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Ashwin to Shanaka, OUT, taken! What a catch from Raina! Jumps to his right from square leg to grab a full-blooded sweep with both hands. Wasn't too far from him, so he didn't throw himself at the ball, just jumped sideways and judged it perfectly

MD Shanaka c Raina b Ashwin 3 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Raina to Chandimal, OUT, quicker ball, and he's gone! Looks to shuffle across and flick, it was on the stumps, and he missed. Ball hits his front pad in front of middle and leg, and I have a feeling this might also have been missing leg stump. But replays suggest it might just have been hitting. He had got a long way across. First replay I saw was from a mid-off angle, and that might have deceived me a little

LD Chandimal lbw b Raina 35 (57m 35b 1x4 2x6) SR: 100.00

Ashwin to Kapugedera, OUT, Given! Sharp turn to hit the front pad as he comes forward to drive down the ground. It dipped on him and he had to reach for it, and then spun past his inside edge. Hit him in front of middle stump, but he'd taken a long stride forward, and I have a feeling it might have been missing leg stump

CK Kapugedera lbw b Ashwin 25 (25m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.15

Nehra to Gunathilaka, OUT, another short ball, another miscued pull, another wicket. Skidded on outside off, and it hit high on the bat, went off it without too much power, and Dhawan leaped up to catch it over his head with both hands at mid-on

MD Gunathilaka c Dhawan b Nehra 9 (21m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 50.00

Nehra to Dickwella, OUT, and he's gone. Bouncer outside off, looks for the pull, and that isn't the cleverest shot given the line and given the fact that he's watched India getting out to the steep bounce. Top-edges it, and pops up a simple catch to mid-on

N Dickwella c Dhawan b Nehra 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Not the lowest, at least


No. of lower all-out totals for India in T20Is than the 101 today - 74 vs Aus, MCG, 2008-09 and 92 vs SA, Cuttack, 2015-16.

Resistance by No.9


Previous highest score for Ashwin in T20Is, vs Eng, Kolkata, 2011-12. Batting at No.9 in this match, he is the highest-scorer for India.

Collapse mid-way


No. of times India lost 6 wickets in their first 10 overs in T20Is, before this - vs NZ, Christchurch, 2008-09 and vs Aus, Bridgetown, 2010 World T20.

Youngsters doing the damage


No. of Sri Lanka bowlers who took 2 wickets in the first over of their T20I career today - Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka.

50 up


No. of India players who have played 50 or more T20Is, including Suresh Raina who his playing his 50th match today. Dhoni has played 56 matches.

Worst start


No. of times India had lost teir first 2 wickets in the first over in T20Is, before today. Their earliest was in 7 balls, also vs SL, Colombo (RPS), 2008-09.