India beats Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan help India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets, take 1-0 lead in ODI series: India claimed a 7-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI at R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan slammed 86 while Ishan Kishan smashed 42 59 balls to help India register an easy victory. Earlier, Prithvi Shaw set the stage with a 24-ball and 43-point stroke.
With the win, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. The second ODI will now be played on Tuesday. Continuing 263, India got off to a good start as Prithvi Shaw took a special affection for Sri Lankan seamers. However, Shaw’s (43) shot ended in the sixth round when Silva’s Dhanajaya sent him back to the lodge, which brought birthday boy Ishan Kishan to the middle.
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India beats Sri Lanka: Kishan took a special affection for the spinners in Sri Lanka and he continued to send them all over the park. En route, Kishan brought his fifties out of just 33 balls and as a result recorded the second fastest fifty for a player in his ODI debut. The 85-point stand for the second wicket ended in the 18th when Lakshan Sandakan fired Kishan (59), reducing India to 145/2.
India defeats Sri Lanka 1st ODI: statistical attack
- 91/1 in 1st power play was a team’s highest score in ODI since 2013
- Shikhar Dhawan became 2nd fastest Indian to score 6,000 ODI races
- Ishan Kishan became the only second batsman to score 50 on his debut with ODI and T20I. The other is Rassie van der Dussen from South Africa.
- The Kul-Cha pair returned after the 2019 World Cup and pocketed two wickets each.
Manish Pandey then joined Dhawan in the middle and the duo kept the scoreboard moving for visitors. Both batters scored 72 points for the third wicket, but just 48 points off target, Pandey (26) lost her wicket to Dhananjaya de Silva. In the end, Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav (31 *) guided India to a victory by seven wickets with 80 balls to spare.
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India beats Sri Lanka: Earlier, India continued to take wickets at regular intervals, but Chamika Karunaratne’s undefeated 43-point move helped Sri Lanka post 262/9. For India, Kuldeep Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar returned with two wickets each.
Going to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to a steady start as forerunners Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka scored 49 points in the first nine overs. However, the introduction of Yuzvendra Chahal immediately paid off in the 10th when the leg thrower dismissed Fernando (32).
Bhanuka Rajapaksa then joined Minod in the middle and the duo made 36 points for the second wicket, but that stand was cut short in the 17th when Kuldeep Yadav sent Rajapaksa (24) back to the pavilion. In the same set, Kuldeep got Minod back (27) on the first slide and as a result Sri Lanka was reduced to 89/3.
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India beats Sri Lanka: Silva’s Dhananjaya (14) disappointed with the bat as he attempted a reverse shot over the covers, but he only managed to hand a catch to Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Krunal Pandya bowling alley, and the Sri Lanka was left in a place of trouble at 117/4. Skipper Shanaka and Charith Asalanka then gathered at the crease and the two hitters moved the scoreboard slowly and steadily. However, the 49-point stand between these two hitters was ended by Deepak Chahar in 38th place as he sent Asalanka (38) back, reducing Sri Lanka to 166/5.
Shanaka played 39 points, but the Indian bowlers managed to control the point score and as a result the hosts were limited below 265 points. In the final, Dushmantha Chameera (13) and Chamika Karunaratne (43 *) delivered valuable big shots to give Sri Lanka a competitive score in the match.
India beats Sri Lanka: India continued to take wickets at regular intervals, but Chamika Karunaratne’s undefeated 43-point shot helped Sri Lanka post 262/9 in the first ODI of the three-game series here at R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. .
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For India, Kuldeep Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar returned with two wickets each. Going to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to a steady start as forerunners Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka scored 49 points in the first nine overs. However, the introduction of Yuzvendra Chahal immediately paid off in the 10th when the leg thrower dismissed Fernando (32).
India beats Sri Lanka: India Rounds: 263/3 (36.4 ovs); won by 7 wickets
India beats Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Rounds: 262/9 (50 ovs)
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Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (week), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan