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Team India is in top-class form and reported clean sweeps against West Indies in the recent ODI and T20 series. India started the Sri Lanka tour on a positive note and continued its success streak. The first T20 International took place last night in EKana Sports City, Lucknow. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first in the T20 match. Team India reported a huge score of 199 for the loss of 2 wickets in their 20 overs. Ishan Kishan (89) is in top-class form and Shreyas Iyer (57 not out), Rohit Sharma (44) are the other top scorers for the side. Dasun Shanaka (1/19), Lahiru Kumara (1/43) took both the wickets for Sri Lanka.
Chasing a total of 200, Sri Lanka failed to withstand the pressure and scored 137 for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. Charith Asalanka (53 not out), Dushmantha Chameera (24 not out) and Chamika Karunaratne (21) are the top scorers among the Sri Lankan batsmen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/9) reported his best numbers and Venkatesh Iyer (2/36), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/11) bagged the other wickets for the Indian side. India reported a victory by 62 runs in the first T20. Ishan Kishan is named as the Player of the Match. The second T20 international will take place tomorrow and the third one will take place on Sunday.
By Siva Kumar