Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins the player of the match award for his impressive four-wicket haul.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar finishes with a four-for. Sri Lanka lost their last 7 wickets for 36 runs. Shikhar Dhawan and Co take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

SL 125/9 after 18.1 overs: WICKET! This has been quite the collapse by Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his third as Isuru Udana finds Suryakumar Yadav at long-on. India are just one wicket away from taking the series lead.

SL 125/8 after 18 overs: Varun returns with figures of 1/28 in his debut game. Sri Lanka have Isruru Udana and Dushmantha Chameera at the crease now. They need 40 off 12.

SL 124/8 after 17.4 overs: WICKET! First one in international cricket for Varun Chakravarthy! Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka is stumped after some smart work by Ishan Kishan.

SL 122/7 after 17 overs: WICKET! And another one perishes, this time it’s Karunaratne who chops one on. Bhuvneshwar gets his second.

SL 111/6 after 15.5 overs: WICKET! Deepak Chahar has two in one over! Wanindu Hasaranga attempts a wild slog and is clean bowled for a duck. India on top!

SL 111/5 after 15.3 overs: OUT! That’s the wicket India wanted! Charith Asalanka (44 off 26) finds Prithvi Shaw in the deep as Deepak Chahar’s change of pace does the trick. Sri Lanka have lost half their side. Wanindu Hasaranga is the new batsman.

SL 107/4 after 15 overs: Excellent over from Chahal, just three runs from it. The leg-spinner finishes his spell with superb figures of 1/19 from his four overs.

SL 104/4 after 14 overs: Asalanka is turning it on! The left-hander hits Varun for another six and then ends the over with a four. Sri Lanka need 61 off 36, this match could go down to the wire.

SL 90/4 after 13 overs: WICKET! Hardik Pandya gets his first as Ashen Bandara is clean bowled after missing a slower ball. India are continuing to build pressure. Skipper Dasun Shanaka is the new batsman.

SL 82/3 after 12 overs: SIX! Varun returns to the attack for his second over and Asalanka whips one for a maximum. The left-hander is timing it well and will need to stay till the end for Sri Lanka.

SL 73/3 after 11 overs: Nine runs come from that over. Chahal tossed one up and Asalanka swept it in the gap for four.

SL 64/3 after 10 overs: SIX! Hardik comes on to bowl and Asalanka pulls the first ball for a maximum. But the right-arm medium-pacer does well to concede just three runs off the next five balls.

SL 55/3 after 9 overs: Top-class over from Chahal, he bowled nice and slow and got plenty of turn. India are building pressure, Sri Lanka have Charith Asalanka and Ashen Bandara at the crease.

SL 50/3 after 7.1 overs: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to the attack and gets the key wicket of Avishka Fernando (26 off 23). Sri Lanka are losing their way after a strong start.

SL 48/2 after 6.2 overs: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal rattles Dhananjaya de Silva’s stumps with his second delivery. That was a beauty!

SL 46/1 after 6 overs: Top start to international cricket for Varun, just two singles come from his first over. That’s the end of the powerplay, India need quick wickets soon.

SL 44/1 after 5 overs: Shot! Krunal tosses it up and Fernando drives it over mid-on for four. Varun Chakravarthy, on debut, is coming on to bowl now.

SL 33/1 after 4 overs: Fernando is batting with immense confidence again. Chahar pitches it full and the right-hander thumps it down the ground for four. This is a solid start with the bat for Sri Lanka.

SL 23/1 after 2.3 overs: WICKET! Minod Bhanuka was dropped in the previous over by Hardik Pandya but this time Suryakumar Yadav makes no mistake. Krunal strikes in his first over.

SL 20/0 after 2 overs: Dropped! Nothing going Hardik Pandya’s way at the moment. The ball came to him at cover and popped right out of his hands. Avishka Fernando then survives a caught-behind shout. Meanwhile, Minod Bhanuka picks up two fours in that Deepak Chahar over.

SL 10/0 after 1 over: Avishka Fernando, who had a solid ODI series, gets a four as Sri Lanka collect 10 runs in the first over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Sri Lanka’s chase is underway! Their target is 165. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball in hand.


Skipper Shikhar Dhawan got 46 at the top of the order but it was Suryakumar Yadav’s 50 that held the innings together. Kishan (20 off 14) and Krunal (3 off 3) remain unbeaten.

IND 155/5 after 19 overs: India have Kishan and Krunal at the crease now. They will want to finish close to 170. Last six balls of the innings coming up!

IND 153/5 after 18.4 overs: WICKET! Hardik Pandya is out for 10 off 12. He struggled for timing and never looked settled at the crease. Dushmantha Chameera gets his second.

IND 147/4 after 18 overs: SIX! Udana bowls it in the slot and Kishan goes bang! That was muscled over the mid-wicket fence. Meanwhile, Hardik is struggling to find the middle of his bat.

IND 137/4 after 17 overs: Chameera bowls a full-toss outside off and Ishan Kishan hits it past point for four. Another Mumbai Indians pair at the crease now. India need Hardik to go big.

IND 127/4 after 15.2 overs: WICKET! Fifty and out! Suryakumar Yadav gets a half-century in 33 balls with a six down the ground but then mistimes one to long-off. He’s furious with himself but that was a quality knock. Hasaranga gets another wicket.

IND 121/3 after 15 overs: SIX! Super shot from Suryakumar! He takes his front leg out and sweeps Karunaratne all the way. This is a crucial partnership for India.

IND 113/3 after 14.1 overs: WICKET! Karunaratne gets Dhawan! The Indian skipper tried to clear the boundary but found the fielder in the deep. He walks back for 46 off 36. Hardik Pandya joins his Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav at the crease.

IND 105/2 after 13 overs: Superb over for Sri Lanka by Hasaranga, just four runs from it. Suryakumar’s timing is a bit off all of a sudden.

IND 101/2 after 12 overs: Six and four! Dhawan decides to cut loose and goes after Akila in style. The skipper has now added 50 runs off 36 balls with Suryakumar.

IND 87/2 after 11 overs: Suryakumar brings out the scoop and picks up another four. Nine runs come from that Karunaratne over. India need their skipper to get going too. Dhawan is batting on 29 off 25.

India have won their last six T20I series.
Sri Lanka have lost their last five T20I series.

IND 78/2 after 10 overs: Shot! Udana bowls a low full-toss and Suryakumar manages to drive it past cover for four. The right-hander is in fine form at the moment.

IND 70/2 after 9 overs: Two fours for Suryakumar as Hasaranga concedes 11 runs in that over. The first one was through mid-wicket and the second four was thanks to a powerful cut.

IND 59/2 after 8 overs: Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka joins the attack and bowls a top over, just four runs from it. India have Dhawan and Suryakumar at the crease now. They need to up the ante soon.

IND 51/2 after 6.1 overs: WICKET! Wanindu Hasaranga strikes with his first ball! Sanju Samson (27 off 20) tried to work the ball to the leg side but was struck plumb in front.

IND 51/1 after 6 overs: SIX! Samson steps out and hits it straight over for the first maximum of the game. The right-hander then drives a tossed-up delivery from Dananjaya past covers for four. Good last over of the powerplay for India.

IND 35/1 after 5 overs: Six runs come from Isuru Udana’s first over. Avishka Fernando claimed a catch to dismiss Samson but the replay showed the ball bounced before entering his hands.

IND 29/1 after 4 overs: Two sweeps and two fours! Akila Dananjaya comes on to bowl and Dhawan decides to go after him. Good over for India.

IND 18/1 after 3 overs: Shot! Chameera pitches it wide and Samson cuts it powerfully over point for four. The right-hander then attempts a pull but is struck on the helmet. The physio comes out and Samson seems to be fine.

IND 12/1 after 2 overs: First four for India! It was short and wide and Dhawan cut it through the gap. Chamika Karunaratne, who had a good ODI series, takes the new ball from the other end.

IND 4/1 after 1 over: What a start to the match! Sri Lanka are pumped and India now have skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson at the crease.

IND 0/1 after 0.1 overs: WICKET! Sensational start for Sri Lanka as Dushmantha Chameera strikes with the first ball of the match. Prithvi Shaw, on his T20I debut, is out for a first-ball duck! It was pitched up and swung away, Shaw tried to push it but got the edge.

8.01 pm: We’re ready for play! Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are at the crease for India. Here we go!

Playing XIs

India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy.

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera.

TOSS: Dasun Shanaka has won the toss and Sri Lanka will bowl first.

Just in: Prithvi Shaw and Varun Chakravarthy will make their T20I debuts for India tonight.

7.20 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first T20 International between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo.