After a dominant performance in the test series, India continue their form in the limited overs cricket as well. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli carried out the chase to take a 1-0 lead in this 5-match series.
Shikhar Dhawan, with his brilliant batting, entered the record books as well. Along with Dhawan, the spinners were on-point as well.
Batting first, Sri Lanka started off pretty well as they were just one down for 138 in the 24th over of the game. However, after that, Sri Lanka struggled with yet another collapse. With this collapse, Sri Lanka could only put 216 runs on the board. For India, this total was easy to chase down considering the batting star-power they have.
However, Sri Lanka started well putting some pressure on the Indian openers. Rohit Sharma, because of this pressure, lost his wicket most bizarrely. Virat Kohli and Dhawan, then, gave the run chase a shape and sailed India home to a victory. Team India won by nine wickets, their biggest in Sri Lanka. For his brilliant century, 132* off just 90 balls, Dhawan was adjudged the Man of the Match.
Stats And Trivia:
- Shikhar Dhawan now holds the record for the highest run score by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka in a run chase.
- He also scored the fastest century by an Indian against Sri Lanka.
- Also, Kohli and Dhawan now hold the highest second wicket partnership for India against Sri Lanka, 197 runs.