Colombo: Suryakumar Yadav’s golden run with the bat was beautifully complemented by the Indian bowling unit led by Bhuvneshar Kumar, as the visitors outscored Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first T20 International here on Sunday.
If Surya T20 International’s second half-century – an attractive 50 of 34 balls – secured a decent total of 164 for 5, Yuzvendra Chahal (1/19 in 4 overs) oozes class while Deepak Chahar (2/24 in 3 overs) and Bhuvneshwar (4/22 in 3.3 overs) picked up ground when it mattered most, throwing the hosts 126 in 18.3 overs
In fact, from 111/4 in the 16th final, Sri Lanka lost its last six wickets by just 15 races.
In what will be the last international audition before the T20 World Cup, Chahal gave his all in the presence of IPL star and rookie and mysterious spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who according to the vine could be the Indian team management’s choice for him. Main event.
Not only did Chahal throw 10 points aside from the ‘jaffa delivery’ to dislodge Dhanajaya de Silva, he also threw a superb 15th place that turned the tide for India with just three runs awarded.
After a dizzying start in the first two overs, Dhawan introduced Krunal Pandya (1/16 in 2 overs), who quickly eliminated Minod Bhanuka. Chahal arguably launched the matching delivery: a flying delivery that tricked Dhananjaya de Silva (9) into playing inside the line to castling.
ODI’s latest hero Avishka Fernando (26) also paid for the slowness of the track as he tried to pull from Bhuvneshwar.
However, rookie Charith Asalanka (44 of 26 balls) had other ideas when he pitched against opposition rookie Chakravarthy (1/28 in 4 overs), smoking him for two sixes in the cow corner even like his partner Ashen Bandara. (9 of 19 balls) fought at the other end.
Bandara’s misery ended with a slow break from Hardik Pandya (1/17 in 2 overs), but Asalanka kept Sri Lanka in contention with some big shots before being sacked by Chahar.
Previously, Suryakumar continued his rich streak of form and was supported by helpful contributions from skipper Shikhar Dhawan (46 of 38 balls) along with Ishan Kishan (20 not out of 14 balls) at the back end.
Skipper Dhawan added 62 with Surya in eight overs to provide a solid launching pad, but the latter’s firing surely cost India an additional 20 runs.
But looking at the partnership, it was apparent that the junior teammate was hitting in a more confident manner, having sealed his place on the T20 World Cup squad while the boss is still fighting what seems like a losing battle to push inside. from that traffic jam. full of the first order in the main equipment.
There was a six on the deep middle ground off Akila Dananjaya, but the innings lacked the punch despite four more limits.
It was Surya’s five four and one six that really helped Kishan and Hardik launch the final round.
Early on, Prithvi Shaw made an unforgettable debut at T20 International when Dushmantha Chammera’s outswinger (2/24 in 4 overs) found the edge of his bat in the first installment of the match.
Sanju Samson (27 of 20 balls) hit his usual six while hitting like a millionaire before Wanindu Hasaranga (2/28 in 4 overs) caught him with a googly.
Surya, as usual, was in his free-flowing form, hitting those lashes on punches, cover hits, and ramp shots, which is a sight to watch against both pacemakers and spinners.
However, what was exciting was how Surya chose all those slower deliveries on the back of the hand seamers Isuru Udana and Chamika Karunaratne.
Udana was dispatched with a conventional sweep for the limit, while Karunaratne was swept by a six.
When Hasaranga arrived for his last over, he went inside out to lift him for six in a row to complete his fifty, but the one who turned the legs laughed for the last time, as he was not afraid to fly one more time and this time the chip inside out. the shot had not required wings to fly over the ropes.
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