Highly illustrated Indian team could hardly live up to its reputation. Mystery trio of Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera and Dasun Shanaka wreck havoc for men in blue, who seemed to be taken aback by this unexpected attack.

With two wickets gone down in first over of the game, Indian team surrendered for mere 101 runs and gave 'The Lions', a target very easy to achieve.

After the match, Sunil Gavaskar was quoted as saying, "A little bit of caution was called for particularly after India lost their first two wickets in the first over and maybe given the bowlers just that little bit more respect”.

With World T20 round the corner, the team really needs to question its strategies and play sensibly in this 'warm-up' series.

To their credit, bowlers gave a steady performance, but they were unable to mop up the mess created by batsmen. Ashwin proved to be the go-to man for India by picking two important wickets, apart from scoring 31 runs which helped India cross the three digit mark.

Sri Lankan batters were guilty of playing many unnecessary shots but they could afford this recklessness as the target at stake was small and easy. Skipper Chandimal was the highest scorer with 35 match winning runs.

MS Dhoni's boys will be looking forward to turning-around the series by pocketing victory in next two matches and retain their numero uno ranking in Twenty 20s.

By: Ira Shukla

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