A 175- run target established by India wound up being quickly chased after by the residence side as the bowlers were required to the cleaners by Perera, whose 37- round knock had 6 fours and also 4 6s. Sri Lanka eventually ferreted out the overall with 9 rounds to save.
Perera’s attack assisted the hosts to acquire 75 runs in the powerplay which, totally took the video game far from India, regardless of them having actually obtained a very early innovation. It was that 27- run over bowled by Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur which established the tone for the carnage to comply with as both Perera and also Sri Lanka never ever actually recalled from there. Fittingly, it was Thakur that acknowledged a limit in the 19 th over as the hosts registered their greatest ever before run chase versus India.
When he was rejected, India located some area to take a breath and also claw their back right into the competition, however, this time around, it was Thisara Perera, whose 22 runs of simply 10 rounds secured the video game in favor of the hosts.
The young Washington Sundar was India’s finest bowler on the evening as the last not just rejected Perera, providing his side an opening however additionally wound up being one of the most affordable of them all, acknowledging simply 7 runs each over. Chahal as well bowled well, returning both skilled batsmen- Upul Tharanga (17) and also Dinesh Chandimal (14). However the damages had actually currently been done already.
Choosing to bowl initially, Sri Lanka left to a flying begin as Rohit Sharma’s woeful run proceeded in T20 Is. The Mumbai batsman was rejected for his 5th duck in the layout in the initial over of the video game, which pressed India on the backfoot. Suresh Raina’s termination for simply one run as well really did not assist India’s reason as they were minimized to 9/2 at the end of the 2nd over.
However, Shikhar Dhawan continued at the various another end, as well as the batsmen at the various other ends, stopped working, the southpaw showed among the effective T20 I efficiencies as he whacked 6 fours and also the exact same variety of 6s en course to his 49- round 90.
A 95- run collaboration in between him and also Manish Pandey (37) reanimated the Indian innings, however, the left-hander’s unforeseen termination at the end of the 18th again revived Sri Lanka right into the video game. Rishabh Pant (23) and also Dinesh Karthik (13 *) as well played short knocks as India might just round up 174/ 5 in their 20 overs.
Sri Lanka 175/ 5 in 18.3 overs (Kusal Perera 66, Thisara Perera 22 *; Washington Sundar 2/28) defeated India 174/ 5 (Shikhar Dhawan 90, Manish Pandey 37; Dusmantha Chameera 2/33) by 5 arches.