Kusal Perera's quickfire half-century helps Sri Lanka kick-start Nidahas Trophy 2018 campaign with memorable win over India

FirstCricket Staff, Mar,08 2018
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    Sri Lanka made a winning start to their campaign in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 with a convincing win over favourites India. AP

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    India, batting first, lost two quick wickets. Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma and comeback player Suresh Raina failed to make any impact. AP

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    Shikhar Dhawan was the standout batsman as he scored a strokeful 90 that saw him hit some powerful blows all over the ground. AP

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    However, the Lankans picked up wickets at regular intervals to unsettle the inexperienced Indian batting to restrict them to a total of 174. AP

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    Though India found a breakthrough in the 2nd over of the innings, Kusal Perera's onslaught left the Indian bowlers clueless as he plundered his way to 66 off just 37 deliveries. AP

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    Washington Sundar was the pick of the Indian bowlers returning respectable figures of 4-0-28-2 in a day that saw the pacers taken to the cleaners by the Lankan batsmen. AP

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    Though Yuzvendra Chahal managed to take a couple of wickets to slow Sri Lanka down, it was a case of too little too late as the Island Nation galloped to victory with nine balls to spare. AP





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114