New Delhi: A three-match T20 series is being played between India and Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka T20). India won the first match of this series by 2 runs. With this thrilling win, India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series.
India lost the toss. But the match has been won. Batting first, India scored 162 runs for 5 wickets. Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel had a partnership of 68 runs on 35 balls. In response to which the Sri Lankan team could score only 160 runs.
In the match played against Sri Lanka, Akshay Patel has done wonders with the bat as well as with the ball. He did not take any wicket in the match. But, in the last over, he won the match by saving 13 runs for the team. Sri Lanka needed 13 runs to win in the last over when captain Hardik Pandya handed the ball to Akshar. At the same time, he also disclosed why the captain had given the last over to Akshay.
Hardik (Hardik Pandya) told after the match that, ‘I want to deliberately put this team in difficult situations, because it will help us a lot in big matches and difficult situations. We are very good in bilateral series. We are going to challenge ourselves in the future as well.
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He said, ‘To be honest, all the young boys have performed brilliantly in difficult conditions. Simple things happened between us. I have seen him (Shivam Mavi) bowl in the IPL, so I knew his power. I told him to bowl comfortably. Don’t worry about getting the big hits. I am also working a lot on my swing bowling. I am getting a lot of help with my inswing as well. I have been practicing a lot in the nets. I like bowling with the new ball.
Hardik Pandya said, ‘Now, yes absolutely (getting used to being called captain). It’s just cramps. Now I have a tendency to scare people, but when I’m smiling, everything is fine. I could not sleep properly. Water was also not drunk in the right quantity. This was the reason why the glutes were a bit stiff.