SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan all over India’s win in the first ODI.© AFP
Skipper Shikhar Dhawan hit an unbeaten 86 as India hammered Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first of the three one-day internationals in Colombo on Sunday. Chasing 263 for victory, India depended on Dhawan’s 33rd ODI half-century, fellow opener Prithvi Shaw’s 24-ball 43 and an attacking 59 by debutant Ishan Kishan to succeed in their target in 36.4 overs.
Earlier Indian bowlers combined to confine Sri Lanka, who elected to bat first, to 262-9 in 50 overs despite a late cameo of 43 by number eight Chamika Karunaratne.
The second one ODI is on Tuesday in Colombo.
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