Skipper Shikhar Dhawan played a nice shot of 86, even as his youngest partners were on fire. Photo: @ICC
India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the inaugural One-Day International (ODI) to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series on Sunday. Continuing 262, India finished the task with 80 balls to spare at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Opener Prithvi Shaw smashed 43 balls from 24 balls while debutant Ishan Kishan hit 59 in just 42 deliveries to supply India.
Skipper Shikhar Dhawan played a nice shot of 86, even as his youngest partners were on fire.
Earlier, Sri Lanka scored 262 for nine after choosing to strike first.
Beating at number eight, Chamika Karunaratne scored the best with 43 out of 35 balls.
Opener Avishka Fernando (32) and Minod Bhanuka (27) scored 49 points for the first wicket but, after the first was dismissed, the home side continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and failed managed to challenge opposing bowlers.
At the bottom of the order, skipper Dasun Shanaka (39) and Charith Asalanka (38) made helpful contributions. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav received their caps, so the pair will make their ODI debut today.
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India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI playing 11
India plays 11: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (week), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka plays 11: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan.
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|Avishka Fernando||c Pandey b Chahal||32||35||2||1|
|Minod bhanuka||c Shaw b Kuldeep||27||44||3||0|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||c Dhawan b Kuldeep||24||22||2||2|
|Dhananjaya of Silva||c Bhuvneshwar b Krunal||14||27||1||0|
|Charith asalanka||c Ishan Kishan b Chahar||38||65||1||0|
|Dasun Shanaka||c Hardik b Chahal||39||50||2||1|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||c Dhawan b Deepak Chahar||8||7||1||0|
|Chamika Karunaratne||not out||43||34||1||2|
|Isuru Udana||c Deepak Chahar b Hardik||8||9||0||0|
|Dushmantha Chameera||flow (Bhuvneshwar)||13||7||1||1|
|Total: 262-9 in 50 Overs|
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|Prithvi Shaw||c Fernando b de Silva||43||24||9||0|
|Shikhar dhawan||not out||86||95||6||1|
|Ishan Kishan||c Minod b Sandakan||59||42||8||2|
|Manish pandey||c Shanaka b from Silva||26||40||1||1|
|Suryakumar Yadav||not out||31||20||5||0|
|Overall: 263-3 in 36.4 Overs|
|Dhananjaya of Silva||5||0||49||2|
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