India has won the first match of the T20 series against Sri Lanka. Dhawan and his team maintained their charisma in T20 also after winning the ODI series. India has beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to the lineup and became the man of the match.
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithi Shaw will be joining the Indian squad for the Test series against England. It is a golden opportunity for youngsters to perform in the T20 series. This will help them to get a spot in the coming T20 world cup.
Sri Lanka vs India: 1st T20 Match facts
Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bowl first. Prithvi Shaw got a duck. But the skipper Dhawan managed to score valuable 46 runs. The man of the series of ODIs, Suryakumar Yadav has continued his excellent form in T20 too. He has scored 50 runs in 34 runs.
Chameera and Hasaranga got 2 wickets for Sri Lanka. Both were quite economical as well.
Sri Lanka batted second but in 18.3 overs they all were bowled out. Sri Lanka has scored 126 runs. Avishka scored 26 runs in the opening. Sri Lanka lost wickets in regular intervals. Only Asalanka gave a good fight. He has scored 44 runs in 26 balls.
Bowling was excellent from the Indian side. Bhuvneshwar Kumar got 4 wickets and became the man of the match. Deepak Chahar also got 2 wickets. India bowled out the host in 18.3 overs and won by 38 runs.
What the Players say
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Player of the Match): I executed what I wanted to and I am satisfied. I played ODIs after a few months but the execution is really important for me. The wicket was difficult to bat against the spinners.
Shikhar Dhawan (Indian Skipper): I thought we were 10-15 runs short. I feel we played quite well after losing early wickets. Everyone stood up and even Varun too playing his first match did well giving a few runs and got the wicket. Prithvi is playing well and he is going to bounce back stronger. He’s (Varun) difficult to pick, I am very happy for him.