New Delhi: Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century was followed by a scintillating performance by Bhuvneshwar Kumar as India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. At one time India was in a difficult situation and was facing the danger of defeat, but Team India’s fast bowler Deepak Chahar overturned in one over.
Deepak Chahar snatched the match from Sri Lanka
In the 16th over of Sri Lanka’s innings, Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar changed the course of the match. Deepak Chahar dismissed Sri Lankan batsmen Charit Asalanka and Hasaranga in the same over. Chahar’s two wickets in this over overturned the result of the match.
Deepak Chahar gave victory to India
At one time it seemed that Sri Lanka would win this match, because Charit Asalanka was playing 44 runs in 26 balls with the help of three sixes and as many fours. If Charit Asalanka had stayed on the crease, India’s defeat was certain, but it did not happen. Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets for 24 runs in 3 overs in this match.
Deepak Chahar broke Sri Lanka’s dream
Sri Lanka needed 58 runs to win in the last five overs. Aslanka tried to play a big shot off Chahar’s ball and caught Prithvi Shaw at deep midwicket. He hit three sixes and as many fours while facing 26 balls. Chahar also bowled Wanindu Hasaranga in the same over.
The match turned as soon as Charit Asalanka was dismissed
Let us inform that while chasing India’s target of 165 runs, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 126 runs in 18.3 overs in front of the sharp bowling of fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar. Sri Lanka lost the last seven wickets for just 36 runs. Charit Asalanka scored 44 runs for Sri Lanka.
India’s deadly bowling
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets for 22 runs in 3.3 overs in this match. Bhuvneshwar got the player of the match award for his superb bowling. Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets for 24 runs in 3 overs in this match. Yuzvendra Chahal may have taken only one wicket in this match, but he bowled very tightly. Yuzvendra Chahal took 1 wicket for 19 runs in 4 overs at an economy rate of 4.80. Yuzvendra Chahal’s stingy bowling put pressure on Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan captain sad
Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka looked disappointed after losing to India and called Deepak Chahar’s two wickets in an over as the turning point of the match. After the match, Sri Lanka’s captain Shanaka said, ‘I think the target of 164 runs on this wicket was good and this target could have been achieved. Aslanka’s wicket proved to be the turning point. I hope we will do well in the next match. Sri Lankan batsman Charit Aslanka hit the first six of the innings off all-rounder Hardik Pandya and then hit debutant Varun Chakravarthy for a six. In the 14th over, Aslanka hit his third six on Chakraborty and then also hit a four.