India in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time: 18 July 2021

India 263/3

RR: 7.17 | India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw c Avishka Fernando & b Dhananjaya de Silvac Avishka Fernando & b Dhananjaya de Silva432490
Shikhar Dhawan not out not out 869561
Ishan Kishan c Minod Bhanuka (W) & b Lakshan Sandakanc Minod Bhanuka (W) & b Lakshan Sandakan594282
Manish Pandey c Dasun Shanaka (C) & b Dhananjaya de Silvac Dasun Shanaka (C) & b Dhananjaya de Silva264011
Suryakumar Yadav not out not out 312050
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Deepak Chahar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Yuzvendra Chahal
Kuldeep Yadav
Extras 18 (b 0, lb 5, w 12, nb 1)
Total 263 (3 Wkts, 36.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
58-1 (Prithvi Shaw,5.3), 143-2 (Ishan Kishan,17.5), 215-3 (Manish Pandey,30.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Dushmantha Chameera7 0 42 0 6.00
Isuru Udana2 0 27 0 13.50
Dhananjaya de Silva5 0 49 2 9.80
Lakshan Sandakan8.4 0 53 1 6.31
Charith Asalanka3 0 26 0 8.67
Wanindu Hasaranga9 1 45 0 5.00
Chamika Karunaratne2 0 16 0 8.00

Right then! That is all we have from this game and we hope that you enjoyed our coverage. The series is just getting started and the second ODI will be played on 20th July at 1530 Local (0930 GMT). So do join us for that. Till then, take care and goobye!

Shikhar Dhawan, the India skipper, says that most of the players in the team are very mature and that he is very happy. About the wicket, says that it had a bit of turn and all the spinners did well to bring them back in the game. Adds that it was great to watch Prithvi and Kishan bat the way they did and he was encouraging them to play the way they wanted to. About Kishan and Yadav, says that they are very mature and have played very well in the India T20 League. Jokes that he might have to improve his skill after seeing how these young players are batting.

Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lanka skipper, says that their batters started well but the Indian bowlers bowled quite well and varied the pace. Adds that he is happy to take the responsibility of being the captain. Says that their bowlers need to buck up and need to vary the pace while bowling. 

Prithvi Shaw is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says that his head is fine now. Adds that Rahul sir did not say anything to him before he went to bat and that he was just looking to score with intent. Adds that there were a few loose balls and that the pitch was a good one to bat on in the second innings. Says that he is disappointed with the way he got out and he will keep that in mind moving forward.

Earlier in the game, the Indian bowlers bowled really well to keep Sri Lanka to 262. Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets each while the Pandya brothers took one each. For Sri Lanka, a lot of their batters got starts but none could convert them to a big score. Karunaratne top-scored with 43 but they were well short of a par score as India chased it down with ease.

India came out to bat and seemed in a hurry to finish the chase. Prithvi Shaw put on a brilliant batting show and raced to 43 runs, but fell before he could get to his 50. But Ishan Kishan came out to bat and he too seemed in a hurry to finish the game, he raced to his 50 on debut but fell soon after. While all this was happening, Shikhar Dhawan was quietly scoring runs at the other end and was anchoring the chase with his 86-run knock. Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav finished the game for India after Manish Pandey fell. For Sri Lanka, it was a tough day with the ball. Most of their bowlers were taken apart and were hit all over the park. Dhananjaya de Silva took 2 wickets but Lakshan Sandakan was the pick of the bowlers as he troubled the batters with his spin on numerous occasions.

A comprehensive win for India and they take the lead in the 3-match series. They should be mighty pleased with their all-round performance. For the hosts, it was a decent batting performance but their bowling was very poor.

36.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, THERE IT IS! Easy does it. Full ball, outside off. Dhawan pushes it past cover for one. India win by 7 wickets!!
36.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, The scores are level! Fuller ball, on off. Yadav pushes it to long on for one.
36.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Suryakumar Yadav, On the pads. Yadav gets hit on the pads as he misses his flick.
36.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to covers for one.
35.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Short and wide outside off. Cut away to point.
35.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, on middle. Dhawan pushes it to long on for one.
35.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Another single as this is eased to long on.
35.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Shorter and wider outside off. Cut away but the man at point dives to stop the ball.
35.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads. Dhawan gets the leading edge to the off side. He takes the quick single before the direct hit comes from short cover.
35.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Shorter ball, outside off. Pushed to long on for one.
34.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Shorter ball, on off. Yadav pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
34.5
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Yadav comes down the track and hits it over mid off for a boundary. Just 8 needed now.
34.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, Tap and run. Fuller ball, on off. Dhawan pushes it to point for one.
34.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, Darted on the pads. Dhawan defends it out.
34.2
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shorter ball, on off. Dhawan rocks back and pulls it to the square leg fence.
34.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Pushed down to long on for one.
33.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter ball on leg, worked to deep square leg for a run.
33.5
4
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Three in a row! Googly now, Pitched short and Suryakumar Yadav just flicks this one over the mid-wicket fielder for another boundary.
33.4
4
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! And again! Tossed up ball, on off. Swept to fine leg with such ease and class by Yadav!
33.3
4
Wanindu Hasaranga to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Takes it on the full does Yadav and sweeps it to fine leg for a boundary.
33.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball outside off worked towards cover for one by Dhawan.
33.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on off, tucked towards the on side.
32.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Tossed up ball. Suryakumar Yadav looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.
32.5
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Makes it look so easy! Goes inside out again and this time he times it to perfection and gets a boundary. A Suryakumar Yadav special this! 
32.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, Worked towards off side for a run.
32.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Pushed down the ground for a single by Yadav now.
32.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on stumps, worked towards on side for one.
32.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Tossed up and Suryakumar Yadav goes inside out but mistimes it to deep extra cover. Two taken.
31.6
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, on off. Dhawan pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
31.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Slower ball, way outside off. Wide called.
31.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Yorker, outside off. Blocked out.
31.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller ball, on off. Flicked to mid-wicket.
31.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Suryakumar Yadav, Length ball, outside off. Yadav runs it to third man for one.
31.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Suryakumar Yadav, A bumper, way over Yadav's head. Wide called.
31.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, on middle. Dhawan pulls it to deep square leg for one.
31.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length, on off. Pushed to covers.
30.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
30.5
2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to mid off. The misfield allows the second and Suryakumar Yadav is off the mark in ODI cricket!

DRINKS BREAK! Well, it only seems like a matter of time before India win this game. They need 48 runs in 116 balls and that should pose no threat to India. Also, Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in. It is his debut today.

30.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Manish Pandey, OUT! TAKEN! Tossed up, on off. Pandey comes down the track and hits it towards mid-wicket. Dasun Shanaka leaps up and the ball pops out at first but he takes it at the second attempt.
30.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball, on off. Defended out.
30.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads again. Dhawan paddles it towards short third man for one.
30.1
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Swept away! On the pads and Dhawan has no qualms in sweeping to the fine leg fence.