Sri Lanka tour of India 2023
Jan 4, 2023
India defeat Sri Lanka in the 1st game and take series lead 1-0
India played Sri Lanka at home which is their 1st bilateral series in 2023. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl. India's young top order failed to convert starts. Axar and Hooda stitched a handy 6th wicket partnership of 68* (35) and helped India post a target of 163. Hardik Pandya bowled a brilliant spell with the new ball and debutant Shivam Mavi was impressive and picked up 4 wickets giving away only 22 in his quota of 4 overs. For Sri Lanka their captain played a fighting knock of 45 (27) but failed to finish. India eventually won the game in the final ball of the last over which was bowled by Axar Patel who was given the responsibility by captain Hardik Pandya.