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IND vs SL 1st ODI: The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka, team India won by 67 runs. In this game, Sri Lanka chose to bowl first after winning the toss. India scored 373 runs while batting first. The Sri Lankan team was able to score only 306 runs with the loss of eight wickets and lost the game by a score of 67 runs. India now has a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after this victory.

Match Highlights

After India lost the toss and decided to bat first, they got off to a tremendous start. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill’s opening tandem partnered for a century. After scoring 70 and Rohit 83, Gill was eliminated. Virat Kohli then hit 113 runs. India scored a significant total of 373 runs thanks to the outstanding performances of these three batters. Sri Lanka’s response had a terrible beginning.

When Sri Lanka lost two wickets during the powerplay, it was impossible for them to recover. Pathum Nissanka was standing at one end, but he was unable to locate any support at the other. After scoring 72 runs, Nissanka was struck out. Dhananjay D’Silva scored 47 runs, but it wasn’t enough. Dasun Shanaka eventually played a 108-run inning, but it was already too late. At one point, Shanaka was unbeaten on 108, but the Sri Lankans went on to lose the game by a score of 67 runs.

Great return of Kohli-Rohit

After taking a break during the T20 series with Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli returned from the ODI series. According to Virat, he is completely ready for the ODI World Cup. In just 87 balls, Virat hit 113 runs, including 12 fours and one six. In addition to Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma had a great game.

With 83-run innings, Rohit Sharma displayed excellent form. From the very first delivery, Rohit Sharma took a combative stance and yelled at the Sri Lankan bowlers. Rohit Sharma, who has also been waiting a long time for a significant inning, batted well here but fell short of reaching his 30th century.

Player of the Match: Virat Kohli

India-Sri Lanka ODI series

  • 1st ODI – India won by 67 runs
  • Second ODI – January 12 (Kolkata)
  • Third ODI – January 15 (Thiruvananthapuram)

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