India Beats Sri Lanka by 2 Runs in a Thrilling RideJanuary 04, 2023 11:32
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Sri Lanka is touring across India and the first T20 match between India and Sri Lanka took place in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sri Lanka elected to bowl first after they won the toss. India scored a decent total of 162 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. Deepak Hooda (41 not out), Ishan Kishan (37) and Axar Patel (31 not out) are the top scorers for the side. Dhananjaya de Silva (1/6), Chamika Karunaratne (1/22) and Wanindu Hasaranga (1/22) bagged the wickets among the Sri Lankan bowlers. Chasing the target, Sri Lanka struggled and fell short of the target.
Sri Lanka went all out for 160 runs in their 20 overs and lost the match by 2 runs. Dasun Shanaka (45), Kusal Mendis (28) and Chamika Karunaratne (23 not out) are the top scorers for the side. Shivan Mavi (4/22), Umran Malik (2/27) and Harshal Patel (2/41) bagged the wickets among the Indian bowlers. Deepak Hooda was awarded with the Player of the Match. The second T20 will take place between India and Sri Lanka tomorrow and the final T20 will take place on January 7th. India will also play three test matches with Sri Lanka after the completion of the T20 series.