India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I at Pune, 09 Feb, 2016

Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bowl first
India 101/10 (18.5)
Sri Lanka 105/5 (18)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Man of the Match: Kasun Rajitha
  • Seekkuge Prasanna 3 * (4)
  • Milinda Siriwardana 22 * (14)

Over 16.5 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, 1 run, gets forward and works it to square-leg for a single.

Over 17.1 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a good length delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, 1 run, opens the face of the blade and pushes it gently to the left of backward point, calls his partner through for a quick single.

Over 17.3 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a good length delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, no runs, gets forward and  looks to pull it away, swings across the line a little too early and the ball sneaks past the blade.

Over 17.4 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a good length delivery to Seekkuge Prasanna, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to mid-on for a quick single.

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets and lead the three match series with 1-0

MS Dhoni: That's what the format does.The wicket was completely different to what we have been playing in the last month. There was a lot of grass, a lot of spongy bounce. You can also say that we played quite a few big shots, we probably shouldn't have played those shots on this sort of a wicket. I thought this was not a 150-wicket, but a 130-135 one. We were 20 runs short. This was llike English conditions. It happens in this format, so we shouldn't put a lot of thought behind it. We know it can happen in any game. We need to back our bowlers to win low-scoring games. We need to play with the same mindset if something like this happens in the kncokouts. It sets up the series nicely. The side that loses the first game has a disadvantage. We are quite good in this format. Yes, we didn't play well, we lost wickets at regular intervals. But in this format, you want to express yourself on the field. It was a good thing that everyone had a chance to bat today.

Chandimal: I thought the toss was important. There was some fresh grass on the pitch and that's why it was good to win it. Credit to the bowlers as well, they were really good. We are a young team. You tell the youngsters everytime to do their job well. They put a lot of heart in their performance and that should help their confidence. The seniors are missing out and it's good to see the youngsters putting their hands up and performing like this.

Kasun Rajitha is the Man of the Match