Shikhar Dhawan (86 *) and Ishan Kishan (59) starred with the bat as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI here at R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. With this victory, India has gained a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. The second ODI will now be played on Tuesday.
“All of our guys, most of them have played before. They are very mature. Very happy with the way they played. I knew that wicket has a bit of a twist, but the way our spinners threw from the 10th, they got us back. immediately. All three spinners, “Dhawan said during the post-match presentation.
“When we hit, it was great to watch from the other end. Great strength to have them. The way the youngsters play IPL, they get so much exposure, their confidence level is very high. The way Prithvi and Ishan hit, they finished the game in the first 15 overs. I thought about it (his hundred), but there were not many races left. So the focus was on not being out. Even when Surya He came in and hit, it seemed so easy. I thought maybe I had to improve my skill, “he added.
Speaking of his 43-run hit with just 24 balls, Prithvi Shaw said: “Rahul sir (head coach Rahul Dravid) didn’t say anything, I just followed my instincts and waited for loose balls. Obviously, he wanted to keep the score. tick and yeah. The pitch was really nice. The first inning was good too, but I think it got better in the second inning. Enjoy the pace. Maybe after getting hit to the head I lost concentration a bit. ”
Previously, India continued to take terrain at regular intervals, but Chamika Karunaratne’s unbeaten 43-run hit helped Sri Lanka to 262/9. For India, Kuldeep Chahar, Yuzvendra chahal, Y Deepak Chahar He returned with two wickets each.