dasun shanaka says our middle order batsman not finish the game well india vs sri lanka SL vs IND
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- First T20 International match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo
- Sri Lanka suffered a 38-run defeat in the first T20 International
- After the match, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka told the biggest mistake of his team
ColomboSri Lanka suffered a 38-run defeat in the first T20 International against India on Sunday. At the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the Indian team batted first and scored 164 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Chasing the target of 165 runs, the hosts were all out after scoring 126 runs in 18.3 overs. After the match, Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka revealed the biggest mistake of his team.
Let us tell you that the Sri Lankan innings was in a good position till the 15th over but then suddenly the team collapsed. Sri Lanka’s poor condition can be gauged from the fact that its 6 players could not even touch the double figure. Debutant Charit Asanalka (44) scored the most runs for Sri Lanka. Apart from this, Avishka Fernando (26) and captain Dasun Shanaka (16) could contribute runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the best for India. He took 4 wickets for 22 runs in 3.3 overs. Deepak Chahar took two, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, debutant Varun Chakraborty and Yuzvendra Chahal took one wicket each.
After the match, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka said, ‘I think the target of 164 runs could have been achieved on such a wicket. I think the bowlers of the Indian team nailed it very well and bowled well from the start. Also our middle order batsmen didn’t take enough responsibility to finish the match. I think our bowlers did a great job. I hope we will do better in the next match.
Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets in a span of 19 runs
The Sri Lankan captain has told the biggest mistake of his team to the flop show of the middle order. The hosts were in such a position till the 16th over that they could win the match. However, in the 16th over, Deepak Chahar gave Sri Lanka two strong blows and the direction of the match changed from here.
Sri Lanka’s score till the 15th over was 107 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. After this the team faltered and they lost 6 wickets adding just 19 runs. Deepak Chahar’s two wickets in the 16th over put more pressure on the Sri Lankan team. From here Sri Lanka did not get any chance to recover. At the same time, fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar did the right thing. Bhuvi hunted down Chamika Karunaratne (3), Dushmantha Chamira (1) and Isru Udana (1) to bundle out Sri Lanka for 126 runs. Now the second T20 International match of the series between the two teams will be played on Tuesday.
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