India wins it easy against Srilanka in first T20 by 7 wickets
Sep 08 2017
A merciless India subjected Sri Lanka to a tour whitewash after fifties from skipper Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey secured their seven-wicket victory in the one-off Twenty20 global on Wednesday.
The incident took place while the senior Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is also in Sri Lanka. But a 119 run stand between Kohli and Pandey in just 77 balls took the match away from Sri Lanka.
This is the unforgettable tour for India Cricket team, they played their awesome matches against Sri Lanka. The visitors had previously swept the Test series 3-0 and the ODI series 5-0.
It all started with Indian captain Virat Kohli winning the Toss and having little hesitation in choosing to bowl first. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers with figures of three for 43 from his four overs, while chinaman Kuldeep Yadav scalped two for 20.
After a complete dominance by the visiting team in Test series, Sri Lankan cricket fans hoped for a better show in the limited overs format.
So far Sri Lanka and India has played in 10 T20 matches.
Chasing a victory target of 171, India lost Rohit Sharma early. "The mindset stays the same, we need to play to win and have to ensure that complacency doesn't creep in". So it is predicted India will win today's match as the won the recent series against Sri Lanka.
The Indian batsmen made merry as Manish Pandey utilized his first chance of the series to the fullest with an unbeaten 50 off 42 balls while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained undefeated one short of a half-century score in his 300th ODI appearance.
Dilshan Munaweera gave Sri Lanka a much-needed spark with his knock of 53, which came off 29 balls and included five boundaries and four sixes. "Sri Lanka government is examining 2-3 Japanese companies".
And when Seekkuge Prasanna holed out to Kohli off Yadav's bowling for 11, Sri Lanka knew they would be in trouble trying to defend their modest total. With rising demand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh offer an expanded market for large volumes of gas separately tied up by Petronet and state-run GAIL, one of its main promoters, from Qatar, Australia, the U.S. and Spain's Fenosa.