The Indian innings has got off to a flyer in the first match against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Chasing a target of 276, India racked up 26 runs in a mere 2 overs. The main man behind this blitzkrieg start was Prithvi Shaw who is making a comeback to the national side.
He showed his intentions on the fourth ball of the Indian innings. A length ball was cracked for a lovely drive resulting in a four. Another half volley outside off was creamed through mid off for second successive boundary on the very next ball.
The bowler bowled a paltry delivery on the pads on the next ball. Hence Shaw needed no second invitation. He whacked it through square leg for third boundary of the innings. However he got too aggressive in the next over. It was Wanidu Hasaranga who was bowling the third over.
Shaw fails to deliver
On the fifth ball of the over, Hasaranga bowled a leg break. Hence Shaw opened his bat face and tried to whack it through off side. However he was beaten and the ball raced thorugh his defense to mess the stumps. Thus he was dismissed for an 11 ball 13 runs.
Earlier Avushka Fernando made 50 runs in 71 balls with 4 fours and a six. He was then gone when he tried to bash Bhuvi Kumar over midwicket but was well taken by the fielder at mid on. At the end of 50 overs, Sri Lanka made 275-9.
Yuzi Chahal took 3 wickets for 50 runs in 10 overs. It was Yuzvendra Chahal who took two wickets in 2 balls. The first wicket was left handed Minod Bhanuka who made 36 runs in 42 balls. He was gone when he tried to smash it over mid wicket. However the batsman mistimed his shot and could only inside edge to short mid wicket where Manish Pandey made no mistake. He followed it with another wicket when he made the new batsman edge it behind.
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