Home Cricket Dasun Shanaka’s Unbeaten Fifty Guides Sri Lanka to 146/5

Dasun Shanaka’s Unbeaten Fifty Guides Sri Lanka to 146/5

Dasun Shanaka’s Unbeaten Fifty Guides Sri Lanka to 146/5

Avesh Khan made amends for a forgettable debut as his scorching opening spell alongside Mohammed Siraj helped India limit Sri Lanka to 146 for 5 within the third and remaining T20 International in Dharamsala on Sunday.

For India skipper Rohit Sharma, who grew to become probably the most capped T20I participant in world cricket together with his a hundred and twenty fifth look within the nationwide jersey, it was a delight to see the reserves popping out and acting on a observe that had sufficient tempo and bounce to assist the velocity retailers.

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Even the 2 wrist spinners, Ravi Bishnoi (4-0-32-1) and Kuldeep Yadav (4-0-25-0), did effectively sufficient to bottle up the islanders on a cold evening.

Strange sufficient, for 2 years Bishnoi has been solely bowling googlies however with a lot accuracy, that the batters in IPL and now in worldwide cricket are but to get a measure of him.

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka was as soon as once more the saviour with a 74 not out off 38 balls that took his workforce near 150-run mark. Shanaka hit 9 fours and two sixes.

But it was Avesh (4-1-23-2) and Siraj (4-0-22-1), who simply dismantled the Lankan top-order with tempo and bounce, as they had been diminished to 11 for 3 within the fourth over and there was no getting back from there.

Siraj began it by hurrying Danushka Gunathilaka (0) with a brief ball which he tried to drag however solely managed to pull again onto the stumps.

Avesh, who went for 40 odd runs on debut on a Eden Gardens belter, bowled a lot fuller from his normal back-of-length stuff and despatched again Pathum Nissanka (1) and Charith Asalanka (4), each deliveries hitting the bat quicker than they might have comprehended.

The better part about India’s efficiency was that vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah, veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar and first alternative wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal got a much- wanted break.

The skipper is spoilt for alternative as he and coach Rahul Dravid are slowly constructing a set-up the place they’ve a number of choices for every place in each departments.

The solely lacking hyperlink within the T20 squad is the absence of off-spinner because the Indian workforce administration is unlikely to return to Ravichandran Ashwin for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Otherwise, the workforce seems in good well being. Also think about the truth that people who find themselves not enjoying this collection embrace Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul.

There is Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Chahar and now Ishan Kishan getting injured sooner or later and Shardul Thakur being rested.

Yet a Test specialist like Siraj and the fiery Avesh or the dedicated Harshal Patel (4-0-29-1) are all making their instances for choice going into the big-ticket occasion eight months from now.

There can be accidents or the odd lack of kind however even then, Rohit could have not a lot to fret about by way of choices.

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