Shikhar Dhawan’s 132* gives India nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Dambulla ODI

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Shikhar Dhawan’s brilliant 132* and Virat Kohli’s 82* helped India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Dambulla ODI. (PTI)

Shikhar Dhawan’s brilliant 132* and Virat Kohli’s 82* helped India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Dambulla ODI. (PTI)

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India won the toss and chose to bat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Dambulla but Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka strung a solid opening partnership. (AP)

India won the toss and chose to bat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Dambulla but Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka strung a solid opening partnership. (AP)

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Dickwella looked in good touch as the Sri Lankan openers laid a solid platform. (REUTERS)

Dickwella looked in good touch as the Sri Lankan openers laid a solid platform. (REUTERS)

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Dickwella scored his fifth fifty and Sri Lanka were in a good position. (REUTERS)

Dickwella scored his fifth fifty and Sri Lanka were in a good position. (REUTERS)

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Yuzvendra Chahal broke the dangerous opening stand by removing Danushka Gunathilaka. (AP)

Yuzvendra Chahal broke the dangerous opening stand by removing Danushka Gunathilaka. (AP)

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India finally got the breakthrough and suddenly, Sri Lanka lost momentum. (AP)

India finally got the breakthrough and suddenly, Sri Lanka lost momentum. (AP)

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Kedar Jadhav picked up two wickets as India fought back well. (AFP)

Kedar Jadhav picked up two wickets as India fought back well. (AFP)

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India continued to take wickets at regular intervals as Sri Lanka crumbled. (REUTERS)

India continued to take wickets at regular intervals as Sri Lanka crumbled. (REUTERS)

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Sri Lanka’s middle order failed to build a partnership. (AFP)

Sri Lanka’s middle order failed to build a partnership. (AFP)

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Along with Jadhav, Chahal dried up the runs. (REUTERS)

Along with Jadhav, Chahal dried up the runs. (REUTERS)

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Axar Patel was the star as he picked up 3/34, his best haul in ODIs as Sri Lanka lost nine wickets for 77 runs to be bundled out for 216. (REUTERS)

Axar Patel was the star as he picked up 3/34, his best haul in ODIs as Sri Lanka lost nine wickets for 77 runs to be bundled out for 216. (REUTERS)

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Chasing 217, India lost Rohit Sharma for 4 as he was run-out. (AFP)

Chasing 217, India lost Rohit Sharma for 4 as he was run-out. (AFP)

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Shikhar Dhawan started in blazing fashion and he was given good company by Virat Kohli. (AP)

Shikhar Dhawan started in blazing fashion and he was given good company by Virat Kohli. (AP)

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Kohli was hardly troubled as he made smooth progress. (REUTERS)

Kohli was hardly troubled as he made smooth progress. (REUTERS)

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The partnership between Kohli and Dhawan went past 100 as India cruised towards the target. (REUTERS)

The partnership between Kohli and Dhawan went past 100 as India cruised towards the target. (REUTERS)

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Dhawan blasted a century off just 71 balls, his fastest ODI ton as India tore the Sri Lankan bowlers apart. (REUTERS)

Dhawan blasted a century off just 71 balls, his fastest ODI ton as India tore the Sri Lankan bowlers apart. (REUTERS)

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This was Dhawan’s sixth consecutive fifty-plus score against Sri Lanka and it continued his good form. (AP)

This was Dhawan’s sixth consecutive fifty-plus score against Sri Lanka and it continued his good form. (AP)

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Virat Kohli notched up his 44th fifty as India neared a big win. (PTI)

Virat Kohli notched up his 44th fifty as India neared a big win. (PTI)

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The 197-run stand gave India a nine-wicket win as they went 1-0 up in the five-match series. (AP)

The 197-run stand gave India a nine-wicket win as they went 1-0 up in the five-match series. (AP)

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With 127 balls remaining, the margin of victory for India vs Sri Lanka in an ODI while chasing 200+ was the highest ever. (REUTERS)

With 127 balls remaining, the margin of victory for India vs Sri Lanka in an ODI while chasing 200+ was the highest ever. (REUTERS)

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