IND vs SL 1st T20: Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 62 runs in the first T20 of the series to take a 1-0 lead. Sl won the toss and invited India to bat first. After playing first, India had scored 199 runs for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs. In response, Sri Lanka’s team could only manage 137 runs for six wickets in the allotted overs.
Sri Lanka won the toss, invited the Indian team to bat
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. The Indian team came on the field with 6 changes. Deepak Hooda made his T20 debut.
India set a target of 200 runs in front of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. Batting first, the Indian team has set a huge target of 200 runs for the victory in front of Sri Lanka. Ishan Kishan (89), Shreyas Iyer (57) and Rohit Sharma (44) scored a mammoth score of 199 runs in 20 overs for India.
But in response, Sri Lanka’s team could score 137 runs for the loss of 6 wickets and lost the match by a huge margin of 62 runs. Charith Aslanka was the most successful batsman for Sri Lanka, he scored 53 (47) runs. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Venkatesh Iyer took 2-2 wickets for India. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal took 1-1 wickets.
Poor start of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s innings got off to a bad start. Pathum Nishanka got bowled on the very first ball of the innings. Bhuvneshwar’s ball hit the stumps after hitting his bat. After this, in the third over, Bhuvneshwar showed the way to the dugout by getting Kamil Misra (13) caught by Rohit Sharma. Sri Lanka’s score was 15 for 2 in 3 overs.
Soon after, Venkatesh Iyer gave Sri Lanka the third blow at the score of 36. Janith Liange was caught after scoring 11 runs. Sri Lanka’s team could not recover after a poor start of 3 wickets for 36 runs in 7 overs. Ravindra Jadeja, who was returning for the score of 51 in the 10th over, dropped Dinesh Chandimal to the fourth by stumping.
Sri Lankan team scored 57 runs in 10 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Sri Lanka had to make 143 runs in 60 balls to win. The score became 60 runs in 10.5 overs as soon as captain Dasun Shanaka was dismissed for 60. In such difficult times, Charith Aslanka took over from the other end and he remained unbeaten till the end. At the other end, he first got the support of Chamika Karunaratne.
Together with Karunaratne, he took the innings to 97 runs. But in the 16th over, he was caught by the wicketkeeper on the delivery of Venkatesh Iyer. After this, in the last, Aslanka continued to fight for honor with Dusmantha Chamira. Aslanka completed her half-century off 43 balls with 5 fours and in the end remained unbeaten on 54 off 47 balls.
While Chamira remained unbeaten on 24 off 14 balls. Sri Lanka’s team could score 137 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs and India won the match by a huge margin of 62 runs.
India’s 10th consecutive T20 International win
India beat Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 62 runs in the first T20I to register their 10th consecutive T20I win. This is the Indian team’s tenth consecutive T20 win after losing against Pakistan and New Zealand due to poor performances in the T20 World Cup 2021. After winning the last three matches in the World Cup, India went on to win 3-0 at home against New Zealand and West Indies. This is India’s tenth consecutive T20 win in this sequence.
10 wins: November 2021 – February 2022
9 wins: January – December 2020
7 wins: December 2012 – April 2014
7 wins: February – March 2016
7 wins: March – June 2018