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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights: Bhuvneshwar bowls IND to victory

India vs Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) 1st T20I Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in first T20 International.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 25, 2021 11:57:29 pm
India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in first T20 International. Suryakumar Yadav top-scored for India with 50 off 34 balls while skipper Shikhar Dhawan made 46 off 36 as India made 164/5. In response, Sri Lanka were all out for 126 in 18.3 overs. Charith Asalanka was the top scorer with 44 off 26 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four wickets and Deepak Chahar picked up a couple.

Brief scores: India 164/5 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 50, Shikhar Dhawan 46; Wanindu Hasaranga 2/28, Dushmantha Chameera 2/24).

Sri Lanka 126 all out in 18.3 overs (Charith Asalanka 44; Yuzvendra Chahal 1/19; Deepak Chahar 2/24, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/22).

Match EndedIndia tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 - 1st T20I

Sri Lanka

126 (18.3)
vs

India

164/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I )
India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs

Live Blog

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights:

23:29 (IST)25 Jul 2021
IND win by 38 runs

Bhuvneshwar picks up the last wicket and that is his 4th in the game! 4/22 in 3.3 overs. WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY BHUVI! Chameera gone for 1, caught by Krunal Pandya!! India win

23:24 (IST)25 Jul 2021
STUMPED!

A brilliant piece of work behind the stumps from Ishan Kishan gives Varun Chakravarthy his first wicket in T20Is. Shanaka is gone for 16! Job done for India

23:19 (IST)25 Jul 2021
OUT! BOWLED!

Bhuvaneshwar gets his second wicket. Karunaratne is dismissed for 3 runs. Score after 17 overs, SL- 122/7 |  Things keep getting tougher for Sri Lanka now! 

23:14 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Chahar strikes twice in three balls

Deepak Chahar has put India in the driver’s seat in this match, picking up the crucial wicket of Asalanka for 44. He took the pace off the ball and that did the trick. Couple of balls later, he takes his second wicket in the over as Hasaranga is bowled for a duck! Score after 16 overs, SL- 113/6

22:59 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Bowled him!!!

Hardik Pandya gets his first wicket of the game as he castles Bandara for 9. Important breakthrough for India. Sri Lanka- 90/4 and need another 75 runs from 46 balls. Asalanka and Shanaka at the crease. 

22:54 (IST)25 Jul 2021
SIXXX! What a shot!

Asalanka targets Chakravarthy and lofts him over the long boundary at deep mid-wicket. We are heading towards an exciting finish with India tightening the screws after taking a couple of wickets. 83 runs are required in 48 balls and the required rate still over 10.

22:51 (IST)25 Jul 2021
At the halfway mark, SL - 64/3

This 165 target won't be easy to chase for SL. With the pitch slowing down, and the top 3 gone it is going to be tough. Bandara and Ashlanka have a huge task ahead! 

22:31 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Bhuvi Strikes!

Fernando pulls the ball, only to find Samson at the square boundary. India is back into the game. A well-set Avishka Fernando out for 26 runs. Score after 8 overs, SL- 52/3

22:19 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Varun starts well

Krunal Pandya leaks runs in his second over after an impressive one to remove Sri Lankan opener. 11 runs scored from Krunal's second over. Varun Chakravarthy bowls his first over in T20I cricket. Chakravarthy bowls an excellent first over, just two singles from it. End of powerplay overs. SL 46/1 after 6 overs

22:14 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Avishka continues onslaught

Avishka Fernando is taking charge of the attack. Fernando hits Deepak Chahar for two boundaries in the fourth over. Suryakumar Yadav dropped a quarter of a chance as he dives in the air at point but could only get fingerips to the ball.Chahar is looking for early wickets trying to get some swing with the new ball. SL 33/1 after 4 overs  

22:07 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Krunal strikes

Shikhar Dhawan introduces Krunal Pandya in the third over and it pays off. Minod Bhanuka plays it straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav standing at covers. Bhanuka departs after scoring 10 runs from 7 balls. SL 23/1 after 2.3 overs

22:04 (IST)25 Jul 2021
DRS comes to Avishka's rescue

Avishka Fernando uses the DRS well after the umpire adjudged him caught-behind. The replay and ultraedge shows that the ball was away from bat and hit the back pad before going into the hands of Ishan Kishan. Minod Bhanuka ends the over with a boundary. This is a good start to Sri Lanka's run chase. SL 20/0 after 2 overs

22:01 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Dropped!

Bhanuka hits it hard and straight to Hardik Pandya at covers. It goes straight through his hands. Things not going Pandya's way today. Not a good start for India. 

21:59 (IST)25 Jul 2021
SL resume their innings!

The Lankans open their innings with M Bhanuka and Avishka Fernando. Avishka Fernando is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack. A boundary in the first over and after 1 over, Sri Lanka 10/0. This target won't be easy to chase for SL especially with the pitch slowing down.

21:42 (IST)25 Jul 2021
India finish with 164/5 in 20 overs

43 runs, 2 wickets in the last 5 overs. India finish with 164/5 at the end of 20 overs. This has been very ordinary batting from India towards the end. Only SKY looked in form. Not the ideal start for the series from the batting point of view.

Suryakumar Yadav strike rate- 147.06
Others strike rate- 123.25

21:40 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Final Over coming up!

155 with an over to go. This has to be a big final over here for India. Anything below 170, they will be disappointed. With rain around and DLS coming in, SL definitely has a chance here. Chameera has been exceptional so far, with his yorkers and slower ones! Ends with 4-0-24-2

21:35 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Hardik's struggle ends 

An underwhelming performance with the bat. Quick delivery on outside off-stump is edged to the wicketkeeper by the Indian all-rounder. The form of Hardik is worrying now going into the T20 WC.

21:34 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Smoked over mid-wicket

Udana loses the plot a bit, offers a length ball outside off - Kishan leans across and hoicks it high and wide of mid-wicket, went a long way over the ropes for a much-needed boundary. Score after 18 overs, IND- 147/4

21:29 (IST)25 Jul 2021
FOUR, nicely played!

Ishan Kishan smacks a boundary of Dushmantha Chameera. Kishan who has already scored a maiden fifty (56) has clubbed four maximums in two T20Is.He has 24 balls left to make his impact on the game. Score after 17 overs, IND- 137/4

21:19 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Fifty and out!

After reaching his fifty with a six, Suryakumar Yadav is gone as he mistimes one to long-off. He's furious with himself but that was a quality knock. Hasaranga gets another wicket. IND- 127/4 after 15.4 ovs

Sri Lanka India Cricket India take on Sri Lanka. (AP Photo)

The Teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.

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