India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Highlights Today 20 August 2017

Watch IND vs SL highlights of the first One Day played on 20-8-2017 at Dambulla. For half of their innings, Sri Lanka really did look like a side that wanted to bat first, as their captain had said at the toss. For the rest of it, each player was lapping the other back to the pavilion. From 139 for 1 in the 25th over, they careened to 216 all out, collapsing in a heap to the considerable wiles of… Kedar Jadhav. The part-timer – who has previously been brought on as a last resort – was indecipherable… bowling non-turning offbreaks.

Shikhar Dhawan struck his sixth successive fifty-plus score against Sri Lanka and carried on to make his fastest ODI hundred, off 71 balls. He alone hit more boundaries (23) than the entire opposition (20), pulling merrily, cutting anything he deemed short, and reverse-sweeping if only to feel the rush of a proper contest. He was the bulldozer and Sri Lanka were a helpless, dilapidated old building.

At the other end was Virat Kohli, racked up 82 fairly soft runs to seal a nine-wicket victory with a whopping 21.1 overs to spare. The only mishap of the innings happened when Rohit Sharma, in his first innings as vice-captain, lost control of his bat and was run out for 4 because both his feet were in the air despite crossing the crease.

Watch Official Highlights Sri Lankan Innings: Sonyliv.Com

Watch Official Highlights Indian Innings: Sonyliv.Com

This series has been like a nightmare for Sri Lanka. They are ruined in the Test matches and now first ODI has added another disappointing episode for them.

Final Scores
India 220 for 1 (Dhawan 132*, Kohli 82*) beat Sri Lanka 216 (Dickwella 64, Axar 3-34, Jadhav 2-26) by nine wickets

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