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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I 2023: Majestic victory of India by 2 runs

India vs. Sri Lanka cricket T20 Series has commenced, and the first match enthralled every spectator. Played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, the thriller witnessed India winning with only 2 runs.

Thanks to the bowling attack, they managed to restrict the Lankans to 160. The debutant Shivam Mavi led the team with 4 crucial wickets, while Harshal Patel and Umran Malik both secured 2 wickets each. 

After winning the toss, Sri Lanks asked India to play first. The move seemed to have backfired as the Indian openers started the innings with a blast. While Ishant Kishan appeared to be in touch, Shubhman Gill seemed to be doing decently too.

However, after Gill got out, the Indian middle order went down one by one. The team gained stability in the middle overs thanks to Hardik Pandya’s captain inning. In the end, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel helped the team post a defendable score of 162.

On the other hand, the Lankan team seemed to be behind for the major chunk of the game. However, Dasun Shanaka managed to keep their hopes alive with a quick 45-run performance.

The team needed 13 runs from the last over, which was achievable against a spinner. But Axar Patel restricted Sri Lanka to 160, helping India win with 2 runs. Deepak Hooda was awarded man of the match for the player’s 41-run inning. Cricket betting enthusiasts are keeping a close watch on the best cricket betting sites to predict the exciting results of every match.

However, many fans celebrated Shivam Mavi’s 4-wicket debut as the primary reason behind the win. Now that India has gained an edge in the 3 game series, the team can experiment and give other players a chance to play. 

David Bright

David Bright joined Times of Casino as a news writer focused on the casino industry. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting and currently contributing in-depth news articles. David writes on the casinos, gambling legislation, poker, and much more.

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