Dhaka, Apr 6: Sri Lanka invited India to bat first and in second over of PowerPlay Ajinkya Rahane (3) dragged the ball onto his stumps giving Sri Lanka their first breakthrough. In first three overs India scored 11/1 with just one boundary coming from Virat Kohli’s bat.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli cautiously kept rotating the strike without taking any risk. Rohit survived a run out scare when Lasith Malinga missed direct hit at stumps.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma looked in no mood to take the advantage of fielding restrictions and were 15 runs short of their Average power play score.
Sri Lanka used four bowlers and effectively restricted India in PowerPlay.
India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (Capt), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwaan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga (Capt).
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