AT THE HALFWAY STAGE, SRI LANKA ARE 101/3 AND NEED 74 MORE TO WIN
FOLLOW LIVE SCORE: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
OVERS 9.4: 100 UP FOR SRI LANKA
OVERS 8.5: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal cleans up Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on 14.
Sneaks it through the defenses of Chandimal as India get a much needed breakthrough. Score 98/3
OVERS 7.1: FIFTY for Kusal Perera – reaches the milestone with a single. This is his 8th half-century in T20Is.
OVERS 7: Yuzvendha Chahal introduced into the attack and Kusal Perera larrups him for a straight six. 13 runs from the over. Score 88/2
END OF POWERPLA
Y: SRI LANKA 75/2 (Kusal Perera 39*, Dinesh Chandimal 3*)
OVERS 4.6: OUT! Jaydev Unadkat gets India a breakthrough! Gunathilaka lofts one straight into the hands of Rishabh Pant at mid-off to walk back for 19 off 12. Score 70/2
OVERS 3: THAT’S AN EXPENSIVE OVER FROM SHARDU
L THAKUR! He has leaked 27 runs in his first over of the night. Kusal Perera clattered four fours and a six in it. Score 46/1
OVERS 1.3: OUT! So India have an early breakthrough as Washington Sundar gets rid of Kusal Mendis on 11. Mendis was looking for a maximum but only manages to hit it over mid-off as Dhawan settles underneath to complete an easy catch. Score 12/1
Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal
Mendis will kickstart Sri Lanka’s chase of 175. Left-arm medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat will bowl the first over.
OVERS 20: SO THREE FOURS AND A WICKET IN THE FINAL OVER OF INDIA’S INNINGS. INDIA POST 174/5 (Shikhar Dhawan 90; Dushmantha Chameera 2/33)
JUST ONE OVER REMAINING NOW! HOW MUCH WILL INDIA END UP WITH?
OVERS 17.6: OUT! Shikhar Dhawan has holed out to long-off on 90! Danushka Gunathilaka gets the big breakthrough. Score 153/4
OVERS 16.4: DROPPED! A clear edge from Dhawan but wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal fails to hol
d on to it. He was batting on 82.
OVERS 15: Akila Dananjaya is serving dollies to the current pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant. And rightly gets punished by the duo who smoke a six each. 15 runs from the over. Score 124/3
OVERS 12.4: OUT! Manish Pandey takes the aerial route, gets the elevation but not the distance to be caught near the boundary. He scored 37 off 35. Jeevan Mendis gets his first wicket. Score 104/3
OVERS 12: 100 UP FOR INDIA. Another good over for India as they score 10 runs in it including a boundary each to Pandey and Dhawan. Score 100/2
OVERS 10.5: Shikhar Dhawan reaches his 5th half-century in T20Is with a four. Took 30 deliveries to reach the mileston.
AT THE HALFWAY STAGE, INDIA 80/2 (Dhawan 45*, Pandey 25*)
OVERS 9: Shikhar Dhawan scores consecutive sixes off top-edges. Two short deliveries and twice the bowler is unlucky as the ball soars over the boundary for two maximums. Score 71/2
50 UP FOR INDIA. There was a loud appeal for lbw against Dhawan. Umpire turned it down, SL went for the review and replay show the ball pitched outside leg.
END OF POWERPLAY: INDIA 40/2 (Shikhar Dhawan 27*, Manish Pandey 7*)
OVERS 5: GOOD OVER FOR INDIA! 17 RUNS FROM IT. Two fours to Shikhar Dhawan in it and Manish Pandey ended it with a four of his own. Score 35/2
: OUT! Suresh Raina clean bowled for 1. Nuwan Pradeep sneaks one through Raina as he makes room but misses it completely. Score 7/2
OVERS 0.4: OUT! That’s a stunning catch from Jeevan Mendis. A slower ball from Dushmantha Chammera and Rohit Sharma lofts it but doesn’t time it well as Mendis runs back to complete a brilliant diving catch. India captain Rohit out for a four-ball duck! Score 1/1
Dushmantha Chameera has the new ball; Roh
it Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open the innings for India
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
DEBUT ALERT: Allrounder Vijay
Shankar has been given his India cap by coach Ravi Shastri.
TOSS: Sri Lanka have won the toss, opt to bowl first against India
India will face Sri Lanka in the opening clash of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 also involving Bangladesh on Tuesday. The trophy, which was last held in 1998, then a 50-over affair, returns after a period over almost 20 years.
It is being organised to mark the 70 years of Sri Lankan independence and this time, it will be a T20I tri-series.
Across seven games, the three teams will battle for the title which starts from March 6 (Tuesday) and the final will be held on March 18 (Sunday).
All the games will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Ahead of the tournament opener, here’s a look at the statistical highlights of all the T20Is (till date) between India and Sri Lanka.
Source : timesofindia