India beat Sri Lanka by 2 runs in T20 series opener


India Beat Sri Lanka by two runs in the first match T20 International To take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here on Tuesday.

Sent in to bat, India scored 162 for five at the Wankhede Stadium, reaching the total after being upset at one stage of their innings.

In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 160 runs in 20 overs, with fast bowler Shivam Mavi (4/20) taking the first two wickets. Captain Dasun Shanaka scored 45 runs in 27 balls for the visiting team.

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For India, opener Ishan Kishan scored 37 off 29 balls while new T20 captain Hardik Pandya scored 29 off 27 balls. Deepak Hooda then scored 41 runs in 23 balls, while Akshar Patel scored 31 runs in 20 balls.

Abbreviated Score:

India: 162/5 in 20 overs (Ishan Kishan 37, Deepak Hooda 41 not out, Akshar Patel 31 not out)
Sri Lanka: 160 in 20 overs (Kusal Mendis 28, Dasun Shanaka 45; Shivam Mavi 4/22).

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