Suranga Lakmal India Sri Lanka Dharamshala ODI
Suranga Lakmal took four wickets as he helped Sri Lanka beat India by seven wickets in Dharamshala ODI. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Last Update on: December 10th, 2017 at 05:18 pm

Sri Lanka stunned India by seven wickets in the first One-Day International in Dharamshala to go one-nil up in the three-match series.

Chasing a modest 113 to end their 12-match losing streak, Sri Lanka started on a poor start, as Danushka Gunathilaka and Lahiru Thirimanne were dismissed for one and zero, respectively. India would have firmly strengthened its grip on the game when Upul Tharanga had edged a Jasprit Bumrah delivery which was taken by Dinesh Karthik at gully. However, replays showed the India pacer had bowled a no-ball and Tharanga went on to capitalise on it.

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The former Sri Lanka skipper added 46 runs for the third wicket with Angelo Mathews before being sent back by Hardik Pandya for 49. Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella then did the rest by sharing an unbeaten partnership of 49 runs.

Earlier, a fighting fifty from MS Dhoni helped the hosts to recover from a dismal start and post a respectable 112. After being asked to bat first, India started off disastrously with their openers – Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma departing inside the first five overs. Their condition further deteriorated when Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep reduced them to 16 for five and then 29 for seven before Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav began the rescue act.

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The duo added 41 runs for the eighth wicket, helping the hosts to cross the 50-run mark before Akila Dananjaya ended the promising stand by sending back the latter. Dhoni then went on to share handy partnerships with Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal to take the score past the hundred-run mark. He eventually became the last Indian wicket to fall, perishing for 65.

Match Details – India 112, Sri Lanka 113/3.

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