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IND vs SL 1st ODI highlights: Virat Kohli, Umran Malik star as India register 67–run win over Sri Lanka

IND vs SL 1st ODI highlights

IND vs SL highlights: Virat Kohli and Umran Malik starred in team India’s first win of the year in ODIs as the men in blue defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs on Tuesday. Let us look into details on IND vs SL 1st ODI highlights.

Virat Kohli scored a magnificent hundred, his 73rd international century, while Umran Malik once again impressed by taking 3 crucial wickets.

Chasing an over 370-run target is never an easy task for any team, that too when you playing against India on their home soil. Indian bowlers didn’t let the visitors score extra runs and restricted them for – to hand the hosts 1 lead in the series.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 143 for the first wicket in 19.4 overs to provide their side a solid platform to score humungous scores.

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IND vs SL 1st ODI highlights

Invited to bat, India grabbed the opportunity and started their 2023 ODI journey on a high note.

Both openers, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill guiding the ball to boundaries from the beginning that put the visitors under pressure, India crossed the 50 and then 100-run mark in no time and were looking completely flawless.

Things were going out of Sri Lanka’s side, then their skipper Dasun Shanaka provided his side first breakthrough by removing Shubman Gill.

Gill played a good knock of 70 in just 60 balls. While after adding 40 runs with Virat Kohli for the second wicket skipper Rohit Sharma also walked back to the pavilion with 83.

India’s leading run-scorer in 2022, Shreyas Iyer then joined Virat Kohli at the crease and was looking in ease while playing the shots got caught at deep backward square leg when trying to clear the ropes for 28.

Indian wicketkeeper KL Rahul came in at no.5 position and provided much strength when needed by adding 90 runs for fifth wicket alongside Virat Kohli. The latter, however, continued to be the aggressor in the partnership, but Rahul’s knock added much needed momentum.

Rahul scored 39, while Pandya failed to deliver with the bat and got out for just 14 off 12.

Virat Kohli, however, remained during all the ups and downs and soon completed his 73rd international century.

He got out after scoring 113 off 87 during the penultimate over. His knock included 12 fours and a maximum. Riding high on innings from Rohit, Gill and Kohli, team India managed to post 373 in 50 overs.

IND vs SL 1st ODI highlights: Sri Lanka to chase 374 runs in 50 overs

Chasing a humongous target of 374, Sri Lanka faced a shaky start as Indian speedster Mohd. Siraj didn’t allow their batters to open their arms and quickly removed their top 2 batters to put them in back foot.

Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka then tried to steady the visitors’ ship but Umran Malik soon got rid of Asalanka for 23 to keep them out of game.

Pathum, however, playing with ease from one end, and Dhananjaya de Silva provided him good support as both these batters added 72 runs for the fourth wicket to keep their chances alive.

But then the Indian pacers took the full control of the game in their hands and dismissed 3 reliable batters, with Yuzvendra Chahal also got a single wicket.

The speedster was unplayable for the Lankan batters, and Pandya then joined the party by removing Chamika Karunaratne for 14.

Skipper of Sri Lanka, however, tried his best and remained till the very end with a brilliant 108–run knock, but it wasn’t enough to hand his side a victory in the first ODI.


Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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