Innings Sri Lanka 215 (Nuwanindu 50, Mendis 34, Wellalage 32, Siraj 3-30, Kuldeep 3-51) vs India
The innings’ nosedive was solid extra of Sri Lanka’s incompetence on this format than India’s specific excellence. Mendis had batted properly for his run-a-ball 34, however bought hit on the again leg by a Kuldeep googly on the finish of the seventeenth over, having misinterpret the modest flip. Dhananjaya de Silva let an Axar arm ball slide between bat and pad; Asalanka despatched a forefront again to Kuldeep, the bowler; Shanaka bought too far inside the road and let Kuldeep spin one into his pads after which leg stump; later, the bowling allrounders (Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage and Chamika Karunaratne) had been all caught by Axar at backward level, two of them off Malik.
The bottom third of the innings had not less than added some worth earlier than departing, nonetheless. Hasaranga made 21 off 17, Karunaratne 17 off 25, and Wellalage performed maybe probably the most accountable innings of the three, regardless of being probably the most junior, producing 32 off 34. It was due to them that Sri Lanka breached 200.
By way of Nuwanidu’s fifty, although, Sri Lanka had not less than one constructive. He was cautious towards the brand new ball, leaving typically, defending loads, although he not often appeared anxious even when he confronted 10 scoreless deliveries to begin, then had bought to solely 6 off the primary 20. He was robust behind sq., discovering most of his runs, and 4 of his six boundaries, there. This was all of the extra spectacular given he was batting out of place – he often is available in at No. 4 or decrease in home cricket.