India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets as chase master Virat Kohli joined hands with youngster Manish Pandey to anchor a majestic victory in the lone T20I at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka scored 170 runs in their stipulated 20 overs and India overhauled it easily courtesy skipper Kohli's knock of 82 runs and Pandey's unbeaten half-century.
Earlier, the Indian bowlers did a great job to stop Sri Lanka from reaching a massive score. The Lankans were cruising brilliantly in the first 10 overs of the match but the Indian spinners Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav applied brakes to their innings apart from claiming regular wickets.
India vs Sri Lanka T20: Live Cricket Score
Here are the match updates:
# Sri Lanka go victory less as India win the only T20 match by 7 wickets.
# Kohli OUT! 82(54)
# Score after 13 overs: IND 118-2
# Prasanna to Kohli, 2 runs, with this fifty comes up for Kohli.
# OUT! Prasanna to Rahul, out Caught by Shanaka!! He was looking good but could not capitalise his innings. Score bord reads: India 43-2 after 65.4 overs.
# After 5 overs: India 39-1
# OUT! Malinga strikes, Rohit departs early.
# Mathews to Rahul, FOUR, square of the wicket
# Angelo Mathews opens the bowling for Sri Lanka
# India begin their innings as openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma come out to bat
# With a single on the last bowl, Sri Lanka put a challenging 171-run target for India.
# Bhuvneshwar to Priyanjan, SIX. This is what Sri Lanka needed.
# FOUR! Three boundaries on last three.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the last over.
# FOUR more! Udana is helping the Lankan score fly high.
# FOUR! Low full-toss and Udana smashes it wide of mid off.
# Just five runs in first 4 bowls.
# Score after 18 overs: SL 144-7
# SIX! on the last bowl to Bhuvneshwar. Udana is on a Udan(flight) here.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack
# Score after 17 overs: SL 135-7
# Kuldeep Yadav to Prasanna, out Caught by Kohli!! Another one goes down. Sri Lanka in trouble now.
# Sri Lanka:S 113/6 (14 Overs)
# Chahal to Shanaka, out Lbw!! Another wicket goes. Sri Lanka is losing wickets in quick succession.
Dasun Shanaka, the right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Out Bowled! But Chahal gets better of him, Perera goes for 11 (7).
# Chahal to Thisara Perera, SIX, Perera is on fire now.
# Kuldeep Yadav puts an end to the blistering innings of Munaweera, out Bowled!
# OUT! Lightning struck for the 101st times. Dhoni stumps Mathews!
# Bumrah to Dickwella, out Bowled!! After some fireworks from Munaweera, Bumhrah breaks the partnership, sends back Dickwella.
# SIX more. Munaweera is taking on Chahal.
# Chahal to Munaweera, SIX, Smashed it.
# Dilshan Munaweera, the right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Bhuvneshwar to Tharanga, out Bowled!!
# Dickwella and Tharanga are at the crease. Dickwella is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack
#There will be an inspection at 19:00 local time
# Toss delayed due to wet outfield
# India haven't lost a single T20I to Sri Lanka while playing in the latter's home
# Jasprit Bumrah needs two more wickets to overtake Ashish Nehra as the second highest wicket-taker for India in the format.
# Virat Kohli shall become only the fifth Indian cricketer to play 50 T20 international games