India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Live: India have defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series. India chased Sri Lanka’s target of 263 runs with ease as captain Dhawan stayed unbeaten on 86. Sri Lanka had posted a total of 262/9 in 50 overs. Chamika Karunaratne top-scored for SL with 43 runs while Deepak Chahar (2/37) had the best figures for India. SL captain Dasun Shanaka had won the toss and elected to bat first in the first ODI.
fMan of the match award goes to Shaw for his innings of 43 off 24 balls at the start of Indian innings.
India have defeated beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. It has been a dominant display by the Indian batters as they reached the target of 263 runs in 36.4 overs. Dhawan stayed unbeaten on 86 while Suryakumar (31*) supported him in the end.
Only 6 needed off 89 balls by India.
Debutant Suryakumar Yadav has also made an impact with the bat. He has reached 23 runs in 12 balls. On the other hand, Dhawan has continued to roll on in his innings. He is batting on 81.
Suryakumar Yadav has hit a lofted cover drive off Hasaranga for a four. India 231/3.
Manish Pandey’s short stay at the crease has come to an end as he departs after scoring 28 runs. India 215/3.
Dhawan has smashed a free hit off Hasaranga for six. India have reached the score of 200 in 28 overs. They only need 63 runs in 132 balls to win the first ODI. Shikhar Dhawan has scored his 33rd ODI fifty. It has been a patient innings for him as he has let Kishan and Shaw play their natural game. India 176/1
Shikhar Dhawan has cut Karunaratne for a four. He is only 6 runs away from a fifty. This partnership would be key for India. They both are experienced batters and India would hope Dhawan and Pandey can finish the things for them.
Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey have taken India’s score past 150 runs. Team India have needed just 20 overs to get to the mark.
Ishan Kishan’s wonderful innings has ended. Sandakan has induced an edge from him as he departs after scoring 59. India 143/2.
Dhawan has hit it to third man with a slice of the bat. Deft touch from Dhawan, power from Kishan.