MS Dhoni returned, winning the toss and putting Sri Lanka into bat first. Varun Aaron (1/18) picked up opener Kusal Perera (21) early, but Mahela Jayawardena (30) provided some momentum before Amit Mishra held on to a return catch to get rid of him. TM Dilshan (9) followed, along with Kumar Sangakkara (4) and Sri Lanka were 77/4 in the 12th over. However, captain Dinesh Chandimal's 25-ball 29 gave the Islanders a boost, which was then carried by the tail-enders. Sri Lanka put up a total of 153/6 in 20 overs. R Ashwin finished with impressive figures of 3/22.