India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka Beat India By Seven Wickets


Thisara Perera-led Sri Lanka bounced back in red-hot form with the change of format as they bundled India out for a paltry 112 in 38.2 overs in the opening game of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at Dharamshala on Sunday. Former India captain MS Dhoni was the only saving grace for India as he helped them go past 100. Sri Lanka pacers Suranga Lakmal and Angelo Mathews ripped through the Indian batting top-order in swinging conditions as the home side lost first seven wickets for only 29. Seldom you see Indian batsmen getting out cheaply but this time they could not counter the terrific Lankan bowling line-up as they were left troubled from the first ball of the innings. For Sri Lanka, Lakmal was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with the figures of 10-4-13-4. He was ably supported by other pacers– Angelo Mathews and Nuwan Pradeep.
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17:10 IST: And it is done! Mathews drives Bhuvneshwar straight down the ground to beat India by seven wickets.
17:07 IST: Sri Lanka need 4 runs to win!
17:03 IST: Back-to-back boundaries from Dickwella off Hardik. He is in a hurry!
17:02 IST: Four! Width from Hardik and Dickwella drives it for a boundary.
17:01 IST: 100 comes up for Sri Lanka in the 19th over.
17:00 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bhuvneshwar, Dickwella pulls it away for a boundary.
16:57 IST: Four! Mathews crashes at the width, carves Bumrah over point for a boundary.
16:52 IST: Four! Lack of width from Hardik but Dickwella manages to edge the ball past the wicket-keeper.
16:48 IST: Four! Bumrah bowls a tad bit outside off and Mathews rocks back and hits the ball for a boundary.
16:44 IST: After the 15th over, Sri Lanka 76/3, need 37 runs.
16:42 IST: Four! Mathews gloriously drives Hardik through the on-side to end the 15th over. And it is drinks!
16:32 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya gets the length right, has ball wobbling away from a straightish line as Tharanga (49) edges it to Dhawan at slips, who takes the catch in the second attempt.
16:28 IST: Four! Short from Hardik and Tharanga pulls it away with authority.
16:27 IST: Close! Brilliant seam movement from Bhuvneshwar, Tharanga edges the ball but falls short of Dhawan at slips.
16:21 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries from Tharanga off Hardik Pandya. It looks like the visitors are in a hurry to finish off the game.
16:17 IST: After 10 overs, Sri Lanka 42/2. Need 71 runs to win with eight wickets remaining.
16:14 IST: Angelo Mathews gets off the mark on the 11th delivery.
16:13 IST: Four! Slow yorker from Bumrah and Tharanga edges it past the wicket-keeper for a boundary.
16:09: IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Tharanga off Bhuvneshwar. Picks it off the pads and chips it over the leg-side.
16:08 IST: Four! Width from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tharanga frees his arms and slices the ball behind point for a boundary.
16:04 IST: Another wicket maiden for India, this time from Bhuvneshwar. 
15:59 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar cramped Thirimanne for space as the latter dragged the ball back to the stumps. Sri Lanka 19/2.
15:54 IST: No ball! Upul Tharanga edges the ball to Kedar Jadhav at gully but Bumrah has over-stepped the line. So it is not a wicket but a free-hit instead.
15:50 IST: After 5 overs Sri Lanka 12/1.
15:48 IST: Wicket maiden over for Jasprit Bumrah.
15:46 IST: OUT! Gunathilaka looking to break the shackles, makes room for himself, trying to go over the bowler’s head, edges it back to the keeper, departs for one. Sri Lanka 7/1 in 3.4 overs.
15:41 IST: After three overs, Sri Lanka 7/0.
15:40 IST: Four! Wide and full from Bhuvneshwar, Gunathalika guides it away for the first boundary of the Sri Lankan innings.
15:37 IST: Close! Full delivery from Bumrah, entices Gunathilaka for a drive as the ball moves away further. The Indian is looking for the outside edge.
15:35 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar.
15:34 IST: Good first over from Bhuvneshwar, concedes only two runs. Sri Lanka 2/0 after the first over.
15:31 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is opening the bowling for India.
15:30 IST: Welcome back to Sri Lanka’s chase. Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga opening the batting for Sri Lanka.


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