• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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Sri Lanka stun India by five wickets in first T20 ₹

The Sri Lanka team celebrate their victory

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Debutant Kasun Rajitha picked up three crucial wickets to help a depleted Sri Lanka stun the top-ranked Indians by clinching a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Pune on Tuesday (9). Belying their status as underdogs, the inexperienced Sri Lankan pace attack skittled out their hosts for a paltry 101 in 18.5 overs, India’s third lowest score in T20 cricket. After Rajitha took the wickets of India’s first three batsman, Dasun Shanaka bagged three other top order scalps on a bouncy wicket in Pune, helped by some poor shot selection by the hosts. Sri Lanka made hard work…

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