new Delhi. The first T20 match played between India and Sri Lanka on January 3 was more exciting than expected. Where did the Indian audience expect that the host team India would easily win the match. But the sensational shots of Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka turned the tide of the game. For once there was silence in the Wankhede Stadium. Then came such a ball, which turned all this silence into a celebration. The speed of this ball of Umran Malik was 155 km per hour and for which Shanaka had no answer.
India scored 162 runs for 5 wickets in the T20 match played against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In response, Sri Lanka had scored 123 runs for 6 wickets in 16 overs. Then he needed 40 runs off 24 balls to win. Captain Dasun Shanaka was at the crease, who by then had scored 39 runs off 23 balls. Karunaratne was accompanying him.
On this occasion, Umran Malik brought his fourth over. No run was scored on his first ball. But on the very second ball, Shanaka showed his attitude by hitting a scintillating six. After this six, there was silence in the one-time stadium. Where was Umran also going to stay behind? He threw his third ball yorker. By the time Shanaka could understand something, the ball reached wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan between his legs.
India took DRS on this ball. Even though the third umpire did not give out on this, but India got the benefit of this break. Umran bowled the next ball at a speed of 155 kmph, on which Shanaka did run the bat, but he was killed by the speed. Shanaka tried to hit this ball over the cover for a four. But it was such an effort, in which there was neither timing nor strength. As a result, Yuzvendra Chahal took a simple catch on the cover. In this way, the ball on which Shanaka was looking for a four, he did all his work.
India won this match by 2 runs on the last ball. Through this match from India, Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill started their T20 International career. This was the first international match of Shivam Mavi. He made this match memorable by taking 4 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 03, 2023, 23:10 IST