Jan 10, 2023 09:24 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: India win by 67 runs
Shanaka finishes the match with a six. He ends unbeaten on 108 off 88 balls. The Indians don’t look too happy with this. They should have probably wrapped this match up 15 overs ago. Kumar Sangakkara has said a number of times in the commentary box today that Dasun Shanaka has to come higher up the order and there is little argument against that considering how he dismantled the Indian attack in the last 10 overs. He could have started this process a little earlier as well but all in all, a valiant innings from the Sri Lanka captain, something that his teammates can use as an example.
Jan 10, 2023 09:21 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: FOUR! Century for Shanaka!
It looked like he may not get there with Rajitha having the strike and even getting five runs off the third ball but he scores a four off the fifth.
Jan 10, 2023 09:19 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Appeal for run out at non-striker’s end?
How about this, Shami runs in to bowl the third ball to Rajitha, knows that Shanaka will be backing up early because they are desperate to take this single and get him back on strike. Rohit then comes in says that they don’t want this wicket though.
Jan 10, 2023 09:19 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: Into the last over, Sri Lanka are 288/8
Shanaka is on 95 off 83. It is all about whether he can get to a century or not now. In case you are wondering, Sri Lanka need 86 to win off the last over.
Jan 10, 2023 09:13 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: SIX! Shanaka six runs away from a century now
He sends Axar Patel soaring over long-off and reaches 94 off 82. Partnership between these two has reached 81 off 65, and Rajitha has scored just four runs in it.
Jan 10, 2023 09:10 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: Back to back fours again!
Shanak showing his teammates how easy it really was to bat here if they had applied themselves. The first two balls of the 48th over by Shami disappear to the boundary.
Jan 10, 2023 08:58 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: FOUR! Dropped by Kohli!
Shanaka heaves Axar towards long-on, Kohli runs in for what looks like a routine catch. He dives forward but the ball seems to have slipped right through his hands and gone to the boundary!
Jan 10, 2023 08:53 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
Shanaka putting on a show now. He races to 61 off 57 and goes past 1000 career runs in ODIs as well. If only he had done this earlier, or had come higher up the order as Kumar Sangakkara is now saying in the commentary box, this might be an even contest. Sri Lanka could still win this but it’s quite improbable for them to chase down 118 runs in the next 37 balls with just one recognised batter in there.
Jan 10, 2023 08:51 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: Half century for Shanaka
It seems he was waiting for the last 10 overs to begin for trying and going for the big hits. They have just two wickets in hand though so, chances of this tactic paying off feels like a long shot. Sri Lanka are 245/8 at the end of the 43rd over, need 129 to win off 49 balls.
Jan 10, 2023 08:48 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: FOUR! Good over at last for Sri Lanka
Shanaka smashes it flat and hard over square leg. Umran had sent it in full and onto his pads.
Jan 10, 2023 08:48 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: FOUR! Consecutive boundaries
The second ball of the over is a low full toss, Shanaka powers it over the bowler’s head for an other four.
Jan 10, 2023 08:45 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: FOUR! ROHIT ALMOST TAKES A SCREAMER!
Shanaka has decided to up the ante and sends the first ball of the 42nd over miles up in the air. Rohit runs back from mid-off and gets his hand to it but seems to have come down to hard for him to hold on. The ball trickles away to the boundary.
Jan 10, 2023 08:43 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: FOUR! Shanaka finds the boundary!
The Sri Lankan captain seems to have remembered that this is a bilateral match and so it is either win or lose or Super Over. No draws or NRR here. Cuts away a shortish wide ball from Axar.
Jan 10, 2023 08:41 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: 40 overs gone, Sri Lanka 220/8
Into the third powerplay, which means a maximum of five fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard circle. Shanaka seems to have shut up shop, which seems like a totally ridiculous excercise. This is no Test match, you can’t bat out a draw. THis is not a tournament and so there no NRR bonuses to gain here. Why Shanaka has scored 32 in 42 balls when his team has a required rate of 16.00, only he knows.
Jan 10, 2023 08:29 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: GONE! Down to the last two wickets now
Karunaratne smacks Pandya straight to mid-on where Rohit Sharma gobbles up the easy catch. Karunaratne c Sharma b Pandya 14 (21), Sri Lanka 206/8 in 37.5 overs
Jan 10, 2023 08:09 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: Sri Lanka 194/7 in 34 overs
It has all come to a grinding halt for Sri Lanka. Shanaka is on 14 off 27 and he is the only danger man here for the visitors
Jan 10, 2023 08:00 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: OUT! Sri Lanka falling in a heap now
Wellalage edges it to slip and falls for a golden duck, Umran Malik takes his third wicket of the match now. Sri Lanka falling apart.
Wellalage c Shubman Gill b Umran Malik 0 (1), Sri Lanka 179/7 in 32.2 overs
Jan 10, 2023 07:56 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: OUT! Hasaranga’s explosive cameo ends
How about this fro, Hasaranga. He hits two sixes, then a four and still goes on swinging and loses his wicket. In a way that innings has done more bad than good for Sri Lanka. Hasaranga gives Chahal the charge again taking him for 16 runs off the last three balls, the ball goes high up in the air and Umran Malik and Shreyas Iyer almost collided while attempting to take that catch. Shreyas holds on in the end and has a word or two with Umran. Hasaranga c Iyer b Chahal 16 (7), Sri Lanka 178/6 in 32 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 07:50 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: OUT! Now Nissanka falls
Nissanka c Patel b Umran Malik 72 (80), Sri Lanka 161/5 in 30.4 overs
Jan 10, 2023 07:47 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Sri Lanka 159/4 in 30 overs
The require run rate has climbed to nearly 11 an over and Sri Lanka are going at 5.30. Nissanka has got to 72 off 79 but he is getting absolutely no help at the other end. Captain Dasun Shanaka is on 7 off 18. The fact remains, though, that Shanaka has made something of a reputation for himself in finishing extraordinary chases in T20Is over the course of 2022.
Jan 10, 2023 07:27 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: OUT! Shami ends the stand
Shami draws the edge from Dhananjaya and Rahul pouches it. De Silva is not too happy about that, a good innings comes to an end in a rather innocuous way.
Dhananjaya de Silva c Rahul b Mohammed Shami 47 (40), Sri Lanka 136/4 in 24.5 overs
Jan 10, 2023 07:26 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: FOUR! Effortless from De Silva
Shami returns to bowl the 25th over, the third ball is whipped away off his hips by De Silva and he gets to 47. Sri Lanka 136/3 in 24.4 overs. The boundaries are starting to come easy for the visitors.
Jan 10, 2023 07:20 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: Sri Lanka 117/3 in 23 overs
SL’s run rate is slowly picking up and the partnership between Dhananjaya and Nissanka is inching closer to 60.
Jan 10, 2023 07:11 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: FOUR! Sri Lanka 98/3 in 20 overs
Third four of the over and slowly, Sri Lanka are looking a little more sure of themselves. De Silva doing all the scoring, he is on 25 off 22.
Jan 10, 2023 07:07 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Sri Lanka 86/3 in 19 overs
Nissanka is on 41 off 54 balls and Dhananjaya de Silva is on 13 off 16. A nice little partnership here for Sri Lanka and de Silva especially is looking good.
Jan 10, 2023 06:56 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
Dhananjaya ends the 16th over in a rather regal way. First he throws his bat at a quick and wide delivery and it races away to the boundary behind. Then he whips out a drive to mid-off. Sri Lanka 74/3 in 16 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 06:48 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: OUT! Umran strikes!
Umran has strangled Assalanka down the leg side, gets only an edge and Rahul takes the catch behind the stumps. He doesn’t take a review and that is that for him. Charith Asalanka c Rahul b Umran Malik 23 (28), Sri Lanka 64/3 in 14 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 06:44 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: FOUR! Nissanka with some class
Umran Malik returns for the 14th over and Nissanka with a lovely checked punch over the bowler’s head for a boundary. He has moved to 25 off as many.
Jan 10, 2023 06:37 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: Umran Malik comes in
Now what can the thunderbolt from Kashmir do here. Sri Lanka are 50/2 in 11 overs, Umran replaces Siraj, whose fantastic spell comes to an end.
Jan 10, 2023 06:32 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: 10 overs gone, Sri Lanka 38/2
Sri Lanka’s required rate is creeping closer and closer to 8.50 and their current rate is 3.80. They have a real mountain to climb.
Jan 10, 2023 06:25 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Sri Lanka 33/2 in 9 overs
Hardik Pandya bowls in the powerplay and it turned out to be quit a good over. Just one run off it.
Jan 10, 2023 06:19 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: FOUR! Lovely shot from Nissanka
Nissanka drives the second ball of the over straight past Siraj to the boundary. Sri Lanka need many more of those.
Jan 10, 2023 06:17 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: Sri Lanka 28/2 in 7 overs
Siraj has stats of 2/6 in three overs which may have already taken the game away from Sri Lanka. Just extraordinary opening burst from the pacer.
Jan 10, 2023 06:08 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: OUT! Siraj gets a second and Mendis is cleaned up!
Mendis tries an expansive drive and the ball goes right between bat and pad and crashes on to the stumps. Mendis had dropped Kohli earlier in the match behind the stumps and so his horror day has come to an end in a disappointing way. Mendis b Mohammed Siraj 0 (4), Sri Lanka 23/2 in 5/3 overs
Jan 10, 2023 06:05 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: FOUR!
The fourth over by Siraj was a wicket maiden and then the first ball of the fifth bowled by Shami is sent to the boundary by Nissanka.
Jan 10, 2023 06:01 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: OUT! Siraj gets the breakthrough!
Fernando splices it high up in the air. Pandya stations himself under the ball which goes very high indeed, and makes no mistake with the catch.
Avishka Fernando c Pandya b Mohammed Siraj 5 (12), Sri Lanka 19/1 in 3.5 overs
Jan 10, 2023 05:55 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Sri Lanka 12/0 in 2 overs
Fernando has made four in six, Nissanka is on eight off six. This has been a fairly good start for Sri Lanka.
Jan 10, 2023 05:49 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: FOUR!
Short and wide from Shami, and that is smashed through covers for another four.
Jan 10, 2023 05:47 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: FOUR! Off the second ball
Pathum Nissanka crunches the second ball of the first over bowled by Shami through covers for the first boundary of the Sri Lankan innings. They need so many more of those.
Jan 10, 2023 05:38 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: The last ODI to be played in Guwahati…
…saw India chase down a target of 323 against the West Indies in October 2018. Shimron Hetmyer’s 106 off 78 balls helped the West Indies score 322/8. Well, as it turned out, that was just too small a total for Indians. While India had an early scare as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in the second over, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli then put up a partnership of 246 runs in just 188 balls to take the game away from the West Indies. Rohit played through the innings, ending unbeaten on 152 off 117 balls while Kohli scored 140 off 107 before falling to Devendra Bishoo. India ended up winning the match by eight wickets with nearly eight full overs to spare.
Jan 10, 2023 05:28 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: Virat Kohli speaks
I have had a bit of break, and a couple of practice sessions coming into this game, so I was fresh after that Bangladesh tour. I was excited for the home season to start. The openers allowed me to get into the game and I tried to keep my strike rate in check. I was happy I was able to maintain the tempo and we finished with 370. I would take those (dropped chances) any day. Luck plays a big part, you need to thank god on such evenings. These evenings are important, pretty aware of that. Thankful that I made the most of that luck presented to me. I helped the team get 20 runs extra, rather than 350. It’s going to be the same thing. Someone will have to score a 150, or 140 to chase this down. But it also gives our bowlers a chance to bowl with dew coming into play. I am quite aware of what I eat, diet is the most important thing at this age. That keeps me in prime shape. That helps me give my 100 percent for the team.
Jan 10, 2023 05:21 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: India 373/7 in 50 overs
Six runs off the last over to take India past 370. This will take some chasing from the Sri Lankans and it will be a good match if they manage to give any kind of fight. It all started with Rohit and Gill putting up a show. Then, it was all about Kohli with some side shows from Shreyas Iyer and then, more prominently, KL Rahul.
Jan 10, 2023 05:11 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: India 367/7 in 49 overs
Final over then, let’s see what Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj can get up to here.
Jan 10, 2023 05:04 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: OUT! And finally they hold on to a catch off Kohli!
Kohli goes for the big slog, top edges it and the ball goes soaring into the night sky. Mendis claims it loudly, looking quite precarious as he hovers beneath the ball but manages to hold on. They get Kohli at last but the damage has been done.
Virat Kohli c †Mendis b Rajitha 113 (87), India 364/7 in 48.2 overs
Jan 10, 2023 05:01 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: OUT! Axar goes
Short one, Axar goes for a wild slash and sends it straight into the hands of the point fielder. India are 362/7 in 47.5 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 04:59 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: Misfield and four!
Memories of Sri Lanka being absolutely flawless in the field are very faint now. They have been woeful in the last 15 overs, especially against anything from Kohli’s bat. Kohli goes just over the bowler Karunaratne’s head, the fielder at long on should have stopped it but it goes through his legs. India have got to 360 in 47.2 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 04:53 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: 45th ODI century for Virat Kohli!
A single does the job. He went over three years without a century and now, he has got two in consecutive matches. Raises his hand as he runs the single and then the helmet comes off as he soaks in the applause. He has reached the mark in just 80 balls, a masterful century if there was any.
Jan 10, 2023 04:53 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: FOUR! Kohli on 99!
First ball of the 47th, Kohli reaches out for it and flat bats it to the boundary. He is one run away from a second consecutive century.
Jan 10, 2023 04:46 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: India 335/5 in 45 overs
Kohli has reached 92 off 75 balls. He has gone past 12,500 career runs in ODIs and is the fastest to have done so. Kohli has reached the mark in 257 innings while Sachin Tendulkar, who previously held the record, had taken 310.
Jan 10, 2023 04:42 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: OUT! Pandya holes out
Rajitha sends it wide and slow and Pandya goes after it. He ends up holing out at long-on. Axas ratel now comes in and he he has the freedom to play the kind of innings he had done in the second T20I against Sri Lanka.
Pandya c Hasaranga b Rajitha 14 (12), India 330/5 in 44.2 overs
Jan 10, 2023 04:40 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: India 329/4 in 44 overs
Virat Kohli on 90 off 73 balls, Hardik Pandya at the other end with 14 off 11 balls. Partnership between these two is on 27 off 20 now.
Jan 10, 2023 04:38 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: FOUR AGAIN!
Off the next ball, Kohli goes for a back foot punch and sends it past deep cover for another consecutive boundary.
Jan 10, 2023 04:38 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: FOUR! Kohli motoring along
Slow delivery from Karunaratne and Kohli slams it over midwicket for a boundary off the third ball of the 44th.
Jan 10, 2023 04:33 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: DROPPED AGAIN!
Kohli is living a charmed life! Sri Lanka just cannot hold on when it is him scooping them up. Kohli comes down the pitch, Rajitha sends it wide and the batter scoops it to the captain Dasun Shanaka at cover. Shanaka drops the dolly and the Indians manage a single.
Jan 10, 2023 04:28 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: SIX! Pandya off the mark with a maximum
Hasaranga tosses this one up and it goes nice and wide, Pandya sends it back over the bowler’s head to get off the mark with a six.
Jan 10, 2023 04:25 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: GONE! Rahul has been cleaned up
Rahul tries to get inside the line of the fifth ball but is late to the shot. The ball clips the leg stump and that is a wicket out of nowhere really for Sri Lanka.
Rahul b Rajitha 39 (29), India 303/4 in 40.5 overs
Jan 10, 2023 04:24 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: FOUR! 300 up for India ion 40.4 overs
India have reached 303/3. KL Rahul drives Rajitha inside out over cover to the boundary. He moves to 39 off 28.
Jan 10, 2023 04:22 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: 40 overs gone, India 294/3
Kohli is on 74 off 62, Rahul on 35 off 27. He had scored a century the last time he batted in an ODI match, remember. Is it going to back to back centuries for Kohli.
Jan 10, 2023 04:17 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: FOUR!
Misfield from Sri Lanka gives Kohli another boundary. Sri Lanka have been good in the field and they would not want these to creep in now.
Jan 10, 2023 04:11 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: BACK TO BACK FOURS FOR KOHLI!
That is just sensational from Kohli. Rajitha sends the fifth ball slow and Kohli flicks it past mid-on. Then a short ball and Kohli almost raises his bat over his head to ramp it. The ball goes straight over the wicketkeeper’s head to the boundary. India are 272/3 in in 37 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 04:09 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: FOUR!
Rahul applies some salt and chillie powder in Sri Lanka’s wounds by coming on strike and ferociously cutting the third ball of Rajitha’s over to the boundary.
Jan 10, 2023 04:08 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: DROPPED! KOHLI GETS A LIFELINE!
Straightforward chance for Kusal Mendis and he drops it. To make it worse, it is Virat Kohli who seems to have that look in his eyes today. First ball of the 37th over starts with disappointment for Sri Lanka.
Jan 10, 2023 04:06 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: SIX! Now Rahul lofts it
A single off the next ball for Kohli and then Rahul goes for a big slog sweep off Dhanajaya for the second six of the over. There had been no boundaries for a few overs but have these two opened the tap once again?
Jan 10, 2023 04:03 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: SIX! Fifty for Kohli!
Kohli skips down the wicket to Dhananjaya de Silva and sends the ball over cow-corner for a flat six. Half century number 65 for the former India captain.
Jan 10, 2023 03:59 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: India 232/3 in 34 overs
The run rate has slowed down now with Kohli and Rahul preferring to knock the singles off calmly, apart from the fact that the Sri Lankan fielders in the deep have hardly made a mistake today. India can afford to do this at the moment. Kohli has moved to 40 off 42 balls.
Jan 10, 2023 03:50 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: India 224/3 in 32 overs
Kohli is on 35 off 33 balls, Rahul on five off eight. India should be careful not to squander the good work they have done thus far. At the same time, they would want to make sure the target they set is difficult enough for Sri Lanka to chase despite all the help they are going to get with the dew.
Jan 10, 2023 03:40 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: OUT! Iyer falls
Iyer tries a big sweep off Dhananjaya de Silva, doesn’t manage to get it on the middle. He in fact gets a top edge and puts it straight down the throat of deep square leg.
Shreyas Iyer c Fernando b DM de Silva 28 (24)
Jan 10, 2023 03:39 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: SIX! Shreyas Iyer goes aerial!
Iyer jumps out to Hasaranga and sends the ball over the bowler’s head. India have crossed 200 in just 28 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 03:28 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: BACK TO BACK FOURS FOR IYER!
Iyer gets to 14 off 13 with those two boundaries off the fourth and fifth balls. India are 193/2 in 26 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 03:20 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: FOUR! A straight drive to treasure from Kohli
He had hit a straight drive off the third ball of the 24th but that smashed into the stumps and the batters ran two. He then manages to get the next shot past the stumps, times it perfectly and the super fast outfield does the rest.
Jan 10, 2023 03:17 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: BOWLED HIM! That’s it for Rohit!
Length ball from Madushanka, it probably straighten a bit and takes the inside edge of the bat as Rohit tries to play it square on the off side.
Rohit Sharma b Madushanka 83 (67), India 173/2 in 23.1 overs
Jan 10, 2023 03:16 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: India 173/1 in 23 overs
This partnership has already raced to 30 off 20 balls. Sri Lanka need another one as soon as possible, India are flying now.
Jan 10, 2023 03:11 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: FOUR! Kohli gets to the boundary!
Kohli has tried a few shots to the boundary thus far and finally finds it. Charges at Shanaka and places it wide of mid-on.
Jan 10, 2023 03:06 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: 150 up for India
Rohit Sharma with a four off the second ball of the 21st but nothing much for India apart from that. There was the customary roar that went up around the ground when Virat Kohli walked out to bat.
Jan 10, 2023 03:01 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: OUT! Wicket at last for Sri Lanka, Gill falls
Dasun Shanaka is the man who gets the wicket and the opening stand ends at 143. Gill plays accross the line, misses it completely and takes his pads. The umpire raises his finger and Gill doesn’t even review it, it was plumb.
Gill lbw b Shanaka 70 (60), India 143/1 in 19.4 overs
Jan 10, 2023 02:58 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: SIX!
Wellalage has conceded 19 runs in that over. Tosses the last ball up, Rohit steps down the pitch and lofts it over the bowler’s head for another maximum. India are 137/0 in 19 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 02:55 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: HAT-TRICK OF FOURS FOR GILL!
Somebody stop him! Shubman Gill has got to 65 off 57 with a single off the fourth ball after those three fours off Dunith Wellalage.
Jan 10, 2023 02:52 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: Fifty for GIll!
He has got there in 51 balls. India are 114/0 in 17.2 overs. As strong as it gets.
Jan 10, 2023 02:51 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Gill survives an LBW appeal…
…and Virat Kohli has to hilariously sit back down in the Indian dug out.
Jan 10, 2023 02:42 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: Drinks break, India 108/0 after 16 overs
This partnership stands at 108 off 97 balls. Rohit is on 61 off 51, Gill is on 46 off 45. Sri Lanka are scratching their heads here, they cannot let this continue and they need at last 2 wickets as quickly as possible.
Jan 10, 2023 02:35 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: 100 up for India
100-run opening partnership that has come in just 14.5 overs. It is exactly the kind of start India needed if they are to bat out any advantage that Sri Lanka may have later on with dew.
Jan 10, 2023 02:27 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: FOUR! Fifty for Rohit!
47th ODI half century for the Indian captain. Full leg break from Hasaranga, Rohit goes down on a knee and sweeps it past deep backward square. He has reached 51 in 41 balls.
Jan 10, 2023 02:22 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: Close shave for Rohit!
Both Rohit and Gill have had close calls against Wanindu Hasaranga now. This time the Sri Lankans go for an appeal off the second last ball of the 11th over. Umpire shakes his head and Shanaka goes for the review. Rohit plays for the turn but it doesn’t and hits him on the back pad. Ball tracking shows that it has missed the inside edge and would have gone on to click the stumps but the umpire’s call is upheld! India 78/0 in 11 overs.
Jan 10, 2023 02:14 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: FOUR! India 69/0 in 9 overs
Lucky for Gill. Wanindu Hasaranga is the bowler, sending in the first over of spin. Gill played for the leg break but the ball doesn’t turn, it takes the inside edge and goes to fine leg for four.
Jan 10, 2023 02:05 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: FOUR!
Off the next ball! What an over this is for India. Rajitha not helping himself at all by bowling short. Another pull, this time past deep square leg and Rohit is flying now.
Jan 10, 2023 02:03 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: SIX AGAIN! 50 up for India
0, 6, 0, 6 is how this seventh over has gone. A higher bouncer, Rohit pulls again and it goes into the stands. India are 54/0 in 6.4 overs!
Jan 10, 2023 02:02 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: SIX! Rohit goes aerial!
Just short of a length from Rajitha, Rohit steps out and does that pull shot thing that he has perfected in all these years. It might be a shot that the Sri Lankans can try and let him not play.
Jan 10, 2023 01:52 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: Sri Lanka lose a review
A shout for LBW off the last ball of that over which the umpire turned down. Shanaka goes for the review, however, and as it turns out, the ball was going well down the leg side. India are 35/0 in four overs, Rohit on 14 off 13, Gill is on 21 off 11.
Jan 10, 2023 01:49 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: AND NOW A HAT-TRICK OF FOURS!
Couple of big overs for India. This time it is Shubman Gill who is doing the hitting against Madushanka in the fourth over. But these were not really off bad deliveries. The second ball of the over kicks up off a length, Gill rides the bounce and punches it between point and cover. He gets on top of the bounce again and punches the third delivery past point and then for the best shot of the set – short and wide delivery that was cut away for four.
Jan 10, 2023 01:43 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
Rohit Sharma with a couple of freebies from Rajitha and he obliges. Rohit tucks the first ball of the third over off the hip for a founf to long leg. The second one is a full delivery going down the leg side and Rohit flicks it through midwicket.
Jan 10, 2023 01:34 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Here we go!
Rohit Sharma faces the first ball, Shubman Gill is at the other end. Kasun Rajitha has the ball in his hands. Enough chat about teams and stuff, we have a game of cricket to play!
Jan 10, 2023 01:25 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: The National Anthems!
First comes Sri Lanka’s national anthem and then the hosts’. Indian fans would feel good seeing their ODI superstars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli lining up once again. What an extraordinary pair of careers they have had, and what a top order they made for so many years with Shikhar Dhawan.
Jan 10, 2023 01:19 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: Kohliwatch
There has been talk about why India did not play Ishan Kishan as an opener and fit Shubman Gill at No.3. Well, that is possibly because of the fact that India already have a player at No.3 who has scored 12,471 in 265 ODIs at an average of 57.47 and a strike rate of 93.01. He has scored 44 ODI centuries and 64 fifties and he recently broke his drought of tons in the format that went on for more than three years. Virat Kohli is looking to rediscover the form that made him a century machine averaging more than 60 in ODIs until 2019 but the fact remains that dropping him for a young player, regardless of how talented the latter may be, doesn’t seem like a very good idea at the moment.
Jan 10, 2023 01:15 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: The big drops
There is no Suryakumar Yadav. He just asserted his status as the best T20I player in the world by scoring his third century in the preceding T20 series against Sri Lanka but, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have been given the nod ahead of him. Rahul and Iyer have pretty extraordinary at No.4 and No.5 in ODIs and so, it is somewhat understandable, although at the moment it does feel like a team is making a mistake when they drop SKY regardless of the format. Sanjay Manjrekar said that he is “always disappointed” when Kuldeep Yadav is not included in the lineup while Krishnamachari Srikkanth cannot believe the fact that Washington Sundar is not there.
Jan 10, 2023 01:09 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: Rohit Sharma’s words
We are happy to bat first. We would have liked to bowl as well, it’s a good challenge. The ground was flooded with dew yesterday. There will be times where we need to bowl under dew, we got to be ready for that with the World Cup around the corner. It’s about doing the basics right, it’s important to do things differently at times. We need to keep moving in the right direction. Had a great time playing an ODI here last time, hope we’ll have another memorable game today.
Jan 10, 2023 01:08 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: What Dasun Shanaka said
We are going to bowl first, because of the dew at night. It was a good boost, the way we played in the T20Is. Dilshan Madushanka is making his debut today.
Jan 10, 2023 01:06 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Sri Lanka XI
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Jan 10, 2023 01:06 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: India XI
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Jan 10, 2023 01:01 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka Live: TOSS ALERT!
Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bowl first. India have to score big here.
Jan 10, 2023 12:55 PM IST
IND vs SL Live: What we can expect in Guwahati
Guwahati tends to be a batter-friendly wicket. There could be dew later in the day considering the early sunset that comes with winters here and so chasing would be a preferred choice for the captain who wins the toss.
Jan 10, 2023 12:46 PM IST
IND vs SL live score: Sri Lanka squad
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Jan 10, 2023 12:42 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka live score: India full squad
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
Jan 10, 2023 12:33 PM IST
IND vs SL 1st ODI Live: The first ODI in India since November
The last team that India hosted for an ODI series was New Zealand in November. That was a three-match series but only one of those produced a result – a win for the hosts. The rest were washed out and India won the series 1-0.
Jan 10, 2023 12:04 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Ex-India pacer furious at Team India’s decision to drop Ishan
Meanwhile the decision to drop Ishan Kishan saw criticism from ex-pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who said”there is no way you drop a player for scoring a double hundred”.
“Think fair would have been to give chance to a man who scored a double hundred in India’s last ODI, and in a series where India lost two games and the series.
“Have all the time in the world for Gill, but no way you drop a player for scoring a double ton,” Prasad said in a series of tweets.
Jan 10, 2023 11:56 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Rohit Sharma’s ‘good headache’
India’s batting order looks fixed but it’ll be interesting to see who between Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav will be included in the XI. While Iyer has proved his mettle on numerous occasions, especially in this format.
Suryakumar Yadav has been enjoying red-hot form but is yet to make an impact in the ODIs. Maybe with the World Cup approaching India might want the 360 degree batter to establish himself in this format and give him the opportunity.
We could also see both the batters feature in the XI.
Rohit Sharma was asked a question on a similar note in the press conference on Monday, which the Indian skipper said is a “good headache” to have.
Jan 10, 2023 11:45 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Indian bowlers in focus
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, India should bank on Mohammed Shami, for being the most experienced pacer among the lot. Mohammed Siraj too had a good outing against Bangladesh and is likely to retain his spot in the XI. It’ll be interesting to see if India will opt for a third seamer and if they do who could it be? There are two options in the form of Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.
Meanwhile, the form Kuldeep Yadav is in he could be given a get go ahead of his old partner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Jan 10, 2023 11:38 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Return of India’s top guns
Having missed the T20Is, Rohit Sharma along with Virat Kohli, KL Rahul return to play their first series of the year.
Rohit had a dreadful 2022 and will hope for an improved 2023. For Virat Kohli 2022 brought an end to his over 1000 days century drought and the former India skipper has not looked back yet.
KL Rahul, on the other hand, has been heavily criticised by fans and few experts over his inconsistency, something he would look to get rid of this year.
Jan 10, 2023 11:29 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Why Bumrah was ruled out at last moment
Jasprit Bumrah, who was expected to make a return in the series, was pulled out at the last moment, with Rohit Sharma confirming that the bowler was complaining of a stiff back. BCCI didn’t announce any replacement for the pacer.
As per a fresh report on Tuesday, Bumrah might have to miss the upcoming New Zealand series and the first two Tests against Australia. Both the series will be played in India.
Jan 10, 2023 11:21 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: What we know so far
Rohit Sharma will open the innings with Shubman Gill, which the Indian skipper confirmed at the pre-match press conference.
Ishan Kishan despite hitting a fantastic double century in India’s last ODI, will have to sit out.
KL Rahul will take up wicketkeeping duties.
Jan 10, 2023 11:15 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Live Score: Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka, which will be played at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. The match will start at 1:30 pm, and the toss will take place at 1:00 pm. Stay tuned for all the updates related to the match.