Kusal Perera's 66 powers Sri Lanka's thumping victory in opening T20I

Kusal Perera's 66 powers Sri Lanka's thumping victory in opening T20I

Kusal Perera smashed 66 runs off 37 deliveries to guide Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in the opening match of the Independence Cup three-nation Twenty20 tournament on Tuesday. Later, Pant joined with Dhawan and they added nearly 50 runs when Dhawan was gone with his 90 runs innings. Captain Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have all been given a rest following a long tour of South Africa.

The 2nd T20 of Nidahas Trophy between India vs Bangladesh will be broadcast live on DSport (English commentary).

New Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha has changed the team fortunes but the hosts have faced a major blow as Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne and pacer Shehan Madushanka are all injured. "We are playing seven batters and four bowlers". The Sharma-led team posted 175 on the board, but the inexperienced bowling lineup was unable to defend the total with Sri Lanka getting to the target with nine balls to spare. India scored 174 runs in exchange for five wickets by playing 20 overs so far. Dhawan first went past his best T20I score of 80 and then became the Indian with the highest T20I score in Sri Lanka, bettering Virat Kohli's 82 that was made a year ago.

Dhawan then gave the innings the much-needed momentum with the help of Manish Pandey (37 off 35), the two sharing a 95-run stand.

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Jeevan Mendis took two wickets for Sri Lanka. It was a decent wicket. For India Chahal and Washington Sundar claimed two wickets each while Jaydev Unadkat took one wicket.

Rohit addressed a press conference in Colombo along with Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and Bangladeshi skipper Mahmudullah. Of course, we will learn from our mistakes.

India ranks in the top four of the ICC T20 Rankings in the T20 tri-series while Sri Lanka is in eighth position and Bangladesh at tenth. Even against SL, he scored a 90-run knock.

"I think in some cases we are panicking a lot and I feel we need to curb that since, as a team, you have to accept that when things are not going well, we should not be panicking and we need to go back to the basics", he added. And in 18.3 overs they chased the runs successfully.

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