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India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st T20I: 5 positives for Rohit Sharma and co.

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It was a fantastic comeback half-century from KL Rahul at the top of the order

India won the first T20I, a rather one-sided affair, against Sri Lanka by 93 runs at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. KL Rahul, MS Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal starred as India secured their biggest win in T20Is. They now head into Indore with a 1-0 lead and plenty of confidence.

Here are five things that contributed to their victory:

#5 KL Rahul's solid foundation

Rahul scored a phenomenal 61 at the top of the order after replacing Shikhar Dhawan in the T20I squad. His knock gave India a solid start, allowing them to explode in the final overs. He took his time to settle down but once he did, he scored a few good boundaries and saved India from an early collapse.

Rahul hit seven boundaries and a massive six and laid the platform for the likes of Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni to go hard at the end.

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