Heroics by star batter Virat Kohli and ‘Jammu Categorical’ Umran Malik outpowered a preventing century by skipper Dasun Shanaka as India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs within the first ODI of three-match collection at Guwahati on Tuesday. With this, India is 1-0 up within the collection. Chasing a huge whole of 374, Sri Lanka was not off to begin as they misplaced Avishka Fernando (5) and Kusal Mendis (0) inside the first six overs to pacer Mohammed Siraj. SL was 23/2 at this level. Following this, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva joined forces to take Lanka unhurt by way of the obligatory powerplay.
On the finish of 10 overs, SL was 38/2, with Asalanka (10*) and Nissanka (22*) on the crease. The guests appeared to be constructing a stable partnership however Umran Malik`s tempo ended it at 41-runs, sending again Asalanka for 23 off 28 balls. SL was 64/3. On the finish of 20 overs, SL wanted a determined stand and needed to push the accelerator. They have been at 98/3, with Silva (25*) and Nissanka (41*) on the crease.
The guests crossed 100-run mark in 20.1 overs. Nissanka introduced up his half-century in 56 balls. Within the twenty fifth over of the match, Mohammed Shami continued Indian tempo domination, eradicating Silva for 47 off 40 balls, consisting of 9 fours. SL was 136/4 at this level. Nissanka was joined by skipper Dasun Shanaka they usually took the chase ahead.
At 30 overs, SL was at 159/4, with Shanaka (7*) and Nissanka (71*) on the crease. Umran acquired his second wicket of the match, dismissing Nissanka for 72 off 80 balls, with 11 fours. Half of the Lankan lineup was again within the hut for 161 runs.
Within the thirty second over, SL all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga tried to up the run fee by smashing Yuzvendra Chahal for six,6,4. However Chahal had the final snort as he dismissed the star all-rounder for 16 off seven balls with help from the secure palms of Shreyas Iyer. The hosts have been at 178/6.
SL’s downward spiral continued and Umran acquired his third wicket, sending again Dunith Wellalage for a duck. Guests have been at 179/7. Lankans crossed the 200-run mark in 36.3 overs. However, Hardik Pandya struck to take his first wicket, dismissing Karunaratne to finish the 45-run stand with skipper Shanaka. SL slipped to 206/8 and was gazing a defeat.
On the finish of 40 overs, SL was at 220/8, with Rajitha (2*) and Shanaka (31*) unbeaten. Shanaka continued his good run with the bat, mentioning his fifty in 50 balls. On the arrival of Kasun Rajitha, SL’s recognised batters have been ending. Shanaka was the one one left to seek for runs.
The skipper continued his struggle again and SL introduced up their 250-run mark in 43.3 overs. With 5 overs remaining, Lanka wanted 112 runs and Shanaka was their final hope. Within the remaining over, SL wanted 86 runs in remaining over. Within the remaining over, Shami ran out the non-striker on the non-striker finish, however skipper Rohit withdrew the enchantment.
SL completed at 306/8, with Shanaka (108*) smashing his second ODI ton whereas Rajitha was unbeaten at 9. Umran (3/57) was the choose of the bowlers for India. Siraj took two scalps whereas Pandya, Shami, Chahal took one every.
Earlier, Virat Kohli’s forty fifth ODI century and half-centuries from the Indian openers propelled India to their twenty second 300 plus ODI whole in opposition to Sri Lanka within the first ODI of the three-match collection on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Tuesday. Shubhman Gill (70) and Rohit Sharma (83) laid an ideal platform for the Indian batters as they stitched a 143-run opening stand. Virat`s 113 made positive that India didn’t lose momentum as KL Rahul (39) and Shreyas Iyer (28) chipped in with helpful cameos. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanka gained the toss and invited India to bat.
The hosts opted for Shubhman Gill as Rohit Sharma`s opener and dropped Ishan Kishan, the double-centurion from India`s final ODI project. The Indian openers began aggressively with Rohit getting off the mark with a boundary within the first over by hitting Kasun Rajitha by way of mid-off. Gill too adopted within the captain`s footsteps and smashed Dilshan Madushanka for eight runs within the second over, together with a boundary.
Pacer Rajitha was creamed for 2 boundaries by Rohit within the third over. Gill too handled the identical measure and hit left-arm pacer Madushanka for 3 boundaries within the level area within the fourth over. The Indian captain made full use of the superb batting situations on provide and performed a plethora of attacking photographs on his return to convey up India`s fifty within the seventh over by smashing two sixes and a 4.
India was 75/0 on the finish of the tenth over with the opening pair making a mockery of the Sri Lankan bowling assault. Rohit reached his forty seventh ODI fifty within the thirteenth over of the match with a boundary. The fitting-hander took 41 deliveries to achieve the milestone.Gill reached his fifth ODI fifty within the seventeenth over from 51 deliveries.
The 23-year-old struck a hattrick of boundaries whereas Rohit smashed a six off Dunith Wellalage as India scored 19 runs within the nineteenth over. The pair stitched a 143-run partnership inside 20 overs to put a superb platform for the middle-order batters earlier than Gill was dismissed within the twentieth over for 70 (60). Rohit was trying set for an enormous rating in his comeback inning however was dismissed for 83(67) within the twenty third over to provide the guests their second breakthrough.
Nevertheless, the momentum was carried on by Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer as they saved putting the ball with disdain. The pair discovered boundaries at common intervals with Iyer focusing on the Sri Lankan spinners.
Nevertheless, Iyer couldn’t keep it up the onslaught after he holed out to Avishka Fernando off Dhananjaya de Silva within the thirtieth over. The fitting-hander scored 28(24). KL Rahul joined the previous India captain because the duo appeared to construct the Indian inning. Each the batters took a while to regular the eating however began hitting relentlessly from the thirty sixth over as they took the assault to the bowlers.
Virat and Rahul smashed a six every off Dhananjaya because the pair racked in 15 runs off the thirty sixth over. The previous India captain reached his sixty fifth ODI century off 47 balls. The fitting-hander additionally had the luck going for him as Kusal Mendis dropped him behind the wickets.The batting pair put their foot on the accelerator as they saved founding the boundaries with ease. They introduced up India`s 300 within the forty first over.
Rahul was enjoying splendidly till he was bowled behind the legs for 39(29) by Rajitha. Hardik Pandya joined Virat and smashed a six on his third ball to maintain the momentum going.Virat had one other stroke of luck as he was dropped by Shanka within the forty third over.
The batter rubbed salt onto the Sri Lankans with two boundaries within the subsequent over.Sri Lanka did handle to get Hardik for 14(12) within the forty fifth over however Virat saved the scoring fee up with photographs everywhere in the floor.
The 34-year-old introduced up his forty fifth century within the forty seventh over from simply 80 deliveries.He then appeared to get India across the 400-run mark however fell within the forty ninth over for 113(87). The Indian tailenders couldn’t end with a flourish because the hosts ended with 373/7 on the finish of the 50 overs.Proper-arm pacer Kasun Rajitha leaked 88 runs in his 10 overs however was the choose of the bowlers as he accounted for 3 Indian batsmen.
Temporary Scores: India 373/7 (Virat Kohli 113, Rohit Sharma 83; Kasun Rajitha 3-88) vs Sri Lanka: 306/8 (Dasun Shanaka 108*, Pathum Nissanka 72, Umran Malik 3/57). (With ANI inputs)