India Wins 1st ODI in Style!
Shikhar Dhawan’s impressive unbeaten 132 (20 fours and 3 sixes), along with skipper Virat Kohli’s 82 not out, helped India win the first ODI by a convincing 9 wicket victory against Sri Lanka. Batting first, Sri Lanka notched up 216 in 43.2 overs as wicketkeeper, Niroshan Dickwella top scored with 64. For India, Axar Patel was the pick of the bowlers scalping 3-34 in his 10 overs spell. In reply, the visitors finished off at 220-1 in 28.5 overs. The 197* partnership between Kohli and Dhawan is the highest 2nd wicket stand for India in Sri Lanka with the previous best being 188 by MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir, in 2009. The Man of the Match was Shikhar Dhawan.
On 19th August, Telugu Titans beat U Mumba 37-32; while Haryana Steelers won 36-29 against UP Yoddha. On 20th August, Puneri Paltan defeated Patna Pirates 47-42; Jaipur Pink Panthers won 24-22 against UP Yoddha. 22nd August saw Gujarat Fortunegiants outplay Puneri Paltan 35-21 and Bengal Warriors edge out UP Yoddha 32-31.
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