After India’s defeat, Rohit Sharma said, “We didn’t score as much as we expected in the first six overs. The reason for that is to drop wickets in the beginning. After that, even though the score came in the middle overs, the rhythm was damaged again at the end. We scored 10-12 runs less than expected. But.. Sri Lanka got a good start. We were under pressure. But the spinners brought us back into the match. But we couldn’t finish the match properly,” said Rohit Sharma.
Indian team took the wickets of opener KL Rahul (6: 1×4 off 7 balls) and former captain Virat Kohli (0: 4 balls) in the powerplay. But then Rohit Sharma (72: 41 balls 5×4, 1×6) who played aggressively with Suryakumar Yadav (34: 29 balls 1×4, 1×6) in the middle overs put on a partnership of 97 runs for the third wicket. But… after that Rishabh Pant (17), Hardik Pandya (17) and Deepak Hooda (3) got out for a low score and India had to settle for 173 runs.