A clinical India humbled Sri Lanka on Thursday to start the three-match T20 Internationals series with a win. Catch updates and cricket scores of the first IND vs SL, T20I match.
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A dominant India toyed with Sri Lanka in the first T20 International at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on Thursday. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer hit stunning fifties to help India post 199/2, then the bowlers did their job by restricting the visitors to 137/6 for a resounding 62-run win. Catch highlights and cricket scores of the first IND vs SL T20I here:
Ishan Kishan won the player of the match.
Dasun Shanaka won a good toss but Sri Lanka failed to break down a resolute-looking Indian opening pair with skipper Rohit Sharma (44 off 32) and Kishan (89 off 56) stitching a 111-run stand. In the process, Rohit overtook New Zealand's Martin Guptill (3299) to become the most prolific scorer in the format. Rohit has now 3307 runs. It was followed by two 44-run stands from Kishan and Shreyas Iyer (57 off 28 no out), and the latter with Ravindra Jadeja (3 off 4 not out). Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the defence with a lucky, first-ball wicket, then another one in the third over to rattle Sri Lanka. Venkatesh Iyer, now operating as a genuine all-rounder, got a couple even as Yuzvendra Chahal and Jadeja took a piece each. For the record, Chahal is now India's most successful bowler in T20Is, overtaking vice-captain Jasprit Burmah, who's one of the six changes India made from the third and final match against the West Indies. India have now won ten T20Is on the trot. They need two wins, probably during the series itself, to equal the record for most successive wins.
Harshal Patel with the final over. Three singles, then a dot to Charith Asalanka. A single, then a double to end the match. Handome win for India, by 62 runs. SL - 137/6 (20)
Rohit Sharma back to lead the side after missing the last ball of the previous over. And his deputy Jasprit Bumrah returns for his third over. Charith Asalanka gets a quick double off the fourth and fifty for him in 43 balls. Six from the over. Sri Lanka need 69 runs in 6 balls. SL - 131/6 (19)
Venkatesh Iyer with his third over. Charith Asalanka gets a four of the second, then Dushmantha Chameera hits the fourth and fifth balls for a six and a four respectively. And another four to end the over. 21 from it. Sri Lanka need 75 runs in 12 balls. SL - 125/6 (18)
Dushmantha Chameera is the new man for Sri Lanka. Deepak Hooda continues. Six from the over. Sri Lanka need 96 runs in 18 balls. SL - 104/6 (17)
Venkatesh Iyer returns for his second over. Chamika Karunaratne hits the third for a six, over deep midwicket, then pokes one. Caught behind. He goes for 21 off 14. Sri Lanka need 103 runs in 26 balls. SL - 97/6 (15.4)
Deepak Hooda continues. Chamika Karunaratne hits the second ball for a six, over long on and Charith Asalanka gets a four off the fourth, to deep cover.14 from the over. SL - 90/5 (15)
Ravindra Jadeja on with his last over. Charith Asalanka hits the fourth ball for a four, past point with a well-executed reverse sweep. Nine from the over. Jadeja's figures: 1/28. Sri Lanka need 124 runs in 36 balls. SL - 76/5 (14)
Debutant Deepak Hooda gets his first over. The off-spinner concedes four runs, two singles and a couple. SL - 67/5 (13)
Ravindra Jadeja on with his third over. Three singles and a review of run out off the fifth. Rohit Sharma hits the target but Chamika Karunaratne survives. SL - 63/5 (12)
Yuzvendra Chahal continues and he gets the wicket of Dasun Shanaka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes an easy catch at backward point. Shanaka goes for 3 off 6. And with it, Chahal (67) overtakes Jasprit Bumrah as India's leading wicket-taker in T20Is. Sri Lanka need 140 runs in 55 balls. SL - 60/5 (10.5)
After a quick drinks, skipper Dasun Shanaka joins Charith Asalanka in the middle. Asalanka hits the fourth ball for a four. Seven from the over. SL - 57/4 (10)
Ravindra Jadeja continues. A single then a stumping. Jadeja shortens his length to deceive a charging Dinesh Chandimal and Ishan Kishan completes the job. Chandimal goes for 10 off 9. SL - 51/4 (9.2)
Change of ends for Yuzvendra Chahal. Five singles. Sri Lanka need 150 runs in 66 balls. SL - 50/3 (9)
Dinesh Chandimal is the man for Sri Lanka. Ravindra Jadeja gets his first over. Chandimal picks the fourth ball and launches it over midwicket. Brilliant slog sweep. Two dots to end the nine-run over. SL - 45/3 (8)
Bowling change. Venkatesh Iyer, the right-arm pacer on. Sri Lankan batters playing some good shots in the over but only singles and couples. Then, Janith Liyanage gtes a top edge off the last ball. Easy catch for Sanju Samson at cover. He goes for 11 off 17. SL - 36/3 (7)
Spin on. Yuzvendra Chahal on. A dot to Charith Asalanka to start, then another dropped catch, this time Shreyas Iyer the culprit at deep midwicket. A persistent Chahal gets the verdict from the umpire, rather belatedly off the fourth. Sri Lanka review. Spike, and Virender Sharma revokes his decision. Indian camp not impressed. Brilliant start from Chahal. Three singles. SL - 29/2 (6)
Bowling change. Harshal Patel, right-arm pacer, on. Janith Liyanage lofts the final ball over mid-on and Sanju Samson stops the very reluctant ball from touching the rope. Four from the over. SL - 26/2 (5)
Charith Asalanka, left-handed batter, joins Janith Liyanage in the middle. Jasprit Bumrah with his second over. Asalanka plays a beautiful upper cut for a four, just falling inside the rope, to third man off the last ball. Seven from the over. SL - 22/2 (4)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues and Venkatesh Iyer drops a sitter at point. Kamil Mishara survives on 12 off 10. Rohit Sharma is not happy. But, Mishara fails to capitalise. Hits the last ball straight to Rohit at mid-wicket. He goes for 13 off 12. Three runs and a wicket from the over. SL - 15/2 (3)
Jasprit Bumrah shares the new ball. A dot, then a superbly timed shot from Kamil Mishara. A four to deep mid-off. Three dots, and a double to end the over. SL - 12/1 (2)
Janith Liyanage, right-handed batter, is the new man for Sri Lanka. Kamil Mishara hits the third ball for a four. Six from the first over.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the first over. And Sri Lanka are one down. The ball keeps low and Pathum Nissanka finds his stumps clattered. A first-ball duck. SL 0/1 (0.1)
Dushmantha Chameera with the final over. And a six, over long on to start. A double and a 25-ball fifty for Iyer (four fours and two sixes) at a strike rate of 200. A flick off the next ball, and a four to fine leg. Another double, to long off. A single and Jadeja to face the last ball. A full toss and a single to mid-wicket. 16 from the over. Chameera's figures: 0/42. 69 runs in the last 30 balls. IND 199/2 (20)
Shreyas Iyer finds the sweet spot and a six over long-on boundary. Clean. Chamika Karunaratne on with his final over follows it up with a full toss and Iyer puts it away for a four past third man. A wide. Almost looks inevitable. Two singles, then another boundary to third man. Wide and full and Iyer gets enough bat on it. A single, and 18 from the over. Karunaratne's figures: 0/46. IND - 183/2 (19)
Ravindra Jadeja, the new man for India. Dushmantha Chameera on with his second over. Shreyas Iyer dissects the field and finds his second four, to deep mid-wicket, off the third ball. But a leading edge off the next and he still survives. Swirling and over the shoulder, tough one for the diving fielder at extra cover. Ten from the over. IND - 165/2 (18)
Dasun Shanaka returns for his second over. Shreyas Iyer gets his first four, to backward square leg off the fourth ball. And a mistimed pull shot to end Ishan Kishan's knock. He goes for 89 off 55. Janith Liyanage takes the catch at deep midwicket. IND - 155/1 (16.5)
Lahiru Kumara on with his final over. A single off the first ball, then a six over long on, four behind point, four to midwicket boundary as Ishan Kishan makes up for the play and misses in the last two overs. 17 from the over. Kumara's figures: 1/43. IND - 147/1 (16)
Jeffrey Vandersay with his final over. The leg-spinner manages to beat Ishan Kishan with the fourth ball, and a review for a stumping. Close call. Kishan survives. Two wides, down the leg side. Shreyas Iyer plays an inside out, and the ball falls in front of the fielder. Play and miss from Kishan to end the over. Five from the over. Vandersay's figures: 0/34. IND - 130/1 (15)
Chamika Karunaratne with his third over. Tidy one. Ishan Kishan, on 72, struggles to time his shots. Four runs from the over. 38 runs and one wicket in the last 30 balls. IND - 125/1 (14)
Jeffrey Vandersay returns for his third over. Nine from the over, including a streaky four, between the legs of the wicketkeeper. IND - 121/1 (13)
Lahiru Kumara on with his third over. Gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma. The ball keeps low and hits the root of the off-stump. Rohit goes for 44 off 32. Shreyas Iyer is the new man. And he gets off with a single. IND 112/1 (12)
Ishan Kishan back on his feet and seven from Praveen Jayawickrama's second over. IND - 106/0 (11)
Ishan Kishan, batting n 60 off 35, is down with a hamstring. The team physio is out in the middle. IND - 104/0 (10.4)
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka introduces himself into the attack. Ishan Kishan hits the last ball for a four, to deep midwicket. 11 from the over. 51 runs in the last 30 balls. IND - 98/0 (10)
Jeffrey Vandersay on with his second over. Rohit Sharma slog-sweeps the fourth ball for a big six. 11 from the over. IND - 87/0 (9)
Chamika Karunaratne with his second over. Rohit Sharma gets his second boundary, a four off the fifth ball to fine leg boundary. Nine from the over. IND - 76/0 (8)
Another bowling change. Jeffrey Vandersay on with his leg spin. Ishan Kishan hits the third ball for a four, through covers. Janith Liyanage then drops Kishan at deep off the fourth ball. Nine from the over. IND - 67/0 (7)
Dushmantha Chameera returns for his second over. Ishan Kishan hits the fourth ball for a six, over long leg. 11 from the over. Kishan is already on 36 off 22. Rohit Sharma on 17 off 14. IND - 58/0 (6)
Another bowling change. Praveen Jayawickrama on with his left-arm spin. Singles off the first three balls, then a dot to Ishan Kishan. The Indian opener hammer the next for a four, to mid-on boundary. Seven from the over. IND - 47/0 (5)
Lahiru Kumara continues with his second over. Ishan Kishan mauls the fifth for a six, over backward square leg. The size of the ground doesn't really intimidate the power-backed batter. He follows it up with a flick, over the mid-wicket, for a four. 14 from the over. IND - 40/0 (4)
Bowling change. Another right-arm pacer, Chamika Karunaratne on. He starts with a wide. A dot, then three fours -- through the covers, in front of square and to third man. The left-handed opener takes a single off the fifth to rotate the strike. Another single to complete the 15-run over. IND - 26/0 (3)
Lahiru Kumara shares the new ball. Rohit Sharma clips the first ball for a four to deep mid-wicket. Good response from the Sri Lankan right-arm pacer responds. Singles off the second and fifth balls. IND - 11/0 (2)
Tidy start from Dushmantha Chameera. A couple of singles and a three, off the third ball. Rohit Sharma mistimed his lofted shot. IND - 5/0 (1)
Sunil Gavaskar rings the bell to announce the start of the match. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan to open the innings for India. Right-arm pacer Dushmantha Chameera with the new ball.
Deepak Hooda gets his cap from the skipper Rohit Sharma a while ago. Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal are back. Ruturaj Gaikwad misses out due to a wrist injury.
For Sri Lanka, Dinesh Chandimal and Jeffrey Vandersay are back.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Janith Liyanage, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara.
Dasun Shanaka wins the toss and Sri Lanka will bowl first against India.
Deep Dasgupta and Russel Arnold with the pitch report for the broadcasters. 180 is what they feel could be a par score.
The last time the two countries met in a T20 series in July last year, India lost in Sri Lanka. The Indian team, led by Shikhar Dhawan and coached by Rahul Dravid, was hit by COVID and had to field net bowlers.
This will be the 23rd meeting between the two teams in T20Is. India lead the head-to-head record 14-7 with one no result.
Sri Lanka will be missing their star all-rounder Wanindu Hasanranga, who failed to make the trip to India after getting COVID. The star Sri Lankan leg-spinner was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10.75 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction.
India have rested all-format players like Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant for the T20 series against Sri Lanka. Deepak Chahar and Suryakumar Yadav are out with injuries and will like to stay fit for IPL 2022.
But there's new blood. Deepak Hooda is all set to make his T20I debut.
It was in 2016 in Pune that India had lost a T20 match against Sri Lanka at home but India have won 11 of the last 14 T20 internationals against Sri Lanka.