In the first T20I against Sri Lanka, India captain Hardik Pandya was dissatisfied after Sanju Samson dropped an early catch on his bowling. Sanju Samson, returning to the Indian team. Did not perform well with the bat in Tuesday’s first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium. The batter missed his chance to impress the team management by only scoring 5 runs from 6 pitches.
A missed catch by Samson early in the game puzzled many even on the field. The chance came from India captain Hardik Pandya’s bowling, who was unhappy to see Samson let the catch go begging.
As the ball floated toward Samson at mid-off, it appeared as though India’s opening bowler. Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka had prevailed. The wicketkeeper for the Kerala cricket team covered a lot of ground before diving to complete the catch.
Although Samson could make the catch, the ball flew out of his hands as soon as it touched the ground. Hardik’s expression of bewilderment reflected his understandable disappointment at the missed opportunity. But when he looked at Samson later, the captain of India had a wry grin on his face. Regarding the match, debutant fast bowler Shivam Mavi took four wickets as India. Defeated Sri Lanka by two runs in an exciting first Twenty20 international on Tuesday.
Mavi bowled Sri Lanka out for 160 in Mumbai. Helping the hosts reach their target of 163 and taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Umran Malik and Harshal Patel, both pace bowlers, contributed two wickets each to the 24-year-old Mavi. Sri Lanka needed 12 runs to win, and left-arm spinner Axar Patel held his nerve in the final over. When Chamika Karuna rate’s unbeaten 23 scared India. India reached 162-5 after being put to the test by the Sri Lankan bowlers. Thanks to an unbeaten 68-run sixth-wicket partnership between Deepak Hooda (41) and Axar (31) that secured victory.