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1st T20: India make 180 for 3, Rahul top-scores with 61

Earlier, India won the Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 20, 2017, 02.09 PM (IST)

India scored 180 for 3 in 20 overs in the first T20 against Sri Lanka in Cuttack, Odisha. 

KL Rahul scored 61. 

Dhoni and MK Pandey, who were not out, scored 39 and 32. 

The other two batsman to fall were Rohit Sharma (17), and SS Iyer (24). 

Sri Lankan skipper Thisara Perera had earlier won the toss and elected to bowl. 

For India, KL Rahul replaced Shikhar Dhawan while Jaydev Unadkat comes in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the playing XI.

Whereas for Sri Lanka, Left-arm bowler Vishwa Fernando will make his T20I debut. 

Having secured the Test and one-day series, India is giving an opportunity to youngsters, who have performed well in the Indian Premier League, in the three-match T20I series starting from today.  

The beginning of the T20I series against Sri Lanka signals the end of India’s home comfort.