India pulled off a stunning win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. Captain Shikhar Dhawan led from the front, scoring an unbeaten 86 runs as the visitors chased down the total of 263 with 7 wickets in hand, in the 37th over.
Prithvi Shaw (43 off 24 balls), Ishan Kishan (59 off 42 balls), and Suryakumar Yadav (31 runs in 20 balls) played important knocks in the chase, while Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets each.
Former cricketers were quick to praise India for an all-round performance and applauded Dhawan’s captain’s knock in the match.
Speaking after the special win
With the win, India went on to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The 2nd ODI between the two teams will be played on Tuesday.