Hindu – Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan greet each other after winning the first ODI match against Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on Sunday.

Summary

  • Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan greet each other after winning the first ODI match against Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla on Sunday.
  • # Shikhar Dhawan has got his first Man-of-the-Match award vs Sri Lanka — his sixth in ODIs# Dhawan enjoys splendid record vs Sri Lanka in ODIs — his tally being 757 in ten matches at an average of 84.11, including three hundreds and four fifties.
  • # Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first wicketkeeper to effect 20 stumpings in India—Sri Lanka ODIs.
  • # Dhawan and Kohli were involved in an unbroken stand of 197 — India’s highest for the second wicket vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, bettering the 188 between Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Colombo, RPS on February 5, 2009.
  • # The aforesaid stand is the highest by any second wicket pair in ODIs in Sri Lanka, outstripping the 188 between Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Colombo, RPS on February 5, 2009.


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