A brilliant opening to the ODI series as Shikhar Dhawan led Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with 80 balls still remaining at R. Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. India showcased a powered packed performance as Prithvi Shaw smashed 43 off 24 balls, Ishan Kishan played 59 run knock off 42 balls, Suryakumar scored 31 off 20 balls while the skipper himself stole the show with an unbeaten 86 that paved the way to an easy 263 in 36.4 overs.
Former cricketers have stepped forward to praise the Indian team for an all-round performance and applauded Dhawan’s captaincy.
The brilliant win has given India a 1-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series. The 2nd ODI between the two teams will be played on Tuesday, 20 July.