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India vs Sri Lanka 2021 Highlights, 1st ODI, Today’s Match: India Smash SL, Go 1-0 Up

IND vs SL 2021 1st ODI Live Cricket Score Today Match in Colombo. Here you can check the live score of India vs Sri Lanka 2021 1st ODI Match being played at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

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22:10 (IST)

IND vs SL 1st ODI: INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS in just 36.4 overs. An absolute hammering of Sri Lanka by the Indian team. They have made light work of the 263-run chase. Shikhar Dhawan unbeaten on 86 and hits the winning run. Suryakumar Yadav with a good contribution too. Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan set it up with cracking knocks. The bowlers were very good too. India 1, Sri Lanka 0.

21:41 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: India 215 for 3 in 30.4 overs, chasing 263. WICKET - Manish Pandey c Shanaka b Dhananjaya de Silva 26 (40). Slogs this one after coming down the track, mishit to mid wicket. Pandey fails to finish the game. He made a decent knock but would have been happier had he finished it.

21:13 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: , chasing 263. FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan off 61 balls. 33rd in ODIs. Has been a steady anchor from the other end while Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan went hard at the bowling. Now his job is to see India through. A fine captain's knock so far.

20:47 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: India 143 for 2 in 17.4 overs, chasing 263. WICKET - Ishan Kishan c M Bhanuka b Sandakan 59 off 42. Nice tossed up ball, Kishan pokes at it and nicks it behind. Ends a whirlwind knock, full of chances and fun.

20:31 (IST)

IND vs SL Live score: India 125 for 1 in 14.4 overs, chasing 263. FIFTY for Ishan Kishan with a boundary, just 33 balls.  Ishan Kishan dropped on 32 by Chameera off Asalanka. Was hit to long on, Chameera spills it and parries it over for a six.

20:08 (IST)

Ishan Kishan's first ball

20:03 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: India 84 for 1 in 8 overs. Ishan Kishan is taking his chances and is living a charmed life. Two near chances, but the ball evades the fielders on both occasions. He smashed his first ball for a six - that was the first ball of his ODI career. He's on 23 off 11.

19:52 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: India 58 for 1 in 5.3 overs, chasing 263. WICKET - Prithvi Shaw c Avishka Fernando b Dhananjaya de Silva 43(24). Change of bowling from pace to spin works. Smart captaincy. Shaw looks to smash the off spinner but holes out to long on. But what a cracking start he has given the team.

19:41 (IST)

Prithvi Shaw.

19:35 (IST)

IND vs SL Live score: India 31 for 0 in 3 overs, chasing 263. Prithvi Shaw is on fire. Smashing boundaries with some cracking shots. Shikhar Dhawan has a boundary to his name too. This is a flying start from India's openers.

19:24 (IST)

IND vs SL 1st ODI: India 9-0 in 1 over, chasing 263. Prithvi Shaw with two boundaries in the first over. Might remind you of Virender Sehwag those shots. Shaw looking in superb form already. Great intent too.

18:54 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: The hosts scored big in the final two overs of their innings, adding 32 runs to their total thanks to Chameera Karunaratne who made an unbeaten 43 off 35. India are chasing 263 to win the first ODI in Colombo. Several starts in the Sri Lanka innings but Indian bowlers kept finding breakthroughs and with some economical bowling from the spinners kept the the batters from batting freely. And then Karunaratne broke free in the final two overs with a four and two sixes.

18:50 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: A brilliant finish from Chamika Karunaratne whose late cameo ensures Sri Lanka finish with a respectable 262/9 in the series opening match against India in Colombo. 

18:44 (IST)

IND vs SL Live score: Dushmantha Chameera has just belted a four and a six off successive Hardik Pandya deliveries to lift some spirits in the Sri Lankan dressing room. And Pandya responds with a bouncer that pings him on the helmet. This is some contest. And Chameera goes big as Devdutt Padikkal rushes in for the catch but the ball slips throught. A good effort nevertheless from the substitute fielder. 13 runs from the over. Score 243/8 in 49 overs

18:31 (IST)

IND vs SL 1st ODI: OUT! A wicket for Hardik Pandya as well. He looks very happy with it. A slower delivery and Isuru Udana goes for a big shot, gets the height not the distance and Deepak Chahar at long-on completes an easy catch. Udana scored 8 off 9. Score 222/8 in 46.5 overs

18:27 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: The home batters are dealing in singles and an odd double or triple. Boundary has been a rare commodity so far in this innings. At this rate, India may not be chasing a target that will trouble them unless Sri Lanka bowlers can conjure up something special. Score 218/7 in 46 overs

18:23 (IST)

Is it the Kite season in Sri Lanka?

18:15 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second wicket of the match in what is his last over today. Dasun Shanka;'s fight ends as he looks to go big and is caught in the deep by Hardik Pandya. He score 39 off 50. Sri Lanka are seven wickets down now. Score 205/7 in 43.5 overs

18:12 (IST)

IND vs SL Live score: Krunal Pandya finishes his quota of 10 overs. His figures: 10-1-26-1. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have gone past the 200-run mark. With seven overs to go, they are projected to score 234 at the current rate. They will be hoping to add at least 15-20 runs more than that.

18:11 (IST)

IND vs SL 1st ODI:Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanka continues to wage a battle and a valiant effort from Yuzvendra Chahal in the deep is nto enough to stop him from collecting a second boundary. Deepak Chahar's seventh over results in nine runs. Score 197/6 in 42 overs 

18:01 (IST)

10 overs to go. Sri Lanka are 186/6. How much will they end up with? Powerplay no. 3 in operation. 

18:00 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score: OUT! Another brilliant catch from India captain Shikhar Dhawan as he keeps his calm as he dives forward to take a low catch and send back Wanindu Hasaranga who scored 8 off 7. Sri Lanka in trouble at 186/6 in 39.3 overs. Chahar has hios second wicket in as many overs.

17:46 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: OUT! Deepak Chahar back for his second spell and immediately makes an impact with the wicket of Charith Asalanka who is out caught-behind after attempting a square cut. Yet another promising stand broken today. Asalanka scored 38 off 65 with one boundary. Score 166/5 in 37.2 overs

17:42 (IST)

IND vs SL Live score: A good over for Sri Lanka this one - 9 runs from it including a boundary to Charith Asalanka who has moved to 38 off 64. They need more of these overs now. They are 165/4 in 37 overs. 

17:36 (IST)

IND vs SL 1st ODI: Right then, 15 overs to go. Sri Lanka have made 151 and have six wickets remaining. Now is the time to switch gears. This should be interesting. 

17:34 (IST)

Looking good, Hardik Pandya

17:23 (IST)

Time for the 2nd Drinks-Break: So pace has returned in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dasun Shanaka, the SL captain, manages to score his team's first boundary in nearly 10 overs. Seven runs from the over before Krunal Pandya deliveries yet another tight over in which SL score just two singles. Score 141/4 in 32 overs

17:15 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka Live Score:Second powerplay is underway and it's been over nine overs since Sri Lanka have hit a boundary. The India spinners have applied the squeeze on the Lankans right now, You get the feeling something's gotta give. Either the runs start flowing or there is another or a couple of wickets in the offing. Score 132/4 in 30 overs. 

17:05 (IST)

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan looks quite happy operating with the spinners, And why not. His spin trio of Yuzvendra, Kuldeep and Krunal has kept Sri Lanka batters quiet and just when they started settling, managed to land a blow to keep them on their toes. Kuldeep taken off the attack and Chahal is back now. Score 123/4 in 27 overs

16:56 (IST)

IND vs SL Live score: OUT! Oh just when we thought another pair is settling in, an Indian spinner has managed to land a blow. And this time it's Krunal Pandya who has been bowling miserly but now gets rewarded for persistence with the scalp of Dhananjaya de Silva who holes out to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the deep after attempting to for an inside-out loft. He scored 14 off 27 with one four. Score 117/4 in 24.4 overs

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IND vs SL 1st ODI: INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS in just 36.4 overs. An absolute hammering of Sri Lanka by the Indian team. They have made light work of the 263-run chase. Shikhar Dhawan unbeaten on 86 and hits the winning run. Suryakumar Yadav with a good contribution too. Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan set it up with cracking knocks. The bowlers were very good too. India 1, Sri Lanka 0.

Shikhar Dhawan reached his 33rd ODI fifty in 61 balls, guiding India with the sheet anchor’s role perfectly.

Prithvi Shaw fell after a cracking start but Ishan Kishan is taking India in the same pace. He hit the first ball he faced for a six.

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have made a good start chasing 263. Shaw is in cracking form, timing the ball beautifully and has raced to 35 in just 17 balls.

Some late hits from Chameera Karunaratne have seen Sri Lanka post a decent 262/9 against India.

Indian bowlers continue to chip away in Colombo with Deepak Chahar striking in his successive over to reduce SL to 186/6 in 39.3 overs

#So Indian bowlers continue to dominate the proceedings with Sri Lanka batters unable to score freely.

#Krunal Pandya has landed his first blow and Sri Lanka are now in trouble losing their fourth wicket inside 25 overs.

#Kuldeep Yadav has taken two wickets in an over as Sri Lanka have lost their top-3 now.

#So India have made their first breakthrough with Yuzvendra Chahal getting rid of Avishka Fernando who had started well but failed to convert offering a simple catch at extra cover on 32.

#Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka are off to a watchful start against the India new ball duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar.

#Sri Lanka have won the toss here and opted to bat. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have been handed out debuts, while Kuldeep and Chahal make debuts.

PREVIEW: India and Sri Lanka will clash in a three-match ODI series starting in Colombo from Sunday, the 18th of July. With the main contingent on Test duty in England, it would be a chance for India, under the leadership of Shikhar-Dhawan to showcase the strength in their reserves. A few positions in the lower-middle order and the pace bowling unit are still up for grabs and a good performance in Sri Lanka can elevate the status of a few players. The series also provides the home team with a challenge to test some of their young talent and give tough competition to a highly skilled Indian outfit. India annihilated Sri Lanka in a historic sweep (5-0) the last time they visited the country in 2017. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were India’s stars with the bat in the series. While Kohli amassed 330 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 111.86 with two hundreds, Rohit scored 302 runs at a strike rate of 97.1 also registering two centuries. Jasprit Bumrah created a new record for any series in Sri Lanka bagging a whopping 15 wickets at 11.26 a piece at a brilliant economy rate of 3.9.

India has dominated Sri Lanka over the last decade all over the world and have a 16-4 head to head against their neighbours in the last 20 ODI matches between them. Since the 1st of January, 2011, India has beaten the hosts in 9 of the 10 ODIs they have played against them in Sri Lanka which is a staggering record. India’s second-string XI will go as favourites to win the three-match series against Sri Lanka – such is the talent available in the Indian pool across formats. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are a formidable opening combination as they displayed for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. While the left-hander is one of the all-time greats in the format, the series provides a massive opportunity for Shaw to cement a place as the reserve ODI opener for India. He was in devastating form in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy and the IPL and would be desperate to prove his prowess at the highest level for India. Ishan Kishan is likely to be India’s first-choice keeper for the series and should be slotted at number three. He was in indifferent form in IPL 2021 and this series will give him a good opportunity to roar back into top gear for the country. Suryakumar Yadav is the one to watch out for at Number 4 – a position which is up for grabs and the right-hander has all the ingredients to prosper and own the slot for India.

Manish Pandey might get a last chance to prove his merit at number 5 while Hardik Pandya will be the choice for number 6. The series will be important for the all-rounder and the focus will be as much on his bowling and his destructive hitting with the bat. Brother Krunal Pandya may get in at number 7 while Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakariya and Rahul Chahar should be the four bowlers in the XI. It would be interesting to see Kumar and Chahar share the white new ball for India as both are big extracts of swing. Kumar has seen a dramatic transformation in his wicket-taking prowess since 2019 and has the best bowling average amongst all pacers in this time-frame. Going by form, it would be surprising if India decides to play the wrist-spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav at least in the series opener.

Possible Playing XI: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Ishan Kishan, 4. Suryakumar Yadav, 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya, 8. Deepak Chahar, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Rahul Chahar, 11. Chetan Sakariya

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