IND vs SL, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw carry on dream IPL opening partnership, hammer Sri Lankan bowlers

IND vs SL, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw carry on dream IPL opening partnership, hammer Sri Lankan bowlers – India captain…

IND vs SL, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw carry on dream IPL opening partnership, hammer Sri Lankan bowlers
IND vs SL, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw carry on dream IPL opening partnership, hammer Sri Lankan bowlers

IND vs SL, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw carry on dream IPL opening partnership, hammer Sri Lankan bowlers – India captain Shikhar Dhawan and opener Prithvi Shaw gave India a solid start in the first ODI against Sri Lanka here at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sunday. The duo posted a fifty run partnership for the first wicket. India is chasing 263.

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Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw also open the batting for Delhi Capitals in IPL. The duo was in top-notch form in the IPL 2021. Dhawan and Shaw carried their IPL form into international cricket. Shikhar had the orange cap for scoring most runs in the IPL 2021’s first half. He scored 380 runs in eight games with the help of three fifties while Shaw was ranked fourth in the list of the highest run-scorer with 308 runs in eight games.

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Meanwhile, India kept on taking wickets at regular intervals, but Chamika Karunaratne’s unbeaten 43-run knock helped Sri Lanka post 262/9 in the first ODI of the three-match series here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

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For India, Kuldeep Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Deepak Chahar returned with two wickets each.

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Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to a steady start as openers Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka put on 49 runs inside the first nine overs. However, the introduction of Yuzvendra Chahal paid off straight away in the 10th over as the leg-spinner dismissed Fernando (32).

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