India vs Sri Lanka, Dharamsala ODI, Highlights: Suranga Lakmal stars as SL thrash IND
Suranga Lakmal’s four-wicket haul helped Sri Lanka crush India by 7 wickets in Dharamsala to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka hereUpdated: Dec 10, 2017 17:35 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets in Dharamsala to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Suranga Lakmal took four wickets as the visitors restricted Rohit Sharma’s side to just 112. In reply, Upul Tharanga hit 49 to guide Sri Lanka home with 29.2 overs to spare. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI in Dharamsala here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
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Suranga Lakmal (Man of the Match): “Last few years have been very good. Credit to the coaching staff who have done a lot of hard work with me. My fitness, my hard work, my health, everything has come together.”
Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka captain): “First of all we have to give 200% credit to our bowlers. They were disciplined, and bowled the right length and the right areas. This is an unplayable wicket. We didn’t expect that. We expected 250-260, but after that Suranga and Angelo bowled very well. At the moment, [Lakmal] is our first fast bowler. He’s done very well in the Test series as well.”
Rohit Sharma (India captain): “Two games to go, but having said that, we were not up to the mark today with the bat. Not enough runs on the board. The bowlers came out and did what they could. If we had 70-80 more runs, it could have been different, but we lost the match with the bat today. We want to thrive in these type of conditions and come out good. We won’t always get to play on flat pitches. Today was not the ideal day for all our batters. It was an eye-opener. Hopefully we can regroup and come back in the next two matches.”
17:09 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s Sri Lanka thrash India by seven wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Their first ODI win against India in India since 2009.
16:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Bhuvi and Dickwella hits it to long leg boundary.
16:51 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 91/3 after 17 overs, need 22 more to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
16:45 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Bumrah, Mathews gets into position early and pulls it through square leg.
16:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Pandya and Mathews hits it past the non-striker. Sri Lanka are 76/3 after 15 overs.
16:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Bhuvi and Dickwella smacks it over mid-wicket for his first boundary of the day. Stand and deliver! Sri Lanka 72/3 after 14 overs.
16:30 hrs IST:OUT! Hardik Pandya strikes, gets Upul Tharanga for 49. Good innings from the Sri Lankan though. Niroshan Dickwella is the next man in.
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16:22 hrs IST: Costly over from Pandya, 14 runs off it. Sri Lanka are 56/2 after 11 overs. Tharanga 43*, Mathews 2*
16:17 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack.
16:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Fullish delivery from Bumrah and Tharanga times it well past the fielder at mid-off. Sri Lanka are 42/2 after 10 overs. India were 11/3.
16:11 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Tharanga, looks in top form! Sri Lanka are 31/2 after 9 overs.
16:06 hrs IST: Another splendid over from Bumrah, just a run off it. Sri Lanka are 20/2 after 8 overs.
16:00 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews comes to the crease.
15:58 hrs IST: WICKET! And Bhuvi joins the party, removes Lahiru Thirimanne -- who was dropped for the third Test in Delhi due to poor form. Game on!
15:54 hrs IST: Oh dear! Bumrah gets Tharanga -- but it’s a no ball. Adding insult to injury.
15:48 hrs IST: FOUR! Bhuvi against misses his line. Too wide and Tharanga punishes it through cover. Can’t bowl there.
15:44 hrs IST: OUT! Poor shot from Gunathilaka. There was no need of it. Proper length ball from Bumrah, the Sri Lankan looks to hit it over long on but gets an edge and Dhoni does the rest.
15:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Width on offer from Bhuvi and Tharanga drives it past the point fielder for his first boundary of the day. Sri Lanka are 7/0 after 3 overs.
15:37 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Bumrah. Just a run off it. Sri Lanka are 3/0 after 2 overs.
15:33 hrs IST: Good start from Bhuvi but India need wickets at regular intervals to make a match out of it. Sri Lanka are 2/0 after first over. Bumrah comes into the attack.
15:30 hrs IST: Straightaway some shape for Bhuvi. The seam position is perfect!
15:28 hrs IST: Time for live action. Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga to open for Sri Lanka. Bhuvi to bowl the first over. Can he strike early?
14:45 hrs IST: OUT! And that’s it. India have been all out for 112. Perera gets Dhoni. What a day it has been for Sri Lanka. Their bowlers have been outstanding. India have a lot of issues to sort out with the tough tour of South Africa ahead. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
14:41 hrs IST: And Chahal defends well. Pradeep finishes with figures of 2/37. India are 108/9 after 38 overs.
14:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Pathirana and Dhoni smacks it straight down the ground for his ninth boundary. India are 108/9 after 37 overs.
14:34 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Pathirana, Dhoni dances down the track and hammers it over long on for a maximum. What a shot!
14:29 hrs IST: SIX! Great shot off the back foot. Back of a length delivery from Pradeep and Dhoni creams it over long-off for a maximum.
14:25 hrs IST: OUT! Bumrah b Pathirana 0(15). India nine down.
14:18 hrs IST: Bumrah playing his role to perfection. He holds the key here if India are to bat at least 45 overs.
14:11 hrs IST: India are 85/8 after 31 overs. Dhoni 38*, Bumrah 0*
14:05 hrs IST: Dananjaya is getting some turn here. It’s been pacers all the way but with Dhoni batting well, the wicket surely something in it for the batters. Patience is the key.
14:00 hrs IST: Bumrah defends the last delivery well. India are 80/8 after 28 overs.
13:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Dananjaya, Dhoni comes down the track and hits it well in the gap between mid-wicket and square leg.
13:54 hrs IST: Anything around 150 would be a good score. India have the bowlers who can wreak havoc. They are 75/8 after 27 overs. Dhoni 28*, Bumrah 0*
13:47 hrs IST: OUT! And the leggie strikes straightaway, removes Kuldeep Yadav for 19(25). India 70/8
13:43 hrs IST: Akila Dananjaya comes into the attack.
13:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Too straight from Perera and Kuldeep works it off his pads to fine leg boundary. India are 69/7 after 25 overs.
13:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortand wide from Perera, Dhoni gets into position early and slash it over backward point region.
13:37 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - India’s lowest ever first innings score is 63 against Australia in 1981.
13:32 hrs IST: Good over for India (in context of the game), six runs off it. They are 50/7 after 23 overs.
13:29 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Pradeep. India are 44/7 after 22 overs. Kuldeep 9*, Dhoni 8*
13:25 hrs IST: FOUR! Another length delivery and Kuldeep places it well in the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket.
13:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Perera, Dhoni steps out and smacks it past the fielder at mid-off for his first boundary.
13:19 hrs IST: Three consecutive maidens from Sri Lanka. Simply brilliant! India are 29/7 after 20 overs.
13:13 hrs IST: And that’s an end of a wonderful spell from Lakmal. He finishes with figures of 10-4-13-4. India 29/7 after 19 overs.
13:08 hrs IST: Lakmal to bowl his final over.
13:01 hrs IST: OUT! Fourth wicket for Suranga Lakmal. Edged and caught. Too good a delivery for Bhuvneshwar. India 29/7. Kuldeep Yadav is the next man in.
12:57 hrs IST: This is India’s lowest score after six wickets in ODIs.
12:51 hrs IST: WICKET! India in all sorts of trouble. Hardik Pandya goes. Second scalp for Pradeep. India’s lowest score in ODIs is against Sri Lanka (54 in 2000).
12:46 hrs IST: FOUR! India need more of these. Fuller delivery from Lakmal and Pandya caresses it through covers.
12:40 hrs IST: WICKET! First one for Pradeep, Shreyas Iyer departs. India have lost half their side.
12:36 hrs IST: OUT! Can’t get any better for Lakmal, third wicket for him! Manish Pandey is the man to depart. India 16/4. MS Dhoni is in at No. 6
12:32 hrs IST: Good start from Pradeep, two runs off his first over. India are 14/3 after 12 overs. Iyer 8*, Pandey 1*
12:28 hrs IST: Nuwan Pradeep comes into the attack.
12:25 hrs IST: This is the lowest score after 10 overs in an ODI between two full members in the last five years -- (according to ESPNcricinfo).
12:19 hrs IST: Sixty balls, 12 runs, three wickets. How many times have such figures been seen in an ODI? This is insane (of course mind-blowing) stuff from a team that has been whitewashed thrice in the limited-overs format this year.
12:14 hrs IST: OUT! Lakmal continues the good work. Second wicket for him. Dinesh Karthik falls for a 18-ball duck. India in deep trouble now. Manish Pandey comes to the crease.
18-ball duck for Dinesh Karthik today - the longest by an India batsman in ODIs.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 10, 2017
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12:08 hrs IST: Another great over from Mathews, only one run off it. From here on, even a total of 200 doesn’t seem to be realistic. India are 7/2 after 8 overs. Iyer 5*, Karthik 0*
12:03 hrs IST: Sensational bowling from Lakmal and Mathews. Haven’t seen India in such a situation in the last couple of years. Karthik is yet to get off the mark. India are 6/2 after 7 overs.
11:59 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball on Iyer’s pads (from Mathews) and the Mumbaikar hits it well through mid-wicket for his first boundary of the day. India are 6/2 after 6 overs.
11:54 hrs IST: Second maiden in a row, this time it’s Lakmal. What more could have Sri Lanka asked for! India are 2/2 after 5 overs.
11:50 hrs IST: OUT! Another big blow. Rohit falls. Loud shout for a caught behind and the visitors will review. There’s a spike on Snicko. Horror start for India. Dinesh Karthik is the next man in.
11:48 hrs IST: Still no boundary for India. This has to be a dream start for Perera’s men. Can Rohit Sharma play a big knock today?
STAT ATTACK - 2009: The last time Sri Lanka beat India in India in an ODI.
11:43 hrs IST: First runs of the day for India. Too straight from Lakmal and Rohit works it to mid-wicket for a double.
11:41 hrs IST: In walks Shreyas Iyer. He’s the 219th player to represent India in ODIs.
11:39 hrs IST: WICKET! Mathews strikes in his very first over, gets rid of the in-form Dhawan. Great start for Sri Lanka. India are 0/1 after 2 overs. Lakmal to continue.
11:35 hrs IST: And, Angelo Mathews comes into the attack. Positive sign for the visitors. They need their former skipper to deliver with the ball.
11:34 hrs IST: Excellent start from Lakmal. No margin for error. India 0/0 after first over.
11:31 hrs IST: Some seam movement right away for the Sri Lankan. Both openers need to be careful.
11:29 hrs IST: It’s time for live action. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out in the middle and so do the Sri Lankan players. Suranga Lakmal to start the proceedings.
11:24 hrs IST: The players walk out for the national anthems.
11:09 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams -
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Thisara Perera(c), Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep
11:06 hrs IST: Rohit says he would’ve batted first anyway. The sun is shinning and it looks a good pitch. While Thisara Perera is confident his side can chase any target.
11:02 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
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10:49 hrs IST: Big moment this for young Shreyas Iyer who is all set to make his ODI debut.
10:45 AM IST: We are just minutes away from the toss now.
10:30 AM IST: This will be just the fourth ODI played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, with India picking up two wins in those games.
10:15 AM IST: Here’s a stat that Indian fans will love to read - India have won 10 of their last 11 ODIs against Sri Lanka, including each of their last five. The last time they won more in succession against them was a six-game streak from 1998 to 1999.
10:00 AM IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka!
Sri Lanka will like to forget their Test blunders in a hurry. In the just-concluded three-match Test series that India won 1-0, Sri Lanka showed glimpses of good form but batting glitches hit the team hard at crucial times. Lanka will back themselves against India and will expect two former skippers Angelo Mathews and Upul Tharanga play their roles perfectly. Thisara Perera can be a match-winner on his day.
This will be just the fourth One-Day International played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, with India picking up two wins from the last three. India have plenty of depth in both batting and bowling. In this three-match ODI series followed by the T20s, it remains to be seen how many rookie players get an opportunity. India’s preparation for the 2019 ICC World Cup in London starts in Dharamsala.
First Published: Dec 10, 2017 09:49 IST