IND vs SL 1st ODI: India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs In the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
IND vs SL 1st ODI Match Key Points:
In the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs and leads series by 1-0.
After losing the toss, the Indian team came out to play first and scored 373 runs losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. In response to which Sri Lanka could score only 308 runs after losing 8 wickets.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli, who performed the best in the match, was awarded the Player of the Match for his innings of 113 runs.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: 50th Over Drama
The Sri Lankan batting time from 50th onwards, saw a strange sight when Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka needed 5 runs in the last over to reach his century and the Indian team did not want him to complete the century.
Mohammed Shami came in to bowl 50 overs and captain Dasun Shanaka was on strike.
1st Ball: On the first ball, Shanaka played a shot towards long on and ran for 2 runs quickly.
2nd Ball: The second ball fell on the yorker length and hit the pads of Shanaka. This ball was seen going outside the leg stump but captain Rohit Sharma referred to the third umpire.
The third umpire immediately ruled in favor of the batsman and declared him not out.
3rd Ball: Captain Sanaka took a single by playing the third ball towards third man. Now Captain Shanaka was on a individual score of 98 runs and he needed only 2 runs to complete the century but Kasun Rajitha was now on strike.
The Indian team did not want Captain Shanaka to complete his century, so when Rajitha came on strike on the third ball, Captain Rohit Sharma called all his 11 fielders within 30 yards so that Rajita could not take a single and Captain Sanaka could not get on strike.
Now another interesting incident was seen while throwing the fourth ball.
4th Ball: As soon as Mohammed Shami started to bowl, he saw Captain Shanaka coming out of the crease, so he scattered the stumps on the non-strike before throwing the ball.
The field umpire immediately referred to the third umpire to check whether Shanaka is out or not. But captain Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami showed good sportsman spirit and refused to do this to the on-field umpire.
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Now Mohammed Shami was again ready to bowl the fourth ball.
4th Ball: Mohammad Shami bowled the fourth ball short pitched like Rajita was defending and stole a quick single.
5th Ball: Now Shanaka was on strike and all set to play the ball. Mohammed Shami bowled the fifth ball, which was cover-driven by Shanaka to cover-drive the ball outside the boundary for four and he complete his century. This century was Shanaka’s second ODI century as well as second international century.
6th Ball: On the last ball of Mohammed Shami, he hit a six over long on and took his personal score to 108 runs.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Worst Fielding by Both Teams-
The first ODI saw poor fielding by both the teams with several dropped catches and several misfielded balls which gave the other team the advantage.
Sri Lanka fielder dropped Virat Kohli’s catch twice and gave him life twice. Virat Kohli then played a long inning of 113 runs and scored a mammoth score of 373 runs against Sri Lanka.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Full Match Highlights
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Sri Lanka won the toss in the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka and invited India to bat.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: India Batting
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who came in to bat, got India off to a good start, putting on a 137-run partnership without giving any chance to any of the Sri Lankan bowlers and scoring runs all around the ground.
Shreyas Iyer came after Rohit’s dismissal and he also played a short but a good innings and he too got out after scoring 28 runs. Virat Kohli kept scoring runs and kept one end in check.
After Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal, KL Rahul came in and he too stitched a long partnership with Virat Kohli. There was an important partnership of 90 runs between the two and after that KL Rahul also got out on a personal score of 39 runs.
Wickets were falling on one side but on the other side Virat Kohli was playing with composure and was steadily taking the Indian innings forward. After KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Akshar Patel also could not do much and got out in a hurry to score runs.
Virat Kohli stayed on the field till the end and completed his century in 80 balls. He completed his 45th ODI century today. This was the 73rd century of his international career and he is at number two in terms of international centuries.
In the 49th over, Virat was caught out by wicketkeeper Kushal Mendis off Rajita’s ball. He scored 113 runs in 87 balls before getting out. Virat Kohli was dismissed as the seventh wicket, but by then India had reached a forced position.
In this way, India scored 373 runs in the stipulated 50 overs and set a huge target of 374 runs in front of Sri Lanka.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Sri Lanka bowling
Kasun Rajitha took 3 wickets from Sri Lanka. While captain Shanaka, Karunaratne, Dhananjay D’Silva and Madhushanka got one wicket each.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Sri Lanka Batting
Sri Lankan openers Avishka Fernando and Pathum Nissanka came on the field but they could not give Sri Lanka a good start.
The first two wickets of Sri Lanka were dismissed only on the score of 23 runs. Sri Lanka’s first wicket fell in the form of Avishka Fernando and the second wicket in the form of Kushal Mendis. Both the initial wickets were taken by Mohammad Siraj. Kusal Mendis could not even open the account and was bowled there by Mohammad Suraj’s inside ball.
Nissanka started playing carefully with Charith Asalanka who came on the field after two wickets. Together they shared a 41-run partnership, but Asalanka was caught by KL Rahul on the score of 64 off Imran Malik.
Asalanka was followed by Dhananjay de Silva on the field to bat and he stitched a long partnership with Nissanka. Nissanka along with Dhananjay increased the run rate a bit and both played some good shots.
The required run rate was increasing continuously, due to which Sri Lanka was under pressure to score fast runs. Due to fast scoring, Dhananjay de Silva was also dismissed for 136 runs in 25 overs. Before getting out, Dhananjay scored a quickfire 47 off 40 balls which included 9 fours. He returned to the pavilion by giving a catch to KL Rahul on the ball of Mohammed Shami.
After the dismissal of Dhananjay, captain Dasun Shanaka came to play on the field and started the Sri Lankan innings with NissanKa. Nissanka was playing at one end from the start of the match but in the 31st over he too was caught trying to accelerate the run rate, before getting out he played a crucial innings of 72 runs.
After Nissanka’s dismissal, none of the batsmen could support captain Shanaka and the entire team could manage only 308 runs in 50 overs. Captain Shanaka completed his century in the 50th over but he could not win the team Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka lost the match by 67 runs.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: India Bowling
Indian bowler Umran Malik took 3 wickets and Mohammad Siraj got two wickets from India. Apart from them, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya took one wicket each.
IND vs SL 1st ODI: Conclusion
India won the first ODI to take a 1–0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The next match will be played on January 12 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Where India and Sri Lanka will face each other in the second ODI.
While India would like to win the match and win the series 2-0, Sri Lanka would like to win the match and return to the series.