India start with a win

India take the lead in the 5 match series.

India overcame the Lankan challenge by 39 runs here in first game of the 5 match T20 series in Pune to take a one nil lead. The Indians who batted first put on a huge total of 190/6 in their 20 overs. There were contributions all around with Venkateswara standing out with a half century.

Chasing a big target Sri Lanka were never in the hunt as they lost wickets at regular intervals. The only saving grace for the Lankans was the half century from Ajit Silva as the Indian bowlers ensured that the home team had an easy win. The second game of the series will be played in Mumbai tomorrow.

Brief Scores: India 190/6 in 20 overs.

Venkateswara 50*, Durga 27, Sampath 2/25

Sri Lanka 151/9 in 20 overs.

Silva 57, Durga 2/24.

Man of the Match: Durga Rao. Presented by Mr. Vipul Lele State Head- Branch Banking InusInd Bank

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