Ind vs SL, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wickets

India batting collapsed against a rookie bowling line-up of Sri Lanka and failed to set a big target; Sri Lanka chase down 102 in 18 overs.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: February 10, 2016 12:03 am
India did pick early wickets but Sri Lanka chased down the target comfortably in the end. (Source: PTI)

India failed with the bat against an inexperienced Sri Lanka attack on a green pitch in Pune and managed only 101 runs with R Ashwin top scoring with 31. In the chase, Sri Lanka did lose some early wickets but Chandimal helped his side reach the target. In the end, the visitors won the match by 5 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. (REPORT: Lanka win)

Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka

As it happened

2227 hrs IST: Sri Lanka win! In the end, 101 was never enough as the visitors win by 5 wickets and 12 balls remaining against the fancied India. They lead the series 1-0.

2221 hrs IST: WICKET! Shanaka is caught at square-leg! A stunner from Suresh Raina and Ashwin gets his second wicket

2210 hrs IST: WICKET! Fourth wicket for India. Raina gets Chandimal who is adjudged LBW

2207 hrs IST: Sri Lanka doing it easily now! Need only 27 off 37

2200 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin gets a wicket in his first over! Kapugedara is adjudged LBW

2157 hrs IST: Kapugedara and Chandimal going for their shots now. SL 60/2 after 11 overs

2145 hrs IST: Jadeja and Pandya keeping things tight for India

2134 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashish Nehra does it again! Gunathilaka is caught at mid-on and Nehra has his second wicket. SL 23/2

2123 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah has produced possibly the best six balls of the match

2118 hrs IST: Nehra almost has a second. Edge and it travels through Rahane’s hand at slips

2115 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashish Nehra picks up an early wicket! Dickwella gone

2057 hrs IST: ALL OUT! India’s disastrous innings ends with a comical run-out of Jasprit Bumrah. Target for Sri Lanka is 102

2055 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashish Nehra skies and is caught at slips

2054 hrs IST: 100 up for India in India the 19th over

2044 hrs IST: Ashish Nehra and R Ashwin have stopped the fall of wickets but only three overs remain

2033 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja is adjudged LBW! India slip further to 72/8

2022 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya is plumb in front as Dasun Shanaka takes his third wicket. India 58/7

2016 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuvraj Singh also departs! Chameera too quick for him as he skies a short ball and is caught by the bowler himself. India 53/6

2011 hrs IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni tries to pull but it gets a faint top edge. Caught behind and Dasun Shanaka has his second. The ball just took off! India in shambles at 51/5

2008 hrs IST: WICKET! Suresh Raina was dropped at square-leg of Dasun Shanaka’s first ball. The bowler takes it to himself and castles Raina. India 49/4

1957 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh is the new man in and he sends the second ball he face out of the park! SIX!

1954 hrs IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan gets a leading edge and is caught at the third-man boundary! India lose their third wicket and Rajitha has his third

1942 hrs IST: Rajitha almost has his third wicket but Dhawan is dropped at the third man boudnary

1939 hrs IST: Perera bowls a maiden over! What a start for Sri Lanka. Only five runs in the first two overs and two wickets as well

1934 hrs IST: WICKET! A leading edge off Ajinkya Rahane’s bat and Rajitha has two wickets in his first over in international cricket. India 5/2

1930 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma checks his shot at the last moment and Rajitha has a wicket on debut

1925 hrs IST: Players out in the middle. Debutant Rajitha will bowl to Rohit

1910 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI for both the teams

1905 hrs IST: It is a new ground in Pune. The pitch is green and the it a small ground

1900 hrs IST: Sri Lanka win the toss and decide to bowl. India bring back Ajinkya Rahane to the playing XI

1845 hrs IST: India are gearing up for the T20I



India fill in the blanks

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