Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, India vs Sri Lanka 2020
Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul (Credits: Twitter)

Yet again the batting department displayed top-notch skills in the middle against Lasith Malinga-led Sri Lanka. The openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul scored brilliant half-centuries while Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey gave a perfect finish to the game.

Getting into the details, initially, it was Lasith Malinga, who won the toss, opted to bowl first. Accepting the challenge, the Indian openers went berserk in the middle to find the boundary fence more often than not. They both added 97 runs for the first wicket before Shikhar Dhawan being dismissed for 54 on the board.

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul added 97 runs for the first wicket;

He was quickly followed by Sanju Samson and KL Rahul, which turned things for Sri Lanka. Shreyas Iyer also followed the duo to help further Sri Lanka to make a comeback into the game.

Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul
India’s KL Rahul plays a shot (Credits: Twitter)

However, the skipper Virat Kohli came to the party for India, who smashed Sri Lanka to all corners of the park. His fantastic knock in the death overs helped India to finish the game on top with a massive tally on the board.

Just when things looked out of the hand got Sri Lanka, the run out of Virat Kohli helped Sri Lanka to stage a comeback into the game. The decent spell in the final overs helped India to restrict for a low score than what was expected earlier. The regular wickets in the middle overs helped Sri Lanka to stay on top of the game before Shardul Thakur showing his skills. In the end, all they managed was 201 on the board.

Once again, Shardul Thakur displayed his incredible batting skills to help India cross 200 runs on the board. For Sri Lanka, Sandakan Was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets.

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