Sri Lankan spinner Dunith Wellalage dismissed Indian skipper Rohit Sharma to show the sport on its head for the house facet. India gained the toss and opted to bat first in Colombo. Rohit (53) and Shubman Gill (19) added 80 for the primary wicket.
Nevertheless, with the introduction of Wellalage, the match turned on its head. He first dismissed Shubman Gill in his first over, Virat Kohli in his second over, and Rohit in his third. All three dismissals have been totally different in their very own approach.
The supply that dismissed Gill turned whereas the Indian batter performed for the ball coming in. Kohli was puzzled by the flip and the bounce that he generated off the pitch whereas Rohit was completed by the dearth of bounce off the supply. The three deliveries additionally identified the detached bounce within the observe, in contrast to Monday.
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India went from being 79 for no loss to being 91/3. The left-arm Sri Lankan spinners thus dismissed the Indian top-order to interrupt open the sport for Sri Lanka. After the Sri Lankan pacer went for runs, Wellalage got here again to stun India.
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have gained one sport every within the Tremendous 4 stage of Asia Cup 2023 to date. The workforce that win this match will shut in on moving into the ultimate of the event.
India beat Pakistan of their earlier match whereas Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh of their first Tremendous 4 sport. India made one change of their taking part in XI for this sport, together with Axar Patel for Shardul Thakur. Sri Lanka, in the meantime, performed the identical workforce that defeated Bangladesh of their earlier sport.
“We’re going to have a bat. That’s the problem you come throughout as a sportsman, totally different challenges thrown at you as a participant and as a workforce. We ensured everybody obtained into the pool after the sport final night time. They’re recent as we had 5 days off earlier than these two video games. Final sport was good for us, we batted effectively after which got here out to defend the full with some good bowling. However once more it is a new day and a recent sport. The pitch seems to be totally different, seems to be so much drier and there’s no grass and therefore we usher in Axar for Shardul. It’d help the spinners however we even have three high quality pacers,” stated Rohit on the toss.