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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20: India won the first match of the year by 2 runs

Team India has won the first match of the year 2023. India beat Asian champions Sri Lanka by 2 runs. The team won the first match of the year after 5 years. Earlier in 2017 we beat England by 3 wickets.

With this victory, the hosts have 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.

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India put a total of 162 runs on the scoreboard

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 scored the highest 45 runs from Sri Lanka. While opener Kusal Mendis added 28 runs.

hero of India’s victory

  1. Shivam Mavi
    Shivam Mavi, playing the debut match, bowled accurately. He took 4 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs of his quota. While Umran Malik and Harshal Patel got 2-2 successes.
  2. Deepak Hooda
    Be the player of the match. Scored 41 runs on 23 balls in the role of finisher. Also got 2 run-outs in the last over.
  3. Hooda-Akshar partnership
    India had lost 5 wickets on the score of 94 runs in 14.1 overs. In such a situation, Deepak Hooda-Akshar Patel shared a partnership of 68 runs in 35 balls. On the basis of this partnership, the Indian team could score 162. Apart from Deepak-Akshar, 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.

Leaving Ishaan…the top order failed to score runs

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 Mahesh 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.

17 runs were scored in the very first over of the match

17 runs were scored in the very first over of the match. Indian opener Ishan Kishan scored 16 runs in the first over of Kasun Rajitha. This includes one six and two fours. One run came from extra.

The team has landed without seniors

In the three-match series, the team has landed without seniors like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul. Team India’s new opening pair will be seen against Sri Lanka. Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan will open the innings.

Debut cap for Gill-Mavi

In the first T20, Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi have been given a chance to debut. Gill was given the debut cap by vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav and Mavi by captain Hardik Pandya.
At the same time, Arshdeep Singh was not available for selection.

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