Following his facet’s slim two-run win over Sri Lanka within the first T20I, Indian all-rounder Deepak Hooda mentioned that he and Axar had been clear that that they had to construct a partnership after a collapse and added that there was not a lot dew within the first innings.
Debutant Shivam Mavi’s four-wicket haul and Axar Patel’s thrilling spell within the final over guided India to a 2-run win over Sri Lanka within the first T20I of the three-match sequence right here on the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.
“We (Hooda and Axar) were clear that we needed to go for a partnership in case wickets fell early. When you bat at number six, you have to stay prepared for such situations. Collapse can happen anytime. We were in a good position, it was just one or two more wickets had fallen,” mentioned Hooda after the match in a press convention.
On hitting spinner Maheesh Theekshana for 2 sixes within the sixteenth over, Hooda mentioned that although the plan was not to hit strongly initially, it was Theekshana’s final over and he delivered a unfastened ball.
“You have to keep your intent high and hit the ball when it is in your area. It was the perfect time for me and Axar to target him. We were able to execute it well,” he added.
Hooda mentioned that change in batting place does make a distinction in a single’s mindset however his group has a transparent position for him, which helps him.
The all-rounder admitted that there was not a lot dew within the first innings, in distinction with Wankhede Stadium’s typical situations which provide plenty of dew.
“The wicket was slow. We finished well. And that is what the game demands, play according to the wicket and give the team a strong total as a finisher,” he added.
Put to bat first by Sri Lanka, India posted 162/5 of their 20 overs. Though Men in Blue began effectively within the first two overs, Lankan spinners helped the guests make a comeback, lowering India to 94/5. Ishan Kishan, who scored 37 off 29 balls, was the one one who may shine within the prime order. Debutant Shubman Gill (7) and Suryakumar Yadav (7) upset with the bat. Captain Hardik Pandya scored a combating 29 off 27 balls.
But a quickfire sixth wicket stand between Deepak Hooda (41* off 23 balls) and Axar Patel (31* off 20 balls) helped India attain a aggressive whole.
Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasanranga had been extremely spectacular and so they managed to cease India’s run circulation, taking a wicket every. Dilshan Madhushanka, Chamika Karunaratne and Dhanajaya de Silva additionally took a scalp every.
Sri Lanka misplaced fast wickets and was diminished to 68/5, however knocks from skipper Dasun Shanaka (45 off 27 balls), Kusal Mendis (28 off 25 balls), Wanindu Hasaranga (21 off 10 balls) and Chamika Karunaratne (23* off 16 balls) all the time saved them in rivalry. But Men in Blue held their nerves to efficiently defend 13 runs within the final over and win the match by two runs.
Shivam Mavi was the star for India on his worldwide debut, taking 4/22. Umran Malik (2/27) and Harshal Patel (2/41) additionally delivered well timed breakthroughs to India.
Hooda’s knock made him the ‘Man of the Match’.
India has a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
Brief scores: India 162/5 in 20 overs (Deepak Hooda 41*, Ishan Kishan 37; Dhananjaya de Silva 1/6) vs Sri Lanka 160 (Dasun Shanaka 45, Kusal Mendis 28; Shivam Mavi 4-22).
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