Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken four wickets as India enjoyed a comfortable 38-run win over Sri Lanka in their first Twenty20 international.

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka asked India to bat, and a 34-ball 50 from Suryakumar Yadav helped propel the visitors to 5-164 before Kumar played a big role in bowling out the hosts for 126 in 18.3 overs.

Yadav’s half-century included two sixes and five boundaries, while India captain Shikhar Dhawan also made a well-compiled 46 off 36 deliveries, hitting a six and four fours.

Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera had the best figures for Sri Lanka with 2-24 in four overs, while legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga finished with 2-28.

Newcomer Charith Asalanka kept Sri Lanka’s hopes up with 44 off 26 deliveries, including three sixes.

But after he was dismissed in the 16th over, leaving his team at 5-111, Sri Lanka’s lower order succumbed to the pressure of a rising required run rate.

Kumar finished with 4-22 off 3.3 overs, with fellow seamer Deepak Chahar picking up 2-24 off three overs.

Krunal Pandya, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya all picked up a wicket apiece.

Both teams are using the series to test new players ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup later this year, with the second of three T20 games on Tuesday following India’s 2-1 victory in the ODI series.

Kumar bowls India to T20 win over S Lanka
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