India thrashes Sri Lanka by 93 runs in 1st Twenty Twenty


Cuttack (Odisha): India beat Sri Lanka by 93 runs in Cuttack on Wednesday in three-match T20 International series. This helped the team to take lead by 1-0 in the game.

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Sri Lankan team lost the game at a score of 87 runs on Wednesday. Indian bowler Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets which helped the team to win the match.

Prior, Sri Lanka had clinched the toss and directed India to bat first.

The partnership between MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey took India to adequate total of 180 for 3 wickets at the Barabati Stadium.

Batsman Rohit Sharma contributed only 17 runs whereas KL Rahul gave 61 runs to the Indian team to take a lead against the opponent team.

When KL Rahul lost the match, it seemed that India would not be able to make more than 150 score but Dhoni and Pandey’s remarkable performance contributed 61 runs in the last four overs to give Sri Lanka a perfect total.

Dhoni clinched unbeaten 39 runs whereas Pandey scored 32 at the vital time.

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Chahal was given the title of Man of the Match.