Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads dominant Indian bowling display as visitors trounce Sri Lanka in first T20I

Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads dominant Indian bowling display as visitors trounce Sri Lanka in first T20I

India sealed a comfortable 38-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the first of three T20Is at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium to take a 1-0 lead. Chasing 165, the Lankans were bundled out for just 126, courtesy a dominant bowling effort from the Indian bowlers. Twitter @BCCI

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field. They got off to a dream start, with Dushmantha Chameera getting rid of T20I debutant Prithvi Shaw in the very first ball of the match. Twitter @ICC

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan (46) helped India recover from the early blow. He forged two 50-plus partnerships during the game, with Sanju Samson for the second and Suryakumar Yadav for the third wicket. Twitter @ICC

Suryakumar Yadav (50) played a pivotal role during the Indian innings, as India posted 164/5 in 20 overs. He notched up his second T20I fifty. Twitter @ICC

Krunal Pandya got India the early breakthrough, with the dismissal of Lankan opener Minod Bhanuka. Bhanuka was caught by Suryakumar Yadav at cover. Twitter @BCCI

Sri Lanka seemed to have lost the plot after Ashen Bandara’s dismissal in the 13th over, but Charith Asalanka’s gritty 44 would go onto give the hosts some hope. Twitter @ICC

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the tar of the Indian bowling lineup, picking up four wickets while conceding just 22 runs in 3.3 overs. Twitter @BCC

Source: www.firstpost.com

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