India in Sri Lanka, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs India - 1st T20I

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time: 25 July 2021

Sri Lanka 126/10

RR: 6.81 | India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Avishka Fernando c Sanju Samson & b Bhuvneshwar Kumarc Sanju Samson & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar262330
Minod Bhanuka c Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandyac Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandya10720
Dhananjaya de Silva bowled Yuzvendra Chahalbowled Yuzvendra Chahal91010
Charith Asalanka c Prithvi Shaw & b Deepak Chaharc Prithvi Shaw & b Deepak Chahar442633
Ashen Bandara bowled Hardik Pandyabowled Hardik Pandya91900
Dasun Shanaka stumped Ishan Kishan (W) & b Varun Chakravarthystumped Ishan Kishan (W) & b Varun Chakravarthy161401
Wanindu Hasaranga bowled Deepak Chaharbowled Deepak Chahar0200
Chamika Karunaratne bowled Bhuvneshwar Kumarbowled Bhuvneshwar Kumar3400
Isuru Udana c Suryakumar Yadav & b Bhuvneshwar Kumarc Suryakumar Yadav & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar1200
Dushmantha Chameera c Krunal Pandya & b Bhuvneshwar Kumarc Krunal Pandya & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar1300
Akila Dananjaya not out not out 1100
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 0, w 6, nb 0)
Total 126 (10 Wkts, 18.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
23-1 (Minod Bhanuka,2.3), 48-2 (Dhananjaya de Silva,6.2), 50-3 (Avishka Fernando,7.1), 90-4 (Ashen Bandara,13), 111-5 (Charith Asalanka,15.3), 111-6 (Wanindu Hasaranga,15.5), 122-7 (Chamika Karunaratne,17), 124-8 (Dasun Shanaka,17.4), 125-9 (Isuru Udana,18.1), 126-10 (Dushmantha Chameera,18.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3.3 0 22 4 6.67
Deepak Chahar3 0 24 2 8.00
Krunal Pandya2 0 16 1 8.00
Varun Chakravarthy4 0 28 1 7.00
Yuzvendra Chahal4 0 19 1 4.75
Hardik Pandya2 0 17 1 8.50
Shikhar Dhawan 0 0 0 0 0
Prithvi Shaw0 0 0 0 0
Suryakumar Yadav0 0 0 0 0
Ishan Kishan 0 0 0 0 0
Sanju Samson0 0 0 0 0

Right then! That's all from the first T20I and it is India who take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. Sri Lanka need to pull their socks up if they want to level the series. The second T20I will be played on Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers and take care.

Shikhar Dhawan says that he felt that they were 10 to 15 runs short but is pleased with the win. Adds that they played well after losing the first wicket and till the 13th over they batted well but then lost the momentum. Goes onto say that Suryakumar Yadav is a great player and they enjoy watching him bat. States that Sri Lanka were playing well and he knew that their spinners will turn the ball and Yuzi bowled really well and everyone stood up on the day. Adds that Varun Chakravarthy did really well. States that Shaw is playing really well and he is sure that Shaw will come back in the next game. Adds that it is not easy to play Varun and he bowled brilliantly.

Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lankan skipper, says that 164 was a chasable total. Adds that the bowlers were brilliant. Mentions that things went wrong when Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka got out. States that the bowlers did an amazing job on this wicket and hopes that the boys will come out all gun-blazing in the next game. Tells that he is proud of the boys with the way they played.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that victory is the most important thing for him. Adds that he took time to adjust and execution was important. Tells that it was a good batting wicket. States the spinners bowled well. Mentions that he enjoyed all the 4 wickets.

Earlier in the day, India posted 164 on the board but they should have got more the way started. Suryakumar Yadav was the star with a fine 50 and there were some useful contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson but they did not get a quick finish. Sri Lanka were excellent at the death but they failed with the bat and they ended up losing the first game by 38 runs. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!

What about Sri Lanka? They started well with Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka playing some lovely shots but Minod Bhanuka fell. Fernando looked good but he was done in by Chahal. Apart from Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka looked comfortable and scored a fine 44 before departing and that was the end of Sri Lanka's chances. They kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and that was it. Overall, a disappointing performance by the hosts.

India's bowling stepped up in the game! They were simply brilliant and that is what they needed. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar were expensive at the start but after Krunal Pandya got the wicket of Minod Bhanuka, things changed. Yuzvendra Chahal started brilliantly and then continued to deliver a wonderful spell. Varun Chakravarthy was decent on his debut. In the death overs, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were brilliant with the latter ending up with 4 wickets. In the end, India completed a fine victory.

A brilliant performance from India as they have managed to defend 164! India now have started the T20I series with a win and they will be pleased with their performance. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, bowled so well but they just could not cope up in the run chase and they have been defeated quite comfortably in the end. 

18.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dushmantha Chameera, OUT! CAUGHT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his fourth! Length ball on off, Dushmantha Chameera pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. Krunal Pandya there settles under it and pouches it. INDIA WIN BY 38 RUNS
18.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Akila Dananjaya, On a length on middle, Akila Dananjaya works it towards long on for a single.

Akila Dananjaya is the last man in.

18.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Isuru Udana, OUT! TAKEN! India wrapping things up quickly! Length delivery on middle, Isuru Udana heaves it towards long on. Suryakumar Yadav completes the catch without any trouble. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bags his third.
17.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Dushmantha Chameera, BEATEN! Flighted outside off, Chameera looks to defend but misses.
17.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Dushmantha Chameera, Loopy ball on middle, Chameera sweeps it to deep square leg and picks up two. Wait a minute, it is a short run so only a run will be given.

Dushmantha Chameera is the next man out in the middle.

17.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Dasun Shanaka, OUT! STUMPED! Varun Chakravarthy gets his first wicket in international cricket. What a moment for him. Tossed up nicely on off, Dasun Shanaka strides forward and looks to defend but misses. Brilliant work from Ishan Kishan behind the sticks. Dasun Shanaka loses his balance and Kishan waits for it and then whips the bails off. The umpire takes it upstairs and the replay shows that Dasun Shanaka's feet were up in the air. 

An appeal for stumping taken upstairs. Ishan Kishan looks confident. Let's see what happens.

17.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Dasun Shanaka, On middle, blocked out.
17.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Isuru Udana, Loopy ball on leg, Isuru Udana looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge. The ball rolls behind the keeper. Varun Chakravarthy appeals for an LBW but nothing from the umpire.
17.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Dasun Shanaka, Tossed up on off, Shanaka lifts it towards long off for a single.

Isuru Udana is the next man in.

16.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chamika Karunaratne, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Length delivery outside off, Chamika Karunaratne looks to drive it but is late on his shot. The ball goes off the inner half and rattles the stumps. Sri Lanka's hopes diminishing here. 43 needed in 18 balls. 
16.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chamika Karunaratne, Length ball on leg, Chamika Karunaratne moves across and looks to flick but misses.
16.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dasun Shanaka, Full and on off, eased down to long off for a single.
16.3
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dasun Shanaka, SIX! WHACKED! A juicy full toss on off, Dasun Shanaka muscles it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
16.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chamika Karunaratne, Outside off, Chamika Karunaratne advances down the track and pushes it towards covers for a run.
16.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Dasun Shanaka, Serves a length ball on off, Shanaka dabs it towards point for a run.
15.6
2
Deepak Chahar to Chamika Karunaratne, Length ball on off, Chamika Karunaratne pushes it past point for a couple of runs.

Chamika Karunaratne is the next man in.

15.5
0
Deepak Chahar to Wanindu Hasaranga, OUT! BOWLED! Deepak Chahar is pumped up! Good length delivery on middle and leg, Wanindu Hasaranga makes room for himself and moves on the leg side. He looks to lift it straight over the bowler's head but misses. The ball goes under his bat and shatters the stumps. This is India's game to lose now from here on.
15.4
0
Deepak Chahar to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short ball on middle, Wanindu Hasaranga sways away from it. 

Wanindu Hasaranga is the next man in.

15.3
0
Deepak Chahar to Charith Asalanka, OUT! TAKEN! Asalanka was looking good but has to depart! That's the wicket India wanted. Slower delivery on off, Charith Asalanka pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. It lands just inside the ropes as Prithvi Shaw gobbles it up. Deepak Chahar gives a wicked look to him after the wicket. Half the side back in the hut for Sri Lanka. 54 needed in 27 balls. 
15.3
0
Deepak Chahar to Charith Asalanka, WIDE! Way too outside off, Asalanka leaves it alone. Wide given.
15.2
1
Deepak Chahar to Dasun Shanaka, On a length on off, Shanaka taps it towards backward point for a single.
15.1
2
Deepak Chahar to Dasun Shanaka, Full and on the pads, Shanaka tucks it toward deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
14.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Dasun Shanaka, Loopy ball outside off, Shanaka drives it to cover and takes a quick run.
14.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Dasun Shanaka, Floated on off, Shanaka uses his feet and then defends it to cover.
14.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Dasun Shanaka, Flatter ball outside off, Shanaka looks to cut but misses.
14.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up on middle, Asalanka looks to sweep but it goes off the top edge and over the keeper for one.
14.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Charith Asalanka, Exceptional piece of bowling! Googly around off, Asalanka looks to defend but misses.
14.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Dasun Shanaka, Floated on off, Shanaka sweeps it to short fine leg for one.
13.6
4
Varun Chakravarthy to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! This is excellent batting! Loopy ball on middle, Asalanka sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary.
13.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Dasun Shanaka, On middle, worked to the leg side for one.
13.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Charith Asalanka, Flatter ball on off, guided to short third man for one.
13.3
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Dasun Shanaka, Full on middle, Shanaka nudges it down to long on for one.
13.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Charith Asalanka, Full toss on middle, Asalanka flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
6
Varun Chakravarthy to Charith Asalanka, SIX! Asalanka is playing a gem of a knock here! Tossed up on middle, Asalanka powers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Dasun Shanaka is the new batsman in.

12.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Ashen Bandara, OUT! TIMBER! Bandara's struggle is over! He was not getting his timing right at all and Sri Lanka lose their 4th. Slower ball around middle, Bandara looks to pull but is early into the shot and he misses. The ball though does not and hits the top of middle stump.