SL vs IND: Bhuvneshwar Kumar guided India to victory in 1st T20I against Sri Lanka.© Twitter
India won the first T20I against Sri Lanka by 38 runs in Colombo to go 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series on Sunday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star performer for India as the veteran pacer scalped four wickets and gave just 22 runs in 3.3 overs. Bhuvneshwar was also the Player of the Match for his terrific effort with the ball. Deepak Chahar got two wickets while all other Indian bowlers got one wicket apiece. For Sri Lanka, Charith Asalanka was the top scorer. He scored a quickfire 44 from just 26 balls including three fours and as many sixes. Earlier in the first innings, Sri Lankan bowlers restricted India to a decent total of 164 runs. Suryakumar Yadav scored his second T20I fifty that helped India accelerate the innings in the middle overs. The two teams will now play in the second T20I on July 27 at the same venue. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st T20I Highlights, Sri Lanka vs India From R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Good Bowling Show By India!
How good were Indian bowlers in the middle today!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brilliant with the ball with his 4 wickets for just 22 runs. ODI series hero Suryakumar Yadav continued his form and got his second T20I fifty in this game. From Sri Lanka Charith Asalanka was the top scorer with his 46 runs off just 26 balls.
That’s all from Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I blog. The action will resume on July 27 when the two teams will face-off in the second T20I match at the same venue.
INDIA WIN by 36 Runs!
Bhuvneshwar to Chameera, OUT Caught by Krunal
Chameera c Krunal Pandya b Bhuvneshwar 1(3)
India won by 38 runs.
Bhuveshwar Kumar to Isuru Udana, OUT caught by Suryakumar Yadav.
Udana c Suryakumar b Bhuvneshwar 1(2)
Sri Lanka need 40 runs from 11 balls.
Chakravarthy to Shanaka, out Stumped.Shanaka st Ishan Kishan b Chakravarthy 16(14) [6s-1]
Bhuvneshwar to Shanaka, SIX to long on.
Sri Lanka 121/6, need 44 runs from 21 balls
Chahar to Hasaranga, out Bowled.
Wanindu Hasaranga b Chahar 0(2)
SL 111/6 15.5 overs
Deepak Chahar has done the job. Asalanka departs.
Charith Asalanka c Prithvi Shaw b Chahar 44(26) [4s-3 6s-3]
Sri Lanka 111/5 in 15.3 overs.
Final 5 Overs!
Sri Lanka need 58 runs from 30 balls.
Chakravarthy to Asalanka, FOUR, good over for Sri Lanka. 14 runs from the over.
Sri Lanka 104/4 in 14 overs.
Chakravarthy to Asalanka, SIX stand and deliver. Asalanka not sparing any loose delivery.
Hardik to Bandara, BOWLED HIM!
Finally something for Hardik Pandya in this match good ball, Bandara missed a length ball.
Sri Lanka 90/4 in 13 overs.
Pandya to Asalanka, FOUR. Not a good day for Hardik Pandya.
Sri Lanka 87/3 in 12.3 overs.
Chakravarthy to Asalanka, SIX right in the slot for Asalanka.
Chahal to Asalanaka, FOUR sweep shot. Asalanka in the rebuilding process.
Indian Bowlers Dominated First 10 Overs!
Indian bowlers have dominated the first half of the Sri Lanka’s 165-run chase.
Sri Lanka 64/3 in 10 overs.
Hardik Pandya to Asalanka, SIX cracking shot.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar this time. Avishka Fernando departs after getting a good start.
Sri Lanka 50/3 in 7.1 overs.
Chahal to Dhananjaya de Silva, OUT bowled him ‘jaffa delivery’. Excellent spin bowling from Chahal.
Sri Lanka 48/2 in 6.2 overs, need 117 runs to win.
Sri Lanka off to a good start.Boundary from the last ball of the fifth over.
Sri Lanka 44/1 after 5 overs.
OUT! Minod Bhanuka c Suryakumar Yadav b Krunal Pandya 10 (7)
A flat delivery by Krunal, outside off. Bhanuka sends it directly to Krunal in the circle, and its taken easily at cover!
A full delivery by Chahar, down leg side. Bhanuka directs it to fine leg, where it goes past a sliding Krunal for a four!
A poor delivery by Chahar, and Bhanuka scoops it towards long leg for a four!
An inswinger by Bhuvneshwar, and Bhanuka gets a thick outside edge to third man. One run.
An outswinger by Bhuvneshwar, and Fernando gets an edge. It flies over the slip for a four!
The action resumes!
Sri Lanka come to start their chase, and the target set by India is 165.
Sri Lanka Need 165 Runs To Win!
Excellent effort from Sri Lankan bowlers. No one would have thought this would be the result after Dhawan and Samson got 50 runs from the first six overs.
India 164/5 in 20 overs
Sri Lanka need 165 runs to win.
India 155/5 in 19 overs.
Can they go past 170?
All eyes on Ishan Kishan.
Chameera to Hardik, OUT caught behind
India 5 down, 153/5
Chameera to Kishan, In the air and dropped.
2 runs! good ball from Chameera, YORKER and this is what Sri Lanka need now.
150 up for India.
Last 2 Overs Left!
India 147/4 in 18 overs.
Sri Lanka bowlers have not given enough chances to Indian batters in the death overs.
Udana to Kishan, SIX. Ball was in the slot and brilliant shot.
Chameera to Kishan, FOUR, nicely played to the off side.
India 135/4 in 16.4 overs.
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, OUT, falls just after he completed his half-century.
India 127/4 in 15.2 overs. Second wicket for Hasaranga.
50 Up For Surya!
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, SIX and what a way to bring up his fifty.
Karunaratne to Suryakumar, SIX! What a shot from Suryakumar.
Hardik At Number 5!
Hardik Pandya comes in the middle.
Karunaratne to Dhawan, OUT good catch from Ashen Bandara
India 113/3 in 14.1 overs.
Udana to Suryakumar, FOUR sweeps from outside off stump.
India 109/2 in 13.1 overs.
100 Up For India!
Dhananjaya to Dhawan, FOUR straight down the ground.
100 up for India.
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