Highlights of the India vs. Sri Lanka match: Chasing a total of 214, Sri Lanka lost its first five wickets to Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah (2) and Mohammed Siraj (1). But thereafter, the combination of Kuldeep Yadav (four), Ravindra Jadeja (two), and Hardik Pandya (one) shut down Sri Lanka’s innings, giving India a 41-run victory.
On September 12, Sri Lankan spinners dominated the game, as predicted by the pitch. At the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lankan spinners Dunith Wellalage and Charith Asalanka took all nine wickets, forcing the massive Indian batting order to fold before scoring 200 runs.
Indian openers struggled in front of the Sri Lankan pace attack after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The entire game shifted when spinners entered the fray, and wickets began to fall like a house of cards.
During his tenure, Dunith Wellalage claimed the wickets of Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya five times each. While the other spinner, Charith Asalanka, took 4 wickets from Kuldeep Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah.
The only players to surpass the 30 run threshold were KL Rahul (39), Ishan Kishan (33), and Rohit Sharma (53).
India had reached 197/9 in 47 overs when play was suspended due to rain. The pitch is currently covered as rain is still falling. The Sri Lankan pacers finished off the final wicket and India’s innings at 213 after the rain ceased and the game resumed.
Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya were all dismissed five times each by Dunith Wellalage while he was in charge. In contrast, Charith Asalanka, the other spinner, claimed 4 wickets each from Kuldeep Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah.
The only players to score more than 30 runs were Rohit Sharma (53), Ishan Kishan (33), and KL Rahul (39).
In 47 overs, India had reached 197/9 when play was stopped owing to rain. Currently, the pitch is covered because it is raining. After the rain stopped and play started, the Sri Lankan pacers claimed the final wicket and put an end to India’s innings with 213 runs.