Sri Lanka lost to hosts India by a wide margin in the first T20. The Lankans could not score more than 137 in India's 200-run target. As a result, Rohit Sharma's team took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a 62-run victory.
With this great victory, Rohit Sharma's team went ahead in the three-match T20 series. Besides, India won 10 consecutive T20 matches. Afghanistan and Romania (12) have the record of winning in a row.
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Sri Lankan captain Dashun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat. Rohit Sharma's team got a good start in batting. India rushed towards a big collection with the help of two openers Rohit and Ishan Kisan. India lost the captain's wicket for 111 runs.
The rest of the time, Iyer brought a big collection of 199 runs for the loss of 2 wickets by hitting 56 off 26 balls with 2 sixes and 5 fours.
Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, Shanaka and Kumara took one wicket each.
The visitors were under pressure when opener Pathum Nishanka returned without a run at the start. The Sri Lankans lost the wicket of Kamil Mishra without coping with that pressure. In between, Charith Asalanka batted with one end in front, but the Sri Lankan middle order could not give him enough association. In the end, Chamira remained unbeaten on 24 off 14 balls but it only reduced the gap.
Among the Indian bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Venkatesh Iyer took two wickets each.
Ishan Kishan is the Player of the Match.. The next match of the series is on 28 February.