Bowlers helps Sri Lanka to take 1- 0 lead




After clean sweep victory in Australia, many thought India are heading for another clean sweep against Sri Lanka. The young Sri Lanka team had others plans. After winning the toss and rightly electing to field on a surprising green Pune track, Sri Lanka dismissed the powerful India batting line up for just 101.

Man of the Match: CAK Rajitha

Man of the Match: CAK Rajitha

Bowling first Sri Lanka bowlers started off innings in brilliant fashion. Playing only his first T20I, Man of the Match CAK Rajitha (3/29) struck in his second bowl sending Rohit Sharma back and followed by Rahane’s wicket leaving India 5 for 2 in very first over. Dhawan played a rash shot and was caught in third man for 9 runs giving debutant his third wicket

A lot was expected from Raina and Yuvraj but both of them didn’t bat according to expectation, they were troubled by Seam bowling continuously and never looked comfortable. Raina (20), Yuvraj (10) and Dhoni (2) all fell in quick succession leaving India in all sought of trouble at 53 for 6 at half way stage of the innings.

India never recovered Ashwin top scored for India making 31 not out and looked best batsman by far. Ashwin was well supported by Nehra as the both struck a partnership of 28 runs helping India reach 100.

Sri Lanka didn’t started well with the bat Nehra struck in his first over sending another debutant Dickwella back to the pavilion for just 4 runs. The young sensation of India Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant second over. Both Nehra and Bumrah troubled Lankan batsman and reduced them to 28 for 2 in power play. Two of the most experience Lankan batsman Chandimal and Kapugedera struck a crucial 39 run partnership for third wicket. Both of them played few shots and attacked Indian bowlers. India came back into the game through Ashwin, Kapugedra (25 of 25) was struck in pad in front of the wicket. India kept fighting till the end Raina took the crucial wicket of captain Chandimal leaving Sri Lanka 4 for 84 in 15 overs. Finally Siriwardana (21 of 14) scored 10 runs of Bumrah last over and made sure Sri Lanka go one up in the series.

Brief Score:
Sri Lanka 105 for 5 (Chandimal 35, Nehra 2-21, Ashwin 2-13) beat India 101 (Ashwin 31, Rajitha 3-29, Shanaka 3-16) by five wickets.

Tags: , , , ,

Author:

Cricket

CEAT signs endorsement deal with Harmanpreet Kaur

CEAT signs endorsement deal with Harmanpreet Kaur

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 22nd, 2018

CEAT Ltd. today announced its association with one of most prolific all-rounders in women’s cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, for a period of 2 years. The bat endor ..

Football

FFCI Football Monthly Achievement Awards

FFCI Football Monthly Achievement Awards

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 10th, 2018

Federation of Football Coaches in India (FFCI), an Organization formed in 2011 and approved by the All India Football Federation (AIFF ) organized its Monthly A ..

Tennis

Tennys Sandgren thrashes out Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open

Tennys Sandgren thrashes out Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open

Posted by: Mahalakshmi Murali on January 19th, 2018

The World Number 9, Switzerland’s three-time Grand Slam champion, Stanislas Wawrinka ends his journey in Melbourne in the second round of the 2018 Australian ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Rajasthan Rumble – Vijender Singh’s double-title defense against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 22nd, 2017

Undefeated Indian knockout king, Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African Champion Ernest Amu ..

Other Sports

Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena win at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018

Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena win at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 21st, 2018

It was a double triumph for the Ethiopian runners as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena took the honours at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, winning in 2:09:34 and ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror