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Watch: Ishan Kishan takes a blinder to dismiss Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: After giving India a blistering start, wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan came up with a sensational effort as he took one of the best catches of recent times during the first T20I of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The incident happened during the 8th over of the Lankan innings when Charith Asalanka, who scored 15 off 12 balls, mistimed a pull shot off Umran Malik‘s bowling which went too high in the sky.
And the young and agile Ishan not only ran backwards to take the blinder but showed great presence of mind as he also ensured that the fine-leg fielder Harshal Patel stayed away from the ball to avoid any collision.

Coming to the match, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka and Chamika Karunaratne gave India a scare before the hosts held their nerves to eke out a thrilling two-run victory.
Earlier, cameos by Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel steered India to 162-5 after Sri Lanka’s bowlers made an impression after opting to field.
Ishan came out attacking as he hit Kasun Rajitha for a six and two fours in a 17-run opening over.
India raced to 26 in the first two overs but soon lost momentum after losing their top and middle-order before Hooda (41) and Patel (31) put on an unbeaten sixth-wicket stand of 68 to boost the total.



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