Srilanka’s opener Pathum Nissanka got out in one of the unluckiest ways in the first T20I at Lucknow. On the very first ball of the innings, Pathum Nissanka tried to hang back on a length ball but the ball skidded through and the ball went onto hit the stumps.
This incident happened on the very first ball of the second innings which was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, where Pathum Nissanka tried to tap the length ball but the ball didn’t bounce as much as Nissanka anticipated and unfortunately the ball rolls through and went onto hit the stumps.
By taking the wicket of Nissanka, Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first-ever Indian bowler to take a wicket on the first ball of a T20I inning.
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Bhuvneshwar to Nissanka, OUT Keeps low and Nissanka plays on the first ball. Full, skidding back in at off after hitting the pitch. It shoots low, Nissanka jams his bat down and bottom-edges it back onto his own stumps
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes twice in his first spell with the new ball
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, continued his good form in the first match as he struck twice with the new ball. In the very first ball he removed Pathum Nissanka for a duck and then in his second over, he got rid of Kamil Mishra while he batted on 13 runs.
In the recently completed West Indies series, Bhuvneshwar took 2 wickets in 2 matches and even bowled good death overs which helped India win against West Indies.
While chasing 200 runs, Srilanka is 90/5 after 15 overs
Team India posted 199 runs while told to bat first by Srilanka Captain Dasun Shanaka. The top-order Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer made big contributions to take Team India post 199 runs.
Ishan Kishan scored 89 runs off 56 balls which includes 10 fours and 3 sixes. On the other side, Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 44 runs off 32 balls.
In the end, explosive innings by Shreyas Iyer of 57 runs off just 28 deliveries at a strike rate of around 203 which includes 5 fours and two sixes made sure the momentum stayed with Team India at halfway stage.
Srilanka’s struggle with batting continued as they scored just 29 runs and lost 2 wickets in the powerplay. While chasing a big total like 200 and not having a good powerplay makes more pressure on the chasing team.
After the powerplay, the spinners and the medium pacers came into the game as they took wickets of Srilanka’s middle order. After 15 overs Srilanka is 90/6.