New Delhi: India Vs Sri 1st T20I : Team India took a 1-0 lead in the series by defeating Sri Lanka by 2 runs in the first T20 match held yesterday Tuesday. Looking at the way India won this match, Hardik Pandya seems to have made a great captain. Seeing Akshar Patel in the last match, he took such a risk that worked for Team India.
In the last over, Sri Lanka needed 13 runs to win, Hardik’s over was also left. But he passed the ball to Akshar Patel. After that, all the experts and fans thought that this claim might backfire. But looking at the way Hardik Pandya took risks, it can be said that the captain’s molasses is coming inside Hardik.
In fact, the match was played at the Wankhede ground in Mumbai. You know there is a lot of dew here in winter. It is very difficult for a fast bowler to catch the ball. Such was the experience of Hardik’s captaincy that he abandoned the fast bowler and handed the ball to the spinner. Although it does not spin, the grip reduces the chances of getting white balls and no balls. This strategy worked for India. And India managed to win the thrilling match by 2 runs.
India Vs Sri 1st T20I | Team India won the last Ball
In a thrilling match against Sri Lanka at Wankhede stadium, Team India won the last ball. India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs in the first T20 match. Batting first, India set Sri Lanka a target of 163 to win, but the Sri Lankan team failed to realize that target. Shivam bowled lethally on his debut and took 4 wickets. At the same time, Umran Malik took two wickets. The team took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
Chasing a target of 163 runs, Sri Lanka got off to a poor start and suffered a big loss in the second over. Shivam Mavi, who is making his debut, clean bowled Pathum Nishanka, who was batting for 1 run, on the fifth ball of the over. Then Shivam Mavi gave the second success to Team India. Dhananjay de Silva, who came to bat at number three, showed the way to the pavilion on 08 runs.
After that, Umran Malik released Charith Asalanka. Asalanka scored 12 runs. Now Harshal Patel has made Kusal Mendis his victim. Mendis was also dismissed after scoring 28 runs in 25 balls. Bhanuka Rajapakse returned to the pavilion after scoring 12 runs.
Half of the Sri Lankan team reached the pavilion in 68 balls. Where on the one hand goals were falling regularly. At the other end, captain Dasun Shanaka kept firing. At one point it looked like Shanaka and Wanidu Hasaranga would win the match, but Umran Malik dismissed Shanaka and put the match back in India’s hands.
After that Hasaranga scored 21 runs in 10 balls. At the same time, captain Shanaka played an explosive innings of 45 runs in 27 balls.
In earlier, Batting first, Team India’s start was nothing as except. Shubhman Gill, making his T20 debut, got out after scoring 7 runs in 5 balls. Then Suryakumar Yadav came to bat and he too could not do anything special. Surya lost his wicket after scoring 7 runs off 10 balls. Sanju Samson was also dismissed after scoring 5 runs in 6 balls.
Danger man Captain Hardik Pandya scored 29 runs in 27 balls. Ishan Kishan played an innings of 37 runs off 29 runs. Then Deepak Hooda and Akshar Patel saved Team India from embarrassment with quick batting. Hooda remained unbeaten on 41 off 23 balls and Akshar scored 30 off 20 balls.