India vs Sri Lanka First One Day International Guwahati Match Report 2023

Virat Kohli notched up his 45th ODI hundred as India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the first one day international at Guwahati on Tuesday.

India vs Sri Lanka First ODI

After being asked to bat first by Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka, openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got India off to a rollicking start. The pair added 143 runs for the opening stand before the latter was trapped leg before wicket by Shanka for a fine 70.

Rohit (83) missed out on a well deserved hundred, dragging at a delivery from Dilshan Madushanka back onto his stumps.

Kohli along with Shreyas Iyer put on 40 runs for the third wicket stand before the latter perished to Dhananjaya de Silva for 28.

The former Indian skipper was involved in yet another crucial 90 run stand for the fourth wicket alongside KL Rahul before the latter was dismissed by Kasun Rajitha for a 29 ball-39.

Hardik Pandya (14) and Axar Patel (9) in trying to accelerate the scoring fell cheaply. The 34 year old star batsman scored a magnificent 87 ball-113 to take the hosts to an imposing total of 373/7 in their allotted 50 overs.

Chasing 374, Mohammed Siraj pegged the visitors back- first by dismissing Avishka Fernando (5) and then knocking over Kusal Mendis for a duck.

Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka added 41 runs for the third wicket stand before the latter was caught down the leg side by wicket keeper Rahul off Umran Malik for 23.

Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva anchored the innings with a solid 72 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter fell to Mohammed Shami for 47.

Nissanka’s fine knock off 72 ended as he miscued a short ball from Umran to Axar Patel at mid wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga came in and smashed leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for two sixes and a boundary, before falling to a superb running catch by Shreyas Iyer from long on for a 7 ball-16.

Dasun Shanaka (108)* and Kasun Rajitha (9* off 19) frustrated the Indian bowlers by adding an unbroken 100 run stand for the ninth wicket as Islanders finished at 306/8 in their 50 overs.

India 373 for 7 (Kohli 113, Rohit 83, Gill 70, Rajitha 3-88) beat Sri Lanka 306 for 8 (Shanaka 108*, Nissanka 72, Malik 3-57, Siraj 2-30) by 67 runs

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