Ind vs SL Highlights 1st ODI: India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the 3-match series

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Highlights Score: Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team faced off against Dasun Shanka-led Sri Lanka, at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Follow score and updates of IND vs SL 1st ODI.
India's Shikhar Dhawan with Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan and teammates after India won the match.
India's Shikhar Dhawan with Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan and teammates after India won the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 10:28 PM IST
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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Highlights: India have defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series. India chased Sri Lanka's target of 263 runs with ease as captain Dhawan stayed unbeaten on 86. Sri Lanka had posted a total of 262/9 in 50 overs. Chamika Karunaratne top-scored for SL with 43 runs while Deepak Chahar (2/37) had the best figures for India. SL captain Dasun Shanaka had won the toss and elected to bat first in the first ODI.

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  • Jul 18, 2021 10:20 PM IST

    Prithvi Shaw- Man of the match

    Man of the match award goes to Shaw for his innings of 43 off 24 balls at the start of Indian innings.

  • Jul 18, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    India beat Sri Lanka

    India have defeated beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. It has been a dominant display by the Indian batters as they reached the target of 263 runs in 36.4 overs. Dhawan stayed unbeaten on 86 while Suryakumar (31*) supported him in the end.

  • Jul 18, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    The equation

    Only 6 needed off 89 balls by India.

  • Jul 18, 2021 10:01 PM IST

    Captain's knock from Dhawan

    Debutant Suryakumar Yadav has also made an impact with the bat. He has reached 23 runs in 12 balls. On the other hand, Dhawan has continued to roll on in his innings. He is batting on 81.

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:54 PM IST


    Suryakumar Yadav has hit a lofted cover drive off Hasaranga for a four. India 231/3

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:41 PM IST


    Manish Pandey's short stay at the crease has come to an end as he departs after scoring 28 runs. India 215/3.

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:30 PM IST


    Dhawan has smashed a free hit off Hasaranga for six.

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    200 up for India

    India have reached the score of 200 in 28 overs. They only need 63 runs in 132 balls to win the first ODI.

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    50 for Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan has scored his 33rd ODI fifty. It has been a patient innings for him as he has let Kishan and Shaw play their natural game. India 176/1

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:10 PM IST


    Shikhar Dhawan has cut Karunaratne for a four. He is only 6 runs away from a fifty.

  • Jul 18, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    Experienced batters in the middle

    This partnership would be key for India. They both are experienced batters and India would hope Dhawan and Pandey can finish the things for them.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    150 up for India

    Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey have taken India's score past 150 runs. Team India have needed just 20 overs to get to the mark.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:48 PM IST


    Ishan Kishan's wonderful innings has ended. Sandakan has induced an edge from him as he departs after scoring 59. India 143/2

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    Deft touch from Dhawan

    Dhawan has hit it to third man with a slice of the bat. Deft touch from Dhawan, power from Kishan.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Kishan's record

    Kishan is the 2nd player after Rassie van der Dussen to score fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    The equation

    India need 129 runs in 34 overs and have nine wickets in hand.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Kishan hits fifty

    Ishan Kishan has completed his ODI fifty. He is making his debut in the match and had also scored a fifty on his T20I debut. What a match young Indian batsmen are having.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    100 up for India

    India have reached the score of 100 in just 12.2 overs. Kishan has come in and smashed the SL bowlers all over the park. He has hit 38 runs off 25 balls.

  • Jul 18, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Kishan living dangerously

    Kishan is trying to go for it and again tried to go for a six but did not middle it. The fielder at long-off just got a hand to it as it went for a four. He then hit a boundary off the next ball also. India 84/1 after 8 overs

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Chance missed

    Ishan Kishan tried to go for the pull but gloved it. The ball fell agonizingly close over the wicket-keeper and the slip fielder.

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Kishan makes good start

    Ishan Kishan, on his debut, has hit a six and a four off his first two deliveries he has faced.

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    Shaw departs

    Prithvi Shaw heads back to the pavilion after scoring 43 runs. He tries to heave Dhananjaya but gives a catch at long-on. India 58/1

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    50 up for India

    India have reached the score of 50 in 5 overs. Shaw has scored 43 runs in 22 balls. What a start for India.

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Shaw having a blast

    Prithvi Shaw has smashed the SL bowlers in his innings so far. He has seven fours in 15 balls he has faced. Shaw has been the aggressor for India.

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    Smashing start for India

    Shaw has raced through the SL bowlers as he taken 19 runs in 10 balls to give India a good start.

  • Jul 18, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    India begin run-chase

    Shaw and Dhawan have begun the run-chase for India. The visitors need 263 runs to win the match.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    SL post 262/9

    Sri Lanka post 262/9 in 50 overs; Karunaratne scored 43 runs while Deepak Chahar picked up 2 wickets for 37 runs for India. SL managed to hit big in the last few overs of the innings to take the score past 260.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Another six

    Karunaratne has taken Bhuvi to the cleaners as he has smashed the bowler for consecutive sixes. SL 261/8

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:46 PM IST


    Karunaratne has hit a monstrous six over long-on off Bhuvneshwar.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    SL near 250

    The total is now looking respectable at the moment as SL reach 247/8 in 49/1 overs. Karunaratne has hit a four off Bhuvneshwar's first ball.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    Tremendous hitting by Chameera

    Chameera has hit Hardik for a four and a six on consecutive balls. He looks to take SL past 250.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    Eighth wicket

    Sri Lanka lose their eighth wicket of the match as Isuru Udana departs. Hardik Pandya picks his first wicket. SL 222/8

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Excellent spell by Krunal

    Krunal Pandya was excellent with the ball in the first ODI. He gave away just 26 runs in 10 overs while picking up one wicket.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    46 overs done

    Sri Lanka has scored 219 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 46 overs. They would look to get past 250 runs in the remaining four overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Another wicket

    Yuzvendra Chahal has removed SL captain Dasun Shanaka as the seventh wicket falls. This is Chahal's second wicket of the match. SL 205/7

  • Jul 18, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Sixth wicket

    Deepak Chahar has got his second wicket of the game as he sends back Wanindu Hasaranga. SL 186/6

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Hasaranga hits a four

    Hasaranga had loaded up and swept Chahal for a four at mid-on. SL 174/5

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    5th wicket

    Deepak Chahar has induced an edge from Asalanka, who was looking good in his 38-run innings. SL 166/5 after 37.2 overs

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    Big appeal from Kuldeep

    Asalanka tried to cut it but did not get his bat on it. Kuldeep and Kishan went up in appeal but was turned down by the umpire.

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Kishan's debut

    Ishan Kishan makes his debut on his bday for India.

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    Drinks Break

    Sri Lanka reach 141/4 after 32 overs. Only two boundaries have been scored since the 20th over.

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:17 PM IST


    The first boundary in 59 balls has been scored by Shanaka. A bit of width and Shanaka cuts it to the boundary.

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    30 overs completed

    Sri Lanka reach 132/4 after 30 overs. Asalanka and Shanaka on the crease.

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:06 PM IST

    Indian spinners look impressive

    Sri Lanka had a good start to their innings as they scored 82 runs in the first 15 overs and lost only one wicket. But Indian spin trio of Kuldeep, Chahal and Krunal have wrestled the advantage from them as the score reads 126/4 in 28 overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 05:03 PM IST


    Krunal has managed to remove Dhananjaya. The SL batter went for a lofted cover drive and the ball went straight to Bhuvneshwar at long-off. SL 117/4 in 24.4 overs

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Krunal Pandya racing through overs

    Krunal has bowled four overs and given away just 7 runs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    100 up for Sri Lanka

    Dhananjaya hits a boundary as Sri Lanka get past the 100-run mark in 20.3 overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Another wicket for Kuldeep

    India get their third wicket as Minod heads back to the pavilion. Kuldeep gets his second wicket in 2.4 overs. He induces Minod into a drive and gets an edge. A good catch by Shaw in the slips. SL 89/3

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    2nd Wicket

    Kuldeep bowled a short one, Rajapaksa went for a pull but ended up edging it. SL lose second wicket, SL 85/2

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    Drinks Break

    First drinks break of the first ODI has been taken. SL 82/1 after 15 overs

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    India take DRS

    India captain Shikhar Dhawan took DRS as umpire called an appeal from the visitors, not out. The ball was hitting the stumps but the impact went to umpire's call. Rajapaksa survives.

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Rajapaksa targeting Chahal

    Rajapaksa has a strike-rate of over 100 and he is targeting Chahal in the first ODI. He has hit two sixes off Chahal in his innings.

  • Jul 18, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Kuldeep into the attack

    Dhawan has brought Kuldeep into the attack as he plays an ODI after a long time.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:51 PM IST


    Rajapaksa gets off the mark with a six off Chahal. Sri Lanka reach 50 with this shiot

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:49 PM IST


    What a comeback by Chahal! He gets a wicket off his first delivery. Fernando goes for a lofted cover-drive but ends up giving a catch to Manish Pandey. SL 49/1

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Hardik Pandya bowls

    After a long gap, Pandya is bowling for Team India. He looks a little rusty as Fernando hits two boundaries in his first over.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:39 PM IST


    Fernando has smashed a six off his pads. Chahar bowled a full delivery on the pads and Fernando picked it to hit it for six. SL 38/0

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    IND vs SL, 1st ODI: 32 runs in 7 overs

    Fernando has scored 24 runs in 26 deliveries while Minod has 4 runs after 16 overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Well fielded, Krunal!

    A brilliant from Pandya Sr at deep backward point. He dived full length and pushed the ball towards the opposite direction and saved a run. Great effort.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Deepak Chahar bowls a maiden over

    First maiden over of the match from right-arm quick Deepak Chahar. That's a great comeback from the youngster after an expensive opening over. SL: 26/0 after 6 overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    IND vs SL: Hosts off to steady start

    That's a steady start from Sri Lanka. Openers Avishka and Minod are trying to settle down against the India's attack. 5 overs gone, SL 26 for no loss.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    21 runs in three overs

    Fernando has scored 17 runs in 14 deliveries while Minod has 3 runs after 3 overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    Fernando starts strong

    Fernando has hit two fours off consecutive deliveries off Deepak Chahar. They have reached the score of 14 in two overs.

  • Jul 18, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    4 runs off the first over

    Fernando has scored three runs in the first over with one wide by Bhuvneshwar.

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Play about to begin

    The national anthems have played and play is about to begin.

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Sri Lanka Playing XI

    WIA Fernando, M Bhanuka, B Rajapaksa, D de Silva, C Asalanka, D Shanaka, W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, I Udana, D Chameera, L Sandakan

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    India Playing XI

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Prithvi to open with Dhawan

    Dhawan has revealed that Shaw will open alongside him while Kishan and Suryakumar make their debuts. Kuldeep and Chahal will play in the first ODI.

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    SL win toss

    Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first.

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    Surya, Ishan make their debut

    Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan make their ODI debut.

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Team India wishes Tokyo athletes

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Prithvi Shaw speaks before match

    "It's been long since I played international cricket. I am really excited for this series," Shaw said before the match.

  • Jul 18, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Weather update

    It is clear and sunny in Colombo and rain is not expected on Sunday. The temperature is 28 degree Celsius and humidity is 78%.

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    India Predicted XI

    Here is a list of our Predicted XI for India:

    Probable XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Could rain play spoilsport today?

    Rain has been forecasted today in Colombo. Will the rain affect the match - which has already been delayed for five days?

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka: Stats

    -- 2021 will be the 37th consecutive year in which India and Sri Lanka would face off in at least a game in international cricket. The last time the two sides did not play against each other in a calendar year was way back in 1983.

    - Sri Lanka and India have played against each in 159 ODIs - the most between any two sides.

    - A win by a margin of 3-0, 2-0 or 2-1 will give India 93 wins in ODIs against Sri Lanka - the most for a team against an opponent.

    (Source: Cricbuzz)

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka - Squads


    Sri Lanka Squad: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Ishan Jayaratne , Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando, Isuru Udana

    India Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Devdutt Padikkal

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    India vice- captain Bhuvneshwar speaks before match

    "These are very talented young guys. We've seen them in their respective IPL teams. They have done really well there to grab their spots 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

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Sri Lanka captain before the match

    "Both teams will start evenly because they (India) have got new players coming up, we all know that they have played IPL but still they haven't played international cricket, so both the teams have an even chance... We have a slight advantage because they haven't seen these guys in international cricket, as well, so they have to prepare well for these newcomers as well." - Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lankan captain speaks at a press conference

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka - Weather

    The weather forecast of Colombo today predicts rainfall. So there is a chance that the weather may play spoilsport.

  • Jul 18, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka- Longer wait but it's finally time!

    After a wait of five extra days, the stage is set for India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI. The series was originally scheduled to begin on July 13th but it was later postponed to July 18th, due to Covid-19 cases in the home team's camp.

  • Jul 18, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI - LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog on India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live from R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. All eyes will be on the Indian team to pick up the win as they are deemed the favourites despite an inexperienced squad.


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