Player of the Match
Player of the Match

9 pm Right, that's it from today. The first match of the series and India have grabbed the advantage disdainfully. We'll see you in the next match. On behalf of Chandan and Alagappan - a good night to all of you.

Kohli: They got off to a really good start. We thought we would chase close to 300, it was a good pitch to bat on. The point of batting second was that it would come on later in the day. It came on like a dream. The last three months have been a great tome for Dhawan and he's cashing in on his purple patch. Hopefully he stays in this happy zone and we'll make sure he stays there, because he will win you games as long he's in it. Once he starts going, it's very difficult to stop him. Yes (we have our eyes set on 2019) . You have to prepare 24 months in advance. We're going to experiment and embrace that. You can [expect to] see a lot of changes [from now on]. All the guys have bought into it. it's all about what gives us more balance. Start of the series it's about getting the batting right. Axar brings something with the bat and he's a gun fielder. We felt one wristspinner was enough. In another match, we might bring in a pacer or play three spinners. It's all about getting the balance.

Tharanga: We started really well and after that we didn't capitalise. The middle order collapsed. One stage, we were thinking of 300. If you want to score 300 in an ODI, someone has to get a big score. We have to learn from the mistakes. The main thing is someone has to get a big one. The bowling also has to become more consistent.

Man of the Match, Dhawan: Things have been going well for me and I've just been focussing on my processes. I have mental freedom and when you perform well, you have extra confidence. By the grace of god, things are going my way. Just wanted to play positively and on the merit of the ball today.

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8.34 pm India record their biggest win, in terms of overs to spare, for a target of 200+. Brutal batting against the withering hosts. There are some wins that are clinical, but there was nothing fine about this. It was an annihilation. Dhawan continues his wondrous form this year. Twenty fours and three sixes - 98 out of his 132 in boundaries. That should tell the story. Kohli was more measured, which means a strike rate of only 117. Runs for him on his return to the place where it all began. The bowlers began this and the batsmen have ended it quickly. Perhaps to Sri Lanka's relief.

28.5
4
de Silva to Dhawan, FOUR runs, finishes with authority. Down the track, meets it on the pitch outside off, drives it past his partner
27.6
4
Malinga to Kohli, FOUR runs, arrogant. Overpitched outside off, brings a firm bat down on this like - like a hammer on a nail. Whips it past Dhawan and follows through nonchalantly. Doesn't even look where it goes. Mid-on needs to, to bring the ball back
26.3
6
Sandakan to Kohli, SIX runs, wow. That defies normal cricket. It's a short ball at middle stump. He goes back in the crease and, on this slow pitch, clears the long-on boundary with a back foot punch
26.2
4
Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR runs, wrong'un, down leg side. Gets the front leg out of the way and scythes it with a sweep, long leg boundary
26.1
4
Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR runs, glorious. Tossed up at middle stump. Gets to the pitch and flicks this over midwicket with rapid wrists
25.4
4
Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR runs, short ball at middle stump. Locks and loads, brings the arc to meet it at the right time, pulls to the long leg boundary
25.1
2
Malinga to Dhawan, 2 runs, he nearly gets Dhawan too but it is dropped by Tharanga at mid-on. Slower ball, good length at leg stump. Swipes across the line and gets it high and wide of mid-on. He has to run back a few yards and take a tumble. Has it for a moment, doesn't the next
24.5
6
Sandakan to Dhawan, SIX runs, another mishit but it's six. Steps out and makes too much. Has to reach out for this length ball outside off. Gets under it and shovels it over the long-off boundary
24.1
4
Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR runs, rank mishit rolls rapidly away to the wide long-on boundary. He was looking for the extra cover boundary. Went through the shot too early off the back foot and got a massive, thick inside edge
23.2
4
de Silva to Dhawan, FOUR runs, goes straight this time and nearly chips one to mid-off. Down the track but not to the pitch. Lifts it and mid-off seems to have it covered til the last moment, where he just doesn't attempt it
23.1
0
de Silva to Dhawan, no run, leading edge falls short of backward point. Good length at middle stump. Down the track and swipes aimlessly across the line

Dhaval: "@Ankur: I believe our middle order will surely be tested against Australia next month.. And then in SA. And then in England next year. We should have enough time before WC 2019. :)"

22.5
4
Fernando to Kohli, FOUR runs, full at off stump. Pounces into it, reaches the pitch and lifts it over mid-off. Not fully in control - it was sliced
22.2
1
Fernando to Kohli, 1 run, good length at middle stump, flicked to deep midwicket and that's his fifty
21.6
4
de Silva to Dhawan, FOUR runs, then he gets one wide outside off, and slices it past backward point to get his 11th ODI hundred. What an imperious innings it has been.
21.5
4
de Silva to Dhawan, FOUR runs, ah. Moving around in the crease, and making them bowl where he wants. This time he shapes to make room, but gets sightly inside the line. Then goes on one knee, and sweeps the leg stump ball to the long leg boundary
21.2
4
de Silva to Dhawan, FOUR runs, oh, superb. Looks innocuous after he steps down and drives this straight. But it has sped past mid-off
20.4
1
Fernando to Dhawan, 1 run, dropped. Short and wide again. Goes hard with the cut and gets an edge that flies as wide as one-and-half-slips. No one there of course, so Dickwella has to go himself. Goes one-handed but can't hold on
20.3
0
Fernando to Dhawan, no run, stunning diving stop at point by Kapugedera. Short and wide and he's cut this hard. Kapu flies to his left with two hands and saves the boundary
20.1
4
Fernando to Kohli, FOUR runs, short ball at middle stump. He's hurried a little, but manages to pull this off his chest, past mid-on
18.5
4
Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR runs, no respite. Tossed one up outside off stump. That's what you learn as a spinner all your life. Dhawan won't let it land though. Down the track, driven past extra cover
18.1
4
Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR runs, length outside off stump. Big stride to reach the pitch. Sufficiently leg side of it too to bring the arms down - it's a reverse sweep - and find the third man boundary
17.1
4
de Silva to Dhawan, FOUR runs, drops it well short first up, at leg stump. Dhawan swivels - a bit early - but has enough core strength to stay put and wait for this. Then pulls it to the square leg boundary

Here's Wanindu with his legspin

Dhawan's quickest

71

No. of balls in which Dhawan completed his century in this game, his fastest of the 11 ODI centuries. The previous quickest was in 73 balls v WI in Kanpur in 2013.

One to imrove

35.56

Kohli's average in ODIs in Sri Lanka before today's game - his worst in any country. He doesn't average less than 40 in any other nation.

Unlucky Country for Rohit

37

Runs scored by Rohit Sharma in Sri Lanka in his last 10 ODI innings. His scores read as: 4, 0, 11, 5, 5, 0, 0, 4, 4, 4.

Sri Lanka Collapse

6

Wickets lost by SL for 39 runs - Sri Lanka went from 139 for 1 to 178 for 7. Between overs 20 and 36 SL have scored just 61 runs.

Batting first at Dambulla

220

Average first innings score while batting first since Jan 2011. However in the last 2 games teams batting first have scored above 300.

20 years and waiting

1997

Last instance of Sri Lanka beating India in a bilateral ODI series. Since then they have played 9 times in which India have won 7 while 2 have been drawn.