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

commentary

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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.

Dhananjaya de Silva (2-0-23-1) is back on.

29.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball around off, pushed towards deep cover for one.
29.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Short and wide, Manish Pandey hits it to deep cover to rotate the strike.
29.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Short ball, shoulder high. Manish Pandey pulls it straight to mid-wicket.
29.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Short ball, around off. Manish Pandey under ducks it.
29.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Plays the punch does Pandey. The ball goes just wide of the cover fielder.
29.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Manish Pandey, Length ball on off, guided to point.

Change. Dushmantha Chameera (5-0-34-0) is back on.

28.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Looks to cut the short ball, but misses it. Goes past the edge.
28.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Short outside off, padded away by Dhawan.
28.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up outside off, Shikhar Dhawan mistimes the drive and gets an inside edge which goes on a bounce to the keeper.
28.3
6
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! Easy pickings! Quicker ball on the pads, whipped away over the fine leg fence by Dhawan.
28.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on off, blocked out. NO BALL! FREE HIT coming up as Wanindu Hasaranga has overstepped.
28.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Short outside off, worked to deep cover.
28.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, pushed to covers.
27.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Beaten! Tossed up, outside off. Dhawan looks to drive but the ball turns further away and beats the outside edge.
27.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, 200 up for India! Pandey eases it down to long to take his team to 200.
27.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Dhawan cuts it to deep point for one.
27.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Just a single as this is eased to long on.
27.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.
27.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Loopy ball, outside off. Dhawan sweeps it to mid-wicket for one.
27.1
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Down the leg side. Dhawan misses his paddle. Wided.
26.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Fuller ball, on off. Pandey hits it back to the bowler.
26.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads. Clipped to the leg side for one.
26.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Pandey comes down the track and hits it down the ground. Wanindu Hasaranga gets his right hand to it and deflects it to long on for one.
26.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
26.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
26.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.
25.6
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan comes down the track and drives it straight down the ground to end the over with a boundary. There was a misfield at mid off.
25.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on stumps, tucked to mid-wicket.
25.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Short ball pulled to mid-wicket for one.
25.3
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, FOUR! Along the ground now! Tossed up outside off, Manish Pandey drives past the mid off for a boundary.
25.2
6
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, SIX! Up and away! Pandey steps down and crunches this over mid off for a maximum.
25.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up ball, pushed to long off for one.

Change. Lakshan Sandakan (6-0-30-1) is back on.

24.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on leg, worked to square leg for a single.
24.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on stumps, defended to the off side.
24.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Drives the overpitched ball to the bowler does Dhawan.
24.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Pandey pushes this loopy ball to long off for one.
24.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Tossed up ball, pushed to the off side
24.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on stumps, tucked to square leg. And he gets to his 33rd ODI FIFTY! The Indian skipper is leading from the front!
23.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, on middle. Pulled to deep square leg for one.
23.5
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, EDGED AND FOUR! Shorter ball, outside off. Dhawan gets the under edge as he looks to cut. The ball bounces and goes over the keeper. The man from fine leg runs across and dives but his dive pushes the ball to the fence!
23.4
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Raced to the boundary! Short ball, outside off. Dhawan cuts it away. He hit it so hard that the man at deep point had no chance!
23.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Manish Pandey, Length ball, outside off. Pandey punches it to deep cover for one.
23.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball, outside off. Dhawan upper cuts it to third man for one.
23.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length,  outside off. Dhawan slaps it to point.
22.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Maiden over! Lands on off and stays a bit low. Manish Pandey blocks it in time.
22.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
22.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Flatter ball, on off. Cut away to covers.
22.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Shorter ball, outside off. Pandey cuts it to short third man.
22.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Fuller ball, on middle. Blocked out.
22.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed back to the bowler.
21.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Manish Pandey, Good length ball on off, Manish Pandey taps it to third man for a run.
21.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball outside off, Shikhar Dhawan works it to third man.
21.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Manish Pandey, Short ball on leg. Tucked to mid-wicket now.
21.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, Just a tad short on off, Shikhar Dhawan cuts it late to third man for another single.
21.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball on off, defended to covers.
21.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Manish Pandey, Short ball on off. Guided to third man by Pandey, for one.

Chamika Karunaratne comes in the attack.

20.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Flatter on off, Pandey cuts it towards point for one.
20.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Full toss on pads, swept to deep square leg for a single.
20.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Flighted ball, on off, driven for a single to covers.
20.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, flicked to sqaure leg for a single.
20.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Loopy ball on off, Manish Pandey drives it to long off for one.
20.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, Tossed up ball, flicked to mid-wicket.
19.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Full toss, on middle. Pandey hits it to long on for one.
19.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide outside off. Dhawan cuts it to deep point for one.
19.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Just a single as this is eased to long on.
19.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Lands on middle and turns down the leg side. Wide called.
19.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads. Dhawan clips it to the leg side for one.
19.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to covers.
19.1
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, on off. Dhawan clips it past mid-wicket for two.
18.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Manish Pandey, On the pads. Pandey gets hit on the pads while looking to flick it.
18.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Quick single. Dhawan pushes it to cover for a quick single.
18.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, on off. Pulled to mid-wicket.
18.3
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Full toss, outside off. Dhawan drives it to sweeper cover for two.
18.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
18.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, NOT OUT! Going down the leg side. Tossed up, on leg. Dhawan gets hit on the pads as he looks to defend. The umpire thinks for a while before raising his finger. Dhawan reviews it late, but it is a good one as the ball is turning down the leg side.

Review time! Shikhar Dhawan has reviewed this LBW decision. There is no bat on that one. But it is missing the stumps.

17.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Manish Pandey, Tossed up on off, Manish Pandey drives it to mid off.

Manish Pandey walks out to bat.

17.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Full tossed up delivery. Tempted Ishan Kishan to poke at it. He looks to push it to the off side but gets an outside edge and Minod Bhanuka takes a sharp catch. Lakshan Sandakan takes his first wicket. A wonderful innings on debut comes to an end.
17.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Yorked him with that one. Ishan Kishan hits it to the bowler. The ball bumps before going into the hands of Lakshan Sandakan.
17.3
3
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and just outside off, Shikhar Dhawan cuts it late to third man.
17.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated on off, Shikhar Dhawan defends it awkwardly. He thinks that this will turn away, but it comes in with the angle.
17.1
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up driven to covers.
16.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Ishan Kishan, Swept straight to fine leg this time by Kishan.
16.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
16.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Ishan Kishan, Full toss on leg, swept straight to the short fine leg fielder. He misfields the ball and the batters take a single.
16.3
2
Wanindu Hasaranga to Ishan Kishan, Over pitched ball, powered straight down the ground by Kishan. Good stop at long on as the fielder runs to his right and dives to save two runs for his side.
16.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on leg, tucked to sqaure leg for one.
16.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Ishan Kishan, Flatter ball on pads. Worked to long on for one by Kishan.

Wanindu Hasaranga comes in the attack.

15.6
2
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan comes down the track and hits it wide of long on for a couple.
15.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to point.
15.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Googly this time. Ishan Kishan plays it late and takes a single by clipping it towards mid-wicket.
15.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on pads, flicked to the on side for a run.
15.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Loopy ball on off, driven to long off for one.
15.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, WIDE! Too wide outside off and Kishan leaves it,
15.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on off, driven to long off for a run.

Drinks break! India are running away with the game! 136 from 210 is well within their comfort at this point and they will look to get there as soon as possible. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, need wickets and quite a few of them if they want to make a comeback in the game.

14.6
1
Charith Asalanka to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads. Dhawan works it to the leg side for one.
14.5
1
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Just a single as this is eased to long off.
14.4
4
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! 50 on debut for Kishan! That is the second-fastest fifty in ODI by a debutant. Shorter ball, on middle. Kishan pulls it to the mid-wicket fence and soaks in the applause from his mates!
14.3
4
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! No stopping this one! Tossed up, Kishan comes down the track and nails it to the right of long off for a boundary.
14.2
0
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Kishan comes down the track but then realizes that this is a bit more flighted. Defends it in the end.
14.1
1
Charith Asalanka to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, outside off. Punched past cover for a single.
14.1
0
Charith Asalanka to Shikhar Dhawan, Down the leg side. Dhawan looks to paddle it but gets no bat on it. Wided.
13.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
13.5
4
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Along the ground! Tossed up, outside off. Ishan Kishan drives it to the cover fence. Just 6 away from a 50 on debut!
13.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Tossed up, outside off. Kishan looks to go big but hits it uppishly towards mid on. The ball lands well short though.
13.3
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Another single as this is pushed to deep cover.
13.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up, outside off. Dhawan pushes it to cover.
13.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Loopy ball, on off. Kishan pushes it past cover for one.
12.6
1
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Just a single as this is eased to long off.
12.5
6
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, SIX! DROPPED AND A SIX! Kishan comes down the track to hit it. He does not middle it and hits it towards long on. Dushmantha Chameera leaps up and gets his hands to the ball, but he just helps the ball over the ropes! Nothing is going Sri Lanka's way!
12.4
0
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Tossed up, outside off. Kishan is beaten by the flight but defends it in the end.
12.3
2
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Loopy ball, outside off. Kishan runs it past short third man for a couple.
12.2
4
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Hammered! Kishan comes down the track and hits it straight down the ground for a boundary. 100 up for India!
12.1
0
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Tossed up, on off. Blocked out.
11.6
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Just a single as Kishan cuts it to deep cover.
11.5
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Shorter ball, on middle. Kishan goes for the pull but gets the top edge. The ball goes towards mid on but lands well short.
11.4
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Just a single as this is pushed to long off.
11.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball, outside off. Cut away to covers.
11.2
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Short ball, outside off. Kishan cuts it past covers for one.
11.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Loopy ball, on off. Dhawan drives it to deep cover for one.
10.6
0
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Tossed up, outside off. Kishan defends it to point.
10.5
0
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, On the pads. Pushed to mid-wicket.
10.4
0
Charith Asalanka to Ishan Kishan, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
10.3
1
Charith Asalanka to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter ball, on off. Dhawan pulls it to deep square leg for one.
10.2
0
Charith Asalanka to Shikhar Dhawan, Darted on the pads. Blocked out again by Dhawan.
10.1
0
Charith Asalanka to Shikhar Dhawan, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.

Powerplay 2 time! Now, 4 fielders can stay outside the ring till the 40th over. Also, Charith Asalanka comes on.

9.6
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Short and wide, Ishan Kishan cuts hard but straight to the point fielder.
9.5
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Flighted ball, driven to long off for one.
9.4
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and wide, Shikhar Dhawan drives the ball to covers.
9.3
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up, on off. Blocked out.
9.2
0
Lakshan Sandakan to Shikhar Dhawan, Shikhar Dhawan pushes the tossed up ball to covers.
9.1
1
Lakshan Sandakan to Ishan Kishan, Short ball and Ishan Kishan pushed it wide of mid on for a run.

Lakshan Sandakan comes in the attack now.

8.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Squared him up. Good length ball, lands on middle and nips away. Shikhar Dhawan defends to the point fielder.
8.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Ishan Kishan, LEG BYE! Good length ball on pads, gets hit on pads and the ball rolls on to the on side.
8.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Ishan Kishan, WIDE! Over head high now and Kishan yet again misses his pull.
8.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Ishan Kishan, WIDE! Short but sprayed down the leg side. Kishan misses his pull. There is a leg slip in place now as Kishan is looking to slog every ball.
8.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Just a tad short outside off, Shikhar Dhawan cuts it to third man for a run.
8.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side. Wide called.
8.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length, on off. Blocked out.
8.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, outside off. Dhawan is beaten as he looks to defend.
8.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, around leg. Dhawan gets hit on the pads as he looks to flick.
7.6
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Three in a row! Kishan steps out and takes the ball on full and then whacks it over short mid-wicket fielder. The ball races away to the boundary. This man on debut, Ishan Kishan, showing no nerves whatsoever.
7.5
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Steps down and hits straight back along the ground for another boundary.
7.4
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! And DROPPED too! It was a tough chance though. Kishan dances down the track and tries to go over long off, does not middle it. The ball goes high and the long off fielder drops a tough one while running and diving to his left. The ball goes to the boundary.
7.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, Darted on the pads. Ishan gets hit on the pads as he looks to defend. Sri Lanka appeal for the LBW but do not review it after it was turned down.
7.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, Ishan Kishan looks to heave it over the on side but gets an inside edge in the process.
7.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, Tossed up on off, Ishan Kishan hits it to mid on with no timing.
6.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Good fielding! Short and wide outside off. Dhawan slashes it but the man at point dives to stop the ball.
6.5
2
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball, on the body. Dhawan pulls it to deep square leg for a couple.
6.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Ishan Kishan, Just over the keeper! Short ball around the shoulder, Ishan Kishan looks to pull and gets some bat on it. It goes just over the keeper, Minod Bhanuka who jumps high to catch the ball, but it was too high. Even the fielder from the first slip runs to get it but cannot get there. They get one.
6.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Ishan Kishan, Well-directed bouncer from Dushmantha Chameera. Ishan Kishan ducks it as the ball goes through to the keeper.
6.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball on the pads, turned towards fine leg for a run by Shikhar Dhawan .
6.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan,  Good length ball around off, Shikhar Dhawan looks to poke but misses.
5.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed back to the bowler.
5.5
4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Punished! Full and wide outside off. Kishan punches it past covers for a boundary.
5.4
6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Ishan Kishan, SIX! What a way to get off the mark in ODI cricket! Looks like India are seriously in a hurry to win this. Either that or they think that it is 20-over game! Kishan comes down the track and hammers it straight down the ground for a maximum.

Ishan Kishan walks out to bat on his ODI debut.

5.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! TAKEN! And the bowling change has worked for Sri Lanka! Dhananjaya de Silva tosses this one on off. Prithvi Shaw looks to loft it over long on. In the process, the ball hits on the inside part of the bat and goes up in the air and Avishka Fernando takes an easy one. Entertaining innings comes to an end. What a start Shaw has given India!
5.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, Shikhar Dhawan flicks the ball strayed on the pads for a run.
5.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on off, defended back at the bowler.
4.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR LEG BYES! Short ball, on off. Shaw ducks under but the ball hits the helmet and runs down to the fine leg fence.

A slight halt in play as Prithvi Shaw has been hit on the helmet. The physio is out as a part of the concussion protocol. He is set to go and Sri Lanka bring Dhananjaya de Silva in the attack.

4.5
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Into the 40s now! Short and wide outside off. Shaw punches it past cover for yet another boundary. That also brings up 50 for India!
4.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Good length ball, outside off. Punched to covers.
4.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Short ball, outside off. Shaw sits under it.
4.2
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! There is no stopping this young man! No matter where you bowl, he has a shot for that! Slower length ball, on off. Shaw punches it to the left of mid off for a boundary. The expression of Mickey Arthur, the Sri Lanka coach, says it all!
4.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Shorter ball, outside off. Shaw ducks under it.
3.6
1
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Tap and run. Fuller ball, on off. Shaw taps it to cover and takes off for the quick single.
3.5
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Udana gets away with this one! Short and wide again. Shaw gets it from the toe end to cover.
3.4
4
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Hammered! Short and wide outside off. Shaw latches onto it and cuts it to the point fence.
3.3
4
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! He seems to be in a hurry to finish the game! Moves to 30 of 14. Back of a length, outside off. He punches it past point for a boundary.
3.2
4
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Textbook! That is so pleasing to watch! Full and wide outside off. Shaw leans into it and absolutely nails the cover drive!
3.1
1
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide outside off. Dhawan cuts it to deep backward point for one. It was in the air, but wide of the point fielder.
2.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Shaw has absolutely smashed this one, but the man at short cover gets in way of the ball and stops it.
2.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length, outside off. Dhawan taps it to deep backward point for one.
2.4
3
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Full and on the pads. Shaw clips it past square leg for three runs before the fielder cuts it off.
2.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Just past the stumps! Good length ball, on off. Dhawan looks to push it but it is too close to his body. The ball takes the inside edge and goes down to fine leg for one.
2.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Hits the deck on a length, just outside off. Left alone by Dhawan.
2.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! And now, Dhawan gets going! Low full toss, outside off. Dhawan carves it past cover for a boundary.
1.6
4
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Some timing! Good length ball, on middle. Shaw closes the face of the bat and hits it to the right of mid on for a boundary.
1.5
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, On a length, outside off. Shaw moves across and tries to flick it but gets hit on the pads.
1.4
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Good length ball, on off. Blocked out.
1.3
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Length ball, outside off. Left alone.

Isuru Udana will bowl from the other end and use the other new ball.

1.2
2
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, On the pads. Shaw whips it to deep square leg for a couple.
1.2
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Wide again as this is down the leg side.
1.1
4
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Free runs! On the pads and Shaw helps it down to the fine leg fence.
1.1
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Wide outside off now. Has to reload again.
1.1
0
Isuru Udana to Prithvi Shaw, Lands on leg and the swing takes it down the side. The keeper dives to his left to stop it. Wide called.
0.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball, on off. Blocked out. 9 from the first over for India!
0.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Shikhar Dhawan, Yorker, outside off. Dhawan fails to get any bat on it.
0.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Full ball, on the pads. Clipped down to fine leg for one.
0.3
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! And again! Shorter ball, outside off. Shaw cuts it past point for a boundary.
0.2
4
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Glorious stroke! Full ball, outside off. Shaw does not move his feet and punches it to the cover fence.
0.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Prithvi Shaw, Right on the money. Length ball, on off. Shaw tucks it to the leg side.