Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Dhawan, Kohli Star In India's Resounding Win Over Sri Lanka
Highlights: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI - Shikhar Dhawan notched up his 11th one-day international century while skipper Virat Kohli chipped in with a magnificent70-ball 82-run knock as India crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first ODI.
Shikhar Dhawan notched up his 11th one-day international century while skipper Virat Kohli chipped in with a magnificent70-ball 82-run knock as India crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series in Dambulla on Sunday. Dhawan and Kohli stitched a 197-run partnership for the second wicket as India chase down the 217-run target without breaking a sweat. For India, Axar Patel claimed three wickets, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets apiece. The second ODI will be played in Pallekele. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs Sri Lanka straight from Dambulla
20:35 IST: INDIA THRASH SRI LANKA BY 9 WICKETS TO TAKE 1-0 LEAD IN 5-MATCH SERIES
20:34 IST: Dhawan finishes off in style. He smashes Hasaranga for a boundary to give India a 9-wicket win.
20:26 IST: FOUR! FOUR! SIX! Virat Kohli is on fire. Two back-to-back boundaries and a six for him. The Indian skipper moves to India 205/1, need 12 to win.
20:18 IST: SIX! Shikhar Dhawan is in hurry. The left-hander smashes Sandakan towards long off for a maximum. India 181/1, need 36 runs to win.
20:16 IST: FOUR! Dhawan comes forward and smashes Sandakan towards long on for a boundary.
20:14 IST: 145-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in Dambulla. This is India's highest partnership at this venue for any wicket.
20:13 IST: FOUR! Dhawan dances down the track and smashes Hasaranga towards long off for a boundary. India 167/1, need 50 to win.
20:11 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli stands tall and lofts the ball towards long off for a boundary. India 163/1, need 23 overs.
20:09 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli brings up his 15th ODI half-century off 50 balls. India 157/1, need 60 to win.
20:06 IST: CENTURY! Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 11th ODI century. He raises his arms and celebrates his milestone in style. This is the fastest ODI ton in Sri Lanka by an Indian player. India 155/1, need 62 to win.
20:05 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan comes forward and sends Hasaranga straight down the ground for a boundary. India
19:56 IST: Half volley from Sandakan. Dhawan leans forwards and guides the Sri Lankan towards deep extra cover for another boundary. Dhawan moves to 86 with this shot. India 131/1, need 86 more to win.
19:54 IST: FOUR! Dhawan smashes Sandakan towards deep backward point for a boundary. India 126/1, need 91 more to win.
19:51 IST: FOUR! Dhawan smashes Hasaranga towards deep square leg for a boundary.
19:50 IST: 17 overs gone! India 113/1, need 104 to win.
19:41 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli stands tall and sends Thisara Perera straight down the ground for a boundary. India 109/1, need 108 to win.
19:34 IST: SIX! Dhawan comes forward, tries to pull but gets an outside edge. The ball sails over the fine leg region for another maximum. India 93/1, need 124 runs to win.
19:31 IST: FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 22nd ODI half-century in style. He waits till the end and smashes the ball over deep mid wicket. India 86/1, need 131 runs to win.
19:28 IST: Virat Kohli flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for couple.
19:17 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan hits Thisara Perera for back-to-back boundaries. India 64/1, need 153 to win.
19:14 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli steps forward and guides Thisara Perera towards mid on for a boundary. India 55/1 in 9.3 overs, need 162 to win.
19:09 IST: FOUR! The Indian skipper is on attacking mode now. He comes forward and smashes the ball towards sweeper covers. India 49/1 in 8 overs, need 168 to win.
19:07 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli uses the pace and guides the ball towards fine leg.
19:04 IST: FOUR! Dhawan waits till the end and pulls the ball beautifully towards deep mid wicket for a boundary. India 40/1 in 7.2 overs, need 177 to win.
18:59 IST: FOUR! Dhawan finds the gap and sends the ball towards sweeper cover for a boundary. India 30/1 in 6 overs, need 187 to win.
18:58 IST: Virat Kohli dabs the ball towards deep mid wicket. He will get 3 runs.
18:57 IST: Captain Virat Kohli is the new man at the crease.
18:54 IST: WICKET! India lose their first wicket. Rohit Sharma fails to make it to the crease. Brilliant throw from Kapugedera. India 23/1 in 5 overs.
18:44 IST: FOUR! Brillaint cover drive from Shikhar Dhawan. India 18/0 in 3 overs, need 199 more to win.
18:37 IST: Little bit short of a length, little bit of a late movement and beats the bat. Dhawan survives.Good comeback by Fernando.
18:35 IST: Fernando bowls it fuller and Dhawan played it uppishly through the covers. First boundary of the match for the Indians.
18:35 IST: Vishwa Fernando to share the new ball with Malinga.
18:33 IST: So four runs coming of the first over.
18:31 IST: Fuller from Malinga and Shikhar Dhawan drives it through covers. Gets a couple to get off the mark. So both the openers are off the mark. There is no swing for Malinga so far.
18:30 IST: Malinga strays down the leg side and Rohit flicks it for a single to fine-leg to get off the mark.
18:29 IST: Lasith Malinga to start things off for Sri Lanka with the new ball. Rohit Sharma to take strike.
18:25 IST: Welcome to the run chase. Both the Indian openers are out there in the middle. Sri Lanka need to pick up early wickets to entertain any hopes of winning the match.
17:45 IST: INDIA BOWL OUT SRI LANKA FOR 216 IN 43.2 OVERS.
Niroshan Dickwella 64
Axar Patel 3/34
Jasprit Bumrah 2/22
Kedar Jadhav 2/26
17:44 IST: WICKET! Bumrah castles Vishwa Fernando for a duck.
17:34 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal removes Lasith Malinga for 8 runs. Malinga comes forward to attack but Chahal bowls a wide. Dhoni grabs the ball and knocks the bails in style. Sri Lanka 209/9 in 41.2 overs.
17:30 IST: SIX! Lasith Malinga dances down the track and smashes Axar Patel towards long on.
17:26 IST: SIX! Angelo Mathews leans forward and smashes Chahal over deep mid-wicket area. Sri Lanka 193/8 in 39.3 overs.
17:24 IST: Lasith Malinga comes to the crease now.
17:22 IST: WICKET! Axar Patel takes his third, Sandakan departs for 5 runs. Sri Lanka 187/8 in 38.5 overs.
17:12 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah castles Thisara Perera for a duck. Sri Lanka 178/7 in 35.5 overs.
17:09 IST: Thisara Perera is the new man at the crease.
17:06 IST: WICKET! Axar Patel strikes again, Hasaranga departs for 2 runs. Sri Lanka 176/6 in 34.2 overs.
17:01 IST: Wanidu Hasaranga is the new man at the crease.
17:00 IST: WICKET! Kapugedera run out (Virat Kohli) for 1. Sri Lanka 169/5 in 33.2 overs
16:54 IST: Chamara Kapugedera is the new man at the crease.
16:50 IST: WICKET! Kedar Jadhav dismisses Upul Tharanga for 13 runs. Full toss from Jadhav. Tharanga fails to connect and gives an easy catch to Shikhar Dhawan at long on. Sri Lanka 166/4 in 32.2 overs.
16:41 IST: Tharanga plays this beautifully towards deep square leg. He will get a couple.
16:31 IST: WICKET! Axar Patel castles Kusal Mendis for 36 runs. It was bowled at 105kph. Excellent comeback from Team India. Sri Lanka 150/3 in 27.1 overs.
16:25 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis uses the pace and guides the ball towards fine leg boundary. Sri Lanka 146/2 in 26 overs.
16:22 IST: Upul Tharanga is the new man at the crease.
16:21 IST: WICKET! Kedar Jadhav ends Niroshan Dickwella's stay at 64. A huge lbw appeal from Jadhav and umpire has raised his finger. Sri Lanka 139/2 in 24.3 overs.
16:18 IST: FOUR! Dickwella waits till the end and cuts the ball beautifully towards deep backward point.
16:13 IST: FOUR! Another one from Dickwella. He leans forward and lofts the ball over mid-wicket region. Sri Lanka 132/1 in 23 overs.
16:11 IST: FOUR! Dickwella comes forward and smashes Kedar Jadhav between mid-wicket and long on.
16:10 IST: FIFTY! Niroshan Dickwella brings up his fifth ODI half-century. Sri Lanka 122/1 in 22 overs.
16:04 IST: 14 runs off Chahal's 5th over. Sri Lanka 117/1 in 20 overs.
16:03 IST: FOUR! No slip and the outside edge. The ball runs away to the third man boundary. Chahal isn't happy with this shot.
16:01 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendia takes a long stride and sends Chahal straight down the ground. Sri Lanka 112/1 in 19.3 overs.
16:00 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis leans forward and sends Chahal towards deep mid wicket.
15:55 IST: FOUR! Dickwella opens the face of the bat, uses the pace and sends the ball towards third man for a boundary. Sri Lanka 102/1 in 18.2 overs.
15:50 IST: FOUR! Kusal Mendis sends Yuzvendra Chahal towards backward square leg. Sri Lanka 97/1 in 18 overs.
15:40 IST: FOUR! Dickwella goes on back-foot and sends the ball towards sweeper cover. Sri Lanka 81/1 in 16 overs.
15:34 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes, Danushka Gunathilaka departs for 35 runs. 74-run partnership comes to an end. Big wicket for India. Sri Lanka 74/1 in 14 overs.
15:30 IST: Direct hit and a loud run-out appeal. A magnificent dive has saved Dickwella.
15:22 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.
15:19 IST: FOUR! Dickwella comes forward and smashes Jasprit Bumrah towards long on. Sri Lanka 61/0 in 10.4 overs.
15:17 IST: 10 overs gone! Sri Lanka 55/0. Dickwella 22*, Gunathilaka 29*.
15:11 IST: FOUR! Dickwella uses the pace, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards third man region. 50 comes up for Sri Lanka.
15:05 IST: FOUR! Another beauty from Gunathilaka. He leans back and plays a pull shot towards mid on for a boundary. Sri Lanka 42/0 in 7.5 overs.
15:04 IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka comes forward and cuts the ball towards backward point.
15:01 IST: 7 overs gone! Sri Lanka 32/0. Dickwella 14*, Gunathilaka 16*
14:55 IST: FOUR! Dickwella comes forward but gets and inside edge. The ball races towards the fine leg region. Sri Lanka 27/0 in 5.4 overs.
14:52 IST: Just one run off Bhuvneshwar's over. Sri Lanka 21/0 in 5 overs.
14:43 IST: FOUR! Good length ball from Bhuvneshwar. Gunathilaka leans forward and drives the ball towards deep extra cover for a boundary. Sri Lanka 19/0 in 3 overs.
14:41 IST: Bhuvneshwar starts his second over. Dickwella uses the pace and flicks the ball over mid-on for a boundary.
14:40 IST: 8 runs off Pandya's over. Sri Lanka 9/0 in 2 overs.
14:38 IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka flicks the ball towards deep mid wicket. Excellent foot work from the left-hander. Sri Lanka 8/0 in 1.4 overs.
14:35 IST: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack.
14:35 IST: Excellent over from Bhuvneshwar. Just 1 run off the first over of the match. Sri Lanka 1/0 in 1 over.
14:31 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ready with ball. Here we go..
14:30 IST: Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella are making their way to the middle. Virat Kohli and boys are in a huddle.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga
14:00 IST: TOSS: India captain Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to field against Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
13:53 IST: Toss is just few minutes away. Stay tuned.
13:50 IST: After clinching the three-match Test series, Virat Kohli and boys will aim for another series-clinching win.
13:45 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from the first one-day international between India and Sri Lanka at Dambulla.
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