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Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI at Colombo, Jul 18 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka

RESULT
1st ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), July 18, 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka
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(36.4/50 ov, T:263) 263/3

India won by 7 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
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Scores: Venkat Raghav | Comms: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 262/9(50 overs)
India 263/3(36.4 overs)

So India go 1-0 up in the three-match series in a dominant way. That's all from our side for tonight. See you on Tuesday for the next game.

Shikhar Dhawan: All our boys are very mature as well as aggressive. They way they played today was tremendous and I am very happy. The way our spinners bowled, they brought us back, all three spinners, Chahal, Kuldeep and Krunal. It was good to be on the other end and watch Prithvi and Ishan. I was telling them to take it easy actually. The way these young boys play in the IPL, they get lots of exposure and they just finished the game in the first 15 overs only. I thought about my hundred but there were not many runs left. (laughs). When Surya came out to bat, I thought I need to improve my skills (laughs).

Dasun Shanaka: We started well but the ball was hanging a bit, they bowled well. I am happy to take the responsibility of the captaincy. The Indians batted aggressively. We needed to vary the pace as the ball was coming on to the bat nicely. In the next game, we will have to improve on that."

And it's Prithvi Shaw. "It's fine now, a bit of pain but it's okay," he says about the blow to the head. "Rahul sir didn't say anything when I went in. I went with my instinct and was looking for boundaries. As a batsman, I try to keep the scoreboard ticking. The pitch was good in the first innings and it got better in the second innings. And I like facing fast bowlers. I was disappointed with the shot when I got out. I lost a bit of focus after I was hit on the head."

Time for the presentation ceremony. Who is your Player of the Match?

10.10pm A cakewalk it proved to be in the end as India wrap up the game with 13.2 overs to spare. After Chamika Karunaratne's cameo lifted Sri Lanka to 262 for 9, it looked like India might have to work hard for the win. The pitch seemed to be on the slower side with the ball gripping and turning but Prithvi Shaw's 24-ball 43 made that total look paltry. Birthday boy Ishan Kishan continued in the similar vein and went on to score a fifty on ODI debut. The other Indian debutant, Suyrakumar Yadav, finished it off with an unbeaten 20-ball 31. All this while, Shikhar Dhawan played the anchor's role and finished unbeaten on 86 off 95 balls. He also brought up 6000 ODI runs during the course of his innings.

36.4
1
Sandakan to S Dhawan, 1 run

and that's it. Fuller around off, Dhawan comes forward and plays it towards cover with soft hands for a quick single

36.3
1
Sandakan to Suryakumar, 1 run

length ball on the stumps, punched towards long-on

36.2
Sandakan to Suryakumar, no run

length ball on the pads, misses the flick. Gets hit on the pads. An appeal for lbw but was going on

36.1
1
Sandakan to S Dhawan, 1 run

length ball outside off, stays back and pushes it towards cover

Just three required now. Here's Sandakan

end of over 364 runs
IND: 260/3CRR: 7.22 RRR: 0.21 • Need 3 from 84b
Suryakumar Yadav30 (18b 5x4)
Shikhar Dhawan84 (93b 6x4 1x6)
Wanindu Hasaranga 9-1-45-0
Dhananjaya de Silva 5-0-49-2
35.6
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, no run

a googly outside off, goes back and nails the cut but fails to find the gap. Straight to backward point

35.5
1
Hasaranga to S Dhawan, 1 run

length ball on the stumps, stays back and punches it towards long-on

35.4
1
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, 1 run

looks to go inside out once again but it's too full on the pads, worked towards long-on

35.3
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, no run

short of length outside off, finds backward point with the cut

35.2
1
Hasaranga to S Dhawan, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, was looking to work it on the leg side but gets a leading edge towards mid-off. And they sneak in a singe even though the extra cover fielder picks it up and hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end

35.1
1
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, 1 run

short of length around off and spinning away, flicked towards long-on

end of over 3511 runs
IND: 256/3CRR: 7.31 RRR: 0.46 • Need 7 from 90b
Suryakumar Yadav28 (14b 5x4)
Shikhar Dhawan82 (91b 6x4 1x6)
Dhananjaya de Silva 5-0-49-2
Wanindu Hasaranga 8-1-41-0
34.6
1
Dhananjaya to Suryakumar, 1 run

length ball angling towards middle and off, stays back and drags it towards deep midwicket

34.5
4
Dhananjaya to Suryakumar, FOUR runs

down the ground, stays leg side of the ball and lofts it over mid-off. A bounce over the boundary line

34.4
1
Dhananjaya to S Dhawan, 1 run

length ball around off, comes forward and drops it square of the wicket on the off side for a quick single

34.3
Dhananjaya to S Dhawan, no run

fuller on the pads, misses the flick this time

34.2
4
Dhananjaya to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

flatter around off and middle. Dhawan goes back and whips it towards the vacant deep midwicket region

34.1
1
Dhananjaya to Suryakumar, 1 run

flatter on the stumps, pushed towards long-on

Yadav has moved to 21 off ten. Dhananjaya, around the wicket

end of over 3414 runs
IND: 245/3CRR: 7.20 RRR: 1.12 • Need 18 from 96b
Suryakumar Yadav22 (11b 4x4)
Shikhar Dhawan77 (88b 5x4 1x6)
Wanindu Hasaranga 8-1-41-0
Dhananjaya de Silva 4-0-38-2
33.6
1
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, 1 run

flatter and quicker around off, pushes it in front of square leg and retains the strike

33.5
4
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, FOUR runs

Dhawan isn't getting his hundred tonight. A googly from outside off, goes back and whips it over short midwicket and the ball bounces towards the boundary line

33.4
4
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, FOUR runs

and he repeats the shot. Swept away from outside off. The only difference this time was it was all along the ground

33.3
4
Hasaranga to Suryakumar, FOUR runs

goes down on one knee and takes it on the full. Sweeps it over backward square leg for four

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
S Dhawan
86 runs (95)
6 fours1 six
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
1 four1 six
Control
87%
Ishan Kishan
59 runs (42)
8 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
78%
Best performances - bowlers
YS Chahal
O
10
M
0
R
52
W
2
ECO
5.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
DL Chahar
O
7
M
1
R
37
W
2
ECO
5.28
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4307
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days18 July 2021 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 10, Sri Lanka 0
Language
English
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