IND vs SL: India and Sri Lanka have met before in Wankhede, the match took place 5 years ago

The three-match T20 series between India and Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) starts today (January 3). The first match will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Here both teams have met once before. The India team had recorded victory in this match held 5 years ago. Jaydev Unadkat then won the ‘Man of the Match’ title as he bowled brilliantly for the India team.

In this match, the command of Team India was in the hands of Rohit Sharma. He chose to pitch first after winning the toss. The Indian bowlers completely dispersed the Sri Lankan top order at the start. Sri Lanka’s three wickets had fallen in 18 runs. From here, due to the innings of Sadira Samarawickrama (21), Asila Gunaratne (36) and Dasun Shanaka (29), Sri Lanka were able to put up a respectable score of 135 runs losing 7 wickets in scheduled overs.

Here Jaydev Unadkat took 2 wickets for 15 runs. Hardik Pandya also got 2 wickets. Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav took 1-1 wickets.

Chasing the target of 136 runs, Team India lost their first wicket in the form of KL Rahul (4) for a total of 17 runs. After this, Rohit Sharma (27) also started walking. From here, Shreyas Iyer (30) and Manish Pandey (32) paved the way for India’s victory by playing sparing innings. In the latter, Dinesh Karthik (18) and MS Dhoni (16) played unbeaten innings to give the Indian side a 5-wicket victory on 19.2 overs.

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