India won by 2-runs in a breathtaking match in against Sri Lanka. Hosts India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T-20 series after winning earlier in the year. Against in Sri Lanka.
Batting first, India lost the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday and lost wickets in the interval. First, Shubman Gill was bowled by Mahish Theekshana for 27 runs in 2.3 overs and personal 7 runs. After that Suryakumar Yadav came and could not make a big pair. Thus India lost one wicket one by one. Hardik pandya got out as the fifth batsman for 94 runs. On his departure, it seemed that India would not be able to score more runs.
Then Deepak Hunda and Aksar Patel led the team. Left-arm spinner Aksar Patel went on a batting rampage with Deepak Hooda in the sixth wicket. They made a pair of 68 runs off 35 balls. This is the highest run partnership in the match.
Deepak Hooda scored 41 runs with one four and four sixes in 23 balls and Aksar Patel scored 31 runs with three fours and one six in 20 balls. Thanks to them, India posted a challenging score of 162/5.
Chasing the target, Sri Lanka lost 5 wickets for 68 runs. Captain Dasun Shanaka took the lead in the difficult situation of the team. He made a 23-ball 40-run partnership with Hasaranga for the sixth wicket. Then Hasaranga returned with 21 runs in 10 balls.
After that, Sri Lanka was watching Shanaka’s bat win. Sri Lanka needed 34 runs off 21 balls to win. In that situation, Shanaka returned after giving up the catch while going for the boundary. Before that, the Sri Lankan captain scored 45 runs in 27 balls with three fours and three sixes.
After Shanaka’s exit, Mahish Theekshana and Kasun Rajitha could not provide proper support to Chamika Karunaratne. That is why Sri Lanka drowned when it went ashore. As a result, the Sri Lankan team was all out for 160 runs in the scheduled 20 overs. Chamika Karunaratne was unbeaten on 23 runs from 16 balls but failed to lead the team to victory. India started the year with a 2-run win so far.