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India beat Sri Lanka 67 times in first ODI to lead 1-0 in three game series


With the help of Virat Kohli’s stunning century, India on Tuesday beat Sri Lanka with 67 runs in its first One Day International (ODI) and are now leading the series with a 1-0 scoreline. To meet the grand goal of 373 set by India, the Sri Lankan team can hit 308 runs after losing 8 points in 50 rounds.

Indian batsman Virat kohli completed ODI’s 73rd and 45th centuries. The player is very close to Sachin Tendulkar’s maximum in the ODI record. Kohli beat Sri Lanka’s pitchers and made 113 87-ball attempts.

Captain Rohit Sharma also got off to a good start for the team as he played a superb knock-out with 83 shots of 67 balls. He is fully supported by young opener Shubhman Gill, who has scored 70 runs of 60 balls. The Indian side’s opening partnership was 143 runs.

Team Sri Lanka fought bravely with high scores and Skipper Dasun Shanaka remained undefeated with 108 while opener Pathum Nissanka also played a nice knockout with 72 runs, but the overall record of The whole team is not enough to win the big game.

The excellent Indian bowling won two early games and the Sri Lankans were 23 to 2, the next game also soon came with a score of 64.

Umran Malik won 3 tickets with the help of quick serves, knocking out many Sri Lankan players with big tickets.

Final score: India 373/7

Polish- Rohit Sharma 83, Shubman Gill 70, Virat Kohli 113, Shreyas Iyer 28, KL Rahul 39, Hardik Pandya 14, Axar Patel 9, Mohammed Shami 4, Mohammed Siraj 7.

Bowling: Kasun Rajitha 10-0-88-3, Dilshan Madushanka 6-0-43-1, Wanindu Hasaranga 10-0-67-0, Chamika Karunaratne 8-0-54-1, Dunith Wellalage 8-0-65-0 , Dasun Shanaka 3-0-22-1, Dhananjaya de Silva 5-0-33-1.

Sri Lanka: 308/8

Polish– Pathum Nissanka 72, Avishka Fernando 5, Kusal Mendis 0, Charith Asalanka 23, Dhananjaya de Silva 47, Dasun Shanaka 108, Wanindu Hasaranga 16, Dunith Wellalage 0, Chamika Karunaratne 14, Kasun Rajtha 9.

Bowling– Mohammed Shami 9-0-67-1, Mohammed Siraj 7-1-30-2, Hardik Pandya 6-0-33-1, Umran Malik 8-0-57-3, Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-58-1 , Axar Patel 10-0-58-0.

With input from PTI

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