Who won India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I? Check IND vs SL Man of the Match Award winner
Updated on: Jan 3, 2023 11:05 pm IST
IND vs SL 1st T20I: India and Sri Lanka locked horns in the first T20I of the three-match series in Mumbai. It was a game that reflected the aggressive approach of the hosts. Although they lost wickets, but they kept going after the bowlers. They then were aggressive with the ball as they took wickets in quick succession and won the game by just 2 runs to take 1-0 lead in the series.
IND vs SL 2023: India clinches nail-bitter 1st T20I against Sri Lanka by 2 runs
Asked to bat first, India were off the blistering start as Ishan Kishan scored 17 runs in the first innings. Debutant Shubman Gill looked but was trapped in lbw for 7 runs by Maheesh Theekshana. But after that India lost Suryakumar Yadav (7), Sanju Samson (5) and Kishan (37) to saw themselves tumbling at 77/4.
Skipper Hardik Pandya then played a fiery knock of 29 runs but couldn’t finish on high. Deepak Hooda (41*) along with Axar Patel (31*) then tapped on their acceleration mode and stitched crucial 68 runs partnership to help India post a total of 162 runs on the board. For Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with the figures of 1/22.
Defending the target, debutant Shivam Mavi took India to a fiery start and removed Pathum Nissanka (1) and Dhananjaya de Silva (8) early to leave the visitors tumbling at 24/2. Umran Malik and Harshal Patel then joined the party and took three quick wickets among them to leave the opposition tottering at 68/5. Dasun Shananka and Wanindu Hasaranga (21) tried their best but Indian bowlers held their nerves well and closed the match. With 13 runs needed off the last over, Axar Patel was handed the responsibility and he bowled staggeringly well and guided his side home with 2 runs in the bank. The young pacer Mavi was the pick of the bowlers as he returned the the figures of 4/22.
IND vs SL: Who won Man of the Match Award in first T20I between India and Sri Lanka
Indian batter Deepak Hooda was awarded Player of the Match in the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka. The right-hander played staggering innings of unbeaten 41 runs and bailed India out of trouble when they were tumbling at 77/4. His innings was laced with 1 four and 4 sixes as he batted with a strike rate of 178.26.