India and Sri Lanka are facing each other in the first T20 at R Premadasa stadium, Colombo. The hosts won the toss and elected to field first. He said that “the wicket will be better in the second half of the game”. Hence he would like to bowl first. The Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan held the similar view. He too told ” We would have bowled first as well, there’s dampness in the pitch”.
The decision to bowl first proved to be great for Sri Lanka. Prithvi Shaw the Indian opener who is making a debut in the T20 format was dismissed for a golden duck. It was Dushmantha Chameera who bowled a ripping out swinger to the batsman. Accordingly the batsman tried to drive it but could only edge it to the wicket keeper who easily took the catch.
Sanju Samson came at number three in today’s match. The right hand wicket keeper batsman picked up the pace gradually. Consequently he smashed Dushmantha Chameera for a four thorough point region.
However the best of his hitting ability was visible in the sixth over. On the first ball he whacked a ball over the sight screen for a gigantic six. It was a leg break as Samson came down the track to counter the turn. Consequently he met the pitch of the ball and cracked the ball straight over the bowler’s head for a colossal hit. It was a 91 mtrs six.
Just a delivery later, Samson blasted another boundary through covers for a four. Accordingly a full length ball was carved in the air between mid off and covers for a four. It appeared that he is in great touch but again he was dismissed like in the one dayers.
On the first ball of the 7th over, Wanindu Hasaranga bowled a straight delivery. Samson played all around it and was caught plumb in front of the wicket. Moreover the umpire did not think twice before sending him on his way. Samson made 27 in 20 balls with 2 fours and a six.
Watch the six here :
𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗪 🤯
A 91-metre six from Sanju Samson 😎
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