WATCH: Umran Malik hits the 155 km/h mark on the bowling speed pistol

India’s pace sensation Umran Malik marked his return to the blues at the start of the home season in the first of three T20Is against Sri Lanka. The 23-year-old took two wickets in India’s two-way win at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

It was during this spell that Malik touched the fiery 155 mph mark on the speed pistol to fire Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka, the fastest delivery of the game. The latter was handpicked by Yuzvendra Chahal in an attempt to break a boundary through covers.

Malik also dismissed Charith Asalanka as India bundled Sri Lanka for 160. Shivam Mavi, making his T20I debut for India, picked a 4-fer and was the bowlers choice.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first. After losing five wickets for 94 in 14.1 overs, Deepak Hooda (41 from 23) and Axar Patel (31 from 20) built a 68-run partnership with 35 deliveries to take India to 162 in their quota of 20 overs.

The win saw India take a 1–0 lead in the three match series. The two teams will face off in Pune on Thursday, January 5.

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