SL vs IND 1st ODI 2021 Article

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Read the article of SL vs IND 1st ODI 2021 - India tour of Sri Lanka 3-match One-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between India and Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in 18th July 2021.

Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI 2021 Highlights
Shikhar Dhawan sports a smile as Ishan Kishan celebrates his half-century on ODI debut © ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

An superb unbeaten 86 from Shikhar Dhawan, Debutant Ishan Kishan's birthday debut fifty and Prithvi Shaw's onslaught helped to India convincing 7-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and go up 1-0 lead in the first One-day international.

Match Stats :
  • Ishan Kishan became the 2nd Indian to make his one-day international debut for India on the same day as his birthday after Gursharan Singh - who played his maiden ODI against Australia back in 1990. Singh has represented India in only one Test and ODI.
  • Ishan Kishan became the sixteenth Indian player to score a half-century or more runs on debut One-day international match.
  • Ishan Kishan became the 1st Indian batsman to score half-century on debut in both ODI and T20I cricket and overall the 2nd player after Rassie van der Dussen.
  • Ishan Kishan blasted a 33-ball 2nd fastest half-century on debut match in One-day internationals after Krunal Pandya.
  • Ishan Kishan's 59 was the highest-score for an Indian wicketkeeper on One-day international debut, surpassing the previous record of 55 held by Saba Karim against South Africa at Bloemfontein in 1997 and the 8th-highest score by a wicketkeeper on debut ODI match.
  • Shikhar Dhawan captained India for the first time in his 143th match. He became the 25th player to captain for India in a One-day international.
  • 35y 225 days : Shikhar Dhawan became the oldest captain on captaincy debut for India in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 34y 37 days by Mahinder Amarnath against Pakistan at Sialkot in 1984.
  • Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 86 was the 2nd highest-score by an Indian in his first ODI as captain. The highest was 110 by Sachin Tendulkar against same opponent and same venue in 1996 and also the 2nd-highest score in the chase by an Indian captain on captaincy debut in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar.
  • 17 Innings : Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest player to completed 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka in terms of innings, beating Hashim Amla's record, He took 18 innings to complete this feat.
  • 140 Innings : Shikhar Dhawan became the 2nd fastest Indian player to completed 6000 ODI runs in terms of Innings after Virat Kohli's (136 innings).
  • India's 91 for 1 was their highest-score in powerplay in ODIs since 2013, previous best was 83 for 0 against West Indies in 2019.

Sri Lanka scored 262-9 in 50 overs with best scorer by Chamika Karunaratne cracked a unbeaten 43 off 35-balls which include 2-fours & a six.

Dasun Shanaka struck 39 off 50-balls which includes 2-fours & a six, Charith Asalanka scored 38 off 65-balls included a boundary.

Avishka Fernando struck 32 off 35-balls along with 2-fours & a six, Binod Banuka hit 27 off 44-balls including 3-fours and Debutant Bhanuka Rajapaksa - who scored 24 off 22-balls on his debut ODI game - which includes 2-sixes & 2-fours.

India top bowler by Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal each takes two-wickets and one for Krunal Pandya - Hardik Pandya.

India chased 263-three in 36.4 overs with best scorer by Shikhar Dhawan cracked a unbeaten 86 off ninety five-balls which include 6-fours & a six.

Debutant Ishan Kishan - who hammered a 59 off 42-balls on his debut ODI fit - along with eight-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 140.47, Prithvi Shaw 43.

Debutant Suryakumar Yadav - who blasted a unbeaten 31 off 20-balls on his debut ODI game - which includes 5-fours with strike rate of 155 and Manish Pandey 26.

Sri Lanka top bowler by Dhananjaya de Silva took 2-wickets and one for Lakshan Sandakan.

Prithvi Shaw named Man of the match for his match-triumphing scintillating 43 off 24-balls included 9-fours with strike rate of 179.16.