India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights: Bhuvneshwar picks 4, Suryakumar hits fifty as India go 1-0 up
- India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I Highlights: India defeated Sri Lanka by 38 runs in Colombo to go 1-0 up in the series. Suryakumar Yadav scored a half-century and Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with 4/22.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I highlights: India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with 4/22 as chasing 165, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 126. Varun Chakravarthy picked up his first wicket for India, getting Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka out stumped. Deepak Chahar dismissed Charith Asalanka and Wanindu Hasaranga in one over to tilt the match heavily in India's favour. Asalanka played some lovely strokes to keep Sri Lanka going in their chase even though the hosts lost four wickets for 90 runs. The hosts lost their first wicket as Krunal Pandya dismissed Minod Bhanuka for 10, and shortly after Yuzvendra Chahal cleaned up Dhananjay de Silva cheaply and Bhuvneshwar took out Avishka Fernando. India posted 164/5 from their 20 overs after being put into bat with Suryakumar Yadav impressing with a half-century, accompanied by Shikhar Dhawan's 46.
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JUL 25, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar pleased with his effort
"I executed what I wanted to and I am satisfied. I played ODIs after a few months but execution is really important for me. The wicket was difficult to bat against the spinners."
JUL 25, 2021 11:47 PM IST
Hear from Shikhar Dhawan
"I thought we were 10-15 runs short. I feel we played quite well after losing early wickets. It was about one or two boundaries, we knew we could get going. He(SKY) is a great player and we enjoy watching him bat. He took the pressure from me and the way he plays calculated shots was amazing to watch. They were playing well, we knew our spinners will do the job on that wicket. Bhuvi bowled well, so was KP. Everyone stood up and even Varun too playing his first match did well giving a few runs and got the wicket. Prithvi is playing well and he is going to bounce back stronger. He's (Varun) difficult to pick, I am very happy for him."
JUL 25, 2021 11:27 PM IST
All over: India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up two more. He finishes with 4/22 as India go 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series. A clinical performance from the Men in Blue. Another win for Shikhar Dhawan and they are only looking more dangerous as things progress.
JUL 25, 2021 11:22 PM IST
OUT! Maiden India wicket for Varun Chakravarthy
Gone! Varun Chakravarthy picks up his maiden wicket for India. Dasun Shanaka out stumped, Sri Lanka 124/8 and India now closing in on a 1-0 win.
JUL 25, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Karunaratne plays on, Sri Lanka 7 down
Gone! Second wicket for Bhuvneshwar as Karunaratne plays on. Sri Lanka 122/7 after 17 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 11:12 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: GONE! Two in the over for Chahar
Wicket! Two strikes in the over for Chahar. Hasaranga goes for a duck as Sri Lanka lose their sixth wicket for 116.
JUL 25, 2021 11:09 PM IST
OUT! Big wicket as Chahar takes out Asalanka
Wicket! Big one for India as Chahar gets Asalanka. That's the one India needed. He seemed to have hit the ball well but the timing wasn't as great. He holes out at long-on for 44 off 26. Sri Lanka 111/5 in 15.3 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Chahal bowls out with impressive figures
The leg-spinner has been the standout performer for India. He bowls out his quota of four overs, finishing with 1/19. Outstanding stuff. India would find it challenging without him. Time to bring some pace back, maybe? Yes, it's Deepak Chahar, who runs in to bowl the 16th over. Sri Lanka 107/4
JUL 25, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Chakravarthy to Asalanka: SIX, FOUR
Once again, a good start to the over as Charith Asalanka connects his third six of the innings. Follows it with a boundary to cap off the over. The 100 comes up for Sri Lanka. This match has all the makings of a last-ball finish. Sri Lanka 104/4 after 14 overs, need 61 off 36 balls.
JUL 25, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Wicket: Hardik Pandya gets his first
Bowled him! Pandya cleans up Bandara as India pick up the fourth Sri Lankan wicket for 90
JUL 25, 2021 10:55 PM IST
FOUR: Asalanka goes after Hardik
Good shot from the set Charith Asalanka. In the shot and he goes after it, sending the ball over the infield and two bounces into the fence. Much-needed for Sri Lanka. He is 30 off 18, while Bandara has laboured his way to 9 off 18 balls.
JUL 25, 2021 10:48 PM IST
SIX: Asalanka goes after Chakravarthy
No half-measures there. Asalanka is the set batsman and he is taking it upon himself to get Sri Lanka going here. Launches Varun Chakravarthy towards deep midwicket and the ball has enough to beat Krunal Pandya and go over his head for a maximum.
JUL 25, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Chakravarthy back for his second over
He gave away just 2 runs in his first over and was surprisingly taken off the bowling. Here he come back for his second spell hoping to get India a wicket.
JUL 25, 2021 10:41 PM IST
Early boundary puts pressure on Chahal
Asalanka gets a boundary off the first ball of Chahal's third over. Prithvi Shaw tries near the boundary but his dive is not enough to prevent a four. the asking rate climbing up just a tad now for Sri Lanka. It's over 10 at the moment and we are half-way through with the innings. Sri Lanka 73/3 after 11
JUL 25, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Chahal asking all sorts of questions
Yuzvendra Chahal and his bag of tricks are out. He is asking Sri Lanka all sorts of questions with his variations and spotless line and length. Sri Lanka stuttering just a little. They reach 55/3 after 9 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Wicket: Sri Lanka three down
OUT! Bhuvneshwar strikes this time as Avishka Fernando finds the fielder in the deep. That is the India pacer's 250th wicket in international cricket. Big wicket this as Fernando had scored a fifty in the third ODI and started off well tonight. Sri Lanka 50/3
JUL 25, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Bowled him: Wicket for Chahar in his first over
OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal cleans up Dhananjaya de Silva in his first over. A dismissal that would please Chahal extremely. Pitches in middle and leg and turns sharply to clip his off-stump. Puff and dust upon pitching and the dryness of the surface is doing the trick for India. Sri Lanka 48/2 in 6.2 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 10:20 PM IST
Two runs off Chakravarthy's first over
A good over to start with in international cricket as Chakravarty keeps Sri Lanka batsmen guessing and on their toes in his first over. Sri Lanka 46/1 after the end of the Powerplay, need 119 off 84 balls.
JUL 25, 2021 10:18 PM IST
Alright then, in comes Varun Chakravarthy
After Prithvi Shaw, it's time for the other debutant to take over. Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack. And boy! Do India need him to produce his variations at this moment? Sri Lanka haven't seen much of him and the opportunity is rip for the spinner to do some damage.
JUL 25, 2021 10:17 PM IST
FOUR: Dhananjaya goes straight over mid-on
It looked like being a good over for India before Dhananjaya de Silva went over the infield down the ground last ball of the Krunal Pandya's second over. Five gone and Sri Lanka are 44/1, scoring at over 8 runs an over.
JUL 25, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Chahar to Fernando: Down the wicket for FOUR
Second boundary of the over for Fernando as he goes down the wicket this time. Hardly seemed to hit it but so impeccable was the timing on that shot that the ball went to the boundary on almost one bounce. Incredible. Sri Lanka 33/1 after 4 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 10:11 PM IST
Too short: Cut for FOUR
That's a poor delivery from Deepak Chahar. Too short and too wide, and no swing made it possible for Avishka Fernando to play a full-blooded cut shot. Suryakumar Yadav at point got a touch to it and yet the ball sped away to the fence. Too quick.
JUL 25, 2021 10:06 PM IST
Wicket in Krunal's first over.
OUT! Krunal strikes in first over. Sri Lanka lose Bhanuka for 10 and are 23/1
JUL 25, 2021 10:06 PM IST
Krunal Pandya give the ball
A ball after he failed to get to the ball at the boundary, Krunal Pandya has been introduced only in the third over. Fernando tries to go after him but doesn't get the timing right. Chopped over the infield for a couple of runs.
JUL 25, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Sri Lanka review, and survive
India's celebration of a wicket was cut short as Avishka Fernando successfully reviewed a caught behind appeal. There was a sound as the ball passed the bat but it was of the ball clipping the pad and not the bat. the umpire spots is rightly and Fernando lives. A four to end the over as Sri Lanka reach 20/0 after 2.
JUL 25, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Dropped: Hardik puts down Dhanuka
Oh dear. You can't get a chance easier that that. Hardik Pandya at extra cover puts down a dolly. An absolute gift but India would have to wait for their first wicket. Bhanuka hammers the ball to Hardik, who spills it. Nothing going his way and the expression on Hardik's face tells the story.
JUL 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Deepak Chahar starts off by conceding a four
Wide outside off but Minod Bhanuka shuffles across in his crease and helps the ball towards fine leg for a four. Pressure on Chahar first ball as he follows it with another swinging delivery. As long as Bhanuka is out there, he will give India chances. A very fidgety player.
JUL 25, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Ample swing: Edged and Four
India lost a wicket off their first ball and Sri Lanka score a boundary off theirs. The only thing common there is the huge amount of swing generated. Avishka Fernando goes after it, edges the ball over slips and gets a four. Sri Lanka 10/1 after the 1st over.
JUL 25, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Second innings about to get underway: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball
India's bowling attack looks a lot more assured with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar as fast bowlers. Then there is Yuzvendra Chahal and Varun Chakravarthy. Very evenly poised this one.
JUL 25, 2021 09:50 PM IST
India would feel they are 20 runs short
164 isn't a bad total but India would believe they could have gotten a few more there. Especially given how well placed they were at the 14-over mark with eight wickets left. But credit to Sri Lanka who pulled things back, first by dismissing the two set batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav in rapid quick time and later keeping India's lower middle order quiet with some disciplined bowling. In the last five overs, India scored 43 runs and lost two wickets. Sri Lanka would feel they can chase this down.
JUL 25, 2021 09:43 PM IST
End of innings: India finish on 164/5
India have set Sri Lanka a target of 164. Nine runs off the last overs and eight of the one before that prevented India from getting to the 170-run mark. Suryakumar Yadav's fifty and a fine knock of 46 from Shikhar Dhawan were the two top scores for the Men in Blue in that innings.
JUL 25, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Wicket: Pandya's struggle continues
OUT! Hardik Pandya edges Chameera behind for 10. India 153/5 with nine balls remaining
JUL 25, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Dropped: Sloppy from Sri Lanka
Ramesh Mendis puts down Ishan Kishan at deep square leg. The batsman skied it in the air and despite doing the hard work, the fielder could not control the ball and makes a mess of it.
JUL 25, 2021 09:31 PM IST
SIX: Much needed one for India
It had been a quiet over for India so far but not anymore as Ishan Kishan launches into Udana and hammers a six wide of mid-wicket. India 147/4 with two overs to go. Can we expect an explosion from either or both?
JUL 25, 2021 09:28 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, Live: Hardik swings hard but doesn't connect
Nope, still not happening for Hardik Pandya. This is the ideal scenario for him. Last three overs, wickets in hand. He has the liberty to go big but somehow, he still can't put bat to ball as well as he would like to. Only singles on offer. He and India would want more.
JUL 25, 2021 09:25 PM IST
FOUR: Ishan Kishan is away
A quick full toss from Chameera and that's exactly what Ishan Kishan was looking for. He usually bats at No. 3 but is in at No. 6 tonight. On the bat and he slashes it for a boundary behind point. India 137/4 after 17 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Wicket: Suryakumar Yadav goes after FIFTY
SIX and OUT! A handsome six down the wicket brought up a 33-ball half-century for Suryakumar Yadav but just the next ball, he tried to repeat the same shot and holed out in the deep. India 130/4 after 16 overs. Four overs to go and two new batsmen in in the form of Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya.
JUL 25, 2021 09:15 PM IST
SIX! Another slower one but to no avail
Too many slower balls from Sri Lanka and India are spotting it regularly. Once again, Suryakumar gets underneath the ball and lofts it over deep square leg boundary for a six. His first maximum of the innings as India reach 121/3 with five overs remaining.
JUL 25, 2021 09:11 PM IST
WICKET! Dhawan perishes for 46
OUT! Dhawan misses fifty, holes out for 46 as India lose their 3rd wicket for 113.
JUL 25, 2021 09:08 PM IST
No timing, no worry for Suryakumar
Suryakumar Yadav hasn't quite found the middle of his bat tonight but it has not stopped him from scoring boundaries at ease. A fifth four for him as he spots a slower delivery and plays a cheeky sweep shot for another boundary.
JUL 25, 2021 09:03 PM IST
100 up for India, fifty partnership for Dhawan and Suryakumar
Top-class batting from these two as India bring up their 100 in just the 12th over. What more, Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav have added 50 off 35 balls. Switched gears with great effect and now it's time for the fireworks to begin.
JUL 25, 2021 09:00 PM IST
SIX! Long way it goes
While all the attention was on Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan has sent a reminder, saying 'Hang on! I'm here too'. Goes down on one knee and slog sleeps Dananjaya for a maximum. Wonderful sound as the bat connected with the ball. Knew at that very moment it was nothing but a six.
JUL 25, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Leading edge, but safe
Suryakumar Yadav would have had his heart in his mouth for a moment there. Slower delivery, does enough to fox the batsman as the ball lobs in the air after getting the top edge of the bat. Thankfully for Suryakumar and India, it lands perilously short to the fielder diving at point. India 87/2 after 11 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 08:55 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: And now, scooped for FOUR
He has faced 17 balls and already four boundaries have flows off the bat of Suryakumar Yadav. Goes down on the wicket and scoops the ball behind the wicketkeeper. Talk about playing all-round the wicket. This player can do it all. What a batsman, what a find.
JUL 25, 2021 08:54 PM IST
10 overs gone, India scoring at over 7.5 an over
India would be happy with their progress at the 10-over mark, reaching 78/2 with Suryakumar Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan looking to launch into the Sri Lankan bowling. They have lost two wickets but the way Dhawan and Samson batted during their 50-run partnership ensured Sri Lanka's happiness did not last long.
JUL 25, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Full toss and Surya slaps it four FOUR
Three fours already for Suryakumar Yadav. Low full toss but it doesn't matter. He brings the bat down in time and supports it with terrific timing as the ball races away to the fence. Suryakumar has moved to 20 off 14. Dhawan is 26 off 22.
JUL 25, 2021 08:47 PM IST
SHOT! Cut for four
Such is the kind of form Suryakumar Yadav is in that he will not let these loose balls go by. Too short from Hasaranga and he cuts the ball fiercely for the second four of the over. India 70/2 in 9 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Hasaranga to Surya: Whipped for 4
First boundary for Suryakumar as he whipped a full ball into his pads nonchalantly off Hasaranga. Deservedly gets four for that stroke. Brilliant, almost a semi helicopter that from him. Tries to do it again two balls later but gets only a single this time around.
JUL 25, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Just four runs off the 8th over
Dasun Shanaka gives away just four singles off that over as India reach 59/2 after 8. Good first over from him as he rolled his fingers over the ball and took the pace off it to keep the batsmen guessing.
JUL 25, 2021 08:42 PM IST
New batsman in Suryakumar Yadav
After a wonderful ODI series, it's now up to Suryakumar Yadav to get going in T20Is. He gets off the mark with a single and slices the ball later to run a couple more. India would have their hopes high from this partnership.
JUL 25, 2021 08:37 PM IST
WICKET! Samson thrills but perishes
OUT! Wanindu Hasaranga strikes first ball, getting Samson out LBW for 27. Slightly loose from Samson who is rapped plumb in front of the pads. The finger is raised immediately and even though he looks up to Dhawan hoping for some respite, there isn't any. India 51/2 in 6.1 overs
JUL 25, 2021 08:33 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: FOUR! Stop that if you can
Aerial but Samson has placed the ball perfectly and found the gap on the off side. Follows the six with a four with a wide in between. Moreover, a couple of doubles to go with it in the over. Great over for India as 16 come off it. India's score is 51/1 after 6 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 08:31 PM IST
SIX! Samson tucks into Dananjaya
No half measures there. Samson comes down the wicket and hammers Akila Dananjaya for a massive six down the ground. Clean strike and it sails 91 meters away. Whoa, absolutely smoked it.
JUL 25, 2021 08:30 PM IST
Samson, Dhawan looking good
India 34/1 after 5 overs and it's been a good recovery from them after losing a wicket off the first ball. Runs have come at a decent rate but more importantly, both Dhawan and Samson are looking in fine nick, playing shots, hitting boundaries and running well between the wickets.
JUL 25, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Appeal for a catch against Samson
A crunching drive from Sanju Samson... but wait! Sri Lanka are celebrating. The fielder at cover has claimed a catch but it's been referred to the third umpire. And a good call that one from umpire Kumara Dharmasena to go up because the ball clearly hit the ground before entering the fielder's hands. Samson is safe.
JUL 25, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Isuru Udana given the ball
Dropped after the first ODI, Isuru Udana is back and has been given the ball. Dhawan tries to go after him first ball but manages a top edge that manages to clear the in-field as the batsmen complete a single.
JUL 25, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Dananjaya to Dhawan: FOUR more
Second boundary of the over. Loses his line, Dananjaya as he drifts one down leg side. The batsman does the rest as he gets down on one knee and helps the ball with another cracking sweep shot. India 29/1 after 4 overs.
JUL 25, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Dhawan sweeps for FOUR
Akila Dananjaya already in the attack and Dhawan has welcomed him with a beautiful shot. Takes it on the full and Dhawan brings out the sweep shot to send the ball away for four. That's one way to put pressure on the spinner.
JUL 25, 2021 08:20 PM IST
India 18/1 after three overs
Not a bad start from India but Sri Lanka have ensured they haven't given away too many loose deliveries. Just a couple of boundaries for India so far but Samson and Dhawan have taken every opportunity that there is to run ones and twos.
JUL 25, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Concussion test for Samson
Sanju Samson was hit on the helmet as the ball awkwardly climbed on to him. Doesn't look too serious but there will be a concussion test just to make sure everything is alright.
JUL 25, 2021 08:15 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Live - CRACKED: Terrific shot from Samson
Consecutive fours for India as Samson hammers one on the up. Stunning shot as he gets on top of the ball from Chameera and slaps it over the in-field square of the boundary. Samson has made a career out of this shot in the IPL and here's his time to shine for India.
JUL 25, 2021 08:14 PM IST
FOUR! Dhawan creams one
A boundary to finish the over as Indian reach 12/1 after 2 overs. Shikhar Dhawan comes down and carves the ball through off for a brilliant drive and it's four for the taking. First boundary for India as the ball gets rolling.
JUL 25, 2021 08:12 PM IST
Tight over from Karunaratne, India made to wait
11 really tight balls from Sri Lanka first up. India yet to score a boundary here. Karunaratne knows the line to bowl to Dhawan. The India captain stroked a ball well in the previous over but did not quite get the timing right. Taking singles, Dhawan and Samson.
JUL 25, 2021 08:09 PM IST
One over gone, already so much has happened
Four runs off the first over for India. It had a wicket, a couple of runs and five really amazing deliveries from Chameera. That's what T20 cricket is about. Before you realise, what happened two balls later almost has no significance anymore.
JUL 25, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Samson and India away
First runs for India and it's off the bat of Sanju Samson as he takes a single to get himself and his team off the mark. Dhawan takes a single first ball, followed by Samson and his captain running two off the next delivery.
JUL 25, 2021 08:05 PM IST
OUT! It's a wicket first ball as Shaw departs for a duck
Debutant Prithvi Shaw falls for golden-ball duck as Dushmantha Chameera strikes first ball. What a start for Sri Lanka. Full ball, and Shaw falls for the excessive movement as he offers a faint nick to the keeper.
JUL 25, 2021 08:02 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Here we go, first ball coming up
Ajay Jadeja predicts 170 from India, but if Shaw and Dhawan get going, that could be the score at the end of the 15-over mark. Nonetheless, the first ball is coming up. And it's Chameera to Shaw to start things up.
JUL 25, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Will we witness a Shaw special tonight?
In all three ODIs, Shaw got off to a blistering starts. In two of those matches, a big score was for the taking, but the youngster got out untimely on both occasions. Could he make it count tonight? Remember the six fours he hit against KKR in the IPL? What are the odds of that happening again tonight?
JUL 25, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Moments away from start of play
The two teams are out in the middle for their respective national anthems. And right after that, the first ball will be underway. By the looks of it, the pitch appears a lot drier and hard. Surely, the deck has to be strong given back-to-back games are coming up in alternate days.
JUL 25, 2021 07:50 PM IST
In case you missed it, no place for Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey fans! We have some disappointing news for you. After throwing three chances, he has been left out of the Playing XI. Instead, India have give both wicketkeepers - Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson - a chance in this game. As Virender Sehwag said, has Pandey really played his final ODI for India?
JUL 25, 2021 07:46 PM IST
All eyes on the opening pair of Dhawan and Shaw
Wow! The dynamic batting duo is back. If their partnerships for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL is any hint, Sri Lanka would be worrying. In IPL 2020 and 2021, Shaw and Dhawan put on some remarkable partnerships up top and gave DC a blazing start. They would be hoping to rekindle the same touch here for India. The ODIs showed a glimpse of what we can expect.
JUL 25, 2021 07:41 PM IST
1st T20I, Live: Here's the India XI
1 Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Ishan Kishan, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Sanju Samson (WK), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Varun Chakravarthy
JUL 25, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Sri Lanka's Playing XI
1 Avishka Fernando, 2 Minod Bhanuka (WK), 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Charith Asalanka, 5 Dasun Shanaka (Captain), 6 Ashen Bandara, 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Akila Dananjaya, 11 Dushmantha Chameera
JUL 25, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Here's what the India captain said after the toss
Shikhar Dhawan: We wanted to have a bowl first as there's dampness in the pitch but we are capable of putting a good score on board. It's about giving opportunities to new players and see how they perform and have a good chance for the upcoming World Cup.
JUL 25, 2021 07:32 PM IST
TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bowl, Shaw and Chakravarthy debut
Sri Lanka won the toss and have decided they will bowl first and have a crack at the Indian batsmen. Dhawan called heads but tails is what it was. So there would be no thigh slap from Dhawan, not right away at least.
JUL 25, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Team News: Two debuts for India confirmed
There we have it. The big news coming from Colombo is that Prithvi Shaw and Varun Chakravarthy have received their T20I caps, which means the two will be making their T20I debut for India tonight. Clearly, Shaw isn't flying to England right away.
JUL 25, 2021 07:20 PM IST
Dhawan to lead India in his first T20 international
Shikhar Dhawan has already got his hands on one bilateral series trophy as captain. Today, when he leads India, he will officially become the country's seventh T20I skipper after Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
JUL 25, 2021 07:13 PM IST
One more wicket can bring Bhuvneshwar a big milestone for India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one scalp away from completing 250 wickets in international cricket. He has 63 wickets in Tests, 141 in ODIs and 45 in T20Is, which brings the total to 249. One more wicket and he will become the 19th India bowler to do so.
JUL 25, 2021 07:09 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Did you know?
Sri Lanka failed to register even a win in T20Is in the year 2020. This year, they have won just 1 out of 6 and their win percentage is a lowly 16.67
JUL 25, 2021 07:05 PM IST
JUST IN: IPL 2021 to resume September 19, final to be played October 15
Big breaking coming just in: The IPL 2021 is set to resume on September 19 with Chennai Super Kings taking on Mumbai Indians in Dubai.
JUL 25, 2021 07:00 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Last five matches
- India beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs in Pune
- India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in Indore
- Match Abandoned: 3 T20I in Guwahati
- India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets: Nidahas Trophy, Colombo
- Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wickets, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo
JUL 25, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Can Chahal continue his love affair with the Premadasa?
With 11 scalps, India's Yuzvendra Chahal has the joint second-most wickets at RPS Colombo in T20Is. He is tied with Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman, behind Lasith Malinga's 17 wickets from 14 matches. In the two ODIs played last week, Chahar picked up five wickets and he would be hoping to continue his impressive run at the venue.
JUL 25, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Dhawan one big hit away from 50 sixes for India
Shikhar Dhawan is currently 7th in the list of leading six-hitters for India in T20Is, after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, having cleared the ropes 49 times. One more tonight and he would become the seventh India batsman to score 50 or more sixes in the shortest format.
JUL 25, 2021 06:46 PM IST
So1st T20I Live: me more interesting nuggets
- Kuldeep Yadav is 1 match away from completing 100 matches across T20s.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar is 4 wickets away from completing 200 wickets across T20s.
- Bhuvneshwar is 1 scalp away from completing 250 wickets in international cricket.
JUL 25, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar five strikes away from 50 T20I wickets
With 45 wickets, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fourth in the list of India's leading wicket-takers in T20Is, behind Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin. Five wickets is a tough ask in T20Is, but Bhuvneshwar sure has a chance to get close to the 50-wicket mark tonight as he is set to return to the XI after missing out the third ODI.
JUL 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Two debuts likely for India
If Shaw and Suryakumar are not playing - and there is a strong chance of that happening - it could well pave the way for India to give debut to opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Padikkal has been the flavour following his exploits for RCB in the IPL, while injuries have prevented Chakravarty from getting his India cap although he had earned his maiden call-up last year itself. Could tonight be the moment in the sun for DDP and Chakravarthy?
JUL 25, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Test for Dhawan the T20I batsman
In 2021, Shikhar Dhawan has played just one T20I game - the 1st T20I vs England, where he scored 4 runs in 12 balls. Overall, in T20Is, Dhawan has scored 1673 at a strike rate of 127.41, which is fifth-lowest among all the openers who have scored a minimum 1000 T20I runs. Since 2019 Dhawan has played 19 T20Is and scored 441 runs, including two half-centuries.
JUL 25, 2021 06:25 PM IST
1st T20I, Live: India can extend impressive record against Sri Lanka tonight
Since August of 2019, India has not lost a single bilateral T20I series, having played eight and winning seven of them. The series against South Africa never quite got going due to Covid-19. Against Sri Lanka though, India's record proved even more impressive. Currently at 13 wins, India are one more victory away from registering the most wins against any opposition in T20I cricket.
JUL 25, 2021 06:20 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Head-to-head in T20Is
We all know that India recently achieved their 10-match winning streak over Sri Lanka. But how does the T20Is stack up. As per stats, India and Sri Lanka have faced each other 19 times in Twenty 20 in the past, and once again, the balance is tilted heavily in favour of the Men in Blue, who lead their sub-continent neighbours 13-5 with one match abandoned without a ball being bowled.
JUL 25, 2021 06:15 PM IST
The Big Question: Will Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav play tonight?
Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav are two of the biggest draws currently for India in Sri Lanka. However, reports on Saturday surfaced that the two batsmen have been directed by the BCCI to join the Test squad in England, which is currently nursing a few injury concerns. If that is true, it would mean that Shaw and Suryakumar's tour of Sri Lanka is officially over. With a bunch of exciting youngsters waiting for an opportunity, India would rather relieve Shaw and Suryakumar of their duties and hand chances to a couple of fringe players.
JUL 25, 2021 06:10 PM IST
India expected to field their strongest XI
And rightly so. After five debuts in the third ODI, things didn't really go as panned for the Indian team. So do not expect the same XI tonight. Captain Dhawan made it clear that India will be fielding their best XI and the room for experimentation will only come in once the series is sealed.
JUL 25, 2021 06:05 PM IST
After ODIs, it's time for T20s
As the action shifts to the T20I series, it will be interesting to see whether India could continue their domination over Sri Lanka, or can the hosts pull off a few surprises here and there. Based on what transpired by what transpired in the last two ODI games, Sri Lanka definitely cannot be counted out, especially their spinners and how they turned the table after that rain interval Friday afternoon.
JUL 25, 2021 05:49 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score, 1st T20I
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 1st T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo. After securing the ODI series 2-1, a confident Indian unit would want to continue the good work with Shikhar Dhawan and Co, hoping for an encore over the Lankans. For Sri Lanka, who appear a better T20 side, its an opportunity to build on the wonderful result of the third ODI and carry that confidence and momentum forward.
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- While analyzing CSK's Suresh Raina's six-ball stay against MI on Sunday, which included five dot balls and one streaky boundary, former South Africa and RCB pacer Dale Steyn quipped that the batsman looked like a “school boy cricketer” at one point.
- Should RCB skipper Virat Kohli score the required 71 runs, he will become the fifth batsman in the world to get to 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.