January 26, 2022

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SL v IND, 1st ODI 2021 ; A dominating victory for India, Shikhar Dhawan remains unbeaten

An all-round performance from team India's players helped Shikhar Dhawan to get his first victory as international captain
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Team India is all set to play couple of white ball series on the soil of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host team India for three match T20I series followed by three match ODI series. First ODI of this series is rescheduled on 18th July after some covid-19 scares in Sri Lankan camp.

1:0 lead in ODIs for Shikhar Dhawan led team India

Team India pulled a comprehensive as well as dominating victory over Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan remains unbeaten while Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw scored brilliant cameos. Second ODI of this two match ODI series is scheduled on 20th July.

Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan is very brilliant throughout his whole inning. He smashed 6 fours and 1 six alongwith lots of singles and doubles. An all-round performance from team India’s players helped Shikhar Dhawan to get his first victory as international captain.

Player of the match : Prithvi Shaw

Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw powered team India

Prithvi Shaw offered team India flourish start, he scored a mouth watering knock of 43 runs and he took just 23 balls. While Ishan Kishan smashed a brilliant fifty on his debut and opening his ODI account with a six. Sri Lanka bowlers are clueless ahead of them. Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw holds a sheer dominance on Sri Lankan bowlers.

Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan holds his nerves during powerplay ; brilliantly managed a second fiddle role. He was very calm and composed when two youngsters were completely outplayed Sri Lanka during powerplay overs.

Ishan Kishan joined South African youngster Rassie van der Dussen in list of unique record. They are only two players with debut fifties in both ODIs and T20Is. Ishan Kishan smashed his T20I debut fifty against England in Ahemdabad. Today Ishan Kishan scored his maiden ODI fifty on his debut as well. Rassie van der Dussen smashed fifties on his debut ODIs and T20Is against Pakistan and Zimbabwe respectively.

Team India’s bowler restrict Sri Lanka to below 270

Team India’s bowlers are very economical throughout the inning, especially krunal Pandya who bowled his 10 overs spell with a economy of just 2.6. He took 1 wicket also. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzi Chahal who are playing together since 2019 wc game. They combinely took four wickets in first inning.

Sri Lanka batsmans haven’t managed to score a single fifty. Chamika Karunaratne was the top scorer while captain Dasun Shanaka played a small but important cameo. Sri Lanka managed to score 262 runs in fifty overs.


Toss : Sri Lanka opted to bat first

Dasun Shanaka will lead Sri Lankan team while Shikhar will lead Indian team. Two new looking teams, two new captains. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan will debut for india in one day internationals. Last time they played together for India in T20I series against England.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the top order batsman of Sri Lanka have received their maiden ODI cap. Indian team is playing with two spinners and one spin all-rounder. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar will bowl for india as well.