Team India won the first match of the India-Sri Lanka T20 series by 38 runs. Sri Lanka won the toss and invited India to bat first. The batting side in the first innings scored 164 for 5 in 20 overs. Thanks to Suryakumar’s fifty and Dhawan’s 46. In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 126 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav scored 50 runs in 34 balls for India. While Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed after scoring 46 runs in 36 balls. After this, fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets and Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets to stop Sri Lanka at a low score. Varun Chakravarthy, who made his international debut, also took 1 wicket. Sri Lanka lost their last 6 wickets in making 19 runs.
Deepak Chahar came to bowl the 16th over when Asalanka was playing on 44 runs off 26 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours, but Chahar’s bowl got him caught by Shaw. At this time, Sri Lanka needed runs at an average of 11.60 and the target chase looked easy. Then Deepak clean bowled Hasaranga on the 5th ball of the same over. After this Bhuvneshwar took 3 wickets in his remaining 2 overs. He bowled at an economy of 6.28 in 3.3 overs.
But Suryakumar Yadav’s golden run with the bat was beautifully complemented by the Indian bowling unit led by Bhuvneshar Kumar as the Indian players outclassed Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first T20 International on Sunday.