Despite losing the ODI series, Sri Lanka has improved since their tour of England. After India won the first ODI comprehensively, both the bowling and batting of the home team performed well in the second and third ODIs, pushing Shekhar Dhawan’s men to the limit.
Dawson Shinaka’s team will now enter the T20 series with some speed. They gained some confidence by winning the third ODI on Friday. Sri Lanka will now face the visitors in their first T20 match, which will be played today at the R. Pramadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Sri Lanka have played India in 19 T20I matches so far. He has won just five matches and lost 13 times, and his recent record against India is poor. In the last 12 matches against Team India, Sri Lanka has emerged victorious in just one match.
Dassan Shanaka & Co. is hoping to break that one-sided record and lead the series to victories against India in the next series.
March 6, 2018: Kosal Perera’s moving innings helped Sri Lanka beat India by 175 runs in the first match of the Nadahas Trophy.
Colombo’s R. Primadasa Stadium was the site of Sri Lanka’s last victory over India in T20I cricket. This was the first match of the Nadahas Trophy, in which Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh competed in a triangular T20 series. Virat Kohli Decided to sit out of the series, which meant Rohit Sharma Team India was led in the absence of a regular captain.
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to field. Dashmantha Chamira (2/33) dismissed Rohit Sharma and gave the home team a good start. After the initial wicket loss, شیکھر دھون (90) took the initiative and anchored the innings to take India to the best score of the first innings.
Manish Pandey (37), Dinesh Karthik (13 off 6 balls) and Rishbh Pant (23) were instrumental in the middle order. Behind Shekhar Dhawan’s 90, India reached 174/5 after 20 overs.
The Sri Lankan openers were bowled out in reply, but Kosal Perera (66) played a superb score at No. 3 to help his team chase the target in 18.3 overs. Asara Pereira (22 off 10 balls) played a useful cameo to give the chase a final touch.
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