IND vs SL: The first T20I match of the Nidahas Trophy between India and Sri Lanka is to be held today. The match will start at 7 PM IST on March 6, 2018, despite the island nation declaring a state of emergency for 10 days. This decision in Island is declared after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the district of Kandy. Tension has been growing between the two communities over the year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam and vandalizing Buddhist archaeological sites.
The Indian Cricket team has assured that it is safe for the team and agreed to play the Tri-Series match. Nidahas Trophy Tri-Series also comprises Bangladesh. Today’s match is scheduled at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo which is some 90 km away from Kandy. Indian Cricket team is in the full dorm after winning the ODI and T20 series against South Africa. It is to note that India has beaten the last seven T20s against Sri Lanka. The pitch condition is good for fast bowlers and there expects a thunderstorm in the evening. Indian players Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are at rest and the team will be lead by Hitman Rohit Sharma.
IND vs SL Match Updates
- SL Won by 5 Wickets
- SL 175/5 (18.3 Overs)
- SL 92/2 (8.0 Overs)
- The target for Sri Lanka is 175 runs in 20 Overs
- IND 174/5 (20.0 Overs)
- IND 48/2 (7.0 Overs)
- IND 35/2 (5.0 Overs)
- Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field first
India vs Sri Lanka Playing XI
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal