Team India has won the first match of the year 2023. He defeated Asian champions Sri Lanka by 2 runs. The Indian team has won the first match of the year after 5 years. Earlier in 2017, he had defeated England by 3 wickets. With this victory, the Indian team has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The second match of the series will be played on January 5 in Pune.
Batting first after losing the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Team India scored a score of 162 runs. After that the visiting team was dismissed for 160 runs. Captain Dasun Shanaka contributed the maximum 45 runs from Sri Lanka. While opener Kusal Mendis added 28 runs.
Shivam Mavi playing his debut match took 4 wickets. While Umran Malik and Harshal Patel got 2-2 successes.
Earlier, Deepak Hooda (41 * runs) and Akshar Patel (31 * runs) shared an unbeaten 68-run partnership for the sixth wicket from India. Both faced 35 balls. Apart from these two, opener Ishaan Kishan (37 runs) and captain Hardik Pandya (29 runs) also played useful innings. Shubman Gill (7), Suryakumar Yadav (7), and Sanju Samson (5) flopped.
Sri Lanka’s Mahesh Teekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vanindu Hasaranga, and Dilshan Madushanka got one wicket each
Sri Lankan wickets fell like this
1st: Pathum Nissanka bowled by Shivam Mavi.
Second: De Silva was caught by Mavi at the hands of Sanju Samson.
Third: Aslanka wants to hit, Umran Malik’s ball stands up with the top edge of the bat. The wicketkeeper took a tremendous catch with a long run-up.
Fourth: Mendis wanted to cut Harshal’s short wide ball, but the ball went into the hands of Sanju Samson standing at deep cover.
Fifth: Bhanuka Rajapakse wanted to play Harshal Patel’s length ball towards mid-off, but the ball did not go that far and was caught by captain Pandya.
Sixth: Hasranga caught Pandya standing at mid-off on Mavi’s ball.
Seventh: Captain Dasun Shanaka was able to catch Chahal on the ball of Umran Malik.
Eighth: Fuller length ball to Mahesh Teekshana. On which Teekshana was caught by Suryakumar Yadav at long off.
India scored 162 runs, and Hooda-Deepak added 68 runs on 35 balls
Batting first after losing the toss, the Indian team scored 162 runs. He had lost 5 wickets at the score of 94 runs in 14.1 overs. From here, Hooda-Deepak added an unbeaten 68 off 35 balls for the sixth wicket to take India to a challenging score. Hooda scored an unbeaten 41 off 23 balls with the help of 1 four and 4 sixes. At the same time, Akshar scored 31 runs in 20 balls with the help of three fours and 1 six.
Apart from these two, opener Ishaan Kishan (37 runs) and captain Hardik Pandya (29 runs) also played useful innings. Shubman Gill (7), Suryakumar Yadav (7) and Sanju Samson (5) flopped.
For Sri Lanka, Mahesh Teekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjay de Silva, Vanindu Hasaranga and Dilshan Madushanka got one wicket each.
Leaving Ishaan…the top order did not work
India’s top order flopped except for Ishaan. Sri Lankan bowlers did not give Gill, Surya and Samson a chance to play freely. Suryakumar Yadav, the highest run-scorer for India in 2022, got out after scoring 7 runs. Shubman Gill, who was debuting, also got LBW on the ball of Mahish Teekshana in the powerplay. At the same time, Sanju Samson, who is returning to the team, got out after scoring 6 runs in 5 balls.
Strong comeback from Sri Lanka, score 41/2 after Powerplay
India scored 26 runs in the first 2 overs of the powerplay itself. But, Suryakumar also returned to the pavilion after Gill was dismissed in the third over. The team could only manage 42 runs for 2 wickets in 6 overs of powerplay.
This is how India’s wickets fell
First: Shubman Gill became LBW on Mahesh Teekshana’s ball. He could only score 7 runs.
Second: Suryakumar Yadav was caught by Karunaratne at short fine leg by Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
Third: Sanju was caught by Madushanka standing at the short third man on the ball of Samson de Silva.
Fourth: Ishaan Kishan wanted to hit Vanindu Hasaranga’s ball but was caught by De Silva at deep mid-wicket.
Fifth: Dilshan Madushanka’s ball went behind the wicket touching Pandya’s bat. Mendis did not make a mistake in catching which.