India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Highlights: Dhawan's 132 takes India to record win, Sri Lanka lay down weapons too easily

IND vs SL 1st ODI Highlights: It was another disappointing show from Sri Lankan and a splendid show from Indian in every department of the game

It was a walk in the park for India with an exception of the first 20 overs of the first innings of Sri Lanka. Dhawan scored 132 from 90 balls whereas Kohli supported him and scored 82 from 70 balls making the target of 217 that small. India chased down the target with 127 balls to spare creating a record of their own. Dambulla ODI was not something Sri Lanka would like to remember as they disappointed their fans who turned out in huge numbers in the stadium. They lost the match that too with a big margin.

20:34 IST India win by 9 wickets with 127 balls to spare

20:34 IST Dhawan takes a single off the first ball of Hasaranga’s ball. Kohli takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! Dhawan ends the match with a boundary, this is India’s biggest win in terms of ball to spare while chasing 200 or more. IND 220/1 in 28.5 overs

20:31 IST Just 11 runs needed off 138 balls. Malinga continues, Kohli gets a single off the second ball of the over. Dhawan works the ball towards fine leg, takes a single. Malinga bowls a yorker to Kohli, he defends it and hands it over to the bowler. Kohli plays the full toss towards midwicket, takes a couple of runs. FOUR! That ball was hit down the ground with brute force, a boundary to finish off the over. IND 214/1 in 28 overs

20:26 IST Sandakan continues, FOUR! Kohli flicks the ball in his own typical fashion, gets a boundary to start the over. FOUR! Here comes another one, this time square of the wicket. SIX! Kohli hits that one straight, high and handsome, first six of the innings for him. He pushes the next ball for a single towards long off. Dhawan comes down the track and gets a single towards long off. Kohli goes for the drive but inside edges, gets a single. IND 206/1 in 27 overs

20:22 IST Malinga has been brought back into the attack, skipper Tharanga still hoping against hope. Dhawan plays the ball in the air, dropped! Dhawan has thrown caution to the wind, gets a couple of runs. He flicks the ball towards square leg, gets a single. Kohli takes a single as well, brings Dhawan back on strike. FOUR! Dhawan pulls and gets the desired result, another boundary for him. A dot ball to follow as Malinga follows him. A bouncer to follow, Dhawan could not get bat on that. IND 189/1 in 26 overs

20:18 IST Sandakan comes into the attack, FOUR! Dhawan miscues the ball for a boundary, even his miscued shots are getting him runs. Dhawan plays the ball past the bowler, gets a single, everything is going his way. Kohli pushes the ball towards Sandakan, a dot ball. He flicks the ball in front of the square, takes a single. SIX! Dhawan goes big, hits the ball for a maximum, 3rd six of his innings. The next ball was crunched for a single towards long off. IND 181/ 1 in 25 overs

20:14 IST Hasaranga continues and starts off with a dot ball. FOUR! Dhawan goes down the track and gets a boundary, hits it over the mid off fielder. He tries the reverse sweep but could not time it, a dot ball. He plays the ball towards long off for a single. Two dot balls to end the over. IND 168/1 in 24 overs

20:11 IST Kohli takes a single off Fernando’s ball, 50 for Kohli! No big celebrations from him. Next ball, Dhawan takes a quick single, had the ball hit stumps directly it would have been close. Kohli flicks the ball for a single towards deep midwicket, takes a couple of runs. FOUR! Kohli miscues the shot, gets a boundary over mid off. Next ball, he plays it towards point, no run. IND 163/1 in 23 overs

20:07 IST Hasaranga continues, Kohli takes a single towards long off. FOUR! Dhawan goes down the track and hits the ball for a boundary along the ground, he moves to 92. He tries to shuffle in the crease, a dot ball to him. He goes down the wicket again but pushes the ball towards Hasaranga, a dot ball. FOUR! He sweeps the ball for a boundary towards deep square leg. 150 up for India! Dhawan has moved to 96 now. FOUR! He works the ball for a boundary using the deftest of the touches. 100 for Dhawan! IND 155/1 in 22 overs

20:03 IST Fernando comes back to bowl, FOUR! Kohli gets a boundary, that was dispatched from the bat with disdain. He takes a single off the next ball towards midwicket, gets to 47. Dhawan cuts the ball towards point, fielded well by Kapugedara jumping in the air. Next ball, edged and safe. Dickwella drops the catch, a single towards the third man. He moves to 88, another century on cards. Kohli plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. A quick single to end the over. IND 142/1 in 21 overs

19:58 IST Hasaranga continues, Dhawan comes down the track and hits the ball towards mid off who misfields. A single taken off that ball. Kohli lets the first ball go to Dickwella. He plays the next towards covers, a dot ball. Kohli goes back into the crease, gets a couple of runs towards sweeper cover. He pushes the ball towards covers, a dot ball. He drives the ball towards long on, takes a single. IND 135/1 in 20 overs

19:56 IST Sandakan continues, Dhawan on strike, FOUR! He has reverse swept that ball with the spin and got the desired result, moves to 75. A dot ball to follow. He takes a single towards covers. Kohli takes a single and brings back the man in form on the strike. FOUR! He goes inside out, hits a boundary. Another single to end the over. IND 131/1 in 19 overs

19:53 IST Wanidu Hasaranga comes to bowl, Dhawan on strike. FOUR! He goes into the crease and pulls the ball for a boundary. Three more singles from the over. IND 120/1 in 18 overs

19:48 IST Sandakan continues, Kohli flicks the first ball but could not get it past short fine leg. Kohli drives the next ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single, Dhawan defends the first ball followed by a single towards sweeper cover. Kohli goes into the crease and works the ball towards midwicket, takes a single. Dhawan takes a single off the last ball, retains strike. IND 113/1 in 17 overs

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19:43 IST Thisara Perera brought back into the attack, no run scored off the first ball. FOUR! Slightly overpitched delivery and Kohli plays it down the ground for a boundary. He guides the next ball towards the third man fielder for a single. Two dot balls to follow to Dhawan. He is just timing the ball well, not troubled at all by Sri Lankan bowler after initial hiccups. A dot ball to end the over. IND 109/1 in 16 overs

19:39 IST Dhawan on strike, Sandakan continues, FOUR! Dhawan goes down the track and plays the ball on the full, gets a boundary over covers. He slog sweeps the next ball, takes a single, Kohli pushes the ball towards long on, 100 for India. Dhawan is beaten by the turn off the next ball. He comes forward and defends the ball, a dot one. FOUR! Reverse sweep from Dhawan perfectly executed. IND 104/1 in 15 overs

19:35 IST Malinga continues, Kohli leaves the first ball alone, a dot one. He plays the next ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. SIX! Dhawan pulls and the ball takes a top edge, that one goes over the ropes for a maximum. Next ball, he pulls again, misses this time. He has already reached his 23rd ODI fifty. A quick single to end the over. IND 94/1 in 14 overs

19:31 IST Lakshan Sandakan comes into the attack, Dhawan plays the ball towards point, the fielder comes running and saves a single, also had a shy at the stumps, a dot ball. Dhawan punches the next ball but towards the fielder, a dot ball. Next ball, Sandakan beats Dhawan this time. SIX! Dhawan opens his arms and hits the ball over midwicket boundary for a maximum, 50 for Dhawan! A couple of runs more of the over. IND 86/1 in 13 overs

19:27 IST Malinga comes back into the attack, Kohli takes a single off the first ball by just flicking the ball in his typical fashion. Dhawan jumps in the air and pulls the ball for a single towards square leg, Fernando collects the ball on the bounce, he did not go for the catch. Kohli drives the ball but finds the fielder, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards backward point, takes a single. WIDE! That was too short from Malinga. A fuller delivery to follow, Dhawan works the ball for a single. Kohli uses his wrist again, flicks the ball towards deep midwicket for a couple of runs. IND 78/1 in 12 overs

19:21 IST Mathews continues, Kohli on strike, FOUR! Kohli has whipped that one over midwicket for a boundary, he looks in fine form tonight. A dot ball to continue followed by a single. Dhawan comfortably punches the ball for a single. Indian batsmen are having it easy out there. Kohli works the ball towards deep square leg, takes a single. Dhawan goes on the back foot and pushes the ball towards point, a dot ball. IND 71/1 in 11 overs

19:17 IST Thisara Perera comes to bowl, a dot ball to start with to Kohli, he checks his shot. FOUR! He moves across the stumps and flicks the ball past mid on for a boundary, that’s why watching Kohli bat is such a joy to watch. He takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! Dhawan once again pierces the offside field, gets a boundary. FOUR! He cuts the ball again and gets back-to-back boundaries, he has moved to 41 now. Another big innings in store for him. IND 64/1 in 10 overs

19:12 IST Angelo Mathews comes to bowl, I don’t remember the last time he bowled. Dhawan works the ball for a single. Next ball, Kohli shoulders arms on that occasion,  a dot ball. He pushes the next ball towards mid on, he has lost some pace but probably hitting the right areas in his comeback over. Kohli tries to play the ball past the onside fielder, a dot ball as he could not time it well. He works the ball towards backward point, takes a single. A dot ball to end the over. IND 51/1 in 9 overs

19:07 IST Fernando continues, FOUR! Dhawan pulls that one too, sweet sound of the bat hitting the ball, this man knows no bounds, he will go after the Sri Lankan bowling attack. Next ball, that one took the inside edge, a dot ball. A single off the next ball. Kohli plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. FOUR! That was flicked away with grace, gets a boundary towards fine leg, the fuller delivery did not cause much damage to the Indian skipper. FOUR! This time he goes off the back foot and hits the ball for a boundary. IND 49/1 in 8 overs

19:03 IST Malinga continues, surprises Kohli with a bouncer, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards mid on, a dot ball. He lets the next ball go to Dickwella, looking to settle himself in. He guides the next ball towards the third man, takes a single. FOUR! Dhawan release the pressure, pulls the ball jumping in the air, manages to hit it along the ground. A quicks single to end the over. IND 36/1 in 7 overs

18:59 IST Virat Kohli comes to bat after Rohit’s bizarre runout. Kohli defends the first three balls from Fernando, just looking to do damage control. He finds the gap and takes three runs off the next ball. FOUR! Dhawan just punches it, did not try to hit it too hard. A dot ball to follow as he mistimes the drive. IND 30/1 in 6 overs

18:52 IST WICKET! Rohit run out (Kapugedera) 4(13)

18:52 IST Malinga continues, Rohit pushes the ball down the ground, confusion between the two openers whether to take a single or not, safe in the end and a single taken. Dhawan plays a crunching shot but well fielded by Hasaranga at covers, just a single. Rohit on strike, dot balls after dot balls, mixing it up with variations. A quick single to end the over, Rohit drops his bat in the process. Is that a runout? Yes it is, Rohit departs, he has to go, that was unlucky for him. IND 23/1 in 5 overs

18:47 IST Fernando continues, Rohit goes for a cut shot, brilliant fielding on the point, saves a definite boundary. Next ball, he defends it with a straight bat. He takes a single off the next ball towards midwicket. Dhawan on strike, he plays the ball towards point. Fernando is in a good rhythm tonight, maybe got a few tips from Vaas. Dhawan goes after the ball but finds nothing but thin air. An inside edge off the bat goes towards deep square leg, a couple of runs there. IND 21/0 in 4 overs

18:44 IST Malinga continues, Rohit takes a single off the first ball towards fine leg. Dhawan is cramping for room, this is the first time on this tour he has been pushed to back foot. FOUR! Dhawan was provided with width this time and he pounces on it like a lion, gets a boundary towards covers. He defends the next ball on the back foot. FOUR! Another one to end the boundary, Dhawan is now comfortable, Sri Lanka have lost the initial advantage they got against the in-form opener. IND 18/0 in 3 overs

18:39 IST Vishwa Fernando to open the bowling with Malinga, his debut ODI. FOUR! Dhawan plays that one in the air, gets a boundary as the ball goes past the cover fielder, first boundary for Dhawan. A dot ball to follow as he plays the ball towards mid off. Next ball comes into Dhawan, he wants a single but sent back by Rohit, good call from the latter. Next ball whizzes past Dhawan, drops back the length and troubles the left-hander. WIDE! Fernando bowled it short and down the leg side, got a bit carried away by the previous delivery’s success. A fuller delivery to follow, Dhawan plays it towards midwicket, a dot ball. He mistimes the next ball towards mid on, a dot ball. IND 9/0 in 2 overs

18:33 IST Lasith Malinga opens the bowling, Rohit Sharma, his Mumbai Indians skipper walks out to bat. He defends the first ball bowled on the off stump line. Next ball, that one has been flicked off the pads for a single towards fine leg. Dhawan on strike, he drives the fuller delivery, takes a couple of runs off the first ball he faces. Another fuller delivery from Malinga, Dhawan plays it towards third man, takes a single. A dot ball to follow as Rohit plays it in front of the square. He defends the last ball of the over. IND 4/0 in 1 over

18:26 IST Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to bat, India need 217 to win the first ODI.

18:16 IST Rohit Sharma will be playing his comeback innings, so will KL Rahul in the ODIs. Stay tuned for live updates of 1st ODI’s live updates.

18:03 IST Meanwhile, former Russell Arnold is still defending the Sri Lankans, he feels that the ball has started to grip for the spinners.

17:50 IST India need 217 to win the first ODI at Dambulla.

It was a downhill performance from Sri Lankan batsmen as they wasted a beautiful platform set by the top order batsmen. They went from 139 for 1 in the 25th over to 216 all out losing 9 wickets in a matter of 87 runs. Only Dickwella scored a half-century for Sri Lanka. Veteran Angelo Mathews remained not out as he kept running out of partners. Tailenders could not stick around and help the veteran and gave up too easy to Indian bowlers. Axar Patel took 3 wickets whereas Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Kedar Jadhav picked up two wickets each.

17:44 IST WICKET! Vishwa Fernando b Bumrah 0(6)

17:44 IST Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack, he cleans up Fernando on the second ball of the over. SL 216 all out in 43.2 overs

17:42 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar has come back into the attack, Mathews has played the ball towards deep mid on, he wants a couple of runs and succeeds. The on-field Umpire has signalled to the Third Umpire but Fernando was well back home. WIDE! That was down the leg side, too many extras today through wides. An awkward pull from Mathews, fielded inside the 30-yard circle, a dot ball. He goes for a fierce cut off the next ball, a dot one as he misses it. Mathews defends the ball towards the bowler, a dot ball. He defends the inswinger from Bhuvneshwar, a dot ball. Edged and FOUR! Mathews smiles as the ball goes past MS Dhoni for a boundary, he will take those with both hands. SL 216/9 in 43 overs

17:36 IST Mathews will go for the kill now, he knows it is not long before this innings ends. Vishwa Fernando comes to bat, he succeeds in facing the rest of the deliveries. SL 209/9 in 42 overs

17:33 IST WICKET! Malinga st Dhoni b Chahal 8(6) 

17:33 IST Chahal continues, Mathews works the ball towards fine leg, takes a couple of runs. A single off the next ball, a rather quick one. Slip in place for Malinga, he goes down the track and stumped by Dhoni, WICKET! Another Dhoni-Chahal magic. SL 209/9 in 41.2 overs

17:31 IST Patel to bowl his last over, Mathews takes a single off the first ball. A dot ball to continue to Malinga. SIX! He comes down the wicket and hits the ball over long on for a maximum, the crowd is delighted to see that and Mathews’ expression is priceless. He takes a single towards deep backward point, a dot ball. Mathews pushes the ball towards long on, takes a single. Chants on Malinga in the stadium, he defends the ball towards covers, a dot ball. SL 205/8 in 41 overs

17:27 IST Chahal comes into the attack, Mathews defends the first ball. SIX! Mathews goes big, hits the ball over the deep midwicket boundary for a maximum, that’s an amazing shot from him. A welcome boundary after 14 overs. He defends the next ball on the front foot. A single off the next towards long on. Malinga on strike, a slip in place for him, he plays the ball towards long on, takes a single. Mathews takes a single to end the over. SL 196/8 in 40 overs

17:24 IST Lasith Malinga on strike, he defends the first ball he faces. He surely did not expect to bat this sooner. SL 187/8 in 39 overs

17:22 IST WICKET! Sandakan lbw b Axar 5(8)

17:22 IST Sandakan on strike, Patel continues, a single off the second ball. Mathews pushes the ball towards long on. Sandakan plays the ball towards deep square leg, takes a couple of runs, he has been batting well, looking for singles and not big shots. An lbw shout to follow and Sandakan has to depart, commentator’s curse! SL 187/8 in 38.5 overs

17:18 IST Chahal continues, Mathews and Sandakan look for singles, just four runs from the over. SL 183/7 in 38 overs

17:15 IST Mathews is running out of partners, Patel continues. He is trying to soak the pressure and take the game till the end. Dot balls after dot balls, Patel is getting through his over quickly. He is dropping an arm ball every now and then to caution the batsman. Just a single from the last ball of the over. SL 179/7 in 37 overs

17:13 IST Lakshan Sandakan comes to bat. This is disappointing from Sri Lankan batsmen, they have not been able to react to the match conditions. They got a good platform to score 300 but fumbled in the middle overs and ended by losing wickets. Sandakan is welcomed by a yorker as well, he defends it with a straight bat, that’s what Perera should have done. SL 178/7 in 36 overs

17:10 IST WICKET! Thisara Perera b Bumrah 0(5)

17:10 IST Bumrah continues, Mathews defends the first ball. Next ball, he goes into the crease and plays it towards covers, a single taken off that one. Perera plays the ball towards mid off, a dot ball. He tries to flick another, goes across, a dot ball as it hits his pads. Yorker and that’s enough for Perera. WICKET! SL 178/7 in 35.5 overs

17:07 IST Thisara Perera comes to bat but off strike. Mathews plays a dot ball followed by a single. Perera tries to hit the ball straight away, two dot balls to end the over. SL 177/6 in 35 overs

17:05 IST WICKET! Wanidu Hasaranga c Kedar Jadhav b Axar 2(5)

17:05 IST Mathews on strike, Axar Patel into the attack, a single off the first ball. In the air and gone, Hasaranga was too ambitious going over the mid on and Jadhav takes an amazing catch, he is scratching his back after that shot, that catch took a lot of effort from him. SL 176/6 in 34.2 overs

17:02 IST Youngster Wanidu Hasaranga comes to bat, FOUR! An appeal as the ball had hit his pads, Bumrah appealed but turned down by the Umpire. Next ball, a dot ball, defended on the offside. A pull to follow from Hasaranga, lands in no man’s land, gets a couple of runs. A dot ball to end the over. SL 175/5 in 34 overs

16:58 IST WICKET! Kapugedera run out (Kohli) 1(2)

16:58 IST Meanwhile, Kapugedara is having a few problems with the sight screen. Bumrah comes back into the attack, a dot ball to start with. Mathews tries to take a quick single, Kapugedara was going towards the danger end, Kohli runs him out. SL 169/5 in 33.2 overs

16:54 IST Jadhav continues, Chamara Kapugedara comes to bat but off the strike. Three singles and a wicket from the over. SL 169/4 in 33 overs

Drinks Break! 

16:48 IST WICKET! Tharanga c Dhawan b Jadhav 13(23)

16:48 IST Kedar Jadhav has been brought back into the attack, a single off the first ball from Mathews. WICKET! Tharanga goes for a big shot off the full toss, that went up in the air, he has to depart. SL 166/4 in 32.2 overs

16:46 IST Patel continues, Mathews takes a single off the second ball of the over. Tharanga pushes the ball towards long on, takes a single. Mathews pushes the ball towards Patel, a dot ball. Almost an action replay on the next delivery. A single to end the over. SL 165/3 in 32 overs

16:43 IST Chahal continues, Tharanga plays the ball towards square leg, a dot ball. Another dot ball to follow. Tharanga chips the ball over midwicket, gets a couple of runs before the sweeper cuts it off. Tharanga plays the paddle sweep, takes a couple of runs off the next ball towards fine leg. Two dot balls to follow. SL 162/3 in 31 overs

16:40 IST Patel continues, good variations from him to Mathews, he faces three dot balls followed by a single towards long on. Tharanga pushes the ball towards the bowler, a dot ball. A single to end the over, good bowling from Patel. SL 158/3 in 30 overs

16:38 IST Yuzvendra Chahal comes back into the attack, Tharanga takes a single off the first ball towards square leg. Mathews on strike and India are looking to put pressure on him. Chahal lures him into a drive, the ball goes past the covers, a couple of runs for him. He plays the next ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. Mathews comes forward this time and defends. A quick single to follow. A dot ball to end the over. SL 156/3 in 29 overs

16:34 IST Veteran Angelo Mathews comes to bat now, one slip in place for him, he defends the ball with a straight bat. Mathews takes a single off the next ball towards midwicket. Tharanga comes half forward and defends the ball. Another dot delivery to follow. An inside edge off the bat, almost goes past his defence. SL 152/3 in 28 overs

16:30 IST WICKET! Kusal Mendis b Axar 36(37) He tried to come down the wicket but was bamboozled by Patel’s yorker. SL 150/3 in 27.1 overs

16:29 IST Jadhav is keeping things simple, just not allowing the batsmen to score. Tharanga gets a single off the third ball of the over. Mendis picks up a single off the fourth ball of the over. A couple of runs to end the over. SL 150/2 in 27 overs

16:26 IST Tharanga on strike, Patel is causing problems for him. A single off the third ball for him. Mendis on strike, the ball was darted into him, a dot ball. FOUR! That was played with deft touch, a boundary for him. A dot ball to end the over. SL 146/2 in 26 overs

16:23 IST Upul Tharanga comes to bat, the skipper takes a single off the first ball, gets off the mark. Mendis plays the ball cautiously, just looking the ball closely, a dot ball. WIDE! That was way down the leg side. Next one played towards square leg, a dot ball. SL 141/2 in 25 overs

16:20 IST WICKET! Dickwella lbw b Kedar Jadhav 64(74)

16:19 IST Jadhav continues, Mendis pulls the ball, takes a single towards square leg. FOUR! Dickwella cuts the ball for a boundary, Rohit Sharma was trying to cut that off but could not. WICKET! Stuck in front and Umpire hand no trouble giving that out, he has asked for a review here but it is not going to save him. SL 139/2 in 24.3 overs

16:17 IST Axar Patel continues, Dickwella on strike, he is on 59. He plays the ball square of the wicket, takes a single. Mendis on strike, he defends the arm ball from Patel. Another one defended by Mendis, merely pushed. He plays the next ball towards point, a dot ball. A single off the next ball towards square leg. SL 134/1 in 24 overs

16:13 IST Jadhav continues, a single off the first ball for Mendis. FOUR! Dickwella goes down the wicket, hits the ball over midwicket boundary and wide of the long off fielder, good placement for him. FOUR! He pulls the ball over the onside fielder, another boundary for him as it goes over midwicket fielder. He is looking to take off now. A strange attempt to play the sweep but Jadhav outsmarts him, a dot ball. A single off the next ball towards mid on. A dot ball to finish off the over. SL 132/1 in 23 overs

16:09 IST Axar Patel has been introduced into the attack, a dot ball to start off to Dickwella. He takes a single off the next ball, was looking for a couple of runs but turned down. The throw was at the wrong end otherwise it would have been close. Mendis flicks the ball towards square leg, takes a single. Dickwella plays the ball towards long on, takes a single. 50 for Dickwella! Mendis takes a single off the next ball. Dickwella misses the ball, beaten by Patel. SL 122/1 in 22 overs

16:06 IST Kedar Jadhav comes to bowl, another surprise as Axar Patel has not been introduced into the attack yet. Jadhav comes round the wicket to Dickwella, dot balls after dot balls, five to be exact. Just one single from the over off the last ball of the over. SL 118/1 in 21 overs

16:03 IST Chahal continues, Mendis on strike, FOUR! Slog sweep from Mendis, he hits it for a boundary towards midwicket. FOUR! That’s a classical shot, did not try to hit it too hard, just stroked it away. The mid on fielder was up and Mendis made full use of it. He pulls the short ball for a single towards on side. Dickwella plays the ball towards square leg, takes a single. FOUR! Another boundary, this one towards the third man region, this is turning out to be an expensive over from Chahal. A dot ball to end the over. SL 117/1 in 20 overs

15:59 IST Pandya comes back to bowl, Mendis takes a single off the first ball. A bouncer from Pandya, Dickwella goes for the uppercut, Kedar Jadhav makes a dive to save it, is that a boundary? The Umpire has gone upstairs for this decision, a couple of runs off that delivery, 100 up for Sri Lanka. Next ball, another short ball. The ball hits his helmet and carries to Dhoni, an appeal but turned down by the Umpire. WIDE! That swung away from the batsman, a dot ball. He plays the ball towards point, Rahul fields it, a dot ball. A fuller delivery to follow, a quick single as Mendis barely makes his ground. Mendis takes another single. SL 103/1 in 19 overs

15:52 IST Chahal continues, Dickwella goes on the back foot and plays it towards deep cover, three runs for him as KL Rahul cuts it off. Mendis on strike, the ball bamboozles him and hits his back pad, an appeal but the ball hit the pad outside the line of the stumps. He gets a single off the next ball towards covers. Dickwella gets a single towards short fine leg, a dot ball. FOUR! Mendis sweeps the ball, gets his first boundary, he is a dangerous batsman once settles in the crease. He pushes the ball towards long on, takes a single. SL 97/1 in 18 overs

15:48 IST Bumrah continues, Mendis plays the ball towards deep square leg, takes three runs off that one. Dickwella takes a single as well. Mendis tries to muscle the ball but it gets fielded inside the circle, still manages to take a single. A dot ball to follow. Dickwella goes for a quick single, gets it in the end, a direct hit would have meant another wicket for Sri Lanka. Mendis defends the ball on the back foot. SL 87/1 in 17 overs

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15:41 IST Chahal continues, Dickwella on strike, he plays the first two balls inside the circle, not able to find the gap. He takes a single off the next ball towards fine leg, good running between the wickets. A slip in place for Mendis, a single for him towards mid on, gets off the mark. FOUR! That was punched off the back foot, picked the short ball early and plays it past the offside field. A dot ball to end the over. SL 81/1 in 16 overs

15:38 IST Kusal Mendis comes to bat but he is off the strike. Dickwella takes a single off the first ball of Bumrah’s over. Mendis on strike, he defends the first ball he faces. He plays the ball towards mid on, a dot ball. That one came back into Mendis, some late movement for Bumrah, good bowling from him. Mendis defends the next ball towards covers, a dot ball. He lets the next ball go to Dhoni. SL 75/1 in 15 overs

15:32 IST WICKET! Gunathilaka c Rahul b Chahal 35(44)

15:32 IST Dickwella on strike, Chahal continues. A huge mix-up, Dickwella is struggling to make his ground but is safe in the end. The direct hit made the Umpire take it upstairs. A dot ball to follow as Dickwella could not cut the ball with timing. He sweeps the next ball for a single towards square leg, takes a single. Gunathilaka plays it towards square leg but did not have much power in his shot. He defends the next ball with a straight bat. A reverse sweep and it goes wrong, first wicket for India. SL 74/1 in 14 overs

15:29 IST Bumrah continues, Gunathilaka on strike, he works the ball towards deep square leg, picks up a couple of runs, good running between the wickets. A dot ball to follow as he tries to guide it towards the third man but could not get it bat on it. Another quick single towards mid on. A dot ball to follow. He makes room for himself but could not time the slower ball from Bumrah, another dot ball. WIDE! Another wide, sixth one of the innings. Another slower one, a single off the last ball. SL 73/0 in 13 overs

15:24 IST Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought into the attack, starts off with a loopy delivery, a single for Dicwella towards long on. Another single as Gunathilaka plays the ball towards square leg. Gunathilaka tries to sweep but could not get it past short fine leg fielder. Beaten! that one goes past the bat, a dot ball. A single off the next ball towards square leg. Dicwella gets to pitch of the ball, plays it towards long on for a single. SL 68/0 in 12 overs

15:21 IST Jasprit Bumrah has been introduced into the attack as the first powerplay has ended. Gunathilaka takes a single towards gully. Next ball, Dickwella plays it towards point, a dot ball. FOUR! He goes over the mid on fielder, gets a boundary as Axar Patel could not get to it. He works the next ball towards square leg, takes a single. A deft touch from Gunathilaka takes a couple of runs towards long leg. WIDE! Another one goes down the leg side, too many extras from Indian bowlers so far, have bowled five wides. A dot ball to end the over. SL 64/0 in 11 overs

15:16 IST Kohli has missed two runout chances in the first ODI so far, he would not be happy with himself. Pandya to Dickwella, two dot balls as he has not been given much room. A quick single off the next ball inside the circle. Gunathilaka mistimes the next ball as he tried to make room for himself, a dot ball. WIDE! That one went down the leg side, Gunathilaka tried to pull it but could not. A single off the next ball towards square leg. A dot ball to end the over. SL 55/0 in 10 overs

15:12 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Gunathilaka makes room for himself again and tries to go for the big shot. Bhuvneshwar follows him and makes him miscue the shot, just a single off that ball. Dickwella plays the ball with soft hands, takes a single. Next ball defended off the back foot, Pandya stops the quick single. He plays the ball on the up towards mid off, he had to make a dive to save himself. He tried to take on Kohli, impressive from the Sri Lankan. WIDE! That was pulled by Dickwella but he could not get bat on it. Indian fielders went up straight away but did not take the review. FOUR! That’s rubbing salts on wounds, that was guided between point and gully for a boundary. 50 up for Sri Lanka, a quick single to end the over. SL 52/0 in 9 overs

15:06 IST Pandya continues, Gunathilaka on strike, he plays the ball towards short fine leg, a quick single off that one. Dickwella works the next ball towards deep square leg, takes a single. FOUR! Gunathilaka makes room for himself and plays it past Axar Patel for a boundary, looking to attack as the pitch has nothing for the fast bowlers. FOUR! That one looked promising, lofted it over midwicket fielder for a boundary, he has started to show signs of aggression now. He guides the next ball towards short third man, a dot ball. A quick single to end the over. SL 43/0 in 8 overs

15:01 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, a dot ball to start with. Dickwella pulls the next ball for a single towards square leg. Gunathilaka plays the ball towards short midwicket, takes a quick single. Dickwella plays the ball towards point, he wanted a single but the fielder was quick to throw it towards non-striker end, a dot ball. He comes down the track as Bhunveshwar comes over the wicket, ends up playing it towards square leg and pulling it for a single. WIDE! That was going down the leg side. A single to end the over.. SL 32/0 in 7 overs

14:56 IST Pandya continues, he bowls a short ball to Gunathilaka, a dot ball as he offered no shot. He plays the next ball towards the third man. FOUR! Dickwella goes down the track and ends up inside edging the ball and it goes towards the fine leg boundary, Pandya will not be happy with that. He takes a single off the next ball towards onside. Gunathilaka plays the next ball inside the circle, a dot one. SL 27/0 in 6 overs

14:52 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, he comes round the wicket to Gunathilaka, he defends the first ball. Next ball, he goes for a cracking shot but finds the short cover fielder, a dot ball. Bhuvneshwar angles the next ball into the batsman and it hits the body, a dot ball. A fielding change from Bhuvneshwar. Next ball defended back to Bhunveshwar, a dot ball. Another one defended, this time towards point, five dot balls from Bhunveshwar so far, good over from him. A quick single to end the over. SL 21/0 in 5 overs

14:48 IST Pandya continues, a single off the first ball for Gunathilaka towards deep fine leg. Dickwella defends the next ball bowled on the leg stump. Next ball, Pandya drops the ball on his run up. Next ball, that was fuller for him and defended by Dickwella. He pushes the next ball towards offside, a dot ball. He follows it up with a quicker one on the leg stump, played on the on side, a dot ball. Another one defended on the leg stump, just a single from the over. SL 20/0 in 4 overs

14:43 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Dickwella on strike, another one did not carry to Dhoni, a dot ball. FOUR! Dickwella takes the aerial route, plays it towards midwicket for a boundary, first one for him in the innings. He defends the next ball. Edged but safe again! That one goes between the slip fielder and the gully, a single for him towards the third man. FOUR! Gunathilaka plays it on the up, gets a boundary as the ball goes through the covers. Next ball, a quick single for him, he would have been trouble had Jadhav hit the stumps. SL 19/0 in 3 overs

14:39 IST Hardik Pandya opening the bowling from the other end, that’s a surprise! Dickwella on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Next ball, that one whizzes past the bat, Gunathalika is beaten on the first ball. He takes a couple of runs off the next ball towards square leg. FOUR! He works it towards the midwicket boundary, good batting from the opener. WIDE! Pandya is struggling to hit the right areas, that one went down the leg side, would have been a boundary had Gunathilaka got bat on it. He pushes the next ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball as it gets fielded inside the circle. He defends the next ball, SL 9/0 in 2 overs

14:34 IST Bhunveshwar to Dickwella, edged and safe! the ball bounces in front of the slip fielder, a dot ball. He plays the ball towards onside, picks up a quick single. Gunathilaka on strike, he lets the next ball go to Dhoni. He plays the ball on the up, fielded at point, a dot ball. Next ball did not carry to Dhoni, Gunathilaka leaves it as well, another dot ball. He wanted a quick single on the last ball, denied. SL 1/0 in 1 over

14:29 IST Bhunveshwar Kumar will be opening the bowling attack for India.

14:28 IST Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka will come out to bat.

14:25 IST Sri Lankan fast bowler Vishwa Fernando will be making his ODI debut, gets his ODI cap from Chaminda Vaas.

14:23 IST Players are in the field for their respective national anthems. Stay tuned for live updates as the live action will start in a few minutes.

14:21 IST Zaheer Khan feels it is a good combination that Indian side has. He speaks highly of Kedar Jadhav and his role as a 6th bowling option.

14:17 IST Jasprit Bumrah reveals he wants to play Test cricket. He will be playing against his mentor Lasith Malinga at Dambulla.

14:15 IST Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra is in the commentary box.

Sri Lanka playing XI: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga

India’s playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

14:00 IST Virat Kohli wins the toss, elects to bowl first!

TOSS TIME!

13:55 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar will return to the fold as he was warming the bench throughout the Test series. Youngster Shardul Thakur will not get his debut game that easy, he might have to wait for a few matches.

13:52 IST Sri Lanka will miss their rising star Asela Gunaratne who played a quickfire inning in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

13:48 IST Ajinkya Rahane will find it tough to make it into the Indian side as he will get tough competition from his contemporaries.

13:45 IST Hardik Pandya is a sure-shot in the side. The question remains as to whether he will be promoted up the order after his maiden Test ton or not?

Welcome to inUth’s live digital coverage of India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla. It is a different ball game altogether. Sri Lankan young brigade will be looking to move past the Test series whitewash and focus on the limited over series. Unlike the Test series, opener Upul Tharanga will be leading the Sri Lankan side instead of Dinesh Chandimal against the visitors led by Virat Kohli.

Who will return to the side with KL Rahul?

KL Rahul will be returning to the ODI side after his injury. Kohli confirmed that Rahul will be batting at No.4. With this, the middle order conundrum arises. Kohli will have a tough task choosing between Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Ajinkya Rahane for no.5 or 6.

Weather Report

The weather report shows that the conditions at Dambulla will be overcast. Showers are expected before the game and during the first innings. It is expected to be cloudy throughout the day. Rain might play spoilsport but expect a full game as it does not look threatening at all.

Pitch Report

The pitch looks for batting, the team winning the toss will be looking to bat first. Though they might be inclined to bowl first as dew might come into play in the later part of the first ODI. If overcast conditions stay throughout the day, then the winning captain will be hoping to win the toss and elect to bat first.

Fun fact: Skipper Kohli has not lost a single toss on his tour of Sri Lanka.

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Squads:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga(c), Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando

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