India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I, Live Cricket Match Score: Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson Rebuild After India Lose Prithvi Shaw Early | Cricket News


SL vs IND T20I Live: Shikhar Dhawan in action against Sri Lanka in the first T20I match.© AFP

Dushmantha Chameera got the first breakthrough for Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I against India at Colombo. Chameera dismissed Prithvi Shaw on the first ball of the match. Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson are in the middle for India as they look to rebuild after the loss of an early wicket. Both teams have debutants in this match. Charith Asalanka and Chamika Karunaratne are making their T20I debuts for Sri Lanka, while from India, opener Prithvi Shaw and leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy have got their T20I caps. Indian team, full of youngsters, has dominated the Sri Lanka side in the ODI series. While for Sri Lanka it will be a tough challenge again as the three of the top four batsmen who played in the last T20I series against England are missing from the squad. But all eyes will be on in-form Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. (LIVE SCORECARD)

1st T20I Live, Sri Lanka vs India From R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

  • 20:21 (IST)


    Another FOUR from Dhawan. to the leg side this time.

    India 28/1 in 3.4 overs.

  • 20:20 (IST)


    Akila to Dhawan, FOUR, from the first ball of the over.

  • 20:15 (IST)


    Another FOUR, Samson this time. 

  • 20:14 (IST)


    Karunaratne to Dhawan, FOUR, good shot towards the cover. A trademark Shikhar Dhawan shot.

    India 12/1 after 2 overs.

  • 20:07 (IST)

    Brilliant Start From Sri Lanka!

    What a start from the home team! Dushmantha Chameera got Prithvi Shaw on the first ball of the match.

    India 4/1 after 1st over.

  • 20:03 (IST)

    OUT First Ball!

    Chameera to Shaw, OUT, WICKET on the first ball. Caught behind, good swing bowling from Dushmantha Chameera.

    India 0/1 in 0.1 overs

  • 20:01 (IST)

    Sri Lanka Playing XI!

    Two debutants for Sri Lanka as well. Charith Asalanka and Chamika Karunaratne are making their T20I debut for Sri Lanka.

  • 20:00 (IST)

    India Playing XI!

    Prithvi Shaw and Varun Chakravarthy are making their T20I debut.

  • 19:32 (IST)

    Sri Lanka Win Toss, Elect To Bowl!

    Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

  • 19:14 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 1st T20I match between India and Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India have already clinched the ODI series 2-1 and now they will aim to do well and continue their winning form in the T20I series as well. While Sri Lanka have a lot to do with both bat and ball after a complete failure in the ODI series apart from the last match. All eyes will be on Avishka Fernando who was Sri Lanka’s top performer in the ODI series.

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