Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 | 0

Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh are currently playing Nidahas Trophy which is basically a tri nation T20I competition. The tournament is hosted at Sri Lanka where Bangladesh and India are currently the guest team there. The tournament of Nidahas Trophy has already started and the inaugural match in the tournament was hosted between Sri Lanka and India. In the first match, local team Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wickets which sounds impossible. Because India is more powerful team than Sri Lanka currently.

Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wickets

If we consider the T20I world ranking, team India is in 3rd position on the ICC ranking where Sri Lanka is in 8th position. But statistics does not help in the field. As the local team Sri Lanka started to play confidently and they got the result.

The opening match of Nidahas Trophy was executed in 6th March, 2018 and the match was between the Lions and Men in Blue. The match took place at Premadasa Stadium which is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field first. For the Indian team Vijay Shankar made his T20I debut through the match. So, team India came to bat for the first time and scored well enough to make competition. India scored 174 runs in exchange for five wickets by playing 20 overs so far. Shikhar Dhawan scored highest 90 runs for the team India. He played only 49 balls. It seems that he dominated the Lions bowlers. Dushmantha Chameera took two wickets for Sri Lanka.

Later, Sri Lanka came to chase the score at Colombo. And in 18.3 overs they chased the runs successfully. They scored 175 runs in the meantime where Kusal Perera scored highest 66 runs in 37 balls. They lost total five wickets there. For India Washington Sundar took two wickets so far. However, Sri Lanka got victory by five wickets against India at the inaugural match. It was the first home victory for the Lions against India in T20I competition.

In 1 run, captain Rohit Sharma was gone with individual 0 runs. In nine runs second wicket Raina was gone as well. He scored 1 run only. Later, Dhawan and Pandey played and added near about 100 runs. Pandey was gone with 37 runs. Later, Pant joined with Dhawan and they added almost 50 runs when Dhawan was gone with his 90 runs innings. Later, Pant scored 23 runs and Karthik scored 13 runs so far. By playing all 20 overs, India finished the innings scoring 174 runs so far.

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