|India innings (toss: Sri Lanka, who selected to bowl first)|
|Batsman||Dismissal||Runs scored||4s||6s||Strike price|
|R Sharma||caught Chameera, bowled Mathews||17 (13)||2||zero||130.76|
|L Rahul||bowled T Perera||61 (48)||7||1||127.08|
|S Iyer||caught Dickwella, bowled Pradeep||24 (20)||three||zero||120.00|
|MS Dhoni||not out||39 (22)||four||1||177.27|
|M Pandey||not out||32 (18)||2||2||177.77|
|Batsmen who didn’t bat: H Pandya, D Karthik, J Bumrah, Okay Yadav, J Unadkat, Y Chahal|
|Extras: 7 (four wides, 1 no-ball, 1 leg bye, 1 bye)|
|India’s whole: 180/three in 20 overs, at 9.00 runs per over|
|Fall of wickets: 38/1 (R Sharma, four.6), 101/2 (S Iyer, 12.four), 112/three (L Rahul, 14.three)|
|Sri Lanka bowling|
|Bowlers||Overs||Dot balls||Runs||Wickets||Financial system|
|Sri Lanka innings (goal: 181 runs in 20 overs, at 9.05 runs per over)|
|Batsman||Dismissal||Runs scored||4s||6s||Strike price|
|N Dickwella||caught Rahul, bowled Unadkat||13 (eight)||1||zero||162.50|
|U Tharanga||caught Dhoni, bowled Chahal||23 (16)||1||2||143.75|
|Okay Perera||caught Dhoni, bowled Kuldeep||19 (28)||zero||zero||67.85|
|A Mathews||caught and bowled Chahal||1 (7)||zero||zero||14.28|
|A Gunaratne||stumped Dhoni, bowled Chahal||four (four)||zero||zero||100.00|
|D Shanaka||caught Pandya, bowled Kuldeep||1 (6)||zero||zero||16.66|
|T Perera||stumped Dhoni, bowled Chahal||three (four)||zero||zero||75.00|
|A Dananjaya||caught and bowled Pandya||7 (7)||zero||zero||100.00|
|D Chameera||caught Rahul, bowled Pandya||12 (14)||2||zero||85.71|
|V Fernando||caught Unadkat, bowled Pandya||2 (2)||zero||zero||100.00|
|N Pradeep||not out||zero (zero)||zero||zero||zero.00|
|Extras: 2 (2 wides)|
|SL’s whole: 87/10 in 16 overs, at 5.43 runs per over|
|Fall of wickets: 15/1 (N Dickwella, 1.four), 39/2 (U Tharanga, four.5), 46/three (A Mathews, 7.2), 55/four (A Gunaratne, 9), 58/5 (D Shanaka, 10.2), 62/6 (T Perera, 11.1), 70/7 (Okay Perera, 12.four), 76/eight (A Dananjaya, 13.6), 85/9 (D Chameera, 15.four), 87/10 (V Fernando, 15.6)|
|Bowlers||Overs||Dot balls||Runs given||Wickets||Financial system|
Man of the match:
Yuzvendra Chahal, for taking four/23 in 4 overs and taking part in a starring function in India’s win.
Prime scorer within the 1st T20:
Lokesh Rahul [61 off 48 balls, 7×4 and 1×6, strike rate 127.08]
The place was the first T20 received and misplaced?
In the mean time and given the yr they’ve had, Sri Lanka can not do themselves any good. Whether or not the format is Twenty20, ODI or Check, Sri Lanka are too quick on assets, confidence and publicity (contemplating the relative lack of expertise of their line-ups) to have the ability to win matches by powering their method by. And as a cricket fan, it’s a must to really feel for them as a result of, all stated and executed, you can not query their perspective and the intention to play good cricket.
I’m saying this in hindsight, however with their batting being the weak hyperlink, selecting to bat first (having received the toss) won’t have been a foul choice. If something, their strongest swimsuit at this level can have needed to cope with the stress of defending a rating and given how the bowling assault fared for giant elements of the Indian innings, Sri Lanka may properly have gone shut. Sure, they factored within the apparent (the dew) when deciding to bowl first, however neither was the Cuttack pitch a batting paradise neither is Sri Lanka’s batting line-up adequate to chase 181 runs in 20 overs.
In the long run, India coasted house to their largest victory when it comes to margin of runs in T20 Worldwide cricket (by 93 runs, the earlier document was a win by 90 runs in opposition to England in 2012) on the again of the batting line-up collectively coming good and the bowling assault, which can also be India’s strongest swimsuit in the intervening time, doing its ordinary factor by taking wickets and strangling the opposition batsmen. All this even with Jaydev Unadkat making his worldwide comeback and Hardik Pandya taking part in as one of many 5 major bowlers. The pitch, as we had seen within the Indian innings, performed up and down and likewise didn’t facilitate stroke play with its two-paced nature. This was the explanation India’s 180/three in 20 overs was an enormous rating and put them firmly within the driver’s seat on the midway level.
With the ball, Sri Lanka had begun fairly properly and loved a good powerplay in these circumstances, selecting the wicket of Rohit Sharma and conceding 50 runs. They went on to have the higher of India over the course of the following 10 overs as properly, with India reaching solely 119/three on the finish of 16 overs and giving the impression that they might at greatest attain a complete of about 160. Angelo Mathews bowled a stump-to-stump line and made himself tough to get away; Akila Dananjaya continued to befuddle the Indian batsmen together with his bag of methods that continues to be mysterious, and Thisara Perera succeeded in holding the runs down as properly, for a majority of his spell. Although they didn’t fairly decide wickets in a heap, the Sri Lankan bowlers saved the runs down and exploited the circumstances very properly.
However all the nice work till this level was undone by some wayward bowling within the final quarter of the innings (overs 17 to 20), with MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey scoring 61 runs and taking India to 180/three. Dhoni batted at No. four and although Pandey got here in at No. 5 on the fall of Lokesh Rahul’s wicket within the 15th over, these two batsmen proved their critics improper with clear hanging and intelligent stroke play to seek out the gaps on the sector. The three sixes they hit additionally helped issues. 19 runs got here off the 17th over, 21 runs had been scored off the 19th over and 12 runs had been scored to cap off the innings. Rahul, in his comeback match, made a 48-ball 61 which gave India the platform to speed up within the latter a part of the innings. Honest to say that the first T20 pivoted on the ultimate 4 overs of the Indian innings.
181 was more likely to be an insurmountable goal for the Sri Lankan batting line-up except Upul Tharanga and the stroke-makers like Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, and Thisara Perera got here good. And with the Indian bowlers, seamers and spinners alike, mixing up the tempo and bowling the best traces and lengths for this floor, Sri Lankan batsmen discovered the run-scoring to be powerful. What impressed us all was the management exuded by the Indian bowlers: given the quantity of dew, you anticipate a beamer or just a few full-tosses to be delivered, however the Indian bowlers bowled with management and carried a wicket-taking menace all through the innings. Sri Lanka had been staggeringly bowled out for 87 in precisely 16 overs, the form of defeat that might be powerful to abdomen, notably with this being their 100th T20 Worldwide match.
Chahal picked four/23 in his 4 overs and he was well-complemented by Kuldeep Yadav, who took 2/18 and bowled a miserly spell himself. Hardik Pandya had been costly at first of his spell, conceding 22 runs in his first two overs, however got here again strongly to complete with figures of three/29. Unadkat (1/7 in two overs) gave India the important wicket of Dickwella in his very first over.