Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 1st ODI

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India received the sport by seven wickets.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photograph by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

The 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka noticed sheer dominance by the guests as they received the opener by seven wickets. Profitable the toss, Sri Lanka determined to indicate up with the willows first at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Nevertheless, the house batters couldn’t fetch massive numbers to achieve the momentum and Chamika Karunaratne’s 43 off 35 remained the brightest spot of their batting present.

India’s skipper Shikhar Dhawan was up in his duties proper from the primary sport and led the group from the entrance by enjoying a shocking knock of 86 off 95 balls. Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka pushed his little little bit of assist to Karunaratne and added 39 runs from his finish as SL posted a good 262 on the board. India’s bowling unit noticed coming again of ‘Kul-Cha’ after lengthy and the duo didn’t depart any stone unturned to flaunt the category. Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and Deepak Chahar picked two wickets every.

Prithvi Shaw offers India a fascinating begin

Speaking of India’s chase, it started in a thunderous method as Prithvi Shaw smashed 43 off 24 balls and was finally declared because the participant of the match. The momentum was additional carried up by debutant Ishan Kishan as he performed a cultured knock of 59 runs off 42 balls. Suryakumar Yadav’s cameo (31 off 20) on the finish got here as a ultimate cracker in India’s blistering present. Lakshan Sandakan picked two wickets for Lanka whereas Wanindu Hasaranga saved the run circulate in test with the financial system of 5.00.

Participant of the match, Prithvi Shaw said-

It’s effective now (concerning the blow to the helmet). Rahul sir didn’t say something, I simply went with my intuition and waited for the unfastened balls. Clearly needed to maintain scoreboard ticking and yeah. Pitch was very good. First innings additionally was good however I feel it bought higher within the second innings. Take pleasure in tempo. Possibly after being hit on the top I misplaced a little bit of focus.

Profitable skipper, Shikhar Dhawan said-

All our boys, most of them have performed earlier. They’re very matured. Very pleased with the way in which they performed. Knew that wicket has a little bit of flip however the way in which our spinners bowled from tenth over, they bought us again straightaway. All three spinners. Once we batted, it was nice to observe from the opposite finish. Nice power to have them. The best way the younger boys play IPL, get a lot publicity, their confidence stage may be very excessive. The best way Prithvi and Ishan batted, they completed the sport in first 15 overs. I thought of it (his hundred) however there weren’t many runs left. So the main focus was on being not out. Even when Surya got here in and batted, it regarded really easy. I used to be like perhaps I’ve to enhance my talent.

Shedding skipper, Dasun Shanaka said-

Began properly however they different the tempo properly. Our batsmen couldn’t get the rhythm going. Method Indian gamers performed, they’re very aggressive. Everyone knows how good they’re however our bowlers want to enhance. Need to execute our plans properly.





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