SL vs IND Live: India are currently facing Sri Lanka in the first of the three ODI series at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the host Sri Lankan team have registered a challenging total of 262 for 9 in their quota of 50 overs.
While playing in his debut ODI match for India, Ishan Kishan opened his account with an incredible six down the ground off the fourth ball of Dhananjaya de Silva’s over. India just lost the wicket of Prithvi Shaw as the opener was looking in a terrific touch, however, Ishan kept on the same momentum and took the attack against the opposition right from his very first ball in 50-overs cricket. The 23-year-old birthday boy will be excited to make a mark on his ODI debut.
Earlier in the match, Sri Lank reached a challenging score on the back of Chamika Karunaratne’s impressive cameo of 43 runs off just 35 balls towards the end. Many of the Sri Lanka top-order batters got some valuable starts but all of them failed to convert them into big scores. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka scored 39 runs while Charith Asalanka smashed 38 runs. The Lankans hammered a total of 32 runs in the last 2 overs to post 262 runs on the scoreboard. For India, the trio of Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Deepak Chahar finished with two wickets each. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya also took a wicket apiece.
In reply, India got off to a tremendous start as Prithvi Shaw smashed the Lankan bowlers all over the park. Shaw notched up an impressive knock of 43 runs off only 24 balls that included a total of 9 boundaries. On the other hand, Ishan is also batting really well while playing his natural attacking game and has already scored a scintillating fifty on his ODI debut. India captain Shikhar Dhawan is also looking in a great touch.
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