Rediff – IMAGE: India’s captain Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan walk off the field in celebration after victory in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Summary

  • IMAGE: India’s captain Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan walk off the field in celebration after victory in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
  • Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/ReutersIndia 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.
  • IMAGE: India’s captain Virat Kohli celebrates with his teammates at the end of the Sri Lanka’s innings.


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