Live Reporting: Ind vs SL: India beat Sri Lanka by 169 runs in first ODI
Cuttack: After a daunting total amassed by the Indian batsmen, bowlers played their part as well to take India home to a comfortable victory by 169 runs against Sri Lanka in first ODI of the 5-match series played at Barabati Stadium here on Sunday.
India now lead the series 1-0.Put into bat, Rahane struck 111 from 108 balls en route to his second ODI century while Dhawan returned to form with a 107-ball 113 as India posted an imposing 363 for five.
Suresh Raina, appearing in his 200th ODI, also did his bit by striking a quick-fire 52 off 34 balls and a wicket it was one-way traffic for India.
Ishant Sharma was adjudged Man of the Match for picking up 4 wickets. He had both Kumar Sangakkara (13) and Ashan Priyanjan (12) caught behind and later added two lower-order batsmen to his pocket.
Ashwin and Raina too bagged 1 wicket in their account. While Umesh Yadav and Akshar Patel picked up two wickets each. Patel got rid off Jayawardene (43) when he was well set. Yadav took India home in 39.2 overs when Ishant took a low catch to dismiss Perera.
The two teams will now travel to Ahmedabad for the second match on Thursday.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews(c), Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage
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