India has won the first T20. India made a great start to the T20I series after the ODIs by defeating Sri Lanka by 38 runs. The performance of the Indian batsmen in the first T20 was a bit disappointing, but the good bowling saved the match and Sri Lanka had to face the loss.
India won the first T20
Talking about the match, batting first, the Indian team scored 164 runs for five wickets. India’s start proved to be so bad that Prithvi Shaw was out on the very first ball of the match. But then there were small partnerships and Suryakumar Yadav also scored a half-century, with the help of which India reached a respectable score. It was a different matter that the finisher Hardik Pandya did not contribute much in this score. India could not score much runs in the last over.
Star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar
But then when the turn of the Sri Lankan batsmen came, then India also gave a befitting reply. After losing the first wicket for 23 runs, Sri Lanka’s batting became a victim of fragmentation and one wicket after the other kept falling. Veteran bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar again showed his swing after a long time and proved to be the most successful bowler. He took four wickets for just 22 runs and played an important role in this victory of India. Deepak Chahar also kept the Sri Lankan batsmen silent while bowling and took 2 wickets for 24 runs.
India’s comeback on the strength of bowlers
The best aspect for India was that all the bowlers contributed in this victory. Hardik, Varun, Krunal and Yuzvendra Chahal also took one wicket each. In such a situation, the Sri Lankan batsmen surrendered in front of India’s strong bowling and they lost the first T20.