Ishan Kishan played a rankling inning of 89 runs off fair 56 deliveries, after being criticized for a moderate strike rate in the West Indies series where Shreyas Iyer too crushed 57 runs off 28 balls to assist India in posting a enormous add up to of 199/2, in the long run winning the primary T20I against Sri Lanka by 62 runs at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Captain Rohit Sharma chipped in with a 32-ball 44 runs thump as well. He presently has scored the foremost T20I runs after outperforming Martin Guptill’s count of 3299 runs.
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma laid the foundation with a 111-run stand and Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 28-ball 57 provided the late flourish in what ended as an emphatic 62-run victory for India.
Top-scorer Charith Asalanka (53 not out) was more fortunate. Dropped on 6 by Shreyas Iyer off Yuzvendra Chahal, the Lankan was pronounced leg-before within the same over but won the review. In any case, there was no rest for the guest as Venkatesh sent back Janith Liyanage, Ravindra Jadeja had Dinesh Chandimal befuddled and Chahal sent back Shanaka to make it 60/5. From that point, the edge of Indian triumph was the as it were point of interest.
The biggest takeaway for India was the manner in which the top-order batted responsibly after the team took the field with debutant Deepak Hooda and five comeback men – Jasprit Bumrah, Jadeja, Chahal, Bhuvneshwar and Sanju Samson.