Sri Lanka rode a 22-ball fifty from Kusal Perera, and a capable complete from Thisara Perera, to triumph in the Nidahas Trophy opener against India, however the pursuit of 175 was not without its strained minutes. With four overs staying in the pursuit, Sri Lanka required 35 and had two moderately new batsmen at the wrinkle.
In spite of the fact that India's quicks were quickly ascendant, a six and a four down the ground from Thisara swayed Sri Lanka to the verge of triumph. He would finish the win himself, with a swipe to the fine-leg limit, with nine balls still left in the innings.
It was Kusal who had advanced beyond the asking rate, and he had done it inside the Powerplay. He trudges cleared the second bundle of his innings for six, and after that really took off in the following over - the third of the innings - knocked down some pins by Shardul Thakur. Kusal clobbered the primary ball indifferently finished midwicket for four, the second he cut behind point, the third he bored to the cover limit, and the fourth - a slower conveyance - was lifted over the long-on limit.
His accomplice Danushka Gunathilaka would soon open out to mid-off, however even he had hit three limits. Despite the fact that Sri Lanka had lost both their openers before the finish of the fifth over, they had hit 70 runs.
Sri Lanka's triumph against India - though against a debilitated India side - was their first in eight endeavors. Where they really set themselves apart was in the Powerplay. Sri Lanka were 75 for 2 after their initial six overs. India had hit just 40 while losing two wickets - Chameera having been particularly viable amid that period.