MS Dhoni's 'bullet' boundary to KL Rahul's 50, moments that sums up India's innings! -- WATCH

Ravi Shastri would describe as 'trace-a-bullet', yes that is what describes the shot to perfection

It was MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey gave the innings the finishing kick after Rohit Sharma departed early for 17. KL Rahul top-scored of India, he made 61 off 48 balls. Shreyas Iyer did get a start but did not kick on from there, he was out for 24 off 20 balls. Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and put India in to bat first at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack in the 1st T20I. India put 180 on the board for the loss of 3 wickets.

For Sri Lanka, Matthews, Fernando and Perera picked up a wicket each.

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But there were two things that summed up the Indian first innings and that was KL Rahul getting to a breezy 50 and MS Dhoni hitting a shot that Ravi Shastri would describe as ‘trace-a-bullet’, yes that is what describes the shot to perfection. The shot nearly took KL Rahul down as the ball was hit exactly where he was in the non-striker’s end.

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So here are the videos:

India has put a stiff target for the visitors. Only time will tell who wins.

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Meanwhile, the Indian team will be off for the South Africa tour just after the ongoing Sri Lanka series, where regular captain Virat Kohli will join the team. The 1st Test against South Africa will start on January 5.