India will face Pakistan today in Asia Cup 2023. This great match between the two teams is to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. Rohit's platoon likes this ground very much. The Indian team has tasted victory in all the three matches played on this ground. Last time Team India faced Sri Lanka at Pallekele ground. Thanks to Bumrah's deadly bowling and Rohit Sharma's brilliant century, the Indian team tasted a resounding victory.
It is about the year 2017 and the teams of India and Sri Lanka were face to face. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the team did not start well and Jasprit Bumrah showed the way to the pavilion cheaply to Kul Mendis and Dickwella.
Boom-Boom Bumrah wreaked havoc with his pace and took five wickets for just 27 runs in his 10-over spell. Due to Bumrah's lethal bowling, the Sri Lankan team could score only 217 runs on the score board after losing 9 wickets.
The Indian team, which came to chase the target of 218 runs, did not have a good start. Shikhar Dhawan was out after scoring only 5 runs and Virat Kohli was out after scoring only 3 runs. At the same time, Akila Dhananjay also made India's situation worse by sending KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav to the pavilion. After 15.1 overs of play, the Indian team had lost the wickets of its four key batsmen on the score of just 61.
However, after this Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni proved to be the messiahs for the Indian team. Rohit-Dhoni stood firm on a pitch that looked difficult for batting and both of them played an excellent partnership and wrote the story of Team India's memorable victory. The Hitman scored his first century on Sri Lankan soil and returned unbeaten after scoring 124 runs. Whereas, Mahi had played a wonderful inning of 67 runs.