India comfortably defeated the visitors by 62 runs in the first T20I of 3 match series on Thursday. India decided to bat first and this time the IPL 2022 auction most costly buy Ishan Kishan gave his career-best performance with the bat scoring 89 runs in 56 balls while the newly announced KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer also scored an unbeaten 57 off 28 balls which helped India score 199/2 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 137/6. the new Indian skipper Rohit Sharma also scored 44 off 32 balls as the Sri Lankan bowling lineup seemed effectless, without the world’s premier leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.
In bowling, Bhuveneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets with a very good economy rate along with Venkatesh Iyer who was a bit expensive but effective in picking wickets.
Brief Scores: India: 199/2 in 20 overs (Ishan Kishan 89, Shreyas Iyer 57 not out; Dasun Shanaka 1/19) defeated Sri Lanka: 137/6 in 20 overs (Charith Asalanka 53 not out, Venkatesh Iyer 2/36, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/9).