Virat Kohli completes 4000 ODI runs in successful chases for India

Monday, 21 Aug, 2017

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In what turned out to be a freaky run out, Rohit Sharma on Sunday failed to leave a mark in India's dominating nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Dambulla. The target that was given by Sri Lanka was of 216 in 43.2 overs.

India have picked Axar Patel ahead of Kuldeep Yadav as Yuzvendra Chahal will be the other spinner in the side. Dickwella later played some attacking shots as Lanka reached 55/0 in the first ten overs. Given that Pandey has been in good touch recently, and Rahane is ever reliable as a solid batsman at 5, India's team combination will be an interesting one. Niroshan Dickwella top scored with 64, and shared a 74-run opening wicket partnership with Danushka Gunathilaka (35) and 65 runs for the second wicket with Kusal Mendis (36).

In the 14th over, Gunathilaka perished playing a needless reverse sweep off Chahal. I was just positive and was looking to score runs. We have also got Thisara Perera. "It's all about getting the balance", added the Indian skipper. Nothing says dominance like 350 runs on the scoreboard, which is what they will need to be competitive against an astute Indian batting lineup and a Kohli who averages several hundreds in chases.

Rahul does have prior experience of batting lower down the order in the IPL, though. It was his best effort in ODI cricket, going past 3/39 against South Africa in Indore (2015).

WICKET! Lasith Malinga departs for eight runs as MS Dhoni does a fantastic job behind the stumps. Hasaranga bowls what ends up being the last finished of the match. Anushka Sharma was rumored to have ditched the IIFA awards this year to be with Virat Kohli. Left-arm seamer Vishwa Fernando was given his ODI cap.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya took three wickets each whereas Jasprit Bumrah bagged two wickets.

Coming in to chase a relatively low total, openers Rohit Sharma and Dhawan started the innings on a steady note but Rohit failed to support the Delhi batsman for long as he was dismissed in the fifth over with barely 23 runs on the board.