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1st T20I (N), Lucknow, February 24, 2022, Sri Lanka tour of India
(20 ov, T:200) 137/6

India won by 62 runs

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end of over 206 runs
SL: 137/6CRR: 6.85 
Dushmantha Chameera24 (14)
Charith Asalanka53 (47)
Harshal Patel 2-0-10-0
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-19-0

That's all from our side for this game. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. See you soon.

Kishan: I got to learn a lot from the last few matches. My intent wasn't great but here I tried to keep it simple. I think pull is my favourite shot and I was actually waiting for the ball to play that shot. Bigger boundaries is good thing as we get lots of gaps. My plan was to middle the ball towards midwicket and it went my way.

Ishan Kishan is the Player of the Match.

Rohit Sharma: When you play a kind of support that we play, these things [dips in form] are bound to happen. I know the mindset and ability Ishan has and it was very very pleasing to watch him bat today. He constructed the innings after six overs, that was more pleasing. It was not about coming and hitting the ball, it was also about finding the gaps. [On Jadeja] Very happy with him. We want more from him, that's why we sent him up the order and you would see more of that in the upcoming games. He is in good form, especially Test cricket, and we want to use that in limited overs. We will see if we can promote him up the order going forward. I love playing in big grounds because that's where you are tested as a batter. In Kolkata you can just time the ball for a six. We are dropping a few catches, which is not expected at this level. I guess our fielding coach has some work to do. We want to be the best fielding side in Australia.

Dasun Shanaka: We were really poor in all three departments. They batted beautifully and read the conditions really well. We are without our main spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana and the new guys are not very experienced. Hopefully, Asalanka carries his form throughout the series.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

This is India's tenth successive T20I win. Afghanistan and Romania hold the record with 12 successive wins.

Pratik : "I'm very happy to see Bhuvi returning to form. Miser with runs and chipping wickets"

Abizar: "Harshal bhai going to Australia for world cup"

Vishnu: "How unlucky is Sanju. Batting pitch, good momentum and he doesnt get a go. Tomorrow, it could be a bowling / pitch or chasing under pressure and he might have to come out.."

Chetan: "Decent outing for India, all players except Samson were in action!"

Shreyas Iyer: My start was slow but it wasn't easy. But once my eye got in, and once I got a boundary, I thought I would keep going. Ishan too was losing patience, so I told him to take his time and then he again started timing well. It's a huge ground, especially after playing at Eden Gardens. We had planned to run a lot of twos and eventually our every plan came off. I was trying to stay in present. I thought 180 would be a good total. I just focused on watching the ball closely and tried to time it well. I tried to bribe Bumrah [who was leading the side when Rohit was off for a bit] to give me an over but it didn't work (laughs).

10.20pm India take 1-0 lead with a thumping 62-run. It's a convincing margin in its own but when you realise India didn't bowl out their main bowlers, it appears huge. Chasing 200, Sri Lanka lost a wicket off the first ball of their innings and were five down by the 12th over. After that, India didn't use their main bowlers for quiet some time and gave a few overs to Deepak Hooda and Venkatesh Iyer. They were not very effective but Sri Lanka had an almost impossible task in front of them.

Harshal to Chameera, 2 runs

fuller outside off, gets under this one and chips it over extra cover. A couple of runs there

Harshal to Asalanka, 1 run

a low full toss outside off, hits it down the ground for one

Harshal to Asalanka, no run

fuller outside off, angling away. Asalanka fails to put bat on it

Harshal to Chameera, 1 run

length ball outside off, looks to hit it over long-on but gets it from the toe end of the bat. Bounces well short of long-on

Harshal to Asalanka, 1 run

slower length ball on the pads, flicked towards backward square leg

Harshal to Chameera, 1 run

length ball around off, swings across but mistimes it towards deep midwicket

Harshal Patel to finish it off

end of over 196 runs
SL: 131/6CRR: 6.89 RRR: 69.00 • Need 69 runs from 6b
Dushmantha Chameera20 (11)
Charith Asalanka51 (44)
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-19-0
Venkatesh Iyer 3-0-36-2
Bumrah to Chameera, 1 run

a full toss around off as Bumrah tries a yorker. Hits it towards long-off

Bumrah to Asalanka, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, flicked towards deep square leg

Bumrah to Asalanka, 2 runs

fuller on the stumps, flicked towards deep midwicket. And they are coming back for the second. The throw is at the bowler's end and this could be close but Bumrah dropped the ball before he broke the stumps. Fifty comes up for Asalanka

Bumrah to Asalanka, no run

a yorker outside off, Asalanka fails to get his bat on it

Bumrah to Chameera, 1 run

length ball around off, flicked uppishly towards deep midwicket

Bumrah to Asalanka, 1 run

a slow, low full toss outside off, hits it towards wide long-off

Bumrah to bowl the 19th over

end of over 1821 runs
SL: 125/6CRR: 6.94 RRR: 37.50 • Need 75 runs from 12b
Dushmantha Chameera18 (9)
Charith Asalanka47 (40)
Venkatesh Iyer 3-0-36-2
Deepak Hooda 3-0-24-0
Venkatesh Iyer to Chameera, FOUR runs

goes for the yorker, just outside off. Chameera watches it closely and squeezes it out fine, to the left of short third man. 21 came off that over

Venkatesh Iyer to Chameera, FOUR runs

a low full toss and the pads, and flicked away behind square leg. Easy pickings for Chameera

Around the wicket now

Venkatesh Iyer to Chameera, 1 wide

length ball way outside off, left alone

Venkatesh Iyer to Chameera, SIX runs

fuller outside off, looked like another slower one. Chameera slog-sweeps it over the deep midwicket boundary

Venkatesh Iyer to Asalanka, 1 run

slower length ball outside off, cuts it towards sweeper cover

Venkatesh Iyer to Asalanka, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, Asalanka stays still and goes inside out over extra cover, long-off had no chance

Venkatesh Iyer to Chameera, 1 run

slower one on a length outside off, steered towards point

end of over 176 runs
SL: 104/6CRR: 6.11 RRR: 32.00 • Need 96 runs from 18b
Dushmantha Chameera3 (5)
Charith Asalanka42 (38)
Deepak Hooda 3-0-24-0
Venkatesh Iyer 2-0-15-2

Vishal Govindiy: "Diego. Agreed i had the same thought tonight about similarities between de kock and kishan. World is small and round."

RDXBLAST : "@Diego: You are not alone...."

Hooda to Chameera, 1 run

length outside off, goes down on one knee and sweeps it behind square leg

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