The first day of the Indo-Sri Lanka T20 is on. The visitors are under pressure, losing both openers and posting a dismal score. Nevertheless, the men in blue have a man in the form of Charith Asalanka, who was brilliant during the T20 World Cup 2021.
SL 131/6 (19) vs SL t20
India beat Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the first T20I in Lucknow. The Indian bowlers bowled at their best and were led by Bhuvi, Chahal, and Jaddu. Asalanka scored fifty and batted at number four.
Asalanka reaches 131/6 in 19 overs. Bumrah bowls a full-stuff outside off, but Asalanka digs out and lands the ball. He then bowls a seething yorker that lands outside off stump and Asalanka make 50 runs from 43 balls.
Shreyas Iyer hits the third consecutive fifty
Shreyas Iyer made history by hitting his third consecutive fifty in the IND vs Sri Lanka T20I series. He became only the third Indian to score three half-centuries in a single series, after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Iyer’s innings were a brilliant example of batting at a high level, and the Indian team will certainly be happy with his performance.
During the two T20I series against Sri Lanka, Shreyas Iyer has been consistently good for India, and this has been an encouraging sign ahead of the T20 World Cup. In the first T20I against Sri Lanka, he hit an unbeaten 57 off 28 balls. He went on to score 74 off 44 deliveries in the second game. His tempo was crucial in helping India reach a competitive total, and he also contributed with four boundaries in the innings.
Yuzvendra Chahal denies Charith Asalanka
In the first T20I, Charith Asalanka scored a half-century but was dismissed when Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a fuller ball. Asalanka tried to sweep the ball but he missed it and the ball struck his pads. He took a review but lost his wicket.
The match started as it did in the first ODI, with the openers making a steady start. However, Sri Lanka was unable to pick up early wickets and eventually lost three wickets in the space of 76 balls. Chahal, meanwhile, took three wickets in the first innings.
Yuzvendra Chahal is close to breaking a record as he goes for his 15th wicket against Sri Lanka in T20I cricket. He is just one wicket away from breaking Chris Jordan’s record. This match will be the second T20I against Sri Lanka, and Chahal has the opportunity to make it an even bigger one.
Despite the poor start, India managed to chase down the target with ease, and were able to win by six wickets with 19 balls left. This result helped India maintain their position at the top of the T20 rankings. The Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal stole the limelight during the match when he was seen wearing a towel around his shoulders.
Yuzvendra Chahal bowls well
Yuzvendra Chahal was in good form during the ODI series in Sri Lanka. However, his poor run in the IPL and the ongoing T20 series against England has put paid to that. After failing to pick up any wickets in the first two games, Chahal was expensive against Australia, giving away 118 runs in 12 overs with an economy rate of 9.91. This was a bad performance from the legspinner who has been a constant threat in the shortest format.
Chahal bowled well in the powerplay, despite getting hammered by de Kock and Pretorius for 16 runs. Chahal bowled well in the middle of the innings as the field was spread out. He did not use his regular spinner Axar in the powerplay. Moreover, India had the upper hand in the chase, as the opposition was 92/3 after 11 overs.
Streaming India vs Sri Lanka t20
If you are interested in streaming India vs Sri Lanka t20 live online, you are on the right track. This international t20 has some intriguing content. Both teams have experienced recent victories and this match will be no different. Both sides are confident of their chances of making the final.
The match will start at 7:10 PM IST, and you can stream it live on several different platforms. You can download the SONY Liv app for Android or iOS devices, and use it to stream India vs Sri Lanka t20. You can also watch the match with ball-by-ball commentary.