But Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka, who were unheard of before tonight, cut through the in-form Indian batting line up and set the tone for Sri Lanka's 5-wicket win. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan and Suresh Raina had showed tremendous run in Australia.
PUNE: Debutant Kasun Rajitha picked up three crucial wickets to help a depleted Sri Lanka stun the top-ranked Indians by clinching a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Pune Tuesday. Belying their status as underdogs, the inexperienced.
Earlier, rookie pacers Kasun Rajitha (3/29) and Dasun Shanaka (3/16) played a crucial role for the visitors with a three-wicket haul each. Rajitha enjoyed a memorable debut, bagging two wickets in his very first over in international cricket. Fast bowler.
India vs Sri Lanka 2016, 1st T20I at Pune: Kasun Rajitha's 3-29, Ravichandran Ashwin's 31 and other highlights Cricket Country.
The Sri Lankan pace trio of Kasun Rajitha , Dushmantha Chameera and Dasun Shanaka had wreaked havoc in Pune but they were hammered around in Ranchi by the in-form Indian batsman and the visiting bowlers are unlikely to get any respite. Thisara .
Two of those experiments paid off immediately as pace bowlers Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka picked up three wickets apiece to give India’s strong batting line-up a reality check ahead of the WT20. Rajitha, who was given his maiden international cap.
Asela Gunaratne, who bats in the middle order and bowls offspin for Sri Lanka Army, and Kasun Rajitha , the Badureliya Sports Club seamer, are the only uncapped members of the squad that will visit India. Middle order batsman Dasun Shanaka, who played .
Sri Lankan seam bowlers—Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera and Dasun Shanaka—together have a total of seven T20I matches derailed a fully experienced Indian side. They shared seven wickets between them as Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry total of.
The star-studded Indian batting line-up was shredded to pieces by two young Sri Lankan pacers in Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka, who shared six wickets to send India packing for a lowly 101 in the first T20 of the match series. And despite enduring a few.
Niroshan Dickwella, Vishwa Fernando, Nisala Tharaka, Lahiru Gamage, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Kaushal Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Upul Tharanga, Jeffrey Vandersay.
PUNE, India (AP) — Rookie seam bowlers Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka played havoc on a lively pitch as Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in their first Twenty20 international in the three-game series. Rajitha triggered an early collapse by grabbing.
Surprise omission is fast bowler Kasun Rajitha who stunned India at Pune with a three wicket burst and helped Sri Lankan win. Fit-again captain Lasith Malinga returned to lead the side, while vice-captain Angelo Mathews also made his way back from injury.