India VS Sri Lanka

India VS Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 saw the Indian team go to the verge of elimination. Sri Lanka has beaten India by 6 wickets. The top performers from Sri Lanka were both of their openers, Kusal Mendia and Pathum Nissanka. In the end, it was the blitz of Bhanuka and Dasun Shanaka that pushed Sri Lanka over the line. Here is an in-depth preview of the game: 

Playing XI for India for India VS Sri Lanka: 

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh 

Playing XI for Sri Lanka: 

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka 

India VS Sri Lanka Super 4 Asia Cup 1st Innings (India Batting): 

India VS Sri Lanka
Rohit was the hero for India with the bat. IMG SRC: The Indian Express.

The Indian batting innings did not have an ideal start. Rahul and Kohli both departed early. The star with the bat for India was Rohit Sharma. Sharma was timing the ball very well. After India stood at 13/2. Rohit and Surya batted and took India to 110. At that point, India lost Rohit and the game started to lose track. India was reduced to 119/4 with the dismissal of Surya. Hardik, Rishabh, and Deepak Hooda contributed bits to take India to a very respectable 173/8 in 20 overs.  

The top bowler was Dilshan Madhushanka. Madhushanka snapped 3 crucial wickets. He got rid of Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, and Rishabh Pant.  

India VS Sri Lanka Super 4 Asia Cup 2nd Innings (Sri Lanka Batting): 

The Sri Lankans had an ideal start to the game. Pathum Nissanka proved why the Sri Lanka management was backing him. His timing was elite. Kusal Mendis carried on the form from his last match. They both tonked the Indian bowlers and got to their respective 50s in no time. In the 11th over, Yuzvendra Chahal bought India back in the game by dismissing Nissanka and Asalanka in the same over. 

India VS Sri Lanka
Shanaka proved why he is one of the most in-demand finishers in world cricket. IMG SRC: SLC.

But from then on it was Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Dasun Shanaka who took charge. The Sri Lankans required 60+ runs in the last 6 overs. The duo made a mockery of this score. They batted like there was no tomorrow. They tonked the Indian bowlers more. Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh were taken for runs. They managed to outscore the Indian team with 1 ball to spare and 6 wickets in hand.  

Brief Scores: 

1st Innings: 

  • Rohit Sharma: 72 runs of 41 balls. 
  • Suryakumar Yadav: 34 runs of 29 balls. 
  • Dilshan Madhushanka: 3/24. 
  • Chamika Karunaratne: 2/27. 

2nd Innings: 

  • Pathum Nissanka: 52 runs off 37 balls. 
  • Kusal Mendis: 52 runs off 37 balls. 
  • Dasun Shanaka: 33 runs of 18 balls. 
  • Yuzvendra Chahal: 3/34. 

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