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Sri Lanka lose early wicket after India post 487

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August 13, 2017 13:46




SL 14-1 (3 ovs) vs India 487 | Scorecard


Mohammed Shami to open the bowling for India and facing him are the two left-handed opening duo of Sri Lanka -- the in-form Dimuth Karunaratne and the struggling Upul Tharanga.

Shami nearly does for Karunaratne with the incoming delivery but he is lucky to get an inside edge on it with the ball shaping to hit the middle stump.

The left-hander clips the fifth ball on the leg side for a couple to get Sri Lanka off the mark.

Umesh Yadav from the other end. A single each to the two batsmen before Tharanga drives on the up for a beautiful boundary through the cover region. The next ball swings away a lot as wicketkeeper Saha struggles to stop to give away five wides.

Shami strikes in his second over with the wicket of Tharanga for five. A half-hearted poke without any feet movement as the left-hander got an edge and was caught by wicketkeeper Saha. However, Sri Lanka openers after a small discussion take the surprise the decision to review the decision but the UltraEdge shows there was an clear edge.

Sri Lanka end up losing their opener and also one of their two reviews.

New batsman Kusal Mendis, who stroked a brilliant century in the previous match, is greeted by two quick bouncers from Shami but he manages to defend the third one.