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Angelo Mathews fights for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won the opening ODI in Dharamsala, where they hammered the fancied hosts by seven wickets to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series


23rd over: After first international wicket, Sundar takes first international catch to give Chahal his first wicket. Dickwella (22) is walking backcaught at short third-man while trying a cut shot. 115/4

21st over: Sri Lanka have raised their century, largely due to Angelo Mathews (38*) putting a foot on the accelerator. SL 104/3

16th over: Maiden wicket for Washington Sundar! A nothing shot byThirimanne (21) sees him getting bowled. SL 66/3 and staring at a mountain to climb.

12th over: Sri Lanka’s fifty has come up but not at a rate the chase of 393 warrants. Pandya and Bumrah have taken a wicket each to ensure the Lankans don’t take off. 53/2

8th over: Wicket No. 2 for India. Unlucky for Gunathilaka (16) who got a faint edge while trying to glance Bumrah. Dhoni takes the catch. SL 30/2

4th over: Sri Lanka’s sluggish start and resultant pressure brings the first wicket for India. Tharanga (7) has been ejected by Hardik Pandya. SL 16/1


50th over: Who could deny the Ro-HIT man! Third ODI double hundred – 208 not out in 153 balls, including 12 sixes and 13 fours. India 392/4, and talking!  

49th over: So Rohit just nine runs away from a double. You won’t bet against it, would you. India 375/3

48th over: Dhoni (7) hits Perera for a six and is dismissed LBW next ball by the Lankan skipper. India 354/2

47th over: Rohit is on 178. Can he get an unprecedented third double century. India 348/2.

46th over: Iyer has lost the best seat in the house, dismissed by Perera for 88, out caught in the deep. But a splendid knock from the young man. India 328/2.

45th over: Two more sixes from Rohit and 44 runs in the last two overs.150 up as well for the captain. India 321/1

44th over: FOUR SIXES in an over by RO-HIT Sharma! Three full-tosses and a length ball – all back in the stands. India’s 300 is up. India skipper takes 26 runs off Lakmal’s over. India 303/1

42nd over: Sri Lanka were worried about Rohit, but it’s Iyer who is giving them more headaches with a flurry of boundaries. Lakmal the latest to suffer with two consecutive fours. 150 of the partnership is also up. Iyer is batting on 80 off 63 balls and Rohit 111 off 122. India 268/1.

40th over: Rohit Sharma hits 16th ODI century with a single and Iyer celebrates his captain’s landmark with a straight six off Pathirana. India 245/1.

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