Shikhar Dhawan and Ishan Kishan scored half-centuries as India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets within the first ODI of the three-match sequence at R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Sunday.
Chasing 263 for victory, India made a flying begin with Prithvi Shaw smashing a quickfire 43 (24). Dhawan’s thirty third ODI half-century and an attacking 59 by Kishan guided Males in Blue to their goal in simply 36.4 overs.
Kishan began his ODI profession with a six after which hit three consecutive boundaries off Dhananjaya de Silva. He scored his maiden half-century with a boundary earlier than a skinny edge noticed him falling to Lakshan Sandakan.
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Birthday boy, Ishan Kishan toyed round with the Lankan bowlers! 🤩
A shocking 59 off 42 🙌
— Sony Sports activities (@SonySportsIndia) July 18, 2021
Kishan additionally grew to become the second male batsman to attain a fifty on debut in each ODIs and T20Is. He scored 56 on T20I debut towards England in March and now he bettered that with 59 on ODI debut towards Sri Lanka. South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen was the primary participant to finish this double, scoring 56 on his T20I debut towards Zimbabwe and 93 on ODI debut towards Pakistan.
After India’s thumping win over Sri Lanka, Kishan stated that he backed himself because the pitch was good for batting and had little or no assist for bowlers.
“I had already instructed everybody within the dressing room that I’d hit a six on the primary Ball. Wherever the ball is, I’ll hit a six. Everybody knew this. As a result of the chances have been on my facet, pitch good, my birthday & my first ODI match,” Kishan was quoted as saying to the official broadcasters.