SL v IND 2021: All-around team effort, Team India players celebrate victory in 1st T20I vs SL

India handed a 38-run loss to hosts Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Sunday (25 July).

Team India went 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka| TwitterShikhar Dhawan-led Team India started the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka on a winning note as the Men in Blue registered a 38-run win over hosts in the first match in Colombo on Sunday (25 July).

After winning the three-match ODI series comfortably 2-1, Indians were off to a great start in the three-match T20I series as well. India continued from where they left off in the ODIs and began the T20 series with a win to their name.

Opting to bowl first, Sri Lanka managed to pick few early wickets, but the in-form right-hand batsman Suryakumar Yadav (50) along with Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan (46) bailed India out of trouble and took the team to 164/5 in their quota of 20 overs.

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Then Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 4/22, Deepak Chahar's 2/24, and one wicket each by Yuzvendra Chahal, debutant Varun Chakravarthy, and the Pandya brothers kept Sri Lanka to 126/5 and earned India a 38-run win in the first match.

While fans and pundits were praising the tourists for their amazing win which was a complete all-round performance from Shikhar Dhawan and Co, even the Men in Blue players expressed their thoughts and lauded each other for a fantastic start to the three-match T20I series on social media.

Have a look at Tweets from Team India cricketers:


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 26 Jul, 2021

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