in R Premadasa Stadium today. The pitch was batting friendly and for bowlers, the pitch was also normal as they were getting normal spin. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl, maybe the reason that India took advantage by scoring the defendable score. Prithvi Shaw was ducked on the first ball, this caused India a little worry but Surya Kumar Yadav played very well by making a half-century in just 34 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan with 46 runs in 36 balls and Sanju Samson with 27 runs In 20 balls also added to the final score. While on the other hand, Indian bowlers too performed greatly as Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets by conceding only 22 runs in just 3.3 overs and Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets in 3 overs by giving 24 runs and Krunal Pandya took 1 wicket by giving 16 runs in 2 overs. India made 164/5 on the board by batting first in the first T20 innings.
In the second innings, Sri Lanka did a good start but couldn’t maintain it due to the constant fall of wickets. Charith Asalanka made 46 runs for his team in just 26 balls and Avishka Fernando made 26 runs and Dasun Shanaka made 16 runs in 14 balls. The Lankan bowlers also weren’t able to put up a big show. They surely will be very upset with their today’s performance and have to revisit their shortcomings.
India- 164/5 in 20.0 overs
Sri Lanka – 126 in 18.3 overs
Victory for India will boost up their confidence for further matches.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the MAN OF THE MATCH in this T20 Match, said that victory is the most important thing to him. Adds that he took time to adjust as the execution was important. Tells that it was a good batting wicket. States the spinners bowled well and he too enjoyed all the 4 wickets.
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