Batting first in this match, India made 162 runs for the loss of five wickets. Sri Lanka team fought hard but managed to score only 160 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. The real hero in this thrilling fight is Shivam Maveen, who is playing his first international match in his career.
Indian cricket team started the year 2023 with a win. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by two runs in the first T20 under the leadership of new captain Hardik Pandya in Mumbai. This gave them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Batting first in this match, India made 162 runs for the loss of five wickets. Sri Lanka team fought hard but managed to score only 160 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. But the real hero in this thrilling fight is Shivam Maveen, who is playing the first international match in his career. This boy bowler who bowled brilliantly throughout the match took the work of the Lankans. He took wickets at the beginning of the innings and put the tourist team under pressure. Mavi first dismissed Pathum Nissanka and then sent Dhananjay D’Silva to the pavilion. Later, the all-rounder Vanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Thikshan also got out at the crease. Mavi who completed the quota of 4 overs in the match gave 22 runs and took 4 wickets. Economy is only 5.5.
Seven year records are broken..
Shivam broke many records through this match. In 2009, Pragyan Ojha made his debut against Bangladesh and took four wickets for 21 runs. After that, Barinder Sharan, who made his debut against Zimbabwe in 2016, gave away 10 runs and took four wickets. Mavi has now equaled the record. Mavi was a member of the team that won the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2018 under the captaincy of Prithvi Shah. Since then, the young bowler has been waiting for a place in Team India. In IPL he excelled for Kolkata. After the match, Mavi said, ‘I have been waiting for this moment for six years. I got injured in the middle of my career. I felt that my dream would never come true. But with this match Nakala materialized. The first wicket I took was my favourite’, said Mavi. Mavi got a chance to replace Arshdeep Singh who did not play in this match due to illness. Mavi played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. This season he was bought by Pandya’s captaincy Gujarat Titans for Rs 6 crore.
For his brilliant bowling figures of 4/22 on his debut game, @ShivamMavi23 is our top performer from the second innings.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 3, 2023
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