India vs Sri Lanka: Nidahas Trophy 2018: Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in tri-series opener | Cricket News
Kusal Perera was in some temper tonight as he smashed Indian bowlers throughout the park with pacer Shardul Thakur bearing the brunt of his assault, leaking 27 runs in his first over of the night time. The Sri Lankan struck him for 3 straight fours adopted by a six over mid-off. Surprised by the hiding, Shardul ended up bowling a waist-high no-ball after which was creamed for 2 extra fours. Sri Lanka sprinted to their fifty in three.four overs and by the point Powerplay was over, had scored 75/2.
AS IT HAPPENED
Perera reached his half-century off 22 deliveries – his eighth within the format. By the point he was stumped, Sri Lanka wanted simply 48 runs from seven overs. Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul then bowled some tight overs between them to make the chase fascinating however Thisara Perera (22*) and Dasun Shanaka (18*) wiped off the arrears comfortably to seal two factors.
Earlier, Dhawan hit 90 off 49 to information India to a difficult complete after they misplaced two wickets inside two overs. Captain Rohit Sharma (zero) and Suresh Raina (1) fell cheaply after being despatched in by Sri Lanka. Then Dhawan and Manish Pandey (37) obtained collectively to restore the early injury with a stable 95-run stand for the third wicket.
Dushmantha Chameera gave India a giant jolt within the first over itself when he had Rohit caught by Jeevan Mendis who took a breath-taking diving catch whereas operating again from mid-off. Suresh Raina was then clear bowled off a full toss within the second over leaving India in a spot of trouble at 9/2. Nonetheless, Dhawan snatched again the momentum with a strokeful innings throughout which he hit six fours and 6 sixes. He reached his fifth T20I fifty off 30 deliveries and was wanting set to report a maiden ton when he was caught at long-off within the 18th over. Whereas Dhawan performed a flowing innings, his accomplice was scratchy and in his effort to attain rapidly, Pandey holed out for 35-ball 37. Rishabh Pant (23) and Dinesh Karthik (13*) utilized the ending touches as India creamed 50 runs off their closing 5 overs.
Nonetheless, Kusal Perera was in murderous temper as his assault ensured a cushty victory for Sri Lanka – their first over India within the format since February 2016.
Transient Scores: Sri Lanka 175/5 (Kusal Perera 66, Danushka Gunathilaka 19; Washington Sundar 2/28, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/37) beat
India 174/5 (Shikhar Dhawan 90, Manish Pandey 37; Dushmantha Chameera 2/33)