Colombo, Sri Lanka: So finally Sri Lanka ended their winless streak vs India in T20I. Team India won 7 consecutive T20I game against Sri Lanka before they lost in 1st game in Nidahas Trophy 2018.
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first. With a slow start and a great inning of Shikhar Dhawan who scored 90 in just 49 balls, Team India scored 174/4 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka was asked to chase 175 to win the first game of the series. And as per Sri Lanka needed Kusal Perera gave a perfect start to Sri Lanka and scored 66 in just 37 balls.
With the fantastic start Sri Lanka chased down the target with 9 balls left. This win gives Sri Lanka a bright start in the Nidahas Trophy.
Here are the top 10 stats from first match of Nidahas Trophy 2018 played between Sri Lanka and India.
1 – Rohit Sharma’s first loss as captain in T20I.
1 – The first time that Shikhar Dhawan has hit more than 2 sixes in a T20I innings.
1 – First limited-overs international played by India in Sri Lanka without MS Dhoni since his debut in 2004.
2 – Shardul Thakur conceded 27 runs in an over today, the second most by an Indian in T20Is after Stuart Binny’s 32.
5 – Rohit Sharma got out for fifth duck in T20Is in today’s game.
7 – India’s streak of seven consecutive wins in T20Is against Sri Lanka came to an end today.
22 – Kusal Perera’s 50 off 22 balls is the second fastest fifty for a Sri Lankan batsman in T20Is.
75 – Sri Lanka’s 75 in the power play (first six overs) were the second most runs scored against India in the powerplay in T20Is.
90 – Shikhar Dhawan’s 90 is the highest by an Indian in T20Is in Sri Lanka, eclipsing Virat Kohli’s 82 against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) in 2017.
175 – Sri Lanka’s second highest run-chase in T20Is.