Rohit Sharma led team India got off to a nightmarish start in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala. India was reduced to 28 for 6 in 16 overs at a certain stage. India also owned a lot of unwanted records in the process. None of the top five batsmen got into double figures, which has to be a shame for a team that is placed currently at the numero uno spot in ICC ratings.
Debutante Shreyas Iyer top scored among the top five batsmen, he scored 9 runs. Dinesh Karthik scored a duck of 18 balls, becoming the Indian to get dismissed after playing most number of balls. He went past Eknath Solkar in this record.
THE ENGLAND RECORD INDIA PIPPED:
India’s score in first five overs. Since 2001, only once have fewer runs were scored in the first five overs by any team. England was 1 for 1 against Australia at The Oval in 2001. India score 2 for 2, they beat England because they lost the number of wickets compared to England.
As we speak, MS Dhoni seems to be the lone soldier battling it out as he stands between an all-out and a decent score for team India, which seems a far way off currently.
India has already defeated Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Test series. The big change in the Indian team is the fact that regular captain and ace batsman Virat Kohli is not in the squad and it is reflecting.