Reuters – DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals on Sunday.

Summary

  • DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals on Sunday.
  • Sri Lanka were well-beaten in the recently concluded three-test series against India, losing the first two matches inside four days and the last one in three to be whitewashed 3-0.
  • Left-handed Dhawan, who scored his 11th hundred in the 50-over format, took India past their target with his 20th boundary with captain Virat Kohli remaining unbeaten on 82 from 70 deliveries.
  • Cricket – Sri Lanka v India – First One-Day International Match – Dambulla, Sri Lanka – August 20, 2017 – India’s captain Virat Kohli celebrates with his teammates at the end of the Sri Lanka inning.
  • Sri Lanka looked well placed to score in excess of 300, but then the hosts collapsed, losing their next nine wickets for the addition of 77 runs.


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