The three-match T20I sequence between hosts Sri Lanka and Staff India obtained underway in Colombo on Sunday evening.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka gained the toss and inserted India into bat. The 2 sides lined up for the nationwide anthems earlier than taking the sector.
And, in the course of the nationwide anthems, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was noticed singing the Sri Lankan nationwide anthem.
The video has now gone viral on social media.
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In the meantime, Sri Lanka obtained off to a dream begin as pacer Dushmanta Chameera knocked over debutant Prithvi Shaw with an unplayable supply; a fullish inswinging supply, one which took the sting of Shaw’s bat.
Nonetheless, Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson performed some pleasant strokes in the course of the powerplay to make sure that India completed at 1/51 on the finish of six overs.
Samson was as soon as once more wanting good throughout his 20-ball 27 earlier than he performed throughout a Wanindu Hasaranga googly to get trapped plumb in entrance.
Suryakumar Yadav has since then enthralled the folklore along with his 360-degree strokeplay towards each spinners in addition to pacers.
SKY and Dhawan collected 62 runs within the subsequent 8 overs earlier than the latter holed out at deep backward sq. leg for a 36-ball 46.
Surya, nonetheless, is main the Indian innings and on the time of writing, the fashionable cricketer had moved on to 44 off 32 balls.