The first innings feature Shanaka, Mendis, and the no-balls as the major facts. Sri Lanka scored 206 off 20 overs, giving team India a tough total . Arshdeep’s return was a nightmare, as he bowled five no-balls in his two overs, and Lanka got off to a quick start. Although India has enough, Lanka won’t give up easily.
First time Sri Lanka have scored 200+ in a T20I vs India since Jan 2010 And first time against any opponent since 2018, 69 matches ago.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka was able to play a skipper’s innings as Sri Lanka cross 200 runs, giving the hosts a tough target. Dasun Shanaka made a quick fifty in just 20 deliveries and breaks tremendous records.
Sri Lankan captain now becomes the third batsman in the list of “Fastest Fifty for a Sri Lankan player in T20Is” This is also the fastest fifty by Dasun against team India.
Dasun Shanaka last five T20I knocks vs India
255 runs | SR 205.64
19 C Green Hyderabad 2022
20 J Charles Lauderhill 2016
20 D Shanaka vs Ind Pune 2023 *
21 K Sangakkara Nagpur 2009