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Twitter responds as India wins 1st T20I against Sri Lanka by 38 runs

In the won the first T20I against Sri Lanka with 38 runs thanks to a brilliant bowling performance by the duo Bhuvneshwar Kumar [4/22] and Deepak Chahar [2/24] who claimed six wickets between them to reduce Sri Lanka to 126 in 18.3 overs.

Bhuvi was the choice of the bowlers [Image-Twiter]

Sri Lanka at one point seemed to be the forerunner, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar ran through their middle and bottom order to inflict a 38-run defeat on the home side.

The choice of batsmen for Sri Lanka was Charith Asalanka, who scored a 26-ball 44, and while the opening batsman Avishka Fernando did score 26, none of the other batsmen could place anything substantial, which again resulted in a defeat for the Lankans were.

Sri Lanka earlier started a dream when pacemaker Dushmanta Chameera knocked over debutant Prithvi Shaw with an unplayable delivery; a full-fledged delivery, one that took the tip of Shaw’s bat.

Samson looked good again during his 20-ball 27 before playing around a Googly from Wanindu Hasaranga to get caught.

India, Hardik Pandya
Suryakumar Yadav crushes his second T20I fifty [Image-Twitter]

Suryakumar Yadav has enchanted the folklore ever since with his 360-degree comic strip play against both spinners as well as pacemakers.

SKY and Dhawan built up 62 runs in the next eight overs before the latter bowled out on a deep back square leg for a 36-ball 46.

However, Surya led the pack with a brilliant 50, but his untimely dismissal and the battle of Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan at the end meant that India could only score 164 in 20 overs.

Here’s how Twitter responded-


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