IND vs SL: Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, bowlers star as India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

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IND vs SL: Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, bowlers star as India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st T20I
IND vs SL: Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, bowlers star as India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

IND vs SL: Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, bowlers star as India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

IND vs SL: Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer both scored fifty runs before a combined bowling performance helped India thrash Sri Lanka in the first T20I at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka with this 62-run victory. Both teams will now face off in the second Twenty20 International on Saturday. Sri Lanka, chasing 200 runs, got off to the worst possible start, losing two wickets in three overs. As Sri Lanka battled in the chase, Bhuvneshwar dismissed both openers Pathum Nissanka and Kamil Mishara.

In the tenth over, Sri Lanka reached 50 runs, but they lost two more wickets. For the visitors, Charith Asalanka scored a fifty, but the asking rate was too high and Sri Lanka lost momentum.

Sri Lanka needed 102 runs in the final four overs to win the first T20I, however they were completely outplayed and lost by a large margin.

India had been given the opportunity to bat first and got off to a flying start because to Ishan’s flurry of boundaries, which enabled the hosts reach 47 in five overs.

India got off to a good start, with Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma scoring 58 runs in the powerplay. The duo continued to fire till Rohit dismissed by Lahiru Kumara in the 12th over, as India reached 111/1.

Meanwhile, Ishan continued to toil and pushed India’s total above 150, but Shanaka removed him in the 17th over.

Finally, Shreyas and Ravindra Jadeja put together an undefeated 44-run partnership to help India to a massive total of 199/2.

Brief Scores:

India 199/2 (Ishan Kishan 89, Shreyas Iyer 57*; Dasun Shanaka 1-19)

Sri Lanka 137/2 (Charith Asalanka 53; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2-9, Venkatesh Iyer 2-36 )