Sri Lanka Vs India LIVE SCORE (odi)

Sri Lanka Vs India At Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri, 20 August, 2017

20 August, 2017
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

216/10 (43.2 ov)

1st ODI

220/1 (28.5 ov)

India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Sri Lanka India
216/10 (43.2 ov) - R/R 4.98 220/1 (28.5 ov) - R/R 7.63

Match Ended

India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

This Over
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0
1
0
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shikhar Dhawan not out 132 90 20 3
Virat Kohli (C) not out 82 70 10 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 23/1 (5)

197 (197) R/R: 8.26

Virat Kohli 82(70)
Shikhar Dhawan 114(73)

Rohit Sharma 4(13) S.R (30.76)

run out (Chamara Kapugedera)
Highlights India vs Srilanka, 1st ODI in Dambulla, cricket score: Visitors notch crushing 9-wicket win

Highlights India vs Srilanka, 1st ODI in Dambulla, cricket score: Visitors notch crushing 9-wicket win

21:22 (IST)

That's it from us in our coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Sunday. The game ended earlier than expected, albeit unsurprisingly. The action now moves to Pallekele for the second one-dayer, which takes place on Thursday, and we hope the hosts put up a better fight on that day to make the ongoing series a little more interesting. For now, I, Amit, bid you all good night on behalf on my colleague Vaibhav as well as the rest of the Firstpost sports desk. 

20:58 (IST)

Virat Kohli (India skipper): They (Sri Lanka) got off to a really good start. We thought we would be chasing close to 300. We really enjoyed batting together. 139/1, we had a bit to think about. The way the bowlers brought us back to the game, and the fielders really made the difference. The last three months have been great for him (Shikhar Dhawan), and he is cashing in on the form. He's a match-winner, and when he plays like that he can win you games. Really positive and delightful to watch. I feel you need to start planning 24 months before (the 2019 World Cup), try to experiment here and there. You can see a lot of surprises in the coming games. Axar is a guy who gets a bit of batting into play, plus he's a gun fielder. We thought one fielder would be enough. He's got the power and he can produce that crucial innings for you. 

20:54 (IST)

Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka captain: "Yes, we started really well but someone had to go get a big one. This is what we have been lacking for the last 2-3 years. Someone who stays needs to carry on. At one stage we were looking at 300 then 260 but In the end India played brilliantly. Need to play better and be more consistent with the bowling as well."

20:52 (IST)

Shikhar Dhawan, Player of the Match: "Things are going good for me. I have that mental freedom and once you have got runs you can go out and express yourtself. Wanted to play on the merit of the ball."

20:49 (IST)

Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock of 132 off 90 balls. 

20:47 (IST)

20:42 (IST)

The stand of 197 runs between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan is also the highest for the second wicket against Sri Lanka in ODIs. The previous highest was of 188 between Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni at Colombo (RPS) in 2009. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

20:42 (IST)
20:42 (IST)

Turned out to be an easier chase than expected for the Indians. The Sri Lankans had some hope after Rohit threw his wicket away early with just 24 runs against India's name on the board. However, Dhawan and Kohli made a complete mockery of the Sri Lankan attack, finding boundaries with ease to keep the asking rate under check throughout the chase. It turned out to be another fine chasing knock by captain Kohli, who was unbeaten on 82 at the end of the match, though the evening belonged to another Delhiite, with Dhawan smashing 20 fours and three sixes to remain unbeaten on 132. The partnership between the two was three short of the 200-mark at the time of India completing the nine-wicket win. Has been a one-way traffic in India's favour in their tour of Sri Lanka so far, and it hasn't been any different in the ODI series. 

20:40 (IST)
Virat Kohli's average while chasing in ODIs:
 
As a player only -59.98
As a captain - 123.55

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

20:40 (IST)
20:39 (IST)

After 28.5 overs,India 220/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 132 , Virat Kohli (C) 82)

Hasaranga bowls what turns out to be the last over of the match. Dhawan and Kohli collect a couple of singles to bring the scores to level, before the former shuffles to his left to guide the fifth ball of the over down the ground to bring up the win in style! 

Highlights

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Hasaranga bowls what turns out to be the last over of the match. Dhawan and Kohli collect a couple of singles to bring the scores to level, before the former shuffles to his left to guide the fifth ball of the over down the ground to bring up the win in style!

Preview: Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Sunday.

Virat Kohli's men routed the Islanders in the three Tests, posting easy wins through all-round performances. In the first Test at Galle, India registered a 304-run triumph, while in the second Test at Colombo, they won by an innings and 53 runs. The third Test saw the visitors claim a victory by an innings and 171 runs in a dominating display.

India captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga. Agencies

India captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga. Agencies

India are high on confidence following these triumphs and they need to be in the right frame of mind as they switch to the 50-over white-ball format from the five-day affairs.

Sri Lanka, with their pride and quality being questioned following the recent losses, will be desperate for redemption. Test cricket is the hardest format that exposes the gulf in quality of the teams to the limit but the limited overs matches are expected to be balanced, even though the visitors should be overwhelming favourites.

Currently eighth in the ODI rankings, Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. And out of these five matches, the 1996 World champions will have to win at least two matches to secure a place in the pinnacle 50-over competition by staving off the challenge from the West Indies. The cut-off date for direct qualification is September 30.

Sri Lanka have 88 points, 10 points more than the West Indies, which has an unenviable task in its aim of being among the seven top-ranked sides apart from host England to gain direct qualification.

The bottom four sides will need to play a qualifying event also featuring the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two sides from the ICC World Cricket League. The top two teams from this event will get to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

As for third-ranked India, only a 4-1 series win will ensure it stays ahead of England. Even a 3-2 win for India will mean they will slip to 113 points and behind England on decimal points owing to Sri Lanka's low ranking.

India have picked a young bowling side, having rested spin-twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowling pair of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal are captain Virat Kohli's options among slow bowlers. The three youngsters will look to impress in the limited opportunities.

Mumbai paceman Shardul Thakur made a comeback into the squad. Gujarat pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Uttar Pradesh seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar are automatic choices in the playing XI.

On the batting front, Karnataka middle-order batsman Manish Pandey is expected to bat at No.5. And the right-hander will look to justify his selection in the squad ahead of veteran southpaw Yuvraj Singh, a key member of India's 2007 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup-winning squads. Pandey's statemate Lokesh Rahul might bat at No.4.

Another veteran, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will also look to make the most of the opportunities as far as banishing the calls for injecting fresh legs are concerned. The 36-year-old's power-hitting is on the wane and it will be interesting to see his batting position.

For the home camp, captain Upul Tharanga and experienced middle-order batsmen Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal need to shoulder responsibility in the batting department.

Among bowlers, the fitness of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga will be the key. Sri Lanka have recalled all-rounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana into the squad. Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara may make his debut, while pacemen Dushmantha Chameera and Vishwa Fernando will share the new ball.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

Updated Date: August 20, 2017 20:58:01 IST

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