Prithvi Shaw is declared the player of the match for his 43 off 24 at the top of the order.


Shikhar Dhawan (86* off 95) and Suryakumar Yadav (31* off 20) close out the win as the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. This is India’s 9th consecutive ODI victory in Sri Lanka.

After 35 overs, India are 256/3: A four each for Dhawan and SKY! India are almost there, just seven runs needed.

After 34 overs, India are 245/3: Hat-trick of fours for Suryakumar Yadav! Wanindu Hasaranga toyed with in that over by the right-hander as he kept peppering the on side. India need 18 off 96.

After 33 overs, India are 231/3: Shot! Suryakumar gets his first boundary with a glorious drive over cover. Eight runs come from that Dhananjaya over.

After 32 overs, India are 223/3: Suryakumar Yadav, on debut, is the batsman at No 5 for India. He will want to ensure he remains unbeaten till the end. The visitors need 40 off 108 now.

After 30.4 overs, India are 215/3: WICKET! Manish Pandey steps out to Dhananjaya and hits it to mid-wicket. He got a start but departs for 26 off 40.

After 30 overs, India are 210/2: Chameera returns to the attack and nearly bowls a maiden over. The right-arm pacer bowls four consecutive dot balls to Pandey before India manage to pick two singles.

After 29 overs, India are 208/2: SIX! Hasaranga bowls it on the pads and Dhawan whips it all the way. He made that look so easy. Another good over for India.

After 28 overs, India are 200/2: Decent over from Sandakan, five runs from it. India need 63 off 132. Sri Lanka need a miracle of sorts to have a chance.

After 26 overs, India are 193/2: Top batting from Pandey! A six and a four from the right-hander. He has got his eye in and is freeing his arms now. Huge over for India, 16 runs from it.

After 25 overs, India are 177/2: FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan! He’s playing a captain’s knock here, anchoring the chase with calculated batting. India are cruising towards the target.

After 24 overs, India are 174/2: Shot! Karunaratne offers width and Dhawan cuts it hard for four. The left-hander then gets another boundary thanks to an inside-edge.

After 22 overs, India are 163/2: Karunaratne joins the attack and concedes five runs in his first over. India need 100 off 168.

After 20 overs, India are 153/2: Manish Pandey is batting at No 4 and would want to make the most of this opportunity. India still have Suryakumar Yadav in the hut.

After 19 overs, India are 146/2: Dhawan survives! Hasaranga strikes him on the pad and the umpire raises his finger. But DRS shows the ball missing leg. Good passage of play for Sri Lanka, though.

After 17.5 overs, India are 143/2: WICKET! Sandakan strikes as Kishan walks back for 59 off 42. The left-hander pushed at it but got the edge to the keeper. India remain well on top, though.

After 17 overs, India are 140/1: The Indian innings is moving along nicely. Kishan is going hard again but is struggling a bit to time the ball.

After 15 overs, India are 127/1: FIFTY for Ishan Kishan on debut! He gets there in just 33 balls with consecutive fours. The left-hander has had some luck but played some incredible shots so far.

After 13 overs, India are 109/1: Dropped! Kishan steps out and hits it flat to long-on but Chameera makes a meal of it as the ball bounces off his hands and sails over for six. Sri Lanka can ill-afford such mistakes.

After 12 overs, India are 96/1: Another good over from Sandakan, just four runs from it. Sri Lanka need quick wickets, though.

After 11 overs, India are 92/1: Asalanka comes on to bowl and gives away just a single in his first over. Kishan is being much more watchful now.

After 10 overs, India are 91/1: Left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan joins the attack and concedes just two runs in his first over. Sri Lanka did well in the last two overs of the powerplay but India are well ahead at the moment.

After 9 overs, India are 89/1: Another good over from Chameera. The right-arm quick is running in hard and putting in a solid effort.

After 8 overs, India are 84/1: Strange approach from Kishan here, he’s swinging hard at each and every ball. Just about survives a catch at long-off but manages to pick up three fours in that Dhananjaya over. India continue to blaze towards the target.

After 7 overs, India are 72/1: Good over from Dushmantha Chameera, just four runs from it. Sri Lanka need wickets, though.

After 6 overs, India are 68/1: Ishan Kishan. On debut. On his birthday. First ball. Six! And he hits the second ball for four! These young Indian batsmen are absolutely fearless.

After 5.3 overs, India are 58/1: WICKET! Oh dear, Prithvi Shaw is gone! Sri Lanka introduce spin in the sixth over with Dhananjaya de Silva and the right-hander hits it straight to long-on. He walks back for 43 off 24 after playing some sizzling shots.

After 5 overs, India are 57/0: Two more fours for Shaw! This is simply stunning from the youngster. He’s threading the off-side field at will. Chameera, however, ends the over with a nasty bouncer that strikes Shaw on the helmet. The physio is out for the concussion protocol.

After 4 overs, India are 45/0: Sensational batting from Shaw! Udana didn’t know what to do in that over as the right-hander kept finding the middle of the bat and the gaps. Big over for India!

After 3 overs, India are 31/0: Another good over for India. Dhawan gets his first boundary by driving a low full-toss through cover. Shaw then picks up three with a flick past square-leg.

After 2 overs, India are 22/0: Isuru Udana drifts onto the pads and Shaw clips it to fine-leg for four. The right-hander then ends the over with a stylish shot past mid-wicket to pick up his fourth boundary.

India 9/0 after 1 over: An opening pair that are used to batting with each other. And Prithvi Shaw gets going with two brilliant shots on the off-side for four. He looks raring to go already.

Shaw on strike... here we go.

Innings break: As we get ready for the run-chase, here’s a stat that is worrying for the global game. The Sri Lankan women’s cricket team have been left in the lurch since the last World Cup.

ICYMI: Here’s the cap presentation ceremony from the Indian camp before the match today.

Innings break: Impressed with what you saw from Kuldeep Yadav today?

Innings break: A good test awaits Indian batsmen it must be said. For a while it looked like a straightforward chase was on the cards.

Sri Lanka finish with 262/9

The hosts smashed 32 runs off the last two overs. Some clean hitting by Chamika Karunaratne (43* off 35) and Dushmantha Chameera (13 off 7) at the end and India have a challenging target on their hands. Bhuvneshwar was hit for a four and consecutive sixes in the last over.

After 49 overs, Sri Lanka are 243/8: Four and six! Hardik Pandya continues to bang it in and Dushmantha Chameera takes full toll by playing two superb pull shots. Just the over Sri Lanka wanted, 13 runs from it.

After 48 overs, Sri Lanka are 230/8: Decent over from Bhuvi, he hasn’t got a wicket so far but has troubled the batsmen consistently.

After 46.5 overs, Sri Lanka are 222/8: WICKET! Hardik Pandya gets in on the act as Isuru Udana finds Deepak Chahar at long-on. Will the hosts be bowled out?

After 47 overs, Sri Lanka are 218/7: Bhuvneshwar doesn’t concede a boundary but the hosts manage to get eight runs in that over.

After 45 overs, Sri Lanka are 210/7: Tight over from Hardik Pandya as he returns to the attack. The hosts have Chamika Karunaratne and Isuru Udana at the crease now. They must try and get past 250.

After 43.5 overs, Sri Lanka are 205/7: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second as Dasun Shanaka finds the fielder in the deep (Hardik) and departs for 39 off 50. The hosts are struggling to find any momentum. Chahal finishes with figures of 2/52.

After 43 overs, Sri Lanka are 201/6: Krunal Pandya finishes with good figures of 1/26 from his 10 overs. The left-arm spinner did well to maintain tight lines and lengths throughout. Meanwhile, there have been 147 dot balls in the innings so far.

After 42 overs, Sri Lanka are 197/6: Five singles and then a four! Chahar bowls the last ball of the over short and wide, Shanaka cuts it past point for a boundary.

After 41 overs, Sri Lanka are 188/6: Just two runs come from Chahal’s ninth over. The hosts would want to finish close to 250 at least.

After 39.3 overs, Sri Lanka are 186/6: WICKET! Another superb catch by Dhawan and Chahar gets his second. Hasaranga was trying to be aggressive but has to walk back for 8 off 7.

After 39 overs, Sri Lanka are 182/5: Big over! Hasaranga gets a four before Shanaka hits one straight back for six. Chahal struggled with his line and length in that over.

After 37.2 overs, Sri Lanka are 166/5: WICKET! Deepak Chahar returns to the attack and another Sri Lankan partnership is broken. Charith Asalanka departs for 38 off 65 after edging it to wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan.

After 37 overs, Sri Lanka are 165/4: Four! Kuldeep tosses it right up and Asalanka sweeps it into the vacant deep mid-wicket area. Good over for the hosts, nine runs from it.

After 36 overs, Sri Lanka are 156/4: Still no sign of real aggression from Sri Lanka. The Indian spinners are keeping things tight and being allowed to stick to their plans. Five runs from that Krunal over.

After 33 overs, Sri Lanka are 146/4: Five runs from Kuldeep’s seventh over. The hosts don’t seem to be in a rush at the moment.

After 32 overs, Sri Lanka are 141/4: Just two singles from Krunal’s seventh over. The hosts have hit two boundaries since the 20th over. Time for a drinks break.

After 31 overs, Sri Lanka are 139/4: First boundary in 59 balls! Bhuvi bowls it short and wide, Shanaka cuts it past point for four. Seven runs come from that over.

After 30 overs, Sri Lanka are 132/4: It’s been 56 balls since a boundary was hit. Three runs from that Chahal over, including a wide. The hosts would want to go at least at a-run-a-ball in the last 20 overs.

After 29 overs, Sri Lanka are 129/4: Tidy over from Bhuvneshwar, just three runs from it. The hosts have to build a partnership here.

After 28 overs, Sri Lanka are 126/4: After a tidy over by Chahal, it’s time for pace now as Bhuvi comes back on.

After 27 overs, Sri Lanka are 123/4: The spinners continue to hurry through their overs. Krunal’s figures read 1/12 in 6 overs at the moment.

After 24.4 overs, Sri Lanka are 117/4: WICKET! Krunal Pandya strikes as Dhananjaya de Silva (14 off 27) lifts the ball and is caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at long-off. Captain Dasun Shanaka is the new batsman.

After 24 overs, Sri Lanka are 115/3: Yuzvendra Chahal returns to the attack to bowl hits fourth over and concedes seven runs. The left-right combination working well for the hosts there.

After 23 overs, Sri Lanka are 108/3: Maiden over from Kuldeep. The left-handed Charith Asalanka is being very watchful. But the hosts would want to get a move on soon.

After 22 overs, Sri Lanka are 108/3: Another rapid over from Krunal. He has bowled four overs so far for just seven runs. There was an appeal for caught behind against Dhananjaya but the replay showed no edge.

After 21 overs, Sri Lanka are 106/3: Dhananjaya de Silva sweeps hard and Hardik can’t stop the four at the boundary. Ten runs from that Kuldeep over.

After 20 overs, Sri Lanka are 96/3: Two runs from Krunal’s third over. The left-arm spinner is bowling it quick and not getting much turn, but he’s keeping it stump-to-stump.

After 19 overs, Sri Lanka are 94/3: Another tight over from Kuldeep. He’s keeping a tight line and getting good dip. A decent spell here will do his confidence a world of good.

After 16.4 overs, Sri Lanka are 89/3: WICKET! Two wickets in the over for Kuldeep Yadav! Wonderful ball from the left-handed wrist spinner as Prithvi Shaw takes a comfortable catch at slip. Minod Bhanuka walks back for 27 off 44.

After 16.1 overs, Sri Lanka are 85/2: WICKET! Brilliant catch from skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksha is dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav. The left-hander was looking dangerous but departs for 24 off 22.

After 16 overs, Sri Lanka are 85/1: Krunal Pandya joins the attack and bowls a tidy over first up. The hosts have two left-handers at the crease who’re having a good partnership here.

After 15 overs, Sri Lanka are 82/1: Rajapaksha survives! He was struck on the full but the umpire said not-out. The review was taken and it showed umpire’s call on impact as the ball was going on to hit the stumps. The left-hander picked a four earlier in the over off Kuldeep thanks to some poor fielding by Krunal Pandya in the deep.

After 14 overs, Sri Lanka are 76/1: SIX! What a shot from Rajapaksha! The left-hander steps out to Chahal and lifts it straight back. He made that look easy.

After 13 overs, Sri Lanka are 68/1: Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack and strays in line after bowling five good balls first up. The left-handed Rajapaksha plays another solid sweep to pick up four this time.

After 12 overs, Sri Lanka are 61/1: Quiet over from Chahal, the leggie isn’t getting much turn but is keeping things tight.

After 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 55/1: SIX! Bhanuka Rajapaksa, playing his debut ODI, sweeps his fourth ball for a maximum. That made a cracking sound off the bat. The first powerplay ends and the hosts will be happy with the progress they have made.

After 9.1 overs, Sri Lanka are 49/1: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal joins the attack and strikes with his first ball. And it is the key wicket of Avishka Fernando. The right-hander hits it straight to Manish Pandey at cover and departs for 32 off 35.

After 9 overs, Sri Lanka are 49/0: Good over for the hosts as Bhanuka picks up two fours, both through mid-wicket. Hardik struggled to find the right length in his first over.

Hardik Pandya is into the attack. Will be interesting to see how the right-arm pacer does here. He hasn’t bowled in a competitive game for a long time.

After 8 overs, Sri Lanka are 39/0: The hosts didn’t get a boundary for 36 balls but Fernando breaks that streak with a stunning shot. Chahar drifts onto the pads and the right-hander flicks it all the way for a six.

After 7 overs, Sri Lanka are 32/0: Slightly wide from Bhuvneshwar and Fernando punches it past point for three. Bhanuka, meanwhile, is taking his time to get going. He’s on 4 off 16.

After 6 overs, Sri Lanka are 26/0: First maiden over of the innings and it comes from Chahar. The left-handed Bhanuka plays and misses one but does well to defend the other balls.

After 5 overs, Sri Lanka are 26/0: Better from Bhuvneshwar too. He’s getting swing but no assistance from the pitch. The batsmen have ample time to adjust and get their bat forward.

After 4 overs, Sri Lanka are 23/0: Better from Chahar, keeps things tight and concedes just three runs in his second over. The pitch looks slow with minimal bounce.

After 3 overs, Sri Lanka are 20/0: Bhuvneshwar continues to get swing both ways but the openers are picking runs on both sides of the pitch. A bit erratic from the Indian new ball bowlers so far.

After 2 overs, Sri Lanka are 14/0: Consecutive fours for Fernando! Deepak Chahar strays in line and the right-hander plays two elegant shots either side of the pitch. Good over for the hosts, 10 runs from it.

After 1 over, Sri Lanka are 4/0: Swing both ways for Bhuvneshwar first up but no harm done. Fernando gets the innings going with a punch past extra cover for two.

3.01 pm: We’re ready for play in Colombo. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball, Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka are at the crease. Here we go!


Sri Lanka playing XI: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan

India playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan(w), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

2.41 pm: At the toss, Dhawan said, “We were also looking to bat first as dew factor will come into play. Shaw will open along with me. Kishan and Suryakumar will make their debuts. Kuldeep and Chahal are the two spinners playing for us.”

2.37 pm: At the toss, SL skipper Shanaka said, “We are going to bat first. History suggests batting first is ideal here. We have a debutant, it’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

2.35 pm: Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bat first.

2.27 pm: Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have been handed their caps and are all set to make their ODI debuts.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the first ODI between Sri Lanka and India. The series will feature India’s second XI with a focus on picking specific players for the T20 World Cup later in the year.

India’s temporary white-ball captain Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday said that his team management would certainly check out if skipper Virat Kohli or coach Ravi Shastri has any specific player in mind going into the big-ticket ICC T20 World Cup.

Dhawan will lead a young squad with six uncapped players in a six-match series limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, which is the last opportunity to check out a few players for the available slots for the marquee event in the UAE, starting October 17.

“I haven’t had any specific discussion with Virat or Ravi bhai. But I am sure they must have had some sort of discussion with Rahul bhai and selectors and I am sure we would be conveyed that message,” Dhawan told reporters ahead of the first ODI on Sunday.

“Whoever is playing this series, is looking at T20 World Cup. Of course, if selectors, Ravi bhai or Virat have some players in mind, we can mutually agree and play that player as this is a good platform. If you want to see someone before World T20, this is the only series you have,” the veteran opener said.