India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 match Highlights

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Welcome to the highlights of the first T20 between India and Sri Lanka. India won a spectacular match against Sri Lanka in their 1st T20 match at Wankhede stadium Mumbai on January 3, 2023. The match started at 7 PM onwards, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to Bowl First. The Indian batters Shivam Mavi and Umran Malik will debut for India in the T-20 format. However, the Sri Lankan team is not an experienced team in this T20 match as it’s fully new talents and the Indian team is experienced in comparison to them. Let’s find out the India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 match Highlights.

Indian Batting order Highlights

Ishan Kishan and Shubham Gills came as an opening batsman for Indian. Ind 27/1, India lost an early wicket to Shubham Gill as Maheesh Theekshana took the wicket on leg-before. Surykumar Comes in. Ind 38/2, Suryumar departed early and the wicket was taken by Chamika. Ind 46/3, This time Sanju Samson was dismissed by De Silva, he only managed to score 5 runs. Now, India is in big trouble as they lost their main batsman. Ind 77/4, Opener Ishan Kishan also got out by Wanindu Hasaranga, he scored 37 runs which helped India to battle strongly. Ind 94/5.

Indian captain Hardik Pandya was caught behind by Dulshan Madushanka of length delivery. Half of the Indian team is in the pavilion and the batsman disappoints the team management with their performance. Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel are on the pitch and they are playing like crazy, they took the partnership to 50 runs and the scorecard was 145/5. India managed to give the target of 162 runs in 20 Overs. 

Sri Lankan Batting Order Highlights

Sri Lanka needs 162 runs to win the match and to take the lead in 3 t20 matches. The opening batsman of Sri Lanka Pathum and Shanaka comes to bat. The match started, and Hardik Pandya started with the first over. Sanju Samson dropped the early catch on Hardik pandy’s ball to Nissanka, the huge chance missed by the wicketkeeper, SL 2/0. Shivam Mavi came to the ball and took the early wicket for India, Nissanka was out by Mavi SL 12/1.  De silva came on the pitch and again Mavi took his wicket, De silva was out by Mavi, and a catch by Sanju Samson. SL 24/2. Again SL wicket this time Aslanka caught out by Ishan Kishan on Umran Malik’s ball. 

A good debut for Umran malik and the scorecard was SL 47/3. Sri Lanka also lost an early wicket like India. SL 51/4 Kusal Mendis is also out, and Harshal Patel took his wicket in his first over of the match. Rajapaksa comes to bat, Harshal Patel on the ball and it’s a wicket. Rajapaksa is caught out by Hardik Pandya on Harshal Patel Ball, Now SL at 68/5. Shivam Mavi the superhero took another wicket and this time Hasaranga was caught out by Hardik Pandya now SL at 129/7. Against Shivam Mavi this was his 4th wicket of the match and he caught out Theekshana on his ball, now SL 134/8. Axar Patel took the final over and SL needed 13 runs in 6 balls. Sri Lanka lost the match by 2 Runs. 

India Wins the match

The match against Sri Lanka is nail-biting, India shows a good performance especially Indian ballers like Mavi, Harshal Pate, and Umran Malik. Shivam Mavi took 4 wickets in his debut match. India wins against Sri Lanka in 1st T20 match. They lead the series by 1-0.

Conclusion

The India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 match ended in a victory for India. India batted first and scored 161/6 in their 20 overs, with contributions from Deepak Hooda (43 runs) and Ishan Kishan (24 runs). In response, Sri Lanka struggled to get going and was eventually bowled out for 160 runs, falling short by 2 runs. Indian bowlers Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, and Shivam Mavi were the standout performers, taking 2, 3, and 1 wicket each. This win gives India a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. This win will definitely boost India’s Confidence for further matches. I hope that now you know about India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 match Highlights