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| On Jul 25, 2021 11:50 PM IST

Sri Lanka vs India Live, 1st T20I: Yuzvendra Chahal bamboozles Dhananjaya de Silva with a beauty – WATCH

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The tour against Sri Lanka has reached the halfway stage, with the ODI leg complete. Team India are facing Sri Lanka in the first T20I at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. After winning the three-match ODI series the Shikhar Dhawan-led side will look to bag the T20I series as well. The first T20I match saw young opener Prithvi Shaw and mystery-spinner Varun Chakravarthy making their debut for Team India.

Yuzvendra Chahal removes Dhananjaya de Silva with a peach of a delivery

Team India is currently taking on Sri Lanka in the first T20I at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. Asked to bat first, the Shikhar Dhawan-led side posted a total of 164 runs.

During the 7th over of Sri Lanka’s chase, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal provided the crucial breakthrough for Team India as he bamboozled Dhananjaya de Silva with a classical leg-spinning delivery which turned sharply and kissed the top of the middle stump.

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Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century takes India to fighting total

Indian cricket team got off to the worst possible start as they lost debutant Prithvi Shaw on the first delivery of the match. The duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson tried to steady the Indian ship but were unable to score big.

Coming to bat at No.4 Suryakumar Yadav once again proved his mettle. After bagging the man of the series award in the recently concluded ODI series, the Mumbai Indians batsman began the T20I series with a fantastic half-century off just 34 balls and helped his team put a respectable total of 164 runs.

The three-match T20I series is the last scheduled series for Team India before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Indian team management and selectors would be keeping an eye on the performances of the player in the ongoing series before they head into the marquee tournament and the current form of Suryakumar Yadav makes him top candidate for the ICC event . The final two T20Is between Sri Lanka and India will be played on the 27th and 29th of July at the same venue.