In the first ODI against Sri Lanka, India vs Sri Lanka opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 86 runs. He could have scored a century in this match, but he stood to one side and returned to the unbeaten pavilion.
Colombo, July 19: In the first ODI against Sri Lanka, India vs Sri Lanka opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 86 runs. He could have scored a century in this match, but he stood to one side and returned to the unbeaten pavilion. “I had the idea of a century in my head when I was at the crease, but I changed my focus,” Dhawan said after the match. Shikhar Dhawan is the captain of Team India on this tour. Dhawan, who led in his first ODI, won the match by 7 wickets.
India have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Sri Lanka lost 9 wickets and scored 262 runs in the match played at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. India then completed the challenge by losing 3 wickets in 36.4 overs.
Dhawan hit six fours and a six in his unbeaten 95-ball innings. ‘All the players on the team are mature. Glad to see the way they played. The ball was spinning on the pitch. The way our spinners bowled from the 10th over gave us the lead. The performance of all three spinners was remarkable. The IPL gives young players a chance to play, which boosts their confidence. Prithvi Shaw-Ishan Kishan ended the match in the 15th over, ‘said Shikhar Dhawan.
‘I was thinking about the century, but there weren’t many runs left then, so I focused on staying unbeaten. When Suryakumar came to bat, it felt so easy, I also wanted to improve my game, ‘said Shikhar Dhawan.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan scored 59 in his first ODI. Apart from this, Prithvi Shaw scored 43 runs. Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 31 off 20 balls, including 5 fours.