India win by seven wickets! That's it! India go one up in the three-match ODI series with a fine performance in this fixture. Captain Shikhar Dhawan carries the bat and remains unbeaten on 86. Suryakumar Yadav finishes unbeaten on 31. Do join us back for the second ODI on July 20.
Suryakumar Yadav is the new batsman in, he joins Shikhar Dhawan at the fall of Manish Pandey's wicket. Meanwhile, India need 40 more runs to win from 18 overs.
That's half-century up for captain Shikhar Dhawan. He has led front the front and now making sure he is there as India inch closer to the victory. Dhawan has been in no hurry and paced his innings well.
Manish Pandey has now joined Shikhar Dhawan in the middle. India are in a comfortable position and need 100 more runs to win from 28 overs. Meanwhile, Dhawan is batting on 39 off 55 balls and is looking to play a sheet anchor role.
OUT! Sri Lanka finally manage to get rid of Ishan Kishan. Birthday boy departs after scoring a half-century. He is caught behind. Can Sri Lanka stage a fightback from here? I Kishan c M Bhanuka b Sandakan 59(42)
Fifty up for Ishan Kishan. Half-century on debut for the left-handed wicket-keeper batsman. He has T20I fifty on debut against his name as well. What a player he is turning out to be! Meanwhile, India cruising to victory.
Ishan Kishan is the new batsman in as he joins captain Shikhar Dhawan in the middle. Meanwhile, Kishan without wasting time is in the act straightaway and has hit four fours and a six already. India now need 174 more runs to win from 41 overs.
Danger man Prithvi Shaw departs.Dhananjaya de Silva has the last laugh. Shaw was looking in good touch but fails to capitalise on his good start. Prithvi Shaw c Avishka Fernando b Dhananjaya de Silva 43(24)
Excellent start this for Prithvi Shaw, he has now hit nine fours as India's score goes past fifty. Shaw is batting on 43 off 23 balls while Shikhar Dhawan is on seven off as many balls.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are the Indian openers. Good start this for India, particularly Prithvi Shaw. The right-handed batsman has hit four fours thus far.
Shikhar Dhawan's Team India is all set to take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI at the Premadasa Stadium in Sri Lanka. The hosts have suffered from a couple of setbacks as they have lost a couple of their players who have been ruled out of the series. Kusal Perera and Binura Fernando have been ruled out due to injuries. The IPL studded unit as they call it were seen sweating it out in the stadium with Rahul Dravid as the mentor of the team. India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2021 Live Streaming Online on Sony LIV and Sony SIX: Get Free Live Telecast of IND vs SL on TV and Online.
Ahead of the game, senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had lauded Rahul Dravid for his duties and said that he is guiding the team quite well. He further emphasised that each of these players has done quite well so far to grab a spot in the Indian team. I don't think they need much guidance. You just go and talk to them if there's a need for something to talk about. We never try to make anything complicated. We've got Rahul Dravid with us, he is guiding them really well." - Bhuvneshwar Kumar on India's young squad.
Dasun Shanaka will be leading the side for the 1st ODI 2021. The Sri Lankan players are all set to have a winning start to the three-game ODI series. He sounded quite confident in the pre-match presser and said that his team also had an advantage.