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1st ODI (D/N), Dharamsala, Dec 10 2017, Sri Lanka tour of India
(20.4/50 ov, target 113)114/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 176 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Sri Lanka rout India to snap 12-game losing streak

Sri Lanka's seamers, led by Suranga Lakmal, used swinging and seaming conditions in Dharamsala to rip through India, setting up a seven-wicket rout that also snapped their 12-game losing streak in ODIs

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
India112/10(38.2 overs)
MS Dhoni65 (87)
Sri Lanka114/3(20.4 overs)

5.30pm So Sri Lanka have gone 1-0 up. Next up is Mohali on Wednesday. Can Sri Lanka put the hosts under even more pressure? We shall see. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us.

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Suranga Lakmal is the player of the match. "Last few years have been very good. Credit to the coaching staff who have done a lot of hard work with me. My fitness, my hard work, my health, everything has come together."

Thisara Perera: "First of all we have to give 200% credit to our bowlers. They were disciplined, and bowled the right length and the right areas. This is an unplayable wicket. We didn't expect that. We expected 250-260, but after that Suranga and Angelo bowled very well. At the moment, [Lakmal] is our first fast bowler. He's done very well in the Test series as well. I have to mention that Upul gave a good start and he's one of our best openers."

Rohit Sharma: "Two games to go, but having said that, we were not up to the mark today with the bat. Not enough runs on the board. The bowlers came out and did what they could. If we had 70-80 more runs, it could have been different, but we lost the match with the bat today. We want to thrive in these type of conditions and come out good. We won't always get to play on flat pitches. Today was not the ideal day for all our batters. It was an eye-opener. Hopefully we can regroup and come back in the next two matches. [Dhoni] has done it for so many years and he knows exactly how to bat in these situations. Someone else with him could have made the difference but he was battling alone. Not such a great experience [to lead for the first time], because we lost, but we've got to forget what happened, and come back in the next two games."

Angelo Mathews: "It's a very pleasing moment. The past few months have not been good for us, but we've remained confident and worked very hard. Two more games to go, we can't relax. The way Suranga Lakmal set the tone was fantastic, followed by all the other bowlers. We never thought it was going to move around that much. We knew it was a bit sticky. In the shorter formats, I've always bowled, and I want to bowl. It's just the workload management in the Test matches, and the selectors were very understanding. I'm very happy to bowl in the shorter formats."

Riyaz Ahamed: "After inhaling all the smoke in Delhi, Sri Lankan's are breathing fire in Dharamsala stadium."

5.08pm And with that, Sri Lanka end their losing streak. They came into this series having lost their last 12 ODIs, but they've gone 1-0 up with a commanding performance here. Mathews took the first wicket, and scored the winning runs too. Upul Tharanga made a breezy, chancy, fragile 49 that set up the chase. But the hero has to be Suranga Lakmal, who bowled his 10 overs in one spell, finished with figures of 10-4-13-4, and wrecked India's top and middle order with his swing, seam and persistent line and length.

India, meanwhile, will not end 2017 as the No. 1 ODI side. They needed to win this ODI series 3-0 to be able to do that.

20.4
4
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

full outside off, and Mathews finishes stylishly, driving with a high left elbow and finding the gap to the right of mid-off

20.4
1w
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, 1 wide

back of a length down leg, Mathews can't connect with the leg glance

20.3
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, no run

down the track, making himself some room. Bhuvneshwar spots it and bowls a wide length ball, making him reach for it. Tries to smack it over cover but can't put bat to ball

20.2
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, no run

back of a length outside off, Mathews punches to mid-off

20.1
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, no run

length ball outside off, left alone

Bhuvneshwar continues.

end of over 209 runs
SL: 109/3CRR: 5.45 • RRR: 0.13 • Need 4 from 30 overs
Niroshan Dickwella26 (24)
Angelo Mathews21 (38)
Hardik Pandya5-0-39-1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar8-1-37-1
19.6
Pandya to Dickwella, no run

back of a length on off stump, defended into the covers. It's almost like he wants to leave the winning hit for Mathews

Lodiya: "Thanks Lakmal and Anji for setting up a perfect Sunday evening for a SL fan."

19.5
Pandya to Dickwella, no run

back of a length close to off stump, dabbed towards backward point

19.5
1w
Pandya to Dickwella, 1 wide

and then a wide. Full, well down the leg side, Dickwella can't connect with the flick

19.4
Pandya to Dickwella, no run

ah, good ball. He's taken a bit of a beating in this over but produces one very good ball in the corridor, just short of a good length, slanting away, and he beats the outside edge as Dickwella shuffles across and looks to dab it behind point

19.3
Pandya to Dickwella, no run

length ball on middle and leg, shuffles across and clips to midwicket

19.2
4
Pandya to Dickwella, FOUR runs

fuller, on off stump this time, and now Dickwella goes over the leg side. Opens up slightly at the hips and whips it over wide mid-on

19.1
4
Pandya to Dickwella, FOUR runs

oh my, what a shot that is. Length ball, but a lot of width, and Dickwella just frees his arms and launches that up and over the cover point region - almost carries all the way

Thanks, Nikhil. Pandya comes back on.

end of over 195 runs
SL: 100/3CRR: 5.26 • RRR: 0.42 • Need 13 from 31 overs
Angelo Mathews21 (38)
Niroshan Dickwella18 (18)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar8-1-37-1
Jasprit Bumrah7-1-32-1

Karthik Krishnaswamy is back for the formalities.

18.6
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, no run

on a length outside off, defended into the cover region.

18.5
Bhuvneshwar to Angelo Mathews, no run

full outside off, 133 kph, left alone

Dhaval : "India like to test themselves and make comebacks. They have to do it without Kohli this time. Pretty sure they have all the talent. Hope they make this series interesting. "

18.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, 1 run

a bouncer down leg, Dickwella backs away and under-edges a cut to third man. Ungainly

18.3
4
Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, FOUR runs

lovely timing. Slightly short on middle and leg, Dickwella picks the length early, goes back and swats a pull through backward square leg

Devraj: "Pune in 2016 for first T20I Kolkata in 2017 for 1st Test And now, Dharamsala for 1st ODI India has always been kind to Sri Lanka in 1st game of the series by preparing a seamer friendly track and then batting first on it."

18.2
Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, no run

a slower delivery outside off, driven elegantly to cover

18.1
Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, no run

on a length around middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

end of over 184 runs
SL: 95/3CRR: 5.27 • RRR: 0.56 • Need 18 from 32 overs
Angelo Mathews21 (36)
Niroshan Dickwella13 (14)
Jasprit Bumrah7-1-32-1
Hardik Pandya4-0-30-1
17.6
Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, no run

fullish delivery outside off, skewed off the outside half

17.5
4
Bumrah to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

naughty from Bhuvi. Good length, but very wide outside off. Mathews cuts towards third man, where Bhuvneshwar runs to his right, gets there but the ball goes through his legs

Best performances - batsmen
MS Dhoni portrait
MS Dhoni
65 runs (87)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga
49 runs (46)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control60%
Productive shot
square drive
12 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
917408812
Best performances - bowlers
Suranga Lakmal portrait
RAS Lakmal
O
10
M
4
R
13
W
4
ECO
1.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Nuwan Pradeep portrait
N Pradeep
O
10
M
4
R
37
W
2
ECO
3.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Suranga Lakmal
Suranga Lakmal
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3939
Hours of play (local time)11.30 start, First Session 11.30-15.00, Interval 15.00-15.45, Second Session 15.45-19.15
Match days10 December 2017 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer
Umpires
India Image
Anil Chaudhary
Australia Image
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Nandan
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe