India wins the first T20I by two runs thanks to a single by Chamika Karunaratne before Dilshan Madushanka gets run out on the penultimate ball. After four wickets, Shivam Mavi emerges as the night’s highlight, while Umran Malik gets two. Team India has a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
India batted first and lost wickets at regular intervals at the Wankhede Stadium before resuming their innings and surpassing the 160-run mark. Ishan Kishan struck 37 off 29 balls, while Hardik Pandya, the new T20I skipper, blasted 29 off 27 deliveries. Deepak Hooda scored 41 runs off 23 balls, while Axar Patel scored 31 Runs off 20 balls.
Deepak Hooda’s impressive effort, followed by debutant Shivam Mavi’s four-wicket haul, enabled Team India upset Sri Lanka by 2 runs in the inaugural T20I at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.