Suranga Lakmal took four scalps in Sri Lanka’s demolition of India’s batting lineup, which saw them stunned at 29-7 after 17 overs.
Lakmal showed exquisite swing bowling, bedazzling India’s Kohli-less batting lineup.
The 30-year-old was an integral part of India’s demise, as the hosts’ top seven were pummeled for 29-7 after 16.4 overs, which at that point was their lowest ever total for the loss of seven wickets in ODIs.
After Angelo Mathews dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for a duck to end the second over, Lakmal’s destruction began, removing Rohit Sharma (2), Dinesh Karthik (0) and Manish Pandey (2) as India were stunned at 16-4 after 12 overs.
India’s top five scored 13 runs between them, the fewest runs scored by their top five since 1983 when they scored 15 against Zimbabwe.
Lakmal added to his wicket tally by taking India’s seventh scalp, removing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a duck. He completed his spell with career-best figures of 4-13 at an economy of 1.30, which included four maidens.