Virat, Rohit shine in India's 67-run victory over SL in the 1st ODI

By Real11 - Jan 11 2023 264 Views


India take 1-0 in the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka


On Tuesday, India beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the first ODI of the 3-match series and took a 1-0 lead in the series. The Visitors Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. Batting first, Team India scored mammoth 373 runs for 7 wickets with the contribution of Virat Kohli's 45th ODI Century, and Rohit and Gill's solid fifties. Sri Lanka's team scored 306 runs for 8 wickets in response to the target of 374.

Captain Dasun Shanaka scored an unbeaten 108 runs for Sri Lanka. At the same time, the fast young gun bowler Umran Malik took three wickets for India. At the same time, Virat Kohli scored a century in the first innings of this match and ended his century drought at home.

India got off to a great start after losing the toss and opting to bat first. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill made a century partnership. Gill got out after scoring 70 and Rohit 83. After this Virat Kohli played an outstanding 113 runs and took the team's score to over 370 plus. Due to the brilliant contribution of these three batters, India made a big score of 373 runs.

In response, Sri Lanka had a very poor start. Sri Lanka found it difficult to come back after losing two wickets in the powerplay. Nishanka was standing at one end, but at the other end, he could not find anyone's support. Nishanka got out after scoring 72 runs.

Meanwhile, Dhananjay D'Silva scored 47 runs, but it was not enough. In the end, Dasun Shanaka played an inning of 108 runs, but by then it was too late. Shanaka remained unbeaten on 108 at one end, but the Lankan Lions lost the match by 67 runs. 

The second match of this series will be played on January 12 (Thursday) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata at 01:30 PM IST.

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