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India wins it easy against Srilanka in first T20 by 7 wickets

India after sending Srilanka packing with a whitewash victories on ODI and Test Matches has begun with a winning note, yet again on T20. It has won it comprehensively by 7 wickets. Asking Srilanka to bat first, India started claiming wickets on regular intervals. Upul Tharanga was first to go when the score was 23. Dickwella was out after he added another 23 to the partnership with Munaweera.

Then it was Angelo Matthews who was brilliantly stumped by Dhoni who yet again proved his master class behind the stumps. Munaweera top scored for Srilanka with 53 in just 29 deliveries. He hit 4 sixers and 5 boundaries. Priyanjan scored 40 and remained not out along with Udana who also fired a quick 19 n 10 deliveries making the tam score reach 170. For India, Chahal took 3 wickets and Yadav 2 with Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar claiming 1 each.

India lost its opener Rohit Sharma who scored 9 and the team score was 22. Lokesh Rahul was the next to go when the score reached 42. He scored 24. The partnership between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey took the team closer to a easy victory since thy added 119 runs. Virat Kohli who seemed to have been in supreme from got out when India needed just 10 runs to win. By then, he has scored 82 in just 54 deliveries with 7 boundaries and a six.

Dhoni who came next faced just 1 delivery and scored a run and remained not out along with Manish Pandey who also was unbeaten till the end with 51 in 36 deliveries with 4 boundaries and a sixer. India cruised past the score in 19.2 overs with loss of just 3 wickets winning the match by a god 7 wickets margin.

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